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(Gaston Gazette)   Will Joonyer's winless streak end? Will Danica win? Will the rain stay away? Will Smoke cop a feel from Kate Upton? It's the Daytona 500. Green flag scheduled for 1:29EST on Fox   (gastongazette.com) divider line 396
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2012-02-26 04:25:20 PM
2 votes:
Enough of the old ruinning in the rain discussion; it's more of a rerun than the old races they're showing. It's time to play "What are You Drinking?"

Yuengling after finishing three Cheerwines.
2012-02-26 03:39:13 PM
2 votes:
I'm rain. You're running the biggest event of the year today and a quarter-million people are expecting sun. But I've got other ideas.

(stands on track, aiming firehose straight up, then aims it at fans) Ha ha ha!

You have sponsors who demand five hours of airtime. Hope they sell umbrellas. And now, all you can do is sit there and watch high-performance engines doing a blistering... zero miles an hour while people at home are treated to a race they already saw last week.

And if you have cut-rate insurance, you could be paying for this festival of boredom yourself. So get Allstate. You can save money and be better protected from mayhem... like me.

(aims firehose at Hollywood Hotel)
2012-02-26 03:34:33 PM
2 votes:

Russ Feingold's Brass Balls: I need to be reminded, is Kurt or Kyle the Busch everyone hates?


yes
2012-02-26 01:52:54 PM
2 votes:
The Kings Speech was last year, how about, "The Track of Life" or "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Fast" or "Midnight in Daytona" (when this thing finally gets started?)
2012-02-26 01:01:07 PM
2 votes:

Fireproof: Danica Patrick is married?

/That just ruined her for me


To a chiropractor from Bellevue, Wa.
2012-02-26 12:38:49 PM
2 votes:

vegaswench: dettigersnw22: So they'd potentially rather go on a monday afternoon when everyone is at work or school rather than go against the Oscars, which no self-respecting Nascar fan gives a shiat about anyway?

If I could vote "smart" for this a dozen times, I would. I haven't watched the Oscars since the 1990s.


Ditto! Just a bunch of self-absorbed Hollywood types handing each other awards and AWing for their pathetically shallow egos. Total waste of time. I can't even remember the last year that I was interested in ANY of the movies nominated for best picture.
2012-02-26 12:09:55 PM
2 votes:
So they'd potentially rather go on a monday afternoon when everyone is at work or school rather than go against the Oscars, which no self-respecting Nascar fan gives a shiat about anyway?
2012-02-26 12:06:03 PM
2 votes:

kteela: Night race? I'd be okay with that.


Me, too...I have to go to a two year old kid's birthday party - I bought a toy that makes up to 40 different sounds to pay the dumb mother back for her shiatty scheduling!!!
2012-02-26 11:23:49 AM
2 votes:
I don't think this car is going to be capable of a left hand turn.

p.twimg.com
2012-02-27 06:58:07 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: I swear, if one more asshole comes in here and makes a comment about rain tires, I'm gonna unleash a torrent of abuse on them like no one's seen.

GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK F*CKING SKULLS:

NASCAR IS NOT F1, OR INDY CAR. THE CARS ARE NOT THE SAME, DO NOT HANDLE THE SAME, AND HAVE TOTALLY DIFFERENT CENTERS OF GRAVITY.

AND BEYOND ALL THAT, F1 DOESN'T EVEN RUN OVALS - AND INDYCAR TRIED IN THE RAIN - AND PROVED IT WASN'T A GOOD IDEA - IN A OPEN WHEEL CAR!!

IT DOESN"T MATTER IF YOU PUT TREAD ON THE GODDAMN TIRES - THE STOCK CARS ARE TOO HEAVY, AND ON A OVAL, WOULD NOT, UNLESS YOU WERE GOING 50 MPH, TURN.

AND THAT IS NOT ENTERTAING RACING. FOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED.

KNUMBSKULLS.

/Likes open wheel racing.
/Has no patience for the other pretentious assholes who follow it.


Nobody said F1 and Indy cars were the same as a NASCAR car you twit.

People are saying they could run on rain tires in the rain however. A lower center of gravity of indy and F1 cars distributes the lateral G forces more evenly across the the left and right tires. You can bet that NASCAR teams try to get their center of gravity as low as possible (Also note CG position is not regulated by NASCAR).

The heavier weight of NASCAR cars would cause more downforce on the tires in the high banked corners of Daytona. Yes this wouldn't reduce the lateral G forces but it would reduce the risk of hydroplaning.

As far as only being able to do 50mph in the corners is a load of cr@p. The minimum safe speed to go around Daytona's high banked corners is 70mph to keep you from falling off. A race car could do 130 in the wet easily.

The only real change that would be required for the cars is provisions to attach a windshield wiper when it rains.
2012-02-27 05:54:20 PM
1 votes:

Broktun: I'm not a huge fan of NASCAR but I have a question.

The announcers said Danica Patrick got a "Golden Ticket" for the first 5 races, and a guy who should have been in the race had to qualify because of Patrick.

What gives?


wp.lps.org

Gets her a free Wonka Bar.
2012-02-27 05:47:17 PM
1 votes:
I swear, if one more asshole comes in here and makes a comment about rain tires, I'm gonna unleash a torrent of abuse on them like no one's seen.

GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK F*CKING SKULLS:

NASCAR IS NOT F1, OR INDY CAR. THE CARS ARE NOT THE SAME, DO NOT HANDLE THE SAME, AND HAVE TOTALLY DIFFERENT CENTERS OF GRAVITY.

AND BEYOND ALL THAT, F1 DOESN'T EVEN RUN OVALS - AND INDYCAR TRIED IN THE RAIN - AND PROVED IT WASN'T A GOOD IDEA - IN A OPEN WHEEL CAR!!

IT DOESN"T MATTER IF YOU PUT TREAD ON THE GODDAMN TIRES - THE STOCK CARS ARE TOO HEAVY, AND ON A OVAL, WOULD NOT, UNLESS YOU WERE GOING 50 MPH, TURN.

AND THAT IS NOT ENTERTAING RACING. FOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED.

KNUMBSKULLS.

/Likes open wheel racing.
/Has no patience for the other pretentious assholes who follow it.
2012-02-27 05:40:14 PM
1 votes:
I see the arguments for downforce and so on but to be fair, NASCAR could do the same thing with minor adjustments, wing, front spoiler, grooved tires and suspension adjustments. F1 cars don't oval this is true and Indy has serious issues in the rain (if it's bad) but rain makes the race more exciting.

PS - F1 may not have fast corners, BUT they do have long straights into corners. They frequently go from 180+ to 50mph, rain or not, so the argument over taking corners is null; because it's just as risky stopping as quickly as they do.

Either way, I like racing (NASCAR, F1, Rally, etc), I just want it to get underway already...hope the 7pm start comes true.
2012-02-27 05:34:48 PM
1 votes:
Give them rain tires and let them go...Formula 1 doesn't have a problem with rain, they don't even have windshields!
2012-02-27 04:56:31 PM
1 votes:
Waitaminute...how did I miss this?
www.jayski.com

Haven't seen this level of political derp at a race since they had Bill Clinton show up give the start-engines command at the Southern '500 at 92, leading to Darrell Waltrip being shown with a giant Bush-Quayle sticker.

Oh, and Waltrip wound up winning, too (his last career win)...due to a rain shortened race. Politics + NASCAR = Rain, and Politics + Anything = Derp.
2012-02-27 04:32:24 PM
1 votes:
Looks like I'm going to change my prediction on who is going to win the race. My new favorite is the Jacksonville University Women's rowing team

Live Radar (new window)
2012-02-27 03:20:48 PM
1 votes:
I'm going to have a lot of garbage to sort through on my DVR.
2012-02-27 01:52:36 PM
1 votes:

Broktun: So points the drivers collect mean less than owner points?


Pretty much. The only thing drivers points are good for are the drivers championship. Owners points determine which cars get to race, which cars get paid contingency awards, etc.
2012-02-27 01:21:19 PM
1 votes:

Guelph35: Broktun: I'm not a huge fan of NASCAR but I have a question.

The announcers said Danica Patrick got a "Golden Ticket" for the first 5 races, and a guy who should have been in the race had to qualify because of Patrick.

What gives?

To protect major sponsors, the top 35 teams in the owners points standings are guaranteed entry into each race. They use the previous year's standings for the first 5 races, then switch over to the current standings.

Via some financial transactions, Danica is driving the car that is considered one of those 35, because they bought the points earned by another car last year. For the races that danica isn't running, another driver will take her place to keep that car automatically qualified for the remaining races.


exactly. danica will race in the daytona 500(race #1), then she won't be back in the car until the showtime southern 500 in darlington on may 12th(race #11).
2012-02-27 01:18:52 PM
1 votes:
Looks like dryer truck No. 7 is going to win it.
2012-02-27 01:06:52 PM
1 votes:

good_2_go: Jenna Fryer @JennaFryer
Nielsen overnights show @NASCARONFOX pulled a 4.5 for rain delay coverage


/how bad have you got it?


It's my fault. I left it on in the background while I had a lazy afternoon of drinking beer and waxing some skis.
2012-02-27 12:37:16 PM
1 votes:

Broktun: I'm not a huge fan of NASCAR but I have a question.

The announcers said Danica Patrick got a "Golden Ticket" for the first 5 races, and a guy who should have been in the race had to qualify because of Patrick.

What gives?


To protect major sponsors, the top 35 teams in the owners points standings are guaranteed entry into each race. They use the previous year's standings for the first 5 races, then switch over to the current standings.

Via some financial transactions, Danica is driving the car that is considered one of those 35, because they bought the points earned by another car last year. For the races that danica isn't running, another driver will take her place to keep that car automatically qualified for the remaining races.
2012-02-27 12:13:47 PM
1 votes:
7PMMMMMM! (relevant)

Srsly? Might as well call it the Coke Zero race and then have the real event during the day later in the year (I keed)

This should be fun since Monday night is a prime TV watching night for me on other networks, that and the Sports tab crowding with the RAW thread and the Cena connection and all that

BAH GAWD DIGGER! BAH GAWD HOUSE!
2012-02-27 12:03:49 PM
1 votes:
goddammit

i woke up early (for me) just to watch the race. I'm caffeinated and everything. bah.
2012-02-27 11:42:58 AM
1 votes:
FYI the new thread will go green again @ 6:05PM
2012-02-27 10:46:17 AM
1 votes:
From FOX Sports - "NASCAR has postponed the Daytona 500 until 7pm eastern"
2012-02-27 09:12:48 AM
1 votes:

PsyLord: Watching a NASCAR race is about the same as watching laundry tumble in a dryer.
/yeah, I said it.


My laundry has never erupted into a fiery crash though.
2012-02-27 08:46:15 AM
1 votes:
Okay, after I figured out that Waltrip didn't make the grid, my Fark fantasy NASCAR team for the 500 looks like:

A driver
Carl Edwards

B drivers
Clint Bowyer
Mark Martin

C driver
Joe Nemechek

Probably stupid to use them, but my two favorite drivers are benched for this one (Smoke & Juablo)
2012-02-27 08:41:08 AM
1 votes:
Looking at the radar this morning it seems like it's going to be long long day of waiting. I doubt they'll get going at noon.
2012-02-27 01:30:26 AM
1 votes:

eddievercetti: It's confirmed Cena will stay to do the start your engines thing and fly to Portland after.


Well what happens if they postpone the start time to something like 4 PM EST? Do they get Hornswaggle to wave the green flag then?

/THAT would be awesome
2012-02-27 12:24:02 AM
1 votes:

Guelph35: Why wouldn't they schedule their biggest race for Prime TIme tomorrow night instead of Noon?


Sounds like they are trying to give themselves as big a window as possible to get the race in.
2012-02-26 11:56:59 PM
1 votes:

Guelph35: Why wouldn't they schedule their biggest race for Prime TIme tomorrow night instead of Noon?


Because derp
2012-02-26 11:47:22 PM
1 votes:
It's confirmed Cena will stay to do the start your engines thing and fly to Portland after.
2012-02-26 11:16:05 PM
1 votes:
Why wouldn't they schedule their biggest race for Prime TIme tomorrow night instead of Noon?
2012-02-26 10:52:59 PM
1 votes:

bluorangefyre: /somebody has yet to explain why Watkins Glen was rained out when they raced at Montreal in the rain


the cup cars don't use rain tires like the nationwide series.
2012-02-26 10:45:46 PM
1 votes:

Le Bomb Suprize: Just put some rain tires on them cars and send them racing. I swear these NASCAR guys are worse than SoCal where everyone drives like they are having a seizure when 3 drops of rain hit the windshield.


As its been stated time and time again, these cars just can't handle ovals in the rain. Road courses in the rain, however:
images.huffingtonpost.com
i.cdn.turner.com
i2.cdn.turner.com

/somebody has yet to explain why Watkins Glen was rained out when they raced at Montreal in the rain
2012-02-26 10:34:10 PM
1 votes:
Just put some rain tires on them cars and send them racing. I swear these NASCAR guys are worse than SoCal where everyone drives like they are having a seizure when 3 drops of rain hit the windshield.
2012-02-26 09:40:24 PM
1 votes:
fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net

=D
2012-02-26 07:07:55 PM
1 votes:

New Age Redneck: fatalvenom

It's Kimi Räikkönen. He's Finnish. (new window).
Rain..pffft!


Wasn't Hans Stuck the Rainmaster ??
2012-02-26 07:06:19 PM
1 votes:

cretinbob: Did Danica crash out yet? again.


She didn't even make it one lap.
2012-02-26 07:04:42 PM
1 votes:

Fireproof: good_2_go: Bob Pockrass @bobpockrass
Motor Racing Network and its affiliates carrying the race are allowed to stream the audio broadcast of the race online.

Link (new window)

Is that new?


Yes, new for 2012. MRN and PRN (and their affiliates) will be streaming all the races this year.
2012-02-26 06:58:26 PM
1 votes:
Did Danica crash out yet? again.
2012-02-26 06:25:34 PM
1 votes:
That's Schumacher on top, D'Oh!!!
2012-02-26 06:23:04 PM
1 votes:
fatalvenom

It's Kimi Räikkönen. He's Finnish. (new window).
Rain..pffft!
2012-02-26 06:22:44 PM
1 votes:
So, what you're trying to tell me is that I didn't need to take time off from work to watch the 500? FARK ME!

