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NASCAR SPRINT CUP: SAMSUNG MOBILE 500 at Texas Motor Speedway ~ Saturday 4/14/12 AT 7:30 pm/et ~ FOX
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Posted on 04/10/2012 4:49:47 PM PDT by NYTexan


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To: advertising guy

cold this mornin in the dessert......cloudy and big cold winds....went at 10 am to watch my grandson play his 3td soccer game....lil bugger scored a goal too

but 5 and 6 years playin soccer is like watchin cats play pool


101 posted on 04/14/2012 4:29:39 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: advertising guy

LMAO

My grandson plays in a league where they have a small field, 6 kids on a team, but only 3 play at any given time, and they sub every 5 mins.

Works pretty good - it’s a lot better for learning the game because nobody gets lost.


102 posted on 04/14/2012 4:33:19 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: AGreatPer
It had better be Square D breakers or I would be disappointed.


103 posted on 04/14/2012 4:33:19 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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104 posted on 04/14/2012 4:34:19 PM PDT by NYTexan
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105 posted on 04/14/2012 4:35:20 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Howdy and Hay ALL!

Ribs, Hockey and Racin’

G


106 posted on 04/14/2012 4:36:38 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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107 posted on 04/14/2012 4:36:47 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan

Wonder where Gossage scraped that dude up?


108 posted on 04/14/2012 4:37:48 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: GRRRRR

Hey, did ya bring enough Ribs to share?


109 posted on 04/14/2012 4:40:45 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: nascarnation

I give the singer a 7 on talent and a 10 on enthusium


110 posted on 04/14/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: NYTexan

Howdy and Hay ALL!

Ribs, Hockey and Racin’

G


111 posted on 04/14/2012 4:43:09 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: advertising guy

Cameros are not the only ones. My wife dinged her new car three times in 6 months after being accident free since 1970


112 posted on 04/14/2012 4:43:55 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: nascarnation

On talk-radio interview he said he knows the band well.


113 posted on 04/14/2012 4:44:05 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: All

Howdy...IN!


114 posted on 04/14/2012 4:49:09 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: tubebender

BOOGITY x 3!!!


115 posted on 04/14/2012 4:52:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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116 posted on 04/14/2012 4:52:17 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: ColdOne

It is your night for beer...


117 posted on 04/14/2012 4:54:14 PM PDT by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: NYTexan

http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/120414/texcuplbl/index.html

Lap-by-Lap: Texas
By NASCAR.COM
April 14, 2012

Lap 1 — GREEN FLAG: The green drops at 7:48 p.m. ET. Pole-sitter Martin Truex Jr. is well clear of the pack before it gets to Turn 1.

7:42 p.m. ET — Pace-car driver Brett Bodine begins to pull off pit road for the start of what should be three pace laps.

7:41 p.m. ET — Race director David Hoots asks pit road officials to check with drivers to see if they’re ready to participate. Let’s hope so!

7:38 p.m. ET — Travis Pastrana gives the command to fire engines.

7:33 p.m. ET — Four F-15s from the 122nd Figher Squadron at Joint Reserve Base New Orleans do the traditional pre-race flyover. Sign me up! Bucket list!

7:31 p.m. ET — Urgent! Kelly Hansen from Foreigner is singing the national anthem. He’s a jukebox hero, you know! OK ... just one more. Break it up!

7:30 p.m. ET — The invocation is being given by Dr. Roger Marsh from TXARM-Texas Alliance Raceway Ministries.

7:26 p.m. ET — It’s just four minutes until the presentation of colors by the 75th Division Color Guard from Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

7:12 p.m. ET — NASCAR officials and inspectors on pit road are going through their weekly radio check. Loud and clear, tower!

7:04 p.m. ET — It’s very windy at the track, with gusts up to 30-35 mph. That’s going to make things very interesting getting into the turns at speeds of about 200 mph.

6:57 p.m. ET — Do you want to know what love is? Kelly Hansen from the legendary rock band Foreigner is slated to sing the national anthem tonight!

6:30 p.m. ET — Thirty minutes to the start of driver introductions.

