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Nascar SCS STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway Sunday March 30 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET
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Posted on 03/25/2014 7:15:39 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit



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Welcome to the 2014
Nascar at FR race thread!

STP 500

Sunday March 30 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX

at the

Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville Speedway Website

Qualifying: Friday March 28 at 4:40 PM ET on FS1


Click for Nascar race & news threads at FR


Congratulations to the Auto Club 400 winner: Kyle Busch !

Congratulations to the Treatmyclot.com 300 winner: Kyle Larson !



Broadcast Schedule
MRN
PRN
TVRacer.com (has a summary of all televised racing sports)


FRFL’ers: Deadline to select drivers for this week is:

Friday March 28 at 5:00 AM ET ( 2:00 AM PT)

Jayski site for race prep info

Remember, you can join anytime! Let us know if you are interested.


Nationwide and Camping World Schedule

Series Race Track Qualifying Time
Channel
Race Time
Channel
Nationwide
No Race
Camping World
KROGER
250
Martinsville
Speedway
Saturday Mar 29
11:10 AM ET
FS1
Saturday Mar 29
2:30 PM ET
FS1



May God Bless our Troops, their families, and our Nation
The FR Canteen


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1 posted on 03/25/2014 7:15:39 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

In before what’s his bender!


2 posted on 03/25/2014 7:16:58 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: 21stCenturion; 4kids dad; Abigail Adams; advertising guy; al baby; al_c; Alaska Wolf; ...
Race fans - week 6... 1/6 of the way through the season already. Here are some articles of interest or news posts from mabarker1. Lot of Nascar family news this week.

Mint 1969 Shelby GT500 found under 40 years of dust

Bobby Waltrip has passed away

Hamlin's illness affecting vision and causing headaches

Linda Petty has passed away



Auto Club 400 Top 10 Results

Car# Driver
18
Kyle Busch
42
Kyle Larson
41
Kurt Busch
20
Matt Kenseth
14
Tony Stewart
1
Jamie McMurray
55
Brian Vickers
47
AJ Allmendinger
27
Paul Menard
99
Carl Edwards


3 posted on 03/25/2014 7:18:44 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Chase Standings:

Driver Points Change
Carl Edwards
186
+2
Dale Earnhardt Jr
185
-
Jeff Gordon
184
+1
Brad Keselowski
182
-3
Matt Kenseth
179
+3
Jimmie Johnson
165
-1
Kyle Busch
158
+7
Ryan Newman
150
+1
Austin Dillon
150
+4
Joey Logano
146
-4
Denny Hamlin
140
-
Jamie McMurray
138
+4
Brian Vickers
137
+5

4 posted on 03/25/2014 7:20:03 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Nationwide Standings:

Driver Points Change
Regan Smith
185
-
Trevor Bayne
185
-
Ty Dillon
179
-
Chase Elliott
177
-
Elliott Sadler
174
-
Brendan Gaughan
160
-
Brian Scott
160
-
Dylan Kwasniewski
149
+1
James Buescher
145
-1
Mike Bliss
125
+1
Chris Buescher
122
+1
Ryan Reed
117
+2
Mike Wallace
115
-

5 posted on 03/25/2014 7:20:28 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Fantasy Top 10 Segment Standings:

Team Segment Points Season Points Change
SgtBob's Privates
1,594
1,594
+2
Lime City Racing
1,575
1,575
-1
Jake from State Farm
1,567
1,567
+1
Mofo99
1,515
1,515
-2
Richmond Rocker
1,513
1,513
-
Thomas Brothers Country Ham
1,510
1,510
+2
paydirt15
1,450
1,450
-1
Drago Racing
1,394
1,394
-1
SHSRacing
1,370
1,370
+4
Ward Burton's Translator
1,359
1,359
+4

6 posted on 03/25/2014 7:20:58 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
STP 500 Entry List

