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Here is the Cup race for Vegas. Should be interesting to see if some teams will turn it around or continue backward slides

Gonna be around for the race?

Danica placed 4th in the Nationwide race on Saturday. Is this a fluke because of fuel mileage or no? I thought she did well to be make it back onto the lead lap and to put herself in the position that fuel mileage made a difference.

 She became the highest finishing female in a NASCAR history. The record had been held since 1947 by Sara Christian who finished 5th at Pittsburgh.

Kyle does have his moments still as in the Nationwide race but does not hide from the media anymore. During a caution he put on 4 tires while most got 2 He was still in top 10 if I remember right. Decided to try to make back all the places in one lap even thou there was 80ish left to go and trashed his car.

Mark Martin won the Nationwide race in Vegas.

March 6, 2011  08:56 AM ET

.... Donkey, " Keep your stick on the Ice" ;)

.... Danica placed 4th in NW ... Is this a fluke because of fuel mileage or no?
...NO!, cause she was in the same Fuel Window as the top 5, and the Winner Mark Martin ...so if you say it was a Fluke, then so is Martin WIN ... right!

.... Kyle .... driving like dumb-****' on the Freeway .... switching lanes like that ;(
.... gee just got four tires vs the cars in front of you 2 tires or no tires ... you have 68 laps to get to the front ... and you should know the odds of staying Green Flag to the End ...

March 6, 2011  09:05 AM ET

I didn't think I would be saying this for a long while but Congratulations to danica for a good race. I watched the whole thing and although she wasn't spectacular, she just kept grinding away and had a nice finish. As for Kyle, at least he mans up now and he even said how dumb a move that was. Never tried to blame anyone but himself. I think the new wife has got him headed in the right direction. Off to work later and race watching time.

March 6, 2011  09:25 AM ET

with DANICA ....must be her new Driving Coach .... Johnny Benson ;)

... next up for Danica .... Bristol on the 19th, also running her Boss / Dale Jr. in the #5 NW car

.... as for Today in CUP .... got to like the FORD'S .... going with Edwards, Biffle who had the best avg speed in Happy Hour ... would like to see Matt break his 72 race Win less streak ...
best CHEV .... Smoke, Mark Martin .... TOY .... Joey but, Shirumon ka.

March 6, 2011  09:37 AM ET

Yes, will watch the race today.....I save all my laundry for raceday, as rec room right beside laundry room..... so very efficient time for me (unless I have company, then no laundry) LOL

NO, not a fluke....That was the best driving I have seen from Danica,,,,very cautiously came from the back and passed everyone to get to 4th.....I think she had the highest passing cars number yesterday too.......her and Eury Jr seem to be clicking well.....she gave a much better post race interview also.

Happy for Mark to win....he did not have the best car yesterday and with a little luck and lots of patience he closed the deal.

March 6, 2011  10:18 AM ET

to me, danica DID do better, but had a wave of luck when two in front of her crashed out vie-ing for the lucky dog position, which she then "inherited".

Highest number of passes, to me, means the car was great, but she couldnt keep it where it should be all day.

Have not seen anyone, ever, get the amount of coaching and coddling she does.. listening to her spotter/cheerleader was like listening to a 1st grade soccer coach.

March 6, 2011  10:25 AM ET

Yes Danica did benefit from the lucky dog but prior to that she has missed nearly all of them in her races this year so far......so, have to say she has also improved on getting the lucky dog.
I was impressed with her yesterday ...but that was compared to her own previous performances.....I do not see her as a Champ any decade soon LOL

March 6, 2011  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

.Have not seen anyone, ever, get the amount of coaching and coddling she does.. listening to her spotter/cheerleader was like listening to a 1st grade soccer coach.

The announcers all but annointed her as the Messiah. I did hear that she can take water and make Kool-Aid. Kidding aside, she did better than any of the previous races that I watched her run.

