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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: fideist; All
Dale Jr. speaks about crew chief changes: Brandon Mudd of 590 the Fan, KFNS, (www.kfns.com), spoke with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. who was in the St. Louis area yesterday for a Victory Junction Gang Camp function at Kenny Schrader's dirt track in Pevely, MO.

Earnhardt said there is a good chance Tony Eury, Jr. could be the crew chief of the #8-Budweiser team next season. "Absolutely. Anything in this sport is a possibility. We've talked about that and no decision has been made. We've got to concentrate on making the Chase; we won't make a decision before that. I don't think I can sit here and honestly tell you who will be my crew chief next year. I really like working with Steve Hmiel and in a way, I think that we make a great team. Me and him together have a good way of...I don't know, we just have a good way of working together that seems to want to build success. I think if me and Steve Hmiel stuck together, we'd win some races.

The only problem with that is he's been in this sport so long, he's overqualified. The things he was doing for the company before, those areas are now starting to suffer because of him having to come down and do the crew-chiefing side of it. So we need to figure it out. And I'm not sure if he wants to do it full-time or not, honestly, whether or not he wants to go back to that grind. We'll all have to just sit down and talk about it and see what everyone wants to do, but yeah, you have to consider that a possibility, me and Tony Jr. getting back together. Right now, though, we just don't know."(Brandon W. Mudd/590 The Fan, KFNS)(8-5-2005)

51 posted on 08/05/2005 6:21:17 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
Sponsorship deal may realign teams
If NAPA remains, DEI says it has prominent driver lined up for ride


INDIANAPOLIS - If Dale Earnhardt Inc. can keep NAPA as a sponsor for a third car next season, an already topsy-turvy "Silly Season" could get even wilder.

DEI Director of Motorsports Richie Gilmore said yesterday the team is negotiating with the auto-parts supplier about staying with the No. 15 being vacated by Michael Waltrip after 2005.

Gilmore said DEI already has lined up a driver to team with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr. for the 2006 Nextel Cup season. Gilmore wouldn't disclose a name but said it was someone prominent on another race team "that's been on our wish list for some time."

"[NAPA] has some options with us, Michael and some other race teams," Gilmore said. "We've put about a two-week window on it where they've got to make the decision and we've got to make a decision and go forward. But we have a driver kind of laid out, and everything laid out."

Gilmore also pooh-poohed the idea of reuniting Earnhardt Jr. with Tony Eury Jr. if the No. 8 Chevrolet were to qualify for the Chase for the Nextel Cup. Earnhardt won a career-high six races last year with Eury as car chief. An offseason shake-up moved Eury to Waltrip's team as crew chief this year.

"I would say that scenario would take away from both teams, so we wouldn't even look at that," Gilmore said. "That would affect both teams in a negative [way]."

Gilmore said the possibility of naming Eury as Earnhardt's crew chief for next season hadn't been discussed much.

"It's still too early," he said. "There's been a lot of talk outside of DEI but not at our company."

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52 posted on 08/05/2005 7:11:48 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
News from the local fishwrap (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) - And wider news from Jayski -
53 posted on 08/05/2005 7:28:31 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
Like cheese through the shredder, so go the days in NASCAR. Thus we bring you another episode of "All My Silly Seasons". After Matt Kenseth spouted off to Marty Smith of NASCAR.com about STILL not being consulted about Jamie McMurray's 2007 signing at Roush Racing (in a related note, McMary's been ducking the Robot, claiming he'd try the Flash method of anger management), RacingOne is saying the rumor mill is that he'll be leaving Roush soon and there's a spot at DEI in his immediate future.

Will Robot no longer be senior man at Roush Racing? Will McMary actually bite off more than he can chew? Will DEI instantly become a force to be reckoned with, and can Jr's and Robot's frienship survive being teammates? Tune in next time, when we speculate on these and other questions.

54 posted on 08/05/2005 10:03:19 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: NormsRevenge

Thanks for the ping and hosting this weeks thread!


55 posted on 08/05/2005 10:10:08 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (This ain't your granddaddy's America)
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To: ReeWalker
It'll always be the Brickyard 400 to me!!

It will always be Winston Cup for me.

56 posted on 08/05/2005 10:11:08 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (This ain't your granddaddy's America)
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To: mariabush

Cool!


57 posted on 08/05/2005 10:19:40 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (This ain't your granddaddy's America)
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To: steveegg; WestCoastGal
RE: Kenseth and DEI

As WCG said on the other thread, the problem with Robot coming over to DEI is he has another year on his contract with Roush. Although I would love to see it happen!

