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CHEVY ROCK & ROLL 400 ~ Saturday Night ~ September 8, 2007 on ABC ~ 7PM ET [Last Race To The Chase]
Jayski, Infield Parking, Nascar | 09-04-07 | me, Jack, Junior

Posted on 09/04/2007 3:06:21 PM PDT by WestCoastGal

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CHEVY ROCK & ROLL 400

Saturday Night ~ September 8, 2007

ON ABC ~ 7PM ET

RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY - RICHMOND VIRGINIA



ELVIS WILL RIDE WITH JR




NEXTEL CUP EVENT SCHEDULE for this week. No truck race this weekend. This is a COT race and impound.





~THE TROPHY~

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A salute to all the drivers who risk their lives every week to entertain us. Only 12 will make the Chase, but all are winners.

THANKS GUYS!






THANK YOU ALSO TO THE TROOPS WHO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY EVERY DAY.


 



1 posted on 09/04/2007 3:06:27 PM PDT by WestCoastGal
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To: All
Hendrick Motorsports announces 2008 personnel moves CONCORD, N.C. (Sept. 4, 2007) - Casey Mears will drive the No. 5 Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolets for Hendrick Motorsports in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, joining a team that secured its second consecutive Chase for the Championship berth Sunday at California Speedway.

TONY EURY JR. WILL JOIN HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS FOR 2008;

DARIAN GRUBB TO MOVE INTO SENIOR LEADERSHIP POSITION

When driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins Hendrick Motorsports for the 2008 Sprint Cup Series season, Tony Eury Jr. will be his crew chief. Eury, who has been Earnhardt's crew chief for the past two seasons, signed a multi-year agreement with the organization this week.

2 posted on 09/04/2007 3:15:16 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: WestCoastGal

ABC...’bout time!


3 posted on 09/04/2007 3:15:25 PM PDT by bobbyd (Flyer, I love and miss you...Lords best my FRiend)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; afnamvet; Afronaut; ...
PING, JUST HANGING AROUND WAITING FOR THE NEXT RACE. :)

Good news on Brad K, aka Special L.... he is cleared to race at Richmond per Claire B.

He said both Jr and Rick Hendrick came to the infield care center to see him.

The car was much more damaged than any other car, so Nascar inspected it and also came to JRM today to check it again.

The tubing under his floorboard gave way and pushed the clutch up into his left foot. Also other tubing not involved in the hit was broken. The outer casing on the tranny was broken.

Brad said he likes his seat tight so he can't move his head at all in the car, he uses his mirrors. His legs are tight in the car with padding between them. It's a miracle he wasn't injured.

4 posted on 09/04/2007 3:26:09 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: WestCoastGal

Thread looks great!

btw, the Dale movie that’s on CMT tonight, is this the latest one that was playing wherever the races were this year?


5 posted on 09/04/2007 3:40:05 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Thanks.......Yes this is the one - the pre-show is on in 15 minutes.


6 posted on 09/04/2007 3:47:52 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: WestCoastGal
WCG, thanks for the ping! Some mighty cool pic's ya put up!
7 posted on 09/04/2007 4:05:01 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Gonna miss this one. We’ll be at The Altamont Raceway watching our daughter and sil racing in the formula four event. Both going for the checkered flag.


8 posted on 09/04/2007 4:13:45 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: LasVegasMac
Don't miss the DALE movie on CMT, pre-show is on now then the movie


9 posted on 09/04/2007 4:16:16 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: WestCoastGal

The 88 Navy Busch car will be a Hendrick car this next week.


10 posted on 09/04/2007 4:24:47 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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This is fictional but what a gorgeous piece that would be.


11 posted on 09/04/2007 4:27:30 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: WestCoastGal
I be watching!

Now hush so I can hear the TV!

LOL.

saw the earlier post....recording both.

Thanks!

12 posted on 09/04/2007 4:32:06 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: WestCoastGal

That is SLICK!


