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Nascar Nextel Cup Allstate 400 Race at the Brick / Indianapolis on NBC Sunday 8/7 , 2pm ET - 11am PT
Nascar.com ^ | 8/3/05

Posted on 08/03/2005 5:40:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Join us this weekend for some racing on hallowed ground.

God bless our troops, families and nation.

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This thread is dedicated to the men and women in our country's armed forces defending our freedoms.

Thank you for your service.


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KEYWORDS: 2005; allstate; boogityboogity; brickyard; indianapolis; kissthebricks; leftturns; nascar; nextel; nrnascarthread; rednecksgoroundround; somecrackerwillwin
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WELCOME

to the



for the

Allstate 400

at

Indianapolis Raceway Park

Allstate 400 at the Brick Cup Race on NBC , Sunday 8/7 at 2 PM ET / 11AM PT

Allstate 400 Bud Pole qualifying on TNT , Saturday 8/6 at 1110 AM ET / 210 PM PT

Kroger 200 Busch Race on TNT , Saturday 8/6 at 830 PM ET / 530 PM PT

Power Stroke Diesel 200 Trucks Race on SPEED , FRiday 8/5 at 830 PM ET


More schedule info for the week HERE.

Track Facts
Banking: 9
Distance: 2.5 mile
Shape: Oval



As always the thread is Dedicated to Our Troops around the World.

We Thank You All for Your Service!

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1 posted on 08/03/2005 5:40:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: All
Fantasy League Folks..

Deadline to select or edit your drivers is Aug 6 2:00am PDT

2 posted on 08/03/2005 5:42:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: tubebender; Eaker; Conspiracy Guy; Ga Rob; Uncle George; winodog; SShultz460; BushCountry; ...

Indy weekend racing thread is up Ping!!!


3 posted on 08/03/2005 5:43:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: glock rocks

queues the weatherman/bouncer/keg tapper


4 posted on 08/03/2005 5:44:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for the ping and hosting this weeks thread!


5 posted on 08/03/2005 5:54:56 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NormsRevenge
Our Lovely Hoosier Updating Doppler...


6 posted on 08/03/2005 5:56:49 PM PDT by glock rocks (give a man a program - frustrate him for a day... teach a man to program - frustrate him for life.)
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To: All
--- Addition / Correction ---

Two tracks will be in use this weekend.

The Allstate 400 will be run at IMS - Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The link in my opening post is linked to the IRP Indianapolis Raceway Park track info page. This is where the trucks and Busch cars will run their races FRiday night and Saturday.

7 posted on 08/03/2005 6:01:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NYTexan; glock rocks

Thnaks!

Figured I'd get this posted early so folks have lots of time to mull picks, etc.


8 posted on 08/03/2005 6:02:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: NormsRevenge

9th


9 posted on 08/03/2005 6:06:40 PM PDT by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: NormsRevenge
Allstate 400??

It'll always be the Brickyard 400 to me!!
10 posted on 08/03/2005 6:42:57 PM PDT by ReeWalker (Call me a "Murder"..And expect me to be "nice"...DREAM ON.. I never have guilt EVER!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt
Figured I'd get this posted early so folks have lots of time to mull picks, etc.

Oh man. Beau's on assignment to bomb sniffing classes this week. Indy, huh. Hmmm. Gordon's good here, huh? Yes? Huh?

11 posted on 08/03/2005 6:49:52 PM PDT by glock rocks (give a man a program - frustrate him for a day... teach a man to program - frustrate him for life.)
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To: glock rocks

NOBODY is allowed to pick the 24...he's JINXED whenever someone 'picks' him...

Elvis!


12 posted on 08/03/2005 6:54:03 PM PDT by GRRRRR (Demorats, Terrorists...all the same to me...)
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To: glock rocks
Don't forget the wild card in the C league...:o)
13 posted on 08/03/2005 6:56:12 PM PDT by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: GRRRRR

I know who you picked for the A league...


14 posted on 08/03/2005 6:56:54 PM PDT by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: GRRRRR; tubebender; NormsRevenge
NOBODY is allowed to pick the 24...he's JINXED whenever someone 'picks' him...

Oh kay gottit.

Listen up! Nobody picks Gordon this week. K?

