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#551 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 16:49

BTW - I missed any update. How did it work out for OLB and his fuming girlfriend last night?

It was fine. She very pointedly asked me yesterday evening "if there are any races you don't want to miss next weekend."

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#552 Deluxx

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 16:56

That was a test question if I've ever heard one

#553 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 17:02

Uh... Silverstone I guess. But that's an easy one to work around.



#554 gm914

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 19:39

It was fine. She very pointedly asked me yesterday evening "if there are any races you don't want to miss next weekend."

Trucks are running Thursday night, Nationwide Friday night. Technically dear, you did say "weekend".
Good luck with that OLB... :D

#555 jonpollak

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 20:26

oh how I laughed...
Not in a schadenfreude, Jp hexing, type way but out of sheer exasperation for the poor guy.

Jp

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Not to be meddling or anything but...OLB take my advice and dump the GF ASAP

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#556 Andrew Hope

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 22:28

One of the following things is guaranteed to love you forever:

  • Racing
  • Women


#557 Deluxx

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 22:30

What's the racing equivalent to picking off petals of a plant?

#558 Andrew Hope

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 22:41

Lap 1: She loves me
Lap 2: She loves me not
Lap 3: She loves me

But you can only do this during a race that in the past has made you both want to glue your ass to the seat and throw yourself under the next car by.

#559 gm914

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 22:44

What's the racing equivalent to picking off petals of a plant?

Brad Keselowski vs. NASCAR's Official Governing Body.

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#560 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 23:05

I think that's more like picking wings off bugs.

#561 gm914

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Posted 24 June 2013 - 23:06

I think that's more like picking wings off bugs.

:rotfl:

#562 discover23

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 00:30

OLB, Here is some advice for Getting your GF into racing. I would say do this only if you think she is a keeper.

- plan vacations around a racing event and go to a race while on vacation with her - she will begin to appreciate racing more and become more interested since she will now associate racing with vacationing. If this is not possible then ..

- try and find a relative of your wife who lives close to a race track . Try to coordinate visiting her relatives and going to watch a race together..

- try and mix shopping with racing.. This one is tricky but doable. I now got my wife checking out the ferrari and RedBull catalogs for women's apparel.

- and the last one.. 24/7 weekend racing marathons will not be possible . They just won't. If one of you have a busy schedule during the week and the only quality time for each other is the weekends some compromises have to be done.

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#563 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 01:02

Invite her to watch with you and give foot rubs during cautions.

#564 V3TT3L

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 01:45

Racing will always be there for you... girls won't.

Edited by V3TT3L, 25 June 2013 - 01:57.


#565 Deluxx

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:06

Invite her to watch with you and give foot rubs during cautions.


Rubbin is racin

#566 Andrew Hope

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:13

Depending on how good those foot rubs are maybe after the race you can fill her full of Sunoco fuel.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:29

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#568 Deluxx

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:38

fkn steve buscemi lurkin in the back there. classic

#569 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:43

OLB, Here is some advice for Getting your GF into racing. I would say do this only if you think she is a keeper.

- plan vacations around a racing event and go to a race while on vacation with her - she will begin to appreciate racing more and become more interested since she will now associate racing with vacationing. If this is not possible then ..

- try and find a relative of your wife who lives close to a race track . Try to coordinate visiting her relatives and going to watch a race together..

- try and mix shopping with racing.. This one is tricky but doable. I now got my wife checking out the ferrari and RedBull catalogs for women's apparel.

- and the last one.. 24/7 weekend racing marathons will not be possible . They just won't. If one of you have a busy schedule during the week and the only quality time for each other is the weekends some compromises have to be done.


-You know we both went to our first ever real live NASCAR event last year at Vegas. But unfortunately I wanted to watch every practice and qualifying session as well as the N'wide race (we flew back Sat night so we missed the Cup race live). If it had just been the race maybe it would have flown better.

-meh I don't think that's possible

-Dude, what kind of jobs do you guys have that you can afford to let your wives shop for Ferrari gear? Or even use shopping as a bribe. I think I need to start my own business again eventually. Besides she's not that kind of girl (doesn't even wear makeup, wears sweats most of the times and jeans when she's dressing up.

Invite her to watch with you and give foot rubs during cautions.

WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE TELL ME THIS SOONER? I GIVE HER FOOT RUBS EVEN DURING GREEN

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#570 Deluxx

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:52

get a gob

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 13:15

Or just find a girl who already loves racing.  ;)

#572 Deluxx

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 14:52

Thats like trying to find a piece of hay in a needle stack

#573 Red17

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 21:22

-You know we both went to our first ever real live NASCAR event last year at Vegas. But unfortunately I wanted to watch every practice and qualifying session as well as the N'wide race (we flew back Sat night so we missed the Cup race live). If it had just been the race maybe it would have flown better.

-meh I don't think that's possible

-Dude, what kind of jobs do you guys have that you can afford to let your wives shop for Ferrari gear? Or even use shopping as a bribe. I think I need to start my own business again eventually. Besides she's not that kind of girl (doesn't even wear makeup, wears sweats most of the times and jeans when she's dressing up.


