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02-26-2017 08:25 AM
Spring must be here ! Today from the World Center of Speed - The Great American race - The Daytona 500 !
I will go with a dark horse - The World famous - Number 21 Wood Brothers Ford - lol
02-26-2017 10:41 AM - edited 02-26-2017 10:42 AM
I`m not a real NASCAR fanatic, but I just can`t bring myself to root for a Ford I`m a Hendricks Team fan, because they have Junior, Elliot, Johnson and Kahne. I was a Kasey Kahne fan when he drove Dodge and I had a Dodge pickup...now it`s "bowtie" all the way baby!
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02-26-2017 12:29 PM - edited 02-26-2017 12:30 PM
Boy BA your going out on a limb there going with Hendrick - lmao
Last time we were there was 92 - dang - where did them years go ???? lol
About the same here tiger1 - low 40's and wind is wippin - Just got off the phone with my B-I-L - He's just South of Daytona about a hour - pretty cool down there --- low 70's ! Don't know how them people can live like that - 80's the rest of the week . Anyway .
02-26-2017 06:42 PM
BA - I think you are already in La La Land ! - with a lmao - Kurt drives a Ford and so do's Danny -
That's ok - that can happen havening to many miller lites ! Good finish for a crash fest today .
Have a good week ole buddy
02-26-2017 07:22 PM - edited 02-26-2017 07:23 PM
Son of a gun, you`re right Ken. I didn`t see the end of the race, I was catching it between honey-do tasks. It does sound like this was Stewart -Haas in a Ferd...how the hell did that happen??? I guess the others took cheap shots and wiped out the Chevies.
win is the first Daytona 500 victory for three-time Cup Series champion now full-time car owner Tony Stewart, who retired after the 2016 season. Stewart, a half-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, won every stock car race in his illustrious driving career at the track except for the Daytona 500. And this Daytona 500 was the first race for Stewart-Haas Racing in a Ford. The longtime Chevrolet team switched manufacturers for the 2017 season