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I watched through the afternoon and was certainly surprised by the apparently sudden postponment. I was thinking the exact same thing.

I know plenty of women who watch UFC. But I think you're right, they knew that the Oscars would kill them in the ratings which would be a very bad thing, perception wise, for NASCAR. Especially as more than one reporter has referred to the Daytona 500 as NASCAR's Superbowl. It just wouldn't do to have NASCAR's Superbowl get creamed in the ratings by a celebrity fashion/reality show. So the ratings on Monday afternoon will be absolutely pathetic, and more than likely significantly lower than they would have been on Sunday night (after all, these days plenty of families own more than one TV); but NASCAR won't have to hang their heads in shame and admit that they aren't nearly as big a deal as NASCAR likes to pretend.

Really? Dude, how many are going to be watching Monday at noon? My guess would be that a lot more viewers will be going to work on Monday than would be watching the Oscars on Sunday night.

It takes about 2.5 hours to dry the track, so using the time you provided, the race wouldn't have started until about 11 pm. Thats only a 30 minute overlap with the Oscars. Try again.

As a woman race fan: You sir, are full of it!!

they did it because DANICA wanted to watch the AWARDS.

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