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Posted on 08/22/2006 1:18:18 PM PDT by WestCoastGal
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NO snow angels this time!!
Make your FRFL picks Thursday night, this is NOT an impound race.
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.
Thanks for the ping.
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?
Yep truck race is tomorrow night and I have to work tomorrow sooooo........here it is. :)
Maybe I'll get five drivers running this time
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.
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."
Your Jr pic with the flag is my background here. ;)
How did you do that?
You gave Rainbow an easy first place there don-o.
He'd better be a good little boy, he's been warned now.
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.
Jr got BIG brownie points in my book that day when he called for the flag as he crossed the finish line.
The Bristol drinking game:
Drink one for every crash
Drink one for every time someone says "F-16 in a gynmasium"
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.
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.
He wouldn't have helped much.
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.
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
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!
Congrats on your tickets!!!! That must have made your day!!!
Here are a few shots of my and Mrs. JackKnife's trip to the beach last weekend.
Sandpiper eating a fish .......
Mrs. JackKife enjoying the sea and sand ..... and suds!
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!
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)
Last, but not least, my fat butt parked in my favorite beach chair.
You.re way too modest. I met Mrs don-o the other night and she is a charmer...
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
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.
Son lived in Asheville for 2-3 years and never went, now he's back in Texas.
Y'all are havin' way too much fun! LOL
Are ya run'n Bobby this week on yer FRFL team?
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?
On the ouside?
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!
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.
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!
I read he is going to one of the Toyota teams and probably not Red Bull, that leaves two possibilities.
Hreat pic Jackknife, looks like you and your wife had a great time...I'm not into golf but the beach looks beautiful!
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.
woo hoo my favorite track
Bump for WR thread.
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?
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.
Another great WR poster to print out for the troops. Again, Thanks.
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!
One hour 'til the Trucks start stomping around Bristol.
Last time I looked MM was on the pole!!