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Nascar Sprint Cup - Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway - Saturday 06|30|12 on TnT - 630pm ET
NASCAR.com ^ | 6/27/12

Posted on 06/27/2012 6:03:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

It's the second year of Cup racing at Kentucky Speedway and time for many to saddle the horses, cinch 'em up and get their wagons rolling or kiss the Chase buh-bye.


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Welcome to this week's Nascar at FR race thread!

This Week, It's the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

June 30, 2012



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1 posted on 06/27/2012 6:03:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

The Kentucky GiDDyUP 400 race thread is up Ping!!


2 posted on 06/27/2012 6:04:36 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Wunderground.com Forecast - Hot!!

Sparta, Kentucky
http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:41086.1.99999


3 posted on 06/27/2012 6:09:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
So whaddya think about Kenseth losing his ride with Roush?

IMO we are getting ever closer to the day when there won't be races any more, just award the cup to whoever generates the most advertising minutes.

And Danica will alternate championships with Junior for the rest of our lives.

4 posted on 06/27/2012 6:12:25 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: NormsRevenge

THX for da ping


5 posted on 06/27/2012 6:13:36 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: NormsRevenge

Help!....I’ve fallen and can’t reach my mint julip!


6 posted on 06/27/2012 6:15:19 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: NormsRevenge

Bumpity Up!


7 posted on 06/27/2012 6:24:53 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Notary Sojac

Well poor Matt has the personality of a novocaine shot.

But if he goes to Gibbs as rumored, his cool demeanor will be a good offset to the emotion of Busch and Hamlin.


8 posted on 06/27/2012 6:27:22 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NormsRevenge

I dearly hope they’ve fixed the parking lot egress problem.

There may still be some poor folks stuck in there from last year trying to get to I-71.


9 posted on 06/27/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation
Well poor Matt has the personality of a novocaine shot.

Which is probably why he and Mark Martin are my favorite drivers.

They just drive the damn cars and do it very well, no controversy, no antics, no showboating.

10 posted on 06/27/2012 6:34:38 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: NormsRevenge

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!! Tony !!!! #14


11 posted on 06/27/2012 6:34:37 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Notary Sojac

As you probably know, Roush is a physicist and mathematician. So his background and interest is technical. Even though he’s got a big operation in Detroit, he’s never really been personally enthusiastic about the business side.

I think they’ve struggled with sponsorships maybe more than some of the other big Nascar operations, although with the Obama Depression grinding on, everybody is beating the bushes for deals.

I’m excited for Stenhouse. He really got his big break when Tracy Hines got hurt and Tony Stewart put him in as replacement in the USAC cars and he was rookie of the year in both midget and sprint divisions.


12 posted on 06/27/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NormsRevenge
Three nights in a row of racing under the lights at Kentucky

Starting tomorrow night Thursday, June 28, the trucks race at 7:30 PM EDT on the Speed Channel

Friday Nationwide 7 PM EDT

Cup cars run on Saturday night at 6:30 PM EDT.

With the outdoor temperatures at 100 degrees the TV sounds like the best place to be.

13 posted on 06/27/2012 6:41:11 PM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: nascarnation

>> “I dearly hope they’ve fixed the parking lot egress problem.” <<

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LOL! - That problem exists at almost every track in the country. You just can’t dump that many people on the highways at once.


14 posted on 06/27/2012 6:47:19 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: editor-surveyor
Nascar Sprint Cup

So what is this crap, they run stock cars and Sprint cars in the same race?

There oughta be a law.

15 posted on 06/27/2012 6:57:24 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for Da Ping Norm. Had a short visit with a couple derelicts headed home from Sears Point this after noon and one of the service writers at my favorite repair shop said her and her BF got free ViP passes and had a ball. Temps in the 70s?


16 posted on 06/27/2012 8:20:49 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

Just did a google earth on Sparta KY, wow this place is in the middle of nowhere.


17 posted on 06/28/2012 11:39:15 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: tubebender; NormsRevenge

Derelicts? I thought we left all the whinieries in Sonoma. Now I admit this bod is snow-capped and has more scars and stitches then a batting practice baseball but that doesn’t mean I still can’t bring the heat...but I’d prefer it after my nap if thats OK. And you’re wallets in trouble as my missus said someum about having your missus do you know what and you-know-where. I will say that if a miracle happens and I win the league this year I’m going to set aside about 500K of the prize money and relocate to a town near you unless I can borrow another $500k and buy a shack in the scrub oak and golden hills of Sonoma. And I’d like to know who piled all this crap on my desk and planted all those weeds in my yard while we were gone.


18 posted on 06/29/2012 6:25:52 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: AGreatPer

I guess you have never been to Benderville speaking of in the middle of No-Where?


