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NASCAR LIVE: BRISTOL Saturday Night, August 26, 2006 - Sharpie 500 on TNT 7pm ET
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Posted on 08/22/2006 1:18:18 PM PDT by WestCoastGal

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Bristol - One of the most fun races of the year. Night racing in a bowl, tempers flare, Cup Chasers trying to stay in or get in.....get ready for a wild ride!!

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT BABY!

Track Facts

Banking/Turns: 36

Distance: 0.533 miles

Shape: Oval

NO snow angels this time!!

Make your FRFL picks Thursday night, this is NOT an impound race.


1 posted on 08/22/2006 1:18:22 PM PDT by WestCoastGal
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To: All
The FR Canteen

As always, this Nascar thread is dedicated to our service men and women throughout the world who stand guard to protect our freedom. God bless all of you and keep you safe.

My Walter Reed tribute will be posted separately for a great bunch of guys we always pay tribute to and offer our thoughts, prayers and thanks for their bravery and service to our country.


2 posted on 08/22/2006 1:23:09 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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How in the heck do they pass there? It is one big, continuous turn (having flown over it many times).
3 posted on 08/22/2006 1:29:25 PM PDT by llevrok (When you take my gin from my cold, dead hand....)
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To: llevrok
My good man, they don't pass.... they push and thats just racin.
4 posted on 08/22/2006 1:34:21 PM PDT by VaRepublican
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; steveegg; WestCoastGal; tubebender; Afronaut; ...

THUNDER VALLEY PING!


5 posted on 08/22/2006 1:35:15 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: WestCoastGal
You sure are starting early!

Thanks for the ping.

6 posted on 08/22/2006 1:40:44 PM PDT by SouthTexas (It's summer, of course it's hot.)
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To: WestCoastGal
No Whining on the last lap!

I like Carl Edwards and he doesn't seem to run hot very often. If he didn't want to get wrecked he should have given up the spot. ...only problem, no where to go.

Jr. said Carl needs to chill and it won't cost him so much next time.

What did Nascar fine Carl?

7 posted on 08/22/2006 1:41:58 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SouthTexas

Yep truck race is tomorrow night and I have to work tomorrow sooooo........here it is. :)


8 posted on 08/22/2006 1:42:37 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: WestCoastGal
Woo Hoo!

Maybe I'll get five drivers running this time

9 posted on 08/22/2006 1:44:51 PM PDT by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: TexasCajun

Nothing yet. They may be late because of testing yesterday.

Penalties are usually handed out Tues, but I heard it may not be until tomorrow. This was his second infraction in the last month, so they may be tough on him.


10 posted on 08/22/2006 1:45:10 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: WestCoastGal
Here we go:

NASCAR News Release
August 22, 2006
03:42 PM EDT (19:42 GMT)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR announced Tuesday that Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 60 Ford in the NASCAR Busch Series, has been fined and placed on probation due to a rule violation at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 19.

Edwards was fined $20,000 for violating Section 12-4-A (actions detrimental to stock car racing: hitting another competitor's car after the completion of the race) of the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Rule Book.

He was also placed on probation until Dec. 31.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. slammed into the rear end of Edwards' No. 60 Ford early in a green-white-checkered finish in Saturday's Carfax 250, sending Edwards spinning down the track and nearly taking Gordon with him. That gave two-time Busch champion Earnhardt his second Busch win in four starts this season and the 22nd of his career.

Edwards first drove onto pit road and momentarily parked in Earnhardt's pit. Then he drove back onto the track as the field drove slowly by behind the pace car, banging hard into the side of Earnhardt's No. 8 Chevrolet.

"I didn't mean to spin him out. I don't go around wrecking people," Earnhardt said. "I wouldn't have waited two years to get back at him for wrecking me in Atlanta in 2004 pretty much the same way.

"We got a run off that corner, and Carl just got sideways and he wasn't in the gas. I guess he was pretty mad at me, but there wasn't much I could do."

Earnhardt, the most popular driver in NASCAR, was loudly booed by the crowd when replays showed on the big screens as he got to Victory Lane.

