Random NASCAR Stuff to talk about.....

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

  1. StandOnIt

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  3. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    I am glad to see this. When I went in February I paid over $100 for a ticket on the front stretch and it was not a prime seat. Hopefully along with the new date, this will help get a few more fans to that track. Atlanta is one of my favorite tracks.
     
  4. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Another change for Nascar, this one being Sonoma, they are going to run the carousel (hairpin) the shaded portion on the right



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  5. StandOnIt

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  6. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Was it already announced that they're going to run 9A instead of 9?
     
  7. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Reading a bit more he provides this interesting tidbit.

    "According to statistics provided by Smith on his Positive Regression podcast with Alan Cavanna, cars lining up on the outside retained positions 93% of the time while those on the inside kept their spots at a rate of only 9%."​

    I watched Blaney almost always start on the inside lane and drop a position or two. This is the kind of track where deciding at the "cone" which lane the driver starts in makes sense. Otherwise a team can actually be penalized by having a good pit stop or rewarded by having a bad stop.
     
  8. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    They oughta put horns in the cars. I know, random. That's why it's here lol.. really tho.. could be useful.
     
  9. StandOnIt

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  10. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Watching Barrett Jackson, and Rick Hendrick just bought Dale Earnhardt's #8 Goodwrench Nova he raced in the Busch Series in '86. Pretty cool. Sold for $190k
     
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  11. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Not hating on NASCAR, but I found it funny that they keep doing these 4 wide salutes & the 5 wide salute they had a few races ago..

    Guess they wanna be more like WoO because their racing is much better.
     
  12. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Pretty awesome race last night. I didn't mind Truex getting his first ST win and loved watching Kyle struggle once he got back to the top 5. Of course it was great seeing 2/3 of "Team Penske"
    running up front. What's up with that Buescher running top 10 all day and gets a 22nd place finish?? That team seems to be on the verge of some good finishes.
     
  13. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    JTG has Hendrick engines instead of RCR now. The 37 has been fairly competitive in a quite a few races.
     
  14. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    I have noticed that, I just never thought the engine itself would make that much difference.
    It sure hasn't helped the HMS car this season.
     
  15. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

  16. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    That reminds me, whatever happened to Runner from the old Hardee's ads?
     
  17. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    They aren't. That picture looks like the IndyCar configuration.
     
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  18. StandOnIt

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    I had it wrong, here's a photo from Nascar's site. down hill thru 6a, back up thru turn 7

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  19. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner



    Looks like they were able to pull alongside each other without dirty air preventing it, but they need to work on sideforce.
     
  20. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    Meanwhile Jimmie fell behind early and there weren't enough yellows to get the Lucky Dog or wavearound. But seriously, he has my respect. I've never done any more than a half marathon, and it wasn't in race conditions. He maintained a 7 minute pace for the full 26. At his age, that's impressive.

     
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  21. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    I might finish a marathon in 13 DAYS. LOL
    Way to go, Jimmie.
     
  22. StandOnIt

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  23. StandOnIt

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  24. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    I assume they aren't running 9a and the shorter turn 11.
     
  25. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Post 20550 has the correct course
     
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  26. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Just caught that. Good lookin
     
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  27. ahudsonman

    ahudsonman Team Owner

  28. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Not sure if this is the same as drink rails, when I went to Atlanta I was able to stand along a fence at the end of the frontstretch grandstand the entire race and really enjoyed that. Most any race I go to alone I prefer to stand. So I think the drink rails is a good change.
     
  29. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

  30. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Coocoo, Sterling, Steadman, Stirlin...quite the names in that family
     
  31. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Sterling also has a daughter named Sutherlin
     
  32. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

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  33. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

  34. mack

    mack Team Owner

    And, I kid you not, his daughter is married to a guy named Micheal House. They have a son, guess what they named him? Brick. I am serious as a heart attack. Micheal runs open wheel modifieds at Highland Rim, Nashville and occasionally Huntsville. He's very good I might add. I think the grandson that's running late models is 14 or so.
     
  35. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Interesting perspective from Carl Long.
     
  36. StandOnIt

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  38. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

  39. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    That is the best idea yet!
     
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  40. nascarwoman

    nascarwoman Admin Staff Member

    Yes.
     

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