RE: Junior and Junior

Junebug's season turned for the better after DEI had the "big sit-down." Watching NASCAR-IN-CAR, following the "big sit-down," Eury, Jr. began coming over to Junebug in the car and wish him well before the races. They joke, and laugh. Eury, Jr. pats Junebug on the shoulder, and jokingly punches him in the gut. They talk about going out to dinner together after the race. I have no doubt they will be back together next year.

58 posted on 08/05/2005 10:39:35 AM PDT by fideist
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http://www.nascar.com/2005/news/headlines/cup/07/30/debate_profanity/index.html

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Asked by NASCAR broadcaster NBC about the significance of his fifth victory at Talladega, Earnhardt said, "It don't mean s--- right now. Daddy's won here 10 times."

Profanity police?

Debate over NASCAR's stance on questionable language still fierce

By Mark Spoor, NASCAR.COM
August 3, 2005
10:44 AM EDT (14:44 GMT)

59 posted on 08/05/2005 11:29:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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I'm slightly-remiss in not posting the entry lists earlier, but with Carl Long dropping out of the Brickyard 40..er, Allstate 400, maybe it was a good thing.

Allstate 400 at the Brickyard (Cup) entry list -

Car Driver Hometown Make Sponsor Owner
0 Mike Bliss Milwaukie, OR Chevrolet NetZero Best Buy Gene Haas
1 Martin Truex Jr.** Mayetta, NJ Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Teresa Earnhardt
01 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Chevrolet U.S. Army Nelson Bowers
2 Rusty Wallace St. Louis, MO Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
4 Mike Wallace** St. Louis, MO Chevrolet Lucas Oil Products Larry McClure
5 Kyle Busch* Las Vegas, NV Chevrolet Kellogg's/Delphi Rick Hendrick
6 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Ford Viagra Jack Roush
7 Robby Gordon** Orange, CA Chevrolet Fruit of the Loom James Smith
07 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Chevrolet Jack Daniel's Richard Childress
8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet Budweiser Teresa Earnhardt
9 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Dodge Dodge Dealers/UAW Ray Evernham
10 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet Checkers/Rally's James Rocco
11 Jason Leffler Long Beach, CA Chevrolet FedEx Express J D Gibbs
12 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Dodge ALLTEL Roger Penske
15 Michael Waltrip Owensboro, KY Chevrolet NAPA Auto Parts Teresa Earnhardt
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford National Guard Geoff Smith
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford DeWalt Power Tools Mark Martin
18 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Chevrolet Interstate Batteries Joe Gibbs
19 Jeremy Mayfield Owensboro, KY Dodge Dodge Dealers/UAW Ray Evernham
20 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
21 Ricky Rudd Chesapeake, VA Ford Motorcraft Genuine Parts Glen Wood
22 Scott Wimmer Wausau, WI Dodge Caterpillar Bill Davis
23 Mike Skinner** Susanville, CA Dodge History Channel AutoManiac Gail Davis
24 Jeff Gordon Pittsboro, IN Chevrolet DuPont Rick Hendrick
25 Brian Vickers Thomasville, NC Chevrolet Garnier Fructis Mary Hendrick
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet GM Goodwrench Richard Childress
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops/Cingular Richard Childress
32 Bobby Hamilton Jr.** Nashville, TN Chevrolet Tide Calvin Wells, III
34 P.J. Jones** Torrance, CA Chevrolet PEO Pros William Edwards
37 Kevin Lepage** Shelburne, VT Dodge Patron Tequila John Carter
38 Elliott Sadler Emporia, VA Ford M&M's Robert Yates
40 Sterling Marlin Columbia, TN Dodge Coors Light Felix Sabates
41 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Dodge Target Chip Ganassi
42 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Dodge Texaco Havoline Floyd Ganassi
43 Jeff Green Owensboro, KY Dodge Boxtops for Education/Cheerios/Betty Crocker Richard L Petty
44 Terry Labonte** Corpus Christi, TX Chevrolet ditech.com Rick Hendrick
45 Kyle Petty Randleman, NC Dodge Georgia-Pacific/Marsh Stores Kyle Petty
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe's Jeff Gordon
49 Ken Schrader Fenton, MO Dodge Schwan's Home Service Elizabeth Morgenthau
50 Jimmy Spencer** Berwick, PA Dodge Arnold Development Companies Don Arnold
66 Mike Garvey*/** Lakeville, MN Ford EAS Jeff Stec
77 Travis Kvapil* Janesville, WI Dodge Kodak/Jasper Engines Douglas Bawel
88 Dale Jarrett Hickory, NC Ford UPS Robert Yates
89 Morgan Shepherd** Conover, NC Dodge Victory In Jesus Cindy Shepherd
91 Bill Elliott** Dawsonville, GA Dodge Stanley Tools Ray Evernham Sr.
97 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Ford Crown Royal Georgetta Roush
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford AAA Jack Roush
100 Kenny Wallace** St. Louis, MO Chevrolet Aaron's Buffy Waltrip
104 Bobby Hamilton** Nashville, TN Dodge BHR Dodge Stephanie Hamilton
136 Boris Said** Carlsbad, CA Chevrolet CENTRIX Financial Bob Sutton
151 Stuart Kirby** Bowling Green, KY Chevrolet Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Joe Auer
192 Tony Raines** La Porte, IN Chevrolet Front Row Motorsports Bob Jenkins
* Denotes Rookie
** Denotes driver/team not in the top 35 in owners' points, must qualify on time (fastest 7 of 17 plus either Terry Labonte-1996 Winston Cup champ, Bill Elliot-1988 Winston Cup champ, or 8th-fastest of 17)
60 posted on 08/05/2005 11:32:00 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: NormsRevenge
Kroger 200 (Busch) entry list -

