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#1 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:07

Well it's off to Kansas, one of the cookie cutter 1.5 mile D-ovals.

Tune-in schedule: http://www.nascar.com/races/tune_in/

Qualifying Friday evening, Nationwide race Saturday afternoon, Cup race Sunday afternoon.

Montoya's finishes of 28th and 20th in his first two visits mean he averages a 24th place finish. He's got the same average finish in Las Vegas, though he does better at Chicagoland with a best finish of 10th and an average of 14th. Of course he does better at Atlanta and Texas, which are of similar length, but they are quad ovals.

So this is a track of, for me, even lower expectations. A solid, serious trouble-free day should get him out of there with a top-10. Of course EGR bespoke a car just for this race, and the last time they did that, they ran a solid 4th with what realistically was a car that could have finished 2nd if the cautions had fallen differently.



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#2 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 15:22

Bump

First Practice coming up in an hour or so.
JPM/Target bringing another fresh car for the third race in a row, hope it's a good one, the next three races will be on the same type of track.
Practice 1, Live Leaderboard

#3 BMW_F1

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 17:51

man.. those Hendrick cars are really pushing it.. The 5,48 & the 8 are the only 3 cars so far that can keep an average speed above 170 mph..

Actually the #1 also..
JPM is averaging.. 169.536

Edited by BMW_F1, 02 October 2009 - 17:52.


#4 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 18:24

JPM up to 2nd fastest in the currently ongoing (and about to finish) practice.

#5 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 23:13

Qualified 14th after practicing third. There was a HUGE jump in speeds from practice to qualy.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 23:23

Montoya pre-track time presser:

http://www.nascar.co...montoya.nascar/

Hamlin warns Keselowski that whenever they're close on the track, "watch out:"

http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=4526604



#7 gm914

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 23:47

Any good NASCAR online radio worth listening to?

#8 DLaw

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 01:49

Montoya pre-track time presser:

http://www.nascar.co...montoya.nascar/

Hamlin warns Keselowski that whenever they're close on the track, "watch out:"

http://sports.espn.g...tory?id=4526604


I can almost see Keselowski causing an accident in the race, whatever, just don't take out JPM.

#9 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:19

Any good NASCAR online radio worth listening to?


Check out NASCAR.com, they often have a free radio stream.

I forget the name of the network that almost always broadcasts the races, just Google "NASCAR Radio"

#10 Mary Popsins

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 04:38

The results of the "regular season" should be of no importance in a Chase event, otherwise Jimmie Johnson wouldn't have again a 50 pc chance to win.

#11 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 15:59

Parker Kligerman on pole in his first N'wide start?

#12 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 18:32

Happy Hour going on now:

http://www.nascar.co...d/cup/practice/

Montoya 4th so far.

He was 17th in practice 2.

Not burning down the barn like the last two races. Maybe this time it will be a top-15 is OK with a top-10 in sight.

#13 BMW_F1

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 18:47

they are making some good adjustments but I noticed that the speeds have dropped in this session. On average lap time JPM is the faster car of this last practice.

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 20:14

Nice of Hamlin to warn Crashelowski...

#15 WildmouseX

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:08

from jayski

It seems there could be trouble with the racing surface at Kansas Speedway. That trouble would be with the seams. The tar filling the seams, to be exact, is sending the Sprint Cup cars off their intended course. #2-Kurt Busch called it, "The tar of death". #24-Jeff Gordon said, "The seams are unreal. I don't know if they put a different sealer on them or what's going on. The seams, beside the wind, are playing havoc today." The four-time champion said the tar-covered seams are forcing drivers to make decisions. "You either got to go above them, straddle them or somehow get below them," Gordon said. "It's definitely challenging." Busch said, "Last year I had a hard time here at Kansas. I don't know when they put that tar sealant down to help with drainage, water getting into the cracks and pot holes developing or big bumps&(but) I couldn't go from the second lane to the third lane or the second lane back to the first lane without crossing the 'tar of death'. It was tough."



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Posted 04 October 2009 - 13:49

Quick heads up to anyone watching in the UK.

SkySports 3 is putting the start of the race on it's 'interactive' RedButton starting at 7pm
Then, after the peanut chasing, it goes onto the main channel around 8:30pm

Jp

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 14:01

thanks Jonpollak. any idea how long the race runs?

#18 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 15:04

thanks Jonpollak. any idea how long the race runs?

NASCAR races generally last about 3-5 hours.

#19 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 17:51

Green flag in about 30 or so minutes I believe.

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#20 meddo

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 17:59

Counting on you guys to give us play by play race unfolding us always. There is nothing in my part of the world that is broadcasting NASCAR. Gee I miss Eurosport of yesteryear, along with Indycar and Nascar.

#21 blackonyx4

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 17:59

Keeping my fingers crossed for a decent race tonight!


F1 was an absolute disaster earlier today and Moto GP even more...


