Daytona 500 victory still affects Har...

Daytona 500 victory still affects Harvick

There are 84 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 17, 2008, titled Daytona 500 victory still affects Harvick. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

K evin Harvick had only four top-five finishes in 36 NASCAR races last year and wound up a disappointing 10th in the points standings, but his season was a success because of what transpired on opening day.

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Junior Nation

Orlando, FL

#28 Jan 19, 2008
Dalesgirl wrote:
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Nay, he would be in the pits.
HA HA HA HA HA.... good one!

Since: Apr 07

Green Valley, AZ

#29 Jan 19, 2008
DayTripper66 wrote:
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I'm still mad at Ky Busch for driving over his head and wrecking half the field instead of pushing Mark to the finish line in 1st. lol ;)
LOLOL Bozo, and what are you doing in Vegas?
Les2

New Philadelphia, OH

#30 Jan 19, 2008
Dalesgirl wrote:
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Nay, he would be in the pits.
Yeah pushing a broom...LOL
Dillinger

AOL

#31 Jan 19, 2008
go mwr wrote:
<quoted text>I think at the moment Yates is in more trouble than Wood's Bros., I don't like saying it that way, Kinda like saying the Titanic was in worse trouble than the Andrea Dorea, But they both sank! I'm just saying Woods Bros. still have 2 full time sponsors for 1 car, where as Yates has 2 full time cars and no sponsors? Either way I hate to see them go! Franchise is around the corner just like NFL, and it's not going to help the racing! JMHO!
G, I have to tell you something I am having a difficult time swallowing. The woman at my work who really is responsible for talking me into going to my first race, the Busch race in Homestead, her godson was a jackman for the Wood Brothers. Last year, about the tail end of November, he quit. He had even told my friend that Roush had offered him a job and he turned it down. Reason: booze. This kid is about Reed Sorenson's age and one night, he and "a driver" were out after partying and they got pulled over. DUI. The young man said that is it. The drinking with the crew and the drivers was so out of control that he knew it would kill him somehow. So, according to my friend, he just quit. What do you think?
christy8

United States

#32 Jan 19, 2008
Dillinger wrote:
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G, I have to tell you something I am having a difficult time swallowing. The woman at my work who really is responsible for talking me into going to my first race, the Busch race in Homestead, her godson was a jackman for the Wood Brothers. Last year, about the tail end of November, he quit. He had even told my friend that Roush had offered him a job and he turned it down. Reason: booze. This kid is about Reed Sorenson's age and one night, he and "a driver" were out after partying and they got pulled over. DUI. The young man said that is it. The drinking with the crew and the drivers was so out of control that he knew it would kill him somehow. So, according to my friend, he just quit. What do you think?
That is a sad story for your friends family member. I am sure there is alot of partying between the drivers and the hole crew, and I have heard some stories about things getting out of hand. but that can happen to anyone of else that gets involed in partying to much. I went thru a faze a couple of years back before I got married where I partied everyday I had a blast partying until I almost went to jail for drinking and driving and the same night one of my good friends almost died in a car accident. so that was an eye opener for me. I stoped partying as hard as I was. I still have a good time with my friends but I know when to stop now.
the 29er

Charlotte, NC

#33 Jan 19, 2008
KHI CANT BE DENIED

“KAIZEN!”

Since: Apr 07

Gambier , Oh.

#34 Jan 19, 2008
Dillinger wrote:
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G, I have to tell you something I am having a difficult time swallowing. The woman at my work who really is responsible for talking me into going to my first race, the Busch race in Homestead, her godson was a jackman for the Wood Brothers. Last year, about the tail end of November, he quit. He had even told my friend that Roush had offered him a job and he turned it down. Reason: booze. This kid is about Reed Sorenson's age and one night, he and "a driver" were out after partying and they got pulled over. DUI. The young man said that is it. The drinking with the crew and the drivers was so out of control that he knew it would kill him somehow. So, according to my friend, he just quit. What do you think?
I'm sure drinking and partying happens all the time, But not just in NASCAR, My guy's and myself will get on a binge, espesialy after a very busy, stressful lentgh of time, We just got older and so called wiser and stay where we start! Backyard, Explains why on Memorial day, 4th of July and Labor day weekends at any given time you'll see 2 RV's, at least 1 camper, and several tents around here! We even made up rules, Rule #1 We are all here to have fun! Rule #2 If you can't have fun, you will leave!(no fights etc...) Rule #3 Everybody brings thier own beer, Liqour etc... Rule #4 Everybody brings food! Rule #5 Noone goes to jail(DUI etc...)Rule # 6 we all help clean the place up! These guy's that were doing this stuff in your story are all younger, so they thought they had to run the bars? I'm Assumeing? Bad strategy! Even the guy's that ain't married invite gals down home! We've done this for the last 7-8 years, NEVER had to call the law, never had a fight, Oh we've had to put a couple people in thier nap sacks so they could sleep it off,(thru a blanket on one guy, cause none of us could move him) But nothing more than a good old redneck time! You Know like a 3 day horse shoe tourny, Golf chipping contests, double elimination vollyball tourny, poker games, Basketball, Softball games And believe it or not a cooking contest between the guy's only (women are not to cook or clean all weekend!)You get a group of outdoor type guy's and start to talk BBQ, Chili, Fish fry and we end up calling the neighbors so we can get it all ate!
the 29er

