2019 Las Vegas -- Pennzoil 400 -- Pre-Race Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Johali, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    NASCAR is turning drivers into their circus clowns with this Qualifying format --

    and so the NASCAR Clown Rebellion has begun... :D
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  2. Ilovedthe90s

    Ilovedthe90s I love yoga pants

    Hopefully the teams are raising hell about this
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  3. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Blaney goes "I love feeling like I'm racing in the trucks again.. I used to have fun on fridays"

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  4. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    I think the comparison does a disservice to the legitimacy of the Trucks series in this case.
  5. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Oh for sure. It gets the point across though.
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  6. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    So...the same guys are still up front, they’re just going slower?
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  7. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Here’s your take from NASCAR state media:

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  8. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Sounds like fake news.
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  9. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Other than the way they'll race yes.. absolutely cannot tell the difference between the speeds on TV.. theres not that big of a difference from 170-200.. they're both extremely fast and with a camera following them the difference is just not noticeable.
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  10. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    That's wild.
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  11. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    It sounds like I made the right choice to watch The Grand Tour and Top Gear instead of watching the Kyle 2 hour practice session.
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  12. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Like qualifying has mattered? How many times has a last place car from a top team make it back to the front pack? Yawn. Now instead of one or two, there will be a handful coming to the front. Ho hum. 1st stage is going to be wild.
  13. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I agree also. I don't think it will stay that way all year

    “I’ll leave that up to you guys on how to wrap your arms around it,” Kevin Harvick said after winning the pole.

    Personally, I’m OK with embracing it. But I certainly understand if others don’t.

  14. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    NASCAR's qualifying dilemma is, if they went back to single car qualifying for cup, the lap times would be about the same as the trucks. That wouldn't look good. Can you imagine a Dartfish overlay comparison between the Cup pole winner and teenage beginners in trucks? Thus, drafting for the Cup guys... to elevate the pole speed above the truck pole.
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  15. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I’m watching Live PD
  16. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

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  17. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    There's no such thing as 'fake news'. Call a mistake, a mistake. Call a lie, a lie.
  18. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Qualifying is just a symptom. Is that what the race is going to look like??
  19. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Honestly I think were in for either a great race or a wreckfest. Maybe both. The runs they get are pretty big.

    I give it about a 15% chance of a game of follow the leader but I doubt it
  20. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Underrated comment
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  21. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    I was once told "They don't race by themselves so why should they qualify by themselves?"

    LOL, I'm still giggling over that take.
  22. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Under these rules it's not a bad idea.. I think the problem is they dont want it to take so long.
  23. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Wow, two hole pages in the pre-race thread dedicated to qualifying. NASCAR must be on the right track to get everyone to take notice of what is happening on qualifying day!
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  24. Revman

    Revman Hall of Fame

    I am at a loss. I didn't have a problem with qualifying. It was like a mini-race really. Matter of fact, I rather enjoyed it. I have absolutely no idea what people want, but this was okay. I felt like they qualified the way they are likely to race. Makes sense. BTW--I am very much filled with anticipation for Fontana as you are. I think that this might be epic. Seriously. As I posted somewhere else, I am anticipating a full house. Hotels sold out that usually aren't. Good stuff.
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  25. Revman

    Revman Hall of Fame

    ...about Kyle Busch's criticism of the new package at the Vegas test.........Where is the horror over this? Never mind, I know.
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  26. Revman

    Revman Hall of Fame

    Me too. It will be interesting for sure.
  27. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    It's been a full house for the last 3 years. Do not attribute a sell out this year to mini-dega. ACS is the raciest track on the calendar and has been for the past few years.
  28. Revman

    Revman Hall of Fame

    Eh, kind of a sell out. I mean announced, but not real. I've seen it. Regardless, I think that the momentum is different this year. BTW--there have been more than a few who have been asking for a mini-Dega at Fontana for a few years. Less so because the racing has been good until last year where the perception was that it was bad due to Martin's domination. I believe that there is curiosity.
  29. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    They might as well use the pace car and give them two laps to get their best time - kinda like qualifying heats. Parking on pit road isn't entertaining.
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  30. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Yes Talladega everywhere. That's racin.....
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  31. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Then they definitely got their wish. One hour of TV coverage for maybe 12 minutes of action - 2.5 minutes at the beginning and end of each of the first two rounds, and 2 minutes at the end of the last one.
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  32. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Team Owner

    Taking notice for all the wrong reasons.
  33. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    It's what fans want

    I'm not completely convinced they're asking the right fans though
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  34. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL


  35. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    What fans? Lol
  36. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL


    I just remember hearing that they changed it so the fans have a "better experience".

    ..and no I dont have a link for that quote lol
  37. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Whoever came up with this idea of qualifying should be fined under Rule #62, subsection #12, line #17... Actions detrimental to entertainment.
  38. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    I dont what the problem is, we had a blast watching it last night. Fun watching drivers shoot up the board and seeing different ones come and go over the run. Should be a great race.
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  39. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Raffles are also fun. What ball is coming out of the shoot? IT COULD BE ANY OF THEM!
  40. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Analogy of the week right here
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