Car# Driver
1
Jamie McMurray
2
Brad Keselowski
3
Austin Dillon
4
Kevin Harvick
5
Kasey Kahne
7
Michael Annett
9
Marcos Ambrose
10
Danica Patrick
11
Denny Hamlin
13
Casey Mears
14
Tony Stewart
15
Clint Bowyer
16
Greg Biffle
17
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
18
Kyle Busch
20
Matt Kenseth
22
Joey Logano
23
Alex Bowman
24
Jeff Gordon
26
Cole Whitt
27
Paul Menard
30
Parker Kligerman
31
Ryan Newman
32
Travis Kvapil
33
David Stremme
34
David Ragan
35
David Reutimann
36
Reed Sorenson
38
David Gilliland
40
Landon Cassill
41
Kurt Busch
42
Kyle Larson
43
Aric Almirola
47
AJ Allmendinger
48
Jimmie Johnson
51
Justin Allgaier
55
Brian Vickers
66
Joe Nemechek
77
Dave Blaney
78
Martin Truex Jr
83
Ryan Truex
88
Dale Earnhardt Jr
95
Michael McDowell
98
Josh Wise
99
Carl Edwards

7 posted on 03/25/2014 7:21:38 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Race time.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 7:23:23 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: MtnClimber

I’m falling down on the job.

Sure like that Kyle Larson kid.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 7:23:57 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Thanks for the ping.


10 posted on 03/25/2014 7:24:31 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Will there be a special moment for Lynda Petty?

A good time would obviously be Daytona, but that has passed.

11 posted on 03/25/2014 7:24:33 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: MtnClimber

In before who’s blender?


12 posted on 03/25/2014 7:25:42 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I’ll be there in a prime seat after enjoying the pit passes. Sixty-eight degrees and a clear sky.


13 posted on 03/25/2014 7:39:42 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Good work, again!

As of 8:55PM last night there was no news/update on Hamlin and Dale Jr. wants to know why:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2014/03/25/dale-earnhardt-jr-wants-more-information-on-denny-hamlin-vision-fontana-missed-race/6880957/


14 posted on 03/26/2014 4:28:03 AM PDT by happydogx2 ( Her eyes were beautiful, her soft wet kisses were heavenly..but to be honest she had me at "woof")
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To: happydogx2; Chode; nascarnation; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; B4Ranch; The_Sword_of_Groo; ...

I’m dumping all this in one post ‘cuz I got things to take care of Today. Sounds like Jr is:
A) Worried about Rules.
B) Worried about no news or contact from Denny.
*************************************************

More info on Hamlin expected Wednesday:

#11-Denny Hamlin, who missed Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway, tweeted Tuesday evening, “With due respect to the Petty family I will send out a update tomorrow. Please keep their family in your thoughts tonight.”(3-26-2014)

Earnhardt, Jr. wants NASCAR to address Hamlin’s issue:

#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to know why there hasn’t been more information about what caused #11-Denny Hamlin to miss Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway. Hamlin was taken to a local hospital shortly before the race with what Joe Gibbs Racing said was a sinus infection that affected his vision. But Earnhardt wondered aloud why there has been no official NASCAR statement or further explanation from Hamlin on what happened. No further updates were expected from NASCAR or Joe Gibbs Racing on Tuesday and Hamlin has not been officially cleared for this weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway. Earnhardt said there were questions because he’d never heard of a driver being pulled from the race shortly before the start after not being cleared to race by NASCAR. “I’m worried the perception is bad for NASCAR and the perception is bad for Denny,” Earnhardt said Tuesday. “... If Denny didn’t race because his vision is blurred and he had a sinus infection, NASCAR should put out a release and say, ‘This is the timeline of the events and this is why we made this choice and this is the protocol for going forward.’ That answers everybody’s questions. Don’t you have questions? I have questions. We shouldn’t have questions. We should all feel pretty comfortable with what happened.” Hamlin is expected to see doctors in Charlotte this week. He cannot race until he is cleared by a NASCAR-approved doctor. If he does not qualify Friday at Martinsville or race on Sunday, he would need another medical exemption from NASCAR in order to remain eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup.(USA Today)(3-26-2014)

