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#1 cookinbrak

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:14 AM

Am I the only one that thinks Hamlin got robbed last night?

#2 PantherFanTom

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:25 AM

I think Nascar made the right call. Regardless if he was forced down or not, he went below the yellow line and advanced his position.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:48 AM

I think when it comes to Hamlin, it's called karma.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:36 AM

It was either wreck Newman big time or go low. The rules are rules I guess. On the other hand I think the 500 is going to be good this year. Shouldn't just get in a single line and ride for 480 miles.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:42 AM

ehh, i think it was the right call. I hate all this 2 car breakaway crap though...

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:28 PM

certainly went below the line and stayed there long enough to advance.

weird to see Bush in the Shell/Pennzoil car though..not sure what to think there!

#7 Mayor Qumiby

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:25 PM

Well i think you got ur answer lol....

It was a great race though, its awesome seeing how a pack of two cars can blow past a pack going about 20 mph faster, can't wait for the duels and the 500!!

#8 dimbee

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:32 PM

Rules are rules. Can't pass below the yellow line. Still, it was an exciting finish!

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 03:53 AM

Did Denny miss the drivers meeting ?

NASCAR covers the YELLOW LINE in those meetings before the race !

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:34 AM

1. I really wanted them to radius the banking-to-flat portion of the track and do away with the yellow line completely when they re-paved. :(

2. Lesson learned for a lot of drivers right there. I think most of them will hold their line in the last laps of the 500 if (cross that out, read "when" instead) the same situation presents itself. There is a distinct possibility for a Clint Bowyer moment this year (the whole crossing the finish line upside down, backwards and on fire thing).

3. I like the return to higher speeds and closing rates. I could do without the whole 2 car thing, though. Reminds me of a Humpy Wheeler stunt race. 2 cars chained together, steering locked on the front car, but he has the gas pedal. The back car steers. It's okay as a Saturday night distraction between the heats and the feature races at 50 mph on a quarter mile, not so much at 200+ at Daytona.

4. I didn't like that the top 4 were able to get far enough away that they couldn't be threatened by the rest of the pack in the final 2 laps. Meh, we'll see what the 500 brings, they're still learning how to do this new type of drafting at this point.

#11 Mayor Qumiby

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 05:00 PM

I just wonder with the new changes how the motors will hold up for 500 miles, esp since they are going to make it so the cars overheat quicker

#12 cookinbrak

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:33 PM

He had already taken the lead when he went below the line. He didn't improve his position.