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NASCAR Sprint Cup - Sat. Nite racing at Daytona - The Coke Zero 400 - TnT - 630pm ET - 7/7/12
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Posted on 07/05/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Daytona Beach .. 400 miles .. 43 drivers .. Nascar shrank the air hole and changed the thermostats to make tandem racing less of an issue. We'll see..


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1 posted on 07/05/2012 5:47:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Daytona race thread is Up Ping!!!


2 posted on 07/05/2012 5:49:01 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Woot!

I wish they’d just go back to the days of old. I’m tired of the pack “racing” and NASCAR’s shenanigans to tweak it for each race.


3 posted on 07/05/2012 5:51:25 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

After the Daytona 500, this is my favorite race!


4 posted on 07/05/2012 5:52:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is only the beginning. It's all downhill from here.)
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To All:

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5 posted on 07/05/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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NASCAR, volunteers bag donations for military
http://www.nascar.com/news/120705/nascar-unites-goodyear-boy-scouts-donations/index.html

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Under a hot Florida sun, Boy Scouts and other volunteers filled clear plastic bags with personal items that would soon be on their way from Daytona International Speedway to military personnel serving at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.

The effort coincides with Goodyear’s use of tires that have “Support Our Troops” emblazoned on the sidewalls, and concludes a six-week stretch in which NASCAR and its partners have shown their support of men and women serving in uniform. Conducted under the banner of the NASCAR Foundation and NASCAR Unites, the program began Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway and ends at Daytona shortly after the Fourth of July.

This week marks the third year Goodyear has undertaken its “Support Our Troops” program, with the slogan written on the sidewalls of the tires that Sprint Cup and Nationwide cars will employ during events this weekend at the 2.5-mile track. The Camping World Truck Series vehicles will use tires bearing the same message for their July 14 race at Iowa Speedway. It coincides with a “Goodyear Gives Back” effort in which 5,000 care packages including items such as hand sanitizer, sunscreen, deodorant, lip balm and popcorn were compiled by volunteers. UPS is shipping the packages overseas at no cost.


6 posted on 07/05/2012 5:57:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Top 10 and beat tubeblender! He is getting slow in reacting to the green light.


7 posted on 07/05/2012 6:05:07 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks Norm, I have been super busy getting set-up in Concord, NC. I can only guess at the race this weekend. I will check in from time to time to see who is going to make a difference. I hope everybody had a great 4th.


8 posted on 07/05/2012 6:09:16 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Great work man!

They’re practicing on the road course at Indy tomorrow, getting ready for the pre 400 race, my buddy calls up and says let’s go.

I tell him it’s gonna be 100 degrees, I’m stayin’ home.
I’m a wimp in my old age....


9 posted on 07/05/2012 6:13:00 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: al_c

In the old days we had real races, Real cars.
Make it go fast an win.

Today if one car wins too much they find a way to slow them down.

That aint racing.


10 posted on 07/05/2012 6:24:34 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge
Ooops posted the following on an OLD thread, meant to be here:

TX for the heads-up - I'm only a half-assed race fan, but would like to catch this race if I can find the time.

I'm kind of wondering if Carl Edwards and his team can find the mojo they had two seasons ago - then seemingly lost completely last year.

- a p.s. to that - seems the other Ford driver I've cheered for in the past (Matt Kenseth) is current 'leader' - wonder how long that holds out! LOL

11 posted on 07/05/2012 7:29:02 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: NormsRevenge

*Nascar Bump*


12 posted on 07/05/2012 7:46:53 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Here’s too Hot Hot Hot.. but not too Hot Hot Hot!!! whewwwie,, we’re lucky here temp-wise.. but that can change.. where’s its always hot. ;-)


13 posted on 07/05/2012 8:30:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge; tubebender; WSGilcrest
Thanks Norm. Here are a few photos from Sonoma. Yeah, I know they're late but better late then never. Here's the lads coming down the hill to take the green flag. WSGilcrest is up toward the top of the hill.

Jimmie Johnson gave an unannounced interview so we got up close and personal; JJ is Mrs. Happydogs favorite driver and I took this photo for her, honest.

The "Patriots" did a 20 minute show prior to the race. Their red, white and blue smoke is computer controlled.

We watched the '48 team gluing on the lug nuts. Glue goes against the rim with the nut on top then a touch of glue on the side. I round heavy cover is then placed over the top so the nuts can seat.

Inside of Joe Nemecheks car.

I was able to finally meet tube bender and he invited me to his house. He didn't know I took this photo; his house is the 2nd from the left...as you can see the deck is under construction.

I've got a couple more I'll post later.

