Jump to content


Photo
* * * * - 7 votes

NASCAR 2013


  • Please log in to reply
2621 replies to this topic

#151 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 05 December 2012 - 21:36

More in Trucks:

Brendan Gaughan full-time NCWTS with RCR next year.
Article.


Advertisement

#152 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 05 December 2012 - 22:55

Oh man. Keselowski not eligible for the Shootout, not having won a Shootout before and earning no poles in 2012.
They should amend the rules to allow Sprint Cup Champions to take part, surely.

At least JpM and Ambrose will be in it :up:

#153 Watkins74

Watkins74
  • Member

  • 5,715 posts
  • Joined: February 10

Posted 06 December 2012 - 00:32

Oh man. Keselowski not eligible for the Shootout, not having won a Shootout before and earning no poles in 2012.
They should amend the rules to allow Sprint Cup Champions to take part, surely.

At least JpM and Ambrose will be in it :up:

I like as few exemptions as possible. Previous winners and pole positions sounds good to me.

JMHO

#154 loki

loki
  • Member

  • 1,986 posts
  • Joined: May 02

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:17

I still believe Piquet will be in a Turner Truck. Remember there was 3 full-time and 1 part-time seat last year. Maybe Turner is looking at taking that 4th truck full-time also next year. Edit: although thinking about it, the part-time ride will probably be shared out to Kyle Larson, Brandon Mac, or Dylan Kwasaneski.


Kwasneiwski won't be eligible for a NCWTS license until the end of May. You have to be 18 to run in the touring series plus he won't graduate high school until then. Partial season for him sounds right, after he's old enough and finishes school.

Edit: Looks like a couple weeks ago they changed the rules so you can run road courses and 1.1 mile and smaller ovals in NCWTS at 16.

http://motorsports-s...ements-for.html

Edited by loki, 06 December 2012 - 01:23.


#155 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:28

Yup. Looking at the 2013 schedule, that means 10/22 races he (and all kids 16 and over) are eligible. Thats quite a chunk of the season, and plenty of opportunities for teams to have a look how they handle the 'big' leagues. :up:

#156 loki

loki
  • Member

  • 1,986 posts
  • Joined: May 02

Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:43

Yup. Looking at the 2013 schedule, that means 10/22 races he (and all kids 16 and over) are eligible. Thats quite a chunk of the season, and plenty of opportunities for teams to have a look how they handle the 'big' leagues. :up:


I'd reckon for 2013 he's a full season of ARCA (to get used to some of the tracks) and some truck dates here and there. He could run K&N East where that talent pool seems to be a bit deeper but for the most part I think he's proven he belongs at this level. He's a good kid, I ran a couple of seasons when he was running at the LVMS Bullring. Feeling around here is he'll be the next Busch in terms of competitiveness but behaving along the lines of a young Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon instead of the a-holes the Busch brothers are.


#157 Dilla

Dilla
  • Member

  • 2,712 posts
  • Joined: June 11

Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:38

Kwasaneski is running a full K&N East schedule with Turner next season.

I wonder if Pietro Fittipaldi will pop up in one of the K&N series in 2013. . .

Joe Dennete and Bob Newberry have merged operations into one team- NTS Motorsports.

Ron Hornaday #9
Brennan Newberry #14
Multiple drivers in the #24, including Kevin Harvick for both Martinsville rounds.
ECR engines.

Wonder f this is where Rheem is heading.

If it leads to a competitive truck team, I fully support this. Brennan Newberry is only 22 years old and only run in sub-par last year. It'll be interesting to see if he is worth a seat or just in Pop's favor..

#158 Myrvold

Myrvold
  • Member

  • 2,625 posts
  • Joined: December 10

Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:52

Now that Kwansiewski is starting to get "mainstream" I have to start thinking about finding a new unknown kid to support! :p

#159 Dilla

Dilla
  • Member

  • 2,712 posts
  • Joined: June 11

Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:30

Posted Image

Posted Image

All teams now have the 2013 rules' package.

