NASCAR/Off-Topic Chat Room

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  1. Remember the good old days when we couldn’t wait for practice and qualifying and everything racing ? Oh well…..guess at my age passion may be a bad thing but I really do miss it !!!

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    1. Yep!
      I used to know which race was next without having to look it up, who were in the top 10 in points (especially Chevrolet).

      Not the case anymore.

      I always knew which channel the races would be on every weekend because there were only two of them (Fox and NBC, but at one time they were on ABC too) until the decline began when they started putting them on ESPN and premium cable.

      I’ve only seen only 4 races on TV this year thanks to NA$CAR’s greed and stupidity. Again, I’ve cut the cable and haven’t had pay TV for over a year and half now and I don’t miss cable at all and won’t be going back to it.

      I was sent a survey by Kentucky Speedway for being a regular ticket buyer/holder and I really blasted NA$CAR good in it, especially for not having it on real broadcast TV anymore and it was all 100% their own fault for why they are losing fans and that they had completely lost touch with the fans and are really annoying the crap out of the ones they have left with their diversity crap in their selection of cRAP, R&B and techno music for everything at the pre-race events. No more rock n roll or country music that most of the fans there actually prefer as they are clearly annoyed by the other types. There were very very few there who liked what they were playing. I’d go as far to say less than 200 out of the 80,000 they said were in attendance, but I’d say it was more like 50 to 60,000.

      When I was there I was shocked to see that Ky. Speedway had also quietly (never in the news here) removed 20,000 of the lower cheap seats at the ends of turn 1 and 4. This forces people to have to buy the more expensive seats, but then I’ve only sat in those seats for two Busch races over the last 16 years anyhow. That big new parking lot that they had built across the highway (now Turdota sponsored, was paid to be built with much $$$$$ help from Ford) after the first Cup race lack of parking debacle sat empty again this year. I find it offensive that NA$CAR always changes their history to whoever their current sponsors are. Sorry, Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty etc. won the Winston Cup, not the Monster Energy Cup. And Ford built that parking lot, not Turdota!

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      1. And yes we were all here commenting as qualifying happened every weekend as well as during every race giving play by play which was really nice for us who had to work during the races so we could find out what really happened later.
        I especially liked the days when Junior was really kicking ass and winning races. That one year when he had won 4 races with HMS! Swept Pocono! Now that I really miss!

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      2. I have not watched a race yet this year. I noticed one while flipping channels a couple of weeks ago and kept going, without Junior driving and Jimmie and Chevrolet not performing plus the new “rule of the week” scenario I have no interest.

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        1. same for me accept now, I use it as nap time… When i was a young man I said they were speed naps, now they are rest naps and required ….

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    1. Oh, that may be made up for comedy, but there are indeed people that stupid out there driving on our roads and highways.

      I see it every day on my drive to and from work.

      And I’ve had it lately with all of these left lane campers who are doing it on purpose to slow everyone down because they believe they are social justice warrior wannabe cops.

      They see me approaching and then they move over into the left lane and pace the vehicle in the next lane to slow me down. My co-worker had this happen on a 4 lane wide highway the other day, a few idiots pacing the entire highway to force everyone to slow down as it piled up traffic and caused a huge rear-ender accident. Police are giving tickets out to these bozos but not nearly often enough! They need to be run into the guard rail!

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    1. Thanks for that BBB ….

      I can relate…. Had a bad accident Dec 1971, in a 68 Corvette Coup where the other car hit me in the driver side as I turned right at a city intersection..( he ran the red light)…. The other car was a 58 Buick (4-Door House as we called them back in the day), Anyway, his car ran over the top of my Vette, The windshield was split in half where the driver side folded over on top of the passenger side…almost perfectly down the middle… Yup, the windshield was folded in half plus his tire tracks ran down my pearly white hood…. All I knew when i woke up was my L71 427 was in totaled and in pieces… The Cop at the hospital said I shouldn’t be alive, as that Buick ripped the top off at shoulder level…. I suffered a skull fracture and concussion… It was one of those lessons learned events one never ever forgets,,, and yea I made the Film at 11 News in Richmond that night…. Still have a scar from the impact where the back windshield popped out and knocking me out…..

