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(ESPN)   The only thing that stops a bad person in a race car is a good person in a race car. Or so the NRA would have you believe when they sponsor a NASCAR race next month   (espn.go.com) divider line 43
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2013-03-04 04:03:44 PM  
Non-Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks.
 
2013-03-04 04:39:24 PM  
How often does the official name of a race even get said on-air unless it's Daytona or the Brickyard? Usually the operative phrase is "NASCAR Sprint Cup/Nationwide Series At (name of track)".
 
2013-03-04 04:57:10 PM  

Gosling: How often does the official name of a race even get said on-air unless it's Daytona or the Brickyard? Usually the operative phrase is "NASCAR Sprint Cup/Nationwide Series At (name of track)".


It depends on whether the race sponsor also buys TV ads. Yesterday all you heard from the booth(s) was Subway this and Subway that.
 
2013-03-04 05:18:12 PM  
Yes, but what does racecar spelled backwards spell?
 
2013-03-04 05:34:59 PM  
I'm kinda shocked this hasn't happened sooner.
 
2013-03-04 05:36:27 PM  

Gosling: How often does the official name of a race even get said on-air unless it's Daytona or the Brickyard? Usually the operative phrase is "NASCAR Sprint Cup/Nationwide Series At (name of track)".


good_2_go: Gosling: How often does the official name of a race even get said on-air unless it's Daytona or the Brickyard? Usually the operative phrase is "NASCAR Sprint Cup/Nationwide Series At (name of track)".

It depends on whether the race sponsor also buys TV ads. Yesterday all you heard from the booth(s) was Subway this and Subway that.


Pretty much this. Depends on if the name sponsor is also a primary sponsor of a team or series.

Big races, like the Coke 600 sponsor crazy, but.... unless you are there, or watch the pre-race festivities, you won't see too much about that little race sponsorships.
 
2013-03-04 05:41:47 PM  
You need a license to drive a car, but don't need one to buy a semi-automatic.
 
2013-03-04 06:00:07 PM  
2nd gear solution
 
2013-03-04 06:07:14 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: 2nd gear solution


As long as we can restrict the 48 car to driving in 2nd gear during the race, all is good.
 
2013-03-04 06:24:52 PM  
Does anybody else think that this is a waste? Wouldn't this be preaching to the choir? Wouldn't they do better to try to get their message, or some heavily PR edited version of their message, to people outside of their echo chamber?
 
2013-03-04 06:25:53 PM  
Seems like a quality use of donor dollars that could be used to lobby Congress, fund safety classes, or even buy a Congresscritter to sponsor a mental health care initiative.
 
2013-03-04 06:26:59 PM  

Flappyhead: I'm kinda shocked this hasn't happened sooner.


They sponsored a Nationwide race at Atlanta last year.
 
2013-03-04 06:30:32 PM  
Doesn't one of the trophies awarded at Texas already contain a pair of six-shooters?
 
2013-03-04 06:34:18 PM  

beth_lida: You need a license to drive a car, but don't need one to buy a semi-automatic.



CSB:

The last time I bought a handgun (semi-auto), it was back in December.  When I made the purchase, I had to fill out the proper paperwork, provide a government-issued piece of identification, and went through a background check.  Because I have a concealed-carry permit, I received the handgun after the background check....otherwise, I would have to go through a waiting period.  (In order to receive the carry permit, I had to go through another background check, and fingerprinting.)

But by all means, keep tossing out emotional appeals regarding cars and firearms.
 
2013-03-04 06:39:20 PM  
I'll ride shotgun with Danica.
 
2013-03-04 06:45:35 PM  

uncleacid: I'll ride shotgun with Danica.


That's the first seat that hits the barrier, you know.
 
2013-03-04 07:17:46 PM  

The_Sponge: beth_lida: You need a license to drive a car, but don't need one to buy a semi-automatic.


CSB:

The last time I bought a handgun (semi-auto), it was back in December.  When I made the purchase, I had to fill out the proper paperwork, provide a government-issued piece of identification, and went through a background check.  Because I have a concealed-carry permit, I received the handgun after the background check....otherwise, I would have to go through a waiting period.  (In order to receive the carry permit, I had to go through another background check, and fingerprinting.)

But by all means, keep tossing out emotional appeals regarding cars and firearms.


So you appear to be telling us that law abiding citizens have no reason to fear background checks.

