NASCAR/Off-Topic Chat Room

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  1. Debatable Qualifying Poll Question….

    What is everyone’s opinion on Hendricks domination at plate tracks during qualifying? What is it that set’s the HMS cars apart from other teams?

    It’s not every year but most years one of the HMS cars either set on the pole or they are front row.

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  2. Jeffery Earnhardt will run a limited 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule with a new team. Earnhardt was announced as the driver of Xtreme Concepts Racing’s No. 81 Toyota. They’re planning to run five NASCAR Xfinity Series and two MENCS races later this year.

    The XCI team will be a satellite for Joe Gibbs Racing and run their first event March 30, a NXS event at Texas Motor Speedway. They’ll move up to Cup next month, running the race at Talladega Superspeedway April 28. They’ll move back into the Xfinity Series after that while building their program. Starts will come during the summer at Chicagoland Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway before the team ends its schedule with the second Talladega Cup race in October.

    Earnhardt will be the driver for all those events, backed by Xtreme Concepts. The sponsor is also the owner of the team, hoping an alliance with JGR will jumpstart their efforts to be competitive at NASCAR’s top levels. The alliance gives them access to top-tier equipment and information as they build their program for 2019 and beyond.

    “We are taking a very deliberate and methodical approach to becoming a NASCAR team,” said Landon Ash, the team’s owner and founder of Xtreme Concepts. “Our ultimate goal is to become a full-time team in the NASCAR Cup Series. We will take what we learned this season and apply it to next season.

    “As we build the competition side of our race team, we’re also building a strong marketing platform for our brands, most notably iK9, a comprehensive canine service provider for detection and service dogs. iK9 will be the lead brand on the No. 81 Toyota in both series.”

    The races are in addition to a nine-race schedule already planned for Earnhardt with JGR’s Xfinity Series team. He’ll run the No. 18 Toyota beginning with Daytona’s season-opening race on Saturday (Feb. 16).

    Earnhardt has no career top-10 finishes in 75 MENCS starts. His best effort was 11th at the Coke Zero 400 last July.

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  3. Happy Valentines day
    Some people celebrate St. Valentines day with candy or dinner, others have more elaborate plans.
    Feb 14 St Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone’s orders

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  4. You only need two tools in life – wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn’t move and does, use the duct tape.

    If you can’t fix it with a hammer, you’ve got an electrical problem.

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  5. Shopping experience…

    A new Supermarket opened in my neighborhood a few months ago.
    It has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it turns on you hear the distant sound of thunder and the smell of fresh rain.
    When you pass the milk cases you hear cows mooing and you experience the scent of fresh cut hay.
    In the meat department there is the aroma of charcoal grilled steaks and barbecue chicken.
    When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle and the air is filled with the pleasing aroma of bacon and eggs frying.
    The bread department features the tantalizing smell of fresh baked bread & cookies.

    Needless to say, I don’t buy toilet paper there any more

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  6. Poor old’ Billy Bob

    Cletus is passing by Billy Bob’s hay barn one day when
    through a gap in the door, he sees Billy Bob doing a slow and
    sensual striptease in front of an old green John Deere.
    Buttocks clenched, he performs a slow pirouette and gently
    slides off first the right strap of his overalls, followed by
    the left. He then hunches his shoulders forward in a classic
    striptease move and lets his overalls fall down to his hips
    revealing a torn and frayed plaid shirt. Grabbing both sides
    of his shirt he rips it apart to reveal his stained tee
    shirt underneath. With a final flourish he tears the tee
    shirt from his body and hurls his baseball cap onto a pile of
    hay.

    Having seen enough Cletus rushes in and says “what the heck
    are you doin’ Billy Bob?”

    “Jeez Cletus, ya scared the snot out of me!” says an
    obviously embarrassed Billy Bob, “But if you must know, me
    and the ole lady been having trouble lately in the bedroom
    department, been having a hard time getting her attention, so the therapist suggested I do something sexy to a tractor.”

