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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

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To: WestCoastGal
Speaking of potential moves, take both Robot and SlowCasey out of the running for the #15 ride; NASCAR.com says thtat both of them aren't going.

Kenseth - "Am I going to DEI? No. I'm happy at Roush Racing."

Mears - "I'll say right now I'm 99.9 percent sure I'm going to be with Ganassi next year."

I'll note that Kasey Kahne is both younger than Jr and was high on the speed charts.

151 posted on 08/06/2005 1:21:15 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: NormsRevenge

Ok, I can hear you now.

And I can spell commentary too.


152 posted on 08/06/2005 1:21:18 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: NormsRevenge

Hot temperatures Thursday created a 4-foot wide crack in the concrete between turns 2 and 3 at Dover International Speedway. The track is expected to be repaired by next week. Delaware State News/Daniel Korup


153 posted on 08/06/2005 1:21:32 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; WestCoastGal

I still read both of the Delaware papers online everyday - so if I see anymore info, I'll be sure to pass it along.


154 posted on 08/06/2005 1:22:01 PM PDT by Gabz (Smoking ban supporters are in favor of the Kelo ruling.)
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To: steveegg

But I read he just signed that contract. No?


155 posted on 08/06/2005 1:22:08 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

Im still trying to figure out how to order some of the models for private showings. :}


156 posted on 08/06/2005 1:22:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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just kidding!!!


157 posted on 08/06/2005 1:22:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: Gabz

Thanks!

How ya feeling, ya all healed up yet?


158 posted on 08/06/2005 1:23:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: WestCoastGal
Shrub briefly grabs the pole with a 181.657 (we've skipped Backflipper for some reason). Texas Terry puts down a 179.222 (first field-filler out; he's also first in line for the champ's provisional), and McVickers knocks his teammate off the pole with a 182.786.

Seems they shut down the MRN TP broadcast.

159 posted on 08/06/2005 1:23:52 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
Haven't seen the official announcement saying that FastKasey did extend with Evernham.

Ricky Rudd steps up to 2nd of 5 with a 182.286. Score one for the old men...

160 posted on 08/06/2005 1:25:56 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

Not sure if something happened to him in practice he wound up in the 51st spot (I think). Don't quote me, I don't want to take the long time to load Nascar's page.


161 posted on 08/06/2005 1:27:16 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: NormsRevenge

That order is on the automated ordering number. lol


162 posted on 08/06/2005 1:28:10 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: NormsRevenge
SWMBO step in the room all of a sudden? :-)

SWimmer 5th of 6 witha 180.861.

163 posted on 08/06/2005 1:28:22 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

Oh My!!! 1-900 too ?? That Barry Diller.. tsk tsk


164 posted on 08/06/2005 1:29:09 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

I only wish..........I'm still hobbling around. I go back to the orthopod in 10 days to see about getting rid of the cast.

The fambly went crabbing, and I'm sitting at home peeling tomatoes :(


165 posted on 08/06/2005 1:31:31 PM PDT by Gabz (Smoking ban supporters are in favor of the Kelo ruling.)
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To: WestCoastGal
Jayski has him as losing a tire and headed to a backup. He also notes that Kvapil getting a Speedway Stripe on the Kodak machine (no backup car though).

We've got field-fillers Mike Garvey with a 178.024 (7th of 7; 2nd of 2 field-fillers) and Grampa Shepherd with a 175.757 (8th of 8; 3rd of 3 field-fillers).

166 posted on 08/06/2005 1:33:25 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: NormsRevenge

I only wish I had bought stock when they were public. I think Barry Diller went to HSN then I lost track of him.

They're replaying first practice now on Speed since there is no Happy Hour. The 77 brushed the wall.


167 posted on 08/06/2005 1:33:34 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: steveegg

They just showed his visit with the wall, made a mess of the car, right front.


168 posted on 08/06/2005 1:35:28 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: Gabz

Well, Hang in there.

