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Nascar SCS John Wayne Walding 400 at Indianapolis MS Sunday July 27 on ESPN at 1:00 PM ET
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Posted on 07/17/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit



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Welcome to the 2014
Nascar at FR race thread!

John Wayne Walding 400

Sunday July 27 at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN

at the

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Website

Qualifying: Saturday July 26 at 2:00 PM ESPN2


Click for Nascar race & news threads at FR


Congratulations to the Camping World RV Sales 301 winner: Brad Keselowski !

Congratulations to the Sta-Green 200 winner: Brad Keselowski !

Congratulations to the American Ethanol 200 winner: Erik Jones !


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


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

Saturday July 26 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
Enjoy
Illinois
300
Chicagoland
Speedway
Sat Jul 19
4:00 PM ET
FS2
Sat Jul 19
8:30 PM ET
ESPN2
Nationwide
Lilly
Diabetes
250
Indianapolis
Motor
Speedway
Sat July 26
12:00 PM ET
ESPN2
Sat Jul 26
8:30 PM ET
ESPN2
Camping World
1-800-CarCash
Mudsummer
Classic
Eldora
Speedway
Wed Jul 23
5:00 PM ET
FS1
Wed Jul 23
9:00 PM ET
FS1



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


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1 posted on 07/17/2014 6:34:25 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: 21stCenturion; 4kids dad; Abigail Adams; advertising guy; al baby; al_c; Alaska Wolf; ...

Good morning, Race Fans. We have a rest week for the Sprint Cup teams, but plenty of racing for the next couple of weekends, starting with Nationwide this weekend, Camping World next Wednesday, and Nationwide and Sprint Cup the that weekend.

Standings to follow tonight or through the weekend.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 6:36:20 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Good morning. I am off to work. Not much time this year to follow practice and qualifying. Makes picking drivers very hard.


3 posted on 07/17/2014 6:39:41 AM 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: MtnClimber

I am amazed how little “time” I find myself with in the summer.

I messed up and didn’t change drivers last week - but it was good for me.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 9:20:22 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

bookmarked


5 posted on 07/17/2014 8:35:29 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: happydogx2
A New racing series…

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6 posted on 07/17/2014 9:22:00 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

Da HillBillies of NASCAR.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 3:06:25 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Chode

Earnhardt Jr. to appear at Watkins Glen Turn 1 Tavern:

#88 National Guard driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is scheduled to address audience questions at Watkins Glen International during Cheez-It 355 at The Glen, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend, August 7-10. This exclusive Q&A session is scheduled take place in the Turn 1 Tavern on August 10. Next to the towering Seneca Grandstand, the Turn 1 Tavern is a covered hospitality area located trackside, just outside the circuit’s first turn. Fans who purchase a Turn 1 Tavern hospitality admission ticket will have the opportunity to participate in this highly sought after Q&A session with the #88 National Guard driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. In addition to this rare and wildly popular Q&A session, fans with Turn 1 Tavern admissions will enjoy food and beverages at a discounted rate all weekend long, along with a complimentary buffet lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Turn 1 Tavern hospitality admission provides fans with covered trackside viewing Friday through Sunday and may be purchased at www.TheGlen.com for just $75. Facility gate admission is not included with the purchase of Turn 1 Tavern hospitality.(WGI)(7-22-2014)


8 posted on 07/22/2014 6:37:02 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Chode; nascarnation; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; prisoner6; The_Sword_of_Groo; ...