NASCAR provided teams with the long-awaited rules package for the new car that will debut in the 2013 Daytona 500 in February. The first test with the package, which was distributed Tuesday, will be held Dec. 11-12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. About 14 drivers so far are on the list to test, but teams will be allowed for this session only to bring in multiple drivers and additional cars to participate. Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president for competition, said there are a few minor things the governing body continues to work on to improve the handling of the cars around each other, but added this basically is the package teams will have for Daytona. "We've told them what splitters and spoilers they'll use," said Pemberton, noting the splitters will have a different shape to improve aerodynamics. "They know what they need for suspensions and stuff like that." Getting the final rules package has been a concern for several team owners. Pemberton said the package was the culmination of more than a year of research and testing to find what will improve cars being able to pass and race better around each other. The front grandstand at Charlotte Motor Speedway will be open and free to the general public.


http://espn.go.com/r...p;source=JAYSKI

Edited by Dilla, 06 December 2012 - 06:32.


Advertisement

#160 sterla

sterla
  • Member

  • 42 posts
  • Joined: June 12

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:16

Posted Image

#161 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 06 December 2012 - 14:27

Posted Image

#162 Ross Stonefeld

Ross Stonefeld
  • Member

  • 57,049 posts
  • Joined: August 99

Posted 06 December 2012 - 14:30

There's a political joke in there, somewhere.

#163 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 06 December 2012 - 14:43

There's a political joke in there, somewhere.

:lol: right you are, Ross.

NCWTS :
Max Gresham full-time with Eddie Sharp Racing.

#164 John B

John B
  • Member

  • 6,284 posts
  • Joined: June 99

Posted 06 December 2012 - 17:15

I like as few exemptions as possible. Previous winners and pole positions sounds good to me.

JMHO


Agreed, I'm glad they've gone back to the pole winners format, which was unique and most importantly added weight and motivation to earning pole positions. Recently it had deteriorated to a watered down all star race.

If they wanted to add an opportunity for those who didn't qualify, maybe a short prelim like before the Charlotte event?

Plus a whole new level of hype can be added to the qualifying telecasts  ;)

#165 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 06 December 2012 - 17:18

Some Nationwide news for a change:

Brian Scott to drive the RCR #2 for the 2013 seaso.....aaaand he spins again.

No word yet on whether RCR will change their name to Rich Children Racing.

#166 Ross Stonefeld

Ross Stonefeld
  • Member

  • 57,049 posts
  • Joined: August 99

Posted 06 December 2012 - 17:20

I breathlessly await Tim George Jr's Truck plans.

#167 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 13,179 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 07 December 2012 - 16:51

http://www.facebook....ess.sparklepony

Just sayin'
Jp

#168 Ross Stonefeld

Ross Stonefeld
  • Member

  • 57,049 posts
  • Joined: August 99

Posted 07 December 2012 - 17:01

Posted Image

#169 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 07 December 2012 - 22:03

Went looking for a car 80 on google images.

Found a couple of 8008's instead. (3 in this picture to be exact)

Posted Image

#170 Rob G

Rob G
  • Member

  • 10,890 posts
  • Joined: April 01

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:21

Went looking for a car 80 on google images.

Found a couple of 8008's instead. (3 in this picture to be exact)

Posted Image

He's dressed for Nationwide, while she's advertising the cup series.

#171 Crafty

Crafty
  • Member

  • 4,056 posts
  • Joined: May 05

Posted 08 December 2012 - 23:17

insert witty quip about driver airbags here..

Posted Image
source: http://briancleary-b...0000dwvS4t3Mteo

#172 Watkins74

Watkins74
  • Member

  • 5,715 posts
  • Joined: February 10

Posted 08 December 2012 - 23:22

He's dressed for Nationwide, while she's advertising the cup series.

:rotfl: Well done!

#173 Crafty

Crafty
  • Member

  • 4,056 posts
  • Joined: May 05

Posted 09 December 2012 - 16:17

I see Tab Boyd is going to be spotter for Logano next season.

Also, it might of been me screwing up, but the car numbers seem off ? This http://www.sunlink.o...s/testtime.html
says 76 days 'til the 500 soo..

Posted Image

#174 rghojai

rghojai
  • Member

  • 362 posts
  • Joined: March 05

Posted 09 December 2012 - 17:00

All praise and credit to Rob G for that line.

#175 OfficeLinebacker

OfficeLinebacker
  • Member

  • 14,019 posts
  • Joined: December 07

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:38

Im going to fly OfficeLineBacker out to sit in the stands with a laptop and scanner and give the forum the JPM style play-by-play.

"He's just asked if he can take out Ty Dillon, he thinks he'll get more TV time"

Maybe I'll ask Travis Carter to prep the car, he ran some ARCA for his kid in 08 I think, and since it's all old Cup equipment it's not like he doesn't know how to run them.

