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#1 Watkins74

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 21:13

SHOOTOUT AT WATKINS GLEN

CHEEZ-IT 355

ZIPPO 200


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The Good!

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The Bad!

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and the Ugly!

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We have CUP and NATIONWIDE but no Trucks!



Others guys who will race. Cup Entry List: http://www.jayski.co...2013-Entry-List

Nationwide Entry List: ZIPPO 200 TBA

Thursday, August 8
6:00pm NSCS Haulers Enter

Friday, August 9
12:00 - 1:30pm NSCS Practice
1:40 - 3:50pm NNS Final Practice
4:00 - 5:30pm NSCS Final Practice

Saturday, August 10
9:35 am NNS Qualifying
11:40 am NSCS Qualifying
2:15 pm NNS - Zippo 200 at The Glen

Sunday, August 11
11:00 am NSCS Driver / Crew Chief Meeting
12:30 pm NSCS Driver Intros
1:00 pm NSCS - Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE


hmmm....got this from NASCAR.com but I don't think this is the version they race on.
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....and that's my OP

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#2 V3TT3L

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 22:06

:up:

I believe that's the last chance for Keselonski to get a points cushion into the Chase.
Ford is waaay underpowered. ):

Edited by V3TT3L, 05 August 2013 - 22:32.


#3 SR388

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 22:24

Good job.

Go #24!

#4 gm914

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 22:53

Here's a compilation of Marcos The Good, and his 5 NASCAR wins at The Glen-

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2008-2009-2010 NNS winner
2011-2012 Cup winner

I wouldn't put JPM in the 'BAD' category. 'BAD' strategy definitely. But with no Villainouef (literally French for 'bad egg) who else? Kurt's been on his best behavior, which in itself brings the sport into disrepute. !

'UGLY'. Nailed it. Look at that mug.



#5 SR388

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 23:00

Here's a compilation of Marcos The Good, and his 5 NASCAR wins at The Glen-

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2008-2009-2010 NNS winner
2011-2012 Cup winner

I wouldn't put JPM in the 'BAD' category. 'BAD' strategy definitely. But with no Villainouef (literally French for 'bad egg) who else? Kurt's been on his best behavior, which in itself brings the sport into disrepute. !

'UGLY'. Nailed it. Look at that mug.


Dude needs a hat.

#6 Watkins74

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 23:43

I wouldn't put JPM in the 'BAD' category. 'BAD' strategy definitely.

Not ""Bad" as in talent, more like "Bad" boy because some people think he is crazy on the road courses.

Damn....criticizing my OP right out of the gate. Where's my positive reinforcement? :D

Edited by Watkins74, 05 August 2013 - 23:44.


#7 teejay

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 00:19

Yay - Road Course!

Another chance for Monty to show some sort of potential to win but deliver nothing!

Happy to be proven wrong :)

#8 Dilla

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 00:35

So, what's going to happen to Kyle Busch this year that will prevent him from winning in the final laps?

#9 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:12

Last year had one of the best final laps anywhere, anytime.

#10 V3TT3L

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 01:48

Not ""Bad" as in talent, more like "Bad" boy because some people think he is crazy on the road courses.

Danico swore Revenge after Montoyo Poconoed him yesterday:
'He [Montoya] just forgot to turn left'.
'Iwill remember that'.

#11 Dilla

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:13

Montoya meet Ricky after the race and apologized; that have been cleared up.

Not that it would matter at the Glen anyway since Ricky is not good on road courses.

#12 Wuzak

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:17

Not that it would matter at the Glen anyway since Ricky is not good on road courses.


So he'll be hanging around at the back with Danica?


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:48

So he'll be hanging around at the back with Danica?


Stenhouse does have a 4th place at the Glen (2012), but he was nowhere in the other NNS road races. That said, Nationwide and Cup are very different (as Danica Patrick's performances at road courses have demonstrated).

Last year had one of the best final laps anywhere, anytime.


Yup. Contrary to popular belief, the road races aren't just Montoya vs Ambrose. Keselowski and Kyle Busch were right there with Ambrose at the end.

Edited by Prost1997T, 06 August 2013 - 02:57.


#14 V3TT3L

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 02:53

Just saw the entry list of The Glen at Gayski.

Kelly Owens in the Phoenix Cup #51.
Kyle Busch to double duty in the Cup M&M and the NNS MonsterMobile
Citizen Kahne, Lagano, Keselonski, Vicky also on a double shift.
No Billy The Kid Johnson in NNS :(

NNS line-up w/ just 39 cars... somebody here or Paludo should take a car and do a $tart'npark.