13 posted on 09/04/2007 4:43:30 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

I love the story they told about him being two laps down at Charlotte with 38 to go so Brooks ? or Dunn get’s in the car to go home thinking he has no chance and hears on the radio he wins the race. LOL He was supposed to meet him in the winners circle.


14 posted on 09/04/2007 4:53:54 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: WestCoastGal

It’s going to seem like a short week...


15 posted on 09/04/2007 5:18:36 PM PDT by tubebender (My first great grandson is a Miniature Schnauzer...)
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To: WestCoastGal

And my two boys and I will be at the race. I would like to get tickets for the new balcony, but we will settle for turn one.

We always buy at the track. I have a friend with a corporate box, and I never know if I’ll be there until the last minute, so we just buy at the track from people holding up tickets. Pay face value or less. Never more.

Y’all come.


16 posted on 09/04/2007 5:40:18 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey
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To: WestCoastGal
Nice thread, WCG!!!
17 posted on 09/04/2007 5:42:31 PM PDT by vox_freedom
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
You and the boys have a great weekend!
18 posted on 09/04/2007 6:26:37 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: WestCoastGal
Great movie.........
19 posted on 09/04/2007 6:27:50 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac

Hush now, :) Pass the kleenex.

I better hit the sack very early morning tomorrow.

That movie was happy and sad at the same time.


20 posted on 09/04/2007 6:55:37 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: WestCoastGal

That was a great biography!


21 posted on 09/04/2007 6:56:48 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: WestCoastGal

Reeeely GUD threadwork WGC.


22 posted on 09/04/2007 6:58:34 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud

OOOOOOPPPS WCG


23 posted on 09/04/2007 6:59:00 PM PDT by umgud
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To: WestCoastGal

Very nice!


24 posted on 09/04/2007 7:24:02 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: tubebender
It would have been if I wouldn't have gotten hit with a double barreled Monday (on Tuesday).

Momma told me there would be days like this....

25 posted on 09/04/2007 7:32:52 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: SouthTexas

Sorry about that. I spent today getting my seed garlic ready and spading the new patch where it will go this year. We took some of the pressure off of Texas last night as we had .25 inches of moisture here. Got up to 69 with a little puffs of fog...


26 posted on 09/04/2007 7:42:11 PM PDT by tubebender (My first great grandson is a Miniature Schnauzer...)
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To: WestCoastGal

I am going to go up to Mooresville and have few slices at Jr. favorite Pizza spot, For luck. (the DMV is right next store ;)

Put this (both numbers)into Google maps. 35.583018, -80.811492


27 posted on 09/04/2007 7:45:09 PM PDT by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: tubebender
Well I for one appreciate every drop you take!

Think there was sun over most of south Texas today and I had to go north, into the rain. LOL

28 posted on 09/04/2007 7:48:44 PM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: SouthTexas
I will never forget. Coming home from a soccer tournament the son and I stopped at the Richmond site and the gates were open. We did three laps in my Merc Tracer. To this day, nobody noticed we were there. BTW, I have pics to prove it.

Wow, that bank is stunning when you are on it. I stopped one time at turn 2, got out of the car and tried to walk to the top. Holly Buckets, that is a steep climb.

We got away with it. Nobody around and ran happy as can be. I think I did 90 and got scared.

29 posted on 09/04/2007 8:39:03 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: WestCoastGal

Probably missing this one. Got to send off my step son to Iraq this weekend, joining my son and a nephew over there.
But a ping for Carl Edwards! The man from MO has the Momentum!!


30 posted on 09/04/2007 8:51:16 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: o_zarkman44
Got to send off my step son to Iraq this weekend, joining my son and a nephew over there.

May God be riding shot-gun with your warriors.

Please tell them, for me and a lot of folks here, "thank you and we think about you all the time. God Speed!"

31 posted on 09/04/2007 9:02:12 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac

Thanks. We know who is a friend of our troops and they are usually a Freeper first!


