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NASCAR: Richmond 10/36  
User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

OK everyone, here's the Richmond thread for this week's NASCAR events. I'll start off by posting the entry list.

http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2007/10/data/entry_list.html

Kreg

P.S. The 10/36 in the title is for race number 10 out of 36.


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User currently offlineCharger From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

Christ another Car Of Tomorrow race. YAWN. Who ever had the idea for that Piece of sh*t should be shot and dragged around the race track behind one of the cars.

User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Hooray for Richmond International Raceway. Keep this thread going.


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineCharger From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Heres a few Rumors for all you to ponder on.

1. DEI and RYR talking merger. Supposedly talking with several auto manufacturers.

2. Michael Waltrip has supposedly spent the last week lobbying hard against NASCAR for changes in qualifying. Rumor has it that NASCAR is listening.

3. NAPA could be looking at its options. Supposedly they have been speaking with Richard Childress as a replacement sponsor for Cingular, should AT&T lose their lawsuit against NASCAR and not be able to rebrand the 31 car. Supposedly they are also talking with Roush about sponsorship of the 16 car, since Ameriquest won't be back next year. Michael Waltrip is disputing these reports.

** Just as a side note, I can see both NAPA and UPS leaving Maichael Waltrip Racing.**

4. Supposedly auto industry analysts and executives await the outcome of the sale of DaimlerChrysler, which could happen in the next month. Higher up executives claim Dodge will stay in NASCAR.

** I know there was some talk about Chrysler being up for sale, but has anyone heard that a deal could be done within the next month? Who's buying them?**



I can't see Dale Jarrett making this race. He's now out of provisionals.


User currently onlineN776AU From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 768 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Quoting Charger (Reply 1):
Christ another Car Of Tomorrow race. YAWN. Who ever had the idea for that Piece of sh*t should be shot and dragged around the race track behind one of the cars.

I like you. Let's be friends  scratchchin 
I too hate the COT, and Nascar's promise of good racing has been a complete flop.



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User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Quoting N776AU (Reply 4):
I too hate the COT, and Nascar's promise of good racing has been a complete flop.

That's what debris cautions are for....

Quoting Charger (Reply 3):
2. Michael Waltrip has supposedly spent the last week lobbying hard against NASCAR for changes in qualifying. Rumor has it that NASCAR is listening.

He qualified 20th fastest last week and didn't make the race.... I'd say he's got a legitimate complaint.

Quoting Charger (Reply 3):

3. NAPA could be looking at its options. Supposedly they have been speaking with Richard Childress as a replacement sponsor for Cingular, should AT&T lose their lawsuit against NASCAR and not be able to rebrand the 31 car. Supposedly they are also talking with Roush about sponsorship of the 16 car, since Ameriquest won't be back next year. Michael Waltrip is disputing these reports.

The only question for NAPA is will Biffle or Burton be the same promotion whore that Mikey is...

Quoting Charger (Reply 3):
** Just as a side note, I can see both NAPA and UPS leaving Michael Waltrip Racing.**

I see that happening before the season is out...



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Quoting Charger (Reply 3):

If you go to jayski.com you can read about those rumors.



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User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2381 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

Quoting N776AU (Reply 4):
I too hate the COT, and Nascar's promise of good racing has been a complete flop.

Let's see, 3 COT races so far - Bristol & Martinsville ended up with side-by-side finishes, and Phoenix had a late pass, and Gordon & Stewart fighting it out to the checkered flag. Sounds like some decent racing so far. And I love the wing on the back!

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 5):

He qualified 20th fastest last week and didn't make the race.... I'd say he's got a legitimate complaint.

Not really a fair comparison. The top 35 spend most of practice running race set ups, Waltrip and the others looking to make the field are running more aggressive qualifying set ups. If the rest of the field was focusing on qualifying, I doubt MW would have been 20th fastest. I think that given DJ hasn't shown much on race day, it's clear Mikey's team isn't ready for prime time. Now that he has run afoul of the "Ole DW Rule" and is out of past champion provisionals, I expect DJ to spend a fair number of Sunday afternoons watching the race from his green recliner.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

Quoting Charger (Reply 3):
2. Michael Waltrip has supposedly spent the last week lobbying hard against NASCAR for changes in qualifying.

Which is BS. Little Mikey can't drive worth a crap so . . . let's change the rules?!  rotfl 

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 5):
That's what debris cautions are for....

Yeah, with 12 to go and Stewart out front by a couple seconds . . .  mad 


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

RIR is a great track, been to the races there 12-15 times. Great racing in a great atmosphere. This year, they have added more seats to an already huge "arena" that will have 112K+ in attendance. It will reset the record for the largest gathering of people in one place in the state of Virginia.

