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NASCAR - The Coca-Cola 600 - from Lowes - on FOX, Sunday May 25 at 5:00pm ET (race 12 of 36 for '08)
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Posted on 05/21/2008 4:25:54 PM PDT by glock rocks





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The Coca-Cola 600


Sunday 5:00 pm Eastern on FOX

Green flag 5:45 pm


from Lowe's Superspeedway









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Please pray for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm’s way around the world, and for their families—especially families of those fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, who have died in defense of American liberty.

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1 posted on 05/21/2008 4:25:54 PM PDT by glock rocks
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FReeper Fantasy League Fans...
Your selections are due by THURSDAY at 5:00am EDT.
(so maybe you'd best make them TONIGHT) !!



2 posted on 05/21/2008 4:26:17 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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Practice Dates/Times/TV


Qualifying Information/Times/TV

Info courtesy Jayski.com


3 posted on 05/21/2008 4:27:03 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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Sunday Best Doppler.



4 posted on 05/21/2008 4:27:32 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: NormsRevenge


The Other Races this Weekend:

Nationwide Series:

CARQUEST Autoparts 300 7:30pm/et, Saturday, May 24 at Lowe's on ESPN-2

Craftsman Truck Series:

Ohio 250 1:00pm/et Saturday, May 24 at Mansfield on SPEED


Weekend TV/radio race coverage and calendar for all series, all events


5 posted on 05/21/2008 4:28:13 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: NYTexan

Lowe's Track Specs:
Superspeedway: 1.5-mile quad oval
Race Length: 334 laps, 501 miles
Banking: turns: 24 degrees; straights: 5 degrees
Straights: Frontstretch - 1952.8 feet; Backstretch - 1360 feet
Grandstand Seating: 171,000
Pit Road Speed: 45mph
Pace Car Speed: 55mph



6 posted on 05/21/2008 4:28:52 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; afnamvet; Afronaut; ...




Charlotte PING!




just FReepmail if you want on or off the NASCAR Ping list.

7 posted on 05/21/2008 4:29:52 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: tubebender; SouthTexas; don-o
Armed Forces Unite for Major Military Tribute by NASCAR Drivers


Six Sprint Cup drivers and two Nationwide Series drivers will lead all NASCAR fans in the USO Salute the Troops Memorial Day tribute to the armed forces on Saturday, May 24th, and Sunday, May 25th, at Lowe's Motor Speedway to kick off a nationwide effort to raise funds for military families worldwide. All will drive specially designed cars supporting branches of the military.

Participating drivers include #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr., #24-Jeff Gordon, #48-Jimmie Johnson, #07-Clint Bowyer, #8-Mark Martin, #21-Jon Wood, Brad Keselowski, Cale Gale and NHRA's Tony Schumacher. Several of those drivers, including Mark Martin, Jon Wood and Brad Keselowski were at Lowe's Motor Speedway today for the unveiling of the special cars.

Distinguished members of the military kicked off the Salute the Troops tribute in grand style with a military color guard presentation and the presentation of the cars that will run in the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300, Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day and the O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals the previous weekend to show their support for America's armed forces.

The USO Salute the Troops program hopes to raise funds for American military families in need through the effort. The NASCAR and NHRA team owners, sponsors, drivers and employees donated the space on their cars to collectively thank the armed forces at the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300, Coca-Cola 600 and O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Diecast models and officially licensed merchandise of the participating drivers will be available for sale through Motorsports Authentics.

"It is an honor for Motorsports Authentics to be a part of this program with Speedway Motorsports, General Sadler, Victory Management and the teams," said Mark Dyer, president of Motorsports Authentics. "All of the men and women serving selflessly in the military are heroes and we recognize their immense sacrifice. This is a great opportunity to recognize, celebrate and support them in a meaningful way. Our sincere hope is that people will come out in force to show their support of this program and to help the heroes among us."

Lowe's Motor Speedway, Motorsports Authentics, Victory Management Group and the NASCAR and NHRA teams and their respective sponsors developed the program. JHE Productions and Lowe's Motor Speedway will collaborate to create a fantastic pre-race tribute presentation. Two major organizations will work together to promote the Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tribute and support the event's fundraising efforts: The USO and Speedway Children's Charities.(PR)

8 posted on 05/21/2008 4:30:33 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: glock rocks

First!


9 posted on 05/21/2008 4:30:56 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Dude! You must like okra!

OTOH, its Castroville Artichoke Festival season, and Pete’s fetching me a case today... so, you choose.... Okra or artichokes?


10 posted on 05/21/2008 4:33:47 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: glock rocks

Send a jar of artichokes! YUM!

Thanks for hosting, thread looks great!

Hopefully I can keep the Dillo wreckers off the walls this week!


11 posted on 05/21/2008 4:37:55 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: All

To: All


If you'd like ON or Off the Nascar at FR racing threads&stuff Ping List, let me know via Private Reply. Thanks!

This is not a High Volume Ping List and is intended primarily to alert folks of the posting of the weekly Nascar qualifying and race threads.

