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  posted on 3/3/2017 at 01:18 PM
Well, they fixed it, but making it 4 am meant that I didn't see it and didn't change my roster. Nice of them to not send an email saying it was corrected.....

 

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  posted on 3/3/2017 at 07:42 PM
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Well, they fixed it, but making it 4 am meant that I didn't see it and didn't change my roster. Nice of them to not send an email saying it was corrected.....


It's alright Sang...the cars will just be the same color as the ones you were able to use last week - makes decision making easier right, less nascar thinking required!

 

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  posted on 3/3/2017 at 07:48 PM
Nebish I am glad you enjoyed Daytona. I have always heard it is a super experience at that race...

 

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  posted on 3/3/2017 at 08:10 PM
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Nebish I am glad you enjoyed Daytona. I have always heard it is a super experience at that race...


It was really really really great.

We did have fanzone passes courtesy of our friend for Sunday. Those passes were maybe $80 or $100 in addition to the race ticket I think? Man a sh:t ton of people had those extra passes. We were out on the grass and track for some of the other days, but for Sunday, it looked like 1/3 of the attendees were out there, it was PACKED!

It is cool that NASCAR gives fans the ability to be out near pit road, out on the actual race track before the race...it is access like no other sport. Sometimes you can go out on the field afterwards, but you can take your cooler full of beer and sit right next to the Daytona logo and people watch before the biggest race of the year, yeah, that in it's self is cool.

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  posted on 3/3/2017 at 08:13 PM
Danica U Rock?

 

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  posted on 3/3/2017 at 08:20 PM
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Danica U Rock?


Friday morning I was pretty under the weather...if you know what I mean, so we went out to the midway to see what there was to see and I had to bail and go back to the room and rest up to prepare for the Friday day drinking that was about to begin in earnest.

So they only allow 14x14 soft sided coolers into the track, not the hard sided coolers, like igloo playmates and the like you know...

I've only ever seen soft sided coolers imported by the way. Anyhow, I told my friend to pick me up a soft sided cooler for me to take my beer into the race with.

Now, if it was me buying it, surely I'd be buying a princess or Danica or some other gay or embarrassing cooler for my friend to carry with him. But no, my buddy has my back, got me a regular plain blue cooler. Guess I'm the only dick in the group

 

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  posted on 3/3/2017 at 08:26 PM
LOLOL

 

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  posted on 3/3/2017 at 08:34 PM


Me in front of what was the most under funded and under manned team of the Xfinity race. 0 Garrett Smithley and yes they were done setting the box up.

By comparison, here is what a typical properly funded team's pit box looks like (Xfinity series)


 

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  posted on 3/3/2017 at 08:48 PM
Here are some other random pictures from my camera, I don't have any others of me at the moment they are on my friend camera.

Wore my Sean Chambers shirt one day, some dude was into it. Told him he is a local Florida band and to check him out! :thumbsup:

https://1drv.ms/f/s!Atz5m1nS4VEzsgNt8HDijTaQiNRx

 

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  posted on 3/3/2017 at 10:16 PM
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Prediction: The new rules will make a product which already sucks, suck even worse.

I renewed my Bristol tickets, but this may be the last year I do so. It is something my Dad and I do together, but he will be 80 this year and I don't know how much longer he will want to make the hike from where we park.

And the product sucks. Did I mention that?


Yeah. I think the idea was to take the races back to the "Friday Night at the Races" feeling.
You had several heats to figure out who raced better/faster. There was the race between the two closest qualifying cars (10 laps). Then there was the big race.

When a heat was over, the mechanics could work on the cars to fix stuff that got banged up, re-tune engines, gas up, change tires, and whatever else needed doing. I remember one long break where the drivers had to uhhh, get over, the bad chili served on the chili dogs.

This was not done at Daytona. The premise told was 60 laps racing, 60 laps racing, and 80 laps racing. The "cautions" in between should not count as race laps, nor should going into the pits cause you to lose position since as we were told by NASCAR the breakdown of the racing segments.

Nascar needs to go back to their roots, run the cars in the actual size and shape of the vehicle the decals make it out to be, not a cookie cutter same size, same weight, same everything. Run only the engines that are available for that vehicle at the dealership. No custom made block from an aluminum ingot. No 400+ cubic inch V8, unless they want to put out a special edition Toyota, Ford, or Chevy with the engine in it. If the model car they say they represent has front wheel drive, it should be front wheel drive in the race car.

Nascar also needs to get back to sponsoring local racetrack like Lanier International, Wilkesboro, Rockingham, hundreds of small tracks that helped build Nascar, that Nascar now now abandoned.

 

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  posted on 3/4/2017 at 07:44 AM
Agree with alot of that Jerry.

Seems like all major sports just wants parody among their teams and nascar isn't different. They are happy to just have all the cars to be the same, keep sponsors happy and try and market off driver personalities.

