Arena Turn Right: The Nascar discussion thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by MariahJade2, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Jedi-Anakin-Solo Jedi Grand Master

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    Big News: Kasey Kahne will drive the 5 for Hendrick Motorsports in 2012. This leaves him without a ride for 2011, but rumor suggests that he might be the third car that Stewart-Haas Racing has been looking to add for next year.
  2. Jedi-Anakin-Solo Jedi Grand Master

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    4 races in and the championship looks to be between 3 guys: Johnson, Hamlin & Harvick. Gordon and Stewart will need the three of them, especially Johnson, to have issues to be in it. BUT Talledega is still there, so anything could happen.
  3. Jedi-Anakin-Solo Jedi Grand Master

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    After the Nationwide race last night:


    Danica, we *do* know what downforce is here in Nascar Land. Don't need you to dumb it down for us. Even when you say "nose weight", I know what you mean. It's okay. :p

    I do love these new Nationwide cars though. The Cup cars for next year look good with the new nose, too.
  4. Darth McClain Manager Emeritus

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    Upped and transferred from the Archives.
  5. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    So does anybody know if any of the drivers were tweeting during the rain delay?
  6. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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  7. DarthMak Jedi Grand Master

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    I say Jimmie Johnson is a lock for the championship. That guy is just unbelievable, that's all I can say.
  8. DarthMak Jedi Grand Master

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  9. Rogue_Ten Force Ghost

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    TURN LEFT DALE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo
  10. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    Brad Kraslowski is pretty much assured to be the Champ.
  11. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    Danica Parick has made NASCAR history by becoming to first woman ever to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup poll and will be the poll leader for next week's Daytonia 500.
  12. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    Can't wait for the 500 next weekend. Can't come fast enough.
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  13. DarthMak Jedi Grand Master

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    Good for Danica.

    I can't wait for sunday as well. If the Sprint Unlimited(weird calling it that) is any indication, the 500 is going to be a great one. The slingshots in that race were crazy.
  14. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    Today marks 12 years since Dale Earnhardt died at Daytona on the final lap.
  15. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    Fan footage from today's horrific crash at Daytona, including footage of the tire that went into the stands (the victim it hit is not shown in this one)

  16. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    That is scary as hell, I saw it on Deadspin.

    Nascar is catching flack for pulling it off Youtube, but if that larger fellow is taking off his shirt to cover some sort of horrific injury, I'm glad we didn't see more.
  17. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    Agreed. The only reason I posted it here was because it didn't show horrific injuries. Just seeing the tire in the stands gives you a clue as to how bad this was.

    Edit: and apparently from what I'm hearing on ESPN (switched over to it as soon as the local news reported the crash), the guy taking off his shirt was helping trying to help a guy with a leg injury (apparently it was sliced by debris), no word yet on the guy who got hit/pinned by the tire.
    Last edited by Juliet316, Feb 23, 2013
  18. Force Smuggler Jedi Grand Master

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    That is so scary. I would have freaked out so bad if I saw that live.
    Last edited by Force Smuggler, Feb 23, 2013
  19. Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master

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    I read on espn that Danica Patrick had to leave the race early to pick up food to make supper.
  20. DarthMak Jedi Grand Master

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    My prayers go out to those injured fans. That is so scary. I always sit higher up at races for this very reason. Makes you wonder if racing at superspeedways is going to change again.
  21. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    Dario Franchitti just tweeted something to the effect that it should at least as far as the fencing goes.

    Crap, ESPN just showed Kyle Larsen's car. It showed nearly the entire front end missing and then showed where the pieces of it and the engine ended up: Engine in the middle of the fence and the pieces of the car (including that now infamous tire) in the stands.
    Last edited by Juliet316, Feb 23, 2013
  22. Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master

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    Finally a reason to actually watch Nascar. :p

    The good news in all this of course is the fact that the people in the stands were probably so drunk on el-cheapo water-beer that they didn't feel a damn thing when the tire landed on them.

    One would assume that she would just get drive-through....
    Last edited by Aytee-Aytee, Feb 24, 2013
  23. Juliet316 Force Ghost

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    The good news is that everybody's going to be okay and everybody lives.
  24. Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master

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    Save for a few more missing teeth. But in the grand scheme of Nascar, nobody would really notice anyway.
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    Nows I can spit my 'baccer witout ope'nin mah mouf!
    Last edited by Aytee-Aytee, Feb 24, 2013
  25. DarthMak Jedi Grand Master

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