Fans raise money to sponsor Wise at Talladega:

NASCAR and sponsorship run hand-in-hand. The high costs of racing a car means that wrapping it in corporate logos is of vital importance. What happens when you don’t have a sponsor? You can try and do as best you can, or you can let the internet help you. The folks at r/dogecoin discovered that Josh Wise and the #98 car were without a sponsor. They made it their mission to raise the $55,000 needed to cover his car in their beloved dogecoin for one race. Now they’ve met that goal and the aim is to wrap the #98 for Talladega.
“Dogecoin” is one of several peer-to-peer cryptocurrencies, much like bitcoin. The main distinction is that dogecoin is based on and embraces the popular “doge” meme. One dogecoin is worth a fraction of one cent. This isn’t the first fundraising spearheaded by the dogecoin community. Previously they’ve sent the Jamaican bobsled team to Sochi, raised money to supply needy families with service animals and gathered $30,000 to help supply clean water to Kenya.
A funding page was set up to accept dogecoin donations and regular, boring monetary offerings. It certainly helped that the founder of a cyrptocurrency trading site accidentally donated 22 million coins (just over $15,000 worth). Roughly 1,200 people helped reach the goal of 67,500,000 dogecoins. Fundraising organizer Kevin Dusenberry has told SBNation.com that the car will run in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega on May 4.(SB Nation)(3-26-2014)


15 posted on 03/26/2014 5:55:13 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Chode; nascarnation; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; B4Ranch; The_Sword_of_Groo; ...

Anybody wanna play what/who's car ?

16 posted on 03/26/2014 6:38:01 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1

How about Beautiful?


17 posted on 03/26/2014 6:38:59 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: mabarker1

Looks like a mid 60s Riviera or Toranado. And why am I thinking Batman.


18 posted on 03/26/2014 7:24:15 AM PDT by McGruff (They say the first casualty of war is truth)
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To: mabarker1

Junior and his Bearcat?


19 posted on 03/26/2014 7:43:55 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: mabarker1

Not “Bearcat”, Junior and a Stutz Blackhawk?


20 posted on 03/26/2014 12:27:06 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GBA; mabarker1
took a LOT of searching but, yes it's a Blackhawk III, the last cat Elvis ever drove...
21 posted on 03/26/2014 3:34:29 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode; nascarnation; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; B4Ranch; The_Sword_of_Groo; ...
We got a winner!

Fur lined trunk included.

The prize:...

Sir Chode gets to be the FR Flag Master at...

MARTINSVILLE FOR BOTH TRUCKS AND CUP THIS WEEKEND!

I'll send Ya the HTML Fast Pack Posting info, including the New FR NASCAR “Flat ‘Tar Yeller Flag” debuted at the end of the Kookafornia race with the Technical Assistance of Our own SgtBob.

He-He that one backfired on Ya;)!

22 posted on 03/26/2014 4:32:12 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1; Chode

Thank you so much! I have a bad habit of falling asleep about 5 minutes after the green flag and waking up if a I hear “trouble” or the excitement as the race nears the end...


23 posted on 03/26/2014 4:34:00 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Chode
Oooohh, and I forgot Sir Chode has a Special Guest on the F1 Thread this week:

Lt. Gen. Mc. Inerney

24 posted on 03/26/2014 4:37:56 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1; Chode

lol congrats!!!


