Skip to comments.NASCAR Sprint Cup - The GEICO 400 at ChicagoLand - Sept. 16, 2012 - 1pm ET ESPN
Posted on 09/13/2012 8:08:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Let the Chase for the 2012 trophy begin! It's ChicagoLand first up .. don your flak vests and extra absorbent Depends and get ready to boogie!!!
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NASCAR Sprint Cup GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway
Sept. 16, 1pm ET ESPN
Banking: 18° turns, 11° frontstretch, 5° backstretch
Distance: 1.5 miles
Shape: D-shaped Oval
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Uhhh Chicago Chicago.. one heck of a town.. love the pizza and sausages.. race thread is up Ping!
In before that Other Guy...
I brake for donut stands and Chicago dogs carts.. Here’s to a zany ending to the racing! Go Smoke!! 2-peat! or Junior!! ;-)
Peace be on you, Brother. You beat him fair and square.
Nice sunset photo Norm. My caregiver and our daughter are headed to SF for a Giants game later next week so drive cautiously and watch your mirrors..
and then there is this..
NASCAR introduces sport’s first official iPhone app
for Tork (especially) even tho he’s almost caught up to me .. Good Luck FRFLers!!
Fantasy Preview: Fill Chicago roster with drivers in the Chase
Unless they drive their car on the BART platform or tracks (which I’m never on lately) I should be safe. :-)
How about them Giants? (from a Twinkies fan)
Too late Norm... I have burned through a couple of chase drivers just to stay around 10th...
Oh, the Government Employees Insurance Company 400 in Chicago...how appropriate.
Aaaah Chicago. Who will be the official starters? I could see Rahmbo and Tubebendero calling: Genitalmen, start yer engines!!!
Is it sit down or take out?
Ok Norm, deal me in. On the road again but will be home by race time. Looking fwd to a great race; I can’t believe the “experts” pick Kazolowski #1 and J.J. #7 in rankings for this race.
GO BIG BLUE!Any FORD will do.
Hey Smoke ,,,,, don’t forget to bring your pistol and plenty of ammo ,,,, Chitown ain’t safe ya know ???
Thanks for ping, I say all Chase drivers cheat - it’s the Chicago way. :)
Nice work Norm.
Here’s some info on the roll cage upgrades for next year:
Where’s the hatch goes on that tank of a CoT?
never will forget BBQ LaBonte bailing on a flamer..
I think they never implemented the hatch, but the side window opening is a good bit higher than the previous car. Between the HANS device and the new wraparound seats there is a lot less chance of spinal/neck injury. I guess they figure it’s OK to yank the driver out if they need to.
Just Great Norm... on the very weekend I have to BBQ for 70 to 80 good Church Folks
I can’t even consider BBQ on the grill this time of the year. Bears are on the prowl prior to hibernating. Had a big 300 pound black bear get onto the deck last night. Heard a thmp outside from when it threw the trash can over. Got to the door in time to see it get the lid off. The motion sensor light at the front door picked it up and illuminated everything. I pounded on the door from inside and yelled and it jumped onto the top of the deck railing and then took off. We don’t put any food or vegetable scraps in the trash can, just dig holes in the garden and compost them. I think this is a problem bear. I have hard cast Brenneke slugs in the 12ga in case it gets into the house.
This bear was at a neighbor’s house a few nights back. Apparently she does not lock the car doors because the bear managed to get 3 doors opened and made a mess of her car. She heard it and shined a flashlight at it and yelled to scare it off.
Can I leave the bear a note with the address where your BBQ will be held?
Mmmmmm... Bear, deep-pit roasted. Our dog has been gone to doggie heaven just over a week and we have had deer on the deck and 4 raccoons scavenging for bird seed in daylite...
Sorry to hear about your dog. I was wondering how things were going. Was going to send you a private message to ask.
A story related to our dog who went to doggy heaven just before last Thanksgiving. Sadie lived a long life and died at abot 15 yo. About a year before she died, she was really slowing down. The hip displaysia made it too hard for her to go downstairs to the basement to go out the doggie door to the fenced-in area of the back yard. She had to be let out the front door and then the gate off the deck to go in the front yard. She had to be let out late at night and then in the middle of the night. I would try to stay up late to let her out the first time of the night to reduce accidents. One night I dozed off and woke up and was going to take her out in a sleepy state. I opened the front door and saw what looked like Sadie outside the gate to the deck and sleeping on the first step on the walkway like Sadie always waited. I thoght I had forgotten Sadie was outside and opened the gate saying “sorry Sadie”, but it was really a big bear sleeping there! It jumped up growling about 2 feet away and it was perhaps more surprised than I was. I still wake up at night and think I need to take Sadie outside.
Lady Bender said the bear was back last night and left tracks in the wet pavement. Gotta go shopping one more time. Weather looks good at the track?
Do the bears hibernate in your area? We have about 6 weeks until they will hibernate here.
I’m barely with it today. Extremely smoky from the local fire but here’s a tip for your eyes and ears only - Jr had an engine change and will start at the back of the pack....
I didn’t want to broadcast that bit of information so I sent a message via pony express which you should get it early tomorrow afternoon. Off to Church early to set up for the BBQ. Conned both of my grandkids into coming and helping me
How hard is it to burn burgers and chicken?
Forget the horse, it’d die of smoke inhalation.
Pre-race show is on.. Ping!
weather looks good.
Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Lap by Lap
June Bug to the back. DANG!
The DEadly Black Eagles fly-over..
Junior.. he’ll do OK today.. 2 t’ar stop here and there.. JJ looks tough.. but a lot of folks seem to like Bruiser Keselowski too..
sorry about the loss of your dog.
I can loan ya a real livewire of a poodle or an ornery goat, both eat dang near anything..
I like my weinies burnt btw , no horseradish.. any ribs or tritip?
Sluggo Racing is running:
almirola takes Lap 1
JJ reels him in,, takes the lead.
Hi all and a very happy day!
Business travel all done last week and it sucked as usual. TSA fondles me every time now when I wear baggy pants...
Cleaning and sorting brass in preparation for the winter reloading season. The goal this year is for 10,000 in my two favorite flavors.
Racin’, baseball, football and a burger!
Flash needs to win a few of these races. Did you see Smoke grap the blonde ladiy’s buttocks pre-race?
That is all, carry on.
Ah Yes... the old throttle stuck/sudden acceleration thingie has attacked the 24 car and it’s part time driver
Bad juju for Flash..
Looks like JJ may get Bruiser K’d too..
Flash had a bad day and is just now getting back on the track after a lengthy repair job.. he’s in 35th.. Kenseth has had shock issues too,, now in 18th
5 to go.. Bruiser has a 3 seconds lead over JJ
kvapil off speed, may get a caution, Flash has gone back to garage.
It’s Miller Time!!!
Keselowski wins at ChicagoLand!!!
Hambone , the leader points-wise is now coasting to the finish line, losing valuable points..
Thanks to the FR pit crew and on to Loudon!
2 7 10 11
about time I scored some points.. ;-]