/actually took it off for my newborn daughter; the 500 was a nice bonus
2012-02-26 06:17:23 PM
1 votes:

puffy999: Silly NASCAR, not racing in domes.


You wanna be the one treating 100,000+ people for carbon monoxide poisoning, be my guest!
2012-02-26 06:17:00 PM
1 votes:

What_Would_Jimi_Do: donnielove: Stretch_8: Obscene_CNN: WhyteRaven74: Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.

NASCAR will run in the rain on a road course. Formula 1 never races on ovals.

like a banked oval makes it harder to race in the rain? A banked track doesn't have water pool into puddles.

Biggest key is F1 has so much more downforce to keep them on the road.

And didn't F1 try to finish out a race on a wet oval last year, despite the drivers screaming that it wasn't possible? And didn't that end with a multi-car crash under caution?

F1 doesn't race on ovals.


Seeing NASCAR live is a much different experience than on TV. Those folks racing on the oval track are really on the edge for traction most of the time. The cars literally are sliding in those turns. Televison does not convey this well.
2012-02-26 06:08:51 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: Obscene_CNN: Formula one runs on rain tires on a flat track where the forces to push you into the wall are much greater.

At Daytona the cars are doing about 182 in the turns. A lot of F1 turns has the cars under 100 mph, when the track is wet the number of turns seeing 100 mph is even smaller. And even in those turns seeing triple digit speeds in the rain, the speeds are a good few miles an hour slower than in the dry. Keep in mind F1 cars don't depend on the mechanical grip of the tires in turns anywhere near as much as NASCAR car s do. Whole thing with an F1 car on a wet turn is to be very gentle on the gas, make sure you're pointed forward down the track before you push down on the gas pedal some more. The aerodynamics will keep you going through the turn as long as you don't come into the turn too fast and have to hit the brakes too hard too late or crank the steering wheel too hard. Oh yeah, owing to the smaller contact patch due to the treads, you have to brake a bit earlier than you would using slicks on a dry track



I agree with most of what you said.

The only thing I'd like to add is this: Flying though Eau Rouge flat-out in the dry in mind-bending. Doing it nearly flat-out in the wet is insane. (new window)

en.espnf1.com

/and no, NASCAR should not race ovals in the rain
2012-02-26 06:06:16 PM
1 votes:

rhiannon: dejavoodoo64: What_Would_Jimi_Do: to all the people in a fantasy racing league at yahoo, at some point, if you need or want to change drivers you will have the chance.

i read someone earlier in the thread say they started michael waltrip.

Would that include a dumbass, such as myself, who forgot to pick any drivers for this race?

It's fully open until 11:55 am ET tomorrow.


Many thanks! gonna take care of it now.
2012-02-26 05:57:42 PM
1 votes:

dejavoodoo64: What_Would_Jimi_Do: to all the people in a fantasy racing league at yahoo, at some point, if you need or want to change drivers you will have the chance.

i read someone earlier in the thread say they started michael waltrip.

Would that include a dumbass, such as myself, who forgot to pick any drivers for this race?


i am pretty sure that you can go and pick right now, just remember it doesn't matter who is on your bench this round. just pick the A, B, B, C ones you want to start.
2012-02-26 05:47:44 PM
1 votes:

Tsrwedge: Fireproof: Also, I'm interviewing with JHE Productions on Thursday. A free Internet to anyone who knows what they do without looking.

Had to look, but it looks very cool. Good luck!


Thanks!

And for anyone who wants to see one of the most badass website intros ever, check out their site, gojhe.com.
2012-02-26 05:45:59 PM
1 votes:

good_2_go: Bob Pockrass @bobpockrass
Motor Racing Network and its affiliates carrying the race are allowed to stream the audio broadcast of the race online.

Link (new window)


Is that new? I was in American Samoa for almost all of the 2009 and 2010 seasons, and I would try to find streams of MRN/PRN online to hear the race. A solid 3/4 of the affiliate websites wouldn't be carrying it; they'd have a loop of commercials or music instead. Maybe they have/had to pay extra to stream it.
2012-02-26 05:45:19 PM
1 votes:

dejavoodoo64: What_Would_Jimi_Do: to all the people in a fantasy racing league at yahoo, at some point, if you need or want to change drivers you will have the chance.

i read someone earlier in the thread say they started michael waltrip.

Would that include a dumbass, such as myself, who forgot to pick any drivers for this race?


It's fully open until 11:55 am ET tomorrow.
2012-02-26 05:43:22 PM
1 votes:

Fireproof: Also, I'm interviewing with JHE Productions on Thursday. A free Internet to anyone who knows what they do without looking.


Had to look, but it looks very cool. Good luck!
2012-02-26 05:39:34 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: Outtaphase: And now witness the full advantage of telecommuting. No meetings scheduled for tomorrow afternoon either.

*high five* tomorrow or Tuesday, I don't care, I work from home, so I'll be good and ready to watch it.


Sometimes it "pays" to have no job.

Also, I'm interviewing with JHE Productions on Thursday. A free Internet to anyone who knows what they do without looking.
2012-02-26 05:37:35 PM
1 votes:
Heh - Danica on twitter says she's throwing in a twilight movie. Husband wants to start drinking. They'll fit in just fine with NASCAR folks.
2012-02-26 05:31:23 PM
1 votes:

Outtaphase: And now witness the full advantage of telecommuting. No meetings scheduled for tomorrow afternoon either.


*high five* tomorrow or Tuesday, I don't care, I work from home, so I'll be good and ready to watch it.
2012-02-26 05:29:47 PM
1 votes:
Bob Pockrass @bobpockrass
Motor Racing Network and its affiliates carrying the race are allowed to stream the audio broadcast of the race online.

Link (new window)
2012-02-26 05:29:28 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: I am officially jealous of you.


Actually I have plenty of vacation days and will mark it 1/2 day w/ permission to keep it honest. I find doing things like that keeps the uppers from ever doubting my arrangement.
2012-02-26 05:28:44 PM
1 votes:
Boss is outta town next week and I control the content filter.
2012-02-26 05:27:18 PM
1 votes:
Silly NASCAR, not racing in domes.
2012-02-26 05:19:20 PM
1 votes:

Outtaphase: And now witness the full advantage of telecommuting. No meetings scheduled for tomorrow afternoon either.


I am officially jealous of you.
2012-02-26 05:16:47 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: puffy999: Obscene_CNN: Goodyear already makes more tires than they use each year. Do you think they save them for the next year? Nope they make a new batch each year. They could do the same for rain tires.

For what purpose?

It's a waste of money for something that you, and only a very few others, seem to want. NOBODY WANTS RACES IN THE RAIN.

It would cast far less than 4 hours of rain delay on network TV. And if they did race we would be talking about the race instead of this.


Did you watch the Canadian Grand Prix last year?
2012-02-26 05:15:57 PM
1 votes:
to all the people in a fantasy racing league at yahoo, at some point, if you need or want to change drivers you will have the chance.

i read someone earlier in the thread say they started michael waltrip.
2012-02-26 05:14:26 PM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: Oh look, NASCAR admits they're running it noon tomorrow 1 minute before the scheduled block of time for today's event ends.

"What a shocker." -- Michael Waltrip.


Just like baseball games, only delay it after you get a decent amount of food and beverage sales (plus advertising money) out of a massive delay.
2012-02-26 05:13:33 PM
1 votes:

donnielove: Stretch_8: Obscene_CNN: WhyteRaven74: Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.

NASCAR will run in the rain on a road course. Formula 1 never races on ovals.

like a banked oval makes it harder to race in the rain? A banked track doesn't have water pool into puddles.

Biggest key is F1 has so much more downforce to keep them on the road.

And didn't F1 try to finish out a race on a wet oval last year, despite the drivers screaming that it wasn't possible? And didn't that end with a multi-car crash under caution?


F1 doesn't race on ovals.
2012-02-26 05:12:30 PM
1 votes:
And now witness the full advantage of telecommuting. No meetings scheduled for tomorrow afternoon either.
2012-02-26 05:11:46 PM
1 votes:
Well, that was sort of inevitable. Hope it's a good one, and I'll be following you yahoos on Monday/Tuesday to figure out what's happening.
2012-02-26 05:11:42 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I'm thinking that the race will be Tuesday.

Check the weather for tomorrow before saying that...


Partly Cloudy High
75°F

Precip
20%

Wind: From NNE at 12 mph
Humidity: 75%
UV Index: 6 High
Sunrise: 6:51 AM ET
2012-02-26 05:11:35 PM
1 votes:

cameroncrazy1984: vegaswench: They've lost the track, per Jeff GLuck. Ah well, this sucks.

How the hell do you lose something that big?


Rain. Makes it stealthy.
2012-02-26 05:11:11 PM
1 votes:
Oh look, NASCAR admits they're running it noon tomorrow 1 minute before the scheduled block of time for today's event ends.

"What a shocker." -- Michael Waltrip.
2012-02-26 05:10:56 PM
1 votes:
Bummer. I'm almost banking on it being rained out again tomorrow, since I'll be able to follow it Tuesday. We'll have to see, I guess.
2012-02-26 05:10:30 PM
1 votes:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Based on the forecast for tomorrow, I'm thinking that the race will be Tuesday.


I really freaking hope not, I only booked tomorrow off work.
2012-02-26 05:10:24 PM
1 votes:
errr not for tomorrow, but for tuesday...
2012-02-26 05:10:06 PM
1 votes:

Foaming: anyone else think Ryan Newman looks like Mike?


Yes, a bit.
2012-02-26 05:09:56 PM
1 votes:
Thats all folks
2012-02-26 05:09:45 PM
1 votes:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I'm thinking that the race will be Tuesday.


Check the weather for tomorrow before saying that...
2012-02-26 05:08:54 PM
1 votes:
At least we haven't had to put up with Digger.

/anyone else think Ryan Newman looks like Mike?
2012-02-26 05:08:54 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: They've lost the track, per Jeff GLuck. Ah well, this sucks.


How the hell do you lose something that big?
2012-02-26 05:08:42 PM
1 votes:
I am disappoint
2012-02-26 05:07:21 PM
1 votes:
Based on the forecast for tomorrow, I'm thinking that the race will be Tuesday.

According to weather.com:

monday morning: Rain showers in the morning with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High near 75F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Monday afternoon: Rain showers early with clearing later at night. Low near 60F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%
2012-02-26 05:06:44 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: Per Steve O'Donnell, VP at NASCAR, postponed until noon Eastern tomorrow.


Ah. That will do it for me -- too bad. Wanted to watch the whole year this year too. Tomorrow I'm gonna be a bit busy, but will try to pop in.

Thanks for a fun type afternoon though, FARK! Will have to dust the pics off some more next week.
2012-02-26 05:05:26 PM
1 votes:
Per Steve O'Donnell, VP at NASCAR, postponed until noon Eastern tomorrow.
2012-02-26 05:05:13 PM
1 votes:
Race canceled.
2012-02-26 05:04:57 PM
1 votes:
Bah, well. Enjoy the race those of you who get to see it tomorrow.
2012-02-26 05:03:07 PM
1 votes:
They've lost the track, per Jeff GLuck. Ah well, this sucks.
2012-02-26 05:00:11 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: puffy999: Obscene_CNN: It would cast far less than 4 hours of rain delay on network TV. And if they did race we would be talking about the race instead of this.

Actually, we'd be talking about the giant cloud of spray that we're seeing instead of the racecars.

this doesn't seem to be a problem for F1 races or for H-1 unlimited hydroplane races.


WhyteRaven74: BTW Indy cars have tires with treads, that they use whenever a road course is wet. They have never, ever, raced on an oval when it's wet. And Indy cars would be far better suited to racing on a wet oval than NASCAR cars.


Repeated, for reinforcement.

Now get the hell out of the thread, jackass.
2012-02-26 04:59:49 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: kteela: Wow. Went to the store, cleaned out the car, put the last load of laundry in and we're still in rain delay?

Guess it's time for an adult beverage.

What'd ya buy us?


A rotisserie chicken, orange juice, ground beef, ground italian sausage, whole cloves, spaghetti sauce, sugar, asparagus and mushrooms. Cigarettes, dog bones (raw beef bones for dogs or stew) and shoe inserts for my killer new boots. There's a pork roast in the crock pot for dinner. Y'all can get to cooking since I've been cleaning all day ;)
2012-02-26 04:59:47 PM
1 votes:
There's another giant slug of rain heading straight for Daytona Beach. They might as well quit the bullshiat, pull those jet-dryers off and call this race. Ain't no way in hell this is starting today.
2012-02-26 04:58:14 PM
1 votes:

puffy999: Obscene_CNN: It would cast far less than 4 hours of rain delay on network TV. And if they did race we would be talking about the race instead of this.

Actually, we'd be talking about the giant cloud of spray that we're seeing instead of the racecars.


this doesn't seem to be a problem for F1 races or for H-1 unlimited hydroplane races.
2012-02-26 04:57:51 PM
1 votes:
BTW Indy cars have tires with treads, that they use whenever a road course is wet. They have never, ever, raced on an oval when it's wet. And Indy cars would be far better suited to racing on a wet oval than NASCAR cars.
2012-02-26 04:56:46 PM
1 votes:

dallylamma: So is it still a Restrictor Plate Race if they're running Fuel Injection now?


Yes and no. No they don't have a carb restrictor plate, but they have an airflow restrictor.

Also, interesting FB post from WJXT in Jacksonville about an hour ago. They said it might go green around 5:45, give or take 30 minutes, and there should only be light sorinkles afterwards.
2012-02-26 04:56:27 PM
1 votes:
No way they are racing today, and not sure who the brain dead moron is that puts the dryers out when you can pull up the radar and see that the hardest rain yet is hitting the track right when they would try to start.
2012-02-26 04:53:19 PM
1 votes:

kteela: Wow. Went to the store, cleaned out the car, put the last load of laundry in and we're still in rain delay?

Guess it's time for an adult beverage.


What'd ya buy us?
2012-02-26 04:52:21 PM
1 votes:
WELCOME

TO

THE

GRAYTONA 500!
2012-02-26 04:52:18 PM
1 votes:
Wow. Went to the store, cleaned out the car, put the last load of laundry in and we're still in rain delay?