25 posted on 03/26/2014 4:38:52 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: mabarker1; GBA
sorry, but, i simply confirmed GBA's observation... so the honor is his!!!
26 posted on 03/26/2014 4:43:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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Hamlin cleared to return at Martinsville:

Joe Gibbs Racing driver #11-Denny Hamlin will race this weekend at Martinsville Speedway after NASCAR received official confirmation from his doctors that he has been medically cleared to return to regular racing activities. Hamlin first visited the infield care center at Auto Club Speedway Saturday night bothered with an irritation in his eye. He returned to the infield care center again on Sunday morning because his condition had worsened. It was at this time that it was determined by the medical team onsite that he would not be allowed to race due to a sinus infection that was impacting his vision. The doctors at the infield care center referred him to the local hospital for further evaluation. During the evaluation at the hospital a small piece of metal was also found to be in Hamlin’s eye. Doctors were able to remove the sliver of metal and Hamlin felt immediate improvement to his condition. A CT Scan did not find any other complications and thus it is believed that the metal was actually the source of Hamlin’s vision issues. He was released from the hospital Sunday afternoon and was given the doctor’s approval to fly home. Hamlin was then evaluated by a doctor in the Charlotte area on Monday and was sent home to rest. He was instructed to return Wednesday for a follow-up examination. Following today’s examination, his doctors provided the necessary approval for Hamlin to resume all racing activity without restriction. NASCAR has received official confirmation from his doctors clearing him to resume racing this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.(Joe Gibbs Racing)(3-26-2014)

Congrats to the Kenseths:

Joe Gibbs Racing’s driver of the #20 Toyota, Matt Kenseth, and his wife Katie welcomed a new bundle of joy Tuesday evening with the birth of the couple’s third daughter. Clara Mae Kenseth was born March 25 at 7:39pm/et weighing in at eight pounds and five ounces. Both mother and daughter are doing well as the family enjoys the latest addition who joins the couple’s other daughters Kaylin and Grace, along with their son Ross. Kenseth will be able to spend a few days at home with his brand new baby girl before traveling to nearby Martinsville, Virginia for this weekend’s STP 500 Sprint Cup Series event at the Martinsville Speedway.(JGR)(3-26-2014)


27 posted on 03/26/2014 4:46:25 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Chode; GBA

Y’All can split duty based on the common sense of “gotta refill the Adult Beverage/drain the bladder plan”


28 posted on 03/26/2014 4:48:57 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1; Chode
Thanks, but I'm just happy to be here.
Besides, my memory failed me on the first guess, so it's only right that I pass the honor on to you.
29 posted on 03/26/2014 7:57:40 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GBA; Chode; nascarnation; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; B4Ranch; The_Sword_of_Groo; ...

????

30 posted on 03/27/2014 5:08:25 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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CRAP!!! This week is not good for the NASCAR world.

For those that don’t know- I lost My 2nd Wife to this “C”rap!
I HATE IT!

Why can’t the scumbag politicians get this and go away?

I’ve lost 4 Family/Friends in the last 10 years to this.

/rant
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Shawna Robinson diagnosed with breast cancer:

Former NASCAR driver Shawna Robinson, the first woman to win a pole in what is now the Nationwide Series, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Robinson, who now works in interior design and is creator and owner of Happy Chair which restores old chairs, announced on her Facebook page this week that she would begin five to six months of chemotherapy and then require surgery. Here is her entire post:

“I’m getting ready to start a new journey that was unexpected but I am prepared to take it on as I would any challenge ..with direction and strength. I have breast cancer...when they tell you you have cancer you don’t hear the rest you just see talking and you seem to be there but your not hearing the words. But it is real, start Chemo next week for 5-6 months then surgery....there is such progress in cancer treatment.....still scared but prepared for battle. Thankful for the family and friends....I’m blessed to have....ready to go wide open and get this thing!!!”(Charlotte Observer)(3-27-2014)

******************************************
Shawna,

Good Luck and Prayers to You and Family, Medical Team.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 7:05:41 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1
prayers up...
32 posted on 03/27/2014 5:44:36 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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Another wet NASCAR weekend?

The National Weather Service calls for the possibility of wet weather at Martinsville Speedway Friday and Saturday, although Sunday’s forecast looks good. The current forecast:
Friday: Showers, mainly after 11:00am. High near 61. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch.
Friday Night: Showers. Low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Saturday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2:00pm. High near 62. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.