Occasional sports or military or prayers Pings using the list may also be sent as situation or subject dictates.

Profanities, flame wars and belligerence in observing common sense rules and family decency standards on the thread may result in serious sanctions so be nice. :-)


-- NormsRevenge

12 posted on 05/21/2008 4:38:07 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: NYTexan

I’ve used up all the fast drivers, so I’m preparing to take advantage of the potential energy curve. It was fun while it lasted.

I’ll wave on my way down :o)


13 posted on 05/21/2008 4:39:53 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: glock rocks

HUA

Pretty thread. God save our Republic!


14 posted on 05/21/2008 4:40:16 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben, reports to Parris Island on June 31)
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To: glock rocks

Who has the USMC car?


15 posted on 05/21/2008 4:41:21 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben, reports to Parris Island on June 31)
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To: NYTexan
"Send a jar of artichokes! YUM!"

Those babies have just doubled in price. What is going on?
The heck with the gas prices, my artichokes are getting out of sight.

16 posted on 05/21/2008 4:45:46 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Next up...Detroit. Go Pens.)
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To: AGreatPer; Pete-R-Bilt
"Send a jar of artichokes! YUM!"

Those babies have just doubled in price. What is going on?

The heck with the gas prices, my artichokes are getting out of sight.

Yes they have. Pete's driving this way anyhow. I lucked out. They're more than twice the price locally.

17 posted on 05/21/2008 4:51:04 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: glock rocks

Is he getting you the ones with the extra protean?


18 posted on 05/21/2008 4:51:56 PM PDT by tubebender ( Bo took another tag line and not one of you offered to help...)
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To: AGreatPer

It’s a conspiracy AGP...thanks to the envioroweenies the corn farmers are gonna get rich and now every farm is grow’n corn...Thanks Algore!


19 posted on 05/21/2008 4:54:46 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: tubebender

That be PROTEIN Tork


20 posted on 05/21/2008 4:55:17 PM PDT by tubebender ( Bo took another tag line and not one of you offered to help...)
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To: tubebender
Is he getting you the ones with the extra protean?

I certainly hope not.



though I have no idea what you're talking about.

21 posted on 05/21/2008 5:00:30 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: glock rocks

Soak them in a sulfuric acid bath when you get them and if
earwigs float to the surface dump them in your neighbors yard and go to Whole Foods and buy the most expensive ones you can find.

However if no Earwigs are found the ‘chokes are perfectly safe to eat...


22 posted on 05/21/2008 5:12:16 PM PDT by tubebender ( Bo took another tag line and not one of you offered to help...)
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To: glock rocks
Thanks for the ping!

23 posted on 05/21/2008 5:18:23 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: glock rocks; All
Potential Nascar Drivers here... DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME
24 posted on 05/21/2008 5:18:37 PM PDT by tubebender ( Bo took another tag line and not one of you offered to help...)
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To: tubebender
Soak them in a sulfuric acid bath when you get them and if earwigs float to the surface dump them in your neighbors yard and go to Whole Foods and buy the most expensive ones you can find.

How much are earwigs at Whole Foods these days?

25 posted on 05/21/2008 5:21:58 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: glock rocks

Very expensive but the acid bath doesn’t faze em...


26 posted on 05/21/2008 5:23:24 PM PDT by tubebender ( Bo took another tag line and not one of you offered to help...)
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To: vox_freedom

Hey there Vox.

I and getting lulled to complacency with this evening race thing... but the BBQ gets all day to perfect itself. I think I’m going full turkey this weekend with the smoker. I am going to split it up to make sure it’s all cooked safely, but hey, any leftovers will be frozen, and sandwiches of smoked turkey are yummy.

Now the big decision... fruitwood, hickory, or mesquite.


27 posted on 05/21/2008 5:25:52 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: don-o; All
Who has the USMC car?

I don't know. Anyone?

28 posted on 05/21/2008 5:38:30 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: don-o; All
Who has the USMC car?

I don't know. Anyone?

29 posted on 05/21/2008 5:38:36 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: glock rocks
Now the big decision... fruitwood, hickory, or mesquite.

As a "personal preference," I like sugar maple-wood smoke with turkey but have used fruitwood, mesquite in the past. Last week I made some saliva inducing pulled pork (shoulder)-- ten+ hours of slow cooking/smoking with a good rub. Used pear wood chips with that for the first time. mmmmmmmmmmmm.

30 posted on 05/21/2008 5:40:10 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: glock rocks; NormsRevenge; B4Ranch; Eaker

Unnngh... double tap! Slam fire?

What... a little M-Pro 7 on the mouse? Militec-1?

Anyone?


31 posted on 05/21/2008 5:41:00 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: vox_freedom

Wow, never thought of smoking with sugar maple. I happen to have one that needs to be cut down... I’ll be saving the cuttings!


32 posted on 05/21/2008 5:42:58 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: glock rocks
How much are earwigs at Whole Foods these days?