We didn't go to either race last year, nor am I going this year, mostly due to other desires for recreational spending....

About the COT. I'm not a fan. It's getting too far away from the origins of the "stock" part of NASCAR, similar to all the body templates, and restrictor plates, and mandated this and mandated that. Pretty soon, NASCAR will be issuing the whole damn car at the track each week.

I think Denny Hamlin will take the checkered flag Saturday night.


User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 7):
And I love the wing

I'm just the opposite, that's the part I hate about the CoT.

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 9):
I think Denny Hamlin will take the checkered flag Saturday night.

The race is Saturaday night? Shoot, I'm not going to be able to watch it.

I think that if NAPA and UPS leaves MWR, I think Mikey should join his brother in the announcer's booth and Jarrett should retire to his racing school. Then Mikey can work on getting young guys into the Nextel Cup, like Reutimann, Timothy Peters, Regan Smith, Brad Coleman, etc.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Quoting AllegiantAir (Reply 10):
Shoot, I'm not going to be able to watch it


 biggrin 

Quoting AllegiantAir (Reply 10):
The race is Saturaday night?

IIRC, both the Races at RIR are night races this season.

Quoting AllegiantAir (Reply 10):
I think that if NAPA and UPS leaves MWR, I think Mikey should join his brother in the announcer's booth

I think Mikey oughta retire to anywhere, and not wait on NAPA and UPS. He's a "never was". Never was as good as his brother, never had a head for the business, got greedy wanting his own team when he could succeed as a driver. I'm surprised Toyota has told him (or at least told him publically) enough is enough.

Hell the man's still MINUS 27 in points. How can you be ten races into the season and still have MINUS points.  rotfl 


User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1600 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 11):
IIRC, both the Races at RIR are night races this season.

Ahh, missing 2 races isn't that big of a deal. On Saturday nights I go to the local dirt track for the races there, so I'll be watching racing either way. Big grin



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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1595 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 11):
IIRC, both the Races at RIR are night races this season.

 checkmark 

Not just this season. They have both been at night for several years now.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1589 times:

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 9):
RIR is a great track, been to the races there 12-15 times. Great racing in a great atmosphere.

RIR in its current configuration is nice, but the old RIR (before they rebuilt it in 1988) rocked. Some great finishes there, espcially in '86 when Dale Sr took out DW and a couple other leading cars in the last couple of laps and Kyle Petty goes from fifth to first to win.

Btw, in doing a little research, am I seeing correctly that the cheapest seat at RIR this weekend cost $195.00?

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1587 times:

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 5):
That's what debris cautions are for....

You notice how they zoom on it?

The finish last Sunday was shit as well.


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1585 times:

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 14):
Btw, in doing a little research, am I seeing correctly that the cheapest seat at RIR this weekend cost $195.00?

Yes - they ain't cheap. This is the first race in AGES that hasn't been sold out. I'm sure it will be, but due to the increase in seating, they haven't got it all sold yet. Normally, as I understand it, the entire capacity is sold well in advance to their "list" The tickets I have used for the last 6 - 7 years belong to a neighbor who doesn't use them anymore. He has six tickets that he "gives" me. They still come to him twice a year in the mail.


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

Heres a few of my thoughts:

I'm not a fan of the "Crap of Tomorrow" either. I think the big ass wing on the back belongs on one of these riced out import Honda's on the highway. Maybe when they go to some larger tracks the COT will be better. From what I hear, the COT is a lot harder to turn than the "other car".

Michael Waltrip needs to hang it up and concentrate on running his team. If I was Napa, I would leave and go to either the 16 or the 31.

Greg Biffle hasnt done anything with Pat Tryson as Crew Chief. Maybe Roush/Fenway Racing can pry Doug Reichart back from Toyota or wherever he is. IMO, The Biff is one of the best talents in Nascar and can win tons of races if he has the right setup.

Tony Stewart (My favorite driver) has led more laps this year than anyone and has had the worst luck this year. He could of won 3-4 races.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Ha, more bad luck for Waltrip... Dale Jarrett's crew chief has left!

http://www.nascar.com/2007/news/head...t.mborland.chief.change/index.html

I'm not a fan of the CoT either. It doesn't look like a stock car. It looks like one of those types of cars they race in Europe. I'm guessing that alot of fans will think the CoT is a bunch of crap and leave the sport. Then maybe NASCAR will notice and realize they have made a mistake!



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3814 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Some thoughts:

-Richmond's one of the better tracks on the circuit. Looking forward to this weekend.

-Tony Stewart's luck sucks.

-I'm a little anxious about how Gordon will do, as he's been abysmal the last couple years there. Hopefully having the COT will help turn that around, as his worst finish in the COT is 3rd.

