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NASCAR Sprint Cup - Crown Royal 400 at the Indy Brickyard - July 29 - ESPN - Sun. NooN ET
NASCAR.com ^ | 7/25/12

Posted on 07/25/2012 6:35:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

The week-end tempertaures should be down some from the last few weeks. Join us and see who kisses the bricks .. and the walls of Indy.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: brickyard; carchat; chat; nascar; sports
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Welcome to the weekly Nascar at FR thread!

This Week - the Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard

July 29, 2012



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Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Race Menu for the weekend series

While Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the most popular racetrack in the Hoosier State, the vast majority of motorsports events held in Indianapolis are held at O'Reilly Raceway Park, including a Craftsman Truck Series race and a Busch Series event.

Drag racing, road racing, Sprint Car races and other events suited to a shorter track fall to ORP, which changed its name from Indianapolis Raceway Park in 2006. You can also usually find a large racing program there on the night before the Indianapolis 500.

The annual NHRA U.S. Nationals are traditionally held there on Labor Day weekend and SCCA events are held on the park's road course.





FR Fantasy Leaguers - Deadline to select or edit your drivers is Jul 28 2:00am PDT


1 posted on 07/25/2012 6:36:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Indy week-end race thread is Up Ping!


2 posted on 07/25/2012 6:37:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Single file no pass racing at its finest! Prediction: Newman takes the pole and leads every lap.


3 posted on 07/25/2012 6:39:33 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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This race is also called the BRickyard 400 and has been a regular Cup stop since 1994 , Flash Gordon won the inaugural race.


4 posted on 07/25/2012 6:41:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

In before Blenderville and Dos Yappin’ Dogs!!!


5 posted on 07/25/2012 6:43:26 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: NormsRevenge

We got 3 big days here of racing.

If you believe the weather gurus, the temp is gonna plunge from 100 to 88 by Sunday.

Sports cars on Friday, first time for Nationwide on the big track Saturday, and Cup on Sunday.

Personally I’m p*ssed that they moved the Nationwide from IRP to IMS. That was a fantastic place to watch stock cars.


6 posted on 07/25/2012 6:47:51 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NormsRevenge
Going for the win with the #90 Ford, driven by Dick Trickle.....

No,wait....

7 posted on 07/25/2012 6:48:35 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: saganite

Bring your good valve springs because this is one place where they really wind them out long and hard.


8 posted on 07/25/2012 6:50:47 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NormsRevenge

I’d love to see one of the Rousch boys get the win and no I dont believe in unicorns.


9 posted on 07/25/2012 6:56:05 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: saganite
Hey Saganite, I think Jeff Gordon's going to win. He is so far overdue it's a given, he will win. GO #24!!!!
10 posted on 07/25/2012 6:56:24 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION IS THE BEST.)
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To: saganite
Hey Saganite, I think Jeff Gordon's going to win. He is so far overdue it's a given, he will win. GO #24!!!!
11 posted on 07/25/2012 6:56:50 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (ALL THINGS BEING EQUAL, THE SIMPLEST SOLUTION IS THE BEST.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Smoke lookin’ for win #3 at Indy and #4 for the season . Go Tony !!!!


12 posted on 07/25/2012 6:59:30 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: NormsRevenge; umgud

I would have been in first if the FR server had’t got hung up


13 posted on 07/25/2012 7:38:28 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: NormsRevenge

Having finally driven one of these cars, I have a new respect for these guys running that many laps in this summer heat. But man was it fun!!!


14 posted on 07/25/2012 7:50:37 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: tubebender

I have been to Indy twice, first the 1991 Indy 500 and 2nd the 2002 F1 GP. The Road course going the opposite direction around the track is very challenging. The Friday race should be interseting and the other races are also different being so different from the other NASCAR tracks.


15 posted on 07/25/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: MtnClimber

What is the normal attrition rate for Nascar engines at Indy?


16 posted on 07/25/2012 8:33:18 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender; MtnClimber

OK, I woulda been 2nd but I was too busy yapping and howling. To answer your question, Mr. tubebender, sir, it depends upon who and what. The 42 has had some fun this year as well as the 18. Several drivers have gone up in smoke (an old Cheech and Chong movie currently starring A.J. Allmindinger) and Rootie has had his share of issues. KK, Carl & Flash, Ragan + Denny are also a few others that have had engine failures this year.

