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NASCAR - The 3M Performance 400 from Michigan on ESPN, Sunday 8-19, 2:00pm ET(race #23 of 36)
Jayski ^

Posted on 08/13/2008 4:58:00 PM PDT by glock rocks





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The 3M Performance 400

Sunday 2:00 pm Eastern

Speed Pre-Race at 11:00, ESPN Nascar Countdown 1:00,
Green flag 2:17

from Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI







The FR Canteen

God Bless Our Troops







TOPICS: Extended News; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: grnascarthread; michigan; nascar; nextel
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1 posted on 08/13/2008 4:58:00 PM PDT by glock rocks
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FReeper Fantasy League Fans...
Your selections are due by Fri August 15 at 5:00am EDT.
(so maybe you'd best make them by Thursday night)!



2 posted on 08/13/2008 4:58:19 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The MIS Adventure Updating Doppler.




3 posted on 08/13/2008 4:58:46 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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The Other Races this Weekend:

Busch Series:

2007 CARFAX 250
from Michigan International Speedway
3:00pm/et, Saturday, August 16 on ESPN-2.



Craftsman Truck Series:

The trucks race Wednesday night!
from Bristol Motor Speedway:
O'Reilly 200, Wednesday, August 20, 2008; SPEED/TV - Prerace 7:30pm/et, Race 8:00pm/et




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


4 posted on 08/13/2008 4:59:19 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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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

5 posted on 08/13/2008 4:59:48 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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Practice Dates/Times/TV


Qualifying Information/Times/TV

Info courtesy Jayski.com


6 posted on 08/13/2008 5:00:50 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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Grand Marshal named for Cup race at MIS: For the 43 drivers competing in the upcoming 3M Performance 400 Presented by Bondo at Michian International Speedway, their dream is to take home the checkered flag at the end of the day. But for 12-year-old Austin Irwin, who lives in Greenfield, MO, his dream is simply to attend the race and meet some of his NASCAR heroes. Irwin suffers from Wilm's Tumor, a tumor of the kidneys that strikes children more frequently than adults. Approximately 500 cases are diagnosed in the U.S. annually. It is highly responsive to treatment, with about 90% of patients surviving at least five years. During the race weekend, Irwin will meet Greg Biffle and Jeff Gordon, among other NASCAR stars, and deliver the "Gentlemen, start your engines" command for Sunday's race. He'll be joined by his parents and younger brother. Make-A-Wish could also be a winner at the 3M Performance 400 Presented by Bondo if Greg Biffle, driver of the #16 3M Ford, goes to Victory Lane. 3M and CARSTAR have pledged a $50,000 donation to Make-A-Wish in Biffle's name if he wins the race.



7 posted on 08/13/2008 5:01:26 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; afnamvet; Afronaut; ...



Michigan International Speedway PING!




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

8 posted on 08/13/2008 5:02:19 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: glock rocks

Michigan Speedway Track Specs:

Track Specs:
Superspeedway: 2.0-mile D-shaped oval
Banking: turns: 18 degrees; straights: frontstretch 12 degrees, backstretch 5 degrees
Backstretch Length: 2,242 feet; Front stretch Length: 2,229 feet
73 feet wide with 10-foot apron in turns, 45 feet wide with 12-foot apron on straightaways
Pit lane is 50 feet wide and contains space for 44 individual pit areas
Pit Road Speed: 45mph
Seating: 137,243, attendence: 153,000.




9 posted on 08/13/2008 5:02:43 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: glock rocks

First???


10 posted on 08/13/2008 5:07:57 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: tubebender; NormsRevenge

Aye.

Well, actually 10th, but you win!

Tell him what he’s won, Nork...


11 posted on 08/13/2008 5:09:35 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: glock rocks

I’ll NUKE this thread if it’s more Okra!!!


12 posted on 08/13/2008 5:19:08 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: glock rocks
I hthought the mayor of Detroit would be the Grand PooBah...
13 posted on 08/13/2008 5:23:03 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: glock rocks

Got the ping. Thanks glock. Hotter than a flat head Ford here.


14 posted on 08/13/2008 5:25:37 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: tubebender

You looooove okra and you know it. 8-)


15 posted on 08/13/2008 5:26:55 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: afnamvet

Weelllll...if they want to send a case of pickled Okra I may reconsider...


16 posted on 08/13/2008 5:30:10 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: afnamvet
BTW...it got up to 70 degrees in Eureka. Just Stifling...
17 posted on 08/13/2008 5:31:45 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: tubebender
I'll have to watch the next episode of Eureka to verify 70 degrees.
18 posted on 08/13/2008 5:34:18 PM PDT by afnamvet
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To: glock rocks

Thanks for the ping.


