Earnhardt Wrecks Daytona 500 Car

Earnhardt Wrecks Daytona 500 Car

There are 5 comments on the KPHO-TV Phoenix story from Feb 16, 2011, titled Earnhardt Wrecks Daytona 500 Car. In it, KPHO-TV Phoenix reports that:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrecked his pole-winning car in practice Wednesday and will have to start at the back of the pack for the Daytona 500.

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barr

Temperance, MI

#1 Feb 16, 2011
The way the 500 works I would think if something like this happens to the 1st or 2nd car after initial qualifying that they could reestablish another starting position just like the remaining guys do in the duals.
Smoke2008

Bristol, CT

#2 Feb 16, 2011
It's the same for every race. For what ever reason if you wreck you go to the back. But you don't lose the fact that you ARE the polesitter. In my opinion Jr. should have kept the shit in the garage. The Duels are practice enough.

That is racing.
barr

Temperance, MI

#3 Feb 16, 2011
Yeah but this isn't every other race. Only the first two pos are estabished in the initial qualifying. Then everyone else requalifies for position in the duals. I'm far from a Jr fan but it only seems fair that he requalifies too.
Barnabus

Katy, TX

#4 Feb 17, 2011
barr wrote:
Yeah but this isn't every other race. Only the first two pos are estabished in the initial qualifying. Then everyone else requalifies for position in the duals. I'm far from a Jr fan but it only seems fair that he requalifies too.
For the Daytona 500, the first two positions are determined by qualifying, those two drivers have their starting position set. The Duals are not to determine start positions for the front row, but for the remainder of the field. Junior already won the pole, if he messed up his qualifying car, he has to start from the back of the field, as with any race when you start in a back-up car, after your start position has been determined by qualifying. Junior is no exception to the rule.
Buck Swartz

Aurora, IL

#5 Feb 18, 2011
Barnabus wrote:
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For the Daytona 500, the first two positions are determined by qualifying, those two drivers have their starting position set. The Duals are not to determine start positions for the front row, but for the remainder of the field. Junior already won the pole, if he messed up his qualifying car, he has to start from the back of the field, as with any race when you start in a back-up car, after your start position has been determined by qualifying. Junior is no exception to the rule.
At least you got that right. Did you hear that the car he drove yesterday was a speedway car from last year and they were bringing him a new speedway car from the Hendricks shop to be there for practice today at noon?And if it practices well he can run it on Sunday. That is within Nascars rules.

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