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2013 NASCAR Weekend: The Paperclip (Martinsville)


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#51 Bloggsworth

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 21:05

Wallace isn't a first Afro-Carribean to race in NASCAR , whereas Patrick is the first to claim a pole position - It's all about marketing; I'm sure that when Wallace gets a pole in NASCAR the marketing men will use it.

Edited by Bloggsworth, 06 April 2013 - 21:08.


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#52 Bloggsworth

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 21:09

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.



Karun Chandhock is at a loose end for most of the season, and he has real character as well.

#53 SR388

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 21:22

Wallace isn't a first Afro-Carribean to race in NASCAR , whereas Patrick is the first to claim a pole position - It's all about marketing; I'm sure that when Wallace gets a pole in NASCAR the marketing men will use it.


Yeah, but folks were riding Danica's jock long before she got hold of a pole.

I get why she is popular, she is a good looking woman. Easy to sell.

Wallace is going to be the next tiger woods, but hopefully less sex scandals.

#54 Prost1997T

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 21:33

Yeah, but folks were riding Danica's jock long before she got hold of a pole.


I dunno, she wasn't shabby against drivers like AJA, Dalziel, Joey Hand, Ranger etc in Atlantics, and the Indy 500 qualifying\race in 2005 no doubt earned her a lot of attention. Her form has tanked lately, but I've said as much in the Nascar threads already.

#55 gm914

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 21:53

It would be cool to have some Asian driver's compete as well.

Kyle Larson is Japanese-American.

#56 V3TT3L

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 02:11

Kyle Larson is Japanese-American.

So it makes him Hawaiian... born in the middle of Japan and America :p

Well... we had Nur Ali from Packistan in NNS last year.

Edited by V3TT3L, 07 April 2013 - 02:18.


#57 Deluxx

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:41

Personally I don't see race. Just Racers.

TM that nascar

#58 Dilla

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 03:54

I'm surprised that NW doesn't run Martinsville.

#59 Lemnpiper

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:57

Wallace isn't a first Afro-Carribean to race in NASCAR , whereas Patrick is the first to claim a pole position - It's all about marketing; I'm sure that when Wallace gets a pole in NASCAR the marketing men will use it.




Might be tuff since Wendell Scott was on the pole at Savannah short track in 1962 .

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#60 Bloggsworth

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 06:43

Might be tuff since Wendell Scott was on the pole at Savannah short track in 1962 .



I'm not sure that the marketing department had quite the prominence then that it has now.

#61 John B

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 13:53

I'm surprised that NW doesn't run Martinsville.


I personally think it's a mistake to have two weekends off in succession as far as the momentum of the season and keeping the series visible to the public. Formula 1 has not been good about this in some years - wasn't there a four or five week break before the finale in 1997?

Is it possible they removed a few NW tracks because of being rough on equipment during the economic downturn? would have to look at the schedule, but seems some other events were changed. I see Martinsville as being a driver's track with few fluke winners, would be good to have in 2nd level series.





#62 Atreiu

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 16:42

Im getting diabetes watching Hamlin talk to this reporter about his crash and Logano.

#63 jonpollak

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:03

Yes Virginia...I'm checking in.

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#64 Jambo

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:07

Evening, multiscreening here with Moto2 and NASCAR!

Looking forward to my TV spot on FOX :p

Missed it already, oh well!

Edited by Jambo, 07 April 2013 - 17:14.


#65 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:15

Tuning in to this one, a little bit anyway.

My thing I'm interested in is brake cooling. With the new bodywork around the noses, I'm thinking that making the brake ducting work is going to be a new ballgame. I hope they have lots of coverage of the suspension cams.

#66 Crafty

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:16

Reporting in. Seems the trucks tore up the tyres in short order so will be interesting to see how they cope.

#67 f1seb

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:19

I need to watch hockey, my team needs me to make the playoffs. I'll be back here in later stages of the race, which by then JPM will probably will be crashed out or circling in the back.

#68 Mr. Salty

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:23

DANICA

#69 Crafty

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:26

there was no pass there, got what she deserved. Shame though, she was moving up pretty well.