Guess it's time for an adult beverage.
2012-02-26 04:51:49 PM
1 votes:
I wonder how that infamous Dale Earnhardt win would've turned out with the GWC rule in effect.
2012-02-26 04:50:28 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: It would cast far less than 4 hours of rain delay on network TV. And if they did race we would be talking about the race instead of this.


Actually, we'd be talking about the giant cloud of spray that we're seeing instead of the racecars.
2012-02-26 04:49:28 PM
1 votes:

Stretch_8: vegaswench: Tub's been re-caulked (sadly not a euphemism). Beer's finally been opened. Still in rain delay, I see. Ugh.

Pulled the radar and it looks like about the time the track is dried, it'll be raining again.


Awesome. Monday's going to be insanely busy at work, so I guess I'll hear about it at lunch or after work. Fantastic.
2012-02-26 04:49:09 PM
1 votes:

puffy999: Obscene_CNN: Goodyear already makes more tires than they use each year. Do you think they save them for the next year? Nope they make a new batch each year. They could do the same for rain tires.

For what purpose?

It's a waste of money for something that you, and only a very few others, seem to want. NOBODY WANTS RACES IN THE RAIN.


It would cast far less than 4 hours of rain delay on network TV. And if they did race we would be talking about the race instead of this.
2012-02-26 04:48:50 PM
1 votes:

mephisto6: emonk: good_2_go: Nate Ryan @nateryan
It's hard to convey the level of surreal in having one of your college-rock heroes teach you the chords to "Waitress in the Sky."

Mojo stories. Here's mine:

I was a total drunken 21-year-old a$$hole to him one night.

He gave me a t-shirt.

Signed it too.

Yours?

It was a long time ago, but me & this mohawked chick went to a record shop and asked for Mojo Nixon, but they said he didn't work there. So I told them that their store could use some fixing.


This thread needs more Mojo (new window)

When I look out into your eyes out there,
When I look out into your faces,
You know what I see?
I see a little bit of Elvis
In each and every one of you out there.

Lemme tell ya...
Weeeeeeeeeellllllll...

Elvis is everywhere
Elvis is everything
Elvis is everybody
Elvis is still the king

Man o man
What I want you to see
Is that the big E's
Inside of you and me

Elvis is everywhere, man!
He's in everything.
He's in everybody...

Elvis is in your jeans.
He's in your cheesburgers
Elvis is in Nutty Buddies!
Elvis is in your mom!

He's in everybody.
He's in the young, the old,
the fat, the skinny,
the white, the black
the brown and the blue
people got Elvis in 'em too

Elvis is in everybody out there.
Everybody's got Elvis in them!
Everybody except one person that is...
Yeah, one person!
The evil opposite of Elvis.
The Anti-Elvis

Anti-Elvis got no Elvis in 'em,
lemme tell ya.

Michael J. Fox has no Elvis in him.

And Elvis is in Joan Rivers
but he's trying to get out, man!
He's trying to get out!
Listen up Joanie Baby!

Elvis is everywhere
Elvis is everything
Elvis is everybody
Elvis is still the king

Man o man
What I want you to see
Is that the big E's
Inside of you and me

Man, there's a lot of unexplained phenomenon
out there in the world.
Lot of things people say
What the heck's going on?

Let me tell ya!

Who built the pyramids?
ELVIS!
Who built Stonehenge?
ELVIS!

Yeah, man you see guys
walking down the street
pushing shopping carts
and you think they're talking to allah,
they're talking to themself.
Man, no they're talking to ELVIS!
ELVIS! ELVIS!

You know whats going on in that Bermuda Triangle?
Down in the Bermuda Traingle
Elvis needs boats.
Elvis needs boats.
Elvis Elvis Elvis
Elvis Elvis Elvis
Elvis needs boats.

Aahh! The Sailing Elvis!
Captain Elvis!
Commodore Elvis it is.

Yeah man, you know people from outer space,
people from outer space they come up to me.
They don't look like like Doctor Spock.
They don't look like Klingons,
all that Star Trek jive.

They look like Elvis.
ELVIS!
Everybody in outer space looks like Elvis.
Cause Elvis is a perfect being.
We are all moving in perfect peace and harmony towards Elvisness

Soon all will become Elvis.
Everything everywhere will be Elvis.
Why do you think they call it evolution anyway?
It's really Elvislution!
Elvislution!

Elvis is everywhere
Elvis is everything
Elvis is everybody
Elvis is still the king

Man o man
What I want you to see
Is that the big E's
Inside of you and me

That's right ladies and gentlemen,
The time has come!
Time has come to talk
To that little bit of Elvis inside of you.

Talk to it!
Call it up!
Say "Elvis, heal me!"
"Save me, Elvis!"
"Make me be born again
in the perfect Elvis light"

That's right!
You've got that Elvis inside of ya
and he's talkin to ya
He says he wants you to sing!
Everybody's got to sing like the king!

Like the king
Get that leg going now
Get your lip too.
Not no fool Billy Idol lip either
Everybody!
Yeah, we're rockin now!

Elvis is with us.
He's with us and he's speaking to us.
He says "Peoples!"
"Peoples!"
"Everybody!"
"Everybody got to sing!"

Elvis is everywhere
Elvis is everything
Elvis is everybody
Elvis is still the king

Man o man
What I want you to see
Is that the big E's
Inside of you and me

Elvis is everywhere
Elvis is everything
Elvis is everybody
Elvis is still the king

Man o man
What I want you to see
Is that the big E's
Inside of you and me

Elvis!
2012-02-26 04:48:03 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: Tub's been re-caulked (sadly not a euphemism). Beer's finally been opened. Still in rain delay, I see. Ugh.


Pulled the radar and it looks like about the time the track is dried, it'll be raining again.
2012-02-26 04:40:45 PM
1 votes:
NASCAR must be desperate to get this race in today. They've been talking about their ratings "momentum" from last year this entire week. SPEEDTV programming on Fox? Sure, why not?

------------------------

According to NASCAR fantasy racing on Yahoo!, Danica Patrick races a Dodge.

More like she needs to learn how to dodge while racing, AMIRITE?

------------------------

Do any more of y'all race that terrible NASCAR '11 game? I'm addicted to it. Add Tflypat to your friends on the Playstation Network and we'll race some time.

So far my favorite custom paint schemes I've made are a parody of Derricke Cope's #10, a Richard Petty #43 "STOP" Pontiac Grand Pricks, and I'm working on a Swervin' Irvan #4 "Vodak" car.
2012-02-26 04:39:02 PM
1 votes:

mikaloyd: And while the racers were going over 500 miles an hour they had to think in three dimensional space while racing instead of playing on a predictible safety ribbon of asphalt.


images.wikia.com
2012-02-26 04:38:10 PM
1 votes:
mephisto6 I went to a coyotes game here a couple years back when the habs came in. I dunno if there's a hidden canadian enclave in the white tank mountains

Them;s Canadian Snowbirds
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zona's full of 'em; Link (new window)
2012-02-26 04:36:03 PM
1 votes:

emonk: good_2_go: Nate Ryan @nateryan
It's hard to convey the level of surreal in having one of your college-rock heroes teach you the chords to "Waitress in the Sky."

Mojo stories. Here's mine:

I was a total drunken 21-year-old a$$hole to him one night.

He gave me a t-shirt.

Signed it too.

Yours?


It was a long time ago, but me & this mohawked chick went to a record shop and asked for Mojo Nixon, but they said he didn't work there. So I told them that their store could use some fixing.
2012-02-26 04:34:05 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: Then again, it was icy out...
when they raced at indy in the american grand prix they took a full 180 degree turn at full speed (faster than nascar) .


where in Indianaplois is a full 180 degree turn? Was that the transporters heading into gasoline alley?


Anyway that aint shiat. I saw 65 year old Hot Rodded Mustangs turning through the course at way more than twice as fast as Formula One cars ever have gone. And while the racers were going over 500 miles an hour they had to think in three dimensional space while racing instead of playing on a predictible safety ribbon of asphalt.
2012-02-26 04:31:42 PM
1 votes:

puffy999: Obscene_CNN: Sounds like that is a tire manufacturer problem or an excuse. Maybe Nascar should allow competition in tires.

... Tires don't "last" forever.


Goodyear already makes more tires than they use each year. Do you think they save them for the next year? Nope they make a new batch each year. They could do the same for rain tires.
2012-02-26 04:31:07 PM
1 votes:

Fireproof: Enough of the old ruinning in the rain discussion; it's more of a rerun than the old races they're showing. It's time to play "What are You Drinking?"

Yuengling after finishing three Cheerwines.


Sadly, I am drinking Ice Tea. I am broke and must enjoy what little NASCAR there is(and the NBA All-Star game tonight) while having no drinks. Lame.
2012-02-26 04:30:50 PM
1 votes:

Fireproof: Enough of the old ruinning in the rain discussion; it's more of a rerun than the old races they're showing. It's time to play "What are You Drinking?"

Yuengling after finishing three Cheerwines.


Jim Beam Red Stag w/ ice and a splash of water.
2012-02-26 04:30:40 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: Formula one runs on rain tires on a flat track where the forces to push you into the wall are much greater.


At Daytona the cars are doing about 182 in the turns. A lot of F1 turns has the cars under 100 mph, when the track is wet the number of turns seeing 100 mph is even smaller. And even in those turns seeing triple digit speeds in the rain, the speeds are a good few miles an hour slower than in the dry. Keep in mind F1 cars don't depend on the mechanical grip of the tires in turns anywhere near as much as NASCAR car s do. Whole thing with an F1 car on a wet turn is to be very gentle on the gas, make sure you're pointed forward down the track before you push down on the gas pedal some more. The aerodynamics will keep you going through the turn as long as you don't come into the turn too fast and have to hit the brakes too hard too late or crank the steering wheel too hard. Oh yeah, owing to the smaller contact patch due to the treads, you have to brake a bit earlier than you would using slicks on a dry track
2012-02-26 04:27:07 PM
1 votes:

Fireproof: Enough of the old ruinning in the rain discussion; it's more of a rerun than the old races they're showing. It's time to play "What are You Drinking?"

Yuengling after finishing three Cheerwines.


Vodka and Diet Mountain Dew.

Givin' Jr. that drunken mojo.
2012-02-26 04:26:19 PM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: donnielove: Stretch_8: Obscene_CNN: WhyteRaven74: Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.

NASCAR will run in the rain on a road course. Formula 1 never races on ovals.

like a banked oval makes it harder to race in the rain? A banked track doesn't have water pool into puddles.

Biggest key is F1 has so much more downforce to keep them on the road.

And didn't F1 try to finish out a race on a wet oval last year, despite the drivers screaming that it wasn't possible? And didn't that end with a multi-car crash under caution?

That was Indycar, which is what led to those awesome Will Power pics upthread.

Unfortunately, I don't think they had rain tires with them. Part of me would be curious to see if they could pull it off.

Ah, that's right. I should have remembered that was the source of the WP double bird pic.

2012-02-26 04:23:24 PM
1 votes:

donnielove: Stretch_8: Obscene_CNN: WhyteRaven74: Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.

NASCAR will run in the rain on a road course. Formula 1 never races on ovals.

like a banked oval makes it harder to race in the rain? A banked track doesn't have water pool into puddles.

Biggest key is F1 has so much more downforce to keep them on the road.

And didn't F1 try to finish out a race on a wet oval last year, despite the drivers screaming that it wasn't possible? And didn't that end with a multi-car crash under caution?


That was Indycar, which is what led to those awesome Will Power pics upthread.

Unfortunately, I don't think they had rain tires with them. Part of me would be curious to see if they could pull it off.

-------------

I've had this argument about every thread with a rain delay. I'd like to point out F1 has ridiculous amounts of aero downforce compared to Indycar and definitely compared to NASCAR, and narrower tires which are less prone to hydroplaning, and leave it at that. Also, F1 tracks have runoff zones in most corners if you fark up. Lastly, they do red flag races if it becomes too much to handle, even without standing water.

I think NASCAR should bite the bullet and make a less half-assed effort to prep the cars for rain on road courses.
2012-02-26 04:22:52 PM
1 votes:

puffy999: I should say, F1 cars generally do not take corners at speed that is as relatively close to "top" speed as they do in NASCAR.

Interestingly enough, I've seen a semi-truck slide (while "stopped"... at least moving forward) down a banked curve that was probably 1/5 as steep as the banks at Daytona. Then again, it was icy out...

when they raced at indy in the american grand prix they took a full 180 degree turn at full speed (faster than nascar) .
2012-02-26 04:22:36 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.


Damn shame Formula 1 doesnt use headlights when they race at night or use tires that work when they get off the asphalt. Paris Dakar racers do.
2012-02-26 04:21:14 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: Sounds like that is a tire manufacturer problem or an excuse. Maybe Nascar should allow competition in tires.


... Tires don't "last" forever.
2012-02-26 04:21:04 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: Tsrwedge: WhyteRaven74: Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.

NASCAR will run in the rain on a road course. Formula 1 never races on ovals.

Used to; The rain tires had rotted out and weren't being used, so NASCAR and Goodyear junked them. Don't think they've manufactured any more.

Sounds like that is a tire manufacturer problem or an excuse. Maybe Nascar should allow competition in tires.


Hey, I'd love to see a tire war. I think Goodyear puts out a pretty shoddy product. Michelin would probably be successful (despite the Indy debacle), and I'm damn sure Bridgestone/Firestone would do well.
2012-02-26 04:20:06 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: Tsrwedge: WhyteRaven74: Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.

NASCAR will run in the rain on a road course. Formula 1 never races on ovals.

Used to; The rain tires had rotted out and weren't being used, so NASCAR and Goodyear junked them. Don't think they've manufactured any more.

Sounds like that is a tire manufacturer problem or an excuse. Maybe Nascar should allow competition in tires.


They tried that. It ended up in killing drivers. Reason was, they were making faster tires at the cost of safe tires.
2012-02-26 04:16:38 PM
1 votes:

Stretch_8: Obscene_CNN: WhyteRaven74: Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.

NASCAR will run in the rain on a road course. Formula 1 never races on ovals.

like a banked oval makes it harder to race in the rain? A banked track doesn't have water pool into puddles.

