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#1 Red17

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 21:41

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What Wikipedia sees

 

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What the F1 crowd sees

 

 

What the Nascar crowd sees

 

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What Danica sees

 

 

What Ambrose sees

 

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In short:

Nascar+Road Course+End of the Season Aproaching=

 

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Every two times in the year us Europeans get a little closer (but only a little) to Nascar. Yep, those famous bricks are racing on a… road course, or whatever they call it in America.

 

So instead of this:

 

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We get this:

 

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And this:

 

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Other diferences to rival “touring car” series is that a caution will happen soon or later to hamper the usual road ringer getaway.

 

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So, let us sit back and enjoy some 90 lap marathon of proper racing on a tilke free track, let us forget the latest “improvements”, the firings, the takeovers, the returns, the bribes and enjoy some mindless racing action outside it’s natural habitat.

 

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Well…, not quite, yanks still get the usual ads, which will double up in case of a caution and since cautions on a race track road course take a little bit longer, the torment will be longer.

 

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Yes, yes, Boris is here

 

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And so is the son of Multiple F1 Champion Nelson Piquet Souto Maior

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=PNcOdgg4j1c

 

Im sure everyone will get the kick out of it

 

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No trucks to keep us warm on Friday (no, they havent been sent to another track either), so it’s stricktly all car based action packed tightly on both days of the weekend. Which means NO FOX!

 

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(Actually, that’s only true if you watch the races, FOX is still airing practices.)

 

But lets face it, this is Marcos race, he has to win! He must win! I mean… even Almirola has won a race this year!

 

Perhaps Marcos should confuse his adversaries with lingo like he did some years ago…

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=3c4X6huJHKA

 

If trackside tricks don’t work, he can always work out something on the track.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=9VxEj17VK44

 

Personally, I think he should put on his Captain Caveman look

 

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Seems to do wonders with them ladies

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=SGd8ZzZ56AU

 

Lets see… we have the sardines, the cat,the overabuse of image links and odd youtubes, mad wording, the Nelson Sr. reference, the kick, Marcos, Jeff, hm… ah! Of course!

 

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That should do it! Post almost ready, lets head down to schedule

 

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Friday

 

Lots of Practice maybe to be televised, sure be be shown on later news broadcasts if anyone important screws up.

 

Saturday

 

Who cares about qualifying? Lets race some Busch Beer cars!

 

14:15 -  Zippo 200 at The Glen , airs on ABC and MotorsTV (yay for add free TV)

 

Sunday

 

13:00 - Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, airs on ESPN


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#2 discover23

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 21:53

Will be rooting for Nelsinho. I heard he will be racing ..

#3 sportyskells

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:26

I will be watching the Nationwide race tonight



#4 B Squared

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 13:19

Thanks for posting the 1979 F1 footage Red. One of my favorite weekends from many years of going to this wonderful village. Villeneuve's rain mastery more than made up for the soaked conditions we had while camping.



#5 jonpollak

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 15:21

I was 25 minutes away from the Glen yesterday. Today: 400 miles away. Tomorrow: 600 miles. Cursed and charmed ... All at the same time. Jp

#6 paulb

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 18:09

I made an ultimate sacrifice; stopping recording of PWC races so I could record The Glen.  



#7 pingu666

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 18:31

soo its not on my useual haunts :(



#8 Red17

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 18:44

And... ESPN misses the first lead change

 

Marcos in trouble


Edited by Red17, 09 August 2014 - 18:46.


#9 pingu666

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:07

wooh im in :)



#10 Andrew Hope

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:17

3 commercials, 3 crashes missed, 3 lead changes missed. ESPN batting a thousand like usual.



#11 jonpollak

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:23

The 4 most dreaded words in Motorsport. "While We Were Away" Jp

#12 Andrew Hope

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:24

The 4 most dreaded words in Motorsport. "While We Were Away" Jp

I thought the 4 most dread words in motorsport were "Let's hear from Rusty".



#13 Ducks

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:32

lets go Logano



#14 Red17

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:33

OMG! ESPN caught a crash live!

 

edit: It's a Challenger! NOOOOOOOOOO!


Edited by Red17, 09 August 2014 - 19:34.


#15 Ducks

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:36

Bayne>Maldonado.



#16 Andrew Hope

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:40

So I guess Bayne is just going to wreck everyone today. I hope it's Kyle next.



#17 Red17

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:50

Introducing, the self-removing debris.



#18 pingu666

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:56

good racing it horseman and hated



#19 Deluxx

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:58

Wow, good racing on a nationwide race? Wghhahahahahahtahthathatatat



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#20 Deluxx

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 19:59

Ambrose on fire lets gooo



#21 Red17

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 20:02

Brad back on the rear of KyBu, this will heat now.

 

I wonder if any F1 driver is watching all those people exceding track limits



#22 Deluxx

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 20:04

Brad back on the rear of KyBu, this will heat now.

 

I wonder if any F1 driver is watching all those people exceding track limits

 

In envy 



#23 jonpollak

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 20:06

Go Brendan

#24 pingu666

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 20:07

larson caught speeding :/ damn 42 tacho suck?



#25 Deluxx

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 20:14

Should have used some flex seal on his tire there



#26 Andrew Hope

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 20:18

larson caught speeding :/ damn 42 tacho suck?

 

Maybe it's just used to a heavier driver.



#27 Deluxx

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 20:27

BK forgot how to turn right?



#28 Red17

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 20:28

Here comes Brad for another round.



#29 Andrew Hope

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 20:45

Ah ****. Kyle's gonna steal it.