1:11 p.m. ET — Martin Truex Jr. is on the pole for Saturday’s race after turning in a lap of 190.369 mph during qualifying. Matt Kenseth will start second, Greg Biffle third, Mark Martin fourth and Kasey Kahne fifth.

Ryan Newman, Marcos Ambrose, Brad Keselowski, Jamie McMurray and Jimmie Johnson are sixth through 10th.

David Stremme, Joe Nemechek and Stacy Compton failed to qualify for the race.


118 posted on 04/14/2012 4:54:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: tubebender

Leaderboard
http://www.nascar.com/races/leaderboard/cup/race/


119 posted on 04/14/2012 4:54:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: advertising guy

I think it’s age related. My S I L has one and he loves his.

Me and gramma feel like we need booster seats to ride in it!


120 posted on 04/14/2012 4:55:08 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (I love guns... and coffee!)
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To: NormsRevenge
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121 posted on 04/14/2012 4:59:27 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: tubebender

LOL!


122 posted on 04/14/2012 5:04:22 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: NYTexan

Good luck with the weather tonight, think it’s going to get a bit rank up your way.

Hopefully it will stay further north!


123 posted on 04/14/2012 5:04:55 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt

it is weird sittin in em...I drove the 6 L stick


124 posted on 04/14/2012 5:05:09 PM PDT by advertising guy (Sarah just jumped..........game on boys.)
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To: SouthTexas

Think we’re gonna be ok...could get nasty after midnight tho!


125 posted on 04/14/2012 5:08:09 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Biffle takes the lead...

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126 posted on 04/14/2012 5:10:40 PM PDT by NYTexan
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127 posted on 04/14/2012 5:13:18 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
I'm surprised how light the skies still are in Texas.

Looks like that hotel, or whatever it is on the turn, is not complete yet.

Finally, pit stops.

128 posted on 04/14/2012 5:16:11 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: AGreatPer

Yep, me too. The wind has calmed down some too.

Don’t know the status of any new building goin’ on there.


129 posted on 04/14/2012 5:20:15 PM PDT by NYTexan
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130 posted on 04/14/2012 5:21:22 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Yellow flag pit-stops after someone's hat goes onto the track...

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131 posted on 04/14/2012 5:31:06 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Lap 73 — Greg Biffle clears Martin Truex Jr. for the lead coming off Turn 2.

Lap 72 — GREEN FLAG: Martin Truex Jr., Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin and Jimmie Johnson are the top five on the restart. Truex and Biffle stay side by side the entire lap.

Lap 69 — Here come the leaders onto pit road.

Lap 67 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 1: There’s debris in Turn 4.

Lap 63 — The wind is picking up. Coming off Turn 2, Bobby Labonte slides up in front of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Labonte scrapes the wall after contact from Earnhardt.

Lap 62 — That’s Kevin Harvick’s line — very high in the turns, with Greg Biffle going low.

Lap 60 — Kevin Harvick goes very high between Turns 3 and 4, and Martin Truex Jr. gets a huge run for second place. He can’t quite the move off just yet.

Lap 56 — In 18 Cup starts here at Texas, second-place Kevin Harvick’s best finish is a third. In those races, he’s led a total of just five laps.

Lap 54 — Kevin Harvick trails leader Greg Biffle by about 8/10ths of a second.

Lap 50 — After the cycle of green-flag stops, the top five are Greg Biffle, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth and Mark Martin.

Lap 48 — Jimmie Johnson, Marcos Ambrose and Tony Stewart are in their pit stalls.

Lap 47 — Greg Biffle gives up the lead to stop. Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth are also in.

Lap 46 — Kyle Busch hits the pits.

Lap 44 — Kasey Kahne, Jeff Burton and Jamie McMurray are making their stops. Kahne gets blocked in his stall by Bobby Labonte, who is pitting just in front of him.

Lap 43 — Jeff Gordon is on pit road.

Lap 41 — Rain is being reported in Turn 3. A NASCAR official in the area said that it had sprinkled a little bit, but then stopped.

Lap 40 — Roush Fenway Racing drivers Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth are now running first and second.

