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#1901 Red17

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:00

Are those many other drivers any good or just make-weights?

It's funny you posted this. I was about to ask what's the whole deal with Hornish Jr. Is he going to be stuck in Nationwide until his contract runs out? I believe it was Rusty Wallace who made it sound like Logano has blocked any Penske seat in the Cup.

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#1902 Magoo

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:27

The Eurys are good guys and very capable but they are OG NASCAR, more from the cut-and-try school and not the best fit with an engineering-based outfit like Hendrick. I am surprised they lasted as along as they did.

#1903 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:55

Personally I think Dale Jr is cut from a similar cloth.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:24

It's funny you posted this. I was about to ask what's the whole deal with Hornish Jr. Is he going to be stuck in Nationwide until his contract runs out? I believe it was Rusty Wallace who made it sound like Logano has blocked any Penske seat in the Cup.


I cannot believe that any driver is going to dictate to Roger Penske who he can assign to a car that he owns; certainly not Joey Logano.

#1905 Red17

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:45

I cannot believe that any driver is going to dictate to Roger Penske who he can assign to a car that he owns; certainly not Joey Logano.

I meant block in the sense that he made it look like that Hornish's chances with Penske in the Cup are very small now that they signed Logano.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:49

danica and cole whitt have run at a similer level in most races, but not many people rate eury jr.
dale and mark martin both ran much worse with him

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:51

Are those many other drivers any good or just make-weights?



At the wekend she finished just behind Montoya and ahead of Ambrose in the Sprint Cup race, and they have far more experience in Nationwide cars. She is not competetive, but she's learning and not making a fool of herself.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 13:38

At the wekend she finished just behind Montoya and ahead of Ambrose in the Sprint Cup race, and they have far more experience in Nationwide cars. She is not competetive, but she's learning and not making a fool of herself.


Then I must ask why she got out of the car after her qualifying effort and after declaring it was loose, she followed up with the statement that she "didn't have a clue" as to what to tell the team to try to make it better.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:48

Then I must ask why she got out of the car after her qualifying effort and after declaring it was loose, she followed up with the statement that she "didn't have a clue" as to what to tell the team to try to make it better.



As was said by one of the front runners who didn't even realise that he was missing a shock-absorber, he had to be told by his pit after the television broadcaster showed it in close-up...

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 14:57

Personally I think Dale Jr is cut from a similar cloth.

I agree, although being in the car he is now, I am also sure has opened his eyes to what is possible. I've heard that when jr signed with Hendrick he has undergone some serious tutoring on working with engineers. Apparently in his former rides they set them up however they wanted and jr. just drove 'em, he's working much closer now with the tech guys than he ever has. Perhaps that's why the Eurys were let go when he didn't see the same work habits on the team he owns.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:05

Then I must ask why she got out of the car after her qualifying effort and after declaring it was loose, she followed up with the statement that she "didn't have a clue" as to what to tell the team to try to make it better.

Which qualifying session was this? Cup or NNS? At Chicagoland?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:05

I was shocked at an interview with him earlier this year where he talked about all the changes he was making in-weekend but out of the car. It actually annoyed me because he's been with Hendrick for a few seasons now and had Johnson, Gordon, and Mark Martin as teammates. Did someone have to hit him with an ACME hammer to figure out you have to work at this stuff?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:19

As was said by one of the front runners who didn't even realise that he was missing a shock-absorber, he had to be told by his pit after the television broadcaster showed it in close-up...


To my knowledge, her car was intact at the completion of her qualifying run, and yet she was unable to debrief the team as to what may be needed by her to make the car handle better. Loosing a shock during the course of a race is a bit unusual; and unless the departing shock absorber went by the cockpit and was visually seen by the driver, I doubt many would know what was the primary source of their ill-handling car.

#1914 B Squared

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:22

Which qualifying session was this? Cup or NNS? At Chicagoland?


It was on in the background as I was working on a home project - it was definitely Chicago, I think it was the Cup car.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:34

I guess this is just Smokey getting used to fishing.

Which reminds me, one of these days OLB will have to explain me the whole Zemken/Smokey thing.

