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Post by BBoy on Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:27 pm

We're exactly 1 week away from the first events of Daytona Speedweeks, one of which is the Sprint Unlimited! Formerly known as the Busch Clash and the Bud Shootout, this race began in 1979. The inaugural race was a 20 lap dash consisting of 9 cars, which would be won by Buddy Baker. Since then, the format has seen lots of changes. Now, the format is decided on by NASCAR fans on NASCAR.com or on the NASCAR Mobile app. Fans can decide on the format of how long each of the three segments are, the pit stop requirements, if or how many cars are eliminated after the second segment, and what Miss Sprint Cup wears in victory lane (though I really don't know what that has to do with the race itself). The voting concludes at the end of this upcoming Wednesday.

Now, here's the entry list for the Sprint Unlimited, which consists solely of pole winners in 2012 and former Sprint Showdown winners who started at least one race in 2012.

55 Mark Martin (4 poles)
5 Kasey Kahne (4 poles)
48 Jimmie Johnson (4 poles)
16 Greg Biffle (3 poles)
11 Denny Hamlin (3 poles)
22 Joey Logano (2 poles)
43 Aric Almirola (2 poles)
42 Juan Pablo Montoya (2 poles)
24 Jeff Gordon (2 poles)
18 Kyle Busch (2 poles)
99 Carl Edwards (1 pole)
56 Martin Truex Jr. (1 pole)
?? AJ Allmendinger (1 pole)
9 Marcos Ambrose (1 pole)
20 Matt Kenseth (1 pole)
14 Tony Stewart (1 pole)
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (1 pole)
78 Kurt Busch (former winner)
29 Kevin Harvick (former winner)
?? Bill Elliott (former winner)
32 Terry Labonte (former winner)
?? Ken Schrader (former winner)

How will this all play out? Which of these 22 drivers can earn momentum heading into the Great American Race? We'll see all this on Saturday night...


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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by PKligBKFan on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:04 pm

I believe you mean Unlimited. Razz
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Post by BBoy on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:08 pm

PKligBKFan wrote:I believe you mean Unlimited. Razz

Drool Whoops. It's kinda difficult to keep track of the names of races these days.
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Post by navycook75 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:17 pm

This is also the first time since 2004 that the series champion will not race in the shootout/unlimited.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:25 pm

The fans can also decide the starting lineup for the race. Voting will open the day of the race. The three options are most wins, which puts Gordon on the pole, 2012 points finish, which puts Johnson on the pole, or the speed of the pole the driver won, which puts Ambrose on the pole.
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by PKligBKFan on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:53 pm

AJ & Bill Elliott probably won't race. Schrader is unlikely too unless FAS Lane Racing shows up with a second car, but I doubt it.
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Post by pepsibottle1 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:16 pm

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Post by Alpineopossum on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:19 pm

PKligBKFan wrote:AJ & Bill Elliott probably won't race. Schrader is unlikely too unless FAS Lane Racing shows up with a second car, but I doubt it.

I would think AJ would be in the #51.
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Post by pepsibottle1 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:27 pm

Srsly, Schrader might buy a FAS Lane ride with Federated money
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Post by PKligBKFan on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:48 pm

Finch already stated the 51 won't be there. They don't have many cars and can't afford a wreck.
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Post by BWard on Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:38 pm

I hope the entire field doesn't get taken out in a big one, it will ruin my night big time.
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Post by Alta on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:18 pm

PKligBKFan wrote:Finch already stated the 51 won't be there. They don't have many cars and can't afford a wreck.
I think Dinger is doing the Penske test the same day.

BWardboy88 wrote:I hope the entire field doesn't get taken out in a big one, it will ruin my night big time.
About that...
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:54 pm

flyingturns89 wrote:The fans can also decide the starting lineup for the race. Voting will open the day of the race. The three options are most wins, which puts Gordon on the pole, 2012 points finish, which puts Johnson on the pole, or the speed of the pole the driver won, which puts Ambrose on the pole.
OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C


Also, what does it mean by most wins, all-time, Shootout wins, or 2012 wins.


