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NASCAR Nextel Cup: Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway - June 10, 2007 2:00 pm EDT - TNT
Nascar.com Jayski.com Thats Racin.com | June 5, 2007 | NYTexan

Posted on 06/05/2007 12:29:26 AM PDT by NYTexan


FREE REPUBLIC NASCAR THREAD

POCONO 500 at Pocono Raceway


Welcome all to the Nextel Cup race at Pocono Raceway!


(Click on the Pics, Graphics, & Links for related news & info.)

Qualifying: Fri June 8, 3:30 pm Nextel Cup Qualifying (LIVE) SPEED

Race: Sun June 10, 2:00 pm Nextel Cup Race on TNT

Speed's NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 11:00 am/et
(Caution Pool opens then!)

Jayski.com TV listings

Track Details with Current & Historical Track info from NASCAR.com and from That's Racin'

NASCAR News, Info and Stats from JAYSKI'S silly season site




TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: nascar; nextel; nytnascarthread; pocono
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1 posted on 06/05/2007 12:29:29 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Track History (click the pic)


2 posted on 06/05/2007 6:56:13 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

An early start? Threads get earlier and earlier...


3 posted on 06/05/2007 6:57:15 AM PDT by devane617 (Stop Illegal Immigration. Call your Senator today. Senate Switchboard at 202-224-3121.)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; Afronaut; AgentEcho; ...

Pocono thread is up!


4 posted on 06/05/2007 7:15:13 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
Kurt has his Eddie Haskel act down pact.

"Oh, Yes sir Mr. Helton. I would never do anything like that on purpose. How is Mrs. Helton? Me & The Ton were just kidd'n around. "


5 posted on 06/05/2007 7:19:16 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

No news reports on that situation yet.


6 posted on 06/05/2007 7:31:25 AM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
I'm sure Mr. Helton has shoved this in Kurt's face by now.


7 posted on 06/05/2007 7:38:10 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: NYTexan
Thanks for the ping.

No more rain!

8 posted on 06/05/2007 7:55:21 AM PDT by LasVegasMac (Give me 10 days and we'll be at war with those SOB's - I'll make it look like their fault!")
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To: NYTexan

What a dilemma. Who’s side do you take? I know that there are lot of Stewart fans here and maybe even a few Busch the elder fans, but I don’t like either one of them all that much.


9 posted on 06/05/2007 8:50:34 AM PDT by GBA (God Bless America!)
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To: NYTexan

Pocono 500 - my second favorite race of the year (the first being Sirius at the Glen (formerly Bud at the Glen) - both tracks are a short trip (80 minutes or so) from Binghamton, NY, where I grew up, and my Dad used to take me to one or the other on rotating years.


10 posted on 06/05/2007 9:03:24 AM PDT by CT-Freeper (Said the perpetually dejected Mets fan.)
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To: CT-Freeper
I'll be at Pocono this week. It was kind of a last minute thing this year. A lot of stuff going on; my mother died, my sister had surgery, no OT at work (which I sort of count on in spring).

I'm looking forward to the weekend. My sister and I planned the menu earlier this week. It will be ribs, beer, steak, beer, baked potatoes, beer. And jello shots.

My 20 year old nephew has to learn to drive a stick between now and Sunday so he can drive home.

11 posted on 06/05/2007 9:55:10 AM PDT by NEPA
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To: devane617; NYTexan

We have to keep up with all the news in Nascar, silly season has started early...........therefore the threads are early as well.

Also, sometimes the thread host has to work or take care of family. It takes work and research to put this together.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thanks NYT for doing the thread again this week, look fabulous as usual. :)


12 posted on 06/05/2007 1:42:44 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: TexasCajun; All
Tony doesn't want him suspended.........

LISTEN HERE TO THE SIRIUS LINK

13 posted on 06/05/2007 1:45:28 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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Re: my ESPN news on the old thread, they suckered us all in to watch for nothing. I’m getting sick of the media playing games with us on TEI or Jr news!!

