newman!

United States
February 17, 2008 7:33pm CST
Well, I thought #20 was going to pull it off. I was on the edge of the couch for the last 10 laps. I was hoping Tony would do it, but at the same time, I wanted to see Dale Jr. have a good race as well. I actually was hoping in a way that he would win it. I was pleased with the outcome of the race, though. I always like to see the younger drivers do well too. The young drivers are the future of racing, just as the young athletes are the future of any sport. While it is nice to see the old favorites do what they do best, I really like it when the young people do well. While I will always cheer Tony on...and I will likely become more of a Dale Jr. fan this year, I will never mind either of them coming in second if it means that a rookie gets that first win, or first championship. NASCAR is really the only sport where I really have a favorite team, but I really just like to watch a good race no matter who wins. This is my view on the other couple of sports I watch. Aside from NASCAR, baseball is the other sport that I follow. I don't really have a favorite baseball team, but if I had to chose one, I would have to go with the Florida Marlins or the Chicago Cubs. I grew up watching the Atlanta Braves and the Cubs on TV, and I have been to a Braves game in Atlanta. One thing I don't like about the Braves is that they seem to play their hearts out to get to the playoffs, then they quit trying, so I tend to lean more with the Cubs. I started following the Marlins the first year they played, and have been cheering them on every since. So, what I am wondering if I anyone else out there shares my views on this. Who is your favorite driver? Are there any other teams you like to see do well? Are you a die-hard fan of one team in NASCAR or any other sport, or do you just like to seem players do well and watch a good race or game? What is more important to you?
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@jhl930 (3607)
• United States
18 Feb 08
I fell asleep during most of the race but I did wake up for the last part of the race...It really was a good close race...I was hoping that dale jr was going to win the race because he is my favorite driver...and then when i saw that he wasn't going to win the race I started hoping that tony stewart wins..because I really do like tony alot and I really like the attitude that he has..that he isn't going to take anything off of anyone no matter who they are...
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@kykidd (6825)
• United States
18 Feb 08
The best part of the race was at the end, so you didn't miss much by falling asleep. I go every year to my uncle's house and he said next year we'll just wait until the last 50 laps to turn it on. LOL
• United States
18 Feb 08
I was glad to see Newman win it. I would have prfered Tony. But I like Newman also.I really don't care a whole lot for Kurt Bush.So I was kind of glad he didn't.Sam Hornish Jr. is anohter one that I think is going to be good. He was our Indy racing favorite.He did real good for his first official race.
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I agree with you about Sam Hornish Jr. He got his "feet wet" so to speak and I believe he will be interesting to watch this year. I think he will add a little extra excitement to the tracks.
• United States
22 Feb 08
I was really pulling for Tony to win. But I am happy for Ryan Newman. It was nice to see a non Hendrick win for once.
• United States
19 Feb 08
Many I thought Tony was going to do it. I was screaming Go Tony...LOL I'm very very vocal when watching sports on TV. I don't like Newman and I knew he was going to somehow steal the race. I was hoping Tony and Jr would be first and second. But all in all it was a good race, exciting ending.
@jsitko (1169)
• United States
19 Feb 08
I was a little disappointed in the outcome of the race also. I really thought that it was going to be a Tony and Dale Jr. race right from the beginning. Not only was I sitting on the edge of the couch but I was yelling at the T.V. too as if they could hear me. I believe the two of them will be neck to neck in the points race this year and I hope it is in the first and second positions. It was nice to see Ryan Newman win his first Daytona 500 but it still would have been better if the 20 or 88 got the checkered flag. Dale Jr. really didn't seem to be himself at the interview and I believe it had to do with all the memories of his Dad and the tribute to him. I was worried that might have effected his driving, but once he got into his car, he must have gotten in "The Zone" because he did really well. Eat your Heart out Teressa! As far as baseball, I gotta go with the Boston Red Sox. Both my parents were from Mass. and we grew up in Ct. On one side of us were Boston fans and the other were N.Y. Yankee fans. Win or loose it was the Bo' Sox. It is a shame that my parents passed away before they saw them win, but I did hear a little thunder roll up there that day. I remember listening to the game on my Grampy's transistor radio while I was sitting on his lap when I was a little girl. My Dad and my Grampy took me to a few games at the field and at a bar. That was when you could bring your kid in the bar and get them a Shirley Temple. Memories...
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
18 Feb 08
I wasn't able to see all the race because I was at work. I took my break in time to see the last 20 laps or so though. i thought it was a great finish. I loved the team work at the end. I was glad they beat Stewart he is my least favorite driver.