15 posted on 08/03/2005 7:02:12 PM PDT by glock rocks (give a man a program - frustrate him for a day... teach a man to program - frustrate him for life.)
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To: NormsRevenge

thx for da ping


16 posted on 08/03/2005 7:13:11 PM PDT by umgud (Comment removed by poster before moderator could get to it)
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To: glock rocks

Drivers are only jinxed if I pick them.


17 posted on 08/03/2005 7:14:47 PM PDT by umgud (Comment removed by poster before moderator could get to it)
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To: NormsRevenge

This fantasy picking thing is getting harder by the week, what with the "elite" guys falling off one by one...


18 posted on 08/03/2005 7:39:48 PM PDT by alancarp (When does it cease to be "Freedom of the Press" and become outright SEDITION?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I'm ready!


19 posted on 08/03/2005 8:11:10 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: glock rocks; SouthTexas; WestCoastGal; tubebender

"Nobody picks Gordon this week. K?"

Guess a lot of us are either gonna sink or swim this week with that pick!

I'm already committed! (or at least I should be!)


20 posted on 08/03/2005 11:45:24 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

HOw about Christian Fittipaldi Jr...I always liked him, and take Buckshot Jones and ANY Bodine Bro...and Kyle Petty.

PHANTOM Racing League!


21 posted on 08/04/2005 3:16:18 AM PDT by GRRRRR (Demorats, Terrorists...all the same to me...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey Norm, thanks for putting up the Indy thread this week!!

Finally, let's go racing......


22 posted on 08/04/2005 5:38:36 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Junebugism: "There is definitely a lot to it that will be understood down the road as it unfolds")
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To: NYTexan; GRRRRR; glock rocks; All
Well, for Pete's sake if I can't pick Flash who?? Wahhhh lol

Oh well, instead of working on my team I've been checking out the photos over at Schraders M&M's Night Of Stars from last night here

I see pics of SlowCasey, Schrader, Kenny, Truex, flipper, Blaney, Hamilton and Jr (in street clothes) because since last years Sonoma accident he's not allowed to drive anything other than his Cup and Busch cars.

23 posted on 08/04/2005 6:00:26 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Junebugism: "There is definitely a lot to it that will be understood down the road as it unfolds")
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To: All

Night Of Stars report......


The race was a hoot. Experienced guys and guys with little idea of what they were doing. Spencer managed to scrape the wall twice during hot laps and his car wasn't able to start the race. You could really tell from the lines the drivers were taking through the corners which ones actually know how to drive dirt. You can't drive around the corners at a dirt track, certainly not the high banks of Pevely, you have to slide around and have your car pointed correctly when you're done to attack the next straightaway. Not everyone figured that out or was able to be consistent. They ran 8 laps, inverted the field, then 8 more. Martin managed to spin in the first half, though without hitting anything, and finished that half last, which meant he started on the pole for the second half. He actually managed to lead two laps before being passed by guys who knew what they were doing. Experienced guys won both halves -- Edwards the first and Kenny Wallace the second. We did get a backflip (taking off and landing on the track surface) from Carl. Kenny announced that he had his own signature move to introduce ...

...

...

the "dirt roll" somersault! He is a character! I must admit that I couldn't see that area of the frontstretch due to the people crowding the fence, but the response was cheers.

Dale did a gr8 job with the flags -- but of course. He mentioned afterwards that this was the first time he'd flagged a race, but he handled it like a pro. 1-to-go signal, green flag, caution flag, restart with the green, white, and checkered. Then the same in the second half, except for a caution. He looked like he was having a blast, and we did get that wonderful grin of his as he cheered Martin onward as they started the pace laps. That certainly seemed more fun for him than power-signing. Needed no help from Pevely's regular flagman, except to reach for the white and checkered flags from where they hang. The announcer teased him about not being impartial, since he was cheering on Martin.


24 posted on 08/04/2005 6:12:18 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Junebugism: "There is definitely a lot to it that will be understood down the road as it unfolds")
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To: GRRRRR

Ditto on the 17.