Asked if he saw Edwards coming off pit road, Earnhardt shook his head and said, "I had my hand out the window. He could have taken my hand off. But he didn't. Pretty stupid. That was just rude."

Edwards, who was called to the NASCAR hauler after the race, appeared to have cooled down considerably after getting out of his car. "He just wrecked me off [Turn] 2," Edwards said. "I just wanted to make sure he knew I was mad that he wrecked me. It's racing."

11 posted on 08/22/2006 1:45:15 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: WestCoastGal
I have a little problem with an anniversary Saturday too. think that's a lose/lose situation for me.

Your Jr pic with the flag is my background here. ;)

12 posted on 08/22/2006 1:46:06 PM PDT by SouthTexas (It's summer, of course it's hot.)
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To: don-o

How did you do that?

You gave Rainbow an easy first place there don-o.


13 posted on 08/22/2006 1:46:19 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: WestCoastGal
Boy, Carl got off lucky. It could have been much worst for what he did.

He'd better be a good little boy, he's been warned now.

14 posted on 08/22/2006 1:47:33 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SouthTexas

Did you have that one? I looked for three hours to find that in a decent size.

I used to have that pic but can't find it. It's really Dover September 2001, but I love that big flag victory lap he did right there after 9-11.


15 posted on 08/22/2006 1:49:25 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: WestCoastGal
I have that here since the race ran, first one after 9-11.

Jr got BIG brownie points in my book that day when he called for the flag as he crossed the finish line.

16 posted on 08/22/2006 1:57:02 PM PDT by SouthTexas (It's summer, of course it's hot.)
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To: WestCoastGal

The Bristol drinking game:

Drink one for every crash
Drink one for every time someone says "F-16 in a gynmasium"

etc.


17 posted on 08/22/2006 1:58:10 PM PDT by Toby06 (True conservatives vote based on their values, not for parties.)
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To: TexasCajun

It should have been worse for what he did.

He stopped in Jr's pit and cussed out his crew.

He then goes from pitroad onto the track full blast and sucker punches Jr's drivers side door while he had his hand out there. Under caution no less.

Then, he goes to VL and grabs Jr's firesuit and has to be escorted out.

Nascar is not even handed in their penalties, just ask Kevin Harvick and others. Of course I didn't expect anything different from them.


18 posted on 08/22/2006 2:02:45 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: VaRepublican
I'm actually kind of NOT looking forward to the Sharpie 500 this weekend considering the kind of temperment we get from that race.

I remember one year when the night race had:

1. Elliot Sadler slaming his fist against an ambulance door.

2. Jimmie Johnson giving Mark Martin the "bird" after being hit by Martin.

3. Robbie Gordon screaming at NASCAR officials over the team radio for a rough driving penalty.

4. Ward Burton throwing his shoe clips at Dale Earnhardt, Jr. after Burton got bumped by "Junior."

I think the NASCAR trailer was working way overtime that night.

19 posted on 08/22/2006 2:15:08 PM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: WestCoastGal
I did not change my team - so I had Boris. When tork alerted me, I was half - 7/8 asleep, so did not even get YaYa active.
20 posted on 08/22/2006 2:22:05 PM PDT by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: don-o

He wouldn't have helped much.


21 posted on 08/22/2006 2:22:53 PM PDT by SouthTexas (It's summer, of course it's hot.)
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To: SouthTexas
I know. I am the least knowledgable among us. It's crazy that the Tar Smokers led as long as they did.

I do like hanging with the cool peeps, though!

I won two tickets to the Busch race at work. In the Dale Terrace - up high.

22 posted on 08/22/2006 2:27:01 PM PDT by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: WestCoastGal

Good lookin' thread WCG! Thanks for the ping.

It sure does get crowded inside the bowl!

Off ta see to my FRFL picks. Probably shouldn't change any as I forgot to do so for 2 weeks and averaged 300 pts each week! LOL


23 posted on 08/22/2006 2:40:23 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: WestCoastGal

Oh wait, Nascar has retracted Cuz's fine and probation slap on the wrist.

