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NASCAR Nextel Cup: Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway - Aug 5, 2007 2:00 pm EDT - ESPN
Nascar.com / Jayski.com / various | 7-30-07 | NYTexan

Posted on 07/30/2007 3:28:12 PM PDT by NYTexan


FREE REPUBLIC NASCAR THREAD

Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway

Welcome all to the Nextel Cup race at Pocono Raceway!

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


Pocono and other area race tracks will be on site as we
speed through the science behind what makes these fast cars go!

Qualifying: Fri August 3, 3:30 pm Nextel Cup Qualifying ESPN2
Race: Sun August 5, 2:00 pm Nextel Cup Race on ESPN

NASCAR Countdown - Pocono NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: ESPN2 1:00 pm/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: chat; nascar; nextel; nytnascarthread; pocono
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1 posted on 07/30/2007 3:28:16 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Ping for later


2 posted on 07/30/2007 3:30:39 PM PDT by moneypenny (if your for the UN, you are UNAmerican)
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To: NYTexan

Hoosier,Tony Stuart winner of the Brickyard !!!!!!!

I know I am happy


3 posted on 07/30/2007 3:46:15 PM PDT by Kimmers (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Kimmers
His team was pert happy 'bout it too!
4 posted on 07/30/2007 3:50:59 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Kimmers

Tony provided the two best moments of the race:

1) Hands free water bottle maneuver

2) “Here kitty, kitty, kitty.....”


5 posted on 07/30/2007 4:00:27 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: WestCoastGal; glock rocks; NormsRevenge; SouthTexas; steveegg; tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt; ...

Pocono Entry List, 47 entered

6 posted on 07/30/2007 4:10:22 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Pocono was the BIG track for me when I was a kid. Not the best place to watch a race.


7 posted on 07/30/2007 4:11:29 PM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: NYTexan
Pocono again already? Man alive. This year is flying by!
8 posted on 07/30/2007 4:13:06 PM PDT by don-o (Do the RIGHT thing. Become a monthly donor. End Freepathons forever)
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To: Right Cal Gal
You know those moments will be highlighted for years on ESPN....
9 posted on 07/30/2007 4:16:14 PM PDT by Kimmers (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Clam Digger

At least it’s not a road course like Watkins Glen. You can follow that one next week when I post that thread.


10 posted on 07/30/2007 4:18:12 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Kimmers

I know I hit the TiVo for the “kitty” remark over and over again....


11 posted on 07/30/2007 4:31:06 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: NYTexan
Thanks for the ping, NYT!

Pocono - the track where they ran out of money before they could get the last turn built!

12 posted on 07/30/2007 4:31:20 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (I've reached the age where happy hour is a nap.)
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To: LasVegasMac

LOL!


13 posted on 07/30/2007 4:34:06 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

I am going to have to add on to my family room wall. No more room for winning plaques.!. Good old Tony is costing me $$ again, but it is worth it to see him win again. I was hoping he would win at Sonoma, since that is my home track and he is good at road coarses, but hopefully he can take Pocono and Watkins Glen and give the Rainbor Warrior a run for his money.


14 posted on 07/30/2007 4:45:10 PM PDT by compman (left handed people are the only ones in their right mind!)
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To: compman
Smoke is well on his way for a second half of the season run.

He's got a ways ta go to catch the Flash!

15 posted on 07/30/2007 4:55:59 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: compman

Sears Point (they can call it Infineon all they want - to me, it’s still “The Point”) is my home track, too! Of course I wanted a Gordon win - anyone but Montoya (really, really don’t like him).

I think it may shape up to be a Gordon/Stewart chase - which would be fine by me (the better half is a Stewart fan).


16 posted on 07/30/2007 5:01:22 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: NYTexan

I don’t know about those who have commented or will comment, NASCAR on ESPN just doesn’t fit. But, I’ll watch it a scream at the TV and Rusty Wallace and all of the “aero loose” BS. Oh, I failed to mention Susie Culver covering NASCAR is crazy. Fox has by far the best announcers and coverage.


17 posted on 07/30/2007 5:02:58 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Soon to be Fredbacker1)
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To: NYTexan

Further comment: The whole Tony Stewart crew going up the fence was great.


18 posted on 07/30/2007 5:05:04 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Soon to be Fredbacker1)
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To: Right Cal Gal

My best friend from Michigan flies out every year for the Sears Point race and he is a huge Jeff Gordon fan, so we are quite the odd couple when we walk around the 50 acres campground with me in my TS garb and him in his JG garb. I do have the edge as it is my trailer and it is decked out with TS towels, blankets, pillows, rugs, flags, you name it. He tried once to put a Jeff Gordon decal on the back window when I wasn’t paying attention. It came off right after I dropped him at the airport!.


19 posted on 07/30/2007 5:05:18 PM PDT by compman (left handed people are the only ones in their right mind!)
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To: NYTexan

Monday, itchy trigger finger eh?


