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Nascar Sprint Cup Allstate 400 - July 27, 2008 - ESPN Sun. 1pm ET
Nascar.com ^ | 7/22/08

Posted on 07/22/2008 6:33:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

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To: NYTexan

We’re good. A little rain, a few breezes, a tornado or two or 10, no problems.

Be carefull, there’s bad weather up your way too.


51 posted on 07/24/2008 6:24:04 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: SouthTexas; NYTexan; NormsRevenge; tubebender; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; don-o; All
Now showing on ESPN Classic - Food City 500 - 1994 Spring race at Bristol......

Wow....the names.

Strange to hear them talk about the Hoosier tires......

52 posted on 07/24/2008 1:13:24 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac

Are you doing “play by play”? I’m still at work.


53 posted on 07/24/2008 1:36:29 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: SouthTexas
Are you doing “play by play”?

Get back to work and quit slackin' off on the computer!

lol

The names really get me........

Harry Gant (said this was his last spring race at Bristol)...Lake Speed.....Rick Mast....Hut Strickland.

Mikey Waltrip driving the #30 Pennsoil car, Morgan Sheppard driving for the Wood Brothers.....Bill Elliot driving the #11 Bud car....

Ned Jarrett and BP in the booth.......

Lake Speed in 3rd....Big E leading....30 to go.....

They need to have more of these on.........too cool......

54 posted on 07/24/2008 1:53:00 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac

Harry Gant, Mr. October.

Wish I could watch it...


55 posted on 07/24/2008 3:01:44 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: glock rocks
I've seen a couple of these before, this one was great!

Back in the day, for sure.....racing back to the line when a yeller comes out (yea, that change was not too long ago..)....working on the car during a red flag.....

Dale Jarrett (driving the #18 car) spun out on lap 30~, had help.....I was still pissed! lol

Could not get over the names....whole bunch not around any more....whole bunch that we still hear every Sunday. 1994 - that was a long time ago, the year before I retired from the USAF....the year my boy was hatched......just wow......

A very young Flash found his way into the wall - hard. Ricky Rudd hit the inside wall at pretty much full speed - the front of the car was gone, darn near to the windshield - gone! I wonder if that was the wreck that the next week's race he taped his black and blue eye's open so he could see....? They reported he was ok but he never did come out of the infield hospital or get interviewed.

Big E started in the 27th position...and won. The after-race interview......goose bumps.

14 years ago - lots of things have changed, yet some things are still the same. Just cool to watch.

I'm going to have to start watching the Classic channel more often, record Nascar races!, but after the race was a baseball game....1995....when Cal Ripken passed Lou Gehrig's Iron Man record - 2131 games in a row.

I'm not the world's biggest BB fan but that was just flat out amazing - 20 minute standing-O for Ripken. He hit a homer in the two games prior - and hit another that night - and the crowd went ballistic. The stuff legends are made of......great to watch.

Should have been at work but baby sitting a sick young one, darn the bad luck! :)

I'm ready....for Bristol, baby!

I want MORE!

56 posted on 07/24/2008 3:54:23 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac
Get back to work and quit slackin' off on the computer!

If he wasn't at work we wouldn't hear from him. I listened to more of RUSH at work than I do now that I'm retired...

57 posted on 07/24/2008 4:28:24 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: tubebender
I listened to more of RUSH at work than I do now that I'm retired...

I hear ya.

Rush is on at work via streaming audio (and complaints from people! Silly 'Rats....just cuz I'm a network guru does not mean that I know why you can't get to the Internet or get email - and everyone else can. Could take days to figure out.....).....Rush is on the vehicle on AM radio....

Now here is the kicker....I've got a $1300 radio here at the house that, more times than not, is tuned to the low band to get AM transmissions - Rush.

Not givin' ST any grief, just messin' with him.

58 posted on 07/24/2008 5:00:52 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac
We have a CC Crane digital radio in the office (Kitchen) and a C Crane waterproof radio in the shower. ( I'm testing my Rinnai tankless water heater)
59 posted on 07/24/2008 5:10:55 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: tubebender
and a C Crane waterproof radio in the shower. ( I'm testing my Rinnai tankless water heater)...