Edited by V3TT3L, 06 August 2013 - 02:59.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:03

I'm so looking forward to both N'wide and Cup. Nice, early thread.

is it too early to talk about Saturday's weather?

#16 gm914

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:51

Damn....criticizing my OP right out of the gate. Where's my positive reinforcement? :D

Never! You put shit on Kyle Busch. It's like we're besties now. :p Great OP.

Last year had one of the best final laps anywhere, anytime.

Damn right. Let's watch those last two laps again

Dat crowd roar at 1:32 :clap:

Edited by gm914, 06 August 2013 - 03:53.


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Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:52

Marcooooooooooooooooooooos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the Glen! :clap:

#18 SR388

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:12

Apparently Tony Stewart has been injured doing another sprint car race!

I hope he is okay!

@nscrwriter 3m

Her husband is a racer and was at track > MT @amyjcoons: Jerry was told by an official that Tony Stewart has a compound fracture in his leg
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#19 SR388

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:36

http://www.usatoday....ulance/2622305/

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#20 gm914

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:50

Damn. Thankfully it wasn't more serious.

#21 Dilla

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 05:53

I'm no doctor, but if it's a compound fracture (bone protruding out the leg), I doubt he would have even limped away from that. And he would be done for the season.

That said, three wrecks in three weeks for Stewart in Sprint Cars.

I know Tony scoffed at the question after 2nd wreck and that there no authority that can stop since he is own boss, but maybe some self-preservation should prevail this time.

Keep it in the offseason, Tony.

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#22 Watkins74

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:30

This report says he was helicoptered to another hospital. You would think any hospital could handle a broken leg. (My speculation) It must have been a bad break to require a helicopter ride to a better hospital.


TONY STEWART AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER SPRINTCAR CRASH

http://www.speedcafe...printcar-crash/

#23 Dilla

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:34

Jenna Fryer ‏@JennaFryer 15m
Representative for Stewart says he had surgery on his leg for the injuries,
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Jenna Fryer ‏@JennaFryer 16m
UPDATE: Smoke has broken right tibia and fibula

Looks like Tony is going to be out for a while. It's his RIGHT leg.

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#24 karne

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 07:54

Oh Smoke... :(

#25 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:04

What a dumbass. Particularly since he's a team owner. He has greater responsibilities to sponsor. Yeah he's a racer, he's Tony stewart, blah blah, but like Kubica this is why you don't do it...

#26 John B

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 13:15

Yeah, wonder if this will bring about increased restrictions in driver contracts regarding freelance event participation. The sponsors obviously must be steamed about potentially missing Chase exposure. Cup was pretty much injury free for a long time, so this issue might not have been a consideration but now will be a talking point.


Adding insult is that this has been an exceptionally good track for Stewart apart from the last 2 years:


1 22 Aug 12, 2012 19

2 22 Aug 15, 2011 27
3 22 Aug 8, 2010 7
4 22 Aug 10, 2009 1
5 22 Aug 10, 2008 2
6 22 Aug 12, 2007 1
7 22 Aug 13, 2006 2
8 22 Aug 14, 2005 1
9 22 Aug 15, 2004 1
10 22 Aug 10, 2003 11
11 22 Aug 11, 2002 1
12 22 Aug 12, 2001 26
13 21 Aug 13, 2000 6
Average 7.93

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#27 Atreiu

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 13:17

Stupid question, do they actually have a McDonalds there? If so, I'm going!

#28 V3TT3L

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 14:38

Stupid question, do they actually have a McDonalds there? If so, I'm going!

McDowell is already lined-up

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#29 Atreiu

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 14:59

I meant McDonald's by the McDonald's stand. =D

#30 OfficeLinebacker

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 15:08

T-Stew raced with a broken shoulder blade.

For a fracture of this type, it's likely they have inserted rods to hold the bones together. Once the rods are in place, there are no serious restrictions on movement after about a week or so. It's all pain tolerance. And say what you will about T-Stew, he's a tough SOB and he won't let any amount of pain sideline him. I'm sure he'll be in the car (albeit likely with a reserve driver) within a few weeks.

As far as the helicopter ride, he needed surgery and a superstar like T-Stew is going to get transported to where the best lower leg fracture repair doc in the region has operating privileges, that's all that happened.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 15:52

Hmmm, is Jacques doing anything this weekend......

