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For getting all four teams into the chase !


And a special congrats to Jeff Gordon for punting Kyle Bush OUT of the chase.

Except for rain delay what an awesome race. Lots of dynamics involved :)
 

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For getting all four teams into the chase !


And a special congrats to Jeff Gordon for punting Kyle Bush OUT of the chase.

Except for rain delay what an awesome race. Lots of dynamics involved :)

I'll drink to that:drinks:. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy:mocking:


Boy,what a way to start off the last ten. I am a JG fan,and I have to say,when the second rain delay came and he was the 8th car one lap down.........well,I figured he was done.
If the last ten are anything like this one,look out!!

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I knew I liked you :)

24 fan as well !

Gordo thought he was whipped too. His interview during the rain deal pretty much showed he had gave up. Have to say Allan and the boys did something to that car or the track came to them because that thing turned into a rocket.

Pretty sure he had the car to win the race if Clint didn't have a 7 second lead.

You know Gibbs is a class act. Its got to be hard for him to deal with Kyle.
 

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Maybe that will be Matt Kenseth's job: make a human being out of Kyle, if that is possible. He and his brother both have a lot of talent, BUT...

Since Dale Senior died, I don't have a favorite, but I sure wouldn't be upset if JG won number five. I missed last night's race bacause I couldn't stay awake that long.
 

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Hendrick Motor Sports: Proving once again that having adequate financial assets to devote to a project will increase your chances of a happy ending.

I am a BIG Kyle Busch fan. If you accurately recall Dale Sr's driving style (the ONLY Earnhart), KB is the closest you can get in talent and determination. He lacks fans because he's not as openly aggressive as Sr. (NASCAR will no longer allow the number of cheap tactics Sr. and The King used "back in the day" anyway.) He's every bit as good getting the best results out of a bad setup. Maybe if he changed his personality, became a back slapper and grew a mustache... Probably not.

If Jimmie Johnson wins another championship it's OK with me. I like when results are justified by performance.

No matter what or how he does I always am and always will be a Jeff Gordon fan. Watching him in a midget @IRP pass on the inside, touch wheels, bicycle up on his left side and never lift to complete the pass and win the race... PRICELESS guts!

NASCAR needs 25% more road races. Where did you do most of your high speed driving when you were a kid? I did mine on roads, so did most "racers". Shed some of the "D" shape 1.5 mile bordom tracks and add Elkhart Lake, Road America, Salt Lake City or take a whack at the F1 road course inside Indy...

Don't get me started....!:laugh:
 

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Harold you are the first Kyle fan I have met !

I agree with everything you said though. In my opinion Kyle is the modern Jeff Gordon. He has more talent than anyone out there right now but his attitude either moves him forward or drags him down depending if its good or bad.

I would be surprised if 24 wins another championship although I would like to see it. I think with age, kids, etc he has lost the ability to "risk" it. Except for the last 70 laps of Richmond of course !

Its a team effort for sure. The guys that do well are the ones you see with a bad car and by the end of the day they are leading. Jimmie and Chad are a good example. Not sure Jeff has found that since he lost Ray Everham.

I have become a fan of a lot of drivers over the years. Maybe its because I get to know their personalities after years of watching.

I am not happy with NASCAR in general. I am mechanical minded and liked it being a manufacturers sport. I liked the days when Petty rolled a superbird off the trailer and EVERYONE stood there scratching their head ! The superbird is probably too extreme of an example but I like the teams being able to tweak their car...

I personally thing the teams should have to go to the dealer and buy sheetmetal !!
 

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I am not happy with NASCAR in general. I am mechanical minded and liked it being a manufacturers sport. I liked the days when Petty rolled a superbird off the trailer and EVERYONE stood there scratching their head ! The superbird is probably too extreme of an example but I like the teams being able to tweak their car...

I personally thing the teams should have to go to the dealer and buy sheetmetal !!
You might enjoy F1 racing. It amazes me the amount of technology involved. Plus is super fun to watch! :thumbup1gif:



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My eyes don't move fast enough to watch them. LOL

My Dad raced Stock Cars so that's probably the reason I have gravitated towards the bubba sports !!
 

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Rich,like you, there are other drivers that I like and at the same time loathe for different reasons. I can't get started about Kyle. He and his brother over the last few seasons have grabbed all the headlines and unfortunately for all you Busch fans, for all the wrong reasons. I agree to a point with the statements made about his driving abilities,yes,he is a very talented driver.Some of the things he does is amazing,but at the same time,he can't control his right foot when he needs too. Ever wonder how guys in the sport for 20 years like JG stay away from the wall? They drive with their heads (brains). That's why I don't think Kyle will ever win a cup. I ain't hatin',just sayin'. Kurt,yes he's won,but that was when he was a "normal" person driving for Roush. Since then...........well.

As for the sport,personally I didn't like when they allowed Toyota. It's all about the almighty dollar. Whatever it takes to keep the sport afloat I guess. When Toyota showed up and Dale Sr. passing,this sport has lost alot of diehard fans. With Dodge taking their toys and going home,I wouldn't be surprised to see another foreign manufacturer enter the picture. You know,with so many owners pretty much following the money when it comes to what flag (emblem) they're flying this year or next. Isn't it ironic that the three owners (Childress, Roush,and Hendrick) who have been true to their emblem from the onset are the most successful in this sport! I'll give Joe Gibbs credit for what he's done juggling between Chevy,Pontiac,and now Toyota. Anyway,I've said too much already,so I'll quit.