As far as the rumor mill goes, here is the latest by those who have reported to be in the know. Posted in the order of those who think they know most. LOL

1. Hendrick
2. Gibbs
3. RCR
4. Ginn
5. JRM


14 posted on 06/05/2007 1:50:02 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: WestCoastGal

They did say we’d know within the next few days or up to two weeks from now. Anyone know if there’s some type of deadline?


15 posted on 06/05/2007 1:53:17 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Well July is sort of a deadline for diecast cars, but another month wouldn’t hurt. Particularly for Dale Jr, they would move mountains to make his stuff of course, since he’s the biggest sales generator out there.

Kelley promised us we would know in June unless something delayed their decision. I feel they have already made the decision but are just dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.

He’s been to the various other teams, he even said that himself. He was surprised that they have a lot of things DEI has but more they don’t have as well like the 7 post shaker we discussed the other day. Basically the reason he is leaving DEI is Teresa’s management style or lack thereof and non participation in the racing portion of the company. Plus, a lot of hard feelings built up for years.

The only one who has verbally said he hasn’t talked to Jr is Richard Childress??? And, today there was talk about him thinking about Biffle for 08. He does want a 4 car team. Gibbs does not, so if Jr goes there Yeley is out. If he goes to Hendrick and a lot of some who think they are in the know put that one first Shrub is out.

Visa is the sponsor interested in him. Jr has said he wants more time for himself and Budweiser has always made him do many many appearances AND more importantly they won’t let him run in the dirt cars and other racing stuff other drivers do. Mostly because of his fiery crash in the vette at Sonoma in 04.

So bottom line it’s a crap shoot of guessing games. :)


16 posted on 06/05/2007 2:19:29 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Because JR wants to go win championships, he has to step into a ride that already has top 35 owners points so he doesn’t have to race his way into every race. If this is the case, then somebody has got to lose their ride.


17 posted on 06/05/2007 3:33:42 PM PDT by umgud ("When seconds count, the police are just 10 minutes away!")
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To: umgud

The whole thing is confusing to me. I know Jr would HATE for someone to lose their ride because of him. Also, if Gibbs would just decide on re-upping with Chevy that choice would be more viable. There are so many loose ends. It could be an obvious decision he’s made that I’m just not seeing. :)

Now if Hendrick could place Shrub with one of his Hendrick engine teams like Ginn that might make it easier. Of course that will just kill some Earnhardt fans to see him go to Hendrick. But if I could have cars like JJ’s every week, give them to me NOW!!

The merger with RCR and TEI engine dept is confusing to me also. That deal was on the table even before Jr left DEI. I am not sure Jr wants any part of TEI. And, considering the engine trouble Happy’s had off and on lately that may be a good decision.

I can’t see Ginn as an option because they are not winning, they have money but.....

RacingOne: If it were down to Ginn and Hendrick to sign Dale Jr. who do you think it would be?

Marlin: Ummm...I’d say Hendrick.


18 posted on 06/05/2007 4:14:20 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: WestCoastGal
Thanks for the link.

Tony don't want him suspended cause like he said, "I'm one of the worst" (at losing his temper)

19 posted on 06/05/2007 4:14:59 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GBA
Who’s side do you take?

I take the side of pit crew. Who face danger from accidents.

But KB's deliberate actions were not only reckless, but bordered on the edge of the criminal insanity!

He needs to be severely sanctioned for this!

He should have been arrested!

20 posted on 06/05/2007 5:19:16 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
deported.
21 posted on 06/05/2007 5:22:24 PM PDT by glock rocks (Please pray every day for our Patriot Armed Forces fighting to protect our way of life.)
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To: WestCoastGal

Thanks WCG!

I don’t think many folks comprehend what a project it is to put these threads together.


22 posted on 06/05/2007 5:24:56 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: glock rocks
To Antarctica maybe? LOL

Got yer Grok weather map handy?

