2013 Motorsports enthusiast thread

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    Welcome rednecks and Nascar fans, Sports car racing, motorcycle, dirt track, short track, drag racing, even F1.
    If it has a motor and wheels, race it.
    The 2013 season is underway at Daytona this weekend with practice for the Rolex 24.
    About 100 cars are here testing in the Grand Am Rolex and Continental Tire Series. Superstar drivers from all over the world are participating.

    http://www.grand-am.com/

    In a few weeks, Florida Speedweeks will have a more American flavor with racing at East Bay, Ocala, New Smyrna, Volusia, and more tracks. (Daytona)

    http://newsmyrnaspeedway.org/

    http://www.eastbayracewaypark.com/

    http://www.bubbaracewaypark.com/

    http://www.woosprint.com/

    http://woolms.com/

    http://ascoc.allstarsprint.com/index.php

    http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/?homepage=true

    http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html

    http://www.jayski.com/
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    50+ racing
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    Brian drove the car last year, but not this year.
    He still has his HSR cars and his wife races too. He is all fun, no ego.
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    Waltrip & Bowyer's Ferrari
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    Daytona plays host to thousands of Boy Scouts during Roar before the 24 weekend. They are camping in the infield.
    Joao Barbosa was one of several very generous drivers giving autographs to many kids during Saturday's lunch break
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    Last year's Rolex 24 GT Class Champion, Magnus Racing
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    Spirit of Daytona won 3 races last year
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    Dixon, D. Franchitti, Hand, McMurray
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    M. Franchitti, S. Tremblay in a new Mazda 6 GX Class Diesel
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    AJ Allmendinger topped the chart in some practice sessions. He is part of the defending champion Michael Shank Racing team. His 3 hour stint to win last year was spectacular.
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    Practice makes perfect
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    Multimatic Racing Aston Martin
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    Roush Racing Mustang
    Joey Atterbury, Shelby Blackstock
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    BGB Motorsports
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    BMW M3 Coupe
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    Jack Roush Jr & Billy Johnson
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    Music producer/racer Jim Jonsin, Rebel Rock Racing
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    #57 Camaro controls
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    Orlando's Wayne Taylor Racing has a couple of new drivers. Ricky Taylor has moved to #90 Spirit of Daytona. Younger brother Jordan Taylor takes his place, and 2012 Indy Car Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay also joins the team with veteran Italian Max Angelleli. They also have new livery with Suntrust decreasing sponsorship after several years.
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    race, tear it apart, put it together, repeat
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    The patch caused by Montoya from crashing into the jet dryer in the 2012 Daytona 500
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    Wayne Taylor Racing Daytona Prototype Corvette
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    Gurney, Gidley, Fogarty, Law
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    Love the Corvette prototypes, but you can count on Grand-Am to do the wrong thing: they eliminated LMP1.
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    Why bother with a class that has 4 cars?
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    Which class?
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    LMP1 from ALMS will be gone with next year's 2014 merger.
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    Love the Camaro...
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    Tony Stewart is in Tulsa, Ok racing in the Chili Bowl this week.

    Nascar's opening race Shootout is now called 'Sprint Unlimited at Daytona'

    The Sprint Unlimited field Feb. 16, 2013

    2012 Pole Winners
    Greg Biffle
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    Carl Edwards
    Denny Hamlin
    Kasey Kahne
    Mark Martin
    Jeff Gordon
    Martin Truex Jr.
    Tony Stewart
    AJ Allmendinger
    Aric Almirola
    Joey Logano
    Marcos Ambrose
    Jimmie Johnson
    Matt Kenseth
    Kyle Busch
    Juan Pablo Montoya
    Past champions of The Sprint Unlimited
    Kurt Busch
    Kevin Harvick
    Bill Elliott
    Terry Labonte
    Ken Schrader
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    nice trophy

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    Showcase better cars ? Don't dumb down. Make the Daytona prototypes chase the better LMP1's.
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    Costing a fortune to 17 teams to appease 4 from a failed series? Let them run LeMans and WEC. Saying they are 'better' cars is only an opinion anyway.
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    The LMP's would demolish the prototypes. Maybe that's why they don't want them.

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