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

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Johali, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    Not trying to go all "negative weather" but there is one helluva line of thunderstorms forming to the west...
  2. rowdy3

    rowdy3 Team Owner

    It's dead at the track.
  3. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    Now THAT'S how you do the anthem! :punkrocke
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  4. SeventyGTX

    SeventyGTX Team Owner

    That guy was amazing!
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  5. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    I haven't been there for a race but I did drive by it on an insanely hot July day (Roy Halladay left the game against the Cubs due to heat related sickness) and I can't imagine being there. It sits in a wide open plain just south of downtown Joliet. It's just baking in the sun....
  6. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    I liked that intro actually lol they did good
  7. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    Every single one of those people in the stands should be given a 50% of voucher on next years tickets. Hell, buy 1 get 2 free!!
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  8. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    That was Jim Cornelison.

    He does the anthem at Chicago Blackhawk games.
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  9. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    That explains why the stands went ape poop when they announced him and kept it up all through the Anthem. I was wondering about that.
  10. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    He sang Back Home in Indiana for the Indy 500 also.
  11. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    Fans cheering like crazy during the national anthem is somewhat of a Chicago Blackhawks tradition.

    Some people consider it to be disrespectful but when I experienced it while attending a Hawks game I thought it was great.

  12. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I never thought it was disrespectful at all. They were cheering but "all" of them were standing with their right hands on their hearts. Tons and tons of respect.
  13. Jeff Turner

    Jeff Turner Jackman

    Are there usually many empties up there that I might be able to just mosey on up to after the race starts?
  14. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I've given it a few minutes of thought, and decided cheering is better than just continuing your conversation as if the anthem wasn't being performed at all. I'd probably still stand there saluting, but it's harmless.
  15. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    That's what I do. Once a Marine always a Marine.
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