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NASCAR - Food City 500 - from Bristol - on FOX, Sunday 3/25/07 at 2:00pm ET (Race #5 of 36)
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Posted on 03/21/2007 5:44:32 PM PDT by glock rocks


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Food City 500

Sunday 2:00 pm Eastern


Bristol Motor Speedway

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FOX Pre-race show at 1:30 Eastern

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1 posted on 03/21/2007 5:44:35 PM PDT by glock rocks
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Bristol Motor Speedway

0.533-mile concrete oval
500 laps, 266.5 miles
Degree of banking in corners: 36 degrees
Degree of banking in straights: 16 degrees
Straightaways are 650 feet long.
Concrete racing surface is 40 feet wide.
Seating capacity: ~160,000
Bristol has two pits roads: 21 pit stalls on the front stretch and 21 on the back stretch(1 must be shared)
Pit Stall Size: 25.5 feet long, 15.5 feet wide
Pit Road Speed: 35 mph
Pace Car Track Speed: 40mph




2 posted on 03/21/2007 5:44:52 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Volunteer Doppler.




3 posted on 03/21/2007 5:45:25 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: tubebender


Info courtesy Jayski.com

4 posted on 03/21/2007 5:45:50 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: WestCoastGal
The Other Races this Weekend:

Busch Series:

Sharpie MINI 300
Saturday 3/24 at Bristol Motor Speedway on FOX - 3:00 p.m. ET

Craftsman Truck Series:
Sorry, no truck race this weekend.

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


5 posted on 03/21/2007 5:46:19 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: NYTexan
Bristol to be resurfaced after March Cup race: Bristol Motor Speedway will be getting a new look this summer that should make for even more exciting racing as the .533-mile oval receives a new concrete surface after the March 25 running of the Food City 500 Nextel Cup race. And just like the one-of-a-kind racing fans get at Bristol Motor Speedway, officials commissioned a one-of-a-kind machine to do the job. Baker Concrete Construction, Inc., of Monroe, Ohio, developed the Gomaco Slope Paver, an all-new machine, to handle the specifications of Bristol's unique high-banked oval. A pair of unrelated Baker Construction companies (Baker Construction Services of Bluff City, Tenn., is the other) head the project that should be completed by mid-July. SMI's Development team hopes the new surface promotes even closer racing and a much smoother ride for the drivers. The famous Bristol banking will remain the same. Crews plan to begin demolition for the entire racing surface, track apron, pit road, inside retaining walls and 80 percent of the outside walls March 26, the day after the Food City 500. This project marks the first time since 1992 that the entire track undergoes a complete resurfacing. In the summer of that year, then-track owner Larry Carrier made NASCAR history when he created NASCAR's first all-concrete racing surface. Project specifications call for more than 14,520 square yards of concrete to be used for the track surface alone. Bristol's resurfacing project will employ a crew of 130 and cover in excess of 30,000 worker hours.
6 posted on 03/21/2007 5:46:45 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: steveegg
Bristol sells out Food City 500, 50th sellout in a row: The Food City 500 Nextel Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 25 has sold out, a consecutive streak of Nextel Cup sellouts, which reaches 50 began in August 1982 a stretch of 25 years. back in 1982, the track capacity was 71,000, now the is close to 160,000. "It's a pretty significant accomplishment," said BMS President and General Manager Jeff Byrd. "I don't know of any race track that can even come close to 50 straight sellouts.
7 posted on 03/21/2007 5:47:10 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; Afronaut; AgentEcho; ...



It's Bristol, Baby!




just FReepmail if you want on or off the NASCAR Ping list.
8 posted on 03/21/2007 5:47:55 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: glock rocks

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9 posted on 03/21/2007 5:49:28 PM PDT by don-o (Fight, fight. fight to drive the GOP to the right!!!!)
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11 posted on 03/21/2007 5:56:23 PM PDT by umgud
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To: glock rocks
Thanks for the thread and the Ping, GR.

This is gonna be a good one.

For the newest media wonder boy, Juan Pablo.....Nascar Nation welcomes you to the real deal. Wish ya the best!

...barely suppressed giggle.....

12 posted on 03/21/2007 5:57:01 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam........not fit for human consumption.)
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To: LasVegasMac

Nascar really should hire Ricardo Montalban to introduce him as our racer from Coloooooombia :o)


13 posted on 03/21/2007 6:01:13 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: glock rocks
SMI's Development team hopes the new surface promotes even closer racing and a much smoother ride for the drivers.

Closer? Dang! Well it's Bristol, let the smash and crash begin!