Well, looks like somebody has Bee in their Bonnet...
*********************************************************

France comments on Race Team Alliance:

NASCAR chairman Brian France says listening to the consensus voice of the newly formed Race Team Alliance would be a “bad idea.” France, in his first extensive interview on the RTA since the organization of major team owners was announced two weeks ago, told Sirius/XM’s Sirius Speedway show on Monday that NASCAR “didn’t think (the RTA) was necessary.” The nine most powerful race teams in NASCAR announced July 7 they had formed an alliance with the stated purpose of cutting costs and pooling resources. But France said he had no intentions of dealing with the individual race teams as one organization. “That would probably be the worst thing we could ever do — to listen to one voice, even if it were a consensus voice,” he said. “Every decision we’ve ever made that’s important, the more input, the more people we heard from, the better the result. That will never change in the business model of NASCAR, because good ideas come from all over the place.” But it seems NASCAR’s most influential team owners don’t feel that way, since they banded together to form the RTA and speak as one regarding many issues facing the sport. And while France acknowledged the RTA “may figure out some things we’re not aware of” in terms of reducing costs, he repeatedly said NASCAR would be “business as usual.” That includes holding firm on the allocation of a mega $8.2 billion TV contract that kicks in next year - 25% of which goes to the race teams (65% goes to the tracks and 10% goes to NASCAR). The RTA is said to want a bigger piece of the pie, but France said the current percentages were “set for historical reasons - because it’s the right allocation.”(USA Today)(7-22-2014)


9 posted on 07/22/2014 6:41:27 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Chode; nascarnation; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; prisoner6; The_Sword_of_Groo; ...
How much does it cost to operate a race team each week?

Less than 24 hours after [Stewart-Haas Racing's haulers] returned from Sonoma, they are on their way to the Saturday race in Sparta, Ky. It's all part of the weekly routine at Stewart-Haas Racing, or any other NASCAR team, for that matter. Most people know that NASCAR is a traveling circus, a weekly carnival built on rubber and exhaust. But outside of motorsports, few can appreciate everything that goes into creating that big top each week. During a season, the sport travels 38 weekends across 23 markets, and that doesn't include test sessions.

Teams truck race cars and parts, fly dozens of people and set up temporary homes at all of them. The NASCAR schedule makes the logistics and costs of operating a race team unique in professional sports. While stick-and-ball teams have front-office staff, players and administrators, NASCAR teams have pilots, flight attendants, long-haul truckers, engineers, mechanics, even chefs.

Outside of racing, few - if any - face such a challenge of coordinating freight trucking and airline travel across so many weeks. Doing so is an enormous undertaking that takes months of planning. The Kentucky race weekend highlighted just how demanding it can be.

Over the course of three days in June, Stewart-Haas Racing trucked eight race cars and flew more than 100 people to Kentucky for the Quaker State 400. It rented 27 vehicles and reserved 44 hotel rooms. It spent more than $1.5 million, and its four entries finished seventh, 11th, 12th and 21st to collect a combined purse of $428,401. (That doesn't include driver salaries or additional personnel costs.)

As teams prepare to head to Indianapolis for NASCAR's annual Brickyard race, last month's Kentucky race provided a glimpse at what goes into a typical race weekend, how it comes together and how much it costs. See much more on race team logistics and expenses at Sports Business Journal.(7-22-2014)

10 posted on 07/22/2014 6:56:01 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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Stewart says he still deals with pain:

#14-Tony Stewart met with the media Monday on NASCAR’s weekly teleconference and was asked about the status of his leg:

Q. During Speedweeks I think you said your leg was about 65% healed and you were still dealing with some pain. Where are you from the physical standpoint? Are you still dealing with some limitations or pain issues?

TONY STEWART: I still deal with pain every day, but that’s something that’s not even going to probably go away by the end of the year. The reality of it is there might be a point where it will never totally go away, but it doesn’t keep me from doing what I love to do. Like I said, I don’t feel pain in the race car. I haven’t from Daytona on through even this past weekend. So I know that’s probably around 3% of my week that I spend in the race car, but as long as that 3% is comfortable and I can enjoy doing what I’m doing, I can deal with the pain the other 97% of the week.

Q. So like the 97%, is that just the everyday stuff of just kind of getting up and getting everything going type of thing. Just doing normal activities and still feel that little bit of a pinch?