-Qualifying needs fixed. The top 35 rule is already outdated, even though it hasn't been in effect all that long. At least go back to the system where the top 38 get in on time & then the other 5 fall back on provisionals.

-It's a shame to see DJ running like crap. MWR's an embarrasment. The only driver that seems to be half-decent for that team is Reutimann.

-Other than the racing it's provided, which I'll admit has been good, I don't like the COT.

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Somewhat off topic, but NASCAR related...

Todays, Virginian Pilot newspaper reports that Scott Wimmer has filed a lawsuit against Bill Davis Racing seeking $1.2 million in unpaid salary from 2006. Anybody know any details of what transpired last year to cause this?


User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 11):
IIRC, both the Races at RIR are night races this season.

Richmond races have run all night races for a while now... even the IRL race is at night.

Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 20):
Todays, Virginian Pilot newspaper reports that Scott Wimmer has filed a lawsuit against Bill Davis Racing seeking $1.2 million in unpaid salary from 2006. Anybody know any details of what transpired last year to cause this?

Supposedly when he was fired it was not done per the conditions in his contract. He could be fired for poor performance, but there was a sequence of timing and certain criteria that had to happen by certain dates which Wimmer contends didn't happen.



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User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

I'm watching qualifying right now, and DJ missed the race. The under top 35 drivers that are locked in so far are:

Scott Riggs
Dave Blaney
A.J. Allmendinger
David Reutimann
Ward Burton



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User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1533 times:

http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2007/10/data/lineup.html

Gordon got the pole again, Scott Riggs qualifyied 3rd, Allmendinger 13th, Reutimann 14th, Johnny Benson(#46, first race this year) qualifyied 31, Waltrip missed the race again and Jarrett missed his first race since 1994. That's the highlights from qualifying.



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3814 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

That's a shame for Jarrett. I hate to see that, but I guess with that team & qualifying how it is, it was inevitable. Cool to see Johnny Benson get in...he's one of my favorite drivers in the Trucks.

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 21):
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 11):
IIRC, both the Races at RIR are night races this season.

Richmond races have run all night races for a while now... even the IRL race is at night.

The last scheduled day race at RIR was in 1997, won by Rusty Wallace. The last time Cup ran there during the day was in 2002, when the Saturday night race was stopped due to rain after 60 laps & finished Sunday morning. Smoke won that one, I think.

The IRL race has always been at night, IIRC.

DeltaRules



Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
25 Post contains images ANCFlyer : But it is a self-inflicted wound. He aligned with a loser (Waltrip) and therein lies his problem. Never-was. He needs to quietly disappear behind the
26 DeltaRules : I never would've imagined that MWR's equipment would have been that bad. I figured there'd be some growing pains, but with Waltrip making his only ra
27 A340Spotter : Looking forward to tonight's race...Few more random thoughts: Casey Mears v Scott Riggs tonight for the coveted (for now) Top 35 points spot. Riggs qu
28 Srbmod : Kirk Kekorkian's Tracinda Corp. made a $4.58 billion bid for them. There has also been interest from investment funds Cerebus Capital Management and
29 AllegiantAir : Riggs had a fast car in Phoenix, and Mears had a fast car at 'dega, but I'm going with Riggs since RIR is like Phoenix. And with the Virginia Tech lo
30 A340Spotter : Apparently since Ward and owner Larry McClure are each supporters of VaTech yearly, and with Ward's Wildlife Foundation working routinely with VaTech
31 AllegiantAir : Grrr, the race is rained out! Tomorrow (Sunday) at 1 P.M. ET time is the new time.
32 ANCFlyer : Dangit, I could have watched the entire race today, since I'm on nights . . . Now I'll have to tape it tomorrow while I sleep . . . .
33 A340Spotter : Ditto...and I had plans to watch the PGA when I woke up too.
34 DeltaRules : Another Johnson win. Great. I'm starting to see how old school fans felt about Jeff Gordon back in the day. DeltaRules
35 ANCFlyer : He ran a great race. I watched it (on tape) when I got up this afternoon. Jeff Green needs his ass handed to him though . . . he's a lap down and cau
36 A340Spotter : Hate to say it, but the Hendrick organization (outside of Mears) is firing on all cylinders, especially in the COT races. Jeff Green certainly ruined
37 Post contains images ANCFlyer : No question, they are kicking butt. Kudos to them. The Lady in Black . . . . glad they returned to Darlington. Night race again, correct. Sunday is M
38 Post contains images AllegiantAir : I'm sick of Johnson winning. Denny Hamlin once again had a great run. If Hendrick Motorsports loses one COT race, I'm guessing they'll lose it to Haml
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