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General Discussions Discuss Daytona 500 in the Community Center forums; Originally Posted by WDW Donna I don't know how you can say it was great ending!! It was awful! No sooner than the rules had been explained about a caution ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WDW Donna View Post
    I don't know how you can say it was great ending!! It was awful! No sooner than the rules had been explained about a caution comming out on the last lap, it happened. The winning field was supposed to be determined where everyone was when the caution happened. Mark Martin should have won!
    Donna, the caution was NOT put out until Harvick and Martin crossed the finish line
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    It was an unfortunate ending for Martin, but the caution flag wasn't dropped until after they crossed the finish line. The wreck was behind them and they were 200 yards from the finish. I think they made the right call. Most importantly was that even Martin said it was an acceptable finish. Of course, since I'm a JJ fan and a Gordon fan, neither of my guys were even remotely close.
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    The caution should have been out right away as soon as the wreck happened.

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    Not that we'll ever find out for sure, but I don't think it would have made a difference when they flew the caution. Harvick had enough momentum going he would have won either way...but I guess we'll never know will we I've gotta say though, after the excitement of Daytona, Fontana is probably gonna seem like a cake walk...



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    I think that either way, there would have been complaints. Obviously people are upset about the way that they handled it. But I think if they had dropped the flag right away, people would have been upset that they decided the biggest race of the year on a yellow flag. Like I said, neither of my guys were in it, so it didn't really bother me.
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    actually I think Harvick was slightly ahead of Martin at the moment of the accident, then Martin pulled ahead by an inch and finally overtaken.

    The closeness of this race reminded me of Harvick's first win 6 years ago, it was just as close if not closer!

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    It was a very good race.. I'm already looking forward to this Sunday...
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    As for throwing the caution, it would not have stopped the wreck that was already in progress. However, it would have stopped all the drivers RACING to get to the checkerd flag that should have not been waving. This is the main reason for NASCAR throwing caution flags and giving the lucky dog. As for JG running 30th all day, and ending up 12th, I'm good with it all.

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    how on earth did i miss this thread?!

    i'm glad kevin won - although i woulda been very happy to see mark martin win it too... and i'll always love dale jr. and jeff gordon - it's just too hard to pick one winner in my book!

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    Well i'm a die hard Kenseth fan and the boys in my house are all JR fan so i always have to listen to the Jr this and Jr that story BORING........
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    but he's so hot - how can you think he's boring when he's so mcdreamy?

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    Tink, how can you be a Jr fan AND a Gordon fan!! It's just not right! LOL

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    Yes he is very cute but i loved Dale sr. and i just don't think Jr. can ever be like his dad
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