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Old 01-15-2009, 04:03 PM
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Just over 3 weeks until the start of the 2009 Nascar season, can't wait! Hope to see Matt Kenseth in the Dewalt 17 has a better year. Anyone else into Nascar? Drivers you are pulling for?
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:22 PM
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Not so much anymore. I preferred it in the Petty/Allison/Pearson days. It has gotten too homogenized for my tastes, running what is essentially a spec racer.

I do like Carl Edwards though.
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NASCAR is great and it is a great series, but there is nothing like open wheel Formula racing. The skills and endurance to drive at such excessive speeds takes so much talent. That includes, F-1, IRL, Indy Lights. They are truly precision racing machines.

But in NASCAR my pick remains Jeff Gordon #24.
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I watch NASCAR until open wheel and MotoGP start. I like Carl Edwards and Casey Mears.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:01 AM
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I'll watch Nascar initially because any race is better than no race. Tonight and Saturday has the NCWS Toyota All-Star Showdown coverage on Speed.
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Don't know if anyone watched the Rolex 24, but it was a fantastic finish!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:57 AM
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Don't know if anyone watched the Rolex 24, but it was a fantastic finish!
I caught some of it. Certainly more exciting than most of the 24's.
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After 24 hours of running, to finish less than a second apart is amazing to me. The winner was even down a couple of laps at one time. I didn't watch the entire 24 hours. I saw the Ferrari go out and a few of the off track excursions, then turned it back on yesterday around 1. I was glued from then on.
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A friend of mine from Decatur used to go to the 24 with some others. They'd stay in a nearby motel and come and go from the race so they could sleep and eat. This was back in the 80's and the tickets allowed them pit entry. Probably not so anymore.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:54 AM
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Not sure about Daytona, but the other tracks we've been to, all series except for NASCAR allowed pit passes. Ron went to the MotoGP in Indy this year, and they were not selling pit passes. We were able to get into the pits at the CHAMP car races in Denver a few years back, the AMA races in Vegas a few years back, and every event at PPIR except NASCAR.
 
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