Glad that's settled.
 
2013-03-04 07:59:15 PM  

Saborlas: Non-Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks.


the state with the most drivers in the starting field for this years Daytona 500 was California with seven drivers.
 
2013-03-04 08:05:23 PM  
Fun and true fact: one of the ideas to announce this was to have the Daytona 500 winner do it. There was a Newtown-themed car entered in that race, so there went that.
 
2013-03-04 08:09:42 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Saborlas: Non-Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks.

the state with the most drivers in the starting field for this years Daytona 500 was California with seven drivers.


You think California doesn't have rednecks? Most of the racetracks there aren't in The Castro District, although Calistoga has a nice vibe.
 
2013-03-04 08:31:51 PM  
Will the venue allow open &/or concealed carry? Serious question, not trolling.

Since this is Texas, I'm guessing the answer is "yes."
 
2013-03-04 08:36:48 PM  

MFAWG: WhyteRaven74: Saborlas: Non-Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks.

the state with the most drivers in the starting field for this years Daytona 500 was California with seven drivers.

You think California doesn't have rednecks? Most of the racetracks there aren't in The Castro District, although Calistoga has a nice vibe.


Yeah, California may run north-south, but politically it's divided more east-west. The coastline runs Democratic, inland it's Republican.

The specific hometowns of the Californians, according to here, which actually counts six (where I find out that NASCAR made the call this year to lop the prize money for the bottom five positions to about $4,000 in an effort to reduce start-and-parking):

Bakersfield (Kevin Harvick)
El Cajon (Jimmie Johnson)
Bakersfield (Casey Mears)
Riverside (David Gilliland)
Manteca (Scott Speed)
Riverside (Josh Wise)

Florida, Indiana and Wisconsin tied for second with three drivers each.

Other states involved:

Arizona (J.J. Yeley- Phoenix; Michael McDowell- Glendale)
Arkansas (Mark Martin- Batesville)
Connecticut (Joey Logano- Middletown)
Florida (David Reutimann- Zephyrhills; Aric Almirola- Tampa; Joe Nemechek- Lakeland)
Georgia (David Ragan- Unadilla)
Illinois (Danica Patrick- Roscoe)
Indiana (Jeff Gordon- Pittsboro; Tony Stewart- Columbus; Ryan Newman- South Bend)
Kansas (Clint Bowyer- Emporia)
Kentucky (Michael Waltrip- Owensboro)
Michigan (Brad Keselowski- Rochester Hills)
Mississippi (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.- Olive Branch)
Missouri (Jamie McMurray- Joplin; Carl Edwards- Columbia)
Nevada (Kyle Busch- Las Vegas; Kurt Busch- Las Vegas)
new Jersey (Martin Truex Jr.- Mayetta)
New York (Regan Smith- Cato)
North Carolina (Austin Dillon- Lewisville; Dale Earnhardt Jr.- Kannapolis)
Ohio (Dave Blaney- Hartford)
Tennessee (Trevor Bayne- Knoxville)
Texas (Bobby Labonte- Corpus Christi; Terry Labonte- Corpus Christi)
Virginia (Jeff Burton- South Boston; Denny Hamlin- Chesterfield)
Washington (Greg Biffle- Vancouver; Kasey Kahne- Enumclaw)
Wisconsin (Matt Kenseth- Cambridge; Paul Menard- Eau Claire; Travis Kvapil- Janesville)

Australia (Marcus Ambrose- Launceston)
Colombia (Juan Pablo Montoya- Bogota)
 
2013-03-04 08:36:59 PM  

MFAWG: WhyteRaven74: Saborlas: Non-Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks.

the state with the most drivers in the starting field for this years Daytona 500 was California with seven drivers.

You think California doesn't have rednecks? Most of the racetracks there aren't in The Castro District, although Calistoga has a nice vibe.


Off the top of my head I can think of Allmindinger from Gilroy, farming community sure but right down the road from Santa Cruz and he grew up on go carts at Laguna Seca... then we have Speed from Manteca which is pretty close to my home town and pretty derpy, but dude is just... well he's Scott farking Speed. The antithesis of redneck. Gordon was born in Vallejo, kinda the same story as Gilroy. Harvick is from Bakersfield which is where you would stick the hose if California needed an enema. Then there's Johnson from Oxnard... If you were going to attribute a color to that mans neck I think your best bet would be "taupe."
 
