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NASCAR Predictions: Quenching a Thirst for Victory at the Pepsi 400

by Scott Scott 7/7/07

NASCAR Predictions: Quenching a Thirst for Victory at the Pepsi 400 Photo


This Saturday night the Nextel Cup Series invades the Daytona International Speedway for the Pepsi 400, the 2nd race of the year at this track.  Home of the Great American Race, the Daytona International Speedway is located on a 480 acre complex that boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe.  For that reason, this complex is known as the "World Center of Racing". 


The Daytona track is a 2.5 mile superspeedway that offers a great challenge to drivers.  Because this is a restrictor place race, speeds are controlled, which causes alot of pack racing, 3 or 4 wide at a time.  Because of this type of racing, there is always the chance of the big one, a crash that could wipe out half the field at a moments notice. 

 

 

The number one key to racing at Daytona is horsepower.  A driver must have a car that is sound aero dynamically with a good engine package to maintain speeds that will reach 200mph on the backstretch.  Another key will be a good qualifying effort.  Statistics show that in the past 30 races at Daytona, only 6 times has the winner come from outside the top 10.  In those same number of races, 17 times has the winner come from the top 5.  The 3rd and quite possibly the most important key to racing at this track is the drivers ability to draft.  Drivers must have a 6th sense on who to follow and who to avoid when drafting to the front.  Racing at Daytona seems to be two or three wide and after the first few laps, a group of cars will break away from the pack.  Cars behind the break away must draft back to the lead in order to gain distance and time.  Lose the draft at any point or go a lap down and you are more then likely finished for the day at Daytona.

 

A couple of guys from DEI onced owned this track but recently Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart have broken that dominance.  Gordon has won 2 of the last 6 races at Daytona, while Tony Stewart has won the past two Pepsi 400's and Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick have won the last two Daytona 500's.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. owns the most Top 10s (9) and Top 5s (6) in the past 10 years at Daytona despite registering only 14 of the maximum 20 races.  Earnhardt has fared better recently this season, registering two Top 5s in his last three races.  The Hendrick, Gibbs and DEI organizations all have the best engine packages and they all know how to race at restrictor plate tracks.  Look for a driver from those teams to walk away with a win at the Pepsi 400.

 

Others to Watch

 

Clint Bowyer - In just a few career starts at the Daytona International Speedway, Bowyer's finished in the Top 10 twice - sixth and 10th.


Martin Truex Jr - His last three trips to Daytona have ended in runs of 29th, 16th and 34th, but when you have four top three finishes in your last five races (including a win), that's officially called being on a roll.

 

Casey Mears - He only placed 20th at the Daytona 500 earlier this year, but in the two races at Daytona last season, he finished second and seventh.  Now that he has Hendrick under the hood, he should reap some of the benefits from there great plate program

 

Matt Kenseth - Roush's best bet quietly goes about his business and continues to rake in top 10 performances.  His stuff wont match the Hendrick or Gibbs teams but he'll still find a way to get into the top 10.

 

David Gilliand - C groups best bet took the pole for the Daytona 500 before finishing 8th.  Rookies notoriously arent great picks for a restrictor plate race but Gilliand has a good career record on plate tracks.

 

What the experts think

 

My pick - Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Junior's record at Daytona is unmatched by anyone on the circuit today, with an average finish of 13.6, two wins and nine Top 10s and six Top 5s in 14 starts.  He's been on a roll lately overall, so it makes taking a chance on him that much more easy.

 

Sleeper - Kyle Busch - Looked great in the Bud shootout and in the Daytona 500 until he got too aggressive on the last lap and caused the big one.  He needs to work his way to the front over the course of the race and most of all, show patience and take what he gets without causing a wreck.

