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NASCAR: Talladega 30/36  
User currently offlineBoeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

The monster 2.66 mile "The Big One" Dega is featuring her first COT race this weekend!

http://i.a.cnn.net/nascar/.element/img/2.0/sect/races/tracks/tal/track_bg.jpg

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NASCAR: Kansas 29/36

Previous winners:

Daytona: Kevin Harvick
California: Matt Kenseth
Las Vegas: Jimmie Johnson
Atlanta: Jimmie Johnson
Bristol: Kyle Busch
Martinsville: Jimmie Johnson
Texas: Jeff Burton
Phoenix: Jeff Gordon
Talladega: Jeff Gordon
Richmond: Jimmie Johnson
Darlington: Jeff Gordon
Lowe's: Casey Mears
Dover: Martin Truex Jr.
Pocono: Jeff Gordon
Michigan: Carl Edwards
Infineon: Juan Montoya
New Hampshire: Denny Hamlin
Daytona: Jamie McMurray
Chicagoland: Tony Stewart
Indianapolis: Tony Stewart
Pocono: Kurt Busch
Watkins Glen: Tony Stewart
Michigan: Kurt Busch
Bristol: Carl Edwards
California: Jimmie Johnson
Richmond: Jimmie Johnson
New Hampshire: Clint Bowyer
Kansas: Jimmie Johnson

Standings:
1 Jimmie Johnson 5506
2 Jeff Gordon 5500
3 Clint Bowyer 5492
4 Tony Stewart 5389
5 Kevin Harvick 5380
6 Kyle Busch 5370
7 Carl Edwards 5364
8 Martin Truex Jr. 5348
9 Kurt Busch 5329
10 Jeff Burton 5320
11 Matt Kenseth 5287
12 Denny Hamlin 5258

News:

COTs ready, Chase drivers brace for 'Dega unknowns

IndyCar champ Franchitti inks Cup deal with Ganassi

M&M's will sponsor Busch on Gibbs' No. 18 Toyota

#18 Kyle Busch is a peanut head!  rotfl 

Eury ready to hand over 8 car reins to Gibson

Personally I want to see Jeff Gordan win... This is his year and I wish him the best at dega,


Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
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User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7172 posts, RR: 86
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1162 times:
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Fantastic research for this weeks Nascar thread.  yes 

I like the articles.

I got money on either Jr or Hamlin to win this weeks dance.  checkeredflag 

Please don't wreck anyone this week Stewart.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

It should be a good race. I am interested to see what the COT will do at a superspeedway.

Also, Greg Biffle won the race last week @ Kansas.

Go Smoke!

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 2):
Also, Greg Biffle won the race last week @ Kansas.

LOL... oops. Forgot he still even drove a cup car.



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User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

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LOL... oops. Forgot he still even drove a cup car.

LMAO! Its been forever since he won. I actually think The Biff is one of the best drivers in Nascar Today. For the past 2 years he has had junk equipment from the almighty Roush Empire.

Who's your driver?

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

I hoping for Jacques Villeneuve to make the race. Listening to his "NASCAR 101" lesson at the Vegas Truck race, if he makes the show it will be very interesting to see how he performs. He might set the record for being the most laps down with an undamaged racecar  Smile

Big, slow, heavy COT at Dega....could be a snoozer on Sunday.



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User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting Boeingfever777 (Thread starter):

Dude, thanks, I totally forgot about it.

Quoting National757 (Reply 5):
I hoping for Jacques Villeneuve to make the race

I kind of hope he doesn't. If your Cup debut is in a chase race, that might stir some trouble, plus if it's at Talledega...



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting Delta767300ER (Reply 4):
For the past 2 years he has had junk equipment from the almighty Roush Empire.

100% agree!  checkmark 

I'm sure the same can be said for Dale Jr. over at DEI and their engine dept.



Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Wow... Junior just predicted a victory for himself tomorrow on Speed's qualifying broadcast...

"I don't really condone betting, but I'm gonna win Sunday. I feel pretty good about it.. I don't think anybody know as much about it as I do, but I feel like this car's good enough. So we got the confidence part, we just have to get out there and physically get it done."

That's really out of character for him...



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Utterly farcical qualifying session.

NASCAR made this an impound race, so all of the go-or-go-homers had qualifying setups on the car simply to get in, while all the guaranteed-entry drivers had regular race setups. (the cars are impounded after qualifying... you can't make setup changes)

The top 11 - and 13 of the top 15 - qualifiers on speed were go or go homers, but only 8 of those make the race. So AJ Allmendinger, Boris Said, and Scott Riggs, who were 9-10-11 on the speed charts, go home.

