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brandon27
02-14-2007, 08:42 AM
Nascar makes its return on Sunday with the Daytona 500. Anyone have any predictions on who may win the biggest race of the year? Or even take it one step further... Who's going to win the championship?

For the 500... I'm picking Stewart... Championship... Im going to have to guess Stewart too. And no, im not a stewart fan. Just think he has the best chances this year.

In_Flames
02-14-2007, 09:46 AM
I honestly think Jimmy Johnson could win it all again this year. I can see Stewart taking Daytona however, but of course I'm rooting for Edwards to have a comeback year and light it up on the track...:D

woody1351
02-14-2007, 12:05 PM
i think stewart will win the 500, and i think stewart will win the championship. im flyin down to daytona friday morning i cant wait. Go Jr, Stewart and Bowyer.

Kev83
02-14-2007, 01:40 PM
I'm going to go with Stewart in the 500 and Kenseth in the championship.

I had to sell my tickets for this weekend; sucks!

Amars
02-14-2007, 02:57 PM
Havent watch Nascar in a LOOONG time but I have to pull for the Californian Jeff Gordan and David Gillard who btw went to the high school down street from my house. Western High, Anaheim same school as Tiger Woods.

Roman529
02-14-2007, 03:10 PM
I gotta go with Little E. I remember flying down to Orlando on Valentine's Day in 1998 to visit my fiance......Dale Senior won his only Daytona 500 that year. I couldn't believe how many NASCAR fans there were on the plane. I sure miss watching Dale....it just hasn't been the same since he died. :(

brandon27
02-14-2007, 07:50 PM
I gotta go with Little E. I remember flying down to Orlando on Valentine's Day in 1998 to visit my fiance......Dale Senior won his only Daytona 500 that year. I couldn't believe how many NASCAR fans there were on the plane. I sure miss watching Dale....it just hasn't been the same since he died. :(


I was definately not a Dale Earnhardt fan... I hated him actually... My initial reaction to his win that year, i was bitter... But watching him celebrate afterwards on the track, and when he got out of the car, I was rather happy for him. Now that he's gone... I do miss him around. I said this to people back when he died... as a nascar fan, regardless... everyone loved dale. he was loved by his fans, and those who werent his fans loved to hate him. Im sure most people are like me though if they hated him... they sure do miss him.

ChambersWI
02-15-2007, 12:58 PM
I'd like to see Brian Vickers do well since I think he got shafted in terms of equipment with Hendricks... Anybody notice throughout the history of the 25 car the driver always wins one or 2 races but is never as competive as Gordon and Johnson (and to a lesser extent the 5)? Schrader,Craven,Nadeau,Nemecheck, and Vickers. Coincidence?

phunwin
02-15-2007, 05:00 PM
I'd like to see Brian Vickers do well since I think he got shafted in terms of equipment with Hendricks... Anybody notice throughout the history of the 25 car the driver always wins one or 2 races but is never as competive as Gordon and Johnson (and to a lesser extent the 5)? Schrader,Craven,Nadeau,Nemecheck, and Vickers. Coincidence?

The #25 is the redheaded stepchild of the Hendrick stable. That's hardly news. They use it partly as a developmental/experimental car. That said, the 4th best equipment at Hendrick is still better than the top-of-the-line stuff pretty much anywhere but Roush and RCR. So, frankly, I think Vickers had nothing to complain about, and he's really going to see what third-rate stuff is this year.

I think Jeff Gordon wins at Daytona, but Tony Stewart takes the title this year. Missing the Chase last year, though it wasn't good at the time, really helped him get a head start on 2007.

cnc66
02-15-2007, 05:02 PM
the ones using jet fuel that DIDN'T get caught will win.

Motion
02-15-2007, 05:15 PM
FYI: Directv is having a free preview of their "Hot Pass" this weekend.

ChambersWI
02-15-2007, 05:29 PM
The #25 is the redheaded stepchild of the Hendrick stable. That's hardly news. They use it partly as a developmental/experimental car. That said, the 4th best equipment at Hendrick is still better than the top-of-the-line stuff pretty much anywhere but Roush and RCR. So, frankly, I think Vickers had nothing to complain about, and he's really going to see what third-rate stuff is this year.

I think Jeff Gordon wins at Daytona, but Tony Stewart takes the title this year. Missing the Chase last year, though it wasn't good at the time, really helped him get a head start on 2007.

I'm not saying he has anything to complain about but he was Ricky Hendrick's hand picked driver, and was pushed aside as soon as Kyle Busch came to the Cup.

I think as the year goes on the Toyota equipment will get better, but right now they're still learning. He could've got stuck with the Woods Brothers or McClure racing.

brandon1986
02-15-2007, 09:45 PM
i want either little E or harvick

In_Flames
02-16-2007, 09:28 AM
the ones using jet fuel that DIDN'T get caught will win.

