Skip to comments.NASCAR- Darlington Dodge Charger 500 (Happy Mothers Day to All Mothers)
Posted on 05/04/2005 11:56:40 AM PDT by ChefKeith
2005 NASCAR Dodge Charger 500
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Jr said that for the first time his Mother Brenda will be with him during driver introductions and giving the green flag command along with the other Mom's listed in the article.
Quote "She likes to stay out of the limelight but I told her I would try to get her a good starting position so she could be up front."
Banking/Turns: 25° / 23° Distance: 1.366mi Shape: Oval
The Lady in Black is Back
|Rank||+/-||Driver||Points||Behind||Starts||Poles||Wins||Top 5||Top 10|
|9||--||Dale Earnhardt Jr.||1212||-307||10||0||0||3||5|
|37||--||Bobby Hamilton Jr.||649||-870||10||0||0||0||0|
|48||-1||Martin Truex Jr.||161||-1358||2||0||0||0||0|
|* Denotes Rookie|
lol.. I was 10 - 12 - 23 - 33
It's middle of the pack for now.
4th, 7th, 12th, & 16th for STR.
You're putting up some hefty numbers. You must have started out pretty far down the league list, huh?
Good run and finish!
I had that lineup about halfway thru the race.. argghh.
7 12 14 & 36 Yark!
Every time I pick Jeff Gordon, my favorite driver, I go down the tubes. When I don't he wins too. :)
Seemed like I had the same points with 150 laps to go. One would go up and another would go down.
I was out of the really big points early, thanks to Kurt Busch's first lap mishap.
The dillo wreckers are goin' back ta boot camp before next week!
Yes, you've guessed our plan to embarrass you. Foiled again!
When is Yahoo going to update the scores? They do it with computers these days, I understand. Or do you think they're still using monkeys and peanuts to keep tabs?
Yep... Pete-R-Bilt at Richmond
Busch parked for hitting official with bottle, disrespecting NASCAR
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JENNA FRYER / Associated Press
Posted: 5 hours ago
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Kurt Busch hit the wall on the first lap at Darlington Raceway. Then he hit an official with a water bottle, bad-mouthed NASCAR over his radio and ended up in a closed-door meeting with series officials.
"His actions were certainly not befitting of a champion," NASCAR spokesman Jim Hunter said after the Dodge Charger 500. "He said things that are not fit for print."
Busch, the defending Nextel Cup champion, finished 37th on Saturday night and dropped two spots in the standings to fourth. He now trails leader Jimmie Johnson by 229 points.
Busch knew it was going to be a bad night seconds after the race began. He had started 11th, but didn't even get a full lap in before he spun out coming out of the fourth turn and hit the inside retaining wall.
He took the No. 97 Ford into the garage so his crew could make enough repairs for Busch to continue racing.
Later in the race, NASCAR said Busch moved into the wrong position on the track under caution. Officials ordered him to stop and get in line where he was supposed to be, but Busch refused.
He was sent into the pits for a two-lap penalty, and NASCAR officials took offense to the language he used over the radio. They ordered him to turn his engine off, and he responded my revving it.
He also tossed a water bottle out of his window that hit the official in his pit.
Busch was then summoned to meet with NASCAR after the race. Although series officials looked less than pleased with the champion, Busch emerged from their hauler with a huge grin on his face, but nothing to say.
"What a great race," he grinned. "You guys see that race? It was great."
Best Radio Chatter:
Size 11s aint big enough During a caution period on lap 195, Dale Jr. registered some suggestions for his team. (Because of the team-swap at DEI, Dale Jr. is driving cars originally prepared for Michael Waltrip.)
Dale Jr.: This cars gas pedal needs to be moved down. Im barely catchin it with the top of my foot and it hurts like hell. Yall gotta move em on all the cars. Im not as big as Michael. Its like the gas pedal is a foot off the floor I need a board or a platform in here!
Dale Jr. had a birds-eye view of a hard crash between two lapped cars on lap 242
Dale Jr: Ahahahahahahahah! That was trip! Gollllllllllllleeeeeee! I could see that comin from way back.