Car Driver Hometown Make Sponsor Owner
0 Kertus Davis*/** Gaffney, SC Chevrolet RaceGirl Johnny Davis
1 Johnny Sauter Necedah, WI Dodge Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts James Finch
2 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Chevrolet ACDelco Richard Childress
4 Kevin Hamlin Snohomish, WA Dodge GEICO Fred Biagi
5 Blake Feese* Saybrook, IL Chevrolet Lowe's/Sta-Green Rick Hendrick
6 Tracy Hines New Castle, IN Dodge Ragu Ray Evernham
7 Jeff Fuller** Auburn, MA Chevrolet Big Boar Customs Andrea Nemechek
8 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Teresa Earnhardt
10 Brent Sherman*/** Chicago, IL Ford Hickory Farms/Serta Gregory Pollex
11 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Menards/Moen Teresa Earnhardt
12 Joel Kauffman LaGrange, IN Dodge Supercuts Mimi Fitz
14 David Stremme South Bend, IN Dodge Navy "Accelerate Your Life" Terry Bradshaw
18 J.J. Yeley Phoenix, AZ Chevrolet Vigoro/The Home Depot Joe Gibbs
20 Denny Hamlin* Chesterfield, VA Chevrolet Rockwell Automation Joe Gibbs
21 Brandon Miller* Rancho Sante Fe, CA Chevrolet Reese's Richard Childress
22 Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO Ford AutoZone Gregory Pollex
23 Mark Green** Owensboro, KY Chevrolet BMAR Support Our Troops Keith Coleman
25 Ashton Lewis Chesapeake, VA Ford U.S. Marines Ed Rensi
26 Kim Crosby*/** Slidell, LA Chevrolet Boudreaux's Butt Paste Keith Coleman
27 David Green Owensboro, KY Ford Kleenex Tammy Brewer
28 Shane Hall** Greenville, SC Ford Jay Robinson Inc. Jay Robinson
32 Ron Hornaday Palmdale, CA Chevrolet Win Fuel Todd Braun
33 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Chevrolet James Dean DeLana Harvick
34 Randy LaJoie South Norwalk, CT Chevrolet Dollar General Frank Cicci
35 Jason Keller Greenville, SC Ford McDonald's Sam Rensi
36 Stanton Barrett Bishop, CA Chevrolet National City Bank John McGill
38 Tyler Walker* Tulsa, OK Dodge Great Clips Brad Akins
40 Paul Wolfe* Milford, NY Dodge Jani-King Armando Fitz
41 Reed Sorenson* Peachtree City, GA Dodge Discount Tire Chip Ganassi
44 Justin Labonte Thomasville, NC Chevrolet U.S. Coast Guard Terry Labonte
47 Jon Wood* Stuart, VA Ford Clorox/Wisk Jodi Geschickter
49 Steve Grissom** Gadsden, AL Ford Advil Liqui-Gels Jay Robinson
52 D.J. Hoelzle** Destin, FL Ford Means Racing Jimmy Means
56 Tim Sauter** Necedah, WI Chevrolet Lester Buildings John McNelly
58 Regan Smith Cato, NY Dodge Glynn Motorsports Scott Glynn
59 Stacy Compton Grit, VA Ford Kingsford/Bush's Beans Tad Geschickter
60 Carl Edwards* Columbia, MO Ford Charter Communications Jack Roush
64 Mike Wallace St. Louis, MO Dodge Miller High Life Light Rusty Wallace
66 Aaron Fike Galesburg, IL Ford Duraflame/Kroger Clarence Brewer
72 Randy MacDonald** Toronto, Ontario Chevrolet MacDonald Motorsports Pat MacDonald
143 A J Fike*/** Galesburg, IL Dodge Channellock Tools Mike Curb
146 Robert Pressley** Asheville, NC Ford Edy's Ice Cream Tad Geschickter
153 Brad Teague** Johnson City, TN Chevrolet Jarvis Construction Butch Jarvis
157 Boston Reid*/** Logansport, IN Chevrolet Lowe's/Hitachi Power Tools Rick Hendrick
185 John Hayden** Owensboro, KY Chevrolet Premier Motorsports Daniel Kinney
191 Todd Shafer** Ashland, OH Ford Wayne Homes/Wayne Dalton Todd Shafer
280 Brian Tyler** Parma, MI Chevrolet Eagle Castle Winery Rich Woodland
291 Wayne Edwards** Shepherdsville, KY Dodge Speed Zone Energy Drink Tommy Ramirez
* Denotes Rookie
** Denotes driver/team not in the top 30 in owners' poitns, must qualify on time (top 12 of 18 plus either Steve Grissom-1993 Busch champ or 13th-fastest of 18)
61 posted on 08/05/2005 11:38:32 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: steveegg