Biggest key is F1 has so much more downforce to keep them on the road.


And didn't F1 try to finish out a race on a wet oval last year, despite the drivers screaming that it wasn't possible? And didn't that end with a multi-car crash under caution?
2012-02-26 04:14:56 PM
1 votes:

Praise Cheesus: Jensaarai: Rick Santorum has demanded Danica Patrick not be allowed to start the race unless they remove all her protection.

That gets you a "Funny" click. Damn near showered my desk with diet cola.


Heheh. Thanks.

----------------------------

Santorum is bitterly disappointed that NASCAR has banned lubing up your rear end.

----------------------------

The rest of the drivers hope Tony Raines's car handles well, because they don't want to have to deal with Santorum all over the track.
2012-02-26 04:14:32 PM
1 votes:
b>Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.

Never
Attempt
Starting
Cars
Against the
Rain

Not
Angering
Sponsors
Causes
Annual
Revenue
2012-02-26 04:13:51 PM
1 votes:

Praise Cheesus: As an example: I am a native of California, born of a Canadian mother. I live in Texas and have a SO that is from Brooklyn, NY. All three of those factors have found their way into my speech patterns and accent. No one understands a word I say, unless it is written down.


I can translate Canafornexan into almost any living language except Low Guidostoniadelphian or TFD Submitter . But once you add Brooklyn to the mix all bets are off.
2012-02-26 04:08:01 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.


I remember then trying to run the All-Star Race once on a track that was only half-dry. There were no survivors.
2012-02-26 04:06:37 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: like a banked oval makes it harder to race in the rain?


On a banked oval in the turns the forces want to push you up the turn, you don't have enough grip and you will go up into the wall. The contact area of a tire with treads is a good bit smaller than that of a slick, and that alone could be enough to send a car up into the wall. Add in a wet track, and you'd either have half the field up in the wall after 5 laps or everyone running at 50 mph.
2012-02-26 04:06:27 PM
1 votes:

Gonz: The Rory McIlroy/ Hunter Mahan match is pretty entertaining.

(I wonder what the demographic overlap of NASCAR, golf, and English soccer fans looks like. I can't be the only one, right?)


I watch the local side play in the summer here in Seattle. Would that count?

And Rory is just choking this one away.
2012-02-26 04:03:29 PM
1 votes:
how about a Gordon 1 and 2 finish for the race?

/if that happens, I'm never going to be able to show my face in these threads again am I?
2012-02-26 04:01:39 PM
1 votes:
Uh how old is Robbie Gordon's kid? He looks like he's 4 and he was driving that RC car better than most 10 year olds could. Someone might want to make sure it's really Robbie getting into his car whenever the race starts.
2012-02-26 04:01:02 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.


Complete differences in body styles, aerodynamics and center of gravity between the car styles would have a NASCAR race on a wet track, even with rain tires, look like a remake of that drivers' education classic "Red Asphalt".
2012-02-26 04:00:05 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.


One of these, posts.
2012-02-26 03:59:48 PM
1 votes:

Obscene_CNN: Damn shame NASCAR can't man up and run in the rain. Formula 1 does it.


NASCAR will run in the rain on a road course. Formula 1 never races on ovals.
2012-02-26 03:59:05 PM
1 votes:

Gonz: The Rory McIlroy/ Hunter Mahan match is pretty entertaining.

(I wonder what the demographic overlap of NASCAR, golf, and English soccer fans looks like. I can't be the only one, right?)


Huh, might have to hop over and look. The NASCAR broadcast has bored me to tears.

/Not a soccer fan, though.
2012-02-26 03:58:10 PM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: Rick Santorum has demanded Danica Patrick not be allowed to start the race unless they remove all her protection.


That gets you a "Funny" click. Damn near showered my desk with diet cola.

WhyteRaven74: LineNoise: give them some lessons on how not to sound like a back country yokel.

There are almost no drivers now who are back country yokels, hell fewer than half are even southerners.


I suspect the issue is that with most teams based in North Carolina, the regional accent has crept into their speech patterns.

As an example: I am a native of California, born of a Canadian mother. I live in Texas and have a SO that is from Brooklyn, NY. All three of those factors have found their way into my speech patterns and accent. No one understands a word I say, unless it is written down.
2012-02-26 03:56:43 PM
1 votes:
The Rory McIlroy/ Hunter Mahan match is pretty entertaining.

(I wonder what the demographic overlap of NASCAR, golf, and English soccer fans looks like. I can't be the only one, right?)
2012-02-26 03:46:49 PM
1 votes:
Hiay guys, what's going on in this thread?

timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com

Oh, nevermind.
2012-02-26 03:43:13 PM
1 votes:
Mike Joy @mikejoy500
#daytona500 next update on weather at 4pm EST. Ceiling goes up and down, planes still landing. Tomorrow not looking like good option either.
2012-02-26 03:40:39 PM
1 votes:
What y'all have said about the Busch brothers resonates with me, and sounds correct.

That said, I agree with MFAWG - they're very talented.
2012-02-26 03:40:14 PM
1 votes:

Gosling: You can save money and be better protected from mayhem... like me.


you magnificent bastard.
2012-02-26 03:38:27 PM
1 votes:
Nate Ryan @nateryan
Reason this day is not a total loss: Mojo Nixon stopped by press box and spent 20 minutes giving me tips on playing guitar chords.
2012-02-26 03:35:57 PM
1 votes:

PeriRies: This is worse than the pothole race.

Was that last year or two years ago?


I believe that was 2 years ago.
2012-02-26 03:35:22 PM
1 votes:

expobill: is this live?
ummm the shy is too dark for 3:30 pm



Few people know this because he dresses to hide it, but Kyle Busch is a Nazgul. Thats why its dark there now

i.imgur.com
2012-02-26 03:33:54 PM
1 votes:
from Weather.com

Through 9pm: A period of light rain is likely between 5pm and 8pm. Cloudy with temperatures steady near the mid 60s. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 65%.

tonight: Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Thunder possible. Low 62F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

monday morning: Rain showers in the morning with thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High near 75F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Monday afternoon: Rain showers early with clearing later at night. Low near 60F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%

Looks like Tuesday will be race day, unless they can run a shortened version sometime today
2012-02-26 03:31:40 PM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: expobill: expobill: is this live?
ummm the shy is too dark for 3:30 pm

ahh canceled, I'm watching old racing thinking.......

adios!

It's last Saturday's Bud Shootout. They'll probably show one of this week's Qualifying races next. Gotta fill that time while people wait for the official word.


I hadn't seen last Saturday's Bud Shootout, and I don't watch much racing in general.

I need to be reminded, is Kurt or Kyle the Busch everyone hates? 'Cause Kyle seemed to have people bumping and gunning for him the whole race, and he pulled a miracle win directly out of his ass, that was pretty awesome to watch.
2012-02-26 03:30:32 PM
1 votes:
This is worse than the pothole race.

Was that last year or two years ago?
2012-02-26 03:29:56 PM
1 votes:
Daytona weather, from WUnderground.com

Now
Light Rain
Light Rain Mist
Temperature
62.2 °F
Feels Like 62.2 °F
Wind(mph)
9.0


Today
Rain 68 °F
Rain
80% chance of precipitation
2012-02-26 03:28:56 PM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: expobill: expobill: is this live?
ummm the shy is too dark for 3:30 pm

ahh canceled, I'm watching old racing thinking.......

adios!

It's last Saturday's Bud Shootout. They'll probably show one of this week's Qualifying races next. Gotta fill that time while people wait for the official word.


SPONSORS PAID FOR COMMERCIALS DAMMIT!
2012-02-26 03:27:38 PM
1 votes:

expobill: expobill: is this live?
ummm the shy is too dark for 3:30 pm

ahh canceled, I'm watching old racing thinking.......

adios!


It's last Saturday's Bud Shootout. They'll probably show one of this week's Qualifying races next. Gotta fill that time while people wait for the official word.
2012-02-26 03:21:55 PM
1 votes:

expobill: is this live?
ummm the shy is too dark for 3:30 pm


ahh canceled, I'm watching old racing thinking.......

adios!
2012-02-26 03:20:19 PM
1 votes:
is this live?
ummm the shy is too dark for 3:30 pm
2012-02-26 03:19:55 PM
1 votes:

good_2_go: Pit stalls per Jayski...
[www.jayski.com image 640x300]


Juniors pit crew has spent this time wisely making a sign he can see most of the time

i.imgur.com
2012-02-26 03:18:49 PM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: DanZero: Looking very forward to that -- when do they start?

March 25th. (new window)

It's a bit annoying there are only 5 ovals on the schedule this season. I think New Hampshire can be safe and competetive if they just give it a better date. Michael Andretti actually had to step in to save the Milwuakee race. Ditching Japan in favor of China is a bit odd, too.

Also, there will be no shakedown oval for the new car before the roll in to Indianapolis, so expect lulz all through May.

Looks like we're keeping disaster zones like Sao Paulo and Toronto, with the added bonus of possible standing starts. So those will certainly be entertaining, in that trainwreck kind of way.


Cool, thanks!

Too bad NH did get that bad rap after last year. Toronto had a mess of crashes last year right? China? WTF?

I happened to be in St. Pete the day before the big race in 2007 (Tropicana Field) and I could hear the practice runs less than a mile away.
2012-02-26 03:16:24 PM
1 votes:
Jimmie Johnson crashing. Does it EVER get old? I submit that it does not!
2012-02-26 03:13:47 PM
1 votes:

expobill: hi redneckguys, did i miss anything?


Rain dances, chores being done, and boredom.
2012-02-26 03:12:58 PM
1 votes:

WSUCanuck: FOX shows a bunch of fans LEAVING Daytona International, and at the same time says that NAScaR is trying to get the race in today. LOLno.



that was a shot of the street just outside the track. that was just normal traffic. if you look at overhead pictures of a raceday, that street is still busy. anywho, they aren't going to start the race today.

websitegenel.files.wordpress.com

/almost 2 years ago
2012-02-26 03:11:00 PM
1 votes:
Top Gear marathon on BBCA, so at least I get to watch some cars today.
2012-02-26 03:01:54 PM
1 votes:

turbokat: FlyingJ: turbokat Look at the maw on that Krashalotski. He could swallow Bergren's head!

TK, didja get the meme?-we hate Jimmie Johnson here, Brad K is the one who, @ great personal cost, pimps the Detroit Red Wings Link (new window) & Twitter fans on his race vehicles Link (new window)

But I'm a Habs fan. *Braces for ire, humiliation and sympathy*


I went to a coyotes game here a couple years back when the habs came in. I dunno if there's a hidden canadian enclave in the white tank mountains or if you all actually follow them to the flippin desert, but it was a blast.
From swarming the tunnel when they came out like they were rock gods, to bellowing the canadian anthem (which we then had to try & sing louder even though we don't know the words), to the french cursing during the game, and condescending "your team put up a nice little fight there" when we lost.
I was impressed and went & saw them again this year.same with the canucks... I'll take you guys over wings or avalanche any day
2012-02-26 02:56:00 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: I made breakfast, did a couple of loads of laundry and had a smoke break. So, um, yeah, this sucks.

Austin Dillon wants tracks with retractable roofs, lol.


Made breakfast, did 4 loads of laundry, started dinner in the crock pot, started deep-cleaning the kitchen, put stock on to boil, started a fire, walked and fed the dog, played with the cats and played angry birds. Yeah, good race!

At this rate, I'll finish my chores today!
2012-02-26 02:55:43 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: And the FOX crew is out of gas, so they've gotten desperate and grabbed the Duel replays.


That's not the duels, that is the bud shootout
2012-02-26 02:55:32 PM
1 votes:
Lionel Trains has got me betting on that young guy, oh how old is he? & Ricky Stenhouse...and against the Rest Of The Field/HO Link (new window)
hopefully that doesn't put a Dan Wheldon Curse on them; Link (new window)
2012-02-26 02:53:27 PM
1 votes:
I made breakfast, did a couple of loads of laundry and had a smoke break. So, um, yeah, this sucks.

Austin Dillon wants tracks with retractable roofs, lol.
2012-02-26 02:53:11 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: And the FOX crew is out of gas, so they've gotten desperate and grabbed the Duel replays.


They could only flap their lips for so long
2012-02-26 02:53:08 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: Looking very forward to that -- when do they start?


March 25th. (new window)

It's a bit annoying there are only 5 ovals on the schedule this season. I think New Hampshire can be safe and competetive if they just give it a better date. Michael Andretti actually had to step in to save the Milwuakee race. Ditching Japan in favor of China is a bit odd, too.

Also, there will be no shakedown oval for the new car before the roll in to Indianapolis, so expect lulz all through May.

Looks like we're keeping disaster zones like Sao Paulo and Toronto, with the added bonus of possible standing starts. So those will certainly be entertaining, in that trainwreck kind of way.
2012-02-26 02:51:13 PM
1 votes:
And the FOX crew is out of gas, so they've gotten desperate and grabbed the Duel replays.
2012-02-26 02:48:39 PM
1 votes:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: the Three Stooges movie is proof that there is no god


Oh, come on. It doesn't try to be anything other than what it is: low brow comedy.
2012-02-26 02:47:30 PM
1 votes:
good_2_go Eau de Pockrass?
2012-02-26 02:47:18 PM
1 votes:
The Kate Upton "camera drift" is so hammy.
2012-02-26 02:47:07 PM
1 votes:
the Three Stooges movie is proof that there is no god
2012-02-26 02:46:11 PM
1 votes:

good_2_go: If you think wet dog smells bad you should get a whiff of a room full of wet sportswriter.


Laughter OL
2012-02-26 02:45:24 PM
1 votes:

Fireproof: Bigger blob on the radar hasn't even hit yet. My iPhone's weather app doesn't even have the chance of rain falling below 40% until like 10PM.

I wonder at what point they'll move it to tomorrow instead of running it at 3 AM.


11pm starts have happened, but that was for the Pepsi 400 (2005).

My guess is that if they can't start by six, they'll call for tomorrow.

\still think I'm drying out from that race...
2012-02-26 02:45:15 PM
1 votes:
Ryan McGee @RyanMcGeeESPN
If you think wet dog smells bad you should get a whiff of a room full of wet sportswriter.
2012-02-26 02:42:10 PM
1 votes:
WhyteRaven74 There are almost no drivers now who are back country yokels, hell fewer than half are even southerners.

