Daytona 500 time!

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Coverage has just started on Fox with the pre-race show. Been looking forward to this all winter :D

They're just talking about the 'cheating' that has gone on at Daytona since everyone pitched up. I say 'cheating' in inverted commas - some of it was blatant, some of it was accidental, all of it was punished. Nothing quite as blatant as days gone by - Smokey Yunick building a 7/8th scale car for example! - but NASCAR has stamped pretty hard on it. Don't expect they're too cut up about the teams hunting for an edge though - NASCAR has been all over the news in the US this week thanks to this, and as PR muppets will tell you there's no such thing as bad publicity....

This marks Juan Montoyas first (points paying) Cup race as well. He's been running pretty well this week, although mechanical and tyre issues conspired to nerf him in the 150 Duel and the Busch race (cut down a tyre in the Duel and whacked the wall, breaking a hub, then dropped a valve in the Busch race IIRC).

Line-up:

Code:
Pos	Num	Name
1	38	David Gilliland
2	88	Ricky Rudd
3	20	Tony Stewart
4	2	Kurt Busch
5	8	Dale Earnhardt Jr.
6	40	David Stremme
7	31	Jeff Burton	
8	5	Kyle Busch
9	11	Denny Hamlin
10	17	Matt Kenseth
11	07	Clint Bowyer
12	18	J.J. Yeley	
13	1	Martin Truex Jr.
14	99	Carl Edwards
15	55	Michael Waltrip
16	12	Ryan Newman	
17	25	Casey Mears
18	13	Joe Nemechek	
19	21	Ken Schrader
20	96	Tony Raines
21	48	Jimmie Johnson
22	109	Mike Wallace
23	160	Boris Said	
24	26	Jamie McMurray
25	16	Greg Biffle
26	01	Mark Martin
27	43	Bobby Labonte
28	9	Kasey Kahne
29	45	Kyle Petty
30	19	Elliott Sadler
31	66	Jeff Green
32	10	Scott Riggs
33	41	Reed Sorenson
34	29	Kevin Harvick	
35	6	David Ragan*
36	42	Juan Montoya*
37	22	Dave Blaney
38	14	Sterling Marlin
39	7	Robby Gordon	
40	00	David Reutimann*
41	70	Johnny Sauter
42	24	Jeff Gordon
43	44	Dale Jarrett
* denotes rookie.

Darrell Waltrip just made a lovely comment regarding Toyota coming into the Cup and Busch series. People have been whinging about a foreign manufacturer being allowed into NASCAR. DW just pointed out that of the cars used to base these bodies on, the Toyota Camry is the only one made in the US :D Hopefully that'll silence some of the whittering!
 

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KnightStalker said:
You sir are a legend, thanks man

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AcidHell2 said:
Thanks that's amazing and has sci-fi and comedy central you sir a re a legend.

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So far, the truck race has been the best of the lot....much like last year. And the year before that. And the year before that. But, over 100 laps left, plenty of time for it to heat up :)
 

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The Car of Tomorrow comes in at Bristol (round 5, half-mile short track). That'll make for a pretty interesting race, as it'll be the first time the design has been raced in anger. They've done a number of test sessions with it, but it just isn't the same as actually racing.
 
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That TUV thing has stopped working, I tried changing channel in a break now on all channels it tries connecting then a few seconds later says stopped :(
 

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Aaaaaand there they go. Tony Stewart just stacked it.

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Kurt Busch went with him. Tony got down on the apron of the track, got loose, Kurt tapped him, and into the wall they go.

***edit 2***

Still working here AcidHell. Try going here and sticking in channel number 10011.
 
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