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#51 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 18:51

Checking in. Which pit lane would you rather use?



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#52 LuckyStrike1

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 18:52

The one inside of the track. 



#53 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 18:53

Grandstands are empty. What's going on?



#54 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 18:54

Rain and tickets are expensive. Attendance has been a problem here for a couple of years. Hotels in particular are ripping people off.



#55 Exb

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 18:56

I'm looking forward to this race! That track looks tiny.

(I'm quite lucky its been delayed as I was late home and would have missed the start otherwise).

#56 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:06

Penske really seem fast this year.

 

Haven't seen much of Ambrose so far. Forgot he was still in Cup.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:08

Lead change. No.22

 

3 wide traffic jam ahead of the leaders.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:11

So a lot of this race will be down to how well they can get through traffic. Are the Pit stops timings more critical as well with the lap being so short?

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:18

I'm curious as to why there are different rules for the pit lane for yellow and green flag conditions.

 

Where are all our regular NASCAR forummers? Seems really quiet here right now.



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#60 Exb

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:22

Checking in. Which pit lane would you rather use?


I wondered what you meant by this -it all makes sense now :)

wow that no. 30 was lucky not to hit something.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:25

Where did I leave that loo roll ?
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#62 Andrew Hope

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:28

So a lot of this race will be down to how well they can get through traffic. Are the Pit stops timings more critical as well with the lap being so short?

 

A good rule of thumb is the shorter the track, the more mistakes on pit road will cost you. Five seconds lost in the pits is the same time whether the track is half a mile or 2 miles, but five seconds at a 2-mile track is not usually a big deal, whereas at Bristol it might be the difference between going 1 lap down (and having the chance to get back on the lead lap on the next caution) and going 2 laps down (which is a much bigger mountain to climb).

 

I'm curious as to why there are different rules for the pit lane for yellow and green flag conditions.

 

Where are all our regular NASCAR forummers? Seems really quiet here right now.

 

I think it's because if you had to go the long way around to pit (like under yellow) when it's green, you're going 4-5 laps down and you're totally screwed. You're still going 1-2 laps down if you need to make a green flag stop, but since you can just go down either the back or front pits you're not losing as much time.

 

The different rules for green vs. yellow stops catches guys out from time to time, Jeff Gordon a few years ago.


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:31

Rain and tickets are expensive. Attendance has been a problem here for a couple of years. Hotels in particular are ripping people off.


Over $70 for bad seats. No thanks!

#64 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:36

 

I think it's because if you had to go the long way around to pit (like under yellow) when it's green, you're going 4-5 laps down and you're totally screwed. You're still going 1-2 laps down if you need to make a green flag stop, but since you can just go down either the back or front pits you're not losing as much time.

 

The different rules for green vs. yellow stops catches guys out from time to time, Jeff Gordon a few years ago.

 

I take it they make them go all the way round under yellow to avoid having that spot between 3 and 4 where cars will be leaving and entering at the same time, which could be a big problem when you have a huge train of cars there at the same time.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:43

I take it they make them go all the way round under yellow to avoid having that spot between 3 and 4 where cars will be leaving and entering at the same time, which could be a big problem when you have a huge train of cars there at the same time.

 

That's my understanding. And this Joonyer fan's understanding too:

 

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#66 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:47

Haha! I don't get those graphics on the Premier stream.



#67 jonpollak

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:49

le pluie arrivee.
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#68 Andrew Hope

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:51

Haha! I don't get those graphics on the Premier stream.

 

Some would say it's unfortunate that both Fox and ESPN seem determined every weekend to confirm the wider world's worst fears about NASCAR fans... I'd say lying on your bed eating greasy chicken wings, watching NASCAR and masturbating is a good time and you shouldn't knock it 'til you try it.



#69 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:51

I think this is the Motoring Gods' way of telling us to watch Top Gear.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 19:58

Any idea about how long the red flag might be?

#71 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 20:06

Uber passive-aggressive FU to Goodyear.



#72 Andrew Hope

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 20:07

Any idea about how long the red flag might be?

 

45-60 minutes judging by the radar but that's a very wide guess.