You Know How I Know You Fall For Well-Crafted TrollBait?
2012-02-26 02:40:09 PM
1 votes:
Tsrwedge David Ragan is making a grocery run according to that Twitter crawl, so I think you're good.
is that an infield jobbie like Stater Bros or Food City used 2 have?
Link (new window)

Jensaarai: Well, now we've learned that Krista Voda loves scars.
Eh, she's Polish-normally you'd have to hit an obscure blog to ferret that kinda stuff out...
2012-02-26 02:39:48 PM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: DanZero: FiendishFellow05: Jensaarai: Let's ask Will Power what he thinks about letting Danica start double file on an oval after it's been raining:

[i.imgur.com image 640x355]

That still cracks me up. I have the photoshop of the IndyCar logo using that imagine another Farker did around here somewhere.

/Uh, yeah, if the rain stopped, it started again pretty fast.

I did the ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED pic.

The other one you mention, was done by someone more talented that I. Dusting it off

[img.photobucket.com image 283x283]

I try to use these two images whenever they're even tangentially relevant. They crack me up every time.

/So glad Brian Barnhart has been shuffled off to a back office job
//Sarah Fisher finally got a Honda motor for this year after being snubbed by GM


Looking very forward to that -- when do they start?
2012-02-26 02:38:40 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: FiendishFellow05: Jensaarai: Let's ask Will Power what he thinks about letting Danica start double file on an oval after it's been raining:

[i.imgur.com image 640x355]

That still cracks me up. I have the photoshop of the IndyCar logo using that imagine another Farker did around here somewhere.

/Uh, yeah, if the rain stopped, it started again pretty fast.

I did the ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED pic.

The other one you mention, was done by someone more talented that I. Dusting it off

[img.photobucket.com image 283x283]


I try to use these two images whenever they're even tangentially relevant. They crack me up every time.

/So glad Brian Barnhart has been shuffled off to a back office job
//Sarah Fisher finally got a Honda motor for this year after being snubbed by GM
2012-02-26 02:37:54 PM
1 votes:
looking at the forecast for the rest of today, tomorrow and tuesday - tuesday will be the best day to get the full race in.
2012-02-26 02:36:10 PM
1 votes:

LineNoise: give them some lessons on how not to sound like a back country yokel.


There are almost no drivers now who are back country yokels, hell fewer than half are even southerners.
2012-02-26 02:34:38 PM
1 votes:
Dear Nascar:

Every year I try and get into you. You seem like a nice diversion to have when football, baseball, and hockey aren't in their prime seasons. However, every year, you manage to alienate me within a few races. If you are truly interested in bringing in new fans, do the world a favor, and don't let your drivers talk, or for the love of god, give them some lessons on how not to sound like a back country yokel. Get some hosts who don't strike people as someone you found in a trailer park, and try and turn down the jesus just a tiny bit.
2012-02-26 02:34:00 PM
1 votes:
BTW anyone mentioned Tony Raines' sponsor for the race?
2012-02-26 02:32:20 PM
1 votes:

9beers: What time do they usually start races that are postponed to Monday? I'm guessing either noon or 1pm.


IIRC, they try to start them when the least amount of people will actually be able to watch. So I wouldn't be surprised if it's in the morning.
2012-02-26 02:31:12 PM
1 votes:

catastrophe averted: I remember Wide World of Sports.... The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat!


I am unnaturally accepting of sports announcers in yellow blazers because of them. I know if a guy has on a yellow blazer he wont be a Joe Buck or Edgy Sports Pundit busily stirring shiat or a Decidedly Insane embarassing Old Derp artists A La Lou Holtz or Don Cherry.
2012-02-26 02:29:54 PM
1 votes:
What time do they usually start races that are postponed to Monday? I'm guessing either noon or 1pm.
2012-02-26 02:29:31 PM
1 votes:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: "The Biff"

Still the worst nickname ever.


armedrobbery.files.wordpress.com

You don't you make like a tree...and get out of here
2012-02-26 02:29:05 PM
1 votes:
Rick Santorum has demanded Danica Patrick not be allowed to start the race unless they remove all her protection.
2012-02-26 02:26:23 PM
1 votes:
Thanks, keep the engine oil warmer plugged in for me and I'll see you all in a while
2012-02-26 02:25:23 PM
1 votes:

dallylamma: So is it still a Restrictor Plate Race if they're running Fuel Injection now?


Yeah, they still have a restrictor on the air intakes.
2012-02-26 02:25:14 PM
1 votes:
Did DW lose a bet?
2012-02-26 02:25:07 PM
1 votes:

relaxitsjustme: How bad is the weather? If I go run errands for a couple of hours am I going to miss any racing?


No.
2012-02-26 02:24:59 PM
1 votes:
Someone find a couple tricycles and tell Darrell and Mikey to go race a few laps.
2012-02-26 02:24:26 PM
1 votes:
"The Biff"

Still the worst nickname ever.
2012-02-26 02:22:55 PM
1 votes:
So is it still a Restrictor Plate Race if they're running Fuel Injection now?
2012-02-26 02:22:20 PM
1 votes:

relaxitsjustme: How bad is the weather? If I go run errands for a couple of hours am I going to miss any racing?


I doubt it.
2012-02-26 02:20:54 PM
1 votes:

relaxitsjustme: How bad is the weather? If I go run errands for a couple of hours am I going to miss any racing?


David Ragan is making a grocery run according to that Twitter crawl, so I think you're good.
2012-02-26 02:20:35 PM
1 votes:
Bigger blob on the radar hasn't even hit yet. My iPhone's weather app doesn't even have the chance of rain falling below 40% until like 10PM.

I wonder at what point they'll move it to tomorrow instead of running it at 3 AM.
2012-02-26 02:19:26 PM
1 votes:
Pit stalls per Jayski...
www.jayski.com
2012-02-26 02:18:45 PM
1 votes:
How bad is the weather? If I go run errands for a couple of hours am I going to miss any racing?
2012-02-26 02:18:30 PM
1 votes:
WooHoooo USA won the world bobleagh championship with a sled that had the suspension pivot in the right spot!
2012-02-26 02:18:26 PM
1 votes:
Well, now we've learned that Krista Voda loves scars.
2012-02-26 02:16:19 PM
1 votes:

OregonVet: Link (new window)


Such sweet memories.
2012-02-26 02:16:15 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: iron_city_ap: Put on some tires with tread and get to it

If only it was that easy


Okay, put some full-wets on 'em and run the road course.
2012-02-26 02:15:18 PM
1 votes:

FlyingJ: He was not beaten by the CHP Goon Squad


Always a plus.
2012-02-26 02:14:58 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: catastrophe averted: I remember Wide World of Sports.... The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat!

Oh yeah, every Saturday, such a big part of the weekend.


For us too. Thanks for the earworm....

Link (new window)
2012-02-26 02:13:30 PM
1 votes:

iron_city_ap: Put on some tires with tread and get to it


If only it was that easy
2012-02-26 02:13:05 PM
1 votes:
(deep voice)

You're Watching...

(string crescendo)

FARK SPORTS.

//bored
2012-02-26 02:12:21 PM
1 votes:
Put on some tires with tread and get to it
2012-02-26 02:10:23 PM
1 votes:

turbokat: FlyingJ: turbokat Look at the maw on that Krashalotski. He could swallow Bergren's head!

TK, didja get the meme?-we hate Jimmie Johnson here, Brad K is the one who, @ great personal cost, pimps the Detroit Red Wings Link (new window) & Twitter fans on his race vehicles Link (new window)

But I'm a Habs fan. *Braces for ire, humiliation and sympathy*


*chucks drink at turbokat*

/Bruins fan, born and raised.
//OK, not a foaming-at-the-mouth crazy one, though.
2012-02-26 02:09:49 PM
1 votes:
Which reminds me, Rain Man is coming on...
2012-02-26 02:09:27 PM
1 votes:
WhyteRaven74: I'm probably the only person in the country that's going "damn, hope the race starts soon so it doesn't end up overlapping with the start of the Oscars".

Serves NASCAR right for referring to Fontucky/Felony Flats as "Hollywood"

My brother flipped off Gov. Schwarzenegger's motorcade as he left the Pits @ Cali Speedway after a photo op. He was not beaten by the CHP Goon Squad
2012-02-26 02:08:52 PM
1 votes:

turbokat: But I'm a Habs fan


Holy hell I'm so sorry. Don't fret, I hear some have gone on to lead somewhat normal lives.
2012-02-26 02:05:49 PM
1 votes:

FlyingJ: turbokat Look at the maw on that Krashalotski. He could swallow Bergren's head!

TK, didja get the meme?-we hate Jimmie Johnson here, Brad K is the one who, @ great personal cost, pimps the Detroit Red Wings Link (new window) & Twitter fans on his race vehicles Link (new window)


But I'm a Habs fan. *Braces for ire, humiliation and sympathy*
2012-02-26 02:04:12 PM
1 votes:

catastrophe averted: I remember Wide World of Sports.... The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat!


Oh yeah, every Saturday, such a big part of the weekend.
2012-02-26 02:02:33 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: mikaloyd: Fark it, Imma watch the world championship bobsled races while this rain is on. These guys will crash (new window)

And right now is when I miss Universal Sports, it showed that sort of thing. And what does NBC do? Comes up with another sports station that shows none of the cool stuff Universal Sports showed.


I remember Wide World of Sports.... The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat!
2012-02-26 02:01:48 PM
1 votes:
turbokat Look at the maw on that Krashalotski. He could swallow Bergren's head!

TK, didja get the meme?-we hate Jimmie Johnson here, Brad K is the one who, @ great personal cost, pimps the Detroit Red Wings Link (new window) & Twitter fans on his race vehicles Link (new window)
2012-02-26 02:01:01 PM
1 votes:

Foaming: Bored #NASCAR officials checking Chad Knaus' umbrella to see if it's curved beyond tolerance. #DAYTONA500


bwahahahahahahahahaahaha
2012-02-26 01:59:31 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: B-b-but Hollywood dictates what us race fans should watch!!!! It's like a SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING scenario all over TV tonight!


At this point NASCAR is more creative than Hollywood, at least NASCAR has something new happening each time and not a bunch of reboots and sequels. Also their accounting is a bit more honest.
2012-02-26 01:59:12 PM
1 votes:

Gosling: Trevor Bayne isn't even in his firesuit anymore. Who the hell are we even trying to kid?


I see what you did there........
2012-02-26 01:58:38 PM
1 votes:
nascarcasm @nascarcasm
Bored #NASCAR officials checking Chad Knaus' umbrella to see if it's curved beyond tolerance. #DAYTONA500
2012-02-26 01:57:49 PM
1 votes:
Ha, someone fell during a run on the Scouting Combine
2012-02-26 01:56:34 PM
1 votes:

mikaloyd: Fark it, Imma watch the world championship bobsled races while this rain is on. These guys will crash (new window)


And right now is when I miss Universal Sports, it showed that sort of thing. And what does NBC do? Comes up with another sports station that shows none of the cool stuff Universal Sports showed.
2012-02-26 01:56:31 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: I'm probably the only person in the country that's going "damn, hope the race starts soon so it doesn't end up overlapping with the start of the Oscars".


B-b-but Hollywood dictates what us race fans should watch!!!! It's like a SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING scenario all over TV tonight!
2012-02-26 01:56:29 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: FiendishFellow05: Jensaarai: Let's ask Will Power what he thinks about letting Danica start double file on an oval after it's been raining:

[i.imgur.com image 640x355]

That still cracks me up. I have the photoshop of the IndyCar logo using that imagine another Farker did around here somewhere.

/Uh, yeah, if the rain stopped, it started again pretty fast.

I did the ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED pic.

The other one you mention, was done by someone more talented that I. Dusting it off

[img.photobucket.com image 283x283]


Yeah, that one. And I thought I credit "another Farker" in my original post.

/Will Power is the man.
//OH, FOR GOD'S SAKE. A GoDaddy Commerical?!?
2012-02-26 01:56:03 PM
1 votes:
Trevor Bayne isn't even in his firesuit anymore. Who the hell are we even trying to kid?
2012-02-26 01:55:05 PM
1 votes:
Well, there's always golf..........time for a nap. I even put a brisket on the smoker for this nonsense. Why does Jeebus hate brisket?
2012-02-26 01:54:54 PM
1 votes:
I'm probably the only person in the country that's going "damn, hope the race starts soon so it doesn't end up overlapping with the start of the Oscars".
2012-02-26 01:54:49 PM
1 votes:
alright, bailing again
2012-02-26 01:54:42 PM
1 votes:

LarryDan43: "Midnight in Daytona" (when this thing finally gets started?)


Nice. Can't have them going during the NOSCARs!
2012-02-26 01:54:32 PM
1 votes:
2012-02-26 01:53:58 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: Jensaarai: Let's ask Will Power what he thinks about letting Danica start double file on an oval after it's been raining:

[i.imgur.com image 640x355]

That still cracks me up. I have the photoshop of the IndyCar logo using that imagine another Farker did around here somewhere.

/Uh, yeah, if the rain stopped, it started again pretty fast.


I did the ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED pic.

The other one you mention, was done by someone more talented that I. Dusting it off

img.photobucket.com
2012-02-26 01:53:56 PM
1 votes:

LarryDan43: The Kings Speech was last year, how about, "The Track of Life" or "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Fast" or "Midnight in Daytona" (when this thing finally gets started?)


Well done.
2012-02-26 01:53:52 PM
1 votes:

Farking Sweet:

iRacing.com ran two Daytona 500s this week l finished 10th in mine. Full length races about 1200 entered then we had about 26 43 car splits. It is the ultimate sim check it out! www.iracing.com/daytona500

/no affiliation
//love it


I wondered if there was anyoone else on there on FARK. I was 29th in my split, sadly (23rd split, 1st race).
2012-02-26 01:52:50 PM
1 votes:
The thing about Daytona is that even if you go under the stands you're going to get soaked. Just walking under there when its not raining you are liable to get hit with a spilled beer or Coke from above.
2012-02-26 01:52:32 PM
1 votes:
Richard Petty's head looks like a bell pepper with glasses and a mustache.
2012-02-26 01:52:30 PM
1 votes:
What the fark am I watching?
2012-02-26 01:51:42 PM
1 votes:
I guess Neptune isn't a fan of NASCAR
2012-02-26 01:50:36 PM
1 votes:
Crap, that's not just rain, that's biblical!
2012-02-26 01:50:28 PM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: Let's ask Will Power what he thinks about letting Danica start double file on an oval after it's been raining:

[i.imgur.com image 640x355]


That still cracks me up. I have the photoshop of the IndyCar logo using that imagine another Farker did around here somewhere.

