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Old 12-26-2011, 07:59 PM   #106
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Need more road courses.
Road courses are definately better TV.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:57 PM   #107
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Robby Gordon is kicking ass in the Dakar this year.

And it appears while he is away, a team closing will put him back in the top 35. Small wonders, eh? And to the snit on the Dakar thread about this one......well you know, I don't have to say it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:17 PM   #108
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Why is he racing a Hummer? Is he going to have an Oldsmobile for Nascar?
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:32 PM   #109
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Why is he racing a Hummer? Is he going to have an Oldsmobile for Nascar?
Huppmobile.
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:56 AM   #110
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Off the couch!!


"I had the privilege last year of sitting on the couch at home and watching all the [Cup] races, and I saw how competitive their race cars were on a weekly basis," Almirola said. "That was a big factor in my decision to come over here to Richard Petty Motorsports."
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:24 PM   #111
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Why is he racing a Hummer? Is he going to have an Oldsmobile for Nascar?
The Hummer was his Dakar build; originally with Chevy Corvette racing engines from the factory endurance team (aka LeMans) I have no idea what motor is in there now. Lord knows its not a 6.3l diesel. I think he had a Chevy Trophy Truck at the same time he had a Ford NASCAR team. They are separate teams. In Cup, I believe he has had Chevy, Dodge, Toyota and Ford all in the last six years. And even while running a Dodge last year, the announcers would routinely state that Roger Penske had the only Dodge team in the garage.

Robby gets no respect.
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Old 01-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #112
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Interesting rule change.

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In a move that should help curb the two-car drafting that became prevalent at Daytona and Talladega last season, NASCAR has banned in-race communication between drivers at all races. Restricting the radio chatter would make it harder to maintain the tandem racing, which track officials say hasn't been received well by fans, and Sprint Cup director John Darby said it also would enhance safety.
I remember Jeff Gordon getting hung out to dry on a final restart when he thought he had reached an agreement over the radio, but his "partner" bailed on him.

I wonder what the practical effect of this will be? On restarts, will drivers search out teammates or "engine mates", regardless of their position in the field?

Or will they find partners of convenience, regardless of affiliation, who are closest to them in the field?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #113
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Interesting rule change.



I remember Jeff Gordon getting hung out to dry on a final restart when he thought he had reached an agreement over the radio, but his "partner" bailed on him.

I wonder what the practical effect of this will be? On restarts, will drivers search out teammates or "engine mates", regardless of their position in the field?

Or will they find partners of convenience, regardless of affiliation, who are closest to them in the field?
I heard Carl Edwards talking about how the drivers were trying to develop hand signals to allow them to draft without radio communications.

I think it will go back to the days of old, where drivers tried to make deals before the race, but as the race went on, those plans might change. In the last 5 laps, there are no teammates or friends anyway, it is get as much as you can, and run with whoever offers the best chance to win or finish in the highest position.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #114
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Patrick can't put a deal together to run the Indy 500 this year and commits to the Coke 600 since she doesn't have anything to do that day.


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Old 01-24-2012, 01:19 PM   #115
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I would think that she could have gotten sponsorship from Playboy... on second thought, I guess she's not THAT hot!
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:58 PM   #116
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I would think that she could have gotten sponsorship from Playboy... on second thought, I guess she's not THAT hot!
Uhhh, that was Players and tabacco sponsors have not been allowed for years.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:44 AM   #117
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Anybody else want to see the Daytona 500 run on the same course as the 24hrs?
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:47 AM   #118
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Anybody else want to see the Daytona 500 run on the same course as the 24hrs?

I'd like to see it on the beach.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:51 AM   #119
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:59 AM   #120
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Stewart-Haas buys points to guarantee Patrick a start in her first 500!!

Story: http://www.nascar.com/news/120131/dp...eed/index.html


Maybe they can get her a relief driver if she gets tired?
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