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Old 08-04-2012, 09:31 AM   #541
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She definitely was carrying more speed into the turn, maybe misjudged it, maybe the guy lifted for a split second, who knows. Man, Woman, trained monkey, whatever. It was a racing deal.

From my experience, even though I've never dealt with the speeds they are traveling, it doesn't take much. You think you have someone set up, they lift, and you are the asshole because you ran them over.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:43 AM   #542
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From an interview posted yesterday:

Allmendinger said he failed a random test June 29 because
a friend of a friend had given him a pill during a night out in Louisville two days earlier. Allmendinger thought it was an "energy supplement" and maintains he doesn't have a drug problem.


yeah right ... you're a professional racecar driver / athlete and "a friend of a friend" gives you a pill because you're feeling tired and you just swallow it?


Yeah, what a lame excuse. It makes him look like even more of an idiot.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:09 AM   #543
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From an interview posted yesterday:

Yup, told you it'd be some lame excuse...bad brownies, something the waiter dropped in his drink...he has a problem, admit it and get some help.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:17 AM   #544
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So much for my Robby Gordon and Dodge theory since Dodge is done with Nascar.

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:30 PM   #545
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Are there places to park an RV for a couple days anywhere around the Richmond track like they do over to Dover?
I'm going to be down there the Thursday before the race and really don't feel like paying $200 for two maybe 3 nights.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #546
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Taped the Nationwide race and my driver runs into another car in turn one?

Was it Earnhardt that used to say you can't win the race on the first lap?

Dammit Danica.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:45 PM   #547
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Best final lap evAr!!!
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:51 AM   #548
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That was a most excellent race.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:31 PM   #549
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Seems like NASCARs handle an oily track much better than Superbikes!?! Good thing there is a lot of paved run off on that track!?
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #550
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There's a high level strategy meeting in Daytona Beach on Thursday. All the NASCAR honchos will be there. Only one item on the agenda: will dumping oil on all the tracks make the racing more exciting?
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #551
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There's a high level strategy meeting in Daytona Beach on Thursday. All the NASCAR honchos will be there. Only one item on the agenda: will dumping oil on all the tracks make the racing more exciting?
This just added to the agenda:

Should we recruit additional drivers from down under?
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:24 PM   #552
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The AU Lad

I had the privelage of working with and building the winning car the Marcos has driven for the last 2 years at the Glenn.

That is actualyl an 08 chassis that was origionally one of the first COT built outside the NASCAR Tech Facility.

It has never been wrecked, clipped,, or even had a bent front stub.

The suspension has been changed each year, upgraded as necessary, but the same basic geomenty has been used since 2008.

The Lad likes the Tin Top the way it was built, so why change it.

The Nationwide Chassis the Marcos won with is setting about 1/4 mile from my present location, up on jack stands, awaiting a rebuild, then being shipped to AU.

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:30 AM   #553
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Congratulations!


NASCAR has a new slogan:

Pam the Track.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #554
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There's a high level strategy meeting in Daytona Beach on Thursday. All the NASCAR honchos will be there. Only one item on the agenda: will dumping oil on all the tracks make the racing more exciting?
they'll be running in the rain next....
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:15 PM   #555
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Not on ovals, because physics. But if it ever rains on their two road courses, they really ought to. I seem to remember it being reported they didn't even have full wet rain tires, which is a bit crazy.

Next time there's oil on the track they should switch to scrambled eggs tires, because mine stick no matter what. haha
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