**NASCAR Thread: Stand With Bubba**

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Dayne Crist, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. PAHokie

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    Did the 5 burn it all up getting up to to the 19?
     
  2. PAHokie

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    Survey says: Yes
     
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  3. Redav

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    Yeah he must have. Probably took whatever he had left going 3 wide with lapped cars
     
  4. Ric Flair

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    When they were showing that replay of Petty in the 70s hitting the inside wall and hanging out the car, it's crazy to think how he survived that with very little safety features in the car at that time.
     
  5. Daddy Rabbit

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    Man for years I've said I would be there if Nashville ever got a race back. The track is not far from me at all. But it's on Father's Day, and I don't think my 5 yr old will hold up for an entire race day. And I'm not that shitty of a parent yet to not spend the day with her. Sigh. Maybe the one weekend all summer I couldn't make it. I blame our Hallmark Holiday culture.

     
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  6. BumpingNasties

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    It’s not fair to evaluate Wallace performance this year. It’s a brand new team. He’s in 21st which isn’t bad. I hope he does well because it would be good for NASCAR.

    His ceiling is probably Jamie McMurray type which would make him a super star and help diversity in NASCAR imo.
     
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  7. southlick

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  8. OpieT

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    Hey guys. Thinking about taking my 11 year old dude to a race. Figure the Charlotte Xfinity 300 race would be a good way to stick a toe in the water. Just don't think his attention span is there for a 500 or 600 race.

    How long do these Xfinity races typically take? 3 hours?
     
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  9. SC

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    200 laps for that one? Probably more like 2.5 hours or so, depending on wrecks and such.
     
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  10. PAHokie

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    Yep this is about right. Xfinity races are perfect length for kids.
     
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  11. AIP

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    Just be prepared to leave early
     
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  12. Jeffrey Lebowski

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    Time for COTAS
     
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  13. fucktx

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    i don’t really watch nascar but why the fuck did kyle larson not only get to come back but drive for one of the best teams in the 48
     
  14. Redav

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    Wasn't much of a punishment that's for sure
     
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  15. Redav

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    This race is a mess
     
  16. gilstein21

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  17. NilesIrish

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    I was nervous for Custer on second impact, those corner shots are rough.
     
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  18. gilstein21

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    For sure. Luckily had a small section of safer barrier there. Hit truex si hard it almost flipped truex. Two big impacts. The drivers can’t see shit in front of them. Not sure if there’s a way to reduce the spray from cars or not.
     
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  19. Corky Bucek

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    Of course this is only a $3 entry and not one of my higher dollar entries.
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  20. PAHokie

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    Well if you’re really good at what you do you get plenty of second chances. He apparently did a lot of things to rectify his transgressions. Also his contract was coming up and probably would have landed in that ride regardless, but with much better pay.
     
  21. Ric Flair

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    Rain or not, I don't care for this track. I like the other road courses, but this one is too long. When a caution comes out, it feels like it's 15-20 minutes before it goes back to green. I'd rather add another small track that's not on the current schedule.
     
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  22. Daddy Rabbit

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    I think many fans agree with this. I hope they can get a Nashville Fairgrounds deal worked out.
     
  23. SC

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    I'd like to see it in good weather before fully judging on whether it's worth racing there. The rains skews so much.
     
  24. Bruce Wayne

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    Like Harvick said, these cars aren't made for a technical road course. NASCAR needs to either keep them on rovals/Watkins Glen-type RCs or work on a car specific for RCs that are easier on the drivers
     
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  25. PAHokie

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    It’s going to happen, maybe not ‘22, but I’d say by ‘23 they are there.
     
  26. Redav

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    I would be so mad if I were like Harvick or some others who had a similar fate yesterday. Can't see anything. Told to check up by your spotter because there's trouble ahead. Get run over from behind because again no one can see and your car's junk. Cool. Great stuff
     
  27. SC

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    If NASCAR is right, the NextGen car fixes that starting next season and eliminates any need for a specialty car.
     
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  28. Jeffrey Lebowski

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    I think the issue with nascar at COTA is the track was purpose built for F1, by a F1 track designer. It really requires a light weight chassis and top level aero package, neither of which nascar possess.

    I think rovals are the best fit for this series
     
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  29. OpieT

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    So I posted earlier about the 300 race in Charlotte as a possibility for taking my son. Something came up today and then someone gave me 2 for Sunday in Charlotte.

    Having an 11 year old with me means we likely won't stay for the whole thing. Looks like a smaller than normal crowd because they limited tickets up until 2 weeks ago because of covid spacing.

    Any tips on how much extra time to allocate for finding parking and getting in would be much appreciated. It's normally a 90 minute drive for me with normal traffic. I'd like to be there and seated at 5 to see all the pre-race stuff they do.
     
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  30. dblplay1212

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    Can't comment on timing, but I think you have the right mindset that you may leave early. But maybe not, never know with kids. I went tk my first race at Talladega when I was about 10. Back then it was in August and it was 100+ degrees. Bobbie Allison tore down half the backstretch fence in a wreck and caused a 3-4 hour delay. I remember being miserable bc of the heat but it got me into racing and I still loosely follow it 30 years later.
     
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  31. SC

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    Ty Gibbs is the truth.
     
  32. SC

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    Well, well…
     
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  33. PAHokie

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    Holy shit. Silly season might be crazy with the 2 and 1 open.

    edit: I’m dumb, wrong Busch
     
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  34. gilstein21

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    Where’s keslowski rumored to be going?
     
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  35. SC

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    Driver/owner deal at Roush Fenway.
     
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  36. gilstein21

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    Damn, give up a sweet ride for a loser team.
     
  37. Ric Flair

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    Coke 600 is too long of a race and boring. I cut it off after stage 3.

    Excited to see that North Wilkesboro has a chance of making a return though. Hopefully they will get Rockingham back on the circuit too.
     
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  38. Redav

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    Stenhouse wrecks every week
     
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  39. gilstein21

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    There isn’t a wall that he hasn’t hit.
     
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  40. Ric Flair

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    Stenhouse is a huge liability to a team because he tears up alot of equipment.

    Do you guys ever listen to Dale Jr.'s podcast? If you haven't listed to the ones he's done recently with Kerry and Ty Norris, they are must listens.
     
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  41. gilstein21

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    Yes, he had a good two episode with Andy Petrie recently. Bobby labonte and the blaneys were some others I remember. I watch it on nbcsn and they include some old photos that go along with the stories.
     
  42. PAHokie

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    Jr’s podcast is great really like him a lot after listening the past couple years. Also really enjoy Door Bumper Clear for commentary on current events.
     
  43. SC

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  44. dblplay1212

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    How much does that cost?
     
  45. SC

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    At the Xfinity level for a car like that, I imagine it’s pretty reasonable.
     
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  46. OpieT

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    Forgot to follow up but I took my 11 year old to the 600 in Charlotte and he had a blast. Charlotte does a good job with logistics of getting you in there and parked. We did all the fan zone stuff before and then stayed for about 60% of the race. He'd seen enough but had a great time. For that matter, that race is too long anyway and I was pretty much done too. We'll go back again.

    Thanks for all the input here.
     
  47. El_Pato

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    Did anyone watch the SRX race last night? If so, was it any good?
     
  48. GumbyMan

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    I don’t get what void SRX should be filling.
     
  49. gilstein21

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    Stenhouse already involved in two wrecks
     
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