TONY STEWART: Yeah, anybody that’s had broken bones, and Dustin [Long of MRN] can probably chime in and tell you as much as anybody, your body will tell you when it’s had enough and when it needs a break and when it needs a rest. It’s that way when you’re healthy too. If you’ve been on your feet all day, your body will tell you when it’s tired. Unfortunately, when you’ve had the amount of injuries like we’ve had, your body will still do the same thing. It will still tell you when you’re doing something it doesn’t like. It will tell you when it’s had enough. So we try to do everything we can to be as comfortable as we can during the day. But like I said, the scenario could have been so much worse that I don’t feel bad about it. The pain that I have is just part of it. I know the scenario could have been a lot worse and the result could have been a lot worse, so I’m pretty comfortable dealing with the pain each day the way it is.(Chevy PR)(7-22-2014)


11 posted on 07/22/2014 7:08:48 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: mabarker1

In the old days, Nascar was omnipotent and the driver/owners were pretty much like employees.
Now the balance of power is much different with many of the team owners being financial tycoons via other business ventures. And also having sponsor relationships that go way beyond the Nascar realm.
This may get ugly, I hope both sides realize a war will be unwinnable by either side.


12 posted on 07/22/2014 7:17:29 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

Yep

I see this turning out to be just like “inside the beltway”

A buttload of finger pointing, obfuscation, lies and BS from both sides and getting no place fast.

End result NASCAR gets even more screwed up than it is now.

Nobody wins and the Loyal Fans getting F’ed!


13 posted on 07/22/2014 7:25:19 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: mabarker1

When they did this in Indycar racing, the end result was pretty much killing the series as a national sport. But sometimes huge egos over-ride common sense.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: mabarker1
yeah, ya need Turn 10 Club package... we always got one since it has it's own parking and johns(the wife loved that) and the tent had A/C and food and booze wi big screen tv's, but after Dale died we never went back...
15 posted on 07/22/2014 2:52:46 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: tubebender

Still in the middle of the remodel. New oak floors in but won’t have a computer or wi-fi for another 2 weeks.

Is that Santa out front?


16 posted on 07/22/2014 5:08:03 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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To: 21stCenturion; 4kids dad; Abigail Adams; advertising guy; al baby; al_c; Alaska Wolf; ...
Race Fans! Reminder to change your drivers before Friday morning.

There is a Camping World race on now (at least there was when I started putting together standings, but I had to make some changes with the new Windows I am running and a different browser - copy & paste don't work the same way).

SprintCup Chase Standings:

Driver Wins Points
Brad Keselowski
3
634
Jimmie Johnson
3
598
Dale Earnhardt, Jr
2
658
Carl Edwards
2
574
Joey Logano
2
551
Kevin Harvick
2
528
Jeff Gordon
1
670
Kyle Busch
1
567
Denny Hamlin
1
530
Aric Amirola
1
473
Kurt Busch
1
440
Matt Kenseth
621
Ryan Newman
573
Clint Bowyer
548
Paul Menard
541
Kyle Larson
524

17 posted on 07/23/2014 7:15:01 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
SprintCup Points Standings:

Driver Points Change
Jeff Gordon
670
-
Dale Earnhardt Jr
658
-
Brad Keselowski
634
+1 
Matt Kenseth
621
+1 
Jimmie Johnson
598
-2 
Carl Edwards
574
+1 
Ryan Newman
573
+1 
Kyle Busch
567
+1 
Joey Logano
551
-3 
Clint Bowyer
548
+2 
Paul Menard
541
-1 
Denny Hamlin
530
+2 
Kevin Harvick
528
-2 

Nationwide Standings:

Driver Points Change
Chase Elliott
646
+2 
Regan Smith
639
-1 
Elliott Sadler
638
-1 
Ty Dillon
616
-
Brian Scott
599
-
Trevor Bayne
596
-
Brendan Gaughan
526
-
Chris Buescher
523
-
James Buescher
492
-
Ryan Reed
485
-
Landon Cassill
465
-
Dylan Kwasniewski
445
-
Dakoda Armstrong
422
-

