2018 NASCAR Thread

Highlander, as much fun as our other thread is, I figured a new one to kick off the season was necessary.

Football is over, and Haulers are inbound to Daytona. Lets talk about RACING

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Because of the grace of god, Football Scheduling is not interfering with the Spring or Fall Richmond races this year. Martinsville twice. I would love to find a couple others to throw in if it works out.

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Week-long fall Martinsville with the Thursday night game thrown in is going to be glorious.

Myth:
A group of 4 guys cannot drink 500 Busch Lights in a week long period.

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But why would they want to?

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If you're gonna go low, go PBR.

No. Busch light is life.

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Must not downvote opinions, no matter how wrong they are!

Yeah I was pretty stoked that we got a Thursday nighter for the fall Martinsville date. I would love to go to Darlington again, but so hard to with it being back on Labor Day weekend.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

I am planning on going to the Florida State game, and was toying with the idea of doing Darlington right before it. It isn't really that close to Tallahassee though.

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Also...Martinsville has been posting cryptic instagram shit with a rocking chair here recently. Said they'll announce what it is sometime before Daytona. My source is being very quiet on it...quiet as in I can't get a word out from him.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

And it said coming to Youtube... I got no clue and haven't seen much buzz about it other than what they are making on their own. I cannot think of what it could be alluding to.

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Your source is a douchebag.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

I couldn't agree more. Also says he knows who the headliner for Rooster Walk is, but said he can't say anything due to that being very secretive.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

So Rooster Walk is something that started after I moved away. But I hear its a ton of fun.

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It. Is. Awesome. Music festival in Axton. Just a drinking, camping, music fueled weekend over memorial day weekend.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

I really may try and check it out this year, it sounds like a blast.

Off topic, it's fun seeing you are from Ridgeway. I used to say I spent most of my life there, but I guess now that I am almost 32 and moved away at 16 I can't really say it anymore. I don't see people I know nearly as often anymore, when I visit.

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Progressive bluegrass? How is this possible

Spiral out. Keep going

"Progressive ________" largely refers to music that mostly fits in one genre, but not comfortably, and tests the edges. It's influenced by genres that would not be commonly thought to fit. It's essentially a version of alternative _______ where the adjective progressive actually means something. Think about what makes Rush prog rock (big, symphonic pieces with obvious classical references), and apply that logic to bluegrass. Think Beethoven on a banjo.

Like Tool and primus and pink floyd

Spiral out. Keep going

With a splash of Scruggs

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

I'd shell out just for Jerry Douglas. Fucker can play.

Me and my dad are going down to Bristol the same week as the Spring game this year, gonna be lit
Go Blaney!

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Blaney being full on Penske now makes me think I won't like him as much as I have recently. But hopefully he can make me actually like team Penske again. As someone who was a Rusty Wallace fain, I would be fine with that.

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Have you ever been there before?

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

First NASCAR race of all the time

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Oh lordy that is a good one to start with.

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Don't let the likely lack of a crowd at that race fool ya. That track is easing back into extremely fun territory. Camping?

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

No, were just going down after Blacksburg, cannot wait

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- Mike Burnup

Awesome. Any idea where you're sitting?

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

No Idea, but my Dad said we are going to try to sit near the top so we can see the whole track

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Me and a group of guys go up for the August weekend every year. First two years in the Pearson grandstand about 50rows up going into 1. Then last year some were having issues getting the money in so we moved to "thunder alley." Literally the first row coming out of 2. Needless to say, we're moving back. The seats in Pearson are about 2/3 of the way up, and you can see every inch perfectly. The stands go up soooo high there, I'd recommend moving down some if possible if yall do get really high seats....unless they're in the terrace seats, individual chairbacks are nice lol

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

so...what's the over/under on when this thread has to be renamed?

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

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Nick it's Masters countdown time.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

You don't have to tell me, my man. Im just sad I don't get to go again. I also highly enjoy the tournament from the past weekend.

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Yeah it was a good one. I'm excited for Rors to make his return this weekend at Pebble Beach. I'm a slut for Rory and think this is his year. I think he's going to have a great bounce back year like he did in 2014.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Love Rory, but Rickie is my boy

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I love Rickie too I'm just tired of him dissapointing me on sundays /:

I thought we were going to see him host the Wanamaker in front of us last August. Justin was awesome to see though.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

NASCAR AND golf??? You gents really love televised nap time.

I'm not a huge NASCAR fan. I used to be, but not so much anymore. I enjoy going to races though. But golf, I could watch all day. Once you play golf you really appreciate what those guys can do. I could watch Phil and Henrik go at it like they did at Royal Troon all day.

If I had to choose between the Super Bowl and the final round of a Major championship I would pick the major every single time other than if my team was in the Super Bowl (and I'm a bucs fan so there is little to no chance of that happening).

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

I do love golf but I wont watch every tournament every week. It depends which one is on. The Phoenix Open this past weekend is nothing but a giant party. If you have never seen what goes on there you should check it out.

Racing has just been a huge part of my life, and I just cant not get excited by it. But yes, both Racing and Golf on TV lead to the best Sunday naps ever.

