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#1 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 13:44

Sup folks? NASCAR's Cup guys to go Charlotte this weekend with Nationwide there on Saturday as well. So once Jimmie Johnson wins, what will the standings look like? What will the Nationwide standings look like after the press tout "Austin Dillon impresses again with Charlotte victory?"

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

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

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#2 Dilla

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 14:00

Jr. out, Regan Smith will fill in the next two races and Allmendinger will get his chance in the 51.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 14:05

Jr. out, Regan Smith will fill in the next two races and Allmendinger will get his chance in the 51.

Are you serious? I was hoping I had seen the last of the Dinger.

Pretty surprising about Jr.

#4 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 14:16

Jr drove with concussion symptoms several years ago. That was part of the impetus for more rigorous checking of concussion like symptoms in NASCAR.

So is James Finch just a glutton for punishment?

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 14:23

Scrolling through the NNS Entry List, there's a few guys on double-duty:

Sam Hornish Jr
Denny Hamlin
Beavis Kawolski ©
Kevin Harvick
Kyle Busch

On the other end of the spectrum we have Angela Cope, John Wes Townley, and Hollywood stuntman Stanton Barrett back in the field.
Way back.

I see Jeffrey Earnhardt listed also.


#6 Youichi

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 16:27

and Hollywood stuntman Stanton Barrett back in the field.
Way back.


Is that Sr or Jr (both are Hollywood stuntmen) ?

I recall seeing Sr spin twice behind the Pace car at Montreal a couple of years ago.....

#7 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 16:42

The younger one is the NASCAR one.

#8 gm914

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 16:55

Didn't Sr hold the land-speed record at one time?

#9 Myrvold

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 16:56

Though, the Sr. one also raced some races in the "sprint" cup in the old days? I seem to recall having seen that somewhere.

#10 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 17:20

The younger one is the NASCAR one.

They've both raced in NASCAR fairly extensively but the younger one is the one who's raced more in the past ten years.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 18:19

Though, the Sr. one also raced some races in the "sprint" cup in the old days? I seem to recall having seen that somewhere.


Yes, I remember him being in early 1980s races...

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 23:48

I'm somewhat impressed Jr decided he needed to sit out and sought out a doctor's opinion as well. As we're seeing in other sports, concussions are proving to be more serious than initially thought. I'm sure there are many drivers that would have just toughed it out. Maybe this will start a trend of drivers being more cautious with their health. I'm also a little curious to see if NASCAR takes any measures to step up its concussion testing.

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#13 Dilla

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:05

Biffle on pole.

I'm somewhat impressed Jr decided he needed to sit out and sought out a doctor's opinion as well. As we're seeing in other sports, concussions are proving to be more serious than initially thought. I'm sure there are many drivers that would have just toughed it out. Maybe this will start a trend of drivers being more cautious with their health. I'm also a little curious to see if NASCAR takes any measures to step up its concussion testing.

He didn't tell anybody when he got the concussion at Kansas five weeks ago, which is probably why got this one. His hand was pretty much forced this time.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:11

Interesting livery on Finch's car this weekend...

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I wonder if NASCAR will make any changes to the rule about trips to the infield care center after a crash. Jr didn't have to go as he was able to drive his car back to the pits. If he had gone it might've been picked up a little earlier.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:13

Whenever I think of Stanton Barrett, I think of that hard crash he had at California.



#16 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:58

Holy crap they are averaging over 190 here.

#17 Lemnpiper

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:48

Ok Folks let's see if anyone can figure out if this is a record for family participation in nascar.


With Dale Jr out this weekend it marks the 1st time in ---> 1072 <---- races (sept 1979) that an Earnhardt will NOT be competing in a Winston/Nextel/Sprint cup level race on a given weekend .

My question is did the Petty's ,Allison's or any other family or solo family member put together as long a streak?.

Have fun.


BTW if you wanna do other series as comparisons be my guest.




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Posted 12 October 2012 - 16:12

Someone get Jeffrey in a Cup car. Doesnt even matter if its a start'n'park. Keep the streak alive!

33 years is gonna be hard to beat.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 18:05

I'm somewhat impressed Jr decided he needed to sit out and sought out a doctor's opinion as well. As we're seeing in other sports, concussions are proving to be more serious than initially thought. I'm sure there are many drivers that would have just toughed it out. Maybe this will start a trend of drivers being more cautious with their health. I'm also a little curious to see if NASCAR takes any measures to step up its concussion testing.



mmm well it might also be because he knows he can't be champion this year so why risk it?? whereas at Kansas he was third in points but an extended break may have dropped him out of the top 10

would imagine that there will be more empty seats than usual this weekend

as for the race- anyone but Jimmie Johnson winning it- preferably Hamlin, Keslowski or Gordon

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#20 Myrvold

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 22:25

So... Nationwide on Motors tonight? or not? Any streams?

