Skip to comments.Nascar Sprint Cup - Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen, Sunday 8/12/12 ESPN Noon ET
Posted on 08/10/2012 4:06:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
I know I know .. Please, don't toss day-bree on the track.. It's road racing.. besides ya never know who may pop-up.. They have a wine festival and lots of good food, let loose and Live like a Woodstocker!! Here's hopin' it don't rain tho .. again!!
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Welcome to this week's 2012 Nascar at FR race thread!
This Week it's the Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen
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Watkins Glen International Raceway
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Watkins Glen web site
Law student Cameron Argetsinger dreamed of bringing European style competition to the village where he spent his summer vacations. He drew up a challenging course that encompassed asphalt, cement and dirt roads in and around the village of Watkins Glen.
The dream became reality on Oct. 2, 1948. For five years, the top names in American sports car racing visited the small village and huge crowds came out to watch them race.
Competition moved to a temporary course in 1953, and 2.3-mile permanent circuit was built in 1956. The following year, The Glen hosted its first professional race, a NASCAR Grand National stock car event won by Buck Baker over Fireball Roberts.
The circuit itself was expanded in 1971, as the 1970s brought a wide variety of competition to The Glen, including the Can-Am, Trans-Am, Six Hours, Formula 5000 and CART IndyCar Series. Race winners included many of the top names in international motorsports, including Mark Donohue, Mario Andretti, Jody Scheckter and Bruce McLaren.
Distance: 2.45 miles
Shape: Road Course
FRFLers - Deadline to select your drivers is Aug 11 2:00am PDT
The FR Canteen
24 by 7
The Glen race thread is up Ping!!
Great job Norm but don’t be takin’ any Adderall or anything....
My wife is the one with the prescriptions around here.. fortunately ambien is not one of them. ;-]
Boy, did he pooch the dog or what.. big dummy.
BTW I just finished this book and it is one of the best I’ve ever read about the roots of Nascar. I enjoyed it very much.
Those guys were good drivers, well, the ones that got away or lived were.. good and lucky..
More problems @ Penske:
Now you know why TIM CINDRIC runs Penske Racing, not one of his kids.....
Yikes.. Two big dummies.. oh geeeez,, kids.
Is this where they turn left right do u turns and stuff yuck give me a super speedway or give me death
He's known around these parts as a party kind of guy. Often with Elaine Irwin, Mellencamp's ex.
and then there is this..
Dodge to pull out of NASCAR at year’s end
From what I heard, the Italians didn’t think Nascar was a good advertising medium.
Too bad the don’t run the boot...
Fiat and Honda will be racing at Nascar at this rate.. hey, if it spices it up..
I want more gravel pits!!
The long course consists of an addition refered to as the “Boot”;
the driver on the long course takes a different, wider line through “The Loop”, following a short downhill straight into the lefthander known as “The Chute” (long course Turn 6); the track levels off somewhat and then enters a long, banked, climbing hairpin called “the Toe of the Boot” (long course Turn 7), and a goes up a steep hill onto a short straight; this is followed by a right hander of slightly more than 90 degrees called “the Heel of the Boot” (long course turn 8). A short straight ensues, followed by a left hander of more than 90 degrees called “the Off Camber” (long course turn 9), which rejoins the short course between short course turns 5 and 6 (long course turns 5 and 10).
I bet he pays plenty for that.
It gives me another Sunday to do something else. I never watch the road courses.
In before ungood!!!
just my 2¢
You’re really Mick of the High Mountain aren’t you???
Thanks a bunch for the thread Norm.
Probably watch the race after the closing Olympic ceremonies; will try to catch qualifying but chores don’t get done unless I do them.
Give it up Tork 93.7% of the posters on this thread aren’t old enough to remember Mick from the High Mountain!
Qualifying is up... http://www.nascar.com/races/leaderboard/cup/qual/
Good job singing the anthem by David Cook.
I got 15 wellfare points from qualifying. Nancy Pelosi says Romney wants to steal my points and kick my dogs!
I see Romney already stole your Q-points. Did he kick your dog too? Or did he bend your fender?
Thanks for that! Caught the tail end of race, Flipper got it done today! You know he won’t go down without a fight for a win in the Chase.. only a few races left to go..
Hey Now,, don’t go irritating the only thing on this thread that comes close to a ‘livewire’. I seen the points tho too .. or lack there of. Don’t everyone pick Juan Poblar on road courses? reckun not. ;-}
Don’t tell anybody this will be JJ’s win. It’s a secret
.. but I don't remember Junior Johnson
It's all about product placement..
Darn! all I got pick-wise is Smoke or Flash Gordon.. Juan and
Ambrose and Mears .. ya never know at the road track, who’s motivated? JJ is on a roll tho..
The only thing I’m good at these days is pickin strawberries... but it beats pickin cotton. (I should post a photo of me and my cotton pickin sack at age 5)
I was spreading mis-information.
I hope the race is tight and everyone does well.
Someone stole your tag line too!
I don’t know what you’re talking about...
I miss Glock and his morning racin weather updates...
Thank you! Musty Rusty just confirmed my pick of Flash for today. I’m headed to Church so I’ll miss the start.
or as some call it
Watkins Glen International
Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen
12:36 p.m. ET
Some may not like road-course racing. That’s fine, but consider it this way. The evolution of NASCAR began on back roads with moonshine runners behind the wheel. They were the original road racers!
ESPN is on the air. Driver introductions start in 30 minutes, with the green flag set for 1:20 p.m. ET.
7:45 a.m. ET
Juan Montoya won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup event at Watkins Glen with a 127.020 mph lap during qualifying. Kyle Busch will start alongside Montoya on the front row, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Marcos Ambrose in the top five. Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr. and Jamie McMurray round out the top 10.
Pre-Race Countdown on now.. ESPN.. Ping!
Green Flag set for 1:20 pm ET
No Dodges next year. That’s sad. Well I always like the Watkin’s Glen race. Get er done.
Thanks Norm, I hope everybody has a great day....
MC is in just in time for the green flag. Today running: