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(That's Racin)   Only a NASCAR driver would think he could get away with stealing a hauler full of race cars   (thatsracin.com) divider line 21
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2013-05-31 09:55:22 AM  
Two weeks ago: "I have never stolen even a piece of bubblegum."

Well, how the hell did the equipment get to be in a storage facility you own?

Even if this guy is in the right legally, the fact he flat out lied about it destroys any benefit of doubt i may have had for him.
 
2013-05-31 10:27:39 AM  
Is it sad that when they're writing about the different roads where the property was on that I was all like: Oh, yeah, I know where that is.
 
2013-05-31 10:38:33 AM  
The Ghost of Dick Trickle put those cars on his property as revenge.
 
2013-05-31 10:52:59 AM  
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The plot for Smokey and the Bandit 5?
 
2013-05-31 10:54:09 AM  
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"Definitely not a Jew."
 
2013-05-31 11:17:46 AM  
"Today she was the windshield & I was the bug, but when we get in FEDERAL court in a couple wks there's a boulder coming."

I bet that sounded so good in his head.
 
2013-05-31 11:30:08 AM  
Would Mark Harmon be the first suspect if a Gibbs hauler went missing?
 
2013-05-31 11:51:26 AM  
The deal is, he supplied a bunch of start up money to JJC and believes the trailers and vehices are legally owned by him.  Hence the litigation.
 
2013-05-31 01:52:54 PM  
The truck race is on Speed Channel at 5:00 if anybody is home.
 
2013-05-31 02:45:06 PM  
I remember this movie...Harry Hogg stole an engine from Russ Wheeler's team, because the engine in Cole Trickle's car had metal in the oil.

www.thefancarpet.com

Harry Hogg: No, no, he didn't slam you, he didn't bump you, he didn't nudge you... he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin'.
 
2013-05-31 02:46:59 PM  

belome: The deal is, he supplied a bunch of start up money to JJC and believes the trailers and vehices are legally owned by him.  Hence the litigation.


Ah, makes sense. This is a not uncommon way of settling debts in racing. Humpy Wheeler seized the World of Outlaws tee shirt trailer once at the Charlotte Dirt Track.
 
2013-05-31 03:08:07 PM  
Headline - Only a NASCAR driver would think he could get away with stealing a hauler full of race cars

FTFA - Harmon used to be the team manager for Cobb's Nationwide racing team.
 
2013-05-31 03:36:47 PM  

uncleacid: The truck race is on Speed Channel at 5:00 if anybody is home.


MRN Radio Stream
/you can listen to Cup qualifying right now
 
2013-05-31 04:10:22 PM  
This is as good a place to ask this question as anywhere. I was talking with some people over the weekend, and got to a discussion of electric cars. Which prompted this thought:

Assume that there is an electric car that matches, in all material respects, the performance specifications of current cars on the NASCAR circuit -- same engine performance, weight, torque, range, pit times (for battery replacement instead of gassing up), etc. The only difference is, it produces zero engine noise. All you get is a barely-audible *woosh* when it goes by at top speed.

Would you root for a team and driver that fielded such a car?

If NASCAR were to issue a rule that required all teams to use such a car, what percentage of fans would refuse to continue to support the sport?

And my own contribution to the hypothetical: are the answers to either of those questions different if, instead of no engine noise, the car made the Jetsons' car sound.
 
2013-05-31 04:32:09 PM  

Uzzah: This is as good a place to ask this question as anywhere. I was talking with some people over the weekend, and got to a discussion of electric cars. Which prompted this thought:

Assume that there is an electric car that matches, in all material respects, the performance specifications of current cars on the NASCAR circuit -- same engine performance, weight, torque, range, pit times (for battery replacement instead of gassing up), etc. The only difference is, it produces zero engine noise. All you get is a barely-audible *woosh* when it goes by at top speed.

Would you root for a team and driver that fielded such a car?

If NASCAR were to issue a rule that required all teams to use such a car, what percentage of fans would refuse to continue to support the sport?

And my own contribution to the hypothetical: are the answers to either of those questions different if, instead of no engine noise, the car made the Jetsons' car sound.


I dunno. I doubt they would go all electric, energy storage is a wicked biatch to get that range. A hybrid system like the Audi E-tron Le Mans cares would be interesting. I'd watch but I'm not the target NASCAR viewer. I love the engineering aspect more than the "Car is loud! Car is crashed" crew.

I do know that Bristol Motor Speedway would be very very angry to have to change their slogan from "Thunder Valley" to "wooosh Valley".
 
2013-05-31 04:33:13 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: I remember this movie...Harry Hogg stole an engine from Russ Wheeler's team, because the engine in Cole Trickle's car had metal in the oil.

[www.thefancarpet.com image 615x405]

Harry Hogg: No, no, he didn't slam you, he didn't bump you, he didn't nudge you... he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin'.