14 posted on 03/21/2007 6:03:10 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Flip's first law of vehicular physics: Two cars cannot occupy the same space at the same time.


15 posted on 03/21/2007 6:04:35 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: umgud
Will Anyone Be Legal at Bristol?
Stan Creekmore

NASCAR officials apparently have been telling crew chiefs in the NEXTEL Cup garage no one should fail inspection prior to the first practice session at Bristol Motor Speedway in two weeks.

If there was a car that passed every template during the recent Bristol test for the COT, no one can point it out. The Ford nose missed the template by 3/16's of an inch on both sides and there was a minor issue with the hood that must be worked out in a hurry. Chevrolet teams also had issues in the nose and tail sections. Dodge and Toyota were also not without issues but individuals in those camps were not talking.

The word now is NASCAR is going to relax the process, requiring teams to meet just four of the eight required points in the overall template.

CircleTrackPlus

16 posted on 03/21/2007 6:09:14 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: glock rocks
I am going to a community meeting where they will name a skate board park after me...

More news at 11...
17 posted on 03/21/2007 6:14:17 PM PDT by tubebender ( Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean...)
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To: glock rocks
Will there be many cautions in this race?
18 posted on 03/21/2007 6:16:42 PM PDT by vox_freedom (John 16:2 yea, the hour come, that whosoever killeth you, will think that he doth a service to God)
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To: tubebender
I am going to a community meeting where they will name a skate board park after me...

That's too cool.

I'm going to name one after you.

Welcome to the Greater Salt Lake After You Skating Park.


19 posted on 03/21/2007 6:18:21 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: vox_freedom
Will there be many cautions in this race?

No.

um, yes.

Yes.

20 posted on 03/21/2007 6:19:22 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: LasVegasMac
An earlier interview with JPM....

"Bristol is going to be a nightmare."

Ummmm......yes, Juan, it is. What, they don't do this in open wheel? Tisk tisk.

I'm sure that if you took that foreign flag off your car, I might feel different.

Maybe.

Probably not.


DJ can't drive a Toyota but this is ok, ??

Right.

21 posted on 03/21/2007 6:19:35 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Boy, do ya know how it feels to run 3 wide?)
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To: glock rocks
The word now is NASCAR is going to relax the process, requiring teams to meet just four of the eight required points in the overall template.

And Nascar just put an official in the Toyota garage's. Not to watch what they are doing, but to help them figure out why they can't meet the template specs....

duh!

22 posted on 03/21/2007 6:28:17 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Boy, do ya know how it feels to run 3 wide?)
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To: All

Lemme see, there is this Car O' Tomorrow...with a stupid front spoiler lip thingy hanging down...so, the first time all these cars start bumpin' and grindin' on each other, that there front spoiler thingy lip will fall off and go under the car and rip all sorts of undercarriage equipment and then the car won't be 'in spec' any more and will get disqualificated at the end of the race and what the heck will happen???


23 posted on 03/21/2007 6:35:01 PM PDT by GRRRRR ( What's Next? - Spring Training & The Masters!)
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To: glock rocks

No Aero issue, this ain't a super speedway ........ the COT's should be cut some slack in inspections for Bristol.


24 posted on 03/21/2007 6:46:23 PM PDT by umgud
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To: GRRRRR

No worries! If nutzcar can waive half of the pre-race inspection items, then they can waive all but one post race inspection items. Their perty new spoiler. It's tethered ya know, so as long as it's dragged accross the finish line the car will be legal.

The new COT rule book is written in invisible ink and NASCAR gospel is highlighted at the whim of the powers that be.


25 posted on 03/21/2007 6:50:48 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: umgud

LOL. True... the Old Man won races here without fenders!


26 posted on 03/21/2007 6:59:01 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: glock rocks

Bristol should be the end of a bunch of COTs! Best of luck with that!


27 posted on 03/21/2007 7:09:15 PM PDT by GBA (God Bless America!)
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To: glock rocks

Bristol is the best car race to watch...definately must see tv.


28 posted on 03/21/2007 7:24:20 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Good News everyone!!!! It's baseball season!!!!!)
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To: glock rocks
There was a terrible mix-up on their part! They didn't tell me to bring another $500,000...
29 posted on 03/21/2007 8:16:04 PM PDT by tubebender ( Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean...)
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To: glock rocks

Got it, thanks.


30 posted on 03/21/2007 8:52:52 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Man made global warming is a man made LIE!)
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To: glock rocks

Like flying F18's in a washing machine

Bring on! Thanks for the ping.

