Jarrett could miss final Daytona 500

Tucked away in the back corner of the garage, far from the overwhelming attention surrounding NASCAR's biggest stars, a world-class group of drivers went overlooked in their quest to make the Daytona 500. Full Story
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Since: Aug 07

Worthville, KY

#1 Feb 13, 2008
Although I find it sad Jarrett may miss this race he should blame Nascar for making rules that don't make any sense. But if Villenueve was guarenteed a spot that way would he be saying that? Since Jacques is his teamate I think not! I don't think any driver should go straight to Sprint series without doing Nationwide a year and I also think when you move up to Sprint you shouldn't be able to still run in the Nationwide series. These drivers need track time and the nationwide series is the place they should start. But with the cup drivers still running it's not that simple. Let the minor leagues do what they're for and drop the dumb rules. You qualify by speed not points.
Josh

San Francisco, CA

#2 Feb 13, 2008
The Rules are what they are. Jarret stuck with Yates a bit to long. Then MW was probably about his only solid option. So, now his team will have to work very hard to get him in the 5 races he is going for.

I'm just upset that Nascar changed the rule to only being allowed the past Champ provisional 6 times right before the season started last year. Maybe he would have weighed his options more had he known they were going to reduce the number.

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#3 Feb 13, 2008
I don't think he'll miss the 500. Mikey & Reut are locked in. Mikey, Reut, and DJ are all in the same Duel. Mikey & Reut will do everything they can to help DJ race his way in. We'll know at the end of Duel 1 if DJ can just sit back and chill and use the PCP or if they are going to have to work their rumps off. But with two mulit-time Daytona 500 champs working together, they will make it.

Since: Oct 07

Hydro, OK

#4 Feb 13, 2008
Yeah they kind of set MWR back on their plans for Jarrett when they reduced the PC to 6. But I still think he will make it in. He has his two teammates in the same Dual, so they will try really hard to get him in. Plus I think Kurt will race his way in anyway. Here's to the 44 getting in his final 500! We will see shortly! Go MWR!!!

Since: Feb 08

Amherst, OH

#5 Feb 13, 2008
They changed the provisional rule specifically to damage MWR and Jarret. That should be obvious. Unfortunately, that is going to come back to hurt them as one of their "stars" is going to get screwed by it. Kurt Bush is driving sub-par dodges (again). What's going to happen after 5 races and he has to qualify on time every week with that trash? The only thing better is that Sam Hornish Jr. is going to drop out of the top 35 faster than the Dow Jones Ind. Avg. That'll leave Penske screwed double since he opted to manipulate the rules to guarantee Hornish in the 500. Now before anyone gets on me, I know that the move with the points was within the rules, but I don't think that it was in the spirit of the rules.

Since: Aug 07

Worthville, KY

#6 Feb 13, 2008
Rogue Walnut wrote:
They changed the provisional rule specifically to damage MWR and Jarret. That should be obvious. Unfortunately, that is going to come back to hurt them as one of their "stars" is going to get screwed by it. Kurt Bush is driving sub-par dodges (again). What's going to happen after 5 races and he has to qualify on time every week with that trash? The only thing better is that Sam Hornish Jr. is going to drop out of the top 35 faster than the Dow Jones Ind. Avg. That'll leave Penske screwed double since he opted to manipulate the rules to guarantee Hornish in the 500. Now before anyone gets on me, I know that the move with the points was within the rules, but I don't think that it was in the spirit of the rules.
I'm not a big Penske fan or Sam Hornish at all. Penske domintated the IRL for to long, so let them struggle.
wallbanger

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Feb 13, 2008
Rogue Walnut wrote:
They changed the provisional rule specifically to damage MWR and Jarret. That should be obvious. Unfortunately, that is going to come back to hurt them as one of their "stars" is going to get screwed by it. Kurt Bush is driving sub-par dodges (again). What's going to happen after 5 races and he has to qualify on time every week with that trash? The only thing better is that Sam Hornish Jr. is going to drop out of the top 35 faster than the Dow Jones Ind. Avg. That'll leave Penske screwed double since he opted to manipulate the rules to guarantee Hornish in the 500. Now before anyone gets on me, I know that the move with the points was within the rules, but I don't think that it was in the spirit of the rules.
I just totally dig all of this crying about the CP deal with Kurt B. Let's see---------didn't POS purchase the points from that Jaspar Engine guy--Doug Bawel (the Kodak Dodge points) when he started Motormouth Motorsports to make sure he was in at least 5 races in 2006 with that Dodge CRAPA #55. Little good did that do.

Oh, let us not forget the Rent-A-Ride---rented from that back-field-filler-Cope--for that big race at Lowe's! I think it was not long after that, POS's "stock" in NA$CAR (it wasn't JAPCAR then!) seemed to plummet, for some reason.

Then we had the Motormouth Motorsports Dog & Pony Show, on May 13th of 2006 where he paraded that $20 Million Dollar Man out in front of everybody, to announce he would be his "savior" for the Toy-let "Key-stone/flag bearing" team for 2007, as he would have unlimited CP's, just like his big-mouthed brother, Jaws, had his last, glorious season in NA$CAR!