20 posted on 07/30/2007 5:10:35 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: Bushbacker1
Yeah, last Sunday was pert boring from the announcer’s booth.

I liked TNT’s opening show with their split screen approach.

21 posted on 07/30/2007 5:11:57 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
It's only Monday (not complaining!).

This will be the first Pocono race I watch from home in a couple years. After June's race was such a disaster because of jerks and bad weather (even though all the preceding week weather guys were saying only a 5-10% chance of rain) we're taking a break from Pocono. It just seems like a lot of real scumbags were at the 500 in June and we couldn't really enjoy it.

Maybe next year. Or not. I'm thinking of going to Dover instead. Somebody at the Pocono 500 said there isn't a bad seat in the place. Pocono Raceway has lots of bad seats.

Most likely on Sunday I'll BBQ with some family and friends and run the cable out to the deck and watch the race.

22 posted on 07/30/2007 5:15:32 PM PDT by NEPA
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To: SouthTexas
Dude, my trigger finger is always itch'n
23 posted on 07/30/2007 5:15:56 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Kimmers

How bout those fence climbers??


24 posted on 07/30/2007 5:17:01 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: NYTexan

LOL figured that wasn’t the best analogy after I hit post.


25 posted on 07/30/2007 5:19:25 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: NEPA
Soory ta hear ya had a bad time...

Most likely on Sunday I'll BBQ

Just so ya know the rules here...If ya mention BBQ, it's mandatory to post pics!

26 posted on 07/30/2007 5:21:05 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Man you are the thread master. Great job!!
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Arrest Made In Attack On NASCAR Driver

An Indianapolis man has been arrested on suspicion of beating and kicking a NASCAR Busch Series driver in the city’s Broad Ripple area, police said.

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Police said they believe Mark Tharpe, 25, attacked Steve Wallace, 19, on a street in Broad Ripple late Sunday or early Monday, beating him and kicking him in the face.

Wallace, the son of NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace, finished 17th in the Kroger 200 Busch Series race at Indianapolis’ O’Reilly Raceway Park on Saturday.

Police didn’t comment on a motive for the attack on Steve Wallace, whose father was part of ESPN’s broadcasting crew for Sunday afternoon’s Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Steve Wallace declined treatment for his injuries.

Tharpe was being held in jail Monday afternoon with bond set at $15,000, 6News’ Jack Rinehart reported.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/wrtv/20070730/lo_wrtv/13784206


27 posted on 07/30/2007 5:21:54 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Back In The Day = :"Pearson pops the plug on the Purolator percolator" : -)
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To: WestCoastGal

Thanks WCG!

That brute should be happy he’s not in jail down south! Gotta wonder what motivates that kind of trash.


28 posted on 07/30/2007 5:30:03 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

From what I understand from a local Indy person, that part of town used to be a good hangout for music etc. but is pretty bad/seedy these days. One wonders what he was doing down there?


29 posted on 07/30/2007 5:34:29 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Back In The Day = :"Pearson pops the plug on the Purolator percolator" : -)
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To: WestCoastGal

tag


30 posted on 07/30/2007 5:57:34 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Back In The Day = :"Pearson pops the plug on the Purolator percolator" : - {{{8 bank on it}}})
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RCR, KHI to Increase Busch Series Relationship: Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and Kevin Harvick Incorporated (KHI) have reached agreement to expand their already successful Busch Series relationship going into the 2008 season. KHI will take a more active role in this increased technical alliance with regard to testing, aerodynamics, suspension and chassis. RCR has been the engine supplier to KHI since the Kernersville, N.C.-based team fielded its first NASCAR Truck Series entrant in 2002.(Kevin Harvick Inc PR)(7-30-2007)
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JR Motorsports and Hendrick Motorsports to Join Busch Operations in 2008: JR Motorsports and Hendrick Motorsports will combine the two companies’ NASCAR Busch Series operations at the conclusion of the 2007 racing season with plans to field a joint effort beginning in 2008. The partnership will campaign two full-time race cars under the JR Motorsports banner that utilize Hendrick Motorsports engines, chassis and vehicle engineering support. Rick Hendrick will be listed as car owner of the #5 team and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be car owner of the #88. To support the operation, approximately 30 employees, including crew chief Chad Walter, will move to JR Motorsports’ Mooresville-based facility from Hendrick Motorsports’ Busch Series group in Concord. Walter will serve as crew chief of the #5 team next season.(Hendrick Motorsports PR)(7-30-2007)


31 posted on 07/30/2007 6:28:54 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Back In The Day = :"Pearson pops the plug on the Purolator percolator" : - {{{8 bank on it}}})
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To: All
Busch Series To Make Historic First Visit to Montreal Live on ESPN2: The Busch Series will make history this weekend as it becomes the first of NASCAR’s national series to race in Canada.

Check this out.

circuitgillesvilleneuve

32 posted on 07/30/2007 6:34:23 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Back In The Day = :"Pearson pops the plug on the Purolator percolator" : - {{{8 bank on it}}})
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To: NYTexan

You’re setting the bar pretty high for those that follow...


