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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2004, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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kudos to Rick Shaw, the real Mr. Daytona



Don't know how many of you got to see Speed's WEAK interview with Rick Shaw - the guy has run in the Daytona 200 for the last 22 years, this was year #23 for him.

Well - he didn't make 110% of the pole this year so he didn't make the race and was just crushed - if you didn't feel for that guy you're not a fan of racing.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2004, 09:16 AM
 
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Poor guy was only about .5sec off the pace too
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dang, thats a bummer.

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so close yet so far...thats a pat on the back for ya.
but ya gotta give him credit.



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He was heartbroken. Sucks.

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I betcha his language was a little stronger than that

I just noticed Soup had a blurb on him:

Shaw Comes Up Short
d200 mileage leader won't add to total
by evan williams
Thursday, March 04, 2004

All-time mileage leader at the Daytona 200 Rick Shaw saw another longevity mark elude him on Thursday at the Speedaway. Shaw -- the starter of 22 Daytona 200s including 21 in a row -- failed to qualify for this year's 200.

"I thought I might have made it on the last lap, but I ran out of gas," said Shaw, a Florida polieman. "We just didn't have enough in it. We've played catch-up all week long and I never got caught up."

Shaw, who was quite upset after failing to make the field, says he will return next year.
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cheers out to rick shaw what a great effort in this day and age!!
next year he will be back!! Man I hope I am doing that well when I am his age.
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since hes still fast and *up to speed* youd think theyd let him in with a system similar to *owners points* in Nascar. You miss qualifying but still have *earned* the right to be in the race

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I felt awful for the guy.. you could see how much it meant to him in the interview.

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I felt really bad for him. He said he is going to do it next year. After his interview they said he has raced over 3300 miles at daytona. That's just amazing.

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