Campingworld Standings:

Driver Points Change
Matt Crafton
330
+1 
Ryan Blaney
328
+2 
Johnny Sauter
323
-2 
German Quiroga Jr
311
+2 
Ron Hornaday Jr
307
-
Ben Kennedy
301
+1 
Timothy Peters
299
-4 
Darrell Wallace Jr
293
-
Joey Coulter
282
+1 
John Wes Townley
279
-1 
Jeb Burton
220
-
Bryan Silas
217
-
Mason Mingus
0
-

18 posted on 07/23/2014 7:16:16 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Oh, found a mistake in the Camping World standings:

Campingworld Standings:

Driver Points Change
Matt Crafton
330
+1 
Ryan Blaney
328
+2 
Johnny Sauter
323
-2 
German Quiroga Jr
311
+2 
Ron Hornaday Jr
307
-
Ben Kennedy
301
+1 
Timothy Peters
299
-4 
Darrell Wallace Jr
293
-
Joey Coulter
282
+1 
John Wes Townley
279
-1 
Jeb Burton
258
-
Bryan Silas
220
-
Mason Mingus
217
-

19 posted on 07/23/2014 7:17:41 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Fantasy Top 10 Segment Standings:

Team Segment Points Season Points Change
SHSRacing
2,071
5,032
+1
Jake from State Farm
1,950
5,372
+1
Jana's Raiders
1,933
5,218
-2
Rainbow Warriors
1,889
5,029
+2
Shady Bowl Speedway
1,869
4,818
-1
TexasT
1,859
4,883
+1
bowtieboys
1,847
5,135
-2
Richmond Rocker
1,814
5,114
+1
Ward Burton's Translator
1,790
4,950
+3
Questforseven
1,786
4,858
+4

Fantasy Top 10 Season Standings:

Team Points Change
Mofo99
5,379
-
Jake from State Farm
5,372
-
Lime City Racing
5,259
+1
Jana's Raiders
5,218
-1
bowtieboys
5,135
-
Richmond Rocker
5,114
+1
SgtBob's Privates
5,071
-1
Thomas Brothers Country Ham
5,055
-
SHSRacing
5,032
+1
Rainbow Warriors
5,029
+2

20 posted on 07/23/2014 7:18:21 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Kyle Larson put on the performance of the year last night in the dirt trucks race.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 7:59:36 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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LAWDY! LAWDY! HIDE THE JET DRYERS!!!!!!!!!

Montoya returns to Cup action at Indy UPDATE:

No driver in the field on Sunday can match the diverse history of Juan Pablo Montoya at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In his illustrious career, the Bogota, Colombia-born driver has made seven career NASCAR Cup Series starts, five Formula 1 starts, three IndyCar Series starts and one start in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series at the famed circuit. He is also the 2000 Indianapolis 500 champion. Over the course of his NASCAR career, Montoya has led 203 laps and earned a pair of top-10 finishes at Indianapolis. This weekend's Brickyard 400 will mark the first race for Montoya in the #12 Penske Truck Rental (PTR) colors and his second Cup Series start for Team Penske this season. PTR is an operating unit of Penske Truck Leasing and has approximately 2,000 consumer truck rental locations across the United States and Canada. Penske rents commercial semi-trucks, straight trucks and trailers to businesses that haul freight. Its truck rental fleet has more than 50,000 units.(Team Penske)(7-24-2014)

UPDATE:

Juan Pablo Montoya will drive the #12 Penske Truck Rental Ford this weekend. The rear bumper has the hashtag #OneWay4PVA #IHuntJetDryers;) to show support of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the fundraising effort Penske Truck Rental has in place with them. Learn more at pensketruckrental.com.(Penske Truck Rental Facebook), see images of the car on the #12 Team Schemes page.(7-25-2014)

22 posted on 07/25/2014 5:30:21 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Chode; nascarnation; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; prisoner6; The_Sword_of_Groo; ...