19 posted on 08/13/2008 5:34:21 PM PDT by umgud
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To: tubebender

‘Tis 100 in my backyard.

98.1 °F / 36.7 °C
Partly Cloudy
Humidity: 11%
Dew Point: 35 °F / 2 °C
Wind: 4.0 mph / 6.4 km/h / 1.8 m/s from the West
Wind Gust: 6.3 mph / 10.1 km/h
Pressure: 29.92 in / 1013.1 hPa (Steady)
Heat Index: 93 °F / 34 °C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 4 out of 16
Clouds: Few 15000 ft / 4572 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 4314 ft / 1314 m

Your humidity is> Humidity: 84%

Yes, I’d say that’s stifling!


20 posted on 08/13/2008 5:43:53 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you---John Steinbeck)
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To: glock rocks

Me+is+here!


21 posted on 08/13/2008 5:44:44 PM PDT by cleveland gop
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To: glock rocks

Got it, thanks.


22 posted on 08/13/2008 6:17:47 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: glock rocks

All I can say is, One more week to Bristol.


23 posted on 08/13/2008 6:26:08 PM PDT by don-o (Have you donated to FR? If not, why not?)
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To: glock rocks

Well hopefully I can win the tickets at work for this race.


24 posted on 08/13/2008 6:43:42 PM PDT by CONSERVE
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To: B4Ranch; tubebender

84% humidity???

Anything above 15% is downright muggy. Tork needs to move to the desert!

here’s ours:
84.6 °F / 29.2 °C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 22% (muggy)
Dew Point: 41 °F / 5 °C
Wind: 5.1 mph / 8.2 km/h / 2.3 m/s from the SSE
Wind Gust: 10.1 mph / 16.3 km/h
Pressure: 30.02 in / 1016.5 hPa (Rising)
Heat Index: 82 °F / 28 °C
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds:
Few 9000 ft / 2743 m
Scattered Clouds 15000 ft / 4572 m
Mostly Cloudy 20000 ft / 6096 m
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 5100 ft / 1554 m


25 posted on 08/13/2008 7:23:52 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: glock rocks

Looks like the Newman to SHR will be announced around 10:30 AM Friday!


26 posted on 08/13/2008 7:30:08 PM PDT by Tuxedo (This Species Has Amused Itself To Death)
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To: Tuxedo
Yep. It's official.

Newman to join Stewart Haas for 2009 season

27 posted on 08/13/2008 7:39:40 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: glock rocks; B4Ranch
Our humidity is Pure Virgin air just off a trip across the Pacific so it adds a cooling effect here. Once we use it it becomes laden with CO2 and other elements that heat it so by the time it reaches say, Sparks Nevada where so really really bad stuff is added and then it reaches SLC after the great Salt Lake scrubs off the CO2 from Eureka but picks up a lot of salt and then things go to hell.

What else do you want to know...

28 posted on 08/13/2008 7:49:16 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: glock rocks; tubebender

glug glug glug .. Oh Hi..

what he’s won? this fine bottle ,glug glug, well what’s left of it. ;-)


29 posted on 08/13/2008 7:50:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: glock rocks

30 posted on 08/13/2008 7:53:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It will be very interesting to see how these teams do next year. I think they will be running with Hendrick engines.


31 posted on 08/13/2008 7:58:26 PM PDT by Tuxedo (This Species Has Amused Itself To Death)
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To: Tuxedo

More power to ‘em! Just so they get ones like JJ and Flash, they should do fine.


32 posted on 08/13/2008 8:01:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s good news. Hopefully, Ryan Newman will have a more consistent car next year. Kurt Busch has been having a lot of equipment problems lately, seemingly making Newman’s point.


33 posted on 08/13/2008 8:09:03 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: B4Ranch

67.9 °F here.


34 posted on 08/13/2008 8:11:44 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is it a hand blown bottle with a blob top and a pontil mark on the bottom?


35 posted on 08/13/2008 8:21:38 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: tubebender

grog

It goes down like water.

36 posted on 08/13/2008 8:28:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

After Shave?


37 posted on 08/13/2008 8:29:23 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: glock rocks
84.6 eh?

we got a nice cool breeze here now, low 90s earlier..

here ya go


38 posted on 08/13/2008 8:30:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: tubebender

de-icer and diet supplement and tar remover.


39 posted on 08/13/2008 8:31:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: tubebender

I thinked it’s called wuudka.. uhh, vodka.


