Skip to comments.NASCAR DAY & NIGHT RACING ~ FONTANA, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 2 SUNDAY - 8PM ET ON ESPN
Posted on 08/28/2007 5:24:20 PM PDT by WestCoastGal
I hope Jeff Gordon wins!!!!!!
ping to Cali thread
Just got back a few days ago from Maine. What a vaca!
We'll put up a thread for it later this week.
Got it. Still wet here so maybe it will be dry there!
Oh WOW is that ever beautiful.
Were you on a whale watching boat?
Holy moly I just looked at the radar............it U G L Y!!! And getting worse looks like.
It looked a little iffy when I got off work but decided to go out to the meat market anyway.
Hoping all the way I wouldn’t pass out.
Hope the thread is accurate, I did it last night and I was not feeling very well. So no complaints from the peanut gallery :)
I think I hear thunder.
Yep. It was an hour out from shore. I’ve got a lot more pics to post on our vaca thread. I’ll ping ya to it when it’s up.
I scanned up to your neck of the woods and first thought no problem. Then I zoomed in. Ya’ll are a bit damp too huh? LOL
If this rain doesn’t ever stop, maybe we can put out trotlines for those babies when you come down.
LOL, Have ya converted yer home into a houseboat yet?
It’s getting dark, but not wet yet. Lots of wind which is always a sign of something blowing in. I’m going to put my plants out from under the deck to get a drink of water.
Won’t quit raining long enough to do it!
If you move all the plants, it almost certain to go around you. ;)
I was going to add that to my post.
Every time I put them out it doesn’t rain. So I’m waiting now...........
Jack Roush’s mother died yesterday.
Fatback McSwain is resigning from crewchiefing to stay home more.
Jr testing in Iowa today, engine blew up. I’m seeing a pattern here with the RO7 engine which is NOT the DEI/RCR engine which is not ready yet.
DEI will announce at Richmond their lineup for next year. I can hardly wait /sarc
Jr and Kelley and Rick will have something for us soon. The copyright/trademark office has been busy with number requests. I can’t remember all but 81 was first and 51 and some others in the middle and 38 last on Aug 9th.
Yates has offered the 38 to them. What a nice gesture, thanks to them!
Jeff made a special trip to the media center last week to give support to “Coop” a Dodge Rep who is battling cancer. Kurt Busch also invited him to his motorhome.
That’s abut all I can remember off the top of my head.
Awwwwww that had to be so much fun!!
Did ya have lots of lobster.....were you near 41’s place?
Thanks glock nothing but HOT weather out there. At least there’s no chance of a rain delay. Do you get flying hotdog wrappers on that radar?
We got there too. I got a great pic of Barb on the dock.
Marty Smith on NN said he spoke with Kelley and at THE END OF THE WEEK..... they will have the number and sponsor..
I think the fan investigators are getting to close to the answers so they better hurry up. :D
Adding on to that, BUT they may not be able to announce it. They will have them all set. :( *SIGH*
Is it possible the #8 was not completely trademarked by DEI until 1-2007? That’s what a lawyer said on Claire B this afternoon.
Looking forward to seeing the rest. :)
Not on the radar, but occasionally the weather tracks up here, usually resulting in a statewide net cumulative IQ drop of around 50 points. Most of us just go to the range.
Which car are they run’n this week?
Normal American good old Nascar racecars.
Good! Glad it ain’t the POSCOT!
Jr’s running chassis 42 the Indy car. Not sure on the engine, but we all know how Indy turned out with the pulley coming offf and losing the engine. Prior to that he was running fast!!
<broken record mode> Give him the 3, Richard.
Would put the 8 into obscurity!
He doesn’t want to drive that 3 now.
I’m pretty sure he won’t even run a number with the 3 in it like 38. IMO the various trademark register requests for about 5 numbers is just to throw off the media. These are the numbers requested.... 38, 82, 81, 58 and 51. It will more than likely be the first one requested the 81. The 5 will run in Busch from JRM with Hendrick as the owner IIRC.
I like that SeaBee 88 Navy car, reeeal purty!
Thanks for the thread. I am at a loss who to pick this week-end, been taking a real shellacking of late.
At least we won’t be looking at the radar for rain.
We’re looking at 100 plus all weekend.. WHEW!
Earnhardt Jr. has hot number
Whatever it is next year, it will be a bestseller
03:12 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 28, 2007
By GREGG PATTON
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. says he’s going to turn the page, now that it’s clear he won’t be driving his signature No. 8 car next year.
