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#1 Slowinfastout

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 14:39

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#2 Slowinfastout

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 14:58

I took the liberty of creating the thread for this weekend :cat: Not gonna make it to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve this year, so I'm going to watch on TV.

Weather should be fine: http://www.weatherof...7_metric_e.html

Thursday is FREE open day at the track, btw. Busy day with Grand-Am and the other support series running. Wish I was in town.. :mad:

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 15:14

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Pensksis!!!!! We hates Pensksis zhem! Gollum!
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Ahem. Back to topic.
Motors TV will air live the Magic Sparkle Series on Saturday evening for Europeans: http://www.motorstv....=2012-08-18&h=4
Seems like a good day to catch up on MX action.

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#4 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 15:39

Oh sweet. Carpentier has unretired again. And Kyle is in by the looks of it.

#5 Slowinfastout

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 15:46

Billy Johnson is an interesting entry, he was doing a great job warming up the car for Carl Edwards in the previous years. Now it looks like he's doing the whole weekend in that very good car.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 15:49

Even though I know it's not going to happen. This is JV's race! Kyle might make it hard, same for Billy Johnson. But this should be JV all the way(just like last year...)

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 15:56

Fellows, Hornish, McDowell, Villeneuve, Ranger, Tagliani, Busch, Johnson, Carpentier... maybe Scott and PSP with an outside chance.

The winner is defo in that list, the others are just trying to survive.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 18:51

Even though I know it's not going to happen. This is JV's race! Kyle might make it hard, same for Billy Johnson. But this should be JV all the way(just like last year...)



I don't think Jimmy Vasser races these days.....

Ol' Jack Newtown is going to be lucky to get a top 10.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 19:26



#10 Slowinfastout

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 19:36

:rotfl:

Wow lol, a lot of effort went into that!

It's incredible the power Villeneuve has, people are being dumped left, right and centre in NASCAR, but when it's JV the internets goes apeshit. :D

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 19:50

It's not pretty after going through google translation, but here's an article about the possibility of the Montreal race becoming a Sprint Cup event:

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The honcho of Octane Management said it hoped to make this happen by 2015, or "in those waters."

"They need to see it as an opportunity, said Dumontier. I understand there are 36 races in a season, and they do not or will add not let go one necessarily. "But it is the only race outside the United States, there are scores of plays (my edit: the TV ratings are) incredible since 2008 on ESPN, so I aim to have short-term, and I'm going even further than that and I would say we should be the first road course of the Chase. There are none currently in the final, and I think Montreal should be. "

The Commissioner of the Nationwide Series, Joe Balash, but wished to recall that because of the tight schedule of Sprint Cup, this file will be very complex to manage and that the decision does not take into shouting chisel.

"It will be difficult, because there are many trials on schedule and it takes a lot to move a Sprint Cup race, Balash said. We are still receiving many inquiries about it, no matter where we go, and you should know that there are many things to consider before making this decision."

Original: http://www.rds.ca/na...ues/346411.html

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#12 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 19:58

With so many of the tracks owned by NASCAR, good luck getting them to dump one of their revenue generators.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 20:05

With so many of the tracks owned by NASCAR, good luck getting them to dump one of their revenue generators.


Yeah, afterall it's the promoter being interviewed.. but it would be awesome to have a proper NASCAR weekend with both series like last week at the Glen.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 23:19

Sweet! Called it. Kurt's in the KBM #18 Truck. Eyes on "Other PK" in his RHR debut.
Looking forward to all 3 races this weekend. :up: Edit: 4 if you count Grand Am. Go Brumos!

Will there be PSP/Villain-ouef drama? Probably not, but the media will be ramming it down our throats.
Poutine or Mac 'n jeez?

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 23:45

There isn't going to be a road course in the Chase. Perhaps another road course in the regular season but likely at the expense of one of the Pocono dates. Pocono is one of the few non ISC or SMI tracks and is struggling to support two dates. I'd also look for one of the Loudon dates to move to become the second Vegas date. A second Vegas date could be in the Chase, but not where Bruton wants it as the final race of the season.

I'd rather see Indycar back in Montreal rather than Cup.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 00:14

Will there be PSP/Villain-ouef drama? Probably not, but the media will be ramming it down our throats.

Jocks is doing fine on his own.

http://www.foxsports...3-1226449920695

I'm cheering for Billy Johnson. And Hornish. And for Stenhouse and Annett to survive.

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#17 gm914

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 00:20

Jocks is doing fine on his own.

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#18 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 14:30

>Not Rooting for Andrew Ranger
I Seriously Hope You Guys Don't Do This.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 15:50

Feel like a bit of a douche treating these threads a bit like a diary the past few weeks, but here's your weekly update on how shit is going.