Charlotte, NC

#35 Jan 19, 2008
the communism wont help those pansies win at daytona with chevy dominance still in effect
TB Chief

Decatur, IL

#36 Jan 19, 2008
real fan wrote:
No matter what nascar officials did at the end of daytona someone would be complaining. Comparing the truck or nationwide races to cup races is unfair to a degree. Coming out of turn 4 kevin and mark have nothing in front of them but the checkered flag no matter whats going on behind them its a drag race to the end, once they cross now the yellow comes out it made for an exciting ending (on nascar.com they are running a poll to find the most exciting 500 race and well last yrs race is winning). To the harvick fan the right call was made to the martin fan the wrong call was made thats life....
I think the main thing that made people mad about it was Nascar and their inconsistency. They have done it the other way and that time they did not freeze the field. I would rather they go back to the old way and race back to the line but I don't think they will ever do that again so the main thing is to be cosistent and do it exactly the same way everytime!
TB Chief

Decatur, IL

#37 Jan 19, 2008
go mwr wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure drinking and partying happens all the time, But not just in NASCAR, My guy's and myself will get on a binge, espesialy after a very busy, stressful lentgh of time, We just got older and so called wiser and stay where we start! Backyard, Explains why on Memorial day, 4th of July and Labor day weekends at any given time you'll see 2 RV's, at least 1 camper, and several tents around here! We even made up rules, Rule #1 We are all here to have fun! Rule #2 If you can't have fun, you will leave!(no fights etc...) Rule #3 Everybody brings thier own beer, Liqour etc... Rule #4 Everybody brings food! Rule #5 Noone goes to jail(DUI etc...)Rule # 6 we all help clean the place up! These guy's that were doing this stuff in your story are all younger, so they thought they had to run the bars? I'm Assumeing? Bad strategy! Even the guy's that ain't married invite gals down home! We've done this for the last 7-8 years, NEVER had to call the law, never had a fight, Oh we've had to put a couple people in thier nap sacks so they could sleep it off,(thru a blanket on one guy, cause none of us could move him) But nothing more than a good old redneck time! You Know like a 3 day horse shoe tourny, Golf chipping contests, double elimination vollyball tourny, poker games, Basketball, Softball games And believe it or not a cooking contest between the guy's only (women are not to cook or clean all weekend!)You get a group of outdoor type guy's and start to talk BBQ, Chili, Fish fry and we end up calling the neighbors so we can get it all ate!
Sounds like a good strategy and if it works then keep dooing it. We do basically do the same thing at my buddies house out in the country. Cook a bunch of fish and party all night and everyone stays all night. Then we cook breakfast with bloody mary's and clean up and head back to town. We all went to a mini woodstock at Shelbyville MO last year put on by some group called the Moonshiners and it was great. Bring your tent or camper or whatever and it starts at 5 in the evening and goes until the next morning. Live bands and all the food you could eat and all the drinks you could drink. It was a blast. It's called the Shrimp and music fest. They have been doing it for twenty years.
TB Chief

Decatur, IL

#38 Jan 19, 2008
Dillinger wrote:
<quoted text>
G, I have to tell you something I am having a difficult time swallowing. The woman at my work who really is responsible for talking me into going to my first race, the Busch race in Homestead, her godson was a jackman for the Wood Brothers. Last year, about the tail end of November, he quit. He had even told my friend that Roush had offered him a job and he turned it down. Reason: booze. This kid is about Reed Sorenson's age and one night, he and "a driver" were out after partying and they got pulled over. DUI. The young man said that is it. The drinking with the crew and the drivers was so out of control that he knew it would kill him somehow. So, according to my friend, he just quit. What do you think?
Hey Dillinger, how the hell have you been? Long time no see! How is the world treating you?

“Nipsy, Chica's pillow”

Since: Nov 07

Bolingbrook, IL

#39 Jan 19, 2008
TB Chief wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Dillinger, how the hell have you been? Long time no see! How is the world treating you?
Sweetie please go to JRW's. Please. I need a friend.
Dillinger

AOL

#40 Jan 20, 2008
TB Chief wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Dillinger, how the hell have you been? Long time no see! How is the world treating you?
Missed you, TB. How are you? Freezing your tail off up there. How's the water been? Can't imagine. Think with me are ok, I have finally gotten over my breakdown with no Nascar, so I am alive and well. It is cold and rainy here in South Florida. You take care of yourself, now.
Dillinger