Steve Hmiel: Good job. We were lucky to miss that one.
Dale Jr.: Yeeeeeeeeoooooooooowwww! I hope nobodys hurt. They hit hard there. CRASH! BAM!
After the crash, there was an animated discussion regarding pit strategy.
Dale Jr: Im comin in
Rondeau: The leaders are staying out stay out! Stay out!
Hmiel: OK, a lot of guys behind the 24 (J. Gordon) came in
Dale Jr.: Awwww. DAMN! I shoulda come in.
Rondeau: It was only three laps on those tires.
Dale Jr: You dont understand, man. Three laps here is like 20 anywhere else. I aint lyin!
Rondeau: I believe ya. Youll be OK. Nice job avoiding that wreck. I could tell you could see it comin the way you dropped back there.
The car didnt react well to a set of tires, and it was a relieved Dale Jr. when a yellow flag came out on lap 317 and saved him from going a lap down.
Dale Jr.: The car is over on the right front (tire), I really need some help here. I know you hear me, and youre probably tired of hearing me. Im drivin this damn thing and Im tired of hearing me too. But, lets get it better.
After the pit stop
Dale Jr: Whhhhooooo! We gained a few spots there Weve got some work to do. (making up seemingly random numbers) That felt like 100 pounds of air pressure in the left front. Id say the right front felt like 22 pounds and the right rear, oh Id say 45 pounds.
Rondeau: (laughing) Alright. Well get em now. 50 laps to go
Dale Jr: The stops have been so kick-ass all night, I cant believe it.
Points: 9th place (-55 points behind fifth position)
Best Pit Stop: Stop #8 of 11 / 12.68 seconds / lap 234 / 4 tires and fuel [woohoo good job guys]
Sorry about missing last night; *&#@$#@% cold. (and it seems that if there weren't bad luck, Matt wouldn't have any at all).
In any case, here's the Race for 35th, Darlington Final Update (unofficial results, any penalties may well change this) -
The CAUTION POOL WINNER---
NYTexan with 12...
Honorable Mention to ChefKeith with 12 and a RED!!
Thanks for playing folks...come again next week for the next episode of "As the Wheel Tuns!"
I'll put in early for next week (in case I still am chasing this blasted cold off) - 16 and a red.
Hey there steve, I figured your cold got to you!! Missed your line-up recaps!!
Better try and get some of that Airborne stuff. If you take that when you feel something coming on it will get rid of it.
Thanks for doing the numbers for us. For the most part the race was kind of a snooze fest until the late stage wrecking started. Mikey and Kurt must have the same horoscope since they both got in trouble last night. Now that I read that article about Kurt I can see why he was so curt with the reporters after his oval office meeting!! I guess it's back to the Rousch charm school for him.
Hey GRRRRR thanks for keeping the thread lively last night!!
Have fun playing golf next week we'll miss you, I've never tried it since I suck even at miniature golf. :~)
Have a safe trip home NYT.
It was a lot of fun meeting a fellow Nascar FReeper!!
One day a bunch of us need to meet at a race!! What ever track it is will probably never be the same. :)
Thanks WCG! Had a lot of fun!
Thanks so much for the hospitality!!!
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|8||Doggone Loose Lugnuts!||2,750|
|10||South Texas Racing||2,706|
|11||Dog Breath Racing||2,697|
|12||Rainbow Freeping Warriors||2,688|
|15||The Manatee Bbq testers||2,654|
|16||Red State Racing||2,628|
|19||3 lefts make a right||2,603|
|21||Semi High Racing||2,580|
|22||Girls Night Out||2,575|
|24||East (Fender) Benders||2,566|
|26||Norm's Emporium & Grill||2,551|
|35||Wheels of Cheddar||2,494|
|36||Boogity Boogity Boogity!||2,476|
|39||Flying Dragon Racing - Go #6!||2,429|
|42||Ward Burton's Translator||2,369|
|43||Thunder Bud Racing||2,363|
|49||Bubba Q Racing||2,198|
|50||Wayside Riders Racing||2,086|
Made it into the top 10!
I could use some help drafting. My picks sucked last night.
