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#551 Red17

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 13:19

Bit like this spectacular machine?

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Or more recently:
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Pic by Jakob Ebrey

Im sure Ross will agree that this one offers even better tadem. By the way, still trying for the ARCA drive?

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#552 gm914

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 15:26

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Junior Johnson.

According to Racing Reference, he entered 40 races in a #26 car, winning 12 times.

#553 Magoo

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 16:09

The most infamous car to wear the number 26 must be Junior’s ’66 Ford Galaxie, aka the "Yellow Banana." For being all cheated up, it's right there with Smokey Yunick's '66 Chevelle. Here's a brief piece on the Banana...

Daytona 500 Countdown: Day minus 26 | Mac's Motor City Garage.com


Nobody said it was subtle...

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#554 gm914

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:27

Steven Wallace announces he'll run the Nationwide Charlotte race in his #66 car.

Edited by gm914, 29 January 2013 - 20:28.


#555 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:38

Book it.

#556 gm914

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:42

All the gory details:
http://motorsports-s...s-2013.html?m=1


#557 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:43

Steven Wallace announces he'll run the Nationwide Charlotte race in his #66 car.

This might make Nationwide races interesting again. The first few laps anyway.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:46

Steven Wallace announces he'll run the Nationwide Charlotte race in his #66 car.


First the 66, then the 99, then the 66 again, then the 99 again, and then the green flag drops and the race is under way.

#559 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 20:49

After they've re-arranged the bodywork I'll ask Rusty if I can drive the 69 at Mid-Ohio.

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#560 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 22:30

Steven Wallace announces he'll run the Nationwide Charlotte race in his #66 car.

AAAAAAND the over/under prop bet for Nationwide races is BAAAAAACK!

#561 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 22:32

^haha excellent!

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Interesting. I had no idea Pontiac ran with a slope-back. Rusty Wallace 1987.

That is one pretty car.

#562 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 22:33

Road America (with some bias) for me.

No bias necessary, that is the correct answer. Also looks like everyone agrees so let's get on with it!

#563 John B

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 23:12

There were thoughts that Pontiac would dominate with the fastback window when it was introduced the year before (along with the Monte Carlo a response to Bill Elliott's domination in 1985) but they simply didn't have the teams, I think Petty was their flagship well beyond his final 200th win. The all new Grand Prix that came out afterward was outstanding with Wallace in 1988-89 and brought a bunch of backmarker teams briefly forward, so they had something there.

It was a neat era with four GM divisions running distinct models that looked completely different. Going back a few years there were races with two different Pontiacs on the grid - LeMans and Grand Prix.

#564 Magoo

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 23:21

Steven Wallace announces he'll run the Nationwide Charlotte race in his #66 car.


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#565 Watkins74

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:36

This is a pretty nice JPM link on youtube. "Chevy42Team"

A lot of good content for Montoya fans.

http://www.youtube.c...m?feature=watch

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:15

Steven Wallace announces he'll run the Nationwide Charlotte race in his #66 car.

I just realized this is only one race.

But this is still relevant.

https://www.youtube....;v=I1e3zirpDaw#!

#567 LB

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:22

Countdown to Daytona is pretty relevant here:






As I'm Going...

#568 Magoo

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:26

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#569 Magoo

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:42

Special Countdown day today: the great and much-missed Tim Richmond.


Daytona 500 Countdown: Day minus 25 | Mac's Motor City Garage


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#570 B Squared

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 13:24

Countdown to Daytona is pretty relevant here:

As I'm Going...


Have a fun time. I've been able to see it twice in person - 1998 & 2000.

#571 gm914

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 14:14

Countdown to Daytona is pretty relevant here:

As I'm Going...

Nice!

Countdown continues, and oh how appropriate:

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Bobby Hamilton Jr in the #25, getting some miles under the belt in a Nationwide Dover practice session, 2008.

Bobby Sr: "He's doing great out there, knows the value in using the time to set up the car."

Rusty could not be reached for comment.



#572 Magoo

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 16:15

There were thoughts that Pontiac would dominate with the fastback window when it was introduced the year before (along with the Monte Carlo a response to Bill Elliott's domination in 1985) but they simply didn't have the teams, I think Petty was their flagship well beyond his final 200th win. The all new Grand Prix that came out afterward was outstanding with Wallace in 1988-89 and brought a bunch of backmarker teams briefly forward, so they had something there.