32 posted on 09/04/2007 9:08:55 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: Afronaut

Have fun. Have you visited JRM yet?

Speed will air the live news conference at 11am ET from Gibbs on their announcement re: Toyota.

Of course shrub already confirmed this last week. Something about stealing the bosses thunder just isn’t right.


33 posted on 09/05/2007 4:16:39 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: o_zarkman44

God speed and keep safe all of our brave warriors over there.


34 posted on 09/05/2007 4:17:20 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: SouthTexas

Thank you.

I have a really lonnnnnng day today, so I thought I better put the thread up yesterday.


35 posted on 09/05/2007 4:28:18 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: umgud

Thank you. :)


36 posted on 09/05/2007 4:28:54 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: NYTexan

That was a good movie.

If anyone is interested in Jr’s poem to his dad, I have it. Send me a FReepmail.


37 posted on 09/05/2007 4:30:15 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: vox_freedom

Thanks!! :)


38 posted on 09/05/2007 4:32:02 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (***81***)
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To: AGreatPer
I would love to find the gate at TMS open like that.

May have a bit of a problem explaining to wife the different color paint down the right side. :)

39 posted on 09/05/2007 5:20:03 AM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: WestCoastGal

Hope it’s not as long as mine was yesterday!


40 posted on 09/05/2007 5:20:52 AM PDT by SouthTexas
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To: WestCoastGal

Looks like NASCAR.com is going to carry it as well (maybe just audio).


41 posted on 09/05/2007 6:57:03 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
JoeGibbsRacing - Press Release

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2007) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), winners of three NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series championships and over 70 NASCAR races, will campaign Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Grand National Series beginning in 2008.

“We look forward to partnering with Toyota in NASCAR in 2008. Toyota will be hands-on with us as we become an integral part of their long-term development in NASCAR,” said J.D. Gibbs, president of JGR.

“We have 420-plus families that are our number one priority, and taking care of them for the future is very important to us. Our people have made us as successful as we are today, and it’s those same people who will ensure our success in the future. When our teams win, those families win. We’re thrilled for everyone at JGR who will benefit from this.”

“This decision was made by all of the key leadership at JGR,” said Jimmy Makar, senior vice president of racing operations for JGR. “It was a decision made by the people in our competition department, who live by the one question whenever a decision is made regarding Joe Gibbs Racing: ‘Will this make us more competitive on the race track?’ The consensus answer was yes.”

JGR has been associated with General Motors since its debut in the 1992 Daytona 500. The team fielded Chevrolets from 1992 through 1996, switched to Pontiac in 1997, and then switched back to Chevrolet in 2003. Two of its championships came with Pontiac – Bobby Labonte in 2000 and Tony Stewart in 2002 – while the most recent championship came with Chevrolet in 2005 at the hands of Stewart. Two of JGR’s drivers – Stewart and Denny Hamlin – are currently in position to challenge for this year’s championship.

“General Motors has been a great partner to Joe Gibbs Racing, and we’ve been able to celebrate many victories together,” said Joe Gibbs, owner and founder of JGR. “GM has many great teams, and moving forward, we know they will continue to be very successful. It’s our hope we can deliver to GM their 38th Cup Series championship this season as a way to cap our 16-year relationship with them.”

“Joe Gibbs Racing is one of the most respected teams in NASCAR, a championship-caliber race team and a first-class organization,” said Jim Aust, vice president of Toyota Motorsports and president and CEO of Toyota Racing Development, USA. “We are confident that partnering with the Gibbs team will raise the level of our entire Toyota NASCAR program, and will be beneficial to all of our current teams racing the Toyota Camry.”


So JGR will be the premier Toyota team (or Factory Team if you want to call it that) of the #2 US automaker. They are going to be sittin' pretty.
42 posted on 09/05/2007 8:48:22 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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With the new COT (IROC) the engine is really the only swap for them along with the decals. I do not see them having any issues in 2008. In NASCAR you cannot say no to $$ Gibbs will be as good next year as they have been.

