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02-24-2013, 02:52 PM
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Hamlin to the lead, Kenseth to pit road

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JGR cars dropping like flies

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Kenseth complained of a vibration awhile back. Apparently there was something to it.

Now Kyle Busch blew up.

No passing at all with this car and package.

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Keslowski and Johnson picking up where they left off.

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Come on Danica

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My boy Jimmie Johnson with the win!!

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Jimmie wins it

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Jimmie is such a boss. Danica finished 8th.

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The robot wins it.

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Jimmy Johnson wins. But Danica came as close as 3 in the final laps.

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http://twitter.com/richarddeitsch/st...94748755615744
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That race will help Nascar immensely. Casual fans saw a great finish. Junior finished 2nd. Danica w/best-ever 500 for a woman (eighth).
Too bad I was being blacked out of the final laps. Signal kept fading out

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Does Greg Biffle hate winning? lol.

Danice and Biffle missed out horribly in the end.

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The robot wins it.
http://twitter.com/smashleychavez/st...95874083205120
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Jimmie Johnson wins wowowowowow I can't believe it! #JKHESALWAYSWINNING :/
Jimmy Johnson is incredible. For a NASCAR racer to win every race he participates in, including all those Sprint For The Cup titles...

The guy has never lost a NASCAR race ever.

On a lighter note here are a compilation of gifs from today's race.\

http://twitter.com/SBNationGIF/statu...99025456721920

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Look at these beautiful Daytona 500 GIFs. *******/15deT3v


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02-24-2013, 04:31 PM
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It was one of the first race I've watched and it was much less fun that I remembered. I don't even understand the technical reasons as to why they can't pass each other anymore but it hurts the show.

Outside some crashes nothing happened until the last 3 lap.

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02-24-2013, 04:50 PM
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Denny Hamlin ‏@dennyhamlin
. @keselowski sorry I couldn't get close to you cuz your genius teammate was too busy messing up the inside line 1 move at a time


Joey Logano ‏@joeylogano
@dennyhamlin I Remember when you were MY genius teammate. #LoveYouMeanIt💛


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It was one of the first race I've watched and it was much less fun that I remembered. I don't even understand the technical reasons as to why they can't pass each other anymore but it hurts the show.

Outside some crashes nothing happened until the last 3 lap.
Welcome to plate racing.

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02-25-2013, 12:58 AM
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Can danica patrick save nascar's shrinking ratings?

http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2013/...g-ratings.html

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Today's Daytona 500 doesn't just represent an opportunity for Danica Patrick though, it also represents a huge opportunity for NASCAR. Patrick's success on the track at Daytona is happening at just the right time for a sport that badly needs to be reinvigorated and reach a new audience once again.

NASCAR has suffered from flagging ratings for the last several years after an enormous rise in popularity at the turn of the millenium. Last season NASCAR posted its worst viewership numbers since the sport signed its current television deals with Fox, ESPN, and Turner in 2007. Only once since 2005 has the sport drawn a year to year viewership increase. Once. NASCAR has lost more than a quarter of its audience since 2006. It was that year the Daytona 500 drew its highest rating ever - an 11.3 rating for Jimmie Johnson's victory. The last three years, Daytona 500 overnights have averaged a 7.6, more than a 30% decrease.

Can Patrick draw a ratings increase? It's impossible to quantify what effect she alone can bring to NASCAR's ratings. The conversation around today's race though hasn't been higher for a decade, though. Of course, with Patrick comes a double edged sword. She receives so much media attention and hype it often turns off more hardcore racing fans while networks seek to draw in casual ones. "Danica fatigue" has even been discussed in the latter portions of this week as the race approaches today. Sure there are even those that consider Patrick the "Anna Kournikova of racing" but that's not fair to either athlete. Kournikova had a moderate amount of success on the tennis court and Patrick already has one IndyCar victory to her name and a promising NASCAR career ahead of her.

Despite grumbles from dedicated race fans upset with Patrick overshadowing the sport and the other 42 drivers, NASCAR badly needs a jump start in the ratings. But it will only happen if Patrick can contend on the racetrack. That crossover audience isn't going to tune in to watch Danica go through the motions several laps down. She needs to be at the front of the field.

For too long, the sport has been dormant. Whether that be the tinkering with the rules, Jimmie Johnson's run of dominance, or a lack of drivers that can connect with fans, or even race start times the reasons are many for NASCAR's decline on television. Last year's champ Brad Keselowski is great for the sport, but he can't do what Danica Patrick does in breaking through with fans. Nobody in the racing world can. Danica Patrick can provide the boost NASCAR needs to turn around their flagging viewership and decreasing ratings. If she contends throughout the race today and is a threat to win, you will see a significant increase in viewership versus the last several Daytona races. If she remains a contender, or at the very least a story throughout the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, she still has the capability to bring new fans to the sport at a time when NASCAR needs them most.

The key for Fox today will be balancing their coverage of the Daytona 500 to draw in those casual fans watching for Patrick while also not alienating the faithful NASCAR following. If Fox and NASCAR's other television partners can find that right tone throughout the season and appeal to new fans through Patrick while serving NASCAR's core audience, the sport may finally be able to turn back in the right direction in ratings once again.

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The short answer is...if she can run competitively week in and week out yes. But she failed to do that in open wheel and nothing indicates she will find any magic in nascar. Everybody knows plate races have nothing to do with talent. Right, Derrike Cope and Michael Waltrip?

She's a female Paul Menard. She brings enough money to buy a good ride but not enough talent to know what to do with it. If the guys in the booth don't tone it down when she runs off the pace they will only create more fan resentment, just ask anybody who followed open wheel racing the last few years.

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Waited all winter to watch a parade? OK I'm just pissed Smoke got crashed out before I could sit down to watch. Danica should have gone with JR not THE BIFF. Seriously the racing was blah. As for JJ winning YAWN. BTW STOP SAYING AWESOME Ya sound like a little girl JJ.

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Via @danpbell: The Daytona 500 drew a 10.0 overnight rating, up 30% over last year & best overnight rtg. for Daytona 500 since 2006.

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Might have already been posted and a little OT but nice story to read about.

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/nasc...050317237.html

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