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Poll: Which race are you most excited to watch? (47 member(s) have cast votes)

Which race are you looking forward to the most this weekend?

  1. Spa F1 Race (46 votes [97.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 97.87%

  2. Baltimore Indycar Race (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Atlanta NASCAR Race (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Other (please specify) (1 votes [2.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.13%

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#1 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:05

What's up, boys? I'm up early today and bored.

Yep, it's a night race (actually starts in daytime) the same day as SPA and the Baltimore Grand Prix. Good luck convincing your Significant Other that it's absolutely vital to watch all three. Got any tips? My main one is that it's a three day weekend here in the States and we can do whatever she wants on Monday.

On to the details!

Tune in sched: http://www.nascar.com/races/tune_in/
Jayski: http://www.jayski.co...ASCAR-Race-Info

Edited by OfficeLinebacker, 30 August 2012 - 16:29.


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#2 goldenboy

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 12:18

watch spa, then nascar, get a few hours sleep and catch a plane to milan for monza :clap:


yeeeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

#3 Prost1997T

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 14:17

Indycar at Baltimore (why do people still call it IRL? Are they still upset about the split?)

#4 pingu666

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 14:24

same thing different name, no big deal imo

alms on saturday then?

#5 pingu666

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 14:25

http://siriusxmsport...om/robby-gordon

robby on the helmet throwing

#6 gm914

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 15:13

C'mon man, it's SPA!!

Only if you were comparing a Darlington or Watkins with a Bahrain or a Valencia, the NASCAR race would get my vote.

Trucks:
Paulie Harraka has been given the boot. Aric Almirola will take the #5 this weekend. Wauters Motorsport decided not to run at MIS and Bristol, and looks like they've decided internally it wasn't working out with Paulie at the helm.

Should be a fun truck race. Kurt's running a Phoenix Racing truck (where'd they get that from?) with brother Kyle (whos pulling triple-duty this weekend) in the KBM #18. BradK puts Ryan Blaney in his #29.
Apart from that, all your favorites are there, including JWT, whose trucks sponsor listing is still under TBA.
I mean come on, you and I both know it's Zaxbys. Are they too embarrassed to publish their name you think?

Edited by gm914, 30 August 2012 - 15:20.


#7 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 16:31

C'mon man, it's SPA!!

Only if you were comparing a Darlington or Watkins with a Bahrain or a Valencia, the NASCAR race would get my vote.

Hey I was the first person voting in this poll.

I'd have picked Baltimore because I was invited to go watch from a suite in a building outside of T1 but they flaked on me.

#8 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 16:38

Baltimore, because you know it has the best chance for a breakout of crazy.

Though a Sunday Night NASCAR is good too, there's nothing else to do.

#9 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 17:25

http://siriusxmsport...om/robby-gordon

robby on the helmet throwing

I can smell the sour grapes through my monitor. Sheesh.

#10 gm914

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 17:43

Hard to believe, but Kurt and Kyle have never run in the same Truck race together.

Pastrana makes his final scheduled NNS start of the season too.

#11 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 18:17

We should have a betting pool on how many spins he has in the race, lap of the first spin, and lap-gap between subsequent spins.



#12 jonpollak

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 18:31

Loving wife and I will be in Ostuni therefore.. "I MISS ALL THE RACING"
Unless I manage to somehow find a nice little cafe with RAI 1 at around 1:50pm on Sunday... ;)

Jp

#13 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 18:43

Back in the day IRL was on Italian TV live, and one of the basic ones everyone seemed to have. I could always watch F1, MotoGP, and Indycar without any problem.

#14 tweiss

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 18:47

Wake up Sunday...have coffee and enjoy SPA ... best race of the year!
Watch (and nap) INDY in afternoon ... I live in Baltimore... not a chance i am going downtown to get killed for that...

Watch NASCAR till I fall asleep... fire up DVR Monday to see who won!

What an outstanding day of racing nirvana!!!

#15 X61

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 02:07

Paulie Harraka has been given the boot.

It's about damn time. I guess the Drive For Diversity checks stopped coming in.

#16 pingu666

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:15

might miss the truck race, have to be up early the next day :(

#17 gm914

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:46

might miss the truck race, have to be up early the next day :(

It'll be a fast race, and you'll feel terrible having missed all the action. :p

#18 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:49

Watch (and nap) INDY in afternoon ... I live in Baltimore... not a chance i am going downtown to get killed for that...

LOL! I am probably watching from my living room, too. (Rockville MD here)

#19 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:51

It'll be a fast race, and you'll feel terrible having missed all the action. :p

I'm finding myself more and more interested in the Trucks and N'wide because I know for sure I'm catching some rising stars (namely the Dillons and Piquet) and the races are shorter and more interesting.

Main attraction of Cup now is the access to telemetry and radio transmissions.