LOL!

60 posted on 07/24/2008 5:13:22 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: tubebender
Forgot to add........

Can you hear me now?

Too funny...

61 posted on 07/24/2008 5:15:05 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac

I tried! Somebody broke the net. Maybe Dolly.

I used to always watch the old races and then our cable company scratched Classic for some asinine reason.


62 posted on 07/24/2008 5:19:56 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: SouthTexas
then our cable company scratched Classic for some asinine reason...

That does suck.

In your Christmas Card to them, mention plastic explosives!

lol

63 posted on 07/24/2008 5:23:13 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac

I think they traded it for two new Spanish channels.

Idiots.


64 posted on 07/24/2008 5:27:13 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: LasVegasMac

Great post. Ahhh... back in the day...

Take care of that youngun!


65 posted on 07/24/2008 8:16:33 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: danmar
Tony has been an unhappy camper since JGR switch to Toyotas. One could see in Tony's eyes that he was very unhappy!

Tony doesn't care that much - remember, JGR has switched before while Tony was driving for them.

Nope, Tony has been wanting to own or co-own a team for several years now, ever since he started buying tracks and putting together teams for other series. He's been very vocal about it, but nobody took him seriously.

This was a deal that Tony could literally not turn down - he isn't having to pay any money to get ownership - he just has to show up.
66 posted on 07/25/2008 6:38:44 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: tubebender
The Kingdom strikes back. Toyotas in the Nationwide series will run Restrictor Plates

You want to know the real story? Just read between the lines:

Joe Gibbs Racing, particularly, has enjoyed the most success with 13 wins coming from four different drivers, including nine with its No. 20 team.

As early as March, owners in the series, including Jack Roush and Kevin Harvick, were raising the warning flag of a distinct horsepower advantage by Toyota engines in all three series.


It wasn't the Toyota teams as a whole doing well.

It was Joe Gibbs Racing that was doing so well and Jack Roush was not happy. The fact is, if JGR had been running Chevy and had been dominating, Jack Roush still would have been bitching up a storm, because that's what he does.

It's pretty pathetic that NASCAR has been reduced to trying to cripple a manufacturer rather than tell the other teams "suck it up and get your act together boys". Toyota teams that are not JGR are going to suffer big time.

NASCAR has tried in the past to make the field all the same, but they've never been this blatant nor this ham-fisted. The COT plays right into that (and I'm surprised they haven't forced it down the throat of the Nationwide teams).

Just imagine if NASCAR had tried to cripple all of the Fords like this because Bill Elliott was winning too much. (You could argue that they tried to cripple Elliott by tearing down his car after every race ;-) )
67 posted on 07/25/2008 6:48:36 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr
I agree with you however I would hate to see the CUP series end up like the Truck series with the Toys dominating. I knew when Toyota announced their initial investment in the Cup program was $100,000,000 that it was headed this way. We don't see Honda in Nascar because they fear defeat by Toyota.

I still smart at Jack's hair brained challenge of team J. Gordon for "Sticky Tires" a few years ago...

68 posted on 07/25/2008 7:11:20 AM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: tubebender

Yeah, Jack lives to complain about everybody else. I have a little sympathy for Jack - it must really irritate the hell out of him that as Toyota is getting serious in NASCAR, Ford has been quietly backing out.


69 posted on 07/25/2008 8:51:11 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for the ping, Norm, I’ve been away for a while, glad to know I wasn’t dropped. Did anyone see the story out of Kanapolis on the That’s Racin’ website?


70 posted on 07/25/2008 10:16:00 AM PDT by LZ 129
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To: LZ 129; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt
Are you referring to unmitigated B.S. This is a declaration of WAR!!!
71 posted on 07/25/2008 11:19:16 AM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: tubebender

Yep. It’s difficult to believe that Oprah is The Mysterious Person To Be Impressed By Dissing Our Local Hero.If nothing else she has a keen sense of P.R.. My thought: If her radar picks this up, I doubt she would show, which would serve that Boss Hogg wanna-be-guy right.


