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TELEVISION COVERAGE
NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 7:00pm/et on FoxSports1
Television Race Coverage: FS1, 7:30pm/et

In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Jeff Gordon
Pit Reporters: Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Vince Welch, Matt Yocum
In-Race Analyst: Larry McReynolds
Race / Hollywood Hotel Host: Chris Myers
Analysts / Hollywood Hotel: Jeff Gordon, Darrell and Michael Waltrip

Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
Monday, May 15 at 6:30am/et on FS1

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133 comments

  1. What did you all think of those Mountain Dew commercials ? Myself , I laughed at how stupid and unprofessional they seemed…like a 5th grade class did them as a project !

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    1. Yea, didn’t see anything out of character from what we said a few days ago, before the race.. Dale Jr is on Cruse Control, its Amy’s Play Book….

      Saying ” the team is not in harmony ” is just another way of saying ” The 88Team has no Leadership “, Greg is not managing; Dale Jr could care less ” ….

      I see other Jr Nation fans on Twitter calling for Greg’s head on a platter…. Shame, Greg is following orders..

      I still say Dale Jr will be embarrassed to be at the track in September, and forget about the Chase/Play Offs…. Junior is trading in his NASCAR brand for his future well being, I don’t think we don’t know Junior’s longevity prognosis and for now that will not be made public, Its all about completing his contract….

      About this new TV show, I’m guessing Dale Jr didn’t pay attention to Mikey’s venture into the TV Production arena, I hope Dale Jr is not banking this venture….. just saying

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      1. What did Mikey do on TV other than his idiot roll on the pre-race shows? As far as Junior banking his show he does own a production company and with Kelleys management skills I suspect he has a low-risk investment

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        1. Gee, Cant believe you don’t recall that huge maga-Talent Show hit Mikey produced about the time he started his Toyota Cup Team.. It was so bad…… As I recall it was filmed weekly at the track for that week’s race. The theme was a Red Neck version of ” America Has Talent “. I think the name was something like ” NASCAR Has Talent “….but not sure. It lasted about 6 weeks …

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          1. Yea, I’m familiar with Hammerhead Productions….

            I’ve always thought: “When you get to the Prom, you dance with who brung Ya”….

            Launching a new TV show is not what built Junior’s brand, JRM is a safer place to sustain what will be left of Jr’s Brand……but that’s just me

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  2. sorry i left early , as i was loging out i noticed jr stayed out and was p1 on the restart i thought hell hes going for it , then all of a sudden he spins the tires and then dropped like a rock feeling a vibration and then pitted ,now 1lap down and 25th i said why did i even watch , dissappointment set in and that was it , what a joke the 88 team has become , i thought for a minute there he was gooing for it , then the typical waste of time , sad , well we will see if jr can get another top 25 at where pocono next ,

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    1. Looks like he will be out of his ride for awhile then?

      That injury has to be painful?

      I’m no stranger to back injuries myself.

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  3. That was a truly scary wreck last night…prayers for Aric and nothing but disgust for Danica…Joey was visibly shaken and worried about Almirola when he saw the replay but Danica could only whine about her bad luck and not getting her good finish…selfish , heartless poor excuse of a woman.

    As for the 88….JJ passed over 90 cars for his finish ‘ that is the same amount of spots lost by pit stops…pathetic excuse for a team !

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    1. They had to go to an older type of air gun because Junior kept panicking at the slightest vibration. Greg said that the older guns where 1.5 seconds slower. The real kicker is that they may not have even had a loose wheel after all. After the race, Junior said that they didn’t find that the wheel was loose when he came in to pit under green. Everybody’s screwing up.

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  4. I learned a lot about two drivers tonight…. Joey Logano has compassion, Danica Patrick does not. I listened intently to what each of these two had to say after that big wreck last not. By Comparison, the interviews were totally different, one to another.. Joey;s comments were all about Arac Almirola, Danica was all about self and her bad luck, only a passing comments about Arac …..

    Shows who has character…… imo

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    1. Agreed…..My impression of Danica after that interview is she is borderline psychotic. If Ricky ever pisses her off he better sleep with one eye open. I”m not sure Jamie Little knew what to think?

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      1. OMG U R so right on the money GM …… I forgot about Jamie after that interview with Danica. Jamie had very little comment as follow up.. as if she was speechless, unusual for Jamie. I regard Jamie as one of the best track side reporters in Motor Sports ….

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  5. Unfortunately, I’m also coming to the conclusion that Junior is quite simply ‘done’. I watch him race around other people and can’t help but think that he looks different. It almost looks like he’s terrified. I started to notice this last week at Talladega. I was like, “Man, Junior doesn’t look like Junior at Talladega.” It reminds of when Tony Stewart got injured back in 2013. He was never the same. He raced for three more years but was never the old Tony Stewart again. It looks the same now with Dale. Sad.