Cool!

Boris is back!


62 posted on 08/05/2005 11:44:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "To remain silent when they should protest makes cowards of men." -- THOMAS JEFFERSON)
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To: WestCoastGal; All
I apparently need help with TrackPass, which I just signed up for.

It says practice was supposed to start at 2:30ET, which was over 30 minutes ago. But no times are showing up?

63 posted on 08/05/2005 12:05:56 PM PDT by fideist
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Power Stroke Diesel 200 (Truck) entry list -

Car Driver Hometown Make Sponsor Owner
1 Ted Musgrave Franklin, WI Dodge Mopar James Smith
2 Jimmy Spencer Berwick, PA Dodge Team ASE James Smith
02 Kelly Sutton** Crownsville, MD Chevrolet Team Copaxone Ed Sutton
4 Timothy Peters* Providence, NC Dodge Bailey's Bobby Hamilton
04 Bobby Hamilton Nashville, TN Dodge Bobby Hamilton Racing Stephanie Hamilton
5 Mike Skinner Susanville, CA Toyota Toyota Tundra Bill Davis
6 Ron Hornaday Palmdale, CA Chevrolet GM Goodwrench DeLana Harvick
07 Jack Bailey Jr. Stafford, VA Ford Century 21 Team Gene Christensen
8 Deborah Renshaw Bowling Green, KY Dodge Easy Care Service Contracts Ray Montgomery
08 Butch Miller Coopersville, MI Chevrolet ASI Limited Bobby Dotter
10 Terry Cook Sylvania, OH Ford Power Stroke Diesel Greg Pollex
12 Mike Wallace St. Louis, MO Toyota Toyota Tundra Darrell Waltrip
13 Tracy Hines New Castle, IN Chevrolet ThorSport Rcg/Zoriki Mtspts Duke Thorson
14 Rick Crawford Mobile, AL Ford Circle Bar Truck Corral Tom Mitchell
15 John Andretti Indianapolis, IN Chevrolet Stoops Freightliner/Pedigo/ABC James Ballew
16 Jack Sprague Spring Lake, MI Chevrolet Chevy Trucks David Fuge
17 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Toyota NTN Bearings Darrell Waltrip
18 Chase Montgomery Mt. Juliet, TN Dodge Bobby Hamilton Racing Bobby Hamilton
22 Bill Lester Oakland, CA Toyota Crown Royal Bill Davis
23 Johnny Benson Grand Rapids, MI Toyota Toyota Certified Used Vehicles Gail Davis
24 Robbie Ferguson** Livingston, TX Chevrolet PMI Heating & Air Conditioning Rob Ferguson
29 Brad Keselowski Rochester Hills, MI Ford Samson Stone Kay Keselowski
30 Todd Bodine Chemung, NY Toyota Germain Motor Co./Allman Brothers Stephen Germain
38 Brandon Whitt El Cajon, CA Toyota Cure Autism Now/McMillin Homes Tom DeLoach
46 Dennis Setzer Newton, NC Chevrolet Chevrolet Silverado David Dollar
47 Aric Almirola** Tampa, FL Chevrolet The Home Depot David Dollar
50 Todd Kluever* Deerfield, WI Ford Shell ROTELLA T Jack Roush
52 Ken Schrader** Fenton, MO Chevrolet Federated Auto Parts Ken Schrader
59 Robert Pressley Asheville, NC Dodge Edy's Ice Cream James Harris
62 Steve Park East Northport, NY Dodge Orleans Hotel & Casino Michael Gaughan
75 David Starr Houston, TX Chevrolet Spears Manufacturing Wayne Spears
77 Brendan Gaughan Las Vegas, NV Dodge Jasper Engines & Transmissions Michael Gaughan
88 Matt Crafton Tulare, CA Chevrolet Menards/Seal Best Rhonda Thorson
99 Ricky Craven Newburgh, ME Ford Superchips Jack Roush
133 Bobby East** Brownsburg, IN Ford Roush Racing Jack Roush
143 Johnny Sauter** Necedah, WI Chevrolet Menards/Curb Records Mike Curb
144 Clay Rogers*/** Denver, NC Ford Johnny's Suzuki/Baird Trans./Ultra Comp Troy Baird
153 Michael Faulk** Gainesville, FL Dodge FreeFizz.com/Lift Off Energy Drinks Michael Burton
165 Tim Fedewa** Holt, MI Dodge Glynn Motorsports Scott Glynn
227 Frank Wilson Jr.** Pennsboro, WV Chevrolet Perkins Oil & Gas Supply Frank Wilson
260 Chad Chaffin** Smyrna, TN Toyota Jeff Wyler Toyota Jeff Wyler
291 Casey Kingsland** Las Vegas, NV Dodge Consolidated Resorts Inc. Tommy Ramirez
* Denotes Rookie
** Denotes driver/team not in the top 30 in owners' points, must qualify on time (top 6 of 12; 6th-fastest will start 36th)
64 posted on 08/05/2005 12:08:45 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's likely they're under a rain delay (there's plenty of rain in the area); usually when there's a practice going on, they'll put a link to the Live Leaderboard "coverage" on the main NASCAR.com page.


