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‘Federated Auto Parts 400’ Race Chat Room

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THE RACE: Federated Auto Parts 400
TRACK: Richmond Raceway
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race #26 of 36

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Richmond, VA
Title Sponsor: Federated Auto Parts
Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:43 pm/et

TELEVISION COVERAGE

NASCAR America Pre-Race Show: at 5:00pm/et on NBCSN
NASCAR Countdown to Green Pre-Race Show: at 7:00pm/et on NBCSN
Television Race Coverage: NBCSN, 7:30pm/et

Practices:
Friday, September 8, 10:00 am – 10:55 am/et, TV-NBCSN;
Friday, September 8, 12:00 pm – 1:25 pm/et, TV-NBCSN

Qualifying for positions 1-40, Friday, September 8 at 5:45 pm/et, TV-NBCSN;
re-air scheduled: none

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

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120 comments

  1. Danica is out of her SHR ride and Almirola is out of his RPM ride at the end of this season.

    Almirola’s RPM sponsor Smithfield foods moves over to sponsor SHR.

    RPM is looking for a replacement sponsor.

    More indication that the big money isn’t going to the drivers anymore, thanks to NA$CAR’s perpetual greed catching up to them and the fans exiting the sport as NA$CAR put their lust for corporate money ahead of their interests and likes.
    NA$CAR’s corporate cash cows have now begun to turn on them because NA$CAR gave them exactly what they had wanted which drove away all of the traditional fans who were the vast majority.

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    1. There appears t be a saga about the RPM/Smithfield split, I think Richard Petty would be prudent to close his mouth and not make statements against Smithfield
      lest he scare away other possible sponsors. Even a driver with a sponsor in his pocket might be put off by that kind of fight.

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          1. WOW.
            Lots of poop flinging there!
            I’d take Petty’s word over Smithfield’s any day.
            Their bitching about his lack of on track performance sure makes it appear that they’re guilty as charged?

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    1. Sparkle pony is gonna put her efforts into making her own whine then drinking lots of it.

      (Yes, I spelled it whine on purpose.) 😛

      I wonder if her boy toy Little Ricky will still be with her?

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  2. That was best race for Team 88 all year. Sure, the finish wasn’t great, but it came because of a possible race winning move that just didn’t pan out. I can take that. Travis Mack is much better when it comes to adjustments and communication. Sounded a lot like Letarte to be honest with you. This is the type of race that we’ll miss next year. We haven’t had one this year until tonight.

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    1. Dale Jr said same thing .. I saw a sadness in his face, or perhaps regret.. Im sure he realized what Greg has cost him this year.. Hope Travis gets a chance to show his abilities this year….

      Dale JR was relevant for the first time this year…

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      1. Ives was a champion maker in the Nationwide series with Chase, but he clearly isn’t Cup series talent.
        Thank you Travis Mack for showing us that.

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        1. I’ll say this. Greg may be a good crew chief, but he’s certainly not with Dale. They just can’t get on the same page. They don’t have good chemistry together. HMS should have just kept Greg and Chase together and promoted Jason Burdett or Kevin Meandering to crew chief of the 88 in 2015.

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  3. 13th wow , what a race jr did a great job racing , like that , with travis , on the box , now we need to steal a win , with 10 races to go …

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  4. i say a great job by travis mac , he did good , and we know now greg isnt worth a good shit , jr raced ,and contended for the win , and a gamble was close , but didnt work but still a great job …

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  5. the only way if ,,if a caution comes out take wave around if every one else pits , then maybe but i think its to late now ,

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  6. we tried the gamble but didnt work , pitting for tires now we have new tires and jr needs ti go high wide and hard

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  7. Hendrick88Team 38s38 seconds ago

    Lap 300: @DaleJr is still P7. He says he still needs help in the center and has “had a harder time keeping the LF connected to the apron.

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  8. jr holding strong in 7th just not enough to catch those turds keep praying for a mirical , love this guy travis though we need to keep him , but to little to late for this year

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    1. Hendrick88Team 33s33 seconds ago
      .@DaleJr fell to 11th following the restart, but has moved back up to 10th. The longer it stays green, the better the #Axalta88 should be.

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      1. comment on twitter says Dale Jr was held up by whoever was in front of him, lost
        his momentum in Turn 2….. bummer but we can get it back GO JUNIOR GO

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  9. Now if we can just get the Pit Crew to get their act together…. might just win this thing… betting Travis knows just what to do to get him back to Perfect…..

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    1. BBB is on the road I think if not where ever he went to avoid Irma… headed to north east from Florida so he said two days ago ..

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  10. Thats funny Jeff Burton talking about Hambone being booed tonight. Jeff don’t know how many here don’t like him… I know racers locally that still don’t like him….

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    1. I am same…. also kept it private, never once used it as a crutch. Kelley was/is same … I always believed it played on him more than he let on … but that’s just me

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  11. Looks like a good crowd at RIR… not surprised as they did have a special celebration for Junior’s last cup race tonight….

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    1. RIR had a whole program for Dale Jr, just not televised ….. shame …. Richomd loves Dale Jr, just as Kyle Bush when they had to sneak him out inside a van under a ruge …

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  12. so tonights expectations WIN or nothing else . if it goes well we have alittle to hope for , but my expectations are high but hope is low .with the turds running so well i dont think truex will let jr win , so there you go

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  13. The more races I watch and the worse he and the cars perform the more I wish Junior had just called it a career before Daytona….the sadness and disappointment are getting overwhelming.

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    1. me too Connie……
      I have to think the Sponsor PayBack for Junior/HMS would have been significant, not just chump change.. Otherwise I suspect both Amy and Kelley would have made that happen.. I bet there were several serious discussion to make this decision, Kelley included …. but that’s just me…..

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  14. Glad that I didn’t bother to waste my time listening to the Xfinity race since nothing is on free TV anymore.
    I had forgotten that Junior was even racing in it.
    Just as well, got some home maintenance work done instead.
    Would have been pissed to see the Chevies not faring so well and Junior’s car being adjusted into irrelevancy again as usual.

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      1. LOL!
        It won’t look amazing, but things around the house will at least all be in working order!
        I’m lucky just to keep up with the usual maintenance.
        I’ve wasted too many weekends for the last 12 years watching NA$CAR when I should have been taking better care of things. Right now I’m just making up for my past neglects! Especially on my farm acreage, I haven’t done squat to it and it’s in bad shape. Needs lots of clear cutting and the building on it is in rough shape too.

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        1. Well, sounds like it’s time to buy some new bibs with all that work and such to do…… Honestly, I would love to have that to do …. just saying always wanted to own a small farm..

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  15. That was a perfect example of a team NOT maximizing its day. The race starts and Dale has a Top 3 car. If they would have just adjusted it a little in the right way, then he might have been in contention for the win. He had the speed. Instead, they adjust it to where he is so loose that he’s sideways coming out of the corners. He fell back to and finished 9th. Imagine how fast he would have been if they had just tightened his ass up.

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  16. jr p21 for tomorrow night , gona be a long shot for njr to win , with the turds running like that , cant beat a cheater team ,turdotas are paying alot of money for this championship ,,,sad

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  17. JRMotorsports 2m2 minutes ago More
    Qualifying is complete at @RichmondRaceway.

    P5- @DaleJr
    P6- @WilliamByron
    P9- @J_Allgaier
    P11- @Elliott_Sadler
    P18- @MichaelAnnett

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