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-- American race the Daytona 500 on Valentine's Day even the Sunday live where else.
But on the Fox Broadcast network all indications are it's going to be a heck of a race.
You have these two guys.
Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick.
A Johnson edged out edged him out in -- qualifying race just yesterday -- one of the closest margins of victory ever in this event.
At least since they introduced electronic scoring.
And don't forget Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt junior both of these guys secured front row for the race during the time trials last weekend.
Then there's Danica Patrick the IndyCar driver and she will make her -- NASCAR debut in Saturday's.
Nationwide Series race.
It's coming off a very successful first time run in -- stock car.
-- -- sixth place finish last weekend with us now live from Daytona International Speedway Darrell Waltrip.
Lead analyst for NASCAR on fox three time NASCAR cup champion himself winner of the 1989 Daytona 500 DW it's great to see you thank you.
Ya good afternoon -- and about the way talking about whether the L.
Raindrops keep -- -- -- while that's what's going on here at Daytona it's just pouring down right now hopefully that won't have.
Too big an effect on that they may get the truck racing tonight but.
Sunday supposed to be nice and -- about 55 degrees lots of sunshine should be a good day for race and silly for a 500 right.
Well maybe a little bit but you know engines like that cool -- -- more normal horse power and with restrictor plate that's important.
Track has a little bit more grip the -- of the track.
Little bit better grip and -- -- so it should make for some really exciting racing what you know I don't know who's gonna be able to be -- -- motor sport I mean.
What do what you gonna do I mean -- somebody in touch -- What is this year it every year you start off -- -- clean sheet of paper you know what you did last year is its its its history.
And the thing I think what what what these things are finally figured out everybody complains about Jimmy Johnson out the ideas.
I feel people all the time don't be mad -- Jimmie Johnson don't complain about him being manager guy you're you're got to step it up to your team to get better and I think there's a couple of things that have.
Done that over the offseason I think the Roush Fenway cars and I think -- Childress cars are much much better.
And the other team that has really benefited from a manufacturer change.
Is -- Richard Petty motor sports teams.
With Kasey Kahne on ending here and know those guys seem to have a lot better cars this year than they did David Elliott Sadler the other in that in that team.
The -- look really strong down here this time and you Mark Martin Dale Earnhardt junior both both right up front.
That's -- well that's hard to believe.
What is -- and Jeff.
Mark Martin's 25 tries and and Mark Martin had yet to win this race -- he is all -- he's a sentimental favorite he's on the pole.
He had a good car and -- qualifying race yesterday.
But Mark Martin being the smart guys 51 years old.
The last lap of that race thanks got a little Dicey upfront market dropped out of the right velvety -- -- -- the back and let the guys race to the finish because he's guarantee that -- starting position.
I think marks a lot better than people may -- -- given him credit for and he's a dark horse favorite in my mind -- -- right all right Michael Waltrip you know I was watching the other day and I'm like I'll tell you.
I don't think he's gonna make -- -- didn't make it -- races way and he got in right.
Well he was -- leaves out -- in again and he was out again but that's the beauty of the 150s and that's the beauty about Daytona.
You come down here you don't always get him -- -- a really fast car although that's a good good way to start.
But do the 150s and -- process that we used to set to feel for the 52 running of the Daytona 500.
He was able -- squeezing -- Because a couple of guys that needed to get in on their own times -- and he's the last part of make it and he'll start 43 the -- here's the big thing.
He's -- pocket 260 grand when he takes -- green flag your -- Sunday while.
I used to work down -- that Orlando Florida that's from last place yeah I hear you man that's that's a lot of money.
I used to -- at Orlando market got to work the pits a couple of time for the CBS station back in the day but for people who bend it.
I don't know the Super Bowl the World Series or something but it never made it to Daytona how do you explain to them what this it is.
Well that if you look -- -- the witness take the NFL because last week you know debate we had a Super Bowl obviously.
By the way he got snacks left over from last week or your party wonder what you gonna do this weekend just tune in 1 o'clock on fox and wants to Daytona 500 but.
If you think about a football season all year long you play all the games you take -- players -- Albania they're hurt Nikkei play some -- and I don't play well.
I think most the time they just wanna get that game over whip you and you come to Daytona for this race it's the biggest race of the year because it's the first race of the year the history here what it means to win here people that have.
They had their names on the trophy that of one in this at this event.
This is our biggest today and we start the year that way everybody's jacked up and -- ago got the best car got the best team.
And they got the best chance to win the first race of the year and man alive is -- a follow and -- Daytona on and on 500 Sunday man I'd kill to be their DW have a great day we'll be watching it.
Our commander what what did you do on pit road you change tires gas and car Clinton way to get the driver -- I held the microphone and act like an idiot like every reporter does that we do the same thing in the snow -- -- -- act like you know you're talking about what you don't.
Well we don't need that listed trust you we don't needing help with the ads and you just you brought you are.
I'll -- right Leo was we got that covered.
-- felt cold hot again in Daytona 500 sound like a perfect Sunday to -- VW will be watching thank you.
One more time -- case you forgot it's not on this -- on that Fox Business or the FX.
-- down on your local Fox Broadcast channel where you normally see football football's over now.
Notes but where you normally see football you got the Daytona 500 and -- just pull up its share if you get bad weather in your neighborhood and watch and it starts 1 o'clock eastern.
At noon in Oxford.
Right there on actually on the the Fox Broadcast network they'll actually back it up and our civil start.
Noon eastern and and 11 o'clock for the for the for the pre race and all that that's this Sunday on fox.
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