65 posted on 08/05/2005 12:11:20 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: NormsRevenge

And while I was putting up the entry lists, NASCAR.com came through with the qualifying order for the Allstate 400 -

10 - Scott Riggs
99 - Carl Edwards
5 - Kyle Busch
44 - Terry Labonte (must qualify on time or use champ's provisional - he's 1st in line for that)
25 - Brian Vickers
21 - Ricky Rudd
22 - Scott Wimmer
66 - Mike Garvey (must qualify on time)
89 - Morgan Shepherd (must qualify on time)
49 - Ken Schrader
45 - Kyle Petty
91 - Bill Elliot (must qualify on time or use champ's provisional - he's 2nd in line for that)
16 - Greg Biffle
04 - Bobby Hamilton Sr. (must qualify on time)
32 - Bobby Hamilton Jr. (must qualify on time)
77 - Travis Kvapil
41 - Casey Mears
40 - Sterling Marlin
38 - Elliot Sadler
42 - Jamie McMurray
31 - Jeff Burton
4 - Mike Wallace (must qualify on time)
88 - Dale Jarrett
17 - Matt Kenseth
50 - Jimmy Spencer (must qualify on time)
1 - Martin Truex Jr (must qualify on time)
48 - Jimmie Johnson
12 - Ryan Newman
00 - Kenny Wallace (must qualify on time)
37 - Kevin Lepage (must qualify on time)
6 - Mark Martin
18 - Bobby Labonte
0 - Mike Bliss
19 - Jeremy Mayfield
8 - Dale Earnhardt Jr
20 - Tony Stewart
7 - Robby Gordon (must qualify on time)
36 - Boris Said (must qualify on time)
51 - Stuart Kirby (must qualify on time)
01 - Joe Nemechek
9 - Kasey Kahne
24 - Jeff Gordon
07 - Dave Blaney
34 - PJ Jones (must qualify on time)
97 - Kurt Busch
43 - Jeff Green
29 - Kevin Harvick
15 - Michael Waltrip
11 - Jason Leffler
92 - Tony Raines (must qualify on time)
2 - Rusty Wallace
23 - Mike Skinner (must qualify on time)


66 posted on 08/05/2005 12:20:08 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

Yup, rain delay. :/


67 posted on 08/05/2005 12:22:19 PM PDT by fideist
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To: steveegg

More than one source has said at the Brickyard it is better to run early in Qualifying.