33 posted on 03/28/2014 3:56:47 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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30th anniversary of Hendrick’s first win:

30TH ANNIVERSARY: In 2014, Hendrick Motorsports is celebrating its 30th anniversary in NASCAR. The organization began in 1984 with five employees and 5,000 square feet of work space. It has grown to more than 500 employees with a 430,000-square-foot facility that sits on 140 acres. Driver Geoff Bodine won the Martinsville Speedway spring race on April 29, 1984, marking Hendrick Motorsports’ first victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.


34 posted on 03/28/2014 3:58:25 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Chode; nascarnation; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; B4Ranch; The_Sword_of_Groo; ...

Track Specifications:
Track Size: 0.526 Mile
Race: 500 laps, 263 miles
Degree of Banking: Turns: 12 degrees
Straightaways: Banking: 0 degrees(flat)
Straights: 800 feet
Backstretch: 800 feet
Grandstand Seating: 61,000
Pit Stalls: 43 pits, 14-feet wide by 28-feet long
Speed Limits: Pit Road, 30 mph; Pace Car, 35 mph
Opened: 1947

Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: Dale Inman
Command to start engines: TBA
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe
Invocation: TBA
National Anthem: Virginia Army National Guard’s 29th Army Band
Flyover: TBA


35 posted on 03/28/2014 4:04:36 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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EVENT SCHEDULE
(Sprint Cup Series)

Times are local to the Track

Thursday, March 20
6:00 pm NSCS haulers enter infield

Friday, March 21
6:30 am NSCS garage opens
12:00 - 1:30 pm NSCS practice
4:40 pm NSCS qualifying
6:30 pm Garage closes

Saturday, March 29
8:30 am NSCS garage opens
10:00 - 10:55 am NSCS practice
1:00 - 1:50 pm NSCS practice
5:00 pm NSCS garage closes

Sunday, March 30
7:00 am NSCS garage opens
9:15 am Martinsville Speedway track walk
11:00 am Driver, crew chief meeting
12:30 pm Driver introductions
1:00 pm STP 500 NSCS race

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
SUBJECT TO CHANGE

All times above are listed in LOCAL Time
PRACTICE & QUALIFYING
Dates / Times / TV coverage
(times in eastern time)

Practices:
Friday, March 28, 12:00 - 1:30 pm/et, TV-FS1
Saturday, March 29, 10:00 am - 10:55 pm/et, TV-FS1

Happy Hour ‘Final’ practice: Saturday, March 29, 1:00 - 1:50pm/et, TV-FS2

Qualifying: groups for positions 1-36, Friday, March 28 at 4:40 pm/et, TV-FS1, no re-air scheduled.


36 posted on 03/28/2014 4:06:07 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Short Track Radials

Set limits:
Sprint Cup: 5 sets for practice/qualifying, and 11 sets for the race;
Camping World Truck: 5 sets for the event, with an additional 2 sets for “extra” practice time on schedule

Tire Codes:
Left-side — D-4588; Right-side — D-4590

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 87.5 in. (2,222 mm);
Right-side — 88.6 in. (2,250 mm)

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front — 25 psi; Left Rear — 25 psi
Right Front — 25 psi; Right Rear — 25 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 10 psi; Left Rear — 10 psi;
Right Front — 23 psi; Right Rear — 22 psi

Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series will run the same Goodyear tire codes at Martinsville this weekend . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that these teams ran twice each at this track last season . . . Martinsville is the only track at which NASCAR teams run this left-side tire code (D-4588) . . . this right-side tire code (D-4590) was run on all four tire positions by NASCAR teams on all road courses in 2013 . . . as on most NASCAR ovals one mile or less in length, teams will not run inner liners in their tires at Martinsville.


37 posted on 03/28/2014 4:07:57 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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NASCAR Unveils Air Titan 2.0:

NASCAR introduced an evolution in innovation - the results of which will continue to elevate a fan’s race-viewing experience to an even greater level. The Toyota-hauled next generation of Air Titan, the cutting-edge track-drying technology, made its race weekend debut at Martinsville Speedway today.