Lap 36 — Race leader Greg Biffle has won Sprint Cup victory here at Texas. It came back in April of 2005. He’s also riding a streak of seven straight top-10 finishes here.

Lap 33 — Greg Biffle has already opened up a cushion of about half a second over former leader Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 31 — Greg Biffle gets a run on Martin Truex Jr. for the top spot coming off Turn 2. The lead is his!

Lap 30 — As Matt Kenseth closes on Greg Biffle for second, Biffle is gaining ground on Martin Truex Jr. for the lead. This is getting good!

Lap 28 — We’re going to have us a race here! The top-three cars — Martin Truex Jr., Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth — are now very close on the track.

Lap 27 — Matt Kenseth’s car may have issues, but he’s closing fast on Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle for second place.

Lap 25 — Third-place Matt Kenseth’s water temperature is peaking at more than 250 degrees. Also, he’s reporting a burning smell in his car.

Lap 23 — It’s very overcast at the track, but weather isn’t expected to develop until after midnight.

Lap 22 — Matt Kenseth has dropped Marcos Ambrose back to fourth place.

Lap 19 — Martin Truex Jr.’s best Sprint Cup finish here at Texas is a third, and it came back in November of 2007. He also started from the pole in that event.

Lap 15 — Greg Biffle is now nearly 8/10ths of a seecond behind leader Martin Truex Jr. Thrid-place Marcos Ambrose is 2.3 seconds back of Biffle.

Lap 14 — Landon Cassill is on pit road, steam billowing from underneath the hood of his car.

Lap 12 — G’day, mate ... Marcos Ambrose has picked his way up to third place.

Lap 10 — Leader Martin Truex Jr. is already beginning to lap the tail-end of the field.

Lap 8 — Jamie McMurray goes way high between Turns 1 and 2 to move past Mark Martin for sixth place, but Martin takes the spot right back in the next corner.

Lap 7 — Martin Truex Jr. has a lead of about half a second over second-place Greg Biffle.

Lap 5 — The field is single file all the way back to about 17th place.

Lap 4 — You know you’ve got it bad when you try to figure out just how many of your Best Buy purchases it took to pay for Matt Kenseth’s sponsorship!

Lap 2 — Matt Kenseth did not get a good start. He’s dropped from second at the green flag to fifth place.

Lap 1 — GREEN FLAG: The green drops at 7:48 p.m. ET. Pole-sitter Martin Truex Jr. is well clear of the pack before it gets to Turn 1.


132 posted on 04/14/2012 5:37:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: SouthTexas
I don't get it.

Why don't they find out who ownes that hat or what ever it was on the track and give them a penalty?

Drivers are going to start throwing stuff on the track to get a caution.

133 posted on 04/14/2012 5:39:51 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: AGreatPer

nothing like a hot dog wrapper or baggie to screw up the flow.. and they call these superior racing machines.. lol


134 posted on 04/14/2012 5:43:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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135 posted on 04/14/2012 5:44:13 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: AGreatPer

Don’t think it came from a car, more than likely the infield.


136 posted on 04/14/2012 5:48:07 PM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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137 posted on 04/14/2012 5:48:42 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NormsRevenge; NYTexan

Great job. I just got in from playin’ golf and I haven’t missed a thing.


138 posted on 04/14/2012 5:52:56 PM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: AGreatPer
Drivers are going to start throwing stuff on the track to get a caution.

I believe that's been going on since 1964. Roll bar padding is the preferred method, which makes me think the hat was actually an accident, LOL.

139 posted on 04/14/2012 5:53:15 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Baynative

Grab a drink and a chair...we still got lots ta go!


140 posted on 04/14/2012 5:57:39 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: nascarnation
"the hat was actually an accident, LOL. "

Do a DNA on the hat and fine him.

BTW, this is actually great racing. They seem to be able to race on any line IF they have a good car.

141 posted on 04/14/2012 6:02:01 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: nascarnation
Roll bar padding is the preferred method

Sigh...kinda miss Crash Gorden :(

142 posted on 04/14/2012 6:03:40 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Lap 117 — The top five are currently Jimmie Johnson, Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Martin Truex Jr. and Marcos Ambrose.

