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i will need to see bayne win on an oval track before i say he is the next dale earnhardt like most people are now

Agreed. Nascar has had some one or two race wonders before. Lets see if he can run consistently. And as much as I enjoyed seeing them win today, running consistently in the Wood Bros car will be difficult.

Edited to add, I think you mean short track not oval. Daytona is an oval, well a trioval anyway.

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I loved the race. Plenty of racing even with the 2 car packs. It was exciting all the way through. Good for Bayne he drove his heart out today. Great way to start the season! Ready for Phoenix!

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hopefully bayne doesnt turn into a casey mears or brian vickers

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...or a Derrick Cope! :yikes:

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i will need to see bayne win on an oval track before i say he is the next dale earnhardt like most people are now

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Who is saying this?

This.^^ I heard him being compared to Logano yesterday, but not the next Earnhardt.

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Too Bad Bayne's Win or the Points don't count for him..

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Too Bad Bayne's Win or the Points don't count for him..

I thought I heard the announcer say that Bayne checked some card that indicated he wanted his points to count towards one of the other series. Maybe I misunderstood him, but that makes very little sense.

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I thought I heard the announcer say that Bayne checked some card that indicated he wanted his points to count towards one of the other series. Maybe I misunderstood him, but that makes very little sense.

it was a rule they made at the start of this season, you can only compete for 1 championship so he checked nationwide because he wont race all the sprint cup races this year

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it was a rule they made at the start of this season, you can only compete for 1 championship so he checked nationwide because he wont race all the sprint cup races this year

Yep and now he has 2 full season sponsers for the Sprint cup, so they are trying to get at least the win to count. He won't get the points no matter what happens.

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they also impound the car for a year...can a team that small afford something like that?

<<< no idea what kind of $ is involved with winning a race!

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they also impound the car for a year...can a team that small afford something like that?

<<< no idea what kind of $ is involved with winning a race!

Its not winning the race, its the sponsors. If they have the sponsors, then they can afford more cars. And when you win Daytona, sponsors tend to become more willing to talk to you. :)

Btw, the win netted the Wood Brothers about 1.5 million. Bayne gets a portion of that. Maybe as much as half, but more than likely about a third. Still a pretty decent payday. The rest is split up among the team.

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