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Bud Shootout

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Paul Menard drew the #1 spot for the Bud Shootout tomorrow night and Jeff Gordon will have to come from the rear. Rimshot.gif

Anyway, any predictions on who's going to win this non-points race? Will Jr. repeat and win his third Shootout trophy?

I saw that practice is on SPEEDTV at 3pm today.

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I realize this is just the Bud Shootout, but it looks like an awfull lot of open seats in the grandstands! At least more than I remember from previous years.

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If the 500 is anything like the shootout we will see a lot of caution laps. The cars looked completely out of control, bouncing all over the place. I was bummed to see Jr. get it with only 10 to go, but that is the way it goes at Daytona. Never know who will win until they cross the stripe.

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Superspeedways stink. I really beliebe NASVCAR likes all the wrecks that happen on these plate tracks.

Long tracks, close packs and dumb drivers and 1/3 the field is always wrecks.

It is not who is the best but who can miss the move by dumbo.

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Of the cars left at the end Harvick was the guy I was rooting for. It didn't look real good for him to have a chance the way he was running the rest of the race but somehow snuck it out at the finish.

They were commenting that this was as good as the track will be with the cool temps, so next Sunday could get messy!

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i was noticing empty seats even the last part of last yr

i think the big thing is those darn motels anytime i've checked

it always the price of the room that takes the fun out

ya cars were moving around last night

the only i dont like to see win won thats racin i guess

harvey lighten up lol its restrictor racin

and you know what say bout racin 50% of the fans are there to see the wrecks

and i must admit they are spectactular there and dega

marks on the gooooooooooooo

cooooooooooooool

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i think as guys age they dont like restrictor plate racing cux the chance of gettin hurts is wayyyy up there plus it kinda more luck than racin really

its kinda fun to watch just think runnin 185 mphfor 3-4 hrs

a couple inches apart

they are 3 times fast then we travel on the freeway

you cant be day dreamin!!

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I agree with Harvey Lee, plate tracks stink. The wrecks can be exciting but its not racing. The best car pretty much never wins because it usually gets tore up. Its Nascar's version of Russian roulette but that is why so many love it. My biggest complaint is that I wish they would get rid of the restrictor plate race that is in the chase, it makes no sense.

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Losing your favorite driver due to someone else's mistake isn't fun, but I do like to watch the maneuvering that goes on within the race and how they make their way back to the front after getting shuffled back. It's something you don't see at any other track and what makes it unique....a chess match of who's going to work with you as well as making the best moves to get ahead. If you really watch they're doing some amazing driving. More so than any of the cookie-cutter tracks. Any other race gets boring after a while as they are just going through the motions. A restrictor plate race is pins and needles from lap one.

At least now with these cars they can go to the front in fairly short order compared to some of the aero packages they had a few years back where they just rode around.

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I do believe the cookie cutter tracks may be a little boring but you can see who really deserves to win the race. Yes, they go from the front to the rear and then to the pits due to some fools goofy unsafe move with the plate tracks.

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All I know is that I was able to watch my first race in HD and I enjoyed every minute of it! From watching the cars bouncing around, the blocking, the crashing, and watching the lug nuts fly. It was all a lot more fun!!

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