Cup RACE thread --- Las Vegas

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by TexasRaceLady, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    I think I saw Kyle park his car over in turn 3 and walk to his motorhome so his crew had to go over and get it. Thats an *******
  2. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Lets see the haters explain this.
  3. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    I don't understand this illusion of lack of speed people literally can't tell that they're going any slower.... it's all relative
  4. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    They have found a rallying cry, they think the cars are easier to drive. :D They have to ignore all of the complaints from some of the drivers complaining about the cars being hard to drive though. Keeping the momentum up or not is causing most of the side by side racing and passing that is occurring. So some want them to go faster and turn it back to a one lane parade again. :idunno:
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  5. Truex_rox

    Truex_rox 19 looks better than ever.

    I don't like Logano or Keselowski, but I give them mad props for making the race fun to watch. Those two raced each other hard, fair, and clean. Not to mention they were basically on even footing. That was so cool to watch. Honorable mention goes to Ricky Stenhouse. The guy is quietly stringing together a nice, solid start to the season.
  6. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Team Owner

    Plate tracks rack up the most number of passes, shuffling back and forth on aero, is that what we want and consider quality racing? I'm not sure.

    I liked the race regardless.
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  7. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Y’ever been on the 405 headed south?
  8. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    Stop whining about people whining.
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  9. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Jackman

    I liked the race!
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  10. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    This aero package is the equivalent of a Truck race on an intermediate track on restarts with aero push and spreading out after 15 laps. Mixed opinions on it so far. I've seen much better races in person.
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  11. mack

    mack Team Owner

    The uninformed types said the same about Dale Sr after the 1997 season when he didn't win a race. He opened up 1998 winning the Daytona 500. Top tier elite drivers have overall stellar careers, and they naturally taper off. JJ may not win at the pace he has in the past, but like Sr he may well have a few left in him. Also, the Chevrolets are not on par with the competition, anyone can see that. I guess JJ could run the lower tier series to feed his ego. Be he has class.
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  12. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    The leader should be hard to pass.. that's why they're the leader
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  13. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    True...but the 1 car is what I was thinking about the Fords were all faster but took them a long time to get by. I think that was a case where the 2,4,22 were all faster but couldn't burst that bubble.
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  14. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Same thing happened with the 2 earlier in the race when he took 2 tires. It took them a bunch of laps to get by him. Then Kyle Busch couldn't pass Logano for 30 laps, but when he did he drove away quickly, only to kill his race with a penalty.
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  15. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    True.. but I think that had a lot to do with the cars around them as well.. for a lot of that time Kurt had either Brad or Harvick behind him while Joey was left in his own lane. Once he got by they were all able to use Joey's draft to get by.

    But we did have at least two times where Joey got passed and then was able to come back and pass the leader again after a few laps.. he had a long run car and it showed.

    Like he said.. 100 lap run to the finish and you had 3 cars within a second of each other. I dont know what more we can ask for. I thought it was a good race. Not what I was expecting but I have no complaints at this time.

    It does help my opinion that my driver won and his team seems to be the team to beat.. perception is relative after all. If your driver was mid pack of course you're not going to enjoy the race as much. That doesnt change the fact that it was good racing. People say the cars are worse in dirty air but it looked to me like the fastest cars (that finished 1 2 3 4) could make those moves and that was what seperated them from the rest.
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  16. Flyer22

    Flyer22 Team Owner

    You know what drivers are complaining....?? The ones that aren't winning...namely Toyota.
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  17. Flyer22

    Flyer22 Team Owner

    And let's face, the 2 and 22 DROVE through dirty started 10th, the other 19th. It's not like they started 1-2 and finished 1-2 with no competition.
  18. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Pretty sure they set records for lead changes as well as the fastest race at this track.

    To have no cautions other than stage breaks and still have that many lead changes is pretty impressive.. but all fans see is their driver not able to make progress.. NEWS FLASH.. your driver couldn't move up because they weren't fast enough!
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  19. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Hamlin finished higher (10) than he did last year (17). Some of these guys are such spoiled divas any excuse will do for them. Ironically these were the same two that complained about the COT when it came out. They should join this place, they would be right at home here.
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  20. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    I completely agree it certainly helps that the 22 won but overall the racing was really good in my opinion!
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  21. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    I think I saw a UFO land on my neighbors dog
  22. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    I think it's pretty cool that the 22 won his 22nd race driving the Pennzoil car in the Pennzoil 400
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  23. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    Considering all the whining you did after the Daytona 500 do you really want to go down this rabbit hole lol
  24. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    What I saw actually happened
  25. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Doing 180? nah
  26. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    You stop whining about people whining over people whining
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  27. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

  28. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Diagram that sentence, please. :D
  29. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

  30. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    My bad. I had several tabs opened and responded to the wrong post.
  31. 1wkdpony

    1wkdpony Jackman

    Man, those mustangs are on fire.
    Glad to see them on the track, finally!!!
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  32. Flyer22

    Flyer22 Team Owner

    The two-race sample size is small, but Team Penske’s ability to adapt still should be hailed. The consecutive victories by Keselowski and Logano underscore that when things change in Cup, Penske is as nimble as any organization in addressing the challenge. Look no further than the 2014 move to group qualifying, and how quickly Keselowski and Logano became final-round fixtures.

    Auto racing is a sport where rolling with the punches is paramount, and team owner Roger Penske has the longest track record of doing it better than anyone.
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