#70 jonpollak

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:26

DANICA

You're late..
She's already been unceremoniously dumped.
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#71 Red17

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:30

Ambrose, get yer car low geeez!

#72 Mr. Salty

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:35

You're late..
She's already been unceremoniously dumped.
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I posted that as soon as she got bumped, are you guys watching from the future?

#73 jonpollak

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:40

I posted that as soon as she got bumped, are you guys watching from the future?


Nope..not this weekend.
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#74 Atreiu

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:41

It must be hell being a backmarker at these half mile tracks.

#75 Mr. Salty

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 17:57

Kyle leads.

*shakes fist at television*

#76 jonpollak

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:00

Kyle leads.

*shakes fist at television*

Don't worry Salty..
While we were being treated to sugar coated bacon dipped in chocolate ..Jimmie retakes the lead
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#77 Atreiu

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:02

This Dr Pepper commercial is horrible. A beard hobo in the wildlife drinks it, hurray.

However the truck commercials are better. But I have no idea which is actually the best.

Edited by Atreiu, 07 April 2013 - 18:03.


#78 Mr. Salty

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:04

Don't worry Salty..
While we were being treated to sugar coated bacon dipped in chocolate ..Jimmie retakes the lead
Jp

I was less than impressed with the "fine dining" at Martinsville, I expect the manager of the restaurant was cringing during that piece.

On the other hand, I am enthralled with the new Dr. Pepper 10 ad campaign, I'm old enough (barely) to remember the early 1970's tv shows and commercials they are spoofing.

Edit: I suspect Atreiu doesn't know the source material for the Dr. Pepper commercials!

Edited by Mr. Salty, 07 April 2013 - 18:05.


#79 jonpollak

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:05

This Dr Pepper commercial is horrible. A beard hobo in the wildlife drinks it, hurray.

However the truck commercials are better. But I have no idea which is actually the best.


I really like the Sprint one with the little kids...
Jp


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#80 Mr. Salty

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:08

I really like the Sprint one with the little kids...
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Except those are for AT&T. Marketing failure?

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:10

Except those are for AT&T. Marketing failure?



:rotfl:
I ASSumed it was Sprint so..YES.


#82 Mr. Salty

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:11

HORSE COMMERCIAL

#83 jonpollak

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:12

HORSE COMMERCIAL


I'm cryin' already
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#84 Atreiu

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:13

I really like the Sprint one with the little kids...
Jp


Hehe, me too.
Tis budweiser with the horse sucks.

And how do people actually chose their car insurance?

#85 jonpollak

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:16

And how do people actually chose their car insurance?


They Go Compare.

sorry,
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#86 Atreiu

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:22

Face palm from me to myself.

#87 Deluxx

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:26

Why is jeff hammond always in weird places. Rofl i dont get it

#88 Dilla

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:30

What a weird pile-up.

#89 Yhamm

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:30

what the hell happened to Dale jr?

#90 Atreiu

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:35

Who is going to Watkins Glen?

#91 pingu666

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:35

doh, missed it, was stuffing my face

#92 Mr. Salty

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:36

what the hell happened to Dale jr?

I think he went off line into the marbles, I have no idea why though.

#93 discover23

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:39

And what happened to montoya today?

#94 Dilla

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:40

And what happened to montoya today?

Flat tire.

#95 Yhamm

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:44

I think he went off line into the marbles, I have no idea why though.

Crew chief Steve Letarte: Take your time, we have plenty of time. The team found something loose on the bottom of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car. "Thank, God!" Junior says, sounding relieved. "It was annoying."

that would explain why

#96 Deluxx

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:44

Wtf @ marcos? I was watchig baseball wtf happened

#97 V3TT3L

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:47

@JimmieJohnson just sent his spotter over to tell @danicapatrick 's spotter that she's doing a heck of a job. First time @MartinsvilleSwy

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:48

Flat tire.

He can't catch a break . I think is time he starts thinking about his next move.

#99 Mr. Salty

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:52

GYROCAM

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#100 Jambo

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 18:52

Lol, gyrocam.