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Bugeater
04-16-2011, 03:02 PM
Just turned back to the race. Why the hell are they under red? Stenhouse's wreck looked pretty run of the mill to me.
Something about oil on pit road.

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:03 PM
Just turned back to the race. Why the hell are they under red? Stenhouse's wreck looked pretty run of the mill to me.

http://i.cdn.turner.com/nascar/dam/assets/110416084423-stenhouse-dega-homepage-t1.jpg

Carl was pushing Logano into the turn, Why I don't know, Logano is horrible at plate tracks -- Stenhouse was in the middle pushing another driver (?) Logano tagged Stenhouse, the Nationwide points leader

It's like pushing Hornish, Jr

(let the bashing begin)




j/k LMAO

kstater
04-16-2011, 03:04 PM
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 03:06 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/nascar/dam/assets/110416084423-stenhouse-dega-homepage-t1.jpg

Carl was pushing Logano into the turn -- but Stenhouse was in the middle pushing another driver (?) Logano tagged Stenhouse, Nationwide points leader

In all fairness, They drove up into Logano and were separated so they were slow.

kstater
04-16-2011, 03:13 PM
That was a lot of contenders.

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 03:13 PM
big one

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:14 PM
In all fairness, They drove up into Logano and were separated so they were slow.

oh... ok

In the post interview Stenhouse said they caused the wreck

Mike Bliss & Lagano were involved in an earlier wreck

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:14 PM
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

THE BIG ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who caused it?

I see Jennifer scrunched all up

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 03:15 PM
First glance says Clint was at fault

Bugeater
04-16-2011, 03:15 PM
OH NOES IT'S TEH BIG ONE

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:16 PM
looks like Kyle got loose & tagged Waltrip

I'm not familiar with Nationwide car numbers

racing in the middle is not where you want to be at plate tracks

we won't know until someone posts the crash on YouTube -- ESPN2 is too busy running 100 commercials

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 03:18 PM
looks like Kyle got loose & tagged Waltrip

I'm not familiar with Nationwide car numbers

I think Clint "loosed" him

chefsos
04-16-2011, 03:21 PM
Something about oil on pit road.


Carl was pushing Logano into the turn, Why I don't know, Logano is horrible at plate tracks -- Stenhouse was in the middle pushing another driver (?) Logano tagged Stenhouse, the Nationwide points leader

It's like pushing Hornish, Jr

(let the bashing begin)




j/k LMAOThanks be to you two.

Wow, I come back from taking a dump and cars are everywhere.

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 03:21 PM
That took out some BIG TIME contenders

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:21 PM
I think Clint "loosed" him

I don't think so. looks like the air was pulled off of Kyle's car by the cars passing high & low

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:22 PM
why would they want to talk to Trevor? He knows shit

the guy was in front of the wreck

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 03:23 PM
but HE WON THE DAYTONA 500!!!!

kstater
04-16-2011, 03:25 PM
Heh, when you get the nicest guy in the garage saying that, you done fucked up.

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 03:25 PM
I take it he isn't a an of the 2-car thing either


*edit, I was talking about Steve Wallace and his "2-car stupid racing....I hate it"

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 03:25 PM
Steve Wallace and Kyle would make a good couple

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:31 PM
posts above: LMAO

Steve Wallace: "This is the stupidest racing I've ever been involved in"

They ruined my favorite track@!

LiveSteam
04-16-2011, 03:32 PM
PING!

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:34 PM
Thanks be to you two.

Wow, I come back from taking a dump and cars are everywhere.

ROFL

http://i.cdn.turner.com/nascar/dam/assets/110416091647-big-one-dega-homepage-t1.jpg

Breaking:

With less than 30 laps to go, Kyle Busch and Jamie McMurray hooked up and helped to trigger the Big One and a second red flag at Talladega. 16-cars headed to the scrap metal heap

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 03:34 PM
PING!

My day is complete

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 03:38 PM
Baine will give it to Carl if it comes down to them

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 03:39 PM
Shit Carl thinks he has a tire seperating

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:39 PM
WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO JUNIOR NATION on their feet!

get up, kstater... lol

kstater
04-16-2011, 03:40 PM
Yeah, I don't think Boyer is gonna get up to minimum speed.

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 03:41 PM
That's what sucks about this, In the wreck but out front still, BS

Bugeater
04-16-2011, 03:42 PM
GO OLD DUDES!

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:42 PM
oh, no. I'd keep away from nemo -- i don't care how many times he won in 1878

kstater
04-16-2011, 03:42 PM
I thought they made a rule change where it was gonna force them to change more often due to overheating? They've gone 13 laps without changing, and I don't see them changing from here on in.

Bugeater
04-16-2011, 03:43 PM
oh, no. I'd keep away from nemo -- i don't care how many times he won in 1878
LMAO

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:43 PM
time to go

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:44 PM
be careful trevor

shit...

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 03:44 PM
time to go Not yet

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 03:45 PM
They are fast

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:45 PM
dale is running 2nd...

now we got a race

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:46 PM
Finally, it's an exciting race!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bugeater
04-16-2011, 03:46 PM
Goddamnit...fucking Hornish...

kstater
04-16-2011, 03:46 PM
Well this restart is gonna be a clusterfuck

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 03:47 PM
Well this ought to be good

Bugeater
04-16-2011, 03:47 PM
Ah hell, I need to go take a leak anyway.

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:48 PM
2-lap deal - Now what?

trevor is gonna win this race -- he's got the air -- he' leading... nothing anyone can do...

Carl's 2nd...

get ready for blocking



how many times is hornish gonna run out of talent today

chefsos
04-16-2011, 03:52 PM
Announcers keep saying things like, "These guys are in the mix; they could win this thing", etc. But this isn't pairs skating. Both guys don't get the win. They gotta race each other, too. Oh, well.

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:53 PM
let's see if trevor can block

he's got the air

it's one lap to go

chefsos
04-16-2011, 03:53 PM
Ah hell, I need to go take a leak anyway.
Remember, if you shake more than twice...

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 03:55 PM
let's see if trevor can block

he's got the air

it's one lap to go

Block what? Carl?

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:55 PM
CAUTION, CAUTION IS OUT


save fuel shut it down

Dylan
04-16-2011, 03:56 PM
Block what? Carl?

who's says trevor and carl have to lock up? o:-)

Demonpenz
04-16-2011, 03:58 PM
these cars look crappy. I wish they still had a taurus

chefsos
04-16-2011, 04:00 PM
these cars look crappy. I wish they still had a taurusOh hell yes. Rental cars FTW!

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 04:00 PM
who's says trevor and carl have to lock up? o:-)
Trevor said he would give it to carl

Dylan
04-16-2011, 04:01 PM
this is going to be pretty exciting

Bugeater
04-16-2011, 04:01 PM
They're never going to get this finished under green.

Dylan
04-16-2011, 04:02 PM
caution -- 3 wide

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 04:02 PM
They're never going to get this finished under green.

Kinda like King of the hill

Dylan
04-16-2011, 04:02 PM
They're never going to get this finished under green.

they better!

chefsos
04-16-2011, 04:03 PM
HEY LOOK ANOTHER WRECK

Demonpenz
04-16-2011, 04:03 PM
yellow finish

Dylan
04-16-2011, 04:04 PM
Trevor said he would give it to carl

boy's gotta grow up, if he wants to race with the big boys http://gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com/images/smilies/crazy.gif

i hope a nascar official didn't catch that conversation on their scanner

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 04:04 PM
this is going to be pretty exciting

that's good, because the majority of this race has been as exciting as watching my grass grow, and I normally love Talladega

chefsos
04-16-2011, 04:06 PM
Timmay!