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  7. Wanted to share my family’s good news….after 8 hours of surgery in August and 6 months of chemo my daughter is now “clean of cancer”… after surgery in October and 7 weeks of radiation I am also free of cancer. Of course all my prayers to all my friends in heaven will continue , no time to slack off now. Knowing I had your thoughts and prayers was a wonderful strength to draw from…Thank you !!!!

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    1. And of course as always, it’s on pay TV.
      And NA$CAR wonders why their ratings and fan numbers are dropping like an anvil off a cliff?
      No easy access to anything that they ever do.

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      1. Nascar might as well have signed a suicide note when it did that last broadcast contract. Fox and NBC control where things broadcast and they don’t seem to understand Nascar fans other than the “new” ones Brainless France wanted to attract.

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            1. Do you like the New York style thin wet droopy crust that one has to roll up in order to eat it?

              I’ll take the pan pizza any ole day. Nice thick chewy slices! 🙂

              But everybody likes different things. The world would be a boring place otherwise.

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              1. One of my rituals, when I go to NY, is to grab a slice as soon as I can, sometimes before checking into the hotel. ( Addiction is a strong word.) The one place I have had a better pizza was in a very plain resturant in Rome in a simple neighboorhood away from tourists.

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    1. Yeah, we know how this will work out… NOT!

      NA$CAR has allowed Turdota to get away with all kinds of cheating and has even given them a plethora of special rules exemptions and special modifications that they do not ever do for Chevy or Ford. They changed the rules to hand Turdota two completely undeserved championships too as well as one undeserved championship for Kryle Bouche who missed over half a season’s races.

      This effort will be yet another one of their bullshit PR propaganda campaigns to try to snooker some fans to come back, but it won’t work. They will continue to throw fake cautions to allow Turdota and Ford to catch back up and win races that they don’t deserve to.

      I’ll believe it when I see it when they actually start taking away the wins, especially from the Turdota teams.

      I for one will never trust NA$CAR to tell the truth or be honest about anything ever again because of all their past blatant dishonesty and always making their rules purely selective and subjective to whoever is being scrutinized because they favor the highest bidding manufacturers who have bought them off.

      This is like closing the barn door long after all the horses have escaped.

      Too little too late and yet just more of their typical worthless symbolic bullshit all for show.

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      1. I think the La Bamba was from the movie about Ritchie Valens. This is a recording of Donna by Valens. It has a special meaning to me, at the time it was popular I had a super crush on a girl named Donna, I got some mileage out of that song, (But she was a good girl, don’t get any bad thoughts

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  8. Today is also Ground Hog Day.
    He saw his shadow here today, the little furry bastard! The sun hasn’t appeared here for 2 stinking weeks always cloudy gloomy gray, but it did today? Of all days? Go figure?

    I was at work so I couldn’t take him out before it was too late! Bill Murray wouldn’t have been proud. Bill missed the gopher in Caddy Shack and tge groind hog in Ground Hog Day. We’re both batting a big fat zero in being rodent hit men for the cause!

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  9. Find myself looking forward to Daytona…..not with the passion I had for Junior but with a lot of curiosity about the cars and rules and what nascar can turn into a real cluster—k .Wish they had film of the test this week ,heard some drivers are not too happy with the new package.

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  10. I hope that everyone is staying warm? Especially you Connie and Chandrika!

    Here in the Derby city it is a balmy 8 degrees and that’s today’s high.

    It’s supposed get down to 2 here tonight.

    Good thing that my brother built a porch enclosure for the outside cats to keep warm.
    I’ve given them all heated beds, heat lamps pointed towards each and a sealed no exposed element electric space heater which keeps the porch at a nice comfy 65 degrees and they can come and go as they please. They are very happy. Too bad that the raccoons keep popping in for a visit and raiding their food bowls?