/Uh, yeah, if the rain stopped, it started again pretty fast.
2012-02-26 01:49:13 PM
1 votes:
Good lord that is some rain
2012-02-26 01:48:18 PM
1 votes:
DANICA
DANICA
DANICA

She's in this race guys!
2012-02-26 01:48:00 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: You gotta say it right.

ROOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRING STAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

ROOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRING STAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


it always amused me how, despite it being a game based around an American track, they used (blatantly obvious) Japanese vocals for the theme and in-game

/yes, I was leaving but that tease VW mentioned dryers
2012-02-26 01:47:17 PM
1 votes:
I'm glad I went to the Gatorade Duels rather than this.
2012-02-26 01:46:46 PM
1 votes:
Annnnnnd the rain's back mid-Danica interview.

SHE'S A WITCH!
2012-02-26 01:46:18 PM
1 votes:

Jensaarai: Let's ask Will Power what he thinks about letting Danica start double file on an oval after it's been raining:

[i.imgur.com image 640x355]


YAY! MY PIC! (from last year)

holy shiat that was some crash the other day.
2012-02-26 01:45:36 PM
1 votes:

eddievercetti: [segaretro.org image 320x248]

So no ROLLING START?


You gotta say it right.

ROOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRING STAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

ROOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRING STAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
2012-02-26 01:45:31 PM
1 votes:

Let's ask Will Power what he thinks about letting Danica start double file on an oval after it's been raining:

i.imgur.com
2012-02-26 01:43:50 PM
1 votes:
So they show them drying the track and then cut to a shot of Danica walking under an umbrella because it's still raining.
2012-02-26 01:42:25 PM
1 votes:
segaretro.org

So no ROLLING START?
2012-02-26 01:42:19 PM
1 votes:

catastrophe averted: dallylamma: Aside from the water pouring off the track, is there some sort of stream or similar freely flowing rivulet out there for a brother who has no tv access today?

http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/110012/1/watch-nascar-:-sprint-cup - daytona-500.html


Danke Schoen
2012-02-26 01:41:55 PM
1 votes:
Darrell and Mikey singing. Why can't Fox have the whole season?
2012-02-26 01:41:00 PM
1 votes:

Tsrwedge: LucklessWonder: Don't follow NASCAR closely, but am in one of the Fark leagues. Is starting:

Evil Opus
Bowyer
Mark Martin
Waltrip

sane or stupid for the 500?

Er, Waltrip didn't make the 500.


Maybe you get bonus points for having a driver in the booth?
2012-02-26 01:40:44 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: DanZero: STOP.

SINGING.

LMFAO.

I think John Roberts had the same thought!


Why do you hate little baby ducks? :)
2012-02-26 01:40:39 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: DanZero: bluorangefyre: FiendishFellow05: I don't think Mike Helton's looking at the same radar we just saw. *facepalm*

He wants it to run today. BAH GAWD, HE'S GOT CENA! BAH GAWD, HE'S GOT DANICA!! BAH GAWD, THE ENTIRE WORLD IS WATCHING!!! Nobody will be watching on Monday. He's likely trying to wheel in a roof right now.

B-b-but the buy rates! BAH GAWD

The Bestest: to help pass the time until they at least come to an official decision, I suggest listening to this on a continuous loop

No matter what, that game will always be great

/have dreamcast port

Hell, yeah. I've got the XBOX Live Arcade port. Game never gets old. When arcades are still carrying the game 20 years after it originally came out, you did something right.

/Smoke interviews are always a good time.


Thanks Vegaswench!

iRacing.com ran two Daytona 500s this week l finished 10th in mine. Full length races about 1200 entered then we had about 26 43 car splits. It is the ultimate sim check it out! www.iracing.com/daytona500

/no affiliation
//love it
2012-02-26 01:40:27 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: Rain stopped and the jet dryers are firing up.

Woot!


Stop it you tease!
2012-02-26 01:39:17 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: Rain stopped and the jet dryers are firing up.

Woot!


Just in time for the next wave of the green blob heading their way :)
2012-02-26 01:38:42 PM
1 votes:
STOP.

SINGING.
2012-02-26 01:38:00 PM
1 votes:
Rain stopped and the jet dryers are firing up.

Woot!
2012-02-26 01:37:52 PM
1 votes:

bluorangefyre: Gosling: Tsrwedge: Just woke up and oh my is that a lot of rain.

Don't worry, it's gonna blow right through! It's on-and-off and there's only a little bit of rain and it will clear up in no time and the dryers will be right out and THEN WE'RE TOTALLY GOING TO HAVE A FULL RACE IN ITS ENTIRETY TODAY.

Seriously, I see a weather map like that up here in Wisconsin and I go 'it's gonna be icky all day long'. BUT THIS IS FLORIDA AND RAIN WORKS SO MUCH DIFFERENTLY IN FLORIDA FOR SURE GUYS.

Actually it does. It can go from not a cloud in the sky to torrential monsoon with lots of thunder and lightning in approximately 2 minutes.


This is definetly true; I was there just recently. But that doesn't change the fact that there's a giant green. Lob headed toward them on the radar.
2012-02-26 01:36:47 PM
1 votes:

dallylamma: Aside from the water pouring off the track, is there some sort of stream or similar freely flowing rivulet out there for a brother who has no tv access today?


http://www.firstrowsports.eu/watch/110012/1/watch-nascar-:-sprint-cup - daytona-500.html
2012-02-26 01:35:56 PM
1 votes:

LucklessWonder: Don't follow NASCAR closely, but am in one of the Fark leagues. Is starting:

Evil Opus
Bowyer
Mark Martin
Waltrip

sane or stupid for the 500?


Er, Waltrip didn't make the 500.
2012-02-26 01:35:53 PM
1 votes:

Gosling: OH COME ON THAT IS NOT A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN THE GREEN BLOB IS HALFWAY INTO THE DAMNED GULF OF MEXICO

Dude. You are not racing today. Give it up and try again tomorrow.


admit it now and pay for alternative programming? Are you nuts? You've already paid the announcers and camera crews, keep them talking to drivers until time runs out then call it.
2012-02-26 01:34:57 PM
1 votes:
Allmendinger seems like such a goofball. In a good way.
2012-02-26 01:33:49 PM
1 votes:

Gosling: Tsrwedge: Just woke up and oh my is that a lot of rain.

Don't worry, it's gonna blow right through! It's on-and-off and there's only a little bit of rain and it will clear up in no time and the dryers will be right out and THEN WE'RE TOTALLY GOING TO HAVE A FULL RACE IN ITS ENTIRETY TODAY.

Seriously, I see a weather map like that up here in Wisconsin and I go 'it's gonna be icky all day long'. BUT THIS IS FLORIDA AND RAIN WORKS SO MUCH DIFFERENTLY IN FLORIDA FOR SURE GUYS.


Actually it does. It can go from not a cloud in the sky to torrential monsoon with lots of thunder and lightning in approximately 2 minutes.
2012-02-26 01:33:38 PM
1 votes:
Look at the maw on that Krashalotski. He could swallow Bergren's head!
2012-02-26 01:33:13 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: MFAWG: DanZero: mikaloyd: This year the main focus of butthurt will be the descrying of danica followed by the defending of danica.

Srsly? OY this should be fun -- gotta love when there's a focus on someone or something

I love the butthurt she generates more than anything else about her. What I find odd is that the biggest haters (according to non-scientific sampling of NASCAR oriented message boards and my FB) always seem to be women working along the lines of:

'ZOMG, SHE'S JUST A WHORE!'

Yeah, that's farked up. She's got so much pressure on her, it must be suffocating. I don't see buying her gear and getting all "grrl power" or anything, but I hope she does well.


I actually have a #16 Danica tshirt from her 2005 IndyCar season. I still wear it quite often.
2012-02-26 01:32:40 PM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: The art of racing in the rain.. Awesome


Yeah... "Chapter One: Go Slower"
2012-02-26 01:31:33 PM
1 votes:
The art of racing in the rain.. Awesome
2012-02-26 01:30:17 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: DanZero: bluorangefyre: FiendishFellow05: I don't think Mike Helton's looking at the same radar we just saw. *facepalm*

He wants it to run today. BAH GAWD, HE'S GOT CENA! BAH GAWD, HE'S GOT DANICA!! BAH GAWD, THE ENTIRE WORLD IS WATCHING!!! Nobody will be watching on Monday. He's likely trying to wheel in a roof right now.

B-b-but the buy rates! BAH GAWD

The Bestest: to help pass the time until they at least come to an official decision, I suggest listening to this on a continuous loop

No matter what, that game will always be great

/have dreamcast port

Hell, yeah. I've got the XBOX Live Arcade port. Game never gets old. When arcades are still carrying the game 20 years after it originally came out, you did something right.

/Smoke interviews are always a good time.


NASCAR Arcade was also pretty fun. Came out in 2000.
2012-02-26 01:29:56 PM
1 votes:
Aside from the water pouring off the track, is there some sort of stream or similar freely flowing rivulet out there for a brother who has no tv access today?
2012-02-26 01:28:57 PM
1 votes:
Tony was in the trailer cooking up some food.
2012-02-26 01:27:59 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: bluorangefyre: FiendishFellow05: I don't think Mike Helton's looking at the same radar we just saw. *facepalm*

He wants it to run today. BAH GAWD, HE'S GOT CENA! BAH GAWD, HE'S GOT DANICA!! BAH GAWD, THE ENTIRE WORLD IS WATCHING!!! Nobody will be watching on Monday. He's likely trying to wheel in a roof right now.

B-b-but the buy rates! BAH GAWD

The Bestest: to help pass the time until they at least come to an official decision, I suggest listening to this on a continuous loop

No matter what, that game will always be great

/have dreamcast port


Hell, yeah. I've got the XBOX Live Arcade port. Game never gets old. When arcades are still carrying the game 20 years after it originally came out, you did something right.

/Smoke interviews are always a good time.
2012-02-26 01:27:28 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: What the f*ck? A BRIE AD during a NASCAR RACE?

DId I just see that?!?


That was likely local. Here in Atlanta, we're getting political ads (primarily anti-Newt, who's expected to win Georgia handily) ahead of Super Tuesday.
2012-02-26 01:27:03 PM
1 votes:

MFAWG: DanZero: mikaloyd: This year the main focus of butthurt will be the descrying of danica followed by the defending of danica.

Srsly? OY this should be fun -- gotta love when there's a focus on someone or something

I love the butthurt she generates more than anything else about her. What I find odd is that the biggest haters (according to non-scientific sampling of NASCAR oriented message boards and my FB) always seem to be women working along the lines of:

'ZOMG, SHE'S JUST A WHORE!'


Yeah, that's farked up. She's got so much pressure on her, it must be suffocating. I don't see buying her gear and getting all "grrl power" or anything, but I hope she does well.
2012-02-26 01:26:58 PM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: OK, nevermind...

"Crash Artist" DW? Really?

You mean like your moron brother?


Actually I thought that was the best answer to that. DW generally really seems to support Danica, and he's right. She's coming in with 2 strikes against her already because of her sex (not her fault) and her attitude (totally her fault). She can't be looking to win, she needs to put her head down, get humble, and just finish good and clean.

Tomorrow, that is.

Sucks, have to work.
2012-02-26 01:26:51 PM
1 votes:

Tsrwedge: Just woke up and oh my is that a lot of rain.


Don't worry, it's gonna blow right through! It's on-and-off and there's only a little bit of rain and it will clear up in no time and the dryers will be right out and THEN WE'RE TOTALLY GOING TO HAVE A FULL RACE IN ITS ENTIRETY TODAY.

Seriously, I see a weather map like that up here in Wisconsin and I go 'it's gonna be icky all day long'. BUT THIS IS FLORIDA AND RAIN WORKS SO MUCH DIFFERENTLY IN FLORIDA FOR SURE GUYS.
2012-02-26 01:26:10 PM
1 votes:

catastrophe averted: Um... the wind will help dry the track? Really, announcer? The wind is there because of the rain storm. The wind is actually making it wetter, not dryer.


Oh, well. Back to cleaning my guns and clinging to my religion.
2012-02-26 01:26:05 PM
1 votes:

The Bestest: to help pass the time until they at least come to an official decision, I suggest listening to this on a continuous loop


Oh Em Gee. What was that? Rasta-Daytona?
2012-02-26 01:25:48 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: catastrophe averted: Um... the wind will help dry the track? Really, announcer? The wind is there because of the rain storm. The wind is actually making it wetter, not dryer.

Ahahahaha, they're reaching ESPN like levels of intelligence

Why can't anyone call NASCAR right?


Its Fox. You expect honesty? They will say whatever they can to keep people glued to the TV channel. I expect them to switch from "Meh, the rain will quit. Keep watching." to "OMG WE ARE HAVING A DISASTER. KEEP WATCHING"
2012-02-26 01:25:42 PM
1 votes:

bluorangefyre: FiendishFellow05: I don't think Mike Helton's looking at the same radar we just saw. *facepalm*

He wants it to run today. BAH GAWD, HE'S GOT CENA! BAH GAWD, HE'S GOT DANICA!! BAH GAWD, THE ENTIRE WORLD IS WATCHING!!! Nobody will be watching on Monday. He's likely trying to wheel in a roof right now.


B-b-but the buy rates! BAH GAWD

The Bestest: to help pass the time until they at least come to an official decision, I suggest listening to this on a continuous loop


No matter what, that game will always be great

/have dreamcast port
2012-02-26 01:25:29 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: What the f*ck? A BRIE AD during a NASCAR RACE?

DId I just see that?!?


Must have been local ad. Didn't get that one here
2012-02-26 01:24:28 PM
1 votes:
What the f*ck? A BRIE AD during a NASCAR RACE?

