2018 Phoenix -- Can-Am 500 -- Pre-Race Thread

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  1. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    THE RACE: Can-Am 500 Monster Energy Cup Series Race

    TRACK
    : ISM Raceway


    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #35 of 36

    Date: Sunday, November 11th, 2018, Avondale AZ

    Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:45 pm/et

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    All Times E/T


    All three series are racing this weekend.

    Friday, November 9
    10:30 AM, NCWTS ISM Raceway practice, FS2
    12:00 PM, NCWTS ISM Raceway final practice, FS2
    1:30 PM, MENCS ISM Raceway practice, NBCSN
    2:30 PM, NXS ISM Raceway practice, NBCSN
    4:30 PM, NXS ISM Raceway final practice, NBCSN
    5:30 PM, NCWTS ISM Raceway qualifying, FS1
    7:00 PM, MENCS ISM Raceway qualifying, NBCSN
    8:30 PM, NCWTS ISM Raceway race, FS1


    Saturday, November 10
    11:30 AM, MENCS ISM Raceway practice, CNBC
    12:30 PM, NXS ISM Raceway qualifying, NBCSN
    2:00 PM, MENCS ISM Raceway final practice, NBCSN
    3:00 PM, NXS Countdown to Green, NBC
    3:30 PM, NXS ISM Raceway race, NBC

    Sunday, November 11
    1:30 PM, MENCS Countdown to Green, NBC
    2:30 PM, MENCS ISM Raceway race, NBC
    6:00 PM, MENCS Post Race, NBCSN
     
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  2. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    This is going to be an interesting one. Can't wait to see what happens on restarts
     
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  3. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  4. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I double dog dare ya to read on down from this place in the article.

    Championship field will be settled at renovated Phoenix racetrack

    Kyle Busch
    Points: 28 points ahead of 5th, 3 points ahead of 4th

    Clinches if finishes: Busch must win to guarantee himself a spot no matter what anyone else does. If the winner is not Kurt Busch, Elliott, Almirola or Bowyer, he can clinch by finishing ninth or higher even if he doesn't earn stage points. If one of them does win, he has to finish with four points more than Truex, unless he finishes second, and then it would just have to be three more points than Truex.

    Outlook: He has finished in the top four in five of his past six Phoenix starts. He's in good shape as long as there is not an upset. Busch was second in March at Phoenix.

    http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/s...ussle-final-two-cup-series-championship-spots
     
  5. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Y'all ready for that Harvick hat trick to finish off the season?
     
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  6. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    I've been looking forward to this race for about a year now.. I remember thinking that the start/finish line was changed for the first Phoenix race this year right up until the day before the race and bring very disappointed when I found out otherwise.
     
  7. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Moving the start/finish means the restart zone is going to be in the turn --- could be interesting
     
  8. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    How's he gonna do that when Joey is gonna win Homestead? :D

    "6 wide in the dog leg with two to go!"
     
  9. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    Ugh...I'm just looking forward to the 2021 Coca-Cola 600...


    *running joke from last week's pre-race thread if no one gets it*
     
  10. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Fernando Alonso wins that race in a Honda since the lower horsepower is going to bring in more manufacturers
     
  11. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    [​IMG]
    ISM Raceway
    Sunday, November 11 | 2:30 PM ET
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  12. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Bob Pockrass‏Verified account @bobpockrass
    One thing i didn't realize about ISM (Phoenix) ... the pit-road entry is the same with longer length prior to start of stalls ... the stalls have been lengthened (four-five stalls are past start-finish in dogleg) -- the stalls are now 38'8" long. They were 31'5" long.
     
  13. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Kez's Phoenix car
     
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  14. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    NOOOOOOO ! Yes, I like the car, but I don't want to even think about Christmas until Thanksgiving is over.
     
  15. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion

    Retail started thinking about it last week, a neighbor already decorated their house for Christmas. It’s unreal how society rushes to this holiday/time of year.
     
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  16. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Oh, I know. Lowes and Wally World were outfitted for Christmas in September.
     
