2019 Talladega 2 -- Pre-Race Thread

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  1. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    THE RACE: 1000Bulbs.com 500 Monster Energy Cup Series Race

    TRACK: Talladega Superspeedway

    Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #31 of 36 - Playoff Race 5 of 10

    Date: Sunday October 13th, 2019, Lincoln AL

    Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 2:15 pm/et


    All Times E/T

    Cup Sun, Trucks Sat, Xfinty is off this weekend


    Friday, October 11
    1:30 PM, MENCS Talladega practice, NBCSN
    4:30 PM, MENCS Talladega final practice, NBCSN

    Saturday, October 12
    10:30 AM, NGOTS Talladega qualifying, FS1
    1:00 PM, NGOTS RaceDay, FS1
    1:30 PM, NGOTS Talladega race, FS1
    4:30 PM, MENCS Talladega qualifying, NBCSN

    Sunday, October 13
    1:30 PM, MENCS Countdown to Green, NBC
    2:00 PM, MENCS Talladega race, NBC
    6:00 PM, MENCS Post Race, NBCSN

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  2. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    in before heads explode. :cool:
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  3. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    I like Talledaga
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  4. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    Heads or cars? Carnage is inevitable.
  5. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

  6. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    How long will this pre-race thread become before the green flag Sunday? I'm saying 6-7 pages of back-and-forth plate racing opinions that no online sentiment being will be able to change the opinion of another online sentient being.
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  7. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    I LOVE Talladega.
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  8. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I Love Dega. Separates the men from the boys as well as seeing who has the biggest balls. Always loved how openly drivers feared this place unless your last name was Allison or Earnhardt, this is the most baddest and fastest track in all the land.
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  9. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Obviously I'm a bit younger than the old timers, but everybody talks about Earnhardt in 2000, some of Dale Jr's wins in the 2000's, but Keselowski put on a performance I always remembered at Talladega back in 2014:

  10. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Chase and Joey being down to Bowman and Byron after a single bad race is ******* ridiculous...
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  11. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Bowman has 6 top 3 finishes though lol & a win. Byron I could agree with I guess.
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  12. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I love Talladega also.
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  13. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    I do to...it and Daytona are my favorite tracks. I will be driving by there this afternoon so I may take the exit and do a drive by the main gate and see how many fans are already setting up camp.:D
  14. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Chase needs to survive with a good finish hopefully can repeat the spring
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  15. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    The biggest bummer for me is that the 9 team made it a point this year to win early and come into this thing with more playoff points because they knew that's what cost them last year. They did that, and were set up so perfectly after the roval win to finally push to Homestead, and they may go out even earlier now. It's just so frustrating.

    I dont think you can work with Bowman and Byron at Dega if you're him. All bets are off at this point. It'll be another manufacturer fest but I'd specifically look to Jimmie, Buescher, and Kurt for help who he worked great with here in the Spring.
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  16. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Nah people making statements like this after 5 years of the same points system is ridiculous.
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  17. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I hate Talladega. If it separates the men from the boys, it doesn't do it by far enough to keep the boys' mistakes from ruining the mens' race; the biggest balls are often destroyed by the smallest brains. I hate that the fastest car is actually handicapped by trying to get away from the pack. I hate that drivers are dependent on the charity of other drivers, esp. when the manufacturers start leaning on them. I'm pretty sure it's not even the fastest anymore.
    I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm done. My obligation has been fulfilled, my duty done.
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  18. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    My opinion? Of all of the tracks NASCAR goes to, Talladega is one of them.
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  19. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    fair enough I cant hate your opinion its what you believe. Preach! (However I will say Dega was cooler when there was an Earnhardt in the field. Still weird to me that Jr isnt racing at these races anymore, it hits me when they hit the Talladega stop twice a year.)
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  20. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

    A thorough test of the Teams, Cars, Crews, and Drivers throughout the 36 Race Season (+ other events) with broad diversity of Races and Tracks. Talladega is a keeper -- IMHO.

