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Post by Swiss Miss on Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:39 am

Good Morning Race Fans..  And Welcome to



A Big Congrats to Scout who won our League Race last week.  



Here's how our League stands three races in.  

Don't let it get to your head there Auger...   Lot's of races left, but you are still keeping up with the motto.  




We'll continue on with the schedule for this weekend.








With this being the first real short track race of the season, stats will come into play when playing with our rosters this week.  


Should be an interesting race this week.  Definitely gonna be some rubbin' and tempers are going to fly.  Paybacks, maybe, cause this is the place to do it and most times get away with it.  


Next up is the next episode in the ongoing saga of....




This is gonna be a long saga I'm thinking.   There not even a quarter through the movie yet...  Still more players to introduce.  


Finally one more thing.  A Big thanks to San for finding this.  Brad Keslowski has started his own blog.  Pretty cool I think.  I read through the 2 this morning and it was a really good read.  I had known that he had lived with Dale Jr for a while but never knew the whole story behind it.  

Here's the links to the first two.  

Brad blog 1

Brad blog 2


Almost makes me feel bad for picking on him like this....





Hey I said Almost!!!!!


Guess that's it for this week.  Have a great race weekend!!  And be warned this week I won't forget about my team!!!!


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Re: World's Fastest Half Mile

Post by sangria on Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:08 am

lmao  Of course, you don't feel too bad!!!

Thanks for the new blog, Cocoa... Gonna be an exciting race, this weekend. I really liked BB's blog. Very honest, and straight forward.
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Re: World's Fastest Half Mile

Post by sangria on Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:10 am

Dale or Darrell, Rusty or Jeff? NASCAR's best short-track drivers

Putting the link in here, because you have to move through pages/slides...

http://www.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2014-03-12/best-short-track-drivers-dale-earnhardt-darrell-waltrip-jeff-gordon-rusty-wallac/
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Re: World's Fastest Half Mile

Post by sangria on Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:13 am

Hey Cocoa, part of that chart/table is cut off, on my page.  No title or column headings..... what is it?
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Post by Swiss Miss on Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:30 am

Let me try and edit it.
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Post by Swiss Miss on Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:34 am

sangria wrote:Hey Cocoa, part of that chart/table is cut off, on my page.  No title or column headings..... what is it?

OK that should be a little better. Let me know how it shows on your screen.
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Post by sangria on Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:35 am

That was better, but figured out, if I rehost the image, with Imgur, I get the whole thing... those top three are run aways!!
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Post by sangria on Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:36 am

Although, with that said, it does not indicate the number of races, each has driven in, at Bristol, so that may not be a fair statement
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Re: World's Fastest Half Mile

Post by sangria on Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:37 am

OMG.... I'm gonna kill e!!
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Re: World's Fastest Half Mile

Post by Swiss Miss on Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:54 am

lol!   lmao   laugh 


Damn girl you are really slow. I asked E to do that 2 weeks ago!!!

I promised him that I would take full responsibility for it.
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Post by sangria on Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:03 pm

Beeeeyotch!!!! e slap
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Re: World's Fastest Half Mile

Post by Swiss Miss on Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:28 am

Keep on eye on the weather at Bristol for Sunday.  Odds for getting a full race in are looking slim...


http://www.sbnation.com/nascar/2014/3/14/5507602/2014-nascar-at-bristol-motor-speedway-rain-continues-to-be-a-problem
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Post by sangria on Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:12 am

Bummer.... I hate Monday races!
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Post by Swiss Miss on Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:38 am

sangria wrote:Bummer.... I hate Monday races!

Me too.
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Post by sangria on Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:33 am

NASCAR TWEAKS, COOLS OFF QUALIFYING PROCEDURE


Cooling units allowed for all three series; cool-down laps banned



NASCAR will allow the use of external cool-down units to help cool engines during qualifying in all three of its national series, beginning with this weekend’s doubleheader at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Teams in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series were notified of the changes Tuesday afternoon.



Cooling-down laps, used previously this season to speed up the process of lowering the temperature of the car's engine, will no longer be permitted.

The specific changes are:

• The use of one (1) cool-down unit per car, connected through either the left- or right-side hood flap/cowl;

• Two crew members may enter the pit area for car and driver support;

• Cool-down laps are no longer allowed;

Unchanged, but still enforced, will be the following regulations:

• The hood must remain closed at all times;

• Plugging the car in to an external source (generator) will still not be allowed.

NASCAR officials said this past weekend that they wanted to give teams more time to work through some of the issues before making any tweaks to the format.

But Robin Pemberton, vice president of competition and racing development for the sanctioning body, said Tuesday that "we got some pretty good feedback over the course of the weekend, as people got a chance to download with us."

Cooling issues have been a hot topic surrounding the new qualifying format, which debuted earlier this year.

During qualifying runs, teams tape up the front grille of their cars to create more downforce. Because the tape limits the amount of air reaching the engine, teams remove the tape after their initial run. Drivers then return to the track and run at a much slower speed to force air into the engine compartment to assist with the cooling.

That strategy has led several drivers to describe the new format as dangerous, as cars at full speed have dramatically closed on slower cars in some instances.

"It’s not safe," Richard Childress Racing driver Ryan Newman said after last week’s qualifying session at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. "That’s an easy answer; it’s not safe."

With the series moving to BMS, a short, .533-mile venue for this weekend’s events, such concerns were amplified.

