Skip to comments.NASCAR Sprint Showdown & All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5/19/12 - 7 & 9pm ET on SPEED
Posted on 05/19/2012 1:18:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
It's not a points race scenario but there will be racing this week-end. Charlotte .. Tonight on SPEED.
For those who like a twist in racing formats.. This is about as twisted as it gets. ;-)
Shucks! Just realized it’s on Speed and I’m at work so I can’t get it! Have to follow the thread or find it on the net if I have time.
Do you get racebuddy?
Allmendinger had a flat and had to pit as the cars came to the green flag..
MRN should have it if you can get it.
Got ‘er on! Go Junyah!
Could you untwist that so this ole farm boy can understand WHY. It reminds of Redwood Acres back in the Hard Top days. All that’s missing is potholes deep enough to shake the RR iron off the bumpers...
Should be watching FOX now anyway for the interview with the Chinese dissident.
and I was watching the weeds grow in my garden and would you ask Norm which way I should turn my antenna to catch what’s left of the race .
NEVER MIND, I FOUND IT!!!
I’ve got “live” updates via some Yahoo thing...it’s kinda OK since I have to get busy, hehehehe!
Work is the curse of the Racin Class...
I'm outta here. Going to the Legion to see a bad band.
And thanks to that, Jr dominated! Woot!
Where is our WestCoastGal? Junior wins and she’s not here to jump up and down!
Final Lap by Lap - Showdown
Lap 40 — CHECKERED FLAG: Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes the victory, while AJ Allmendinger completes his charge back from the near-disaster at the beginning of the race to finish second and make it into the Sprint All-Star Race.
Lap 38 — Jamie McMurray bobbles coming off the second corner, and AJ Allmendinger jumps under him for the spot.
Lap 36 — AJ Allmendinger appears to be biding his time in going after Jamie McMurray for second place, the final transfer spot into the all-star race.
Lap 31 — As AJ Allmendinger continues his charge toward second place, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is building on his cushion over current runnerup Jamie McMurray.
Lap 29 — AJ Allmendinger is catching Jamie McMurray for second place, and he’s doing it very quickly.
Lap 27 — Third-place Martin Truex Jr. has a mirror full of AJ Allmendinger, who makes his move coming off Turn 4.
Lap 25 — Move AJ Allmendinger past Joey Logano for fourth place. He’s moving!
Lap 23 — AJ Allmendinger roars past Juan Montoya for fifth place. Remember ... he had to pit with a flat tire just as the race started!
Lap 22 — Jamie McMurrray clears Martin Truex Jr. for second place.
Lap 21 — GREEN FLAG: The top five are Dale Earnhardt Jr., Martin Truex Jr., Jeff Burton, Jamie McMurray and Aric Almirola. Joey Logano, Casey Mears, Juan Montoya, Landon Cassil and AJ Allmendinger round out the top 10. Let’s see how long older tires last against those who pitted.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is well clear of the field in Turn 1. Jamie McMurray goes after Martin Truex Jr. for second place.
7:56 p.m. ET — David Reutimann, David Stremme, Mike Bliss and Tony Raines roll down pit road.
7:54 p.m. ET — Everybody except for leaders Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr., in addition to David Reutimann, David Stremme, Mike Bliss and Tony Raines, hits pit road.
7:53 p.m. ET — Pit road is still closed.
Lap 21 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 1: The first segment has ended.
Lap 20 — Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s lead over Martin Truex Jr. has stabilized at about 1.5 seconds.
Lap 17 — Race director David Hoots announces that pit road is closed ... pit road is closed ... pit road is closed. Three laps to the segment end.
Lap 15 — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is now about 1.5 seconds ahead of Martin Truex Jr.
Lap 12 — It’s not Richard Petty behind the wheel, but there’s a 43 car on the leader board. Aric Almirola is in fifth place!
Lap 10 — Don’t want to jinx anything here, but it looks like Dale Earnhardt Jr. might not need the help of a fan vote to make it into the Sprint All-Star Race!
Lap 8 — Jeff Burton is in third place, 2.8 seconds behind leader Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Lap 7 — Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s lead over Martin Truex Jr. is about 8/10ths of a second and growing. He says the car is a little bit free in the turns.
Lap 5 — Joey Logano and Jamie McMurray bang doors between Turns 1 and 2, and Logano slides precariously close to the outside retaining wall.
Lap 2 — Dale Earnhardt Jr. wiggles big time coming off Turn 4, but he’s able to collect the back end and keep going.
Lap 1 — GREEN FLAG: The race gets under way at 7:41 p.m. ET. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr. battle it out for the lead, with Junior coming out on top coming off Turn 4.
7:40 p.m. ET — Yep, he sure did. The left-front tire on AJ Allmendinger’s car is flat. He hits pit road just as the green flag comes out.
7:39 p.m. ET — Dale Earnhardt Jr. just reported that someone has a flat right-front tire. Did he say AJ Allmendinger?!?
7:37 p.m. ET — Two more pace laps and we’re going racing!
Oh! Thanks for the ping. Maybe I’ll skip the poker game tonight!
These driver intros are kinda fun...
Shout out for V-town!
yawwwn.. the music is attrocious and the sound as well.. just race..
and now , the All-Star Lap by Lap
Lap-by-Lap: Sprint All-Star Race
8:41 p.m. ET — Driver introductions for the Sprint All-Star Race are lasting longer than the Showdown. Know what? That’s cool.
8:40 p.m. ET — David Ragan’s fan is ... happy?
8:39 p.m. ET — Matt Kenseth’s fan was totin’ a tire in his video.
8:37 p.m. ET — Three drivers in, and so far, Brad Keselowski’s fan video is the best.
8:34 p.m. ET — Driver introductions for the Sprint All-Star Race are starting. Each is being brought out with a video made by a fan.
8:19 p.m. ET — Bobby Labonte is the fan vote entrant. How cool for team owners Tad and Jodi Geschickter and Brad Daugherty!
8:16 p.m. ET — So ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. and AJ Allmendinger have made it into the main event. Now who’s going to get in on the fan vote?
12:03 p.m. ET — This year’s edition of the Sprint All-Star Race will consist of five segments for the first time in the history of the event. Four 20-lap sprints will set up a 10-lap finale. The winners of each of the first four segments will start first through fourth for the final dash for the cash, with the rest of the field determined by how they roll off pit road.
11:50 a.m. ET — Kyle Busch is on the pole for the Sprint All-Star Race after a three-lap qualifying effort Friday that included a mandatory pit stop. The 136.006 mph average for the trio of circuits put Busch atop the field, just ahead of Ryan Newman. Denny Hamlin will start third, followed by Greg Biffle and Kevin Harvick in the top five. Jimmie Johnson, Paul Menard, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Regan Smith are sixth through 10th.
Three more entires will be added to the 20-car field following the Sprint Showdown and announcement of a fan vote. The first two finishers in the qualifying race make the move into the main event, while the top vote getter also transfer. If that driver finishes first or second, the final spot would go to the competitor with the next-highest total.
There’s a catch. The winner of the vote must finish on the lead lap in the Showdown with a car in race-ready condition.
Really? I was thinking this is ridiculously stupid.