Wasn't kept after my training ended at that job I got, which sucked, scared the shit out of me, and most sadly meant I couldn't go see Jp last weekend (sorry Jp). But thanks to one of the extremely rare parts of my brain that has actually grown up, I had kept applying to other places all through the past month and I got hired at a new place only a few days afterwards. Plus, I got my final pay at the first job, which I didn't think I was going to get. To celebrate, I obtained some whiskey for the first time in a while last night, one thing led to another, and I ended up calling back a girl I used to hang around with a while back because she's been calling me a couple times a week for the past two months, and I stupidly promised to go and see her this weekend. Then I remembered HOLY **** NASCAR IS IN MONTREAL!

Thus, I'll go give her a seeing to tonight, high-tail it out of there tomorrow around noon, be back here to watch the race with you guys at 2 or 3 or whenever it starts, ????, profit. I'm sure she's used to being ditched for racing from the first go-around with me, and in my defense, whereas most girls have to worry about the guy sneaking out of bed and running right out of the house, all she had to worry about with me was sneaking out of bed at 6am to go to the basement to watch the German Grand Prix. When you seriously say to someone 'Sorry, sweetheart, but racing's been here for me since the 1995 Indianapolis 500 and you just showed up in grade 9', they tend to figure out what kind of person you are in a big ****ing hurry. I'm not saying I'm proud of myself, but it is what it is. Fingers crossed for a good race, see y'all tomorrow.

(P.S. - you know you're a racing fan when you're dialing a girl's number on your phone shitfaced at 3 in the morning, and when you try to recall the last time you saw her, immediately the thought 'I think it was sometime around Suzuka 2010' forms in your brain).

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#20 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 15:54

Righteous

#21 Jimisgod

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 16:04

Yeah, afterall it's the promoter being interviewed.. but it would be awesome to have a proper NASCAR weekend with both series like last week at the Glen.


Road America first please. :love:

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 16:14

Jocks is doing fine on his own.

http://www.foxsports...3-1226449920695

No hate there at all.

#23 Slowinfastout

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 16:16

JV, Tagliani and Johnson on top after second practice.

..followed by :eek: Danica Patrick.

http://www.nationwid.../practice/22/2/

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 16:19

At this point I just hope JV doesn't embarrass himself. I wish Piquet Jr. didn't have a conflict and could be in Montreal.

Michigan usually isn't one of the more entertaining races, it could be a snorefest compared to last week.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 16:22

Say what you want about the man, but Veelnoove is top quality entertainment every time he's in Nationwide.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 16:25

Say what you want about the man, but Veelnoove is top quality entertainment every time he's in Nationwide.

I always enjoyed the guy but his driving has become desperate. Same thing happened with Boris Said, everyone loved him until he tried to win his 2 Cup races a year by crashing into everyone.

I would love to see JV run clean and win this weekend.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 16:28

Discount Tire openly criticized Villeneuve after Road America, and now I notice the sponsor name for the car on the NASCAR page is just Dodge, instead of the usual SKF/Discount Tire.

funny that

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 16:43

Discount Tire openly criticized Villeneuve after Road America, and now I notice the sponsor name for the car on the NASCAR page is just Dodge, instead of the usual SKF/Discount Tire.

funny that


lol. JV went to america again cause he was tired of the politics in F1 right?
Hope he doesn't get boored this race.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 17:04

So Pantomime Villen-euve was fastest in both NNS sessions, huh?
Meanwhile, back in 'merrca, Coulter was fastest in prac 1 and Paludo fastest in prac 2 @ 186mph. That's three hundred clicks in the old country.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 17:17

McDowell was fastest in first practice.

If you can tolerate the french, there's a small video report of the two sessions: http://www.rds.ca/na...ues/346443.html

Stenhouse had a small scare, almost was collected by Danica while facing the wrong way.

(also, the usual sponsors are not on JV's car, there's just Dodge.. not good :well: )

Edited by Slowinfastout, 17 August 2012 - 17:28.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 17:35

JV, Tagliani and Johnson on top after second practice.

..followed by :eek: Danica Patrick.

http://www.nationwid.../practice/22/2/

http://www.nationwid.../practice/22/1/
But McDowell was fastest in P1 and Owen Kelley was 4th fastest in KyBu's 54.

Andy Ranger nowhere really, he'll be lucky to finish top 10.

I'd love to see a shootout between JV, KyBu, and Tags. Carpentier will finish 5th or so.

I don't really see Billy Johnson doing much as he's too inexperienced. And it will be a toss-up whether Ron Fellows or Pat Carpentier finish ahead--they'll be about on equal footing.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 17:42

Ranger's Nationwide car is a trashcan. He's P1 in the Canadian Tire series.

