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NASCAR SPRINT Cup: SAMSUNG 500 at Texas Motor Speedway ~ Sunday 4/05/2009 2:00 pm/et ~ FOX
Jayski.com / various others | 3-30-2009 | NYTexan

Posted on 03/30/2009 3:26:40 PM PDT by NYTexan


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1 posted on 03/30/2009 3:26:40 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; afnamvet; Afronaut; ...

The TMS thread is up!


2 posted on 03/30/2009 3:29:10 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Thanks for posting NYT. Need this to remind me.


3 posted on 03/30/2009 3:31:17 PM PDT by afnamvet (Born Again American)
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To: WestCoastGal; LUV W; laurenmarlowe; mylife

Party time in Cow Town this weekend!


4 posted on 03/30/2009 3:33:16 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

When I grow up I want to be able to do beautiful posts like this.


5 posted on 03/30/2009 3:34:01 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama is not my president until we see his birth certificate. A real one.)
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To: AGreatPer

Thanks, but don’t be in a hurry, stay young!


6 posted on 03/30/2009 3:36:39 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

You’re gonna get black flagged for jumping the start!

It’s only Monday!


7 posted on 03/30/2009 3:38:25 PM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: SouthTexas
Never happen!

(I'm on the board of directors, and we didn't take any bailout money!)

8 posted on 03/30/2009 3:40:41 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

LOL

I know you are trying to get a jump on things. :)


9 posted on 03/30/2009 3:44:42 PM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: NYTexan

Thanks for posting,
Great job.

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?


10 posted on 03/30/2009 3:45:43 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Joe Boucher; WestCoastGal; SouthTexas

I differ your ?’s to the local experts...


11 posted on 03/30/2009 3:48:01 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Giddyup! Can ya still get a steak over at the Stockyard?


12 posted on 03/30/2009 3:49:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ya betcha pardner!

Full report of the Stockyards friday evening visit on saturday...


13 posted on 03/30/2009 3:51:47 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

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.


14 posted on 03/30/2009 3:57:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Joe Boucher; NYTexan; WestCoastGal

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.


15 posted on 03/30/2009 4:00:32 PM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: NYTexan
Yeeeehaaawww!

Looking forward to this party SO much!

16 posted on 03/30/2009 4:00:51 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock)
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To: NormsRevenge
LOL, we'll be eatin’ good in the neighborhood!
17 posted on 03/30/2009 4:01:29 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: LUV W

Hurry up and git here already!


18 posted on 03/30/2009 4:04:55 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Yee Ha......


19 posted on 03/30/2009 4:12:03 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: NYTexan

Great job on the thread!!! WooHoo...


20 posted on 03/30/2009 4:14:31 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: WestCoastGal

TY WCG, let’s hope the weather stays nice!


21 posted on 03/30/2009 4:16:30 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Nationwide paint scheme this weekend.


22 posted on 03/30/2009 4:16:32 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: NYTexan

Thursday is back to Thunder showers and wind. Yuck. Fri is good Sat isolated t=storms and Sunday is just windy.


23 posted on 03/30/2009 4:19:09 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: WestCoastGal

?, do the drivers use the same radio frequencies in NNS as they do with NSCS?


24 posted on 03/30/2009 4:21:23 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

I’m hurryin’ as fast as my little legs’ll git me there! LOL!

You KNOW that’s right!


25 posted on 03/30/2009 4:25:11 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock)
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To: NYTexan

Great looking thread, BTW!

I hope we can actually SEE Foreigner from where we’ll be
sittin’!


26 posted on 03/30/2009 4:26:28 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock)
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To: WestCoastGal

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!


27 posted on 03/30/2009 4:28:03 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock)
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To: NYTexan

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
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#5 Car - Nationwide Series Channel 2: 466.3375


28 posted on 03/30/2009 4:28:57 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: NYTexan
Nice thread NYTexan! Great start to what should be a great race.

Thanks for the ping!

29 posted on 03/30/2009 4:31:29 PM PDT by vox_freedom ("If God be for us, who is against us?" -- Romans 8:31)
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To: SouthTexas

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.


30 posted on 03/30/2009 4:34:10 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: NYTexan

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?

http://www.jayski.com/links/scanners.htm


31 posted on 03/30/2009 4:34:20 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: LUV W

I’m keeping my fingers crossed about Thursday as it’s the best day with not many people in the pit area.


32 posted on 03/30/2009 4:36:15 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: WestCoastGal
Please place a large "X" where you will be, and publish. :-)

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33 posted on 03/30/2009 4:45:37 PM PDT by vox_freedom ("If God be for us, who is against us?" -- Romans 8:31)
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To: WestCoastGal

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 season’s Dickies 500 Sprint Cup race on Nov. 2. Construction will be halted for Texas Motor Speedway’s 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 AFD’s 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.

“It’s only appropriate that we announced such an outlandish project like this on the first day of April,” Gossage said. “We’d be foolish to think it would be possible.”
__________________________

Sheesh did we break FR?


34 posted on 03/30/2009 4:48:28 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: WestCoastGal

If only...but it could only happen in Texas!


35 posted on 03/30/2009 5:02:02 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: vox_freedom
:) I will be in front of the NW garages and pitroad on Thursday and Cup on Friday........walking the whole length of pitroad or all the way on the other side of the garage area looking.......


36 posted on 03/30/2009 5:02:29 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: NYTexan
Woo-Hoo !!

...come on Friday! We're on our way!

37 posted on 03/30/2009 5:04:59 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Joe Boucher

You’re quite welcome.

Some of us still try our best to avoid Houston. ;)


38 posted on 03/30/2009 5:05:42 PM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: WestCoastGal

You going to Texas again this year?


39 posted on 03/30/2009 5:07:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Yep, I’m leaving Wednesday!!

Should have lots of pics up from pitroad - maybe on Saturday.


40 posted on 03/30/2009 5:13:06 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: TexasCajun

Cool! Come to the StockYards on Friday and join the fun!


41 posted on 03/30/2009 5:16:43 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: WestCoastGal

Perfect. I’ll make sure the satellite is in place! Make sure to wave a quarter after the hour.


42 posted on 03/30/2009 5:17:34 PM PDT by vox_freedom ("If God be for us, who is against us?" -- Romans 8:31)
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To: WestCoastGal

How are they going to ventilate it?

This was discussed and discarded years ago for drag strips.


43 posted on 03/30/2009 5:20:02 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

Yeah it was just a Gossage pipe dream on April Fools Day. I think everyone would be loopy from the fumes. :)


44 posted on 03/30/2009 5:22:23 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: vox_freedom

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


45 posted on 03/30/2009 5:24:20 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: SouthTexas

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


46 posted on 03/30/2009 7:34:39 PM PDT by tubebender (99% of Lawyers give the rest a bad name...)
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To: WestCoastGal

It just started raining. Big time storm headed toward TMS!


47 posted on 03/30/2009 8:29:58 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

I heard they had some hail out there but it went through pretty quick.


48 posted on 03/31/2009 4:48:16 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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First WIN Texas with Big E
49 posted on 03/31/2009 4:49:08 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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To: WestCoastGal

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!


50 posted on 03/31/2009 5:02:39 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (If he wants to come by the bus after the race and get his a$$ whooped, I'll do it. - Dale Jr)
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