 

 


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The Nascar FanIQ Commissioner Challenge: Pepsi 400 (Edited 07/02/07 07:05AM by Scott)
Read the Article: NASCAR Predictions: Quenching a Thirst for Victory at the Pepsi 400

One week after Denny Hamlin outlasted Jeff Gordon and the field to win the Lenox Industrial Tools 300, the Nascar Nextel Cup Series heads to Daytona International Speedway for the Pepsi 400.  Held under the lights on a Saturday night, the Pepsi 400 is the unofficial beginning of the second half of the Nascar season.  With 9 races left til the Chase begins, teams will be looking to start securing there spots in the top 12 in points.  Those 12 drivers will be the ones who will have the chance to chase for the Nextel Cup Championship when Loudon rolls around in September.  Last year at this race, road racer Boris Said shocked the field and won the pole but it was Tony Stewart who took home the checkered flag for the second straight year.  Can Stewart make it a 3 peat at this event??  Will previous winners Jeff Gordon (2004) or Greg Biffle (2003) make there way back to victory lane??  Can DEI make it back to back races finishing in the top 5??  Can Daytona 500 winner Kevin Harvick sweep both races at Daytona International Speedway??  Can Roush-Fenway Racing win a restrictor place race??  Will Kasey Kahne ever find his way back to his 2006 form??  Answer these questions and the ones below for the Pepsi 400 

 

Congrats to the top finishers for the Lenox Industrial Tools 300

 

gold - ms.tiffy

silver - shasta

bronze - Bucky'sBadgers

 

 

 

 

