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Old 02-22-2015, 03:02 PM   #1
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Daytona 500...Yawn

I try to understand it, really I do...but that Daytona 500 had to be the most boring, anti-climactic racing and finish I have ever seen.

Bunched up 3 wide lap after lap after lap....no passing, yellow flag, yellow flag, finish....yawn.

I think watching paint dry woulda been more fun...
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:09 PM   #2
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Heartily disagree. That three-wide acing is an incipient disaster. In a pack like that, all of the cars are extremely unstable. When they move up and down the track, it's not always intentionally.

I think it's fantastic watching the drivers just hanging onto them, let alone actually have to race for position. I thought it was tremendous.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:10 PM   #3
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:13 PM   #4
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Heartily disagree. That three-wide acing is an incipient disaster. In a pack like that, all of the cars are extremely unstable. When they move up and down the track, it's not always intentionally.

I think it's fantastic watching the drivers just hanging onto them, let alone actually have to race for position. I thought it was tremendous.
+1. I think. Because I don't know what 'incipient' means. But if it means 'about to happen', then +1.

If it means anything else, then +1/2
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:17 PM   #5
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I try to understand it, really I do...but that Daytona 500 had to be the most boring, anti-climactic racing and finish I have ever seen.

Bunched up 3 wide lap after lap after lap....no passing, yellow flag, yellow flag, finish....yawn.

I think watching paint dry woulda been more fun...
+1

Why didn't they let them race to the checkers?

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Why didn't they let them race to the checkers?

There were cars coming up behind the wreck. Otherwise I think they would have.
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There were cars coming up behind the wreck. Otherwise I think they would have.
So what does that have to do with the front of the pack?
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Sports is one floor up, down the hall, third door on the left.
True enough...I just came to the basement to vent & bitch I guess.
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So what does that have to do with the front of the pack?
No such thing as a local yellow on an oval. Either the entire track is under yellow, or none of it is. You don't want people racing each other into a pileup.
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+1. I think. Because I don't know what 'incipient' means. But if it means 'about to happen', then +1.

If it means anything else, then +1/2
Yeah, about to happen. Spent much of the race dreading the big one.
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No such thing as a local yellow on an oval. Either the entire track is under yellow, or none of it is. You don't want people racing each other into a pileup.
Oh.

I'll stick to SX, thank you.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:22 PM   #12
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Oh.

I'll stick to SX, thank you.

What you said!! X 2
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So what does that have to do with the front of the pack?
I think the caution was thrown to slow the cars coming into the wreck from behind. Since the caution is track wide it applies to the front runners also.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:23 PM   #14
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:24 PM   #15
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I think the caution was thrown to slow the cars coming into the wreck from behind. Since the caution is track wide it applies to the front runners also.
Maybe they should change that for last lap?
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