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NASCAR Sprint Cup: The Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ~ Sunday 2/28/2010 3pm/ET ~ FOX
NASCAR ^ | 2/23/10

Posted on 02/23/2010 3:31:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Join us for 267 laps or 401 miles at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.. or watch the Olympics.. or sumthin' .. 8-)

We'll be here and there too ..

Thank Goodness for Pic in Pic.

(Excerpt) Read more at nascar.com ...


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Welcome to the weekly Nascar at FR thread!

This Week - the Shelby American at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

February 28, 2010




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Sprint Cup Shelby American - February 28 - FOX Sun. 3 pm ET || Qualifying Feb. 26 630 pm ET

Nationwide Sam's Town 300 - February 27 - ESPN2 Sat. 430 pm ET || Qualifying Feb. 27 Noon ET




Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Race Menu for the weekend series

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Just a few miles north of "The Strip," Las Vegas Motor Speedway sits like a diamond in the desert. One of the most complete racing complexes in the world, its 1,600 acres include road courses, a three-eighths mile oval, a dirt track and a state-of-the-art drag racing facility.

At its heart, however, is the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway, home for the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400 on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

Construction of the $200 million complex began in 1995

Nearly 2,000 tons of concrete were originally used to build more than 100,000 seats. Shortly after Speedway Motorsports Inc. bought the track in 1998, it announced plans to add 22,000 seats in the Dale Earnhardt Tower overlooking the frontstretch.

Construction of the Richard Petty Terrace in Turn 1 was completed in 2006, allowing fans a shot at 14,000 additional tickets and pushing the trackýs seating capacity to nearly 150,000.

The first NASCAR race held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a Busch Series event in 1996. Two years later, the Cup series made its first visit with Mark Martin picking up the victory.

Jeff Burton and Matt Kenseth have both won two Cup races there. Jeff Gordon, Sterling Marlin and Jimmie Johnson also have visited Victory Lane at the 1.5-mile track.




Track Facts
Banking/Turns: 12 degrees
Distance: 1.5 miles
Shape: Tri-Oval








FR Fantasy Leaguers - If you would like to pick new drivers for this week's race, the Deadline is Feb 26 2:00am PST.




The FR Canteen
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1 posted on 02/23/2010 3:31:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

2.


2 posted on 02/23/2010 3:32:20 PM PST by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated Liquers Czar)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; afnamvet; Afronaut; ...

Vegas Race Thread Pingski Dingski!!


3 posted on 02/23/2010 3:32:38 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: advertising guy

damn.. you must have been hiding in the weeds


4 posted on 02/23/2010 3:33:17 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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TV ratings for Fontana down 6 percent vs. 2009
http://www.nascar.com/2010/news/headlines/cup/02/23/fontana.tv.ratings/index.html

and the stands weren’t exactly jam packed yesterday..


5 posted on 02/23/2010 3:34:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is there some symbolism in putting the FR logo on the Viagra car?


6 posted on 02/23/2010 3:37:34 PM PST by mnehring
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To: NormsRevenge
Thanks for the ping!

7 posted on 02/23/2010 3:39:12 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: mnehring

nope , none at all. :-}

the servers could use a good workout now and then


8 posted on 02/23/2010 3:39:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

#3


9 posted on 02/23/2010 3:40:01 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: mnehring

Eat your peas youngster and mind your manners...


10 posted on 02/23/2010 3:41:16 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks Norm!


11 posted on 02/23/2010 3:41:46 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

You got it!

Flipper is still waiting for the call..


12 posted on 02/23/2010 3:44:04 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

NASCAR is off to another Jimmie Johnson year (read boring). Isn’t there anyone out there who can kick his can?


13 posted on 02/23/2010 3:46:26 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

Why do you ask?


14 posted on 02/23/2010 3:48:51 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Got my tix and will be taking all the NASCAR glory in!!!


15 posted on 02/23/2010 3:49:15 PM PST by cld51860
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To: tubebender

Ummm. Cause I want someone to kick his can? Yeah, that’s it!


16 posted on 02/23/2010 3:50:21 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: saganite

I’m sure Nascar has ongoing secret discussions on just that topic.


17 posted on 02/23/2010 3:50:56 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: saganite

I hate Jimmie Johnson. C’mon, JOEEEEYYYYY!!!!!!


18 posted on 02/23/2010 3:51:53 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope he’s ready for the 4am feeding calls...


19 posted on 02/23/2010 4:00:04 PM PST by NYTexan
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To: NormsRevenge

Mighty fine sir, mighty fine.


20 posted on 02/23/2010 4:00:26 PM PST by happydogx2 (OK, forget turning over a new leaf, it's more fun the old way...)
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To: La Enchiladita
Come on... Joeys still in diapers turning left in a 650hp stroller...
21 posted on 02/23/2010 4:04:24 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: NormsRevenge
I’m sure Nascar has ongoing secret discussions on just that topic.

Changing the restrictor plates and Goodyear tires should be able to turn the field upside down.

Wait! ... that's already going on!

22 posted on 02/23/2010 4:04:34 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: tubebender

YOU try driving in Nascar, huh....:)


23 posted on 02/23/2010 4:06:51 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: La Enchiladita

My case worker took my car keys away 3 years ago or I would take you up on that...


24 posted on 02/23/2010 4:09:38 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: tubebender

Yeah right, I’ll bet you would...:)
LOL


25 posted on 02/23/2010 4:13:33 PM PST by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: La Enchiladita

Everyone is dead now who could substantiate my circle track abilities in the mid 60s but I do have to say I was still cheering for Richard Petty after his 23rd Nascur championship...