Last time I checked they were $8.99 a lb. Almost the price of Dungeness crab! Like everything the prices have gone up, and up -- all because of oil prices. ;-)

33 posted on 05/21/2008 5:43:05 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: tubebender
Well, I guess we'd best get back to racing, as this is a nascar thread.


34 posted on 05/21/2008 5:46:40 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: vox_freedom
all because of oil prices

I'm trying to imagine the second coming of Jimmuh (o. hussein) sitting in front of a fireplace in a cardigan. I watched Di-Fi grilling! the oilers today. We need a vehicle that burns stupid. Between the socialists and ecos, there's an unbounded supply.

35 posted on 05/21/2008 5:53:05 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: glock rocks
Love 3

Thanks for the ping!

Dale 88

36 posted on 05/21/2008 6:08:51 PM PDT by SheLion
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To: glock rocks

Great thread!

Roundball on TNT for those interested.

Got work to do.


37 posted on 05/21/2008 6:09:14 PM PDT by SouthTexas (If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space!)
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To: glock rocks

THX for the ping. Missed the allstar race due to a work emergency. Sure hope to catch this race. Sure hope to get a whole 3 day weekend.


38 posted on 05/21/2008 6:15:30 PM PDT by umgud
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To: SheLion

Jr started 4th and finished 8th last year at the 600... and that was in the DEI ride. He’s got a great shot this year! It sure makes picking a Fantasy Racing team difficult...


39 posted on 05/21/2008 6:22:01 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: umgud
Missed the allstar race due to a work emergency.

I've seen that movie. My work's more of a slow train wreck that usually splodes on Friday. Look for ya at the race.

40 posted on 05/21/2008 6:23:51 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: glock rocks
That is a great looking dog. and you can tell it is a sweet pet, too. Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
41 posted on 05/21/2008 6:32:47 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: glock rocks

http://www.pezzinifarms.com/

They ship. I’ve been to their farm last spring. Paid about $30/case of 24s. Online they’re $18/case + shipping.


42 posted on 05/21/2008 6:38:11 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (I'm beginning to realize I don't realize what I'm saying.)
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To: don-o

>Who has the USMC car?<

Hamlin was the driver in 07. I think Rick Rathburn was the sponsor but I am not sure.


43 posted on 05/21/2008 6:39:07 PM PDT by B4Ranch
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To: don-o

Ya know, since the Marines are part of the Navy, you’re asking the wrong question.


44 posted on 05/21/2008 6:43:04 PM PDT by B4Ranch
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To: WSGilcrest; Pete-R-Bilt

Yike. It’s $18 for the case, but $28.50 for shipping, and I’m only two states over.

I can buy Pete a 12 pack of his favorite green beer and feed him pig ribs for less... on the upside, he hates artichokes, so I know I’ll get the full order :o)

on the downside, I cooked some artichokes for his wife, and she loves em. Okay... lessee heah... $20 for half a case plus beer and ribs. Prolly bout the same cost overall. Hmmmm.

I’d best think this over a bit.


45 posted on 05/21/2008 7:05:22 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: B4Ranch; don-o; NormsRevenge; tubebender

USMC Rules For Gun Fighting

Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
Only hits count. A close miss is still a miss.
If your shooting stance is good, you’re probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.
Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movements are preferred.)
If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.
In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics.
They will only remember who lived.
If you are not shooting, you should be communic- ating, reloading, and running.
Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on “pucker factor” than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
Use a gun that works EVERY TIME.
Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
Always cheat = always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
Have a plan.
Have a back-up plan, because the first one won’t work.
Use cover and concealment as much as possible.
Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
Don’t drop your guard.
Always tactically reload and threat scan 360 degrees.
Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).
Decide to be AGGRESSIVE enough, QUICKLY enough.
The faster you finish the fight, the less shot up you will get.
Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a “4”.

USN Rules for Gun Fighting

Go to Sea
Send the Marines
Drink Coffee


46 posted on 05/21/2008 7:12:34 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: B4Ranch

Ben sees the Master Gunnery Sgt tomorrow. I’ll see if he will ask him about that and report back.


47 posted on 05/21/2008 7:13:24 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben, reports to Parris Island on June 31)
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To: B4Ranch

Before I get fragged, I should probably mention that my daddy was a Navy aviator in ww2, and my bro served on the Kitty Hawk in Tonkin during wwNam.


48 posted on 05/21/2008 7:17:40 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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To: glock rocks

Octane 87 hit $4.29.9 here today up from $4.09.9 Monday and both our vehicles are near empty.


49 posted on 05/21/2008 7:38:54 PM PDT by tubebender ( Bo took another tag line and not one of you offered to help...)
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To: tubebender

I filled the TRD at 3.69

Don’t drill the Florida coast or the Alaska tundra, nor mine the Utah Kaipirowitz. Nope. Just keep funding our enemies. Don’t build any refineries or nuclear plants, either. We might attain energy independence and secure our republic. Nope. The enemy is at the doorstep. The enemy is within. Sad days. I fear for my kids’ future.


50 posted on 05/21/2008 8:09:23 PM PDT by glock rocks ( Woof.)
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