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I usually won't watch smaller ones that surround majors since most guys are taking off to prep or are taking the week off to relax (the exception here is Travelers). Like Wyndham, John Deere, Houston, etc. But there is something to be said about the golf played at those events. They are usually pretty competitive since there are so many younger guys fighting for those spots.

WMPO, The Memorial, Travelers, and Byron Neslon seem to be the best non major tournaments. One day I will make it to WMPO. Might go to Potomac this year depending on the field.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

WMPO is a bucket list item for sure. I also want to make it back to Augusta. I was giddy walking around there. Want to do a tournament day instead of a practice round day, but its gets much more strict than it already is.

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back to racing... go DANICA.
and Paul Menard since he's driving for the Woods Brothers

Go Hokies

It was fun seeing the Wood Brothers have some success with Blaney last year. Hopefully they work out the VT car deal again because that was just fun.
I have never really liked Danica's personality, but it would be nice to see her have some success in her last cup race instead of another lack luster finish.

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Danica Patrick is the worst thing to happen to the sport since restrictor plates. She's an objectively shite driver in NASCAR, and as a result, has made it tougher for female drivers with real talent to break into the Cup Series.

TKP Poll: Is Daytona worth the $500 2 day tickets?

I have not yet been to the 500 so I cannot really answer this. Ideally when we finally go, camping and the events of the whole week will be included in one big package. It will be alot more than $500.

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Don't know about now, but when I went back in the day, it was well worth it. While I prefer the smaller tracks, Daytona is something else. Spend the whole week. You never know who you might run into at the hotel, out to eat, or just hanging out.

Me and Frank are literally sitting here both at work pricing out how we could just go to Daytona next weekend. Actually finding some good deals which is leading us to not tell ourselves no.

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Honestly the tickets aren't near as bad as I thought they'd be and with the massive redesign/remodel the front stretch got a few years back, I imagine even the cheaper seats are still relatively nice.
I planned poorly and got my wife tickets to the Louisville-Carolina game in Louisville that Saturday.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Literally can do the whole thing including flights for less than 500 per person.

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I think this is going to happen.

I brought it up at work today, and now there's like 10 of us planning to go. Thank god we have that Monday off for President's Day.

TKP DAYTONA MEET UP

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lot 18? seriously though that would be bad A if all the hokies and TPKers could rally at one stop and tailgate. ill be there!

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

Email me. We will be parking in the free lot which is a Tram ride to the stadium. But we will be there all day.

wasknick at gmail

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Work is making Martinsville very difficult for me this spring. I will still make the race, but it sounds like only just.

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Daytona is definitely worth the money. It is a Bucket List Item. My wife bought (2) tickets to the 2012 500 for Christmas. We made a long weekend of it and had a blast. Rented a condo on the beach and The 500 was on my wife's birthday so I didn't forget it. Rained out on Sunday and ran the race Monday Night. Lots of fire (Montoya hitting the Jet Dryer) and fireworks and beer.

Yes that was a very memorable one to watch, especially on TV. Primetime 500 is always alot of fun.

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Speaking of NASCAR, did you guys know that Dale Junior anagrams to Joe Lunardi? (also, Nude Jailor)

Chem PhD '16

An anagram for Nein Nunb is Be Inn Nun

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So now that we pulled this trigger, who else gonna be at Daytona for the 500?

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Baaaad Brad making a statement early!

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

I hate Brad so much. Such a crybaby.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

The new ride height may be making things fun next weekend. Those cars are fast.

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And very slippery. If it's hotish down there next weekend, they'll be all over the place.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Looking right now like sunshine and upper 70s! I'm ecstatic.

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This will be the longest week of work of my life....waiting to fly down to Florida.

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Super jelly. What races are yall going to, where ya sitting, camping or hoteling it? Go into details...asking for a friend........no I'm not. This is all for me.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

We are flying down on Saturday, so we will only be seeing the main event. Flying into Orlando, should be down there by 6:30, and we are staying near Lake Mary, which splits the difference between the airport and the track. So about a 40 minute driver (with no traffic) to get there Sunday morning. This will give us some bombing around time Saturday evening to get some dinner and then buy all of the Busch Light in that area of Florida. We will get up early Sunday, and up. Park the rental car in the Free lot they have, and then we are just a short tram ride away. We will hopefully have some decent time to mess around in the parking lot, and then we will head over. We got will call tickets so that we had something worth keeping, so we will need plenty of time to get over there to grab those and then look around. Pre-race activities start around 1:30, so we plan to be seated to check all of that out.

Seats are in the top tier, sect 415 which is coming out of Turn 4. I'm curious to see how much I like being this high at this track, because its hard to see all the way across the complex. The majority of the fun will be right in front of us, and down low may offer a better experience. But regardless, I don't think we will be disappointed. We all got the grand tour experience of everything when we went down for the 24 two years ago. This time its just about living in the moment.

Weather is looking good. High 70's and a low chance of rain a the moment. This is good, because we have to be on the airplane again at 5am the next day. Which means we will not be getting much sleep Sunday night, depending on how long it takes to get out of Daytona.

Should be a great time, and it doesn't make me feel so bad about having to miss most of the weekend for Martinsville this Spring. Now to just get through this week....

