‘Quaker State’ 400 Race Chat Room



THE RACE: Quaker State 400
TRACK: Kentucky Speedway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #18 of 36

Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Sparta, KY
Title Sponsor: Quaker State Oil
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:45pm/et


NASCAR America Pre-Race Show: at 6:00pm/et on NBCSN
NASCAR Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show: at 7:00pm/et on NBCSN
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN, 7:30pm/et

Friday, July 7, 10:00 – 11:55 am/et, TV-none, on the NBC Sports App;
Friday, July 7, 1:00 – 2:25 pm/et, TV-NBCSN

Qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, July 7 at 6:15 pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
re-air scheduled: Saturday, July 8 at 4:30pm/et on NBCSN

In the Booth: Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte
Pit Reporters: Dave Burns, Parker Kligerman, Marty Snider, Kelli Stavast
Pre/Post-Race and Hosts: Krista Voda, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett
Features Reporter: Rutledge Wood
Breaking News: Nate Ryan


136 comments on “‘Quaker State’ 400 Race Chat Room”

  1. For only the fourth time ever, NASCAR has a new president.

    Welcome Brent Dewar, who replaces Mike Helton as the sport’s new president effective immediately!


    What does this say about the health and future of NASCAR.. IMO NASCAR management has lost the only one there with common sense… shme

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    1. Business
      Brent Dewar promoted to fourth President in NASCAR history
      Jerry Bonkowski,NBC Sports 1 hour 21 minutes ago
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      Brent Dewar on Thursday was promoted to President of NASCAR, effective immediately, the sanctioning body announced.

      Dewar, who has served as NASCAR’s Chief Operating Officer since joining the sanctioning body in 2014, becomes only the fourth president in NASCAR history.

      “Brent has helped lead a cultural transformation at NASCAR,” NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said in a media release. “From collaborating with team owners to building the charter framework; to partnering with tracks, auto manufacturers, entitlement sponsors, and broadcasters to deliver better racing and a more dynamic fan experience; he has spearheaded some of the most impactful enhancements NASCAR has implemented in its history.

      “I couldn’t be more thrilled about the impact Brent has had on our industry and I am confident he will continue to help serve and grow our sport for many years to come.”

      In his new role, Dewar will continue to serve on the NASCAR Board of Directors. He’ll also continue working with International Speedway Corporation President Lesa France Kennedy, Brian France and NASCAR Vice Chairman Mike Helton in setting the strategic course of the sport and sanctioning body.

      Steve Phelps, Executive Vice President and Chief Global Sales and Marketing Officer, Steve O’Donnell, Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer will continue to report to Dewar.

      Dewar, who is active on Twitter (@BrentDewar), joined NASCAR after three decades as a global automotive executive, including assignments in North and South America, Brazil and Europe.

      Follow @JerryBonkowski


        1. So, this Dewar guy is the one responsible for turning NA$CAR into the politically correct greenie weenie globalist agenda crap?

          What does NA$CAR do when they see their business going over a cliff?
          They take the one who’s responsible for it, hand him another 5th of whiskey and make him the bus driver steering it?


      1. His alleged “cheat” was on the rear brakes.

        The Turdotas have much more horsepower and it’s obvious by how much that they pull away on the restarts and down the straights.

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    1. I think we have to wait and see how the talks with Mikey Waltrip and Robby Gordon go before it can be drilled down to true contenders.
      Seriously, Bowman did a good job but that is a sponsor driven ride just like ny other.
      Matt would be a choice IF it wasn’t apparent that he is a short timer. I think Brad K is too much of a wild card for several reasons, he may still have a bad taste after the Mark Martin retirement fire drill also Brad doesn’t know when to shut his mouth and I don’t think Mr. H likes that trait , lastly Roger Penske has a big checkbook also and Brad gave him a championship.

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        1. That is a good point Steven. I used to really like Matt until he went to Gibbs drank the whine aid
          and drove a Toyo. I wonder how Chevy would feel about having him and who would be interested in sponsoring him, there has been a big sponsor turn on the 30 for th last couple of seasons


    1. Thanks BBB…. Rumor has it a big part of the renovation will be a Rope Ring for the MMA/WWF. Its Brian France’s secret agenda to transition NASCAR to Professional Wrestling,
      Jeffrey may have a new future in the both arena’s …..just saying

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      1. How about a twenty lap heat race with the first and last car drivers hit the ring for three rounds.
        I would lay downas much as twenty dollars for an event like that depending on the competitors.