Who am I kidding. Never heard of that guy.

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 04:06 PM
I'm for ABE

chefsos
04-16-2011, 04:08 PM
So Chevy will show off a Camero pace car, but doesn't use it in the series? Poor.

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 04:09 PM
Front Row Joe, might have this

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 04:10 PM
"a three car tandem"????
only NASCAR

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 04:10 PM
FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Demonpenz
04-16-2011, 04:10 PM
kyle bush!

Bugeater
04-16-2011, 04:11 PM
Fucking Kyle Busch wins.

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 04:11 PM
Wallace damn near got kil't

chefsos
04-16-2011, 04:11 PM
Whoo hoo! Airborne!

kstater
04-16-2011, 04:11 PM
Jr had a run but no where to go.

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 04:11 PM
Carl moved out of the way or Kyle would have wrecked them all.

Just another reason to hate Kyle

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 04:12 PM
HORSE SHIT!!! Race back to the checkers for Pete's Sake

Dylan
04-16-2011, 04:12 PM
OMFG

Bugeater
04-16-2011, 04:12 PM
Wallace had to bail there, he was about to get run into the back of another car.

Dylan
04-16-2011, 04:12 PM
OMG... Kyle Busch Won~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LMAO

chefsos
04-16-2011, 04:13 PM
Meh. Fuck Kyle.

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 04:13 PM
Meh. Fuck Kyle.

THIS but at least it wasn't Juuunyah

Dylan
04-16-2011, 04:14 PM
Kyle shows them how to win a race. LMAO

LOL... Go KYLE!!!

smittysbar
04-16-2011, 04:14 PM
Kyle shows them how to win a race. LMAO

He about wrecked the field

chefsos
04-16-2011, 04:16 PM
Meh. Fuck Kyle.Maybe I overreacted. I checked my list, and found that Kyle is my 73rd favorite driver after all.

kstater
04-16-2011, 04:18 PM
Maybe I overreacted. I checked my list, and found that Kyle is my 73rd favorite driver after all.

LMAO

Old Dog
04-16-2011, 04:19 PM
Front Row Joe, might have this

or not

Dylan
04-16-2011, 04:51 PM
Maybe I overreacted. I checked my list, and found that Kyle is my 73rd favorite driver after all.

LMAO Kyle can flat out race --He's having a great year -- so far.

Hard to believe -- Kyle was involved in a late multi-car accident and then wins the race. Amazing...

Dylan
04-16-2011, 05:26 PM
Kyle Busch wins a wild one at Talladega

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/e2/fullj.8b00f602655825c1ea96059ee716073d/8b00f602655825c1ea96059ee716073d-getty-109205196jh078_aaron_s_312.jpg

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 16: Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Z-Line Designs Toyota, celebrates
in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron's 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/55/fullj.ca6a14f3b3416861cb7bd9525cd1bcd1/ca6a14f3b3416861cb7bd9525cd1bcd1-getty-109205196jh073_aaron_s_312.jpg


NNS: Kyle Busch Survives Wild One At Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP)—Kyle Busch won under a yellow flag in a wild finish Saturday, taking the Nationwide race at Talladega Superspeedway when a crash sent Mike Wallace’s car flipping upside down.

Busch won for the fourth time in seven Nationwide races this year on a day when tandem racing produced a series-record 56 lead changes, 11 cautions and two red flags to clean up all the debris.

Even Busch got caught up in the mayhem, getting spun out in a 21-car crash. But, after his crew patched up the Toyota, he hooked with Joey Logano in a powerful duo that surged past Trevor Bayne and Carl Edwards for the lead on the second attempt at green-white-checkered finish.

When Wallace got turned upside down on the final lap, that assured Busch of the win.

Dylan
04-16-2011, 07:05 PM
Mike Wallace's car begins to lift off the ground during a wild last-lap crash at Talladega.

http://static.foxsports.com/content/fscom/img/2011/04/16/041611-NASCAR-Nationwide-G3_20110416191543676_600_400.JPG


TALLADEGA, AL -- Mike Wallace not only had a wild wreck, he flipped on the backstretch on the final lap.

“I’ve never flipped in my life,” said Wallace, who was fifth at the time he got turned. “That was the first time that ever happened to me. I’ve never been on my roof in anything I raced. … We came off of [Turn] 2 with a huge run in the middle of the straightaway and the next thing I knew the thing was sideways and then it got really quiet.

“Then it was like, ‘This is not going to be really good.’ But it didn’t hit anything really hard, and I said, ‘We’ve come this far, I’m not quitting.’”

The tap that made Wallace spin came from Sadler, and Wallace didn’t seem upset with Sadler, saying that he gave him the push he needed to win the race, it was just a bit too hard. And then Wallace was along for the ride as a tap from Jason Leffler caused his car to lift and roll.

“I knew it didn’t hit that hard [when it landed],” Wallace said. “It was more of a side-catching, caught the tires and got the thing in the air. I just wanted to finish.

“I’m very happy everything is fine [with me]. I’m very disappointed the car is tore up and very disappointed we didn’t finish in the top five.”

Dylan
04-17-2011, 09:30 AM
http://www.victory-ln.com/events/2011/aarons499.jpg

Aarons 499
Talladega SuperSpeedway
Sunday, April 17, 2011
1:20pm ET - FOX
Seating Capacity: 143,231
Race 8 of 36

STARTING LINEUP

1 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger / AARP Chevy 178.248 53.723
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 177.844 53.845
3 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST / GoDaddy.com Chevy 177.807 53.856
4 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy Chevy 177.765 53.869
5 27 Paul Menard Schrock / Menards Chevy 177.702 53.888
6 9 Landon Cassill(i) Security Benefits / Thank A Teacher Chevy 177.685 53.893 7 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 177.438 53.968
8 22 Kurt Busch Shell / Pennzoil / AAA Dodge 177.379 53.986
9 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 177.369 53.989
10 33 Clint Bowyer BB&T Chevy 177.353 53.994
11 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Good Sam / Camping World Ford 177.353 53.994
12 15 Michael Waltrip Aaron's / Auburn National Champ Toyota 177.317 54.005
13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 177.182 54.046
14 0 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 177.143 54.058
15 47 Bobby Labonte Bush's Toyota 177.120 54.065
16 43 A J Allmendinger Best Buy Ford 177.087 54.075
17 16 Greg Biffle 3M Scotch Blue Ford 177.074 54.079
18 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 177.061 54.083
19 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 177.032 54.092
20 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 177.006 54.100
21 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevy 176.872 54.141
22 87 Joe Nemechek(i) NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 176.695 54.195
23 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 176.659 54.206
24 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 176.575 54.232
25 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Black Ford 176.519 54.249
26 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 176.477 54.262
27 31 Jeff Burton Cat Financial Chevy 176.461 54.267
28 38 Travis Kvapil(i) Long John Silver's / TMone Ford 176.425 54.278
29 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 176.370 54.295
30 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevy 176.347 54.302
31 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 176.298 54.317
32 97 Kevin Conway(i) ExtenZe Toyota 176.195 54.349
33 35 Steve Park(i) Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 176.162 54.359
34 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Pretzel Toyota 175.939 54.428
35 36 Dave Blaney Golden Corral Chevy 175.806 54.469
36 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 175.410 54.592
37 71 Andy Lally # Interstate Moving Services Ford 175.349 54.611
38 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 175.154 54.672
39 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 175.134 54.678
40 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 174.595 54.847
41 32 Terry Labonte C&J Energy Services Ford 174.271 54.949
42 7 Sam Hornish Jr. Fast Five / Speed Energy Dodge 000.000 00.000
43 46 Bill Elliott [PC} Red Line Oil Chevy 169.983 56.335
DNQ 60 Mike Skinner (i) Big Red Toyota 175.090 54.692
DNQ 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 175.000 54.720
DNQ 66 Michael McDowell HP Racing Toyota 174.840 54.770

kstater
04-17-2011, 11:10 AM
Wake me up in 3 1/2 hours

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 11:21 AM
Wake me up in 3 1/2 hours
The first 2-3 minutes should be interesting.

kstater
04-17-2011, 11:23 AM
The first 2-3 minutes should be interesting.

