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NASCAR Sprint Cup Capital City 400 at Richmond Sat. Night 4/28 7pm ET on FoX
NASCAR.com ^ | 4/27/12

Posted on 04/26/2012 10:55:30 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

It's the Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers this Saturday Night at Richmond, Virginia.


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NASCAR Sprint Cup and The Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway

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BROADCAST DATE TIME EVENT
04|27|12 9 a.m. Virginia 529 College Savings 250 final practice
SPEED 04|27|12 Noon Capital City 400 practice
SPEED 04|27|12 2:30 p.m. Capital City 400 final practice
ESPN2 04|27|12 4 p.m. Virginia 529 College Savings 250 qualifying
SPEED 04|27|12 5:30 p.m. Capital City 400 qualifying
ESPN2 04|27|12 7 p.m. Virginia 529 College Savings 250
FOX 04|28|12 7 p.m. Capital City 400


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Richmond International Raceway

Racing actually began in Richmond in 1946, when Ted Horn drove a Champ Car to victory over a .5-mile dirt track at Strawberry Hill Speedway.

NASCAR was founded in 1948, and five years later the sanctioning body staged a race in its Grand National Division at Atlantic Rural Exposition Fairgrounds on April 19, 1953.

Since that first race in Richmond in 1953, the track has undergone three name changes, four configuration changes and one surface change, from dirt to asphalt.

Lights were also added to the facility in 1991. RIR is the only track to hold all of its major events under the lights.

Richmond's unique, .75-mile layout produces tremendous side-by-side racing, yet drivers obtain high enough speeds to give it a superspeedway feel. That rare combination still allows for the beating and banging that fans love, with the drivers' skill playing a major role.

The track's fall date is now the final race leading up to the Chase.





Track Facts
Track Details Completed : 1946
Distance : .750 miles
Shape : D-shaped oval
Banking : 14° turns
8° frontstretch
2° backstretch
Frontstretch : 1,290 feet
Backstretch : 860 feet
Seating : 112,029


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FRFL'ers - Deadline to select your drivers is Apr 27 2:00am PDT .



1 posted on 04/26/2012 10:55:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Richmond Saturday Night race thread Ping!


2 posted on 04/26/2012 10:56:43 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

WOOHOO!!!


3 posted on 04/26/2012 11:01:55 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Boogity


4 posted on 04/26/2012 11:38:56 AM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: NormsRevenge

Im in! Thanks Norm.

Working on a barbecue menu for Saturday Night Racing. It won’t be any part of a dog..


5 posted on 04/26/2012 12:12:17 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: happydogx2

Top ten.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 1:40:15 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Run Spot, run! Here comes Zer0!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t think I will be there this year. Will go in the fall. I bet attendance will be down to 70000. Hope I’m wrong. HD TV is helping to kill racing. Lots of people would rather watch at home, which is what I will do.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 1:44:53 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
Over 250,000 new people weekly apply for unemployment. (288,000 last week alone)
That has a lot to do with it.
8 posted on 04/26/2012 3:20:20 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: AGreatPer

Opps correction, just saw the number on tv, its 388,000 people.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 4:24:27 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: NormsRevenge

SEVENTH!!!!!


10 posted on 04/26/2012 6:28:19 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: Captain Jack Aubrey

If an HDTV can ever emit a burnt Sunoco fuel smell it’ll be game over for us ever going to another race - even with 1/3rd of the televised event dedicated to commercials. A good surround-sound system can raise the roof of the house on those ‘crank it up” moments.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 5:06:55 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: tubebender; WestCoastGal; All
Could this be the race? Shazammmm!

He's fast so far.. and smoooooth. Hope the weather plays nice.. Qualifying coming up ..

12 posted on 04/27/2012 2:30:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge






13 posted on 04/27/2012 4:27:51 PM PDT by NYTexan
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Danica prepares to buckle up:

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14 posted on 04/27/2012 4:36:22 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: happydogx2

WTH is your point Dog???


15 posted on 04/27/2012 5:22:41 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: NormsRevenge

HOW DID YOU KNOW HE IS ONE OF MY TEAM MEMBERS????


16 posted on 04/27/2012 5:25:33 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: tubebender

lol.. he ain’t one of mine.. darn. but Mark Martin is.. whew!


17 posted on 04/27/2012 6:20:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

50’s and rain for Saturday night. Not looking good.


18 posted on 04/27/2012 7:04:03 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: AGreatPer

Yuck. fingers crossed

Forecast

Richmond, VA
http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:23173.1.99999


19 posted on 04/27/2012 10:08:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: tubebender

Which point?

Luck - Been lucky this year, so far. Wasn’t last year.

Dog? Political - We’re having Tri-Tip tonight.

Burnt Sunoco fuel? I love the aroma of burnt race car fuel. The only thing I like more at the track is the fly-over.


20 posted on 04/28/2012 6:02:18 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: tubebender; MtnClimber

Dude!!

as of now..

