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Arena Turn Right: The Nascar discussion thread

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

  1. mnjedi

    mnjedi Jedi Master star 3

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    This is cool. Been a NASCAR fan for a long time. My favorite driver has always been Jeff Gordon. Its going to be a weird season for me, seeing Chase in that #24.
     
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  2. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I'll take a Chase Elliott win but won't be rooting for him specifically. Jeff is the 24 for me.
     
  3. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    So this is kind of interesting. Dale, Jr. will definitely miss Sunday's race at Loudon due to a concussion, and a backup driver has been booked. However - if he has still not recovered from symptoms, and can't make the Brickyard 400 next week, ESPN is reporting that Hendrick may bring in Jeff Gordon to race in the 88 on a one-race deal - he's still an equity owner in Hendrick Motorsports, so it makes sense.

    Hoping for the best for Dale, of course, and hope he heals up. After Dave Mirra's suicide, I think the understanding that CTE is not solely linked to football has really spread through the racing community.

    Would be kind of neat to see Gordon in a different number, if it happens.
     
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  4. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Indy is going to be interesting to say the least.
     
  5. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Confirmed today - Jeff Gordon will be on the wheel of the 88 for Hendrick Motorsports at Indy on Sunday and Pocono next week.

    I'm concerned about Dale, though. Not hearing much good about his recovery.
     
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  6. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    And all is right in the world. Unfortunate about Jr but happy to see Jeff race again.
     
  7. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Some awesome throwback paint schemes announced for Darlington/Southern 500 in two weeks. Lots of pictures, but cool ones.
    McMurray ('97 Bill Elliott)
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    Keselowski (Original Blue Deuce)
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    Dillon ('83 Rudd)
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    Harvick ('79 Yarborough)
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    Bayne ('96 Mark Martin)
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    Regan Smith ('92 Kulwicki)
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    Hamlin ('84 D. Waltrip)
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    Stewart ('71 Bobby Allison)
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    Biffle ('92 Kulwicki w/sponsor)
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    Stenhouse ('75 D. Waltrip)
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    Kyle Busch ('93 Jarrett)
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    Edwards ('99 Stewart)
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    Kenseth (Craven, Rudd, Waltrip "Tide Car")
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    Logano ('98 B. Labonte)
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    Menard ('93 Unser Jr.)
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    J. Earnhardt (Earnhardt Wrangler Car)
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    Almirola (Petty 43)
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    Johnson ('79 Pearson)
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    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (Buddy Baker "Grey Ghost")
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  8. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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  9. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Cousin Carl is retiring at 37, to pursue outside interests. Never been my favorite driver, but often one I pulled for. Even though he doesn't match their popularity, Edwards has always been a bit like John Cena, or Peyton Manning - an athlete who understood their marketing power from the very beginning, and used it to expand their brand.

    Edwards' move is similar to Nico Rosberg's in F1, as this retirement is very early and unexpected - one difference being Carl's lack of a championship. Above all, I hope this isn't related to a health scare, or issue. Enjoy a long and happy retirement, Cousin Carl.
     
  10. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    This is what I was worried about when I saw the news. I'll miss him, he a fun driver to watch.
     
  11. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    My mouth actually dropped when I read it this morning. Could be to spend more time with his family.
     
  12. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Front row at Daytona will be 24-Elliott and 88-Earnhardt.
     
  13. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    3 Daytona 500 poles in a row for Crew Chief Alan Gustafson,
    And good showing for Jr in first race back since last July.
     
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  14. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I think Dale is in a much healthier place than he's been at any point in his career. Racing isn't everything anymore, and he's had to live without it for some time.

    I think that he will have a very good year.
     
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  15. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Truex and AJ to the rear of the field, failed post-race after the duels.

    Force Smuggler, you're the expert for NASCAR around here. Who you got for Sunday?

    I've got Harvick, with Kyle Larson as my dark horse pick.
     
  16. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Also, Kas Grala is the youngest winner at Daytona in the Top 3 series'.

    Give me a hat with names in it. I'm never good at guessing with these races. I'll give you my drivers later today or before the race tomorrow.
     
  17. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Earnhardt and Kyle both taken out in that wreck. Yikes, both had great cars.

    Harvick just needs to stay out of the crap in the middle of the pack. He's driving well, Ford looks good.
     
  18. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    That wreck pretty well destroyed my fantasy picks this week :(
     
  19. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Ugh. Took my boy out, too. McMurray being stupid.

    At least we got the 2nd segment. I think one of the two Penske cars will get the win.
     
  20. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    At this rate only like 5 cars are going to finish this race!
     
  21. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Two wrecks caused by McMurray. Driving like an idiot, ruined so many chances for good drivers.

    I so want Truex to get this, now that Harvick is out. Kurt can't push worth a damn today, didn't help Larson and may cost Truex here too.
     
  22. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Kurt Busch won. Sounds like it was a good race on the radio on the ride home from work
     
  23. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    The ending was great. 24 got loose or something, Larson ran out of gas, Truex faded, and Kurt drove smart. It was the epitome of a lucky win in an average car. I like both Busch brothers so much more than I used to, though.

    Ryan Blaney probably drove the best race. That kid is going to be very exciting if the team stays competitive. Dinger drove a great race, too - miraculously stayed clean and finished 3rd.
     
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  24. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Hand of the Mod Squad and Enforcer of the Realm star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Where was Jeff Gordon when you need him. :p

    Who caused the big wreck, btw?
     
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  25. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Driving the pace car to start the race and in the TV booth.
     
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