68 posted on 08/05/2005 12:24:25 PM PDT by fideist
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To: NormsRevenge
Cup-whacking this weekend - Martin Truex Jr, Mike Skinner, Kenny Wallace, Jimmy Spencer, Bobby Hamilton Sr and Tony Raines

Busch-whacking this weekend - Ron Hornaday, Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards (though I hardly consider trying to run every race in the season to be Busch-whacking), Mike Wallace and Robert Pressley

Truck-whacking this weekend - Mike Wallace (yes, he's triple-dipping), Ken Schrader and Johnny Sauter (don't think I'll include the recently-released Tim Fedewa).

Interesting; more Cup-whackers than anything else this weekend :-)

69 posted on 08/05/2005 12:27:37 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

If they get IRP dry by about 6 pm, here's the qualifying order for the Power Stroke Diesel 200 Truck race -

2 - Jimmy Spencer
65 - Tim Fedewa (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
13 - Tracy Hines
75 - David Starr
08 - Butch Miller
17 - David Retiman
59 - Robert Pressley
44 - Clay Rogers (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)
6 - Ron Hornaday
23 - Johnny Benson
62 - Steve Park
50 - Todd Kluever
10 - Terry Cook
12 - Mike Wallace
14 - Rick Crawford
4 - Timothy Peters
33 - Bobby East (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)
46 - Dennis Setzer
04 - Bobby Hamilton
52 - Ken Schrader (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
60 - Chad Chaffin (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
16 - Jack Sprague
8 - Deborah Renshaw
91 - Casey Kingsland (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)
22 - Bill Lester
47 - Aric Almirola (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
29 - Brad Keselowski
88 - Matt Crafton
5 - Mike Skinner
43 - Johnny Sauter (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)
99 - Ricky Craven
38 - Brandon Whitt
77 - Brendaon Gaughan
27 - Frank Wilson Jr (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)
1 - Ted Musgrave
18 - Chase Montomery
02 - Kelly Sutton (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
07 - Jack Bailey Jr
24 - Robbie Ferguson (must qualify on time or via rain-out)
15 - John Andretti
30 - Todd Bodine
53 - Michael Faulk (must qualify on time - going home if qualifying is rained out)


70 posted on 08/05/2005 12:52:26 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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Rain claims its first victim of the weekend - the Power Stroke Diesel 200 Truck race lineup has been set by owners' points -

Pos. Car Driver Make Sponsor Speed Time Behind
RAIN OUT Position Based on Owner Points
1 46 Dennis Setzer Chevrolet Chevrolet Silverado N/A N/A N/A
2 1 Ted Musgrave Dodge Mopar N/A N/A N/A
3 04 Bobby Hamilton Dodge Bobby Hamilton Racing N/A N/A N/A
4 15 John Andretti Chevrolet Stoops Freightliner/Pedigo/ABC N/A N/A N/A
5 6 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet GM Goodwrench N/A N/A N/A
6 2 Jimmy Spencer Dodge Team ASE N/A N/A N/A
7 99 Ricky Craven Ford Superchips N/A N/A N/A
8 17 David Reutimann Toyota NTN Bearings N/A N/A N/A
9 10 Terry Cook Ford Power Stroke Diesel N/A N/A N/A
10 88 Matt Crafton Chevrolet Menards/Seal Best N/A N/A N/A
11 75 David Starr Chevrolet Spears Manufacturing N/A N/A N/A
12 5 Mike Skinner Toyota Toyota Tundra N/A N/A N/A
13 16 Jack Sprague Chevrolet Chevy Trucks N/A N/A N/A
14 23 Johnny Benson Toyota Toyota Certified Used Vehicles N/A N/A N/A
15 30 Todd Bodine Toyota Germain Motor Co./Allman Brothers N/A N/A N/A
16 50 Todd Kluever* Ford Shell ROTELLA T N/A N/A N/A
17 14 Rick Crawford Ford Circle Bar Truck Corral N/A N/A N/A
18 62 Steve Park Dodge Orleans Hotel & Casino N/A N/A N/A
19 77 Brendan Gaughan Dodge Jasper Engines & Transmissions N/A N/A N/A
20 22 Bill Lester Toyota Crown Royal N/A N/A N/A
21 38 Brandon Whitt Toyota Cure Autism Now/McMillin Homes N/A N/A N/A
22 4 Timothy Peters* Dodge Bailey's N/A N/A N/A
23 29 Brad Keselowski Ford Samson Stone N/A N/A N/A
24 07 Jack Bailey Jr. Ford Century 21 Team N/A N/A N/A
25 59 Robert Pressley Dodge Edy's Ice Cream N/A N/A N/A
26 13 Tracy Hines Chevrolet ThorSport Rcg/Zoriki Mtspts N/A N/A N/A
27 12 Mike Wallace Toyota Toyota Tundra N/A N/A N/A
28 08 Butch Miller Chevrolet ASI Limited N/A N/A N/A
29 8 Deborah Renshaw Dodge Easy Care Service Contracts N/A N/A N/A
30 18 Chase Montgomery Dodge Bobby Hamilton Racing N/A N/A N/A
31 47 Aric Almirola Chevrolet The Home Depot N/A N/A N/A
32 260 Chad Chaffin Toyota Jeff Wyler Toyota N/A N/A N/A
33 02 Kelly Sutton Chevrolet Team Copaxone N/A N/A N/A
34 24 Robbie Ferguson Chevrolet PMI Heating & Air Conditioning N/A N/A N/A
35 165 Tim Fedewa Dodge Glynn Motorsports N/A N/A N/A
36 52 Ken Schrader Chevrolet Federated Auto Parts N/A N/A N/A
 
