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#1 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 15:40

We have all three series at the same track for a true tripleheader weekend.

Trucks are already practicing today but not televised.

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

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

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#2 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 15:50

Anyone else think Texas II should be at Circuit of the Americas? Puts a road course in the chase...


Edited for errant apostrophe

Edited by Ross Stonefeld, 01 November 2012 - 18:27.


#3 gm914

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 15:55

Anyone else think Texas II should be at Circuit of the Americas? Put's a road course in the chase...

Couldn't agree more. :up: Give it a couple of years and I think it will happen.

BTW thanks again to those who PM'ed me re: Sandy. You guys are so nice.

Truck News:

Couple of names to look out for this weekend. German Quiroga returns to the series, as does Brendan Gaughan and Ryan Blaney.
Brandon McReynolds straps into the Turner #4, and Cup guys Aric Almirola and Kyle are in it to win it.

Nur Ali however, after being called to a meeting with NASCAR, has elected not to run, and instead will race at PIR.

Edited by gm914, 01 November 2012 - 16:06.


#4 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 16:14

Nur Ali however, after being called to a meeting with NASCAR, has elected not to run, and instead will race at PIR.

http://www.usatoday....-texas/1672239/

#5 gm914

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 16:20

Looks like Kyle's running the triple.

+/- on F-bombs dropped for the whole weekend?

#6 Red17

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 18:54

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

Motors TV to air the Nationwide race live. Technically it's 2 Nascar races on Sunday for the europeans.
http://www.motorstv....de?d=2012-11-04

Also good to hear gm914 is fine, tho I admit I was unware he was in the hit zone.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 23:26

Also good to hear gm914 is fine, tho I admit I was unware he was in the hit zone.


We're all good mate. :up: Our roof hatch blew straight off the roof, but we kept power throughout the whole thing.

Piquet P1 in er, P1. Held P2 on his first run, instantly fastest on the second. Seems comfortable.

Followed by:
Kligerman
Buescher
Peters
Coulter
KyBu
Townley -assuming the throttle stuck-
McReynolds
Paludo, and
Sauter.


#8 gm914

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:09

Looking good lads. P1 again in Prac 2.

#9 Risil

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:28

Damnit, GM, I thought you were Australian!

Glad to hear you're unscathed though. :)

Edited by Risil, 02 November 2012 - 01:28.


#10 Dilla

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:44

I don't really think NASCAR would be all that entertaining on a Tilkedrome.

#11 gm914

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:02

Risil, I am Australian. Transplanted 13 yrs ago.

That was a good session for Turner. 1.Piquet 2.Paludo 3.Buescher.



#12 Red17

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:48

I don't really think NASCAR would be all that entertaining on a Tilkedrome.

Acording to the cota thtead, Tilke was givem a premade layout

#13 gm914

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 14:04

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Better than Taylor Swift I guess...

#14 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 14:21

We'll all be shitting ourselves if he wins.

#15 gm914

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 14:22

We'll all be shitting ourselves if he wins.

Depends...

#16 Red17

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 17:58

Im getting my tinfoil hat.
Watching the Cup pratice and I cannot believe the adds im seeing.

#17 gm914

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 18:08

?
Haven't watched, what's going on?

I think this practice sets the qualifying order. From the positions I've just seen on twitter, JJ may have a hard time this weekend.

#18 Red17

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 18:17

?
Haven't watched, what's going on?

Speed is airing adds for F1 2012, and Danica in the latest Sonic racer. (yes, she is racing blue in the NNS, update you jinxes)

Edit: Ah yes, and a Ku Bu special: «Kurt Bush The Outlaw», that title almost makes him look harmless.

Edited by Red17, 02 November 2012 - 18:23.


#19 gm914

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:10

Hell yeah! Piket picks up his third Pole Award of the year.

Sporting a sweet Tag Heuer paint-scheme too.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:36

I got a question for you all. Why are guys taking only left side tires during races? Is this something relatively new?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:38

Rounding out the Top 10 are:

#31-James Buescher
#18-Kyle Busch
#32-Miguel Paludo
#22-Joey Coulter
#19-David Mayhew
#5-Aric Almirola
#09-Stroker Ace
#3-Ty Dillon
and
#7-Parker Kligerman

Starting line-up

Edited by gm914, 02 November 2012 - 20:47.


#22 Red17

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:39

I got a question for you all. Why are guys taking only left side tires during races? Is this something relatively new?

I believe it's basically a way to make pit stops faster, tho it doesn't seem to work in all tracks, and I am pretty sure they use it only in early-mid race distance.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:41

I believe it's basically a way to make pit stops faster, tho it doesn't seem to work in all tracks, and I am pretty sure they use it only in early-mid race distance.



