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jebbers
02-20-2005, 06:44 PM
if any of you swampies care about NASCAR....Jeff Gordon has snagged his 3rd Nextel Cup win at the Daytona 500 today! I watched it at my bro's house in HDTV and surround. The last thirty or so laps were the best of the 200. I am a big Gordon fan...and this is a great way to start off the year of racing!



GO 24!!!
if any of you care...

ZBomber
02-20-2005, 06:59 PM
I don't really get racing. In the first 150 laps or so.... everyone is just going slow. :p

BongoBob
02-20-2005, 07:20 PM
My parents are into NASCAR, I'm not.

My dad is a Jr Fan and my moms Gordon fan. It was not funny at our house today : |

Dad: YAY! JR WILL WIN!
Mom: Go Jeff
Dad: NO! A CAUTION!
Mom: Go Jeff
Dad: NO! LOSE!
Mom: Pwnd.

:)

ET Warrior
02-20-2005, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by ZBomber
I don't really get racing. In the first 150 laps or so.... everyone is just going slow. :p

It's so that their cars don't get tired. It's like running a marathon, if they went all out after like, 4 laps they'd have to stop and drink some water and get the cramps out of their legs...


Or....something like that.








I don't get racing either....

ZBomber
02-20-2005, 07:53 PM
I know, but I mean, it's just so boring, so I dunno why people watch the whole thing. I'd prbably just watch the last 10-20 minutes or something. :p

XERXES
02-20-2005, 09:51 PM
Hmm, I turned it off right when Dale Jr. took the lead with 5 or so laps to go. What happened to him?

BigTeddyPaul
02-20-2005, 11:39 PM
My mother and her fiance have been there for 2 weeks now. I don't even want to imagine how much they spent on crappy Nascar.

BTP

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
02-21-2005, 02:02 AM
I went to Daytona to get drunk on Spring break years ago. It never occured to me to do anything productive.



"Jeff Gordon... he's the fastest Christian on Earth, uncle Hank" -Lu-Ann from King of the Hill

ZBomber
02-21-2005, 05:44 AM
"There was this girl on a car pouring wine on a guy..... they called it Dayota 500 and it's on FOX."
"500 what? Batchelors? Woman? They already got me hooked!"

That was an awesome episode. :D

El Sitherino
02-21-2005, 05:48 AM
I too don't get nascar. Personally if I want to see people drive cars really fast, I'll get on the highway 30 minutes before rush hour. Average rush hour beater > nascar driver.

That said, I hope he enjoys his victory, and atleast he speaks properly unlike most nascar drivers.

jebbers
02-21-2005, 08:17 AM
Originally posted by XERXES
Hmm, I turned it off right when Dale Jr. took the lead with 5 or so laps to go. What happened to him?

Gordon did a bump and pass on him...sent him to finish third

i just like to watch the racing to see if there are any big wrecks...like when Scott Wimmer was in the 11 car pile up. He rolled twice, then on the third roll he flipped up and spun twice on his nose! He walked away from that one! But thats mostly why i watch racing, to see accidents that you know the driver will walk away 96% or so.

Mike Windu
02-21-2005, 10:16 AM
I really don't get watching a Nascar race. A buncha silly people in Viagra sponsored cars do laps.

200 Laps.

Then finally at the end, they all jack up the speed and actually race each other.


They could save us about 190 laps (and time) if they would just...do 10 laps full out. That would be more interesting than a needless amount of hours watching Zambini in the back catch a flat and having Johnson replace him. Woo, 129th place! You're getting somewhere! :p

There was a time when I liked Nascar (before I actually tried to watch a Nascar race). I had my little Jeff Gordon toy car vrooming around the kitchen.

After trying to watch 10 minutes of Nascar, I became disillusioned :indif:

WTF was this and where did the super cool really fast races go?

That being said, every time I went to a race around here when I was young (my city has a motosports track or something), I always waited for crashes. Other than that the races were boring unless there was some competition and pushing around..

Good to see that Jeff is still on top. *shrugs*

jon_hill987
02-21-2005, 11:37 AM
Isn't NASCAR the one when they just go round a big oval? boring! World Superbikes, British Superbikes and WRC is where the action is!

Do NOT get me started on Formula1.

BongoBob
02-21-2005, 05:20 PM
I remmeber back when I did like it we went to a race in the front row, and a dude came around the turn, but forgot to turn. Crashed right in front of us.

That was cool.

tags
02-21-2005, 05:22 PM
I myself don't really care much for NASCAR. i think india cars and sprint cars are much better.
sprint cars = lots of wrecks

XERXES
02-21-2005, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
I too don't get nascar. Personally if I want to see people drive cars really fast, I'll get on the highway 30 minutes before rush hour. Average rush hour beater > nascar driver.

That said, I hope he enjoys his victory, and atleast he speaks properly unlike most nascar drivers. driving fast to win millions of dollars > driving fast to get to work, school wherever else thats not at the checkered flag.

I don't really have the patience to watch a nascar race on the TV. But its a different story when I actually go to races, I live real close to the Lowes Speedway.

jebbers
02-22-2005, 05:39 PM
right after the race my folks went out to the casino and got enuff loot to buy me a new Jeff Gordon jacket! and Gordon couldnt have said it better "I am so stoked!"

my jacket is my new L-O-V-E!!

lukeiamyourdad
02-22-2005, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by jon_hill987
Do NOT get me started on Formula1.

Bernie Ecclestone crapped on the F1 with so many crazy rules. Those cars are better protected then a secret american super fighter airplane.


Rally is really fun. But Nascar is not...I don't get...200 laps...going around, around and around...