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Post by navycook75 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:58 pm

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:The fans can also decide the starting lineup for the race. Voting will open the day of the race. The three options are most wins, which puts Gordon on the pole, 2012 points finish, which puts Johnson on the pole, or the speed of the pole the driver won, which puts Ambrose on the pole.
OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C
I prefer option A, don't you agree?
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by Tanrar on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:00 pm

navycook75 wrote:
Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:The fans can also decide the starting lineup for the race. Voting will open the day of the race. The three options are most wins, which puts Gordon on the pole, 2012 points finish, which puts Johnson on the pole, or the speed of the pole the driver won, which puts Ambrose on the pole.
OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C
I prefer option A, don't you agree?
Yes. Yes I do.
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by pennst24 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:14 pm

I agree, option A is much better, option C is pure failure.
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by Syzygy on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:20 pm

navycook75 wrote:
Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:The fans can also decide the starting lineup for the race. Voting will open the day of the race. The three options are most wins, which puts Gordon on the pole, 2012 points finish, which puts Johnson on the pole, or the speed of the pole the driver won, which puts Ambrose on the pole.
OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C
I prefer option A, don't you agree?

Indubitably. Option A is clearly the only logical choice.

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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by day500champ1 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:33 pm

BurningThunder wrote:
navycook75 wrote:
Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:The fans can also decide the starting lineup for the race. Voting will open the day of the race. The three options are most wins, which puts Gordon on the pole, 2012 points finish, which puts Johnson on the pole, or the speed of the pole the driver won, which puts Ambrose on the pole.
OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C
I prefer option A, don't you agree?

Indubitably. Option A is clearly the only logical choice.

Anything but option B, is fine with me.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:01 pm

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:The fans can also decide the starting lineup for the race. Voting will open the day of the race. The three options are most wins, which puts Gordon on the pole, 2012 points finish, which puts Johnson on the pole, or the speed of the pole the driver won, which puts Ambrose on the pole.
OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C OPTION C


Also, what does it mean by most wins, all-time, Shootout wins, or 2012 wins.

From what I understand, most career points wins.
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by crl on Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:08 am

flyingturns89 wrote:The fans can also decide the starting lineup for the race. Voting will open the day of the race. The three options are most wins, which puts Gordon on the pole, 2012 points finish, which puts Johnson on the pole, or the speed of the pole the driver won, which puts Ambrose on the pole.

Option D: Line the field up by age (oldest to youngest); this would put Schrader, Elliott, and Labonte in the Top 3 starting spots. Razz

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Post by f1fan12 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:11 am

Option C puts Ambrose up front, so Option C it is...
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Post by FlashRod4 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:30 am

flyingturns89 wrote:The fans can also decide the starting lineup for the race. Voting will open the day of the race. The three options are most wins, which puts Gordon on the pole, 2012 points finish, which puts Johnson on the pole, or the speed of the pole the driver won, which puts Ambrose on the pole.
Option A- Lethal Weapon 24 on pole(good thing Bowyer isn't in it)
Option B- Johnson on pole
Option C- Ambrose on pole
Option C it is.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:09 pm

Official entry list is 19 cars. Only three that did not enter were Allmendinger, Elliott, and Labonte.

Not really surprised about any of them not running. AJ couldn't get a ride, Awesome Bill says he's done Cup racing, and Labonte has only run this race once or twice since going part time.
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Post by Alta on Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:17 pm

flyingturns89 wrote:Official entry list is 19 cars. Only three that did not enter were Allmendinger, Elliott, and Labonte.

Not really surprised about any of them not running. AJ couldn't get a ride, Awesome Bill says he's done Cup racing, and Labonte has only run this race once or twice since going part time.
As i mentioned above Allmendinger is testing same day for a potential Indycar ride, Finch is also not participating in this as they can't afford to wreck equipment up in the shootout and Allmendinger appears to be one of their guys that's running for them anyway.
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Post by crl on Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:22 pm

flyingturns89 wrote:Official entry list is 19 cars. Only three that did not enter were Allmendinger, Elliott, and Labonte.

