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#1 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 18:47

Sup folks? Who remembers what happened the last time the NASCAR Sprint Cup series raced at Daytona International Speedway?

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Yeah, that's right. We saw:
  • Tweeting from the back stretch
  • Dale Jr entering and exiting the porta potty cam!
  • A footrace to the porta potty
  • Dave Blaney leading the race
  • Tide with millions of dollars of product placement that money couldn't buy

Will this weekend be just as wild? Who knows? But here's the critical information you need to follow along and see for yourself. Nationwide is Fri night, Cup is Saturday night.

Tune in sched: http://www.nascar.com/races/tune_in/

Jayski: http://www.jayski.co...ASCAR-Race-Info


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#2 Risil

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 19:03

If they're going to top this February's race we'll need Kurt Busch to clear the barriers in Turn 1 and collide with the camera helicopter while flicking Vs at Brian France.

#3 Watkins74

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 19:05

As long as I live I will never forget old DW saying "someone should jump in that truck and drive it off the track" while it was fully ablaze. :drunk:


edit: grammer...rats.

Edited by Watkins74, 05 July 2012 - 22:50.


#4 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 19:52

I wish someone had, so we'd have a river of fire all the way to the pits.

#5 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 21:17

I wish someone had, so we'd have a river of fire all the way to the pits.

Well they could have pulled it forward a hundred feet so it was just a puddle of burning fuel in the grass. And of course a triangular sheet of fire a hundred feet long.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 21:58

Sup folks? Who remembers what happened the last time the NASCAR Sprint Cup series raced at Daytona International Speedway?

Tune in sched: http://www.nascar.com/races/tune_in/

*Puts on tinfoil hat*
Attention! Attention please! Command is done discussing ramps!
Be advised Pony Fans! Motors Tv has turned to Charlie! Yes! No Live Nationwide tomorrow! You will need to use the secret frequency that is included in chapter 59433 of your code box! Command has already recruited a valiant batalion of Trolls to flood Charlie's Head Quarters using Twitter ammunition. Please stay clear of that area for we expect massive collateral damage!
For our soldiers busy in LOR front, we have secured a delayed transmission on the regular channel at 2230 Sunday time, you can find it here: http://www.motorstv....=2012-07-08&h=4
Command also regrets to inform that it will also be busy facing the evil LOR tomorrow. But do not despair men! (And women!) Command has secured a last minute tactical nuke and will be back in time to assist General Montoya in his 3 stage plan to eliminate all modern track cleaning equipment.
All able personell are ordered to signal any presence of the following targets:
-Dry Cleaners
-Speed on ovals
-Ron Dennis
-Tasty burgers

Please be wary for the presence of the spanish inquisitor Don Alonso. He claims he is in England leading a race. We suspect it's a ruse.

Once all targets are properly signaled the general will unleash his wrath upon his enemies!
Good luck men! And good luck to the Challengers!

Edited by Red17, 05 July 2012 - 22:00.


#7 goldenboy

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:48

just wanted to come out of my lurker mode for a minute to say what a good job you guys do in these threads, they are the most enjoyable ones on autosport by far!

sunday morning nascar (in aus for a US sat race) has now officially become my new obsession. To the absolute disgust and contempt of my wife...



#8 gm914

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:05

Mmm I love the smell of a new NASCAR thread.
Actually that could just be the lingering jet-fuel.

I know Joonyah now owns the #42 in question, but whatever happened to the actual jet-dryer?
Would have thought they'd make a nice matching set. Maybe I'll make a mock-up 1:43 scale version..

goldenboy- I enjoy the NASCAR threads more than any other on here. Probably because we don't play the 'my driver is better than your driver' malarky that seems to have affected the entire board come the last couple seasons. Malarky I tell you!
That said, Ambrose is clearly the BEST! :wave:

Edited by gm914, 06 July 2012 - 02:06.


#9 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:06

I'm going with McMurray this weekend, 100% because of the Team America paintjob. He has a bald eagle painted on the side.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:44

I'm going with McMurray this weekend, 100% because of the Team America paintjob. He has a bald eagle painted on the side.

That's Ross, the eternal contrarian.
:up:
I think this weekend, being a plate race, I'm gonna pull for the 88.
obviously, once again, being a plate race, it's a crapshoot though.
Oh, and Golden Boy, check out Risil's OP on the irl threads, always a great effort...
'merrican racing is definitely not F1, it's adherents however are surely some of the most decent posters on Atlas


#11 Dilla

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:02

Denny is having some major back problems.

