TV or Radio?

On the face of it, it's a stupid question:  TV is always preferable to radio. Or not. I am multitasking, listening, watching and messing around on the Internet. While the radio guys just told me that Scott Riggs, running near the front, got loose and almost took out 3/4 of the field, FOX was on commercial. And, coming out of the break, I've been told nothing nor shown anything.... ...

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That Didn’t Take Long

Aric Almirola goes around in Turn 3 on Lap 8, bringing out the first caution ... which is not necessarily a bad thing, as the break compresses the field. The Bud Shootout proved more interesting than either of  Thursday's Duels, because the Shootout had a mandated caution and a fair few others as well that bunched the field and gave cars a chance to race. If this thing gets spread out like the Duels, we might be hoping for rain. ...

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Green Flag

One lap down, 199 to go in the 51st running of the Daytona 500. A competition caution planned on Lap 25, apparently weather a factor. Might not hurt to look at tire too.The announcers on MRN, the official radio broadcaster of NASCAR, already sound as though they might go into cardiac arrest. Someone get them some Alka Seltzer. ...

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Death, Taxes, and Tony Stewart Bitching About Goodyear

Stewart lets loose on NASCAR's tire manufacturer. Again. There are just some things in life you can count on, you know? Old Faithful, birds flying south for the winter, and Tony Stewart going off on Goodyear.And while it's true that you never know exactly when Stewart's gonna blow, you know he is -- and really, the real pleasure is in the anticipation. So count me slightly disappointed to find that we're not even one race into the season before old Smoke took some pointed shots at t ...

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Jimmie Johnson Dull? Are You Serious???

I like what the guys over at Frontstretch.com do. Really. I dare say, we get together at a bar, odds are good we have a good time buying each other beers. But, I've got to say, this contribution to the dialogue? Not so good.First of all, there's the small matter of length -- I halfway expect to see this puppy in next week's New Yorker. Or perhaps The Atlantic; what is this thing? Maybe 8,750 words? Holy crap. I'm tired. I'm busy. I have kids. I've gotta walk the frickin' dog. Like I ...

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Joey Logano Keeps the Wolves at Bay

 Joe Gibbs Racing and everybody associated with its No. 20 team is saying all the right things as far as Joey Logano and his 2009 season is concerned. No pressure. No expectations. We just want him to do the best he can.Laudable, certainly, reasonable, absolutely. But after Logano's three-race performance toward the end of last season -- 32nd, 39th, and 40th, in that desultory order -- you just have to know a whole bunch of people heaved a huge sigh of relief when the 18-year-old fin ...

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Starting Lineup for the 2009 Daytona 500

Starting Line Up -- 2009 Daytona 5001) Martin Truex Jr, Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet 2) Mark Martin, Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet 3 Jeff Gordon, DuPont Chevrolet 4) Kyle Busch, M&M's Toyota 5) Tony Stewart, Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet 6) Brian Vickers, Red Bull Toyota 7) Jimmie Johnson, Lowe's Chevrolet 8) Juan Pablo Montoya, Target Chevrolet 9) Joey Logano (Rookie), Home Depot Toyota 10) Denny Hamlin, FedEx Express Toyota 11) Aric Almirola, Gu ...

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Starting Lineup for 2009 Daytona 500

Daytona 500 1 1 Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet Row 1: 2 5 Mark Martin Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet 3 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet Row 2: 4 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 5 14 * Tony Stewart Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet Row 3: 6 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet Row 4: 8 42 Juan Pablo Mon ...

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Starting Lineup for 2009 Daytona 500

Daytona 500 1 1 Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet Row 1: 2 5 Mark Martin Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet 3 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet Row 2: 4 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 5 14 * Tony Stewart Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet Row 3: 6 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet Row 4: 8 42 Juan Pablo Mon ...

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Good News! Jimmie Johnson Did Not Win a Duel!

The bad news? Kyle Busch did ...  Yes, Kyle Busch won the second of Thursday's two Gatorade Duels at Daytona International Speedway, giving rise to the horrifying prospect that the little pipsqueak will replicate his 2008. But, there is a silver lining to this cloud, and that is that Jeff Gordon won the first of the Duels, sparing an innocent public from having to read at least 536 Gordon hasn't won a race in 92 years stories in the next few months. And, as good a story as Gordon's ...

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