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    Daytona 500

    Gentlemen start your engines!

    Go pole-sitter David Gilliland. For personal reasons I have to root for a guy with a last name like that. Not a big NASCAR fan, but the M&M's car has me interested this season.
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    As for me, I watch because I enjoy the sight of seeing cars turn left all day.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    We have it on here at work. Shhhhhhhh.

    Go Tony!
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    Go Toyota!

    First season in Nascar. Seems like this is the one sport you dont get a break in.
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    Go Mark Martin earn your first Daytona 500!!
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    Wow I cleary have no respect for Nascar anymore... All they cared about their was the TV ratings because of the finish the caution should have been out and Martin is the winner... Wow thats bad... :thumbdown
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    I disagree, only because the wreck was behind both of them and had absolutely no bearing on the outcome across the finish line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIK View Post
    I disagree, only because the wreck was behind both of them and had absolutely no bearing on the outcome across the finish line.
    Totally argee but then you dont call the Yellow Flag after the race is over... Thats even dumber...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIK View Post
    I disagree, only because the wreck was behind both of them and had absolutely no bearing on the outcome across the finish line.
    Agreed - no way were they thinking of ratings in the few seconds between the wreck & the finish.

    The wreck had no impact on the Harvick-Martin finish - throwing the flag & giving the race to Martin would have been awful.

    At least they let those 2 battle for the win instead of giving it to one by throwing a flag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NatiRedGals View Post
    Totally argee but then you dont call the Yellow Flag after the race is over... Thats even dumber...
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKFlounder View Post
    Agreed - no way were they thinking of ratings in the few seconds between the wreck & the finish.

    The wreck had no impact on the Harvick-Martin finish - throwing the flag & giving the race to Martin would have been awful.

    At least they let those 2 battle for the win instead of giving it to one by throwing a flag.
    Ok sure, the wreck didnt impact the safety of Harvick and Martin but what of all of the cars that were still behind the wreck? Werent they worthy of the yellow flag? Were they expected to race to the line for position through the wreckage? The yellow flag doesnt just impact Harvick and Martin. Their safety isnt the only people NASCAR should be considering.

    The line NASCAR feeds us all of the time is that they dont want people racing back to the line. Harvick and Martin werent the only ones racing to the line. The yellow should have been thrown immediately.

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    I am a huge nascar and Mark Martin fan--but I totally agree with the way nascar handled the race finish--the two racing for the flag were in front of the wreck--congrats to Kevin Harvick and Mark--also, congrats to all for such a great race--next to pitchers and catchers reporting; the Daytona 500 is the other thing that makes me smile thinking about the spring and summer to come..

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    Nascar was wrong. They made the rule about the yellow, they need to follow it. You can’t pick and choose when to throw the yellow if they are wrecking. They throw the yellow for debris but not a car sliding on its roof? If that wreck happened in turn 1 they would have thrown it, turn 3 or 4 should be no different.

    The cars wreck, the yellow comes out, scoring loops are looked at to determine finishing order. That's they the way they have been doing it for years. You don't throw all that out the window.
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    So the one thing we have learned from this past week is this...the only people who can break NASCAR's rules is..well...NASCAR.

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    Do you think we would have seen that last lap crash if not for the rule that brings out the red flag and creates the bunched up 2-lap madness?

    Personally I was happy to see Harvick and Martin get a chance to race it out to the checkered flag, but I see the logic in the above posts.
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