Daytona 500

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  1. IAhunter

    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    GD Direct TV, Fox is the only channel that's having audio problems.

    Audio finally working now that the race is about to start and I missed Trump, the anthem, T-birds, etc.
     
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    Rain stop !

    All dressed up and nowhere to go !
     
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    Yeah I switched over to a Bundesliga game on Fox Soccer Plus.
     
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    645DB188-995A-4A0B-ADF8-CBEC7C279AFE.jpeg Bubba Wallace & the US Air Force:flag:car gets my nod for the coolest:cool:race livery for today’s Daytona 500

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  5. IAhunter

    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    That is a very cool car.
     
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    You sure got that right. Also, don't rain on my parade. I wish they would run the race in the rain like Lemans. That's part of NASCAR's problem as far as total viewship for a season. Make the changes to be like Lemans and fans can bring umbrellas or wear rainsuits. Somebody must have PO'd "Mother Nature" but it wasn't Trump, he got his time in. Wonder if he's even still there. They are still running Daytona 500 2019 right now on FOX, I just checked. Now back to XFL Dallas 19 Los Angeles 15 with 4:37 to go.
     
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    What a beautiful race car. Now for the inspiration... image.jpeg
     
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    Just postponed on account of rain. Try again tomorrow.
     
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    Those darn russians meddled and ruined DONALDS fun day , Dam those democrats
     
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    I'd about bet it's the A-10 and not the P-40.'08.
     
  12. willie_pete

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    You mean it might be the real USAF and not the AAC ?


    ;)
     
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    Well I think that NASCAR needs to think about having races in the rain. I mean the numbers have been slipping, not just the crowds but the Nielsons as well. Oh sure the Daytona 500 may be the least affected but NASCAR as a whole has been tanking. I lost a half a Sunday on 20 Laps but at least I was at home, I can't imagine all the people that went to the race and many probably for the first time, not a good impression.

    I wonder how many of the people will actually be at the racetrack tomorrow? Then there's the weather again. Those little "Pop-Ups" of weather were brushed off at first, then it started pouring. NASCAR needs to deal with this somehow, but Mother Nature really shot NASCAR in the foot BIGTIME. Question: Will "Mother Nature" shoot the other foot tomorrow? If I know there's NO RAIN in the forecast I may watch but I damn sure ain't going thru the "Pop-Ups" thing again tomorrow.
     
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    "taking the air off the guy in front" consisted of running into said car and pushing it out of the way.
     
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    Yeah. No.
    F1 is a total snooze fest. How anyone watches that product is beyond me. All of the competition takes place in qualifying and turn one of the race. After that its just a parade of overpriced computers that by the way all look the same.
     
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    Shows Mostly Cloudy for Monday.

    https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/daytona-international-speedway-fl/32114/weather-forecast/16834_poi

    CURRENT WEATHER

    8:09 PM

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    66° F
    RealFeel® 65°
    Cloudy
    TODAY

    2/16

    [​IMG]
    79° Hi
    RealFeel® 80°
    An afternoon shower or two
    TONIGHT

    2/16

    [​IMG]
    63° Lo
    RealFeel® 63°
    Showers around early; cloudy

    TOMORROW

    2/17

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    76° / 64°

    Mostly cloudy

    DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY WEATHER RADAR
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    83AF1BD1-5766-4466-99C7-FA61656D9207.jpeg
     
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    Trump left right after the pace lap and there was a shot of Air Force One taking off before they started showing last year's race.

    As far as running in the rain, NASCAR takes rain tires to the road course races, but after the fiasco of the Busch Series running in the rain at Montreal many years ago I doubt a recurrance is likely.

    The Australian Super Car Champion (Marcos Ambrose) led the field, but the highlite was Carl Edwards hanging out the drivers window net during a caution flag with a squegee trying to clean his windshield.
     
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    NASCAR = left turn, left turn, left turn, left turn repeat. To me, watching golf is more exciting. Le Mans F1 and other road course races involve a lot more skill, IMO.
     
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    Xfinity ran in the rain at Mid Ohio a few years after the race at Montreal. It was a hoot. Those cars are so heavy and their tires are narrow compared to other race series. They got the race in. I saw Xfinity running at Mid Ohio in person during a nice sunny day. It was still a good race.
     
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