Yeah, exciting. They were already bumper to bumper before the flag.

kstater
04-17-2011, 11:38 AM
Any way to fast forward to lap 180?

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 11:51 AM
Any way to fast forward to lap 180?
Take a nap?

Old Dog
04-17-2011, 11:54 AM
I wish Clint would have stayed with Waltrip. That pair was working well and it didn't look like Waltrip needed to change very often.

kstater
04-17-2011, 11:55 AM
Ok so a good number of drivers don't like it, same with the fans, what's the holdup on changing this shit?

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 11:56 AM
Ok so a good number of drivers don't like it, same with the fans, what's the holdup on changing this shit?
Is there an answer? I don't even know how this came about.

kstater
04-17-2011, 11:57 AM
Is there an answer? I don't even know how this came about.

Pull the bracing from the rear bumper and this stops in a hurry.

Old Dog
04-17-2011, 11:57 AM
I don't know. IIRC, it was another restrictor plate change (for safety to slow them down) that caused this. I dont know how they're going to fix it without essentially saying, "To hell with safety, we like it better the other way"

kstater
04-17-2011, 11:58 AM
I don't know. IIRC, it was another restrictor plate change (for safety to slow them down) that caused this. I dont know how they're going to fix it without essentially saying, "To hell with safety, we like it better the other way"


Nah, it was the new car and how the bumpers matched up that produced it.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:04 PM
Did I miss anything?

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 12:05 PM
Did I miss anything?
Jeff Gordon publicly admitted to being gay. Other than that, no.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:07 PM
Jeff Gordon publicly admitted to being gay. Other than that, no.

http://planetsmilies.net/not-tagged-smiley-16881.gif

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:12 PM
i hope truex doesn't kill anybody today

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:14 PM
wow, 144,000 standing & cheering for my junebug

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:15 PM
kvapil driving for randy moss - awesome

factortobe
04-17-2011, 12:16 PM
go Jr.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:18 PM
go Jr.

http://planetsmilies.net/not-tagged-smiley-16881.gif


factortobe: do you root for the KC Chiefs?

mlyonsd
04-17-2011, 12:19 PM
This is boring racing.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:19 PM
go to bed, mlyonsid...

just kidding... LMAO

that's because BriAN France the drunk & failure had to fuck with the track this season

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 12:21 PM
go Jr.
Wait...what happened to your other account? And didn't I tell you to stfu?

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:24 PM
go Jr.

welcome to the NASCRAP thread... :thumb:

Buck
04-17-2011, 12:25 PM
Tandem racing really pisses me off, but I have to admit that takes some serious talent for neither of the cars to wreck each other.

mlyonsd
04-17-2011, 12:27 PM
go to bed, mlyonsid...

just kidding... LMAO

that's because BriAN France the drunk & failure had to **** with the track this seasonNASCAR's tinkering hasn't ruined the sport but made it less fun to watch. Especially cutting down on the fist fights. I miss the good ole days.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:30 PM
NASCAR's tinkering hasn't ruined the sport but made it less fun to watch. Especially cutting down on the fist fights. I miss the good ole days.

Agreed.

someone had a fist fight recently in the garage -- forgot who...

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 12:31 PM
Agreed.

someone had a fist fight recently in the garage -- forgot who...
Don't forget about the time that Brad Kezelezewowski's dad wanted to kick Carl's ass.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:32 PM
nascrap giving anything away free today?

let me go check out their advertising Web site

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:33 PM
Don't forget about the time that Brad Kezelezewowski's dad wanted to kick Carl's ass.

LMAO

Buck
04-17-2011, 12:35 PM
So do the tandem partners usually switch up between front and back after every pit or is it just who comes out of the pit first?

factortobe
04-17-2011, 12:35 PM
Wait...what happened to your other account? And didn't I tell you to stfu?

:p

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 12:36 PM
So do the tandem partners usually switch up between front and back after every pit or is it just who comes out of the pit first?
They do it on the fly occasionally but it's a huge momentum killer.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:39 PM
can we get some excitement? A bird on the track? debris? something, anything

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:39 PM
So do the tandem partners usually switch up between front and back after every pit or is it just who comes out of the pit first?

they tango, buck

it depends on who's crew is speedier.

now, they're not married to each other -- they'll switch with other drivers -- they're trying to stay alive right now

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:43 PM
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I knew it -- I knew Trevor was going to crash today

Kandy Kane on fire

hold your breath kandy

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 12:44 PM
can we get some excitement? A bird on the track? debris? something, anything
How about some FIRE!!!!

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:46 PM
WTF

Damn, Ragan took out a lot of good cars trying to drive through Brad

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:47 PM
How about some FIRE!!!!

purdy. ... o:-)

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:49 PM
Kurt did all that?

he tried to kill his teammate?

Dylan
04-17-2011, 12:51 PM
Kurt, please leave --

go home -- you scarred kandy kane's lungs -

besides, you scared the shit out of baby trevor -- ya bastard

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 12:52 PM
Kurt did all that?

he tried to kill his teammate?
Brad's dad will be waiting for him at his trailer.

Buck
04-17-2011, 12:57 PM
I guess everyone has a new dancing partner now, lol.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:01 PM
buck, do you have a favorite driver?

if you're new to nascar -- i recommend keeping an eye on kyle busch #18

that boy, can flat out race

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:07 PM
oh Lord, won't be long before menard eats the wall

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:22 PM
Blaney and Harvick almost took out the leaders, Kurt & my boy Kyle -- along with everybody else behind them...

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:23 PM
caution, piece of toilet paper on the track

Buck
04-17-2011, 01:30 PM
buck, do you have a favorite driver?

if you're new to nascar -- i recommend keeping an eye on kyle busch #18

that boy, can flat out race

Kyle Busch can suck my dick.

#48 is my only driver. I like Mark Martin too.

mlyonsd
04-17-2011, 01:31 PM
caution, piece of toilet paper on the track

48 and 88 had fallen too far behind. :p

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:39 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

kstater
04-17-2011, 01:39 PM
Oh damn, Kyle busch wrecked.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:40 PM
CAUTION CAUTION IS OUT

kstater
04-17-2011, 01:41 PM
Double bummer, he collected Kenseth

Buck
04-17-2011, 01:41 PM
Fuck.

I change the channel for one second and I missed that. Same with the earlier wreck.

mlyonsd
04-17-2011, 01:42 PM
if you're new to nascar -- i recommend keeping an eye on kyle busch #18

Which part? They're laying all over the back stretch.

Al Bundy
04-17-2011, 01:43 PM
Which part? They're laying all over the back stretch.

LMAO

kstater
04-17-2011, 01:43 PM
Which part? They're laying all over the back stretch.

She's right though. He does a hell of a job beating the guys that are still developing in the lower series.

mlyonsd
04-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Oh damn, Kyle busch wrecked.

He's got nerves of steel. Did you see the in car replay? He was totally calm and collected as he was spinning out of control bouncing off the wall.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Damn, Logano -- well, it wasn't on purpose

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Which part? They're laying all over the back stretch.

At least he went out RACING. o:-)

Logano fucked up

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:50 PM
He's got nerves of steel. Did you see the in car reply? He was totally calm and collected as he was spinning out of control bouncing off the wall.

i think i'm going to purchase the nascar scanner -- right now...