25 posted on 08/04/2005 6:38:00 AM PDT by steveegg (Real torture is taking a ride with Sen Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy in a 1968 Oldsmobile off a short bridge)
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To: WestCoastGal
One of our boys works at the Auto Zone headquarters in Memphis. They are going to be unveiling the 23 car for Kenny Wallace in the NASCAR/Busch series. Eddie our boy is going to do the unveiling.
26 posted on 08/04/2005 9:00:02 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Roush racing boys fixing to clean up again. :D


27 posted on 08/04/2005 10:04:09 AM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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RE: FRFL and picking Gordon this week

It seems none of you are "getting it."

You know when there is a late yellow and the followers do the opposite of the leader? "If he stays out, they come in; If he comes in, they stay out." That is what this week's strategy is in the FRFL -- it is like a late yellow.

The leaders are going to take Gordon. It is the time for those of us in the back of the pack to try and make up ground by picking someone else. . . .or remain behind the leaders.

28 posted on 08/04/2005 12:38:06 PM PDT by fideist
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To: fideist
DOOMED, I tell you....DOOOMED!!
29 posted on 08/04/2005 3:34:21 PM PDT by GRRRRR (Demorats, Terrorists...all the same to me...)
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"One of our boys works at the Auto Zone headquarters in Memphis. They are going to be unveiling the 23 car for Kenny Wallace in the NASCAR/Busch series. Eddie our boy is going to do the unveiling."

That is so fabulous. Please have him pass along to the Auto Zone folks that Kenny has a lot of fans who were so happy to see him get this sponsor.

And, we will definitely do our shopping there when we need auto parts. Nascar fans always support their drivers sponsors and Kenny Wallace is probably one of the most popular drivers.

30 posted on 08/04/2005 4:17:50 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Junebugism: "There is definitely a lot to it that will be understood down the road as it unfolds")
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To: GRRRRR; All

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aug. 4 - Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch


31 posted on 08/04/2005 4:28:53 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Junebugism: "There is definitely a lot to it that will be understood down the road as it unfolds")
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To: WestCoastGal
Thanks!! he is a financial analyst in the retail division. It will make him really happy to know that the fans are supporting Auto Zone. BTW Eddie is a big Dale Jarrett fan even though he used to work for Fed Ex. Loyalty to the driver since Gibbs Racing days.
32 posted on 08/04/2005 4:33:56 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: NYTexan; GRRRRR

I did too so at least we will all move together.


33 posted on 08/04/2005 5:13:50 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: mariabush
One of our boys works at the Auto Zone headquarters in Memphis. They are going to be unveiling the 23 car for Kenny Wallace in the NASCAR/Busch series. Eddie our boy is going to do the unveiling.

SWEET!

34 posted on 08/04/2005 5:43:19 PM PDT by steveegg (Real torture is taking a ride with Sen Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy in a 1968 Oldsmobile off a short bridge)
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To: mariabush
You may want to check out this article from my local paper (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) the other day on Smoke and his move back to Indiana. Just a quick taste of it - "And then there is Tony Stewart, the model citizen of Columbus, Ind., who'll let the neighbor's dog out or lunch at the Moose Lodge as just another member of the community in which he grew up."
35 posted on 08/04/2005 5:48:47 PM PDT by steveegg (Real torture is taking a ride with Sen Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy in a 1968 Oldsmobile off a short bridge)
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To: WestCoastGal; al baby
The weekly dose of selective news from Jayski - And from BGNRacing.com -
36 posted on 08/04/2005 6:33:00 PM PDT by steveegg (Real torture is taking a ride with Sen Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy in a 1968 Oldsmobile off a short bridge)
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To: fideist
It is the time for those of us in the back of the pack to try and make up ground by picking someone else. . . .or remain behind the leaders.

Ummm..Errrr That's why I'm in last place.That and a Black Lab named Beau messed with my puter...

37 posted on 08/04/2005 8:19:21 PM PDT by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: tubebender
Flipping through the channels, I ran into birthday boy Kurt Busch over on Fox Sports Net's "Best Damn Sports Show Period" (video available at MSN Video; search for "Birthday Busch"). Kurt will become the second NASCAR driver this year (the first was fellow birthday boy Jeff Gordon) to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" at Wrigley Field during the 7th inning stretch Tuesday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds (game starts at 1:20 pm Central). For those with WGN on their cable/satellite boxes, they WILL be carrying the game, and they always carry the 7th-inning stretch.
38 posted on 08/04/2005 9:18:41 PM PDT by steveegg (Real torture is taking a ride with Sen Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy in a 1968 Oldsmobile off a short bridge)
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To: GRRRRR

I know it's the end of the day, but happy birthday Flash and Rubberhead.