Featured by: CriticalFanatic at 7/06/07 2:27PM
Scored by Scott on 07/07/07 at 11:26AM | Closed on 07/07/07 at 08:00PM
FanIQ Pts? 20 | NASCAR | Multiple Choice Prediction Poll
Team Breakout:
Correct Answer119 Fans 
  1. Which team will win the race (10 points)
52%a. Hendrick (Gordon, Johnson, Ky. Busch, Mears)
Correct3%b. Roush-Fenway (Edwards, Biffle, Kenseth, McMurray, Ragan)
5%c. Richard Childress/Chip Ganassi (Harvick, Burton, Bowyer/Montoya, Sorenson, Stremme)
19%d. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)
18%e. DEI/Penske South (Dale Earnhardt Jr, Truex Jr, Menard/Ku. Busch, Newman)
2%f. The rest of the field
  2. How many different cars will lead a lap (6 points)
0%a. 0-2
6%b. 3-5
29%c. 6-8
Correct44%d. 9-11
12%e. 12-14
10%f. 15+
  3. How many cars will finish on the lead lap (8 points)
7%a. 0-15
5%b. 16-18
14%c. 19-21
33%d. 22-24
21%e. 25-26
11%f. 27-29
Correct9%g. 30+
  4. How many cars will not finish the race (DNF) (6 points)
0%a. 0-1
Correct13%b. 2-3
39%c. 4-5
26%d. 6-7
9%e. 8-9
12%f. 10+
  5. How many caution flags will there be in this race (6 points)
0%a. 0-2
14%b. 3-5
Correct52%c. 6-8
26%d. 9-11
7%e. 12-14
1%f. 15+
  6. How many drivers who start in the top 10, finish in the top 10 (6 points)
0%a. 0
8%b. 1-2
Correct62%c. 3-4
27%d. 5-6
3%e. 7-8
0%f. 9-10
  7. Where will last years winner Tony Stewart finish (8 points)
53%a. 1-5
35%b. 6-10
9%c. 11-15
2%d. 16-20
0%e. 21-25
0%f. 26-30
Correct1%g. 31+
  8. Where will the highest finishing Dodge place (8 points)
Correct22%a. 1-5
55%b. 6-10
20%c. 11-15
3%d. 16-20
1%e. 21-25
0%f. 26-30
0%g. 31+
  9. How many Fords will finish in the top 10 (6 points)
0%a. 0
28%b. 1
47%c. 2
23%d. 3
Correct3%e. 4
0%f. 5
  10. Which teammates will lead the most laps (10 points)
16%a. Hendrick - Jeff Gordon and Casey Mears
17%b. Hendrick - Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch
34%c. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin
4%d. Roush - Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards
22%e. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex
2%f. Evernham - Kasey Kahne and Elliot Sadler
Correct1%g. Penske South - Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch
4%h. RCR - Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton
  11. Which of these drivers will have the BEST finish (8 points)
Correct54%a. Jeff Gordon
10%b. Denny Hamlin
6%c. Matt Kenseth
25%d. Jimmie Johnson
5%e. Jeff Burton
  12. Which of these drivers will have the WORSE finish (8 points)
6%a. Jeff Gordon
Correct12%b. Denny Hamlin
18%c. Matt Kenseth
9%d. Jimmie Johnson
55%e. Jeff Burton
  13. Which of these drivers will have the BEST finish (8 points)
50%a. Tony Stewart
3%b. Carl Edwards
10%c. Kevin Harvick
Correct4%d. Kyle Busch
33%e. Dale Earnhardt Jr
  14. Which of these drivers will have the WORSE finish (8 points)
Correct3%a. Tony Stewart
34%b. Carl Edwards
15%c. Kevin Harvick
42%d. Kyle Busch
7%e. Dale Earnhardt Jr
  15. Which of these drivers will have the BEST finish (8 points)
Correct16%a. Kurt Busch
42%b. Mark Martin
10%c. Greg Biffle
15%d. Ryan Newman
17%e. Kasey Kahne
  16. Which of these drivers will have the WORSE finish (8 points)
10%a. Kurt Busch
Correct5%b. Mark Martin
34%c. Greg Biffle
19%d. Ryan Newman
32%e. Kasey Kahne
  17. Which of these drivers will have the BEST finish (10 points)
5%a. Elliot Sadler
67%b. Martin Truex Jr.
7%c. Casey Mears
10%d. Clint Bowyer
3%e. J.J. Yeley
Correct4%f. Jaime McMurray
4%g. Brian Vickers
  18. Which of these drivers will have the BEST finish (10 points)
13%a. David Ragan
8%b. David Stremme
2%c. Johnny Sauter
46%d. Juan Pablo Montoya
Correct12%e. David Gilliand
13%f. Reed Sorenson
6%g. Tony Raines
  19. Which of these drivers will have the BEST finish (10 points)
13%a. Sterling Marlin
15%b. Ricky Rudd
Correct18%c. Robby Gordon
24%d. Bobby Labonte
13%e. Jeff Green
12%f. Joe Nemechek
5%g. Kyle Petty
  20. Which teammates will have the best average finish in this race (10 points)
55%a. Hendrick (Gordon/Johnson)
Correct3%b. Roush (Kenseth/Edwards)
5%c. RCR (Harvick/Burton)
1%d. Penske (Newman/Kurt Busch)
16%e. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)
2%f. Evernham (Sadler/Kahne)
18%g. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)
  Tiebreaker: From what qualifying position will the winner of the race start (43 possible starting positions)
Correct 15

  
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#1 | 2672 days ago

Stewart will win the Pepsi 400.........again :) GO STEWART!!!
1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 6-8  3. 16-18  4. 4-5  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 11-15  9. 2  10. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Jeff Burton  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Ryan Newman  16. Kurt Busch  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Jeff Green  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#2 | 2670 days ago
Anthonyg7575 (+)

MIKE! wrote:
Stewart will win the Pepsi 400.........again :) GO STEWART!!!
1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 15+  3. 22-24  4. 6-7  5. 9-11  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 1-5  9. 1  10. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Jimmie Johnson  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Jeff Green  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#3 | 2669 days ago

Dale Jr is going to win the Pepsi 400.
1. DEI/Penske South (Dale Earnhardt Jr, Truex Jr, Menard/Ku. Busch, Newman)  2. 6-8  3. 30+  4. 4-5  5. 6-8  6. 5-6  7. 1-5  8. 1-5  9. 1  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jeff Gordon  12. Jeff Burton  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr  14. Kyle Busch  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Bobby Labonte  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  
#4 | 2669 days ago
SnoringDogs (+)