23 posted on 06/05/2007 5:29:02 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
Updating Keystone State Doppler


24 posted on 06/05/2007 5:46:24 PM PDT by glock rocks (Please pray every day for our Patriot Armed Forces fighting to protect our way of life.)
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To: glock rocks

Thanks!

Let’s just hope the green snot stays off the map this weekend.


25 posted on 06/05/2007 5:48:56 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: CT-Freeper
my Dad used to take me to one or the other on rotating years.

What a great Dad!

26 posted on 06/05/2007 5:56:13 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NEPA
I'll be at Pocono this week.

Be sure to take lots of pics for us!

27 posted on 06/05/2007 5:59:44 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
Obviously, you make a good point about the KB's actions being a danger to the pit crew. I'm willing to bet that NASCAR sees it the way you do.

On a similar note, I almost took out one of Kyle Busch's guys in the Panera Bread parking lot here in Concord last month. It was raining and I was looking for a place to park and didn't see him until I almost hit him. Comparing the two of us, I'm pretty sure he could have killed me if he wanted to but he was really cool about it. Wouldn't let me buy his lunch or anything. Best birthday present I got that day.

28 posted on 06/05/2007 6:34:08 PM PDT by GBA (God Bless America!)
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To: GBA

LOL, Sounds like ya both were lucky that day!


29 posted on 06/05/2007 6:52:05 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: AzNASCARfan; NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; WestCoastGal; tubebender; steveegg; ...
Thanks for the info Arizona NASCAR fan!


NEXTEL PRELUDE TO THE DREAM

An HBO PPV event tommorrow night

30 posted on 06/05/2007 9:02:11 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Corrected HBO link
31 posted on 06/05/2007 9:18:19 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
Thanks for the info, I had already decided $24.95 even for charity was too much for me. Now if BUD would let Jr do these things, think how much they could earn.

In other news, word on the street is Elf/Rubberhead/idiot/MrTantrum will get to watch Pocono from home. I will add they better darn well takes points too. What is a crewman's body worth compared to an unapproved COT wing support?????????????

Watch it here...

32 posted on 06/06/2007 6:23:01 AM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: WestCoastGal
Tony doesn't want him suspended.........

...because Tony wants to put him into the wall?

33 posted on 06/06/2007 12:07:44 PM PDT by steveegg (I am John Doe.)
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To: WestCoastGal
News on the Jr/sponsor front from SportsBusinessDaily.com via Jayski - A Visa spokesperson today refuted reports that the payment card company was close to a deal to become Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s new primary sponsor. “We haven’t even had conversations," said Visa spokesperson J.J. Carter.
34 posted on 06/06/2007 12:22:35 PM PDT by steveegg (I am John Doe.)
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To: steveegg

Don’t fall out of your chair but it looks more and more like Bud/Hendrick.

I hate Visa for decorating my various pages anyway. Jr knows his fans love Bud and Bud is one of the best sponsors. He has a personal contract with them thru 2008 anyway. They do need to give him a little more freedom to do other forms of races like the one tonight and not just waving the green flag. :)

BTW the Prelude To The Dream race tonight has pre-race on NOL for free if anyone is interested. I think it’s 6:30 not sure if ET or central.
And the see of red would become blue/gold. Yuck.


35 posted on 06/06/2007 1:37:11 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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MORE: Interviewed on Sirius Speedway, John Story confirmed that Dave Charpentier will serve as interim crew chief for Menard and Tony Eury, Sr. will move to a Research and Development position within DEI. Story said there isn’t any change in the status of Gilmore.(6-6-2007

They better do something to hang on to Menard, the one with the money that is.