It’s already Thursday; I’ve lost track of time. Dog days of summer and with a week off I’ve lost my mo-jo. I’ll check the floor of the kennel and the neighbor’s lawn to see if I left it there.


17 posted on 07/26/2012 5:02:38 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 see you need a renewal of your Rabies Vaccine...


18 posted on 07/26/2012 8:20:17 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

The only vet I want to see is one waving the stars and bars. My luck I’ll get one wearing a t-shirt that says “I pooped today”

I need to check out when practice and qualifying times are. I also wish my TV emitted a burnt Sunoco fuel smell and that I had a unicorn.


19 posted on 07/26/2012 10:30:52 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: tubebender

The only vet I want to see is one waving the stars and bars. My luck I’ll get one wearing a t-shirt that says “I pooped today”.

I need to check out when practice and qualifying times are. I also wish my TV emitted a burnt Sunoco fuel smell and that I had a unicorn.


20 posted on 07/26/2012 10:31:54 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

You can say that again...

You can say that again...


21 posted on 07/26/2012 11:59:08 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: happydogx2; Pete-R-Bilt; MtnClimber
Speed is in AJ viens
22 posted on 07/26/2012 6:16:13 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

The fact that you haven’t pinged me in weeks, I think I’m insulted that you chose a drug post to make you think, “hey this is something that Pete would relate to!”

Is this some trucking, Ba Ba Walters innuendo thing?


23 posted on 07/26/2012 6:31:04 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (I love guns... and coffee!)
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To: tubebender

Wow, his career could be toast.


24 posted on 07/26/2012 7:37:33 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: Pete-R-Bilt

I’m an equal opportunity pinger and try to spred my posts around. I’ll put you on the Do Not Call list...


25 posted on 07/26/2012 9:15:51 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

It’s Friday, July 27th. Do you know where your bears, skunks, gophers and drivers are??


26 posted on 07/27/2012 7:42:19 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

The bear was back and finished off the plumb tree, destroyed 2 more bird feeders and pooped in 3 different areas of the yard. My caregiver reports a record number of LiL Stinkers on her morning jaunts and Dolly the Dog’s desire to get up close and personal is only exceeded by her desire to dance with a Porcupine. But at least the weather is miserable as usual...


27 posted on 07/27/2012 8:28:48 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

Our weather is perfect only 3 months out of the year but we’re in that window. No bears, gophers or prickly dancing. This lil stinker is hse cleaning since drivers are picked; preparing for an outdoor concert, tour of homes and river baptism this weekend. Looks like a 10PM watch time for us on race day.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 10:20:00 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
Verified by TV weather guy -


29 posted on 07/27/2012 7:16:26 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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30 posted on 07/28/2012 1:39:09 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: WSGilcrest
"...good ol' boys and feisty girls, get it on, in Jesus' name..."
31 posted on 07/28/2012 1:40:41 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: WSGilcrest

Tuned in as Danica hit the walll???


32 posted on 07/28/2012 2:35:12 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

She bolo’d bad. Probably doing her makeup.


33 posted on 07/28/2012 2:52:04 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: tubebender; WSGilcrest

Can you guys share the network. My new cable system is not user friendly just yet. Thanks


34 posted on 07/28/2012 3:08:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: eyedigress

espn 20 to go


35 posted on 07/28/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: WSGilcrest

Did I just hear Travis Pastrana in 11th? Man, that guy’s awesome.


36 posted on 07/28/2012 3:38:44 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: WSGilcrest

I thought that was a new pasta plate?


37 posted on 07/28/2012 3:47:52 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

tube, you ever heard of him?


38 posted on 07/28/2012 3:53:45 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: WSGilcrest

Thanks, I’ve logged 850 driving miles and 30 hours on site this week. My new home cable system is 100% greek to me. :^)


39 posted on 07/28/2012 4:37:19 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: WSGilcrest

ARE YOU CALLING ME A racist? I have a bottle of fine wine signed by Mario Andretti on my office desk!!! It reads... “To Tube Bender, Marmsnrotpgvn,rekjbsphn gmtr etti”...


40 posted on 07/28/2012 5:06:07 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: happydogx2; NormsRevenge

Thanks for all the cards and letters on my high Q score at Indy...