I"d love to see Gibbs Racing win, but sadly, I think that the roll Hendricks is on can't be beat
1. Hendrick (Gordon, Johnson, Ky. Busch, Mears)  2. 6-8  3. 25-26  4. 2-3  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 11-15  8. 16-20  9. 3  10. Hendrick - Jeff Gordon and Casey Mears  11. Jeff Gordon  12. Jeff Burton  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Greg Biffle  16. Kurt Busch  17. Elliot Sadler  18. Johnny Sauter  19. Bobby Labonte  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  
#5 | 2669 days ago
Anthonyg7575 (+)

SnoringDogs wrote:
I"d love to see Gibbs Racing win, but sadly, I think that the roll Hendricks is on can't be beat
You just gotta believe.
1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 15+  3. 22-24  4. 6-7  5. 9-11  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 1-5  9. 1  10. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Jimmie Johnson  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Jeff Green  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#6 | 2669 days ago

the hell with tony stewart go JIMMIE
1. Hendrick (Gordon, Johnson, Ky. Busch, Mears)  2. 6-8  3. 22-24  4. 6-7  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 31+  8. 11-15  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jimmie Johnson  12. Jeff Burton  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr  14. Kyle Busch  15. Greg Biffle  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Bobby Labonte  20. Hendrick (Gordon/Johnson)  
#7 | 2669 days ago
Anthonyg7575 (+)

(Edited by Anthonyg7575)
BigTone2475 wrote:
the hell with tony stewart go JIMMIE
Uh, please. Still better than Jeff Godron though.
1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 15+  3. 22-24  4. 6-7  5. 9-11  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 1-5  9. 1  10. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Jimmie Johnson  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Jeff Green  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#8 | 2669 days ago

(Edited by Scott)
Anthonyg7575 wrote:
Uh, please. Still better than Jeff Godron though.

Stewart: It's just racing unless someone does it to me, then it's crap and the guy is an ahole

 

*edited for language*

1. Hendrick (Gordon, Johnson, Ky. Busch, Mears)  2. 6-8  3. 22-24  4. 6-7  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 31+  8. 11-15  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jimmie Johnson  12. Jeff Burton  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr  14. Kyle Busch  15. Greg Biffle  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Bobby Labonte  20. Hendrick (Gordon/Johnson)  
#9 | 2669 days ago

Amazing how people hate Gordon, for what?  He's a good racer or he wouldn't be where he is in points, as for Stewart, he's a WHINE BAG who thinks it's ok for him to do wrong but when someone else does it he crys...GO HENDRICKS TEAM!!!!!!!
#10 | 2669 days ago

Anthonyg7575 wrote:
You just gotta believe.
heck ya! GO GIBBS!!
1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 6-8  3. 16-18  4. 4-5  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 11-15  9. 2  10. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Jeff Burton  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Ryan Newman  16. Kurt Busch  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Jeff Green  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#11 | 2668 days ago

Anthonyg7575 wrote:
You just gotta believe.
anthony,you know tony is #1,but dei has to look good this week.i think they'll put martin truex jr in a rocket:),,,,,,,,go TONY
1. Richard Childress/Chip Ganassi (Harvick, Burton, Bowyer/Montoya, Sorenson, Stremme)  2. 9-11  3. 30+  4. 2-3  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 6-10  8. 6-10  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Matt Kenseth  13. Tony Stewart  14. Kyle Busch  15. Kurt Busch  16. Greg Biffle  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. David Ragan  19. Ricky Rudd  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  
#12 | 2668 days ago
Anthonyg7575 (+)

(Edited by Anthonyg7575)
CRenee wrote:
Amazing how people hate Gordon, for what?  He's a good racer or he wouldn't be where he is in points, as for Stewart, he's a WHINE BAG who thinks it's ok for him to do wrong but when someone else does it he crys...GO HENDRICKS TEAM!!!!!!!

