Skip to comments.NASCAR Season Finale - Ford 400 at Homestead, ESPN, Sunday 11/20 at 3:00pm ET
Posted on 11/16/2011 6:06:30 PM PST by glock rocks
Please pray on this day, and every day, for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm's way around the world in defense of our liberty, and for the families awaiting their safe return.
And thank you sir for the assist!
Keokuk29fan is ready to go. I hope I come out of Daytona better than the 6th percentile like i did last year. Never could dig out of that hole.
Texas2step back for a 3rd straight year... Changed my team name to Got My Groove On. Hoping that changes my luck. Had the absolute worse season last year. Spent the whole first half of the season with drivers that had great years, but if I picked them for my fantasy team (or started them), the wrecked out early or had engine trouble...
You know, I just may be Thundersturck.
And I misspelled it!
Dinger’s out front and pulling away with the clock running down.
Rimes with Smuck?
Thought it pretty neat that he was driving, a 64 year old singer in a rock and roll band.
That was quite a drive for AJ. I used to go to that race and 12 hours of Sebring every year when I lived in FL. I had a Porsche Turbo that would just die sometimes. As an electrical engineer I took apart the Digital Motor Electronics box and found a crack in the solder joint at a high-power voltage regulator. The design sucked from an aerospace design standpoint, but was easily corrected. Simply bending the wide, flat pins over so they touched the pads on the printed wiring board and resoldering would make the problem go away. The shop that diagnosed my problem said “he fixed his brain!!!” I had constant referrals fixing Porsche electronics after that. It was so easy I only charged $100 instead of the $1,400 (20 years ago)that a rebuild costed. This shop was also involved in Porsche 911 racing and for a while I was doing preventative maintenance on 911 IMSA race car electronics since they just used remapped factory boxes and these boxes were the weak point in the car. None of my modified motor electronic boxes ever failed. :)
Did Porsche ever fix it or do you still get referrals? :)
I really wonder sometimes about those that design our world. Without constant input from those that actually live in it, we’d still be riding horses.
I think Porsche must have fixed it. I have not seen cars pulling off the road, just dead recently. I am sure the older prduction cars still have this problem. I quit fixing them when I moved to Colorado from Florida. I currently do Satellite systems engineering and travel too much to fix cars. But, I am looking for the next sports car after selling the Porsche. Currently like the Audi S4, S5 or BMW M3. The Audi R8 would be nice, but has the wife veto. Others are possibly Shelby Mustang. Do not want Gubermint Motors or a Corvette ZR-06, ZR01 or Cadillac CTSV would be of interest.
Neat story. :)
Had to go assist one of our guys yesterday who lost the tensioner on his truck. “On my way home” was 40 miles in the other direction.
Got greasy hands and lost a little blood, had fun. LOL
Was that a tensioner for one of those serpentine belts?
Yep. The kid actually did pretty good at explaining the part. Almost as good as son when he was stationed on the east coast. That was a challenge.
Tensioner was easy, belt was a b*tch.
Happy ground rat day!
Still recovering from a night out. We snuck off to dinner at a old Italian Restaurant (est 1926) for our 55th. No kids, no friends, just the two of us and didn’t get home until 7:10. We did the big event for our 50th.
I need to have all the belts, pulleys and tensioners on my 99 Silverado replaced. Are you free this weekend?
Supposed to rain here this weekend (fat chance) but that’s what the forecast is. May as well come over and work on your truck.
Hope yours was good too!
sorry so slow to see the post, been staying off to hot here and I’m still a Santorum fan, for now.
Been hot for my shipper since the Humane society put them in their sites, so been helping with damage control but anyway hope you’re doing well
WalMart pisses down the food chain, and Seaboard, who goes through 180 million pigs per year, pisses down the food chain, so Daley who goes through 1.6 million pounds of pork per week, owned by Seaboard, doing damage control, pisses down the food chain...
So, you take a local story, God bless the internet, discover what it means to us regular folk... and it goes around the planet...
go deliver your bacon, and quit your whining.
I really don’t know why people can’t just go to the market and get their meat already packaged. There’s just no reason to mistreat animals like this!
Know what you mean, I am NOT a Newt fan and it’s prit near impossible around here.
Grandson finally sold his steer, $1.25/lb not good but better than nothing. I’d have bought it for that but would have had it for years unless I invited everyone down for a week or so.
We’re starting to rethink our shopping habits about FAMILY size this and FAMILY size that especially after the Doctor told me I should start buying my wine one glass at a time...
That’s a bit short there, but I guess it could be one shot at a time.
We have rumbling in the ranks here. Granddaughter sold a goat for more than grandson sold his steer and it’s a breeder so she still has it!.
It’s a good thing they are 150 miles apart.
One of my friends that works for my bacon customer makes bacon and eggs ice cream.
I thought it would be gross but it way good!
Hash-brown deviation to potato pancakes are acceptable tho...
It sounds better than salmon ice cream, a bit.
The Bacon Shake looks good but after 2 weeks of stuffing myself w/Maui Hula Pie I look like that dog in the VW commercial that played during the Super Bowl.
And speaking of that dog in the VW commercial didjaknow that they put a “fat suit” on the dog before he started his exercise regime?
And speaking of food, “Nascar Champion Carl Edwards” will appear w/our dear leaders wife and 10,000 bused in kids to promote healthy eating:
I missed some of the commercials due to company. Is there a link to view them all? Speaking of commercials Eureka set a new high temperature of 73 degrees for the day on Tuesday.
VW Commercial “The Dog Strikes Back” 2nd from the bottom:
82-86 degrees every single day in Hawaii. We had zero rain the 15 days we were in Ka’anapali. Rain/snow mix here yesterday and today.
And you’ve been waiting patiently for this haven’t you? :)
YUP! Look forward to it every year. ;)
You know Matt is very active on Twitter - answering questions with the fans etc.
But summer isn’t over yet in Benderville, on the shores of stinky Bender Bay located in Bender County in the late great state of North Bender...
Well there’s some good news to report, it looks like I will finish 20th or better in the FReeper League this year...
looks like I will finish 20th or better in the FReeper League this year...
nice having an optometrist in the crowd.. Top 5 or Bust! (there aren’t as many entrants)
Yup, a week or so to go and the 2-team drafting&crashing begins!
All kinds of changes going down in teams and who’s where, not to mention what have they done to the cars lately and more..
Folks here may well see change too in how we post&run these threads from an admin point of view .. still under development. :-]
This marks our 11th year of a mission to post race threads for fun and to Support Our Troops, the graying of ‘tooth&hair’ means making the load easier when it comes to trying to herd cats and Nascar fanatics&fans too. :-)
I’m following the Axiom of the “WHOPPER” computer from ‘War Games’:
The Only Safe Move is Not To Play!
My goal this year is to achieve the status of Mediocre... Neither too good nor too bad...
I didn’t get a round tu it yet, but I will, one of these days.
Damm... Sorry to hear that Tex...
Actually, I forgot how to sign up and didn’t have time to figure it out the other day. :)
We have drags on ESPN2.
I have been avoiding FR today due to “technical problems” on that end. The north coast is having surprise showers this evening but It won’t amount to much other then being a nuisance