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NASCAR Nextel Cup - Goody's Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway - 4/1/07 - Fox 1:30 pm/est
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Posted on 03/26/2007 7:29:29 PM PDT by NYTexan


FREE REPUBLIC NASCAR THREAD

Goody's Cool Orange 500

Martinsville Speedway


Welcome all to the the 6th Nextel Cup race at Martinsville Speedway!
(Click on the highlighted links for related news & info.)


Earnhardt, Gordon On Tap For Martinsville Spring Fan Zones


Petty named Martinsville Cup race Grand Marshal

Goody's Cool Orange 500/Kroger 250 Weekend Schedule

Jayski's NASCAR Related TV Listings

Current & Historical Track info
And even more track history & info

Track Details:
Degree of Banking: Turns: 12 degrees
Straights: 800 feet
Grandstnd Seating: 91,000
Pit Stalls: 43 pits, 14-feet wide by 28-feet long


Ridgeway Clock Helps Martinsville Speedway Celebrate 60th Birthday

The long tradition will continue late on the afternoon of April 1 when Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell awards the winner of the Goody’s Cool Orange 500 the latest in a long line of grandfather clocks produced by Ridgeway Clocks.

And the newest trophy clock, the Independence Grandfather Clock, is by far the biggest, most striking of all. The Independence Grandfather Clock is the only clock in the world that plays the American chimes of “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful,” along with the traditional Westminster chime. The retail value of this numbered and limited edition is over $11,000.

Of all drivers who have competed at Martinsville Speedway, seven-time NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion Richard Petty has the most clocks with 12, winning his first in 1967. Jeff Gordon leads all current drivers with seven Ridgeway Clock grandfather clocks.




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KEYWORDS: bagpipes; gotonystewart; martinsville; nascar; nextel; nosaxplease; nytnascarthread; nytrocks
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1 posted on 03/26/2007 7:29:32 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Howdy.


2 posted on 03/26/2007 7:30:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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Got COT?


3 posted on 03/26/2007 7:31:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; Afronaut; AgentEcho; ...

New NASCAR thread is up

4 posted on 03/26/2007 7:32:15 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Thanks!

Dang, that sure is pretty.

The clock, that is. :-)


5 posted on 03/26/2007 7:33:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yer watchin' like a hawk!


6 posted on 03/26/2007 7:34:10 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Just stumbled thru at the right time. :-)

Here's to good weather..


7 posted on 03/26/2007 7:36:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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To: NormsRevenge

It's quite a piece of craftsmanship!


8 posted on 03/26/2007 7:36:21 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Yup, Nice big fellar, looks pretty solid,, Take a good jolt to knock it over.

Ain't got a ceiling high enough for it here.. or 11K :-]


9 posted on 03/26/2007 7:41:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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To: NYTexan

Thanks, NYT!!


10 posted on 03/26/2007 7:42:51 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Boy, do ya know how it feels to run 3 wide?)
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To: NYTexan

I'm still dizzy from Bristol.


11 posted on 03/26/2007 7:59:17 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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Speaking of Bristol. I think this thing is supposed to be active throughout the reconstruction.

Live BMS cam

12 posted on 03/26/2007 8:05:55 PM PDT by don-o (Fight, fight. fight to drive the GOP to the right!!!!)
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To: Kirkwood

Me too! And it ain't gonna get much better this week with another short track and the COT. (again!)


13 posted on 03/26/2007 8:06:50 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
I hope Martinsville is a better race than Bristol.
Don't know if it was personal boredom, the lack of competition, the new cars, or what -- but it is the first time I felt that way about a Bristol race.
14 posted on 03/26/2007 8:14:59 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: vox_freedom
Hey, it's still racin'!

(off season comes way too quick!)
15 posted on 03/26/2007 8:23:51 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
I've got things to do this weekend, Easter's next, and then TMS, so I may not see ya'll for almost a month.

Well, I'll probably see you at Texas.

16 posted on 03/26/2007 8:25:08 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Man made global warming is a man made LIE!)
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To: NYTexan

Amen!


17 posted on 03/26/2007 8:27:11 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: SouthTexas

Enjoy or endure, whatever the case may be.

See ya at TMS. It'll be a blast!


18 posted on 03/26/2007 8:29:36 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: vox_freedom

I thought Bristol was a pretty good race although the cars were a little slower. Thank goodness there will be NO ESPN/ABC Busch Coverage this week!
I couldn't believe they totally blew off Carl Edwards winning back flip and a victory lane interview for.....golf. Reminds me of the days of wide world of sports where they would leave a race so we could watch ..golf or cliff diving or something.
I sent ESPN a scathing email about our displeasure with the Busch Nascar coverage.


