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NASCAR: THE TRACK TOO TOUGH TO TAME - SATURDAY NIGHT RACING DARLINGTON ~ FOX 6:30pm/et
Jayski Nascar Infield Parking My Pictures | 05-08-07 | Me Jack and Junior

Posted on 05/08/2007 2:17:24 PM PDT by WestCoastGal

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1 posted on 05/08/2007 2:17:34 PM PDT by WestCoastGal
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2 posted on 05/08/2007 2:18:16 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Todd Berrier on the COT.

Q: How’s the Car of Tomorrow going to play at Darlington this weekend?

Berrier: How’s the COT going to play at Darlington? I really think, at the end of a fuel run, you’ll be able to go out there and run faster in a rental car. I’m being perfectly honest with you.

I think it’s going to be miserably slow. But, I don’t honestly know. I think the race at Phoenix, where we were at another mile place; I think it was rather boring from my perspective.

Then I watched the Busch race at Richmond [last] Friday night and I thought it was rather good. I’m hoping the same thing plays out for [the Car of Tomorrow] — the thing is just so top-heavy and the center of gravity is so high.

There’s nothing about it that you would build, intentionally that way to go to Darlington and run fast — or anyplace else, for that matter. Darlington is just going to be way worse because the tires fall off so much.

I feel like it’s going to be miserable — miserably ugly. But I might be 100 percent wrong.

http://www.nascar.com/2007/news/features/05/08/kharvick.tberrier.garage.darlington/1.html


3 posted on 05/08/2007 2:24:14 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal

I went to the race this past weekend at Richmond..I was the guy in the baseball hat sittin on the backstretch just before turn 3..didja’ll see me?? ROFL


4 posted on 05/08/2007 2:25:55 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese..)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Saw a really good looking guy sitting there. Should have known it was a FReeper :-)


5 posted on 05/08/2007 3:22:57 PM PDT by barker ( A smile is a curved line that sets things straight.)
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To: barker

ROFL..I have a face built for radio..:-)


6 posted on 05/08/2007 3:25:13 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese..)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; steveegg; WestCoastGal; tubebender; Afronaut; ...

PING TO Darlington Race thread........

Because of the track’s unwieldy shape, Darlington Raceway has been considered one of the most difficult tracks to drive. Winning at Darlington means that you possess exceptional skills behind the wheel. The track has been nicknamed ‘The Lady In Black’, and dubbed the track ‘Too Tough To Tame’.

“You never forget your first love,” seven-time Cup Champion Dale Earnhardt once said, “whether it’s a high school sweetheart, a faithful old hunting dog, or a fickle racetrack in South Carolina with a contrary disposition. And, if you happen to be a race car driver there’s no victory so sweet, so memorable, as whipping Darlington Raceway.”


7 posted on 05/08/2007 3:29:09 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal; All
WOW! Awesome Opening Lap!@! Looks Great!

Check out this link: HERE

http://sports.yahoo.com/nascar/news?slug=ap-nascar-inthepits-050707&prov=ap&type=lgns

Seems some are worried that Hendrick Motor Sports is 'winning too much'... Wonder how HELTON thinks? Would Nascar complain about the NYYankees winning several World Series in a row???

8 posted on 05/08/2007 3:35:39 PM PDT by GRRRRR ( What's Next? - Lead, Crash or Get Out of The WAY!~)
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To: WestCoastGal

Dunno if I can stand to see Team Hendrick’s 8th win of the year.


9 posted on 05/08/2007 3:35:46 PM PDT by steveegg (I am John Doe.)
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To: WestCoastGal

We all thought BRISTOL’s first COT encounter was going to be a wreckfest, but the cars handled so horribly that it was hard to get ‘racey’ with them.

I suspect the same thing this weekend???


10 posted on 05/08/2007 3:36:56 PM PDT by GRRRRR ( What's Next? - Lead, Crash or Get Out of The WAY!~)
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To: GRRRRR
We all thought BRISTOL’s first COT encounter was going to be a wreckfest, but the cars handled so horribly that it was hard to get ‘racey’ with them.

