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(Speed TV)   NASCAR on a Wednesday? At Bristol? Why the hell not. There's nothing else going on tonight. The Camping World Truck series and Whelen Modifieds take over Thunder Valley at 6 PM EDT on Speed   (nascar.speedtv.com) divider line 83
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2012-08-22 09:50:42 AM  
www.loaddata.com

What a Whelen Modified might look like.

/Parent case is the .30'06 Springfield.
 
2012-08-22 11:31:07 AM  
Bruton Smith and Brian France can both EABOD.
 
2012-08-22 11:31:40 AM  
Right on
 
2012-08-22 11:40:20 AM  
thanks for letting me know to avoid Ridgewood BBQ this weekend. That place will be crazy (if you don't know what I'm talking about you've never been to Bristol)
 
2012-08-22 12:35:35 PM  

dittybopper: [www.loaddata.com image 454x134]

What a Whelen Modified might look like.

/Parent case is the .30'06 Springfield.


Scale it up, slap some wheels on it, and add some crash bars and you're not too far off.
 
2012-08-22 12:36:06 PM  
Should be a fun evening of racing
 
2012-08-22 12:46:02 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Should be a fun evening of racing


Yep, I appreciate the reminder. I miss too many of the truck races as it is and they are usually entertaining as hell.
 
2012-08-22 12:57:51 PM  
I'm really looking forward to the modifieds.
 
2012-08-22 12:58:59 PM  
I tried to get everything done at work yesterday so I could dick around and watch racing today.
 
2012-08-22 01:07:35 PM  
Here's to hoping that the re-pave brings back high-speed bumper cars.
 
2012-08-22 01:17:11 PM  
Who will Bodine blame for wrecking him tonight.
 
2012-08-22 01:53:25 PM  
Hell yes.
 
2012-08-22 01:55:56 PM  
6 pm? Everyone check out qualifying!
 
2012-08-22 01:58:42 PM  

soopey: 6 pm? Everyone check out qualifying!


I'm an idiot. Modifieds start at 6.
 
2012-08-22 01:59:03 PM  
Go Ryan!

/blaniac
 
2012-08-22 03:24:44 PM  
Trucks - Go Piket!

Mods - Go anybody but Newman!
 
2012-08-22 04:08:55 PM  
Cup news...

Bob Pockrass @bobpockrass
Slugger Labbe suspended 6 weeks to Oct. 3 as well as car chief Craig Smokstad. Paul Menard penalized 25 pts - intentionally modifying frame.

Yikes! I guess only having one top ten finish all year will make you take chances.
 
2012-08-22 04:12:29 PM  
I saw the Modified guys at Limerock a couple times. This was back when they were supporting the Busch North series a lot.

It was a little odd watching them slam on the brakes going into one.
 
2012-08-22 04:31:54 PM  
Lime Rock seems to be the WORST place to run a mod...it's all right turns (except turn 2), and the entire point of the car is to go _left_. Would love to see it though.
 
2012-08-22 04:58:12 PM  
The bike race is pretty great today. Go Tom!

/no thread 
//Bobke
 
2012-08-22 05:07:31 PM  

ski9600: The bike race is pretty great today. Go Tom!

/no thread 
//Bobke


I'm missing that one. I've gotta get my DVR fixed. I think the tour blew it up.
 
2012-08-22 05:12:32 PM  
Tom Danielson has the summit of Independance Pass, and separated from Francisco Colorado. Leading by 2:15 from the peleton
 
2012-08-22 05:20:31 PM  

ski9600: Tom Danielson has the summit of Independance Pass, and separated from Francisco Colorado. Leading by 2:15 from the peleton


Sweet. Thanks.
I hope NBC Sports has a rerun tonight. Between the stock cars and the bicycling on TV, I'm going to drive Mrs Crotchgrabber ape shiat.
 
2012-08-22 05:35:45 PM  
Weird, I would think that the leader would have an advantage over the pack on the downhill but they're catching him. (the leader can take any line in the corners and doesn't have to worry about running into someone) Like they caught the leaders on the downhill portion on Monday.