FR Fantasy League

weekly performance thru 9 weeks

http://racing.fantasysports.yahoo.com/auto/group/2450/weeklyperformance?half=1st


21 posted on 04/28/2012 3:10:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Saturday Night Racing under the lights and gray&moisture on Fox !! Ping


22 posted on 04/28/2012 4:02:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/120428/lblcuprichmond/index.html

Lap-by-Lap: Richmond
By NASCAR.COM
April 28, 2012 6:48 PM, EDT

6:43 p.m. ET — Kyle Busch has won the past three spring races at Richmond and rolls off fifth. Could this be the race that snaps his winless drought this season? Carl Edwards may have something to say about that and would like to end a streak of his own. The No. 99 rolls off second and Edwards is looking for his first victory at the .75-mile short-track.

5:41 p.m. ET — The rain has cleared out of Richmond and the track dryers are on the track. If Friday night is any indication, this race is going to be phenomenal. Make sure you watch the race with TrackPass, follow along with Live Leaderboard and join our live race chat.

4:35 p.m. ET — It’s race day in the Commonwealth of Virginia and 43 of the world’s best drivers are ready for 400 heart-pounding laps around Richmond International Raceway. The bad news, my friend Doug F. called me and said, “Hello for a soaking wet Richmond.” The good news, it looks like the cell is departing which should give the track plenty of time to dry. The bad news, there is a 50 percent chance for more rain at 9 p.m. But as we all know, it’s easier to predict the winner of this race than the weather. Mark Martin is on the pole when the green drops at 7:44 p.m. ET.


23 posted on 04/28/2012 4:04:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: tubebender

LIVE LEADERBOARD : Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for Lovers
http://www.nascar.com/races/leaderboard/cup/race/


24 posted on 04/28/2012 4:05:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope we can get this one in.


25 posted on 04/28/2012 4:05:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: NormsRevenge

The Track dryers are on the track...who’s watch’n the Crazy Columbian?


26 posted on 04/28/2012 4:23:28 PM PDT by NYTexan
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7:00 p.m. ET — Driver introductions are under way and we are 45 minutes from green flag.

HaPPy is a 9er fan, Matt a cheesehead, Bif a Seahawk


27 posted on 04/28/2012 4:24:46 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NYTexan

He’s under lock and key in the Red Trailer.


28 posted on 04/28/2012 4:25:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Howdy!!!! in for now!


29 posted on 04/28/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: WestCoastGal
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30 posted on 04/28/2012 4:33:00 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: ColdOne

Here’s to a no rain delays race!


31 posted on 04/28/2012 4:33:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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7:31 p.m. ET — The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band performs the national anthem. A couple trumpets, a french horn, a trombone and a tuba have never sounded so good.

7:30 p.m. ET — Reverend Joe Ellison, the senior pastor from Essex Village Community Church delivers the Invocation.


32 posted on 04/28/2012 4:33:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NYTexan
That was a moving national anthem.

And for the liberals who may be watching, it showed the softer side of the military. 8-)

-PJ

33 posted on 04/28/2012 4:34:20 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: NYTexan

Thank you!!! :)

P1 in practice - let’s see what he can do with it tonight.


34 posted on 04/28/2012 4:34:35 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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35 posted on 04/28/2012 4:34:44 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NYTexan
Anthem gets a "10"
36 posted on 04/28/2012 4:34:48 PM PDT by Roccus
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7:33 p.m. ET — Good news, folks — where they qualified is where they will start. No cars will be going to the rear this evening.


37 posted on 04/28/2012 4:34:53 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Here’s to that !


38 posted on 04/28/2012 4:35:26 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: WestCoastGal

Go Jr.!!


39 posted on 04/28/2012 4:36:46 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: Roccus

Military bands are the best!


40 posted on 04/28/2012 4:43:32 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NormsRevenge

I thought someone changed an engine...Boyer?


41 posted on 04/28/2012 4:47:49 PM PDT by Roccus
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42 posted on 04/28/2012 4:47:49 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NormsRevenge
Something different for a race tonight. Take out chinese.

All, take a look at the very top of the track. Today they just to a little bit of the off to try and make racing better because the attendance is down so much.

Some drivers laughed and said basically it was a stupid move and won't have any bearing on the race.

43 posted on 04/28/2012 4:49:27 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: Roccus

not sure..

50 bucks if Juan Poblar takes the Ford pace car out.


44 posted on 04/28/2012 4:49:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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I'd love to see that!

45 posted on 04/28/2012 4:51:30 PM PDT by NYTexan
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GREEN!
46 posted on 04/28/2012 4:51:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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47 posted on 04/28/2012 4:52:29 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: AGreatPer
"Today they just to a little bit of the off"

Sorry

They just took a little bit of the surface off the track.

48 posted on 04/28/2012 4:52:43 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: NYTexan

Mark Martin with the 1st lap. whew.. hope he keeps the smoke in the engine tonight


49 posted on 04/28/2012 4:52:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: AGreatPer

no problemo, I translate internetese real good.


50 posted on 04/28/2012 4:54:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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