      God Loves me for sure ……

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    2. That was a nice thing for Turdota to do for her, probably for publicity.

      Now if they can just pay their damned bills to their vendors that are small businesses instead of stiffing them for 9 months to years at a time hoping that they all go broke first so they can get out of paying them anything at all? The usual corporate way?

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      1. Corporate accounting 101.
        When I was doing some accounting for a former corporate employer they wanted to take a discount on a few 100-day old invoices. But when they wanted you to do something for them it was can you come in today at the LA plant or can you be in San Francisco tomorrow?
        It made me very happy when they were de-listed on NASDAQ recently.

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  2. How come all those “fans” screaming “CHEATER” at the 48 are so silent now ? Oh,I forgot…most fans do not really give a flying you-know-what anymore.

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  3. I watched the Open, Tiger was the man, until hole 10 & 11.. hated seeing that happen…. I watched the race some but like Chandrika says…. that NBC Booth sucks including Jr.. For me, its like listening to hens in a hen house …. Jeff, Jr and Steve are in competition for who can talk to most. as if they get paid by the word county…… I have a hard time with any interest in Cup Racing, even more so with Chase relegated to an ” also ran” ……

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  4. Well, the Cup race was exactly as I expected it to be. Turdotas stinking up everything and Truex leading the entire field by a whole lap just as last year. It was almost an exact copy of last year and it was just as boring.

    The only thing that I liked was Larson was really giving them hell for awhile until he used up his tires, again. The Turdotas definitely have an advantage over the rest in this. I suspect that they are using a setup that none of the others are allowed (probably inside info from Goodyear with a *wink* *wink* from NA$CRAP) just as with the hole under the radiator support mod that they were exclusively allowed to have last year over Chevy and Ford.

    The worst part of my time at Ky. was no beer was sold in the Indiana Tower at all. NONE.
    I had to walk down 6 flights of steps to ground level and then almost a quarter mile to the side to find a vendor that even had any regular Bud. No Rocket Man vendors ever set a toe in the Indiana Tower. PERIOD. I wish they would change the liquor law here and allow us to bring in our own like most of the other tracks in other states?
    Great seats for viewing in the Indiana tower but piss poor service there for alcohol and food.

    I also wish that they would have this race here in a cooler month! The air was thick and miserable! I spent the bucks and ran my RV AC this year. Had to have an escape from the extreme humidity for the 2nd and 3rd days. I can take the heat, but not when my sweat won’t even evaporate even when standing in front of a fan!

    It was still better time than being at work.

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      1. I would have had more on site reports, but there was no available cell phone bandwidth once the crowds had showed up.
        Even the Sprint cell phone users had a hard time there for once!
        My AT&T did better than theirs did for a change!

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          1. I had an idea for a “roving drunken reporter cam” of me walking around in the infield camping area whooping it up party style with the neighbor campers? No way to upload the video from there because of no available bandwidth?
            Plus it was just too danged hot and humid all day long and I was pretty much zapped for energy to do much intense partying into the night and so were most of the neighbors. I was up alone up until 2:30 AM each night drinking Yuengling beer and listening to good ol’ southern rock, country and bluegrass music on the stereo as only a few others walked by my campsite cheering in approval of my music selection.
            Like Hank Jr. said; “All my rowdy friends have settled down” while I have maintained “A Family Tradition”. 😛

            But I still managed to maintain the tradition once again for yet another season at that race!
            Not too many left anymore to carry on that torch in my walk of life. The gang have all gotten older, many have departed from this world and others and have gone their separate ways with their own families.

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    1. Happy to get rid of the Wrestling Match Announcer but not happy to see Steve (Chatter Box) Letarte back in the booth… Jr & Jeff wont get a word in edge-wise, hard to believe anyone can out talk Burton though … Not a Letarte fan here but better than Loud Mouth Rick pretending he’s at a wrestling match ….

      BTW For those like me that get bored to tears with Train Racing and endless Commercials…. one of the best movies ever “13 Hours”….. the true story of what happened in Benghazi is on FXX/HD, channel 842 on Comcast xFinity…..