2013-03-04 08:41:48 PM  
When they start letting deer loose on the track during a race is when this gets interesting.
 
2013-03-04 08:43:25 PM  

upndn: When they start letting deer loose on the track during a race is when this gets interesting.


Been done. F1 in Australia, qualifying I believe about six or seven years ago. JPM almost bagged one.
 
2013-03-04 08:55:37 PM  

crotchgrabber: upndn: When they start letting deer loose on the track during a race is when this gets interesting.

Been done. F1 in Australia, qualifying I believe about six or seven years ago. JPM almost bagged one.


That guy is a damn magnet.
 
2013-03-04 09:33:14 PM  

Bane of Broone: That guy is a damn magnet.


Mythbusters said that in order to take out a moose's legs with a car without the rest of the moose coming down on you, you need to be in a Formula 1 car going over 97 mph.

You know what to do.
 
2013-03-04 10:40:14 PM  

Gosling: MFAWG: WhyteRaven74: Saborlas: Non-Athletic Sport Centered Around Rednecks.

the state with the most drivers in the starting field for this years Daytona 500 was California with seven drivers.

You think California doesn't have rednecks? Most of the racetracks there aren't in The Castro District, although Calistoga has a nice vibe.

Yeah, California may run north-south, but politically it's divided more east-west. The coastline runs Democratic, inland it's Republican.

The specific hometowns of the Californians, according to here, which actually counts six (where I find out that NASCAR made the call this year to lop the prize money for the bottom five positions to about $4,000 in an effort to reduce start-and-parking):

Bakersfield (Kevin Harvick)
El Cajon (Jimmie Johnson)
Bakersfield (Casey Mears)
Riverside (David Gilliland)
Manteca (Scott Speed)
Riverside (Josh Wise)

Florida, Indiana and Wisconsin tied for second with three drivers each.

Other states involved:

Arizona (J.J. Yeley- Phoenix; Michael McDowell- Glendale)
Arkansas (Mark Martin- Batesville)
Connecticut (Joey Logano- Middletown)
Florida (David Reutimann- Zephyrhills; Aric Almirola- Tampa; Joe Nemechek- Lakeland)
Georgia (David Ragan- Unadilla)
Illinois (Danica Patrick- Roscoe)
Indiana (Jeff Gordon- Pittsboro; Tony Stewart- Columbus; Ryan Newman- South Bend)
Kansas (Clint Bowyer- Emporia)
Kentucky (Michael Waltrip- Owensboro)
Michigan (Brad Keselowski- Rochester Hills)
Mississippi (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.- Olive Branch)
Missouri (Jamie McMurray- Joplin; Carl Edwards- Columbia)
Nevada (Kyle Busch- Las Vegas; Kurt Busch- Las Vegas)
new Jersey (Martin Truex Jr.- Mayetta)
New York (Regan Smith- Cato)
North Carolina (Austin Dillon- Lewisville; Dale Earnhardt Jr.- Kannapolis)
Ohio (Dave Blaney- Hartford)
Tennessee (Trevor Bayne- Knoxville)
Texas (Bobby Labonte- Corpus Christi; Terry Labonte- Corpus Christi)
Virginia (Jeff Burton- South Boston; Denny Hamlin- Chesterfield)
Washington (Greg Biffle- Vancouver; Kasey Kahne- Enumclaw)
Wisconsin (Matt Kenseth- Cambridge; Paul Menard- Eau Claire; Travis Kvapil- Janesville)

Australia (Marcus Ambrose- Launceston)
Colombia (Juan Pablo Montoya- Bogota)


The 7th Californian is Jeff Gordon. He didn't move to Indiana until he was a teenager...
 
2013-03-04 10:44:57 PM  

upndn: When they start letting deer loose on the track during a race is when this gets interesting.


Wasn't that was almost killed Christiano da Matta?

Bathurst in Australia seems to attract suicidal kangaroos every few years though.
 
2013-03-05 12:42:43 AM  
There better be a loaded AR-15 in every car...

Also no elitist "pace car" all out all the time.

And pay the drivers in gold. Not worthless fiat currencu
 
2013-03-05 12:43:54 AM  
Is it called the 'Merica 500?
 
2013-03-05 12:45:41 AM  

MFAWG: The_Sponge: beth_lida: You need a license to drive a car, but don't need one to buy a semi-automatic.