Dead weight.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:38

It was on in the background as I was working on a home project - it was definitely Chicago, I think it was the Cup car.

I recall her having the same difficulties at Bristol, and I think it's down to her running double-duty.
In both cases, Cup practice and qualifying sessions run directly after Nationwide practice and qualifying sessions.

So she's jumping into a car and attempting to understand what needs to be done, then getting straight into another car and has to figure it all out again 5 minutes later.
She's building miles but what is she learning this way?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 15:39

At the wekend she finished just behind Montoya and ahead of Ambrose in the Sprint Cup race, and they have far more experience in Nationwide cars. She is not competetive, but she's learning and not making a fool of herself.

Ambrose was running on 7 cylinders for most of the race.

Montoya barely finished ahead of Patrick. It was painful to watch.

As far as the level of competition in Nationwide, there is even greater disparity in equipment in N'wide. IMH&IO (In My Humble and Incomplete Opinion) Danica's equipment is championship caliber and the drivers ahead of her in the championship but with inferior equipment are in bold:

1 +1 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 982 Leader 26 4 5 16 20 1,223,760
2 -1 Elliott Sadler 973 -9 26 3 4 11 19 971,943
3 -- Austin Dillon* 948 -34 26 2 1 13 20 856,214
4 -- Sam Hornish Jr. 925 -57 26 1 0 8 18 745,863
5 -- Justin Allgaier 875 -107 26 0 1 6 16 776,208
6 -- Michael Annett 837 -145 26 0 0 5 12 680,923

7 -- Cole Whitt* 767 -215 26 0 0 3 10 651,873
8 -- Mike Bliss 722 -260 26 0 0 0 1 563,470
9 -- Joe Nemechek 634 -348 25 0 0 0 1 557,627

10 -- Brian Scott 633 -349 26 0 0 2 7 624,683
11 -- Danica Patrick 617 -365 26 1 0 0 2 601,866

#1918 jonpollak

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:03

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Here's Carl getting confused which end is the ass.

No he is NOT..
Had you been following along with us you would KNOW Shithead when you see it.

Now..
Just made some enquiries with a few 'REAL' racing folk I know.
They told me some facts about open wheel racers doing stock cars and the state of JRM.
Particularly....Danica.
To a man they all said she is doing as well or better than expected.
So...I will learn to cast aside those agendas so frequently proffered on here.

Jp


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:50

Now..
Just made some enquiries with a few 'REAL' racing folk I know.
They told me some facts about open wheel racers doing stock cars and the state of JRM.
Particularly....Danica.
To a man they all said she is doing as well or better than expected.
So...I will learn to cast aside those agendas so frequently proffered on here.

Jp


I'll forward a wild guess that there are possibly others who may also talk to a few 'REAL' racing folk that may have different opinions.

I can only speak for myself, but I'm unaware of any "agenda" that I'm frequently proffering.

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#1920 gm914

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 16:57

No agenda here.

#1921 Magoo

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 20:36

Personally I think Dale Jr is cut from a similar cloth.


Sure he is. He came up with the Eurys right alongside Tony Jr, and he has pushed that rock as far as he could. Won some races too. Ten years ago you could win with that approach. Now he is in the Hendrick system, which has taken some time to adapt on his part.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 22:24

I'll forward a wild guess that there are possibly others who may also talk to a few 'REAL' racing folk that may have different opinions.

I can only speak for myself, but I'm unaware of any "agenda" that I'm frequently proffering.


Not YOU ...Silly :lol:

I was chatting with two ex SHR guys who are working Nationwide this year.
Jp

#1923 Dilla

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 00:32

1 +1 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 982 Leader 26 4 5 16 20 1,223,760
2 -1 Elliott Sadler 973 -9 26 3 4 11 19 971,943
3 -- Austin Dillon* 948 -34 26 2 1 13 20 856,214
4 -- Sam Hornish Jr. 925 -57 26 1 0 8 18 745,863
5 -- Justin Allgaier 875 -107 26 0 1 6 16 776,208
6 -- Michael Annett 837 -145 26 0 0 5 12 680,923

7 -- Cole Whitt* 767 -215 26 0 0 3 10 651,873
8 -- Mike Bliss 722 -260 26 0 0 0 1 563,470
9 -- Joe Nemechek 634 -348 25 0 0 0 1 557,627

10 -- Brian Scott 633 -349 26 0 0 2 7 624,683
11 -- Danica Patrick 617 -365 26 1 0 0 2 601,866


One correction: Turner is not inferior to JRM, they are on the same tier.