Not really surprised about any of them not running. AJ couldn't get a ride, Awesome Bill says he's done Cup racing, and Labonte has only run this race once or twice since going part time.

Oh, Thank God. Now, he can take his rightful place in the NASCAR HOF.

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Post by BWard on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:07 am

flyingturns89 wrote:Official entry list is 19 cars. Only three that did not enter were Allmendinger, Elliott, and Labonte.

Not really surprised about any of them not running. AJ couldn't get a ride, Awesome Bill says he's done Cup racing, and Labonte has only run this race once or twice since going part time.

I can only hope it won't be a repeat of last years race which was a crashfest.
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:28 am

flyingturns89 wrote:The fans can also decide the starting lineup for the race. Voting will open the day of the race. The three options are most wins, which puts Gordon on the pole, 2012 points finish, which puts Johnson on the pole, or the speed of the pole the driver won, which puts Ambrose on the pole.
Nice info Zach, Option C is order of poles in terms of when it happened during the season, not the speed, thus putting Edwards on the pole. Hopefully people vote option C anyway since A and B are both Hendrick front rows, with A being the worse option.
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Post by PYLrulz on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:55 am

BWardboy88 wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:Official entry list is 19 cars. Only three that did not enter were Allmendinger, Elliott, and Labonte.

Not really surprised about any of them not running. AJ couldn't get a ride, Awesome Bill says he's done Cup racing, and Labonte has only run this race once or twice since going part time.

I can only hope it won't be a repeat of last years race which was a crashfest.

But then the fans will think it's boring!!! /sarcasm
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by AntmanB on Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:18 pm

Fan Vote has determined the Sprint Unlimited format: A few short hours after voting closed, the annual NASCAR Media Day opened. The first announcement of the day: Fans have decided the race format for The Sprint Unlimited, Saturday night's season-opening event. In voting that closed last night at 11:59pm/et, fans voted on the first component  the length of the race's three segments  to be set at 30 laps, 25 laps and 20 laps. For the first time in the sport's 65-year history, NASCAR and Sprint announced last month that fans would vote to decide several key competition elements in The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona.
The winning combination for the segment lengths received 55% of the votes, while the option for 40 laps, 20 laps and 15 laps finished second with 23%. In last place, the format consisting of 35 laps, 30 laps and 10 laps finished with 22% of the votes.
"By giving the fans the power to decide the length of the three segments in the Sprint Unlimited, we feel there will be an unprecedented buzz surrounding the event," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "The 30-25-20-lap format the fans voted for will create three distinctly different segments that will keep fans enthralled throughout the race."
Fans still have an opportunity to vote on two other competition elements during Saturday night's race:
1) Fans have until the green flag drops at the start of the race to vote for the type of pit stop each team must make after the 30-lap first segment. The three choices are a required four-tire pit stop, a required two-tire pit stop or no stop at all at the completion of the first segment.
2) Fans also have until the start of the second segment to vote for the number of cars that will be eliminated after the 25-lap second segment. The four choices are none, two, four or six.
Votes for the remaining two categories can be cast on NASCAR's new official mobile app  NASCAR Mobile '13  or at NASCAR.com/SprintUnlimited. All votes made through the NASCAR Mobile '13 app will count twice.(NASCAR)(2-13-2013)
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Post by iAMBADDATGAMES on Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:25 pm

Terry Labonte will now be driving the 32 for Saturday race.

