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#1 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:12

Sup all, cookie cutter season is upon us! The Cup boys are at Michigan this weekend, and so is the Nationwide series, so we expect to see a lot of the Cup guys in the Nationwide rides on Saturday.

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

Jayski: http://jayski.com/ne...tory?id=6457456

Race is on TNT so you Eurobros have no excuse not to tune in. Race Buddy.

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#2 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 12:57

I know it's a boring cookie cutter track, and I was thinking of going to watch the USMNT play Jaimaica at RFK on Sunday, but it's still a points paying race.

Press conferences and "garage cam" should be live today.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 13:05

I know it's a boring cookie cutter track...


To give Michigan some due respect, it is the model that the others copied. When they ran Indy Cars there for the first time in 1968, it was really quite unique.

#4 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 14:23

Fair enough. Also you'll have the "home track" for the American car manufacturers angle. Also Brad K's "home" track.

Press conferences are now live.

http://www.nascar.co...dia_conference/

#5 pingu666

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 15:59

i like michigan :x, the racing is normaly good, and its a bloody fast track. i like pocono too, with the double file restarts

#6 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 17:22

Fun feature about heat in the race cars with Carl Edwards:

http://www.nascar.co...ards/index.html

Practice is on.

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

#7 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 18:01

Check out Montoya's livery for this race:

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Story link:

http://www.takefivea...2-paint-scheme/

He's in the movie, too?

#8 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 18:02

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#9 dank

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 18:13

Poor effort on the Cars 2 livery front. Although marginally better than the Toyota-Batman tie-in for the British Grand Prix a few years ago.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 18:39

Check out Montoya's livery for this race:

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Story link:

http://www.takefivea...2-paint-scheme/

He's in the movie, too?


I'm not too fond of cartoons in the livery of the car, but I like the navy blue livery more than the target one (yes, I know what I said is almost a sacrilege) and I'm sure his son will find it pretty cool.

#11 DLaw

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 20:02

JPM is really enjoying life in the USofA.....judging from his tweeds.

As long as the sponsors pay.....they can put all the livery they want.

#12 ch103

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 20:25

Carl Edwards for the win

#13 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 23:35

Montoya 11th fastest in first practice, 40th in second practice!

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 01:30

Montoya 11th fastest in first practice, 40th in second practice!


Sounds like he's gunna have an interesting race!

#15 Dispenser89

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 01:35

Sounds like he's gunna have an interesting race!

He always has an interesting race!

#16 pingu666

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:54

there gonna repave the track after this years races. dunno why :(

#17 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 16:22

He always has an interesting race!

lol!

#18 Myrvold

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 17:36

In the earlier threads, someone usually posted a link to a site that shows how many wins, top 5, 10's and so one the drivers have on the track, and avg. finish position the 4 last races. What happended with that? :)

#19 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 17:46

In the earlier threads, someone usually posted a link to a site that shows how many wins, top 5, 10's and so one the drivers have on the track, and avg. finish position the 4 last races. What happended with that? :)

I don't know. Maybe you can go back through the old threads and find the link to the site and check the stats for Michigan.

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#20 Myrvold

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 17:53

And I found.

Driver averages for Michigan: http://www.driverave...k.php?trk_id=15

#21 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 21:17

Anyone else watching the nationwide race?

There is this annoying repeating noise on the broadcast, like a cell phone ringing or something

#22 Dilla

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 21:48

Don't worry Ricky, Cup Regulars in NW will be less common next year. :)

Edit: Although. . .Stenhouse may be a Cup guy himself next year depending on how the cards fall.

Edited by Dilla, 18 June 2011 - 21:54.


#23 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:00

OK who's tuning in? Let's get a roll call while we're waiting for the green to wave. Where are you tuning in from?

#24 4L3X

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:01

I am, from CA!

#25 rvd2hbk

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:04

Me too :wave:

#26 blackonyx4

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:06

Of, finally a good rendition of national anthem.

At least before they ruined it with those fireworks.


I˙ll keep one eye in Michigan and the other will be in Maryland. US open that is.


Tuning in from Croatia. Good evening guys.

#27 Dispenser89

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:06

:wave: Southampton, England there. Just got the stream up.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:08

Toronto, Canada.

#29 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:09

Lloyd Carr. Now there is a man who knows how to give the start engines command.

I˙ll keep one eye in Michigan and the other will be in Maryland. US open that is.


Tuning in from Croatia. Good evening guys.

Ha I'm in Maryland right now, not five miles from the golf tournament, but my attention is rapt on Michigan, with maybe a little attention for Washington, DC, where the US is playing Jamaica in "soccer."