And yes compared to the prospective ARCA grid I would have quite a bit of laps.

This is brilliant. Can I be your spotter? I'll have time to text updates to the forum on a tablet.

#176 OfficeLinebacker

OfficeLinebacker
  • Member

  • 14,019 posts
  • Joined: December 07

Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:49

I see Tab Boyd is going to be spotter for Logano next season.

Who's going to spot for PSP?

#177 Crafty

Crafty
  • Member

  • 4,056 posts
  • Joined: May 05

Posted 10 December 2012 - 20:07

Don't know OLB, after Boyd going to Penske I think the slot is vacant..

Posted Image

Edited by Crafty, 10 December 2012 - 20:08.


#178 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:07

Bumping us back to Page 1.

Posted Image

"All Things Are Possible" it says.

Except getting a clean line when rolling the lip on your wheel arches; apparently not possible. :lol:

Sweet color though :up:

#179 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 11 December 2012 - 18:14

Speaking of ex-Pony crew chiefs, Tony Eury Jr will partner with David Stremme next year :up:

Advertisement

#180 Crafty

Crafty
  • Member

  • 4,056 posts
  • Joined: May 05

Posted 11 December 2012 - 20:40

Nearly the same colour, Jimmie will be running this scheme for the shootout, pic from jayski

Posted Image

#181 Ross Stonefeld

Ross Stonefeld
  • Member

  • 57,049 posts
  • Joined: August 99

Posted 11 December 2012 - 20:52

Strong candidate for worst car of the year.

#182 Rob G

Rob G
  • Member

  • 10,890 posts
  • Joined: April 01

Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:57

It's in honor of a Chevy color from 1969 & 1970 called Daytona Yellow. He'd better hope he doesn't cause the Big One with it in the Shootout.

#183 Dmitriy_Guller

Dmitriy_Guller
  • Member

  • 4,032 posts
  • Joined: July 01

Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:07

Bumping us back to Page 1.

Posted Image

"All Things Are Possible" it says.

Except getting a clean line when rolling the lip on your wheel arches; apparently not possible. :lol:

Sweet color though :up:

Those boxy cars were some of the worst pieces of shit Detroit ever subjected us to, but they sure look like they have character compared to the undefined aerodynamic blobs of today.

#184 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 12 December 2012 - 13:05

Posted Image
Phil Barkdoll Daytona 1986.

#185 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 12 December 2012 - 13:12

Posted Image
Johnny Beauchamp. Amazing photo.

#186 Ross Stonefeld

Ross Stonefeld
  • Member

  • 57,049 posts
  • Joined: August 99

Posted 12 December 2012 - 13:16

Is that the remains of the other car under his front wheels?

#187 Jim Thurman

Jim Thurman
  • Member

  • 4,151 posts
  • Joined: February 01

Posted 12 December 2012 - 17:07

Is that the remains of the other car under his front wheels?

You beat me to it Ross, I was going to add Johnny Beauchamp and... (who?)

Yes, that is a second car behind the Beauchamp car (much of it obscured rather than remains), with a famous driver in it.

Edited by Jim Thurman, 12 December 2012 - 18:52.


#188 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 12 December 2012 - 20:10

Not sure Jim and Ross if this was the same crash with Beauchamp and Lee Petty, was it?

#189 John B

John B
  • Member

  • 6,284 posts
  • Joined: June 99

Posted 12 December 2012 - 20:39

Except getting a clean line when rolling the lip on your wheel arches; apparently not possible. :lol:


Different times back then for the regs -- what's a few cubic inches engine disparity among friends?;)

Articles have mentioned how Jr Johnson's team quickly became less of a force when many of these when certain inspectors were relieved and things tightened....

#190 whitewaterMkII

whitewaterMkII
  • Member

  • 5,304 posts
  • Joined: November 05

Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:57

Different times back then for the regs -- what's a few cubic inches engine disparity among friends?;)

Articles have mentioned how Jr Johnson's team quickly became less of a force when many of these when certain inspectors were relieved and things tightened....

Not to mention that in those days you had the likes of Smokey Yunnick and others of his ilk to contend with...
Nowadays NASCAR would have kittens if you showed up at the track like that. Unless of course your name is Chad Knaus, in that case every wheel well would be the same as his in a week no matter whether it worked or not.