The old qualifying system was SOOOOOO much better....



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3722 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

What does everybody think of the seemingly imminent exodus of drivers from open wheel into NASCAR? Montoya & Allmendinger are here, Villeneuve & Franchitti are coming, Hornish is toying with the idea, Dixon and Wheldon have talked about it. And what has Scott Speed done (besides his unsuccessful F1 ride) to prompt interest from owners in a Cup ride?

The only thing I don't like is that it's going to bump guys out of rides who have spent their entire careers in stock cars, such as Jeff Green, Johnny Sauter, David Stremme, etc. Another thing that the media has seemed to forget is that two other open wheelers have entered NASCAR & bailed out soon after, namely Christian Fittipaldi & Paul Tracy.

Quoting Duff44 (Reply 9):
Utterly farcical qualifying session.

NASCAR made this an impound race, so all of the go-or-go-homers had qualifying setups on the car simply to get in, while all the guaranteed-entry drivers had regular race setups. (the cars are impounded after qualifying... you can't make setup changes)

The top 11 - and 13 of the top 15 - qualifiers on speed were go or go homers, but only 8 of those make the race. So AJ Allmendinger, Boris Said, and Scott Riggs, who were 9-10-11 on the speed charts, go home.

The old qualifying system was SOOOOOO much better....

Sam Hornish was 13th, Sterling Marlin 17th. Both those guys missed & had top 20 qualifying efforts. It's the Pepsi 400 all over again, only a monsoon didn't show up late in qualifying this time.

This is why the top 35 rule sucks, and needs to go as quickly as possible. I wish they'd bring back the old system. Take the top 38 in qualifying based on SPEED, then give out 5 provisionals based on points. Unfortunately, Brian France & the heads at NASCAR don't realize that there are, once again, more than 35 fully funded teams that show up each week. That rule was designed when there were start & park guys showing up every week to fill the field & a couple of them upstaged Scott Riggs & Scott Wimmer at Charlotte, both teams missing the field with big dollar sponsorships (Valvoline & CAT, respectively).



Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

And the pole goes to...

55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 189.070 50.648 Leader

Impound race... He will be going home once they find he cheated to sit the pole.  duck 



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7172 posts, RR: 86
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1162 times:
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Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 11):
He will be going home once they find he cheated to sit the pole.

You could be right!  flamed 

Top six qualifiers were Toyota...wtf?  confused 


User currently offlineLgbga From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 11):
Impound race... He will be going home once they find he cheated to sit the pole.



Quoting FXramper (Reply 12):
Top six qualifiers were Toyota...wtf?

They must have put some jet fuel like substance in the tank.
lol
Something's going on!


User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 12):
Top six qualifiers were Toyota...wtf?

Al of them were go-or-go-homers, and all had qualifying setups on the car simply to get in the race. With the impound, all the contenders had regular race setups on the car.

The go-or-go-homers will fall like stones once the race starts.

That said, the Toyotas are not short on top-end horsepower by any means... they put a bunch of cars on a dyno after Atlanta, and the highest power was... 799hp by Dale Jarrett's Toyota

http://www.jayski.com/pages/enginerules.htm

(9th story down... FOX Sports link to original story does not work, unfortunately)

They've lacked mid-range power all year, which is why they haven't been good at Dover, Phoenix, New Hampshire, Richmond, etc



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineNational757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 10):
Montoya & Allmendinger are here, Villeneuve & Franchitti are coming, Hornish is toying with the idea, Dixon and Wheldon have talked about it. And what has Scott Speed done (besides his unsuccessful F1 ride) to prompt interest from owners in a Cup ride?

Don't forget about Patrick Carpentier that will likely drive the GEM #10 Car next season.

I think the open wheel invasion into NASCAR is a good thing for the sport. It just proves there is no bigger series than NASCAR right now.

I wish these guys would do one year of Busch first..to get accustomed to the Cup cars. With the COT rolling out full time in 2008 and having basically nothing in common with the Busch car, it is understandable the open wheel drivers skip Busch and go straight to Cup. Maybe they can run a few CTS races? Since the Truck Series' trucks drive more like the COT from what I hear...