33 posted on 07/30/2007 6:40:21 PM PDT by tubebender (My first great grandson is a Miniature Schnauzer...)
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To: tubebender
That was not my aim...but I do like ta be all that I am!
34 posted on 07/30/2007 6:46:12 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: WestCoastGal
COOL
35 posted on 07/30/2007 6:48:32 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (Back In The Day = :"Pearson pops the plug on the Purolator percolator" : - {{{8 bank on it}}})
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To: WestCoastGal
I’ll bet we can come up with a dozen drivers who would pay for this whoopin...
36 posted on 07/30/2007 6:54:49 PM PDT by tubebender (My first great grandson is a Miniature Schnauzer...)
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To: NYTexan

I didn’t see yesterday’s race. I was my home Champ Car track in Downtown San Jose. The crowds were like last year (not very much— maybe 80,000 total for three days). There were hardly any vendors and fewer places to buy food. They didn’t announce an attendance figure, so it has to be pretty bad. I know NASCAR has more people on race day than Champ Car all weekend long.

One interesting thing is that people didn’t show up until about an hour or two before the race. A bunch left halfway throughout the race.

I don’t really care for timed events and perfer the distance race (lap count) mroe.


37 posted on 07/30/2007 6:58:34 PM PDT by racing fan (Go Team Israel!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Arrest Made In Attack On NASCAR Driver

Dang!

obviously not a Wallace fan, perhaps


38 posted on 07/30/2007 7:16:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Welcome to FR. The Virtual Boot Camp for 'infidels' in waiting)
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To: tubebender

I’ll do it for free if you hold him.


39 posted on 07/30/2007 7:32:30 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: NYTexan

This is a wee bit early, isn’t it?


40 posted on 07/30/2007 7:48:04 PM PDT by steveegg (I am John Doe, and a monthly donor)
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To: steveegg
This IS silly season gone early...

...and don't wee on my thread! ;)

41 posted on 07/30/2007 7:53:52 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

I thought I said Wii :-)


42 posted on 07/30/2007 7:54:55 PM PDT by steveegg (I am John Doe, and a monthly donor)
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To: NYTexan; All

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Talk about silly season.

Hearing #40-David Stremme is one of the candidates for the #8 seat at DEI. In the midst of all the buzz about who will take the #8 ride at Dale Earnhardt, Inc., since the merger with Ginn Racing, David Stremme has emerged as one of the frontrunners.(7-31-2007)

Thank you Jayski for the laugh and the bd present. I mean it could be true but duh they’ve been saying since day one it would be a TOP driver.


43 posted on 07/31/2007 4:34:02 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Back In The Day = :"Pearson pops the plug on the Purolator percolator" : - {{{8 bank on it}}})
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To: Coldwater Creek
How does a driver get the strength to climb a fence after a 400 mile race.....wow...
44 posted on 07/31/2007 7:14:11 AM PDT by Kimmers (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Kimmers
Be interesting to know what Tony's heart rate was at the end of the race!
45 posted on 07/31/2007 7:30:09 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: WestCoastGal
A belated Happy Birthday wish to you WCG!
46 posted on 07/31/2007 3:32:58 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Right Cal Gal; Kimmers; compman; Bushbacker1; Coldwater Creek
Tony provided another moment for which he is now being punished:

Stewart's 'BS' slip UPDATE 2 fined: yes #20-Tony Stewart said 'BS' in his post race interview on ESPN [Cable..not network], NO word when/if Stewart will be fined and/or penalized by NASCAR, in 2004, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was penalized for dropping the 'S' bomb on network [NBC] TV after winning and was fined $10k and 25 drivers/owners points. If penalized, it would be announced on Tuesday.(7-29-2007)

UPDATE 2: NASCAR announced that Tony Stewart has been fined $25,000 and penalized 25 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver championship points, as a result of using inappropriate language during a post-race televised interview following his victory Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Stewart, driver of the #20 Home Dept Chevrolet, retains his fifth-place standing in the series points, with his total points reduced to 2,599. Stewart violated Section 12-4-A of the series rule book (actions detrimental to stock car racing) by using the inappropriate language. In addition, Stewart’s car owner, Joe Gibbs, has been penalized 25 car owner championship points because of the infraction.(NASCAR PR)(7-31-2007)

Stewart fined for BS slip

47 posted on 07/31/2007 3:58:57 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Tony is one of my favorites, but I want him to be a class act.

Joe won’t put up with that kind of on air language.

25 grand is chump change to a winning driver. His mouth should be publicly washed out with lava soap.


48 posted on 07/31/2007 4:03:04 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Coldwater Creek
His mouth should be publicly washed out with lava soap.

That would make for a GREAT PR stunt!

49 posted on 07/31/2007 4:10:12 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Bushbacker1

Absolutely. Just give them the whole season - PLEASE, NASCAR!!!!


50 posted on 07/31/2007 4:10:50 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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