If Sunday looks like the last go-round at California Speedway for Junior in his familiar red Budweiser wheels, that doesn’t mean his fans are ready to see him drive some other, pedestrian number unworthy of his special, uh, eight-ness. Think of all those “8” flags proudly flying from pickups and camper shells that will have to be ceremoniously shredded and torched when the season ends, and Teresa Earnhardt, head of Dale Earnhardt Inc., snatches the iconic digit back from Junior.
She must know she just blew Stepmother of the Year.
Anyway, Junior’s army of followers is steamed. An Internet petition is circulating in protest, ever since DEI and his future team, Hendrick Motorsports, reported that no deal was reached to keep driver and number together next year.
Seems kind of dumb that DEI would want to keep the “8,” since it has no particular mystique without Junior inside. After all, when former driver Dick Trickle briefly had the number in the mid-1990s, it didn’t mean anything, other than, more than a decade later, it gives me a chance to check “Get the name ‘Dick Trickle’ in a column” off of my life’s to-do list.
Maybe Teresa thinks the “8” will maintain its aura, as long as any Earnhardt is driving it. So when she rolls it out to the local Safeway, NASCAR fans will go wild in the parking lot. They may, but for the wrong reason.
Junior, he has no choice but to look ahead. He has a better chance of actually winning this Sunday at California Speedway than reclaiming his old numeral, and we all know how that’s gone for him in Fontana the past 10 years.
Frankly, it doesn’t really matter what numeral Earnhardt ends up with since he can’t have the “8.” Any number that he drives will be NASCAR’s newest, must-have piece of merchandise. He’s the sport’s most popular figure. He made the No. 8 car a national icon, it didn’t make him.
Put Junior in the “pi” car, sponsored by the Cal Tech math department, and you’ve got yourself a merchandising juggernaut.
In the meantime, the more pressing matter is that Earnhardt will have to drive his rear bumper off the next couple of races just to make it to The Chase, NASCAR’s version of the postseason, which includes only the top 12 drivers in the point standings. His rabidly loyal fans eventually will let go of their No. 8 fixation and latch onto whatever number car Junior straps himself into. More important for him Sunday is shaking his Fontana jinx and scoring some meaningful points.
The “8” was great, but right now, for him, the only number that counts is “12.”
I’m waiting for Fall to arrive, although we’ve been fairly lucky to not have 100+ days this summer. Lots of rain which kept it in the 90’s.
It is a pretty car, and I think they have found a good driver in K’Ski.
Finally we got Jeff on Infield Parking. :)
AND, Richard Petty is on deck!!
Now I have to go to work. :(
And I see I'll be home in time to catch qualifying Friday afternoon. Good way to start the weekend!
Happy Thursday, souper looking thread intro...can’t wait to see the CUbs tonight! Staying downtown ChiTown tonight after the game.
See ya on SUNDAY!
Thanks Mac, I should be home in time as well.
Thanks GRRRRR did you check out Jeff’s page?
Siegel also said that DEI likely will announce who will crew chief its cars next season during that Richmond weekend news conference. >>>>>Tony Eury Jr. is expected to leave for Hendrick with Earnhardt Jr.
“We’re working through all of those issues,” Siegel said. “We will address all of those issues simultaneously. Tony Jr. has expressed an interest to go with Dale Jr. [who could blame him, run Tony run!]
“What we’ve been trying to do through the whole process is do what makes sense for everybody involved.”
CBL reporting Gibbs will announce next Wednesday that Toyota is a done deal. Tony and Denny have extended their contracts through 2013.
Hard to believe considering the trouble toyota has had this year.
Busch: Hendrick knows what they’ll be missing
Kyle Busch is driven by the knowledge that Hendrick Motorsports brought in Dale Earnhardt Jr. to replace him on the team for 2008. Busch signed on with Joe Gibbs Racing, where he’ll team up in 2008 with Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin, forming a formidable trio. Busch will replace JJ Yeley of Phoenix, who is now looking for a team for 2008. “(Hendrick Motorsports) know what they’re going to be missing,” Busch said. “They’ve had a Chase contender out of me the past two years, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. hasn’t been in the Chase the past two years. “I’m just going out there (in his remaining races for Hendrick) to try to do the best that I possibly can and not to really worry about anything else. I’m mainly worried about making sure that Kyle Busch is as fast as he can be every week, be competitive and win races.” — Arizona Republic
HAhahahahaha Shrub, Jr WAS in the Chase last year. DUH. What a brat and his caps will need to be enlarged to fit his big head. Open mouth insert foot.
JJ’s got a parking space now too. Now that we’re all teammates and stuff. :D
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