Indianapolis Motor Speedway introduces New Scoring Pylon:

When a race goes green at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a lot more fans are going to know it instantly. The third-generation scoring pylon was unveiled Tuesday on the main straightaway and among the many tricks on the full-LED-paneled pylon is the ability to completely flash with green lights. Or yellow. Or with an American flag look for pre-race. And then, in a blink, the 92-foot, 4-inch pylon can look just like the one that was removed last month after 20 years of service, documenting the lap count and running order of 33 cars on the track. “We wanted to generate more information, to give more information to the fans in their seats,” said Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles. “That old pylon was iconic, so we wanted to make sure the size was similar - we’re about two feet taller and three inches wider (with the new pylon) - but we wanted the ability to light it like everybody’s used to, especially for the Indianapolis 500.” For the Crown Royal Presents the John Wayne Walding 400, the pylon can display the top 10 on the track while also circulating through spots 11 through 43. It can also provide enhanced stats information like lap times, miles per hour and time behind the leader.
Needless to say, that’s a far cry from the pylon erected in 1994 that stood sentry over the first 20 Brickyard 400s, two decades of Indianapolis 500s and other events. That pylon, powered by 6,496 30-watt light bulbs, could only display basic race scoring with a space at the top for race logos. The new pylon can fully light up with “Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” race logos or other digital artwork. The possibilities are considerable. “I think the fans, even fans that are a little concerned about it, are going to find that we’ve done a great job of paying real close attention to our tradition but also giving them something that makes their experience here at the Speedway better,” Boles said. Looking at the new Panasonic-built model, it’s hard to fathom the first IMS pylon that went up in 1959 and was manually operated. More than a half-century later, the pylon now has animation and video capabilities. And the enhancements at IMS won’t stop there. Boles added that in the coming year, video boards around the track will be added that have the same digital capabilities.(IMS)(7-23-2014)


23 posted on 07/25/2014 10:59:57 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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Goodyear Tires Notes / Fast Facts

Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

Set limits: 6 sets for practice/qualifying and 10 sets for the race

Tire Codes: Left-side — D-4556; Right-side — D-4476

Tire Circumference:
Left-side — 87.40 in. (2,220 mm); Right-side — 88.27 in. (2,242 mm)

Technical Inspection Inflation:
Left Front — 26 psi; Left Rear — 26 psi;
Right Front — 36 psi; Right Rear — 36 psi

Minimum Recommended Inflation:
Left Front — 20 psi; Left Rear — 20 psi;
Right Front — 42 psi; Right Rear — 38 psi

Notes: While teams in both NASCAR series in action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will run the same right-side tire code (D-4476), they will be on distinct left-side codes . . . Sprint Cup teams have run this right-side tire at Indianapolis since 2012 . . . compared to last year, Cup teams will be on a different left-side tire code (D-4556), though they have run it at both Dover and Kentucky earlier this season . . . another change from last year is an increase in the minimum recommended air pressure in all four tires — up four psi in the left-side tires and up five psi in the right-side tires . . . this tire set-up came out of a Goodyear test at The Brickyard on June 16-17 . . . drivers/teams participating in that test were Greg Biffle in the No. 16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, Clint Bowyer in the No. 15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Joey Logano in the No. 22 Penske Racing Ford, Ryan Newman in the No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet and Tony Stewart in the No. 14 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet. . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams will run inner liners in all four tire positions at Indianapolis . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


24 posted on 07/25/2014 11:04:03 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Chode; nascarnation; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; prisoner6; The_Sword_of_Groo; ...

ESPN’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Coverage Rolls Out at Indianapolis:

ESPN begins its coverage of the final 17 races of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with a live, flag-to-flag telecast of the Brickyard 400 at historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 27. The telecast from Indianapolis is presented by Golden Corral and begins with the NASCAR Countdown pre-race show at 12:00noon/et from the Speedway’s iconic Pagoda. The program will set up the race with interviews and features before the 1:19pm/et green flag. In addition, ESPN will televise NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on Saturday, July 26, at 2:00pm/et and ESPN2 will air NASCAR Sprint Cup practice Saturday at 9:00am/et.

