Nascar 2012

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

  1. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Didn't watch the race today but I was watching Speed Center and Kenny Wallace was saying how well Danica did today. Kyle Petty says "I don't know why we're talking about the 24th place car when there was so much other good racing going on?." I'm a Danica fan but its time for the media to move on. I think she would agree. I'm also a Jimmy Johnson fan but would love to see someone else win, like Brad.
  2. Uller

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    I was watching the Global Rally Cross race the other day. It was in Las Vegas at the same time the SEMA show was going on.

    They had an interview with Danica (she was there for sponsors) and asked her if she ever saw herself ever racing one of the Rally Cross Cars. Her response was something along the lines of, "Probably not, I don't really like to drive sideways." Now, I am paraphrasing but, her statement really caught me and made me think that that right there is her problem with racing Nascar and why she won't ever be really good. She isn't ever comfortable with a loose car and having it slide out on her.

    All of the best Nascar drivers have come from dirt; where you are almost always driving sideways and if your not always doing it, you're definitely comfortable doing it on a regular basis.

    Look at Brad and Jimmy's last couple laps at Texas. The back ends of both of their cars were starting to step out on each one of those turns.....
  3. larryboy

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    Danica who?


    Vickers to Gibbs for a full time ride in Nationwide. I predict 15 wins and the championship, he's that good. :deal
  4. wxwax

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    Good point. Kimi Raikkonen, the F1 former champion, ran 2 races in truck and wanted out of that vehicle in the worst way. He couldn't handle how loose a "good" set-up is.

    Kimi ran a bunch of world rally car races, never got much of a result there. He won one race, I believe. It was all asphalt, no dirt.

    Sunday, he won the F1 race in Bahrain.
  5. NC-Okie

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    Hmmm the Chase just took a turn!!!!!
  6. NC-Okie

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    Oh Hell WWE now!!
  7. wxwax

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    Missed it. Wha' happen? Sounds like Jeff Gordon is unhappy.
  8. EKIN

    EKIN Just Do It

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    Gordon seems unhappy about everything on the track these days.
  9. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Sweet!...maybe a Michigan boy can finally win this thing? It would be a good going away present for Dodge too. :clap...Brad needs to clean up his act if he wants to be champ. He reminds me of me when I was his age...:hair..F this..F that
  10. NC-Okie

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    Yea Brad didn't do himself any good with that childish rant. Especially since wasn't involved with any of the on track shoving. But I will say it will be refreshing NOT having and 100% politically correct drive win the cup verses an vanilla product spokesman.
  11. Pantah

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    I'm a Brad fan these days. I didn't mind his rant. He claims to have lots of critics since the JJ race so when he saw that crap he went off. :deal The old stars are watching a new star emerge right before their eyes and they don't like it! :rofl

    I may even become a Penske fan again. He spotted the talent and has done a good job giving him some speed. He'll make for a great champion if he can pull it off. Sort of an AJ or Cale type...

    He'd be a nice contrast with the JJ's of the sport.
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    If there's room for on track retaliation and rasslin in the pits,there's room for Brads rant!:clap
  13. NC-Okie

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    NASCAR announced Monday penalties to three teams that compete in the Sprint Cup Series as a result of rule infractions at Phoenix International Raceway.

    Jeff Gordon was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) -- altercation with another competitor on the race track during the race -- and has been fined $100,000, docked 25 championship driver points and put on probation until Dec. 31. Rick Hendrick, owner of the No. 24 car, also has also been penalized with the loss of 25 championship owner points. Alan Gustafson, crew chief of the No. 24 car, was found to be in violation of Section 9-4A (at all events, crew chief assumes responsibility of his driver, car owner and team members) and has been placed on probation until Dec. 31.

    Brian Pattie, crew chief of the No. 15 car, violated Sections 12-1 and 9-4A and has been fined $25,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31.

    Brad Keselowski, driver of the No. 2 car, has been fined $25,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31 for violating Sections 12-1 and 20-6.7A (cars and drivers will not be permitted to carry onboard computers, automated electronic recording devices, electronically actuated devices, power distribution modules, power conditioners, micro-processors, recording devices, electronic digital memory chips, traction control devices, digital readout gauges and the like, even if inoperable or incomplete). Keselowski had a cell phone in his race car.

    All of these violations occurred during Sunday's event at PIR.
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    Not to say it wasn't a childish rant, but he was nearly taken out by Gordon and Bowyer (1st car to make it by) and also got hit just before the finish line in the final smash up. I like the idea of Dodge winning the championship as they leave the series, it will be interesting to see how they use it?!
  15. Pantah

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    They'll be back! Go Fiat! :D
  16. exoff-roadgoat

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    Forty-eight in the garage. Go Blue 2!
  17. ADK

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    Good to see someone else besides the goody two shoes outfit win the title. :clap :freaky
  18. exoff-roadgoat

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    I hear ya! Maybe cus'n will become fashionable?..:clap
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    and that's why you don't suspend drivers like Jeff Gordon. :wink:
  20. Pantah

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    Bravo Brad!

    :clap