Earnhardt Jr., Sadler claim qualifying races
"I've got a great car for the 500," Junior said after
his second qualifying race win in a row. "You've just got to
be leading, that's all there is to it."
"This is probably the biggest win I've ever had in my
life," Sadler said. "It's a very emotional win for me
right now." "... I am the favorite," he said after
winning the second of the day's races. "I out-qualified him (Earnhardt
Jr.) and I won my race, too. I know you guys in the media and
everybody in Daytona is picking him as the favorite, and that's
cool. I don't mind being the underdog."
The Chase of 2004!
New Points System? It's not for everybody that's for sure!
How the heck can Mike Helton say that it's not going to be a top
10 playoff when that's EXACTLY what it is? More points to a
race winner I agree with but to leave everybody else behind with
10 races to go? Why should anyone outside the top 10 even race the
last 10 races? All they would really have to do is qualify, race
one lap and park it as far as I can see, because they're not going
to go anywhere else. Unless the drivers stay within 400 points of
the top driver they are screwed. I mean think about positions 11
on back. I'm sure some drivers don't mind the new points system at
all, but what if they are a top driver and they have a bad year,
with 10 races to go they are just outside the top 10 in points,
they are 600 points away from the number 1 spot but only 100 or so
points outside the top 10? Oh well, according to the new points
system that's just too bad. According to the new rules even the
10th place finisher could have bad finishes the last 10 races but
guess what? According to the rules because 11th on back wasn't
within that 400 mark, he's guaranteed a 10th place finish. BULL!
I'm wondering who got paid and how much to come up with this? e-mail
me your thoughts