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Old 11 Feb 2019, 08:43 (Ref:3883139)   #16
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Whelp. My expectations for the Daytona 500 has now officially been set on fire and been thrown down an elevator shaft. The Clash, which I'm watching right now, is just more of the same we saw at the plate tracks in 2018: Ford teams team up and go single file, with no one else being able to do squat.

The Daytona 500 is going to suck. To make matters worse it'll probably be won by Logano.
Oh boy, that sucks big time. As predictions go, it has a high chance of being bang on. Plates and that aero suck.

I'm still not sure that was JJs fault: can't make my mind if the cars touched or the #21 was just disturbed by the #48 being real close. Either way, that aero package sucks: watching the #18 lose control trying to check up is to my mind the ultimate proof of it. Let's hope things improve after the 500.
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Old 11 Feb 2019, 09:05 (Ref:3883145)   #17
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Oh boy, that sucks big time. As predictions go, it has a high chance of being bang on. Plates and that aero suck.

I'm still not sure that was JJs fault: can't make my mind if the cars touched or the #21 was just disturbed by the #48 being real close. Either way, that aero package sucks: watching the #18 lose control trying to check up is to my mind the ultimate proof of it. Let's hope things improve after the 500.
They should bring back the aero package they used in 2001 or at least some variation of it. Hell, it'd probably be enough if they just added a big, fugly strip on the roof to disturb the airflow and voilà, instant crazy slingshot racing. It'd be so, soooo good. I'd like to see the Ford teams try to counter that.
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Old 11 Feb 2019, 13:38 (Ref:3883241)   #18
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They should bring back the aero package they used in 2001 or at least some variation of it. Hell, it'd probably be enough if they just added a big, fugly strip on the roof to disturb the airflow and voilà, instant crazy slingshot racing. It'd be so, soooo good. I'd like to see the Ford teams try to counter that.
They'd get Kes to drive around backwards or something. Might cause less of a wreck than we saw yesterday....
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Old 14 Feb 2019, 23:42 (Ref:3884277)   #19
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The Twin 150s (or are they 175 now?) are on tonight. Only reason I know, is I'm at the bar with my wife and kids Valentine's Day. I'm such a romantic...
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The pre race show consisted of interviews about Valentine's Day gifts and past dates from the drivers. Too bad it was on mute because I would have loved to hear Tales from Joey Logano, Chris Buescher and Matt Dibenedetto about their Valentine's thoughts.

On the plus side, I saw that Darrell Waltrip has finally stopped putting shoe polish in his hair...
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This car is awful for super speedways, you can’t do anything once everyone goes single file
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Based on the comments I have read here, this sounds like the best way to watch.
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Old 15 Feb 2019, 07:09 (Ref:3884316)   #23
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From what I've read I'm almost glad the duels weren't aired here in Sweden.

The saddest thing? I know the Daytona 500 for the most part is guaranteed to be a single-file borefest and yet I'll still be watching the whole damn thing.
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Old 16 Feb 2019, 18:30 (Ref:3884649)   #24
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I'll be watching a chunk of it, but yes sadly I expect someone in second place a lap or so from the end will intentionally wreck the leader and leave a trail of destruction. That's only OK in my books if Sliced Doosh or Dillon are on the receiving end.
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Even these Xfinity cars are the same now
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Wow, Friday's trucks race was a burner wasn't it?

From Racer's roundup article:

In a race at Daytona International Speedway that saw a record 11 cautions, a record 55 caution laps and just nine of 32 trucks running at the finish, Austin Hill took the checkered flag on the 11th lap of NASCAR overtime to win for the first time in the series — in the Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota that carried Brett Moffitt to the championship last year.

And apparently it was really 3 cars with rest running well off race pace at the end. And 11 laps of overtime?? Really? No team would have accounted for that much extra fuel in the truck
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I'll be watching a chunk of it, but yes sadly I expect someone in second place a lap or so from the end will intentionally wreck the leader and leave a trail of destruction. That's only OK in my books if Sliced Doosh or Dillon are on the receiving end.
I hope both are wrecked within the first 20 laps.

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I watched the last 30 or so laps via a stream and... wow... they didn't even have the decency to wreck towards the end, they just ran in a single line all the way to the checkered flag. Boring as hell. And yet, the Cup race will probably be even worse.
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Old 17 Feb 2019, 11:42 (Ref:3884784)   #28
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Maybe things will be better after Daytona? Am I being optimistic?
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Is there a (free) way to watch this live in the UK tonight?
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Old 17 Feb 2019, 18:14 (Ref:3884839)   #30
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Maybe things will be better after Daytona? Am I being optimistic?
If I'm not mistaken Daytona is the exception in 2019. I haven't read up on the exact details, but apparently there will be a different package starting with Talladega in the spring. Also, I think the non-plate tracks for the most part will be using the package NASCAR tried during the All-Star race last year.

Don't quote me on the above though, I haven't read up on it properly.

Edit - Found this site explaining the changes for 2019:

http://www.sportingnews.com/us/nasca...51xb40d7x5w4lf

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