Also from Indianapolis, ESPN will televise the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, with NASCAR Countdown at 4:00pm/et and the green flag at 4:50pm/et. All NASCAR programming from Indy is available on WatchESPN and both races air live in Canada on TSN.

#88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be ESPN In-Race Reporter for the Brickyard 400 while Chase Elliott will do the same for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race. The drivers will speak with ESPN analyst Dale Jarrett on the race’s pace laps and during caution periods, bringing viewers the added perspective of a driver competing in the race.

For the Brickyard 400, ESPN will use 75 high definition cameras including four new overhead pit cameras that are equipped with robotic heads for different and varying points of view of pit stops and the track.

Also in use will be four Ultra Hi Motion cameras for replays and unique action shots. One will be mounted on pit wall near the “Yard of Bricks” that make up the start/finish line at the Speedway while another robotic Ultra Hi Motion camera will be mounted to provide a low shot in the first turn. Two others will be in the second and fourth turns. Eight cars competing in the race will carry onboard cameras and ESPN also will have a helicopter camera for overhead shots in the Brickyard 400 and for all 17 NASCAR Sprint Cup race telecasts.

Among the features that will be presented on various ESPN platforms surrounding the Brickyard 400:

20 years of Bricks — The first Brickyard 400 was in 1994 and was won by Jeff Gordon. A look back at what it meant for NASCAR to finally race at the Brickyard and how it helped transform NASCAR from a regional to a national sport. Drivers, owners, media and others offer comments.

Professor Ray: Home Team Hendrick - Former ESPN NASCAR analyst Ray Evernham, who now works for Hendrick, reviews film to break down why the team is so good at the Brickyard. He was Jeff Gordon’s crew chief when Gordon won the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994.

Dale Jr and Graham Rahal National Guard - NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal go for a crash course in training from their sponsor, the National Guard.

ESPN’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Coverage: Fourteen of the final 17 races will air live on ESPN while the three Saturday night races on the schedule will air on ABC. Three former NASCAR Sprint Cup champions, including two NASCAR Hall of Fame drivers, will be an integral part of ESPN’s coverage team for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, including lead analyst Dale Jarrett, the 1999 driving champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer, who will work with two-time champion crew chief Andy Petree and lap-by-lap announcer Allen Bestwick in the booth.

NASCAR Countdown will feature analysis by 1989 champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Rusty Wallace with host Nicole Briscoe and additional analysis from NASCAR team owner Brad Daugherty. The Countdown team will interact with the booth during the race telecasts.

Pit reporters will be Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch and Vince Welch.

Beginning Sept. 14 at Chicagoland Speedway, the final 10 races will comprise the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR’s playoffs to determine the series champion. This year’s Chase will feature a new four-stage elimination format culminating Nov. 16 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

For the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, ESPN will again utilize NASCAR NonStop, a split-screen commercial break format that brings more racing action to viewers. The format, which ESPN used for the first time in 2011, shows the advertisement on the left side of the screen and a continuation of racing action on the right side. ESPN’s scoring ticker continues to move across the top of the screen, allowing NASCAR fans to follow the running order of the race during the breaks. NASCAR NonStop takes effect at or near the halfway point of the race, with the first half of the race presented in the traditional commercial break format.(ESPN)


25 posted on 07/25/2014 1:51:52 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: mabarker1
Indianapolis Motor Speedway introduces New Scoring Pylon:


26 posted on 07/25/2014 3:10:26 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

ROFLMAO!!!!

Ya need to PhotoShop some Crayola’s in that.


27 posted on 07/25/2014 4:45:22 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: Chode

Looks like the ancestors of the France family...