Look, I see this is your first post and I'm sure it won't be your last. There are other polls in relation to this out there. You along with other people need to quit saying Stewart is a whiner. Stewart speaks his mind, which means he has the cojones to do so. Gordon is a pretty boy pansy who likes to whine like a woman. I'll leave it at that and if you want to continue, find my other posts.

 

Also, at least Gibbs Racing doesn't cheat.

1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 15+  3. 22-24  4. 6-7  5. 9-11  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 1-5  9. 1  10. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Jimmie Johnson  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Jeff Green  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#13 | 2668 days ago
Anthonyg7575 (+)

towerman wrote:
anthony,you know tony is #1,but dei has to look good this week.i think they'll put martin truex jr in a rocket:),,,,,,,,go TONY

Truex was a decent 11th in practice. I'm glad to see that he is finally coming through, he's been a driver that I have been following for the last couple of years.

1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 15+  3. 22-24  4. 6-7  5. 9-11  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 1-5  9. 1  10. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Jimmie Johnson  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Jeff Green  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#14 | 2668 days ago

Everyone start there complaining. Hendrick gets back into Victory Lane this weekend @ Daytona.
1. Hendrick (Gordon, Johnson, Ky. Busch, Mears)  2. 12-14  3. 27-29  4. 6-7  5. 6-8  6. 5-6  7. 6-10  8. 1-5  9. 3  10. Hendrick - Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch  11. Jeff Gordon  12. Matt Kenseth  13. Kyle Busch  14. Carl Edwards  15. Mark Martin  16. Kasey Kahne  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Sterling Marlin  20. Hendrick (Gordon/Johnson)  
#15 | 2668 days ago
Anthonyg7575 (+)

ChaseL22 wrote:
Everyone start there complaining. Hendrick gets back into Victory Lane this weekend @ Daytona.
Great, another 1st time poster that doesn't have a clue.....talk to me after the race on Saturday night.
1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 15+  3. 22-24  4. 6-7  5. 9-11  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 1-5  9. 1  10. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Jimmie Johnson  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Jeff Green  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#16 | 2668 days ago
Disciple (+)

I too am picking Tony Stewart to break through & get his first win in 2007.

 

As far as Anthony goes (same ol' same ol') -- if your guy does it, it's "speaking his mind" but if Gordon does it, it's "whining"....  double standard anyone?

That's what happens when you are on top of your sport, everyone wants to bring you down...I'm sure Gordon doesn't mind having the target on his back to much, that's what you get when you're the best!

1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 15+  3. 30+  4. 4-5  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 6-10  9. 4  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jimmie Johnson  12. Jeff Burton  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Mark Martin  16. Kasey Kahne  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. David Gilliand  19. Sterling Marlin  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#17 | 2668 days ago

Disciple wrote:

I too am picking Tony Stewart to break through & get his first win in 2007.

 

As far as Anthony goes (same ol' same ol') -- if your guy does it, it's "speaking his mind" but if Gordon does it, it's "whining"....  double standard anyone?

That's what happens when you are on top of your sport, everyone wants to bring you down...I'm sure Gordon doesn't mind having the target on his back to much, that's what you get when you're the best!

lets see,how many times have they been caught cheating?is there really pride in cheating?cheaters should have a target on their back.what really gets me,is they suck at cheating,,,hahaha the naked eye can see a 2" difference in the fenders,now thats what i call dumb.Do they think they are bigger than nascar?

1. Richard Childress/Chip Ganassi (Harvick, Burton, Bowyer/Montoya, Sorenson, Stremme)  2. 9-11  3. 30+  4. 2-3  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 6-10  8. 6-10  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Matt Kenseth  13. Tony Stewart  14. Kyle Busch  15. Kurt Busch  16. Greg Biffle  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. David Ragan  19. Ricky Rudd  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  
#18 | 2668 days ago

NEWSFLASH: This is a restrictor plate race in Daytona.  That means this race is a crap shoot.  All the top drivers could end up in the big one...or they could all finish in the top 15.  We'll have to see who survives the big wreck.