/it's been raining here for about an hour or more, but I guess it's not going to rain on the race in Aspen.
 
2012-08-22 05:39:52 PM  
You ever been in a good sized peleton? The weirdest feeling in the world is slipping into a draft on a bike.

BTW... Sorry for the thread jack everyone. This was a rather early green for todays races, and we'll be back to dog pictures and motorized race talk soon enough, I promise!
 
2012-08-22 05:44:42 PM  
Smashburger!
 
2012-08-22 05:58:12 PM  

crotchgrabber: You ever been in a good sized peleton? The weirdest feeling in the world is slipping into a draft on a bike.

BTW... Sorry for the thread jack everyone. This was a rather early green for todays races, and we'll be back to dog pictures and motorized race talk soon enough, I promise!


No I never experienced the aerodynamics of the peloton personally. But I guess we've all seen it in motorized racing. And today I witnessed a group of cyclists catch a leader on the downhill. And then they made almost the rest on the fairly flat lead in to the final sprint. It's still surprising to me that the peloton can make up so much ground on the downhill when the leader and the leader of the pack are both pushing to the max. (I guess it's down to tactics at the head of the peloton)
/sorry about the thread-jack also, see you in Bristol (racing is racing, right?)
 
2012-08-22 06:09:17 PM  
Go George Brunnhoelzl!
 
 
2012-08-22 06:10:06 PM  
Why are they having the Truck race on a Wednesday?  I've never heard of that before...
 
2012-08-22 06:56:34 PM  
While we're in a lull, below is the link to what I was doint last week while you were all watching Michigan. Come for the 62-67 Shelby Cobras, stay for the 74-90 cup cars.

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/reunion-2012-stories-and-photo - galleries
 
2012-08-22 07:18:07 PM  

crotchgrabber: While we're in a lull, below is the link to what I was doint last week while you were all watching Michigan. Come for the 62-67 Shelby Cobras, stay for the 74-90 cup cars.

http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/article/reunion-2012-stories-and-photo - galleries


Ahh... The hooters car. There has never been a finer paint scheme since. 


I love all the old sponsors.

Beer, beer, oil, beer, place serves beer, tobacco, jeans, tobacco, OEM car parts, tobacco, gas, beer, TIDE.

Sponsors had demographics of NASCAR fans pegged to an absolute T back then.

/Brings back childhood memories.
// Loved Harry Gant and Davey Allison growing up.
 
2012-08-22 07:25:29 PM  
Free wheeling!
 
2012-08-22 07:26:39 PM  
So is anyone actually watching the mods now that they're on?
 
2012-08-22 07:28:03 PM  
I'd love to watch, if I could find a feed.
 
2012-08-22 07:28:06 PM  

Kurohone: So is anyone actually watching the mods now that they're on?


just me I guess.

Wife said the cars look like hot wheels cars.

I laughed. She's right of course.
 
2012-08-22 07:34:39 PM  
I love the mods...but these guys are looking clownshoes out there.

/2 red flags and i've lost count of the yellows...
 
2012-08-22 07:43:29 PM  

Kurohone: I love the mods...but these guys are looking clownshoes out there.

/2 red flags and i've lost count of the yellows...


Indeed. Real short track racing after the checkered flag when the second place guy showed his displeasure.
 
2012-08-22 07:47:43 PM  
Yup, and rightly so. 2 slowed down as he should have. Too bad we don't get to see more of these.
 
2012-08-22 07:49:48 PM  
Head out to your local NASCAR feeder track. Happens about once every three weeks.

/usually followed by interesting events in the pits.
 
2012-08-22 08:00:14 PM  
I'd love to get out to the feeder track. But my "local" track is a bit of a drive. Sigh... Guess I'll have to stick with Seca.

Trucks soonish?
 
2012-08-22 08:05:42 PM  

crotchgrabber: I'd love to get out to the feeder track. But my "local" track is a bit of a drive. Sigh... Guess I'll have to stick with Seca.

Trucks soonish?