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    1. That is a huge factor…. injuries.

      It knocks the fire right out of a driver because of fear and self preservation instincts growing.

      I predicted that Stewart, Hamlin and Kryle would change their aggressive ways after each got hurt and I was right 3 for 3.

      I watched it eventually take down Richard Petty as well as other big name drivers over the years.

      It sure took me down after my 3rd motorcycle wreck when I narrowly escaped a long hospital stay and/or death.

      BTW, none of the motorcycle wrecks were my fault. I got taken out by careless stupid car drivers each time.

      Yes, Junior does fear getting hurt now more than ever.

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      1. One more thing important to add is that Junior is afraid to push his always shitty handling vibrating left rear wheel always loose race car. It won’t stick to the track worth a shit. Who would push such a mess hard other than his dad?

        So I cannot place all of the blame on just him.

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          1. That’s because he hasn’t been given much in his race cars to be confident about, regardless of his statements on the radio of having a good/great car.

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    2. I call it ” CRUISE CONTROL ” …… can’t be angry at Greg either.. He is following Amy’s play book…. Late season, Junior will be embarrassed to be at the track……and glad to see this season over….

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    3. I expressed this opinion with someone on Twitter and this person told me to pick another driver if I think that Junior’s such a loser. Basically, she questioned my fandom. This notion pisses me off more than anything. I’ve been with Junior through all the success and struggles, so don’t freaking tell me that I’m not a fan.

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      1. Try not to let those ignorant ill informed trolls bother you.
        They still buy into the PR mind manipulation bullshit and are gullible fools.
        We left NOL’s forum to get away from such stupid idiots because we are smarter and see through all of the bullshit propaganda that they won’t.

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        1. And as for us being real Junior fans or not… us here have had more patience than all others combined.

          Our patience and loyalty to Junior would make Job (biblical) envious.

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          1. I do like watching the Xfinity races minus the Buschwackers, especially when I’m at the track instead of watching them on TV. I made exception to whenever Junior raced in them at Dega or Tona and kicked ass back in the day. I LOVED watching Junior sweep the Dega spring races when I first started going to the Cup races.

            And the truck races are even better as far as REAL live aggressive racing action goes especially at the short tracks like Bristol and Martinsville. But Kind Brian’s stupid chase rules have soiled those series as well.

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    1. Blaney is often pushing it too hard when he shouldn’t and wrecking people.
      I admire his desire to win but he still needs to learn when to be aggressive and when not to.

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  6. You cannot convince me that Truex’s car didn’t have some kind of a cheat going on there to pull away that much at the end. He was laying back until the end to mask it. That’s what they do.

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        1. Junior is a paid PR guy as well as a racer. He has been all of his career and was trained for it by his hired PR (Public Relations) publicists as well as NA$CAR’s.

          He knows the mind control game of PR psychology, how to bullshit people to keep from going negative to sell, sell, sell and manipulate thoughts of people to favor their business and to ultimately end up getting their money. I’m sure that he doesn’t like it, but has to do it to make the big money.

          I’m sure that he personally thinks everything that’s going on is pure bullshit but he cannot say it out loud or his sponsors and NA$CAR would have a shit fit because the negativity would spread to us fans and result in NA$CAR losing money.

          It’s sorta like when you see a small child fall and bump his head and he/she turns to look up at the adults and reacts to their reaction. If the adults all look frightened/shocked the child cries. If the adults act as if nothing happened, then the child often just rubs their head and goes on. Junior pretends nothing bad happens plays it down and the past result is us just going on as fans as usual waiting until the next race hoping it gets better.

          Junior wouldn’t be allowed to be where he is right now if he didn’t play along and be a company man and instead told us the honest truth to keep it real. Just look at anyone who has tried to do that before? Fat Tony’s negative laments and criticisms about NA$CAR were always instantly shot down and shut down by NA$CAR even though they were usually the bold truth. NA$CAR controls everything said or done by their drivers and owners and if they dare to go against their grain they are immediately pounded down.

          I have read many books on the techniques of PR manipulation, mind control, though and opinion engineering etc. as it’s been used by all of the powers that be to manipulate and control us all like stupid sheep and it works. People will believe outright lies and live them out as truth/reality so long as they are made to feel good about them.

          It’s been used on everyone for all of their lives especially since the late 1800’s.

          NA$CAR is no different and they have become among the worst offenders at doing it.

          And over the last few years, many people have awakened to this manipulation being used against them thanks to the internet and people (like me) making others aware of it.

          Yeah, it does take a lot of happy-go-lucky fun out of many everyday things after learning about it, but it eliminates the ignorance and gullibility of people to be used and played by others who always use psychology to remove people’s money with no regards to their well being and to control them like slaves.