Buck
04-17-2011, 01:51 PM
Holy shit that was good.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:52 PM
Menard............ LMAO

OMG

factortobe
04-17-2011, 01:52 PM
Busch should ask burton how to do that

Buck
04-17-2011, 01:53 PM
Logano is going to take out both Busch bros today

mlyonsd
04-17-2011, 01:53 PM
At least he went out RACING. o:-)

Logano ****ed up Maybe Kyle should take some lessons from Burton on how to save a car.:p

mlyonsd
04-17-2011, 01:53 PM
Busch should ask burton how to do thatYeah, what he said.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:55 PM
http://i.cdn.turner.com/nascar/dam/assets/110417074708-tallawreck2-homepage-t1.jpg

Kyle Busch won't pull off the Talladega sweep after a bump from Joey Logano sends him into the wall.
Matt Kenseth and A.J. Allmendinger also involved.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 01:56 PM
Maybe Kyle should take some lessons from Burton on how to save a car.:p

:cuss:

Burton was racing on the lowside -- Logano & Kyle were racing on the highside -- burton had somewhere to go

No where to go on the highside -- except bouncing off like a pinball

heh

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 01:58 PM
I decided to take a quick shower and of course I missed the wreck.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:03 PM
Kyle had to let off to keep from hitting Menard, and Logano kept going.

factortobe
04-17-2011, 02:08 PM
Go jr.!!!

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:13 PM
Ut oh... 4-wide

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:15 PM
Oh, Oh... Wan Pablo on the move!!!

Gracie Dean
04-17-2011, 02:16 PM
good save

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:16 PM
Dang that sucks

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 02:16 PM
Oh, Oh... Wan Pablo on the move!!!
To the garage, that is.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:16 PM
I jinxed Wan...http://www.racinground.com/forums/images/smilies/crazy.gif

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:18 PM
Here it comes

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:19 PM
Caution Hamlin spins out No Neck

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:19 PM
LOL looks like a parachute came out of the back of Montoya's ride

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 02:20 PM
The fuck was Montoya doing staying out on the track with all that damage?

Al Bundy
04-17-2011, 02:21 PM
Second time Hamlin has been right behind a car going around.

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:21 PM
The fuck was Montoya doing staying out on the track with all that damage?

My name is Juan Pablo Montoya, you fucked my tire, prepare to die.

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 02:22 PM
JFC they need to black flag his dumb ass, I don't want to see six debris cautions in the last 12 laps.

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:23 PM
Fuck this race needs to end, I need to take a shower and get out of here before someone else in my house gets in the shower first.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:25 PM
They are getting near to the race recordfor lead changes

I think everyone has lead so far.

Most of the excitement will be in the last 10 laps.

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:25 PM
OH FUCK HERE WE GO

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:26 PM
Well is that Harvick in the front?

The race is probably his. He's fucking good.

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:27 PM
HAHA holy shit.

Childress vs Hendrick

This could be awesome

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:27 PM
hope truex doesn't fuck up -- he's running 3rd

factortobe
04-17-2011, 02:27 PM
JFC they need to black flag his dumb ass, I don't want to see six debris cautions in the last 12 laps.

You gave me neg rep for rooting for jr. You are a simpleton :thumb:

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:28 PM
Damn I've never seen cars get to the front and then fall back so much ever.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:29 PM
and no DW -- Newman didn't save it. Ya bigmouth

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:30 PM
Damn this is awesome. Please no wrecks.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:30 PM
Damn I've never seen cars get to the front and then fall back so much ever.

http://www.racinground.com/forums/images/smilies/huh.gif

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:31 PM
LMAO

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:31 PM
http://www.racinground.com/forums/images/smilies/huh.gif

Right after that restart 5 different tandems were leading at one point.

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:32 PM
Shit, sucks for Blaney

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:32 PM
biff may fuck up...

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:33 PM
Go Bowyer or Harvick. Anyone but Edwards

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:33 PM
Holy shit

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 02:33 PM
motherfuck me

Gracie Dean
04-17-2011, 02:34 PM
come on on Jeff!!!

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:34 PM
SLING SHOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:34 PM
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:35 PM
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU******* BEST FINISH EVER

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:35 PM
WOW WHAT A FINISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JIMI JO!!!

UN FUCKING REAL

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 02:35 PM
Fuck Jimmie Johnson, but what a fucking finish.

Gracie Dean
04-17-2011, 02:35 PM
arggggggggggggggggggg

kstater
04-17-2011, 02:35 PM
Yeah, they'd be timing that all race

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:36 PM
Damn it looks like Mark Martin couldn't keep up with Jeff Gordon or else he might have won it.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:37 PM
JIMIJO, CLINT -- JEFF OR JUNIOR

Buck
04-17-2011, 02:37 PM
I think that Jimmie owes Dale Jr a race later this year. He's been good enough to win at least one race this year.

mlyonsd
04-17-2011, 02:39 PM
I hope Johnson pays jr back in the fall. They ran faster with jr in front.

factortobe
04-17-2011, 02:40 PM
Great race ! Jimmy owes Jr. One.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:41 PM
That was an exciting finish to this race. . Wow JimiJo

Was JimiJo's left side tires are on or below the yellow line in the tri-oval???

NASCRAP doesn't give a shit.


My boy, Junior pushed Jimi for the win.

I thought Jeff would pull it off.

RNR
04-17-2011, 02:42 PM
Harvick was a damn better teammate to Bowyer than Bowyer was to him...pretty weak on the 33~

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 02:43 PM
That Jimmie Johnson is a special kind of guy!

RNR
04-17-2011, 02:43 PM
That Jimmie Johnson is a special kind of guy!

Milk and cookies motherfucker~

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:44 PM
Harvick was a damn better teammate to Bowyer than Bowyer was to him...pretty weak on the 33~

Why, RedNeckRaider? I missed it.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 02:46 PM
i'm so glad i found the unfiltered button -- 4 years later lmao

RNR
04-17-2011, 02:47 PM
Why, RedNeckRaider? I missed it.

Left the 29 twisting in the wind on a restart earlier. Later they hooked up again and the 33 is on the radio asking Kevin if he was there. Harvick replied I aint happy with you but lets go. He put RCR ahead of getting even~

Gracie Dean
04-17-2011, 02:57 PM
Jeff should have won that race, jimmi was below the line.

Should move him up in the standings tho

LiveSteam
04-17-2011, 02:59 PM
PING!






































Carry on.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 03:05 PM
If your a Junior fan -- You got to love Rick Hendrick aligning his talented crew chief, Steve Letarte with Junior with this season. The #88 shares the garage with #48..

Letarte helped Jeff Gordon to one of the best seasons in a long time in 2007.

Latarte appears to be that special combination for Dale Earnhardt Jr. He has extensive knowledge from his years with Jeff Gordon and he has learned to deal with the intricate relationship that comes with being the crew chief for a driver that is bigger than the sport at times.

Jeff Gordon was a handful on occasions for Latarte. He was easily frustrated and every time his teammate Jimmie Johnson would win, Gordon was in an agitated state. Latarte's baptism by fire with Gordon was a good preparation for his new job as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/661973-dale-earnhardt-jr-is-steve-letarte-to-thank-for-juniors-new-success

Bugeater
04-17-2011, 03:06 PM
bleacherreport.com :facepalm:

RNR
04-17-2011, 03:09 PM
Why, RedNeckRaider? I missed it.