DId I just see that?!?
2012-02-26 01:24:04 PM
1 votes:
Hello race fans!

Go prime numbered cars!
2012-02-26 01:23:46 PM
1 votes:
to help pass the time until they at least come to an official decision, I suggest listening to this on a continuous loop
2012-02-26 01:23:22 PM
1 votes:

catastrophe averted: DanZero: catastrophe averted: Um... the wind will help dry the track? Really, announcer? The wind is there because of the rain storm. The wind is actually making it wetter, not dryer.

Ahahahaha, they're reaching ESPN like levels of intelligence

Why can't anyone call NASCAR right?

You already know the an$wer.


I $hould have known
2012-02-26 01:23:15 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: I don't think Mike Helton's looking at the same radar we just saw. *facepalm*


He wants it to run today. BAH GAWD, HE'S GOT CENA! BAH GAWD, HE'S GOT DANICA!! BAH GAWD, THE ENTIRE WORLD IS WATCHING!!! Nobody will be watching on Monday. He's likely trying to wheel in a roof right now.
2012-02-26 01:22:44 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: mikaloyd: This year the main focus of butthurt will be the descrying of danica followed by the defending of danica.

Srsly? OY this should be fun -- gotta love when there's a focus on someone or something


I love the butthurt she generates more than anything else about her. What I find odd is that the biggest haters (according to non-scientific sampling of NASCAR oriented message boards and my FB) always seem to be women working along the lines of:

'ZOMG, SHE'S JUST A WHORE!'
2012-02-26 01:22:06 PM
1 votes:

mikaloyd: Farking Sweet: At the track having free beer and bbq sandwiches. It just started raining again damnit.

We have a volunteer to go out there

[static.ddmcdn.com image 400x267]


Godspeed, wet pussy.
2012-02-26 01:21:27 PM
1 votes:

catastrophe averted: Um... the wind will help dry the track? Really, announcer? The wind is there because of the rain storm. The wind is actually making it wetter, not dryer.


Ahahahaha, they're reaching ESPN like levels of intelligence

Why can't anyone call NASCAR right?
2012-02-26 01:21:00 PM
1 votes:

Farking Sweet: At the track having free beer and bbq sandwiches. It just started raining again damnit.


We have a volunteer to go out there

static.ddmcdn.com
2012-02-26 01:20:38 PM
1 votes:
Um... the wind will help dry the track? Really, announcer? The wind is there because of the rain storm. The wind is actually making it wetter, not dryer.
2012-02-26 01:20:13 PM
1 votes:

eddievercetti: Has anyone flirted with Danica? - the NBC Nightly News
Has Mike touched Kate's boobs? - unsure
Has Cena embraced the hate? - according to Kane, yes
Is DW more wacked out than Shaq, Barley and Booker T combined? - no but he is more fun

2012-02-26 01:20:11 PM
1 votes:
Just woke up and oh my is that a lot of rain.
2012-02-26 01:20:10 PM
1 votes:

bluorangefyre: Oh fark it, strap rain tires on these sumbiatches and let 'em race.


That might be the only thing worse than postponing it until tomorrow.
2012-02-26 01:18:48 PM
1 votes:
I don't think Mike Helton's looking at the same radar we just saw. *facepalm*
2012-02-26 01:18:37 PM
1 votes:

Farking Sweet: At the track having free beer and bbq sandwiches. It just started raining again damnit.


I am jealous. Have fun. Hope you get to see a race today.
2012-02-26 01:17:52 PM
1 votes:

mikaloyd: This year the main focus of butthurt will be the descrying of danica followed by the defending of danica.


Srsly? OY this should be fun -- gotta love when there's a focus on someone or something
2012-02-26 01:17:44 PM
1 votes:
Oh fark it, strap rain tires on these sumbiatches and let 'em race.
2012-02-26 01:17:32 PM
1 votes:
OH COME ON THAT IS NOT A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN THE GREEN BLOB IS HALFWAY INTO THE DAMNED GULF OF MEXICO

Dude. You are not racing today. Give it up and try again tomorrow.
2012-02-26 01:17:14 PM
1 votes:
LEGS? WTF? I am failing to see how a bunch of amateur dancers can sell an engine guarantee program......
2012-02-26 01:17:13 PM
1 votes:
Rick Dickert? He hardly knew hert!
2012-02-26 01:16:20 PM
1 votes:
Has anyone flirted with Danica?
Has Mike touched Kate's boobs?
Has Cena embraced the hate?
Is DW more wacked out than Shaq, Barley and Booker T combined?
2012-02-26 01:16:14 PM
1 votes:

rhiannon: GardenWeasel: NASCAR just shut down the dryers.

Yes because they're getting ready to go racing. They just told me that on Fox. I'm going to watch these commercials carefully so that I don't miss the start....


*snort*
2012-02-26 01:15:56 PM
1 votes:

rhiannon: GardenWeasel: NASCAR just shut down the dryers.

Yes because they're getting ready to go racing. They just told me that on Fox. I'm going to watch these commercials carefully so that I don't miss the start....


lulz
2012-02-26 01:15:09 PM
1 votes:
Are you kidding? It's raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock.
2012-02-26 01:14:51 PM
1 votes:

GardenWeasel: NASCAR just shut down the dryers.


Yes because they're getting ready to go racing. They just told me that on Fox. I'm going to watch these commercials carefully so that I don't miss the start....
2012-02-26 01:14:42 PM
1 votes:

DanZero: Also, what annoying features should I watch out for when watching this on FOX, besides the "beloved" DIGGER? ESPN has the commercials and bad commentary, anything else?


This year the main focus of butthurt will be the descrying of danica followed by the defending of danica.
2012-02-26 01:14:23 PM
1 votes:

Fireproof: The stands appear to be 3/4 empty. Only time I saw it like that so close to a race once in Martinsville just before it was postponed.


Lucky fans that didn't have to hear that National Anthem. What is it with these singers?
2012-02-26 01:13:53 PM
1 votes:
At the track having free beer and bbq sandwiches. It just started raining again damnit.
2012-02-26 01:12:35 PM
1 votes:
NASCAR just shut down the dryers.
2012-02-26 01:12:15 PM
1 votes:
The stands appear to be 3/4 empty. Only time I saw it like that so close to a race once in Martinsville just before it was postponed.
2012-02-26 01:12:07 PM
1 votes:
Just showing up and.... well, something tells me this ain't race weather.

At least, not NASCAR race weather. Formula 1, Le Mans and the ralliers would plow right on through.
2012-02-26 01:12:03 PM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: MFAWG: I did think the hands up was interesting. I'm guessing the arm restraints they use don't allow you to cross your hands over your chest, which is what I was told was the smart thing to do back in the days when the cars were made of steel and the drivers were made of iron.

If you have room (and time) the safest place for your arms in the event of an impending *serious* collision is right where she put them. Braced against the HANS device.


I'm old. A 'Hans Device' was not anywhere on the radar screen in my day. A 5 point harness was the norm, although there were some 6 point.
2012-02-26 01:11:49 PM
1 votes:
Train? I thought they only used them for Sonoma races.
2012-02-26 01:09:28 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: 9beers: I love how these guys are still talking like there's going to be a race. I guarantee that it's deliberate that they're not talking about the weather so everybody stays tuned in.

Starting to rain again, per some reliable people I follow on twitter.


13:07

i.imgur.com
2012-02-26 01:08:54 PM
1 votes:

The Bestest: catastrophe averted: Smoke needs to cut back on a few oreos. He's not gonna be able to fit through a car window much longer!

Pfft. It's simple physics man. p=mv=winnar.


I was thinking more of: race car + added driver weight = poorer fuel mileage

But if the cookies make him happy, so he drives the car better, I guess that could offset my math theory.
2012-02-26 01:08:37 PM
1 votes:

MorrisBird: Subby missed the key question. Will it rain? Link (new window)


Will Joonyer's winless streak end? Will Danica win? Will the rain stay away? Will Smoke cop a feel from Kate Upton? It's the Daytona 500. Green flag scheduled for 1:29EST on Fox

You were saying?
2012-02-26 01:08:28 PM
1 votes:
Hey guys, I think Danika crashing will make this one official Blue
2012-02-26 01:08:14 PM
1 votes:

bluorangefyre: So, Mikey is in the booth for this one? Race official before it even starts?


Mark is in the 55.
2012-02-26 01:07:33 PM
1 votes:
So, Mikey is in the booth for this one? Race official before it even starts?
2012-02-26 01:06:51 PM
1 votes:

MFAWG: I did think the hands up was interesting. I'm guessing the arm restraints they use don't allow you to cross your hands over your chest, which is what I was told was the smart thing to do back in the days when the cars were made of steel and the drivers were made of iron.


If you have room (and time) the safest place for your arms in the event of an impending *serious* collision is right where she put them. Braced against the HANS device.
2012-02-26 01:06:48 PM
1 votes:

9beers: I love how these guys are still talking like there's going to be a race. I guarantee that it's deliberate that they're not talking about the weather so everybody stays tuned in.


Starting to rain again, per some reliable people I follow on twitter.
2012-02-26 01:05:13 PM
1 votes:

Shadow Blasko: MFAWG: Darrell knows perfectly well that hands off the wheel is the absolutely correct move in certain situations.

Actually, I think they did that JUST right.

Of course he knows... But by asking her in that way, he was able to frame it in a way that she was able to explain, and he didn't look like an ass.

/Well done


Yaa, I forget that we still have some of that 'For Those Of You New To NASCAR' shiat going on.

I did think the hands up was interesting. I'm guessing the arm restraints they use don't allow you to cross your hands over your chest, which is what I was told was the smart thing to do back in the days when the cars were made of steel and the drivers were made of iron.
2012-02-26 01:05:12 PM
1 votes:

bluorangefyre: catastrophe averted: Smoke needs to cut back on a few oreos. He's not gonna be able to fit through a car window much longer!

He's slowly morphing into AJ Foyt.


And, somehow, that's apropos.
2012-02-26 01:05:08 PM
1 votes:

bluorangefyre: catastrophe averted: Smoke needs to cut back on a few oreos. He's not gonna be able to fit through a car window much longer!

He's slowly morphing into AJ Foyt.


HA :)
2012-02-26 01:04:54 PM
1 votes:
OK, nevermind...

"Crash Artist" DW? Really?

You mean like your moron brother?
2012-02-26 01:04:23 PM
1 votes:
I love how these guys are still talking like there's going to be a race. I guarantee that it's deliberate that they're not talking about the weather so everybody stays tuned in.
2012-02-26 01:04:01 PM
1 votes:

catastrophe averted: Smoke needs to cut back on a few oreos. He's not gonna be able to fit through a car window much longer!


He's slowly morphing into AJ Foyt.
2012-02-26 01:03:57 PM
1 votes:
Hell, she's in better shape than Smoke is. Then again, most drivers are.

Hit the gym, Tony, not the buffet table.

/I'm just poking fun. I want him to win the 500 this year.
2012-02-26 01:03:09 PM
1 votes:
Smoke needs to cut back on a few oreos. He's not gonna be able to fit through a car window much longer!
2012-02-26 01:03:00 PM
1 votes:

MFAWG: Fireproof: Danica Patrick is married?

/That just ruined her for me

To a chiropractor from Bellevue, Wa the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.


FTFY
2012-02-26 01:02:57 PM
1 votes:
@nascarcasm Happy raceday! No liking the radar. Everyone needs to do a "no rain" dance. If you're unfamiliar, it looks like this.

ROFL
2012-02-26 01:02:09 PM
1 votes:
That interview was really awkward.

Her wreck from Thursday makes me flinch every time I see it. Yikes.
2012-02-26 01:01:39 PM
1 votes:

MFAWG: Darrell knows perfectly well that hands off the wheel is the absolutely correct move in certain situations.


Actually, I think they did that JUST right.

Of course he knows... But by asking her in that way, he was able to frame it in a way that she was able to explain, and he didn't look like an ass.

/Well done
2012-02-26 01:01:28 PM
1 votes:

Igor Jakovsky: bluorangefyre: Got stream? Yes BAH GAWD I WILL BE WATCHING!!! Likely the only race I will get to actually watch/hear and participate in the thread this whole entire season, since I work evey weekend except for this one since my wife is recovering from a C-section.

The other question that should've been asked: Will the drivers actually see the green flag wave? Because yes, we get to mix in a bit of wrestling with our racing today, since John Cena is waving the green flag.

/armbar

CENA SUCKS!


Funny thought: you know how half the arena chants that while the other cheers for Cena? Imagine if the entirety of Daytona International Speedway did that. I'd hear the 'CENA SUCKS!' chants clean up here.
2012-02-26 01:00:17 PM
1 votes:
Danica Patrick is married?

/That just ruined her for me
2012-02-26 01:00:00 PM
1 votes:
Darrell knows perfectly well that hands off the wheel is the absolutely correct move in certain situations.
2012-02-26 12:58:55 PM
1 votes:

AngryDesertDweller: Picks ??

Kevin Harvick #29
Kurt Busch #51
Longshot Pick : Robby Gordon #7


Yahoo Fantasy:

Kyle
Kahne
McMurray
Almirola
2012-02-26 12:58:39 PM
1 votes:

mephisto6: AceThunder: 88 seconds late! Damn, so that means Joonyer is going to win!

uh
I have exactly 8 beers in the fridge. And one leftover pizza, with 8 slices.

You seein this, man?
I gotta place a bet


Only when someone carves a 88 Impala out of mashed potatoes, will I believe.

/Obscure?
2012-02-26 12:56:10 PM
1 votes:

9beers: Now I'm finding forecasts saying light rain through the entire day and into the evening. This race isn't happening today, not a chance.


Whelp, more Skyrim for me I spose
2012-02-26 12:55:48 PM
1 votes:
What the fark did they all go to Africa for? Bayne went to Kenya, and Wonderboy went to Rwanda?
2012-02-26 12:54:28 PM
1 votes:

bluorangefyre: Got stream? Yes BAH GAWD I WILL BE WATCHING!!! Likely the only race I will get to actually watch/hear and participate in the thread this whole entire season, since I work evey weekend except for this one since my wife is recovering from a C-section.

