NASCAR is back

NASCAR is back

Man, what a race last night.  I like the tweaks they have made with the car this year, you can actually pass at Daytona without having a huge train. 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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oufanindallas wrote:

Now how did that get in there?  Smiley Surprised Took me a minute to find it.  However, Dale would be laughing at it since him and Jeff were great friends off the track and even business partners in other endevors.


Yeah but Gordon and Dale fans weren't so close.  In fact, one Gordon fan got murdered after another bar patron didn't like his 24 hat.  Both DE and JG sent flowers.  Sad.

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dhascall wrote:

oufanindallas wrote:

Now how did that get in there?  Smiley Surprised Took me a minute to find it.  However, Dale would be laughing at it since him and Jeff were great friends off the track and even business partners in other endevors.


Yeah but Gordon and Dale fans weren't so close.  In fact, one Gordon fan got murdered after another bar patron didn't like his 24 hat.  Both DE and JG sent flowers.  Sad.


True,  my FIL is a Gordon fan, I'm a DE, Jr. fan, but have learned to pull for JG, but then again, I'm a fan of 42 of the drivers as long as they are ahead of Kyle Busch. Smiley Very Happy

 

Missed most of the race yesterday due to my niece's birthday and of course the rain, did read where Jr. had tire issues after the red flag. Didn't see what happed to the Busch bothers.  They were all in the top 10 when I checked.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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That Bristol race was a good one.  But quite the cluster, with the rain and the guy leaning on the caution light switch at the end. 

 

Good thing that I have a smartphone and checked Twitter when I did as Mike Joy tweeted along the lines of "race restarts in 2 minutes on FS1."  So, I set whatever was on at 7PM ET to record and adjusted it to add 3 hours but the latter didn't stick, so it stopped at 8 PM ET.  Luckilly I noticed it at 8:10. 

 

Those ten minutes must have been bad for the brother's Busch.  At 8 Kyle was leading and at 8:10, they were saying that he could use a wave around to get one of his laps back.  Smiley Surprised 

 

It was a good race and Bristol is better than it was 2 years ago where there were too many good lines and little action.  Looked like Darlington or Winchester, in Indiana.

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maybe we should a threat of rain for every race. seems to be more action on the track because they don't know if the race will be called short.

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For some of the more boring races (New Hampshiire!)  I want the race to be ran in stages.  Three races-within-races.  Invert the field after each race and the driver that does best overall, gets the win.  

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I don't mind the Louden race, now Pocono, that would be a great idea, 150 laps, at the end of each 50 laps, invert the field. 

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oufanindallas wrote:

I don't mind the Louden race, now Pocono, that would be a great idea, 150 laps, at the end of each 50 laps, invert the field. 


So, what you're saying is that you don't like Pocono? Smiley Tongue Smiley Very Happy

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dhascall wrote:

oufanindallas wrote:

I don't mind the Louden race, now Pocono, that would be a great idea, 150 laps, at the end of each 50 laps, invert the field. 


So, what you're saying is that you don't like Pocono? Smiley Tongue Smiley Very Happy


You would be correct.  I don't care if I watch it live and I don't bother recording either race. 

 

I wonder what Goodyear is going to say about the tires this weekend.  Made for an interesting race but lots of cautions.  I'll take a 12th from Jr. considering the fact he had 2 tire issues.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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Graham Rahal and Dale Jr possibly doing a ride swap. Article here.

 

 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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oufanindallas wrote:

dhascall wrote:

oufanindallas wrote:

I don't mind the Louden race, now Pocono, that would be a great idea, 150 laps, at the end of each 50 laps, invert the field. 


So, what you're saying is that you don't like Pocono? Smiley Tongue Smiley Very Happy


You would be correct.  I don't care if I watch it live and I don't bother recording either race. 

 

I wonder what Goodyear is going to say about the tires this weekend.  Made for an interesting race but lots of cautions.  I'll take a 12th from Jr. considering the fact he had 2 tire issues.


We will agree to disagree on Pocono.  I like it.

 

Yeah Goodyear's got some 'splainin'' to do.  I doubt that EVERY car had agressive camber in the rear.  If it was only one or trwo, that would be reasonable but it was Penske, HMS, Roush, Phil Pasrons Racing, RCR and so on.  Remember the Brickyard fisaco where the tires only went 10 laps.  It's not the track, either

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Several of the drivers and crew chiefs have come out and said that it was the cars setup that caused the issue.  Between running the tires at about 11psi instead of 22 which was recommended and the extreme camber they put in it was causing the tires to buckle.  None have called out Goodyear. 

 

Did you see where Lynda Petty passed away yesterday after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She was a true matriarch and will be missed.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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oufanindallas wrote:

Several of the drivers and crew chiefs have come out and said that it was the cars setup that caused the issue.  Between running the tires at about 11psi instead of 22 which was recommended and the extreme camber they put in it was causing the tires to buckle.  None have called out Goodyear. 

 

NASCAR may do like they did with rear end gearing and specify the minimum PSI.

 

Did you see where Lynda Petty passed away yesterday after a lengthy battle with cancer.  She was a true matriarch and will be missed.

 

Yup.  Sad.


 

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What a great race.  Glad to see Kurt (not Kyle) Busch in Victory Lane.  So 50% of SHR has now won a race.  I'm expecting Smoke to be the next in that stable to win one. With the win Kurt has now moved into 20th making him Chase eligible.  He's had some really great runs and just had some really bad luck this year.  One driver that is silently impressing me this year is Paul Menard.  He's in 11th, doesn't have a win, but has 3 top 10 finishes this year.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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Typical Kurt, saying "our day is done" before actually seeing how bad it was.   He did a good job and beat the best at Martinsville.  Pretty fun watching Brad K and Kurt go at it.  After putting up with Brad for a lap or three, Kurt turned the tables and filled Brad's mirrors.  I kinda expected Brad to "congratulate" him on the cool down lap.  Not sure why Brad is all that upset at Kurt - it looked like Brad jerked the wheel to the right and wound up in the 41's lane.

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Missed the NW race last night, but was happy with the winner. Nice to see Awesome Bill's son in victory circle in only his 6th race.  I read about what Bill kept telling his son growing up just have fun, if you don't want to race, that's fine with me, but if you, go out and have fun and you'll learn.  Was way cool of Jr. to pick him up this year along with NAPA.  Great combo and driving his daddy's number 9.  Kid's got talent and to be able to pass and beat Harvick, Shrub and Jr. in Texas is mighty special.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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