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2013 NASCAR Weekend: The Paperclip (Martinsville)


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#1 Dilla

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:31

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After a surprisingly eventful California race, can NASCAR continue to ride the wave?

A lot of my fellow NASCAR regulars have been looking forward to this for another reason: the return of the Trucks, finally. Three straight weekends.


Event schedule:

Thursday, April 4

5:00 pm NSCS haulers enter infield

Friday, April 5
9:00 -10:00 am NCWTS practice
10:30 - 11:50 am NCWTS final practice
12:00 - 1:30 pm NSCS practice
3:40 pm NSCS qualifying
5:00 pm NCWTS qualifying

Saturday, April 6

10:30 - 11:15 am NSCS practice
11:30 am NCWTS driver and crew chief meeting
11:45 am - 12:45pm NSCS Final practice
1:00 pm NCWTS Driver introductions
1:30 pm NCWTS race start

Sunday, April 7

9:15 am Martinsville Speedway track walk on front stretch.
11:00 am NSCS Driver, crew chief meeting
12:30 pm NSCS Driver introductions
1:00 pm STP Gas Booster 400 NSCS race

Entry lists:
Sprint Cup
Camping World Trucks


Notables:

Nelson Piquet to return to Trucks in the 30 to run "his favorite track".
We have a celebrity in our midst. Chase Joseph Gordon-Levitt Elliott debuts in Hendrick power.
16 year old Erik Jones debuts with KBM.

Who ya got?

Edited by Dilla, 05 April 2013 - 05:35.


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#2 gm914

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:57

This is me all week.


#3 Deluxx

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 13:38

I don't really have any predictions, I just wanna see some gud racin.

This is me all week.


ROFL.




#4 jonpollak

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 20:27

This is me today...
Wrong paperclip-ish
Any guesses?
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#5 pingu666

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 20:30

because its the start of robby gordons stadium supertrucks? with added monster trucks

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 23:24

because its the start of robby gordons stadium supertrucks? with added monster trucks


Monster IS part of the answer..
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#7 Watkins74

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 23:34

This is me all week.

:rotfl:

Chase Elliot qualifies 8th in his debut! :cool:

#8 Dilla

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 23:53

Trucks top ten starting lineup:

1. #4-Jeb Burton
2. #54-Darrell Wallace, Jr.
3. #17-Timothy Peters
4. #98-Johnny Sauter
5. #77-German Quiroga
6. #3-Ty Dillon
7. #88-Matt Crafton
8. #94-Chase Elliott
9. #9-Ron Hornaday, Jr.
10. #14-Brennan Newberry

The Rest

Sprint Cup top ten starting lineup:

1. #48-Jimmie Johnson
2. #9-Ambrose
3. #55-Vickers
4. #22-Logano
5. #5-Kahne
6. #24-Gordon
7. #2-Keselowski
8. #20-Kenseth
9. #99-Edwards
10. #39-Newman

The Rest

Edited by Dilla, 05 April 2013 - 23:55.


#9 nosaj100

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 00:12

Ward's son is starting his career off pretty well. He ran up front quite a bit back in Daytona, which seems like forever ago, and now he gets the pole at Martinsville.

#10 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:46

Ward's son is starting his career off pretty well. He ran up front quite a bit back in Daytona, which seems like forever ago, and now he gets the pole at Martinsville.

Indeed, well done to Jeb. Bubba just misses out.

Quiroga needs to string some good performanes together this year. Will be cheering him on too. And Bill's lad. And Piquet. And Buescher...

Good field, this. I predict awesome.

#11 Deluxx

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 02:50

Monster IS part of the answer..
Jp


dover? lol

#12 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:00

Just noticed Ambrose in 2nd. About time RPM started using the V8 . ;)

#13 Dilla

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:09

Quiroga needs to string some good performanes together this year.

This is super under-the-radar, but is really important in terms of credibility of NASCAR international series. If Quiroga (and Suarez to a lesser extent, since he has moved to K&N East) succeeds, then it would better validate the Corona series, Canadian Tire series, and EuroRacecar as legit ladders to NASCAR's top three series.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:40

dover? lol

Ding Ding.....
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#15 John B

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 14:38

With Johnson on pole at this track and no Hamlin, don't count on a compelling race for the win outside of variables such as pit strategy, debris cautions, etc. Gordon will probably look good at some point but closing the deal late has been an ongoing problem.

One point of interest behind the #48 will be to see if Logano's resurgence continues after his top-5 qualifying.

Edited by John B, 06 April 2013 - 14:39.


#16 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 15:15

It's time for Truck Trivia!