Air Titan 2.0 is a more compact, more nimble and more environmentally friendly version of its innovative predecessor - one that since its introduction in February 2013 has rescued multiple races, including this year’s Daytona 500. Air Titan 2.0 signals a major step forward in NASCAR’s innovation cycle.

It replaces the bulky support vehicles required by Air Titan 1.0 with a single, self-contained unit that’s perched on the bed of a Toyota Tundra. By addressing the size of the power source, NASCAR now has the ability to deploy up to 21 units in Toyota Tundras at larger venues and operate more efficiently on smaller tracks.

The Air Titan 2.0 more than triples the blade capacity of the original version and deliver 2.6 times more air volume at a speed of 568 mph, while raising the air temperature by 70 degrees over ambient.

With the combination of water removal and accelerated evaporation, the ultimate goal is to reduce track-drying time by 80 percent. Air Titan 2.0 will consume nearly 80 percent less fuel and emit 80 percent less carbon dioxides. Air Titan 2.0 works in conjunction with the Eco-Infused Elgin Track Vacuum/Sweeper and existing jet dryers. In coordination with the roll out of the Air Titan 2.0, Elgin has now become the Official Sweeper of NASCAR Green.(NASCAR)(3-29-2014)


38 posted on 03/28/2014 8:41:42 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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Teams honor Lynda Petty at Martinsville:

As the Petty family remembers the life of Lynda Petty on Friday, the NASCAR community is paying respect to the long-time wife of Richard Petty, who lost her life on Tuesday. For this weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway, Richard Petty Motorsports handed out commemorative stickers honoring Lynda to all the teams in the garage to place on their cars if they choose. Along with the commemorative stickers, the team has developed the hashtag #WinForMissLynda and hope to get it trending on Twitter. RPM also has Petty blue ribbons available in the garage for those that would like to remember the ‘First Lady of NASCAR.’ While Richard Petty will not be at the track this weekend, Martinsville Speedway is will honor the Petty family with NASCAR Hall of Fame member Dale Inman serving as grand marshal for Sunday’s race. ‘The King’ was scheduled to fill that role before Lynda’s passing earlier this week. Aric Almirola’s crew chief Trent Owens, nephew of Richard and Lynda Petty, will not be at the track on Friday, but is scheduled to return for Sunday’s race. In an almost fitting course of events, Sunday’s race at Martinsville is the STP 500, and the #43 team is running a throwback paint scheme similar to the one run by Richard Petty in his final years in the sport.(FoxSports)(3-28-2014)


39 posted on 03/28/2014 2:25:56 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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Hamlin discusses issue with eye at Fontana:

