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#51 gm914

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:17

Hell yeah Cale Gale! That was intense.

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#52 Dilla

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:17

CALE GALE! THAT RHYMES!!

It was genius how he pinned Kyle to the wall to prevent his run.

It reminded me of Kurt vs Ricky Craven in that [even more] epic finish at Darlington in 2003.

Edited by Dilla, 17 November 2012 - 03:21.


#53 juicy sushi

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:21

I'm guessing no one here saw this:

Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) tweeted at 5:08 PM on Fri, Nov 16, 2012:
hey @keselowski, would this be a bad weekend for me to pay you back for all those times you wrecked me? i mean i do owe ya a couple.
(https://twitter.com/...562706158309377)

#54 Dilla

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:23

I'm guessing no one here saw this:

Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) tweeted at 5:08 PM on Fri, Nov 16, 2012:
hey @keselowski, would this be a bad weekend for me to pay you back for all those times you wrecked me? i mean i do owe ya a couple.
(https://twitter.com/...562706158309377)

Saw it, but he was joking, so. . .

#55 GustavoB

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:55

Great Race....Great Championship....Great Champion!!

It's a shame that we will be without this races until next year. :(

Piquet from 12th to 4th, amazing restart with 4 new tires!

In the last lap when Kyle and Cale collided I thought isn't the last lap. So we would have another prorogation...But soon after that I woke up :blush:

Great win from Cale Gale, Kurt bush face was hilarious in the post race interview.

James Busher was the guy with more victories so it's a well earned championship too.

First year that I was so close to the Trucks series and I love it. :love:


#56 Watkins74

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:16

Pretty good season for Piquet jr.

4 Poles
2 Wins
9 Top 5's
15 Top 10's

He had a few horrible finishes due to crashes that really pulled his results down.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 19:18

Pretty good season for Piquet jr.

4 Poles
2 Wins
9 Top 5's
15 Top 10's

He had a few horrible finishes due to crashes that really pulled his results down.

Yeah he still needs some seasoning to become a legit championship contender.

#58 gm914

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 21:14

Pretty good season for Piquet jr.

4 Poles
2 Wins
9 Top 5's
15 Top 10's

He had a few horrible finishes due to crashes that really pulled his results down.


I agree. He just won the 2012 Pole Award for most poles, had wins in 3 series and a very strong run toward the end. You've got to think Turner and co are happy enough to bring him back.
Early season DNFs hurt him though. Maybe finally getting to VL in the series has settled him down. He's been pretty good since.
Those 5 DNF's are way more than anyone else in the Top 10. Heck, even JWT had only two. :blush:

But to put a positive spin on it, 5 DNF's and 15 Top 10's means he finished, when he finished, only twice outside of the top 10 all year. 

I'm glad to have watched this season and followed it closely. 2013 is going to be epic.

BTW for anyone who didn't catch Cale Gale's badassery last night, check this out. (Play it again, Piquet fans, and watch Nelson's last run off the re-start. Pink Truck, 6 rows back, high-side. Impressive.)

How can you not root for the kid after this post-race interview. Polar opposite of the Silver Spoon.

Edited by gm914, 17 November 2012 - 21:22.


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 21:34

Nationwide in under 30 mins. The starting line-up is who you'd expect:

Busch on pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway: #54-Kyle Busch won the Coors Light Pole for the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a speed of 167.984 mph.
Rounding out the Top 10 are:

#2-Elliott Sadler
#3-Austin Dillon
#6-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

#18-Joey Logano
#31-Justin Allgaier
#11-Brian Scott
#88-Cole Whitt
#00-Blake Koch,
and #5-Regan Smith.

Apparently a big pile up in Cup practice forces pole-sitter Logano, Denny Hamlin and Greg Biffle to go to back-ups.
Keselowski now shifts up to the 'pole-spot', but Ambrose starts off the proceedings from the outside line.

An easy early bonus point for BK for leading a lap, surely.

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#60 Red17

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 21:42

Final curtain call for the Challenger, go for it boys.
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#61 gm914

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 21:59

Red17 :up:

Surprised that Ryan Blaney is actually in the #22 car- looked like that hit last night rocked him quite a bit.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 22:07

Nationwide in under 30 mins. The starting line-up is who you'd expect:

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An easy early bonus point for BK for leading a lap, surely.


Good point.

The Hamlin joke kind of fits what I was referring to earlier. He did retaliate on this very track in Nationwide a couple years ago after saying he would a week earlier. BK on in car afterward "Didn't even hit anything, that boy will never learn." DH raced him pretty hard late last week to keep him from getting back to the lead, which ultimately led to the pit stop and chain that dropped him back in the field. Had Johnson not had his problem and they wound up virtually even on points going in to tomorrow I think history and some vets possibly being rankled at an upstart grabbing a title could have played a role in how he was raced compared to the open doors for TS and CE last year.

#63 pingu666

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 23:26

did I miss much? Woke up with 80 to go...

#64 Red17

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 23:28

So far all seems to falling right in place for Ricky. Aparently that restart was just for a last showing of the Dodges and PSP.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:00

lagono wrecks jo long :-(

#66 gm914

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:10

Stenhouse wins the championship.

Regan Smith takes the win.

#67 Red17

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:18

2 races, 2 championship leads defended. Will the Cup follow the trend?

#68 Jim Thurman

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 00:19

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Holly Farms? I would think more like Crisco.

#69 dbltop

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:39

At the track for the weekend here in South Florida ( got sunburned today ). Kyle B also hit the wall today in happy hour but they managed to fix the damage so he is staying in his primary car for tomorrow. Keselowski will be on pole because of Logano going to a backup.