26 posted on 02/23/2010 4:30:53 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: tubebender

You’re no longer going in circles?


27 posted on 02/23/2010 4:39:38 PM PST by happydogx2 (OK, forget turning over a new leaf, it's more fun the old way...)
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To: happydogx2
I DID NOT SAY THAT!!! Obviously you have never ridden in a wheelchair with a broken axle...
28 posted on 02/23/2010 4:43:40 PM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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To: tubebender

Let me guess the number on that puppy...:)


29 posted on 02/23/2010 4:47:50 PM PST by happydogx2 (OK, forget turning over a new leaf, it's more fun the old way...)
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To: tubebender

I’m beginning to think you’re correct....12 hours and counting.....


30 posted on 02/24/2010 4:32:56 AM PST by happydogx2 (OK, forget turning over a new leaf, it's more fun the old way...)
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To: happydogx2

She’s dead, Jim.


31 posted on 02/24/2010 5:08:14 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN.....................a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Roccus

Rusted, oil-dripping, broken glass, stripped, dead.


32 posted on 02/24/2010 5:17:39 AM PST by happydogx2 (OK, forget turning over a new leaf, it's more fun the old way...)
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To: Roccus

Pssssst - a secret - Mrs. Happydog and I are flying down for the race. Sec 3L Row 26 Seats 24 & 25.

Don’t tell ANYONE!


33 posted on 02/24/2010 5:20:11 AM PST by happydogx2 (OK, forget turning over a new leaf, it's more fun the old way...)
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To: saganite

I just don’t want the sunday race to turn into “The Kyle Busch show”. Kyle is such a drama boy. Hope he has grown up.


34 posted on 02/24/2010 6:18:38 AM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: freebird5850

I would prefer the Kyle Bush show to the Jimmie show. I’m looking forward to Keselowski running up front. He generates a lot of “interest”. ;^)


35 posted on 02/24/2010 6:22:53 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Norm, thanks for da ping!

Friday and Sunday are in the clear, calling for 70% chance of wet stuff on Saturday....as of this morning. :(

...and ya need a new pic of the track, that one was before the Neon Garage was added and banking increased to 20 degrees.....just sayin' :)

36 posted on 02/24/2010 6:33:00 AM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: happydogx2

Wave, so I can spot you on TV!


37 posted on 02/24/2010 7:27:59 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN.....................a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Roccus

White hair, light blue hat sitting next to the prettiest brunette at the track.

My sign will say “Hello Commish, in West, By God, Virginia!”


38 posted on 02/24/2010 7:39:11 AM PST by happydogx2 (OK, forget turning over a new leaf, it's more fun the old way...)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m slow, but I got here.


39 posted on 02/24/2010 7:55:27 AM PST by SouthTexas (Exterminate the rats!)
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To: happydogx2

I’ll be watching.

Just don’t let the sign block “...the prettiest brunette at the track!”

};^)


40 posted on 02/24/2010 7:56:16 AM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN.....................a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Roccus

or have the prettiest brunette at the track.....hold the sign................who wants to see a white haired MALE

hehehehehe

I’m white haired too


41 posted on 02/24/2010 8:01:44 AM PST by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated Liquers Czar)
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To: advertising guy; tubebender

As the good Lord is my witness you’d be surprised at how many “hits” I got from guys when I was a Police Officer in uniform. Of course that’s when I lived in California (Monterey-Carmel area)

I lived in Oregon for 26 years now and haven’t gotten a single one. Hmmmmm.


42 posted on 02/24/2010 9:07:16 AM PST by happydogx2 (OK, forget turning over a new leaf, it's more fun the old way...)
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To: happydogx2

I was in Vegas for the CITY CENTER grand openin

100 hookers hit on me and my business partner and two japanese men ax’d if I was gay.

I’ll delete my response but rest assured the Jap feller thought he was gonna get nuked.........again


43 posted on 02/24/2010 9:14:03 AM PST by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated Liquers Czar)
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To: advertising guy

I was offered to have my housing paid for...wasn’t effeminate as I was a burly 225 lbs and in top shape back then.

Now I’m a wimpy 185 but I do have access to a very large caliber handgun.

Mrs. Happydog and I are really looking forward to the race. It’ll be our 1st 1 1/2 track. It’s been over a year since we smelled octane at the track and thats just not right!


44 posted on 02/24/2010 9:33:54 AM PST by happydogx2 (OK, forget turning over a new leaf, it's more fun the old way...)
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To: LasVegasMac

lol.. a new pic of the track and the viagramobile too , I reckun.. Have fun and hope for dry times this weekend.. sunday for sure.


45 posted on 02/24/2010 9:37:48 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: happydogx2

Maybe it’s the light blue hat with USC in pink neon on the front...


46 posted on 02/24/2010 9:51:06 AM PST by tubebender (Thanks to all the Patriots who support Free Republic financially...)
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Carroll Shelby and Kim Kardashian to serve as co-grand marshals for Sunday’s Shelby American at LVMS
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
http://www.lvms.com/media/news/558600.html
Kardashian and Shelby will share the microphone when it comes time to give the command to start engines.


47 posted on 02/24/2010 9:53:52 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: SouthTexas
That you coming thru the gate? ;-)



48 posted on 02/24/2010 9:55:40 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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Joey Logano's 18-wheeler near the infield media center. (Credit: John Bisci)
49 posted on 02/24/2010 9:56:47 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is the pool open? Just looked and it looks closed to me.


50 posted on 02/24/2010 9:57:03 AM PST by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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