19 posted on 03/26/2007 8:29:41 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: glock rocks

well,, at least it wasn't all about t'ars or the track last week.. :-)

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Track Timeline
September 7, 1947
H. Clay Earles opens Martinsville Speedway as a dirt track with 750 seats and a paid crowd of 6,013. Red Byron wins the 50-lap feature for "Modified Stock Cars" and earns $500 out of a $2,000 purse.

http://www.martinsvillespeedway.com/track%5Finfo/track%5Ftimeline/


20 posted on 03/26/2007 8:34:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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an interesting read

H. Clay Earles
Martinsville Speedway Founder
http://www.martinsvillespeedway.com/track%5Finfo/h%5Fclay%5Fearles/

excerpt

Martinsville is a driver's track where exchanging paint is commonplace and no car completes 500 laps without body damage. But, with its long straight-aways and short, tight turns, such is expected.

The winners at Martinsville compose a "Who's Who"" among drivers. The King, retired driver Richard Petty, still leads all modern era Winston Cup winners with 15 victories although his last victory came in the spring of 1979. But he still is the only driver to win here in four different makes of cars--Plymouth, Dodge, Ford and Chevrolet.

Darrell Waltrip is gaining on Petty with 11 wins, while the victory list includes Wallace, Cale Yarborough, Dale Earnhardt, Fred Lorenzen, Geoff Bodine, Harry Gant, Mark Martin, Ricky Rudd, Ernie Irvan, Bobby Isaac, Buck Baker, Junior Johnson, Morgan Shepherd, Buddy Baker, Dave Marcis, David Pearson, Earl Ross, Bob Welborn, Lee Petty, Jim Paschal, Jim Massey, Bill Amick, Fireball Roberts, Rex White, Tom Pistone, Joe Weatherly and Nelson Stacy.


21 posted on 03/26/2007 8:40:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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To: NYTexan
Hey, it's still racin'!

True, true, true. It is just my high expectation of my fav track and it seemed to be lacking somehow. You can bet I'll be in watchin' the night race later in the season and looking for sparks...

22 posted on 03/26/2007 8:45:23 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: NYTexan
I hate short tracks, it was a pain to watch Bristol...
...how the hell are you going to fit 43 cars in a 1/2 mile paper clip and get some racing excitement out of it, is beyond me.

Give me Daytona, Talladega, Texas...200MPH straight a way, 3,4 wide, paint exchange and all that, that's what I call nail biting excitement!

23 posted on 03/26/2007 8:46:47 PM PDT by danmar (Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today!)
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To: o_zarkman44
I sent ESPN a scathing email about our displeasure with the Busch Nascar coverage.

Good for you! Share the response if you get one.

24 posted on 03/26/2007 8:47:48 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: NYTexan
Very well done NYT! I hate being near the top of the league this early. I have already started my slide to also ran. A cold front blew in here on the west coast today so fresh snow is headed toward the Rockies. It raining Spotted Owls out there right now and I have to walk the dog.
25 posted on 03/26/2007 8:52:51 PM PDT by tubebender (Whom keeps stealing my Tag Line???)
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To: tubebender

Thanks Tork!

The dillos will be nip'n at yer heels soon enough!

Don't get too wet out there!


26 posted on 03/26/2007 8:58:05 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: glock rocks

Ya got the Grok weather map handy?


27 posted on 03/26/2007 9:20:09 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NormsRevenge

Is it just me or was this the first time Bristol was kinda boring? Biffle coming in fifth was the bright spot for me. cot? car or truck.My pig is prettier than that car.LOL


28 posted on 03/26/2007 9:25:05 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: vox_freedom

Martinsville tends to be a boring race from my perspective. One line, follow the leader is not my idea of a good race. Might be a lot better in person (as any race is). But tv just don't do Marinsville any justice.


29 posted on 03/26/2007 9:37:40 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: All
If you'd like ON or Off the Nascar at FR racing threads&stuff Ping List, Sound Off. Thanks!

This is not a High Volume Ping List and is intended primarily to alert folks of the posting of the weekly Nascar qualifying and race threads.

Occasional sports or military or prayers Pings using the list may also be sent as situation or subject dictates.

Profanities, flame wars, taunting other folks teams and drivers and belligerence in general in observing common sense rules and family decency standards on the thread may result in serious sanctions and potential removal from FR so be nice. :-)

30 posted on 03/26/2007 10:11:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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To: vox_freedom

The race ended with a green-white checker and was won by a guy who beat cars with fresher tires that had pitted behind him. Just my opinion, but I didn't think it was boring.


31 posted on 03/26/2007 10:45:19 PM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: NormsRevenge

Ping me!


32 posted on 03/26/2007 10:53:43 PM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: SALChamps03

You're on the list!


33 posted on 03/26/2007 10:55:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ...... BumP'n'Run 'Right-Wing Extremist' since 2001)
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To: NYTexan
Old Dominion Updating Doppler


34 posted on 03/27/2007 3:15:37 AM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: NYTexan

Thanks for the ping,and running this weeks thread.