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  5. Little Gator has a ” work in progress ” unit tonight… Started P2, kept Cry Baby behind for a few but that didn’t last long… P7 at the end of Stage 1 Looks like a slow night for the 7 Team bummer

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    1. Crew chief @jmburdett calls @J_Allgaier and the @WhiskyRiverNMB Chevy down pit road for four tires, fuel and an adjustment under the stage-ending caution.

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    2. Little Gator really gave it hell!
      His tires just couldn’t hold up long enough to close the deal. I was pulling for him and he has nothing to be ashamed of there.

      Glibbs has something going on (cheat) that is easy on their tires.

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      1. Thanks RULEZ….. I stopped watching at the end of stage 1, thinking it was going to be another Cry Baby Race … So happy to find Justin in the lead towards the end of Stage 3 and Cry Baby permanently relegated back to P4. I didn’t know why Justin faded so bad. The booth seems not to give Justin his due but would rather praise the JGR/Penski drivers, or anyone but HMS/Jr, So, thanks for that….

        I don’t like how Justin is covered by the booth …. and now that Junior is there I have to think the booth is a lot more scripted than I expected…. I get how the booth loves all the young guns in Xfinity and their constant praise of JGR/Penski Team players but its as if Justin (Currently #1 & has two wins) is not even on the track….. I don’t get that and especially so with Junior in the Booth…

        But then now it seems the entire booth are all in competition as to who can talk the most and say nothing …. It just a constant barrage of chatter between all three now that Steve has been outed in the booth by Junior (Payback is a bitch, especially when served COLD) ….. just saying)

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  6. For those that missed it…. Little Rickie Stenhouse walked over to Cry Baby’s car, Cry Baby seated still in helmet after Round 2 Qualifying.. Ricky proceeded to tell Kyle if he has a problem come talk to him face to face, stop running his mouth to the garage and social media…. Little Rick y did not mix his words….

    Obviously, Ricky was not impressed…Ricky let him know in no uncertain terms …… I got to see it live and they did not turn the cameras off but no sound so couldn’t really hear what was said…. Cry Baby had no reaction, stayed occupied with his puter after second round qualifying …… I loved it

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        1. UMM they kinda frown on breaking out the grill inside the apartment, and not allowed out on the grounds… hell, we cant even sit on the front steps , Fire Marshall says we blocking the exit…. I’m thinking our Fire Marshall is a government employee…. prolly in Congress just saying

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  7. Reporting live from the infield camping area of Kentucky Speedway, this is JUNIOR88RULEZ. Louisville hometown favorite Ben Rhodes wins the “Buckle Up Your Truck 225” race!
    I was at victory lane and got plenty of pictues too. I’m glad that he’s in a Ford instead of the Turdota that he drove last year.
    Infield is quiet right now. Only a few night owls like me are still up. A neighbor across from me at the entrance of the infamous turn 3 is smoking ribs and the air is awesome! Cool night, won’t need the AC in the RV tonight!

    Wish you all were here!

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    1. I hope you have a really good time RULEZ….. Party Party Party….. If you overindulge….no problem… BBB will come to your rescue … He told me he would, honest…… (hehehehe)

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  8. Sad to say I enjoyed all the wreckin’ and such last weekend…it kept me awake for a change.

    Reading about the “Roval” I have one hope…that it is on a par with the 2-lap tire race at Indy….last race before the stinkin’ chase on an unraced hybrid track…A$$holes…pray nobody gets hurt.

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  9. Greetings! Just coming in to say hi to my friends of almost 10 years now. I hope all is well and I’m happy to see that this place is being used as a place to stay in touch, post Dale Jr. era. 🙂

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  10. Wow.
    What a wreck fest!
    I didn’t watch the race, just the highlights reel online as I was too tired from lack of sleep, plus I wasn’t aware that it was actually on free TV for once? WTF?

    Kez is an idiot and a liar. Blaming Byron for blocking him when it was Little Ricky Stenhouse who had caused the wreck by pushing Kez until he had spun him out. Yet Kez gave Stenhouse a pass on the blame even though Lil’ Ricky went on to cause two more “big ones” and wrecked over half of the field in his 3 biggest wrecks that he had caused.
    Kez simply hates Byron because Byron is a newbie and believes that the newbies should just always pull the fuck over and let him pass like he’s royalty?
    Kez, once it was YOU who was the newbie doing the same exact shit yourself.
    Now because you’ve won a championship and have been around for a few years your head has gotten so big that you believe that you are entitled now? You arrogant horse toothed sack?
    Byron didn’t do a damned thing wrong there. Over the last couple of years I have really grown to dislike you, Kez. You have become a lying weasel punk anymore.