March 6, 2011  11:10 AM ET

Saw this McMurray will drive #9 Target Indy car at Barber Motorsports Park and Dixon will drive #1 Bass Pro Shops Chevy at Talladega ....

and got to wondering how about a Danica / Jr Swap ... Danica #7 IRL car for Jr #88 CUP ...

maybe Chip is thinking ahead if Jamie Mac not in the CHASE, letting him go for the $5m as a outside driver Winning at the IRL final in Vegas on Oct 16th

March 6, 2011  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

with DANICA ....must be her new Driving Coach .... Johnny Benson ;) ... next up for Danica .... Bristol on the 19th, also running her Boss / Dale Jr. in the #5 NW car .... as for Today in CUP .... got to like the FORD'S .... going with Edwards, Biffle who had the best avg speed in Happy Hour ... would like to see Matt break his 72 race Win less streak ... best CHEV .... Smoke, Mark Martin .... TOY .... Joey but, Shirumon ka.

I haven't looked at final practice times, but I'm going to go out on a limb here and say Kurt Busch and Brad K were the top Dodges!

March 6, 2011  12:17 PM ET

I was glad that Danica earned her finish. Yes, it took some luck. But it takes 4 things to win. Skill, experience, teamwork and LUCK! Name a driver who hasn't won with luck or a competitors bad luck.

Good race day all!

March 6, 2011  12:51 PM ET

I'm glad to see a lot of the anti-Danica hate has died down. I never understood why there was so much in the first place. She may have had a few lucky breaks yesterday, but she still earned her finish. She's had a couple other races where she was running decently only to be taken out by someone else's wreck.

March 6, 2011  12:59 PM ET

I missed the Kyle part on purpose......JK said all that needed to be said (#3).

As for the coaching Danica thing.......it is just good business to coach the weaker ones to bring them up to par.....letting them fumble & fail and cost you money, is not good business at all....I am in a completely different line of work and the more I coach the weak subordinates, the better results I get......so to me coaching, in any amount is a good thing.......(as long as improvement is shown LOL).

March 6, 2011  01:16 PM ET

I'm glad Mark won! The old man still has it!

March 6, 2011  01:33 PM ET

Danica would have still likely had a top 10 finish even if the other drivers didn't have to make a fuel stop.

I've never really cared for Martin, I was pulling for Brad Keselowski yesterday, I turned the race on just in time to see hi cut down a tire.

March 6, 2011  01:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I missed the Kyle part on purpose......JK said all that needed to be said (#3).As for the coaching Danica thing.......it is just good business to coach the weaker ones to bring them up to par.....letting them fumble & fail and cost you money, is not good business at all....I am in a completely different line of work and the more I coach the weak subordinates, the better results I get......so to me coaching, in any amount is a good thing.......(as long as improvement is shown LOL).

I hear ya.
I have been dealing with TPTs at work which are students who are making money for school.
I have been surprised at how fast they learn if given a chance.
I also had to swallow some crow because some of the better workers have turned out to be women.
So now I give them alll the same chance there is twits on boths sides and easy to figure those out

March 6, 2011  01:38 PM ET
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Probably going to miss the race today, Son's Hockey tournament weekend, semi playoffs.Danica's 4th place. Fluke?, No. Didn't see the race but, didn't every driver there race the same race?Kyle, No comment, OK, 'Who Cares"Congrats to Mark Martin.All you Racing fans have a Great Day!

Good luck to your boy!

March 6, 2011  02:08 PM ET

I'll still pull for My Guy, ''Gordon'' and the Chevy's, Jr ?????? sure would like to see something new with him, all he has to do is stay away from the damn wall. Watch out for Vickers.

March 6, 2011  02:44 PM ET

So how old, and do they play positions (which) at his age Float?

March 6, 2011  02:46 PM ET

So what if they put wheels sticking out of the side of Jr's car so when he brushes the wall he just wheels around? LOL

 
March 6, 2011  03:13 PM ET

Poor Denny! LOL

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