#12 Lemnpiper

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:58

Denny is having some major back problems.


All that extra money in his wallet from his new contract ?

#13 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:40

*Puts on tinfoil hat*
Attention! Attention please! Command is done discussing ramps!
Be advised Pony Fans! Motors Tv has turned to Charlie! Yes! No Live Nationwide tomorrow! You will need to use the secret frequency that is included in chapter 59433 of your code box! Command has already recruited a valiant batalion of Trolls to flood Charlie's Head Quarters using Twitter ammunition. Please stay clear of that area for we expect massive collateral damage!
For our soldiers busy in LOR front, we have secured a delayed transmission on the regular channel at 2230 Sunday time, you can find it here: http://www.motorstv....=2012-07-08&h=4
Command also regrets to inform that it will also be busy facing the evil LOR tomorrow. But do not despair men! (And women!) Command has secured a last minute tactical nuke and will be back in time to assist General Montoya in his 3 stage plan to eliminate all modern track cleaning equipment.
All able personell are ordered to signal any presence of the following targets:
-Dry Cleaners
-Speed on ovals
-Ron Dennis
-Tasty burgers

Please be wary for the presence of the spanish inquisitor Don Alonso. He claims he is in England leading a race. We suspect it's a ruse.

Once all targets are properly signaled the general will unleash his wrath upon his enemies!
Good luck men! And good luck to the Challengers!

This is so deliciously ridiculous. So is this:
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GM here are some specs on that jet dryer to get you started.


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#14 Crafty

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 17:11

I see Jeffery Eanrhardt is in the #15 for Rick Ware in NNS. Brad quickest in practice for NNS.

BTW Logano will drive the #18 for Hamlin in NNS, Bowyer is gonna run the #20

Cup get higher pressure rad caps, 32 psi this time (was 28 in Talladega, 25 for the 500).

Bill Elliot back for this race, 14th in practice, although only half the field ran.

Gibbs apparently trying to re-sign Logano and Hamlin, so if Kenseth is going there will JG run another car ?

#15 gm914

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 17:52

Crafty, Hamlin signed his extension during the week.
And in a fashion typical of the NY Jets, suffered an injury. Before the ink was dry.. :rolleyes:

Hang on a sec, Phoenix is running a N'wide car?
#1 with Kurt at the helm, sponsored by HendrickCars.com? Good for Finch.
Do they have a plate-track special or something?

Edited by gm914, 06 July 2012 - 17:57.


#16 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 18:04

I remember they ran at Daytona.

#17 gm914

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 20:46

Austin Dillon takes the Pole for tonight's Subway Jalapeño 250 with a speed of 177.340mph.

Rounding out the Top 10 were:
#6-Ricky Stenhouse
#88-Cole Whitt
#7-Danica Patrick
#33-Kevin Harvick
#1-Kurt Busch
#22-Brad Keselowski
#01-Mike Wallace
#18-Joey Logano
#11-Brian Scott.


#18 Risil

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 20:49

I'm disappointed that Cole Whitt is Californian because god damnit no NASCAR driver's name sounds cooler in a thick Southern accent than his does.

#19 gm914

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 20:52

I'm disappointed that Cole Whitt is Californian because god damnit no NASCAR driver's name sounds cooler in a thick Southern accent than his does.

Say it in a Keanu Reeves surfer accent and it still sounds like cool whip. :p
Im waiting patiently for him to get his first win. My girlfriend likes him because he's a ginger.

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#20 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 21:06

Dillon DQ'd from qualifying.

Edited by Ross Stonefeld, 06 July 2012 - 21:12.


#21 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 21:08

I'm posting this in the NASCAR and Indycar threads as a public service announcement(ie hey y'all check this nutty shit out)

http://www.sbnation....t-car-suspended

#22 gm914

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 21:24

Hope they're banned from racing. Morons.

BTW Dillon- illegalities two weeks in a row for that team. Amateur Hour.

