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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 02:53 AM
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Nothing with a 43 anywhere???




That's just downright blasphemy.

Darlington has a nice little museum.

You should try to go to Darlington or Martinsville. IMO the last of the tracks with the old time feel.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 08:08 AM
Nice synopsis Leafsfan, glad you had a good time, sounds like you did it up right! I think the drunks and idiots were there, you just couldn't see them...although they may be a victim of the astronomical prices. The old days of drunken idiots may still exist somewhere in the infield, but I hear that Talladega is still hootin and hollerin.
 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 10:37 AM
Leafsfan - glad you had a good time. The good old boys are still there for sure. We used to call a part of the infield "Jurassic Park". Funny thing was the turn 1 and 2 areas were fenced off for the RV's and Prevost buses. Very very nice. Some of those things had to be in the 1,000,000 dolllar price range. On the other side of the fence was an old school bus with a home made pig cooker in tow and a very rotund gentelman cooking something up. Quite the paradox.

Fast43 - you man is and will always be the king. Damn shame that there is now no young Petty waiting the the wings to take over. Kyle never really realized his potential and Adam was a crying shame. The day that there is no true Petty on the track will be a very sad one. I may be wrong but I believe that in the history of NASCAR there has always been a Randelman Rocket in the field - Lee, Richard, Kyle or Adam. Maybe you can shed some light on that one.

Any of you guys do the Charlotte Race?

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 11:30 AM
Well done Leafsfan. Thanks for the review. Maybe we should invite some of the Nascar fans are redneck people over so they can consider an objective report rather than some 30 year old stereotype. Very happy you made it to the pits; that was very interesting to me on my 05 visit. I was able through my scamming brother to have pit passes for the Busch race, very cool and you can get really close, like 25 feet from pit wall, highly recommended if you can swing it. Saw this one guy down there and I said to my bro, "that guy looks like Eddie Cheever....that is E Cheever!" Bro chatted w/ him and he admitted doing a recon on a possible Nascar deal. Nothing came of it to my knowledge. At the beginning of the IROC race, I was down in the pits and driver Max Papis and others paraded by. I was close so I yelled in my best Italian (which is good, w/ my heritage) "Ciao Maxie". I think he freaked out to hear such a thing at Day-tone-er, but it got a big paisano grin. On that Sonny's BBQ, son, we need to talk!

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 11:36 AM
There's been a Petty in every race since day one. The Woods could also claim that if they hadn't only raced part time in the 60's and 70's.

I'll have to find them and post but I have some pix of a 15 yr old Adam Petty as part of the Charlotte pre race show riding a giant Harley crushing cars. I really think Adam had what it takes to be a big time star.

I've been to Charlotte but won't go back there or to any other track that Bruton Smith owns. My boycott is in protest of him buying North Wilkesboro and closing it.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 11:37 AM
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On that Sonny's BBQ, son, we need to talk!


Oh yea, I was going to comment on that too...not sure where you're headed on this Brock...but slow down a minute. If Leafsfan is from Canada he truly does not get too much southern BBQ and Sonny's is an OK representation...sure, sure there is better, BUT there certainly is worse.

Leafsfan, Sonny's is a good example of southern BBQ. When I moved down here from NE Ohio 23 years ago, my idea of BBQ was anything cooked on a grill, I had no idea. Not making any assumptions about what you know about BBQ, but ... oh nevermind.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 11:45 AM
You want Bar B Que you have to go Owensboro, KY. Moonlite BBQ is it!

They also have the International BBQ Festival in Owensboro in May.

Now back to racin

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 11:46 AM
Heiny, you're right, Sonny's is ok(pulled) and I eat it maybe once a month. But in addition to being 1/4 Italian, I am 1/2 W Tennessean. My dad used to cook a pork butt in the oven at 175 for like 24 hours per the family recipe. Haaawe, that's good! Jerry Clower.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 01:16 PM
I thought Humpy Wheeler owned LMS.

Lexington NC also has some outstanding BBQ.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 06:28 PM
BBQ and racin' reference...they used to serve these awesome BBQ pork sandwiches at Rockingham...I believe Eastern Carolina BBQ, vinegar based, they were awesome.

I was (and am still a bit) upset when they shutdown the Rock...my buddy from Raleigh and I would rendevous there every spring...gee about this time as it used to be the 2nd race on the schedule....ah good times, good times.

 

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  posted on 2/24/2007 at 07:21 PM
I never got to go to Rockingham. I almost went a couple times but the weather was nasty and I stayed home.

I liked North Wilkesboro, I just like the short tracks I go to martinsville used to really enjoy the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. I'm sure ol Larry O can tell a few stories about that track.

