Skip to comments.Nascar Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday, Jun 29 on TNT 7:30 PM ET
Posted on 06/26/2013 8:34:29 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
Heads up, Saturday night race! Camping World tomorrow night, Nationwide Friday night.
Saturday night race. Don’t forget to change your drivers!
I don’t think I saw any neat car threads this week...
And the Tour de France starts this weekend. Wonder what this year will be like, what the talk and gossip will be.
THX for da ping
Yup, thanks. So distracted this year I didn’t know ‘twas a Saturday night race. Appreciate the ping.
Hey tubebender! It a Saturday nite race! It’s gonna be hot in your home town too. That is all.
Luv me some racing under the lights.
Mtnclimber! Get your flotation devices ready. I heard Norm is going to initiate the emergency protocols for a poodle pool party this weekend due to the coming heat wave. Here’s a tip: he’ll only allow items that float in the pool - no sinking chairs or benches will be allowed.
I bet Moosechelle 0bama would float!
I can quickly think of a half dozen responses but I’m sure the you know what is monitoring this so.....I don’t wanna be audited again much less go to the pokie.
Thanks. I got shellacked with turpentine last week. Good Grief!
Don’t want to point out why Janet Napolitano and a few San Fran bull dykes could not displace all the water in Norm’s pool?
Speaking of pokies I’ll come visit you.
Are you getting any of the coming heat wave in the West? We’re supposed to be in the 90’s for the next week; 90’s are unusual as we normally average 83-53 during this time of the year. Got back home yesterday - just in time for a Steve Miller concert tonight at the amphitheater.
Yes, it is hot here too. Looks like I am going to be travelling to Colorado Springs frequently for the next year. Don’t want to put all those miles on the S6 so I have been looking around for a second car that is comfortable to drive and that is lower cost so that I don’t care so much about racking up all those miles. The Toyotsa 4Runner gives me back problems after long distances so I need something with good lumbar support. I can get a good deal on the 2013 closeouts on MB C300 so that is what I am leaning toward. Got to look at checking acct balance to see if I need to transfer some funds.
My Tacoma kills my back and after being T-boned in my old Tacoma and waking up in the hospital again, I didn't feel safe driving my Odyssey van any more, so I traded the van for a new Outback.
My new Outback will go most of the place my TRD Off Road Tacoma will go and may be better on ice and snow than the truck is, but gets much better gas mileage, is much larger inside, especially headroom and also backseat leg room, is the best all around "you name it" hauler I've ever had and the driver's seat is MUCH more comfortable than my truck's.
I'm at the age where I really should have a new, red sports car and a 20something girlfriend, but screwed up I bought the Outback instead. Crazy thing is, I am very happy with it. YMMV
I think the Subaru cars are well-made. Problem is that around Boulder, CO I think they come with 0bama bumper stickers pre installed. I would not be able to convince my wife to ride in it. An old 1997 4Runner works fine for hauling dogs or firewood. My wife does not bounce off the ceiling if it gets dirty inside.
I got a MB C300 today. It had been a demo car and has 2,500 miles on it. But it has the premium package with really nice AMG instruments and pretty much all options. The dealerships are dumping the 2013 models, especially the demo models since the 2014 models are coming in. It is a “Certified” MB car and has the warranty bumped up from 5 year 50K mi warranty to a 6 year (from 6 months ago) and 100K mi warranty. And I got $8K knocked off MSRP making it less expensive than the mid-grade 2013 4Runners I had been looking at. It has almost half the horsepower of the Audi S6 I just got, but I think it is good for a long didtance commuter car.
I also congratulate you on having married well and I understand her reaction.
It's a surprisingly capable, comfortable, all-weather machine that has definitely figured out snow and ice, and should be as common as any pickup truck in a lot of the country.
So, it's too bad the Subaru Outback especially, along with some of their other cars, suffers from a certain segment of the population's loyalty, but it is what it is.
And it, in no way, handles as nicely or with that Euro feel like your C300. Enjoy!
The 4Runner is named Beyonce. Have not thought of names for the Audi S6 or the MB C300 yet. But, my checking account is temporarily named Jim Neighbors because after buying two cars for cash in a month my bank account is light in the loafers!
I don't envy your commute, but I definitely like your commuter. Beats the hell out of a Smart Car!
I’m also at an age that if I did have a 20-something girlfriend:
A) My wife would kill me. If I wasn’t married at the time,
B) I’d have to buy a back friendly vehicle cause I’d.....well, you know.