Go Jacques tomorrow! I hope he causes the big one and takes out Jeff Gordon Big grin



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User currently offlineBoeingFever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting National757 (Reply 15):
Go Jacques tomorrow! I hope he causes the big one and takes out Jeff Gordon

Your statement clearly shows you have no clue about the sport and you route for drivers that clearly make their debut at tracks they should not and have no talent driving at.

You make it even more clear that you do not know shit.... Your Boyfriend "Villeneuve" starts 6th,,, Gordan 34th. I think that someone that has 4 Championship Cups and won the spring race has abit more smarts and driver ability than someone that has only sat in a cup car as of Thursday. I mean come on your driver is JPM/Busch Bros... clear losers!



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7172 posts, RR: 86
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1162 times:
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Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 16):



User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 16):
Quoting National757 (Reply 15):
Go Jacques tomorrow! I hope he causes the big one and takes out Jeff Gordon

Your statement clearly shows you have no clue about the sport and you route for drivers that clearly make their debut at tracks they should not and have no talent driving at.

Yup.

. . . . . .

Alas I will be 'watching' this race from my office on the computer . . . damnit.

But I'm sure the phone will be ringing, Jackie is going to be planted in front of the big screen cursing Stewart and all things Toyota and rooting for that boy Gordon . . .  silly 


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 10):
What does everybody think of the seemingly imminent exodus of drivers from open wheel into NASCAR? Montoya & Allmendinger are here, Villeneuve & Franchitti are coming, Hornish is toying with the idea, Dixon and Wheldon have talked about it. And what has Scott Speed done (besides his unsuccessful F1 ride) to prompt interest from owners in a Cup ride?

At the American Le Mans Series' Petit Le Mans race @ Road Atlanta yesterday, this was a popular topic around the paddock.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/pr...on/2007/10/07/lemansnotes1007.html

Quote:
The recent migration of several big-name open-wheel drivers to NASCAR was a topic of discussion in the paddock at Road Atlanta on Saturday before the start of the 10th annual Petit Le Mans.

Bobby Rahal, a team owner and former driver, said he believes one of the main reasons drivers such as Dario Franchitti, Scott Speed and Jacques Villeneuve were at Talladega this weekend is financial.

"NASCAR is where the money is right now," Rahal said, adding that many open-wheel veterans also see NASCAR as a more stable circuit with heavier but much safer cars.

Look at the kind of money NASCAR generates, ChampCar and the IRL would love to be making that kind of money. The split between (at the time) CART and the IRL squashed those chances. NASCAR exploded in popularity right about the time the split in open-wheel racing occurred. NASCAR is so popular that racetracks are being proposed in many parts of the country sole to attract a NASCAR race. This could be a bad thing for NASCAR, as some of the older and smaller tracks may end up losing race dates or be bumped from the schedule altogether (Rockingham, North Wilkesboro). ISC could potentially drop dates @ RIR and/or Martinsville down the road if they do build their proposed track in Colorado. SMI has long wanted a second date @ LVMS, so who knows, they could buy out one of the few non-ISC or SMI tracks left in NASCAR (Pocono, Dover, New Hampshire) and drop a date (or in the case of NHIS, the only date) so they can have a second Las Vegas race.


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 19):
if they do build their proposed track in Colorado.

Talk about a nightmare as far as getting the COT to breathe in that high altitude...


User currently offlineLXLucien From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 258 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Why is NASCAR so unknown here in Europe!! Here everyone just talks about F1....
But thank god tomorrow will be a replay of the race in Talladega on my TV.

looking forward to...



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1162 times:



User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Now Junior's engine just f***ing blew....shit...

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

And we have "The Big One".

Appears LaBonte blew a tire and took out a bunch of 'em. Still sorting it out.

Smoke is OK, so the rest don't matter  silly 


25 Post contains images BoeingFever777 : #24 is the Winner!
26 Post contains images National757 : Not only just okay..good enough to push the 24 to victory.
27 DeltaRules : Gordon won, picks up his 80th win & the points lead! 5th win of the season, but more importantly (IMO)... ...he beat that teammate of his. I figured h
28 Post contains links and images AllegiantAir : 3/4 Hendrick cars are in the top 6 Dave Blaney puts his Toyota up in third place Go Dave! Both Penske cars finished in the top 10 Tony Raines and Reed
29 BoeingFever777 : Because 22nd-43rd were out of the race or way to many laps down... Only smart thing he did was drop to the back of the field before the start of the
30 Post contains images FXramper : Glad to see Gordo still has the need for speed.
31 Miamiair : The Toyotas actually ran pretty well.
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