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          1. And Steven, your becoming aware of the PR bullshit is why you feel offended by Junior touting the phony positive bullshit lines to us.

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      1. Junior saidhe had a good car, was fun to drive, yada yada yada.

        Left rear wheel still loose, wished he stayed out at the end… blah blah blah.

        Face it Junior and Ives.

        Your rear tire changer is a total loser and you are too stupid because you both put up with him repeatedly fucking up his job and won’t replace him.

        You know the definition of insanity?

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        1. I think the Dale Jr that most of us fell in love with and rooted for is long gone. You cannot have any fire or drive left when you repeatedly cover up piss poor performance. As much as I hate to admit it this is a lost cause hoping things will change.

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          1. The funny thing is that the old Junior pops back up in the car during the race. I either said this last week or the week before, but it’s like he’s two different people between during the race and after the race. After the race, he’s chalking it all up to bad luck, but during the race, he’s all fiery and bitchy. Him and TJ went at each other tonight pretty heavily.

            I know what you mean, though. I had an odd realization the other day. I realized that I have more interest in the Xfinity races now than I do Cup. It’s almost like, I don’t know, that races matter more towards the future. The reason that we’re made about the Cup races is because we want Junior’s last year to be memorable. But, in the end, it really doesn’t matter past this year. For me, what JRM does is more interesting right now.

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            1. And yes, you are spot on that the “real” Junior is really pissed and lets it slip out on the radio now and then.

              Then he tries to make up for it by spinning up fake positive bullshit on the radio afterwards at the end of the race.

              ‘We had a great fast car, I had fun’ , bullshit bullshit……etc.

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  7. I took what was supposed be a one hour nap that lasted for 6 hours, so I missed most of the race.

    Sounds like I didn’t miss much but a big wreck?

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    1. NO you didn’t…. Greg pitted Jr 2 laps b4 the last caution from P10. Jr went a lap down an couldnot talk the wave around others stayed out so Jr is a lap down now, thanks to Greg”s brilliant call

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      1. Caution out with 23 laps to go… Jr is a lap down from pitting two laps earlier ….Jr starts P25 with 20 to go

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  8. lap top is over heating , im going to drop out from posting tonight , sirry but be back to talk tomorrow , big wreck joey danica ok amarilo dont know anything , we will have to wait ,,, 64 to go jr p21 again going to rest of the way hes got what he got , might just work out in his favor , car is fast jr is up on the wall

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    1. Dont leave Likin Jr in P2 didnt pit on last caution…. 1l laps on his tires, one set of stickers left for the end

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      1. Umm make that P1 as the 51 was a wave around…..Junior lines up P1 with Trevor beside Bayne #6…
        Junior drops back to P6

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    1. Really glad to see her out an walking away so soon after it ended… Really hope Eric is ok , just need to move the roll bars for him to exit??

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  9. caution out 72 to go pit 10th , out 18th , 88team u suck ,,,,its deffinitly not jr tonight

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    1. and jr bitches the team out for a slow stop . sad excu, from greg for trying to get lugs tight

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  10. restart 32 caution , restart 29 caution , now restart 18th ,, shit couple more we might hit top ten ,

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  11. p24 whoo hooo i wish we were able to talk to the pit box ourselves ,because i would put my foot so far up greg ass he could taste my shoelaces a least ask him what the fuck is he thinking

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  12. well greg is back at it again , adjusting the car right off the track , that car looks ugly in the turns loose as tits on a borehog . and just as worthless p23 end of stage 1 either greg is keeping jr out of contention to keep him safe , or he is just not smart enough to make the car go fast .. ill take the latter

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  13. caution is out , lap 31 , landon into the wall , jr pit in 21st , out 21st

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  14. green flag next . coming from 33rd starting position , shouldnt be hard getting to the top 20 ,hell maybe even top ten , did you just see that commercail , really

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  15. i guess we will see if jr races tonight or just goes around in circles , car is good , unless greg fucks with it say he made a few adjustments for the race , but i just wont jr to race , and contend for wins , or just fuckin win , going through the motions isnt good enough for me … i knew from the start that amy was the straw that broke the camels back she realy wants to go make a tv show flipping houses wtf

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  16. Two glaring examples of the causes of nascrap’s death…#1….Kyle Busch(and the other cup drivers) stealing wins,trophies,money and all important stage points from the young’uns who do not have JGR resources….#2….impossible laser tolerances at inspection !! How do you fix a “problem” that is smaller than the width of a $20 dollar bill.?

    Buckshot,about your other post…if Dale’s health is that precarious he should stop racing immediately.

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    1. Good morning Connie and all my buddies here. I have a “sense” (only) that Dale’s health really scared him and that, combined with mediocre CC, combined with Amy wanting/needing him around for a starring role in a TV series….has put racing in the background.