36 posted on 06/06/2007 1:39:05 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: NYTexan; SouthTexas; steveegg; glock rocks; NormsRevenge; vox_freedom; las vegas; Mac; All

Take the quiz - which Nascar driver are you????

http://quizfarm.com/run.php/Quiz?quiz_id=36743


37 posted on 06/06/2007 2:18:55 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: WestCoastGal
This was mine
You scored as Kasey Kahne, You are Kasey Kahne. You are a major cutie! Everyone loves you and you have the most amazing eyes in the world. You are so loved that some people are jealous of you but don't let their thoughts bring you down just keep on being a beautiful person inside and out!
Kasey Kahne
70%
Tony Stewart
65%
Kevin Harvick
55%
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
50%
Kurt Busch
40%
Mark Martin
35%
Michael Waltrip
35%
Elliot Sadler
35%
Jeff Gordon
30%
Dale Jarrett
30%
What Nascar driver personality are you? created with QuizFarm.com I really wanted to be Jr :(
38 posted on 06/06/2007 2:20:06 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: WestCoastGal
Me = Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick.

I'm OK with that, though just know if Dale Earnhardt Sr. was around, I'd have been closest to him!

39 posted on 06/06/2007 2:28:07 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

Oh, and thanks for the ping!


40 posted on 06/06/2007 2:29:34 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

What Nascar driver personality are you?
created with QuizFarm.com
41 posted on 06/06/2007 2:36:05 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: WestCoastGal
well I got pegged to the right car,

You scored as Kevin Harvick, You are Kevin Harvick. You are very chipper and happy. You have a great and very serious relationship with someone who is always there for you. However you shouldn't ignore or abuse what you have because it may not be their tomorrow. You aren't always that consistent you tend to like change. (You definitely should never tell a joke) You have alot of close friends who love you dearly.

Kevin Harvick

80%

Jeff Gordon

70%

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

65%

Michael Waltrip

55%

Dale Jarrett

50%

Elliot Sadler

50%

Mark Martin

45%

Tony Stewart

35%

Kasey Kahne

25%

Kurt Busch

25%

What Nascar driver personality are you?
created with QuizFarm.com

I don't agree about the joke telling though...

I think I'm funny!


42 posted on 06/06/2007 3:01:26 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt ( The key to happiness... excess in moderation.)
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To: NYTexan

I knew I liked you :)


43 posted on 06/06/2007 3:16:11 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt

Hey Pete, sorry I didn’t ping you but I thought I read you went to the lake or something.

How in the heck did you get Flash second??? lol


44 posted on 06/06/2007 3:17:11 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: vox_freedom

Remind me not to drive next to you on the freeway. :)


45 posted on 06/06/2007 3:19:39 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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Ok I took it again and lied about being short. LOL Now I am Dale Jr and Kasey Kahne. hahahahaha

You scored as Dale Earnhardt Jr., You are Dale Earnhardt Jr. You are a major partier. You are wild and Crazy. You are easy going and love life. Maybe you shouldn't be so relaxed and be a little more serious sometimes.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

75%

Kasey Kahne

75%

Kevin Harvick

65%

Elliot Sadler

60%

Tony Stewart

55%

Kurt Busch

45%

Michael Waltrip

35%

Jeff Gordon

30%

Dale Jarrett

25%

Mark Martin

20%

What Nascar driver personality are you?
created with QuizFarm.com
46 posted on 06/06/2007 3:32:13 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: WestCoastGal

just popped in tween runs.

just got in from Cal., will be off to Twin tonight, tomorrow when I’m wrapped up the wife and I are off to Vegas till Sunday.

It’s Truck Show Season!!!

http://www.truckshow.com/


47 posted on 06/06/2007 3:34:14 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt ( The key to happiness... excess in moderation.)
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To: WestCoastGal

Ya but you still got those KK undertones...

LOL [:-)


48 posted on 06/06/2007 3:37:21 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt ( The key to happiness... excess in moderation.)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt

Aha, I knew you were going somewhere. :)

KK undertones keep me in line.


49 posted on 06/06/2007 3:39:57 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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To: WestCoastGal
Some of the guys at ElDora

AND FINALLY NO PENALTY ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE 2 UNTIL FRIDAY.

50 posted on 06/06/2007 4:01:34 PM PDT by WestCoastGal ( The JUNIOR NATION is VERY proud of our driver. You drive we'll follow! There ain't no turning back!)
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