35 posted on 03/27/2007 4:04:51 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (There are 2 types of Rudy fans - the uninformed or anti-conservative TROLLS who do not belong on FR)
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To: tubebender
A cold front blew in here on the west coast today so fresh snow is headed toward the Rockies.

Boy howdy, the wind is howling through the guy wires, and the wind chimes are hanging sideways. We have a winter storm warning, and I think they're gonna be right this time. We're about to get clobbered with some cement to bust the trees down. I missed my last chance to take photos of the crocus and daffys yesterday. They're gonna be mulch today.

36 posted on 03/27/2007 4:06:36 AM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: o_zarkman44

Martinsville is an awesome track to watch 30 or so modifieds, but not 43 winston cup cars.

It sure beats the cookie cutter tracks where the winner is determined on fuel strategy and someone chucking a glove out the window to cause a 'debris' caution.


37 posted on 03/27/2007 4:07:55 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (There are 2 types of Rudy fans - the uninformed or anti-conservative TROLLS who do not belong on FR)
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To: NYTexan

That's a beautiful thread lead-in NY......great job.

Here's a little news on the new safer COT.

Brian Vickers Medical Update:
Representatives of BVLLC reported Monday afternoon that Brian Vickers is doing well and recovering from the 1st and 2nd-degree burns suffered to his bottom/feet and exhaust inhalation Vickers experienced during Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Vickers requested medical attention following the 500 lap race, including oxygen, and is resting at home in Charlotte. He plans to address TRB business obligations Tuesday, test at Greenville-Pickens Speedway on Wednesday and is expected to be ready for this weekend’s race at Martinsville.


38 posted on 03/27/2007 4:40:24 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE --- Member of the F-I-R-M)
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HAVE A RIDE AROUND MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY
39 posted on 03/27/2007 5:02:28 AM 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; All

Tony Snow needs our Prayers... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1807452/posts?page=1


40 posted on 03/27/2007 7:12:56 AM PDT by tubebender (Whom keeps stealing my Tag Line???)
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To: tubebender

Thanks for pinging to that.

Prayers offered for him.

At least he will have the best care possible.


41 posted on 03/27/2007 11:11:25 AM 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

Thanks WCG!


42 posted on 03/27/2007 2:33:40 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: WestCoastGal

LOL, Seeing Jr. in the passenger seat is different.


43 posted on 03/27/2007 2:47:25 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Outstanding Intro. WOW.


44 posted on 03/27/2007 3:38:10 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Subject to change without notice.)
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To: AGreatPer

Thanks AGP, I learn a little bit more HTML & about NASCAR everytime I put one of these together.


45 posted on 03/27/2007 4:03:44 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
Will this be the weekend Geico introduces the Cave Women into their ads
46 posted on 03/27/2007 9:16:38 PM PDT by tubebender (Whom keeps stealing my Tag Line???)
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To: NYTexan
Goody's Cool Orange?

Man, that's a heckuva marketing line for the ol' headache powder----LOL!

I'll check ya's out on Sunday after.

47 posted on 03/27/2007 9:22:27 PM PDT by budman_2001 (Budman's Wrong Wray Wracing Wrules)
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To: WestCoastGal

Teams use thinner metal on exhaust at Bristol, causes problems: #11-Denny Hamlin said the first race with the Car of Tomorrow, last week at Bristol, wasn't that much different. How he felt afterward sure was. Hamlin said yesterday during Busch Series testing at Richmond International Raceway that he and several other drivers had "extremely bad headaches" along with aches throughout the body. "I had to get blood tested yesterday to see what was wrong with me because I felt terrible," Hamlin said. "I talked to my physical trainer who talked to other physical trainers who said their guys took the day off because they couldn't do anything yesterday." Hamlin said he wondered whether it had anything to do with a carbon monoxide problem. Kerry Tharp, the director of communications for NASCAR competition, said yesterday by phone that several teams, including Hamlin's #11, had exhaust system failures. A number of teams, in trying to conserve weight on the new car, opted for a thinner metal piping for their exhaust systems. That led to failures. The problem is not expected to repeat this weekend at Martinsville.(Richmond Times Dispatch)(3-28-2007)


48 posted on 03/28/2007 9:54:42 AM 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; NYTexan; SouthTexas; NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; All

No so good for the drivers. Will the next step be mandated filtered air?

I don't know if any of you listen to Jeff Brooks the radio car guy on Saturday mornings but I just heard him do a Opus on a local station. He has been in the hospital for several weeks and he said he was giving up the show and then he said Good By...


49 posted on 03/28/2007 1:15:01 PM PDT by tubebender (Whom keeps stealing my Tag Line???)
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I called KINS radio here in Eureka and they told me Jeff Brooks has Cancer and it is terminal. He was on the air 30 years helping average people solve problems on their cars and pickups.
50 posted on 03/28/2007 4:02:35 PM PDT by tubebender (Whom keeps stealing my Tag Line???)
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