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#51 jonpollak

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 14:25

Regan Smith takes over the 14 today Jp

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#52 Andrew Hope

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 15:09

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.

I didn't catch any coverage of the crash on ESPN or anything else, I guess they covered it as terrible as they usually cover things like this? The Wheldon coverage was mindblowingly awful.



#53 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 15:22

How many times is it now that Stewart has had an incident at a non-NASCAR event? I remember some fracas in Australia.

 

Blah blah he's a racer, but at some point it affects your day job. That's twice in 12 months he's missed races because of it.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 15:22

does that mean car 14 due to change of driver will start at the back of the grid? 



#55 Andrew Hope

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 15:26

does that mean car 14 due to change of driver will start at the back of the grid? 

Jayski has Regan Smith listed as going to the back so presumably yes.



#56 Myrvold

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 15:26

Regan Smith takes over the 14 today Jp

Hmmm, well, there are Hendrick&Jr ties, but no better road course driver available? I first thought of McDowell, but he's got the Gibbs ties.

 

Though, strange that I think this way, it'll be awesome to see Regan Smith back in a Cup car :)



#57 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 15:30

McDowell is 29th on the grid :smoking:



#58 Myrvold

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 15:53

McDowell is 29th on the grid :smoking:

 

Ye, the last 3 Leavine Fam. races have ended quite good, 24th at Sonoma, 7th at Daytona and 26th at Indy!
But what the heck, Josh Wise have 5 straight top 30!


Edited by Myrvold, 10 August 2014 - 15:56.


#59 jonpollak

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:03

Barber Shop Quartet National Anthem?

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#60 Red17

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:07

Just dropping another subject to lighten the mood. (just learned about the Tony Accident, but staying clear from that thread for now)

 

It appears (per AS none the less) that National Guard is terminating their sponsorship programm because they failed to recruit a single person, I mean... no one really? Still should be no trouble finding other names for Jr, he has won 3 races this season.



#61 Sheepmachine

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:08

Should be a good race. Shame bt sport don't show it until tomorrow. :|

#62 jonpollak

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:10

It's on that Irish Knee Capping station Sheep

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#63 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:11

Just dropping another subject to lighten the mood. (just learned about the Tony Accident, but staying clear from that thread for now)

 

It appears (per AS none the less) that National Guard is terminating their sponsorship programm because they failed to recruit a single person, I mean... no one really? Still should be no trouble finding other names for Jr, he has won 3 races this season.

I kew their IndyCar program was done, but is Litl E done too?



#64 Red17

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:17

I kew their IndyCar program was done, but is Litl E done too?

 

The title and article seem very clear.

 

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/115323



#65 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:28

The title and article seem very clear.

 

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/115323

Gotcha, I rarely look at the front page, I don't have a subscription...



#66 Andrew Hope

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:29

Well that's a new one.



#67 Risil

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:29

Hearing reports that Harvick's hit bean bag trouble.

 

What?



#68 jonpollak

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:35

Jr. looking like Dale Manual Fangio at the moment.

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#69 Red17

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:36

Hmmmm, tyre barrier moved, long caution for repairs?



#70 pingu666

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:37

think it just submarined and not hit barrier



#71 Red17

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 17:56

unhappy_vettel_hungary_press_conference.

 

Them Nascar drivers exceeding track limits again.



#72 Andrew Hope

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:05

Goodnight, Kryle.



#73 Red17

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:25

Brad falling like a rock, I think that's another one done.



#74 automovelbrilhante

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:30

Marcos's race to lose... Looks like the King could have two cars in the chase by the end of the day.

Edit: Told ya.


Edited by automovelbrilhante, 10 August 2014 - 18:32.


#75 shotcaller

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:31

Holy crap.



#76 jonpollak

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:32

oh Jeff..

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#77 shotcaller

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:33

What does that do for Boyer and Jamie Mac? Can they jump to the top with pit strategy?



#78 automovelbrilhante

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:34

Yep.



#79 Red17

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:37

Not sure if I want Kurt as company at a restart, but Marcos has been the second fastest. Yeah, his race to loose now,



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#80 jonpollak

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:40

Want a non-chase qualified driver to win...

Don't care who.

 

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#81 Andrew Hope

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:45

Big one!



#82 automovelbrilhante

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:46

Newman still had drive... AJ also looking good.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:46

And those death trap guard rails claim another victim.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:47

yikes that was nasty, guard rail destroyed, I guess Niki would say to keep on racing, but I'm looking at a 30+ minute red flag...



#85 Crafty

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:50

Holy crap that was like an aircraft accident... good to see all are ok... MacDowell close to going right through that barrier.

 

Some work needed to improve this track I think.

 

I wonder how long it'll take them to put that barrier back together.


Edited by Crafty, 10 August 2014 - 18:52.


#86 Risil

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:57

Is it me or does this happen every time NASCAR races at Watkins Glen?



#87 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:58

That Hornish crash is straight out of iRacing



#88 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:58

I have no idea who Alex Bowman is.



#89 jonpollak

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:58

And those death trap guard rails claim another victim.

 Newman just said as much.

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#90 whitewaterMkII

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 18:59

the damage on McDowels car seems deadly...



#91 Prost1997T

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 19:02

I have no idea who Alex Bowman is.

 

He drove pretty much a full season for RAB Racing in Nationwide last year...was released before Homestead then took up the BKR Cup offer.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 19:03

Want a non-chase qualified driver to win...
Don't care who.

Jp

Wonder what would happen if Piquet won? :drunk:

#93 Red17

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 19:05

Wonder what would happen if Piquet won? :drunk:

 

Im pretty sure the rules state that you have to be in the top 30 or something in points and do the full season.

 

Yes, Nascar has rules.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 19:29

Have to say it's 40+ fucking years, and still I see splits appearing in Watkins Glen guardrails. I know this is a 3500+ lb stock car, but while I think Ryan Newman is an utter ass, he's bang on the money with his views on the general safety at this track and that's despite much improvement.

Nascar has had a fatality here before, maybe they need another one before they wake up to the simple fact it's not suitable under this safety pattern.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 19:41

a concrete wall wouldnt give, so would be a harder impact



#96 Risil

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 19:45

Did the ESPN anchor sort of just suggest that before NASCAR changed the rules for this year their drivers didn't try as hard to win races



#97 Crafty

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 19:49

I think they need to push the guard rails out and maybe more importantly use a barrier that stops cars being bounced back on to the track. The guardrail splitting is a little similar to F1 at Silverstone this year. 



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 19:50

Watching TUSC. Is there any word on whether the race is going to restart, and if so, when? Cheers.



#99 Crafty

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 20:04

Drivers called back to the cars, so won't be long

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 20:11

engines firing up