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NASCAR Talk! / Another Nascar Fail?
« on: April 20, 2015, 11:01:04 PM »
Bristol, Spring race, 2015
It's official, has to be one of the Worst Races I can EVER Remember at Bristol. Possibly ever, that I can Remember.
So Disappointed. I wanted to cry at the end of this one. I never seen so many fans as pissed over a race.

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NASCAR Talk! / Nascar Sponsorships at War???
« on: April 12, 2015, 02:31:00 AM »
oh yeah, it happens all the time. Remember When Jeff Burton drove the AT&T car and when Sprint took over Nascar sponsorship, they made Jeff Burton get another sponsor.
Well, now At&t is getting even.
I am an AT&T Uverse customer, and I am not able to watch XFinity races. No one would give me answers I complained and complained, got nothing. So, I looked it up XFinity is owned by Comcast. Yes, a Cable company.
At&t has blocked the XFinity races. Has anyone heard about this? Of course not, unless you are a Uverse customer. Nascar don't want the bad press and XFinity is rakin' in the dough. In the meantime, At&t Uverse customers, like me, gets it in the back end, and don't get to watch the races.
Why? Because, I am willing to bet my 4 worthless, At&t boxes that I get charged $145 a month for, that At&t is still Butt Hurt over the situation from What 7/8 years ago.
Get over it At&t, you got some competition now? Awwwww, well, get past it or you will loose several customers. Starting with me.

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Off-Topic Lounge / Welcome New Member badcherry52
« on: March 01, 2015, 05:24:04 PM »
Everyone welcome my Brother to the group.
badcherry52

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NASCAR Talk! / Kyle Busch will Not be at Daytona 500, 2015
« on: February 21, 2015, 10:23:51 PM »
Kyle has a right leg injury and will not be in the race tomorrow. I'm pretty sure it is a broken leg. I can't imagine Rowdy not being there unless he is under sedation. I love to hate him. I love not rooting for him. I love to celebrate with M&M's when don't do so well. I might even yell "Put him in the wall"
But, I will never wish anyone injury during a race.

Our thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your family. I don't think Grandma Busch can take much more than what the Good Lord has given this family lately.

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2015/02/21/kyle-busch-injured-in-nascar-xfinity-series-race-at-daytona-taken-off-strapped/

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NASCAR Talk! / New Nascar Officiating System
« on: January 17, 2015, 11:11:36 AM »
Camera's and Lasers will be the new this year. Random Pit stall checks. How fair is this? Wow, I see lawsuits in the future. IDK about this.

http://www.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2015-01-15/nascar-officiating-new-system-video-pit-stops-violations-pit-crews-penalties

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NASCAR Talk! / Are you Ready? Here are a few 2015 Schedule changes
« on: January 15, 2015, 10:09:52 AM »
what do you think? I think I like the fact that Texas brought back a night race. I wanted to go last year, but when they took away the night race we couldn't go. I personally am limited on attending races this year since I have other Huge commitments. So, Let's hear it from you all.

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/photos/10-notable-changes-on-the-2015-sprint-cup-series-schedule-011415#img_9

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NASCAR Talk! / Brad, Kevin, and Jeff
« on: November 03, 2014, 10:08:24 AM »
Who get's fines? Who get's points taken away? Who's fault?
Man, what a night. I agree with Brad. He saw an opening, he took it. Jeff Gordon was trying to save a win for him or Jimmie. So he dropped down to block or take out Brad. Brad held his line.
Kevin, I know you wanted BK to man up, but, honestly, you have been in the same situation many times. If your gonna push the guy, man up, and take a position, don't just turn and run.

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NASCAR Talk! / Connection between Nascar and Baseball
« on: October 18, 2014, 11:38:30 AM »
Ned Yost leads Royals while keeping the 'Intimidator' in mind

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost was in the throes of the biggest event of his professional career Wednesday when his Major League Baseball team played the Baltimore Orioles for the right to advance to the World Series.

Yet all the baseball lifer could think of was Dale Earnhardt after his team won 2-1, sweeping the American League Championship Series 4-0 to advance to the 2014 World Series.

"When we were playing that game, knowing that we were going to win the American League championship, I thought about Dale all day long," Yost said in an interview on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. "About how proud he would have been of us, turning this team from a loser back into a winner with determination, with spirit, with enthusiasm and just dogged competitiveness."