I suspect the same thing this weekend???

They may still handle horribly, but Darlington is a handling track, and that wall is closer than ever because the COT is wider than the current-generation cars.

11 posted on 05/08/2007 3:38:55 PM PDT by steveegg (I am John Doe.)
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To: GRRRRR

My thoughts are that Hendrick has tested many, many, many more times than every one else. That is a fact and the other teams can only blame themselves. I blame Teresa for not putting the money into this effort, DEI has practiced very little........if I remember correctly they didn’t even have a finished car until December for crying out loud.

Like this........

“”They say that Hendrick’s have almost 100 days of testing in the COT car ... we’ve spent nine days testing,” Biffle said.”

” Earnhardt, mired in contract talks with struggling Dale Earnhardt Inc., had a twinge of jealousy in his voice while explaining that Hendrick has used several different test drivers this season to gather data. Max Papis, David Green and 17-year-old development driver Landon Cassill have all logged considerable hours with the Chevrolet Impala for Hendrick.”

They’ve got a lot of resources. They’ve got a great company, two, three really good cars every week, great crew chiefs. They’ve really got the package right now,” Earnhardt said. “Their cars, they handle pretty good. They’re getting through the center of the corner better with the COT, and that’s just because they test the hell out of it.

“I hear rumors they got Max Papis and road race guys at Sonoma testing and testing and testing and testing.” [that’s true]

Asked if DEI could keep up, Earnhardt didn’t pause.

“No. Not many teams can do that,” he said. “There are a few that can do that, but not many. They put a lot back into their race teams, you know what I mean?” [yes Jr we know what you mean $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$]


12 posted on 05/08/2007 3:45:07 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: steveegg

Did you see the special tires they put on it to get it to fit in the hauler?


13 posted on 05/08/2007 3:46:27 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal
Did you see the special tires they put on it to get it to fit in the hauler?

Not directly. Don't think Roush has that problem because of how they configured their haulers (or at least that's what Robot said last week).

14 posted on 05/08/2007 3:57:55 PM PDT by steveegg (I am John Doe.)
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To: AGreatPer; WestCoastGal; tubebender; Eaker; GRRRRR; Conspiracy Guy; Ga Rob; Uncle George; ...
Well, I am really looking forward to this weekend. I love 'The Lady In Black'! A buddy and I went there in '01. What a great place. On another note, here's a link to pics of me at 'Dega last Sunday for the Petty Ride-Along Experience. Words connot fully describe what it was like. The turns were like a centrifuge. Three laps made me all wobbly when I climbed out ...... I can't imagine what 500 miles is like!! I asked my driver, Shaun, how fast we'd hit. He said, "Oh, about a buck-68 to 70." I said, "LET'S GO!!" Our car, the #19 Sadler Dodge, followed the other Ride-Along car, the #8 Bud car. I was really glad I was in the second car, as I was able to sense what the draft feels like when he'd pull behind him. Down the backstretch, they were weaving back and forth like they were blocking and trying to pass. They also took turns heading up to the wall in the turns. I could almost reach out and touch the fence in turns 3 and 4. The G-forces were WAY more than I expected. In turn 2 on the last lap, Shaun rode the rim, then turned hard left and headed down the hill of the turn like a classic old slingshot. I could hear the motor winding up!! I fully recommend all of you to at least do the Ride-Along at a track near you. Check out the schedule at the Petty Experience site.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Slideshow

15 posted on 05/08/2007 5:16:27 PM PDT by Jackknife ( "It's not a real party 'til somebody breaks something.")
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To: Jackknife

I live just a few miles from Michigan international speedway. My neighbor’s brother in law is a former ARCA and occasional Busch series driver (Bill Ebersole). Ebersole is the president of the Track Time driving school at MIS but I’ve never done it.


