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#1 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 15:26

Hi guys. First of all it's down to three more races in the championship and it's down to any one of three--Hamlin, Harvick, and Johnson. Of the three I prefer Hamlin, then Johnson, then Harvick.

OK so anyway it's a tripleheader at Texas this weekend--Friday night Trucks, Saturday midday Nationwide (I assume Danica will be participating, where's DanicaFan?), and of course the main event, 500 miles on Sunday afternoon for the Cup boys.

Forum member grackle pointed out that there is a really cool free feature for the remaining Truck races which allows 100% free, legal, high quality multimedia coverage. It's called Race Buddy and here's the link:

http://www.nascar.co...ruck_racebuddy/

Here's the official weekend schedule:

http://www.nascar.com/races/tune_in/

See you in this thread, race fans.


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#2 grackle

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 18:31

Heya there, a quick reminder that North America ends its Daylight Savings mode through the night between the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races.
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#3 Chris Bloom

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 19:23

Hi guys. First of all it's down to three more races in the championship and it's down to any one of three--Hamlin, Harvick, and Johnson. Of the three I prefer Hamlin, then Johnson, then Harvick.


I'd prefer the order reversed, I hope Harvick takes it and if not he then JJ.

#4 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:29

I'd prefer the order reversed, I hope Harvick takes it and if not he then JJ.

<insert some chest thumping trash talking here>



#5 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 21:00

Juan Montoya 3rd fastest in first practice and goes out pretty late in quali

#6 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 21:59

Carpentier made the race and Montoya will start 4th. Sounds from his interview that he had a pole car but overdrove the first corner. Not a bad recovery if that's the case. He'll have a good pit stall.

#7 MaxScelerate

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 22:48

Good for Pat. He's been trying his best to help bring the #26 car into the top 35 by, at least, qualifying the car about every time he's had the chance to drive it. They won't make it, way too many DNQ for that team and even if they got to enter the top 35 I doubt they'd even consider Carpentier once the dollars start pouring in again, so...

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 01:16

. . .Montoya will start 4th. Sounds from his interview that he had a pole car but overdrove the first corner. Not a bad recovery if that's the case. He'll have a good pit stall.


After qualifying today I heard the commentators mention that this year Juan Pablo was turning into a great qualifier with his 3 poles and many top 5s and top 10s.
They forgot to mention that Juan Pablo has a history of being a good qualifier. In 2001 (F-1) he won a breathtaking seven pole positions that year, despite Ferrari's dominance otherwise. In 2002, qualifying was still on the former 12-lap format, and Montoya would repeatedly stun the paddock by snatching pole from the scarlet team on his last flying lap, often with minutes or seconds to spare in the session.

But as always, we his fans are hoping for a lap consistency that will get him the elusive checkered flag.

And they will come. (spoken as an optimistic blatant JPM fan)

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#9 Watkins74

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 02:00

JPM was the leading Chevy. Not a friend or foe of Sadler but it was nice to see good things happen in his life. Announced his deal with KHI in Nationwide and Pole position in Cup. Some days it just all comes together.

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 05:10

After qualifying today I heard the commentators mention that this year Juan Pablo was turning into a great qualifier with his 3 poles and many top 5s and top 10s.
They forgot to mention that Juan Pablo has a history of being a good qualifier.

Which opens the door for me to post my favorite flyer of a lap by Montoya to take pole.
CART, Detroit, 1999

#11 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 18:06

about two hours from race start I think?

#12 Jambo

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 18:09

I will hopefully have MotoGP watched by then!

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 18:10

Which opens the door for me to post my favorite flyer of a lap by Montoya to take pole.
CART, Detroit, 1999


Watching that lap makes me sad for US open wheel racing, I used to never miss a CART race :(

#14 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 19:00

coverage started :)

ESPN or Open Access in the UK.

#15 Fabien Pousset

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 19:12

So when is the race supposed to start then? It's over 8pm here and they're showing a rerun of Talledega.

#16 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 19:15

3:19pm ET.

1hr 5mins or so.

#17 blackonyx4

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 19:18

So when is the race supposed to start then? It's over 8pm here and they're showing a rerun of Talledega.


3:16pm EST, 21:16 CET, 20:16 UK

#18 Fabien Pousset

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 19:19

Thanks!

#19 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 19:37

Harvick getting props from the countdown team, that'll please OLB :lol:

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#20 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:08

Engines Started :)

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:26

Caution on lap 12 for Nemecheck who has engine problem, he makes a stop and is pushed to the garage

Everyones loose so just about everyone stops for 2 tyres.

a tyre from the #48 ended up on the infield.

Edited by Crafty, 07 November 2010 - 20:27.


#22 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:29

JPM drops from 5th to 21st after the stop, gonna be one of those days.....