#23 gm914

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 23:09

Matt Kenseth claimed the Pole for tomorrows Coke Zero 400 with a 46.781sec (192.386mph)

Rounding out the Top 10 were:
2. Tony Stewart
3. Ryan Newman
4. Kasey Kahne
5. Greg Biffle
6. Jeff Gordon
7. Bill Elliot
8. Casey Mears
9. AJ Allmendinger
10. Brad Keselowski

Top 10 in the Standings who qualified outside the Top 10:

12. Kevin Harvick
17. Jimmie Johnson
19. Martin Truex Jr.
24. Denny Hamlin
25. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
30. Clint Bowyer

Other notables:
11. Marcos Ambrose
13. Carl Edwards
15. Juan Montoya
23. Kyle Busch
29. Michael Waltrip
36. Kurt Busch

Nationwide set to go in around an hour. Who's in?
Update: Smoke will start 42nd- same infraction as Austin Dillon in NNS (open cooling hose in cockpit)
Ambrose moves into the 10 spot.

Edited by gm914, 06 July 2012 - 23:34.


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Posted 06 July 2012 - 23:16

I'm posting this in the NASCAR and Indycar threads as a public service announcement(ie hey y'all check this nutty shit out)

http://www.sbnation....t-car-suspended


What a mess

#25 jonpollak

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 23:38

Sound check over here in Seattle.
West coast time zone playing into my race watching....
Finally.

Jp

PS. Did I miss anything good @Silverstone today?



#26 Jim Thurman

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 23:42

I'm posting this in the NASCAR and Indycar threads as a public service announcement(ie hey y'all check this nutty shit out)

http://www.sbnation....t-car-suspended

Eh, you guys really need to get out more :) As someone who grew up frequenting short tracks, I've seen my share of incidents and brawls which make this one seem like nothing.

There is some relevancy to NASCAR since it involved Tyler Walker. Am I the only one who recalls him?

Look him up, though the most pertinent info will not be found in his Wikipedia entry (hmmm, some nice editing done by friends?).

Since most short tracks are independent, the most that usually happens is a ban at the track it took place at. The driver/team can usually simply drive to the next short track and race :)





#27 gm914

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 23:43

PS. Did I miss anything good @Silverstone today?

England put on its best Jubilee weather, so the boats were turning slowly again.

#28 shotcaller

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:07

PS. Did I miss anything good @Silverstone today?


I believe that Andy Murray was quickest in practice.


#29 gm914

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:27

How is Patrick sticking with these tandems on her own?

#30 Option1

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:29

Crap, I missed the start. Oh well, I'm here now, and a Wallace appears to have crashed. Ahhhh, not a Stephen.

Neil

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:31

Insert standard, "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel..." here.

#32 gm914

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:43

Hey Neil.
Not much of a crowd tonight. :(

#33 Option1

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:45

Apparently not. Either that or I really should have put pants on.

#34 Option1

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:46

Ahhh and so PSP is in a white car this evening. How confusement.

#35 gm914

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:52

That's clever marketing to call the Nationwide race the 'Subway Jalapeño 250'.
If they keep the pack as tight as it is, I predict there'll be a few drivers with sore asses tomorrow.

#36 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:53

Yahtzee

#37 gm914

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:55

Yup.

#38 Option1

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:56

<rimshot>

#39 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:57

Does Kurtis have a white dove of peace on his hood?

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#40 gm914

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:57

My timing is impeccable.
While im on this streak: Patrick wins this.

#41 jonpollak

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 00:58

Our girl is a fast lil' pony tonight...

Jp

#42 Option1

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:00

I am left wondering if this will be the race that "legitimizes" the princess.

Neil

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:01

OLB is gonna be pissed if he's not watching and Sparkles wins.
Dude are you out there!?

Whoa. 16 cars were involved.

Edited by gm914, 07 July 2012 - 01:05.


#44 jonpollak

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:08

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#45 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:08

There's enough guys in the top 6 to make life difficult for Danica. Allgaier, Logano, Stenhouse, Dillon, Hornish.

#46 Option1

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:11

Hmmm, so now she finally gets swallowed by the pairs, but she ran for a long time alone there in 3rd. Just long enough to make you wonder...

#47 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:12

Kurt's zippy for a bent car.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:13

OLB is gonna be pissed if he's not watching and Sparkles wins.
Dude are you out there!?

Whoa. 16 cars were involved.

Just got back. Didn't think the race started that early/would go so soon.

Yeah PSP is definitely in a stout car.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:14

Gibbs apparently trying to re-sign Logano and Hamlin, so if Kenseth is going there will JG run another car ?

Isn't it all but confirmed that Kenseth is going to Andretti next season? Or some Dodge team?

#50 Option1

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:14

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Jp

So she finally did nude shots.