16 posted on 05/08/2007 5:21:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: WestCoastGal

My first trp to Darlington - I can’t wait.


17 posted on 05/08/2007 5:26:29 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: WestCoastGal
The Palmetto State Updating Doppler


18 posted on 05/08/2007 5:34:46 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: WestCoastGal
Darlington, already???
This season is moving along.
19 posted on 05/08/2007 5:37:24 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: Jackknife

Outstanding! Great pic there... I probably wouldn’t sleep for a day from the adrenaline rush from that. You of course asked Shaun if you could give er a spin, eh?

And, you did stop at Dreamland-BBQ for ribs afterwards, right?


20 posted on 05/08/2007 5:43:53 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: glock rocks
You of course asked Shaun if you could give er a spin, eh?

I was rushing so hard from the ride, all I could say was "Thanks Shaun!", and shake his hand, just before I almost fell down upon exiting the car .........

21 posted on 05/08/2007 6:34:04 PM PDT by Jackknife ( "It's not a real party 'til somebody breaks something.")
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To: Jackknife

Great pic and story! I don’t know what you had to do or to pay for that ride, but it sounds like it was more than worth it!


22 posted on 05/08/2007 7:28:40 PM PDT by GBA (God Bless America!)
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To: vox_freedom

Yes it’s zipping right along, I hope the racing gets better. Nascar is losing fans right and left lately.

For those who used to watch INC.......

In the host chair sits the loneliest man in North America. Dave Despain has been universally blamed for “ruining” this show, hating NASCAR, and almost anything else that fans can think of. A veteran announcer in a true no-win situation, Despain once had WindTunnel on live every night and was the “Larry King” of SPEED. Then, management left racing and skewed to the hip-hop “NOPI” culture, the “reality” entertainment genre, and an endless string of poorly conceived NASCAR “theme” shows. WindTunnel was traded for Pinks, Unique Whips, and NASCAR Nation. Former all-star Despain was traded to Inside NEXTEL Cup. Roger Clemens had been sent to The Toledo Mud Hens.

http://dalyplanet.blogspot.com/2007/05/sad-state-of-inside-nextel-cup-on-speed.html


23 posted on 05/09/2007 5:10:28 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Predictions For Darlington?

Amy: Jimmie Johnson.
Toni: Jeff Gordon.
Tom: Gordon in a romp.
Tommy: Tony Stewart.
Tony: I think RCR is showing strength at the CoT races, and Jeff Burton will return to his old self.
Matt T.: Believe it or not, I’m tempted to say Ryan Newman. But not that tempted…Jeff Gordon.
Vito: Jeff Gordon. Darlington will make a ton of money on recyclables that breach the fence afterwards once that happens. I like that Ryan Newman pick though. I almost was going to pick him.
Tommy: Gordon’s a good bet though. That guy can flat out drive that track!
Vito: Well, I’m picking Gordon based on his past success and the inability of anyone to pass a Hendrick car on a CoT track yet.
Tommy: If Newman isn’ t out front…what’s the line on him wrecking Montoya?
Tony: 2-1.
Matt T.: 7-2.
Vito: Maybe Juan Pablo will return the favor.
Tom: Honestly, Juan Pablo may just wreck on his own. Remember, this is the track Too Tough To Tame…and with the CoT being “hard to drive,” I’m sure we’ll see a usual share of wrecks.
Matt T.: Speaking of which, my Derby pick came in DEAD LAST.
Vito: If I had a Kentucky Derby horse, I would name him Elmer.
Matt T.: I’d name him Stud.
Amy: Elmer Stud?
Vito: Nah, Elmer’s Glue Factory. Quarter horse… 3/4 dog food, 1/4 glue.
Tom: Ahhh…the Horse of Tomorrow.

http://www.frontstretch.com/md/8810/

Soooooooo anyone wanting to pick up places FRFL pick someone other than Jeff. [if you dare] :)


24 posted on 05/09/2007 5:19:11 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: Jackknife

Outstanding!