Yost, a big-time NASCAR fan, has firsthand experience working with the "Intimidator" and his crew, too. The MLB strike in 1994 afforded him the opportunity to tag along for the final eight races of the NASCAR season, in which Earnhardt won his seventh premier series championship.

That also allowed Yost to get close to Danny "Chocolate" Myers, Earnhardt's gasman at the time. Myers hosts "Tradin' Paint," the show in which Yost called, along with Jim Noble.

"That was one of the greatest experiences of my life," Yost said. "We went on strike in '94 and to be able to go work those last eight races with you (Myers) and Dale, fighting for his seventh championship, was a tremendous experience. You always think when you compete and when you play baseball your whole life that you know how to compete. But being around Dale and being around you guys (the No. 3 Flying Aces pit crew) I found out that there was a whole next level of competition that I could obtain just by being around you guys.

"To watch the way that Dale and you guys never gave up, ever, no matter what the situation was. The way you guys continued to fight no matter what the situation was until that last lap was run. The ability that Dale had and you guys had not to be happy with second, not to be happy with third, that the only thing that really mattered to you guys was first place. That changed my whole perspective on competing as a baseball team."

The show also had a special guest caller -- Clint, from Emporia, Kansas -- who had a familiar voice. It was, of course, Clint Bowyer. The ardent Royals fan giddily congratulated Yost, who also has fans in Carl Edwards (who hails from Missouri and threw out the first pitch at a Royals game earlier this year) and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

After accepting the adulations, Yost delivered a fascinating Earnhardt anecdote.

"When Dale was alive, I was with the Atlanta Braves, and he was such a huge Braves fan," Yost said. "We kept talking about, 'You know, one day Dale, I'm going to have to move on and go somewhere else and run my own team.' And he grabbed me by the shirt, and he pulled me real close and said, 'You never, ever leave the Atlanta Braves. You never leave a winner to go to a loser. Never.'

"I told him, 'Look, I can't stay here forever. (Manager) Bobby (Cox is) going to be here forever.' He goes, 'No, you stay here for however long it takes. When Bobby's done, then you take over but you never leave a winner to go to a loser.'

"And when I went to Milwaukee and now went to Kansas City, I kept wanting to tell Dale, 'Look, I left a winner to go to a loser to build it back to a winner.'

"... I (just think of) how proud he would have been with us after we won that game."

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/blogs/inside-groove/ned-yost-kansas-city-royals-world-series-dale-earnhardt.html

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NASCAR Talk! / Fines brought down on Keselowski and Stewart
« on: October 14, 2014, 08:53:58 PM »
My computer is acting up and I can't post what it said
Keselowski fined $50,000
Stewart fines $25,000
Hamlin nothing, and Kenseth nothing, from what I read.


http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2014/10/14/brad-keselowski-tony-stewart-penalized-for-post-race-actions-at-charlotte.html


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NASCAR Talk! / WTH Brad Keselowski is an Idiot??
« on: October 12, 2014, 01:37:18 AM »
Ok, this one is hard for me. I am a BK fan. But, after tonight's race, ppl are wanting Nascar to suspend him. JMO, I don't think it was that bad, but, he does need to go on probation.
And he needs to get his attitude in check. He forgets where he came from and who got him where he is. I will agree with Matt, "He should know better. He is a Champion and he needs to act like one"
So, BK wanted to fight Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, and Matt Kenseth. Come on BK, get your Shit together. You have a Championship to fight for, don't ruin it by beating down others. Not Cool at all.

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NASCAR Talk! / Mad As Hell at ABC
« on: October 11, 2014, 09:29:40 PM »
This is the Race to the Championship. Charlotte Race was blocked to finish a college football game, that wasn't even a championship game. Seriously? Had this been Football Championships, or Baseball Championships, ABC sure as hell would not have had any issues with stopping what ever was on at the time to show those games. So, Why was Nascar blocked. They brought the race on at the 27th lap. I say BS, and we fans have a right to be mad.

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NASCAR Talk! / New Nascar Rule: Is it New, or just being enforced
« on: August 16, 2014, 01:06:07 PM »
(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) -- NASCAR vice president Robin Pemberton instituted a new rule on Friday that will not allow drivers to get out of their car until told to do so by a NASCAR official.

The announcement comes in the wake of Tony Stewart's fatal sprint car crash that killed Kevin Ward Jr. in upstate New York on Saturday.