19 posted on 06/29/2012 9:00:12 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: happydogx2
You timed your visit to Benderville perfectly weather wise as yesterday it turned ugly and the temps actually got up into the 70s !!!
20 posted on 06/29/2012 9:03:17 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: nascarnation
Well poor Matt has the personality of a novocaine shot.

Yeah. He can't even do back flips </sarc>. I do wish him well. Funny how they all drive so well in contract negotiation years.

21 posted on 06/29/2012 9:12:57 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: tubebender

Twas a strange trip weather wise. Coldest day was at the race on Sunday. Cloudy and cool inland and sunny and warm on the coast. The sunny & warm wind-free weather was the talk of the (locals) in town when we stayed in Bodega Bay and Ft. Bragg. Bend weather is conflicted.

I see Kyle Busch currently has the top practice speed. We need to start a pool as to what lap his engine will let go this race. If it weren’t for bad luck he’d have no luck at all.


22 posted on 06/29/2012 9:45:10 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: AGreatPer

Ky found a great location for constructing the track without massive excavation. The spectator stands are on a concrete covered hillside.
They face south and all that concrete acts like a heat battery to soak up all the sun during the day.

It’s close to Indy, Louisville, Cincy. Unfortunately there’s only one major road (I-71) adjacent.

You can escape to Indiana across the Ohio River via one 2-lane road that runs north, but it’s not easy to get to it from the parking lots, everybody else wants to go the opposite way.


23 posted on 06/29/2012 12:53:36 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: tubebender

Watched the last 50 laps of the Nationwide race tonight and the Gibbs cars were having valve-spring issues again.

100 degrees for race day tomorrow?? Oh-boy. Slick, slick track.

Race meal will be left over ribs from the Steelhead Lodge. Nummie. Trinidad fudge is all gone though.


24 posted on 06/29/2012 9:20:17 PM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: happydogx2

Dillon had an epic night, he had everybody covered.
I realize he’s got every advantage possible for career development, but he’s still got to drive the car.
Dusting off Kurt Busch on that last restart was impressive.

(Does Kyle Busch Racing get engines from Gibbs or Toyota?)


25 posted on 06/30/2012 6:09:52 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Dillon and that #3 car dominated; I thought he was over-driving the car toward the end (just a slick track, I guess) and was afraid he was going to wreck.

I believe K.B. racing gets their engines from Gibbs. I also believe that their Sprint Cup cars switched from Gibbs to Toyota last year. Yup, here’s a link to a week old article for the Toyota TRD engines and the concerns that Waltrip & Gibbs have:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/michael-waltrip-racing-joe-gibbs-racing-address-engine-095600174—nascar.html

I was going to take a chance and run Michael Waltrip this week as my “C” driver but with the engine issues and Michael+slick track=disaster I think I’ll be safe then sorry. Looks like the hottest temp race of the year is in store for today’s race.


26 posted on 06/30/2012 6:34:55 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: happydogx2

I hope the high temps don’t ruin the Whiskey... It was even hot and muggy here on the Vast Bender estate with the thermometer reaching a high of 72 and relative humidity of 88%


27 posted on 06/30/2012 7:11:30 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: happydogx2

Thanks for the link.

I’ve attended a number of Indycar races @ Ky.
It’s bloody hot on a sunny day even if the air temp is 80.
The stands are built into a south facing hillside covered with concrete that acts like a heat sink.

Today in Indy (not too far away) is hot, humid, unstable air so we may see big thunderstorms this afternoon.


28 posted on 06/30/2012 8:05:07 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

A fortune could be made selling cans of beer for $5.00 apiece along the route..


29 posted on 06/30/2012 9:13:52 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: nascarnation

A “tweet” says that the #3 car in the Nationwide race failed the post-race inspection - to low in the rear - and to expect a penalty next week.


30 posted on 06/30/2012 9:21:55 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: tubebender

Heat wreaks havoc at Kentucky Speedway
http://www.nascar.com/news/120629/kentucky-heat-issues/index.html

SPARTA, Ky. — As a heat wave grips a large portion of the United States — with possibilities of record highs in the Ohio Valley and South — Kentucky Speedway is feeling the effects. More to the point, those in attendance for the Quaker State 400 race weekend are feeling the effects, and the drivers are no exception.

The high temperature for Sparta on Saturday is expected to be 100 degrees, and it won’t be much cooler at the race’s scheduled 7:45 p.m. ET start time. During Happy Hour on Friday, an excessive heat warning was in effect. It was 95 degrees when the session began, with an on-track temperature of 139 degrees. It is believed to be the highest temperature for an on-track event at Kentucky, topping the old mark of 130 degrees set in an IRL event in 2005.