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 12:31 PM
Yes sadly the closet we get to southern style bbq here in the Great White North is buffalo wings with BBQ sauce. LOLOLOL You should see what passes for mexican food up here!!! (I quero taco bell)

Still pumped about Daytona and one point that blows everyone away up here is that you could bring your own beer to the track!!! And then go out to your car for more if you ran out!!!
You can't walk down the street in Vancouver, BC with a bag of wine without being questioned by the police on your intentions. (a couple of riots in the 90's kinda scared the crap out of the laid back west coast types here). Pot on the other hand can be smoked anywhere. Little Vansterdam some say.

We always say americans know how to do sporting/concert events up right.

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 01:14 PM
2-25-07 Speed Racer's day today i do believe.

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 03:45 PM
Hey Leafs, that no beer at the track thing must be a Western Canadian rule. At the CDN GP in MTL, you can bring in beer, I've done it, twice, in 96 and 99. One of my buds in 99, either by being clueless or unfamiliar w/ all the different beers there, mistakenly bought some 0.5% Labatts. We didn't care because it was so bloody hot but we still give him crap about that one.

New topic before we get fully into the season, who is the best racer ever, in any form of motorsport? I vote M Schumacher but if someone wants to go w/ say Mike Hailwood, that would be a great pick. Let's not debate our choices; all answers are correct.

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 04:10 PM
Best racers ever

A J Foyt
Mario Andretti
Tony Stewart

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 04:39 PM
Lot's of folks don't like Tony Stewart for whatever reason, but I agree with you fast43.
 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 07:53 PM
On 2-22-2007 I posted

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What do you think is the top 5 going into California??

Roush is going to be strong. I expect a good run from 17 -Kennseth. Stewart will rebound. Two dark horses are Mark Martin and Clint Boyer



Looks like I was right

For Stweart, you put him in anything and he will win in it. He adapts real quickly.

 

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  posted on 2/25/2007 at 09:01 PM
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Hey Leafs, that no beer at the track thing must be a Western Canadian rule. At the CDN GP in MTL, you can bring in beer, I've done it, twice, in 96 and 99. One of my buds in 99, either by being clueless or unfamiliar w/ all the different beers there, mistakenly bought some 0.5% Labatts. We didn't care because it was so bloody hot but we still give him crap about that one.


Ya got me there Montreal is a whole different world from the rest of Canada. Way more liberal about indulging then anything to the west. Good story about the 0.5. I can hear your buddy. This beer is amazing i've drank 12 and am feeling nothing, I thought CDN beer packed a punch. Its Just like the beer back home. LOL

 

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  posted on 2/26/2007 at 11:43 AM
That crash by the 00, David Reutimann was vicious! Glad he is ok.

 

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  posted on 2/26/2007 at 09:52 PM
best racer ever:
Tony Stewart

My favorite driver(s) of all time:
2 way tie
Bobby Allison & The Ice Man - Terry Labonte

Who are ya'lls all-time favorite driver(s)?

Bill, you can say yours again.

 

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  posted on 2/26/2007 at 10:06 PM
Leafsfan, enjoyed reading your Daytona stories. Thanks for sharing.
 

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  posted on 2/26/2007 at 10:34 PM
Per Autoweek, 2-19-07, re the J Villeneuve Busch drive at MTL, "some sources say the deal[between Evernham and JV] is done, but neither side is is ready to make the announcement." So I may be eating some crow, Musiccity. The same article stated, "Evernham has invited Schumacher to un-retire and drive a red Charger." Not a serious possibility, but that would be something. You guys take Autoweek? This fan cannot do w/o it.

 

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  posted on 2/26/2007 at 11:15 PM
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That crash by the 00, David Reutimann was vicious! Glad he is ok.
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Nascar is saying it was one of the hardest hits ever. DW was correct when he guessed that Reutimann had the wind knocked out of him. He also severely bruised his foot when it got caught in the pedals.


Jeff Gordon's hit a Poconno last year was 60 g's. Jeff Fuller at Ky when asked after he saw the data if it was near Gordon's, he replied "Way More Than Gordon's" . My guess is near or above 100 g's. That seat looked very forward and close to the wheel. I know drivers like Mark Martin sit that close and use their arm to steer thru the corner. Here is Fullers crash....(broken wrist and cracked ribs.)

Fuller Crash

 

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  posted on 2/26/2007 at 11:18 PM
Reutimann's Crash

Reutimann's Crash

 

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  posted on 2/27/2007 at 01:12 PM
Top 3 alltime:

1. Tony Stewart - a. Indy Car title. b. 2 Winston Cup titles.

2. My opinion - the best pure driver of all time. What he did at Daytona 2004 i believe when the car went 360 through the tri-oval grass and to gather it up, siick turn 1 and loose only about three places - damn!

3. The medication - whatever Joe Gibbs boy's have him on to calm his butt down is really working.

Honorable Mention:

1. M.Shumacher - (sp?)

2. D.Earnhardt, Sr.

3. T. Richmond

4. J.Johnson

5. D. Pearson

Sentimental Favorite

K Petty - Rode in his charity bike ride last year and he was a real class act. Does a great job with the Victory Junction.

 

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