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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

But why would they want to?

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

If you're gonna go low, go PBR.

No. Busch light is life.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

Progressive bluegrass? How is this possible

What if i take my life today? Its not like anyone cares anyway

"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

What if i take my life today? Its not like anyone cares anyway

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

You put those words together, those are my favorite words, Popeyes and bahama
- 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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I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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....

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

*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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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!

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

I thought retiring was his call?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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. 🤔 🙃

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

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

👀

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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?

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

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

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

😴😴😴😴😴😴😴

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

Painful.

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

Meanwhile, golf is getting interesting.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

I would be surprised if Alex Bowman has armpit hair.

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

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....

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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?

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

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

GUESS WHAT WEEK IT IS

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

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.

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

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

The Busch Light will keep you warm.

Damn this weather. Damn it to hell.

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

It is straight up dumping now

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

NASCAR?

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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?

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

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

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

Didn't know they released it. Shit.

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

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

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

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

HAHAHAH. SHE IS A DRIVERS WIFE

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

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

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

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

Two days of NASCAR starting tomorrow. Who doin it?

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

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

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?

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

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

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.

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

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

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

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

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.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

Great racing too. Stupid Joey won though.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

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

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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.

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

This aero package is something to see right now.

I had your car towed all the way to your house and all you have for me is Light Beer?

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

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