    Spacer (4)
    Talladega Superspeedway (2) 2.66-mile
    Daytona International Speedway (2) 2.5-mile

    Road (2)
    Sonoma Raceway 2.52-mile*
    Watkins Glen International 2.45-mile*

    ROVAL (1)
    Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval 2.28 miles

    Other (29)
    Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.5-mile
    Pocono Raceway (2) 2.5-mile

    Auto Club Speedway 2-mile
    Michigan International Speedway (2) 2-mile

    Atlanta Motor Speedway 1.54-mile
    Chicagoland Speedway 1.5-mile
    Charlotte Motor Speedway 1.5-mile
    Homestead-Miami Speedway 1.5-mile
    Kansas Speedway (2) 1.5-mile
    Kentucky Speedway 1.5-mile
    Las Vegas Motor Speedway (2) 1.5-mile
    Texas Motor Speedway (2) 1.5-mile

    Darlington Raceway Lady in Black 1.37-mile

    New Hampshire Motor Speedway 1.058-mile
    Dover International Speedway (2) 1-mile
    ISM Raceway (2) 1-mile

    Richmond Raceway (2) 0.75-mile
    Bristol Motor Speedway (2) 0.533-mile
    Martinsville Speedway (2) 0.526-mile

    Note: Listed miles -- but can't confirm specific miles for NASCAR Layout on certain tracks.
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  21. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I don't agree with yours but I'll defend your right to have and express it. After all, it's just sports.

  22. joe h

    joe h Team Owner

    Playoff talladega has unfortunately devolved into a team orders, pussyfoot race. But otherwise it is my second favorite track.
  23. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    As was posted in the Dover pre-race thread:

    Brendan Gaughan's back
  24. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    I was hoping for this.....i looked yesterday but nothing posted .... Glad to see him on the entry list this morning
  25. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

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  26. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    I had to look up who in the world Blake Jones is and was shocked to know he started 3 cup races last year
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  27. Revman

    Revman I'm just here so I don't get fined.

    I love this race.
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  28. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    I'm pretty stress free this weekend. Going to sit back and enjoy the carnage.
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  29. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    His dad was trying to buy BK Racing I believe.
  30. RacerrecaR

    RacerrecaR Orange cone

    All plate races have devolved into this since about 2005.
  31. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I'm guessing all three were at either Daytona or Talladega?
  32. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    No actually New Hampshire, Michigan, and Bristol.
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  33. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Blake Jones won in ARCA at Talladega in 2015
  34. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    I exaggerate, but Bowman has pissed off like 2/3 of the field so I don’t see many people working with him anyway.

    tin foil hat time: NASCAR wants, no, NEEDS Chase in the final 4. That said, only being 7 points out, I think Chase will be fine. What really hurt is a likely elimination car in the 42 won Dover and advanced.
  35. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    I remember for a while, Brad was the best plate racer in the business.

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  36. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    I remember as a fan, I was terrified of the plate races out of fear of my favorite driver flipping. After 2009, that fear subsided.

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  37. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

  38. Nitro Dude

    Nitro Dude Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance

    Why do you think the 9 team couldn't work with Bowman? Didn't Bowman push Elliott to a win last year and a few on here were banging on Bowman because Bowman didn't try to pass Elliott and came in second? I don't remember which track it was at but it would be the one where Elliott won and Bowman came in second.
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  39. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner


    I believe he was on the radio with Austin for the Bowman payback.
  40. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Chase can't afford to lose stage points to he and Byron by riding around behind them. He'll get himself eliminated doing that. Teamwork is obviously a big part of racing on the speedways, but at some point selfishness has to take over when you're in this position and racing for your playoff life.

    And no, Bowman didn't push him to a win, they started on the front row the final restart and Chase got a push and dropped down in front of him. Chase got the lead in that race on his own by passing Joey and Kurt.

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