Skip to comments.NASCAR Nextel Cup: Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway - Aug 5, 2007 2:00 pm EDT - ESPN
Posted on 07/30/2007 3:28:12 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Hoosier,Tony Stuart winner of the Brickyard !!!!!!!
I know I am happy
Tony provided the two best moments of the race:
1) Hands free water bottle maneuver
2) “Here kitty, kitty, kitty.....”
Pocono was the BIG track for me when I was a kid. Not the best place to watch a race.
At least it’s not a road course like Watkins Glen. You can follow that one next week when I post that thread.
I know I hit the TiVo for the “kitty” remark over and over again....
Pocono - the track where they ran out of money before they could get the last turn built!
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.
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).
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.
Further comment: The whole Tony Stewart crew going up the fence was great.
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!.
Monday, itchy trigger finger eh?
I liked TNT’s opening show with their split screen approach.
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.
How bout those fence climbers??
LOL figured that wasn’t the best analogy after I hit post.
Most likely on Sunday I'll BBQ
Just so ya know the rules here...If ya mention BBQ, it's mandatory to post pics!
Man you are the thread master. Great job!!
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.
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.
That brute should be happy he’s not in jail down south! Gotta wonder what motivates that kind of trash.
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?
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)
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)
Check this out.
You’re setting the bar pretty high for those that follow...
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.
Arrest Made In Attack On NASCAR Driver
obviously not a Wallace fan, perhaps
I’ll do it for free if you hold him.
This is a wee bit early, isn’t it?
...and don't wee on my thread! ;)
I thought I said Wii :-)
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.
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, Stewarts car owner, Joe Gibbs, has been penalized 25 car owner championship points because of the infraction.(NASCAR PR)(7-31-2007)
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.
That would make for a GREAT PR stunt!
Absolutely. Just give them the whole season - PLEASE, NASCAR!!!!