That's what I was thinking, you save the time of having to run in front of the car two times. I guess you do increase the grip somewhat too.

Thanks!

Edited by SR388, 02 November 2012 - 20:41.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:42

I got a question for you all. Why are guys taking only left side tires during races? Is this something relatively new?



where tyre wear isn't an issue they usually do it for track position particularly if they pit under caution- amazingly for something that has all the aero of a house brick, NASCAR has the same "dirty air" issues that you see in F1 and Indy Car- and near car parity makes overtaking on the 1.5 mile tracks very difficult

#25 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:49

I think the why is why left-sides. It used to be a right-side-only thing. Which makes sense, that's the loaded tire.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 20:51

I think the why is why left-sides. It used to be a right-side-only thing. Which makes sense, that's the loaded tire.


Yeah. Exactly. That's my question.

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#27 gm914

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:11


I can see in a splash-n-go situation where the gas-man has to empty half a can, they might as well dive in there and take two lefts if they figure there'll be no time loss vs just waiting for the gas-man and taking no tires.
Changing two lefts must be quicker than taking just two rights, right?

#28 Red17

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:20

Changing two lefts must be quicker than taking just two rights, right?

Even more if you are the Mclaren crew.

Meanwhile JJ seems to be doing another Vettel impersonation (tho the reverse would actually be true), pole so far.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 21:29

Yeah. Exactly. That's my question.

Maybe cos they changed just the rights on the previous stop.

Depending on the track, how the car is set up, and the compounds (different for L and R sides of the car), the lefts can actually wear faster, too.

#30 gm914

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 22:06

I think this practice sets the qualifying order....JJ may have a hard time this weekend.

I'm like Bizzaro Jp. :mad:

#31 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 22:47

Who's in for the Truck race?

#32 Jim Thurman

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 22:50

Speed is airing adds for F1 2012, and Danica in the latest Sonic racer. (yes, she is racing blue in the NNS, update you jinxes)

Edit: Ah yes, and a Ku Bu special: «Kurt Bush The Outlaw», that title almost makes him look harmless.

Ads for F1 2012? You mean Abu Dhabi and the rest of the season...or do you mean 2013? :confused:

Perhaps whoever is involved (SPEED, PR folk) are simply trying to market Kurt Busch in the same manner as another driver :lol:

Edited by Jim Thurman, 02 November 2012 - 22:51.


#33 gm914

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 23:02

Jim I believe it's F1 2012 The Videogame

One hour til green, OLB. Reporting early.

#34 Watkins74

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 23:09

Who's in for the Truck race?

I will be flipping back and forth from the Trucks to Gold Rush.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 23:14

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Better than Taylor Swift I guess...

I suppose this answers the age old question about nature calling during the race.

#36 pingu666

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 23:23

typicaly when they do left side tyres its because the left side tyres are too soft, and lose performance more than the harder right sides.

exceptions would be plate races (grip isnt much of a issue) and nns/truck where there very limited on tyres, so taking left sides means you can put on 2 rights later on (which would typicaly be more effective)

left side only is probably 2 seconds quicker as on the right side only change the crew have to run back before the driver leaves the box

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 00:10

well anthem sounded abit gay, and piquet might look like clark kent in glasses?

#38 gm914

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 00:16

WWJWTD?

#39 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 00:22

Poorly, whatever it is.

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#40 gm914

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 00:33

Man that truck is fast tonight. 2 second lead.

#41 gm914

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:02

I bet there's F-bombs happening right about now..

#42 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:07

Man that truck is fast tonight. 2 second lead.

Yeah not bad. They can't show him too much cos he's stinking up the show!

#43 gm914

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:11

What are Texans doing on a Friday night? I know it's just NCWTS, but is there anyone at the track?

#44 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:35

19 laps to go...who's going to take this one?

#45 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:36

Man I've been kinda watching it in the background, WTF happened to Piquet?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:38

19 laps to go...who's going to take this one?

Looks good for Sauter. His car just came on in the last 60 laps. Dude's fast.

#47 Dilla

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:38

Nothing, Truck is a bullet on fresh tires, but gets super loose after a couple of laps.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:39

Nothing, Truck is a bullet on fresh tires, but gets super loose after a couple of laps.

Yeah this.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:39

Nothing, Truck is a bullet on fresh tires, but gets super loose after a couple of laps.

Well, he's still in 3rd....oh look KyBu in 4th after being on pit road with his hood up.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:53

Well I'll say this. Texas Motor Speedway is definitely a mile and a half long. :yawnface:

Thought Piquet might have been able to grab second there, with Klig saving fuel and only two fresh tires. Oh well.