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 13:42

Logano, Hamlin, Biffle, Smith

All to the back, Hamlin and Biffle got together in practice and took Logano out.
Don't know what happened to Smith.

What do we all think of the livery changes for next year ? And the possible digital cockpit ?


#71 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 13:54

The sponsor thing on the roof looks clumsy and crowded. And this is my chance to bang the drum again for moving the numbers to the quarter panel and having the doors for sponsorship.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 13:58

What do we all think of the livery changes for next year ? And the possible digital cockpit ?

I like the driver's last name being displayed on the top of the windshield idea.
Trying to think who has the longest surname in NASCAR right now. I wonder if they'll let Tony Stewart use 'SMOKE', or Mark Martin 'EPIC SWAG' lol.
Better yet, who's going to have it printed backwards, for the intimidation factor?

#73 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 14:14

Odds on the first NASCAR driver to change their last name to a sponsor?

#74 Crafty

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 15:52

Odds on the first NASCAR driver to change their last name to a sponsor?


They wouldn't do that.. would they ?

On a semi related note I wonder if Scott Speed introduces himself by saying I. Am. Speed. in a CARS type way ? :)

From twitter:

Brad Keselowski ‏@keselowski
What a guy! ---> @joeylogano: Hey @keselowski I got you the front row

:D

Edited by Crafty, 18 November 2012 - 16:39.


#75 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 15:56

Look up a guy named John B&Q :lol:

#76 PaulC2K

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 17:10

Right, so this might seem like a silly request, as we're all well aware, we ALL want Hamlin to win the Chase (right?), so im making a late call for anyone who has a spare time machine knocking about just gathering dust and with nothing better to do than to pop back in time with a dozen pairs of shoes and see if we can change the history of a handful of race results NNS Montreal style.

I know what your thinking - "screw Denny"... but i know your kidding, you joker you. But really your thinking "i've got a time machine, but someone else with one will offer to do it, so i wont bother", dont sit back and do nothing, fire up that time machine and put it to good use, maybe we could go back a little further and convince Danica to stick to just doing GoDaddy adverts & photo shoots, and explain the term 'wrecking' to her, so she understands its her opponent she's meant to take out not herself, a bit like she was doing when just trying to race cleanly with them half the season.

So, who's with me!??
Time wasters need not apply, Time travellers only please.

#77 Crafty

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 17:21

Excellent!

Except my name isn't Bill and you aren't called Ted. :D



#78 Dilla

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 17:23

Wtf?

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#79 jonpollak

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 17:45

Hey Gang...
Look who was playing in seat 22F as sat down on my Jet Blue flight from JFK to PSP..
Ok kids..Time to play guess that 3 letter airport code game to find out where I am...

Off to the DublinSquareBar to get them to tune in side by side wide screens for F1/Homestead.

And...get this!!!
I tweeted a NASCAR driver for the first time in my life
I iz down wit all the massive now huh.

Jp

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#80 Red17

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:04

Roll Call.

Who's on double duty?

#81 Watkins74

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:08

Roll Call.

Who's on double duty?

I will be devoted to the F1 race until it's over then switch to the Cup Championship. Go JJ!

and jp, I believe that is Palm Springs Airport, I use that when I visit my brother-in-law in Rancho Mirage.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:21

And we have a winner (bogus 48 selection notwithstanding)
Jp

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:23

I will be devoted to the F1 race until it's over then switch to the Cup Championship. Go JJ!


Same here.. except the 'Go JJ' part. :p

#84 Yhamm

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:24

I'll watch both Nascar and F1 at same time. Well, not for a long time as F1 should be near the end when Nascar will start

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:24

Is it green yet?
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#86 gm914

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:30

Yep, but I'm still on F1. Ambrose leads. BK third.

#87 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:32

That's Edwards in blue/white, Keselowski is 5th

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:46

well, that was good one for a return to the US
Now for championship race...

#89 jonpollak

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:54

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#90 Red17

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:04

A bit of a risky strategy from BK to race JJ, or is he guarding himself from Gordon?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:06

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Jp

I'm over the moon for Hammy's win, as well. What a stonking race.

Now, JP. What moves are we making to make sure the only air we're catching next year around this time is up in that huge tower at COTA?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:08

I'm over the moon for Hammy's win, as well. What a stonking race.

Now, JP. What moves are we making to make sure the only air we're catching next year around this time is up in that huge tower at COTA?


We need a benefactor...know any rich people?
Jp

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:11

slow and sure stop for los dos
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#94 Crafty

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:15

Roll Call.

Who's on double duty?


me, but didn't have a screen free to open this thread :)

green again now

#95 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:15

I am all over it. Like a campaign volunteer spotting Katy Perry at a campaign rally.

#96 gm914

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:18

Watching now. Kyle blowing up?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:18

I'm over the moon for Hammy's win, as well. What a stonking race.

Now, JP. What moves are we making to make sure the only air we're catching next year around this time is up in that huge tower at COTA?


Can I be the foreign correspondent ? :)

Do phoenix the weekend before, then to Austin ?
Lots of hot rod stuff in Austin apparently.

Hey gm914, hows the neighbourhood ?

Edited by Crafty, 18 November 2012 - 21:19.


#98 gm914

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:25

All good Crafty.

Race could do with some action. I'm still in F1 mode lol

#99 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:28

Can I be the foreign correspondent ? :)

Do phoenix the weekend before, then to Austin ?
Lots of hot rod stuff in Austin apparently.

Hey gm914, hows the neighbourhood ?


If we road trip it we can do a day of sight seeing in Juarez...


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:53

If we road trip it we can do a day of sight seeing in Juarez...


Of course, you would want it during the day, when everyone is asleep.

(Just checking to see if posting is possible.)

(Possible--but sloooow.)

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