2019 Martinsville I -- STP 500 -- Pre-Race Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Johali, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. SpeedPagan

    SpeedPagan The iRacing Guru

    They'll be taking the helicopter, not driving.
     
  2. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Wrong. Not everyone flies. The crew drives to events that close. Hell even most of the drivers drive up.
     
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  3. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    My borther, nephew and my nephew's 5 year old stopped in Charlotte on their way to Martinsville.
    Mr H sure knows how to make a kid's day.
    Christopher1.jpg Christopher2.jpg
     
  4. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Took them back in the shop also. That kid is special. Grinning ear to ear. :booya:
     
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  5. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    That's awesome!
     
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  6. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Mr. H has a fan for life.:)
     
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  7. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    And so does Chase Elliott.
     
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  8. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Thanks for sharing, what a great day they had.:punkrocke
     
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  9. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    They all have very good taste, @Pat.
    Wow, oh how I wish I could go down there. :D
     
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  10. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    A friend of mine is in M'ville and went to this. He posted this on his FB page:
    "Great turnout at the Wood Brothers Museum BILL ELLIOT, RYAN BLANEY, KEN SQUIER, RICHARD CHILDRESS, KYLE PETTY, DARRYL AND MICHAEL WALTRIP, MIKE HELTON, AND OTHER NOTABLES. GREAT event for a legend and a Great Family."
     
  11. lisa

    lisa Kurt Busch fan

    I may bust my Kurt shirt out on sunday.
     
  12. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Less isn't more unless its NASCAR having a 34 or 35 race schedule. Only races that need to be shortened are a few 500 mile races (Texas, Talladega) to 400.
     
  13. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Heck, I'm guessing that I'm in the minority on this but I don't see a single reason to shorten any races, or the season. Keep in mind, this is coming from a race fan that was PO'd when they went from 500 to 400 miles @ Dover. Take it for what it's worth..... Just another opinion.
     
  14. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Leaving for yet another out & back trip across PA this weekend. I'll be taking this race in through the eyes of MRN.

    I really like this track. There are a lot of games played with these restarts and definitely on pit road trying to exit to get that coveted starting lane. Many don't care for it but it's been part of racing @ Martinsville for a long, long time. There is action all over this track that never gets conveyed through television. Television will never do NASCAR justice. I've lost count how many races that my wife & I have been to this track over the years. It never fails, when I'd get home after the weekend and throw in the VCR tape or watch it on the DVR, outside of the winner, I felt like I was watching a completely different race. If you don't have this track on your bucket list, sharpen your pencil or fire up your calendar app and add it. You won't be sorry. This track and Darlington are about the only two that can give you some sort of idea what NASCAR's always been about..... good hard racing.
     
  15. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  16. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Jackman

    Can't decide which Stenhouse shirt to wear, or I could fall back to the 22
     
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  17. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan


    Just for you Lisa.:D

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  18. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

     
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  19. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    My friend is in the stands:
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  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  21. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Good lord JJ in 30th
     
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  22. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor



    Go with the 18 gear :booya:
     
  23. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    A very unfortunate mistake by the NASCAR social team...since deleted, of course.

     
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  24. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    :XXROFL:
     
  25. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Blaney imitating his father out here
     
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  26. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Wonder if he itched it?
     
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  27. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

  28. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    lot of blue up at the top. Pole for Logano

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  29. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Can't wait to see HMS sink tomorrow...

    *Sighs*
     
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  30. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

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  31. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    If that's what it takes for Kurt to have some luck around this joint, do it! :p

    Martinsville and Kurt Busch have a love/hate relationship.
     
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  32. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Clint Bowyer?

    More like.

    Clit Bowyer.
     
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  33. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    Hopefully not. Eyeballing the short tracks quite a bit, because one guy in particular over at HMS knows how to get around them faster than anyone else. Mr. Popular is a dark horse, too.
     
  34. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

     
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  35. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  36. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    I cringe everytime I hear them call it that. I've NEVER known Martinsville as the "paperclip". Clay Campbell should sue anyone who uses it.
     
  37. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor



    Wall saves Blaney at Martinsville
     
  38. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    “Half Mile of Mayhem” is great but also a mouthful.

    It’s been described as “the paperclip” for over two decades and rolls off the tongue easier. Even Martinsville’s marketing uses that description.
     
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  39. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Its shape is described as a paperclip but nobody I know calls it the paperclip.
     
  40. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    It kinda looks like a Corndog...
     

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