  2. Low downforce…high drag …blahblahblah……..we all know good consistent racing went out the window with the “car of tomorrow”…..go back to real stock car racing maybe it will be improved.

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  3. Souvenir tents… GONE.

    Haulers are back again!

    Lady for Ky Speedway said people hated the tents and being treated like shoplifters so they avoided them like the plague. (Hmm, who did you here say this first?)
    Plus is took more staff to operate the tents than the haulers which added more costs.

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  4. its a fucking travisty ,not only greg cant make a car fast enough to get out of its own fuckin way , BUT THE FUCKIN SCREWS ARE COME OUT OF THE FUCKIN WINDSHEILD [ WHAT THE FUCK ] is coming to when the fuckin car is coming apart around jr is this the fait of this team that it itself is going to pieces

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    1. It’s probably from apathy? The crew may not care anymore since they know that they have zero shot at the championship now or not much chance of winning?

      I cannot ever remember hearing about a windshield coming loose ever before in all my years watching NA$CAR?

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  5. Boring race…just glad the 18 was not the TURDOTA of choice last night. Poison Ivesy has kept his streak of ineptitude intact..not really fun watching the ticker instead of the race.

    Robbob , my young friend ,take it from someone who started their drinking career with whiskey…never mix with soda…it is the soda that makes you sick and hungover…..I prefer VO straight or with water…my 2 Italian aunts took me under their party wings and straightened me out….they also took me to the horse races and fed that vice too !!!

    Do not usually agree with Kez but he is right about the bad design of the cars…can’t wait to see the fine he gets !!!

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    1. The drivers (Brad included) convinced NASCAR to keep taking downforce away in order to make the cars harder to drive. They said that it would make it easier to pass. The problem is that the problem isn’t whether the car drives well or doesn’t drive well. It’s dirty air. Now, all that they’ve got are cars that drive bad by themselves and drive even worse around each other. What am I saying? Drivers are stupid.

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      1. Dumb ass Brad had better be more careful about what he says he wants.
        The dummy got it in spades and he got served up a big fat DNF for his troubles, so he has no right to bitch about it at all.

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        1. It’s biting Junior in the ass, too. He continuously praised how low downforce made driving more fun when the cars were a challenge to drive. Now, he’s angry all weekend and wondering why they can’t get his car to handle like he wants. He’s getting what he asked for, and it’s not turning out well for him.

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            1. I really don’t think so. Remember… NASCAR wanted the high drag package that they used at Indianapolis and Michigan in 2015. The drivers wanted the low downforce package. In fact, NASCAR hasn’t given up on the high drag package because they’re going to use a updated version of that next week in the Xfinity Series race at Indy. To be honest, if NASCAR could get that package to work, it definitely would be the way to go on the high speed tracks. With the low downforce and making the cars harder to drive, someone will hit the setup (like Truex) and completely destroy the field. That’s boring to me. As a fan, I don’t care if the drivers are having fun or not.


  6. I can’t wait for people to start calling for more downforce to be taken off of the cars. Even though, the statistics show that quality passes are down each year since 2014 even with them taking more and more downforce off of the cars year after year. Newsflash: If my car drives like shit, I’m not going to be keen on running side by side with someone down into the corner. If it’s easier to get my car to my liking and it’s more stable, I’ll run side by side with someone lap after lap. It’s common sense. Look at how awesome the IndyCar races are at 1.5 tracks. They have a ton of downforce.


    1. Well, that was the stinkiest race that I have ever seen. Truex lead by over a half of a lap roughly 15 to 18 seconds ahead of second place. Funny that NA$CAR let ot go on that long without throwing the usual phony debris cautions?

      Could it be because Turdota just gave a shitload to Kentucky Speedway to sponsor the track and gave Ford the boot? All 3 races won by Turdotas? No coincidence there? Follow the money.

      I had no internet all day so I couldn’t post or read here all day.

      All in all I have had much better times at other races. It really sucked ass here this weekend unless you were a turdota fan and loved hot humid muggy weather and being worn out.

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        1. Yeah, but what timing?

          They are holding off on them only while Turdotas are leading/dominating.

          I have been paying attention to it.


  7. 7 more races for jr to win a race before chace starts , 4 of them are very possible wins , michigan ,newhampshire , pocono ,richmaond we can only pray see ya guyes next week


  8. well well well ,, jr finishes 12th a lap down , great job greg , truex next champion ,,,,,


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