Skip to comments.NASCAR - The Coca-Cola 600 - from Lowes - on FOX, Sunday May 27 at 5:00pm ET
Posted on 05/22/2007 7:31:39 PM PDT by glock rocks
Lowe's Track Specs:
Superspeedway: 1.5-mile quad oval
Race Length: 334 laps, 501 miles
Banking: turns: 24 degrees; straights: 5 degrees
Straights: Frontstretch - 1952.8 feet; Backstretch - 1360 feet
Grandstand Seating: 171,000
Pit Road Speed: 45mph
Pace Car Speed: 55mph
- Practice: Thursday, May 24, 3:00 - 4:30pm/et; and Saturday, May, 26, 3:00 - 3:50pm/et
- Happy Hour Practice: Saturday, May 26, 6:20 - 7:20pm/et on TV-SPEED
- Qualifying Draw: Thursday, May 24, 8:00pm/et
- Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-43, Thursday, May 24 at 7:10pm/et, TV-SPEED, re-air Friday, May 25 at 2:00pm/et; AND live via radio at PRN Radio and Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio.
Info courtesy Jayski.com
CARQUEST Autoparts 300 7:30pm/et, Saturday, May 26 at Lowe's on ESPN-2
Craftsman Truck Series: Ohio 250 1:00pm/et Saturday, May 26 at Mansfield on SPEED
Weekend TV/radio race coverage and calendar for all series, all events
Going to be a good weekend. Going to a Tigers game on Saturday and going to relax at home for a long race on Sunday.
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I’m throwing a large chunk o pig on the smoker Sunday morning. This is my favorite racing weekend.
I am throwing caution to the wind this race.. :-’
Thanks for the thread.
I can not possibly do as bad as I did a couple weeks ago.. (knock on wood)
I had 3 of the 4 drivers you picked.
and then there was this today.. the COT program is getting accelerated a year.
NASCAR to use COT exclusively in 2008 ^
Posted by NormsRevenge
On General/Chat ^ 05/22/2007 4:39:07 PM PDT · 13 replies · 97+ views
AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/22/07 | Jenna FRyer - ap
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR will use the Car of Tomorrow exclusively in 2008, a year earlier than planned. The COT was scheduled to run 16 races this season and be phased into competition during the next two years. But costs skyrocketed while car owners tried to maintain two programs the current car, and the COT and NASCAR said Wednesday it will move up the date if teams agreed. “The majority of car owners actually came to us and said ‘Now that we are up and running the car, it doesn’t make sense to have two parallel programs moving...
You are on the 8 ball this week with early Q at hand.
I was just doin' research for the Dover thread when my Beeber rang.
Nascar seems about as organized and thoughtful as the democrat party lately.
Shrub may be on thin ice..
Of course this statement obligates you ta post pics of it! (you know the rules!)
I’d be happy to!
Racing, bbq, photos, racing... what a day!
Participating drivers include #16-Greg Biffle [Busch Series], #4-Ward Burton, #8-Dale Earnhardt, Jr., #24-Jeff Gordon, #11-Denny Hamlin, #88-Shane Huffman [Busch Series], #48-Jimmie Johnson, #01-Mark Martin, #25-Casey Mears and #47-Jon Wood. The cars were unveiled Tuesday at Lowes Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Distinguished members of the military kicked off the American Heroes tribute in grand style with a military color guard presentation and the presentation of the cars that will run in the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend to show their support for Americas armed forces.
The NASCAR team owners, sponsors, drivers and employees donated the space on their cars to collectively thank the armed forces at the Coca-Cola 600.
The American Heroes Memorial Day Tribute is being supported by Sprint Nextel, which will conduct a national fundraising campaign to encourage Sprint Nextel customers to support the troops with their donations to the USO. Diecast models and officially licensed merchandise of the participating drivers will be available for sale through Motorsports Authentics. The American Heroes program hopes to raise significant funds for American military families in need through the effort.