Picking the WWWW team this weekend is gonna be a real lottery!

31 posted on 03/21/2007 10:23:16 PM PDT by budman_2001 (Budman's Wrong Wray Wracing Wrules)
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To: budman_2001

I'm picking anyone but my favorites!

This edition of Bristol could be a SchmookFest of twisted metal.


32 posted on 03/22/2007 3:20:01 AM PDT by GRRRRR ( What's Next? - Spring Training & The Masters!)
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To: GRRRRR; budman_2001
I'll give you one safe pick -

ROBOT!

33 posted on 03/22/2007 7:10:50 AM PDT by steveegg (Now playing in Hell - the Hussein family reunion, produced by President Bush, directed by the Iraqis)
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To: GRRRRR
This edition of Bristol could be a SchmookFest of twisted metal.

...or it could be a rarity.

I'll put money on a junkyard, with less than 8 cars unscathed at the end of the day.

34 posted on 03/22/2007 7:13:34 AM PDT by steveegg (Now playing in Hell - the Hussein family reunion, produced by President Bush, directed by the Iraqis)
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To: budman_2001
Like flying F18's in a washing machine

Perfect description!!!

35 posted on 03/22/2007 7:38:41 AM PDT by tubebender ( Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean...)
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To: budman_2001
Like flying F18's in a washing machine

With the COT, it's more like flying F-14s in that washing machine.

36 posted on 03/22/2007 8:02:50 AM PDT by steveegg (Now playing in Hell - the Hussein family reunion, produced by President Bush, directed by the Iraqis)
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To: glock rocks
"requiring teams to meet just four of the eight required points in the overall template."

Wiggle, wiggle room.

37 posted on 03/22/2007 9:02:47 AM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: tubebender
I am going to a community meeting where they will name a skate board park after me...

do you think anybody will patronize a place called The Geritol, Broken Hip skate park?

38 posted on 03/22/2007 1:36:13 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a burglar an unwanted house guest)
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To: tubebender

btw did you hear about this on Monday?

they said his run clocked 320 mph just before he crashed

http://www.sbsun.com/sports/ci_5492121


39 posted on 03/22/2007 1:49:09 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (calling an illegal alien an undocumented immigrant is like calling a burglar an unwanted house guest)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt
do you think anybody will patronize a place called The Geritol, Broken Hip skate park?

That isn't exactly what I had in mind but Losers can't be Choosers...

40 posted on 03/22/2007 2:38:29 PM PDT by tubebender ( Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean...)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt
That must make Force nervous about his daughters. Force spent some of his younger years on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation here in Humboldt County. His dad worked for a saw mill there and may have driven logging trucks.

A accident like this can still happen in Nutscar also...
41 posted on 03/22/2007 2:47:08 PM PDT by tubebender ( Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean...)
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To: tubebender
That must make Force nervous about his daughters.

Yee and haw. Makes me nervous.

42 posted on 03/22/2007 3:18:59 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: glock rocks

Did ya notice I tried to butter up Pete with that Log truck driver comment and then my First Wife reminded me that the Fat Landers and Loggers mix like Pond Scum and diesel...


43 posted on 03/22/2007 3:31:47 PM PDT by tubebender ( Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean...)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt
Jayski has some COT images up on his website. The last pic (Brett Bodine's car) looks like it consumed mass quantities of barbiturates.
44 posted on 03/22/2007 3:32:57 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: tubebender

I've seen some psycho/sociopathic log truck drivers that would be an embarassment to pond scum, perhaps even on other planets. My dog made me say that.


45 posted on 03/22/2007 3:36:45 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: glock rocks

The pond scum I was referring to came from a stock tank off I-80...


46 posted on 03/22/2007 3:44:31 PM PDT by tubebender ( Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean...)
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To: glock rocks
Why do I have visions of One Montota cruising the #48 to the Taco Bell on Saturday nights...
47 posted on 03/22/2007 3:47:53 PM PDT by tubebender ( Everything east of the San Andreas fault will eventually plunge into the Atlantic Ocean...)
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To: glock rocks

Thanks for those gr.


48 posted on 03/22/2007 3:50:00 PM PDT by Roccus (Able Danger??? What's an Able Danger?????)
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To: All
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49 posted on 03/22/2007 3:52:46 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE --- Member of the F-I-R-M)
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To: WestCoastGal
ESPN Classic just showed the 1997 Food City 500.

I'm sure something was wrong with the #88....it was actually passing other cars.

How weird is that?

50 posted on 03/22/2007 4:07:22 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Boy, do ya know how it feels to run 3 wide?)
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