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All good stuff, Greg. And, for what it's worth, I agree with all you said.
 

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"I think with age, kids, etc he has lost the ability to "risk" it. Except for the last 70 laps of Richmond of course!"
Jeff Gordon was cursed the minute Ray Evernham left and "The "E"xhalted One" arrived at HMS. All effort has gone into getting a second rate driver at best a NASCAR championship. Oh the drama! The last 70 laps shows what JG's still got when his crew finally figures out what he's been trying to tell them over the radio for several hours. It was great to see Jeff feeling like a winner again when he climbed out.

"I liked the days when Petty rolled a superbird off the trailer and EVERYONE stood there scratching their head!"
...and Suitcase Jake Elder and Junior Johnson were filling parts of the rollcages with fuel, etc. Indianapolis cars were the same thing, "innovating", now they're "formula" cars with no room for meaningful new mods and like F1 racing "Bor-ING". (F1 seems to design their tracks so there's only one place to pass, near the grandstands and the best racing is when it rains.) Hi tech, maybe, but boring to me none the less. (I guess I'm just steeped so deeply in Bubbaism myself to appreciate spindly little computer controlled fly by wire racing cars.

And another thing, this backdoor "Toyota Business"... Anyone notice how Toyota eaaaassssed along that first couple years staying out of the spotlight, sorta hiding in the shadows, stroking even when they had competitive cars in a race? Next thing you know they're whackin' folks in the head with sticks, spreading out to major owners and "Wah-Laaaaa", the crowd goes sullenly quiet and accepts "TOYOTA PACE CARS" for Heaven's sake and Michael Waltrip becomes a guru. True, the entire NASCAR franchise is owned by only one family and it's their dinner table and they say how and when the turkey will be served.

Oh for the days of NASCAR's Tim Flock! Tim Flock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Not often these days do you see the simian influence inspiring drivers in race cars! Probably today a few of them might be carrying a Maltese-Poo on their laps...

"With Dodge taking their toys and going home,I wouldn't be surprised to see another foreign manufacturer enter the picture."
Won't be long at all, the race just ended (under a satin lace trimmed green, white, checkered flags by Gucci)! We can listen to a future ESPN broadcast.... "And now we send it down to Dr. Jerry Punchpress for our Whoop De Doo For My Suburu Winner's Circle interview with tonight's Avon Calling 400 winner Mary "Coach Bag" Prada... Take it away, Jerry!"
 

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...and Smokey Yunick in the "Best Damn Garage in Town".

I don't like Toyota either even though the Camry is made in America. To me Toyota=Pearl Harbor. I know that is antiquated thinking, but I am something of an antique also, so I can think that way.

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...and Smokey Yunick in the "Best Damn Garage in Town".[/SIZE]

I don't like Toyota either even though the Camry is made in America. To me Toyota=Pearl Harbor. I know that is antiquated thinking, but I am something of an antique also, so I can think that way.

Don


Thanks for jogging my memory on what to read next! I never got around to ordering it from the old NSSN before it stopped.

And from one "antique" to another, Subject: Japanese Cars racing and otherwise. Since I'm also "old school", I'm still of a mind that "our" home racing should be done by "our home brands". Not all brands built here, "American Brands". Why? Because that's the way this geezer thinks.

Anyway, I still dislike (make that hate) seeing "Asian" brands on 'Murrican tracks! I also dislike running Cup cars on the new blended fuel with fuel injection. "What possible difference could that make, Hydro?"
Well, it almost eliminates that great stack flame as carburetor throttle plates are being feathered into the corners. It's natural part of "racin'" for me right up there with cars having to beat 'n bang for the groove... (Oh, that's right, they built the new tracks so's they could "run 4 wide all the way around the whole track!" That kind of racing always turns into an economy run and is stacked towards certain engines and brands. Make 'em R-A-C-E for everything they can get, not a sponsor parade lap after lap while I doze in the recliner...:laugh:

Not to worry "Newer, enlightened, socially well adjusted, young America", us regressive geezers will allow you total unopposed free reign... soon enough!:laugh:
 

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Hydro:

I am anti fuel injection in NASCAR also. My first favorite driver (first of two, the other being Earnhardt, Sr.) was Fireball Roberts. I was in high school and college when Fireball was racing and devastated when he died. Racing news then was hard to come by. My Uncle spent winters in Florida and sent me newspapers from speed week. NASCAR has become just like everything else: too politically correct. I abhor political correctness.

Don
 

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You know you guys are a bunch of closed minded anti foreign bubba's that cant see new and improved if it hit you in the face !! Set in your ways and open to nothing...

Just like me :)

It should be a "Big 3" bubba sport forever. Want to change it up a little then load their trunks with moonshine.
 

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"Closed-mind Bubba". I agree; that's me. That is the best compliment that I have had in a long time.
Thanks,
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