You'll be back on the dance floor before ya know it. :)


169 posted on 08/06/2005 1:37:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: steveegg

Interesting side discussion in the booth. The guys that have to time in are in qualifying mode and will be impounded that way. The top 35 are not of course. So, those other teams will be praying for an early caution that isn't their own.

Seems to me this impound garbage really hurts the smaller teams. Soon Nascar will be made up of only large teams, everyone consolidated. Sort of like all the large department stores being owned by Macy's.


170 posted on 08/06/2005 1:37:53 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
Let me guess; rigbt about then they shut down the track for a half-hour and combined the 2 practices.

Ken Schrader helping out the old-guy charge - 182.201 puts him 3rd of 9. Something must've happened to Bill Elliot - he has a bad-for-him run of 180.101 (7th of 9, but the fastest field-filler).

171 posted on 08/06/2005 1:38:43 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

I would guess that's about the time, although they didn't say.

Kurt Busch is now engaged to be married next year.


172 posted on 08/06/2005 1:40:15 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

They've finally turned on the radio part of TrackPass just as Bobby Hamilton Sr turns a 179.795 (8th of 11, 2nd of 5 field-fillers).


173 posted on 08/06/2005 1:40:47 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: NormsRevenge

Where's the beer and the food?


174 posted on 08/06/2005 1:42:20 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: NormsRevenge

Thank you, my FRiend - but I have a feeling it will be a while before I'm looking to fill my dance card again :)


175 posted on 08/06/2005 1:43:39 PM PDT by Gabz (Smoking ban supporters are in favor of the Kelo ruling.)
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To: WestCoastGal
Impounding <expletive deleted> <expletive deleted>.

They skipped Biffle and the other Kyle to give us Hamilton Sr's lap, but Petty makes it out there to do a 180.478 (7th of 12).

176 posted on 08/06/2005 1:44:35 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

Flipper says he should have expected trouble because he's driving the AAA Ford in the Allstate race.

Candyman is running with what I think he said 'no' camber to keep that right front on the ground and save the tire. The last 4 races they have finished 16th or worse, went from 3rd to 9th in the points.



177 posted on 08/06/2005 1:45:46 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
Congrats to Kurt. May the marriage last.

The Tide Slide with a 180.886 (6th of 13).

178 posted on 08/06/2005 1:45:58 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
Flipper says he should have expected trouble because he's driving the AAA Ford in the Allstate race.

Yep; they take about 3 hours to show up :-)

Third driver skipped becomes Sterling Marlin; Travis Kvapil glad he's in the top 35 as he puts down a 177.897 (13th of 14). SlowCasey on the track.

179 posted on 08/06/2005 1:49:00 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: WestCoastGal

SlowCasey smacks the wall in the short-chute between 3 and 4 several times; takes it to the garage before recording a time. Will start in the back.


180 posted on 08/06/2005 1:50:35 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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Oh no, they're showing the Bud car, changing springs :(

Car is very tight.

Tony needs to rotate through the center of the corner. Still working on the car to get it right.

Sadler may be using -1 degree on the camber per McReynolds.


181 posted on 08/06/2005 1:52:59 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: steveegg

So much for one of my "C" picks. Make that both of them Shrub is in 4th.


182 posted on 08/06/2005 1:54:25 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: NormsRevenge

Field-filler watch after 15 drivers on the track -

Nobody locked in or out yet besides Terry Labonte via at least the champs' provisional. So far, it's...

Bobby Hamilton Jr - 180.886 (6th)
Bill Elliot - 180.101 (9th; 2nd in line for the champ's provisional)
Bobby Hamilton Sr - 179.795 (10th)
Terry Labonte - 179.222 (11th; 1st in line for the champ's provisional)
Mike Garvey - 178.024 (12th)
Morgan Shepherd - 175.747 (14th)

Left to go out (scheduled spot) -
Mike Wallace (22nd)
Jimmy Spencer (25th)
Martin Truex Jr (26th)
Kenny Wallace (29th)
Kevin Lepage (30th)
Robby Gordon (37th)
Boris Said (38th)
Stuart Kirby (39th)
PJ Jones (44th)
Tony Raines (50th)
Mike Skinner (52nd)


183 posted on 08/06/2005 1:56:29 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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Todd Berrier happy with the car. They will just make their qualifying run when they qualify.