25 posted on 05/09/2007 8:12:55 AM PDT by steveegg (I am John Doe.)
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To: steveegg

setting up for a 9:00 am press conferrance at JR Motorsports for tomorrow and the rumor is that JR & Truex will run 2008 for JR Motorsports.

I’m guessing this is Busch???? Martin has another year on his contract at DEI in Cup anyway???


26 posted on 05/09/2007 2:20:18 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Dale Jr. & Truex to JR Motorsports? Dave Moody reported on Wednesday afternoon’s Sirius Speedway that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will announce tomorrow at JR Motorsports, that both he and #1-Martin Truex, Jr. will drive in the Nextel Cup Series for JR Motorsports in 2008. Hendrick Motorsports will provide engines for the team. A press conference is reportedly planned for 9:30am/et at JR Motorsports headquarters.

Rumor or fact.....it’s flying hot and heavy now. Hang on to your hats [your 8 hats]


27 posted on 05/09/2007 2:25:17 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: GBA
I don’t know what you had to do or to pay for that ride, but it sounds like it was more than worth it!

3 laps at Talladega is 125 $ plus tax ..... it was 133$. And, yes, worth every penny! Here's the link to the Petty Experience.

BePetty.com

28 posted on 05/09/2007 3:35:05 PM PDT by Jackknife ( "It's not a real party 'til somebody breaks something.")
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To: WestCoastGal

GONE GONE GONE PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW.


29 posted on 05/09/2007 3:37:31 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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Report: Junior to drive for JR Motorsports in 2008
By NASCAR.COM
May 9, 2007
06:42 PM EDT

Members of the media have been invited to a Thursday morning news conference at the JR Motorsports race shop in Mooresville, N.C. However, details of the conference were not provided, lending speculation that it may involve his contract negotiations with Dale Earnhardt Inc.

Dave Moody reported Wednesday afternoon on Sirius Speedway that speculation is Junior and Martin Truex Jr. will drive Nextel Cup cars under the JR Motorsports banner in 2008 with Hendrick Motorsports providing engines.

SPEED will interrupt regularly scheduled programming to go live from the JR Motorsports race shop at 11 a.m. ET for the news conference.

http://www.nascar.com/2007/news/headlines/cup/05/09/dearnhardtjr.mtruex.leaving.DEI/index.html

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Just think about the commercial HE CHANGED HIS NUMBER!!!!


30 posted on 05/09/2007 3:46:38 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal
Just think about the commercial HE CHANGED HIS NUMBER!!!!

I'll bet he takes the #8 with him........

31 posted on 05/09/2007 3:48:44 PM PDT by Jackknife ( "It's not a real party 'til somebody breaks something.")
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To: Jackknife

It’s up to Nascar but I can’t see them turning him down on that. :)


32 posted on 05/09/2007 3:56:12 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Up to Nascar??


33 posted on 05/09/2007 3:59:47 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: glock rocks
Well this has been going on under the radar for three hours now and we’ve kind of come to the conclusion that Teresa does NOT own the #’s 1 and 8. NASCAR has the ability to do whatever they want with any number. Childress doesn’t own the 3 either, he just reapplies to keep use of the # every year. So truthfully after the year is done, DEI and dale Jr could both go to NASCAR and say they want the 8 and/or 1... and it would be up to NASCAR as to who gets it. Not a sure thing but the best we could come up with. I guess he could also buy it like Mikey did earlier this year.