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*jealousy intensifies* as high up as the 400s go, seeing the backstretch shouldn't be a problem if you're an experienced squinter.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

I'm gonna pack my binocs if I can find them.

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So Martinsville announced the Rocking Chair thing.

https://twitter.com/MartinsvilleSwy/status/964124248750067712

@MartinsvilleSwy: Alright, as promised we have an explanation for the rocking chair before Daytona! Here is the bossman breaking it down: https://t.co/zHjZekat9P

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Yeah a buddy of mine sent me the instagram post. Anticlimactic but should be pretty neat.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Yeah it should be fun. It originally said it was coming to youtube so I am not sure what I was expecting, but I will watch it.

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These cars are FAST in these Duels. I think there is gonna be some Carnage on Sunday.

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They're running 200+ every lap. Idk if I've ever seen that at Daytona before. Usually touching it every couple laps, but they're hitting 201 every lap...pretty damn wild. Will likely end up being a typical 500: blown engine early, spin and about a 3 car crash around lap 30-40, follow the leader for about 100laps, then bedlam till the end. Will still be a fucking blast.

This is the best thing about NASCAR....the offseason is so incredibly short.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

WOOOOO! COMING AT YOU LIVE FROM FLORIDA!

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Yeeeee yee! Super jealous my man

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Saw that wreck coming from a mile away. Denny was blocking really well. Hate seeing Blaney lose that spot but love seeing Busch not finish.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Blaney gave it his all and is going to get points from the stages, go get 'em next week

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

Gotta give Austin Dillon props for running Aric Almirola into the wall

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- Mike Burnup

Waiting for Almirola to come fight Austin after that one. Bubba was fighting at the end with Denny for that two spot, put each other into the wall.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

There's something right in seeing the #3 spin out a car in it's way on the way to victory lane. I'm no big NASCAR fan by any stretch but seeing that brought a bit of a smile to my face. The sport needs someone to turn full heel and Dillon could be a perfect candidate.

"Some days you’re a horse and some days you’re a horse’s ass. I’ve been a horse’s ass for a little while." - Roy Halladay

Wow. Bubba coming out firing in his post-race interview. Said Denny "needs to take some adderall" and that he was mad but "that's what he did to Blaney at Martinsville last year." Love that interview.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Yeah the adderall jab made me chuckle. Never liked Denny that much, glad other people are hopping on board.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

So I can do a full account of the day later, but let's just say Daytona did not disappoint. Great experience and excitement level. Good good was that half a day of work today rough.

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Wanted to say something earlier but waited for them to announce, but there's new camping spots behind 1&2 at Martinsville. It's all the way at the top of the hill directly behind Wendy's and the old red birch gas station. We went in and built around 700ft of road up there off the main entrance to that lot. It's flat, east in and out, and closer to easy food and a beer run becomes a beer walk. Should come out to about 30-40 spots.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Yeah I'm aware of that location. Not going to be where the party is. We like our little spot on the hill. It makes for good people watching.

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Outside of Bristol and mayyyybe Sonoma, the SMI tracks are terribly boring. ISC has a monopoly on unique track layouts.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Charlotte was fun just because of what it was, but yes. They are all droning. Give me Martinsville.

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Yeah the 600 is a spectacle and a neat race to witness. I wanna go to the fall race down there very badly this year. No idea what to expect out of the Roval.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

That will hopefully boost the interest in it. I can say that seeing the ROVAL at Daytona for the 24 is tons of fun.

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I would kind of like to see Road America added to the Cup circuit. Was impressed by the Busch/Nationwide race in the rain I happened to catch on TV a few years back, more entertaining than Sonoma.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Yeah Sonoma isn't nearrr the track that Watkins Glen is...I remember Road America happening, but don't really remember the race itself. As many Canadian plates I see at the tracks, you'd think NASCAR would throw them a bone and have a cup race at their road course up there.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Listen y'all. Virginia International Raceway.

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Read last night that they've actually shortened the roval by a little over .2miles, which I think will help tremendously (think took out that hairpin before they go back into the original turn 1). Still think 500miles is way too long for that race (400 would be ok for the oval, 300 or 350 for the roval would be ideal).

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Some cars had mechanical wipers operated by hand; the ones that didn't were reaching out the windows with squeegees. While driving on the track.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Is it just me or does anyone else really want someone to drive a race car where it's main sponsor is Cook Out?
That would be sick
I mean we have already had this-

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- Mike Burnup

I want the Big 3 back fulltime, Bud, Coors and Miller. Nascar is better with those on the track.

Edit: This being said, now that they're all under the InBev banner, I highly doubt it'll ever happen again. Gotta be happy with Miller for a handful of races and Buschhhhh for about half.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

I'm also down with the Kodiak 27 to come back.

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Put Crown Royal back on the 17! Matt Kenseth is the reason I started drinking Crown Black.

I mean first step is let's get Matt Kenseth back. I hate that he doesn't have a ride this year.

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I thought retiring was his call?

No. He was forced out. And he could easily be back if the opportunity arose.

