2019 Richmond I -- Toyota Owners 400 -- Pre-Race Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Johali, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    All this qualifying change does is enhance the appearance of the product for their TV partners. You'll still have guys waiting until 2 mins or less to go, but that looks a lot better to the average viewer than guys sitting around and waiting 10+. Wonder if the time slot will be shortened to 30 mins now.
     
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  2. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    What I thought was about the mad scramble to get the cars cooled down between rounds. It might be strategy to run first in round two and towards the last in round three..BUT you have to make the round 2 in the first place so if you aren't cutting it, you have to run again and that blows that strategy. ;) It has the potential to be hectic. This new bunch running things have plenty of tricks up their sleeves.
     
  3. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    The Xfinity race will be at 1 am for me, the Cup race will be at 1:30 am.
    However, after what I saw during the Bristol races, I am willing to alternate my sleeping times a bit:)

     
  4. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

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  5. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    NASCAR Rules "package", traction compound, drafting, HP Settings, etc all keeping the Garage guessing with Teams putting their own spin on what to do...

    At Bristol they were supposedly waiting for others to go first to put some heat into the traction stripe -- that was after we were told they wanted heat in their tires to get the pressure up, but not too much heat in the engines or maybe tires as well, blah blah blah :rolleyes:

    Everything in NASCAR has been jumbled up by the Corporate "Entertainment" mandate and I'm sure Richmond will have a twist as well

    but I will keep watching because that's how I roll... :D
     
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  6. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    They did the same thing at Bristol, jacked around until the last minute.
     
  7. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Regardless, I'm not watching 15 minutes of on-track action.
     
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  8. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I'll tell em you aren't going to watch it. :D
     
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    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  10. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    Qualifying has been a " fast forward " affair for quite some time at my house, I usually watch most of the final segment though. Most of the jabbering and waiting wastes my valuable time.
     
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  11. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Chastain Supporter

    This is why I was open to the idea of a 30 minute session for 10 lap average, it forces them on track for a length of time, and gives nascar "the show" the tv partner's are wanting to see. Otherwise just go back to single car for hot lapping.
     
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  12. Revman

    Revman Stop asking me about the package!

    Damn good points right here....
     
  13. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    "da plane, da plane!"... :D
     
  14. Revman

    Revman Stop asking me about the package!

    That's a good one man. LOL. :cheers:
     
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  15. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    yup, this place is a hoot :D
     
  16. Head423

    Head423 Crew Chief

    More short tracks: yes
    More road course : ehh
    Stop changing rules every week : ✔️
    My brother who took me to my first race in 1999 at darlington and watched and attended many races asked me Sunday what was going on. That’s a sign, imo. Back to basics. Fast cars, great drivers equals good show.
     
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  17. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Maybe in about another month you'll be able to skip the 'drawing of starting positions' from a helmet segment? :idunno:

    They keep changing this procedure enough that I'm still holding out hope that they'll eventually come to the conclusion that single car qualifying against the clock is the way to go. They can save face by promoting it as a new idea, I don't really care. It would just be nice to see it come full circle.
     
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  18. Revman

    Revman Stop asking me about the package!

    Can be if everyone maintains a sense of humor, and the Ghost Mod takes a nap. Alert in 3,2,1...
     
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  19. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    More pre-show and more commercials for the networks to make up lost on-track time. I think I'll pass.

     
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  20. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Or start at 5:35, have 5 minute breaks, finish at 5:59, and rerun it all over again at 6:00. Same content at half the production cost. :rolleyes:
     
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  21. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

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  22. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Walking in blind tomorrow. Interesting.
     
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  23. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Good luck.
     
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  24. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Chastain Supporter

    Mother of god.
     
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  25. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    The amount of commercials shown should rollover to race day.:p
     
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  26. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    If qualifying gets rained out do they go off practice or points?
     
  27. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    First practice results.
     
  28. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    That's what I thought just wasn't sure
     
  29. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

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    if qualifying is rained out in Cup, owners points would be used to set lineup. Looks like there could be a window for qualifying (and NASCAR only needs five minutes as far as dry track to get in one round).
     
  30. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Run it after the X race. Broadcast it instead of the post race. Heck, if they had to cancel it, there wouldn't have been anything to broadcast anyway.
     
  31. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  32. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Q'ing is about to start. Doing a lot of chatting with drivers to fill the time.
     
  33. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    wham bam...

    Rd 1 complete
     
  34. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Chastain Supporter

    inb4 Larson Suarez WWE match
     
  35. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Larson isn't going to fool with Suarez
     
  36. slash14

    slash14 Team Owner

    hell ya! P1
     
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  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    They got qualifying in. Harvick on the pole Jones Boy front row.

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  38. Thegeneral23

    Thegeneral23 Team Owner

    From the looks of things.. look like Kyle Busch will dominate tomorrow!!! Can’t wait to watch this lol
     
  39. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Waiting until inspection is complete before I get too excited.
     
  40. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Less is more!
     
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