Car is good in race trim.

Rocket, "track is inconsistent, car is loose one lap, tight the next. Winning at Indy or "anything" right now would be cool" he says.

KK running a white car this week.


184 posted on 08/06/2005 1:58:10 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
At least they're changing them on Saturday instead of Sunday :-)

We're back green in qualifying; Sterling Marlin continues the old man brigade with a 182.467 (2nd of 16). Tell me again why he won't be the Gray Bug-Eyed Bullet next year.

185 posted on 08/06/2005 1:58:30 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

Whatever Candyman's running, it's working - 184.117 just takes the pole away from McVickers.


186 posted on 08/06/2005 2:00:28 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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Ray Evernham says impound really limits them as to what they can do to set up the cars. They would have liked to scuff tires but can't. There have been a few problems already with tires.


187 posted on 08/06/2005 2:03:07 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
Puddle of Goo - Smoke, Flash, Biffe, Happy, Backflipper, Big Brown Truck, Front Row Joe, Million-Dollar Bill.

McMary with a 181.262 (8th of 18). Biffle un-skips himself, leaving Backflpper as the only skipped driver so far.

188 posted on 08/06/2005 2:03:43 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

Rocket, the engineer checking out all his tars very carefully!!

Sterling should drive the FedEx car.


189 posted on 08/06/2005 2:04:58 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
They better be planning on throwing a coopetition yeller early.

Biffle way loose; 180.249 puts him 12th of 19 on the speed charts.

190 posted on 08/06/2005 2:05:15 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
They'd definitely improve with him; they could even change the paint scheme slightly to match his hair :-)

Northurn Burton puts down a 180.697, good for 12th of 20. So far, I haven't noticed anybody improving on a second lap.

191 posted on 08/06/2005 2:08:20 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
Oh no, they're showing the Bud car, changing springs :(

Where you watching?

Who is younger than Junior? He is thirty. It has to be someone in their twenties?

192 posted on 08/06/2005 2:09:01 PM PDT by fideist
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To: steveegg

I had to think about what a puddle of goo was for a minute. lol

JuniorsHoping&WishingForTheChaseTeam

Smoke - Flash
Rusty - DJ -Happy - MM
SlowCasey - Shrub

Dinner will consist of Mango marinated grilled chicken with sundried tomato chutney, new potatoes, and fresh green beans.


193 posted on 08/06/2005 2:09:42 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: fideist
Not qualifying; with it being delayed, TNT decided to tape-delay their qualifying coverage. We've got the times live though (we decided not to wait for TNT for their coverage after the first time they did it).

The Big Brown Truck 9th of 21 with a 181.032 as they skip Mike Wallace.

194 posted on 08/06/2005 2:11:33 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
That's what's left of the Wheels of Cheddar.

Speaking of cheddar, a 181.419 lap puts the Robot 7th of 22.

195 posted on 08/06/2005 2:13:15 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

Yeah, I just signed up for the trial run of TP, so am watching PitCommand and listening to the radio broadcast.


196 posted on 08/06/2005 2:13:45 PM PDT by fideist
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To: WestCoastGal

Don't have Mr. Excitement cook it; he did a series of spins down both the frontstretch and pit road after losing the right-rear tire. Looks like he'll be headed home.


197 posted on 08/06/2005 2:15:32 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

That's pretty good for Matt,

JJ and Knaus have something up their sleeve to get a good run here this year. Car is looking good.


198 posted on 08/06/2005 2:15:36 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: fideist

I tried PitCommand when they had it free, but decided that the normal TrackPass worked just fine (since I have RoadRunner, I get that part free :-)


199 posted on 08/06/2005 2:16:40 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

Forgot to mention that somehow Jimmy Spencer didn't hit anything. NASCAR now put him on the 5-minute clock and won't give him a new set of tires.


200 posted on 08/06/2005 2:18:25 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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