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:

 

I was working during the Nationwide race so I didn't see what happened with Jr.


He had a run coming to the checkers and went about 300' down toward turn one at full throttle and didn't realize that everyone had rolled out of the throttle.  He turned Kyle Larson and dumped most of the back half of the field (10th on back).  

 

EDIT: BTW, although I'm not a fan, I joined the other almost 400K "sheeple" Smiley Tongue and followed Jr., on a Twitter.  Could be fun.

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I'm not on twitter, but I find it amusing that before he even went live with twitter he had almost 200k followers, and overnight that number doubled.  He'd been pushed by Brad K and JJ to start tweeting, but had resisted, but promised if he won the Daytona 500 he would join.

 

Love his first tweet though, selfie in front of his dad's statue

 

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I have a fairly low end smartphone but I have Twitter on it.  I check it, every day.  I follow some NASCAR drivers, local news stations and daily deals sites - fairly cool.  I think Jr. tried Twitter for a week or so, early on but bailed - that is where he got the first 200k, IIRC.

 

I "won" a spot on Brad K's truck, two years ago - 1 of 3000 names and he had 70k followers at that time.   JJ gives away swag every week during the season and  Mark Martin interacts with almost everyone, that's very cool.

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The second race of the season was a good one, too.  Jr. Nation should be proud - he was best in class.  Harv was in a class to himself.  I will say that I'm not pleased with the race distances at Phoenix or New Hampshire.  I'm of the opinion that all races (except for Road courses) should be 400 laps or miles or more.  This 500 Km stuff is for the birds.  When the scheduled Nationwide race is within slightly less than 100 miles of the scheduled cup race, tht cup distance is a bit of a gyp, IMHO.  Yesterday's race didn't sway me, I've always thought that about PHX and NH.  Phoenix is much better now, since the reconfigure.  NH should be wiped clean and redone like Irwindale, Iowa or Richmond.  The current track is single file and it might take 15 laps to take one position, let alone work through the field.

 

On another subject - did you see the NNS race on Saturday?  They showed the Air Titan in action - it looked like it sucked every ounce of moisture from the lane, it was in.  That was impressive!  All of that without the jet fuel residue!

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Read this today regading a new online channel partially owned by NASCAR that will offer live streaming of some of the lower tieirs.

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oufanindallas wrote:

Read this today regading a new online channel partially owned by NASCAR that will offer live streaming of some of the lower tieirs.


I saw that too.  Pretty cool!  As was Sunday's race.  I'm not sure that I would embrace the new Chase format but folks were clammoring for wins to count more and it seems like that's the way to go.

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Being a Jr. fan, I hated the finish, however, 2nd place in the last 2 races following a win has only been done 4 other times in history.  Joey Logano said it best last week, 2nd doesn't mean anything anymore.  I love they way they have made drivers step it up and be more aggressive.

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Brad K knew exactly what he needed to do - pressure Little E into running out.  

 

Second place finishes do help with momentum and since they are putting the highest non winners into the Chase, (IIRC) that has to help, for non winners.

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Oh Paul Wolfe knew Little E was running it extremely close on fuel and Brad didn't have to worry about it and told him to apply the pressure, meanwhile Steve Letarte was telling Jr. to save as much as he could.  All he needed was probably another cup of gas to get to Start/Finish line and he could have held him off.  The intensity of the racing this year has been great. Along with the new qualifying format, I'm loving it.

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I actually watched most of knck out qualifying.  Cool stuff.  I do like the idea of heat races, like they did with the Trucks at Eldorsa and like the Daytona Duels.

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Austin Dillon was signing some Diecasts and found a slight error.  See if you can spot it.  It is a funny one, lol.  Dale is turning over in his grave.

 

 

 

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And Jeff is looking for his cut.

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Yep, lol.

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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.

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