40 posted on 08/13/2008 8:31:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I buy my Wadka at Kosko.

FYI... I’m going for my annual Treadmill Stress test tomorrow morning. This is the fourth anniversary for my triple bypass at UCSF


41 posted on 08/13/2008 8:42:11 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: glock rocks; All

The Southern 500 returns to Darlington.

I didn’t want to post a new thread but wanted to share the news.

http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/racing-news/nascar/nextel-cup/southern-500-returns


42 posted on 08/13/2008 8:42:32 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: tubebender

Glad to hear it, I remember way back then, wow.. Good Job! Don’t break the treadmill. :-0


43 posted on 08/13/2008 8:50:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: eyedigress

Southern 500 name to return to Darlington race for first time since 2004.

Southern 500 Returns

RETRO: The Southern 500 and retro paint schemes, such as this one sported this year by Travis Kvapil's No. 28 Ford, will return to Darlington in 2009.

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Old and new traditions will unite during the 60th season of racing at Darlington Raceway when the Southern 500 name returns to the track “Too Tough to Tame” on Mother’s Day weekend in 2009, track president Chris Browning announced today.
In 2009 the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway is sure to be an even bigger spectacle as the race will once again be known as the Southern 500.
Two of NASCAR’s toughest competitors, and former Darlington Raceway winners, are looking forward to once again gunning for a win in the Southern 500.
"When I think of Darlington and the history of the track, the Southern 500 is what comes to mind," said Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet. "I think it's great the Southern 500 is coming back to Darlington.
"I look forward to the opportunity of possibly winning a sixth Southern 500 during Darlington's 60th season of competition."
“Winning the 50th Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway in 1999 was one of the highlights of my NASCAR career,” said Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 AT&T Chevrolet. “With so much history that surrounds Darlington Raceway, bringing the Southern 500 back on Mother’s Day weekend in 2009 is going to make winning even more prestigious.”
A track rich in tradition, Darlington Raceway ran the first Southern 500 on Sept. 4, 1950. Californian Johnny Mantz drove to victory that day after starting in the back of a 75-car field. The tradition continued for 54 years with Jimmie Johnson winning the last Southern 500 in 2004.
Beginning in 2005 a new tradition began at Darlington Raceway: Saturday night racing on Mother’s Day weekend. Fans have turned out in full force to see the stars of NASCAR dance with the “Lady in Black” under the lights. The event has quickly become one of the most difficult tickets to get on the NASCAR schedule and has sold out for four consecutive years.
 “The Southern 500 is synonymous with Darlington Raceway,” said Browning. “Combining the tradition of the Southern 500 and Mother’s Day weekend under the lights at Darlington is a real treat for NASCAR fans everywhere.”
Ticket renewal orders are being accepted now for fans that purchased tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event in 2008. For those fans who did not purchase tickets in 2008 but wish to do so in 2009 seat request orders are being taken to secure your spot in the grandstand of your choice. Tickets to the 2009 Southern 500, as well as the NASCAR Nationwide Series Diamond Hill Plywood 200 will go on-sale to the general public on Sept. 20.


44 posted on 08/13/2008 9:06:56 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: glock rocks

Thank goodness I didn’t post it. Thanks


45 posted on 08/13/2008 9:08:32 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: tubebender
Your humidity is Pure Virgin air heavily laden with either Alaskan volcanic ash or Olympic Asian chemical particles that sweep down across the Northern Valleys poisoning the California livestock, fisheries and organic farm raised vegetables.

This air circulates across the valley floor to the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range where it is cleansed by the numerous blazing evergreen forest fires. The heavy smoke lifts the charred corpses of various toxic insects higher into the atmosphere which fall onto the Salt Flats between Eastern Nevada and Salt Lake City. These beautiful creatures then become the tasty salt grains that we put on our salads, and so on ........and so on

46 posted on 08/13/2008 9:13:13 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you---John Steinbeck)
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To: glock rocks

Thank goodness I didn’t post it. Thanks

The reason I say that is you gave it the proper headline font and bold it required. I probably would not have done that.
I will take vacation to get that one in. Go Hambone!


47 posted on 08/13/2008 9:20:37 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: All

Prayer Thread for Trueblackman
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2061833/posts

Ping sent.

Prayer Eagles
BumP!


48 posted on 08/14/2008 10:01:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: B4Ranch

Is that why Jeff Gordon is on the cover of Webmd Magazine?


49 posted on 08/14/2008 5:39:47 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: tubebender

Maybe so.

50


50 posted on 08/14/2008 5:57:11 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you---John Steinbeck)
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