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Nascar Sprint Cup - Finger Lakes 355 at the Glen, Sunday 8/12/12 ESPN Noon ET
NASCAR.com ^ | 8/10/12

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


August 12 , 2012

Track History



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Watkins Glen International Raceway
Week-end Broadcast Schedule

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.




Track Facts
Banking/Turns: --
Distance: 2.45 miles
Shape: Road Course


FRFLers - Deadline to select your drivers is Aug 11 2:00am PDT




God Bless Our Troops and Their Families





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1 posted on 08/10/2012 4:06:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

The Glen race thread is up Ping!!


2 posted on 08/10/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Great job Norm but don’t be takin’ any Adderall or anything....


3 posted on 08/10/2012 4:08:59 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

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.


4 posted on 08/10/2012 4:12:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Driving-Devil-Southern-Moonshine-Detroit/dp/1400082250/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344640222&sr=8-1&keywords=drive+with+the+devil


5 posted on 08/10/2012 4:12:40 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Those guys were good drivers, well, the ones that got away or lived were.. good and lucky..


6 posted on 08/10/2012 4:15:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

More problems @ Penske:

http://www.ack.net/PenskeBreakIn080912.html

Now you know why TIM CINDRIC runs Penske Racing, not one of his kids.....


7 posted on 08/10/2012 4:15:20 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Yikes.. Two big dummies.. oh geeeez,, kids.


8 posted on 08/10/2012 4:17:03 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is this where they turn left right do u turns and stuff yuck give me a super speedway or give me death


9 posted on 08/10/2012 4:17:36 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: NormsRevenge
Jay Penske has his own Indycar team (Dragon Racing).

He's known around these parts as a party kind of guy. Often with Elaine Irwin, Mellencamp's ex.


10 posted on 08/10/2012 4:23:17 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: nascarnation

Oh my.

and then there is this..

Dodge to pull out of NASCAR at year’s end
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ap-source-dodge-pull-nascar-161100814—nascar.html


11 posted on 08/10/2012 4:35:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

From what I heard, the Italians didn’t think Nascar was a good advertising medium.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 4:39:56 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NormsRevenge

Too bad the don’t run the boot...


13 posted on 08/10/2012 4:40:47 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: nascarnation

Fiat and Honda will be racing at Nascar at this rate.. hey, if it spices it up..


14 posted on 08/10/2012 4:54:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Lockbox

I want more gravel pits!!

http://www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks/NY/WatkinsGlen.html

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).


15 posted on 08/10/2012 5:00:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: nascarnation

I bet he pays plenty for that.


16 posted on 08/10/2012 5:41:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: al baby

It gives me another Sunday to do something else. I never watch the road courses.


17 posted on 08/10/2012 5:42:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge

In before ungood!!!


18 posted on 08/10/2012 6:58:22 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: nascarnation

Double Fail...


19 posted on 08/10/2012 6:59:06 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: nascarnation
just damn...
20 posted on 08/10/2012 7:02:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NormsRevenge; happydogx2; MtnClimber
Lions and Tigers and Romney Oh My…
21 posted on 08/10/2012 7:07:44 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: Lockbox
if they didn't all pile up on the turn at the bottom of the hill, they prolly would coming back up onto the back straight as it's the only off-camber turn on the track...

just my 2¢

22 posted on 08/10/2012 7:32:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NormsRevenge
now that's a damn shame...
23 posted on 08/10/2012 7:35:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tubebender
It is already "out there" that Romney MURDERED JonBenet Ramsey with his bare hands
24 posted on 08/10/2012 7:35:27 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: MtnClimber

You’re really Mick of the High Mountain aren’t you???


25 posted on 08/10/2012 7:58:09 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


26 posted on 08/10/2012 9:33:06 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

Give it up Tork 93.7% of the posters on this thread aren’t old enough to remember Mick from the High Mountain!


27 posted on 08/11/2012 7:32:58 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: NormsRevenge

Qualifying is up... http://www.nascar.com/races/leaderboard/cup/qual/


28 posted on 08/11/2012 9:42:34 AM PDT by tubebender
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To: NormsRevenge

Good job singing the anthem by David Cook.


29 posted on 08/11/2012 11:21:49 AM PDT by GBA
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To: tubebender

I got 15 wellfare points from qualifying. Nancy Pelosi says Romney wants to steal my points and kick my dogs!


30 posted on 08/11/2012 11:58:20 AM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: tubebender

I see Romney already stole your Q-points. Did he kick your dog too? Or did he bend your fender?


31 posted on 08/11/2012 12:08:03 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: GBA

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..


32 posted on 08/11/2012 2:33:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: MtnClimber; tubebender

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. ;-}


33 posted on 08/11/2012 2:36:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t tell anybody this will be JJ’s win. It’s a secret


34 posted on 08/11/2012 2:37:51 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: tubebender
I'm old enuf to remember the original Flipper. ;-)

.. but I don't remember Junior Johnson

35 posted on 08/11/2012 2:38:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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It's all about product placement..

36 posted on 08/11/2012 2:40:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: eyedigress

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..


37 posted on 08/11/2012 2:53:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

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)


38 posted on 08/11/2012 3:52:54 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: NormsRevenge

I was spreading mis-information.

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I hope the race is tight and everyone does well.


39 posted on 08/11/2012 6:29:28 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: tubebender

Someone stole your tag line too!


40 posted on 08/12/2012 7:59:02 AM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: MtnClimber

I don’t know what you’re talking about...


41 posted on 08/12/2012 8:19:33 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks

I miss Glock and his morning racin weather updates...


42 posted on 08/12/2012 8:21:34 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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no major weather, only small passing showers coming from the west on the RADAR from 60-130miles out
43 posted on 08/12/2012 8:59:24 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Thank you! Musty Rusty just confirmed my pick of Flash for today. I’m headed to Church so I’ll miss the start.


44 posted on 08/12/2012 9:09:57 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender

Lap-by-Lap

or as some call it
Nap-by-Nap

Watkins Glen International
Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen

http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/120812/wglencuplbl/index.html

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!

Noon ET
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.


45 posted on 08/12/2012 9:47:58 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Pre-Race Countdown on now.. ESPN.. Ping!

Green Flag set for 1:20 pm ET


46 posted on 08/12/2012 9:52:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

No Dodges next year. That’s sad. Well I always like the Watkin’s Glen race. Get er done.


47 posted on 08/12/2012 9:57:57 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: tubebender
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48 posted on 08/12/2012 10:01:30 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks Norm, I hope everybody has a great day....


49 posted on 08/12/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: NormsRevenge

MC is in just in time for the green flag. Today running:

Ky Bu
Montoya
Ambrose
Hornish Jr


50 posted on 08/12/2012 10:23:00 AM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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