Nascar 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by RedRocket, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. DirtFarmer

    DirtFarmer Has anyone seen my mother

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  2. Motorcyclist

    Motorcyclist Drag a Bag!

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    A few comments from Bristol:
    1. Nice to see that the modifications made it much more like the old layout, and forced the drivers to fight for the same groove at times.

    2. There were a TON of empty seats in the stands. Nice day, first race of the year there, no reason people who wanted to be there should have stayed home. Bristol is one of the communities that really took advantage of the fans during the boom years. Restaurants, motels, etc. all jacked up the prices to ludicrous levels, and I think it is biting them in the ass now.

    3. The racing was good, particularly the last 20 or so laps.

    4. Kurt Busch had a great drive. But even in the post race interview he came off as an unsmiling douche.

    5. It will be interesting to see how the Logano-Hamlin love fest plays out.

    6. Danica finished 5 laps down. Looks like she was the last car that didn't get many laps down making repairs. Not a good show for the equipment she was in.
  3. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Kurt Busch was at Supercross in Indy on Saturday night. I noticed that it seemed there were more people there than at Bristol.
  4. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    Another example of why this driver shouldn't be in Cup.

    Qualified 41st out of 43. She got lucky to get a 28th place finish while being 5 laps down because of all the attrition from tire failures and the resulting crash damage of the real contenders.

    It's a real shame that there are so many drivers who have the talent and need a break to get into Nascar while Danica gets a top ride without the talent to drive at this level.

    The closest she should be to the Cup drivers is maybe serving them as their waitress.....not Hooters though, maybe at a pancake house.:lol3
  5. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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    Bruton Smith made changes to Bristol in order to bring back the fans.Looks like he wasted his money!Friends who never used to miss a race there said its all way more expensive to camp,etc.Even Danica couldn't fill the stands.Maybe if she raced in a bikini?
  6. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Denny could wipe the floor with that runt Joey, I've met him and he has that strong grappler build, could probably put him in a full nelson and make him cry for his mother...I wouldn't mess with him. :eek1

    Running slow and safe got Danica a better finish than Jeff Gordon, I'll give her that. :wink:

    I just love that the Busch boys are so sour with any finish that isn't first, reminds me of Sr. :thumb

    Speaking of bikinis...why oh why are the trophy girls wrapped up in burlap and nomex? Come awn.
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  8. pbarmy

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    Both those guys are over rated punks ass bitches.Logano was always the"next big thing" and Hamlin's just a dick.Both seemed to need more "seasoning" before the big leagues,jmho.
  9. r_bin

    r_bin Been here awhile

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  10. Pantah

    Pantah Red Sox Nation

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  11. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Kind of like Danica. Except she's a bitch ass punk.
  12. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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  13. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    One of them is over rated, that's for sure.


    “He said he’s coming for me,” the Joe Gibbs Racing driver said of his former teammate. “I usually don’t see him, so it’s usually not a factor.” It was a cutting response that underscored the stark differences in on-track accomplishments between the two drivers -- one with 22 victories who’s made the Chase for the Sprint Cup every year, another who’s won twice and never qualified for the playoff.


    22 victories put him in "rated" territory in my book. More wins than Buddy Baker, Harry Gant, Neil Bonnet, Dale Jr and Harvick is a pretty damn good driver.
  14. pbarmy

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    Seems to me most all those guy you mentioned were around way before any made for tv"chase" and would have punted that punk out of the park on several occasions.As for the other two,:csm overrated punks too.But I think Jr. would be ok to have a beer with.You cant help who your parents are.:lol3
  15. exoff-roadgoat

    exoff-roadgoat Will ride for food

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    Nascar needs a powder puff class for Danica and Joey.:rofl
  16. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    You can say that again.

    Although she would still finish last in that class too.
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    -Fontana will probably be a yawner

    -Sure has been a lot of engine issues this year
  18. mflora98ss

    mflora98ss Dual Sportin'

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    I see Danica is starting at the rear of the field again using the best equipment you can get.
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  20. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    And I thought I was a cynical prick.