      I have decided for today to have as much fun with my friends here as possible for the 2017 season. We are quite a group !!!

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    2. Its all about the $$ Connie…. If he walks away today, big bucks have to be returned to sponsors from both Mr H and Dale Jr. And again, we don’t get a vote here, not this close to his contract end…

      er-go: Dale Jr is in cruse control for the balance of 2017…..with no particular interest in the Play offs .

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        1. This is the 2nd time for the 88 gang failing to get through inspection. The 48 wasn’t in the bunch that failed Texas.

          We went through this at Texas and failed to qualify. Hell we were already in trouble for failing the LIS 3 times at Talladega so you would think we would try to be in tolerance. I think the part that pisses me off the most is the car had already failed once and was sent back to the garage so Greg decides to bring it back to the inspectors still illegal.

          Sorry to sound so negative

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          1. It’s okay to be frustrated. I think that the fact that they failed surprised them as well. They took the car to inspection after practice to make sure it would pass, and it did pass all the templates, so they were equally surprised and frustrated when it failed the official inspection process. The problem with today’s inspection process is that you have to go through all the templates again when you fail instead of just the one. They changed that for this year. I understand your frustration, but I also think about wanting the team to push the limits and try to find as much speed as possible. The fact that the 48 and the 5 also failed makes me wonder what they were working on.

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  17. It figures the week we unload a quick race car we get hit with penalties from Talladega for failing pre-race inspection 3 times. You would think after the last debacle at Texas with not getting to qualify for failing to get through inspection we would have learned are lesson. Now we won’t get a choice at a pit stall selection and I guess we will get what nobody else wants.
    http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/dale-earnhardt-jr-penalties-kansas-speedway-among-drivers-hit-with-nascar-monster-energy-051217

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    1. Dale Jr finishes 2nd practice in P-9.
      Dale Jr says he really likes the balance of the car so I guess will find out later during qualifying. I hope this is not one of those times when we are fast in practice and suck at qualifying.

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      1. But so long as Junior has fun and the team works real hard?

        That’s the usual PR propaganda BS that we’ve all been fed ’till we’re sick of it?

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  18. At the risk of sounding like a COB..(crotchety old biatch) I have to say I am SICK AND TIRED of “Dalamy” !!! I do not give a flying fig about their plans for the future…what I need is for Dale to race balls out…for the team to get off their collective butts and produce GREAT cars…for Poison Ivesy to grow a real crew chief brain !!!

    I started following nascar for the racing,was hooked by Junior’s story and have lived and died with him for all these years….sometimes I feel like him and the team have already thrown in the towel.Thanks for letting me vent.

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    1. I hear ya Connie….. and honestly feel most here are the same. But, we don’t count in that decision… Some weeks back Chandrika commented she thought there was a lot more to Junior Rehab than we know about… I totally agree, given the interview Jr and MIkie Waltrip published back in February, addressing his illness last year.

      All things considered…”.What price glory “… IMO Jr is doing nothing more than meeting contract obligations through 2017… His real racing interest/attitude ended last year.. I am honestly concerned in years to come we may see Dale Jr in much the same condition as Muhammad Ali in his later years…. I hate to think that may be in his future but honestly feel it is…. and that would be tragic…

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      1. PS: in retrospect, I don’t see Junior in some grandiose Swan Song, rather I see Dale Jr as mellon-collie, given he has most likely been told what’s in his future…. this saddens me greatly.. and for me, the remainder of 2017.. I wish him the best and I’m happy if no wrecks…… but that’s just me

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        1. PSS: Look for the 88TEam to constantly make excuses for bad execution in their agenda to keep Junior out of ” harms way “…. not in contention….its about his contract, not about racing… IMO

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    2. Wow, I am with you100%. When I heard about the “flippin houses” reality TV show I saw the whole set up and I think THEY (she) thinks Junior’s fan base will view but they won’t. Many are like you and me. If it’s not about racing, I don’t give a shit. And, I think he got cucked.

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      1. Seems to me if Amy & Junior want to make this house rehab thing work, they would get Kerry & Rene’ involved…. Schumacher Homes is one of the largest residential construction companies …..

        Honestly, if we don’t hear there is a bun in the oven by September, I’ll be suspect to motive – hers …just saying

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      2. EXACTLY, Chandrika!

        I may be a fan, but I am not a cult-like “worshipper” of Dale Junior that would follow him everywhere like a puppy.

        After he’s out of the race car, I couldn’t care less if he did TV shows or commentated.

        I’ll probably be mostly done with NA$CAR after this season. I’d only watch a few races and spend the rest of the weekend being more productive at home. I have been putting off way too much work on fixing up the house and my farm acreage has been badly neglected for the last 15 years.

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