2020: Racing Thread

New year and I can almost smell the fumes.

Adjusted aero package for the short tracks and road courses.

Jimmy Johnson's Send-off

Who all is gonna be down at Daytona because we are and we are doing Thursday - Sunday (even Monday if it was comes necessary)?

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I'm ready to go racing!

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its been a tradition, one I haven't missed in sometime. but I might this year. :( I think ill have a 7on7 tournament that weekend and not be able to make it.

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Dale Junior anagrams to Joe Lunardi

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

We leave tomorrow morning. Who else is going?

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

I'm all checked in and ready to go!

Can't do Daytona but I am excited for the season and KB1 in particular but I will be going to Charlotte and Richmond. May try to get to Darlington as well. I am in the 757 so those are easy runs.

Jeremiah 29:11 and Go Hokies!

Daughter's boyfriend shit in his mess kit...going to the truck race Friday nite.

Leaving in the AM and setting the road on fire. Me and my dad are gonna see every race we possibly can, starting with the Duels tomorrow. Puuuuummmpppeeddddd!!!

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Us too. All of them!

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Got another 5hrs. This ride sucks. Spent all of yesterday in airports and cramped planes...this is a little better, I suppose.

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Amateur Pattty

Rain

OK I read this thread title and said alright some discussion of the Ponies. Hard to believe I grew up in the South isn't it?

"Don't go to, go through"

Hello there!

We back at it!

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

That was awesome!

Both races were great from our viewpoint! Not sure where our seats will be the next three days....will update as I can. Hopefully we can run into yall in the stands.

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If you ain't first you're last!

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β€œI served in the United States Navy"

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ill be there sunday morning! whooooo!!!! (wasn't sure if I would make it this year) you guys tailgating? lets get together and shot gun a few brews before the green flag drop and the sky falls out on me like it does EVERY SINGLE YEAR I GO TO THIS RACE ugh

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head scout BSP scouting specializing in north florida/ southern GA highschool football scouting

We will be buy it's hard to say where. It will be in the lots that are a busride away I'm sure. Should be able to coordinate that Sunday morning I think. Or email me wasknick at gmail

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Just walked into the North Turn bar and holyyyy shit is this place cool. Leonard Wood was walking out as we were walking in.

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So rumblings have been that the Donald himself is going to be in attendance Sunday. Just heard he's the grand damn marshall lol this place is gonna go bananas lol gonna wanna get there early...security is going to be off the walls.

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I was at the 2017 Indy 500 when Pence showed up. They completely shut down one of the entrances/exits to make sure he could get in and out of there. Leaving that day was a bigger shit show than normal. Of course our tailgate spot is in the infield, so it always takes forever to get out, but that day was a couple extra hours for sure.

I think we will be sitting right behind flag stand again tonight if anyone wants to come find us. Right through the 145-146 portal.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

363! I'll look for yall!

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We are down here now. We sat here yesterday since it was GA and liked it

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

That truck race last night was one of the most entertaining sports events I have ever seen in my life. I couldn't sit down.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Amen to that! Congratulations to Grant and to crew chief Jeff Hensley.

Go Hokies

Air Force One: bigass plane.

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Y'all trying to meet up while we find out how long we are waiting?

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Fox is showing last year's race. Not looking good for a quick re-start

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

Postponed til 4pm tomorrow y'all

VB born, class of '14

:'(

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So, ultimately as shitty as the day was...chances are that'll probably be only time I will ever be in the presence of a sitting president. That whole experience was cool as hell.

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I had that opportunity once at Tech

Wish I didn't

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Big bummer about the race but we will be there tomorrow. Planned that day ahead of time, backup was Universal. Yes, seeing Air Force One land and takeoff behind the back stretch, along with the Thunderbirds, was definitely a sight to see. Wish The Beast was hitting the high banks, but it was also cool to see it go around the track. Let's hope tomorrow we get the cars around there for 500 miles.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

What a big ass wreck

Cut and divide it all right in two

Man, intense.
It's weird watching Gordon in the booth.

Why is it always lagano? Damn man... there was 16 to go and he decides to play bumper cars. There's bump drafting and there's crashing people to get them out of your way.

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

Karma bit him in the ass.

This has been wild.

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Are you still here?

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

No :( left this morning 8-9ish and got back home around the halfway point.

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The replay left me speechless. This is terrifying.

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

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

I hope this guy is right, that looked horrible..

We are waiting with bated breath. Until there is announcement Twitter is useless for info.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Y'all pray for Ryan. This happened right infront of us...

That wreck was scary. It didn't look as bad live, it the replay showed the other car hit him on the driver side window. πŸ™

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

Looked very bad live. Looks horrible on replay.

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O'Donnell just addressed the media. Doctors said he is in serious condition but his injuries are not considered life threatening.

