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  posted on 3/23/2007 at 07:15 PM
Sad news ,Godspeed Eric. Prayers to John and the rest of the family.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2007 at 07:49 AM
Are you guys ready for the "Car Of Tommorrow?"

I think this is a bunch of crap, but i don't work for NASCAR, big hoopla to announce forever that all cars will look the same and run the same, oh yea isn't that IROC?

 

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  posted on 3/24/2007 at 09:11 AM
I'll see the COT in person next week. I'm getting excited about my trip to Martinsville.

 

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  posted on 3/25/2007 at 04:38 AM
Anyone watch the IRL season debut last night? A 3-peat for Dan at Miami-Homestead! Nobody had ANYTHING for Dan Wheldon! That was one of the most dominating displays of a perfectly set-up race car that I have witnessed in my 38 years of auto-racing. Reminded me of DW's Bristol domination or Kyle's Rockingham stranglehold from years gone-by. He(Dan Wheldon) had an in-car cam & telemetry package and it was showing 100% throttle all the way through the corners on most of the laps on board with him - others were having to lift or burp it at times, in the center. Even his teammate Dixon, had nothing for him. Team Penske must really be scratching their heads over this level of performance.

Not much of a battle between the ladies tonight. Sarah Fisher, which has just secured a full sponser for '07, qualified good, but her team missed the race set-up altogether, but was able to salvage an 11th place finish with the attrition from other drivers. Danica Patrick had contact with the inside pit-wall after losing it entering pit road, and knocked herself from contention and wound up 14th just minutes after running as high as 7th place.

Oh, and speaking of the battle of the ladies, that battle is about to get a little hotter ...in more ways than one...



Class, say hello to Milka!

http://www.indycar.com/multimedia/photos/gallery.php?series_id=1&search Type=driver&drivername=Milka%20Duno

http://www.milkaduno.com/profile.html



...I think Tony George is gonna sell alot more tickets this year...


Milka Duno

Birthday: April 22, 1972
Hometown: Caracas, Venezuala &#9679; Residence: Miami

Milka Duno has attracted attention worldwide for her racing talents and educational background. The 2000 "Venezuelan Auto Racing Driver of the Year" is a Naval Engineer with four master's degrees -- in Organizational Development, Naval Architecture, Maritime Business and Marine Biology. She earned the last three simultaneously. She also has been featured in numerous magazines, including Vogue, Esquire and Selecta. Off the track, she is active as Hispanic spokesperson for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and encourages youngsters to
complete their education.

She will compete in 10 IndyCar Series events this season including the 91st running of the Indy 500 on May 27. After testing and passing her rookie test in early March, Duno will launch her long-time aspirations April 29 at Kansas Speedway. She'll also compete at Texas Motor Speedway (June 9), Iowa Speedway (June 24), Watkins Glen International (July 8), Nashville Superspeedway (July 14), Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (July 22), Michigan International Speedway (Aug. 5), Kentucky Speedway (Aug. 11) and the season finale at Chicagoland Speedway (Sept. 9).

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Results from
Homestead-Miami Speedway :: Sat, 24 Mar 2007

1 Dan Wheldon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing
2 Scott Dixon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing
3 Sam Hornish Jr. - Team Penske
4 Vitor Meira - Delphi - Panther Racing
5 Tony Kanaan - Team 7-Eleven - AGR Racing (Andretti/Green Racing)
6 Ed Carpenter - Vision Racing
7 Dario Franchitti - Canadian Club - AGR Racing
8 Tomas Scheckter - Vision Racing
9 Helio Castroneves - Team Penske
10 Buddy Rice - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
11 Sarah Fisher - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
12 Scott Sharp - Patron Sharp/Rahal Letterman Racing
13 Darren Manning - ABC Supply Co./AJ Foyt Racing
14 Danica Patrick - Motorola - AGR Racing
15 Marty Roth - Roth Racing
16 Kosuke Matsuura - Panasonic Panther Racing
17 Jeff Simmons - Rahal Letterman Racing Team Ethanol
18 A.J. Foyt IV - Vision Racing
19 Alex Barron - CURB Records
20 Marco Andretti - NYSE Group - AGR Racing





























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  posted on 3/25/2007 at 04:48 AM
I like what NASCAR is doing with the COT. I think it will make for more competitive racing, particularly on the "cookie cutter" tracks, and should help lower the cost of racing. But most importantly, and the reason for builing these cars in the first place, it'll make them safer for the drivers.

I have to disagree about these cars becoming "IROC" cars now. The teams still get to build/tune the engines, dial in the chassis, unlike IROC cars which all get +/- 5 h.p. engines, identical spring rates, identical sway bar diameters, identical shock dampening/rebound rates, identical suspension geometry, etc, etc.

The biggest change for the driver is he's going to have to "get up on that wheel", as the announcers like to say. For the crew chief/chassis specialists the big challenge will be building a new notebook.

When you find yourself becoming unhappy with the COT, try to keep in mind WHY NASCAR started building this car seven years ago - so that our drivers, in the event of a bad wreck, could see their families that night, and race again the next weekend. If it succeeds in doing that, then I say WELCOME Car Of Tomorrow!

