Skip to comments.Nascar Sprint Cup Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan Int. Speedway Sunday, Jun 16 on TNT 1:00 PM ET
Posted on 06/12/2013 7:47:39 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
Sunday afternoon (morning) race.
Get it on
Woo Hoo, the Irish Hills. Will it make cripplecreek’s dogs bark?
Forgot to mention, rain in the forecast for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Have to see if hey can fit it in.
Jason Leffler dies in dirt car event
Rip, he was a colorful kid. Sorry to hear this.
Thanks for da ping...
Me too. Been busy with family issues; 24 degrees this morning TB. HowamI supposed to grow flowers and veggies outside with that temp?
I hear your new Audi was consumed by the big fire in your back yard...
I was in Co Spgs on Tuesday when the fire started. By the afternoon when I drove back home it had just grown into a billowing fire storm. I drove right past it on I-25. Had to go back on Thursday and it was not as intense. Lots of low-lying smoke, but not mushroom clouds of smoke. I know many people who live in the Black Forest area who, on Thursday, did not know if their homes survived.
Have seen many photos of the damage/destruction caused by the fires. A few of down town Denver showing the heavy smoke was surreal. Not necessarily happy we didn’t make the move there but am relieved not to have had to go thru an evac, etc.
The 335i WILL be uncovered and WILL get to go out and play today.
I am just past the break-in period on the Audi S6. Wow, it is very fast! No noticable turbo lag.
too hot to golf today so i’m watchin the US Open and Nationwide racin....done had a couple k rashes
My turbo has been lagging for several years now....
Gotta go see if the weather is gonna cooperate for the race today.
Ugh. 60% chance of rain on them Irish Hills.
FR is loading mighty fast lately. J & R fix it??
On my last business trip to Colorado Springs I realized I had never had the S6 in 7th gear. I put it into manual shift and went to 7th gear at 75 MPH. It was only turning 2,000 RPM. With a 6,400 RPM redline it will hit top speed well before it runs out of revs.
Hope there is no rain in those Irish Hills today!
I am going to be in Denver, so early ping again.
Weather in the race area is is looking wet off and on with thunderstorms this morning, clearing for awhile, and storms returning in the early evening.
Sorry all, Jason’s link didn’t work:
To be serious I do notice a lag before the turbo kicks in when I mash the pedal. I’ve read why this happens and tis said that you need to be north of 2000 RPM so that there is enough exhaust pushing the fans to get the immediate turbo boost.
Time to do one of the fun roads
Pikes, 550 from Durango to Montrose.
Can you still run 34 west of Estes Park down to 40 then in to Idaho Springs?
That would be a fun run...
160 over Wolf creek down to Pagosa would be a hoot too.
fwiw parts of 160 are on the old Chisolm trail
My dad worked for the construction company when they cut and built 160 from Wolf Creek down to Az., from the early 40's into the 50's, they lost a bunch of equipment down the side of the mtn. that took them a couple of years to retrieve, some they just left there...
I’ll be back after I Pray for the Sinners on these threads...
Peak to Peak highway from Blackhawk to Estes Park on the east side of the Continental Divide is fun too.
I got in a snark war on a racing forum (that was collecting money for the guy’s 5 yr old kid) by pointing out that Leffler had >$5 million lifetime Nascar winnings and a fraction of that in open wheel AND didn’t have life insurance.
That National Anthem was horrific. Just my opinion.
Boogity, boogity, boogity!!!
hwy 14, fort collins to steamboat is a favorite
5 mill is a lot, but i would want to see what is “cost of doing business’ was, and if he had run into hard financial times. but, i have life insurance enough to pay off the house and any debts i have, with a bit of cushion for kids.
Banana Slug Racing is running:
I missed the 1st caution. I see Gordon to the back. What happened?
The number 51 with Labonte driving spun and Gordon hit him.
Kurt Bush in the 78 spins and hits the wall with the back end. Cartion.
The mother of his kid grew up a mile or so down the street from me. They have an impressive estate, the grandparents are very well off. Even have their own private small dirt oval track in the back acres.
Still, a 5 year old boy loses his Daddy..... right before Father’s Day.
Just not sure if the family situation requires fund raising from strangers.
I can see the money going to better use then. We have so much “guilt” that we do stupid things with our disposable income.
10 laps to go...just able to check in now....looks like a great race ...nice crowd... weather better than I thought...jj leading..danica 13th
Sorry Biffle leading!
On that forum I didn’t disparage the idea of contributing outright, just casually mentioned this guy had won over $5 million and made a conscious decision not to buy insurance.
Some folks went nuts on me.
Jj hits the wall...harvick passes.
We gave up satellite on Friday. It was time. We turned on tv in the evenings, at most, to watch reruns of The Big Bang Theory, and if I am home, Nascar on Sundays. Listening to MRN and have Racebuddy up. Pretty decent way to go.
You’re a better man than I.
I’d go nuts without televised sports.
Especially now with big screen HD being so awesome.
I have a great big LED, it is lovely. But, we have a computer set up to it so I can get tons of stuff through the computer on it.
I like it - An area near Portland is forming a “glock block” to fight crime.
There is a FR link to it but I didn’t read it