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(The Drive)   It's the 7th & final race in the NASCAR Pro Invitational Series on iRacing and they're throwin' it back to North Wilkesboro. Jeff Gordon is bringing the Rainbow Warrior and the kids get no practice before the flag. 3 PM ET on Fox, FS1, & iRacing   (thedrive.com) divider line
    More: Live, Dale Earnhardt, Formula One, Tony Stewart, Race, Wilkes County, North Carolina, fan-favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr., full-race duel, plenty of sim racing  
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2020-05-09 3:40:56 PM  

FiendishFellow05: I gotta say, this is a really cool race. As someone who started really watching NASCAR around ~2001, after the track was off the schedule, it's fun to see a real - if virtual - race at North Wilkesboro.

Also, thank you to the kind person who gifted me TotalFark - I'll try to make good use of it.

And Custer puts his custard through a spin cycle. Whoops!


Welcome to NASFARK. Here's your complimentary #48 voodoo doll.

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/one of the last ones I'll ever give
 
2020-05-09 3:41:54 PM  
The power of Wrecky Spinhouse compelled him!!!

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2020-05-09 3:42:57 PM  

Mztlplx: FiendishFellow05: I gotta say, this is a really cool race. As someone who started really watching NASCAR around ~2001, after the track was off the schedule, it's fun to see a real - if virtual - race at North Wilkesboro.

Also, thank you to the kind person who gifted me TotalFark - I'll try to make good use of it.

And Custer puts his custard through a spin cycle. Whoops!

Welcome to NASFARK. Here's your complimentary #48 voodoo doll.

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/one of the last ones I'll ever give


I'm not really a new person to these threads, but thank you. I'll, uh, just put the voodoo doll somewhere safe.

/No, I'm not a JJ fan,
//I AM a Keselowski fan.
///*ducks*
 
2020-05-09 3:43:43 PM  
22, 18, 11, somebody else...who should be the new voodoo doll next year?
 
2020-05-09 3:44:31 PM  

RankStranger: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: bluorangefyre: Evernham had notes?

Remember when he was a respected, popular owner, but then started f*cking Erin Crocker, and that was the end of everything for him?

Really don't think it was the end of everything for him remotely. It did her racing career no favors.


The whole Erin Crocker thing led to Evernham Racing being bought out, and then merged into Richard Petty Motorsports. And that was it for him in any capacity in racing other than as an analyst on and off for a few years.
 
2020-05-09 3:45:05 PM  

Mztlplx: 22, 18, 11, somebody else...who should be the new voodoo doll next year?


If Horsie goes to the 48, we won't need to change a thing other than dropping the 2.

DW!!!!!
 
2020-05-09 3:46:35 PM  
I want to see someone shoot the gap in the wall on the inside and go do donuts in the infield.
 
2020-05-09 3:47:18 PM  
My eldest already has June 2 on their phone calendar for this update in iRacing. They really did it well.
 
2020-05-09 3:48:12 PM  

FiendishFellow05: Mztlplx: FiendishFellow05: I gotta say, this is a really cool race. As someone who started really watching NASCAR around ~2001, after the track was off the schedule, it's fun to see a real - if virtual - race at North Wilkesboro.

Also, thank you to the kind person who gifted me TotalFark - I'll try to make good use of it.

And Custer puts his custard through a spin cycle. Whoops!

Welcome to NASFARK. Here's your complimentary #48 voodoo doll.

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/one of the last ones I'll ever give

I'm not really a new person to these threads, but thank you. I'll, uh, just put the voodoo doll somewhere safe.

/No, I'm not a JJ fan,
//I AM a Keselowski fan.
///*ducks*


It's all right, son. We accept all types here. Even Indycar fans. :)

::assumes lotus position::
 
2020-05-09 3:48:40 PM  
Other funny thing about the ads at the track: When the track closed, Lowe's was just a regional chain based right there in Wilkesboro.
 
2020-05-09 3:48:40 PM  
And yay, the proper 18 is in front of that other 18
 
2020-05-09 3:48:41 PM  
Start And Parker Kligerman wrecks
 
2020-05-09 3:49:24 PM  
Crasherman

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2020-05-09 3:49:32 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Start And Parker Kligerman wrecks


But Parker Kligerman can't lose....
 
2020-05-09 3:50:08 PM  
The 18 is too damn high.  Firing up the wave motion engine and targeting.

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2020-05-09 3:51:27 PM  
Of course they have to warn us not to go to the track.  But yes, pave it somebody!  Reinforce the flagstand!
 
2020-05-09 3:52:00 PM  

Warmachine999: The 18 is too damn high.  Firing up the wave motion engine and targeting.

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You're taking out Labonte?
 