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He has like 20 kids and more money than he could ever logically spend...I don't blame him. I think he still has it, but don't blame him regardless.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

I'm willing to sacrifice Kyle Busch. Again.

My friends hate me because now I am convincing them we need to go to Charlotte this year for the 600, since they made me go by myself last year. Which was awesome by the way.

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They were still delicious and worth the looks of awe when we asked for 15 of them.

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Heather is going to have to bring more packs of Jesse Jones hotdogs to the tailgates this fall, isn't she?

Hahahah Heather brings so many tasty things we can probably leave the Jesse Jones to Martinsville Speedway.

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This past weekend I made some of that pit beef everybody was talking about in the Maryland thread and it was amazing. It is definitely something I am going to do at the tailgate for a 3:30 game next year.

Holy shit that's a lot of hotdogs lol

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Folks threw an absolute fit over the hotdogs being changed and I swear had they never said anything in the first place no one would have ever known. I know I couldn't taste any difference.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Not one single difference man. But I will love getting them by the bucket this Spring.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Correct term is bag. You buy them by the bag. And it is awesome. Actually technically in Daytona we bought them by the box. 🤔 🙃

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That too. But the concessions stands has been doing the bucket deals. I think it's three dogs, soda, and chips for a solid price. And it comes in a Martinsville Speedway bucket. Can't go wrong.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Oh word you are talking about a legit thing they do hahaha. That's a good deal actually. We always have enough drink with us so we just buy the dogs. Hey keep in mind a TKP Meetup there.

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Nick, keep an eye on your twitter dm's.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

👀

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You are a good man, my man. Drinks on me.

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Yeah, well...I try.

“Stats are for losers.” -Mel Kiper Jr.

Just got a really cool box full of stuff and a note. Thanks for the shout-out buddy.

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For those curious BK Racing gets to continue its zombie tour.

The Bankruptcy Court approved their Motion to Use Cash Collateral and they will be able to operate through the whole West Coast stint so long as they can show proper insurance coverage to the Court. The Bank the owner owes most of his loans to opposed it but for now the team is still doing its thing, with a boost from the 450k or so their 20th place in the 500 earned them though the 36 in Atlanta basically just lets them tread water.

Who we got today? Is there any chance that Kyle Busch doesn't win on his home cookie cutter track?

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Kes maybe. These next three tracks all have their ringers. And my goshhh vegas took out a pile of seats.

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Didn't just take them out...Covered them in dirt. That's a new one for me.

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😴😴😴😴😴😴😴

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Painful.

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Meanwhile, golf is getting interesting.

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Watching some of the Indycar race at the moment...that's a course I think nascar coukd run. Not overly long, maybe a 90 lap race? I've always wanted to see them run a city course.

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I would be surprised if Alex Bowman has armpit hair.

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I have 10 down on Johnson winning at +2500, he is running well right now

Exit Light, Enter Night....Go Hokies

So it seems Harvick is going to be a threat on these mid size ovals....

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I'm keeping my eye on Larson, Logano, and Ky Busch to make a move this weekend. Especially Larson, he's been pretty rough thus far.

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I'm just tired of these cookie cutter tracks. I think that Phoenix will be interesting after they move the line though. Thats a pretty interesting spot for it.

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I've always thought Phoenix was one of the best tracks on the circuit...I think the lack of a night race there hinders the product tremendously. I understand why they don't have one with the time zones, but damn.

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Oh i mean I am not downplaying Phoenix, but just think the change of the line will change things tremendously. I actually have free tickets to the race out there if I ever make the moves. I considered it this year but then Daytona happened. Maybe next year.

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All this talk about Busch and NASCAR today has got me a little Itchy!

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Happy they're back on board with that. I know I've said it before, but nascar is better with those sponsors.

Also, Lowes is leaving Jimmie Johnson after this season. My first reaction was "HOLY SHIT." My even now reaction is somewhere along those lines. I am really hoping they stay in the sport, but damn. They were with Mike Skinner thru all his god awful years, then have been on the side of arguably the most dominant car in cup history for, what, 17 years now? What could they possibly want?

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I was surprised too, although he will have no problem finding a sponsor (he still should be Jimmy John's). I had to ask Frank if he was the first Lowe's sponsor. Totally forgot about Mike Skinner.

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And yes! So getting the itch! Less than two weeks woopwoop! Some rookie truck drivers were actually practicing at the track today and think some will be back tomorrow.

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I'm so upset because I have to work that Saturday because our dealership is moving. So I won't get down there till god knows when Saturday night, and I have to go back Sunday after the race. I'll be there though.

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They are talking about the UVA upset on the Fox Broadcast. And it makes me smile.

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Hope we get this kinda weather in a few days. Also, Tiger's playing his ass off today.

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He is, I have it on too.

So earliest I am there is Saturday evening, and the weather is looking ok for Sunday. Cloudy but warmer. Looks like snow Tuesday night though, and I think Frank is thinking about going down early to be set up before it.

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GUESS WHAT WEEK IT IS

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Sunday's weather just took a turn for the worst.

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Digital snow:

Positive spin: if this does indeed happen, maybe nascar will finally do Martinsville a solid and give us a warmer date a la Bristol a couple years ago.