14 posted on 07/05/2012 9:25:32 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; tubebender
his house is the 2nd from the left

So that's what his garden really looks like! ;)
15 posted on 07/06/2012 7:40:54 AM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: happydogx2

The blonde with the umbrella has a wonderful chassis.


16 posted on 07/06/2012 7:44:22 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NormsRevenge

I would have been first but the FR servers still have a cold...


17 posted on 07/06/2012 8:08:23 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: WSGilcrest

My real home is on a island in FRisco Bay...


18 posted on 07/06/2012 8:17:23 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: nascarnation

During the 15 to 20 minute Q & A my wife wirly noted that not once did the umbrellas the ladies are holding actually provided shade for anyone on the stage. I didn’t notice......


19 posted on 07/06/2012 8:19:48 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

LMAO


20 posted on 07/06/2012 8:22:35 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: WSGilcrest; tubebender

Truth be told tubebender and the 1st wife are some of the nicest folks you’d ever want to meet and they have a location, home and garden that I’d give my eye-teeth for. Mrs. Happydog and the 1st wife share interests and became friends so much so that Mrs. Happydog just mailed some kitchen re-model plans to first wife that’ll only cost tubebender HIS eye-teeth.

High 80’s to low 90’s for the next week in Bend. Humidity will be around 20%. Summer has finally arrived in Central Oregon.


21 posted on 07/06/2012 10:50:26 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: NormsRevenge
Here's the 2nd and last batch. One of the cool things about Sonoma is that the pit boxes are next to the stands rather then on the other side of the track. Here's the #9 refueling.

Lining them up for the start. Gotta have the 48 in there.

Another dash shot.

The 48 crew had a concern about the cracks in the pavement of their pit and called a NASCAR official to check it out.

Speaking of pit boxes Matt Kenseth has the nicest set-up of all the cars.

Premier Sports booked us into a place on Round Barn Road. Named for obvious reasons. Notice the hot-air balloon off in the distance. We saw two turkeys and a deer in this lot later on in the day.


22 posted on 07/06/2012 12:48:28 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

Great PiX, Thanks! The weather was mighty nice and cool.. beer sales were probably down a bit.. oh well.

Live: Cup Series qualifying
http://www.nascar.com/races/leaderboard/cup/qual/
Jamie McMurray was fastest in final practice for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, running at a speed of 197.837 mph. Can he follow it by winning the pole?


23 posted on 07/06/2012 2:01:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I dunno. If your gonna drink, your gonna drink. Had two guys on our bus that were popping tops at 6:35am...heard several folks at the track say “I’m going to get a Margarita”. Didn’t see wine sales in general concession booths but I’m sure the VIP tents were awash in vino.

Gonna try to catch qualifying.


24 posted on 07/06/2012 2:54:44 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

......watchin Nationwide....gonna be awesome


25 posted on 07/06/2012 4:52:31 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: happydogx2

Been to Daytona for the July NASCAR race many times. In the old days it was called the Firecracker 400. The night before the 400 was an IMSA GTO/GTU race on the road course called the Paul Revere 250. Coworkers and friends would rent a U-Haul and usually park in the infield between turn 1 and 2. Would watch the race from the roof sitting on couches from anyone we could get to donate furniture to the cause. The infield at Daytona is a pretty wild place, especially after dark. Cannot repeat. Must try to forget!


26 posted on 07/06/2012 5:33:27 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: advertising guy
"gonna be awesome"

Has been entertaining.

27 posted on 07/06/2012 5:34:50 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: AGreatPer

you betcha


28 posted on 07/06/2012 5:38:33 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

OUCH!!! Dillon...


29 posted on 07/06/2012 6:45:11 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

the medium big un


30 posted on 07/06/2012 8:39:58 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: MtnClimber

Those wild nights in my youth, those that I could remember the next day, I try to forget too. Young, dumb, etc...

Missed the Nationwide. Watched a movie - date night w/the missus.

Steaks ready to go for tomorrow’s race and it’s probably not the only thing that’ll go up in smoke.


31 posted on 07/06/2012 10:27:22 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: AGreatPer

Oh my gosh, Kurt Busch wins!


32 posted on 07/06/2012 10:29:29 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: tubebender

Gees, I went to bed thinking Stewart was starting 2nd after qualifying. Not to be....I assume this violation was inadvertent as Dillon got busted for the same issue:

http://www.nationwide.nascar.com/nationwide-series/news/120706/adillon-qualifying-time-disallowed/index.html


33 posted on 07/07/2012 6:24:46 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: NormsRevenge
Allmendinger suspended for failing drug test:

NASCAR announced 90 minutes before the race that #22-A.J. Allmendinger has failed a random drug test and has been "temporarily" suspended. He was randomly selected and tested following the Kentucky race and his "A" sample tested positive. He has the right to request that NASCAR test his "B" sample. Should he refuse to have the "B" sample tested, or if that test is positive, the suspension will become indefinite. Sam Hornish will replace him in the #22 at Daytona.
(7-7-2012)

34 posted on 07/07/2012 3:23:50 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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88 degrees and dry Daytona Pre-race show on TnT now Ping!


