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    Who's gonna win the race today?
    I got Kevin Harvick.

    I drive a Mustang when I'm not driving my (Ram) truck, so I'll be rooting for the Fords.

    I'll also be rooting for Kyle Busch to have engine failure late in the race. I love to hate him. (I secretly wish he drove a Ford, cause dang he's good)
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    Try bumping the Beast out of the way!

    I think the Busch Brothers are about the best drivers overall out there. Not that I particularly like them, but great drivers they are.

    Oh, and I'll go with Jimmy Johnson for old times sake.

    Daytona 500 trivia: The 1960 500 had like 73 starting vehicles. Thirty-seven crashed on the first lap. The wreck is almost hilarious. They must have been driving with their eyes closed.

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    Not a big NASCAR fan, but a fan of Motorsports in general. I would love to see "The Beast" take a lap. The President is a master at marketing to his base.

    Gotta root for Team Penske since my son is an engineer with them. He writes the program that analyzes all the data they gather and creates some type of AI. It will actually tell them the odds of when the crashes occur and when they should pit, etc. based on all the past and current data the program crunches. They really use it to it's full extent in their Indycar and IMSA programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post

    I think the Busch Brothers are about the best drivers overall out there. Not that I particularly like them, but great drivers they are.

    Oh, and I'll go with Jimmy Johnson for old times sake.

    Daytona 500 trivia: The 1960 500 had like 73 starting vehicles. Thirty-seven crashed on the first lap. The wreck is almost hilarious. They must have been driving with their eyes closed.




    That must be how demolition derby got started. Lol.


    As for Jimmy Johnson, since he's retiring (from full time racing) this year, I wouldn't be mad if he won today. With 7 championships, he's been a hell of a driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FAS1 View Post
    I would love to see "The Beast" take a lap. The President is a master at marketing to his base.


    That would be cool to see it take a lap. Even cooler if it was the pace car. Ha!

    I bet Trump don't get booed today.
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    I worked so many of those races over the years I could care less if I ever went to another! (Working them definitely takes the fun out of it!)

    *edit: actually the same holds true with Bike Week, Biketoberfest, Springbreak, etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lima30ret View Post
    I worked so many of those races over the years I could care less if I ever went to another! (Working them definitely takes the fun out of it!)

    I almost always would rather be at home watching any sporting event on my big screen HD television.

    The only exceptions would be Monster Energy Supercross and golf. In watching golf you can follow your favorite player (or group) and always have a front row seat. And get some exercise as an added benefit.
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    Jimmie Johnson in the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. I drive a Corvette, so I will be rooting for a Chevrolet.
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    I'll have the race on, it will be background noise, when I hear the announcers get excited, that's when I'll take a look .
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    Quote Originally Posted by rlggray View Post
    Who's gonna win the race today?
    I got Kevin Harvick.

    I drive a Mustang when I'm not driving my (Ram) truck, so I'll be rooting for the Fords.

    I'll also be rooting for Kyle Busch to have engine failure late in the race. I love to hate him. (I secretly wish he drove a Ford, cause dang he's good)
    My current driving machine is a 2016 Audi S4 6MT. According to what I was told and had heard, my car, which I ordered to my specifications, was part of the last production run with manual transmissions. No way I would consider an automatic in a driving machine unless I could no longer get a manual. I'm dying to have a Stage 1+ tune installed on this thing.

    That said, my first choice started out to be a Mustang GT since I used to own a 1988 Mustang LX 302 (can't bring myself to use the term "liters"). I love their Coyote engine. But the Audi seemed to have more throttle response so I went with that. I generally pull for the Fords as well but I also love the small block push rod Chevy stove bolt engine.

    NASCAR is not my first love of motor sports. That would be drag racing. Got hooked on that when I was a teenager and still love it to this day. Not so much Top Fuel or Funny Cars or even pro-stockers. I am more into real cars with which I can identify. The 60's were the glory days for drag racing, especially the mid-60's. American supercars (they were not called muscle cars back then) ruled the quarter mile and it was so much fun in those days.
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    I prefer the IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona over the NASCAR Daytona 500.
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    I didn’t see any kneeling during the National Anthem or God Bless America. I didn’t hear any booing when Trump was introduced, and in fact, I heard a chant of “4 more years”.

    Big difference from those other professional sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoyVA View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rlggray View Post
    Who's gonna win the race today?
    I got Kevin Harvick.

    I drive a Mustang when I'm not driving my (Ram) truck, so I'll be rooting for the Fords.

    I'll also be rooting for Kyle Busch to have engine failure late in the race. I love to hate him. (I secretly wish he drove a Ford, cause dang he's good)
    My current driving machine is a 2016 Audi S4 6MT. According to what I was told and had heard, my car, which I ordered to my specifications, was part of the last production run with manual transmissions. No way I would consider an automatic in a driving machine unless I could no longer get a manual. I'm dying to have a Stage 1+ tune installed on this thing.

    That said, my first choice started out to be a Mustang GT since I used to own a 1988 Mustang LX 302 (can't bring myself to use the term "liters"). I love their Coyote engine. But the Audi seemed to have more throttle response so I went with that. I generally pull for the Fords as well but I also love the small block push rod Chevy stove bolt engine.

    NASCAR is not my first love of motor sports. That would be drag racing. Got hooked on that when I was a teenager and still love it to this day. Not so much Top Fuel or Funny Cars or even pro-stockers. I am more into real cars with which I can identify. The 60's were the glory days for drag racing, especially the mid-60's. American supercars (they were not called muscle cars back then) ruled the quarter mile and it was so much fun in those days.


    I wouldn't have a muscle/sports car that wasn't manual shift. Takes all the fun out of it.

    My first car was a 72 Plymouth Duster 318 cu in (5.2 L V8), 3 speed manual shift with 12" glasspacks (sounded amazing). It was very much like the one in this picture. Sure wish I still had it. Loved that car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StripesDude View Post
    I didn’t see any kneeling during the National Anthem or God Bless America. I didn’t hear any booing when Trump was introduced, and in fact, I heard a chant of “4 more years”.

    Big difference from those other professional sports.


    Gotta love it.

    Donald is pacing the field. Awesome.

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