#30 Red17

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 21:00

Ah ****. Kyle's gonna steal it.

 

Erm... no



#31 John B

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 21:27

Good race among a fairly evenly matched top 4 dominant Cup regulars. Ambrose starting 2nd tomorrow doesn't bode well for the rest of the field. Danica better spend some time studying that video in the OP starting 43rd. Bayne is not entered tomorrow to shake things up  :D



#32 Myrvold

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 21:36

Bayne is not entered tomorrow to shake things up  :D

Boris the Butcher and Nelson the Kicker is enough!



#33 shotcaller

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 22:19

At least unlike his first donuts at Watkins Glen, Marcos didn't back it into the wall. 



#34 Red17

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 22:25

Boris the Butcher and Nelson the Kicker is enough!

 

And KyBu, and Brad K... and....



#35 Prost1997T

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 22:57

Good race among a fairly evenly matched top 4 dominant Cup regulars. Ambrose starting 2nd tomorrow doesn't bode well for the rest of the field. Danica better spend some time studying that video in the OP starting 43rd. Bayne is not entered tomorrow to shake things up  :D

 

You start at the back for an engine change, so qualifying faster would only affect your choice of pit stall.

 

As for Ambrose, 2 Cup road course wins out of what, 14 starts? Nothing too amazing there.



#36 Andrew Hope

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 23:23

Erm... no

 

Yeah, you accurately predicted the race results after it finished. What a ****ing hero you must be.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:42

Bizarre and awful news story breaking about Tony Stewart apparently running over and seriously injuring another competitor at a sprint car event at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in NY.

Waiting to hear details about this one...



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:13

Bizarre and awful news story breaking about Tony Stewart apparently running over and seriously injuring another competitor at a sprint car event at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in NY.

Waiting to hear details about this one...

 

While I'd prefer waiting for further details and realize there are other possible contributing factors, I told people 20 years ago and one can probably find a post to this forum where I predicted Stewart would someday snap and kill someone on track.  Hopefully, that isn't the case, but if it is what happened, I could not be less surprised.

 

EDIT: I based this on the initial report, which turned out quite inaccurate.  To point out some fails by the media here, they used locals, who apparently were biased toward their fellow local driver.  Also, did anyone notice that Kevin Ward Jr. aged 3 years in a matter of hours?

 

The rest of it, I stand behind.


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:16

http://deadspin.com/...dium=socialflow

 

^Most details of the Stewart incident I've found so far. If that's true, yeah, he should be in jail


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Posted 10 August 2014 - 05:55

Holy shit, this is dreadful. I think you can only hope for good news for Kevin Ward, and hope it was all a terrible incident with no intention on Stewart's part.

We're somewhat lucky that this is breaking so late on the East Coast, by the time we wake tomorrow, I would trust more info has come to light and reduce the need for any unfounded speculation.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:05

I'm not going to sit here and say that Stewart intentionally hit Ward, but Stewart is a Sprint car veteran. Surely he was well aware of tire kickback when those cars accelerate. Either way, it looks like his temper will finally catch up to him.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:15

http://abcnews.go.co...-track-24917168

Uh oh, someone's going to be in trouble.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:28

I'm not going to post it, but I just watched the video. Stewart definitely revved the engine, I will say that, but it's unclear whether it was intentional. Ward shouldn't have walked on the track like he did, a couple of Sprint cars flew by him right before Stewart clipped him.

 

Edit: Well, a Sprint car driver just called in to FSR and said that it's hard to see out the right side of the car.


Edited by Dilla, 10 August 2014 - 06:39.


#44 Giz

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:38

Looks to me like the car that went before stewart hit ward first he seemed to be off balance

#45 Jim Thurman

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:38

What will be most interesting as this unfolds will be the response from NASCAR, and even more so, ESPN.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:02

https://twitter.com/...360249389043713


Edited by fpbecker, 10 August 2014 - 07:02.


#47 Dilla

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:08

Ward is dead. . . was DOA according to Jim Utter (reporter for the Charlotte Observer).

 

Also:

 

Jim Utter @jim_utter  ·  3m

Sheriff said Tony Stewart has been cooperative and has returned to Watkins Glen

 

Jim Utter @jim_utter  ·  2m

NEWS: Sources close to Stewart say at this time, Stewart still plans to compete in Sunday's race at Watkins Glen International.

 

Prescott Rossi @PrescottRossi  ·  6m

District attorney's office has been notified. "This is an ongoing investigation of an on-track crash." No charges pending at this time.

 


Edited by Dilla, 10 August 2014 - 07:11.


#48 Lemnpiper

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:16

 Tony's driving career is over , and Stewart Hass racing could be in serious jeopardy.

 

 At the least Tony is looking at attempted murder charges , plus far worse if Ward has in fact died.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:57

An alternative thread has been opened for direct discussion on the incident, I for one have no objection to the NASCAR regulars continuing to post about it here or on the NASCAR thread.

It's an emotive subject, I feel there's too many sources confirming it's a fatality for us to pretend it's not "confirmed". Dilla's post of a timeline tallies with many accounts I've seen and as for ESPN having "broken the news" fully an hour after FOX Sports, it's now dropped off totally while they continue to nosh off a pre-season NFL non-event debut. 1am on the West Coast and it's all tucked up nicely for the evening.

Useless, but given the links to ABC and recalling the utter shambles they made of the Dan Wheldon crash, I'm not that surprised.

Edit: Now it's breaking and they've shown the video.... class move.

#50 Dilla

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:24

I can't believe ESPN showed the video.