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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:14 pm

I thought the race was pretty exciting? What do you want? Track position is important, making the whole race meaningful, not just the last two where you can tandem your way to the finish.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:59 pm

hammer, good perspective. I heard on radio, and the only usefulness from the new NASCAR app was the in car audio. The leaderboard was lousy (connected to office wifi, not via carrier) on its updates, and in general suffers from the simplicity of the old NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile app.

---and don't get me started on the new NASCAR.com. It is HORRIBLE to navigate. Just trying to find live timing & scoring links of old for practice yesterday was next to impossible.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:30 pm

2nd duel ho-hum so far just past halfway. field is set as the other of the slowest cars (Bliss) is two laps down.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:07 pm

5/33/15 tried to make a race of it at the end but waited too long, and only succeeded in getting Kenseth out of the groove.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby Kaizer on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:06 pm

anyone else going to the race sunday?
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby DMcGrew on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:53 pm

I'll be there. Sitting at our gate at PIT right now :thumb: This place is so dead. Only had 1 person ahead of me in the security line lol
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:45 pm

just watched the first duel on the DVR. The late race restart added a little drama but not much.

It's almost as if these cars need a little more power. I was mistaken a page or two ago. I errantly talked of the 1999 500, when the race I was talking about was actually 2000 -- where Dale Jarrett passed Johnny Benson late but it was mosly the follow the leader. Saw a clip on RaceHub last night that jogged my memory on that. More power (larger holes in the plate) would have helped IMO, but NASCAR is afraid of that 200MPH mark, and has been for 25 years.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:41 pm

big one with 7 to go in the NW race.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:43 pm

started from 7th on back I think, someone got into A. Dillon.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:29 pm

Wow. 2nd big one coming to the checkers on the green-white-checker. Keselowski running 2nd turns leader Regan Smith hard into the wall not far in front of the flagstand. Tony Stewart, running 3rd, wins. Kyle Larson's car went up into the catchfence, piercing it in a number of places, leaving the engine on the grandstand side.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby JS© on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:15 pm

looks like some fans were injured on that crash

http://www.globalnews.ca/nascar+racers+ ... story.html

The front end of Larson's car was ripped away, and a gaping hole was cut in the fencing. Pieces of the car sailed into the grandstands and emergency workers could be seen attending to fans.

Ambulance sirens were heard behind the stands, which were briefly shrouded in smoke from Larson's burning engine, which appeared to be wedged into the fence.

A subdued Stewart did not celebrate in Victory Lane.

"The important thing is what going on on the front-stretch right now," the three-time NASCAR champion said. "We've always known, and since racing started, this is a dangerous sport. But it's hard. We assume that risk, but it's hard when the fans get caught up in it.


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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby JS© on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:18 pm

watching Speed right now, and part of Larson's tire is embedded in the fence. I think the announcer also said that part of his car had debris that hit the upper deck.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby JS© on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:27 pm

wow, engine block is sitting between the barrier and the safety fence.

Catch fence definitely did it's job.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:25 pm

12 to Halifax hospital 2 critically injured, a child and an adult with life threatening injuries. Someone no more than a dozen people away from where the tire ended up had shot a video of the finish and crash. It caught the people's reaction frantically motioning to crews. So chilling.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:55 pm

That was an incredible wreck....wow. Hope the two criticals are ok...
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:36 pm

the way Larson''s car ended up reminded me of Richard Petty's car after it was destroyed back in 1988.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby Ad@m on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:41 pm

relantel wrote:the way Larson''s car ended up reminded me of Richard Petty's car after it was destroyed back in 1988.


I can still see the #43 STP car barrel rolling against the catch fence.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby DMcGrew on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:44 pm

Horrible wreck. :(

It started about right where we were sitting. I knew it was bad when I saw stuff flying really high. Never saw anything like that in all the races I've been too.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby Bioshock on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:59 pm

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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:02 am

I was literally just watching that video bioshock. Hope everyone turns out OK.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby llipgh2 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:05 am

While watching the video, did anyone else hear a man yell "Where's my kid?!?!" ?

So scary.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby Gaucho on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:12 pm

Hey, at least NASCAR made the news over here.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:13 pm

Oh my, a sporting event where the National Anthem was at or near its intended tempo!
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby JS© on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:22 pm

James Franco either botched the start of the race or just trolled Danica.

"Drivers....and Danica.....start your engines!"
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:24 pm

Danica won't lead a lap
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