#21 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 22:37

So... Nationwide on Motors tonight? or not? Any streams?

Yeah baby! I don't know about any streams but it's on ESPN. Green flag in a little over an hour (7:45 pm Eastern approx)

How many laps down will Danica finish? I'm giving 3.5 you pick the O/U.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 23:17

Reporting in. I'll take the under on that one. Danica finishes on the lead lap tonight.

Angela Cope down in the double-digits though.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 23:36

I'm still bummed out by the loss of the Three Amigos on SPEED...
I'll take Under for the Pink Pony tonight.
Jp

#24 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 23:49

You guys seriously think she'll finish less than 4 laps down?

#25 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 23:50

Angela Cope down in the double-digits though.

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 23:51

'Angela double digits...'
Nice work Casandra
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#27 loki

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 23:54

Wow, that was quick. Took out her own radiator.

#28 gm914

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:00

You know when I said double digits, I was obviously referring to water pressure..

#29 X61

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:00

Wow, that was quick. Took out her own radiator.

Which is refreshing since I'm used to the Cope twins taking out other drivers.

#30 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:13

Is there still bad blood between Hornish and Allgaier>

#31 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:18

Who's #30? Danica thinks "he's a dick!"

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:19

Is there still bad blood between Hornish and Allgaier>

Based on Sam's interview I'd say it's all good :cool:.

#33 gm914

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:23

Who's #30? Danica thinks "he's a dick!"

Her old buddy Buescher.

#34 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:23

Who's #30? Danica thinks "he's a dick!"

Maybe it was 38 Brad Sweet. Either way it was hilarious watching him mess with her and listening to her get all whiny on the radio about it.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:25

The 30 is Buescher.

opps, gm beat me to it.....

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:39

Buescher is Piquet's teammate in trucks, right?

Seems like Buescher is about a year ahead of PK, right?

Report: 33 thinks he hit something.

Brad K also hit something but "it wasn't anything big, maybe a piece of Bear Bond or something"

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:44

Water bottle maybe?

Yeh I think Buescher is a year ahead of Piquet. A lot more experience in stock cars of course.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:44

Danica 10th and... last on the lead lap! but she should soon be 1 lap down too

edit: or not, caution! seems a big hit for Bliss

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:46

I love how they ask drivers how to score maximum points. Try to win maybe?

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#40 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:47

Danica 10th and... last on the lead lap! but she should soon be 1 lap down too

edit: or not, caution! seems a big hit for Bliss

I beg to differ, he kind of tapped the wall then the jersey barrier.

Also I'm not entirely sure he broke something, looks like he dipped the inside wheels on the apron but I guess we'll find out.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:52

I beg to differ, he kind of tapped the wall then the jersey barrier.

Also I'm not entirely sure he broke something, looks like he dipped the inside wheels on the apron but I guess we'll find out.

Yeah, before the replay I thought it had been harder on the inside wall

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 00:53

loving the pink cars :)

#43 gm914

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:00

Anyone notice that Ruth's Steakhouse commercial? Pretty sure that was Dany Bahar.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:04

Anyone notice that Ruth's Steakhouse commercial? Pretty sure that was Dany Bahar.

Dude, do you know how many other things are on tonight? Can't waste my time with commercials!

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:09

Dude, do you know how many other things are on tonight? Can't waste my time with commercials!

This is the only show with wheels, so this is the only thing I'm watching. :p

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:14

So Brad K has like a balled up chunk of bear bond wedged in his rad grille.

They tried to take it out at the last pit stop but they couldn't get it out. He's getting a little hot, not pushing water. Water at 275. Starting to lose a little power.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:21

PSP doing pretty well here. I'd like to know how differently Pemberton has approached the role with her compared to Eury.

Hey, Matthew Stafford. I met that cat last week.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:24

PSP doing pretty well here. I'd like to know how differently Pemberton has approached the role with her compared to Eury.

Hey, Matthew Stafford. I met that cat last week.

Was he wearing that special airbrushed POW tee shirt?

Is he a lady slayer (pegador)?

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:26

Was he wearing that special airbrushed POW tee shirt?

Is he a lady slayer (pegador)?


Bit of a dersche really.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:29

Hey guys, anything exciting happen in the race so far? just getting home.