2019 South Point 400 -- Las Vegas --- Pre-race thread

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  1. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    South Point 400
    Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #27 of 36
    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race #1 of 10

    Sunday, September 15, 2019
    Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:16pm/et
    Laps/Stages: 267 laps total. Stages end on laps: 80/160/267


    Television Coverage: Time 7:00pm/et, NBCSN and streamed at NBC Sports Live (available with participating TV provider login)
    Radio Coverage (over the air and streaming): Performance Racing Network (PRN) / SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR (available with subscription)


    On track schedule

    Friday, September 13, 4:35-5:35pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
    Friday, September 13, 7:30-8:20pm/et, TV-NBCSN.
    Qualifying: Saturday, September 14 at 4:05pm/et, TV-NBCSN.

    Complete Event Schedule (times local to the track)

    Thursday, September 12

    Friday, September 13
    10:30 AM-8:00 PM MENCS GARAGE OPEN
    1:35 PM-2:25 PM MENCS 1ST PRACTICE

    Saturday, September 14

    Sunday, September 15
    4:00 PM (7:00 PM/ET) MENCS RACE (STAGES 80/160/267 LAPS = 400.5 MILES)
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  2. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Right around 100 degrees forecasted for the weekend.
  3. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    I recall predicting that when this date was announced. :rolleyes:
  4. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    It was warm last year. Night race though so it’s nice once the sun goes away.
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  5. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    As far as weather goes, the stupidity of this date rivals the hurricane season Daytona race next year.
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  6. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    I was wondering about the late start, but now I see it must be due to the hot weather.
  7. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    7pm EST start on a Sunday huh o_O...not complaining just odd. I like a slick Las Vegas track.

    IIRC all the west coast twilight races Fontana ran had similar start times but were on a Saturday.
  8. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I'll be there. Have a hot pass for Friday & Saturday. Still think the race could be started 30 minutes to an hour later, especially since it's on NBCSN anyway, not sure how much night time there will actually be for the Saturday & Sunday races..
  9. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Vegas Entry list
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  10. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    so this race starts 6pm Central time? I am all for some Sunday Night prime time racing, I am excited with Football Night In America/Sunday Night Football on NBC......giddy up. I will wish I had two TV's though while this is going on
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  11. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Thanks to @TexasRaceLady for covering for me after the Indy races. :beerbang:
  12. harkin

    harkin SoCal Race Fan

    There are so many commercials that yesterday I was switching between an NFL game, NFL Network updates and the race. As long as you have DVR you can rewind if you miss something and you almost never miss re-starts because they take forever to get going.
  13. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

  14. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Oh No. The wheel will be missing a spoke. :eek:
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  15. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    My pleasure.
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  16. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I got you a little gift. Text me an address and I’ll send it to you. Or I’ll hang on to it until Fontana.
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  17. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    I wondered why everything looked so much better. :p
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  18. LARRY

    LARRY Stages! Stages! We don't need no stinking stages!!

    Wow! You predicted it would be hot in Phoenix
  19. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I want to get in on this. I predict it is going to be hot July 4th at Indy.
  20. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    You must have missed my prediction it would be hot at Darlington. You could have had the complete set. A collection of my 'Rain at Rockingham' forecasts recently brought $45,000 at a Mecum auction, and they weren't even autographed.
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  21. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Does that include Charlie singing "Running Down the Dream"
  22. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    No, but it does include Charlie running down the plate tracks. :D

    I leave covering Tom Petty to those who can do him justice. Call me if NBC finds someone.
  23. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    I hear that they are waiting for Clutch to come from New Zealand and they will adjust the starting time to coincide with his arrival.
  24. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    I am getting an idea for a 2020 Bold Prediction.
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  25. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    I love this race.....especially jacked about the 4 p.m. Pacific start time. Makes for an awesome way to wrap up the weekend. Can't wait. Hot and slick is good for MY Toyotas.
  26. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Revman referring to 'HIS' Toyotas is like Ohio State insisting on 'THE'. It's an affectation that's amusing at first glance but grows boring with regular sampling, redolent with overtones of pretentiousness and stale snotty finish.

    And I mean that in the nicest possible way.
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  27. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    It's good for one of them :D
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  28. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    I have a buddy that drives one of the Penske cup haulers that I used to work with on the Nhra tour and I had a chance to talk to him for a while at the hauler parade at Indy. I wished I would have asked him about the grueling schedule they have with Indy and Las Vegas being back to back races. I never saw another driver with him but I know they switch back and forth and run teams a lot of the times, but even with a team driver it has to be tough to do the Indy parade on Fri night and then practice on Sat, then qualify and race on Sun then be back at the shop in NC on Mon morning, take inventory and restock parts, wash the hauler, shop and restock food, get uniforms dry cleaned and then be in Las Vegas for the hauler parade on Thurs. Damn! I'm tired just thinking about it I had better take a nap before I drive my 75 miles to the track in Pa today..:)
  29. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    Pace yourself; don't overdo it.
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  30. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Goodyear Fast Facts — Las Vegas

    “Las Vegas is widely known on the NASCAR circuit as a track that does not wear tires,” said Greg Stucker, Goodyear’s director of racing. “That is an important concern for Goodyear and the race teams because when tires don’t wear, they don’t shed rubber and therefore retain more heat. What that requires us to do is bring tread compounds that will wear more and help the tire run cooler. We’ve done a lot of development work in this area, with a number of tracks that have ‘smoother’ surfaces. We’ve come up with a successful right-side tire that accomplishes that, and we now bring that to multiple tracks — Texas, Kansas, Michigan and Kentucky, in addition to Las Vegas.”

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  31. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Why does Vegas have this stupid policy? I would have a great time if I had a little bit of water.

    17) What food or beverages may I bring inside the gates?

    • One (1) non-alcoholic beverage per guest. Beverage may not exceed 20 ounces and must be contained in a plastic sports bottle, plastic cup, or metal tumbler.
    • One (1) food item per guest. Examples include a sandwich, crackers, chips OR fruit. Family-sized bags of food are not permitted.
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  32. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    So that you have to buy their incredibly overpriced concession items.
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  33. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    It just makes no sense considering I've been to Sonoma & New Hampshire this year (both SMI like Vegas) have a relaxed cooler policy, I'm sure most of the ISC tracks do too.
  34. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    That is bizarre. I've had policies like this at the smaller tracks but never a big NASCAR track. Heck I don't even think my cooler was within the 14"X14"X14" limit Bristol imposed and they let me in without looking twice.
  35. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    They know you're leading the points Very gracious of them.

    You were upside down when you arrived from NZ .... have they been able to do anything about that?
  36. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    The pilot tells me that as we fly over the equator he will invert the plane to get me accustomed to uprightness.
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  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    surely they won't let you fly over Hawaii. :p
  38. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Changed it. :D
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  39. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    LOL, that's pathetic. I never really planned on attending a race at Vegas, but I guess now I can officially cross it off my "tracks to see" list.
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  40. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Currently in the inverted stage. Feels weird

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