Friday at Martinsville Speedway, #11-Denny Hamlin talked about the series of events that caused him to set out the race at Auto Club Speedway:
“I literally thought on Friday that I was starting to get a sty. It happened sometime during practice whether it came in through the car or through the air conditioning unit through the helmet — something, it came in through somewhere, but I don’t remember the exact time when it happened. Friday evening I definitely felt an agitation right in the corner to my upper eyelid so I thought I was getting a sty because it just felt like one. Then Saturday, I woke up and it was a little worse. I ran through practice and vision was fine, but just a lot of watering and I didn’t see any swelling of the eyelid so I knew it wasn’t a sty at that point. I didn’t go to the infield care center until late on Saturday. Me and my girlfriend went to the mall — we were shopping around and it was bothering me so much that I contacted one of the NASCAR liaisons and asked if anyone was still at the infield care center. They said they would wait on me so they waited on me. They looked at it, they dyed it, they put it under a black light — didn’t see any scratches, didn’t see anything in the eye.
Immediately we started trying to figure out what would be causing it if there’s nothing in it. The only thing I could think of is I was starting to actually get a little stuffy on my left hand side of my face and my nose was running a little bit. I mentioned to them in trying to cover all the possibilities that I showed them a CT scan from January where I had a really, really bad sinus infection — it was the worst the doctor has ever seen and Dr. Petty has been around a really, really long time.
So the only other option, I went to bed Saturday night, woke up Sunday and felt twice as worse — pain was twice as worse and vision was slightly impaired over where it was Saturday. So I stayed in the infield care center for a couple hours and we tried to go over all the possibilities of what it could be and really since they didn’t see anything in it, the only thing we could do was get an optometrist to come to the race track, which it was too late into the day for that, it was too late for me to go to one and come back in time so everyone came to an agreement that the best thing for me was to go to the hospital and get scanned in case.
There’s tons of different possibilities, whether it be a blood clot — anything that affects because there’s more to it, but any time wind would hit my eye it would shoot a pain right to my temple so they thought that there was something really bad going on behind the eye that they didn’t have the equipment in the infield care center — you need some pretty — you need to get a CT scan. By the time I got to the hospital and the optometrist came in with her microscope, saw the metal, got it out — a portion of it, she couldn’t get the rust out she said — it would need a couple more days for that to harden to get out. Once the metal came out, I felt a lot better. We went home, the CT scan showed that I was perfectly clear on the sinus part of it.
Long story short, it won’t keep me from going to the infield care center at any point. I wanted to race of course, no matter what. I felt like if I was going to be a liability I would have pulled myself during the race, but there’s protocols that we have to go through and it’s not just my safety that has got to be taken into account. We’re racing around other guys and that’s one of the fastest tracks we go to. What if I caused a wreck early on? I don’t need to be a liability out there and obviously with this new format we hardly lost anything in points.”(Toyota Racing PR)(3-29-2014)


40 posted on 03/28/2014 2:29:18 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1
How 'bout this one fer Martinsville...


41 posted on 03/28/2014 3:31:56 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: MtnClimber; tubebender

In Portland for the weekend verifying the truth to the superstition that chocolate makes your clothes shrunk. At least so says a book by Auntie Acid. How’d “Q” go?


42 posted on 03/28/2014 4:51:22 PM PDT by happydogx2 ( Her eyes were beautiful, her soft wet kisses were heavenly..but to be honest she had me at "woof")
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Starting Lineup
43 posted on 03/28/2014 7:21:47 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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44 posted on 03/28/2014 7:23:22 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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BTW

Ralph & Martha Earnhardt

1956 Championship Trophy


45 posted on 03/28/2014 7:39:28 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1
Smoke is moving up and June is isn't...
46 posted on 03/28/2014 9:08:30 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mabarker1
OUTSTANDING!!! i tried and tried to source the pic but to no avail... where did it come from?
47 posted on 03/28/2014 9:10:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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And another NUSCAR Moment-o-stupid continues:

UPDATE:

NASCAR has another meeting scheduled in April with Sprint Cup engine builders to determine possible changes to the engine for next year, said Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR vice president of innovation and racing development. NASCAR has talked with teams since late last year about engine changes for 2015 that would reduce horsepower. “We’re all working together to find the solution,’’ Stefanyshyn told Motor Racing Network on Friday at Martinsville Speedway. “We have to make sure that the little guys, the smaller engine builders are OK with this and we don’t hurt them financially. It’s a balance, and we’ve probably got six different alternatives we’re looking at. We’re going to be needing to get to a decision here pretty soon.’’ Engine builders expect NASCAR to reduce horsepower by about 100 or so for next year.(Motor Racing Network)(3-29-2014)


48 posted on 03/29/2014 5:55:33 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Chode

Yep

I would love to see Tony get a 4th Championship (ABJ!)

but

Life at home would be GOOD if Jr could get this one.

Mama’s still pissed that “if the Points system we have this year was used last year” it would have been Jr.


49 posted on 03/29/2014 5:59:02 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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lets see... personal happiness on one side and a happy mama on the other, that's a hard balance indeed
50 posted on 03/29/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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