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NASCAR Sprint Cup - The GEICO 400 at ChicagoLand - Sept. 16, 2012 - 1pm ET ESPN
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Posted on 09/13/2012 8:08:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

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NASCAR Sprint Cup GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway

Sept. 16, 1pm ET ESPN


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Track Facts
Banking: 18° turns, 11° frontstretch, 5° backstretch
Distance: 1.5 miles
Shape: D-shaped Oval

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1 posted on 09/13/2012 8:08:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Uhhh Chicago Chicago.. one heck of a town.. love the pizza and sausages.. race thread is up Ping!


2 posted on 09/13/2012 8:10:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Nascar BumP!


3 posted on 09/13/2012 8:12:12 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: NormsRevenge

In before that Other Guy...


4 posted on 09/13/2012 8:15:46 PM 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: AZamericonnie

I brake for donut stands and Chicago dogs carts.. Here’s to a zany ending to the racing! Go Smoke!! 2-peat! or Junior!! ;-)


5 posted on 09/13/2012 8:16:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: tubebender

Peace be on you, Brother. You beat him fair and square.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 8:17:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

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..


7 posted on 09/13/2012 8:20:22 PM 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; All

and then there is this..

NASCAR introduces sport’s first official iPhone app
http://www.nascar.com/news/120913/nascar-introduces-iphone-app/index.html

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
http://www.nascar.com/news/120912/fantasy-preview-chicagoland/index.html


8 posted on 09/13/2012 8:21:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: tubebender

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)


9 posted on 09/13/2012 8:23:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge
We finally have one of these here Norm....Oh happy day! LOL

Al's Beef

10 posted on 09/13/2012 8:26:05 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: NormsRevenge

Too late Norm... I have burned through a couple of chase drivers just to stay around 10th...


11 posted on 09/13/2012 8:27:40 PM 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
The GEICO 400 at ChicagoLand

Oh, the Government Employees Insurance Company 400 in Chicago...how appropriate.

12 posted on 09/13/2012 8:43:21 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: tubebender

Aaaah Chicago. Who will be the official starters? I could see Rahmbo and Tubebendero calling: Genitalmen, start yer engines!!!


13 posted on 09/13/2012 8:50:16 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: AZamericonnie

Is it sit down or take out?


14 posted on 09/13/2012 8:59:04 PM 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

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.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 9:13:21 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: NormsRevenge

GO BIG BLUE!Any FORD will do.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 9:19:37 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: tubebender
It is sit down, take out & of course the "Italian Stance".
17 posted on 09/13/2012 9:36:07 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey Smoke ,,,,, don’t forget to bring your pistol and plenty of ammo ,,,, Chitown ain’t safe ya know ???


18 posted on 09/14/2012 4:46:36 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: NormsRevenge

Thanks for ping, I say all Chase drivers cheat - it’s the Chicago way. :)


19 posted on 09/14/2012 8:00:20 AM PDT by WestCoastGal (Mitt Romney is our last chance to save America - VOTE!!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Nice work Norm.

Here’s some info on the roll cage upgrades for next year:

http://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/2012/09/11/mcg-exclusive-2013-nascar-roll-cage/


20 posted on 09/14/2012 12:01:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: nascarnation

Thanks!

Where’s the hatch goes on that tank of a CoT?

never will forget BBQ LaBonte bailing on a flamer..


21 posted on 09/14/2012 1:10:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


22 posted on 09/14/2012 2:21:11 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: NormsRevenge
never will forget BBQ LaBonte bailing on a flamer..

Just Great Norm... on the very weekend I have to BBQ for 70 to 80 good Church Folks

23 posted on 09/14/2012 4:38:00 PM 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

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?


24 posted on 09/14/2012 7:47:50 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

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...


25 posted on 09/14/2012 8:01:40 PM 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

Sorry to hear about your dog. I was wondering how things were going. Was going to send you a private message to ask.


26 posted on 09/14/2012 8:14:41 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: tubebender

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.


27 posted on 09/14/2012 9:15:20 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

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?


28 posted on 09/15/2012 10:42:00 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

http://www.nascar.com/nationwide-series/leaderboard/race/


29 posted on 09/15/2012 1:52:31 PM 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

Do the bears hibernate in your area? We have about 6 weeks until they will hibernate here.


30 posted on 09/15/2012 8:14:04 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: tubebender

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....


31 posted on 09/16/2012 7:09:32 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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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


32 posted on 09/16/2012 8:37:07 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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How hard is it to burn burgers and chicken?

Forget the horse, it’d die of smoke inhalation.


33 posted on 09/16/2012 9:13:34 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; ...

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

Chicagoland Speedway
GEICO 400

http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/120916/chicuplbl/index.html


34 posted on 09/16/2012 10:57:19 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

June Bug to the back. DANG!


35 posted on 09/16/2012 10:59:30 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America apologizing to knuckledragging, cavedwelling Neandethals. Whodda thunk!)
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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..


36 posted on 09/16/2012 11:07:59 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: tubebender

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?


37 posted on 09/16/2012 11:10:49 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: happydogx2; MtnClimber; tubebender

It’s

JJ
BooYaaa
Joey
Sam

today


38 posted on 09/16/2012 11:14:19 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sluggo Racing is running:

JJ
Martin
Logano
Sam


39 posted on 09/16/2012 11:21:38 AM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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GReen Flag!!!


40 posted on 09/16/2012 11:22:54 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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almirola takes Lap 1

JJ reels him in,, takes the lead.


41 posted on 09/16/2012 11:24:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


42 posted on 09/16/2012 11:55:12 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ah Yes... the old throttle stuck/sudden acceleration thingie has attacked the 24 car and it’s part time driver


43 posted on 09/16/2012 1:26:41 PM 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

Bad juju for Flash..

Looks like JJ may get Bruiser K’d too..


44 posted on 09/16/2012 2:03:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: GRRRRR

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


45 posted on 09/16/2012 2:06:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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5 to go.. Bruiser has a 3 seconds lead over JJ

kvapil off speed, may get a caution, Flash has gone back to garage.


46 posted on 09/16/2012 2:08:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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It’s Miller Time!!!

Keselowski wins at ChicagoLand!!!


47 posted on 09/16/2012 2:10:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hambone , the leader points-wise is now coasting to the finish line, losing valuable points..


48 posted on 09/16/2012 2:11:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: All

Thanks to the FR pit crew and on to Loudon!


49 posted on 09/16/2012 2:14:44 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: happydogx2; MtnClimber; tubebender

2 7 10 11

about time I scored some points.. ;-]


50 posted on 09/16/2012 2:15:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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