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Old 02-14-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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Good God a 10min patch job is taking an hr: Daytona 500

Good God a 10min patch job is taking an hr: Daytona 500

Was shoock that they said the place hasn't been repaved since 1978.

Bunch of cheap skates there if you ask me.

Nascar should demand a new track surface every 5-10 years or lose the race.

Which is more then reasonable for the damage n abuse they take, which is way worse then the average highway.

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Put out some traffice cones and tell them to drive around it. Duh !!!! lol
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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I'll bet the track is paved before next years 500. This has to be pretty embarrassing for the speedway.
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this is crazy....getting some study time in though..should turn into a crazy finish with a later finish
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:52 PM   #5
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This has to be pretty embarrassing for the speedway.
Reminds me of; was it last year?, can't member the track either.

But member they brought out the blowers to dry the track and all it did was blow the pavement off?
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:00 PM   #6
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Good God a 10min patch job is taking an hr: Daytona 500
We've had almost as much rain in Florida as everyone else is getting snow. The blacktop held the water in the 'hill' that is the embankment, but given a way out, the water is starting to seep and preventing the patch from curing.

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Was shoock that they said the place hasn't been repaved since 1978.
Bunch of cheap skates there if you ask me.
The cost is ~$20 million dollars, and cost isn't the only issue. Not everyone wants to see it repaved:
Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards said making the tracks smoother takes away some of racing's fun.
"The rougher the better," Edwards said. "When you're out there sliding around and moving, it makes it harder. If the track is like Talladega ... it wouldn't be nearly as fun. I think repaving Darlington was the most frustrating thing they've done."

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Nascar should demand a new track surface every 5-10 years or lose the race.
umm, the people who own NASCAR own Daytona and several other tracks. I doubt they intend to take the signature race of the series away from themselves...
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engines are fired up..this is going to be an exciting finish...

Kevin Harvick will win
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:07 PM   #8
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engines are fired up..this is going to be an exciting finish...

Kevin Harvick will win
I'm glad to see the Childress team back on it's game.

They used to be unbeatable with their restrictor plate engines, and of course, having 'The Intimidator' behind the wheel was a HUGE factor. (Racing hasn't been the same for me since '01 :()
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I'm glad to see the Childress team back on it's game.

They used to be unbeatable with their restrictor plate engines, and of course, having 'The Intimidator' behind the wheel was a HUGE factor. (Racing hasn't been the same for me since '01 :()
nope, it changed COMPLETELY after that
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umm, the people who own NASCAR own Daytona and several other tracks. I doubt they intend to take the signature race of the series away from themselves...

You dare say that Nascar would put personal profits ahead of what good for the sport?

Like the NHRA who slows down the cars rather then build new track that can deal with modern speeds so old as dirt 10ft longer then a 1/4mile tracks still get paid?

I don't believe it.
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I knew good racing was to come, hopefully the track is staying together! Go Chevy!
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well the track is coming apart again...going to finish under the lights!!! and harvick is the strongest car for sure right now
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:12 PM   #13
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With all the time wasted, a local company could of brought in some hot patch, like they do one roads. It sticks very well. though can be soft for heavy loads.

I was hoping the hotpach job done to fill the pot hole down the road would of popped out this winter but nadda so far.

But the idiots filled the hole the day before garbage day, and the truck stopped with it rear wheels right on that patch, so insted of a no big deal shallow hole, you get a severs double hump bump you avoid at all cost.
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:16 PM   #14
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ON a postive note, maybe they can find a way to blame it on Toyota
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:23 PM   #15
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lol... whats all the white crap they used this go around to patch that seam for the 2nd time..?
Looks like they said F it and put some cement down.
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lol I don't know what it is...I wonder if it will effect the cars at all??

well drivers are back in the cars again
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:30 PM   #18
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Pot hole the size of a medium pizza now has a patch the size of a car... lol

They must have gone with the theory.. hmm we filled a pot hole with a patch the size of the pot hole & it only lasted 30 some laps.. Lets make the patch bigger and get more laps out of it!
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You dare say that Nascar would put personal profits ahead of what good for the sport?
Perhaps I was unclear. Profits aren't the only consideration. Repaving the track doesn't necessarily make for better racing. See Edwards comments above.
The people who own NASCAR own Daytona. They're not going to
I'm sorry, no one (but you?) thinks that taking a race away from Daytona is 'good for the sport'. And some drivers (and the fans who watch) disagree with your assessment of repaving a track every five years as 'good for the sport'.
Since the paving lasted 30 years, perhaps repaving every five to ten years is really only good for paving companies.

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With all the time wasted, a local company could of brought in some hot patch, like they do one roads. It sticks very well. though can be soft for heavy loads.
I wonder how much force a 3500lbs stock car puts on 31' degrees of bank at 190mph (1500lbs of extra downforce from aero as well)... Anyone know the radius of turns 1-2?
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:06 PM   #20
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Aww, that sucks Jimmie's car broke the axle... he was my pick to win.

Well, truth be told, he's my pick to win every week!
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Aww, that sucks Jimmie's car broke the axle... he was my pick to win.

Well, truth be told, he's my pick to win every week!
Me too, He's been my driver since 2001.
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Drivers like it the way it is - or it will just become another Talladega.

KEEP ON PATCHIN'!
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Drivers like it the way it is - or it will just become another Talladega.

KEEP ON PATCHIN'!
The reporter told Carl Edwards during one of the Red Flags that they are repaving Daytona next year.
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I'll bet the track is paved before next years 500. This has to be pretty embarrassing for the speedway.
Hell, It'll be paved for the 400 in summer I bet. The bumps in the turns have been bad for years.

Really happy to see Jamie win. Good to see someone other then a robot in victory lane.



Miss Sprint Cup's reactions are PRICELESS! And I think the "tonight we're gonna have a Big Mac" comment is going to go up there on the list of most memorable Daytona quotes. I'm a HUGE Jr fan but I'm pretty happy with the end of this one.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:56 PM   #25
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Just have free n beer n food aviable to the paving team, and it will be all wavy but sitll new
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