"Throughout the history of our sport, NASCAR has reviewed and analyzed situations and occurrences that take place not just in NASCAR racing but also throughout all motorsports and other sports," Pemberton said. "When we believe we can do something to make our sport safer and better for the competitors and others involved in the competition environment, we react quickly. Safety always has been priority No. 1 at NASCAR."

The rule, listed as Section 9-16, will be effective immediately. Here's the rule below:

    During an Event, if a racecar is involved in an on track incident and/or is stopped on or near the racing surface and unable to continue to make forward progress, unless extenuating emergency conditions exist with the racecar (i.e. fire, smoke in cockpit, etc.) the driver should take the following steps:

        Shut off electrical power and, if driver is uninjured, lower window net

        Do not loosen , disconnect or remove any driver personal safety equipment until directed to do so by safety personnel or a NASCAR/Track Official

        After being directed to exit the racecar, the driver should proceed to either the ambulance, other vehicle, or as otherwise directed by safety personnel or a NASCAR/Track Official

        At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach any portion of the racing surface or apron

        At no time should a driver or crew member(s) approach another moving vehicle

    All vehicles not involved in the incident or that are able to continue afterwards should slow down to a cautious speed as outlined in Section 10-4 (Yellow Flag), use extreme care as they approach an incident scene, and follow any directions given by safety personnel or NASCAR/Track Officials. Cars in line behind the safety car should not weave or otherwise stray from the line in the vicinity of the incident.

http://www.kmjnow.com/common/more.php?m=58&ts=1408163725&article=4EDD740F248711E4B51EFEFDADE6840A&mode=2

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NASCAR Talk! / Engineer Question
« on: June 16, 2014, 08:50:14 PM »
On Raceday, there was discussion regarding Hendricks Motors, also Hendricks and Stewart Haas teams doing so well this year. Ford and Toyota's aren't so much. Kenny Wallace made a statement that he heard Hendricks mention going outside of the Country for an engineer. That they are not available here in the U.S. One of the other commentators, not sure which one, disagreed with Kenny. Again Kenny said he was only repeating what he heard. My question is this, is it that difficult to find the engineers for these cars. With all the technology we have. With all the schools for these mechanics like ITU, who claims to be the best. Why is this so difficult?

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NASCAR Talk! / The New All Star Race Events
« on: May 18, 2014, 01:09:27 PM »
So, what did you all think of the new All Star Race Events?

I have to say, "I Loved it"
Sure, I'm gonna miss the Pit Crew Challenge. I'm so happy I got to see that one in person before they took it away. But, I'm excited and want to go back for the New way. I loved the qualifying. My emotions were all over the place.
It was a great race to watch. Again, I was screaming at the TV, Hootin and Hollerin. I think Charlotte did a fantabulous job. I never wanted to go back, kind of once you've seen it....
Well, it's all changed and I want to go back.  :D

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NASCAR Camping / Kansas Inaugural Night Races May, 2014
« on: April 06, 2014, 04:42:05 PM »
May 9th and 10th
We will be at the track all weekend. We live about 35ish or so minutes from the track. But will take an air mattress and sleepin in the back of the truck. Should be a great time.
Anyone coming, let me know. Send me your number on PM.

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Off-Topic Lounge / Rolex 24 At Daytona
« on: January 26, 2014, 12:19:43 PM »
I miss Speed Channel, I can't find the Rolex 24 anywhere, But I did find this on line.
Our prayers go out to Gidley for his recovery.

Memo Gidley breaks back in crash at Rolex 24 at Daytona

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/motor/2014/01/25/rolex-24-daytona-international-speedway-memo-gidley-crash/4898591/

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NASCAR Talk! / Thank you Kansas Speedway! Happy Birthday to Me!!!
« on: October 13, 2013, 10:05:27 AM »
It is official: Kansas Speedway FINALLY gives us what we've been asking for. Night Races, May 10, 2014. My birthday is May 7th. Who could ask for a better birthday. I'm stoked, several of us already have camping plans out at the speedway. So any Nascardiacs up to it? Come to Kansas City next May. Plan for it now. If redoing the track gets a sold out show, imagine what a night race will do. Hell yes I am happy and sooo can't wait.