    And it did warm my heart to watch the replay of the 18 car being wrecked! I hope to see this happen as much as possible and I’m sick and tired of watching Joe Glibbs smiling on the sideline with yet another rigged Turdota win.

    I’m going to the Kentucky races this next week, only because the track is close and I need a vacation. It won’t be as much fun knowing that the game will be rigged to favor Turdota as this is now their “home track” because they build the Camrys here and they had Ford’s sponsorship kicked to the curb here even though Ford has two plants here in my city.
    I know, that it will be a Turdotafest. I’m not expecting much from the Chevys except my hope is on my boy Kid Larson to possibly pull off a miracle win there? I expect it to be either Kryle, Truex or Harvick to win it and Kryle will probably be stinking up the Truck and Xfinity races too. I hope to be surprised by Chevy, but I’m not expecting much.

    I think that Larson is now my favorite driver. The Kid has the drive and skilI to get the job done.
    I had high hopes for Chase Elliot, but he won’t be allowed to win because of NA$CRAP having HMS to stand down because they’ve won too many in their opinion and NA$CRAP actually believes their stupid inside PR polls that that is the reason why the people had lost interest in NA$CRAP. Yes, I have heard from a few on the inside that this is the case and that the overall picture is rigged against Chevy and HMS because of the few whiners out there that NA$CRAP mistakenly believes to be the majority that are crying that the Chevys have won too much and that it’s not fair so people are leaving. Who did they poll? Just Turdota and Ford employees? It sure as hell wasn’t the real fans that have left! Corporate money rigs the game and stacks the deck, folks. Turdota has pumped far more money into this than the rest and King Brian always bows to the corporate dollar over the fans.

    As Connie had said, NA$CRAP deliberately did not inform the Chevy teams going into the winter last year about the upcoming rules changes for this year until the season had started which did not allow them to do any testing in time. This shit is rigged, folks.
    Thanks to corporate greed, another one of my favorite past times is ruined.
    What the hell’s left that’s fun anymore that hasn’t been ruined recently?
    I really need to go back to hunting and fishing, but I just don’t have the time for it anymore because of my job and it’s schedule.

    I have 8 more years until I retire.

    OK, I’m off the soap box for now.

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      1. It’s harder to enjoy it now because it seems like all there is left is drivers and teams to cheer against instead of a driver and team to cheer for, especially now that Junior has retired.

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        1. I can relate RULEZ….. no one to root for now…

          I don’t get HMS/Jimmy/Chase and especially Chevy?? It’s like they don’t care now… I’m finding lots more fun watching Xfinity & Little Gator ( #7, Justin Allgaier) …. Like BBB said the other day , not a Saddler fan, Saddler is not a racer IMO, more of a rich kid with a big ego.. Justin will race….If he has a car that will go there,,, if not, he typically wrecks it trying to get to the front, making it happen …

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    1. Kes is channeling Fat Tony these days with his comments and threats, in my opinion, I guess his days at JRM didn’t completely teach him to shut up and drive. I like Larson also, but really have less than a passing interest in Nascrap these days. Enjoy Kentucky and your time off.

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    2. Rulez, you writing another mini-series? LOL. Remember that really funny guy on NOL who used to be witty and tell jokes and go “green, green, green” when his wife would stop at a light. And when you would stay up all night fighting the Junior Haters, he said you were writing a mini-series. He used to make my side hurt. Then he went off the deep end and started trolling ever driver and the mods took him out. Good times!

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    1. But Joonz was loyal in the 88 in his first years with HMS and pushed JJ to the win once at a plate race when he could have won it himself. I think that JJ had tricked him by slowing down to have Junior to push him and JJ didn’t push Junior very hard on purpose when it was his turn to.
      But yes, loyal to a degree then it’s every man for himself when playing leap frog which is necessary to win at these plate races.