It's funny you posted this. I was about to ask what's the whole deal with Hornish Jr. Is he going to be stuck in Nationwide until his contract runs out? I believe it was Rusty Wallace who made it sound like Logano has blocked any Penske seat in the Cup.

The plan is for another full-time NW season in 2013 at the least along with a part-time Cup schedule. First preference would be Hornish in a full-time 3rd Cup team, but obviously sponsors dictate that.

Edited by Dilla, 20 September 2012 - 00:41.


#1924 John B

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:56

I agree, although being in the car he is now, I am also sure has opened his eyes to what is possible. I've heard that when jr signed with Hendrick he has undergone some serious tutoring on working with engineers. Apparently in his former rides they set them up however they wanted and jr. just drove 'em, he's working much closer now with the tech guys than he ever has. Perhaps that's why the Eurys were let go when he didn't see the same work habits on the team he owns.


Underscores the job DEI did in the early 2000s, when Jr was a legit title contender esp in 2004 (the plate advantage was obvious, further evidenced by MW's 4 wins). Jr seems to have gotten past some of the lapses (missing pits, silly crash in a Daytona 500) during the heart of his Hendrick slump. He did start well for them in 2008, likely a burst of motivation after the team change. I do give a bit of credit for joining Hendrick to go up against JJ, JG, etc. Have wondered how much Hendrick thinks about Kyle Busch and Keselowski both getting away, though Kyle has been a consistent failure during Cup crunch time.

#1925 Dilla

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:18

Have wondered how much Hendrick thinks about Kyle Busch and Keselowski both getting away, though Kyle has been a consistent failure during Cup crunch time.

Keselowski wouldn't been associated with Hendrick in the first place if it wasn't for Jr. putting him in his NW car, though. And Hendrick had him pinned to replace Mark Martin, but Keselowski jetted to Penske to replace David Stremme. Hence, Kasey Kahne in the 5.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:20

Have wondered how much Hendrick thinks about Kyle Busch and Keselowski both getting away, though Kyle has been a consistent failure during Cup crunch time.

I believe if Hendrick had really wanted to keep Kyle, he would have, there is no doubt he could have matched up w/ Gibbs in the $ department.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:58

Not YOU ...Silly :lol:

Jp


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 16:51

Keselowski wouldn't been associated with Hendrick in the first place if it wasn't for Jr. putting him in his NW car, though. And Hendrick had him pinned to replace Mark Martin, but Keselowski jetted to Penske to replace David Stremme. Hence, Kasey Kahne in the 5.

I understand that Keselowski wasn't really popular with old fart guard at Hendrick's team, though I don't remember the details.

#1929 Jim Thurman

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 21:42

The passing of the real #24:

http://www.nationals...ws.com/?p=64540

#1930 gm914

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 23:43

The passing of the real #24:

http://www.nationals...ws.com/?p=64540

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RIP Cecil Gordon.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:52

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RIP Cecil Gordon.



Could you please post this pic over in the "mentioned in passing " thread over in the Nostalgia forum.

BTW where IS Horseshoe N.C.?

Paul

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:06

BTW where IS Horseshoe N.C.?


Just west of South Mills, NC...... :wave:


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:53

Can't be too far from Dismal Swamp then...

#1934 Lemnpiper

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:01

Could you please post this pic over in the "mentioned in passing " thread over in the Nostalgia forum.

BTW where IS Horseshoe N.C.?