#30 robefc

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:11

London - first Nascar race! :)

#31 rvd2hbk

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:12

Picking Biffle to win today

#32 shotcaller

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:12

Another from Cali checking in.

#33 jonpollak

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:13

Funky motel in Mid Illinois
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#34 blackonyx4

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:14

I dont know about you guys, but I consider this race as an intermezzo before next weekends fireworks starts.

NASCAR at Road America and Sonoma, MotoGp at Assen and only anomaly there is F1 at freaking Valencia.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:15

London England :wave:

I forgot JPM was running the Cars 2 paint scheme, I was trying to spot him behind the pace car and was like "where the hell is the Target car?" :lol:

#36 Dispenser89

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:23

Jimmie Johnson trying to prove he's human.

#37 blackonyx4

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:23

Whats up with Monte?

Is he "start and park" today?

#38 jonpollak

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:24

Love the in car audio from Jr.
Race Buddy
Git Some
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#39 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:26

Whats up with Monte?

Is he "start and park" today?

LOL

Really bad chatter, says it's 8/10 tight, tighter than the car has been all weekend.

"Feels like there is no rear bar in it."

Brian had the nerve to ask at the last second if they could do a two tyre stop.

WTF is his problem? He dreams about two tyre stops at night, thinks about two tyre stops while he's making love to his wife.

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#40 robefc

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:27

Anyone fancy doing a quick explanation of the pit stop rules (seems they have to pit once?) and caution/SC rules? :)

#41 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:28

Another from Cali checking in.

London - first Nascar race! :)

Welcome! Check out race buddy, free live timing and scoring, and all that jazz on nascar.com

And yes this is just an appetizer. NASCAR at Road America and Sonoma on the same weekend. EPIC is next weekend.

#42 xAtarigeekx

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:29

Quadruple file restarts!

#43 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:29

Anyone fancy doing a quick explanation of the pit stop rules (seems they have to pit once?) and caution/SC rules? :)

pit rules?

there is a speed limit and a commitment cone...if you go inside the cone you have to go down pit road.

three wheels have to be inside the pit box.

only so many guys can service the car at one time and they can't jump over the wall until the car enters the pit box.

five lug nuts per wheel, they all have to be tight or they get a penalty

#44 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:31

JP: Dude, you fixed about 15% of the tightness
well, let's say 30.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:34

The last weekend in June is always a big problem for me as the two sports I follow are motorsports and tennis. Try watching Nationwide, Cup, Indycar, MotoGP, F1, GP2, Motocross and Wimbledon in the same weekend.

Edited by shotcaller, 19 June 2011 - 17:39.


#46 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:34

Expect Montoya to languish in the mid-to-high 20s until the next pit stop

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:35

pit rules?

there is a speed limit and a commitment cone...if you go inside the cone you have to go down pit road.

three wheels have to be inside the pit box.

only so many guys can service the car at one time and they can't jump over the wall until the car enters the pit box.

five lug nuts per wheel, they all have to be tight or they get a penalty


Cheers mate but I meant more along the lines of F1 cars having to pit at leat once due to having use both sets of tyres.
I thought I heard a reference to a 'strategy' stop and also the pit stop window being 36-40 laps?
lastly (for now!) is there a similar trade off the time of a stop and the benefit of new rubber? Seems they sometimes choose 2 fresh tyres rather than 4...

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:35

http://www.nascar.co.../tnt_racebuddy/

#49 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:36

JPM: This is a F&*(ing joke, dude (in that despair/crying tone of voice).

BP: {laptime} 10-4 on the joke.

#50 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 17:39

Cheers mate but I meant more along the lines of F1 cars having to pit at leat once due to having use both sets of tyres.
I thought I heard a reference to a 'strategy' stop and also the pit stop window being 36-40 laps?
lastly (for now!) is there a similar trade off the time of a stop and the benefit of new rubber? Seems they sometimes choose 2 fresh tyres rather than 4...

No requirement to pit, but they definitely have to refuel at least five times per race.

HUGE dropoff in lap times in terms of tyres. From a percent of lap time standpoint, thing Pirelli SuperSofts.

"strategy" might be short pitting, in F1 they call it undercut strategy. Basically means pitting before you have to from a fuel standpoint, to get the advantage of fresh tyres. A lot of times, during a green flag run, it's a game of chicken to see who blinks first as far as who pits first to get fresh skins, and as soon as the first team does, everyone else jumps on pit road because the guy who pitted, is going to have a huge advantage in speed while the other guys circulate on used rubber.