For some unknown reason (Hendrick or my idol Jack Roush gets to King Brian) right before the start of the 2007 season, King Brian, Mafia Mike and Mr. Magoo announce the new ruling on the CP.

Ouch----POS, Motormouth Motorsports and the $20M Man (later changed to the $10M Man, after his shit-season last year!) were screwed,***** and tattooed!

LMFAO!
nasfan55

United States

#8 Feb 13, 2008
He won't miss, he will race his way in.

Since: Feb 08

Amherst, OH

#9 Feb 13, 2008
wallbanger wrote:
<quoted text>
I just totally dig all of this crying about the CP deal with Kurt B. Let's see---------didn't POS purchase the points from that Jaspar Engine guy--Doug Bawel (the Kodak Dodge points) when he started Motormouth Motorsports to make sure he was in at least 5 races in 2006 with that Dodge CRAPA #55. Little good did that do.
Oh, let us not forget the Rent-A-Ride---rented from that back-field-filler-Cope--for that big race at Lowe's! I think it was not long after that, POS's "stock" in NA$CAR (it wasn't JAPCAR then!) seemed to plummet, for some reason.
Then we had the Motormouth Motorsports Dog & Pony Show, on May 13th of 2006 where he paraded that $20 Million Dollar Man out in front of everybody, to announce he would be his "savior" for the Toy-let "Key-stone/flag bearing" team for 2007, as he would have unlimited CP's, just like his big-mouthed brother, Jaws, had his last, glorious season in NA$CAR!
For some unknown reason (Hendrick or my idol Jack Roush gets to King Brian) right before the start of the 2007 season, King Brian, Mafia Mike and Mr. Magoo announce the new ruling on the CP.
Ouch----POS, Motormouth Motorsports and the $20M Man (later changed to the $10M Man, after his shit-season last year!) were screwed,***** and tattooed!
LMFAO!
Well, there you go. Even you admit that Rousch's fear of toyota prompted him to pressure NASCAR into limiting the CP. I don't have a problem that you don't like MWR or Toyota. I don't presume to say you are wrong to root for whom you like. However, your heros did go out of there way to make sure that they did what ever they could to try to sabatoge Toyota. Granted, MWR or at least someone in their employ went out of there way to really sabatoge last season, and it pretty much worked.

Where I was going with the deal w/Penske and Hornish is that Hornish really hasn't shown an ability to drive stock cars (he was great in Indy though). Getting him locked in may actually be endangering other drivers.

Personally, I think that NASCAR should require new drivers to complete at least full season in a lower level (truck or Nationwide). That way they can build their confidence and skill before they go wheeling a cup car around the track. I don't really want to watch hacks and inexperienced stock car drivers get on track as moving road blocks to the rest of the field. The open-wheelers are mostly very talented, but they are used to driving lighter cars that generally don't bang into each other if they can help it. That ain't NASCAR and they need time to adjust to that type of racing.

Since: Oct 07

Oklahoma City, OK

#10 Feb 13, 2008
Rogue Walnut wrote:
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Well, there you go. Even you admit that Rousch's fear of toyota prompted him to pressure NASCAR into limiting the CP. I don't have a problem that you don't like MWR or Toyota. I don't presume to say you are wrong to root for whom you like. However, your heros did go out of there way to make sure that they did what ever they could to try to sabatoge Toyota. Granted, MWR or at least someone in their employ went out of there way to really sabatoge last season, and it pretty much worked.
Where I was going with the deal w/Penske and Hornish is that Hornish really hasn't shown an ability to drive stock cars (he was great in Indy though). Getting him locked in may actually be endangering other drivers.
Personally, I think that NASCAR should require new drivers to complete at least full season in a lower level (truck or Nationwide). That way they can build their confidence and skill before they go wheeling a cup car around the track. I don't really want to watch hacks and inexperienced stock car drivers get on track as moving road blocks to the rest of the field. The open-wheelers are mostly very talented, but they are used to driving lighter cars that generally don't bang into each other if they can help it. That ain't NASCAR and they need time to adjust to that type of racing.
Totally agree. With NASCAR taking away competitive advantages with the cars, team owners are now forced to get creative in otherways, i.e. the points rules. It doesn't matter what NASCAR does, there will always be someone who tries their best to sneek around. That includes MWR. But it is what it is. But I am 100% behind making a racer complete at least 10-15 races in a lower division before coming to cup. That may in turn generate the much needed interest in the Nationwide series and Truck series.

Since: Feb 08

Cany

#11 Feb 14, 2008
Well as much as I would like to agree with "Lets go racing" morality wise, but I have to say since NASCAR is more of a product than a sport, well it's true these days NASCAR still is a sport if you compare it to some Europeans series like F1 ... but you have to understand what they have to compromised for the market sometimes.
wallbanger

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Feb 14, 2008
speeddurango wrote:
Well as much as I would like to agree with "Lets go racing" morality wise, but I have to say since NASCAR is more of a product than a sport, well it's true these days NASCAR still is a sport if you compare it to some Europeans series like F1 ... but you have to understand what they have to compromised for the market sometimes.
Hey, durango---interesting comment----"....more of a product than a sport"!

