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Race Hub: Danielle Trotta speaks with Darrell Waltrip about his expectations for the Duels and the Daytona 500.
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Time cup champion and NASCAR hall of fame member. Darrell Waltrip thanks so much of being there are nice to be here I love this show it's watch it every evening. Great information I'm glad you let have been -- analogous I've been watching you all weekend at home. On speed and fox. You've been doing practices qualifiers the bud shoot out there and it's been exciting there's been some great racing is there a moment that stands out to you so far. Oh well of course you know I'm automatically say you know that the Kolb let's say suggests that we could go right to -- -- question. I thought some of the racing. That went on in the pac. Come into their head to the halfway breaker not quite halfway break in the bush -- out Jeff Gordon jockeying around my thoughts on the moves he made -- feel. Even Greg Biffle makes -- pretty good you know exciting news but the thing that sticks out the most Obama. Why. All of a sudden when you get on that Lampard just ever so slightly department agency begins to lose to the snap and -- You know now Wannstedt I didn't try to figure that out but it's certainly a good finish. I know Tony had to look at his parents say. Yeah wrecked he's wrecked twice. It's hard got to be a decent job for no way he can pass -- and come to the Lannan and Kyle timed it perfectly. Jump stood outside side draft off -- Tony and win by it. And speaking of Tony Stewart his -- his driver is. -- a lot of guys wouldn't say it's Danica Patrick and I. Like your exclusive sit down -- is coming up on race day can't waited to see your check is I think when drivers sit down the other drivers. It's a very special and unique conversations I'm looking forward to that -- But what are your expectations. Heard on Sunday in the 500 I I've said all along I think she will surprise you now a -- out we get to watch the qualifying races -- third. That would -- into a lot of sports television is handled. Running an impact with everybody around her you know is -- going to be intimidated about it I think that's the biggest -- you don't have to overcome his intimidation. I think she's gonna be real cautious I think -- going to take it pretty easy you don't want to make any mistakes you know the the worst thing any rookie can do. If league race and or talking bad about. It's over she could just get to the ones that went fifteen. Runs well. Finished pretty well -- not make anybody mad or make any enemies or do anything that she would regret. -- -- got to be a great accomplishment and that will give her a lot of confidence going into the 500 I like how humble she is at like that she says she's patient and she's eager to learn. I think those are two things I'll take it quite far it was somebody asked me today he's so what what would be a great again would be a good weekend for her. And for -- there's two things I think that's on radar for her first of all she wants to be except. I think she's -- there are so many critics so many people are saying no she doesn't deserve to be here all how'd she get in the 500 and all these things you know. I think if she can overcome some of that with a good Ronald Sunday and it be competitive. Or at least semi competitive I don't expect her to necessarily win this race. I wouldn't be surprised to see your -- this race. And I take -- there's two or three guys it will probably help her if they can. Tony Stewart been one album yes Ryan Newman being an you know because Tony Stewart cycle Dale Earnhardt was no -- -- are like the putters are ready to say I. I told you so and it's kind of Tony Stewart. Pretty LaMont wrong best female finish ever in Daytona 500 by the way eleventh. So that's where another bar will be sent by her -- you talked about some drivers get each other in the left -- in the bud shootout. It begs the question about rule changes Mike Helton NASCAR president was on race -- was Steve -- last night he said. We can't declare victory yet but we're headed in the right direction minus their record TO -- and -- paraphrasing if you think we'll see anymore rule changes before Sunday. A tweak I mean he's exactly right where were so close to heaven right the cars -- Our little freer than they've been better before the back of the court moving around -- and -- defensive play nothing's gonna confuses again. Will be the weather on third post media eighties distract losing a lot of grip when you step towards which are going to be harder to drive. I think they're gonna have to really take a hard look at what do we act like can't we didn't help these -- fit and now. But I -- that cool sport that's on the back now I think is a factor but did -- mostly what they're concerned about. Is the heat in the engines they're talking about maybe open and a grill opening up a little bit and maybe even get him a little bit more. Water pressure to so the engine won't run so hot and if the temperatures are up again. On Thursday and for sounding like I think you're going to be that would be a bad movies I like what they see and I do too I like the pack racing but I sure don't like. Listen you're not -- down interstate. You know things that whoever got to put a bit nerve regularly put already went to our mouths -- folks in -- inches apart. In a bag down brother decides to go up the hill and you're not ready to catch him in a layup for a year. Bull racing are -- Tennessee Thursday in the Gatorade duels that's a question we'll see you have the call for those duels Thursday on speed we're excited to talk about. How do you rule a -- there are two lineups your brother -- ten men trying to take up one of those four spots to get in. Their eyes he goes through Gatorade duel number one starting bread food stands out. Well it you know everybody in the eight races except for -- forehead a lot to -- You don't want a wreck your car is one of the all boundaries. So certainly Carl Edwards he's on the ball. He could have what happening on the -- did you let your record part of all bombers had built a career he does not want that to happen so you've got erased cautiously. Aggressive. You'll go if you can you take a chance if it's worth it but you're not gonna do anything stupid little thing. That's your brother I got it got to make you take over point chances -- -- -- get into the mix up my brother likes to say he's only. -- he's only a minute he's got no love. He's got a racist why you get this thing go Green and it didn't have one of those great big Green white checkered there's -- -- at the end my brother did in fact that I I think one. Got that little foot -- print but that's thanks to the felt that the -- -- -- again and take a look at some of his drivers -- racing for -- racing for MW IC Martin Truex Harry Gatorade duel number Selig on down Ellis dale. -- stands out here. Well there's a bunch of guys beginners Kenny Wallace he's got a break his way again and -- Kurt Busch in fact if packed here there's Elliott Sadler who's in a race but -- -- -- that well. My god that I'm really keep an OK CK. I'm expecting big things not a case you did hear a library is first time he's been in a stable situation and his whole career -- think. So I like see what he's going to be able to do I'm kind of put us a little money on -- this year.