You missed some context though. He didn't steal it, the cars owner gave it to them, that's how Randy Quaid knew his engine was in the car. It's a very NASCAR story. They may get mad and throw punches and get pissed and cheat like hell on the track but they pull together like a family when there is trouble. I love Days of Thunder for that. The racing is ridiculously Hollywood but they actually captured the sport in the last of it's cowboy days pretty well, even though not all of that capture was pro-NASCAR.  I've always assumed that was because NASCAR was so desperate for a Hollywood treatment then that they didn't insist upon more control. No way you could get a NASCAR movie made today that had the big boss talking about putting a finger on the scale and had characters talking about cheating and suggesting that NASCAR showed favoritism.
 
2013-05-31 04:39:17 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Headline - Only a NASCAR driver would think he could get away with stealing a hauler full of race cars

FTFA - Harmon used to be the team manager for Cobb's Nationwide racing team.


He used to be a driver...
i40.tinypic.com
Not a very good one, mind you...
 
2013-05-31 04:50:47 PM  

DiRF: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Headline - Only a NASCAR driver would think he could get away with stealing a hauler full of race cars

FTFA - Harmon used to be the team manager for Cobb's Nationwide racing team.

He used to be a driver...

Not a very good one, mind you...


That's Mikey Waltrip levels of Bristol carnage there.
 
2013-05-31 05:02:39 PM  

DiRF: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Headline - Only a NASCAR driver would think he could get away with stealing a hauler full of race cars

FTFA - Harmon used to be the team manager for Cobb's Nationwide racing team.

He used to be a driver...
[i40.tinypic.com image 400x221]
Not a very good one, mind you...


He still is a driver too, but he's never been a very good one at anything on the national level.  Twenty years ago, he was quite good on the half mile touring circuits.  He's simply that guy that maxed out at the double-A level.

Well, he was a driver.  Those felony convictions and probable incarceration are going to wind that up pretty quickly.

Despite his claims of pending court success, he probably took the stuff because thus far things haven't gone his way in the courtroom.
 
2013-06-01 08:28:22 AM  

Uzzah: This is as good a place to ask this question as anywhere. I was talking with some people over the weekend, and got to a discussion of electric cars. Which prompted this thought:

Assume that there is an electric car that matches, in all material respects, the performance specifications of current cars on the NASCAR circuit -- same engine performance, weight, torque, range, pit times (for battery replacement instead of gassing up), etc. The only difference is, it produces zero engine noise. All you get is a barely-audible *woosh* when it goes by at top speed.

Would you root for a team and driver that fielded such a car?

If NASCAR were to issue a rule that required all teams to use such a car, what percentage of fans would refuse to continue to support the sport?

And my own contribution to the hypothetical: are the answers to either of those questions different if, instead of no engine noise, the car made the Jetsons' car sound.


Well, it's not from the NASCAR perspective, but your question is very close to being answered. Next year we will see the premiere of Formula E. It'll be run like F1, but for the first season they will all run the same basic car design. After the series is established, they will presumably allow the innovation that would make such a thing worth watching, assuming it gets the requisite attention from fans and manufacturers. The first season should be hilariously retarded, what with the rule where they have to hop out of the cars and do a 100m dash when the juice runs out, rather than try a hot swap of the batteries.

We'll see if it catches on, and if the engine noise is as big a factor of fandom as some claim or not.

Personally, I think for the majority of people, the sound is an association with what's cool when they're young. Whatever noise a thing makes, it'll be beloved by kids who put posters up on the wall. FFS, you look at old vids of NASCAR Busch series races when they ran V6s that sounded like a swarm of bees, and there are people reminiscing about those!

Sound can contribute to the acceptance of a motorsport division, but if the cars look cool and do entertaining things on track, young people will come to love it.
 
2013-06-01 05:46:12 PM  

Digitalstrange: Sin_City_Superhero: I remember this movie...Harry Hogg stole an engine from Russ Wheeler's team, because the engine in Cole Trickle's car had metal in the oil.

[www.thefancarpet.com image 615x405]

Harry Hogg: No, no, he didn't slam you, he didn't bump you, he didn't nudge you... he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin'.

You missed some context though. He didn't steal it, the cars owner gave it to them, that's how Randy Quaid knew his engine was in the car. It's a very NASCAR story. They may get mad and throw punches and get pissed and cheat like hell on the track but they pull together like a family when there is trouble. I love Days of Thunder for that. The racing is ridiculously Hollywood but they actually captured the sport in the last of it's cowboy days pretty well, even though not all of that capture was pro-NASCAR.  I've always assumed that was because NASCAR was so desperate for a Hollywood treatment then that they didn't insist upon more control. No way you could get a NASCAR movie made today that had the big boss talking about putting a finger on the scale and had characters talking about cheating and suggesting that NASCAR showed favoritism.


The racing was stupidly Hollywood, until Stewart's 2011 race in Homestead. If you made a movie out of the race Hollywood would tell you it wasn't believable. Hell, even Pixar couldn't have sold that race in a kids movie!
 
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