#73 SR388

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 20:09

I dunno, with the air tennessee titans they can dry a track this size in 2.5 minutes.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 20:14

45-60 minutes judging by the radar but that's a very wide guess.

Thanks a ton.
Hmm, that would mean it might re-start about 10 p.m. Nice, I would like to watch a bit more racing before going to bed; and that means there is still some hope :)

#75 Andrew Hope

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 20:49

These are some damn uncomfortable interviews.



#76 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:03

This KFC ad, the close-up of the goober stuffing his face with a bowl of leftovers? Not warming up my wallet.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:10

anyone have a stream thats still on ? the one I found switched over



#78 Andrew Hope

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:17

Should be getting underway in 10 mins or so.

 

Those were some br00tal interviews. At least Carl Edwards brought the heat.

 

"Our car is average, like this broadcast".



#79 SR388

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:28

Should be getting underway in 10 mins or so.

Those were some br00tal interviews. At least Carl Edwards brought the heat.

"Our car is average, like this broadcast".


God bless the handsomeness that is cuz Karl!

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#80 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:37

I go to take a shower, come back, and they're showing Atlanta 2010.

 

What's up?



#81 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:40

Sponsors must love Ky Busch. Does he rename everything in racing after his sponsors?



#82 SR388

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:41

I go to take a shower, come back, and they're showing Atlanta 2010.

What's up?


I just took a shower too! Buddies for life!

#83 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:43

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#84 Option1

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:51

Showering together might be considered taking the bromance a step too far...

 

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#85 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:52

I know full well that it would be stupid to race on a superspeedway in the rain, but surely it wouldn't be unreasonable to do so on a <1 mile oval.



#86 Richard T

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:55

Has NASCAR done a race in the rain before? Like, long time ago?

#87 PayasYouRace

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 21:57

I think Nationwide tried it at Montreal.

 

I know a lot of it comes down to tyres: availability, testing, logistics. It wouldn't be worth it most of the time.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 22:01

I will take a look at YouTube for that, thank you!

This will definitely be a no-show according to radars. I have to go to sleep now, school won't be closed because of the food city 500 :) ciao ciao guys :wave:

#89 SR388

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 22:03

Another embarrassment for NASCAR.

#90 Andrew Hope

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 22:07

Showering together might be considered taking the bromance a step too far...

 

Neil

 

I dunno, it's hard to be sure. A bro is a guy you can tell your deepest, darkest secrets to, so if you can confess things to him that would get you locked up in the mental house for life, I don't see why showering together and playing a little game of grab-nuts is suddenly going too far.



#91 Andrew Hope

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 22:26

Having said that, there are other options.

 

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#92 TimRTC

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 22:28

Hmmm...

 

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#93 Exb

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 22:32

Think I'm going to have to give up on this :( I've been up most of the night since Thursday to catch all the F1 sessions and if I'm going to be any use at work tomorrow I need some sleep.

#94 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 22:35

Ima gonna watch Top Gear, have some grub, then give thanks and praise for Neil deGrasse Tyson.



#95 TimRTC

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 22:52

Twitter reporting drivers back in the cars but is anyone broadcasting it yet?



#96 Andrew Hope

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 23:07

We back to racing now!



#97 shotcaller

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 23:10

5 all in the 3rd set, I'll be back to racing when the tennis is over.



#98 TimRTC

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 23:10

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#99 OvDrone

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 23:11

Yea, went to see the F1 race and Nascar at a pub in town and one of my favorite hoodies got stolen. My rage has no end. My eyes are bleeding. Add to that the rain delay and Ricciardo's exclusion.

 

 

****. Times twenty.

 

*edit*: ah auto-censor, go **** yourself, ****ing over and over again, ****ing Stalinist bastards. I swear I can just shank a dude.


Edited by OvDrone, 16 March 2014 - 23:13.


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#100 SR388

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 23:13

Yea, went to see the F1 race and Nascar at a pub in town and one of my favorite hoodies got stolen. My rage has no end. My eyes are bleeding. Add to that the rain delay and Ricciardo's exclusion.


****. Times twenty.


This is why I always carry a pistol or two!