It was a neat era with four GM divisions running distinct models that looked completely different. Going back a few years there were races with two different Pontiacs on the grid - LeMans and Grand Prix.


yep, four GM divisions all running different models with different aero -- and different engine programs, too. They were all SBC-based but all with distinctly different cylinder head programs, etc. Kind of amazing to watch...you would think a company that developed spending habits of this order would eventually go bankrupt. Oh wait.


#573 Magoo

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:18

You guys might want to see this. Kyle Larson onboard video at the Mooresville kart track the other day with, you know, some other guys in the neighborhood.


Video: Is Kyle Larson the next superstar? | Mac's Motor City Garage.com



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#574 Crafty

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:27

Buddy Shuman - image may time out but it is there..
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#575 gm914

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 23:07

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#576 gm914

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 00:33

Everyone's favorite douchebag Tyler Walker is at it again.
(tags: arrested, high-speed, chase, 3 states, amphetamines, spike-strips, evade, flee on foot, LMAO)

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#577 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 00:58

Three states!

I'd have let him try to escape on foot. You don't get that far in those deserts.

Edited by Ross Stonefeld, 01 February 2013 - 00:59.


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:02

Three states!

I'd have let him try to escape on foot. You don't get that far in those deserts.

Not without a scooter with a flashing light, a blind radio DJ, and an old man who collects rattlesnakes.

Walker, earlier:
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:31

Three states!

I'd have let him try to escape on foot. You don't get that far in those deserts.

It's not like he started in New Jersey and ended up in Ohio. The whole trip could've taken just 30 miles.

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#580 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:12

It's pretty much exactly 30 miles to get three states on I-15, but it still makes for good copy.

I bet he did Arizona/Utah/Nevada because he is Walker, Texas Stranger.

#581 gm914

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:52

He truly is a dumbass. Everyone knows you throw the drugs out of the car to bring out a debris caution. :lol:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:33

PETA asks for space on Earnhardt, Jr.'s #88: It's been wildly reported that Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still looking for some sponsors. In fact, Hendrick Motorsports, Earnhardt's team, has yet to find sponsorship for 13 Sprint Cup races (although with an owner that just spent a million on a Corvette, it's unlikely Earnhardt Jr. is going to miss any races). Anyway, apparently the folks over at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals heard about the open space on Earnhardt Jr.'s car. And they want some of it...for free. The animal rights organization wrote the driver a letter on Thursday, asking him to consider putting the campaign's logo on his #88 car. "I'm writing today after reading that sponsorship this season is at a low because I hope that you'll consider using the available space on your beautiful car as an opportunity to spread a lifesaving spay-and-neuter message that would spare countless dogs and cats in your home state tremendous suffering," wrote Michelle Cho, PETA's associate director. Hendrick Motorsports had no official comment on the PETA request.(AutoWeek)(1-31-2013)]

How much car space are they talking here? A quarterpanel?

SANY America sponsoring Blaney for 14 races: Tommy Baldwin has been gradually building his race team since 2009. He's endured a fledgling economy and has managed to maintain a presence in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Now, he's seeing his patience and hard work pay off. Tommy Baldwin Racing announced that the building continues, as they introduce SANY America to NASCAR as a major sponsorship partner for 2013. With Dave Blaney at the wheel, SANY America will serve as the primary sponsor on the #7 ChevyS for 14 Sprint Cup Series events and associate partner for 22 races, starting with the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 3rd. The relationship was forged with the help of Al Heinke, owner of Mohawk Construction and co-owner of TBR. Started in 1989 by college roommates, SANY is now the sixth largest industrial equipment company in the world. With global sales of their cranes, concrete pump machinery, excavators, and other heavy-duty equipment, they reported revenues of over $12 billion in 2012.(TBR/140 BUZZ)(1-31-2013)


It's amazing how these lower card teams (Front Row, Burger King, Germain, Baldwin) have found the money to become more competitive the last couple of years.

Edited by Dilla, 01 February 2013 - 03:45.