Paul


Thank You for posting that over in the Nostalgia thread GM914

#1935 gm914

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 02:06

Thank You for posting that over in the Nostalgia thread GM914

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#1936 Dilla

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:59

Smith expects to be out of the #78: Regan Smith, who piloted Furniture Row Racing to its breakthrough first victory on the Sprint Cup tour last season, has been told he won't be back in the organization's #78 car next year. Smith confirmed the news to NASCAR.com after qualifying Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. "I've been told it appears I won't be back here next year," Smith said. Furniture Row's general manager, Joe Garone, could not immediately be located for comment. Smith didn't want to speculate on the reasons behind the impending change and he said he's unsure if he will finish the season in the #78 Chevy (NASCAR.com).
AND Regan Smith does not believe he will return to Furniture Row Racing in 2013, possibly opening the door for much-maligned driver Kurt Busch. Furniture Row general manager Joe Garone has expressed interest in hiring Busch since January and the team has been seeking sponsorship to field a second car for him. Busch confirmed Friday that he has talked with Garone as well as other teams. "They've shown good interest and so have others," Busch said. "There's a handful of contracts sitting on my desk and it's just a matter of going through some detail with each of the teams." Furniture Row general manager Joe Garone said in an email Friday that his team is interested in Busch but that Busch has talked with other teams as well. Richard Petty Motorsports is among the organizations that has not signed its drivers for next season and also could be a candidate for Busch. When asked Friday if he would be back with Furniture Row next season, Smith said, "I don't believe so."
"There's a lot to it, is the best way I can put it," said Smith, who moved to Denver last year to be closer to the Colorado-based team. "It's a place where I've been for a while. I'm happy here. I like it here. But sometimes change isn't bad, either." Smith said he has been talking to other teams about 2013.(Sporting News)(9-21-2012)


Anybody remember Scott Lagasse Jr.? A former Ganassi developmental driver who had a bunch of rides shut down due to lack of funds about three years ago? He's back.

Lagasse, Jr. looking toward full time effort in 2013: It's taken a couple years, but Scott Lagasse, Jr. will make his business plan a reality this weekend with his new team's debut of the #8 Chevy at the Kentucky Speedway. Lagasse's TeamSLR will make selected NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Kentucky, Kansas Speedway and the Homestead-Miami Speedway before embarking on fulltime schedule as early as next year. Sponsorships with the Boy Scouts of America, HybridLight.com and Incredible Pizza have been signed to long-term deals. A technical alliance has been created with Tommy Baldwin Racing, which includes engines from Richard Childress Racing. Cars are being prepared in Charlotte and at a shop at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine, with plans to eventually base the entire operation in St. Augustine. Lagasse has 49 career Nationwide starts with five top-10 finishes. He was ranked in the top 10 in 2009 when car owner Bryan Mullet let him go. Four races later, Mullet's team was out of business. A year later, Lagasse Jr. again was in the top 10 when car owner Mike Curb scaled his operation back. A total of 26 drivers worked for Curb in 2010 and 2011, and the team no longer is in the sport. After those disappointments, Lagasse faced the difficult option of making one final push into NASCAR or finding work outside the sport. He decided to use his business degree from Flagler College to create his own opportunity instead of relying on others. His father, three-time SCCA national champion Scott Lagasse, serves as the team's president, while veteran Brad Parrott is the crew chief.(St Augustine Record)(9-20-2012)


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:11

It's a shame NASCAR and the industry are so keen on marketing and casting Danica as Wunderwoman, the one and only gal pony lore shtick, that they'll willfully throw Johanna's achievements into the oblivion bin.
For much less than what Johanna is doing they did a shitload of soul tending for Erin Crocker. She even had a column in nascar.com IIRC.
I wish Danica well, but it's quite a stark contrast in treatment. Oh it's a money thing I'd forgotten... Silly me.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:57

It's a shame NASCAR and the industry are so keen on marketing and casting Danica as Wunderwoman, the one and only gal pony lore shtick, that they'll willfully throw Johanna's achievements into the oblivion bin.
For much less than what Johanna is doing they did a shitload of soul tending for Erin Crocker. She even had a column in nascar.com IIRC.
I wish Danica well, but it's quite a stark contrast in treatment. Oh it's a money thing I'd forgotten... Silly me.


You do realise it's possible to watch Nascar for the racing (admittedly it's not as good as it could be) and not the marketing?

