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« on: November 19, 2007, 04:09:17 PM »

Until Hamlin and Busch challenged Kenseth for the lead a bit near the end, I felt like this had to be one of the most boring season finales that I could ever remember.  This track will never provide the great finales we used to see at Atlanta.   Angry

Here's Matt McLaughlin's take on the race:

http://www.frontstretch.com/mmclaughlin/13592/

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 07:32:19 PM »

I agree that this race left a lot to be desired.  It was just waiting to see the ending; the only excitement would have come from a major catastrophic failure to Jimmie Johnson.

If you think the quality of racing is bad enough, imagine how bad the racing was before progressive banking came to Homestead.  It was so flat you could run track meets on it.  In fact, it was just a small-scale clone of Indianapolis when it opened.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 10:07:58 PM »

I kept looking for the 76 Trombones, but they seemed to have lost interest in leading the parade.
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2007, 01:24:24 PM »

If you think the quality of racing is bad enough, imagine how bad the racing was before progressive banking came to Homestead. 

I don't have to imagine - I remember all the races from there...They've all been extremely unmemorable in my book, changes to the banking or not.

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2007, 05:44:07 PM »

Still, I feel the quality of racing is better now.  Certainly the 2005 ending - Greg Biffle narrowly over Mark Martin - would not have happened at the "old" Homestead.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2007, 06:41:54 PM »

I kept looking for the 76 Trombones, but they seemed to have lost interest in leading the parade.

Good one, Vivian.  Grin Grin
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