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#20 artista

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 15:40

dammit! I don't have the smallest chance to watch the Cup race, it starts almost at 2 a.m. and next day is the first working day :(

#21 Watkins74

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 16:58

dammit! I don't have the smallest chance to watch the Cup race, it starts almost at 2 a.m. and next day is the first working day :(

Don't show to work on time...if you do they will expect it every day. :D

#22 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 17:03

Don't show to work on time...if you do they will expect it every day. :D

Seriously. Probably 90% of success is what we experienced guys call "Managing Expectations."

Just kidding. I'm not experienced, but a couple more decades of successful management of expectations and I may get there.

#23 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 17:06

Alright, I'm psyched for tonight. I'll be all raced out by Sunday evening so I have a feeling tonight's race will be my favorite NASCAR race of the weekend.

#24 artista

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 17:42

@Watkins and OLB:

:lol: Thank you for the 'advice'

#25 gm914

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 17:48

Piquet fastest in final practice :up: Really like the look of the DrinkB paint-scheme.

#26 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 18:58

Piquet fastest in final practice :up:

I just came here to post this.

#27 f1seb

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 21:24

I can smell the sour grapes through my monitor. Sheesh.



Robby is insane.

#28 gm914

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 22:38

Dillon The Younger wins Atlanta pole:
Ty Dillon, driving the #3-Bass Pro Shops / NRA Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, was the fastest qualifer with a top speed of 177.357 mph to win the Keystone Light Pole for the Jeff Foxworthy's Grit Chips 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. This is his second pole in 2012.

Rounding out the Top 10 were:
#2-Tim George Jr
#31-James Buescher
#18-Kyle Busch
#30-Nelson Piquet Jr.
#13-Johnny Sauter
#32-Miguel Paludo
#17-Timothy Peters
#7-Parker Kligerman
and #88-Matt Crafton.

#29 pingu666

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 22:43

robby has a point, he got fined for throwing a helmet, someone got fined for throwing a helmet at him, tony didnt get fined



#30 gm914

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 22:47

Was Todd Bodine fined for the helmet throwing at Piquet a couple weeks back? I don't remember reading about it..

#31 gm914

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 00:01

Reporting in. Who's got their grit chips ready?

#32 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 00:24

Reporting in. Who's got their grit chips ready?

me

#33 Myrvold

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 00:25

Reporting in, maybe. Maybe try a NASCAR-comeback after Montreal now. Though, just writing NASCAR and Montreal in the same sentence, still raises my heartbeat and makes me pissed.

#34 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 01:02

any good jwt tweets?

#35 gm914

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 01:05

any good jwt tweets?

 ;)

#36 gm914

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 01:10

Man, over half way? Ok now paying attention.

#37 Dilla

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 01:45

Kyle Larson is impressive.

#38 gm914

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 01:53

Kyle Larson is impressive.

Did extremely well in his second start. Dude was sideways!! Every lap!

Nice one DTY.

#39 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 16:39

Jesus Hillbilly Christ.

The 33 is sponsored by that Super PAC of supposed spec ops people who are pissy with the President. I know NASCAR leans conservative but come on guys, let's keep it out.

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#40 gm914

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 20:55

Agreed.

Slow day here. Is everyone thinking can we just get on with the chase?

Anyway, Nationwide starting line-up:
#54-Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole for the NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 176.280 mph. Rounding out the Top 10 were:
#6-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
#33-Kevin Harvick
#38-Kasey Kahne
#18-Denny Hamlin
#12-Sam Hornish, Jr.
#2-Elliott Sadler
#22-Brad Keselowski
#3-Austin Dillon,
and #44-Mike Blilss.

Pastrami 16th and Patrick 17th

Edited by gm914, 01 September 2012 - 20:57.


#41 gm914

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 21:07

Will be pulling for Hornish, Whitt, PSP and Buescher.
Pastrana spins twice. +/-?

#42 Andrew Hope

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 21:20

Gonna try and watch the race tonight, who else we got? Starts in a little over an hour I think.

#43 gm914

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 21:33

1h 45m from now.


#44 Andrew Hope

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 22:51

Anyone got a stream? I can't find anything on the usual sites..

#45 gm914

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 23:01

Hunting around too mate.
PMed you Hope.

Edited by gm914, 01 September 2012 - 23:10.


#46 grackle

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 23:13

Feeds would have been delayed by a Football game. ESPN in the states and TSN2 in Canada.

#47 Watkins74

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 23:19

Let's go Kyle. Win this thing.

#48 gm914

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 23:22

If Sadler DNFs I won't be too upset.

#49 Andrew Hope

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 23:26

Thanks for the PM, trying to figure out which link works.

#50 gm914

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 23:29

Thanks for the PM, trying to figure out which link works.

Bottom of 2 or maybe try 4.