It would have been no big deal if the 33 would have got on the radio and told him about the switch in advance~

Dylan
04-17-2011, 03:10 PM
bleacherreport.com :facepalm:

LMAO


THE NEW YORK TIMES: A New Partnership Gets Quick Results for Earnhardt

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/sports/autoracing/20nascar.html



too bad the story was bought LMAO

Dylan
04-17-2011, 03:13 PM
Left the 29 twisting in the wind on a restart earlier. Later they hooked up again and the 33 is on the radio asking Kevin if he was there. Harvick replied I aint happy with you but lets go. He put RCR ahead of getting even~

Who did Bowyer hook up with on the restart?

I believe Bowyer's spotter is at fault -- I know the drivers can also cut in on another driver's scanner and make a deal.

RNR
04-17-2011, 03:25 PM
Who did Bowyer hook up with on the restart?

I believe Bowyer's spotter is at fault -- I know the drivers can also cut in on another driver's scanner and make a deal.

He rehooked with Burton which would have been fine if he would have given the 29 a heads up~

RNR
04-17-2011, 03:26 PM
LMAO


THE NEW YORK TIMES: A New Partnership Gets Quick Results for Earnhardt

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/20/sports/autoracing/20nascar.html



too bad the story was bought LMAO

Wow that worthless paper is still around?

Dylan
04-17-2011, 03:38 PM
RedNeckRaider: On the final lap, JimiJo came flying down the straightway, (when cars broke and went 4 wide) with a push from Junior. Bowyer & Harvick were beat, fair and square. J/M/O

Not sure what happened between Harvick, Burton & Bowyer during the restart. Interesting.


http://i.cdn.turner.com/nascar/dam/assets/110417083955-tallafinish-homepage-t1.jpg

Jimmie Johnson got a push by Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap and edged Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon by .002 seconds for the victory at Talladega.


Lap 188 -- CHECKERED FLAG: Jimmie Johnson got the push he needed from Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win at Talladega. He edged Clint Bowyer by .002 seconds.

Lap 187 -- WHITE FLAG: Jeff Gordon leads at the line, heading to the final lap, with Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. coming as well.

Lap 186 -- Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle go back to the lead, getting past Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick.

Lap 185 -- Dave Blaney spins out, falls out of the draft and his hopes are dashed. Clint Bowyer goes to the lead.

Lap 184 -- Carl Edwards goes to the lead.

Lap 183 -- As the Roush Fenway cars of Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle close in, Dave Blaney continues to lead.

Lap 182 -- Martin Truex Jr. and David Reutimann have gotten past Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin.

Lap 181 -- Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin are running third and fourth to Dave Blaney and Kurt Busch.

Lap 180 -- Dave Blaney is back to the lead with the help of Kurt Busch.

Lap 179 -- The four Hendrick cars are running right behind Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer.

Lap 178 -- Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer got past Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin to take the lead.

Lap 177 -- GREEN FLAG: Dave Blaney leads the field to green.

Lap 176 -- Jeff Gordon is up to third, and his teammate Mark Martin will restart right behind him.

Lap 175 -- Juan Montoya has torn up the entire right front of his car and has the remains of his tire flapping in the breeze. He and Ryan Newman hit pit road. Dave Blaney is leading.

Lap 174 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 6: The caution comes out when Ryan Newman spins out on the backstretch.

Lap 173 -- Kurt Busch is now hooked up with Dave Blaney, but watch out: Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin are in the top 10.

Lap 172 -- Martin Truex Jr. leads the race.

Lap 171 -- Juan Montoya takes some damage after Ryan Newman nearly loses his car and turns into Montoya.

Lap 170 -- Clint Bowyer goes to the lead.

Lap 169 -- Regan Smith has been pushed to the lead by Paul Menard. Juan Montoya and Jamie McMurray are right behind them.

Lap 168 -- A very slow restart for Kevin Harvick as a confusion with Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton left him alone.

Lap 167 -- GREEN FLAG: Clint Bowyer leads the field to green.

Lap 166 -- Clint Bowyer leads, with teammates Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton behind him. Then come Dave Blaney and Regan Smith, each of whom has led laps today.

mlyonsd
04-17-2011, 03:42 PM
If your a Junior fan -- You got to love Rick Hendrick aligning his talented crew chief, Steve Letarte with Junior with this season. The #88 shares the garage with #48..

Jr is currently 3rd in points. I don't know if Letarte is the reason but something has changed. Hope it keeps up.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 03:59 PM
Jr is currently 3rd in points. I don't know if Letarte is the reason but something has changed. Hope it keeps up.

Thanks. It's a solid start.

I'm glad the 88 shares a garage with the 48. Also, Junior needs to qualify better at some of these tracks -- where position is important.

Steve and Junior's crew plays a pivotal part in the outcome of every race. Where would JimiJo be without Chad Knaus? I don't know.

RNR
04-17-2011, 04:30 PM
RedNeckRaider: On the final lap, JimiJo came flying down the straightway, (when cars broke and went 4 wide) with a push from Junior. Bowyer & Harvick were beat, fair and square. J/M/O

Not sure what happened between Harvick, Burton & Bowyer during the restart. Interesting.


http://i.cdn.turner.com/nascar/dam/assets/110417083955-tallafinish-homepage-t1.jpg

Jimmie Johnson got a push by Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap and edged Clint Bowyer and Jeff Gordon by .002 seconds for the victory at Talladega.


Lap 188 -- CHECKERED FLAG: Jimmie Johnson got the push he needed from Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win at Talladega. He edged Clint Bowyer by .002 seconds.

Lap 187 -- WHITE FLAG: Jeff Gordon leads at the line, heading to the final lap, with Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. coming as well.

Lap 186 -- Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle go back to the lead, getting past Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick.

Lap 185 -- Dave Blaney spins out, falls out of the draft and his hopes are dashed. Clint Bowyer goes to the lead.

Lap 184 -- Carl Edwards goes to the lead.

Lap 183 -- As the Roush Fenway cars of Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle close in, Dave Blaney continues to lead.

Lap 182 -- Martin Truex Jr. and David Reutimann have gotten past Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin.

Lap 181 -- Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin are running third and fourth to Dave Blaney and Kurt Busch.

Lap 180 -- Dave Blaney is back to the lead with the help of Kurt Busch.

Lap 179 -- The four Hendrick cars are running right behind Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer.

Lap 178 -- Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer got past Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin to take the lead.

Lap 177 -- GREEN FLAG: Dave Blaney leads the field to green.

Lap 176 -- Jeff Gordon is up to third, and his teammate Mark Martin will restart right behind him.

Lap 175 -- Juan Montoya has torn up the entire right front of his car and has the remains of his tire flapping in the breeze. He and Ryan Newman hit pit road. Dave Blaney is leading.

Lap 174 -- YELLOW FLAG NO. 6: The caution comes out when Ryan Newman spins out on the backstretch.

Lap 173 -- Kurt Busch is now hooked up with Dave Blaney, but watch out: Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin are in the top 10.

Lap 172 -- Martin Truex Jr. leads the race.

Lap 171 -- Juan Montoya takes some damage after Ryan Newman nearly loses his car and turns into Montoya.

Lap 170 -- Clint Bowyer goes to the lead.

Lap 169 -- Regan Smith has been pushed to the lead by Paul Menard. Juan Montoya and Jamie McMurray are right behind them.

Lap 168 -- A very slow restart for Kevin Harvick as a confusion with Clint Bowyer and Jeff Burton left him alone.

Lap 167 -- GREEN FLAG: Clint Bowyer leads the field to green.

Lap 166 -- Clint Bowyer leads, with teammates Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton behind him. Then come Dave Blaney and Regan Smith, each of whom has led laps today.