:chuckle:

brandon27
02-16-2007, 09:36 PM
The #25 is the redheaded stepchild of the Hendrick stable. That's hardly news. They use it partly as a developmental/experimental car. That said, the 4th best equipment at Hendrick is still better than the top-of-the-line stuff pretty much anywhere but Roush and RCR. So, frankly, I think Vickers had nothing to complain about, and he's really going to see what third-rate stuff is this year.

I think Jeff Gordon wins at Daytona, but Tony Stewart takes the title this year. Missing the Chase last year, though it wasn't good at the time, really helped him get a head start on 2007.

Thats going to be pretty tough now after yesterdays penalty. Starting 42nd, anything can happen back there. If he gets through the field before any big wrecks, then he definately has a chance. I totally disagree with that penalty yesterday though. Car passes pre-race inspection, part breaks during race causing car to be less than an inch too low therefore the car fails post race inspection. Nascar rules that there will be no fines, no suspensions, no point deductions because it was a problem that occurred with a shock mount during the race and it was unintentional... yet they penalize him anyways and he looses his 4th starting position, and has to start 42nd??? Something definately doesnt make sense there. Its unintentional, out of your control... but you get penalized for it? :confused: I agree with nailing guys for cheating... but come on... this is uncontrollable... and unintentional... why penalize? Its nobody's fault

cnc66
02-16-2007, 09:51 PM
wind to 30 mph at racetime... that's scary as hell considering how tricky it is keeping them on the ground with no wind.

NJFINSFAN1
02-17-2007, 05:35 PM
Nascar makes its return on Sunday with the Daytona 500. Anyone have any predictions on who may win the biggest race of the year? Or even take it one step further... Who's going to win the championship?

For the 500... I'm picking Stewart... Championship... Im going to have to guess Stewart too. And no, im not a stewart fan. Just think he has the best chances this year.

Gordon wins from the 42nd spot!

brandon27
02-18-2007, 12:14 PM
Gordon wins from the 42nd spot!


If anyone can do it, he can. As long as theres no big wrecks as he's moving his way up through the field. Should be a good race though. I dislike restrictor plate racing for various reasons, but the one thing I do like is it makes every lap of the race exciting because theyre always bunched together, which is way better than someone having a 10 second lead and everyone spaced out. Just makes for better viewing, I just wish they actually still had the horsepower to pull out and pass. only a few hours away now.

Vertical Limit
02-18-2007, 12:46 PM
Jeff Gordon FTW.

NJFINSFAN1
02-18-2007, 12:52 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2007/02/Dupont24Iw-1.jpg

FinsNYanksFan13
02-18-2007, 01:57 PM
Let's go Gordon. All the way from 42nd to 1st!

ChambersWI
02-18-2007, 03:26 PM
I'm going to give 2 names that no one would even consider...

1)David Stremme-starting 4th and has been fast all week
2)Jamie McMurray-Roush cars always do well at Daytona

That being said I think Harvick wins. His car's been pretty good, and if not for him breaking the transmission, he'd be starting up front

ChambersWI
02-18-2007, 04:01 PM
who thought it was a good idea to have Kelly Clarkson perform? Fire them right now.

Roman529
02-18-2007, 04:03 PM
I tuned into Fox about an hour ago to watch racing, but instead I had to listen to Darrel Waltrip flap his gums for an hour, and now they are showing Kelly Clarkson. Is this American Idol? I thought there was supposed to be a car race? :confused: :tantrum:

Retnuhrace
02-18-2007, 04:22 PM
Yeah... they've been overdoing the prerace lately. Especially this year, hyping a race that will probably suck (unless we get a restart with 10 or so to go) because of the hard tires and aero package.

NJFINSFAN1
02-18-2007, 04:46 PM
14 laps and Gordon has gone from 42nd to 21st!

Vertical Limit
02-18-2007, 05:57 PM
14 laps and Gordon has gone from 42nd to 21st!
Like mentioned before, if anyone can do it, it's Gordon.

Retnuhrace
02-18-2007, 06:54 PM
Wow... the 2 dominant cars all day long take each other out.

ChambersWI
02-18-2007, 06:56 PM
and Harvick and Stremme are still hovering around the top 10

Phinz420
02-18-2007, 08:08 PM
WOW, what a finish!

I live in Daytona but Im not a huge race fan- that was one thrilling ending.

One guy crossed the finish line on his roof & on fire :lol:

Grats to Kevin Harvick on his first 500 win

Cool Calm Mike
02-18-2007, 08:16 PM
WOW, what a finish!

I live in Daytona but Im not a huge race fan- that was one thrilling ending.

One guy crossed the finish line on his roof & on fire :lol:

Grats to Kevin Harvick on his first 500 win

LOL! I saw that. That was a pretty crazy finish. Nascar still sucks though.

ChambersWI
02-18-2007, 08:17 PM
I'm going to give 2 names that no one would even consider...

1)David Stremme-starting 4th and has been fast all week
2)Jamie McMurray-Roush cars always do well at Daytona

That being said I think Harvick wins. His car's been pretty good, and if not for him breaking the transmission, he'd be starting up front

man I'm good:ninja:

Retnuhrace
02-18-2007, 08:21 PM
A freakin wild finish, but that sucks for Mark. He had it in the bag.