And Jayski has this.,. Who owns the Nextel Cup car numbers? NASCAR owns and assigns car numbers to an owner(s). NASCAR reserves the right to revoke or transfer car numbers to another owner/team at any time. Car numbers are non-assignable and non-transferable, except by NASCAR. NASCAR works with teams and sponsors when a specific number is requested. If duplication of numbers occur, which usually happens with the part-time teams, the fastest qualifier usually gets to use the number unless one team is considered full-time. In 2002, the #27 was used by Scott Wimmer for Bill Davis Racing and by Kirk Shelmerdine, both part time, however, Wimmer was listed in the #27 and Shelmerdine in the #`172 and when they attempted the same races, Wimmer got to use the #27 and Shelmerdine ran the #72, so NASCAR uses it's judgement in deciding who runs the number.(9-6-1999/9-17/2003)

34 posted on 05/09/2007 4:20:03 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Earnhardt Jr. leaving DEI

By Jerry Bonkowski, Yahoo! Sports
May 9, 2007

Dale Earnhardt Jr. officially will say goodbye to Dale Earnhardt Inc. on Thursday morning, Yahoo! Sports has learned.

A highly placed source within DEI as well as additional sources familiar with the situation told Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday afternoon that both Junior and teammate Martin Truex Jr. will announce Thursday morning that they are leaving the DEI camp at the end of this season and will drive for Earnhardt’s heretofore Busch Series operation, JR Motorsports.

Sirius Radio also reported late Wednesday afternoon that the Earnhardt/Truex split with DEI was a done deal and that the new Cup team entry will field Chevrolet chassis built by Hendrick Motorsports and will use Hendrick engines as well.

Sources tell Yahoo! Sports that Earnhardt Jr.’s primary sponsor, Budweiser, will follow Junior to JR Motorsports. Budweiser’s contract with DEI is due to expire at the end of 2008, but Yahoo! Sports sources believe there are provisions within the contract for an early exit if Earnhardt Jr. does not drive the No. 8 Chevrolet for DEI.

The press conference, which is expected to be televised nationally, will take place at JR Motorsports headquarters in Mooresville, N.C., at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday.

There has been no comment thus far from either DEI president Teresa Earnhardt (Dale Jr.’s stepmother) or company director of global operations Max Siegel.


35 posted on 05/09/2007 4:40:31 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: Wolfstar; SouthTexas; NYTexan; steveegg; tubebender; fideist; GRRRRR; Roccus; michigander; ...

PING


36 posted on 05/09/2007 4:41:43 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal
It’s up to Nascar but I can’t see them turning him down on that. :)

That's not necessarily true. Owners have more say so in that than does NASCAR. If you remember, just last year, Sterling got the rights to the #14 from a previous owner. NASCAR has no say so in the #3....Childress does. Same when Bill got #9 back when he went to Evernham.

37 posted on 05/09/2007 4:48:55 PM PDT by Jackknife ( "It's not a real party 'til somebody breaks something.")
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To: WestCoastGal

When you really look at this, NASCAR basically agrees to whatever certain owners agree to do with the numbers. If one owner agrees to let another have a number, even if he has registered for it, NASCAR won’t say no. That was basically what I meant in my last post.


38 posted on 05/09/2007 4:52:04 PM PDT by Jackknife ( "It's not a real party 'til somebody breaks something.")
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To: WestCoastGal

Okay, so let’s say I’m comfy with the Truex and Jr thing. What do you suppose Teresa’s up to with her team? Where’s the rumor mill on that?

Oh, and BTW, thanks for the updates! I love these threads.


39 posted on 05/09/2007 5:41:13 PM PDT by glock rocks (crazy mutant desert guy)
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To: glock rocks

So...Teresa is going to sully the DEI legacy?
I never did like her.
If she were smart, she’d just give it all to Jr.
She’s worth a billion$ or so anyway.

G


40 posted on 05/09/2007 5:51:45 PM PDT by GRRRRR ( What's Next? - Lead, Crash or Get Out of The WAY!~)
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To: glock rocks
Didn’t you know her board of directors and DEI movie & entertainment and memorabilia road show is up and ready to go. :)

And this speaks volumes from Tony Jr....

