Skip to comments.NASCAR Nextel Cup: Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway - June 10, 2007 2:00 pm EDT - TNT
Posted on 06/05/2007 12:29:26 AM PDT by NYTexan
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An early start? Threads get earlier and earlier...
Pocono thread is up!
"Oh, Yes sir Mr. Helton. I would never do anything like that on purpose. How is Mrs. Helton? Me & The Ton were just kidd'n around. "
No news reports on that situation yet.
No more rain!
What a dilemma. Who’s side do you take? I know that there are lot of Stewart fans here and maybe even a few Busch the elder fans, but I don’t like either one of them all that much.
Pocono 500 - my second favorite race of the year (the first being Sirius at the Glen (formerly Bud at the Glen) - both tracks are a short trip (80 minutes or so) from Binghamton, NY, where I grew up, and my Dad used to take me to one or the other on rotating years.
I'm looking forward to the weekend. My sister and I planned the menu earlier this week. It will be ribs, beer, steak, beer, baked potatoes, beer. And jello shots.
My 20 year old nephew has to learn to drive a stick between now and Sunday so he can drive home.
We have to keep up with all the news in Nascar, silly season has started early...........therefore the threads are early as well.
Also, sometimes the thread host has to work or take care of family. It takes work and research to put this together.
Thanks NYT for doing the thread again this week, look fabulous as usual. :)
Re: my ESPN news on the old thread, they suckered us all in to watch for nothing. I’m getting sick of the media playing games with us on TEI or Jr news!!
As far as the rumor mill goes, here is the latest by those who have reported to be in the know. Posted in the order of those who think they know most. LOL
They did say we’d know within the next few days or up to two weeks from now. Anyone know if there’s some type of deadline?
Well July is sort of a deadline for diecast cars, but another month wouldnt hurt. Particularly for Dale Jr, they would move mountains to make his stuff of course, since hes the biggest sales generator out there.
Kelley promised us we would know in June unless something delayed their decision. I feel they have already made the decision but are just dotting the is and crossing the ts.
Hes been to the various other teams, he even said that himself. He was surprised that they have a lot of things DEI has but more they dont have as well like the 7 post shaker we discussed the other day. Basically the reason he is leaving DEI is Teresa’s management style or lack thereof and non participation in the racing portion of the company. Plus, a lot of hard feelings built up for years.
The only one who has verbally said he hasnt talked to Jr is Richard Childress??? And, today there was talk about him thinking about Biffle for 08. He does want a 4 car team. Gibbs does not, so if Jr goes there Yeley is out. If he goes to Hendrick and a lot of some who think they are in the know put that one first Shrub is out.
Visa is the sponsor interested in him. Jr has said he wants more time for himself and Budweiser has always made him do many many appearances AND more importantly they wont let him run in the dirt cars and other racing stuff other drivers do. Mostly because of his fiery crash in the vette at Sonoma in 04.
So bottom line its a crap shoot of guessing games. :)
Because JR wants to go win championships, he has to step into a ride that already has top 35 owners points so he doesn’t have to race his way into every race. If this is the case, then somebody has got to lose their ride.
The whole thing is confusing to me. I know Jr would HATE for someone to lose their ride because of him. Also, if Gibbs would just decide on re-upping with Chevy that choice would be more viable. There are so many loose ends. It could be an obvious decision he’s made that I’m just not seeing. :)
Now if Hendrick could place Shrub with one of his Hendrick engine teams like Ginn that might make it easier. Of course that will just kill some Earnhardt fans to see him go to Hendrick. But if I could have cars like JJ’s every week, give them to me NOW!!
The merger with RCR and TEI engine dept is confusing to me also. That deal was on the table even before Jr left DEI. I am not sure Jr wants any part of TEI. And, considering the engine trouble Happy’s had off and on lately that may be a good decision.
I can’t see Ginn as an option because they are not winning, they have money but.....
RacingOne: If it were down to Ginn and Hendrick to sign Dale Jr. who do you think it would be?
Marlin: Ummm...Id say Hendrick.
Tony don't want him suspended cause like he said, "I'm one of the worst" (at losing his temper)
I take the side of pit crew. Who face danger from accidents.
But KB's deliberate actions were not only reckless, but bordered on the edge of the criminal insanity!
He needs to be severely sanctioned for this!
He should have been arrested!
I don’t think many folks comprehend what a project it is to put these threads together.
Got yer Grok weather map handy?
Let’s just hope the green snot stays off the map this weekend.
What a great Dad!
Be sure to take lots of pics for us!
On a similar note, I almost took out one of Kyle Busch's guys in the Panera Bread parking lot here in Concord last month. It was raining and I was looking for a place to park and didn't see him until I almost hit him. Comparing the two of us, I'm pretty sure he could have killed me if he wanted to but he was really cool about it. Wouldn't let me buy his lunch or anything. Best birthday present I got that day.
LOL, Sounds like ya both were lucky that day!
In other news, word on the street is Elf/Rubberhead/idiot/MrTantrum will get to watch Pocono from home. I will add they better darn well takes points too. What is a crewman's body worth compared to an unapproved COT wing support?????????????
...because Tony wants to put him into the wall?
Don’t fall out of your chair but it looks more and more like Bud/Hendrick.
I hate Visa for decorating my various pages anyway. Jr knows his fans love Bud and Bud is one of the best sponsors. He has a personal contract with them thru 2008 anyway. They do need to give him a little more freedom to do other forms of races like the one tonight and not just waving the green flag. :)
BTW the Prelude To The Dream race tonight has pre-race on NOL for free if anyone is interested. I think it’s 6:30 not sure if ET or central.
And the see of red would become blue/gold. Yuck.
MORE: Interviewed on Sirius Speedway, John Story confirmed that Dave Charpentier will serve as interim crew chief for Menard and Tony Eury, Sr. will move to a Research and Development position within DEI. Story said there isn’t any change in the status of Gilmore.(6-6-2007
They better do something to hang on to Menard, the one with the money that is.
Take the quiz - which Nascar driver are you????
|You scored as Kasey Kahne, You are Kasey Kahne. You are a major cutie! Everyone loves you and you have the most amazing eyes in the world. You are so loved that some people are jealous of you but don't let their thoughts bring you down just keep on being a beautiful person inside and out!
I'm OK with that, though just know if Dale Earnhardt Sr. was around, I'd have been closest to him!
Oh, and thanks for the ping!
|You scored as Kevin Harvick, You are Kevin Harvick. You are very chipper and happy. You have a great and very serious relationship with someone who is always there for you. However you shouldn't ignore or abuse what you have because it may not be their tomorrow. You aren't always that consistent you tend to like change. (You definitely should never tell a joke) You have alot of close friends who love you dearly.
I don't agree about the joke telling though...
I think I'm funny!
I knew I liked you :)
Hey Pete, sorry I didn’t ping you but I thought I read you went to the lake or something.
How in the heck did you get Flash second??? lol
Remind me not to drive next to you on the freeway. :)
|You scored as Dale Earnhardt Jr., You are Dale Earnhardt Jr. You are a major partier. You are wild and Crazy. You are easy going and love life. Maybe you shouldn't be so relaxed and be a little more serious sometimes.
just popped in tween runs.
just got in from Cal., will be off to Twin tonight, tomorrow when I’m wrapped up the wife and I are off to Vegas till Sunday.
It’s Truck Show Season!!!
Ya but you still got those KK undertones...
Aha, I knew you were going somewhere. :)
KK undertones keep me in line.
AND FINALLY NO PENALTY ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE 2 UNTIL FRIDAY.