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#121 OFFLINE   Davenlr

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:38 AM

ARCA put on a good show ... congrats to Larry Mac's kid! I suspect the older pros will not disappoint.


Yea, that was one wicked multi-roll wreck, followed by a heck of a last second bump draft :)
One of the better races this year, from any of the series.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:47 AM

ARCA put on a good show ... congrats to Larry Mac's kid! I suspect the older pros will not disappoint.


I thought the last quarter of the last lap was good but that single file running on the yellow line isn't very good IMO.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:09 PM

Danica needs to stick with making porn commercials after that little episode of intentionally running Hornish into the wall. We dont need a b*tch like that on the track.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:43 PM

Danica needs to stick with making porn commercials after that little episode of intentionally running Hornish into the wall. We dont need a b*tch like that on the track.

Instant payback. Hornish ran Danica up to the wall so she repaid the favor. Last lap pressure - it could have been any two drivers. (And after seeing what Hornish did to Nemechek a couple laps before Sam's lucky to get a 12th.)

Just racing.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:31 AM

Instant payback. Hornish ran Danica up to the wall so she repaid the favor. Last lap pressure - it could have been any two drivers. (And after seeing what Hornish did to Nemechek a couple laps before Sam's lucky to get a 12th.)

Just racing.


Agreed. Sam is an idiot and deserved what Danica gave him. And it wasn't that bad. He was still able to bring the car back to pit road.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:15 PM

So Junior finally wins a race and what happens? He doesn't have a Hotpass channel this week at Sonoma (according to my guide it's Stewart, Biffle*, Montoya and Truex this week).

* It will be interesting to see if Boris Said tries to get payback for last year's post-race altercation at the Glen - did he ever get Biffle's home address from anyone?

(P.S. I just checked a YouTube clip of Said's post-race comments - we probably won't see anything on-track but if Biffle is sporting a black eye sometime this weekend :D...)

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

So Junior finally wins a race and what happens? He doesn't have a Hotpass channel this week at Sonoma (according to my guide it's Stewart, Biffle*, Montoya and Truex this week).


JR never has a HotPass channel for road course races.
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 04:21 PM

JR never has a HotPass channel for road course races.


That makes sense, since he's not known for his road course skills, but it does still feel strange to happen right after he finally won one.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 11:08 AM

Thoughts about Sonoma? As a Said-head, I am disappoint yet again.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:31 PM

Thoughts about Sonoma? As a Said-head, I am disappoint yet again.


The era of the road course ringer has passed. These Cup regulars have become very good road racers and they are driving very good equipment.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:06 PM

The era of the road course ringer has passed. These Cup regulars have become very good road racers and they are driving very good equipment.

So you are ready for a road course in the chase?

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:25 PM

Thoughts about Sonoma? As a Said-head, I am disappoint yet again.


Said doesn't belong in Sprint Cup, just like Villenueve doesn't belong in Nationwide.
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:25 PM

So you are ready for a road course in the chase?


Heck yeah! Bring it!
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:42 PM

If Danica and Jr wrecked each other who would get blamed by the fans? :D









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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:49 PM

If I had to pick a road coarse to add to the chase, it would be Sonoma. Watkins Glen and Road America after that... Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at the bottom :)
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 06:57 AM

If I had to pick a road coarse to add to the chase, it would be Sonoma. Watkins Glen and Road America after that... Circuit Gilles Villeneuve at the bottom :)


Well since they aren't adding tracks to Cup anymore, even talks about removing some, then you're stuck with either Sonoma or Watkins Glen. I say put Watkins Glen in the chase.

If they were adding tracks I say add Montreal to Cup.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:18 AM

KY:

I enjoyed this years race. Last years race seemed like the drivers and crews were trying to get the feel of the track, which is understandable.
I'm no Brad fan, but I was happy with the rest of the top 10.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:12 AM

Yesterday, I was watching this thrilling infomercial, when it was rudely interrupted by a &^%%@* NASCAR race. If you're not familiar with Caws & Jaws, it's a mother and son team that logs the various things during a race...including the race time versus the commercials time. You can find more info at: http://www.cawsnjaws.com/ each week. This weeks race was timed at 125 minutes while the commercials took up nearly half of it at 58 minutes...not including those pesky brief (?) little ads. Look, I know that the provider (TNT in this case) have to pay for the rights to broadcast the race, but come on, if they wouldn't bid too much, there would be no need for the incessant commercials. At least with Hot Pass and the mute button, we can still watch the race from the drivers car while the commercials are taking up so much of the race...thank you DTV!

To add more problems, while watching Hot Pass, I lost the drivers video portion from the first caution flag until around lap 62. I don't know if that was caused by NASCAR or TNT, but that was ridiculous. I was watching Smokes channel because of the problems he was encountering and switched to Juniors channel and both had lost the drivers video...but not the audio - luckily.

The TNT producers, or whatever they're called, sure need to go back to TV 101. During one report, a pit reporter was talking about Boyer's tire and it's wear and said something like, "you can see right here what he encountered", but the TV never showed what the tire looked like. I've seen better TV productions by high school students...disgraceful!!

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 11:18 AM

Yesterday, I was watching this thrilling infomercial, when it was rudely interrupted by a &^%%@* NASCAR race. If you're not familiar with Caws & Jaws, it's a mother and son team that logs the various things during a race...including the race time versus the commercials time. You can find more info at: http://www.cawsnjaws.com/ each week. This weeks race was timed at 125 minutes while the commercials took up nearly half of it at 58 minutes...not including those pesky brief (?) little ads. Look, I know that the provider (TNT in this case) have to pay for the rights to broadcast the race, but come on, if they wouldn't bid too much, there would be no need for the incessant commercials. At least with Hot Pass and the mute button, we can still watch the race from the drivers car while the commercials are taking up so much of the race...thank you DTV!

To add more problems, while watching Hot Pass, I lost the drivers video portion from the first caution flag until around lap 62. I don't know if that was caused by NASCAR or TNT, but that was ridiculous. I was watching Smokes channel because of the problems he was encountering and switched to Juniors channel and both had lost the drivers video...but not the audio - luckily.

The TNT producers, or whatever they're called, sure need to go back to TV 101. During one report, a pit reporter was talking about Boyer's tire and it's wear and said something like, "you can see right here what he encountered", but the TV never showed what the tire looked like. I've seen better TV productions by high school students...disgraceful!!

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TNT is, by far, the worst broadcaster of NASCAR and I do not see many people disagreeing. Absolutely bottom of the barrel. No one should ever let Petty on TV, let alone call a race. Everything from his voice to his attitude piss me off to no end.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:54 PM

TNT is, by far, the worst broadcaster of NASCAR and I do not see many people disagreeing. Absolutely bottom of the barrel. No one should ever let Petty on TV, let alone call a race. Everything from his voice to his attitude piss me off to no end.


I'd rather have Kyle Petty and Wally Dallenbach call a race than any other team. I'm a DW fan but get him out of the booth and McReynolds, don't get me started on his massacre of the English language. Other than Wally and Kyle I'll take Dale Jarrett. Then there's Andy Petree, Rusty Wallace, Allen Bestwick, Brad Daugherty, etc. All morons!

At least Kyle and Wally call a race as they see it, not how NASCAR tells them to. They call BS when there's BS instead of towing the NASCAR company line.
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