Never said anything different. What happened was earlier, both recovered and Bowyer should only say sorry and thanks...as he owes the 2nd place to Harvick and in this situation did not deserve it. Harvick put team ahead of personal revenge. I guess Bowyer forgets when he was too chicken shit to sqaure up Hamlin last year and Harvick stood up for the team. I am sure this is lost on those who do not follow RCR but it is just further proof of why Childress favors Harvick over the other drivers~

CaliforniaChief
04-17-2011, 05:30 PM
Jeff should have won that race, jimmi was below the line.

Should move him up in the standings tho

He didn't pass while below the yellow line. It was legit.
Woooooo-hooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

Dylan
04-17-2011, 05:40 PM
Jimmie Johnson Wins Thriller At Talladega


http://assets.speedtv.com/images/article_assets/107/1073519/1073519_article_img_xlarge1.jpg

TALLADEGA, AL. Hendrick duo produced near-perfect drafting performance during final lap.
With teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. pushing from behind, Jimmie Johnson came out of nowhere to
edge Clint Bowyer in tying the closest finish in NASCAR history, Jimmie Johnson wins the
Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/85/fullj.4651d93c6e86eefbe6b56f33463c1ce1/4651d93c6e86eefbe6b56f33463c1ce1-getty-107745398tp033_aaron_s_499.jpg

Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson and his fans!

smittysbar
04-17-2011, 06:22 PM
Shit, went fishing with 50 or so to go, looks like I missed a good finish.

After Kyle wrecked it is almost as good as a win for the 99, so I was satisfied.

RNR
04-17-2011, 06:32 PM
He didn't pass while below the yellow line. It was legit.
Woooooo-hooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

Yes it was congrats~

smittysbar
04-17-2011, 06:48 PM
WOW! Just watched race rewind, What a finish! Hell I didn't even notice Edwards slipped in there at the very end on the top side. Crazy!

Dylan
04-17-2011, 07:09 PM
Shit, went fishing with 50 or so to go, looks like I missed a good finish.

After Kyle wrecked it is almost as good as a win for the 99, so I was satisfied.

LMAO

Thats ok though, Kyle knows how to get to the front.

Why didn't you go fishing on Saturday?

Welcome back, smittysbar. You were missed! :thumb:

mlyonsd
04-17-2011, 07:11 PM
Jr solidified himself with Hendrick today. His poor showing last year made me wonder how long the relationship would last but I think he could stay with them as long as he wants now.

kstater
04-17-2011, 07:14 PM
Jr solidified himself with Hendrick today. His poor showing last year made me wonder how long the relationship would last but I think he could stay with them as long as he wants now.

Junior could finish last for the next 10 years and still have a ride on whatever team he chose.

Dylan
04-17-2011, 07:19 PM
WOW! Just watched race rewind, What a finish! Hell I didn't even notice Edwards slipped in there at the very end on the top side. Crazy!

The best race so far this year. Johnson beat Bowyer by 2/1000 of a second. Amazing!

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Dylan
04-17-2011, 09:18 PM
Today's race reminded me of one of the most memorable NASCAR races, when Ricky Craven went into the "Track To Tough To Tame" and beat Kurt Busch in a photo finish. It's no secret that early in his career, Busch was the most hated driver in NASCAR. When he and Craven battled in the last few laps, banging off each other, you had a sick sense that Kurt would take Craven out. He drove brilliantly that afternoon and raced clean. But for Kurt this race is about maturing and gaining the respect of the fans. Well, that's my recollection.


Kurt Busch and Ricky Craven Darlington Photo Finish

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Gotta love DW -- Boy, can he call a race... lol

chefsos
04-17-2011, 09:46 PM
Guess I missed a pretty good finish today, no? That synchronized swimming bullshit still sucks, though...

I remember the Busch/Craven deal pretty well. I was certain Kurt would emerge from his car whining and stomping his feet like a 2 year old, but the way he handled that was impressive.

RNR
04-18-2011, 04:24 AM
Guess I missed a pretty good finish today, no? That synchronized swimming bullshit still sucks, though...

I remember the Busch/Craven deal pretty well. I was certain Kurt would emerge from his car whining and stomping his feet like a 2 year old, but the way he handled that was impressive.

Speaking of Kurt he may of set a record yesterday for wrecking people~

Old Dog
04-18-2011, 07:19 AM
Standings updated in OP

dannybcaitlyn
04-18-2011, 08:15 AM
[QUOTE=Dylan;7572919]Today's race reminded me of one of the most memorable NASCAR races, when Ricky Craven went into the "Track To Tough To Tame" and beat Kurt Busch in a photo finish. It's no secret that early in his career, Busch was the most hated driver in NASCAR. When he and Craven battled in the last few laps, banging off each other, you had a sick sense that Kurt would take Craven out. He drove brilliantly that afternoon and raced clean. But for Kurt this race is about maturing and gaining the respect of the fans. Well, that's my recollection.


Kurt Busch and Ricky Craven Darlington Photo Finish

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Gotta love DW -- Boy, can he call a race... lol[/QUOTE

I Remeber watching that race. That was the best finish ever!

Dylan
04-18-2011, 11:54 AM
April 17, 2011

Dale Earnhardt Jr. fuels JJ's win at Dega
By David Newton
ESPN.com


“That's a helluva teammate to say we're faster with you in the front. Junior made the call, and they did it. They had a plan and they stuck to it.”
-- Rick Hendrick on Dale Earnhardt Jr. ceding position to Jimmie Johnson



TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. was wrapping up a pit road interview following Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway when teammate Jimmie Johnson pulled up in his car.

Earnhardt walked over to congratulate his teammate.

Johnson handed him the checkered flag and invited him to join the celebration in Victory Lane.

"He said it belonged to me, but I don't agree with that," Earnhardt said after his fourth-place finish. "I appreciate it. I'll get him to sign it and it'll be one checkered flag that ain't mine."

He's wrong. Earnhardt deserved the flag as much as the five-time defending Cup champion. Without him agreeing that the Hendrick Motorsports tandem was faster with him pushing, without him holding things together in the wildest four-wide, eight-car scramble you'll ever see, Johnson wouldn't have been in the top five.

It was a classy move by a driver who hasn't been to Victory Lane now in 101 consecutive races.

Johnson knew that and returned the class with class.

"Just came to mind," Johnson said of his gesture. "I handed it to him and he said, 'Man, I don't want that.' I said, 'Well, I've got to give you something for the push and working with me.'

"He said, 'No, that's what teammates do.' I smiled and said, 'Take the damn flag. I'll give you the trophy, too.' "

It's not every day you get the flag and a trip to Victory Lane for finishing fourth, even if fourth was only .058 seconds behind the winner.

But in many ways this was a win for Earnhardt. He made the right call to be the pusher in a two-car draft, didn't wreck as he did in February at Daytona -- where two-car dancing took on a new meaning -- and earned a ton of respect from Johnson.

"Man, he's a riot,"Johnson said. "You guys scan all the time, but to hear him on the channel and Stevie [Letarte] and the things he talks about. ... Can I have this channel more often just to listen?"

Crew chief Chad Knaus smiled and said, "No."

"I mean, there's some entertaining stuff going on," Johnson continued. "On a serious note, he was committed, as was I, and it showed today. Neither one of us were selfish and we worked as a group. And at the end, he felt like the 48 car leading was faster; we agreed."

Johnson was proud of that. So was team owner Rick Hendrick. He came to this 2.66-mile facility half expecting Earnhardt to end his losing streak. Knowing how badly Earnhardt wants to win as much or more than anyone, he appreciated the sacrifice it took to play the supporting role at the end.

"That's a helluva teammate to say we're faster with you in the front," said Hendrick, noting this was the first time he left Talladega with four cars intact. "Junior made the call, and they did it. They had a plan and they stuck to it. Every other time I've been down here we had a plan and never stuck to it. It was good to see."

