Random NASCAR Stuff to talk about.....

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by dpkimmel2001, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    An interesting and very well-written essay by Kaitlyn Vince. FWIW, I think Kaitlyn has been quietly doing very good work for Fox the last several years. I hated it when she first showed up on SpeedTV as a social media girlie, sort of a Rutledge Wood with with big hair and boobs. But she made the most of her springboard, IMO, and has done an admirable job with her expanding role at Fox. I was surprised to read that Supercross was new to her this year, because she did a great job in those SX broadcasts and seemed very well grounded in the sport. My conclusion: she works very hard and has smarts plus talent.

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    First person essay: Kaitlyn Vincie on her pregnancy journey
    I went into last offseason thinking 2017 would be about planning a wedding with Blake, who is the car chief for Furniture Row Racing’s No. 78 team. But while we were ready to get married, we definitely weren’t in the right mindset to have a child. I could barely seem to keep plants alive at my home, much less fathom raising a kid.

    However, there was a different plan for us than we anticipated. And I am certain now it’s the greatest turn of life events I could have hoped for....

     
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  2. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle.

  3. *WEAVER*

    *WEAVER* Team Owner

    Sterling Marlin ran asphalt late models at my local track last night I-44 speedway. these are the tracks photos not mine.

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  4. Sterling is one of the best..... right up there with Kenny Schraeder...... they just like to race......
     
  5. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  6. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Crew Chief

    How many rows up do you have to be at Bristol to see the whole track? What's the best seats/value at Bristol?
     
  7. Get That 88 Up There !!

    Get That 88 Up There !! JR Fan Forever

    On this day 18 years ago, Dale Jarrett wins at Richmond
     
  8. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    I have been to the Night race 6 times and have sat in 4 different locations and my personal favorite seating at the Bristol night race is in the middle of turn one and two about 15 to 25 rows or so up. You do not have to move anything but your eyes to see all and you are in the shade in the early part of the race. See below for how I feel about Bristol! :D
     
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  9. Hotrod

    Hotrod Crew Chief

    I liked the Kaitlyn Vincie story. Learn something new every day.
    Glad she kept her pick in the Nascar family.
     
  10. Snappy D

    Snappy D Crew Chief

  11. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    In this case I think it was a good move and the replacement will give the fans a better experience. Also good idea with the solar farm, I wish more companies would consider this.
     
  12. Snappy D

    Snappy D Crew Chief

    I think most tracks should go to an open area where fans can mingle, watch the race, drink beer and eat food. Like Charlotte is doing with their renovation, kind of bring the bar atmosphere to the track. I believe thats the way viewing habits are evolving. I have been to Kentucky Speedway, cool place.
     
  13. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  14. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

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  15. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Hmmm. I wonder if the go-slow condition on #88 driver discussions might be bad news for Alex Bowman? It makes me wonder if Hendrick is waiting for developments on an external candidate, like availability or something...?
     
  16. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I haven't any doubt Hendrick is keeping his options open right now, Bowman or even Byron are under contract. But what would happen if somebody like Carl showed up with a couple of sponsors wanting to drive the 88 car? Or an F-1 or big name Indycar driver? Decisions I wouldn't want to make, but it could happen.
     
  17. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    Amen to this.
     
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  18. R Clarence

    R Clarence Team Owner

    If money was involved, room would appear in the inn where there (their for our special friends) wasn't any before.
     
  19. Snappy D

    Snappy D Crew Chief

    I wonder if Nationwide and Lowes will be sponsoring the 48 next year, isn't it a long time rumor that Lowes wanted to cut back?
     
  20. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Ehh, not really a rumor with any facts to back it up. Just speculation from outsiders like me.

    It wouldn't surprise me if they cut back simply due to the current state of the company, but it sounds like they are at least sticking around to a certain degree with the 48 which is awesome to hear.
     
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  21. Snappy D

    Snappy D Crew Chief

    Hope they sponsor most if not all of the 48 as long as JJ/Chad are there. Truly one of the most legendary sponsor/driver combos ever
     
  22. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  23. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle.

    That's a pretty gnarly line up... should bring some attention.
     
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  24. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Rocking that old Ginn firesuit with the Nextel logo.
     
  25. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I'll take your word. I haven't heard of any of them, excluding the Chainsmokers. The only reason I've heard of them is they just cancelled at some local venue.
     
  26. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    The first Chainsmokers song I ever heard was called "Selfie" and it was absolutely terrible. I thought to myself 'WOW these guys suck. Hope they enjoy their 15 minutes of fame'.....look at them now, LOL. Cranking out hit after hit after hit.

    I actually like their music a lot (excluding the selfie song, of course)
     
  27. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  28. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Coupla' pretty boys.
     
  29. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  30. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    I can't read the link as I don't subscribe.

    I wonder if Brian will show up?
     
  31. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Often imitated never duplicated

    Holy buzzwords Batman
     
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  32. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Not a whole to it. Wonder if they'll come up with the next great enhancement...

     
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  33. R Clarence

    R Clarence Team Owner

    Over a hundred ‘n sixty wins in eight championships twix ‘em.
     
  34. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Indy 500 Pace Car? I love this picture.
     
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  35. R Clarence

    R Clarence Team Owner

    So we can say we looked..........

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  36. NJJammer

    NJJammer Team Owner

    Hard to say if any recent sponsor has gotten more bang for the buck than Lowe's has for sponsoring the #48. If they cut back on sponsorship, how could the CEOs of many other sponsors justify the marketing dollars spent on NASCAR with no where near the success that Jimmie has had. Not to mention he's one of the most wholesome drivers that exists in the sport.
     
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  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    If you want to have a good shot at predicting a sponsor change/cutback etc. Pay attention to when the company makes a C.E.O. change.
     
  38. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Crew Chief

    Nice move by Vegas. Will have to consider going to one of their races if their tickets are cheaper.
     
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  39. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Admin/TimeOut Monitor Staff Member Contributor

    Taken today at Bristol by a 'net friend of mine.
    [​IMG]
     
  40. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    The community of racers stands together. Thanks to Dale Jr for getting those Nicky Haydan 69 stickers on all the Hendrick cars this weekend. (BTW, there is no news today on Nicky... condition unchanged, still very critical, following that auto/bicycle accident in Italy.)
     

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