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/11/4546203/kansas-speedway-lands-nascar-sprint.html

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NASCAR Talk! / Jennifer Jo Cobb What a mess
« on: May 30, 2013, 09:37:30 AM »
Most of you know Jennifer is one of my home town girls. Love her to death. I think this sux that she is going through all of this.
Nascar says it's a Domestic problem and they will not do anything about it. Ok, so Mike Harmon gets arrested for Stealing cars from another Nascar Team? Ok, I am a firm believer in Guilty until proven innocent. Hang this jerk and his team by their balls.
Yes, I am furious over this. And how does Jennifer react? She keeps her composure like a true woman.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/22441804/deputies-7-stolen-cars-seized-from-nascar-drivers-garages

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NASCAR Talk! / All Star Race 2013
« on: May 19, 2013, 10:27:49 AM »
Can Someone Please explain to me WTH Nascar did last night in that last segment?
OMG, people are all over it on FB on JJ's Sites, saying he cheated. That he was in the wrong position when he pitted. Well, Nascar sorted the cars before they went in. I just dont understand.
Not to mention, that was the worst All Star Race I think I've ever seen.
I'm almost thankful I wont be home to watch the 500 next weekend.

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NASCAR Talk! / Richard Dick Trickle, Dead at age 71
« on: May 16, 2013, 07:36:11 PM »
Sooo, Sad. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
May he Rest in Peace.

Retired race car driver Richard “Dick” Trickle, 71, died Friday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lincoln County deputies said.

Trickle, a long-time Lincoln County resident, was found dead next to his pick-up truck just after noon. His truck was parked at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Highway 150 East in Boger City.

Authorities said Trickle called The Lincoln County Communications Center and said “there would be a dead body and it would be his.”

Communications Center workers tried to place a return call to the number but did not get an answer.

Trickle was a short-track hero who won more than 500 regional races as a part-time driver from Wisconsin, according to longtime friend and former president of Charlotte Motor Speedway Humpy Wheeler.

“He won a tremendous amount of races but never got national acclaim because he won in a regional area,” Wheeler said Friday.

According to the book "Golden Age of Wisconsin Racing” Trickle was billed at tracks as the "winningest short track driver in history."

He won seven championships in ARTGO in nine years between 1979 and 1987..

Wheeler said he tried to convince Trickle to start racing NASCAR full-time in the early 1980s, but was unsuccessful because the Wisconsin native was making good money on the short track.

Several years later, though, he began racing for NASCAR -- first on his own team and later for other people, including Stavola Brothers Racing, Butch Mock Motorsports and Larry Hedrick Motorsports.

Trickle became NASCAR’s rookie of the year in 1998, at age 48, the oldest driver to do so.

He never won a Cup series race in 303 starts but did win two races in what is now the Nationwide Series, with his last victory coming in 1998 at Darlington, S.C., holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the win.

"I have no regrets. I’ve enjoyed everything, " Trickle told the Observer in a 1992 interview. "It ain’t what I’ve done, it’s what I can do that counts.”

In recent years Trickle raced occasionally in Wisconsin, including the 2007 Slinger Nationals and in the ASA MidWest Tour.

“I’m firmly convinced that if he had started (NASCAR) Cup racing earlier, he would’ve been one of the biggest winners of all time,” Wheeler said. “He would have been another Waltrip, another Petty.”

But Trickle managed to become something of an American icon in his own right, thanks to his double-entendre nickname.

During his racing career in the 1990s, the Sunday night dialogue on ESPN’s Sports Center went something like this: "Dale Earnhardt won the race followed by Ernie Irvan and Kyle Petty."

Pause.

Then in a low voice, announcer Dan Patrick would say, "Oh, by the way, DICK TRICKLE finished 10th."

News of Trickle’s death as NASCAR’s elite racers are in the Charlotte area for the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“Personalities like Dick Trickle helped shape our sport,” NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France said in a statement Friday. “He will be missed.”

Trickle’s granddaughter Nicole Ann Bowman was killed in a 2001 car accident in front of East Lincoln High School and is buried in the cemetery where police found his truck and body.

Tom Higgins, a longtime NASCAR writer and friend of Trickle’s, said the former race car driver was distraught after his granddaughter’s death.

“He never, ever got over that,” Higgins said.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/16/4045985/police-racing-legend-commits-suicide.html#storylink=cpy

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/16/4045985/police-racing-legend-commits-suicide.html

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