Did not Qualify
37 144 Clay Rogers* Ford Johnny's Suzuki/Baird Trans./Ultra Comp - - -
38 227 Frank Wilson Jr. Chevrolet Perkins Oil & Gas Supply - - -
39 133 Bobby East Ford Roush Racing - - -
40 143 Johnny Sauter Chevrolet Menards/Curb Records - - -
41 153 Michael Faulk Dodge FreeFizz.com/Lift Off Energy Drinks - - -
42 291 Casey Kingsland Dodge Consolidated Resorts Inc. - - -
+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie
71 posted on 08/05/2005 1:40:27 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
From NASCAR.COM

Indy practice rained out

Rain pelted the Indianapolis Motor Speedway all day Friday, causing NASCAR officals to cancel all track activity. The Nextel Cup cars will now have two practices Saturday morning before Bud Pole Qualifying at 3:10 p.m. ET

72 posted on 08/05/2005 1:47:26 PM PDT by fideist
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To: NormsRevenge

Update on the #10/MB2 announcement - Checkers/Rally's will be the primary sponsor of the #10 for 5 races this year; no announcements on either them or Scott Riggs for '06.


73 posted on 08/05/2005 1:48:04 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: fideist
I wonder if they'll go full-impound (that's the time that Happy Hour was scheduled for).

I notice there's no news on the Truck race scheduled for 8:30 Eastern on Speed.

74 posted on 08/05/2005 1:53:32 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: fideist

Make Cup qualifying 4:10 pm Eastern (blame NASCAR.com for thinking Central :-)


75 posted on 08/05/2005 3:31:53 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

Oh boy I can hardly wait for the Jr-Truex-Kenseth dynasty.

My only question for the soap opera audience is, who will be Kenseth's crewchief......does Reiser go with him?

All together now YESSSS!!!!!!!!!


76 posted on 08/05/2005 3:32:14 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

So, how much will they fine Robert Novak for saying the "S" word?? lol


77 posted on 08/05/2005 3:34:26 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; steveegg; All

Darn it on the rainout!!!!!

Would help for the FFRFL.


78 posted on 08/05/2005 3:38:24 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

Matts on Trackside Live now.


79 posted on 08/05/2005 4:22:33 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
All speculation of course (just 'cause it is fun!) --

Junior said in an interview he likes Hmiel as a crew chief, but hinted he was needed more in other areas of DEI. That opens door for Junior to go back to Eury, Jr. and his old #8 crew. It also leaves an opening at the helm of the old #15 crew (current #8 crew) for Riser as chief, and Robot as driver.

Robot was not believable on Trackside, saying all is hunk-dory with him and Roush. Everyone was laughing when he said it, including himself. Even Rusty pointed out that things are askew when the owner is no longer consulting you about team changes. And Kenseth is supposed to be Senior Driver on the team after MM is gone? I think Roush is putting his chips behind Rubberhead. The only genuineness was when Robot was talking about being partnered with Riser.

NOTE: Trackpass has a video of Biffle and Rubberhead talking about how great everything is at Roush. Where was Robot? (I tried to play the video to see if he was in it, but it wouldn't play.)

DEI's Richie Gilmore says he has a two week window for everything to come down. I wouldn't be surprised DEI and Roush are already talking about a buy-out of Robot's contract.

It just all makes too much sense.

If in two weeks DEI announces they have signed Leffler or SlowCasey, and it wasn't Robot, I will be so angry I will drink a six-pack of Coors Light!