Another Quebecer with sub-par equipment, L-P Dumoulin is actually doing the weekend with an oval chassis, apparently something happened at Watkins Glen to the other(s) road-course cars the Randy Hill team has..

Carpentier says his car is excellent on old tires, so not sure about qualy but race pace should be great. IIRC he said the exact same thing last year, then it turned sour, because Steven Wallace

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 17:53

So jayski messed up?
http://www.jayski.co...al2012prac1.pdf

http://www.jayski.co...al2012prac2.pdf

And I didn't know Owen Kelly was in Montreal! Awesome. Another Aussie from Tasmania who was pretty handy in V8Supercars.

Edited by gm914, 17 August 2012 - 17:56.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 18:00

It rains in Montreal #napa200. Now on track. Canadian Touring.

BTW, Tag is also driving a Daytona Proto this weekend, and he's quick, P3 in practice 3.. :stoned: Paul Tracy is in another DP as well.

http://www.grand-am....d...=6383&sid=1

Edited by Slowinfastout, 17 August 2012 - 18:06.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 18:33

So jayski messed up?
http://www.jayski.co...al2012prac1.pdf

http://www.jayski.co...al2012prac2.pdf

And I didn't know Owen Kelly was in Montreal! Awesome. Another Aussie from Tasmania who was pretty handy in V8Supercars.

Jayski and NASCAR.com disagree on the results of Practice 1.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 18:35

so whats the over under on how many people JV punts off the track and blames it on brakes this time?

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 20:03

so whats the over under on how many people JV punts off the track and blames it on brakes this time?

Depends. Are you talking about qualifying or the race?

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 20:36

Qualy coverage just started on RDS..

They're saying there shouldn't be any rain, but if it began to rain in the middle of the session and they 'completely lose the track', the procedure would be to use the times from the first session.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 21:17

Austin Dillon spun and aborted his qualy lap..

Didn't know that, he's coached by Max Papis for the roadies.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 22:20

Speed jump on the "Call me maybe" cover bandwagon.



Awful lip syncing and utterly cringeworthy but man Kenny Wallace gots the moves :D

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 22:45

Tagliani got the pole :up:

Hornish P2 just ahead of Villeneuve.

I'm quite impressed with Danica (P4) and Cole Whitt (P7).

Edited by Slowinfastout, 17 August 2012 - 22:57.


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Posted 17 August 2012 - 23:02

Carpentier with great insight:

The cars are faster than last year so it's going to be very very difficult to make the distance on 2 stops strategy.

Kyle Busch is coming tomorrow, he's gonna start at the back, do just a couple of laps before stopping and be on the optimal strategy.

He also says it's going to be fun with JV and miss Patrick starting next to each other :lol:

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 23:21

So, second row for Jock Vil Oeuf, with Pony right beside. Beaten by Sandwich. The 12 lookng good.
Is it my impression or has JV bulked up a little (or is it the usual oversized gangsta overalls?)? How much is Danica gaining on acceleration here with her mini flyweight frame? Beware of DP, Jack, she's lean and mean.
And why is Kyle starting at the back?

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 23:24

Because Kyle wasn't in the car in qualification, it was Owen Kelly. Busch is in Michigan.

Kelly seems quite friendly with JV, they showed quite a long chat with smiles and thumbs up after the session.

JV was actually quite pissed in his interview, said he let the car down and braked too early for several corners. The pressure is sky high and I don't have a good vibe about this at all lol.. it's hard to imagine the mess if he clashes with PSP again.

Edited by Slowinfastout, 17 August 2012 - 23:32.


#45 gm914

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 23:29

And why is Kyle starting at the back?


I believe KBM had Owen Kelly run the car for practice and qualifying, as Kyle was busy in Michigan.
Not entirely sure of the rules, but its probably because Kyle wasnt the qualifier, he will start from the tail-end.

Wish it was Kelly getting the drive.

Edit: SIFO beat me to it ^

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 23:32

Because Kyle wasn't in the car in qualification, it was Owen Kelly. Busch is in Michigan.

Yeah, that's what I wanted to know, who was behind the wheel. He's done a decent job.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 23:39

Wish it was Kelly getting the drive.

Seconded.
But maybe:

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 00:17

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Nelsinho's tribute to his dads 60th birthday.
He has 'PIKET' on the side of his roof also. Apparently Nelson Sr used the name to hide from his father the fact he was racing as a youngster. :cat:

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 00:27

Mark Martin claims pole for Sundays 400.
Rounding out the top 10 were:
#99-Edwards
#48-Johnson
#17-Kenseth
#5-Kahne
#21-Bayne
#56-Truex, Jr.
#9-Ambrose
#83-Cassill
and #27- Menard.

JPM is 25th.

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BTW here's Jacques and the Discount Tire Dodge #22.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:58

Is Discount Tire on the hood, or just Dodge?