Looks like they're doing driver intros so probably 20 minutes. If ya got one, finish your beverage and grab another.
 
2012-08-22 08:12:05 PM  

soopey: crotchgrabber: I'd love to get out to the feeder track. But my "local" track is a bit of a drive. Sigh... Guess I'll have to stick with Seca.

Trucks soonish?

Looks like they're doing driver intros so probably 20 minutes. If ya got one, finish your beverage and grab another.


Still at work. A beverage would be helpful.
The Mrs got the DVR to work... alledgedly.
 
2012-08-22 08:13:11 PM  
Fire alarm went off, so I missed the Mods race live. I FF'd through the yellows/reds on DVR, and it looked like they had to fix both the SAFER and the track surface?
 
2012-08-22 08:20:43 PM  

good_2_go: Fire alarm went off, so I missed the Mods race live. I FF'd through the yellows/reds on DVR, and it looked like they had to fix both the SAFER and the track surface?


I missed the first half due to being stuck in traffic. Yeah they had to put some foam blocks back in the wall and it looks like they inspected a spot where the track had been ground down but I don't think they patched anything.
 
2012-08-22 08:22:28 PM  
 
2012-08-22 08:28:59 PM  

downstairs: Why are they having the Truck race on a Wednesday?  I've never heard of that before...


The Fan Fest (forget the official name) and the Hauler Parade go Thursday night.
 
2012-08-22 08:35:33 PM  

good_2_go: MRN Stream


You're a person of fine moral upstanding, a first ballot nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and dare I say, a bad motherfarker.
 
2012-08-22 08:41:17 PM  

crotchgrabber: good_2_go: MRN Stream

You're a person of fine moral upstanding, a first ballot nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and dare I say, a bad motherfarker.


You know what's blowing my mind? MRN is in its third commercial break, while TV has only taken one so far.
 
2012-08-22 08:41:24 PM  

crotchgrabber: good_2_go: MRN Stream

You're a person of fine moral upstanding, a first ballot nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and dare I say, a bad motherfarker.


Hear hear.

Just read a piece about Brad Kesolowski's comments about Hendricks cars playing with the way the cars yaw side to side in the corners. I thought I've seen some of those cars look absolutely sideways coming off corners but still drive away from everyone.

Legitimate gripe or tactical mental warfare?
 
2012-08-22 08:42:22 PM  
Speed TV are usually good people when it comes to race coverage.
 
2012-08-22 08:44:16 PM  
Truck guys are exceedingly courteous tonight.
 
2012-08-22 08:48:56 PM  
just checking in...
 
2012-08-22 08:50:55 PM  

soopey: Truck guys are exceedingly courteous tonight.


MRN can't believe what they're seeing.

Talk on SiriusXM this week was whether the "new" Bristol would be a wreck-fest, or if the drivers would say "screw you Bruton" and run around single file ala that Talladega race the other year.
 
2012-08-22 08:51:50 PM  
Took long enough. First yellow.
 
2012-08-22 08:53:48 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm
Caution at lap 82. A relieved Bruton Smith puts his shoe back on.
 
2012-08-22 08:53:53 PM  

good_2_go: soopey: Truck guys are exceedingly courteous tonight.

MRN can't believe what they're seeing.

Talk on SiriusXM this week was whether the "new" Bristol would be a wreck-fest, or if the drivers would say "screw you Bruton" and run around single file ala that Talladega race the other year.


They've been side by side most the way. Everyone is giving lots of room so far. Last 50 laps should change that.
 
2012-08-22 08:57:24 PM  
nascarcasm @nascarcasm

Caution at lap 82. A relieved Bruton Smith puts his shoe back on. #NCWTS #NASCAR #bristol
 
2012-08-22 09:02:08 PM  

good_2_go: nascarcasm @nascarcasm
Caution at lap 82. A relieved Bruton Smith puts his shoe back on.


shiat... Sorry
 
2012-08-22 09:12:13 PM  

Shadow Blasko: good_2_go: nascarcasm @nascarcasm
Caution at lap 82. A relieved Bruton Smith puts his shoe back on.

shiat... Sorry


That story about the streaker with the raccoon is fantastic!
 
