Daytona 500

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by azguy1911, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    Anyone watching Daytona today ? As a kid I use to watch every lap and root fo Richard Petty, then I was as Rusty Wallace fan and then Dale Jr, sadly the last few years I haven't watch as much as I don't like these heat races they basically run now
     
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  2. Chuck73080

    Chuck73080 1911 addict Supporting Addict

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    Jan 28, 2019
    I grew up going to races at Bakersfield Speedway in the '60s, Saugus Speedway and Ascot Park in the '70s.

    As I type the race is on in the background, the "Rock" is next to me for dry fire practice and laptop in my lap.

    I dry fire at the cars I don't like;)
     
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  3. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    First time I’ve watched in 7 or 8 years, only a hand full of names I recognize.
     
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  4. FrankG

    FrankG Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Came back from overseas Dec of 75 and was stationed at Ft McClellan, AL afterwards..Feb of 1976, friends and I took off for Daytona. Great weekend..beach, race..and sunburn that almost landed me in a hosp.. but remember watching King Richard buzzing along the turns...we were parked in the in-field and had a decent view of I can't remember which end but pretty slick...
     
  5. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Dirt track fan here. Never much interest in asphalt except to use it to get to the dirt races. :p
     
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  6. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
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    Lenny's watching the race while I try to texture a couple walls in the kitchen. This stupid topping mud won't dry.
     
  7. yrualeg1

    yrualeg1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2014
    I've been to Daytona once it was a great experience but, I'd rather watch them at the short tracks. I miss Rockingham, that was a really close drive when we were at Bragg. Atlanta, Charlotte, and Bristol are my favorites now.
     
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  8. Chuck73080

    Chuck73080 1911 addict Supporting Addict

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    Jan 28, 2019
    I was a huge Davey Allison fan (Drove for Texaco in Los Angeles) until his death, then went years just liking some drivers, then really liked Dale Earnhardt until his death.

    Now I'm afraid to have a favorite. Liked Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray, now I root for Chase Elliot, Buba Wallace and Ryan Blaney.

    That being said I am in awe of what Jimmy Johnson and Chad Knause did together.
     
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  9. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    Watching? Yes. I’m a fan of Joe Gibbs and Jack Rousch racing teams. Any of those two fellows cars is OK by me. Not a big fan of Hendricks or Penske teams.
     
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  10. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    Oh. And Stewart Haas is OK with me as well.
     
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  11. Chuck73080

    Chuck73080 1911 addict Supporting Addict

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    Jan 28, 2019
    Used to love Ascot Park in Gardena, CA on Sat. night for sprint car races.
     
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  12. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Daytona is the only race I watch anymore. Real men wear bowties.................
     
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  13. Chuck73080

    Chuck73080 1911 addict Supporting Addict

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    Jan 28, 2019
    17 to go, time to dry fire at a few more cars...
     
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  14. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

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    Dec 20, 2018
  15. Chuck73080

    Chuck73080 1911 addict Supporting Addict

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    Jan 28, 2019
    Crashfest lap 191
     
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  16. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    Bulls eye! You took out half the field I think!
     
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  17. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
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  18. Chuck73080

    Chuck73080 1911 addict Supporting Addict

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    Jan 28, 2019
    Wernt me I was shootin at Kyle Busch.

    Looks like a cluster bomb went off.
     
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  19. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    That was a dandy!
     
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  20. Chuck73080

    Chuck73080 1911 addict Supporting Addict

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    Jan 28, 2019
    I shot Kyle's left tires during the red flag.
     
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