Whaddaya know, Dale Jr. won a pole. Kyle Petty says Danica isn’t a race-car driver and I saty Kyle Petty isn’t an announcer.
The MC C300 looks like a nice ride and what is it with Subaru’s and Obama stickers? You don’t see many here anymore but invariably they’ll be on a Subaru. Eco friendly vehicle??
Hit 94 here yesterday - not bad - but the humidity was a killer. We are normally in the 18-19% range but yesterday it was 34%. We are cooling down to the low 50’s so the heat is incessant.
As to the Subaru and stickers, maybe it's mostly true just in "high concentration" areas?
I live in the heart of NASCAR and, for some reason, I never noticed these cars until I actually bought one. Anyway, now that I do, the only sticker I usually see is the standard advertisement sticker the dealer slaps on.
I got here by way of Chapel Hill and it might be more true there. I remember sitting at lights behind those cars and pretending it was a speed reading test where you try to read all the stickers before the light would change.
I have to admit, on some cars I failed the test. (Your turn, Mrs. Wood)
Thinking about it, it's true that side of the population has succumbed to the dark side in religion, politics and social engineering, but they have generally very good taste in things and places, from Apple to San Francisco to Boston to Vermont and Maine and points in between, including, unfortunately, many very fine machines like this OB.
I'm going to use this to my advantage, like they do. In my world, I am surrounded by the Beast worshiping dark siders and who knows, maybe the OB will allow me to slip past certain defenses, just as obama and company have done.
Maybe I should call it "Cognito", since when I'm in it, "in country" so to speak, I'm always incognito.
Attaboy Dale Jr.!! Take it home!
Have a race scheduled to start in a couple of hours, but I looked at the radar...
TDF got off to an interesting start, bus got stuck under the finish line arch, so they changed the end of the race, bus unstuck, change the end back, but not before most of the field wrecked.
Jr. won a pole and Raceview is free on Nascar for this race (I was going to say tonight..., but I am unsure if they will get the race in tonight).
Which most popular driver has the best shot at a win?
Danica or JR?
Hmmm... no comment?
I ordered a 2014 Corvette convertible.....3lt in blue....just got notified the build started and got my VIN number
119.3 degrees where I live as we type
over an hour and no posts by anyone
fine......I’ll take a shower
Rain delay. Update in an hour.
Rain delay. Update in an hour.
Got supper ready and waiting for a dry track to enjoy the race.
How many races have had rain problems this year? I blame Bush...or Chaney...and their weather machine!
Wow, nice car! Corvettes have become fantastic cars lately!
Over on Speedvision on the pre race show where they pick who they think will win and score points between announcers, Kyle Petty picked Danica Patrick. Now that is funny!
Due to rain tonight’s race has been postponed until tomorrow at Noon EDT.
Not sure that’s going to help. IIRC Thunderstorms expected Sunday.
Darn thread thing is going on again, at least for me, actually a first for me, where threads don’t load past a few posts. So I haven’t been able to see past post 8 for an hour or so.
Anyway, race postponed until noon ET tomorrow.
Yeah. He’s been bad mouthing her for 2 years. He’s not intelligent enough to phrase his comments in a speculative way w/o his bias showing in his dodge and weave comments. Perhaps Kyle’s mad cause Danica’s ponytail looks better then his. Will Danica ever win a race or races? I dunno but it’s just her first year driving full time in a Sprint Car and she already has a pole and is, what, 26th in points? Bottom line is that she is putting a breath of life into a sport that’s losing track attendees.
I wonder if Kyle has every driven a formula one car? Or if he’s just mad she’s the most popular driver on the circuit. I think I’d suggest to Kyle that his priority should be working on his announcing skills; this also doesn’t pass the smell test - there’s something else going on here.
I’m a slow reader AG. It got into the low 70s here in Benderville yesterday
Ok, lets try this again. Race on in an hour. Radar looks good so far, but could get iffy before the end of the race. Will we have a rush to be in front half way through race anticipating a rain end to the race?
Current local Weather Channel forecast for the race shows mostly cloudy until 5:00 PM CT, then scattered thunderstorms starting @ 5:00 PM CT. 50% chance of precipitation then and for the rest of the evening. Of course they’ve got it wrong before.
Watching Grand Am Rolex series 6-Hours at Watkins Glen starting now and will be flippering to NASCAR when it comes on.
What TV Network will be carrying the NASCAR race?. I’m not seeing anything on my channel guide.
Banana Sluggo Racing is in. My drivers are going to wreck every one elses drivers. Boogity!
They’re off...nice looking track. Too bad the race was delayed. The crowd might have been bigger.