Reddit Police at it Again - This Time it's the 78 Team

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by AdoubleU24, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

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  2. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    LOL. In my eyes, the cover up is worse than the original crime. But we'll see what Nascar officials think. One thing is for sure... the officials cannot catch everything, not in Nascar or any other sport.
     
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  3. wi_racefan

    wi_racefan Tire changer

    A guy would think they would get hit a lot harder now for manipulating the car after the race than they would have for missing a lug nut or 2
     
  4. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Thanks Tony Stewart. "Loose Lug nuts!!!! " People in the stands are gonna die!!!"
     
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  5. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Just noticed the official is one of my fellow spotters turned NASCAR guy David Green.
     
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  6. acmerocket

    acmerocket Crew Chief

    wow what a news week
     
  7. acmerocket

    acmerocket Crew Chief

    dont these guys work for joe gibbs
     
  8. Taco

    Taco Team Owner

    He was just cleaning the wheel nuts.
     
  9. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Sure, it looks fishy, but it's also completely circumstantial. I know this isn't a court of law, but I don't think it would stand up in an appeal.
     
  10. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    If NASCAR wants to push it they do have a rule that you cannot touch the car after qualifying or the Race unless an official is present and gives you permission.
     
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  11. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    I guess the only thing they'd have to look at is how torqued the lugs on that wheel are.
     
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  12. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Nascar has a rule thats “in nascar’s judgement” which is subject to change with the wind.
     
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  13. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I think it is like finger tight or with a thread or so showing, it is pretty lax.
     
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  14. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    Should have had the 6 million dollar man tighten the lug nut.
     
  15. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Imagine if they went to mandatory 8 lug hubs?
     
  16. Hawaii808

    Hawaii808 Team Owner

    All that clip needed was "Yackity Sax" as a soundtrack.
     
  17. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Interesting, I didn't know that
     
  18. Revman

    Revman Playoff Spec

    I am sure that NASCAR will come up with a three quarters of a million dollar device to prevent this. Cracks me up.
     
  19. Revman

    Revman Playoff Spec

    Great person. Have stayed in the same hotel several times, and rode the elevator with him a billion times. Always asks, "Did you enjoy your day at the track?" My response is the same, "Love this stuff!" He always responds, "That makes me very happy." The dude is for real.
     
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  20. rd45usa

    rd45usa Days gone past

  21. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    He's a great guy and was a great driver too..
     
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  22. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I imagine the NASCAR ranks are full of ex-drivers and former crew chiefs we don't know about. That might make a good story for someone somewhere.
     
  23. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Hmmm, yes their are a lot. Lemme see, Chad Little is another, Tony Glover, Andy Houston to name a few.
     
  24. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Brett Bodine. At one time Elton Sawyer, although I think he went over to IMSA.
     
  25. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I have an ignorant question. I assume the video is from the network's roof cam. How did it come to be on Reddit?
     
  26. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    Sawyer was with Action Express Racing (IMSA), but I believe he is back with NASCAR. Gary Nelson and Mike Hill are still with Action Express. Jimmy Kitchens is one of their spotters.
     
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  27. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    They are uploaded to youtube
     
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  28. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I always liked David Green. Seems like a classy guy. I wish he could have found more success at the Cup level. I also appreciate all the work he did for Hendrick Motorsports over the years.
     
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  29. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    I wondered where Jimmy ended up. Last time I saw him he was Spotting for Ben Kennedy in the KN Series.
     
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  30. hidesert cowboy

    hidesert cowboy Team Owner

    is the on car camera the only thing they have on this? if thats it you can't say that is what he was doing. as a side note watch how chase elliott gets through the bus stop. holy crap he pulls a car length or more getting through that. that fact alone made him the winner of the race. I watched it over and over I can't figure out what he is doing to do it. right at the exit of the bus stop the 9 car just squirts forward.
     
  31. JBone88

    JBone88 JR Nation's last ride

    Who cares? Folks acting like lug nuts make a difference performance wise.

    The only reason this stupid rule is in place is because Tony Stewart threw a hissy years ago.
     
  32. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    shhhh, traction control
     
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  33. Revman

    Revman Playoff Spec

    The 9 in the Bus Stop is a great point. Entering the race, I thought nobody could beat the 18 through the Bus Stop. I was wrong. Chase was the equal of if not better than KB. Made the difference IMO.
     
  34. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Yeah I think Bill mentioned that was a strength of theirs all weekend
     
  35. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Very thorough job there NASCAR, way to go.

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  36. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Insufficient evidence, and don't get caught trying it again.

    Moral of the story: if you need to leave nuts loose to save time, make sure they're on the back tires where the camera can't see you.
     
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  37. machinistman3

    machinistman3 Crew Chief

    At least it wasn't a magnet under the gas pedal.Right JGR?
     
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  38. Taco

    Taco Team Owner

    Ray E gave him some special air for the tires.
     
  39. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Lol.


    I kinda like that there was no penalty. It was just a lug or two
     
  40. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I forget if it was Pockrass or someone else but I saw a reporter say the other crew chiefs hate the lugnut crap and didn't care about the video lol.
     

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