2018 Atlanta - Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 - Pre Race Thread

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  1. StandOnIt

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  2. dpkimmel2001

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  3. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Hit the road this morning and should be there around 2. Off Monday with no plan for Tuesday. Here goes nothin :confused:
     
  4. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    There ought to be some way in Atlanta you can kill a couple of days. ;)
     
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  5. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Some stuff from the Media Center @ Atlanta.....

     
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  11. Thegeneral23

    Thegeneral23 Team Owner

    YES YES YES!!!! THIS HOW IT SHOULD BE!!
     
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  17. Privateer

    Privateer Car Chief

    Sorry if it's already been touched, but smallest size field for a Cup event since...?
     
  18. dpkimmel2001

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  19. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    This Goodyear track grip graphic is pretty cool.
     
  20. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Martinsville 96
     
  21. aunty dive

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    TIRE CODES

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Superspeedway Radials

    Set limits:
    Cup: 4 sets for practice, 1 set for qualifying/start of race and 11 sets for the race
    Xfinity: 7 sets for the event

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4680; Right-side -- D-4682

    Tire Circumference:
    Left-side -- 2,222 mm (87.48 in.) Right-side -- 2,245 mm (88.39 in.)

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 19 psi; Left Rear -- 19 psi Right Front -- 50 psi; Right Rear -- 47 psi

    Storyline - Goodyear brings multi-zone tread tire "home" to Atlanta: Goodyear will run its multi-zone tread right-side tire at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which is the track at which this tire debuted in 2013. The multi-zone tire features two distinct compounds across the same tread - the two-inch Endurance Zone that is tougher and can withstand more heat and wear, and the 10-inch outboard Traction Zone that offers more grip. Atlanta provides a tough challenge for tires with its abrasive track surface and long turns. With fall-off likely to be more than three seconds per lap over the course of a run, teams will often choose to "short-pit" in advance of a 50-lap fuel window to take advantage of fresh rubber. In the Cup Series, with 11 race sets of tires in addition to the qualifying set teams will start on, there will be a lot of pit stops. Being early in the season with the new pit rules (with one less crew member over the wall and the new pit gun) pit road will go a long way in deciding the race winner.

    "Atlanta is unquestionably one of the toughest challenges we face from a tire standpoint," said Greg Stucker. "The first thing about Atlanta is the track surface, which is very abrasive. To go along with that, it is extremely fast with its long, sweeping turns. Bringing the multi-zone right-side to Atlanta is critical as the Traction Zone helps the cars grip that worn out surface, while the Endurance Zone adds heat resistance and some wear resistance to the inboard portion of the tread that takes the most abuse. The bottom line result of this is good, competitive racing. Tire management will come into play as some drivers will be faster earlier in the run, while others will conserve their tires and be faster later. That creates a lot of passing throughout the field."

    Trucks ...

    While teams in all three NASCAR Series will run the same right-side tire code (D-4682) at Atlanta this week, those in the Camping World Truck Series will run a different left-side code than those in the Cup and Xfinity Series.

    This right-side tire code is a multi-zone tread tire with an two-inch inboard compound designed for heat resistance and a 10-inch outboard compound to give more grip. This is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that Truck teams ran at Atlanta last season.
     
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  22. TexasRaceLady

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  23. Pat

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    Interesting stuff sitting next to the fence.
     
  24. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    DRIVE THAT THING LARSON.

    Holy mackerel what a lap, pure stinkface type of lap.
     
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  25. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    My streaming is cutting in and out here at work today, but I --KNOW-- I did not just see a promo with Austin Dillon comparing himself to Dale Earnhardt Sr.
     
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  26. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    Jeff Gluck‏Verified account @jeff_gluck
    More tire falloff info: Bubba Wallace is P1 right now with a fast lap of 185.634 mph. He's done 11 laps, and his 11th lap was just 171.859 mph.

    Looks like Atlanta is eating the tires -----
     
  27. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    10-lap averages should be interesting.
     
  28. FLRacingFan

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    You did lol. They aired it right after the 500 too.
     
  29. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Are you talking about the camera equipment? They have a Honda 3000 Generator for power and other equipment that hook up to those remote camera's at each of their locations. There's a lot that goes into us being able to watch these races week in, week out.
     
  30. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Yep. That's what I thought it might be. I never thought they used generators though.
     
  31. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Or not. Only six cars ran 10 laps in this practice. I assume they were focusing on Q runs.
     
  32. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Yeah, there are two in that pic. One on each of the far ends away from the camera in the fence. I don't know what the 2nd one is for but then again, I don't know what is in those boxes. I can't recall seeing that much equipment at each of those locations before. Maybe something to do with it while they set everything up?
     
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  33. AdoubleU24

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    I love it
     
  34. dpkimmel2001

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    I've been trying to watch this coverage of practice today and I just gotta say this is getting a bit ridiculous. I'm starting to see why people are getting so upset with this whole ticker thing.

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  35. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Wtf
     
  36. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Repave the damn thing. Talk about a gimmick, let’s make a racing surface so ****** it makes the race entirely pit strategy based. Not a big fan
     
  37. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    :D :booya:
     
  38. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    That's what makes it great, its placing this into drivers hands because drivers are having to really drive the cars.

    No repaving is needed and the even the drivers were shouting for it not be repaved. Or I watch the usual snoozefest in Michigan.
     
  39. TexasRaceLady

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  40. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    Watching truck practice --- just got much older.
    Chad Little's SON is leading practice.
     

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