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So, I live roughly 10-12mins from the track. It's currently 34 degrees. Raining hard. Some sleet. And fucking thunder and lightning. Race week, man.

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Not exactly related but I am near death from moving nonstop the past two days. And I get to keep doing it till Saturday. I may get to NASCAR from a wheelchair.

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Keep me posted on what things look like down there. If it clears up in the afternoon, I may try and pull the camper down. If not, I'm coming Thursday.

Went by there this afternoon while it wasn't raining and it was pretty wet in spots. Hope the campground isn't bad. But I'll update when I wake up and see how the snow is working out.

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I'm sure it's a complete disaster. It turns to all mud, even up on the hill where we stay.

It's sticking to the ground but not the pavement just yet

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It's stuck to everything up here. There's about 4" on the ground and its still ripping.

Still snowing some, but roads are very clear and the snow on the grass has just about all melted, somehow.

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I hope this wind tonight dries out the field some, otherwise I might struggle to get the camper in our normal spot.

We're at truck practice, if anyone is around.

Was gonna try and make it to final practice but just did leave the jobsite.

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We're back at the camper now, same spot we were in for the fall race.

Walking over now

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Impeccable fucking timing, mother nature.

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First Martinsville race I'm missing in three years. Also just got a Snapchat of snow pouring at the track. Going to be a wild day tomorrow.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

He just sent me the same one lol just raining in eden

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I just got here. And yep it's coming down super wet and heavy

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Looks like it's supposed to continue into early morning hours with a high of 45 tomorrow. Wonder how many tires they'll go through with snow chains on.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Sticking to anything there yet? It's not here

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The Busch Light will keep you warm.

Damn this weather. Damn it to hell.

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It is straight up dumping now

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NASCAR?

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And how many have you had?

EDIT: I need to see Nick size snow angels.

How do you think they are getting the track clear later?

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Too much snow for beer... switching to liquor

I have been on liquor for hours now. Something about smoking and grilling 30 lbs of meat makes me want to drink a lot. Convince Nick to do snow angels and take a video of it and post. I need this in my life.

I'm drinking wild turkey now so I guess it's only a matter of time before the door gets ripped off this potty and we go sledding down the hill on it.

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You NEED to do that. And take pictures. Because that would be epic.

So jealous. I think the campground could go one of two ways tonight: everyone stays in their campers because it's snowing harder than hell or everyone loses their minds because it's snowing harder than hell.

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I'm in Kansas for work and haven't had the chance to talk to many folks from home. How many inches, other than wasknick's 3 (I made a dick joke), does Martinsville have?

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

I just stuck it in the snow and it hit the ground, so we got less than 3 inches.

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Pics or it didn't happen..

We just upgraded to a WSW

Races postponed until tomorrow.

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Yeah I'm more than a little upset.

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Welp, back in Richmond way earlier than I thought. I can't believe I have to watch a Martinsville Race on TV. I can't even rememeber the last time I did that. They got to get this thing back to late April. A hot Martinsville track makes for a better race anyway. Every spring it is just too cold.

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Yep. That's the only positive I can pull out of this snow, maybe, juuust maybe Nascar finally gives us a desirable date...because the last two races the weather has been complete bullshit. No one else on the schedule has to hold their breathe on the temperature for both of their races. Yeah, it could be 60 and sunny. But typically, it's gonna trend towards the 40-50s. And now we just got the first Cup snow delay in 25yrs. Infuriating.

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And it doesn't make any sense for them to go to Texas after Martinsville, when they were just on the west coast. Bristol, Richmond, and Martinsville should be sandwiched in late April-Early May

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just got through riding around on the roads around the track. (I live about 3-4 miles away) Looks like it's going to be a muddy mess tomorrow. Good time to own a wreck truck! However, I have secured two free tickets and have the day off tomorrow. So me and a friend will take my '94, four-wheel drive, Jeep Cherokee and plow right in the muddy mess and go see who wrecks who. I'll probably be at home to watch the last 50 - 100 laps on TV.

Go Hokies

Great crowd for a Monday race. Honestly the crowd I expected if they'd ran yesterday.

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I'm very impressed for a Monday race.

Would have been alot more crowded if I was there.

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For there to have only been a single caution all day, that was a very good race from our vantage point. Beatin and bangin all day long. Also very happy for Clint. Good for nascar too...the less Kyle wins the better. No one will ever deny he's one hell of a wheel man, but to actually have a likeable driver to win is big.

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So I was thinking that I thought it was not a very exciting race. However seeing as I never watch this on TV, I assume that alot of the good stuff doesn't make it on the broadcast. Still just bummed I couldn't be there.

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70° today...oh the difference a week can make in VA.

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Yep. Then supposed to be in the 40s for a golf trip next weekend. Weather isn't fair.

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The 2019 schedule dropped earlier this week. Of course no change to Martinsville yet. Hopefully soon.

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Didn't know they released it. Shit.

Sooo...how do ya think the stripe-out is gonna go down? Lol

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I cannot help but chuckle out loud whenever I see Austin Dillon and his wife.

