2017 Bristol - Food City 500 - Pre Race Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by dpkimmel2001, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Bowtie3

    Bowtie3 Team Owner

    I saw Mike Bliss do it in a truck too. Wild ride.
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  2. Stewart Fan

    Stewart Fan Team Owner

    One thing you learn living in east TN, never believe the forecast and wait and see what happens. I've seen days with 100% chance of rain and it be dry all day.
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  3. 4tires17gals

    4tires17gals Crew Chief

    hopes for best expects worse
  4. Ford 222

    Ford 222 Team Owner

    Praying. I think we all see 100% and think that means 100% of the day. But it reallly means there is a 100% chance that it will rain at some point Sunday. I hope that is all it means?
  5. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    That's not just limited to eastern TN. You've described just about everywhere.
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  6. dpkimmel2001

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  11. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    The racing vortex in action. Cool. :D
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  12. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    OMG I was about to post the same thing. :)
  13. Get That 88 Up There !!

    Get That 88 Up There !! JR Fan Forever

    15 years ago this happened....

    Also, Phil Hill would have been 90 today, The only American-born F1 champion
  14. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    Sorry, but that is fake. Nice Photoshopping job.
  15. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Was it the vortex or the fake coliseum facade that clued you in? Of course it's fake. It wasn't meant to deceive.
  16. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Some people ya know.
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  17. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    It's just a 'still' from one of their 'Last Coliseum' ads.
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  18. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I thought I recognized it from somewhere. It's really cool though.
  19. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    It would be cool if they actually did change the facade to resemble a coliseum.
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  20. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    And put in more bathrooms and beer stands while they're at it. :D
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  21. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Disclaimer..... to my knowledge this photo is not altered in any way.
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  22. Allenbaba

    Allenbaba Team Owner

    NOT CONFIRMED...but starting to hear rumblings that they're thinking of canceling all track activities tomorrow.
  23. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Bob Pockrass‏Verified account @bobpockrass Apr 18

    Bristol moves victory lane for NASCAR Cup race to frontstretch. Victory lane has been above buildings inside Turn 3 but facing infield
  24. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Victory Lane the way it ought'a be!
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  25. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

  26. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    I think that picture is Photoshoped. They've never had more than 8 planes take part in their flyover.
  27. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    And they tore down the Lion entry gates a couple a hundred years ago.
  28. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    One of my all-time favorite ads.
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  29. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I set that as my wallpaper before their races.
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  30. dpkimmel2001

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  31. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Note: All times are ET

    -- 11:30 a.m.-12:55 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, FS1 (Follow live)
    -- 1-1:55 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice, FS1 (Follow live)
    -- 3:30-4:25 p.m.: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice, FS1 (Follow live)
    -- 4:45 p.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying, FS1 (Follow live)

    PRESS PASS (Watch live)
    -- 9:30 a.m.: Kurt Busch

    -- 10:30 a.m.: Jimmie Johnson

    -- 10:45 a.m.: Chase Elliott

    -- 11 a.m.: XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash drivers: Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, Darrell Wallace Jr.

    -- 1:30 p.m.: Kyle Busch

    -- 1:45 p.m.: Trevor Bayne

    -- 6 p.m.: (approx.) Post-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying

    GARAGECAM (Watch live)
    -- 11 a.m.: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
  32. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  33. Taco

    Taco Crew Chief

    I suggest lining all the drivers up today, one lap around the track and declare the winner of the Bristol 880.
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  34. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    I'm hoping the weather will cooperate but it's not looking good. So bummed. I always really look forward to Bristol
  35. dpkimmel2001

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  37. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner


    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Set limits:
    Cup: 4 sets for practice, 1 set for qualifying/start of race and 7 sets for the race;
    Xfinity: 6 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4416; Right-side -- D-4526

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.64 in. (2,226 mm); Right-side -- 88.43 in. (2,246 mm)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 20 psi; Left Rear -- 18 psi;
    Right Front -- 43 psi; Right Rear -- 40 psi

    Storyline - At Bristol, Good Racing is as Simple as Black (Rubber) and White (Concrete): Goodyear brings a unique tire combination that matches up well with the concrete surface at Bristol. This tire set-up lays down rubber quickly, which helps create multiple racing grooves and makes for the highly competitive racing that Bristol is known for. While Bristol is a short track, it also has speedway characteristics. Goodyear's left- and right-side tire constructions are built with both in mind -- optimizing handling, as well as withstanding the loads and speeds generated by the steep banking.

    Notes: Teams in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series will run the same Goodyear tire set-up at Bristol this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that NASCAR teams have run at Bristol since August 2014 . . . Bristol is the only track at which NASCAR teams are scheduled to run either of these two tire codes . . . unlike on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, on which teams generally do not run inner liners in their tires, teams are required to run liners in their right-side tires only at Bristol . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.
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  38. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    Another person indicated they thought it was real. I was just responding to them in case they didn't know.
  39. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    You beat me to it!
    I think this was taken from McMurray's airplane/helicopter?
  40. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Not even close. The hint, among other things, was there is no such thing as a racing vortex. Jeeeesh. Have a good day.
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