It was wild to see, whether you were in the grandstand, the lead pack or watching on television. But the finish was particularly wild from Earnhardt's view, or lack of view, behind the No. 48.

For the most part, all he saw was a spoiler.

The two actually fell off the pace with about four laps remaining because Earnhardt's motor was running too warm. When they finally reconnected, Earnhardt pushed Johnson past a large group on the bottom.

Heading to the final lap, they were behind the tandems of Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin on the inside, with Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick on the outside and Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle closing against the wall.

Johnson ducked to the bottom going into Turn 3, but Gordon and Martin blocked. Let's let Earnhardt, who did a masterful job of staying on Johnson's bumper, take it from here.

"I had no idea how many cars were in front of him," he said. "I was screaming on the radio for him not to lift no matter what. TJ [Majors, spotter] was screaming and Jimmie was screaming. Jimmie was telling me, 'I might go to the middle.' No, the middle is blocked. We come out of four. He said, 'I'm going to the bottom.'

"He didn't show his hand, which was really smart. He kind of sat in there behind them. We formed a run. They tried to sweep us down. I got into the side of Martin real hard and turned myself sideways. I thought we were going to have a helluva wreck."

Instead, Earnhardt pulled off the save and had enough momentum to push Johnson to a .002-second victory over Bowyer, the closest finish in NASCAR history.

"I didn't know who won the race," Earnhardt said. "I just wanted to get a good finish. I would have loved to have won the race. In this kind of package you've got to make some sacrifices, just like a relationship."
This season has been all about relationships for Earnhardt. He's got a good one now with his crew chief, pit crew and seemingly everyone in the organization. The bond between him and Johnson definitely got a boost on this sun-splashed day.

"I felt better about pushing him through the pack," Earnhardt said. "I felt better about him making the decision we were going to make at the end."

If you remember, it wasn't that long ago that Earnhardt was critical of Johnson as a plate driver. Now he's calling him smart and letting him make the key moves.

Another victory.

"We would have been pushing the 88 if Dale hadn't come on the radio and said we were faster with Jimmie in front," Knaus said.

The sacrifice will pay off one day. Perhaps at the next restrictor-plate race at Daytona in July, Johnson will return the favor. He does owe him one.

But one gets the feeling Earnhardt will win before then. He already has five top-10s, three shy of what he had all last season. He has three top-5s, equaling his total of a year ago when he finished 21st in points.



He's also third in points, 19 behind Edwards and only 14 behind Johnson in second.

"If he keeps doing this, he'll get there," Hendrick said.

Earnhardt is getting closer, and a checkered flag and trip to Victory Lane isn't half bad for fourth place.

"Yeah, yeah, man, points," Earnhardt said as he handed the flag to a member of his staff for safe keeping. "I like trophies, but points are cool, too."

http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/columns/story?columnist=newton_david&id=6374885&campaign=link&source=JAYSKI

Buck
04-18-2011, 04:28 PM
Looking at that video, it looks like that Mark Martin for some reason tried to block Jimmie Johnson instead of staying on Gordon's ass. Not sure why he did that.

chefsos
04-18-2011, 04:36 PM
Looking at that video, it looks like that Mark Martin for some reason tried to block Jimmie Johnson instead of staying on Gordon's ass. Not sure why he did that.Probably just out of habit. That's the way it used to be done back in the day (last year).

Buck
04-18-2011, 05:00 PM
Probably just out of habit. That's the way it used to be done back in the day (last year).

Yeah, but he needed to just push, not to mention the 2 guys he was trying to block were his teammates.

Dylan
04-18-2011, 05:04 PM
Looking at that video, it looks like that Mark Martin for some reason tried to block Jimmie Johnson instead of staying on Gordon's ass. Not sure why he did that.

Heading to the final lap, they were behind the tandems of Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin on the inside, with Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick on the outside and Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle closing against the wall.

Johnson ducked to the bottom going into Turn 3, but Gordon and Martin blocked. Let's let Earnhardt, who did a masterful job of staying on Johnson's bumper, take it from here.

"I had no idea how many cars were in front of him," he said. "I was screaming on the radio for him not to lift no matter what. TJ [Majors, spotter] was screaming and Jimmie was screaming. Jimmie was telling me, 'I might go to the middle.' No, the middle is blocked. We come out of four. He said, 'I'm going to the bottom.'

"He didn't show his hand, which was really smart. He kind of sat in there behind them. We formed a run. They tried to sweep us down. I got into the side of Martin real hard and turned myself sideways. I thought we were going to have a helluva wreck."

Instead, Earnhardt pulled off the save and had enough momentum to push Johnson to a .002-second victory over Bowyer, the closest finish in NASCAR history."

http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/columns/story?columnist=newton_david&id=6374885&campaign=link&source=JAYSKI

Buck
04-18-2011, 05:06 PM
Heading to the final lap, they were behind the tandems of Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin on the inside, with Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick on the outside and Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle closing against the wall.

Johnson ducked to the bottom going into Turn 3, but Gordon and Martin blocked. Let's let Earnhardt, who did a masterful job of staying on Johnson's bumper, take it from here.

"I had no idea how many cars were in front of him," he said. "I was screaming on the radio for him not to lift no matter what. TJ [Majors, spotter] was screaming and Jimmie was screaming. Jimmie was telling me, 'I might go to the middle.' No, the middle is blocked. We come out of four. He said, 'I'm going to the bottom.'

"He didn't show his hand, which was really smart. He kind of sat in there behind them. We formed a run. They tried to sweep us down. I got into the side of Martin real hard and turned myself sideways. I thought we were going to have a helluva wreck."

Instead, Earnhardt pulled off the save and had enough momentum to push Johnson to a .002-second victory over Bowyer, the closest finish in NASCAR history."

http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/columns/story?columnist=newton_david&id=6374885&campaign=link&source=JAYSKI

That's all good, but it doesn't really explain what Martin was thinking in letting off the gas and trying to block 48 and 88. It was really obvious that you were only going to win if you were getting pushed. I wonder if Gordon is pissed at Martin for that.

mlyonsd
04-18-2011, 05:08 PM
Heading to the final lap, they were behind the tandems of Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin on the inside, with Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick on the outside and Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle closing against the wall.

Johnson ducked to the bottom going into Turn 3, but Gordon and Martin blocked. Let's let Earnhardt, who did a masterful job of staying on Johnson's bumper, take it from here.

"I had no idea how many cars were in front of him," he said. "I was screaming on the radio for him not to lift no matter what. TJ [Majors, spotter] was screaming and Jimmie was screaming. Jimmie was telling me, 'I might go to the middle.' No, the middle is blocked. We come out of four. He said, 'I'm going to the bottom.'

"He didn't show his hand, which was really smart. He kind of sat in there behind them. We formed a run. They tried to sweep us down. I got into the side of Martin real hard and turned myself sideways. I thought we were going to have a helluva wreck."

Instead, Earnhardt pulled off the save and had enough momentum to push Johnson to a .002-second victory over Bowyer, the closest finish in NASCAR history."

http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/columns/story?columnist=newton_david&id=6374885&campaign=link&source=JAYSKI
Probably about the best team driving I've ever witnessed. It was evident that Jr could run faster than Johnson and I questioned why they didn't make the switch. It wasn't until post race when Jr said Johnson couldn't keep up with him and he kept having to lift to stay in contact. So it was Jr's decision to push, thus giving up the win.

Doesn't get any better than that.

RNR
04-18-2011, 05:10 PM
That's all good, but it doesn't really explain what Martin was thinking in letting off the gas and trying to block 48 and 88. It was really obvious that you were only going to win if you were getting pushed. I wonder if Gordon is pissed at Martin for that.