2012-08-22 09:13:17 PM  

soopey: Shadow Blasko: good_2_go: nascarcasm @nascarcasm
Caution at lap 82. A relieved Bruton Smith puts his shoe back on.

shiat... Sorry

That story about the streaker with the raccoon is fantastic!


Scary ... Thats what it is.

/Love my raccoons, but not in that way.
 
2012-08-22 09:14:06 PM  

Shadow Blasko: soopey: Shadow Blasko: good_2_go: nascarcasm @nascarcasm
Caution at lap 82. A relieved Bruton Smith puts his shoe back on.

shiat... Sorry

That story about the streaker with the raccoon is fantastic!

Scary ... Thats what it is.

/Love my raccoons, but not in that way.


Booze. What a wonderful mental modifier.
 
2012-08-22 09:23:07 PM  
I think this is where the proverbial shiat hits the fan.
 
2012-08-22 09:25:18 PM  
Bodeen'd
 
2012-08-22 09:26:30 PM  

uncleacid: Who will Bodine blame for wrecking him tonight.


Cale Gale
 
2012-08-22 09:31:41 PM  
Why did I bother looking. Red Sox blow. Losing 7-2 to the [superior] Angels.
 
2012-08-22 09:37:47 PM  
Crum-my incident.
 
2012-08-22 09:38:56 PM  

good_2_go: Crum-my incident.


Indeed.
/ Creepy kid team gets a lap back.
 
2012-08-22 09:43:17 PM  
Ouch
 
2012-08-22 09:43:25 PM  
Miracle he got missed. Wow.
 
2012-08-22 09:45:41 PM  
green-yellow-green-yellow-green-white-checker
 
2012-08-22 09:50:36 PM  
WTF??
 
2012-08-22 09:51:23 PM  
Fuel mileage at Bristol? Wtf?
 
2012-08-22 09:52:51 PM  
Bruton is going to need a security detail if Saturday night turns up like this
 
2012-08-22 09:53:35 PM  
Did he hit the wall doing a burnout? Nice!
 
2012-08-22 09:53:51 PM  

Shadow Blasko: Bruton is going to need a security detail if Saturday night turns up like this


He'll blame the drivers for not trying hard enough.
 
2012-08-22 09:55:41 PM  

good_2_go: Shadow Blasko: Bruton is going to need a security detail if Saturday night turns up like this

He'll blame the drivers for not trying hard enough.


Restart was a cluster. I'm surprised they didn't throw a yellow when Dillon died in the middle of the track.
 
2012-08-22 09:56:33 PM  
The big change was grinding 2 degrees off the top groove. What a ripoff.
 
2012-08-22 09:56:38 PM  
Terry Blount @TerryBlountESPN
So the CWTS winner tonight at Bristol leads every lap. Um, now what did the track change do?
 
2012-08-22 10:00:48 PM  

good_2_go: Terry Blount @TerryBlountESPN
So the CWTS winner tonight at Bristol leads every lap. Um, now what did the track change do?


There was a big change in the groove. The truck guys were uncharacteristically polite tonight mixed with some seriously good saves. We'll see what Saturday brings.
 
2012-08-22 10:02:09 PM  
I still think the mods put on a good show.
 
/love watching them at Riverhead Raceway
//a chunky 1/5th mile bullring
 
2012-08-22 10:40:08 PM  
Entertaining Mod race tonight. Haven't seen those boys on TV in a while.

Truck race wasn't too miserable.

/amazing what I'll watch when there is no hockey on during weeknights.
 
2012-08-23 12:26:59 AM  
Mod race was fun. Truck race was okay.

Sorry I missed the thread. My laptop was in my car, and I couldn't get it because the police were having a standoff/shootout with some meth head down the street.

/Woo Albuquerque
 
2012-08-23 02:09:52 AM  
Missed the mod race completely, only now caught the end of the truck race replay.

Good on Peters going wire to wire.
 
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