35 posted on 07/07/2012 3:31:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Lap-by-Lap Daytona
Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola

http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/120707/daycuplbl/index.html


36 posted on 07/07/2012 3:33:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: DYngbld

Thanks. a late development,, a plane is enroute trying to Get Sam Hornish to the track.. but he has to come from Charlotte..


37 posted on 07/07/2012 3:35:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

88 degrees and dry Daytona Pre-race show on TnT now Ping!


38 posted on 07/07/2012 3:38:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

FWIW to anyone. I was allowed to switch AJ out about 5 min ago.


39 posted on 07/07/2012 3:38:53 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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NASCAR:AJ Allmendinger fails random NASCAR drug test, Hornish to replace him at Daytona

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2903942/posts

Saturday, July 07, 2012 3:18:04 PM · by Doogle · 22 replies
yahoo ^ | 07/07/12 | jay busbee
BREAKING....Breaking news: Just hours before the Coke Zero 400, NASCAR has announced that AJ Allmendinger has failed a random drug test and has been pulled from the seat of the No. 22 Shell Dodge. Sam Hornish Jr. will be his replacement, and had to fly to Daytona from Charlotte with barely two hours’ notice.


40 posted on 07/07/2012 3:45:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: eyedigress

whew. I got Smoke’d earlier.

Allmendinger suspended after failing drug test
http://www.nascar.com/news/120707/aallmendinger-suspended-substance-abuse-test/index.html

David Caraviello, NASCAR.COM
July 07, 2012 6:41 PM, EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — AJ Allmendinger has been suspended temporarily by NASCAR for failing a random drug test.

Allmendinger’s Penske Racing team put Nationwide Series regular Sam Hornish Jr. in the No. 22 car for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, according to a statement. Allmendinger underwent a random drug test administered last weekend at Kentucky Speedway, and his ‘A’ sample from that test came up positive, according to Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR’s senior vice president for racing operations.

O’Donnell added that Allmendinger had 72 hours to request a test of his ‘B’ sample, per the NASCAR rule book. If he declines that test, or if that test also comes up positive, his suspension will become indefinite.

The Penske team said NASCAR notified it of Allmendinger’s suspension Saturday afternoon. “NASCAR has a strict drug testing program that Penske Racing fully supports,” the team said in a statement. “Penske Racing will work with NASCAR through this process and its next steps. Sam Hornish Jr. will drive the No. 22 car in tonight’s Coke Zero 400.”

Allmendinger’s Penske teammate, Brad Keselowski, added on Twitter: “No comments on 22 car tonight as we focus on tonight’s race. Thank [you] in advance.”

Hornish had returned to the Charlotte, N.C., area after Friday night’s Nationwide race at Daytona, and was flying back to the speedway late Saturday afternoon.


41 posted on 07/07/2012 3:47:40 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I just checked on a whim and it was open. A 0 point car is no way to win a race. Go Juan Pablor!!


42 posted on 07/07/2012 4:03:12 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

Lucky! Heck, I have yet to pick a winner of a race this year as is,, I think the lowest ya can get is 6 points for 43rd.. been there done that two weeks in a row last month.. I’m Juniored up for now,, Smoke with a Keselowski still possibly to be swapped, and bayne caboose


43 posted on 07/07/2012 4:08:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I probably pissed off the rest of the league that kept the info to themselves. LOL!


44 posted on 07/07/2012 4:09:54 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: DYngbld

Wow that’s a big deal.
The rumor mill will go wild with that one.


45 posted on 07/07/2012 4:14:36 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: eyedigress

Just in case. There’s still time.

Deadline to swap Starters and Bench drivers is Jul 7 4:44pm PDT


46 posted on 07/07/2012 4:19:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Hornish’s jet is touching down.. looks like he might make it in time..


47 posted on 07/07/2012 4:26:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Cool Flag and big Aeroplane and 4 MoH recipients. It doesn’t get any better than that!!!


48 posted on 07/07/2012 4:33:26 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: happydogx2

You do take Fair to Middling photos you old flea bag you...


49 posted on 07/07/2012 4:35:27 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

not bad for an instamatic with flash bulbs..

I like digital cameras tho too..


50 posted on 07/07/2012 4:39:43 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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