“I’m interested in going with him,” Eury Jr. told FOXSports.com on Wednesday. “He takes care of his people. Whether it’s a pat on the back or ways to entertain them, he takes care of everyone around him. Much like the way people are treated at Hendrick Motorsports. Junior does the same thing. Owners who don’t treat their people well suffer.”

http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/6793898

41 posted on 05/09/2007 5:53:20 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal

I stopped in at a local FBO this morning and the talk was about Darlington. One of the pilots had his laptop out and showed me these two websites.

http://jetjit.com/

http://discussions.flightaware.com/viewtopic.php?t=2133&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=125&sid=9cc534e76e554023129c75846ad2f53e

Be sure to check the home page at http://discussions.flightaware.com/ There’s lots of good stuff there.


42 posted on 05/09/2007 5:56:56 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: B4Ranch

Thanks I follow him a lot through that. He has one plane that I know of and the tail number they were talking about is unknown to me.?

He was in Georgia today, probably a commercial for the track.

Yes I’m a stalker. lol /not


43 posted on 05/09/2007 6:03:03 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: GRRRRR

It’s a news nightmare!!

Whirling and swirling.

Clare B on XM radio said........

She reiterated what David Poole posted... that he will announce that he is leaving but nothing specific. Free agency only???

She believes that Teresa will immediately try to recruit the biggest name possible to replace him. [Who in the heck could that be, there is no one bigger that’s available and would put themselves in that mess]?? Is there?


44 posted on 05/09/2007 6:07:52 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: WestCoastGal
Nascar is losing fans right and left lately.

Regrettably, Nascar has lost a lot of fans.
I've been a fan for over twenty years. The over-hyped commercialism and over riding sponsor interests, selective rule enforcement, and predominance of certain "wimpy" drivers has caused me (and I suspect) many fans to question why this wonderful "down to earth" sport has changed so dramatically.

I have found myself doin other stuff rather than watching because of changes that don't relate to fan interest. Driver character and personal values are most important to me, not the glitz and ego that seem to prevail.

Dave Despain has had the courage to question some of the stuff that has been going on, including questionable late race caution flags. We don't get that truth from many other commentators who are paid by Nascar or the broadcast stations.

45 posted on 05/09/2007 7:12:21 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: WestCoastGal

I would imagine that the “Nascar Changing Tail Numbers”
thread is a good one to keep the link to if you are interested in what type of planes these guys are flying in.

http://discussions.flightaware.com/viewtopic.php?t=2133&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=125&sid=9cc534e76e554023129c75846ad2f53e

It started back in September and is still active.


46 posted on 05/09/2007 7:17:26 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: WestCoastGal
She believes that Teresa will immediately try to recruit the biggest name possible to replace him. [Who in the heck could that be, there is no one bigger that’s available and would put themselves in that mess]?? Is there?

My money says Biffle, though I will note I'm putting only a dime on that one. It would be the perfect elegant solution for Roush to pare down to 4 teams since he'll be hunting for sponsors for the #16 (again) after this year.

As for Jr's chassis/engine choice, that speaks volumes for precisely what the top tier of this sport has come to (and that's all I will say here).

47 posted on 05/10/2007 4:04:57 AM PDT by steveegg (I am John Doe.)
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To: B4Ranch

Yes it’s very interesting, I actually didn’t know they had a discussion area. :)


48 posted on 05/10/2007 5:42:06 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: vox_freedom

Tony Stewart may have taken a lot of heat for speaking out on the caution deal, but I bet he got Nascar’s attention.

The COT was supposed to give us side by side racing, so far it hasn’t. I guess we will have to wait and see how it does in the next races, the Dega COT race should be interesting to say the least.


49 posted on 05/10/2007 5:44:22 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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To: steveegg

Well, I wouldn’t say Biffle is a BIG name.

DEI cannot ever be successful without Jr. JMO.. They haven’t been so far because they did not put the effort into the racing portion of the company. That’s been the biggest problem and why Jr wanted 51% but not with a board of directors and a Yates/Ford issue on top of it.


50 posted on 05/10/2007 5:46:46 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (-EARNHARDT-ELLEDGE) Dale Jr~ 5-31-07 ~ MIDNIGHT GIT-R-DONE -- I vote NO on BOD!!)
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