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Postby willeyeam » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:04 pm

Sure doesn't look like he went through what I saw on TV. That's awesome

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Postby dodint » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:49 pm

Image

Released from the hospital.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:54 pm

Unreal

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:27 pm

Probably a hot take incoming but, I think it was played up.

How do you have serious injuries then walk out of the hospital less than 48 hours later? Didn't even want to observe him any longer? You can't even give birth without a 2 night stay.

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Postby nocera » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:46 pm

Also: where are his shoes?

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Postby dodint » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:14 pm

Knocked him out of his Keds.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:18 pm

Evidently his feet were bandaged.

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Postby nocera » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:31 pm

So he’s walking on bandaged feet? Smart.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:34 pm

He races Nascar for a living, I'd say he has questionable judgment regarding his personal safety already :lol:

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Postby CBear3 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:56 pm

The dude has an engineering “degree” from Purdue and thinks the moon landing was a hoax.
He’s not a rocket surgeon.

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Postby dodint » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:05 am

Thoughts on the new NASCAR spec from a racer that I respect:
Low profile tires, independent suspension, etc. They did a test with the "final" version the other day with William Byron and he said, "“It was tough to get a hold of at first, just how fast everything is,” said Byron. “The tire doesn’t have the same sidewall, so there is not the same amount of slip that you can hang the car out. You just have to get used to that timing and rhythm of when the car does step out, how quickly you can catch it when it slides the front tires, how quickly does it come back. All of those things are different from what we do now. It takes some adjustment to learn from.”

Then he crashed, the test ended early and NASCAR said, "yep, that's our final version."

I think this is going to be a step like the move away from bias ply tires in the late 80s - more engineering, different driving styles and a changing of the guard for who can wheel one of them. I think it's going to open the door for drivers with experience in less forgiving cars, not the Sprint Car drivers and local-track soft-sidewall feeder series. It's probably a good thing for us - we may not have to watch folks like Dario Franchetti struggle when they cross over, and maybe Alonso decides to come play - but I'm not sure the fan base will appreciate the influx of foreign driver's that this is going to enable.
I was already supporting the changes but this actually makes me feel...curious.......interested? It's beginning to evolve to something closer to what V8 Supercars was.

Also, as for Daytona week they've shaken it up and condensed the action:

Clash on Tuesday.
Qualifying on Wednesday.
Duels on Thursday.
Trucks on Friday.
ARCA/Xfinity on Saturday.
500 on Sunday.

The Clash is going to be on the road course. 8-)

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:35 pm

NASCAR has about as much to do with the NASCAR I grew up enjoying as Rugby does to American Football.

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Postby dodint » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:31 pm

NASCAR at Homestead postponed.

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Postby CBear3 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:16 pm

Correction: Atlanta & Homestead with no crowd.

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Postby dodint » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:29 am

Correction: Atlanta & Homestead with no crowd.
*ahem*

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Postby CBear3 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:04 pm

Hey, it was true when I posted it :shrug:

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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:51 pm

OK, this was pretty great. I am actually looking forward to the next race.


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Postby dodint » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:25 pm

Is Bowyer the new Darrell Waltrip?

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Postby iamjs » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:28 pm

Bubba Wallace rage quits Sunday's iRacing event after getting bumped by Bowyer.

Blue Emu, one of Bubba's sponsors, rage quits as his sponsor, saying "we are interested in drivers, not quitters."

https://www.cbssports.com/nascar/news/b ... ing-event/

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Postby willeyeam » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:34 pm

lol

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:17 pm

Watching the 2004 Subway 400 on FOX.

NASCAR was so much better without gimmicks and over engineered cars.

Plus Rockingham is awesome.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:08 am

Watching the 2004 Subway 400 on FOX.

NASCAR was so much better without gimmicks and over engineered cars.

Plus Rockingham is awesome.
Agreed. I got into NASCAR around 2000 and the early 2000s were definitely my favorite.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed May 20, 2020 10:38 pm

Kyle Busch is a jagoff.

Also. More midweek racing please NASCAR.

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Postby Orlando Penguin » Thu May 21, 2020 1:16 am

He is a jagoff but I'll give him credit for owning up to the mistake. Though, as seasoned a driver as he is, how does he make that mistake?

I was wondering right after he crashed Elliott how there could be a NASCAR brawl if everyone has to social distance.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Thu May 21, 2020 5:51 am

If there were fans in the stands they'd been on the track.

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