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HAHAHAH. SHE IS A DRIVERS WIFE

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To a T. Not that he's an unattractive guy, but geeze lol

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It's very hard not to just mail in today and tomorrow.

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Two days of NASCAR starting tomorrow. Who doin it?

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I doin it. Coming up tomorrow evening then race saturday. Track number 6 is going down.

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Here we go. I should be hitting both races, and we will be there most of the Afternoon on Saturday in the general parking. Frank is in need of much beer because he has been doing nothing but cleaning up storm damage all week in Amherst.

Are you camping?

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No, staying and attending with some friends that live in/around the fan.

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We're planning on getting there at 3. Gonna try and park in the lot "at g-force, on the right"...not sure what that means but that's what I've been told.

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We are in Lot H. If you can get closer than that Right now you are doing well.

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NASCAR!!!!

We parked behind a distribution center and are tailgating in D9. I'm drinking some ice cold suds and burning to a crisp. Sitting in turn 2 section N row 26.

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We parked behind a distribution center and are tailgating in D9. I'm drinking some ice cold suds and burning to a crisp.

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The racing last night was okay but just a bit low in action. I miss old Richmond races when you would be there till 1am because the whole race was like the last 50 laps last night.

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I tuned in to the middle of the race and it was a snoozefest. Didn't stick with it. And the announcers...oh dear...pretty much a cut and paste from almost every other race.

I'd like to see them try a different format...like maybe divide the field in thirds and run 3 short qualifiers. Then have a one pit stop length finale with the top 15 cars.

It wasn't bad. Pretty good racing all night for my money. We ended up moving to the commonwealth tower during the second stage. It's like watching the race from a blimp.

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So is this deal with Matt Kenseth going back to drive for Roush a real thing?

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Sounds like it! Makes sense after he emphasized that he wasn't retiring but waiting for the right opportunity.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Great crowd at Talladega this weekend. Happy for them. Really nice people down there.

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Great racing too. Stupid Joey won though.

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Big developments are afoot. This is some late breaking news. No idea what it could mean.

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Just now seeing you post this. Happy at the thought of someone else at the steering wheel. Have absolutely nooo idea who would buy and even lesser an idea of what that price would be.

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Glad to see Kenseth back out there and in the 6.

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Kenseth is my mortal enemy. I respect his driving ability as much as any other driver that I've ever had the privilege of watching, but my gosh, I loatheee him.

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This aero package is something to see right now.

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Seems like the leader can't just go into cruise control. Thank the heavens.

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Monaco and Indy are in the books. It's 600 time!!! WOOOOO!!!

Great crowd on hand. Glad to show that to the rest of the racing world.

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It looks good on TV.

It's super awesome with this flannel Busch Koozie I have.

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The Harv...OUTTA HEREEE!!!

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You suck...did you get any more?

600 was as fun as ever. Great crowd and the weather couldn't have been better. Military tribute was awe inspiring, and even though people will bitch about the dominance, the race was very entertaining. I would have loved to see 600 miles with that new aero package though. I'll be back next year for it. Made up a bit for the Martinsville race I had to miss.

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I want to go to Michigan before they put restrictor plates on them. 220mph is just terrifyingly fast.

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I missed this last week, but hell yes. I want to be all the at the bottom when they come by.

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Main event was off but who caught the Truck Race? That was some good stuff.

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I caught bits and pieces, thought the "video game move" at the end was fun. You don't get that in the big leagues.

Side note, Brett Moffitt got screwed by MWR and deserves another shot somewhere. He took over the truck that Ryan Truex finished 9th in last year with no wins, and already has 2 wins not even halfway into the season.

Didn't get to see any of it except on instagram. Thank god the US Open was on yesterday or I would've been one bored sob.

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I hope y'all got to see that treat of a finish

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Got off a plane in time to listen to the final 30laps. Had me pounding the gas pedal!

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what a finish! man that was incredible! and some good a$$ racing! I was so hype after it ended

#Bapn ain't EZ

Wanna win put boobie in! Let boobie spin coach!

So! Me and the wife went out west this past week for a vacation. Started in LA/Malibu and worked our way down to Phoenix. Saturday we swung by PIR. #1: that place is in the middle of nowhere. #2: I have gottt to get out there for a race. We couldn't get too awfully close with all the construction going on, but man it is gonna be nice. Looks so much more modern now with all the seats sweeping thru the dogleg. Gonna be a must see race this fall for sure.

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Awww you mean ISM Raceway now, and yes I want to go very badly and with the Bro living in San Diego it is totally doable.

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Kinda like when Charlotte was "Lowes Motor Speedway" or Sonoma/Sears Point was "Infineon," I just don't call them by that. Feels weird. Took me years to not call "The Winston" "The Winston" lol

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I am 1000% on the same page as you hahaha. Its hard enough for me to just call Richmond "Richmond Raceway" instead of "Richmond International Raceway".

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I have the opposite problem with Charlotte... Lowe's bought the naming rights at about the same time I started watching the sport, so for years I only ever knew it as "Lowe's Motor Speedway". Took me years to switch over to Charlotte.

Also, I still call Sonoma Raceway "Sears Point" even though I now live within driving distance of it and the fact that it was only called that for a couple years after I started watching.