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I thought I watched someone die on live TV tonight

Wow, the fact he has non life threatening injuries after THAT accident shows just how far safety measures have come over the last 20 years.

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I was afraid it was going to be another Earnhardt. It was all the worse because I saw that he has 2 little girls and I was hoping these kids didn't just watch their dad die on national TV.

Thank goodness he's alive, that's truly amazing with the impact he took.

HANS devices and SAFER barriers saved a life tonight

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That and the seat and roll cage. I have a feeling it was the hit from the other car that crumpled the roof was the most damaging.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Can't begin to describe how relieved I am to hear he is alive. That was one of the scariest things I have ever witnessed. He came to rest right in front of us and we just waited. When the screens went up around the wreck my stomach dropped... the walk out was just quiet.

Rubbing is racing, but that right there is not what I am hoping to see when I watch. Whewwww...

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

I can't imagine seeing that live. I don't watch racing anymore, but you couldn't get away from this on the twittersphere. Watching that hit on the driver's side when he landed, I thought for sure that was it. Very thankful for him and his family that he survived. While Dale Sr was a tragedy to be sure, it looks like the safety measures taken after his death saved Newman. I would never presume to know how Earnheart's family feels, but I know it would bring some solemn significance to his death for me.

If you play it, they will win.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used." -The BoD

This is spectacular

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Reddit Post on the Newman Bar

This is amazing to see and the wild part is, he may have saved his own life starting a decade ago. He pushed NASCAR to add another bar in the roll cage for added structural integrity in case of roll overs. It likely saved his life and possibly Lajoie's on Monday.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Truck race last was great...if only Kyle Busch hadn't won by a damn 8 second margin.

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Xfinity race will resume tomorrow roughly an hour after the Cup race. Approximately 7:30ET.

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Well, the WEC race today in Austin was a blast. Although seeing the new 2020 'Vette (yellow) go round for 6 hours had me asking the wife about upgrading my truck...

There were two of them at my hotel last week in AZ. One yellow and one blue. They were running laps at the GM Desert test track. Still trying to get used to the side intakes.

Center lock wheel thoughts: personally, I think they look pretty sexy. I don't like the thought of not having the 5 lugs to go thru, but not the end of the world. But if you were to go on Nascar's Instagram, you'd think they dug up Dale Sr. and smacked him. I swear I think you could give most Nascar fans gold and they'd complain that it was too heavy.

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I think they're going to look awesome on the cars and IMO, a needed update. The single lug wheel doesn't bother me at all. A lot of folks will complain, but I think it's a good move.

Single Lug is fine IMO. They use them in F1, and teams still fail to tighten them sometimes.

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Facts don't care about your feelings

If Phoenix was any indication, the short track package is going to be amazing. That was a great race.

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I'm excited. I watched this while working at home so I wasn't as into it as normal but I liked what I saw.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

As much as I hate to say it, Nascar has got to follow suit here right?

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Well they have already decided no attendance for Atlanta and Homestead. I think the races will still happen for now but we will see how long that lasts.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

I agree. I was going to go to the Indycar race in Austin next weekend, but now they are saying that Indycar will have to get a waiver on Austin's ban of events more than 2500 people that is place through May 1. I have not bought my ticket for this one yet but....

... I already have my ticket for the Indy 500 on memorial day weekend (you have to buy basically a year in advance to keep your seats) and I'm not so sure I even want to go. The Austin race is one thing (its not that well attended) but the 500 is a shitshow of 300k people.

I got a down vote for this? WTF?

THE STATE OF INDIANA IS A JOKE BRO!! /s

Idk who did it. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ Where do you typically sit at Indy? I've never been

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Turn 3, about halfway up. We also park/tailgate in the infield at turn 3 with is right next to the snakepit.

Austin cancelled... bummer, was looking forward to my first Indycar race.

The Atlanta and Homestead races are postponed.

ESPN

If this shit don't sort out before Martinsville I'm going to be so, soooo angry/sad. Waited my whole life for a night race there and this stupid virus is going to steal it from me. I hate the coronavirus and I don't care who knows it.

Disclaimer: I know I'm complaining about a race when people are losing their lives.

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Understand that I will go there and drive the Tacoma around the track if I have to.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

We know people...we'll get in, buddy.

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They are talking about organizing some iRacing leagues and Dale Jr said he wants to do it too. Never been so excited to watch video games.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

FS1 Is showing this iRacing Pro Invitational at 1:30. Lots of big names and the closest thing to an actual sporting event today (besides marble racing later)

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

This is going to be very interesting.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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That was wild.

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Beats the hell out Marbula1...which, by the way, is quite exhilarating.

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Indy 500 moved to August and a doubleheader weekend July 4 with NASCAR.

I'm not going to say it...but I'm beginning to worry about a certain race in May.

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I still want to believe, but I think the writing is on the wall.