1. DEI/Penske South (Dale Earnhardt Jr, Truex Jr, Menard/Ku. Busch, Newman)  2. 9-11  3. 27-29  4. 10+  5. 3-5  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 6-10  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jeff Burton  12. Jimmie Johnson  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr  14. Kyle Busch  15. Ryan Newman  16. Kasey Kahne  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Tony Raines  19. Bobby Labonte  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  
#19 | 2667 days ago

All the new drivers suck! Bring back Lake Speed and Dick Trickle!
1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 9-11  3. 27-29  4. 6-7  5. 3-5  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 6-10  9. 1  10. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Jeff Burton  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Mark Martin  16. Kasey Kahne  17. Clint Bowyer  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Bobby Labonte  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#20 | 2667 days ago

kramer wrote:

NEWSFLASH: This is a restrictor plate race in Daytona.  That means this race is a crap shoot.  All the top drivers could end up in the big one...or they could all finish in the top 15.  We'll have to see who survives the big wreck.

If there is actually one tho, i just finished watching a busch series morning race (due to the rain out) and there was no BIG ONE so even tho there could be one, also count that could NOT be one too
1. DEI/Penske South (Dale Earnhardt Jr, Truex Jr, Menard/Ku. Busch, Newman)  2. 12-14  3. 25-26  4. 8-9  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 11-15  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jeff Gordon  12. Jeff Burton  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr  14. Kevin Harvick  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Bobby Labonte  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  
#21 | 2667 days ago
Anthonyg7575 (+)

BaseballFan9209 wrote:
If there is actually one tho, i just finished watching a busch series morning race (due to the rain out) and there was no BIG ONE so even tho there could be one, also count that could NOT be one too
If you watched the race though, the crashes that did happen could have caused the BIG ONE. The drivers did a really good job in making sure it didn't happen.
1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 15+  3. 22-24  4. 6-7  5. 9-11  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 1-5  9. 1  10. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin  11. Denny Hamlin  12. Jimmie Johnson  13. Tony Stewart  14. Carl Edwards  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Jeff Green  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#22 | 2667 days ago

I'll be the first to say that i'm not a huge race fan,but that was a GREAT FINISH!!!That is the thing that draws in those on the border line of loving the sport.My hats off for a fun event.
1. Joe Gibbs/Evernham(Stewart, Yeley, Hamlin/Kahne, Sadler, Riggs)  2. 9-11  3. 25-26  4. 6-7  5. 6-8  6. 5-6  7. 1-5  8. 6-10  9. 3  10. Gibbs - Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin  11. Jimmie Johnson  12. Jeff Burton  13. Tony Stewart  14. Kyle Busch  15. Kasey Kahne  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. David Ragan  19. Joe Nemechek  20. Gibbs (Stewart/Hamlin)  
#23 | 2667 days ago

Figures the 4 answers I decided to change to this week were wrong and the same 4 I always go with were correct.boooooooooooOOOOOOO!!!!!!!LOL
1. Hendrick (Gordon, Johnson, Ky. Busch, Mears)  2. 12-14  3. 22-24  4. 4-5  5. 9-11  6. 3-4  7. 6-10  8. 6-10  9. 1  10. Roush - Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards  11. Jeff Gordon  12. Jeff Burton  13. Tony Stewart  14. Kyle Busch  15. Greg Biffle  16. Mark Martin  17. Brian Vickers  18. David Gilliand  19. Jeff Green  20. Hendrick (Gordon/Johnson)  
#24 | 2667 days ago

MIKE! wrote:
Stewart will win the Pepsi 400.........again :) GO STEWART!!!
Well he didnt, instead he got wrecked, and alot of my answers were way way way off this week :'(
1. DEI/Penske South (Dale Earnhardt Jr, Truex Jr, Menard/Ku. Busch, Newman)  2. 12-14  3. 25-26  4. 8-9  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 11-15  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jeff Gordon  12. Jeff Burton  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr  14. Kevin Harvick  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Bobby Labonte  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  
#25 | 2666 days ago