If it was not for Martin he would have had no chance at all. Hard to be pissed IMO~

RNR
04-18-2011, 05:12 PM
April 17, 2011

Dale Earnhardt Jr. fuels JJ's win at Dega
By David Newton
ESPN.com


“That's a helluva teammate to say we're faster with you in the front. Junior made the call, and they did it. They had a plan and they stuck to it.”
-- Rick Hendrick on Dale Earnhardt Jr. ceding position to Jimmie Johnson



TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. was wrapping up a pit road interview following Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway when teammate Jimmie Johnson pulled up in his car.

Earnhardt walked over to congratulate his teammate.

Johnson handed him the checkered flag and invited him to join the celebration in Victory Lane.

"He said it belonged to me, but I don't agree with that," Earnhardt said after his fourth-place finish. "I appreciate it. I'll get him to sign it and it'll be one checkered flag that ain't mine."

He's wrong. Earnhardt deserved the flag as much as the five-time defending Cup champion. Without him agreeing that the Hendrick Motorsports tandem was faster with him pushing, without him holding things together in the wildest four-wide, eight-car scramble you'll ever see, Johnson wouldn't have been in the top five.

It was a classy move by a driver who hasn't been to Victory Lane now in 101 consecutive races.

Johnson knew that and returned the class with class.

"Just came to mind," Johnson said of his gesture. "I handed it to him and he said, 'Man, I don't want that.' I said, 'Well, I've got to give you something for the push and working with me.'

"He said, 'No, that's what teammates do.' I smiled and said, 'Take the damn flag. I'll give you the trophy, too.' "

It's not every day you get the flag and a trip to Victory Lane for finishing fourth, even if fourth was only .058 seconds behind the winner.

But in many ways this was a win for Earnhardt. He made the right call to be the pusher in a two-car draft, didn't wreck as he did in February at Daytona -- where two-car dancing took on a new meaning -- and earned a ton of respect from Johnson.

"Man, he's a riot,"Johnson said. "You guys scan all the time, but to hear him on the channel and Stevie [Letarte] and the things he talks about. ... Can I have this channel more often just to listen?"

Crew chief Chad Knaus smiled and said, "No."

"I mean, there's some entertaining stuff going on," Johnson continued. "On a serious note, he was committed, as was I, and it showed today. Neither one of us were selfish and we worked as a group. And at the end, he felt like the 48 car leading was faster; we agreed."

Johnson was proud of that. So was team owner Rick Hendrick. He came to this 2.66-mile facility half expecting Earnhardt to end his losing streak. Knowing how badly Earnhardt wants to win as much or more than anyone, he appreciated the sacrifice it took to play the supporting role at the end.

"That's a helluva teammate to say we're faster with you in the front," said Hendrick, noting this was the first time he left Talladega with four cars intact. "Junior made the call, and they did it. They had a plan and they stuck to it. Every other time I've been down here we had a plan and never stuck to it. It was good to see."

It was wild to see, whether you were in the grandstand, the lead pack or watching on television. But the finish was particularly wild from Earnhardt's view, or lack of view, behind the No. 48.

For the most part, all he saw was a spoiler.

The two actually fell off the pace with about four laps remaining because Earnhardt's motor was running too warm. When they finally reconnected, Earnhardt pushed Johnson past a large group on the bottom.

Heading to the final lap, they were behind the tandems of Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin on the inside, with Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick on the outside and Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle closing against the wall.

Johnson ducked to the bottom going into Turn 3, but Gordon and Martin blocked. Let's let Earnhardt, who did a masterful job of staying on Johnson's bumper, take it from here.

"I had no idea how many cars were in front of him," he said. "I was screaming on the radio for him not to lift no matter what. TJ [Majors, spotter] was screaming and Jimmie was screaming. Jimmie was telling me, 'I might go to the middle.' No, the middle is blocked. We come out of four. He said, 'I'm going to the bottom.'

"He didn't show his hand, which was really smart. He kind of sat in there behind them. We formed a run. They tried to sweep us down. I got into the side of Martin real hard and turned myself sideways. I thought we were going to have a helluva wreck."

Instead, Earnhardt pulled off the save and had enough momentum to push Johnson to a .002-second victory over Bowyer, the closest finish in NASCAR history.

"I didn't know who won the race," Earnhardt said. "I just wanted to get a good finish. I would have loved to have won the race. In this kind of package you've got to make some sacrifices, just like a relationship."
This season has been all about relationships for Earnhardt. He's got a good one now with his crew chief, pit crew and seemingly everyone in the organization. The bond between him and Johnson definitely got a boost on this sun-splashed day.

"I felt better about pushing him through the pack," Earnhardt said. "I felt better about him making the decision we were going to make at the end."

If you remember, it wasn't that long ago that Earnhardt was critical of Johnson as a plate driver. Now he's calling him smart and letting him make the key moves.

Another victory.

"We would have been pushing the 88 if Dale hadn't come on the radio and said we were faster with Jimmie in front," Knaus said.

The sacrifice will pay off one day. Perhaps at the next restrictor-plate race at Daytona in July, Johnson will return the favor. He does owe him one.

But one gets the feeling Earnhardt will win before then. He already has five top-10s, three shy of what he had all last season. He has three top-5s, equaling his total of a year ago when he finished 21st in points.



He's also third in points, 19 behind Edwards and only 14 behind Johnson in second.

"If he keeps doing this, he'll get there," Hendrick said.

Earnhardt is getting closer, and a checkered flag and trip to Victory Lane isn't half bad for fourth place.

"Yeah, yeah, man, points," Earnhardt said as he handed the flag to a member of his staff for safe keeping. "I like trophies, but points are cool, too."

http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/columns/story?columnist=newton_david&id=6374885&campaign=link&source=JAYSKI

You should be pretty proud of your boy. It is not too early to say he is back to being a factor in NASCAR~

Dylan
04-18-2011, 05:14 PM
This is when they Jimmie & Jr. dove down to the bottom. Jimmie never went below the yellow line. His left tires touched the yellow line.

http://i.imgur.com/mwMLC.png

You can also see it in the video.

"He didn't show his hand, which was really smart. He kind of sat in there behind them. We formed a run. They tried to sweep us down. I got into the side of Martin real hard and turned myself sideways. I thought we were going to have a helluva wreck." Jimmie Johnson

Instead, Earnhardt pulled off the save and had enough momentum to push Johnson to a .002-second victory over Bowyer, the closest finish in NASCAR history.



Kevin Harvick on Twitter:

KevinHarvick dear people the 48 did not go below the line he won the damn race in talladega fashion...roll on with it

mlyonsd
04-18-2011, 05:19 PM
I'll bet Johnson and Jr had one helluva party last night.

chefsos
04-18-2011, 05:25 PM
I've wondered sometimes if anyone tracks this stuff.

http://jayski.com/cupnews.htm

Two records tied at Talladega: Sunday's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway tied two Sprint Cup Series records - number of lead changes and closest margin of victory. There were 88 lead changes at the start/finish line, tying an all-time NASCAR record set in last season's April event at Talladega. The final lead change occurred on the last lap - eight of the last 12 Talladega races featured a last-lap lead change. Jimmie Johnson edged Clint Bowyer by .002 seconds, which matches the closest margin of victory since the inception of electronic scoring in May 1993. That mark was originally set at Darlington Raceway on March 16, 2003, with Ricky Craven beating Kurt Busch. Since 1993, every race at Talladega finishing under green - 29 in all - has had a MOV under .400 seconds. Passing numbers - for the lead and otherwise - also were high. There were 159 green flag passes for the lead all around the race track, with a total of 11,025 green flag passes throughout the field.(NASCAR)(4-18-2011)