Nascar 2012

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Motorcyclist, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. wxwax

    wxwax Excited Member

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    Nah, she was just putting her hands either side of her helmet to cushion her head from the blow she could see coming.

    I hadn't appreciated how small she is. A Fox sports columnist says her official stats are 5'2" and 100 lbs. He says it's likely closer to 5'0" and 90 lbs.
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    wxwax Excited Member

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    Wow indeed.
  3. larryboy

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    She obiously doesn't scare easily. I think I'm becoming a fan. :1drink

    I couldn't stand her whining last year, but she is coming around.
  4. wxwax

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    My buddy just made the comment I think we'll hear more than once: NASCAR fixed it.

    They used to say that about Junior all the time. I guess it will become a refrain should Patrick have success.
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    Well, it is Juniors car...the fix is in, 49 other drivers were dragging the brakes. :lol3
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    wxwax Excited Member

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    :lol3
  7. Motorcyclist

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    For the record, I do realize she was just getting her hands out of the way.

    I was just saying the angle made it look like she was covering her eyes. I'm predicting that her detractors will be circulating pictures of that moment.
  8. Motorcyclist

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    I have heard that for a long time as well; back to the Petty days, and probably ever since the sport was started.

    Anything can happen, but getting 42 other type A personalities, their crews, car owners and sponsors to agree to hold back would take a Herculean effort and Warren Buffet's bank account.

    Can you imagine them telling Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, David Pearson, Junior Johnson, Dave Marcis, Buddy Baker or Dale Sr. to let somebody else win? You'd get less of a fight if you talked bad about their momma's. :lol3
  9. shrineclown

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    Size doesn't matter as much in NASCAR. Cars have to make minimum weight with driver in position. In IndyCar, when she started, it was an advantage. Lots of complaining changed that.

    If she does not get caught up in something, she has a good chance of winning in that Earnhardt car. Cup too, with RHMxSHR gear.
  10. wxwax

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    Yes, I was thinking that too!
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    where is carmichael ??
  12. shrineclown

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    Racing tonight? Nope, he is not in the field.
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    If I remember right he signed with Kyle Busch Motorsports for 2012, then they downsized after Kyle's blow up late last year. He KBM had him driving a partial schedule for 2012 but mid January Kyle fired/released him and Kurt Busch got the dates that Carmichael was signed to drive.

    He doesn't currently have an ride in NASCAR.
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    what ? i dont see him in the truck race
  15. shrineclown

    shrineclown VespaSlayer

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    Bah, I missed all that. Leffler has the 18...but it is not a full time gig either I heard.
  16. wxwax

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    Damn, a truck driver named Miguel Paludo just did a Danica. Head-on smash into the same wall, about the same speed. He's fine.

    Brutal crash.
  17. wxwax

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    I was thinking about strength, not weight advantage. She's a gonna need that power steering come Sears Point.
  18. wxwax

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    Truck race finish:

    Wreck
    Green-white-checkered
    Wreck
    Green-white-checkered
    Wreck

    Good odds the next two races finish the same way?
  19. shrineclown

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    Ahhh, but it was good. I didn't miss any hockey or the race finish! Plate racing, it is an accident waiting to happen at 200mph. Good chance of it I say. And like hockey, shootouts are lame. Well played is well played, we don't need a farcical ending.
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    Watching the Busch brothers drive the Monster Energy cars in the Nationwide series