If you really did have a certain team, manufacturer really hit it out of the park in a more wide open rules format, that would lead to alot of sponsors not being happy if the cars and drivers they partnered with aren't doing well.

The quest for money and growth seems to ruin alot of things. Racing would be better if people could innovate and out compete each other in the engineering department and in the garage.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2017 at 10:14 AM
Second week in a row Kyle Busch blames his tires for wrecking.

After saying something at the Daytona 500 after crashing to the effect of "it's not my fault I wrecked, not my fault I wrecked the 88, it's not my fault that Goodyear can't make a tire that holds air".

He gave the same excuse for wrecking in the truck race yesterday at Atlanta "Well, without a couple cautions and keeping air in our (expletive) tires, we have a shot there, guys," Busch said on his radio after the race.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2017 at 04:09 PM
A friend of mine that is into NASCAR likes the new format - says the stages make it more exciting in the race - stops some racers from just holding back the entire race trying to avoid crashes and then move up at the end..... he thinks the playoff points will make the races a little more exciting......

 

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  posted on 3/5/2017 at 04:23 PM
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A friend of mine that is into NASCAR likes the new format - says the stages make it more exciting in the race - stops some racers from just holding back the entire race trying to avoid crashes and then move up at the end..... he thinks the playoff points will make the races a little more exciting......


I do think we should give it some time to see how it works out over the course of several races. Something to keep in mind is if we get end of segment racing for the lead like we do at the end of the race. Some races, alot of races end with an uncontested winner - as will alot of segments. But if we get some exciting finishes to some segments like we do at the end of some races that will sway some people I think. I think it has potential to be alright and nascar has never been afraid to tweak or change things up in the offseason if need be so some of the complaints we have currently could be addressed.

I was wondering if the lower downforce package would prohibit Harvick from dominating on the bottom of Atlanta, but he's led probably 98% of the laps so far today and dominating so I guess not.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2017 at 11:43 AM
Evidently a new rule regarding lug nuts this year ? Wasn't it just last year that they didn't care if you even put all 5 on ?

This seems pretty extreme for The Dinger:

NASCAR gave the No. 47 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car of JTG Daugherty Racing an L1-level penalty for lug nuts not being properly installed following Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The violation is detailed in section 10.9.10.4 of the NASCAR Rule Book, and driver AJ Allmendinger's 26th-place finish at Atlanta is encumbered, per section 12.10 of the NASCAR Rule Book.

As a result of the violation, crew chief Randall Burnett was fined $65,000 and suspended from the next three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points races, and the team was assessed with the loss of 35 driver points and 35 owner points.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2017 at 11:50 AM
seems a little harsh. hate to see what the penalties are for doing something that gives you a real advantage.

 

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  posted on 3/9/2017 at 12:45 PM
When last year began they started to not enforce the lug nut rule because NASCAR thought it would be 'self enforcing' as in, if a team had a loose wheel they'd have to come back in and fix the loose wheel problem.

At some point last season after they realized that some teams were only tigtening 4 or even 3 lugs in order to get off of pit road sooner, NASCAR introduced stiff lug nut penalties. After the race all cars are checked for 5 lugs being tight. I think it was the JGR cars that were routinely not tightening all lugs especially late in the race when a driver could deal with a loose wheel if just a few laps were left.

It was a competitive advantage and other teams and crew chiefs complained about it. Or else they all would've started going it and I think Tony Stewart made public comments about safety concerns which really prompted NASCAR to take action. I can still hear Rodney Childress explaining to Harvick how a Gibbs car beat him off pit road "who knows how many lugs they have tight".

 

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  posted on 3/9/2017 at 11:33 PM
I remember using the old 4-way lug wrenches in the pits back in the mid 60's. 13 second pit stop-more like 2 minutes.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2017 at 08:27 PM
He's Rowdy!

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  posted on 3/19/2017 at 02:37 PM
4th race of the year getting ready to go from Phoenix!
 

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  posted on 3/22/2017 at 10:06 AM
Question on the yahoo rules:

Does having a driver on your "bench" constitute a 'start' ?

In other words does the number of times you can start a particular driver decrease by having them on your bench or just when you actually have them as a starter ?

 

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  posted on 3/22/2017 at 10:40 AM
Only when you use them as a starter....... and you can get points from your bench in some cases....

 

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  posted on 3/22/2017 at 12:15 PM
I lived on "Nascar Lane" in Hazard, KY when I was like 13. Now if that ain't "Eastern Kentucky" I don't know what is. AND across the highway was "Shucky Bean Holler", eh, Hollow....
 

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  posted on 3/27/2017 at 08:41 AM
Alan missed changing his lineup this week!

Legliz hasn't changed lineup in 2 weeks.

You guys aren't quitting already are you?


First short track of the season coming up Sunday! Martinsville.

 

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  posted on 3/27/2017 at 10:52 AM
Another yahoo question: how did they come up with the A, B and C list of drivers?

And will those remain the same all season or do they shuffle up who is on which list?

 

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