Larry O


A great primer on the COT can be found at the link below, and includes the 2 topics outlined below and about 17 more.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the COT, but were afraid to ask:
http://www.nascar.com/news/headlines/cup/cot/index.html


Four key aspects of the Car of Tomorrow:
A New Era
More Competition
Driver Safety
Cost Management

Video: Bodine discusses differences of COT
NASCAR's Director of Cost Research and Special Projects, Brett Bodine, explains the differences between the stock car of today and the Car of Tomorrow. Check out all the COT highlights from Bristol.



Car of Tomorrow
2007 races with the COT

Date ---Track

Mar 25 Bristol
Apr 1 Martinsville
Apr 21 Phoenix
May 5 Richmond
May 12 Darlington
Jun 3 Dover
Jun 24 Sonoma
Jul 1 New Hampshire
Aug 12 Watkins Glen
Aug 25 Bristol
Sep 8 Richmond
Sep 16 New Hampshire *
Sep 23 Dover *
Oct 7 Talladega *
Oct 21 Martinsville *
Nov 11 Phoenix *

* = Chase race



 

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  posted on 3/25/2007 at 09:01 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing the COT.

I like the fact that it has a bigger greenhouse to punch a bigger hole in the air. This should make the racing and drafting like it was 20 years ago. We might actually see a good old fashion slingshot pass again.

Now if they'd stop having a debris caution somewhere in the last 15 laps.

 

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  posted on 3/25/2007 at 07:08 PM
Kyle Busch should thank his lucky stars that he was racing with Jeff Burton. Just about anyone else would have put him in the wall

 

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  posted on 3/26/2007 at 02:21 PM
Johnson again having a hand in getting a teamate a victory

 

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  posted on 3/28/2007 at 11:46 AM
Getting excited here, starting to pack for Martinsville. I'll be leaving tomorrow.

I don't know if I'll take my camera to race, but I will have some pix of the festivities

 

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  posted on 3/28/2007 at 12:42 PM
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I'm looking forward to seeing the COT.

I like the fact that it has a bigger greenhouse to punch a bigger hole in the air. This should make the racing and drafting like it was 20 years ago. We might actually see a good old fashion slingshot pass again.

Now if they'd stop having a debris caution somewhere in the last 15 laps.


they could throw this flag all day, ashame it always seems like someone benefits in a timely manner when they do

 

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  posted on 3/30/2007 at 11:02 AM
American Le Mans is on TV Saturday night from St. Pete, FL.
 

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  posted on 3/30/2007 at 12:14 PM
NHRA at Houston and Prostar at Atlanta this weekend. Dragbike .com will have updates on both as will NHRA.com. I see that John Force's teams are taking this event off in the wake of Eric Medlin's death at Gainesville.RIP Eric.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2007 at 10:26 AM
JJ is on a roll. I htought JG was going to send him for a ride but good clean racing.

 

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  posted on 4/2/2007 at 06:14 PM
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JJ is on a roll. I htought JG was going to send him for a ride but good clean racing.


Johnson is protected, that's why he's on a roll. Hendrick told Gordon not to touch him when he was on the radio saying he was going to bump him. First time I've ever heard Gordon curse on the radio. He was not happy with the situation Sunday

 

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  posted on 4/2/2007 at 11:47 PM
Isn't it ironic that the same guy that Jeff highly recommended for the driving job at Hendrick Motorsports, is now the guy that he is cussing because he wouldn't give him the win! What's up with that!?! Even Jeff said in his post-race interview, right AFTER he b itched about him not "getting out of his way", said "I probably would have raced the same way had I been in his(JJ's) shoes".

Personally, I didn't see anything wrong with the way JJ won, just think the Cry Baby in Jeff Gordon was coming out to play. A little jealous maybe, that his teammate is doing better than him, ... again. Makes me appreciate the Jeff Burton, Mark Martin, etc., style of racing & winning that much more.


Hope you had a great time at both races, Bill. Got any interesting stories/pix for us?


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  posted on 4/3/2007 at 01:12 AM
Good point OTF. I guess what I meant was, Johnson is doing better with his 3 wins verses no wins for Gordon. And wins are going to pay off big time starting with this seasons newly restructured points system for The Chase.

NASCAR POINTS SYSTEM AND CHASE(revised for 2007:
http://www.nascar.com/guides/about/points/index.html

I'm glad NASCAR implemented this points update for this season. Drivers just haven't been getting enough of a reward, points-wise for a win, in the previous years. Just my opinion.

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  posted on 4/3/2007 at 08:19 AM
I think he was expressing frustration with both johnson and Rick Hendrick. Gordon had the faster car and I think if it weren't a teammate there would have been a bumper put on the 48 car.Hendrick told him not to bump him.

Other than the last 20 laps the COT gave us the worst Martinsville race I've seen. There was little side by side racing anywhere on the track.There has always been a memorable battle for position somewhere during the race, be it for first or 21st but not this year.

I had my scanner on Fox at times during the race. I did hear Mike Joy talk about Martinsville being his favorite short track. I agree with every reason he gave.

 

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  posted on 4/3/2007 at 08:22 AM
I did see something really funny in the parking lot.


A cardboard stand up of Dale Jr. with a bra, thong, silver high heels and lipstick on.

I wish I had remembered to take my camera to the track with me.

[Edited on 4/3/2007 by fast43]

 

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