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  17. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    An ugly sweater car, that's awesome.
     
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  18. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    I love it!
     
  19. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Nuke it 'til it glows, then shoot at it in the dark. Screw anyone and everyone who trots out any sign or mention of Christmas before the Thanksgiving NFL games are over, and that includes the new third game.
     
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  20. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    As a Postal Service employee, I second this!
     
  21. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    ODDS TO WIN 2018 NASCAR - CAM-AM 500 (11/11/18)

    Driver
    Odds
    Kevin Harvick 7/4
    Kyle Busch 4/1
    Martin Truex Jr. 7/1
    Chase Elliott 7/1
    Brad Keselowski 10/1
    Kyle Larson 10/1
    Denny Hamlin 12/1
    Clint Bowyer 12/1
    Aric Almirola 20/1
    Erik Jones 20/1
    Joey Logano 20/1
    Kurt Busch 20/1
    Ryan Blaney 22/1
    Daniel Suarez 50/1
    Jimmie Johnson 50/1
    Alex Bowman 50/1
    Austin Dillon 100/1
    Ryan Newman 150/1
    Jamie McMurray 200/1
    Paul Menard 200/1
    Matt Kenseth 200/1
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 250/1
    Ty Dillon 500/1
    William Byron 500/1
    Chris Buescher 500/1
    AJ Allmendinger 500/1
    Regan Smith 500/1
    Ross Chastain 1000/1
    JJ Yeley 1000/1
    Matt DiBenedetto 1000/1
    Michael McDowell 1000/1
    David Ragan 1000/1
    Bubba Wallace 1000/1
    Cody Ware 1000/1
    Timmy Hill 1000/1
    Cole Whitt 1000/1
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
  22. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Are those odds or how many inches Pops will shift the spoiler? :p
     
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  23. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Odds To Win The Nascar Monster Energy Championship 2018

    Driver Odds
    Kevin Harvick 2/1
    Kyle Busch 5/2
    Martin Truex 7/2
    Joey Logano 4/1
    Chase Elliott 14/1
    Clint Bowyer 33/1
    Kurt Busch 33/1
    Aric Almirola 66/1
     
  24. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

     
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  25. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

     
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  27. Wrangler1

    Wrangler1 Team Owner

    Well this is a surprise to say the least.
     
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  28. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    :D
     
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  29. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    Kyle Busch's hauler hits the new pedestrian bridge, everyone is ok , but damage was done to the observation deck railing, aka it just flat tore part of it off.




    It sounds like they didnt make the bridge tall enough for the haulers to clear
     
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  30. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    And here we go, Phx parking from the Matt D'Burro's team
     
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  31. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Bonehead of the race weekend..... ISM Raceway bridge design engineers.
     
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  32. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    the 60 car rubbed off on em.
     
  33. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    sounds like the 18 hauler was to high
     
  34. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    No, it sounds like the bridge was too low, the parade was diverted around the bridge after the 18 incident as it was the first one to go under it.( my understanding)
    If you go 1:03:46 on the video I posted, that is where the audio starts for the incident.
    At 1:08:39 on the video is when the CB radio chatter starts , one of the hauler drivers says the stated bridge height and the issue with it and that the #18 hauler was the first one through.
    13ft 6 inches, but there is a crown in the road under bridge.
    So lets split the difference on this one, it sounds like the bridge was at minimum correct height, but a crown in the road has took away some of the clearance they need.
     
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  36. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    I'm surprised there haven't been a lot of videos or photos of the track's new configuration. I saw one, but it didn't show the S/F line. Kind of worthless.
     
  37. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    try this . . .

    https://www.ismraceway.com/Visiting/Maps.aspx
     
  38. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I didn't have to look too hard, it's on their website. Practice coming up for the trucks on FS 2 will be the first look I believe. 1:30 for NBCSN cup
    http://www.ismraceway.com/The-New-ISM-Raceway/On-Track-Action.aspx
     
  39. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  40. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    Maps are okay, not what I was meaning. I'll watch some of the practice later.
     

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