Side note: it would be great to see NASCAR run a race at Laguna Seca. I'm sure we'd get some interesting action in the Corkscrew.

Hell yeah, I'd love to see that. I said it on this thread (I think), I'd love to NASCAR do a city race one time like what F1 does. In all reality it miiight suck, but it might just be awesome.

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Not sure how well that would work, a 3,500 lb stock car could do a lot more damage to surrounding structures than a 1,500 lb F1 car. But yeah, it would certainly be interesting to see.

With as heavy of a history as NASCAR and Detroit have together, kinda surprised it hasn't happened there.

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Does Stenhouse wreck the field tonight?

What do you mean does he?

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He's tried twice and there's still cars on track.

But it's only the end of stage 2. Give him time he can. Probably bring it down to less than 5

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He's starting towards the back on this restart.......more opportunities....

Wow!

Larson losing a tire and wrecking Stenhouse...and now the Johnson penalty. This is gonna be good!

Johnson will make it back to the front there is now doubt.

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This race has been infinitely more exciting than I thought it would be following the Stenhouse-ing early on. As a Brad fan, it's been since football season since I've exclaimed "son of a bitch" so loud. He's been running 6th-9th all damn season and finally looks like he has a chance then boom, donezo. 12 to go, should be fun. Kinda want KK to get him one.

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We have been watching and yelling and having a hell of a fun time.

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Hell yeah, it's been awesome. But following the second crash (even kinda after the first), I fully expected single file for quite a while. They have not disappointed tonight.

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Annnnnd Ricky has directly been apart of 4 cautions tonight. One more and he'll gain the "Brian Vickers: Martinsville" level of shittiness.

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OVERTIME

The past two weeks of NASCAR has been amazing.

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"This track just isn't as wide as Talladega." Well no shit Jeff. Apron to wall at Talladega is like the Pacific ocean...Daytona is 220N beside of Martinsville Speedway.

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Oh dear God....there will be literally 6 cars running at the end of this thing.

That many?

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Hahahhahahaha, it's probably generous

Boyer and Harvick elected not to wait for the Ambulance while it was having it's tire changed for having to go out so much tonight

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I'm happy for Jones

Reminded me of when Dale Jarrett walked all the way to the pits from his wreck in turn 1 down there. He waited at his car for like 5mins and finally said fuck it, I'm walking. Crowd was going nuts.

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YES. That's a W for Nascar.

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That was awesome!!

The last two weeks have made me smile so much.

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To get that good of a mullet into victory lane is huge. In all seriousness, I hope he takes the bull by the horns and takes to it. Nascar needs a hero (or at the very least, a man of the people) so damn bad right now, perhaps he could be the guy to do it.

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Have yall seen the videos from Charlotte today? Roval is gonna be WILD. But good god they have got to shorten that race. 500 miles on that track is going to take 5 hours.

Edit: just read it got shortened to 400km...109 laps. Whoopsie daisy! Good move Charlotte, good move.

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I think it's going to be 400km.

Also, Charlotte with white and not yellow walls looks...weird...they've been yellow so long...

Eh

When we go to working in the infield we can work a road course in there if yall want it Blake. We can make it happen cap'n!

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I'm Nick and I support this message.

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We don't need to add glitter/extra turns/sticky stuff/change the degrees of the turns/etc/etc/etc to make our racing good.

Besides....you should both be at the ValleyStar Credit Union 300, NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious Late Model Stock Car race on September 29 and throughout the weekend. Call 877-RACETIX to get your tickets today!!! OR Club 47 Seats....dem suckers are cheap!

Club Seats? This is AMERICA! If I go to a race I wanna leave covered in rubber and smelling of 98 octane with my ears bleeding!

But seriously, we have an away game that weekend. I think it might be happening.

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Idk man, those LEDs discoball-ing last fall was the coolest thing I think I've ever seen lights do...that's kinda like glitter.

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Just like strippers, everything is better with glitter.

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I have seen many people hitting many things. That's for sure. William Byron didn't even try turning that one time.

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Looked like Jimmie Johnson circa 2000 lol

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ELDORA DAY!

It will always be the Mud Summer Classic to me.

Yesterday Tony Stewart said that the facility is ready to host Xfinity and the Cup series, they just needed the fans and NASCAR to get on board. A little more dirt racing cannot be bad for NASCAR

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I've got a 30 rack in the fridge and I'm ready to struggle to get to work tomorrow!

If they ever managed to get a Cup race there, it'd be a toughhh ticket to get...but I never see it happening, at least not for a points race.

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Pretty nice little dirt race last night. I think the heat races may be the best part though.

Thinking about heading over to Langley Saturday night for the second leg of that Late Model Triple Crown.

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The Open, German Grand Prix, and Loudon. And it's raining here so nothing to drive. What a dayyy!

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New Hampshire race will be iffy for them to get in. But I will be planted watching the open

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So they found their window which is great. And it was surprisingly not a terribly boring race. Bump and run at the end is always fun.

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Hell yeah, I thought it was a great race. But just imagine...your home track has one race a year, it's only 301 laps, and it starts 2-3hrs late due to shitty weather. That'd break my heart.

