Skip to comments.NASCAR SPRINT Cup: SAMSUNG 500 at Texas Motor Speedway ~ Sunday 4/05/2009 2:00 pm/et ~ FOX
Posted on 03/30/2009 3:26:40 PM PDT by NYTexan
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The TMS thread is up!
Thanks for posting NYT. Need this to remind me.
Party time in Cow Town this weekend!
When I grow up I want to be able to do beautiful posts like this.
Thanks, but don’t be in a hurry, stay young!
You’re gonna get black flagged for jumping the start!
It’s only Monday!
(I'm on the board of directors, and we didn't take any bailout money!)
I know you are trying to get a jump on things. :)
Thanks for posting,
If I may ask a few questions please?
I think Texas Raceway is similar to Homestead? In layout?
I also heard that initially Texas had a paving problem? If so,
How has is been resolved?
Any tire problems expected?
I differ your ?’s to the local experts...
Giddyup! Can ya still get a steak over at the Stockyard?
Ya betcha pardner!
Full report of the Stockyards friday evening visit on saturday...
Lots of Outbacks in the area, wow.
Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse.. the Porterhouse.. 24 oz. $42 or the
NY Strip .. 14 oz. $35
I’d have to hit a BBQ or two to get warmed up.
Texas and Charlotte are sister tracks, haven’t looked that close at Homestead since they’ve fixed it to really compare.
TMS used to have a choke going into the first turn. They fixed it, fairly quickly.
There have been a few water issues, some track seapage, but it don’t rain no more, so that’s no problem.
Tars? Your guess is as good as mine, but there never has been much of an issue there. The tracks barely over ten years old, so th epavement is still decent.
Open to more input from anyone else.
Looking forward to this party SO much!
Hurry up and git here already!
Great job on the thread!!! WooHoo...
TY WCG, let’s hope the weather stays nice!
Thursday is back to Thunder showers and wind. Yuck. Fri is good Sat isolated t=storms and Sunday is just windy.
?, do the drivers use the same radio frequencies in NNS as they do with NSCS?
I’m hurryin’ as fast as my little legs’ll git me there! LOL!
You KNOW that’s right!
Great looking thread, BTW!
I hope we can actually SEE Foreigner from where we’ll be
Good news that it won’t be rainy for the big race! This
li’l West Texas gal can handle a breeze or two (like the ones today! LOL)
Hope it clears up for the other events, too!
I only know Jr’s
Let me check it seems they are differernt.
#88 Car - Sprint Series
Channel 1: 462.0625
Channel 2: 466.7875
PL Tone #: 000
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks South Texas.
Worked the T.I. in Cypress N.W. Houston for a year.
Loved the work, hated the area.
Drove all over just to get out of the Houston Area.
Loved much of Texas and its people.
About 3/4 of the wa down the page. It also lists a different NW frequency for Jr which is different than the one I have. Can you print that list out?
I’m keeping my fingers crossed about Thursday as it’s the best day with not many people in the pit area.
Why didn’t they think of this sooner? And, I’m guessing they didn’t start this either as I haven’t heard about it.
Gossage announced plans today for construction of a massive retractable roof that is scheduled for completion by the 2011 Samsung 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race traditionally held in April. The expansive project is expected to cost $900 million to transform the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway oval into the first major domed speedway in the history of motorsports.
“The Houston Astrodome was known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, so it is only fitting that Texas and Texas Motor Speedway will be the future home of the Ninth Wonder of the World, “ Gossage said. “This will be a massive undertaking, but it will be a landmark project in the world of motorsports.”
The project is expected to take 24 months with daily construction crews in excess of 1,000 workers. It is scheduled to begin immediately following this seasons Dickies 500 Sprint Cup race on Nov. 2. Construction will be halted for Texas Motor Speedways 2009 and 2010 race weeks and resume following the completion of each of the three current major event weeks: The Samsung 500 in April, Bombardier Learjet 550k in June and Dickies 500 in November.
AFD Construction, of Fort Worth, will handle the design and construction of the retractable roof, additional exterior walls, air conditioning and heating systems as well as an elaborate exhaust system to remove fumes and smoke generated by the cars. The entire roof structure will be a staggering 3.7 million square feet, with the retractable portion being 1.3 million square feet. In comparison, the square footage for the roof which also will be retractable for the new state-of-the-art Cowboys stadium will be 745,800 square feet.
“We are extremely excited to undertake this project and make history with Texas Motor Speedway,” said Sidd Finch, who will serve as AFDs project manager. “It will be truly remarkable to see a retractable dome roof on a speedway of this magnitude.”
Gossage is expected to unveil the specific details of the project later this week at a press conference during the Samsung 500 race weekend.
“Its only appropriate that we announced such an outlandish project like this on the first day of April,” Gossage said. “Wed be foolish to think it would be possible.”
Sheesh did we break FR?
If only...but it could only happen in Texas!
...come on Friday! We're on our way!
You’re quite welcome.
Some of us still try our best to avoid Houston. ;)
You going to Texas again this year?
Yep, I’m leaving Wednesday!!
Should have lots of pics up from pitroad - maybe on Saturday.
Cool! Come to the StockYards on Friday and join the fun!
Perfect. I’ll make sure the satellite is in place! Make sure to wave a quarter after the hour.
How are they going to ventilate it?
This was discussed and discarded years ago for drag strips.
Yeah it was just a Gossage pipe dream on April Fools Day. I think everyone would be loopy from the fumes. :)
I will be the one in front of Jr’s car again both days. :) Just focus the satellite on him. lol I hate carrying a lot of stuff or I would take a FR sign. :D
Looks like the Hummer is running scared ahead of the big O... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2218592/posts It won’t be long for him to ax anything Nascar
It just started raining. Big time storm headed toward TMS!
I heard they had some hail out there but it went through pretty quick.
Bobby_Labonte Been married to Donna for 18 yrs Sunday. Went out for dinner last night and then watched 24. Feels like we just got married. I got a good 1.
Awwww happy anniversary Bobby and Donna!
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