While I have defended Danica Patrick a couple of times on here, I've got nothing against Johanna Long - she looks like a decent driver so far, though there isn't a lot to go on right now. Danica didn't have a great race last time out, but I don't think the points difference is a fair reflection of her performance vs Cole Whitt. Some of the DNFs are her fault, some aren't. Unless you think that running at the front at Road America and Montreal was all car, in which case I will refer you to: http://forums.speedt...-equipment-rank

If JRM was winning equipment, then Cole Whitt would have a lot more top 5s. I would say Penske, Roush and RCR are definitely ahead of them, possibly Turner as well. RCR pretty much dominated the last race with their cars placing 1st, 3rd and 5th. Dillon and Sadler made it look like an old F1 race out there.

I'm going to step away now before the discussion goes sour.

#1939 the9th

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 13:33

I'm going to step away now before the discussion goes sour.

No need to, at least from my part. All I'm trying to say is that it'd b sad if they weren't putting the right emphasis on Johanna's performances in fear that it would detract from all the Danica hype. I' like to think they can both coexist. Pony, and partners (sponsors, NASCAR, anyone that has invested in her), have made good use of the fact that she's a (or perhaps 'the') woman.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 20:16

No need to, at least from my part. All I'm trying to say is that it'd b sad if they weren't putting the right emphasis on Johanna's performances in fear that it would detract from all the Danica hype. I' like to think they can both coexist. Pony, and partners (sponsors, NASCAR, anyone that has invested in her), have made good use of the fact that she's a (or perhaps 'the') woman.


Well I don't really pay much heed to that part of the NASCAR circus, I just watch the races. The reason why I felt the need to defend PSP is because everywhere I look on the web the tide of opinion seems to be the opposite - that she should leave and I recall at least one article on the NASCAR website questioning whether Danica belongs in the Nationwide field. Written right after the Montreal race, no less. :confused: I could understand her getting flak for something like wrecking Sorensen but she did everything right in Canada, only for the crew to ignore her concerns about the trackbar in qualifying.

I don't really know enough about Ms. Long to comment further - the main hindrance in the operation she drives for seems to be the lack of support personnel, especially on pitstops.

#1941 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 23:03

Kurtis to Furniture Row.

#1942 Dilla

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 00:41

Travis Pastrana to run a ThorSport Toyota for his Truck debut at Vegas.

#1943 gm914

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 00:47

Bubba's back! Running the JGR #20 in the Nationwide series at Dover. :up: Ryan Blaney will be in #22 Discount Tire Dodge too.

I hope James Finch somehow finds a way to run in 2013.

#1944 pingu666

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:29

I think long had a tough start in nns and looked abit out of depth, but she's improved a lot, and she's 19?

there's been much less danica in recent races

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:02

I like how JGR is handling Wallace with this part-time schedule. Instead of throwing him into any random race, they started on short tracks that Wallace had previous experience in with the K&N series. Now they are increasing the size of the track a bit, at Dover, where Wallace also have had K&N seat time. Hopefully, Wallace will run a 1.5 oval or two prior to the end of the season so he can get NASCAR approval for Daytona next year if they choose to run him.

Edited by Dilla, 25 September 2012 - 03:03.


#1946 Dilla

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:51

According to Ray Dunlap, the top two short tracks likely added for the 2013 truck schedule are Myrtle Beach Speedway and South Boston. The road course (only one will be used most likely) is likely going to be Mid-Ohio; Mosport, Virginia International, or Lime Rock was in the rumor mill but are less likely. Portland International Raceway is a super longshot.

#1947 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:12

Mid Ohio? :lol:

Not only will I watch that, I may attend.

#1948 Risil

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:21

+1

I'd watch them at Mosport or VIR too.

#1949 gm914

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:53

Mid Ohio? :lol:

Not only will I watch that, I may attend.


I'd go to Lime Rock if it happened.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 17:32

According to Ray Dunlap, the top two short tracks likely added for the 2013 truck schedule are Myrtle Beach Speedway and South Boston. The road course (only one will be used most likely) is likely going to be Mid-Ohio; Mosport, Virginia International, or Lime Rock was in the rumor mill but are less likely. Portland International Raceway is a super longshot.

I took a Skip Barber class at VIR. I'd be strongly inclined to think about going.