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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by crl on Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:23 pm

AntmanB wrote:Fan Vote has determined the Sprint Unlimited format: A few short hours after voting closed, the annual NASCAR Media Day opened. The first announcement of the day: Fans have decided the race format for The Sprint Unlimited, Saturday night's season-opening event. In voting that closed last night at 11:59pm/et, fans voted on the first component  the length of the race's three segments  to be set at 30 laps, 25 laps and 20 laps. For the first time in the sport's 65-year history, NASCAR and Sprint announced last month that fans would vote to decide several key competition elements in The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona.
The winning combination for the segment lengths received 55% of the votes, while the option for 40 laps, 20 laps and 15 laps finished second with 23%. In last place, the format consisting of 35 laps, 30 laps and 10 laps finished with 22% of the votes.
"By giving the fans the power to decide the length of the three segments in the Sprint Unlimited, we feel there will be an unprecedented buzz surrounding the event," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "The 30-25-20-lap format the fans voted for will create three distinctly different segments that will keep fans enthralled throughout the race."
Fans still have an opportunity to vote on two other competition elements during Saturday night's race:
1) Fans have until the green flag drops at the start of the race to vote for the type of pit stop each team must make after the 30-lap first segment. The three choices are a required four-tire pit stop, a required two-tire pit stop or no stop at all at the completion of the first segment.
2) Fans also have until the start of the second segment to vote for the number of cars that will be eliminated after the 25-lap second segment. The four choices are none, two, four or six.
Votes for the remaining two categories can be cast on NASCAR's new official mobile app  NASCAR Mobile '13  or at NASCAR.com/SprintUnlimited. All votes made through the NASCAR Mobile '13 app will count twice.(NASCAR)(2-13-2013)

What if there aren't enough cars left to eliminate?

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Post by BWard on Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:44 pm

crl wrote:
AntmanB wrote:Fan Vote has determined the Sprint Unlimited format: A few short hours after voting closed, the annual NASCAR Media Day opened. The first announcement of the day: Fans have decided the race format for The Sprint Unlimited, Saturday night's season-opening event. In voting that closed last night at 11:59pm/et, fans voted on the first component  the length of the race's three segments  to be set at 30 laps, 25 laps and 20 laps. For the first time in the sport's 65-year history, NASCAR and Sprint announced last month that fans would vote to decide several key competition elements in The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona.
The winning combination for the segment lengths received 55% of the votes, while the option for 40 laps, 20 laps and 15 laps finished second with 23%. In last place, the format consisting of 35 laps, 30 laps and 10 laps finished with 22% of the votes.
"By giving the fans the power to decide the length of the three segments in the Sprint Unlimited, we feel there will be an unprecedented buzz surrounding the event," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "The 30-25-20-lap format the fans voted for will create three distinctly different segments that will keep fans enthralled throughout the race."
Fans still have an opportunity to vote on two other competition elements during Saturday night's race:
1) Fans have until the green flag drops at the start of the race to vote for the type of pit stop each team must make after the 30-lap first segment. The three choices are a required four-tire pit stop, a required two-tire pit stop or no stop at all at the completion of the first segment.
2) Fans also have until the start of the second segment to vote for the number of cars that will be eliminated after the 25-lap second segment. The four choices are none, two, four or six.
Votes for the remaining two categories can be cast on NASCAR's new official mobile app  NASCAR Mobile '13  or at NASCAR.com/SprintUnlimited. All votes made through the NASCAR Mobile '13 app will count twice.(NASCAR)(2-13-2013)

What if there aren't enough cars left to eliminate?

I presume you got the reminder from last years race that was quite a crashfest.
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Post by crl on Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:51 pm

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crl wrote:
AntmanB wrote:Fan Vote has determined the Sprint Unlimited format: A few short hours after voting closed, the annual NASCAR Media Day opened. The first announcement of the day: Fans have decided the race format for The Sprint Unlimited, Saturday night's season-opening event. In voting that closed last night at 11:59pm/et, fans voted on the first component  the length of the race's three segments  to be set at 30 laps, 25 laps and 20 laps. For the first time in the sport's 65-year history, NASCAR and Sprint announced last month that fans would vote to decide several key competition elements in The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona.
The winning combination for the segment lengths received 55% of the votes, while the option for 40 laps, 20 laps and 15 laps finished second with 23%. In last place, the format consisting of 35 laps, 30 laps and 10 laps finished with 22% of the votes.
"By giving the fans the power to decide the length of the three segments in the Sprint Unlimited, we feel there will be an unprecedented buzz surrounding the event," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "The 30-25-20-lap format the fans voted for will create three distinctly different segments that will keep fans enthralled throughout the race."
Fans still have an opportunity to vote on two other competition elements during Saturday night's race:
1) Fans have until the green flag drops at the start of the race to vote for the type of pit stop each team must make after the 30-lap first segment. The three choices are a required four-tire pit stop, a required two-tire pit stop or no stop at all at the completion of the first segment.
2) Fans also have until the start of the second segment to vote for the number of cars that will be eliminated after the 25-lap second segment. The four choices are none, two, four or six.
Votes for the remaining two categories can be cast on NASCAR's new official mobile app  NASCAR Mobile '13  or at NASCAR.com/SprintUnlimited. All votes made through the NASCAR Mobile '13 app will count twice.(NASCAR)(2-13-2013)

