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Speedweeks kicks off today in advance of next Sunday's Daytona 500 (2/17, 2:30PM EST FOX). The Clash is this Sunday, 3pm, and the duels are 7pm next Thursday, 2/14. Note also the Arca race will run this Saturday at 4pm on FS1.

What else for 2019:
- New rules package: Note that the Daytona 500 will run under the old package, but after that we will go to tapered spacers (including at Daytona and Talladega where they won't run plates anymore), bigger spoiler, bigger splitter, wider radiator pan, and "aero/brake ducts". It's all similar to the 2018 All-Star package and designed to reduce horsepower but improve stability and throttle response . . . with the hope of reducing the aero advantage that the leader has had at the intermediate and speedway tracks under the old package. https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2018/10/02/2019-rules-packages-announced-monster-energy-series/


- New post-race inspection procedure: Post-race inspection will happen immediately following the race and will include first and second place, and other randomly selected cars. If you fail post-race you are disqualified and scored as last in the race and stages. So if the winner fails, the second place is declared the winner for all intents and purposes . . . any stage points for DQ'd cars will go to the next car on the pylon. This will mean that the race winner will be confirmed by weekend's end, rather than having to wait on inspection and penalty procedures under the old rules (often not announced until Tuesday or Wednesday).

- Notable team/driver changes:
Martin Truex and Cole Pearn move over to JGR proper at the 19
Kurt Busch to the 1 at CGR; Jamie Mac running the Daytona 500 (in the 40) and then retiring to the Fox broadcast roster
Daniel Suarez moves over to the 41 at SHR
Ryan Newman runs the 6 full-time at Rousch
Daniel Hemric (rookie) will be in the 8 at Childress
Matt DiBenedetto will be in the 95
Kasey Kahne and AJ Allmendinger are not racing
Chad Knaus and Jimmie aren't together, Chad to the 24 (Byron) and Kevin Meendering comes over from the Xfinity 1 car (E. Sadler) to lead the 48 crew


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Damnit. My bad pick’em luck has returned. I have the 20 today.

Had made a run into the top 10. Lame
 

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Good race. Or I should say a good finish - the race was a wreck fest.

I like Brandon Jones, even when he drives for KBM.
You gonna watch the other races live? Planning to watch both.

Also, the Dale Earnhardt vs Jeff Gordon story is fascinating. Second time watching that documentary and I forgot how much of a rivalry it was.

Losing Dale was a crushing blow. I sometimes wonder how things turn out if he were still alive today.
 
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You gonna watch the other races live? Planning to watch both.

Also, the Dale Earnhardt vs Jeff Gordon story is fascinating. Second time watching that documentary and I forgot how much of a rivalry it was.

Losing Dale was a crushing blow. I sometimes wonder how things turn out if he were still alive today.
It’s a great film. I started going to races in 1996, the year after Gordon’s first cup. I saw a handful of his wins in person and almost all of them on tv or radio. I wasn’t a Gordon fan but I never disliked him - even rooted for him late in his career. But there was a time when he won so much it was annoying. He won 13 races one year. Crazy.

I won’t be watching live today. Probably listening at times but gonna watch tonight on DVR.
 

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It’s a great film. I started going to races in 1996, the year after Gordon’s first cup. I saw a handful of his wins in person and almost all of them on tv or radio. I wasn’t a Gordon fan but I never disliked him - even rooted for him late in his career. But there was a time when he won so much it was annoying. He won 13 races one year. Crazy.

I won’t be watching live today. Probably listening at times but gonna watch tonight on DVR.
I've never been to a race. I'm thinking about doing a weekend trip after covid is in the rear view mirror. I've always thought a live race would be fun, but just never got around to doing it.
 

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This race is plodding along with all the cautions and fixing the track. I'm curious how it affects the Cup race later today.
 
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I've never been to a race. I'm thinking about doing a weekend trip after covid is in the rear view mirror. I've always thought a live race would be fun, but just never got around to doing it.
After this is all over, I’ll meet you at a race.
 

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