Thankfully Biffle saved me from going to the dreaded under 200 score with his win and leading most laps. I dropped from 16th to 20th.
Ya! his new car number is gonna be 6.5
Woo hoo! Broke into the top 10! I think I'll keep those lugnuts loose!
I rather doubt that....
Dale Jr Signs Multi Year Contract with DEI
MOORESVILLE, NC. - Dale Earnhardt, Inc. has reached an agreement with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for the next five years to remain as the driver of the No. 8 DEI Chevrolet. The young Earnhardt has been driving for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. since 1998 and entered NASCARs premier Winston Cup Series as a rookie in 2000.
The agreement between Teresa Earnhardt, CEO and president of Dale Earnhardt, Inc., and Earnhardt, Jr., solidifies the drivers future with the organization created by his father, seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, and his wife, Teresa.
Budweiser renews sponsorship with Dale Jr.
By Lee Montgomery, Turner Sports Interactive March 9, 2004
4:42 PM EST (2142 GMT)
Two days after one of the worst races of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s career, he was celebrating with 7,000 Anheuser-Busch wholesalers in Orlando, Fla.
No, it wasn't a celebration of a 35th-place finish. Instead, Budweiser, Earnhardt Jr. and Dale Earnhardt Inc. announced the signing of a contract extension for the beer-maker to sponsor the No. 8 Chevrolet.
Terms were not announced, but Tony Ponturo, vice president of global media and sports marketing for Anheuser-Busch Inc. said it was a "multi-year" deal.
I saw you cracked the top 10. Congrats! You're flying now.
Ever since the short tracks, I've been doing OK. I've had the winner for 3 weeks in a row and 5 of the 10 races so far this year.
Took me a bit to get my wheels, being a rookie and all, and Texas really slammed me. Had to pick early because I went to the race and picked more out of withfull thinking than common sense. The 24 and the Texas boys did me no good at all.
Wind Tunnel on Speed now...
GREAT news! Thanks!
Enjoyed this race. Was hoping Newman or Kahne would pull the win out. Didn't mind Biffle winning. ALso enjoyed the Waltrip/Green events. Can anyone tell me why Kurt Busch got black flagged for a lap??? I never heard anyone say.
See post 615
46% the Other guy
Not sure I know why I voted.
Guess 'cuz you, my friend, asked me to.
No Bronco football right now......maybe I should get interested in NasCar. BTW, we now have four season tickets for the Broncos. Whoo Hoo!!! We just had our will changed to add the tickets to leave to whichever child treats us better. LOL!
Thank you RR!!
LOL on the Bronco tickets.
They are still my favorite team as well. Since we never had a decent team in LA they were my adopted one.
As you know the years toughest race, the Coca-Cola 600, is right around the corner on Memorial Day Weekend. Dale Jr. needs our support now as much as ever at his home track, Lowes Motor Speedway.
As a member of The Dale Jr. Fan Club
we wanted to make it easy for you to enjoy the
Coca Cola 600 weekend in Charlotte .
We have worked out a deal for you with the LMS ticket office.
Call them at 1-800-455-FANS and identify yourself as a Dale Jr. Fan Club member. Mention this e-mail message, and they will send you a free general admission ticket to the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 Busch Series Race for every Coca-Cola 600 ticket you purchase!
The Coca-Cola 600 takes place Sunday night,
May 29 and the CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 will run for the first time ever under the lights on Saturday night, May 28.
Tickets for the Coca-Cola 600 start at just $49, so it makes for a great weekend of racing at a very low price!
This offer is only good by phone at 1-800-455-FANS
or by visiting the Lowes Motor Speedway ticket office in person.
LMS ticket office hours are 9 a.m. 8 p.m. (M-F), 9 a.m. 5 p.m. (Sat.) and 1 5 p.m. (Sun.).
You need to place your order by May 13 to take advantage of the free Busch race ticket offer. Show your #8 pride and well see you in Charlotte !
Club E Jr.
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Done! I hope they will save Darlington. Tradition does matter in any sport.
685 I think. The suits and bean counters seem intent.
I'm # 690
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