Hot Hot HoT!!


31 posted on 06/30/2012 9:34:22 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
Reading this I am reminded why I live in Eure Benderville
32 posted on 06/30/2012 11:13:47 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

Yeah, and it’s not a “dry” heat either. I don’t mind dry heat but humidity makes my tail droop.

Spent the day outside w/occasional thunder & sprinkles & 70 degree temps. Mrs. Happydog has the festive banners and flags up and buckets of weeds have been pulled + another 3 dozen red/white/violet petunias planted. Trk washed and waxed, lawn mowed and I’m ready for another vacation.

Bout ready to wrap it up and get cleaned up for the race. If you’re running Michael Waltrip you are a better man than I am.


33 posted on 06/30/2012 2:41:34 PM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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Countdown to Green is on TnT and skies are clear.. and the track Hot! Ping


34 posted on 06/30/2012 3:30:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: tubebender

We may hit 90 for the 4th ..

meanwhile..

Lap by Lap kentucky.. June 30, 2012

http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/120630/kentcuplbl/index.html

6:17p.m.ET
Driver introductions are slated to begin at 7 p.m. ET.

12:30p.m.ET
Jimmie Johnson’s lap of 181.818 mph during qualifying Friday was good enough to put him on the pole for the Quaker State 400. Starting second will be Kyle Busch, followed by Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick and Ryan Newman in third through fifth. Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Brad Keselowski, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr. round out the top 10.


35 posted on 06/30/2012 3:35:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Temperature 97 and likely to drop down a smidgen


36 posted on 06/30/2012 3:38:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Is it me or has Nascar.com become a mess or what?

btw , there is a 30% chance of wet and /or T’storms. fingers crossed..

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=zmw:41086.1.99999


37 posted on 06/30/2012 3:47:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Very hot and dry here in Colorado. Nine forest fires burning. One is 4 miles north of me. I know someone who had to evacuate in Colorado Springs. They got the fre stopped one mile from his house in the Garden of the Gods area where so many homes burned. I have been on chainsaw duty todaay and will be taking chainsaw breaks during yellows.


38 posted on 06/30/2012 3:49:38 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: MtnClimber

Good luck to you and all the mountain folk.. knocking on wood (not too hard tho) here in California. the fuel is there.. here’s hoping campers etc respect their fires and tend them properly.. it only takes a cigarette or a sparkler..


39 posted on 06/30/2012 3:52:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

It has been so dry that the afternoon thunderstorms do not produce much rain and it often evaporates before reaching the ground. But, the lightning reaches the ground!


40 posted on 06/30/2012 3:58:31 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: MtnClimber

yup, ol’ dry lightning .. global varming and too many goats pffting at high altitudes is behind it, yaknow.. ;-)


41 posted on 06/30/2012 4:02:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m in but at work. Not sure how much I can watch.


42 posted on 06/30/2012 4:14:26 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6

I’m laid up from hernia surgury ..my problem ain’t accessibility but stayin awake

sore sucks


43 posted on 06/30/2012 4:16:25 PM PDT by advertising guy (the White House hasn't had this much leakin since Billy Carter watered the Rose Garden)
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To: NormsRevenge

What is this thing called heat y’all are talking about?


44 posted on 06/30/2012 4:16:59 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

wana see sumpthin funny....I’m in Phoenix and it is summer time here big time....”at the airport” daily the temp high was...blah blah....

if ya went to weather underground and typed in Phoenix and scrolled down to the last 1/3 of the page...look thru out town how hot it REALLY is

the airport temp crap is cause the Chamber of Commerce told em to


45 posted on 06/30/2012 4:23:18 PM PDT by advertising guy (the White House hasn't had this much leakin since Billy Carter watered the Rose Garden)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for the ping. I officially now live @ Concord, NC and life is just a little bit more fun. GO HAMBONE! (or harvick as far as YFR goes LOL!)

Ride On FReepers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


46 posted on 06/30/2012 4:27:43 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

excellent prayer and singin !


47 posted on 06/30/2012 4:33:11 PM PDT by advertising guy (the White House hasn't had this much leakin since Billy Carter watered the Rose Garden)
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To: advertising guy

My first race with Time-Warner......I’m all Verk’lempt, please give me a moment. “Biffle is going to crash and Obama is a Marxist” discuss.


48 posted on 06/30/2012 4:43:04 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Congrats! I got BBQ envy for sure.. Enjoy!!


49 posted on 06/30/2012 4:47:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: eyedigress

I freep mailed ya a tissue


50 posted on 06/30/2012 4:48:36 PM PDT by advertising guy (the White House hasn't had this much leakin since Billy Carter watered the Rose Garden)
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