80 posted on 08/05/2005 5:07:14 PM PDT by fideist
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To: fideist

It will NEVER be Leffler!!

Now, if DEI buys out Matts contract with Roush and Roush has to buy out Jamie's, he's just about exchanged money. No loss no gain. Depending on what they're making of course. :)


81 posted on 08/05/2005 5:14:04 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; NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; tubebender; fideist; NYTexan; SouthTexas; All

John Andretti in the truck race tonight in the #15.

They'are about to fire em up.


82 posted on 08/05/2005 5:37:54 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

I'll be in and out for a while.


83 posted on 08/05/2005 5:50:14 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: SouthTexas

Ok, weather's looking good for now. Here and there!!

Waltrip in the booth tonight.


84 posted on 08/05/2005 5:52:51 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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First wreck

07
38
29
38 squeezed the 07 into the wall. Schrader was behind this and made it through as did Mike Wallace in DW's truck.


85 posted on 08/05/2005 5:59:51 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

No practice and picks are near deadline!

What ta do?


86 posted on 08/05/2005 6:08:04 PM PDT by NYTexan
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I know, I'm just going with the guys who usually do well here. Haven't a clue because of the new spoiler/gear stuff.

Andretti's smokin a tire in the truck race. He hit the wall now again. Caution. Darn


87 posted on 08/05/2005 6:12:54 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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That's the pits for an Andretti to wreck here. And, the 15 truck is 4th in owner points.

They have seven different drivers scheduled for that truck this year.


88 posted on 08/05/2005 6:15:12 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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This IRP track looks like fun. There's a place along the track where there is grass and you can sit there in your lawn chair.

Spinner 04 Hamilton - didn't wreck - caution out anyway.


89 posted on 08/05/2005 6:19:25 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: WestCoastGal
I'm back, momentarily anyway.

80 to go and they're all sliding around. Do you think they make green flag stops for wreck before then?

90 posted on 08/05/2005 6:56:42 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: WestCoastGal
The lady in the 8 did a great job of keeping the rear tars going forward...
91 posted on 08/05/2005 7:20:17 PM PDT by tubebender (Growing old is mandatory...Growing up is optional)
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To: WestCoastGal
It will NEVER be Leffler!!

Last night (before today's rumors that it is someone already on a team) I suggested maybe Ward Burton. That was stupid. The last I heard he and Junior hated each other.

92 posted on 08/05/2005 7:22:25 PM PDT by fideist
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To: tubebender
Spencer go crunched into the wall.

Five to go.

93 posted on 08/05/2005 7:32:00 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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The 46 of Dennis Setzer takes the checkers!


94 posted on 08/05/2005 7:35:04 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: All
RE: Truck Race at IRP

Bo-ring. As I said a few weeks ago, I like side-by-side racing. You can keep these single-file/too-difficult-to-pass tracks, regardless if they are road courses or ovals. I'll watch something else.

95 posted on 08/05/2005 7:38:00 PM PDT by fideist
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To: fideist

I liked what I got to see of the race. I think the short tracks are more fun, this just needs a little more banking. ;)


96 posted on 08/05/2005 7:40:26 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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Heat buckles track at Dover, will be fixed by Sept. races: The summer heat wave that has gripped Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region the past couple of weeks has caused a small portion of Dover International Speedway's concrete backstretch to buckle. Denis McGlynn, president and CEO of the track, said Friday he does not expect it to be a major issue and anticipates the MBNA-sponsored NASCAR weekend from Sept. 23-25 to go on as scheduled. "We've put a call in to NASCAR and let them know of the issue," McGlynn said. "It's something that we'll probably have fixed in just a few days." Workers at the high-banked, one-mile track have installed temporary sprinklers on the frontstretch in an effort to cool the track down and avoid the buckling issue that has popped up on the backstretch.



Thanks Jayski & Delaware News Journal


97 posted on 08/06/2005 4:50:48 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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First practice is up.

Schrader fastest so far. LOL I guess he's still reved up from the Night of Stars at Pevely.
98 posted on 08/06/2005 6:11:51 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 am gone until this afternoon. Bummer, with so much NASCAR stuff going on this morning.


99 posted on 08/06/2005 6:19:54 AM PDT by fideist
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To: fideist

I will post updates. Looks like someone wrecked in practice. Based on last lap times it could have been Boris or Newman or ??, hard to tell.

Hope you'll be back for practice. Before they stopped, Truex was 4th!!


100 posted on 08/06/2005 6:31:16 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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