Instead they are placing him in the nauty chair for 30 minutes. [you have to watch Super Nanny to understand that] lol

If only he would have said the "S" word, that would have cost him 25 points and $25,000 big ones!


24 posted on 08/22/2006 3:01:24 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: All

Hugs and prayers to all of you!!



25 posted on 08/22/2006 3:03:05 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: don-o
Knowledge has nothing to do with it, it's mostly the luck of the draw. :)

Congrats on your tickets!!!! That must have made your day!!!

26 posted on 08/22/2006 3:12:23 PM PDT by SouthTexas (It's summer, of course it's hot.)
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To: WestCoastGal; All
Okay ...... this race should be alotta fun! Some tempers are already up, there are chase spots on the line, and they're racing at BRISTOL, baby! I will go ahead and predict the round number of 22 cautions for this brawl ..... er .... race.

Here are a few shots of my and Mrs. JackKnife's trip to the beach last weekend.

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Sandpiper eating a fish .......

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Mrs. JackKife enjoying the sea and sand ..... and suds!

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Look closely ..... the ball in the center of the pic ..... my putt for birdie on the par 4 - 9th ..... of course I missed the putt and made par. D'OH!

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There was an offshore powerboat race on sunday afternoon about a mile down the beach. I grabbed the camera and told Mrs. JackKife I'd be back in a bit. Never seen these guys. Pretty awesome power and sound! (My cheap camera doesn't do it justice)

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Last, but not least, my fat butt parked in my favorite beach chair.

27 posted on 08/22/2006 4:22:53 PM PDT by Jackknife ( "It's not a real party 'til somebody breaks something.")
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To: don-o
I am the least knowledgable among us.

You.re way too modest. I met Mrs don-o the other night and she is a charmer...

28 posted on 08/22/2006 4:27:31 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender
That's HER. This is me!!

I taught her a very few things. The Bogart film, Casablanca, Gone With the Wind, bluegrass and old time music, the truth of the War of Northern Aggression. That's about it. And I did broach the subject of home schooling before we married.

Otherwise, I have been the student

29 posted on 08/22/2006 5:10:57 PM PDT by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: SouthTexas
Congrats on your tickets!!!! That must have made your day!!

It was a pleasant surprise; but I doubt if I even go. See if the boy wants 'em. I went to Tennessee football for years and have had all I need of huge crowds.

30 posted on 08/22/2006 5:14:02 PM PDT by don-o (Proudly posting without reading the thread since 1998. (stolen from one cool dude))
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To: don-o
DUDE! Don't miss it, ya never know when you will get another chance!

Son lived in Asheville for 2-3 years and never went, now he's back in Texas.

31 posted on 08/22/2006 5:20:36 PM PDT by SouthTexas (It's summer, of course it's hot.)
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To: WestCoastGal
The Volunteer Doppler:


32 posted on 08/22/2006 8:08:14 PM PDT by glock rocks (will you tell me a story?)
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To: Jackknife

Y'all are havin' way too much fun! LOL

Are ya run'n Bobby this week on yer FRFL team?


33 posted on 08/22/2006 9:09:37 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Can someone please post a link to those outstanding and HUGE photos taken of the crowds at Bristol? Including the camping city outside the track?

Thanks.

34 posted on 08/22/2006 9:29:36 PM PDT by fideist (Founder of the Amish Electricians Guild)
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Duane Cross at Nascar.Com is having a contest. The first person to email him the drivers for the Chase, in correct order will win a prize. Here is my prediction I sent him. What is yours?

1. JJ
2. Robot
3. Smoke
4. North’rn
5. Happy
6. Flash
7. MM
8. Shrub
9. Junior
10. Biff

On the ouside?

11. FastKasey
11. Hambone


35 posted on 08/22/2006 9:33:17 PM PDT by fideist (Founder of the Amish Electricians Guild)
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Poor South'rn. The guy is begging for a ride!

