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NASCAR 2017 lots of changes, sounds good

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  1. jimmie57

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    Yep, with her man Ricky. Very glad to see that he won.
    She was running a good race. Finished 8th in stage 1 and 15th in stage 2. She had avoided the big wreck until she got hit from behind,
     
  2. James Long

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    Good to see Truex win another one ... but still holding my breath for Aric Almirola.

    Sorry for your "bad luck" Danica - but you get to go home tonight. At least Joey managed to show an appropriate response to the incident (without favorable editing by Fox Sports).

    The traveling medical crew got a workout tonight making sure Aric was taken care of. I look forward to positive updates.
     
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    You must have watched that interview on twitter. It is all jerky and gives the impression or is cut up to shorten it.
    I have it recorded from the actual race and I did not see or hear anything that was not appropriate . She has been running very good in the last 2 races and each time was taken out of the race from no fault of her own. I would definitely call that bad luck.
    I have looked on all sites that I know of and can not find an update on Aric so far this morning.
     
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    I watched the coverage live.

    Joey's interview was as he saw the wreck for the first time. He was giving the usual "something broke I'm sorry" interview while seeing the wreck. His tone changed when he saw Danica hit the wall (although he seemed concerned for Danica at the beginning of the interview the concern changed from "I'm sorry you wrecked out" to "I'm sorry that the wreck was that bad"). I remember thinking as he said "oh God" that he might want to save that exclamation for the end the wreck. A few seconds later he saw Aric's hit and the concern shifted. I don't recall him saying anything about how unlucky he was this season. His performance this year certainly was not the focus of the interview.

    Danica's interview was all about her and her bad luck. "How do you blow a brake rotor at a track where we don't use the brakes." As she rattled on about her bad year I was screaming at the TV - SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT ARIC. She eventually mentioned him with the "his car looked the least damaged of all of ours" answer and showing some concern. But the concern shifted to "one of these times these accidents are not going to go good for me" adding "they are not all fake" (which opens another kettle of worms).

    The end of the interview and commentary on the comments can be found here:
    Craven concerned over Patrick's comments - ESPN Video

    In post race Fox edited the two interviews together, removing most of Danica's "woe is me" and inserting her comments between Joey's comments. Danica's interview needed to be shortened up. Joey did his editing in real time - realizing the importance of his woes (he needs and unencumbered win) were less important than Danica's or Aric's.

    Logano & Patrick Accident Quotes
     
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    The main thing I took from the interview was that her car and Joey's were a total disaster and that Aric's did not look bad but he was the one that was hurt and why is that.
    I am not going to argue with you about this.

    I think Nascar has gone a little bit too far with the less downforce on these really high speed race tracks. It is causing an unwanted side effect of the speeds increasing so much in the straightaways that they are using too much brakes to slow them down. Almost everything that caused the cautions was blown tires and then this one with whatever that was that came flying thru the top of the fender of the 22 car.
    They have made major strides in the safety for the drivers,
     
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    I have edited my comments after reviewing video. If you (or anyone reading) still has the race on their DVR I recommend that you go back and watch the interviews.

    (Danica's interview was just over two minutes long and she did not mention Aric until the end ... 100 seconds into the interview. The entire mention of Aric is in the clip in my previous post. Joey's interview was 90 seconds and he mentioned Aric at the beginning as well as later when the replay showed the impact.)
     
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    Aric Almirola Released from Kansas Hospital
    Aric Almirola Released from Kansas Hospital

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – (May 14, 2017) – Aric Almirola, driver of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, has been released from a local Kansas hospital and will fly back to his home in Mooresville, N.C. today.

    Almirola suffered a compression fracture to his T5 Vertebra after a multi-car accident at Kansas Speedway Saturday night. Almirola is mobile and will follow-up with his doctors in Charlotte.

    Richard Petty Motorsports will provide further updates when available.

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