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NASCAR: 2009 season

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Steve615, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. fluffybear

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    You have to feel sorry for Jimmy Johnson. 2 races at Michigan which have been lost due to poor fuel calculations.. I really think had Jimmy come down for a splash when everyone else did that he just may have caught Vickers as the 48 was just that good!
     
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    Congratulations to Kyle Busch on his win at Bristol Motor Speedway.
     
  5. Lee L

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    Don;t you mean Booooooooooo Like most of the people at the track? Usually people leave if their driver does not win. Looks like this week poeple stayed around just to give Kyle the bird essentially.

    Kyle could be a little calmer maybe, but he is talented and wants to win. I just can't understand people who will go to lengths to be crappy to someone just because he wins.
     
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    +1. The man simply wants to win. He doesn't care if he is racing trucks, Nationwide, Sprint, or whatever. I think he would run the soap box derby if they would let him run along the top near the wall. He obviously, however, missed his charm school 101 class in high school :lol:
     
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    I'd like to think he got a lesson in those closing laps. Martin had *every* opportunity to do o Kyle what "The Old Man" did to Terry Labonte back in '99. They asked Mark why he didn't and Mark said "because I don't think he would have done it to me". Kyle's interview later was probably the most humble interview I've *ever* seen out of that guy.

    It might be a one-time occurrance, but, then again, maybe not.
     
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    He was equally gracious after getting hit by the rookie during the Nationwide race. Maybe he is keeping his powder dry while he tries to make the chase.
     
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    Congratulations to Kasey Kahne for his victory in Atlanta on Saturday night..
     
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    Congratulations to Denny Hamlin on his win at Richmond.

    The field for the 'Chase' has been set and both Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth will be looking in from the outside of the Top 12 as Brian Vickers managed to squeak his way in.

    Mark Martin has been given the Top Seed in the chase with Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson tied for 2nd and 10 points behind.

    Complete standings:
    http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2009/data/standings_unofficial.html
     
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    Congratulations to Mark Martin for his 1st win ever at New Hampshire
     
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    Maybe this is finally his year. Go Mark!
     
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    I haven't gotten into NASCAR at all this year, but it looks like Mark has a good chance at the championship. Hopefully he gets it this year.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. Mark Martin really deserves to win it and while it is early on, I would say the smart money is on him.
     
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    One thing about last week I found interesting is the caution on the last lap. All this talk and so many crappy rules to "protect the drivers". In this exact situation, yet they left it until it was too late to actually be safer when a car was literally sitting in the middle of the track yards from the finish line. If there is ever a cause for a yellow flag, this is it, at least going by what they have said in the past.

    I know they were in a tough spot, but man, someone could have been seriously hurt in that deal. Either have the rule or don't, but if you have it, you have to enforce it. NASCAR has to stop making things up as they go along. They are stuck trying to "go mainstream" but mainstream people will not tolerate the old way of making up rules as they see fit. People want to know the rules ahead of time. They will lose the old fans and not gain many new ones and I think this is already happening.
     
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    The 44 needs to learn how to drive. He spun twice in the last few laps. And then he just sits there instead of starting his car and going. Maybe NASCAR should park him until he learns how to drive and figures out where the ignition switch is.
     
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    Congratulations to Jimmie Johnson on his win this afternoon in the 2nd race of the 'Chase' at Dover.
    Next week, the chase continues in Kansas
     
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    The Chase is like watching Tiger Woods in a golf tournament. You know the outcome before it starts. Jimmy will easily win his fourth championship. The other teams can't touch them. Mark Martin will come close, but no cigar.
     
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    I like Jimmy Johnson and I am torn between wanting him to win 4 in a row (and I had forgetten his rookie season was only 2002 :eek: until they mentioned it on the air yesterday) and to see Martin finally win a championship.

    Somehow Johnson and Knaus seem to always get good at the end of the season. Other guys ike Kyle Busch last year and Stewart and maybe Martin this year seem to flame out just prior to the chase.
     

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