What if there aren't enough cars left to eliminate?

I presume you got the reminder from last years race that was quite a crashfest.

That's why this race is too long with such a short field. I'm afraid it might end up being a laughingstock, worse than last year.

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Post by NeverNeutral on Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:12 pm

Well, that didn't take long. Razz
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Post by BWard on Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:12 pm

Well who woulda known it, we've had a wreck already in Practice for the Shootout.
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Post by Chives2112 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:41 pm

The season hasn't even started, and D.W. is already pissing me off. -_-


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Post by Electric Wolf on Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:53 pm

I can't even predict a winner... Watching practice atm
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by f1fan12 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:20 pm

Fox's gyro cam is the latest stupid broadcasting device that DW will rave about
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Post by navycook75 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:26 pm

f1fan12 wrote:Fox's gyro cam is the latest stupid broadcasting device that DW will rave about
I actually kind of like it.
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Post by BWard on Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:32 pm

f1fan12 wrote:Fox's gyro cam is the latest stupid broadcasting device that DW will rave about

I find that camera angle very amusing, it's pretty cool. Smile
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Post by Sparkz47 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:55 pm

navycook75 wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:Fox's gyro cam is the latest stupid broadcasting device that DW will rave about
I actually kind of like it.

As do I. I've always thought the "through the windscreen" camera view hasn't been used enough lately, and I think this should be a cool new way to present it.
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Post by vbooy57 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:41 pm

Chives2112 wrote:The season hasn't even started, and DW is already pissing me off. -_-
I'm actually a fan of his commentary, have been since 2004.
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by BWard on Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:02 am

Chives2112 wrote:The season hasn't even started, and D.W. is already pissing me off. -_-

Oh man I love Darrell Waltrip, he's awesome (I AM NOT BEING SARCASTIC) Smile
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by GamerAzuzu on Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:21 pm

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flyingturns89 wrote:The fans can also decide the starting lineup for the race. Voting will open the day of the race. The three options are most wins, which puts Gordon on the pole, 2012 points finish, which puts Johnson on the pole, or the speed of the pole the driver won, which puts Ambrose on the pole.
Nice info Zach, Option C is order of poles in terms of when it happened during the season, not the speed, thus putting Edwards on the pole. Hopefully people vote option C anyway since A and B are both Hendrick front rows, with A being the worse option.

and you got your wish, Option C was chosen
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by Lucstar88 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:22 pm

So.... the Michigan Pole didn't count seems legit
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by RyanB06 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:38 pm

Lucstar88 wrote:So.... the Michigan Pole didn't count seems legit

No poles as a result of qualifying being rained out count.
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by Lucstar88 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:42 pm

RyanB06 wrote:
Lucstar88 wrote:So.... the Michigan Pole didn't count seems legit

No poles as a result of qualifying being rained out count.

It was rained out? i didn't know that
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Post by RyanB06 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:51 pm

Oops. That was the Bristol fall race I was thinking of.
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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:59 pm

This was the opening graphic I was going to use for the starting-lineup video for this race, but since they let the fans vote on it and let the results out so late it really wasn't possible.

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Re: Sprint Unlimited - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by AntmanB on Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:03 pm

Badass Intro!
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