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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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#101 gm914

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:57

Don't most guys throw empty bottles out though? K's was still full. Too warm? Too brown?

LMAO at Harvick slapping Brad on the cheek a couple of times and telling him "You sleep well tonight buddy" :evil:



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#102 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:30

Don't most guys throw empty bottles out though? K's was still full. Too warm? Too brown?

LMAO at Harvick slapping Brad on the cheek a couple of times and telling him "You sleep well tonight buddy" :evil:

I've seen half full bottles thrown out--we've seen super slo-mo of a Cup car's splitter hitting a half-full clear water bottle and creating a spectacular explosion.

And yes I reckon because it gets warm and they know then can get a cold one at the next pit stop.

Heck they sometimes get ice packs to put down their fire suits, and they throw those out once the ice has all melted.

#103 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:36

Steven Leicht's car that didn't make the field? The PAC is called Little Joes Autos.com?



Maybe it was contingent on making the field? http://www.jayski.co.../2012/33cup.htm

#104 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:59

Musta fallen through like Jerry Springer sponsoring KuBu. That all black is badass though.

#105 gm914

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 13:02

Musta fallen through like Jerry Springer sponsoring KuBu. That all black is badass though.

More likely the lettering is in stealth black, so we can only subconsciencely see it.

#106 nosaj100

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 19:20

Check Gluck's Twitter timeline.

Apparently,
-Brad threw no fewer than three water bottles out during the race
-He claims he threw the last one 10-15 laps before the last caution
-NASCAR explicitly clarified that drivers throw water bottles from their cars all the time and that it's never a caution

ESPN was just stirring things up and Harvick, being the hotheaded idiot he is, took the bait.

Also, I've seen drivers throwing water bottles from their cars and they always just drop them out the hole next to the window net.


I've also seen NASCAR throw cautions FOR water bottles, pieces of foam, etc thrown from cars. The water bottle is an old trick dating back decades. Whether or not NASCAR threw a yellow last night for it is debatable, but they are flat out lying when they say its never a caution. Kevin Harvick was right in at least one part of his quote, "NASCAR throws cautions when they feel like it".


Changing the subject a bit, I just saw an excellent show on ABC called "Chasing Speed". It follows MWR and the 15 car as they build a car to be ran at Indy. It shows stuff from conception, construction, pit crew training, marketing, race day events and everything the teams go through on a week to week basis. Unfortunately, I can't find any replay information. MWR's website says it replays on ESPN on Sunday at 2:30 (it didn't) so I don't know if its next Sunday or what. If you can track down this show on Youtube, torrents, or whatever, do so. It's about the most inside look into team operations as you're going to get.

#107 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:02

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.



What what!


I'm going with Martin. Experience, steady hand, gonna get him through this tire wear.

#108 Dilla

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:07

Watching NASCAR and reading fanfiction tonight. I don't who'll win specifically, but I do think it's someone outside of the top 12, but in Chase contention.

Edited by Dilla, 02 September 2012 - 23:07.


#109 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:33

Strong athem so far. Optimistic.

#110 Juablo

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:33

#42 will win.....





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#111 Cacarella

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:36

Gonna try and watch my first Nascar race from start to finish....

Wish me luck!

#112 Magoo

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:38

Strong athem so far. Optimistic.


Not a dry shitkicker eye in the house.


#113 Dilla

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:47

Gonna try and watch my first Nascar race from start to finish....

Wish me luck!

I would wait until next week, honestly.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:49

I would wait until next week, honestly.


Is this supposed to be a snorefest?

#115 Dilla

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:52

Not necessarily, but I don't think a 500 miler on a 1.5 oval is a good first pick for a first race. Daytona or a short track would be a better option. Richmond is next week.

#116 gm914

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:54

Yep. This is gonna be a looooong one, with some guys not looking for any trouble and driving safely.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 23:58

Wow , just noticed 325 laps... I'm gonna try and learn a bit more about the sport with this one but won't force myself to watch the entire thing.

#118 gm914

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:02

Well welcome!

#119 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:02

Gonna try and watch my first Nascar race from start to finish....

Wish me luck!

Welcome! Where are you watching from? What's your history in watching motorsport? If you have any questions, just ask here.

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#120 Cacarella

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:11

Welcome! Where are you watching from? What's your history in watching motorsport? If you have any questions, just ask here.



Thanks - Watching from Toronto Canada, and I've been watching F1 since the late eighties.

I actually have only ever tried to watch one NASCAR race last year but couldn't get into it.
After seeing the NASCAR race threads on this site I enjoyed the conversations and attitudes
I thought I'd give it a go again.