41 posted on 07/28/2012 7:39:23 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

Uh, 10 points? But your 10 is 10 more then the ‘Raiders got. To many events going on here today + we’re on the road tomorrow. I hope I get to watch the recorded race this evening but..

JJ
Mark
KK
Bayne

Let the chips fall where they may.


42 posted on 07/29/2012 7:40:48 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: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

INdy Pre-Race show on ESPN Ping!!

It’s RaceDay,, weather is decent..

Now if the drivers don’t muff the restarts.. Nascar is clueless as usual and creating its own controversies.. .. Stay tuned..


43 posted on 07/29/2012 8:59:56 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Looks like it’s just you and me Norm but I’m not sure about you...


44 posted on 07/29/2012 9:34:58 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: tubebender

Hey, I’m not trying to avoid ya, trust me. the Olympics is another thing.

maybe if ya bump drafted me to my first FRFL race winner .. nyaaaaa . as to the remainder, welllll..

No telling who wins it today.. only that 42 will come up short. (and I ain’t talking JUan Poblar)


45 posted on 07/29/2012 9:59:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Lap-by-Lap
http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/120729/indycuplbl/index.html

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard

POS CAR DRIVER LAP SPEED BEHIND LED
1 Kasey Kahne 301 125.393 0.000 66
2 Denny Hamlin 301 123.855 2.738 151
3 Clint Bowyer 301 123.702 5.435 1
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 301 123.690 6.305 0
5 Brad Keselowski 301 124.495 7.003 3
Lap: 301 of 301
Time Elapsed: 02:46:27
Cautions/Laps: 3 / 15
Leaders: 8
Lead Lap: 19
Average Speed: 116.23

Leaderboard
http://www.nascar.com/races/leaderboard/cup/race/

12:58p.m.ET
Ron Howard will be behind the wheel of a pace car during the pace laps. Opie!

12:56p.m.ET
Sunny Sweeney is singing “America the Beautiful.”

12:50p.m.ET
Hey! Reggie Jackson is in the house today.

12:30p.m.ET
Driver introductions have started at Indy.

12:20p.m.ET
There’s a parade of vintage NASCAR race cars taking place at Indy right now. That’s cool!

12:11p.m.ET
Mike Helton addressed the issue of jumping restarts during the drivers meeting Sunday morning, a subject that bit Elliott Sadler hard during Saturday’s Nationwide Series event.

The gist of his message? Don’t do it!

6:50a.m.ET
It was a Joe Gibbs Racing kind of day in qualifying, as its drivers took three of the first seven spots on the starting grid. Denny Hamlin will start from the pole, followed by Joey Logano in third and Kyle Busch in seventh.

Overall, the top five consisted of Hamlin, Carl Edwards, Logano, Aric Almirola and Greg Biffle, while Jimmie Johnson, Busch, Paul Menard, Jeff Gordon and Mat Kenseth rounded out the top 10.

Reed Sorenson, Joe Nemechek and Michael McDowell failed to qualify for the event.


46 posted on 07/29/2012 10:04:44 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Invocation

Anthem

Osprey fly-over


47 posted on 07/29/2012 10:07:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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1:06p.m.ET
Two Osprey aircraft do the fly-over from Turn 4 to Turn 1.

1:04p.m.ET
Raul Malo, lead singer of The Mavericks, sings “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

1:03p.m.ET
After the Joint Services Color Guard presents the colors, Rev. Howard Brammer delivers the invocation.

1p.m.ET
Kudos to the first person who can get Ron Howard to say, “Poor Horatio!”


48 posted on 07/29/2012 10:10:22 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yee-haw! Checking in when I can. Grandkids here today as son and his wife pack for a move closer to us.

BTW bummed out. Spent the morning trying to install the new steering gear on our Durango. It’s turned into an all summer project. Now it’s going to take longer because the knurling on the steering gear has a defective section....AAARRRAAAAUUUUGGGGHHHH!

It’s minor but prevents the pitman arm from sliding on easily.

Have to find the receipt for an exchange or do some minor filing. Not sure which is easier.


49 posted on 07/29/2012 10:22:09 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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GREEN FLAG!!!!
50 posted on 07/29/2012 10:25:57 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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