‘Pocono 400’ Race Chat Room

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TELEVISION COVERAGE

NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: at 1:30pm/et on FoxSports1(FS1)
<!– NASCAR Sunday Pre-Race Show: at x:00pm/et on FOX –>
Television Race Coverage: FS1, 1:00pm/et

Practices:
Friday, June 9, 11:00 am – 12:25 pm/et, TV-FS1;
Saturday, June 10, 11:30 am – 12:25 pm/et, TV-FS1

Qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, June 9 at 4:15 pm/et, TV-FS1;
re-air scheduled: Saturday, June 10 at 4:00am/et on FS1

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 Host: Chris Myers
Analysts: Jeff Gordon, Darrell and Michael Waltrip

Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
Monday, June 12 at 6:30am/et on FS1;
Monday, June 12 at 9:30am/et on FS2

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138 comments on “‘Pocono 400’ Race Chat Room”

    1. im with u conney ,shes takin our driver from us , yea he got married ,but he didnt die jr always said he wouldnt have a girl friend that didnt fully understand he was a race car driver , that who he was and will always going to be , and now she has brain washed him , into quitting something he loved with a passion im sorry but no woman would ever keep me from doing or being me , and im cellabrating my 30th wedding annaversary 35 years together this week ,and she has never once tried to change me

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      1. Amen , Likin…married 48 years this August because we love each other for who we are not trying to change us into someone else .

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  1. Just me but…..I would never buy a car whose race engines are so delicate they cannot withstand a missed shift.Probably was Dale’s mistake but he has raced at Pocono for years and never had that problem before…only the 24 car finished….guess everyone but Chase(the future) is R&D now.

    I wonder if all the freakin’ changes nascrap has made have any bearing on the crappy cars ?

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    1. Not being a wisenhemier Connie, but no engine on the planet can survive a missed shift when it spins the engine to over 4000 RPM+ past it’s design. They literally explode from too much inertia and centrifugal force. The laws of physics at work.

      Indy car engines run at 12.000 RPM and they all have small piston bores and crankshaft strokes.
      Their shifts only make 50 RPM in difference past 1st gear.

      NA$CAR engines have bigger pistons and longer crank strokes and usually run at 8500 RPM but can 9500 RPM max but only for very short times. The shifts make about 3500 RPM in difference past 1st gear.

      No NA$CAR engine ever built on the planet can ever survive a 12,000 RPM snap from a downshift from 4th to 2nd gear.

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      1. I appreciate the info,Rules…there are probably a lot of fans like me who think a racecar is tougher than a street car

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        1. Race cars are tougher and stronger than street cars.
          But both can be blown up from severely over revving the engine.
          Race cars have engines built to take much more punishment but the laws of physics limits everything.
          Over revving an engine due to engine braking (from gearing down and releasing the clutch) pulls on the connecting rods (tensile load) where they have much less strength. Pushing on them (from being driven down by horse power is compressive strength) there they have lots more strength.

          Think of trying to break a nail or a bolt by pulling on it versus pushing down on it.

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          1. So braking using the engine and gearing down is always much harder on it than hard acceleration.
            Drag race cars (especially) never use their engines for braking.
            They clutch it then use the brakes and or a parachute to slow down the cars to avoid engine damage.

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  2. 1) Congratulations to Ryan Blaney. He drove his ass off there to get by Kyle Busch and then hold off Kevin Harvick.

    2) I listened to Dale’s post race comments. He talked about how fast the car was and how he was just cruising while backing the corners up. Hmm, maybe he should back the corners up more often.

    3) These are facts: BOTH the driver and crew have made several mistakes this year. If you think that it’s all on the crew, then you’re drinking the 88 flavored kool-aid. Oh, the crew has made several mistakes such as loose wheels and Greg’s just in general shitty crew chiefing. However, the driver has had his share. Take Kansas where he complained of several loose wheels only to find that they weren’t loose after all. Then today’s problem. Did I question his focus? Yes, because it’s a concern of mine. There’s been a few times this year when I’ve thought that he wasn’t doing his best. Talladega being the prime example.

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  3. so after reading through the comments about jr , witch completly disscussed me i have to say , but i guess harvick doing the same bad shift almost puting himself out of the race makes him the same as jr , not focused abbcent minded, but no one said anything about that , so it just goes to show it could have happened to any one

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    1. Harvick said the engine should have blown but did not…thanked the engine shop….so it happens…still do not think it is all Junior’s fault.HMS has crap cars anymore except for golden boy.

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      1. He apparently didn’t over rev it as much or as long as Junior did.
        It would have come apart quickly if he did no matter who built the engine.

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  4. great job blaney jr , great win nice job , who has the periscope link for jr , i wonder if jr giv es him a ride home

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    1. Here I was wanting to stop watching after Junior was done and got a thrill out of watching a newbie in a Wood Brothers Ford whoop Kryle’s and Harvick’s asses!

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