Bonehead of the week: Phoneix 2

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by MRM, Nov 11, 2019 at 3:14 AM.

  1. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    I sort of have 2 boneheads for this week. Well, one might apply to last week.

    The first is Bubba Wallace for being dumb enough to admit to spinning on purpose last week at Texas, then challenging NASCAR to offer some sort of punishment, which they did. This is a carry over from last week.

    For this week alone, my other one is for Matt Weaver, writer for Auto Week. Matt is a great writer and does a great job covering the sport of racing. But he made a big assumption and got called out for it, saying Blaney purposely skipped the post-race interviews when Blaney had to make a "pit stop."

     
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  2. JBone88

    JBone88 JR Nation's last ride

    The NASCAR media is the absolute worst. Bunch of harpies with agendas. No wonder guys like Smoke and the Busch brothers don’t like them.
     
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  3. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Weaver generally does a good job at least with the short track stuff and lower series IMO, but who knows on this one.
     
  4. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Bonehead: Whoever at ISC that thought fixing a track that wasn't broken and thinking switching the S/F line would make it more exciting.
     
  5. Mike Crayne

    Mike Crayne Team Owner

    In years past this was a real good race. My pick for BoneHead of the week: This package at short tracks.
     
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  6. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    The results show that the #22 team pulled a huge boner and took Joey's car out of contention with an adjustment. This has been a problem with all 3 Team Penske's cars during the season, however yesterday it had a huge price tag.
     
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  7. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Whatever happened to the 22 with that "air pressure adjustment" that made him go from a top 3 car to off the lead lap. Yeah whoever screwed up whatever part actually failed or caused that to happen.. gets my bonehead award.
     
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  8. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    The media tries to be the story instead write about the story. Need to start yanking credentials
     
  9. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Boneheads for me is Goodyear Tire and concrete for bringing yet another set of rocks to the race. Tires are supposed to last a fuel run, not half of the race. I'm not buying this high corner loads B.S.

    bonehead #2
    Matt Weaver doesn't have any credentials to yank as far as I am concerned. Needs to have more experience, it seems some of the press these days do very little research
     
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  10. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Yeah I dont know whats going on behind the tire thought process. Its the easiest change to make to the car and requires no new parts or pieces for teams to buy.
     
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  11. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    The length of time it took for a safety crew to reach Chase Elliott after he tried to knock the wall down with the fuel cell end of the #9 car. :dunce: :idunno:
     
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  12. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Has to be Matt Weaver. He thought it was such a big story that he had to immediately tweet it. Big plus on how Blaney called him out.
     
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  13. pjmolo

    pjmolo Director of driver attitude adjustments . . .

    The guy who did the spell-check on the thread title. :D
     
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  14. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    Not me, I didn't purchase tickets to the shitt show, I have been to the November race before, I learned my lesson
     
  15. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor


    They have screwed up the whole place in my opinion
     
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  16. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor


    Bubba is not the sharpest knife in the drawer
     
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  17. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    That's why he plays drums, no points on his sticks to stab himself.
    He self destructed via the tongue.
     
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  18. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Yeah I went in 2016 and loved the old track. It just doesn't feel right anymore. They could have right sized & upgraded what they had and put in the new garages where it was.
     
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  19. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor


    Place used to feel like home to me, not any more though, we probably won't ever go back
     
  20. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    If I remember correctly, wasn't the change to put the main grand stands in the shade of the sun?

    I have never been to this race, what was the major negative effect of the move, your thoughts.:)
     
  21. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor


    The complete change of everything at the track, 80 degree days in the sun are not an issue in Arizona. The new stands make us feel completely disconnected from the cars, the days of getting hit with small pieces of aggregate and hot rubber were much better. The old setup was perfect
     
  22. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    The track sold out?
     
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  23. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    I you ever get a chance to go to the Atlanta track, sit in the grand stands on the bottom row 1/2 way between coming off turn 4 and pit entrance, I damn sure guarantee you will get what you are missing at Phoenix! :booya: :punkrocke. I have been to a lot of tracks, but for speed and being close to the action, nothing I have been to, tops Atlanta. Hell, I get excited just writing about it.:D First time I took my wife to the Atlanta race in these seats, she asked me after the race, on the way back to the truck, if we could get the same seats next time.
     
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  24. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor


    My wife won't go back to Phoenix, neither will the rest of my family, if I go, I go by myself
     
  25. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I would like to go back but I am not used to change real well. Personally it seems like they want the place to be like Nazareth and I just don't care for it because the other S/F line seemed to have better races but that's just me.

    I haven't noticed what their INfield looks like, that very well could be a sweet amenity.
     
  26. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor


    Change is not always good, we had driver access figured out at the old track
     

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