CSB:

The last time I bought a handgun (semi-auto), it was back in December.  When I made the purchase, I had to fill out the proper paperwork, provide a government-issued piece of identification, and went through a background check.  Because I have a concealed-carry permit, I received the handgun after the background check....otherwise, I would have to go through a waiting period.  (In order to receive the carry permit, I had to go through another background check, and fingerprinting.)

But by all means, keep tossing out emotional appeals regarding cars and firearms.

So you appear to be telling us that law abiding citizens have no reason to fear background checks.

Glad that's settled.


IIRC, someone posted recently about the NRA being OK with background checks in the past, even though criminals would ignore them anyway, like they ignore the current laws.  The problem is that there are people in positions of power and influence that would say "Great, now that we know where the guns are, we can take further steps to eliminate them".  Do you not agree that this will happen?

When our president was overheard to say they were "working under the radar" on the guns issue people take notice and wonder what this administration would do if unopposed.  Are any of you aware of the so-called Fast and Furious operation?  I'm sure there is a lot that the public would like to know about what really happened.  Since Holder said they were invoking executive privilege what are we supposed to think?

With every restriction that gets enacted there is someone who says "It's a step in the right direction", no matter how much a reasonable a compromise it is.   We then get a situation where neither side wants to give an inch and there are cries of "If we can just save one life"  Well, if we want to save just one life we can go harsh on drunk drivers, limit the speeds of cars to 45 mph in town, mandatory seat belt use to include proper child safety seats, and severe penalties on violators, etc.  We could keep going with restrictions in the name of safety until somebody finally says "This is America, Damnit, and I have freedom of choice.
 
2013-03-05 02:02:50 AM  

beth_lida: You need a license to drive a car, but don't need one to buy a semi-automatic.


Do not need a license to buy a car.
 
2013-03-05 03:53:40 AM  
Does this mean drivers will be allowed to conceal and carry during the race?
 
2013-03-05 05:13:00 AM  

T.rex: Yes, but what does racecar spelled backwards spell?


Well, let's see: R-A-C-W-A-Y-N-E-L-A-P-I-E-R-R-E-I-S-A-Z-O-M-B-I-E-A-R.

...whoa.
 
2013-03-05 05:39:20 AM  

beth_lida: You need a license to drive a car, but don't need one to buy a semi-automatic.


where?  I want to buy one without any permit!  sounds fun!  where can I legally do that? (seriously, they would NEVER let me have one otherwise.)

/ and you dont need a license to drive a race car.
 
2013-03-05 08:22:44 AM  

I sound fat: you dont need a license to drive a race car.


Yes you do, they are available from NASCAR they cost $50 and require no tests written or driving.
 
2013-03-05 09:05:09 AM  

I sound fat: beth_lida: You need a license to drive a car, but don't need one to buy a semi-automatic.

where?  I want to buy one without any permit!  sounds fun!  where can I legally do that? (seriously, they would NEVER let me have one otherwise.)


I don't know about your state's laws, but here in Florida, after deciding which handgun I wanted to purchase, I walked into my local gun shop, filled out a one page form, waited 5 minutes for the salesperson to call and get my background check ok'd, paid the man and picked up my new Beretta the next week.
No permit necessary.
 
2013-03-05 09:05:30 AM  

technomuse: The 7th Californian is Jeff Gordon. He didn't move to Indiana until he was a teenager...


Quick way to piss any Hoosier race fan off... Assert Jeff Gordon is a Hoosier.
 
2013-03-05 09:11:31 AM  

funk_soul_bubby: technomuse: The 7th Californian is Jeff Gordon. He didn't move to Indiana until he was a teenager...

Quick way to piss any Hoosier race fan off... Assert Jeff Gordon is a Hoosier.


www.thelin.net
I don't care much for Hoosiers, either.
 
2013-03-05 10:28:16 AM  
is that sandy hook car gonna run there?
 
2013-03-05 12:45:23 PM  
Can't have any restrictor plates for this one, because if you allow restrictor plates the next thing you know they'll take away your whole engine.
 
2013-03-05 01:58:17 PM  

GQueue: Can't have any restrictor plates for this one, because if you allow restrictor plates the next thing you know they'll take away your whole engine.


If you outlaw engines, only outlaws will have engines.
 
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