Today's lucky -and totally random- contestant is Nigerian Media Prince Jon Pollak.
Answers submitted by others WILL NOT COUNT- only Jp is allowed to guess.

Ready?

Which current Sprint Cup driver (who is the only Cup driver to compete in today's NCWTS Kroger 250) claimed pole and won here in last years NCWTS race?
Hint:
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It is not Prince William.

Answer correctly Jp and you win it all. All of it!

#17 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 15:18

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#18 Red17

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 17:17

Greetings everyone.

#19 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 17:21

Reporting in. Bubba wins this.

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#20 Watkins74

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 17:35

C'mon Piquet and Elliott.

#21 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 17:43

"Drivers, let's crank it up". How do you flub The Most Famous Words In Motorsport?

#22 SR388

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 17:47

Darrell Wallace jr!!

#23 V3TT3L

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 17:48

:confused: Piket was supposed to start from last due to brake bleeding.

#24 pingu666

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 17:49

its on :)

#25 Deluxx

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 17:52

>this race

#26 pingu666

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 18:13

probably going to miss tomorrows race, going to a hillclimb, might take a old film camera, do i take a yashica 44 TLR, a agfa folding camera, a pentax spotmatic 35mm slr, a zenith 35mm slr, or a olympus trip.

might take my cheapo action sampler too

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 18:24

:eek: Ron Horny day P1

#28 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 18:39

:eek: Ron Horny day P1

Heh.

Look at all that Turner hardware up front. Of course there IS the small matter of one K. Harvick to contend with.


#29 SR388

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 18:40

Wallace jr, not great. How unhappy!!!!

#30 Deluxx

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 18:43

Yellow flag in the air and commercials underway!!

:eek: Ron Horny day P1


He just got horned from the rear...


#31 V3TT3L

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 18:49

He just got horned from the rear...

Young people doesn't have respect to the elder :(

I hope Piket bumps Harvick... he was so stupid with Nelson when he was racing for him at trucks year one.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 18:54

I wonder if those clocks come with a life-time warranty, that's a lot of hard work for a clock.

#33 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 18:55

Young people doesn't have respect to the elder :(

I hope Piket bumps Harvick... he was so stupid with Nelson when he was racing for him at trucks year one.

"Thanks for ruining my birthday" -Delana Harvick tweets after KHI driver Nelson Piquet Jr. wrecks hard.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 18:58

"Thanks for ruining my birthday" -Delana Harvick tweets after KHI driver Nelson Piquet Jr. wrecks hard.

*begins hexing*

#35 V3TT3L

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:05

Bump&Go Harvick for the lead Piket !!! :evil:

Now...Now...Now !!! [Lincoln Mode]

#36 Watkins74

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:06

Piquet!!!!!!!!!!!!

#37 pingu666

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:14

annnd my stream has gone odd. back to lap 107 :| and buffering constantly :|

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:18

NASCAR talks so much about Danica [1st woman stats] but nothing about Wallace as a black driver representative. :down:

#39 SR388

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:18

To the point!!!

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#40 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:28

Damn that's Nelsons day.

#41 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:31

annnd my stream has gone odd. back to lap 107 :| and buffering constantly :|

LOL mine too. Though Jeb had gotten into Hornaday again.
So I walked up from the first row and went back to sit in the vip box. The view is bettrr from there  ;)

#42 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:37

Townley wreck. Truck season has begun.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:38

Oh Dear! Is it the third yellow flag caused by Townley today... so far ?

#44 Deluxx

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:48

"look how hard sauter is in turn 1!"

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#45 Deluxx

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:54

Wow he just stole that

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:54

NASCAR talks so much about Danica [1st woman stats] but nothing about Wallace as a black driver representative. :down:


The fanbase for a female driver is bigger?

#47 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 19:58

Oh Dear! Is it the third yellow flag caused by Townley today... so far ?

No that was the 07 of Galloway who spun thrice.

Great win by Sauter. Seriously impressed with young Burton, Wallace, Jones and Elliott today.

The future is bright!

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 20:03

danica gets loads of hype because shes danica


#49 Watkins74

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 20:34

Damn Piquet has terrible luck. Great job by Elliott in his debut race.

Woman participating in historically a "men's" sport is a pretty big story. The fact that there is virtually no black driver's in the sport is perhaps not something NASCAR wants to bring more attention to. I hope Wallace does well, I like diversification on the track and in the stands. It would be cool to have some Asian driver's compete as well.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 20:48

Good finish for Wallace. I thought all was lost, mid race but he fought back.

5th in the points.