Edited by Crafty, 07 November 2010 - 20:30.


#23 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:32

Harvick getting props from the countdown team, that'll please OLB :lol:

That's why I skip the pre-race show, they don't know what they're talking about. :p

JPM drops from 5th to 21st after the stop, gonna be one of those days.....


I missed it cos I was getting something...bad stop? Lots of folks stay out/take 2?

#24 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:33

BTW guys please don't talk about the F1 race in here if u don't mind, I'm DLing it from R-U still. Thanks.

JPM is fast tho, making his way up thru the field.

#25 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:34

Monty's car is better in but when he gets on the gas it chatters the fronts more.



#26 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:34

hahaha

I think everyone stopped, certainly all the top cars took 2 only.

JPM was classified as low as 32nd, currently 15th. Dont know what happened, they didn't mention his stop.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:37

Dropped to 17th, struggling with those fronts ? can they do anything on the next stop to help?

JJ 9th
Hamlin 20th
Harvick 18th

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:40

Who`s that guy in #29?

Seems likes a real nice chap... :p


Btw...how do one get a beard like JJ?

#29 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:40

Just watching from Harvicks car, JPM just went past Logano like he was stood still P14.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:43

Just watching from Harvicks car, JPM just went past Logano like he was stood still P14.

Monty just said "I'm going to let him go. I'm getting really loose in and I don't want to put him into the fence"

(I guess Harvick was looking outside?)

He's one of the faster cars on the track ATM according to BP.

#31 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:43

Caution for debris.


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:45

The move I was talking about was in the last break before Harvick got up on JPM.

Biffle is making this look easy right now huh ?


#33 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:45

The biggest complaint for Montoya is really, really, REALLY loose in. Been trying not to press the brake much cos whenever he even touches the brake it is very squirrely.

Also when he gets back on the gas it just wants to go straight to the fence, then tries to snap loose at the last moment.

But the main thing for Montoya is loose in.

#34 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:47

Montoya was worried about tyre wear and BP says yes they give up a lot but we have no wear issues.

#35 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:48

Also when he gets back on the gas it just wants to go straight to the fence, then tries to snap loose at the last moment.


On the first lap or two he came off a corner and had a huge wiggle on, nearly turned into a tank slapper, but he saved it.

What can they do to help the turn in ?

Coverage here watching harvick in-car. Still under caution.


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:49

BP: "That's 2.9 to the right front."

Not sure if that means the pressures went up by 2.9 psi over the run or what. JPM seems very interested in the pressure rise on the tyres in a given stint.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:54

Dude, JPM came THIS || close to rearending Burton when he pulled off to pit.

I saw the animation come up, spotter had no time to say anything.

Tab: GOOD JOB I don't know WHAT that guy was doing, I guess he had a vibration.
JPM: <after a long pause> HOLY FVCK

Edited by OfficeLinebacker, 07 November 2010 - 20:55.


#38 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:54

Newman with seatbelt problems, not funny given the speeds here.

#39 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:56

Someone's in the wall.

For 42 Off is better, still really loose in. 12 laps green you want four?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 20:59

Guess he took 4 ? now 28th.

Edited by Crafty, 07 November 2010 - 21:00.


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:01

Carpentier leads. Carpentier pits. Biffle leads restart.

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#42 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:02

Guess he took 4 ? now 28th.

Yep they discussed doing the opposite of what the frontrunners did. If the frontrunners took 2, they would take 4 was the plan.

Tab says he needs to get away from some of those blue cars--it's Truex (Napa)-Montoya-Ambrose-Jr

#43 Crafty

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:06

Gotta take a run up at Truex now.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:08

Hamlin running strong at the moment ?

Wonder if he can take it to JJ.

Harvick not making progress.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:09

TV Director loves Harvick, we go to his car everytime you guys go on a break. Hes uhh, not catching anyone right now but running high in the corners.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:10

Juan just dropped a bunch of places, they saying much on the radio ?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:12

JPM falling like a rock for the last couple of laps...

What`s the problem OLB?

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:13

Montoya's car has gone off completely, he's getting freight trained, he's back to 25th.

"Can't lean on it"

BP: I see it, you've lost 3/4 of a second in the last 6 laps. I got it.
Montoya: YOU WANT TO DRIVE IT THEN?

Montoya: Cos it's stupid loose.

WTF?

BP: The 17 just pitted cos he was so loose he thought he had a flat.

Montoya thinks the RR is flat now actually, they are pitting.



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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:14

Tab: Everybody's coming to me asking what happened with our tyres cos everybody's worried sick about their tyres.

Montoya: So was there any problem?
BP: No, sir.



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Posted 07 November 2010 - 21:15

well, it worked, back to low 30sec laps.