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Old 02-23-2012, 09:34 AM   #181
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Should be some interesting racing today and some heart ache in the pits for the non-qualifiers. NASCAR bumped the pressure on the cooling systems a bit to try and help keep them cool with that little letter box grill (bumper) opening. But at least the "Pack is back"!?
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:08 PM   #182
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I can't help it, I get emotional when I see a really hard hit. The Safer barriers, car design and various safety devices are just amazing.
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:14 PM   #183
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ps The list of things I don't understand is very long. Add a new one: why Speed only assigned one hour on its schedule for the twin races today. The first one alone took two hours. Crazy.
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #184
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I can't help it, I get emotional when I see a really hard hit. The Safer barriers, car design and various safety devices are just amazing.

Me too, that was brutal.

We got both races all the way through here on Speed.

Man, MW oughta be pretty embarassed...drop back to trucks with Bodine if ya can't drive anymore.
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:27 PM   #185
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Me too, that was brutal.

We got both races all the way through here on Speed.

Man, MW oughta be pretty embarassed...drop back to trucks with Bodine if ya can't drive anymore.
Yeah, that was an unforced error. Pretty bad. He knew it, too.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:14 PM   #186
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That officially had to hurt. 1TC

Robby Gordon, from peddling his team, to 500 qualifier.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #187
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Whoo!At least we know Danica can take a hit!Congrats to Dave Blaney on racing his way in,AFTER the points he earned last year were sold to Stewart Hass for DANICA!
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:34 PM   #188
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I can't help it, I get emotional when I see a really hard hit. The Safer barriers, car design and various safety devices are just amazing.
They can all thank Saint Dale for that. Nice to see Danica walk away. When the wheels leave the ground, it is a hard hit.

Those were some good races, nice to see the season start again. I felt bad for Waltrip, he really felt bad about wrecking that car. First time since 1972 that a Waltrip won't be in the 500. I guess the next generation is not interested in racing.

Roush has got some power this year. It is good to see the Fords running competitively on the restrictor plate tracks.

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Old 02-23-2012, 11:34 PM   #189
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That officially had to hurt. 1TC

Robby Gordon, from peddling his team, to 500 qualifier.

Good for him!
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:47 PM   #190
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boogity boogity boogity.. lets go racin






Had to get that out of my system.. carry on skittle heads
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:26 AM   #191
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Good for him!

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:46 AM   #192
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Whoo!At least we know Danica can take a hit!Congrats to Dave Blaney on racing his way in,AFTER the points he earned last year were sold to Stewart Hass for DANICA!

So what's the deal with Danica letting go of the wheel instead of trying to save it?
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:55 AM   #193
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So what's the deal with Danica letting go of the wheel instead of trying to save it?

It couldn't be saved at the point she held her hands up by her head, not even by Kyle Busch.

The car just about gained speed as it went for the wall. 12 years ago and that would have been fatal.


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So what's the deal with Danica letting go of the wheel instead of trying to save it?
IndyCar drivers, among others, are taught to do that so that the steering wheel won't break their wrists/hands as it spins violently from contact with the wall. Little wheel = no leverage. The stock cars have large steering wheels and power steering, but she still probably averted an injury by doing that.

From the in car camera angle, it did look like she was putting her hands over her eyes. I'm sure some people will have fun doing caption contests with that image
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From the in car camera angle, it did look like she was putting her hands over her eyes. I'm sure some people will have fun doing caption contests with that image

I imagined her screaming like a Mini owner, I know I would have.

I've noticed that these newer drivers that have never driven into a concrete wall are steering into the slide instead of locking it down and spinning it. KB got away with one the other day.

Remember when Nigel Mansell steered into a slide at Phoenix and punched a hole through the wall going backwards?

Used to be a common topic at ovals by the commentators...lock it down and spin it to save the car.
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