King Felix
02-18-2007, 08:24 PM
that crash at the end was awesome

Phinz420
02-18-2007, 08:32 PM
A freakin wild finish, but that sucks for Mark. He had it in the bag.

Yeah, my sister works for and dates the son of the owner of the Ginn Company. They just entered the racing scene this year, and I know I was going to hearing about the race forever had Mark won it. While it would have been semi-annoying to hear about that so much, I still like Mark and was hoping he would pull it off.

NJFINSFAN1
02-18-2007, 08:36 PM
Great race, awesome finish.

I was hoping for Martin even though a Gordon fan.

By the way, 42nd to 12 is a good start for Gordon

ChambersWI
02-18-2007, 08:42 PM
A freakin wild finish, but that sucks for Mark. He had it in the bag.

yeah, everybody was focusing on Busch,Biffle, and Gilliland, but Harvick and Kenseth went to teh top of the race track and got a great run.

What a way for Pennzoil/Shell to re-enter the Nextell Cup as fulltime sponsors.

NJFINSFAN1
02-18-2007, 08:58 PM
Martin was a fault for not winning, he let up when he saw the crashes, he even said after the race he thought the yellow was going to come out.

He should have known better.

Roman529
02-18-2007, 10:50 PM
They shouldn't have yellow flags unless someone's car is on fire.....just let them keep racing.....it sucks always having yellow flags at the end of the race. :rolleyes:

Retnuhrace
02-18-2007, 11:34 PM
Well, someone's car was actually on fire. :D

zachequalsgod
02-19-2007, 06:05 AM
Anyone else think that Nascar should/could have waved a caution right before the wreck that took out Jr, Truex, McMurray, Rudd, and several others? There were several cars boucing off of each other and smoking. Just my opinion.

phunwin
02-19-2007, 09:35 PM
Great finish, but NASCAR should have waved the yellow flag sooner. Martin should have won the race, by NASCAR's own rules. Instead, they basically ignored their own rules to get the highlight reel finish. Fun race, great theater, but really, the result was B.S.

tucker
02-20-2007, 12:17 AM
i'm glad they didnt stop the race..but you have to follow your own rules..lol

woody1351
02-20-2007, 05:30 PM
i just got back from daytona and that was an awsome race. everyone in the stands was rooting for martin, i feel bad for him, i think that if they are going to enforce the rules as hard as they had they need to throw the flag but i like seeing them race to the line.

brandon27
02-20-2007, 07:42 PM
Great finish, but NASCAR should have waved the yellow flag sooner. Martin should have won the race, by NASCAR's own rules. Instead, they basically ignored their own rules to get the highlight reel finish. Fun race, great theater, but really, the result was B.S.

Thats a tough call though, I mean that decision had to be made in a matter of what... 4 seconds? by the time you tell someone to throw the yellow, and it gets displayed, theyre already accross the line.

Im all for not racing back to the yellow... UNLESS its the final lap. On the final lap, I dont care whats happening, let them race to the finish. None of this freezing the field junk. I think the decision to not throw the yellow was a good call. Sucks for Mark, I really wanted him to get the win... but under caution?? no thanks. Its racing, nothing should be just given to you. You've got to earn it by driving faster than the other guy.

All in all though... what a great race! And... wow did kelly clarkson ever look.... huge! holy tank ***

woody1351
02-20-2007, 09:14 PM
i thought they should race back to the line then i just looked at yahoos nascar pics, and bowyer is almost out of hsi car which is on fire and there were cars flying by, if something would have happened and he would have gotten hit climbing out of his burning car, that would have been horriable. so i think they should have thrown the yellow and froze the field and they need to do this for the drivers saftey like they said it was suppsoed to do.

The Rev
02-20-2007, 09:39 PM
I was disappointed in the way the #42 car finished. I'm hoping Juan Pablo Montoya makes a splash this year. I love his nickname: Formula Juan. He did come from Formula One Racing. :wink:

cnc66
02-20-2007, 09:56 PM
best finish ever and the correct decision on the race. The whole race kinda reminded me of old school the second half. Bumpin' and shovin' couple of good wrecks, one car crosses the finish line on it's roof...on fire, and NOBODY was hurt... GREAT stuff.

woody1351
02-20-2007, 10:10 PM
juan finished a lot better than he ran, he got lucky with the crash on the last lap or he would have finished 25-30 and not 19th. i think he will do better on the boring cookie cutter tracks but will not run well on the plate tracks(unless leading like the 150s) or bristol or martinsville.

The Rev
02-20-2007, 10:34 PM
juan finished a lot better than he ran, he got lucky with the crash on the last lap or he would have finished 25-30 and not 19th. i think he will do better on the boring cookie cutter tracks but will not run well on the plate tracks(unless leading like the 150s) or bristol or martinsville.

Did well on the Homestead track to finish the Nextel Cup last year...until he crashed.

zachequalsgod
02-21-2007, 08:05 AM
If they would have waived the yellow when the first car spun, Harvick still wins.