Lap 115 — If Greg Biffle said, “Good night,” after the restart, what’s Jimmie Johnson thinking now? See ya later?

Lap 113 — Jimmie Johnson is there. He gets a run on Greg Biffle off Turn 4 to go to the top of the leaderboard.

Lap 111 — Jimmie Johnson is just a few car lengths behind Greg Biffle in their battle for the lead.

Lap 109 — Penske Racing teammates Brad Keselowski and A.J. Allmendinger are in sixth and seventh, respectively.

Lap 107 — The wind is now said to be gusting up to 40 mph.

Lap 105 — Greg Biffle leads Jimmie Johnson by nearly 6/10ths of a second. When he took the lead on the restart, he radioed his crew, “Good-night!”

Lap 103 — Jimmie Johnson is now running in second place.

Lap 101 — GREEN FLAG: Martin Truex Jr., Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Marcos Ambrose are the top five on the restart. Biffle wins the scramble into Turn 1.

Lap 100 — Carl Edwards comes back onto pit road.

Lap 97 — The leaders roll onto pit lane for another round of stops under caution.

Lap 93 — YELLOW FLAG NO. 2: Trevor Bayne has slapped the wall.

Lap 91 — After a poor pit stop, the grille on Kevin Harvick’s car is now partially covered with paper. His water temperature is now more than 260 degrees.

Lap 85 — Mark Martin grabs third place from Jimmie Johnson.

Lap 83 — Third-place Jimmie Johnson is about 1.7 behind second-place Greg Biffle.

Lap 82 — Matt Kenseth roars past Greg Biffle for lead between Turns 1 and 2.

Lap 80 — Jimmie Johnson goes past Martin Truex Jr. for third place.

Lap 78 — Matt Kenseth puts his Ford into second place, past Martin Truex Jr.

Lap 76 — Martin Truex Jr. trails leader Greg Biffle by about 6/10ths of a second.


143 posted on 04/14/2012 6:05:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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144 posted on 04/14/2012 6:10:56 PM PDT by NYTexan
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145 posted on 04/14/2012 6:17:30 PM PDT by NYTexan
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146 posted on 04/14/2012 6:20:37 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Lap 148 — Greg Biffle, Jimmie Johnson and Trevor Bayne drop onto pit road to get their cars serviced.

Lap 147 — Marcos Ambrose and Matt Kenseth pit. Ambrose’s car has to be pushed out of its stall.

Lap 146 — Kyle Busch’s crew goes to work, and it’s a slow stop. Jeff Gordon is also pitting.

Lap 144 — Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin pit.

Lap 143 — Martin Truex Jr., Mark Martin, A.J. Allmendinger and others are on pit road.

Lap 142 — Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer and Paul Menard are making their stops.

Lap 141 — Juan Montoya is pitting.

Lap 139 — Expect green-flag pit stops in the next few laps. Jimmie Johnson leads Greg Biffle by about 2.2 seconds.

Lap 136 — A NASCAR official reports that Trevor Bayne’s car appears to be leaking oil.

Lap 133 — Marcos Ambrose is having one of the his better runs tonight. He’s been consistently amongst the top five tonight, and is now in fifth place.

Lap 127 — Jimmie Johnson’s cushion has grown to about a second over Greg Biffle.

Lap 123 — Jimmie Johnson has one previous Sprint Cup victory at Texas — in November 2007.

Lap 121 — Greg Biffle is trailing race leader Jimmie Johnson by about 6/10ths of a second.

Lap 118 — Don’t forget. Jimmie Johnson is shooting to give team owner Rick Hendrick his 200th victory in Cup competition.


147 posted on 04/14/2012 6:21:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Baynative

Thanks! a rough day for a couple guys.. and half a race to go..


148 posted on 04/14/2012 6:24:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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The Keseler retars the Blue Goose to the garage as it was below safe speed.. his engyne had been in declining health


149 posted on 04/14/2012 6:26:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Kaski in the blue duece to the garage...

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150 posted on 04/14/2012 6:27:28 PM PDT by NYTexan
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