NASCAR Fans check in. (Haters welcome)

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Human Ills, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Seems to me if they really want to do a throwback race right, they should drive cars from the period. And make the pit crew use period tools while they're at it. :D
  2. shrineclown

    shrineclown Board Butcher, Fastener Haberdasher Super Supporter

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    Jimmy Johnson makes it alright with a win this weekend.
  3. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    He could sure use one.
  4. shrineclown

    shrineclown Board Butcher, Fastener Haberdasher Super Supporter

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    Godspeed Mike Stefanik.

    Just heard the news that he passed in an airplane accident today. If you never saw Mike race, or had the pleasure of meeting him even more so, you missed a great one. Mike was a super smooth driver and having watched him many times, always a fair and clean tactician. A true gentleman and great person. He will be missed. I was fortunate to watch him compete against Richie Evans, another who went too soon. But his most memorable races are against Ted Christopher who also passed in a plane crash a little over two years ago now. While two different people off the track, and on, they were great competitors and put on some spectacular open wheeled competitions. While Mike had hung up his firesuit several years ago, Teddy was still chasing checkers when he passed.

    RIP Mike, I am certain you are still on the fast line.
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  5. Shakes'Peer

    Shakes'Peer Been here awhile

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    I don't often watch NASCAR, but when I do, it's a road course race. ++ Charlotte 'roval'.
  6. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    I predict a "wreckathon".
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    ryder1 Long timer

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    I was a nascar fan for years but now with the yellow flags dropped for anything. It use to be if you spun but kept moving it was good. Now it's a yellow flag.
  8. Laboratory Rat

    Laboratory Rat böser meister geist Supporter

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    What a drive by Chase Elliott - that is a performance that should go down in the history books with some of those of Kyle Busch and his pops
  9. van the man

    van the man Been here awhile

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    So, total NASCAR noob, but I got offered a hot pit pass thru my employer for a race in ft worth. I took it, but what does this mean? What would you do?
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  10. shrineclown

    shrineclown Board Butcher, Fastener Haberdasher Super Supporter

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    Meet them. Some are very nice, some are aloof, some are dicks. Same as everywhere else. It will be a good time.
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  11. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Lazy fuck, you made me google it

    A hot pass into the Sprint Cup garage means dodging race cars as they dart in and out of stalls into fire lanes that lead to the track. Getting a hot pass issued is a matter of need. Team members and drivers obviously have a need to be in the garage. Media must be accredited and apply well in advance of race day.

    Well, the bad news is you can't buy pit passes, they are only given to sponsors complimentary on behalf of the teams from NASCAR. ... By becoming a sponsor you are given a pass into the world of NASCAR for race week along with having your name or logo traveling around the track at 180 MPH during the race.
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  12. Bappo

    Bappo Long timer

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    My Dad had a hot pass at homestead a few years ago. i think he was a guest of Kurt Busch. He could have cared two hoots about the race but they ended up getting him a chair at the car inspection station so he could watch as the cars all went through. He LOVED it. Doesn't hurt he was a PhD Engineer so the templates and inspections fascinated him. They got hauled around in a golf cart all day. Turned out Kurt was a really nice guy (crew as well).
  13. devo2002

    devo2002 Long timer

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  14. Laboratory Rat

    Laboratory Rat böser meister geist Supporter

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    A Hot Pass get's you into areas that true fan's would donate a testicle (or ovary) for the opportunity. Up fucking close and personal.

    The hot means, you can do so on a "Hot Track" - during race action.
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  15. Wa Ho Thuk

    Wa Ho Thuk Long timer

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    Ya gotta go man , meet the drivers , invite their girlfriends to Cedar Vale :D
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  16. van the man

    van the man Been here awhile

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    I'm in, 3 other guys from work are going, too. We had to fill out a form and send pics of our drivers licenses. There is a dress code. Sounds like a blast!!
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  17. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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