"Burton says he feels he can still get the job done on the track and is confident he'd do a great job for any sponsor." -- Jayski

Someone give him a ride!


36 posted on 08/22/2006 9:35:50 PM PDT by fideist (Founder of the Amish Electricians Guild)
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On Inside Nextel Cup, Despain, Schrader and others were disparaging the conspiracy theory that the 48 wrecks early in a race on purpose so they can make it go faster.

Granted, I don't think it holds much water either, but it is worth considering.

It has been reported time and time again that if your car is damaged during the race, NASCAR will generally overlook any deviations from the rules made to that area of the car. You can decrease your aero drag, and all sorts of things with the strategic use of tape repair.

Additionally only a fool would put it past Chad Knauss to not try something like this.

Where I think the theory loses all credibility is the idea that a team and driver are going to risk the other damage to the front end that a hit in the wall is going to do.

37 posted on 08/22/2006 9:46:10 PM PDT by fideist (Founder of the Amish Electricians Guild)
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To: NYTexan

I knew I wouldn't have time enough to do the FL this year, so I didn't sign up. But if I were, I'd be runnin' Bobby!


38 posted on 08/23/2006 2:22:56 AM PDT by Jackknife ( "It's not a real party 'til somebody breaks something.")
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To: fideist
""Burton says he feels he can still get the job done on the track and is confident he'd do a great job for any sponsor." -- Jayski"

I read he is going to one of the Toyota teams and probably not Red Bull, that leaves two possibilities.

39 posted on 08/23/2006 5:28:54 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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Hreat pic Jackknife, looks like you and your wife had a great time...I'm not into golf but the beach looks beautiful!


40 posted on 08/23/2006 5:33:48 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: fideist
In response to your #37

I heard Dave read that e-mail and thought it was ridiculous. You may be able to get away with that at Richmond or Bristol but not Michigan.

41 posted on 08/23/2006 5:39:20 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: WestCoastGal

woo hoo my favorite track


42 posted on 08/23/2006 7:28:31 AM PDT by icecold
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To: WestCoastGal

Bump for WR thread.


43 posted on 08/23/2006 7:54:30 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: WestCoastGal

Thanks for the tribute to our beautiful wounded warriors!!!!

If you FReepmail me their first and last names, I can find out who has been released from "Prisoner of Walter Reed" status.

Can I add Chris, Chuck, Aaron, Adam, Katey, Brian, Joshua, Bryant, Isaac, and Mason?


44 posted on 08/23/2006 8:12:18 AM PDT by PleaDeal (Boot the "EX"-Marine, Vote Irey in '06!)
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Hugs, prayers and a huge thank you for their service to our country for all the guys and gals at Walter Reed.

We have a few more names added today....

Ryan, Wes, Wild Bill, Bill, Rex, Jerry, Arnold, Cole, Brian, John, Joseph, Bobby, Chris, Chuck, Aaron, Adam, Katey, Brian, Joshua, Bryant, Isaac, Mason.

God Bless


45 posted on 08/23/2006 11:17:22 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: WestCoastGal

As a regular WR Freep attendee, THANK YOU very much for the Troop Message. Maybe we can print it out for the troops and get copies to them.

[Mr] T


46 posted on 08/23/2006 11:45:52 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: WestCoastGal

Another great WR poster to print out for the troops. Again, Thanks.

[Mr] T


47 posted on 08/23/2006 11:49:29 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

It's my honor to do these tributes every week on the Nascar thread. I only hope it gives the young men and women at Walter Reed and other hospitals across the country some idea how much they mean to all of us.

A poster would be fabulous!


48 posted on 08/23/2006 12:23:21 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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To: WestCoastGal
Thanks for the ping.

One hour 'til the Trucks start stomping around Bristol.

I'm ready!

49 posted on 08/23/2006 4:19:00 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: LasVegasMac

Last time I looked MM was on the pole!!


50 posted on 08/23/2006 4:23:04 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Earnhardt said. "He can say what he wants. He got run over because he got off the gas.")
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