Cup RACE thread --- Richmond

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by TexasRaceLady, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    First short track win, 20th win at his home track.
     
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  2. It’s up there but the win at Homestead holding off Kyle to win the championship is still his best IMO
     
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  3. Madman88

    Madman88 Car Chief

    i think its amazing that Nascar has managed to even screw up the winner interviews so that we bitch about them now....maybe they should hire a third party firm to run the sport...
     
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  4. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

  5. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

  6. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner Contributor

    Bowyer raced him too clean for a short track...
     
  7. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Team Owner

    Logano wasn't gonna do it twice. Classy on him to try clean.
     
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  8. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    It was the right thing to do, all three showed a lot of respect today. Bowyer needed to move him, but you race how you want to be raced.
     
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  9. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I wanted Logano to win. So I’m okay Clint couldn’t pull the trigger.
     
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  10. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

    I would argue that was Homestead 2017, but this is probably #2.
     
  11. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Woulda been a lot better if anyone had a legit chance to pass the leader, no matter who it was. The race for 2nd was fun as Clint burned his tires off trying to break the laws of physics and the strength of clean air. Pretty ****** if you ask me.
     
  12. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    There's the patented blown out fender :rolleyes:
     
  13. FearThe4

    FearThe4 Team Owner

    oh he was gonna do it just could not get right to his bumper lol.
     
  14. FearThe4

    FearThe4 Team Owner

    yup should have gave him the bumper when he had the chance that whats you gotta do on short tracks.
     
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  15. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    That was damn good! Holy smokes NASCAR has brought it the last two weeks
     
  16. Madman88

    Madman88 Car Chief

    good to see martin win. nice to know pearn hasnt lost it yet
     
  17. mack

    mack Team Owner

    If a "race fan" didn't enjoy that, they cannot be pleased. That was a whale of an effort to hold Bowyer off and back it up holding Logano off. MTJ earned that. Congrats to JGR and Truex. The crowd was a sellout in my den.
     
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  18. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    Exactly. Not worth it. Respect to Truex, Bowyer, and Logano for how they ran hard but clean the last 50 or so laps. Similar to the Burton/ Gordon finish in ‘98(?)
     
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  19. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    So now they don’t even show Victory Lane...really lame. When Jeff raced, it was damn cool watching your hero get out of the car, celebrate with the crew (90’s Jeff jumped on the roof) and then he got interview time, usually interviewed first( you also got the chance to see what hat he was wearing so you knew what to buy when the traveling circus came to your town.) Now it’s just another commercial break. The damn networks just don’t get it everything’s gotta have a storyline and comes off as too damn scripted.
     
  20. Thegeneral23

    Thegeneral23 Team Owner

    Truex does this a lot doesn’t he.. hmmm
     
  21. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Explain that comment.
     
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  22. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Explain that comment?
     
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  23. Dr_B_UNC

    Dr_B_UNC Team Owner

    This. My negative feelings on it are that I can’t stand the guys racing for win (ie it wasn’t my guy involved)
     
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  24. Another great run by Dillion coming home 6th
     
  25. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    lol right
     
  26. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Bowyer did what?
     
  27. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    I'm not trying to be hard on Truex. Logano had the faster car at the end and Martin held him off long enough, and did a stellar job of holding off Bowyer. I'm glad to see them race clean.
     
  28. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Bowyer tracked him down from way back and couldnt do a damn thing with him as long as MTJ could dump dirty air onto Bowyer’s nose. It’s laughable and far too predictable. At one point Bowyer was moving to the inside and outside of MTJ on the straights desperately trying to find clean air.

    It was fun to watch but in the back of my head
    I knew no matter who caught him, they’d never pass him unless they wrecked him. Even with a faster car, they cant pass by running the same or similar lines. Only way is to go through ‘em and that’s sad.
     
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  29. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Im gonna disagree. Everyone was running on used rubber and like at Homestead Truex drove his ass off.
     
  30. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

    Hey Clint, if you don’t like the aero package and can’t pass, these things have a mechanism called a bumper..feel free to use it
     
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  31. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    He won’t be able to...
     
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  32. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Why lol that’s how stock car racing has been for years on short tracks?
     
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  33. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Bowyer got passed by the 22 so "dumping air" what ever that crap means is an excuse for getting outrun.
     
  34. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I’m so jacked from that race I’m going right to the DVR to watch last week’s Indy Car race from Barber. Racing is such a damn awesome sport, even with various warts.
     
  35. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  36. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    That he did. Logano has gotten himself into a lot of beefs driving without any regard for the consequences. That was a calculated move to not drive like a bull in a china shop on the last lap, and Martin looked like he was trying to block high then low to hold him off. He did exactly what he needed to do, and my comment was more about Logano racing more like a veteran there than he has in the past.
     
  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I don't think Logano could of passed him without contact, he didn't have enough left
     
  38. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Incorrect.

    Also incorrect. Chrome horn is fine and all but getting that better run off the corner and out breaking the other guy into the next is epitome of short track racing. Hold the throttle until you see Jesus and turn left. Short tracks arent just demolition derbies.

    Bowyer got passed after he got mired behind the #19 and burned his tires up. It’s a sad state of affairs when a driver can track a guy down from half a straightaway back using a line but can’t pass using that same line which was faster until he was in the leader’s wake. You can act holier than thou all you want but even Dale Jr. talked on his podcast about how stupid hard it is to pass now compared to previous aero packages. He describes it as hitting a wall - curiously enough exactly what Clint said over the radio.
     
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  39. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I didn’t mean you...read above it was directed at someone else. You know your $hit.
     
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  40. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    I watched 2 great finishes today, the Masters and the 400 at Richmond! They both had me on the edge of my seat! Lets go Tiger tomorrow!
     
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