#32 SR388

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 15:54

Lewis Hamilton is off this week. I know there is no way that hamilton's contract will allow him to drive it, but he has taken Tony's car around the glen before.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 16:00

Mark Martin in the #14? Had 3 wins in the 90's (I know, a while ago), but he's looking for part time work for next season. Work that former tie-in with Hendrick and get in one of the best cars in NASCAR.

#34 Atreiu

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 16:16

Lewis Hamilton is off this week. I know there is no way that hamilton's contract will allow him to drive it, but he has taken Tony's car around the glen before.


They could call Button. But Lewis would be more awesome.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 17:09

Lewis is in a Petronas car now.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 17:24

They could call Button. But Lewis would be more awesome.


Plus I see Lewis ending up in NASCAR in the next few years anyways so a jump start wouldn't be too much of a risk. For a road race, and seeing as V8 Supercars isn't running, get a Holden driver over here (wasn't Whincup in some NASCAR talk a few years back?). Ekstrom ran for Red Bull in a couple of races when Vickers was out a few years ago and with little testing did well.

Edited by HaydenFan, 06 August 2013 - 17:26.


#37 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 17:40

Watch it be someone like Larson. I'll go with Piquet for thread amusement, that he drives a Chevrolet, and has won on a road course.

#38 Dilla

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 17:45

Someone get Robby Gordon on the phone.

Seriously, either they'll pay JTG to get Allmendinger or it'll be Regan Smith or something.

Piquet would be sweet.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 17:49

Gordon was the first of the traditional, non-entered roadies that came to mind. Wonder if they might try to pull Fellows or Said out of their current entries.

Dare I throw out JV for further thread amusement? Teammate entertainment with Danica?

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 17:53

I am not going to bash Stewart for running these cars. He loves to do it, he's rich and he is already a 3-time Champion in NASCAR and a won one in Indycar. He has nothing to prove anymore.

He is also one of those people (like Montoya) who just don't enjoy working out every day. Racing these cars gave him a good workout and at least kept him in "Tony" shape. If he wasn't racing I don't think he would be on the spin bike or jogging.


How come no one thinks Steven Wallace wont get the drive? ;)

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#41 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 17:55

Because there really is no God.

Regan Smith sounds like the safe, sensible, realistic choice. He's already a Hendrick guy.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 18:13

So I've missed the last two weekends of nascar (not Eldora)

I skipped watching Indy because I saw the ending of it, but how was pocono/Iowa? Should I watch or were they meh

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 18:20

So I've missed the last two weekends of nascar (not Eldora)

I skipped watching Indy because I saw the ending of it, but how was pocono/Iowa? Should I watch or were they meh

Pocono: Youtube extended highlights will suffice for Cup. Trucks was OK, just one hour lenght. So highlights.
Iowa: if you like keselonski

#44 SR388

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 18:28

So I've missed the last two weekends of nascar (not Eldora)

I skipped watching Indy because I saw the ending of it, but how was pocono/Iowa? Should I watch or were they meh


Pocono was good. I recommend watching it.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 18:32

What a dumbass. Particularly since he's a team owner. He has greater responsibilities to sponsor. Yeah he's a racer, he's Tony stewart, blah blah, but like Kubica this is why you don't do it...

He actually does not owe the sponsor's anything.

If they pull out he has bucks and will race what ever suits his fancy.

He is not a brown-nosed butt-boy.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 18:32

I'm still trying to figure out what happened that caused Tony's car to suddenly start cartwheeling. He's drifting the corner, then *bam* it looks like he hit a concrete post in the middle of the track. Except I don't see any object that caused the flip in the replays. What am I missing?

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 18:39

I'm still trying to figure out what happened that caused Tony's car to suddenly start cartwheeling. He's drifting the corner, then *bam* it looks like he hit a concrete post in the middle of the track. Except I don't see any object that caused the flip in the replays. What am I missing?

He hit another car which had just wrecked

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 18:42

He hit another car which had just wrecked

Thanks, the replays I've seen have a semi-obstructed viewpoint so I haven't seen the other car.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 19:03

There's a V* SC driver heading in to drive a Nationwide car i think. Forgot his name but worth a punt cos they can peddle these things round road courses.

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Posted 06 August 2013 - 19:07

There's a V* SC driver heading in to drive a Nationwide car i think. Forgot his name but worth a punt cos they can peddle these things round road courses.

Owen Kelly's driving the 51 in Cup for James Finch if thats who you mean