39 posted on 08/04/2005 9:21:04 PM PDT by steveegg (Real torture is taking a ride with Sen Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy in a 1968 Oldsmobile off a short bridge)
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To: steveegg

Why do I have this feeling that Kurt will make Jeff sound like Frank Sinatra...


40 posted on 08/04/2005 9:25:29 PM PDT by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: tubebender
Why do I have this feeling that Kurt will make Jeff sound like Frank Sinatra...

Because he'll try to imitate Harry Caray. Of course, I don't think he'll make the mistake Jeff did and call it Wrigley Stadium :-)

41 posted on 08/04/2005 9:31:13 PM PDT by steveegg (Real torture is taking a ride with Sen Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy in a 1968 Oldsmobile off a short bridge)
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Is there anyplace online I can see or hear Flash's performance at Wrigley?


42 posted on 08/04/2005 9:42:09 PM PDT by fideist
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To: fideist
Is there anyplace online I can see or hear Flash's performance at Wrigley?

Wish I could help you directly, but try searching on the search engine of your choice. You may want to hold your ears though.

43 posted on 08/04/2005 9:46:02 PM PDT by steveegg (Real torture is taking a ride with Sen Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy in a 1968 Oldsmobile off a short bridge)
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Let's all pray for a more interesting Chase!

"Dear Lord, please see fit to give DNFs to JJ, Smoke and the Biff this week. Amen."

44 posted on 08/04/2005 9:53:49 PM PDT by fideist
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To: steveegg

I found the video -- http://www.wcnc.com/perl/common/video/wmPlayer.pl?title=www.wcnc.com/0525-gordon.wmv -- No wonder he is cursed!!!


45 posted on 08/04/2005 10:05:54 PM PDT by fideist
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To: steveegg
Thanks, It was a really positive article for a change. I have known Joe Gibbs since we were kids in So. Calif., the Gibbs were our neighbors, and I know what a good influence Joe is on his people, just took a while.

GO TONY GO!!!!!!!!!!!!
46 posted on 08/05/2005 12:53:55 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: fideist

Leave Smoke out of this.


47 posted on 08/05/2005 12:57:29 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: steveegg; tubebender

Isn't there some sort of jinx associated with singing there? At least bad singing and the wrong words?

I want to hear Kurt Busch sing like Frank Sinatra!!! :-)


48 posted on 08/05/2005 5:40:29 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Junebugism: "There is definitely a lot to it that will be understood down the road as it unfolds")
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To: WestCoastGal
I posted Carol's article last week about Allen Bestwick being booted from INC. Here is this weeks followup......

August 5, 2005

By Carol Einarsson

Usually this column is a combination of your comments about a race and your comments about something I’ve said. You take your turn, I reply; and so it goes. But this week, in response to What I Like About You: Allen Bestwick, I got more mail than I could have imagined, and I didn’t disagree with any of you. Thus, there’s no reason for me to reply to each letter other than to say this is how you can contact NBC, and this is how you can contact SPEED (contacts found at end of column). Can we change anything? I don’t know. But we can try. Like you who have started petitions, and you who had the ideas about making signs and finding cameras at race tracks, the thing I do best is write, so this is my best effort.

Link to Carol's e-mail

Here are the links to the networks that have to clue:

NBC Sports
Viewer Relations
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
(212) 664-5313
(212) 459-1312

E-mail

Speed Channel
Two Stamford Plaza
281 Tresser Blvd
Stamford, CT 06901-3267
1-888-22-SPEED

E-mail

49 posted on 08/05/2005 6:10:40 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Junebugism: "There is definitely a lot to it that will be understood down the road as it unfolds")
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To: All; steveegg
Goodyear Notes: This is the first time Goodyear has brought this specific combination of left- and right-side tires to Indianapolis Motor Speedway . . . this is the only track at which Nextel Cup teams will run this combination in 2005 . .

OH OH???

50 posted on 08/05/2005 6:16:22 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Junebugism: "There is definitely a lot to it that will be understood down the road as it unfolds")
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