I'll definitely have questions about the acronyms used in the thread.

#121 gm914

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:12

Haha. PSP must be on your list.

It's Princess Sparkle Pony, our affectionate name for Danica Patrick.

#122 Cacarella

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:14

PSP, I would have never gotten that one - Thanks!

#123 Myrvold

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:14

After seeing the NASCAR race threads on this site I enjoyed the conversations and attitudes


Ye, it's quite something special. Even though I'm truly fed up with NASCAR, and doesn't watch atm. I still read the threads. It's far far away from the F1-style threads! :D

#124 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:16

I have a theory.

I wonder if the problem with these bigger tracks is not the speeds or the banking, but the size. So the cars get spread out. Evenly space cars are safer cars.

Imagine Martinsville going caution free. Exactly, you can barely do it.

#125 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:16

And Scott Speed leads! Guess he's not start-and-parking this time.

#126 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:17

I wonder if the problem with these bigger tracks is not the speeds or the banking, but the size. So the cars get spread out. Evenly space cars are safer cars.

I agree. What percentage of caution-causing incidents are single car (car losing control or losing a tyre or whatever) vs multiple-car ("racing incident" and related)?

#127 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:20

I've just noticed what sort of looks like a chicane just before Turn 1. I'd totally like to see them use that.

#128 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:23

I'm going to email in with a question. Every weekend until it gets answered.

What was the longest string of cars running in numerical order (as I watch Bowyer-15 and Stewart-14 racing), either ascending or descending order. And which race.



#129 gm914

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:23

Ye, it's quite something special. Even though I'm truly fed up with NASCAR, and doesn't watch atm. I still read the threads. It's far far away from the F1-style threads! :D

It's coz we be drinkin' :up:

#130 Juablo

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:23

Jr and JPM have worked their way through the field quite well so far

#131 Dilla

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:23

F-bomb.

Tony can fly on fresh tires, but after 6 laps or so, he's done.

#132 pingu666

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:24

there's a fun road course there

#133 Dilla

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:27

The Carl Edwards ESPN commercial makes me laugh.

#134 pingu666

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:30

yeah they are cool :-)

#135 gm914

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:31

Jr and JPM have worked their way through the field quite well so far

Jr has gone from p35 to p16. Clinching feels good!

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:31

Watching NASCAR and reading fanfiction tonight.

My girl is into that. What kind of fanfic are you into? She taught be what "shipping" means....is there such a thing as NASCAR fanfic? Can we shipt JPM with Chad Knaus (not in a sexual way I mean as driver-crew chief)?

#137 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:32

I'm still trying to get that Montoya to the #22 rumour going, but I've got about as much forward bite as Jeff Gordon right now.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:37

I'm still trying to get that Montoya to the #22 rumour going, but I've got about as much forward bite as Jeff Gordon right now.

I'm still trying to get the Ferrari to NASCAR rumor going.

#139 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:37

Yo, spaceman, come back to orbit around reality.

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#140 gm914

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:38

I'm still trying to get that Montoya to the #22 rumour going, but I've got about as much forward bite as Jeff Gordon right now.

If that happens and Montoya goes to Penske I will call him J Pee M.


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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:39

Yo, spaceman, come back to orbit around reality.

I'm telling you, they have top secret plans to open a plant in Alabama.

#142 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:42

JPM has been caught speeding.

#143 Dilla

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:45

My girl is into that. What kind of fanfic are you into? She taught be what "shipping" means....is there such a thing as NASCAR fanfic? Can we shipt JPM with Chad Knaus (not in a sexual way I mean as driver-crew chief)?

Various manga/anime, comic books, and TV shows.

I haven't read a NASCAR one, and googling it, I don't think I want to. :well:

#144 Juablo

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:45

Too fast in three separate zones :lol:

#145 Dilla

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:47

I don't want KyBu or anyone else with one win outside the Chase to win tonight. I want the stakes at Richmond to be as high as possible.

#146 gm914

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 00:48

That's Kenseth clinched then.

#147 Juablo

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:04

Various manga/anime, comic books, and TV shows.

I haven't read a NASCAR one, and googling it, I don't think I want to. :well:

Yeah, those NASCAR romance stories are...erm.....interesting :drunk:

#148 goldenboy

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:18

3.17am here, damn this shit is long. I'm out!

#149 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:21

Rooting for a caution very soon.

#150 Cacarella

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:22

I'm gonna have to start drinking,
I'm having a hard time following all the drivers (who are mostly unknown to me).