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    1. Thanks Rulez. I finally got warm after buying FOUR space heaters. I have 10 foot ceilings, open floor plan and a zillion windows. It is nice until Jan-Feb when it can’t keep up with the heat. Next purchase, door draft stoppers. However, I am grateful for the heat from the space heaters and all my other blessings. Those poor people in the midwest. I can’t imagine.

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  11. An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey.
    He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden,
    but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard.
    His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was
    in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and
    described his predicament:

    Dear Vincent,

    I am feeling pretty sad because it looks like I won’t be able
    to plant my tomato garden this year. I’m just getting too
    old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here
    my troubles would be over.. I know you would be happy
    to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.

    Love,

    Papa

    A few days later he received a letter from his son.

    Dear Pop,

    Don’t dig up that garden. That’s where the bodies are buried.

    Love,

    Vinnie

    At 4a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived
    and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They
    apologized to the old man and left.

    That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

    Dear Pop,

    Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That’s the best I could
    do under the circumstances.

    Love

    you,

    Vinnie

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  12. Husband: Oh, come on.
    Wife: Leave me alone!
    Husband: It won’t take long.
    Wife: I won’t be able to sleep afterward.
    Husband: I can’t sleep without it.
    Wife: Why do you think of things like this in the middle of the night?
    Husband: Because I’m hot.
    Wife: You get hot at the darnedest times.
    Husband: If you love me I wouldn’t have to beg you.
    Wife: If you love me you’d be more considerate.
    Husband: You don’t love me anymore.
    Wife: Yes I do, but let’s forget it for tonight.
    Husband: Please…come on
    Wife: Alright, I’ll do it.
    Husband: What’s the matter? Need a flashlight?
    Wife: I can’t find it.
    Husband: Oh, for heaven’s sake, feel for it!
    Wife: There! Are you satisfied?
    Husband: Oh, yes.
    Wife: Is it up far enough?
    Husband: Oh yeah, that’s good.
    Wife: Now go to sleep, and from now on when you want the window open,
    do it yourself.

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  13. What is up with Jayski?

    I just noticed this on Twitter:

    “Thanks for 22+ great years. Today is the final day for Jayski.com. We appreciate all your support. It’s been an honor to work for and represent ESPN. -Jay, Scott, and Amanda.”

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          1. Doubt it they’ll ever be let go. More good news could be coming though! They said they have yet to announce even more new hires. My hope is that they pick up Allen Bestwick. He’s the best next to Mike Joy

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    1. Jayski got bought out by ESPN and later ESPN dumped NA$CAR.
      No more need for it since it was censored to death to cover up for NA$CRAP’s shortcomings and big blunders that drove away the fans. Like Connie said, no more reports on the declining numbers of fans watching or dwindling numbers of race attendees because they were falling faster than an anvil out dropped from a C-130 plane.

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    1. I kinda thought that was the plan all along. Hendrick and Gordon put each other on the map and I always thought it was “fittin”. I don’t think Pooh is mean spirited but he also won’t have an “old days” kind of loyalty that Hendrick had. So I think JRM makes money or is out……but then again, I thought it never really made money but was to train the Youngins! And give family and all a place to work.

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    1. I guess that the bitter evil stepmother has finally released her angry spiteful death grip on the number 8?

      I’ll have to tune in to watch that race too, that is if it’s aired on real broadcast TV.

      I hope that Junior wins it but any chance for Chevrolet to win is a long shot thanks to the drunken boy king stacking the deck against them.

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  14. A Senior Moment
    An elderly couple had dinner at another couple’s house, and
    after eating, the wives left the table and went into the
    kitchen. The two elderly gentlemen were talking, and one said,
    “Last night we went out to a new restaurant, and it was really
    great. I would recommend it very highly.”

    The other man said, “What is the name of the restaurant?”

    The first man thought and thought and finally said, “What is the
    name of that flower you give to someone you love? You know…
    the one that is red and has thorns.”

    “Do you mean a rose?”

    “Yes,” the man said and then he turned toward the kitchen and
    yelled, “Rose, what’s the name of that restaurant we went to
    last night?”

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