Congrats to McMurray...another incredible finish just like the Daytona 500, except this time Shrub didn't start a massive wreck off turn 4, and Bowyer took the checkered flag on all 4 wheels.
1. DEI/Penske South (Dale Earnhardt Jr, Truex Jr, Menard/Ku. Busch, Newman)  2. 9-11  3. 27-29  4. 10+  5. 3-5  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 6-10  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jeff Burton  12. Jimmie Johnson  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr  14. Kyle Busch  15. Ryan Newman  16. Kasey Kahne  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Tony Raines  19. Bobby Labonte  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  
#26 | 2666 days ago

kramer wrote:
Congrats to McMurray...another incredible finish just like the Daytona 500, except this time Shrub didn't start a massive wreck off turn 4, and Bowyer took the checkered flag on all 4 wheels.
yea but still a wreck off turn 4 wouldve been awesome bc it wouldve been just like the 500, and both finishes were as clsoe as close can be, and also that close is 2nd shortest to craven's 2002 darlington win (0.0002 sec) and this one was at 0.0005 second
1. DEI/Penske South (Dale Earnhardt Jr, Truex Jr, Menard/Ku. Busch, Newman)  2. 12-14  3. 25-26  4. 8-9  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 11-15  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jeff Gordon  12. Jeff Burton  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr  14. Kevin Harvick  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Bobby Labonte  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  
#27 | 2666 days ago

BaseballFan9209 wrote:
yea but still a wreck off turn 4 wouldve been awesome bc it wouldve been just like the 500, and both finishes were as clsoe as close can be, and also that close is 2nd shortest to craven's 2002 darlington win (0.0002 sec) and this one was at 0.0005 second
No, it wouldn't have been awesome to see a wreck off turn 4 like the 500, this was a clean finish back to the line,hard fought battle that ended side-by-side and will be remembered for years.  You're not one of those people who watches NASCAR just for the wrecks...are you?
1. DEI/Penske South (Dale Earnhardt Jr, Truex Jr, Menard/Ku. Busch, Newman)  2. 9-11  3. 27-29  4. 10+  5. 3-5  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 6-10  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jeff Burton  12. Jimmie Johnson  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr  14. Kyle Busch  15. Ryan Newman  16. Kasey Kahne  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Tony Raines  19. Bobby Labonte  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  
#28 | 2666 days ago

kramer wrote:
No, it wouldn't have been awesome to see a wreck off turn 4 like the 500, this was a clean finish back to the line,hard fought battle that ended side-by-side and will be remembered for years.  You're not one of those people who watches NASCAR just for the wrecks...are you?
No im not, its a fun sport with lots of awesome and very great finishes
1. DEI/Penske South (Dale Earnhardt Jr, Truex Jr, Menard/Ku. Busch, Newman)  2. 12-14  3. 25-26  4. 8-9  5. 6-8  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 11-15  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jeff Gordon  12. Jeff Burton  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr  14. Kevin Harvick  15. Mark Martin  16. Ryan Newman  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Juan Pablo Montoya  19. Bobby Labonte  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  
#29 | 2666 days ago

BaseballFan9209 wrote:
No im not, its a fun sport with lots of awesome and very great finishes

Just checking, didn't think so but I just wanted to make sure of that.

1. DEI/Penske South (Dale Earnhardt Jr, Truex Jr, Menard/Ku. Busch, Newman)  2. 9-11  3. 27-29  4. 10+  5. 3-5  6. 3-4  7. 1-5  8. 6-10  9. 2  10. DEI - Dale Earnhardt Jr and Martin Truex  11. Jeff Burton  12. Jimmie Johnson  13. Dale Earnhardt Jr  14. Kyle Busch  15. Ryan Newman  16. Kasey Kahne  17. Martin Truex Jr.  18. Tony Raines  19. Bobby Labonte  20. DEI (Earnhardt Jr/ Truex Jr)  

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