AOL

#41 Jan 20, 2008
christy8 wrote:
<quoted text>
That is a sad story for your friends family member. I am sure there is alot of partying between the drivers and the hole crew, and I have heard some stories about things getting out of hand. but that can happen to anyone of else that gets involed in partying to much. I went thru a faze a couple of years back before I got married where I partied everyday I had a blast partying until I almost went to jail for drinking and driving and the same night one of my good friends almost died in a car accident. so that was an eye opener for me. I stoped partying as hard as I was. I still have a good time with my friends but I know when to stop now.
That's great you stopped and know HOW to handle things...I am impressed with this youngster because he realized it at such an early age. He knew he would end up in jail. I just am sorry with such a promising career, it ended because of his fear. Maybe, he can learn how to deal with it much better, too.
Dillinger

AOL

#42 Jan 20, 2008
go mwr wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure drinking and partying happens all the time, But not just in NASCAR, My guy's and myself will get on a binge, espesialy after a very busy, stressful lentgh of time, We just got older and so called wiser and stay where we start! Backyard, Explains why on Memorial day, 4th of July and Labor day weekends at any given time you'll see 2 RV's, at least 1 camper, and several tents around here! We even made up rules, Rule #1 We are all here to have fun! Rule #2 If you can't have fun, you will leave!(no fights etc...) Rule #3 Everybody brings thier own beer, Liqour etc... Rule #4 Everybody brings food! Rule #5 Noone goes to jail(DUI etc...)Rule # 6 we all help clean the place up! These guy's that were doing this stuff in your story are all younger, so they thought they had to run the bars? I'm Assumeing? Bad strategy! Even the guy's that ain't married invite gals down home! We've done this for the last 7-8 years, NEVER had to call the law, never had a fight, Oh we've had to put a couple people in thier nap sacks so they could sleep it off,(thru a blanket on one guy, cause none of us could move him) But nothing more than a good old redneck time! You Know like a 3 day horse shoe tourny, Golf chipping contests, double elimination vollyball tourny, poker games, Basketball, Softball games And believe it or not a cooking contest between the guy's only (women are not to cook or clean all weekend!)You get a group of outdoor type guy's and start to talk BBQ, Chili, Fish fry and we end up calling the neighbors so we can get it all ate!
I'll be in your backyard come the 4th of July. Just pull the blanket up over my head....
TB Chief

Decatur, IL

#43 Jan 20, 2008
Dillinger wrote:
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Missed you, TB. How are you? Freezing your tail off up there. How's the water been? Can't imagine. Think with me are ok, I have finally gotten over my breakdown with no Nascar, so I am alive and well. It is cold and rainy here in South Florida. You take care of yourself, now.
I am doing fine! It is cold but we are heading south so we should be in warmer temps ia a few days. St. Louis was like 8 degrees last night when we awere there. I am also readt for some racing. I have my days set to be off for Daytona. Yee Ha!

“KAIZEN!”

Since: Apr 07

Gambier , Oh.

#44 Jan 20, 2008
TB Chief wrote:
<quoted text>Sounds like a good strategy and if it works then keep dooing it. We do basically do the same thing at my buddies house out in the country. Cook a bunch of fish and party all night and everyone stays all night. Then we cook breakfast with bloody mary's and clean up and head back to town. We all went to a mini woodstock at Shelbyville MO last year put on by some group called the Moonshiners and it was great. Bring your tent or camper or whatever and it starts at 5 in the evening and goes until the next morning. Live bands and all the food you could eat and all the drinks you could drink. It was a blast. It's called the Shrimp and music fest. They have been doing it for twenty years.
Sounds like a good time! This is the only way in todays world to have a good time! Everyone you care about is safe and the stories get better (like the fish gets bigger) every year! About 2 hours south if us in Wheeling W VA. They have what they call Jamboree in the hills, Country music, blue grass, campers beer and people all over, It's a three day weekend thing! Costs a little to go but never had a bad time there! Hows the tug business treating you?

“KAIZEN!”

Since: Apr 07

Gambier , Oh.

#45 Jan 20, 2008
Dillinger wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll be in your backyard come the 4th of July. Just pull the blanket up over my head....
You got it!
Dillinger

AOL

#46 Jan 20, 2008
TB Chief wrote:
<quoted text>I am doing fine! It is cold but we are heading south so we should be in warmer temps ia a few days. St. Louis was like 8 degrees last night when we awere there. I am also readt for some racing. I have my days set to be off for Daytona. Yee Ha!
Smart man, glad to hear it. Wait until the game in Green Bay...they might be too cold to move~Kenseth will be sitting there, not minding any of it. I would be bitching my brains out! Not used to it at all....spoiled Floridian, except when hurricane season comes around, then I am fully on red alert!

Since: Jan 07

AOL

#47 Jan 20, 2008
Dillinger wrote:
<quoted text>
Smart man, glad to hear it. Wait until the game in Green Bay...they might be too cold to move~Kenseth will be sitting there, not minding any of it. I would be bitching my brains out! Not used to it at all....spoiled Floridian, except when hurricane season comes around, then I am fully on red alert!
Hi Dillinger!!!

Huny set his lap topup in front of tv so I can watxh the football games today! I owe you email- i'd rather do that on my own computer!!

Just wanted to drop by and give you a yell

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