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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:20 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:That's the scariest wreck I've seen in a stock car race. That was about 2 feet from impaling Mark Martin. Not to mention, that car could have slid through that opening and slid into everyone in the pits. :shock:


Yeah.....absolutely terrifying. Martin was *this* close to being severely crippled, if not killed.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:35 pm

JPM wrecks the 20. What a bum.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:35 pm

Montoya races like a total A-hole
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:38 pm

I like off-sequence pitting here. KyBu needs to steal some track position.

Also, the best thing about the Martin wreck was that it caught Kahne in it. He is within 45 points of Denny.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:44 pm

Kahne is still in the race, in 17th. Don't count him out, yet.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:47 pm

With these engine issues, Jeff Gordon officially needs to win at Richmond to make the Chase.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:50 pm

Not counting Kahne out, but he was fastest car on track at time of wreck. Gordon could win Atlanta too. I don't dislike Gordon, but the 18 guys are really happy they only have to compete with the 39 on points instead of the 24 and 39, going into arguably their two best tracks in the last three races.

Also, Edwards very quietly running in the top 5 all day. If he wins, he's WC #2.

Samantha Busch ‏@SamanthaBusch

Hate to c that for Gordon I know we r competing for a WC spot w them but his luck has been as bad as ours n u can't wish that on anyone
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:51 pm

Yeah, Edwards looks stout.

And wow, Letarte/Earnhardt have become a formidable duo.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:06 pm

Everyone that just pitted only needs to pit once more. The top 7 need to pit twice. Jr. is first of those that need to pit only one more time.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:24 pm

BK is hilarious. "I'm pretty excited, Dale. All this trick stuff on [the two Hendrick cars in front of me] make the cars undriveable on the first two laps, and I'm going to do whatever I can do to make them as undriveable as possible."
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:40 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:Kahne's spotter. No relation to Denny.

Kevin Hamlin ‏@KevinHamlin

Some drivers mature and eventually get their heads out if their asses. JPM hasn't gotten there yet.

Also no relation to Kevin Hamlin the former Earnhardt/Harvick crew chief.


Thought the 48/88 gave Sunday's race away. They both got snookered by Keselowski on the final green flag stop - 48 was able to chase him back down but the 88 couldn't stay in front of the 5. 88 was ok on the restart in the outside lane when the leader. But was terrible restarting fourth (on the final two restarts), where he pushed first the 2 then the 16 out to a lead but could not hold the speed in the corner and would end up 5th or 6th by that first lap. Made it back up to 4th, but could have had more, specially once the 48's engine blew. OTOH, considering the issues of the 14, 24 and 48, I should be thankful they finished.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:04 pm

Someone ought to revoke the 42's credentials for a race. Dude is just wrecking everyone in sight.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby Kaizer on Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:39 pm

Danica has the worst luck ive ever seen
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:04 pm

Kaizer wrote:Danica has the worst luck ive ever seen


She ran a solid race tonight....a shame
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:46 pm

Can't believe I never "woo'ed" the Denny win. Another huge win for Hamlin.

Anyway, AMS qualifying - KyBu 3rd and Gordon 5th. Danica is actually in the 20s ahead of Jr., Harvick, JPM, Bowyer.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:09 am

Harvick nearly laps the field, but comes in third. Infuriated with Keselowski for throwing a water bottle out the window of his car, as ESPN showed footage of it immediately after the caution came that changed the race. Problem is: the water bottle toss came well before the caution and NASCAR showed the aluminum that caused the caution. Yet, Harvick snipes at BK left and right imploring him to "sleep well."

I hate Harvick.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:56 pm

Pretty awesome that six separate drivers can get to two wins tonight and nearly clinch a wild card. In Busch's case, a win will probably clinch for sure. But even Ambrose is one win away from a wild card.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:55 pm

I hate these races when there are only like 10 cars on the lead lap :(
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby sj? on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:09 pm

Gordon trying to run down Truex!!! Gettem'!!
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:25 pm

Man, really wanted Gordon to get that win. Now I have to deal with Hammer gloating for another week :pop:
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby sj? on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:26 pm

Damn,damn,damn!!!
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby sj? on Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:28 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Man, really wanted Gordon to get that win. Now I have to deal with Hammer gloating for another week :pop:



Sooo close !! :twisted:
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby DMcGrew on Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:11 am

FUUUUUUUUDGGEEEEEE :evil:
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:30 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Man, really wanted Gordon to get that win. Now I have to deal with Hammer gloating for another week :pop:

:slug:

It's not often you see a pit crew win the race for you -- normally they can just lose it -- but last night the 11 crew got Hamlin off the pits first, and after that, I felt pretty good. In fact, you could see it in Grubb's eyes when they asked him going into the GWC. He said, "we have a pretty good short run car," all smiles. By the way, how nice was it seeing tires matter? I don't remember another race this year in which every one would pit every chance they got. (Of course there were only a few cars on lead lap, which helps).

Also, although they all do it, I hate when drivers say, "I should have put the bumper to him, I would have won the race, but I didn't, I'm too nice," like Gordon did last night. Hamlin said it about the 54 after the Richmond NW race, to be fair.

I just want Rel to tell me he thinks the 48, 2, and 11 are the championship contenders now.

:slug: 8-) :D

Heading into next week, you have to think Busch who has a 12 point/position lead will get the spot over Gordon, unless something bad happens. He's won 4/7 (all Spring) Richmond races, and his average finish is like 4.5 or something. But unlike last year, it's cool that the 24, 39, 18, 20, and 9 can all get in with a win, and the 99 can get in with a win and something bad happening to the 18 and 24.

Interestingly, at one point last night, Busch was in the top ten in points (according to a tweet, i'm not sure how that was correct), which put Kahne and Stewart in the WC spots, making it impossible for Gordon to make the WC. So Gordon needs Stewart to stay ahead of the 18 at Richmond too.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:33 pm

I thought the 11 sped off of pit road, but kudos to them for taking advantage of pit stall selection so as to not get caught. (They all do it, not a complaint, and this wasn't near as blatant as the Keselowski one in the spring). And for holding off Gordon.

Hate it for Truex, as he had the race in the bag before McMurray had issues. At least that is much more unavoidable than Ruetimann at Martinsville was.

Still don't think the 11 is near consistent enough to be a true contender, but they have at least built up some cushion over the most consistent folks after the reset. I still think this is the 48's to lose. Probably 16 as the consistent darkhorse. Will predict though, that the leader in the points going into the reset after the Richmond race will not win the title.

Kenseth finally formally announced to the 20, Logano reportedly going to Penske, and Sadler reportedly going to Gibbs NW program, leaving RCR.
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