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      1. Think on the bright side, it could be me in the booth I have never lost my Boston accent. Noone ever understands me (except the swears) when I get excited. Watch Wicked Tuna on tv for an example.LOL

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  11. daytona in july . dale jr in the booth . how is all doing ill be here for a while , but just dropped in to hear jr talk about the race . like to see chace get this one . but wont hold my breath

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  12. Hope everyone has been doing well. Glad to see HMS on the front row tonight. Let’s hope one of them can pull off a victory tonight.

    Watching NASCAR just isn’t the same anymore for me and how I wish Sr & Jr were still on the track.

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  13. I’m happy for my boy Kid Larsom for pulling out the Xfinity win at Tona. I feel a bit sorry for Sadler barely missing another win especially at Tona.

    And too bad Haley. Your comet can’t win below the yellow line unless it’s a Turdota or your name is Kryle Bouche.

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  14. Billie & Billy
    A woman walks into the Dallas welfare office trailed by 15 kids.
    ‘Wow’, the social worker exclaims, ‘are they all yours?’
    ‘Yep, they’re all mine’, the flustered mother sighs, having heard that question a thousand times before.
    She says, ‘sit down Billy’, all the children rush to find seats.
    “Well”, says the social worker, “then you must be here to sign up. I’ll need all your children’s names.”
    “Well, to keep it simple, the boys are all named Billy
    and the girls are all named Billie.”

    In disbelief, the case worker says, ‘are you serious?
    They’re all named Billy?’
    Their momma replied, ‘Well, yes, it makes it easier. When it’s
    time to get them out of bed and ready for school, I yell, Billy!
    and when it’s time for dinner, I just yell Billy! and they all
    come running. And if I need to stop the kid who’s running
    into the street, I just yell Billy and all of them stop. It’s
    the smartest idea I ever had, naming them all Billy.’
    The case worker thinks this over for a bit, then wrinkles her
    forehead and says tentatively, ‘but what if you just want
    one kid to come, and not the whole bunch?’

    “Well, then I just call them by their last names!”

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    1. I never knew eastern European people settled in Texas….. Go Figure …………

      Reminds me of a couple I once new…… They just got married and times were hard so he tells his new wife to go out on the street and be a prostitute… She agrees and off she goes…

      About midnight the wife returns and hands hubby $51. Hubby looks at the money, then looks at his wife and asked.. ” Who’es the cheap bastard that gave you $1. ?? ” Wife replied ” all of them ” …..

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  15. Just read how the Camaro was built and engineered to last year’s inspection standards…..and nascrap did not bother to tell Chevy the standards were changing !!!!! Wonder how much that cost Toyota and Ford ? If I were the Chevy teams I would sue them for unfair labor practices !

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        1. That’s makes me sad… someone should tell Gus, he should know…

          Have you seen the movie ” A Dog’s Purpose ” ??? In the movie, Dogs are reincarnated one life to the next and seem to know about their previous life & masters…. Its interesting, have to say in that death does not bother them, they know they will “be right back ” …

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    1. Amen Connie…. American today is what the Chinese Philosopher was speaking to when he said: ” May you live in interesting times”… Surely, these are those …..

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  16. NASCAR’s Talking heads reporting Cry Baby getting death threats… Granted, I don’t like Cry Baby even a little bit but “Death Threats” are way over the line…. But to, leave to Cry Baby to start taunting these crazies…..

    I understand professional racers have a huge ego but Jesus, don’t be that stupid… Some people never understand the responsibilities of being a Dad/Husband… Obviously Cry Baby is one of those ……Idiot

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  17. KRYLE BOUCHE IS A SCUM SUCKING LOW LIFE DEGENERATE SACK OF SHIT!!!!!
    LARSON HAD IT WON!

    LARSON HAD PASSED HIM CLEANLY ON THE INSIDE IN THE LAST LAP THEN KRYLE HIT HIM INTENTIONALLY IN THE ASS END AND SPUN HIM OUT FOR THE WIN!

    I HATE KRYLE BOUCHE AND I ALWAYS WILL!

    I HOPE HE GETS PAID BACK AND HARD!

    FUCK THAT PIECE OF SHIT!

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    1. The crowd was booing and kryle told them that if they didn’t like that kind of racing not to watch…..

      Dumbass… you ARE the reason why noboby is watching already!

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