"You've got a half-mile race track and you're going to have all these cars out there," said Joey Logano, last week's Coors Light Pole winner at Las Vegas. "… That's going to be tight."

According to Pemberton, the timing of the move wasn’t forced by this week’s race locale.

"I think it was pretty much about the complexities of going coast-to-coast," he said. "Between (returning from) Las Vegas and Bristol, then back to Auto Club Speedway (in Fontana, Calif.), the feeling was we need to get something out there for the teams … so they could better prepare. We felt like sooner than later was better."

NASCAR officials will police the use of the cool-down units, which may be used throughout the entire qualifying session.

"It’s just something we’ll have to do, that’s all," Pemberton said. "It’s just another part of being at the track."

While some have said prohibiting teams from taping up the front grille before qualifying would solve the problem, others weren’t so sure.

Paul Wolfe, crew chief of the Team Penske No. 2 Ford with driver Brad Keselowski, said during a Tuesday morning teleconference that safety seemed to be the bigger issue.

"I think guys are concerned about maybe the safety aspect of the cars obviously running around slow on the race track while others are at speed," Wolfe said. "I know at this point from what I've heard that's probably the biggest concern. I know guys would like to see cool‑down machines being able to be used. That just introduces a whole other thing when you start bringing cool‑down machines out to pit road."

Keselowski won both the Nationwide and Cup Series races this past weekend at Las Vegas. He and teammate Logano have swept the front row starting spots in the last two Cup races, at Phoenix International Raceway and LVMS.

"As far as the 2 car over the last two weeks, there's only one instance really where we needed to go out and cool down," said Wolfe. "I think it's those guys that are right on the edge that need to make multiple runs."

NASCAR moved to group qualifying this season after years of using single-car runs to determine the starting lineup for its races.

The new format consists of three rounds at tracks greater than 1.25 miles in length and two rounds for those less than 1.25 miles.

On the larger tracks, all teams have 25 minutes to post a qualifying time in the opening segment. The fastest 24 then advance to a second round (which lasts 10 minutes), with the fastest 12 advancing to a third and final round of five minutes in length.

Only two sessions are used to determine the lineup on tracks less than 1.25 miles in length – a 30-minute opening session for all competitors with the fastest 12 advancing to a final 10-minute session.

NASCAR officials said this past weekend that they wanted to give teams more time to work through some of the issues before making any tweaks to the format.

Qualifying for the Food City 500 race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is scheduled for Friday, March 14 (4:40 p.m. ET) at BMS while qualifying for the Nationwide Series' Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 is set for Saturday (10:10 a.m. ET).

The Camping World Truck Series will be back in action Saturday, March 29 at Martinsville Speedway.
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Post by sangria on Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:35 am

MATT KENSETH HAS BRISTOL BACK-UP DRIVERS IN PLACE




Kenseth's wife, Katie, expecting couple's third child soon



NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth has contingency plans in place for this weekend's races at Bristol Motor Speedway as he and his wife, Katie, await the birth of their third child.





Kenseth told the Motor Racing Network during an event Wednesday at Martinsville Speedway that, if he needed to leave the track this weekend, Jeff Burton would be on standby for the Sprint Cup event. Sam Hornish Jr. would be his fill-in driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Katie Kenseth is expecting the birth of the couple's third daughter in about two weeks. During media availabilities last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth quipped about how he would avoid needing a replacement driver: "I just told her to have it on Monday," he said.

Burton, a veteran with 21 Sprint Cup wins in more than 20 years of racing, is competing on a part-time basis this season for Michael Waltrip Racing before making the transition to the broadcast booth with NBC Sports in 2015. Burton and Kenseth are former teammates, having both raced together for Roush Fenway Racing.

Hornish, last year's runner-up in the Nationwide Series, has a part-time schedule for Joe Gibbs Racing, driving in select races to spell Kyle Busch in the No. 54 Toyota. Kenseth is scheduled for part-time duty this season in JGR's No. 20 entry in the Nationwide Series.
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Post by gomexwx on Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:12 pm

I missed what E did to San...fill me in

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Post by emcf30 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:39 am

gomexwx wrote:I missed what E did to San...fill me in

Her Avy got changed to the famous dog hump video. It took her several days to notice it.

Just to refresh your memory.

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Post by emcf30 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:45 am

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Post by sangria on Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:25 pm

e slap e slap e slap I'd delete it, but you'd just put it back, so not wasting my time!!!
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Post by sangria on Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:35 pm

Damn you!! e slap e slap
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Post by sangria on Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:37 pm

do you really want to get into this pissin match? I check more frequently, than you!
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Post by emcf30 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:48 pm

sangria wrote:do you really want to get into this pissin match?   I check more frequently, than you!

I still got a dancing slut as my Avy. Makes no difference to me. Just sayin
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Post by emcf30 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:49 pm

emcf30 wrote:
sangria wrote:do you really want to get into this pissin match?   I check more frequently, than you!

I still got a dancing slut as my Avy. Makes no difference to me. Just sayin

Now I got a naked fat fireman. Oh well. You want to see nude. I will show you nude
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Post by emcf30 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:54 pm

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Post by sangria on Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:08 pm

lmao lmao Is that your grandson?
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Post by emcf30 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:20 am

Congrats to Cocoa and her non playing team for the win at Bristol.
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