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I mean my heart was broken when I had to miss Martinsville earlier this year due to Snow. It has been a long time since I went a whole year in between races there. At least they got it in.

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The new Talladega upgrades look amazing. Still planning my dramatic arrival down there. It may have to be when they finish all of that now.

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Well they certainly have the room for it down there. Still though, and I will continue to ring this bell until something changes, ISC throws $400+m at Daytona, $178m at Phoenix, ~$40m at Richmond (so fucking stupid), and now $50m at Talladega (honestly, it looks awesome...that garage area probably needed a facelift anyways)...but they still struggle to find money for considerably (not an exaggeration) smaller projects at Martinsville.

I know Martinsville doesn't need massive revamping on the fan experience or, like Blake put it, "gimmicks" to try and get the people in the facility. But I still feel like we get scraps compared to the rest of the group of tracks.

I just want Martinsville to feel some love is all. *end rant*

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While I do agree, They did get a kick ass lights package just recently.

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~$5million. We were apart of that, so I can't and won't complain about that, extremely pleased with that. Again, Martinsville doesn't need a huge facelift (not that the others reallyyyy did), but small stuff that ISC can't seemingly up the budget just a tick is what angers me, bias aside. Maybe I'm off base, idk.

Edit: I'm just gonna stop. I'm coming across as a whining homer lol

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Hahaha listen, I grew up in Ridgeway and going to that place. Wanting better things for it will never come across as whining to me.

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Happy Friday fellow Hokies! I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but I'm sure someone will correct me if it's not or if it's not allowed. I work for one of the sponsors of the Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway next month. We have several tickets left over after distributing to employees, and we're selling at a discounted rate. If anyone is interested, let me know. Face value is $109 each, and I'm selling for $75 each. You can contact me at jtpowers72@hotmail.com

*Edit to add email

I would be all over it if I wasn't already going to be at VIR for that weekend. Unfortunately they always seem to conflict. One of these years we will get lucky.

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The right place? Is there another nascar thread idk about?lol bought my tickets back in February, thanks though!

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Bubba taking one of the scariest licks I have seen in awhile.

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That was terrifying. Just like Rick Allen said, seeing that window net go down was the best possible thing to see. No way he doesn't have a concussion after that. Whew.

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I think he just got winded. Hopefully no concussion. He turned that thing hard over to avoid hitting the wall head on.

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I told my wife I would've just slammed it into the outside walk as soon as I noticed the brakes were gone...just instincts taking iver I suppose.

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When thinking rationally about it, not in the heat of the moment, it's easy to say that. But, considering that something like this happens every couple years, where a professional driver loses his brakes and turns left early by instinct trying to show the car does (hell, they have at least 3 anecdotes of drivers doing the same thing in that same turn), I have no idea what I would do in that situation.

I just think video gaming it thru the turn would be simplestamd safest...but running over 200mph with that little time to think about it, I can't say what I'd do in that situation outside of shitting my firesuit.

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Rain tires!

Brad needs to get a dub tomorrow to have a chance of getting into the chase. As everywhere else, the "big three" will be ever present during the race, but he has the ability at the Glen to be there as well. Fingers crossed.

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Um, what? Right now he's 204 points ahead of the cutoff. Something really weird would have to happen in these last 5 races for him to miss it.

Idk why I worded it that way...beer, AMIRIGHT?? Probably as good of a chance as any to get a W before the chase.

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I have no problem with these road courses and we need one at VIR pronto.

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I'm still holding out hope for an Xfinity race at Laguna Seca

A cup race at VIR would be awesome. Plus those go karts are fun

They just got new ones too. And I am not sure that last time you were there but they also started running the track backwards. I am excited to try both of those out.

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I'm doing the August 25 Enduro race on the new karts. I'm pretty pumped.

When you say backwards, do you mean you go uphil in that god awful turn on the back right side of the track? Since I've been doing the kart races they've been going downhill in that turn and it's wild. Don't know which way is forwards or backwards. Every time I've gone they carts have come from right to left on the straight near the pits.

Yes, they are now going left to right down that stretch, or going counter clockwise. I am not sure if that hill got a bit too intense or not because you are right it was wild. I also think i nearly died right there once due to spinning out and someone else not seeing me coming down that way. I was just narrowly missed in what would have been a very painful collision.

It is possible they were just doing this last year and it is back to normal now.

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There's still 33 laps to go, but Chase just won this race

Come on boy. Need some new blood in Victory lane.

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I may have spoken too soon, the 78 looks strong

GO GET YOUT FLAG BOY!!

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Holy hell that was intense

I would take 10 more road courses races over these SMI cookie cutter tracks.

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Watkins Glenn is five billion times better than Sonoma. I gasped aloud when he went into turn 1 on that last lap lol monkey finally off his back, look out.

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I know I am a broken record, but just imagining watching these guys go through the elavation changes at VIR entices me greatly.

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Brian France done went and fucked up. Arrested on DUI and possession of a controlled substance.

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Yeahh....just what the sport needs right now.

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I'm curious as to what this will do to those rumors that were swirling about the sale of nascar.

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