I dig that statement!

How true, sadly, and getting more true everyday or should we say--------every race.
MAX THE AX

Hamilton, Bermuda

#13 Feb 14, 2008
WHAT A SHAME! I WILL BE PULLING FOR DALE JARRET IN THE DUELS TODAY. ALL BECAUSE OF THAT BRAT SAM HORNISH AND HIS LITTLE BUT BUDDY KURT BUSH
Terry

United States

#14 Feb 14, 2008
Rogue Walnut wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, there you go. Even you admit that Rousch's fear of toyota prompted him to pressure NASCAR into limiting the CP. I don't have a problem that you don't like MWR or Toyota. I don't presume to say you are wrong to root for whom you like. However, your heros did go out of there way to make sure that they did what ever they could to try to sabatoge Toyota. Granted, MWR or at least someone in their employ went out of there way to really sabatoge last season, and it pretty much worked.
Where I was going with the deal w/Penske and Hornish is that Hornish really hasn't shown an ability to drive stock cars (he was great in Indy though). Getting him locked in may actually be endangering other drivers.
Personally, I think that NASCAR should require new drivers to complete at least full season in a lower level (truck or Nationwide). That way they can build their confidence and skill before they go wheeling a cup car around the track. I don't really want to watch hacks and inexperienced stock car drivers get on track as moving road blocks to the rest of the field. The open-wheelers are mostly very talented, but they are used to driving lighter cars that generally don't bang into each other if they can help it. That ain't NASCAR and they need time to adjust to that type of racing.
Sabatoge You are Kidding right OMG LMAO. Sorry Old Mikey didn't have a clue on many things it took to run a race team . He was like a lost little boy at times. He even asked Robby Gordon for help. One of the biggest reason's Toyota Sh#T wasn't up to par. If you need more let me know!
wallbanger

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Feb 14, 2008
Terry wrote:
<quoted text>Sabatoge You are Kidding right OMG LMAO. Sorry Old Mikey didn't have a clue on many things it took to run a race team . He was like a lost little boy at times. He even asked Robby Gordon for help. One of the biggest reason's Toyota Sh#T wasn't up to par. If you need more let me know!
Hey Terry---lay it on me dude! I will take all you can get. Love it!

POS a "lost little pos at times! What a "classic" statement.

LMAO!

Since: Aug 07

Worthville, KY

#16 Feb 14, 2008
speeddurango wrote:
Well as much as I would like to agree with "Lets go racing" morality wise, but I have to say since NASCAR is more of a product than a sport, well it's true these days NASCAR still is a sport if you compare it to some Europeans series like F1 ... but you have to understand what they have to compromised for the market sometimes.
So what part of that has anything to do with me? Please explain!

Since: Aug 07

Worthville, KY

#17 Feb 14, 2008
Anyone who knows me remind me to lose the avatar at night, my troll goes to the family album to follow me around! Thanks :)
Terry

United States

#18 Feb 14, 2008
wallbanger wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey Terry---lay it on me dude! I will take all you can get. Love it!
POS a "lost little pos at times! What a "classic" statement.
LMAO!
Hell I got more LOL I'll wait for RW's reply!
Waltrip Expert

United States

#20 Feb 14, 2008
wallbanger wrote:
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I just totally dig all of this crying about the CP deal with Kurt B. Let's see---------didn't POS purchase the points from that Jaspar Engine guy--Doug Bawel (the Kodak Dodge points) when he started Motormouth Motorsports to make sure he was in at least 5 races in 2006 with that Dodge CRAPA #55. Little good did that do.
Oh, let us not forget the Rent-A-Ride---rented from that back-field-filler-Cope--for that big race at Lowe's! I think it was not long after that, POS's "stock" in NA$CAR (it wasn't JAPCAR then!) seemed to plummet, for some reason.
Then we had the Motormouth Motorsports Dog & Pony Show, on May 13th of 2006 where he paraded that $20 Million Dollar Man out in front of everybody, to announce he would be his "savior" for the Toy-let "Key-stone/flag bearing" team for 2007, as he would have unlimited CP's, just like his big-mouthed brother, Jaws, had his last, glorious season in NA$CAR!
For some unknown reason (Hendrick or my idol Jack Roush gets to King Brian) right before the start of the 2007 season, King Brian, Mafia Mike and Mr. Magoo announce the new ruling on the CP.
Ouch----POS, Motormouth Motorsports and the $20M Man (later changed to the $10M Man, after his shit-season last year!) were screwed,***** and tattooed!
LMFAO!
Still runnin that pathetic mouth i see. Well, i have respect for veterans but i only have respect when they show some respect. I haven't seen much of that. But, MAN! Check out how Michael Waltrip, David R. And Dale J. all got into the Daytona 500!!!!! And further check out how you turncoated from Rubby G. and went to Boris and he didn't make it! Awww, it aw wight Bango. Rubby will Rubbit
Waltrip Expert

United States

#21 Feb 14, 2008
I forgot to say....MWR raced his whole team in!!!!!! Uh HUH!!!!!!!
CROW FOR GOAT BANGER! Eat it allllllll up!

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