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NASCAR 2021

  • 09-02-2021 2:49pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,192 ✭✭✭ easygoing39
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    Not quite the season opener,as it's a exhibition/cash prize race,but the Busch Clash is on tonight,midnight Irish time.And while at Daytona International Speedway as normal,it's going to be on the roadcourse,or the Roval as the Yanks call it,half of the infield and half on the banking.Won't watch it live,as its a school night,but will catch the replay tomorrow hopefully.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,436 ✭✭✭ Charlie-Bravo
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    Any idea of who is carrying the broadcasts this year? Is it Premier Sports again?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,586 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye
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    It's on Premier sports 2 right now. Race hasn't started yet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,479 ✭✭✭ Infoanon
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    Austin Cindric won the xfinity race last night, could he do the same in the 500 tonight ?

    Toyotas look strong but this race will probably come down to the last ten laps and the probable 'big one' taking out a few contenders.

    Live on Premier Sports 2 tonight


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,152 ✭✭✭ TheChrisD
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    Infoanon wrote: »
    Austin Cindric won the xfinity race last night, could he do the same in the 500 tonight?

    If he does, the Internet will have a meltdown considering how many of them were baffled as to why he got in the race when Ty didn't.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,479 ✭✭✭ Infoanon
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    TheChrisD wrote: »
    If he does, the Internet will have a meltdown considering how many of them were baffled as to why he got in the race when Ty didn't.

    Cindric was almost a certainty for the race given that he was in a Penske , if there is any bafflement it's around how Derrike Cope starting despite being miles off the pace due to the charter system.

    Ty Dillon should be in the race but he lost out to 4 other drivers not just Cindric.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,436 ✭✭✭ Charlie-Bravo
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    Yeehaaa! Mega wreck!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,479 ✭✭✭ Infoanon
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    Yeehaaa! Mega wreck!

    16 cars wrecked after 14 laps....now lightning in the air

    Truex/ Bowman amongst them


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,843 ✭✭✭ Cool_CM
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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,586 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye
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    Driers on the track, hopefully get going again in the next half hour or so.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,152 ✭✭✭ TheChrisD
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    Well that was one long night. And eventually at 5am, a less-than-one-year Tánaiste won the race after the Penskes seppuku'd.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,479 ✭✭✭ Infoanon
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    It's hard to believe its 20 years since we lost the intimidator Dale Earnhardt.
    I recall Martin Brundle, who has raced Dale in iroc ,commenting that Earnhardt could make a car do things on the track.that shouldn't have been possible.

    Never realised that F1 star Danny Ricciardo use of #3 in F1 was inspired by Earnhardt whom Danny Ric was a huge fan of and a fan of his 'intimidator ' style.


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,586 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye
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    Earnhardt was incredible, loved watching him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,192 ✭✭✭ easygoing39
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    eagle eye wrote: »
    Earnhardt was incredible, loved watching him.

    I hated him as a driver,a bully on the track,when he had'nt the speed to pass you on the track he basically bet you into the wall,where's the skill in that??When he was introduced to the crowd at the start of the race 60% of the crowd would cheer wildly,me and my da and about 10% of the other fans used to boo as loud as we could.You'd want to see the Earnhardt fans turn to look at us,we used to give an extra boo and smile at them!!!Great banter! He drove his motorhome past us at Darlington in 1990,this was on the Wednesday,hardly a sinner around,me and my da gave him thumb's up all the same.We were impressed he was staying in the pits all week,as opposed to a flash hotel.
    So I liked him as a person,in fact I cried at the telly when he hit the wall and the aftermath.You could tell by all the marshals/medic's reaction's at his car that it was'nt going to be good news.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,436 ✭✭✭ Charlie-Bravo
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    Daytona Roval is on now. Should be fun!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,000 ✭✭✭✭ Jordan 199
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    The Bus Stop. Woohoo!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,436 ✭✭✭ Charlie-Bravo
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    Lots of damage happening from minor little things. Going to be a long evening of watching this.

    Come on Chase!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,436 ✭✭✭ Charlie-Bravo
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    Interesting call for wet weather. I'm hoping drivers go for it on slicks.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,479 ✭✭✭ Infoanon
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    Enjoyed that race -good track - surprised there wasn't a wreck at the end - some questionable blocking !


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,586 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye
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    What a weekend for Joe Gibbs, his grandson wins his first ever Xfinity race and then his new young driver wins the Cup race.
    I was looking at next weekends race and Truex, Hamlin and Kyle have one win each. Bell could do two in a row.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,192 ✭✭✭ easygoing39
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    Good race,the 24 won it well in the end.Shocking how Logano and Blaney fell off the pace as the track cooled,even Bubba beat them!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,436 ✭✭✭ Charlie-Bravo
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    Vegas is on... Let's get racin'.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,586 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye
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    Very tough track, stay low early and go high later. Really is set up for the likes of Truex and Larson.
    I mention them because starting near the front always seems to be a huge bonus on this track.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,436 ✭✭✭ Charlie-Bravo
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    Some great speeds and racing so far. It's going to get tastier towards the end..

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,192 ✭✭✭ easygoing39
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    Vegas had great racing in the 1st 2 Stages,but the last stage settled down very quickly and it basically follow the leader after that.Larson won it handy enough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,436 ✭✭✭ Charlie-Bravo
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    Both truck and Sprint cup races postponed until tomorrow due to threat of flooding in Bristol.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,586 ✭✭✭✭ eagle eye
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    Truck race at 5pm Irish time and Cup race at 9pm.
    Glad I'm off tomorrow.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,675 ✭✭✭ One More Toy
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    eagle eye wrote: »
    Truck race at 5pm Irish time and Cup race at 9pm.
    Glad I'm off tomorrow.

    What channel is this on out of curiosity? Tia


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,152 ✭✭✭ TheChrisD
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    What channel is this on out of curiosity? Tia

    Cup on Premier 2.
    Trucks... good luck with that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,436 ✭✭✭ Charlie-Bravo
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    I think it's pretty amazing them trying to do this dirt track race. Here's some of the practice showing the track cleaning up on the racing line but the cars still drifting around the bends.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,479 ✭✭✭ Infoanon
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    This race is nuts !

    Hoping overheating doesn't become an issue due to mud building up on the front of the cars


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