I am absolutely surprised there˙s no sign of rain tonight in Kansas! :p

#22 Option1

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:06

Fvck I hate that Coors Light ad with the NASCAR cars "racing" through snow! They won't even run if someone spits on the track and most of the redneck fans have never heard of rallying and think Finland is a town in Nebraska that makes mobile phones. :down: :down:

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#23 4L3X

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:12

So a top 10 would be a good result for Montoya? It's going to be tuff not to expecting him in the top 5...again...I'm getting used to it!

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:19

Well, let´s see if I can watch this one.

5 seconds of viewing and "we have reached maximum number of streams in your country".

Not exactly promising... :(

Edited by Spunout, 04 October 2009 - 18:20.


#25 BMW_F1

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:21

first caution.. Logano spins.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:27

Well, let´s see if I can watch this one.

5 seconds of viewing and "we have reached maximum number of streams in your country".

Not exactly promising... :(



Try "ustream.tv"...just type NASCAR into search... ;)


Race looks promising so far! :lol:

Edited by blackonyx4, 04 October 2009 - 18:27.


#27 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:29

Joey Logano having a clusterfvck of a race already.

#28 Spunout

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:29

Try "ustream.tv"...just type NASCAR into search...;)


Race looks promising so far! :lol:


Thanks! I´ll try this one :up:



#29 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:31

I'm listening to Max Papis' radio since he was on TV for a second. he's wondering if people are spinning out cos of contact or just losing it. Confirmed that it's all people just losing it by themselves on the high side.

Max' crew chief Bootie Barker told the spotter "hey Roman I know you have a lot of influence up there on the spotter's stand. go tell everyone to run the high side."

#30 4L3X

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:31

Another spin in the middle of the pack, Paul Menard spin in Turn 2 collecting David Ragan, Bobby Labonte, Bobby Labonte and Michael Waltrip.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:37

I'm listening to Max Papis' radio since he was on TV for a second. he's wondering if people are spinning out cos of contact or just losing it. Confirmed that it's all people just losing it by themselves on the high side.

Max' crew chief Bootie Barker told the spotter "hey Roman I know you have a lot of influence up there on the spotter's stand. go tell everyone to run the high side."


Looks like Montoya listened and :eek: is on the high side, passing cars left and right...

#32 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:37

It's amazing, about a few laps into the run Monty is just passing the cars around 10th place like they are standing still...Edwards...kenseth...Hamlin....Bowyer...

You can see the relative speed on the TV!

#33 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:38

Yeah I mean it's got no ****ing grip.--Jeff Gordon after being passed by #42

#34 4L3X

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:38

Montoya on Gordon...LOL I don't want the inside line! "what an ass", said Montoya

#35 BMW_F1

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:39

JPM already found is line.. he was fastest car on that last lap.. up to 8th.. nice..

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:39

Nice charge from Monty.

#37 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:39

JPM: "Now that everyone else has moved up a lane, I'm getting aero tight."

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:40

Spotter: "everybody is trying to di what you're doing, not quite doin' it though" Yeah, they're spinning! LOL

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:44

Well, let´s see if I can watch this one.

5 seconds of viewing and "we have reached maximum number of streams in your country".

Not exactly promising... :(



Spunout,

I got the same problem. Solved it with trying this.

You don't have to be a computergeek to understand these instructions.

Good luck!

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#40 jonpollak

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:44

Keep that spotter and scanner info comin' on the 42..
Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 04 October 2009 - 18:45.


#41 Spunout

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:45

Spunout,

I got the same problem. Solved it with trying this.

You don't have to be a computergeek to understand these instructions.

Good luck!


Thanks! I´ll try this :up:

#42 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:45

42 is plowing like crazy now. I think I heard about 11 laps to pit?

#43 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:50

Really loose on brakes, and snappy loose on power application, "like the pressures are too high."

He's really slowing down now, from easily being one of the top three fastest within the top 15 to being only about as fast as Jeffie.

The good news is he has a big gap back to the guy behind him, Jeffie, so he's OK

Then just as I'm typing that last sentence he goes and rips off another fast lap, he was third fastest that time.

#44 Knowlesy

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:50

Doing Mark martin pace now. Baaad news.

Looks like an F1 fan has rated this thread. :drunk:

#45 jonpollak

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:57

Thread rating going up... as green flag stops come

Ok, the wife has a bottle of Barolo..
Is it beer before wine..fine
Or wine after beer..queer
?
Jp

#46 BMW_F1

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 18:59

those guys from the pit-crew are awesome.. The gas man while fueling the car bends his knee backwards and sticks his foot out to stop the tire from rolling.. ****ing.. guy .. that was cool.. :smoking:

Edited by BMW_F1, 04 October 2009 - 19:05.


#47 Dispenser89

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 19:00

Junior's crew mess up. Shame.

Edwards speeding in pitlane.

#48 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 19:04

Dude...remember I told you about the forward bite, that it was crappy? It's freaking HORRIBLE now. --Juan

#49 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 19:06

Shortly after the caution came out:

Juan: Sliding the rear...turns better.

Brian...want wedge or track bar? Juan--I think track bar.

Brian: We'll go one down on the track bar, four tyres and gas.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 19:06

Caution out. Sorensen wall rubbing.