NASCAR to salute military through American Heroes
By Joe Menzer, NASCAR.COM
May 9, 2007
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For Lt. Gen. Clyde A. Vaughn of the Army National Guard, teaming up with NASCAR for a special tribute to the armed forces this Memorial Day seemed a natural.
“NASCAR is about people,” Vaughn said Tuesday. “Everything they do is about the team approach. It’s the same way with the services. Our core value is people. As technology catches up, unless you’ve got superior people and the teamwork to go with it, you’ll never turn out on top.
“They do exactly what we do. We’re very much respectful of the way they conduct their business. The tribute they give to our nation before every race that starts, their everyday caring about soldiers and the way the conduct themselves, we’re very proud of them and it’s a great sport to be associated with for us.”
Vaughn was at Lowe’s Motor Speedway to help announce the American Heroes Memorial Day salute to the armed forces that will take place at LMS prior to the Coca-Cola 600 on May 27.
Don’t go there Jr.!
Not to worry, but ya never know..
Shrub has not endeared himself to his owner and high mucky mucks this year..
He has also helped his older brother to grow , sort of,, especially after wrecking him.
Fearless? That’s not a reach by any means. ;-)
Joe is still prolly holdin' up the stop sign for Bud there.
Unless Jr. wants ta wear blue (NAPA), But that's a tough cord to cut.
RCR is my bet. Although I'd like to see him make JRM work.
Dunno. You gotta admit, that’d be a team to reckon with.
The appeal was scheduled to be heard Wednesday, but the team informed NASCAR on Tuesday it will not fight the penalties. Earnhardt was docked 100 points and crew chief Tony Eury Jr. was fined $100,000 and suspended six races after NASCAR discovered illegal brackets on the rear wing of the #8 Chevy at Darlington.(Associated Press)
UPDATE: DEI issued the following statement: The rules are black and white, said Richie Gilmore, DEIs Vice President of Motorsports. We were clearly in violation of those rules and accept the penalties handed down by NASCAR. Going forward, weve reviewed our internal processes and procedures to insure something like this doesnt happen again.
The Bay Area Midgets that raced at Redwood Acres Sunday run 400 HP four banger engines. The main was won by a 17 year old girl. I heard they were doing 130 to 140 on a 3/8 paved track. I will need to confirm that before I commit it to memory...
Thanks but I'll keep writing bad checks on my local bank...
I’m still trying to get rid of all these stupid Susan Anthonys.
I've got DirecTV w/ their HOT PASS package.
At exactly 10:00pm with 2 laps to go in the AllStar race, some idiot at DTV reboots my receiver.
When my service was restored, Kevin was in Victory Circle.
Don’t forget your PICKS!!!
I’m going with ALL FAVORITES!!
In my best FReep voice...Pictures please...
I’ve got Dish Network, and didn’t have an interruption.
Mark Martin has always been my favorite. Although I was disheartened when he left Roush and went to Ginn. But since Mark is in the ARMY CAR 01, I still continue to pull for him. It means a lot to the troops because they always want to know how the Army Car finished.
With a son in Iraq, who could go wrong in picking Mark Martin to win? And the US Army is a winner as well!
2nd choice Carl Edwards. Takin Care of Business!
Charlotte is my favorite track. We go to the fall race every year.
ON IMPORTANCE OF THIS PROMOTION TO HIM: “Budweiser is very adamant and very serious about their relationship with the military and so am I. Very proud of it. I think that with the country at war and everything going on right now, we have to try to show not only that we are patriotic, but also show our support for the troops. The biggest thing right now, is trying help those guys’ morale any time we can. To have been in that situation for so many years and now cycling back through, every little bit of show of support helps those guys and makes them feel better. I am sure it isn’t an easy road over there like I said, to be over there and cycling back there. They have all been there longer that I think they anticipated. Any kind of show of support that we can give them from over here will hopefully make a little bit of difference.”
Just in case I forget to send over my caution pool pick (again) before I head out of here, I’ll take 18 cautions Sunday.
and no reds??