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08-06-2012, 11:32 PM
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Good to hear about that fan.

... Especially when there's always a chance someone could Juan Pablo a jet dryer...
lol! That's one of the funniest things I've read here.

But in Juan Pablo's defense, you do know his car broke before he Jaun Pabloed that jet drier don't you?

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08-07-2012, 03:27 PM
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Good to hear about that fan.

And trust me, I get that their whole point is to get the race to halfway, especially at Pocono, where they don't have lights and it's a big track to dry. Especially when there's always a chance someone could Juan Pablo a jet dryer. I'm just saying I don't know if getting the race to the halfway point should take priority over the safety of fans, race crews, tv crews, and track officials/employees.

If it were just a brief rain shower that was expected to move through the area, fine, push it to the halfway point. But this storm wasn't going to be one of the brief rain showers that often cause delays in races. Once that storm went severely thunderstorm warned, when they knew there was a very very good chance of lightning, hail, and severe winds, you err on the side of caution, stop the race before halfway, and finish it on Monday. They had 40 minutes between the issuing of the severe thunderstorm warning and when the race was stopped. Fans would have had more time to get to safety had they stopped the race when the severe thunderstorm warning was issued for the track.

It's great that ESPN moved their crews to safety. I heard them mention that after the race when they wouldn't let guys with cameras down to do interviews. But what about the safety for the race teams and track employees. I don't think I'd want to be sitting up top in a pit box with lightning in the area. I wouldn't have felt comfortable up in the top of the bleachers if I knew a severe thunderstorm with lightning was in the area.
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they had already moved away, from doing so, isn't Victory Lane held outside? not in a pre-determined garage stall..... you don't stop because a warning is issued, the entire point is to get 400 miles or 160 laps in, and they actually got 250 of that..... I also don't get the concern for the drivers bc all the pit boxes already knew that the rain is/was coming.... you also don't realize nor was ESPN Prepared to tell you that there were two strikes, not one, and the fatal was at the time the race was called.... Pocono was on top of that and scrambled crews as soon as the 1st strike was reported @ 5pm.... SPEED was the one that first reported that.....

There's no hard and fast rule, but would you want to leave a track while the race is going on even though a severe weather warning is issued, that's virtually impossible because it's the race control who makes the call to bring them down to put them in a 'hold' pattern.


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08-07-2012, 03:33 PM
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Dodge confirms it will drop out of NASCAR racing at end of 2012 season - @freep http://on.freep.com/QC7ghm
http://twitter.com/BreakingNews/stat...37125572640768

Can't say I'm surprised.

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08-07-2012, 03:47 PM
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SRT as Dodge is now known as, you could tell that something like this might happen when Penske is your only entry and had already indicated it was leaving....

btw, for those wondering what Allmendinger tested positive for, it was Adderall, THAT was given to him Tuesday of Kentucky race week.

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08-12-2012, 02:42 PM
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No surprise there.

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That was entertaining to say the least.

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That was entertaining to say the least.
Yeah, finally a finish not manipulated by nascar. Imagine that.

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08-12-2012, 06:43 PM
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08-14-2012, 05:28 PM
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BREAKING From CWTS:

KBM (#18) releases Jason "Left-turn" Leffler; Kurt Busch returning for 1st truck race since being fired from RFR/Penske ('01);

Jeff Hensley to Turner Motorsports from Joe Denette Motorsports (30-9)

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08-18-2012, 06:35 AM
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Gibbs called a press conference for the Atlanta weekend to announce who will be replacing Logano in the 20 next yr. Worst kept secret in NASCAR. It will be Kenseth.

Also Regan Smith is the front runner to land the 22 car next yr with Kurt Busch moving to furniture row in the 78

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08-18-2012, 03:30 PM
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Danica drops an F-bomb on her #NNS #NASCAR radio on live TV, her car mishandling not long after hitting a shoe thrown by an idiot fan
http://twitter.com/Dave_Stubbs/statu...21916613603328

She was leading before the incident.

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Thrown shoe might have nothing to do w/ Danica's mishandling car, but what kind of moron throws a shoe in front of racecars? #NNS #NASCAR
http://twitter.com/Dave_Stubbs/statu...24457363591168


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Thrown shoe might have nothing to do w/ Danica's mishandling car, but what kind of moron throws a shoe in front of racecars? #NNS #NASCAR
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08-18-2012, 05:06 PM
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08-18-2012, 05:17 PM
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Hahaha, the sight of Allgaier doing a burnout in front of Villeneuve was awesome. No better way to stick it to a ringer than that, push him out of the way on the last lap and then celebrate in his face.

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08-18-2012, 06:18 PM
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That was great.

Exciting race overall.

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08-19-2012, 03:12 PM
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Biffle wins at Michigan. Awesome race, gotta feel bad for Johnson though.

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08-19-2012, 04:27 PM
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This could have been so much worse.



I guarantee NASCAR will be look for a solution to prevent this from happening.

Would rounding these corners off with padding stop it from piercing into the car?

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This could have been so much worse.



I guarantee NASCAR will be look for a solution to prevent this from happening.

Would rounding these corners off with padding stop it from piercing into the car?
That was incredibly scary looking. A couple of feet the other way and that wall slams Mark like a jack hammer. Thank goodness he was OK. It was a freak accident but yes, they do need to look at softening those wall ends. It's not uncommon for cars to spin down pit road out of control.

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08-21-2012, 04:36 PM
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Gibbs called a press conference for the Atlanta weekend to announce who will be replacing Logano in the 20 next yr. Worst kept secret in NASCAR. It will be Kenseth.

Also Regan Smith is the front runner to land the 22 car next yr with Kurt Busch moving to furniture row in the 78
Logano has two offers as I understand it, one is to either set up a 4th car, or Nationwide; but he is also under consideration for the 22 car, or Penske goes to 3 by reinstituting Hornish and Alliance on that car and Logano to the 22;

Highly doubtful Furniture Row replaces Regan Smith, Scotty, had Dodge stayed FRR would've had both Smith and Kurt Busch as a 2 car effort....

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08-22-2012, 01:58 PM
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Reminder, folks, Bristol race week begins tonight (5pm-UNOH 200 Qualifying-CWTS); then a Whelen Southern Modified combination 100 lap race; then the UNOH 200 CWTS race;

In other news, possible frame rail modifications found on the 27-Menard RCR entry after his Michigan 9th place finish; update: Crew Chief Labbe/ Car Chief Smokstad/ crew member Hutchens all suspended until 10/03/12; driver Paul Menard and owner Richard Childress lose 25 pts each and Labbe assessed a 100K fine;

CWTS UNOH 200 pole to 33-Gale


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Damn, all SHR cars out.
Danica also mad.

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LOL @ Danica's finger wag.

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