72 posted on 07/25/2008 11:44:40 AM PDT by LZ 129
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To: LZ 129

I see it now, Thanks! What a jerk that loaded guy is.

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73 posted on 07/25/2008 12:43:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; tubebender

He who has the gold, makes the golden rule!


74 posted on 07/25/2008 12:44:39 PM PDT by WVKayaker (NobamaNation, just RNC Abomination... Where's Fred when we need him?)
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To: NYTexan

Are ya there yet...?

Are ya there yet...?

Stay safe!


75 posted on 07/25/2008 1:27:56 PM PDT by LUV W (Rest in Peace, Tony Snow...fellow FReeper and FRiend....woof......)
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To: NormsRevenge

Not only a jerk, but totally tone-deaf as to a community I guess he is looking to do business with, or to. When I first read this story, I checked twice to see if it was satire. It’s like the plot to a Disney movie.


76 posted on 07/25/2008 1:30:04 PM PDT by LZ 129
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To: LZ 129; LUV W; tubebender; LasVegasMac; glock rocks; NormsRevenge; af_vet_rr

We have trucks up, actually on for a bit now.


77 posted on 07/25/2008 5:40:27 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: SouthTexas
Yep, thanks for da ping.

Got the race on....

Got the yard bird on the grill...

Got the ice cold adult beverage...

I'm sure I am missing something........

78 posted on 07/25/2008 5:54:33 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac

Tater salad!


79 posted on 07/25/2008 5:59:58 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: LasVegasMac

Halfway and they’re still running three wide!


80 posted on 07/25/2008 6:06:44 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: tubebender

Hornaday’s leading, JB’s in 2nd.


81 posted on 07/25/2008 6:10:37 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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We got a yeller.

Must be daybreeze.


82 posted on 07/25/2008 6:11:48 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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Here we go with the green.

81 to go.


83 posted on 07/25/2008 6:16:37 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: SouthTexas

a near wreck...


84 posted on 07/25/2008 6:17:44 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: SouthTexas
3rd caution..........

No Tater salad.....mac salad....home made tater 'skins....

Did I mention adult beverage...ice cold?

restart..............

85 posted on 07/25/2008 6:18:04 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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Another yeller.

Three wide wobbling.


86 posted on 07/25/2008 6:18:07 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: LasVegasMac

LOL, I almost just said “taters”, but I guess you could have had beans too. They are rough keeping on the grill though.


87 posted on 07/25/2008 6:19:20 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: tubebender
Look Ma......

Two wheels on the track and two wheels on the wall!

Neat, huh?

88 posted on 07/25/2008 6:20:04 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: tubebender

Didn’t take long to make the “near wreck” a near disaster.


89 posted on 07/25/2008 6:20:36 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: SouthTexas

what a ‘croc’............


90 posted on 07/25/2008 6:23:21 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: LasVegasMac

GREEN

67 to go!


91 posted on 07/25/2008 6:29:14 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: LasVegasMac

another yeller.

They were doing so good......


92 posted on 07/25/2008 6:30:30 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: tubebender

Shrub booted McCumbee into the wall.


93 posted on 07/25/2008 6:32:17 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: SouthTexas

Scrub is after another victim badge on his truck


94 posted on 07/25/2008 6:38:00 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: tubebender

Did JB keep the lead?


95 posted on 07/25/2008 6:46:22 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: tubebender

Stack the yellers.


96 posted on 07/25/2008 6:54:22 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: SouthTexas
9 yellers........

Got the calculator out?

97 posted on 07/25/2008 6:54:58 PM PDT by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: SouthTexas
I was watching the parody of Obama the Messiah on Hanitty and Crumbs
98 posted on 07/25/2008 6:59:43 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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To: LasVegasMac; tubebender

Here’s another!

turn two yeller!


99 posted on 07/25/2008 7:01:30 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Invert the 5-4 and you have no rights.)
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To: SouthTexas; glock rocks

100


100 posted on 07/25/2008 7:02:00 PM PDT by tubebender (Why does a round pizza come in a square box?)
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