#191 Dilla

Dilla
  • Member

  • 2,712 posts
  • Joined: June 11

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:58

JTG Daugherty looks to add 2nd team: Mike Bagley, co-host of The Morning Drive on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio 90 reports via Twitter that JTG Daugherty team owner Brad Daugherty told them that they [JTG Daugherty Racing] are looking to add a 2nd car in the 1st half of this [Sprint Cup Series] season. The team currently runs Bobby Labonte in the #47 Toyota. Rumors in late 2012 has David Reutimann as a possible driver for a 2nd JTG Daugherty car in 2013.(12-12-2012)



#192 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:52

Different times back then for the regs -- what's a few cubic inches engine disparity among friends?;)

Articles have mentioned how Jr Johnson's team quickly became less of a force when many of these when certain inspectors were relieved and things tightened....

Great times John. I've been reading a lot of stuff from the c.1970-1987 era the last couple of months, mostly because of researching images of the drivers firesuits (for the patch collection), then getting stuck reading articles for hours on end.

Fun stuff.

#193 Lemnpiper

Lemnpiper
  • Member

  • 767 posts
  • Joined: February 05

Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:27

Posted Image
Johnny Beauchamp. Amazing photo.




Yes that tangled mess of metal in front of Beauchamp is in fact the car of Lee Petty.(1961 Plymouth?)

Edited by Lemnpiper, 13 December 2012 - 06:28.


#194 Magoo

Magoo
  • Member

  • 2,458 posts
  • Joined: October 10

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:51

Recap of the two-day test session at Charlotte this week with lots of cool photos:



Testing the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup cars at Charlotte | Mac's Motor City Garage.com



Posted Image
Posted Image


#195 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 13 December 2012 - 14:36

The Chevy looks way better without the wraparound part of the headlights. Much more like the Commodore.

#196 Magoo

Magoo
  • Member

  • 2,458 posts
  • Joined: October 10

Posted 13 December 2012 - 15:32

Posted Image


Some say Kyle is a complicated person. Others say not really.

#197 gm914

gm914
  • Member

  • 6,046 posts
  • Joined: September 09

Posted 13 December 2012 - 15:34

Posted Image
Benny Parsons Mercury.

#198 Jim Thurman

Jim Thurman
  • Member

  • 4,151 posts
  • Joined: February 01

Posted 13 December 2012 - 17:02

Not sure Jim and Ross if this was the same crash with Beauchamp and Lee Petty, was it?

Paul beat me to it, but yes...Beauchamp and Lee Petty in one of the Daytona qualifying races in 1961. The front bumper of Beauchamp's Chevy hooked the rear bumper of Petty's Plymouth and up they went. Essentially a career ender for both. Beauchamp had a head injury while Lee Petty had many broken bones. Beauchamp never made another start in NASCAR's top series and Petty, while he returned for a few races, was pretty much done. A few years later, Beauchamp was a flagman at a short track in the Midwest.

There was a rather vivid account in Richard's first (auto)biography.

Lee had harsh words for Beauchamp, even many years later (I believe he called him an "idiot that nearly killed me"). Then again, there are plenty that had/have harsh words for Lee's driving. I talked to one driver from the era who had nothing good to say about Lee's driving style, other than to say that later on Lee finally realized he didn't have to drive over and through people.

#199 Jim Thurman

Jim Thurman
  • Member

  • 4,151 posts
  • Joined: February 01

Posted 13 December 2012 - 17:06

Great times John. I've been reading a lot of stuff from the c.1970-1987 era the last couple of months, mostly because of researching images of the drivers firesuits (for the patch collection), then getting stuck reading articles for hours on end.

Fun stuff.

One has to be careful because when it comes to racing history, so much of it are the "tall tales" that have been taken as fact. A shame because these guys were colorful enough without the embellishment.

Hard to find now, but Greg Fielden's books were a great race by race look, along with seasonal overviews.

1970-1987? Heck, I was there! I attended several races during that time*;)

*seven to be precise

Advertisement

#200 Dilla

Dilla
  • Member

  • 2,712 posts
  • Joined: June 11

Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:27

Front Row Motorsports to return with the same driver line-up (David Ragan and David Gilliland full-time with Josh Wise full-time, but with the majorit of them start-and-park).

http://teamfrm.com/?p=742

Basically, the only unannounced line-up is BK Racing. Probably going to be the same as well, team's twitter was asked 4 days ago if Allmendinger was a possibility and the reply was "not likely".

Edited by Dilla, 14 December 2012 - 06:30.