The other question that should've been asked: Will the drivers actually see the green flag wave? Because yes, we get to mix in a bit of wrestling with our racing today, since John Cena is waving the green flag.

/armbar


CENA SUCKS!
2012-02-26 12:54:16 PM
1 votes:

LarryDan43: This race isn't going green today.


Mr. McMahon is hoping it does, for he needs his #1 corporate star to be back in the ring tomorrow night to build up hype for Wrestlemania.
2012-02-26 12:53:01 PM
1 votes:

LarryDan43: This race isn't going green today.


Doesn't look like it. If they get a break, they may get some laps in between today and tonight anyway.
2012-02-26 12:52:05 PM
1 votes:
Also, have we decided if the idol will be powered up this season? It seemed to succeed last year, but do we want to keep it running just to be sure? Or did it become self-aware? Or did it have intimate relations with karma and Jimmie Johnson started having bad luck BEFORE the season even started with his team being caught cheating again?
2012-02-26 12:50:56 PM
1 votes:

9beers: Now I'm finding forecasts saying light rain through the entire day and into the evening. This race isn't happening today, not a chance.


From what I'm reading, the weather may not clear up until prime-time tomorrow. Unless they run the race 24-hour style in 25-lap increments.
2012-02-26 12:50:26 PM
1 votes:
This race isn't going green today.
2012-02-26 12:50:23 PM
1 votes:
Picks ??

Kevin Harvick #29
Kurt Busch #51
Longshot Pick : Robby Gordon #7
2012-02-26 12:50:19 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: turbokat: AceThunder: 88 seconds late! Damn, so that means Joonyer is going to win!

Let's not get crazy..........

Did you see Friday's truck race and the Nationwide race yesterday? I am now convinced that anything can happen, and Dale Jr. winning is a distinct possibility. I'm so scared...so cold...


Your getting into end times prophesy here.

*Four Horsemen watching race intently, saddles next to them*
2012-02-26 12:49:36 PM
1 votes:
Got stream? Yes BAH GAWD I WILL BE WATCHING!!! Likely the only race I will get to actually watch/hear and participate in the thread this whole entire season, since I work evey weekend except for this one since my wife is recovering from a C-section.

The other question that should've been asked: Will the drivers actually see the green flag wave? Because yes, we get to mix in a bit of wrestling with our racing today, since John Cena is waving the green flag.

/armbar
2012-02-26 12:49:14 PM
1 votes:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Beginning of every season, 90% of the people in this thread complain about DW's announcing style.
by the end of the season, the NBC and ESPN announcers have people saying that they can't wait to have DW back.

For better or worse, he brings a TON of personality into the booth. You may not like "Boogity boogity boogity", but it's a hell of a lot more exciting that "and the race is green".


Damn straight. DW is the man. Still miss BP though :(
2012-02-26 12:48:31 PM
1 votes:
Outtaphase

I don't think this car is going to be capable of a left hand turn.


They'll just have to drive ass backwards........
2012-02-26 12:47:51 PM
1 votes:

Igor Jakovsky: Gonz: Hey y'all. Missing the pre-race fun because I'm turning an old computer into a full-time streaming machine for the big TV. Giving up cable was much easier when I realized that everything is on teh intarwebs for free.

I'll probably be doing that when my promo rate is up with comcast. Interwebs + netflix is all I need. At least until football season


It's a lot easier than I thought it would be. I get 4 different PBS stations over the air, which is way cool. I also find myself turning the damn TV off when nothing good is on, which has been educational. I didn't realize just how much utter crap I used to watch.
2012-02-26 12:46:37 PM
1 votes:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Beginning of every season, 90% of the people in this thread complain about DW's announcing style.
by the end of the season, the NBC and ESPN announcers have people saying that they can't wait to have DW back.

For better or worse, he brings a TON of personality into the booth. You may not like "Boogity boogity boogity", but it's a hell of a lot more exciting that "and the race is green".


No disagreement from me. I like DW; he's entertaining. Mikey's just annoying.

/Mike Joy is better than Allen Bestwick, too.
2012-02-26 12:46:37 PM
1 votes:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Beginning of every season, 90% of the people in this thread complain about DW's announcing style.
by the end of the season, the NBC and ESPN announcers have people saying that they can't wait to have DW back.

For better or worse, he brings a TON of personality into the booth. You may not like "Boogity boogity boogity", but it's a hell of a lot more exciting that "and the race is green".


This is true, remember Wally's World?
2012-02-26 12:46:34 PM
1 votes:
Now I'm finding forecasts saying light rain through the entire day and into the evening. This race isn't happening today, not a chance.
2012-02-26 12:46:04 PM
1 votes:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Beginning of every season, 90% of the people in this thread complain about DW's announcing style.
by the end of the season, the NBC and ESPN announcers have people saying that they can't wait to have DW back.

For better or worse, he brings a TON of personality into the booth. You may not like "Boogity boogity boogity", but it's a hell of a lot more exciting that "and the race is green".


With Mikey in the booth with him, I wonder if he'll cry again. He does pretty much every time they race here, doesn't he?
2012-02-26 12:45:02 PM
1 votes:
Beginning of every season, 90% of the people in this thread complain about DW's announcing style.
by the end of the season, the NBC and ESPN announcers have people saying that they can't wait to have DW back.

For better or worse, he brings a TON of personality into the booth. You may not like "Boogity boogity boogity", but it's a hell of a lot more exciting that "and the race is green".
2012-02-26 12:43:40 PM
1 votes:

Gonz: Hey y'all. Missing the pre-race fun because I'm turning an old computer into a full-time streaming machine for the big TV. Giving up cable was much easier when I realized that everything is on teh intarwebs for free.


I'll probably be doing that when my promo rate is up with comcast. Interwebs + netflix is all I need. At least until football season
2012-02-26 12:41:25 PM
1 votes:

vegaswench: dettigersnw22: So they'd potentially rather go on a monday afternoon when everyone is at work or school rather than go against the Oscars, which no self-respecting Nascar fan gives a shiat about anyway?

If I could vote "smart" for this a dozen times, I would. I haven't watched the Oscars since the 1990s.


Agree. A thousand times, THIS.
2012-02-26 12:40:44 PM
1 votes:

Fireproof: GardenWeasel: Outtaphase: WTF Indeed: k.wigflip.com

I was wondering about that reference until I learned he's ACTUALLY sponsoring a car in the race. WTF. (new window)

I'm waiting for the engine to blow and the car to start spewing oil from the rear. The lulz will be epic.

The guy is starting 41st. The chances of Santorum being splattered all over the track are pretty good.


This.

vegaswench: turbokat: AceThunder: 88 seconds late! Damn, so that means Joonyer is going to win!

Let's not get crazy..........

Did you see Friday's truck race and the Nationwide race yesterday? I am now convinced that anything can happen, and Dale Jr. winning is a distinct possibility. I'm so scared...so cold...


And this. John King (Truck series) and James Buescher(Nationwide, part-time) are holding trophies right now. The 500 is going to be a shiat-show this year. ESPECIALLY if the track is slicker than usual.
2012-02-26 12:40:38 PM
1 votes:
Hey y'all. Missing the pre-race fun because I'm turning an old computer into a full-time streaming machine for the big TV. Giving up cable was much easier when I realized that everything is on teh intarwebs for free.
2012-02-26 12:39:51 PM
1 votes:

catastrophe averted: Just a bunch of self-absorbed Hollywood types handing each other awards and AWing for their pathetically shallow egos.


Agreed. Boring.
2012-02-26 12:39:19 PM
1 votes:

turbokat: Heh, that reminds me of the times we would take my step kid to her fathers. We'd let her have three candy bars and a two liter cherry coke on the way over.

"Take that, deadbeat!" I would sneer.


I would feel different if I liked the mother but (even though the husband is a family friend) she has been a total biatch to me several times...I also filled the kid with cotton candy at teh International Livestock expo last year then brought her back to mama sticky and wired! Good times...
2012-02-26 12:38:01 PM
1 votes:

turbokat: AceThunder: 88 seconds late! Damn, so that means Joonyer is going to win!

Let's not get crazy..........


Did you see Friday's truck race and the Nationwide race yesterday? I am now convinced that anything can happen, and Dale Jr. winning is a distinct possibility. I'm so scared...so cold...
2012-02-26 12:37:46 PM
1 votes:
I'm just glad that NASCAR picked a contemporary artist with a fresh new song to start things out.
2012-02-26 12:37:45 PM
1 votes:

GardenWeasel: Outtaphase: WTF Indeed: k.wigflip.com

I was wondering about that reference until I learned he's ACTUALLY sponsoring a car in the race. WTF. (new window)

I'm waiting for the engine to blow and the car to start spewing oil from the rear. The lulz will be epic.


The guy is starting 41st. The chances of Santorum being splattered all over the track are pretty good.
2012-02-26 12:37:15 PM
1 votes:
I want fly up high into the sky
And have some fun and be the one
Here's a cinnamon bun
It's a chocolate one
And it's for everyone

I want to get away
I want to fly away

Yeah
2012-02-26 12:36:12 PM
1 votes:
So which Waltrip will be more annoying on FOX this year?
2012-02-26 12:35:17 PM
1 votes:
Is the "THE" Daytona 500 starring Danica Patrick (in color) ?
2012-02-26 12:34:09 PM
1 votes:

AceThunder: 88 seconds late! Damn, so that means Joonyer is going to win!


Let's not get crazy..........
2012-02-26 12:33:33 PM
1 votes:

dettigersnw22: So they'd potentially rather go on a monday afternoon when everyone is at work or school rather than go against the Oscars, which no self-respecting Nascar fan gives a shiat about anyway?


If I could vote "smart" for this a dozen times, I would. I haven't watched the Oscars since the 1990s.
2012-02-26 12:33:31 PM
1 votes:
The crowd looks bored
2012-02-26 12:32:15 PM
1 votes:
88 seconds late! Damn, so that means Joonyer is going to win!
2012-02-26 12:31:23 PM
1 votes:
2012-02-26 12:29:52 PM
1 votes:

mephisto6: Howard Stern plays guitar for Lenny Kravitz now?


I know! And that female drummer got UGLY!
2012-02-26 12:29:28 PM
1 votes:
When did Howard Stern start playing guitar for Lenny Kravitz?
2012-02-26 12:29:01 PM
1 votes:

mephisto6: Howard Stern plays guitar for Lenny Kravitz now?


heh
2012-02-26 12:28:25 PM
1 votes:

catastrophe averted: Hey there, race fans. Any rule changes for this race based on yesterday's fiasco?


HA! They added a $200000 bonus for leading at the 100 lap marker. So we get an end-of-race dash-for-cash TWICE.
2012-02-26 12:27:41 PM
1 votes:
I wonder how the rednecks feel about their women gushing over Lenny Kravitz.
2012-02-26 12:25:30 PM
1 votes:

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: boogity?


maybe
2012-02-26 12:24:50 PM
1 votes:
Hey there, race fans. Any rule changes for this race based on yesterday's fiasco?
2012-02-26 12:24:21 PM
1 votes:

Outtaphase: WTF Indeed: k.wigflip.com

I was wondering about that reference until I learned he's ACTUALLY sponsoring a car in the race. WTF. (new window)


I'm waiting for the engine to blow and the car to start spewing oil from the rear. The lulz will be epic.
2012-02-26 12:23:57 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: Oh God, both of the Waltrips are in the booth. The world is going to end.


So, when Mikey falls out of his chair, official race?
2012-02-26 12:23:35 PM
1 votes:
boogity?
2012-02-26 12:23:06 PM
1 votes:

FiendishFellow05: Oh God, both of the Waltrips are in the booth. The world is going to end.


would you rather Mikey be on the track?
2012-02-26 12:22:37 PM
1 votes:

Wild Eyed and Wicked: kteela: Night race? I'd be okay with that.

Me, too...I have to go to a two year old kid's birthday party - I bought a toy that makes up to 40 different sounds to pay the dumb mother back for her shiatty scheduling!!!


Heh, that reminds me of the times we would take my step kid to her fathers. We'd let her have three candy bars and a two liter cherry coke on the way over.

"Take that, deadbeat!" I would sneer.
2012-02-26 12:20:33 PM
1 votes:
Oh God, both of the Waltrips are in the booth. The world is going to end.
2012-02-26 12:20:15 PM
1 votes:
Please go please have Daytona go up against the Oscars
2012-02-26 12:15:46 PM
1 votes:

nekom: Harv72b: I never watch NASCAR, but I'm going to watch today just so I can see Raines driving Santorum around the track, pushed along by pit chief Dickey.

It's just a shame Dick Trickle (new window) is retired.


I picked up a case of that in Tijuana when I was a lad.
2012-02-26 12:11:41 PM
1 votes:

Harv72b: I never watch NASCAR, but I'm going to watch today just so I can see Raines driving Santorum around the track, pushed along by pit chief Dickey.


It's just a shame Dick Trickle (new window) is retired.
2012-02-26 12:10:10 PM
1 votes:
The forecast is calling for rain to end at noon but starting back up at 6pm and lasting through the night.
2012-02-26 12:04:00 PM
1 votes:

The Bestest: Outtaphase: Twittersphere seems to indicate that they've lost the track. Likely start tomorrow @ noon.

would suck



Starting to see optimism that it will clear out and they may get it started today. Finish under lights would be awesome, I'll take it.
2012-02-26 12:02:05 PM
1 votes:
An article earlier said that if it did rain today, they'd be hesitant to go up against the Oscars. I'll need to schedule a 'meeting' for tomorrow if it gets delayed.
2012-02-26 12:01:08 PM
1 votes:
I have too much to do today anyway, to watch the race. Stupid rain.
2012-02-26 11:59:45 AM
1 votes:

Outtaphase: Twittersphere seems to indicate that they've lost the track. Likely start tomorrow @ noon.


would suck
2012-02-26 11:30:50 AM
1 votes:
Twittersphere seems to indicate that they've lost the track. Likely start tomorrow @ noon.
2012-02-26 11:07:26 AM
1 votes:
Night race? I'd be okay with that.

wx-man.com
2012-02-26 08:58:53 AM
1 votes:
Subby missed the key question. Will it rain? Link (new window)
2012-02-26 08:45:25 AM
1 votes:
I'm looking at the lineup at nascar.com and they list 49 cars. What gives?
 
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