28 posted on 07/25/2014 5:40:20 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender
not too distant either...
29 posted on 07/25/2014 8:38:32 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
i wish that i could...
30 posted on 07/25/2014 8:45:15 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: tubebender

Pulling carpet today for final phases of remodel which is new carpet install tomorrow. Probably watch the race live while working. BIL passed through Benderville last week and brought me some smoked salmon and canned tuna he purchased at Katy’s in Trinidad. He was wondering if those were pleasure craft or fishing/crabbing boats moored in the harbor??


31 posted on 07/27/2014 6:09:27 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

Katy’s makes great smoked salmon. Trinidad has both commercial and recreational fishing boats. I spent the day at a car show in Fortuna with a friend from the 50s yesterday


32 posted on 07/27/2014 7:18:50 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: mabarker1

Checking in!

WX???? Looks like showers and storms ending on Accuweather.


33 posted on 07/27/2014 8:40:06 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: 21stCenturion; 4kids dad; Abigail Adams; advertising guy; al baby; al_c; Alaska Wolf; ...

Good morning/afternoon Race Fans. Race firing up shortly. Looks like rain may have been through the area and about 2 pm (4 pm et) some more storms might form again.


34 posted on 07/27/2014 9:28:05 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Bout time to start engines.


35 posted on 07/27/2014 10:04:40 AM 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: MtnClimber

Here we GO!


36 posted on 07/27/2014 10:21:11 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: prisoner6

Gordon takes lead from Harvick in lap 4.


37 posted on 07/27/2014 10:24:26 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: prisoner6

Edwards leaving Roush-Fenway at the end of the year.


38 posted on 07/27/2014 10:51:43 AM 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: MtnClimber

Big meet tomorrow with manufactor


39 posted on 07/27/2014 10:55:11 AM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: advertising guy

Nice burn out Danica. /sarc


40 posted on 07/27/2014 11:28:03 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: McGruff

What happened there?


41 posted on 07/27/2014 11:48:20 AM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: All

Call me crazy but I’m beginning to think NASCAR is fixed.


42 posted on 07/27/2014 12:55:53 PM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: McGruff

Gordon #24 wins - I fMrs p6 was here she’d be poppin’ campaign corks...


43 posted on 07/27/2014 1:04:38 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Stop the Stupid!)
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To: McGruff; mabarker1

I was rooting for Kasey but then 24 took him on the restart and Jeff won it. I am wondering if KK needs some religion in his life. He sure needs someone or something ‘cause that boy has had a terrible year.


44 posted on 07/27/2014 2:35:30 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: B4Ranch

Gordon is already in the chase and Kasey isn’t I think. Seems like team orders should have taken over.


45 posted on 07/27/2014 2:44:15 PM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: McGruff
Then you're advocating back to Richmond of last year?

The new competition rules are that all racers must compete to the best of their abilities. No more tolerating a leader pulling back to let a lesser teammate score better. Otherwise, we're back to fake Bowyer spin-outs to throw the race in the last laps.

-PJ

46 posted on 07/27/2014 3:18:41 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
all racers must compete to the best of their abilities

I think there's been a few cases of that being violated this year. Penske teammates comes to mind. Not to single them out.

47 posted on 07/27/2014 3:30:15 PM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: McGruff
I wondered how long it would stick.

I'm wondering if those were cases where the Chase wouldn't be impacted, perhaps jockeying for middle-pack position for next year's sponsors?

-PJ

48 posted on 07/27/2014 4:10:14 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Years ago, I was not a Jeff Gordon fan; but a friend of mine who was a fan, passed away shortly after Jeff Gordon’s 2nd win at Indy.

This year, in my friend’s honor, I’ve been cheering for Jeff Gordon.

Great race. Happy for his crew.


49 posted on 07/27/2014 6:10:56 PM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: First_Salute

Wasn’t that a treat? I was planning on catching the whole race, but our plans changed. Still, I got home in time to catch the last 20 or so laps. Everyone was so excited for him. On RaceBuddy on Nascar, everyone posting in their chat was rooting on Jeff.


50 posted on 07/27/2014 6:23:20 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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