The bugs have been worked out of the TRD engine and it will only be better after the GIbbs folks get their hands on the information.

I drive a Chevy and my MV is a Nissan. It is hard to bellyache about Toyota in NASCAR, I have owned 3 in my lifetime.

43 posted on 09/05/2007 12:41:54 PM PDT by Afronaut (Press 2 for English - Thanks Mr. President !)
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To: LasVegasMac

I just got the word: Two tickets for the suite. So its me and my 17 year old in the box at turn one, right above where the pit exit is. The TV camera that shows the pit stops is on the roof above this box.

My other son is running college cross country, so he will not be joining us.


44 posted on 09/05/2007 4:45:34 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
Enjoy your sons now because they will soon be scarce. My son is 49 and daughter is 45. Her two kids are 23 and 19. We all got together Monday for some Chillin and Grillin...
45 posted on 09/05/2007 4:57:42 PM PDT by tubebender (My first great grandson is a Miniature Schnauzer...)
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To: AGreatPer
I stopped at the Richmond site and the gates were open. We did three laps...

LOL...that is great!

Just proves the old saying, "when opportunity knocks...""

I can just guess the thought process: "Hey look! the gates are open! I'm sure they won't mind if I do a couple of hot laps. I mean the gates ARE open, right? Right. Here we go...."

That is just too cool.

That would never happen here.

They would never leave the tunnel entrance, under turn two, open. You can see it from the south side of the track coming up I-15. Nah....

Ummmm....if I stayed on I-15, coming home from work, it would be about 20 miles out of the way....but it might be worth a look!

My luck would be that the gate is wide open, nobody around. I go through and find out it's the Nevada Highway Patrol appreciation day. Lol

Cool experience for you and the boy! Only 90?

I trust you have watched enough races that you could have done 100 - ?

"I'm not a Nascar Driver but I did sleep at a ......."

46 posted on 09/05/2007 5:00:23 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: Afronaut
With the new COT (IROC) the engine is really the only swap for them along with the decals. Gibbs will be as good next year as they have been.

Great point.

47 posted on 09/05/2007 5:00:42 PM PDT by tubebender (My first great grandson is a Miniature Schnauzer...)
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To: WestCoastGal
Thanks for the ping! Been crazy-busy last 2 weeks. Looks like all the domino’s are starting to fall into place for next year.
48 posted on 09/05/2007 5:04:52 PM PDT by LZ 129
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To: Afronaut
With the new COT (IROC) the engine is really the only swap for them along with the decals. I do not see them having any issues in 2008.

Not after the engine game crap that NASCAR played with Toyota between the trucks and the cars (funny how the other manufacturers didn't have to go through that crap, makes you wonder if they leaned on NASCAR to do that to Toyota).

Let's put the tinfoil on for a moment - was it a coincidence that JGR had this announcement within days of the sales figures coming out showing Toyota passing up Ford and becoming the #2 US automaker? Toyota knew those figures well in advance (probably have known it for a couple of weeks). JGR has been planning this for quite a well (several months from what I understand - the timing is such, it seems like TRD gave up on Michael Waltrip's crew and started lobbying JGR). It's a good PR boost for Toyota which is why I mention it.

Oh, and here's a tip for anybody that posts on other racing forums - when dealing with the "Joe Gibbs and Tony Stewart suck for switching to Toyota" contingent, they don't like it if you point out that certain Chevy teams, that the owners own lots of Toyota and Honda dealerships. Nope, they don't like it at all.
49 posted on 09/05/2007 5:29:11 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
I’m wondering if some GM insider whispered to Gibbs that funding may be cut in the near future. That could apply to Ford also...
50 posted on 09/05/2007 5:46:06 PM PDT by tubebender (My first great grandson is a Miniature Schnauzer...)
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