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:05

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LOL. RT @NASCAR_Wonka: Dale Jr.'s response to the PETA letter. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/CcxguqHo (h/t @jaywpennell)

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:26

Nice stag there Jnr.

I don't see how hunting would be in conflict with PETA's desire to promote the population control of non native species in the US which can directly impact on the welfare of native species. I find the systems used in the US for the facilitation of recreational hunting to be world class and in the main although gimmicky at times hunters are very well behaved and ethical in sustaining their hobby through conservation of native species.

I don't hunt but I have no problem with hunters taking a tag or two during the seasons. I do however have a massive problem with irresponsible pet owners who facilitate through their negligence the uncontrolled release of feral cats and dogs which do much more harm to local ecologies than annual hunts.

I am sure the extremist PETA organization wouldn't agree however.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 14:53

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 14:57

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Roy Mayne, another highly versatile driver in our review -- could drive a car with 46 or 23 painted on the door with equal aplomb.


#587 Magoo

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 15:06

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Truly, the Cal Naughton Jr. of his era.


#588 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 15:15

Gosh that's a lot of contingency sponsors.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 16:05

Nice stag there Jnr.

I don't see how hunting would be in conflict with PETA's desire to promote the population control of non native species in the US which can directly impact on the welfare of native species. I find the systems used in the US for the facilitation of recreational hunting to be world class and in the main although gimmicky at times hunters are very well behaved and ethical in sustaining their hobby through conservation of native species.

I don't hunt but I have no problem with hunters taking a tag or two during the seasons. I do however have a massive problem with irresponsible pet owners who facilitate through their negligence the uncontrolled release of feral cats and dogs which do much more harm to local ecologies than annual hunts.

I am sure the extremist PETA organization wouldn't agree however.


Nicely put.
I happen to live in a fairly remote area that has an interstate off ramp nearby that everyone seems to think is a good place to dump off unwanted animals. If the freeway doesn't get them, the coyotes will, in a very short period of time. It is extremely sad, and my wife absolutely hates it. I off road quite a bit in the area and have rescued two pups out there in the past, cold and quivering in the bushes. I detest the unfeeling bastards that would do that to a helpless baby animal, and hope for the day I catch someone doing that and take the opportunity to beat the living crap out of them . I appreciate the spay and neuter message that PETA is trying to get across, but I don't give two pins for the organization itself, they are extremists in every sense of the word, and even though I am at heart an environmentalist, I have equal disdain for the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy as well.

That's a helluva nice buck for getting taken with a bow in what looks to be an area with little cover. Nice job Lil' E

#590 Magoo

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 16:16

Gosh that's a lot of contingency sponsors.


Travis Carter.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 20:30

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Truly, the Cal Naughton Jr. of his era. Oh, wait. Ok, this era had two Cal Naughton Jrs then.

#592 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 20:38

God. Like we don't see him enough already.

Though at least he's in something louder than him.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 13:14

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 14:06

Daytona 500 Countdown, day 22 -- Red Byron, Fireball, and company...


LINK: Daytona 500 Countdown: Day Minus 22 | Mac's Motor City Garage.com



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 16:09

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Beautiful!!! :up: :up: :up:



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Posted 02 February 2013 - 19:36

Beautiful!!! :up: :up: :up:

I don't know, kind of makes me wonder if he'd paid full price for tires if he'd still be on the track.  ;)

#597 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 19:39

He did save on some wind tunnel costs as a result, though.

#598 gm914

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 16:25

With only three more Sundays til the Daytona 500, a couple of appropriate pictures:

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David Pearson brings it home after battling with Petty on the final turn of the 1976 Daytona 500, and...

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35 years later, Trevor Bayne and the Woods brothers do it again.

#599 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 16:42

It's a shame that Daytona 500 went from being won by the likes of David Pearson, to being won by the likes of Trevor Bayne.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 17:00

It's a shame that Daytona 500 went from being won by the likes of David Pearson, to being won by the likes of Trevor Bayne.

Pretty unfair comment.

Explain to me how one of the most dominating drivers in the history of the sport only manages one win (Dale Sr), and then explain to me Ernie Irvan, or Derrick Cope. The 500 has forever been riddled with an element of luck.

You also have to remember how young Bayne still is (just turned 22!) and the equipment at his disposal.