2018 Chicagoland -- OVERTON'S 400 - Pre-Race Thread

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  1. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Golf does all the time. Baseball not so much
     
  2. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    I hope it does not get rained out or red-flagged for rain. *fingers crossed*
     
  3. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    Menard's last pole came nearly a decade ago. Holy handgrenades, Batman! :p
     
  4. Yogisd1

    Yogisd1 Resident Retard

    There is a 15% chance of rain until 2:00 PM, when it changes to 35%. At 3:00 PM it goes to 50%, and stays there the rest of the day. Does this mean Clint Boyer will win this one?
     
  5. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    I know that but 14 minutes doesn't amount to a P hole in the snow. Plus how many times have they started a race with a green and caution to run laps ''putting heat in the track''? In reality all they're doing is burning laps to get to the half way point.
     
  6. Thegeneral23

    Thegeneral23 Team Owner

    Is that surprising to u?
     
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  7. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    We do also. The only place to be today.
     
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  8. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Isn't 14 minutes something like 28 laps?
     
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  9. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Truex is one of the big three or four, it ain't like Ty Dillion failed inspection. ;)
     
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  10. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I decided not to go, too hot and the weather looks iffy after about 3pm central time. I’ll watch from home, I’m leaving Tuesday for Daytona. My quest for back to back races will have to wait next year
     
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  11. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    I accidentally did back-to-back one year. The very first night race at Daytona was postponed because of the fires in Florida.
    The only open weekend was in the Fall. So I did Daytona and Talladega on consecutive weekends --- I was exhausted. It
    was fun, but really hard.
     
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  12. 4tires17gals

    4tires17gals Team Owner

    Is So excited because it's so nice of the crews to continue tuning the cars with such low excitement as they get pay cuts
     
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  13. Revman

    Revman I didn't do sh!t Bob!

    To a degree. This sport has spent more time on excessive rules, and what has it gotten from that? Terrible TV ratings, and fans don't go to the track anymore. It isn't working. Free up the rules. Take the emphasis away from tech inspections. Quit wasting money on this bull**** in search of parity. Do you see this in any other major racing series. Did they discuss tech in the F1 race today? How about the 6 Hours of the Glen? There are some who will argue that if you free up the rules, spending will get out of hand. I think a half million on an inspection machine is out of hand.
     
  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    nothing compared to a room full of engineers..and hopefully a wad of them get laid off.
     
  15. Revman

    Revman I didn't do sh!t Bob!

    Comes with the territory of being in the top 3. You have to tempt the devil that is the OSS. Sometimes you get burned. Ask Seven Time's CC.
     
  16. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    I was told the sock game is strong in the @nascaronnbc booth and that I best bring my A game. Consider it brought @steveletarte @rickallentv @mayorjeffburton #MJ #Thriller

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Revman

    Revman I didn't do sh!t Bob!

    Engineers aren't the problem. Shoving all of them in a small box is. They will all arrive at the same solutions, and they will all run the same speed. This is the issue. Their hands are forced to find that something extra. They go to the edge--if they don't, the car is slow. The OSS makes the edges of that box finite. In all of this, has parity been achieved? No. Just no. Like Kyle Busch said you still have the same guys up front. Spec would solve all of this, and would solve the TV and attendance issues because the series would be dead.
     
  18. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    yeah right, glad you have it all figured out..good luck with that.
     
  19. Revman

    Revman I didn't do sh!t Bob!

    Yeah, well it makes more sense than crying for parity when it will never exist, and at the same time waxing poetic about Smokey and his exaggerated gas line. How did we get from that being kind of cool to this schoolgirl goody two shoes has to be fair interpretation of this sport? I will never understand how knowledgeable fans such as yourself have become obsessed with this need to know fairness in search of parity. The sport peaked at the Twisted Sister, right?
     
  20. Thegeneral23

    Thegeneral23 Team Owner

    They fail inspection a few times though this nothing new with them is what I’m saying
     
  21. Thegeneral23

    Thegeneral23 Team Owner

    @Revman our boy not looking to good :(
     
  22. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    It’s pretty cool to see how Jr is excited about this next phase of his involvement with NASCAR. I’m rooting for him to be this generation’s Benny Parsons on the mic, gosh do we ever need another one
     
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  23. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    I believe it's one stage caution.
     
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  24. sloggie

    sloggie Racing I will teach you

    Except it's not, unless you are trying to cheat.

    Don't cheat, problem solved.
     
  25. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Give me a break. Passing tech is not a crap shoot. Only crew chief thats gonna agree with you is the one getting caught. Its not even debatable. Whats not good for the sport is letting teams with money get one over on the teams without it.
     
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  26. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    We did it for several years with the June Dover and Pocono races. That was probably the easiest back-2-back tracks (158 miles between the two) on the circuit since the old short track runs of North Wilkesboro, Bristol, Martinsville and Richmond ended 20+ years ago. Pocono and Watkins Glen is also quite doable when the dates fall right.
     
  27. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Your posts are all over the place, you cant even keep up with your own argument. You complain about costs of a an OSS which I told you they dont have to buy, yet a roomful of engineers that costs WELL over anything that OSS is not a problem?. the OSS is doing its job because every body style that goes through it is 100% the same. There are a thousand other things that give someone an advantage over another in racing so its up to you to find it. Your way of doing things would bankrupt the sport.
     
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  28. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    The LPGA event that's being held just west of downtown Chicago pushed up their tee times to avoid the weather this afternoon. I having a feeling this afternoon/evening could be a real debacle.
     
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  29. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    It’s going to be fun watching Truex drive up through the field. :)
     
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  30. StandOnIt

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  31. joe h

    joe h Team Owner

    If I was in Vegas(or the handful of places that now allow gambling), I’d put 20 grand on Hamlin today. That dumb Toyota commercial was foreshadowing this race.
     
  32. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    They've discussed balance of power (parity) several times during today's Glen, as they do regularly during IMSA broadcasts.
     
  33. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    I really enjoy NBC's pre-race commentary with Kyle Petty and Dale Jarrett. Jarrett should be in the booth during the race. Imagine someone like Ralph Sheheen with Dale Jr. and Dale Jarrett. That would be a dramatic improvement. Put Letarte in the garage (think Larry Mac's role), keep Burton limited to the pre/post-race stuff, and send Rick Allen back to the game show he came from.
     
  34. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Coverage doesn't need anyone in the garage. Larry Mac belongs in the booth. The only reason he's not there is to make room for Gordo. Move him back and ease DW out.
     
  35. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Fine, then give Letarte his walking papers. I was just trying to be nice and save him a job :D
     
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  36. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Send Rutledge with him. We don't need an infield lifestyle reporter either.
     
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  37. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    That's Krista Voda with Petty and Jarrett, right? I want to give her credit too, I think she does a great job.

    At least the NBC pre-race crew does a good job
     
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  38. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    It's the Dale and Dale show.
     
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  39. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    I just want to remind you people that Dale Jr. is in the booth today. Dale Jr. is in the booth. Yep, Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    Just FYI.

    p.s. - Dale Jr.
     
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  40. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Haha please more exciting drivers, and a removal of so many tri oval shaped tracks would make a difference. If Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson were trading wins instead of Busch and Harvick it would be a different ball game. It’s just like golf and tennis in that it’s driven by big time personalities, that’s the nature of individual sports
     

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