WHY DIDN'T SOMEONE TELL ME THIS SOONER? I GIVE HER FOOT RUBS EVEN DURING GREEN

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Ok... maybe you need some heavy stuff.

Er... have you tried... er... make her hate F1 so bad she will love Nascar?

If this doesn't work then drag her to one these threads and introduce us all niece chaps to her, it will be a perfect distraction while the resident bard/hexer Jp composes an hipnotic tune that will place her under a spell so powerfull she will have posters of every Pirelli compound on her room.

#574 discover23

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 21:39

@OLB : :rotfl: You really messed up in Vegas dude. You did the complete opposite which should have been vacation first, racing second.. lol. That set you several steps back.. hard to recover from that one.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 21:50

Best and worst of Kurt Busch again. It was funny how they put on the audio of his team sternly telling him not to speed, then he gets busted not only on the pit stop but penalty as well :D Just not worth the risk, as happened to JPM at the Brickyard. With Truex finally getting a deserved win KB and JPM assume the snakebit finishers role. Also glad to see a (relatively) long green to finish it.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 23:10

Best and worst of Kurt Busch again. It was funny how they put on the audio of his team sternly telling him not to speed, then he gets busted not only on the pit stop but penalty as well :D Just not worth the risk, as happened to JPM at the Brickyard. With Truex finally getting a deserved win KB and JPM assume the snakebit finishers role. Also glad to see a (relatively) long green to finish it.

:confused: Nascar champ made a rookie mistake.

I found this pic quite interesting from some Crew Chief.
Interesting that 'Pit Road Speed' and 'Caution Car Speed' are slightly different, but enought to give him a punishment.
Is it like this in all oval circuits or just Sonomo ?

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#577 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:16

But when they do those laps, usually with the field split into two groups, before the race starts; that's at pit road speed. Not pace car speed.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:49

:confused: Nascar champ made a rookie mistake.

I found this pic quite interesting from some Crew Chief.
Interesting that 'Pit Road Speed' and 'Caution Car Speed' are slightly different, but enought to give him a punishment.
Is it like this in all oval circuits or just Sonomo ?

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Not that it matters, but that looks hilariously amateurish, like it's something your fifth grade teacher would give you before a 2-week project outlining what you get marks for.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 04:11

@OLB : :rotfl: You really messed up in Vegas dude. You did the complete opposite which should have been vacation first, racing second.. lol. That set you several steps back.. hard to recover from that one.

No it WAS vacation first. We planned a week in Vegas without even realizing there was a race there at the end. Once we were there I was like OH! Let's get tickets.

That's why we did N'wide and not Cup, we flew back on Saturday night.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 06:30



:| Montoya could have stopped before the last lap and saved some points.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:56

wow that radio T_T

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 18:46



:| Montoya could have stopped before the last lap and saved some points.

I don't get it, why? First car one lap down vs last car on the lead lap?

#583 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 18:54

It'd have been even more efficient to slow way down and lose a few positions; if they knew fuel was going to be really tight.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 19:09

in the last 4 or 5 laps I got the impression there was no one in the garage /pits..

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 19:34

I don't get it, why? First car one lap down vs last car on the lead lap?

It seems that he knew the car was out of gas before the pit entry.
So make a splash'n go and come back in the midfield.
I seems that se could finish better than 31st, however I don't have the time gaps :|

#586 Deluxx

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 19:34

Sounded like they knew what was about to happen or something. The video was pretty awk

#587 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 19:52

Oh that is a good point, why didn't he pit for a splash? He knew he was out before he got to the pits, and that can't have been slower than crawling to the finish.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 20:01

He'd easily have finished better than he did had he pitted. Why didn't the CC call him in? Why didn't Monty just dive in?
Seems everyone was asleep at the wheel on that one.

Edited by gm914, 27 June 2013 - 20:10.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 20:05

I can't watch the video now.. but when he says over the radio. "You gotta be kidding me.. " isn't that when he was going up the hill after turn 1 - and that is past the pit entrance?


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 20:11

I can't watch the video now.. but when he says over the radio. "You gotta be kidding me.. " isn't that when he was going up the hill after turn 1 - and that is past the pit entrance?

NO, he said 'I'm out of gas way before the pit entry'.
See just the first 10 sec. if you can.

#591 Deluxx

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:16

Guys, bad news T_T

https://twitter.com/...346167051231232

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:28

Guys, bad news T_T

https://twitter.com/...346167051231232

I don't understand. I guess it's an American thing?

#593 Dilla

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:55

Well, he was told that Wind Tunnel wasn't continuing back in April, so not at all surprising.

Dave Despain to NBC to commentate newly acquired NASCAR races in 2014. Calling it now.

Edited by Dilla, 28 June 2013 - 02:56.


#594 Deluxx

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:42

I know but, I still dreamed. I'm not sure why I posted this in here...

#595 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:47

Dave Despain to NBC to commentate newly acquired NASCAR races in 2014. Calling it now.


Call a psychiatrist too, cos you is crazy.