2020-05-09 3:52:37 PM  
Mediocre 'Un
 
2020-05-09 3:52:46 PM  

bluorangefyre: Of course they have to warn us not to go to the track.  But yes, pave it somebody!  Reinforce the flagstand!


Oh no. I've seen pictures of the current state of this track. It's no longer salvagable, you'd have to bulldoze it all and start over.
 
2020-05-09 3:52:52 PM  
iBiggun
 
2020-05-09 3:53:12 PM  
Gordon laughs about his skill at missing wrecks, but that's something he was always good at.
 
2020-05-09 3:53:49 PM  
A Big One at North Wilkesboro?

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2020-05-09 3:53:59 PM  
Clint and Jeff have been so much fun together since Jeff got behind the iWheel
 
2020-05-09 3:54:15 PM  

bluorangefyre: Warmachine999: The 18 is too damn high.  Firing up the wave motion engine and targeting.

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You're taking out Labonte?


Whoops.  Old targeting data.  Saw the number 18 and thought it was Schrub.  My bad.
 
2020-05-09 3:54:49 PM  

Mztlplx: bluorangefyre: Of course they have to warn us not to go to the track.  But yes, pave it somebody!  Reinforce the flagstand!

Oh no. I've seen pictures of the current state of this track. It's no longer salvagable, you'd have to bulldoze it all and start over.


Eh, it's a track. You may have to replace the grandstands and the press boxes, but the track itself would need repaving at most.
 
2020-05-09 3:55:11 PM  

Warmachine999: bluorangefyre: Warmachine999: The 18 is too damn high.  Firing up the wave motion engine and targeting.

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You're taking out Labonte?

Whoops.  Old targeting data.  Saw the number 18 and thought it was Schrub.  My bad.


Psst...theyre both 18. Target the candy
 
2020-05-09 3:56:00 PM  
"Work ya hands, not ya mouth!"

HA!
 
2020-05-09 3:57:35 PM  

technomuse: Warmachine999: bluorangefyre: Warmachine999: The 18 is too damn high.  Firing up the wave motion engine and targeting.

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You're taking out Labonte?

Whoops.  Old targeting data.  Saw the number 18 and thought it was Schrub.  My bad.

Psst...theyre both 18. Target the candy


Ok then.  Its time to let old painless out of the bag.

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2020-05-09 3:58:39 PM  
FWIW, Harvick tested at the real track at one point around 2004 and loved it. Seems to be helping him now.
 
2020-05-09 3:59:42 PM  

bluorangefyre: Of course they have to warn us not to go to the track.  But yes, pave it somebody!  Reinforce the flagstand!


Don't laugh, the groundskeeper there will come after you with a shotgun.   Nice guy though.
 
2020-05-09 3:59:45 PM  
"Larry, you studying your McNuggets?"

What the hell, Bowyer? LOL...
 
2020-05-09 4:02:49 PM  

FiendishFellow05: "Larry, you studying your McNuggets?"

What the hell, Bowyer? LOL...


It's actually a tips and past races segment Larry does on the broadcasts now that he isn't in the booth talking about when to pit and when the last caution was in past races
 
2020-05-09 4:02:55 PM  
Well, you all enjoy.  I have 2 cars to change the oil and rotate tires on, so I'll be out for the rest of the race.  Bring on the non injuring clown shoes!!!
 
2020-05-09 4:03:44 PM  

hotrod2001: bluorangefyre: Of course they have to warn us not to go to the track.  But yes, pave it somebody!  Reinforce the flagstand!

Don't laugh, the groundskeeper there will come after you with a shotgun.   Nice guy though.


The best part about driving by that track for years after it closed, was still seeing the Winston Cup sign out on 421.
 
2020-05-09 4:04:24 PM  

FiendishFellow05: "Work ya hands, not ya mouth!"

HA!


And Bowyer's mic was flipped up.
 
2020-05-09 4:06:42 PM  
Damn, Bobby Allison got old.  I didn't think that was possible since he's looked old since 1988.
 
2020-05-09 4:06:46 PM  
it's too bad nobody has been able to make it work financially to bring North Wilkesboro back as a racing facility.  it's a neat little track, and nice to see what a modern Cup race would look like there virtually.

pretty neat what they had to do to prepare the track to have it scanned and put into the game

Dirty Mo Media Original: Bringing Back Wilkesboro
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2020-05-09 4:07:59 PM  
*bumps idol up to 50%*
*Targets #11*
 
2020-05-09 4:09:58 PM  
Someone give Taylor the remote
 
2020-05-09 4:11:55 PM  
You targeted the wrong #18!!!

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2020-05-09 4:13:42 PM  
If you look hard there in Evernham's garage you can find Erin Crocker's career...
 
2020-05-09 4:14:12 PM  
"Collateral damage," makes me wonder what Mike Joy's Fark handle is.
 
2020-05-09 4:15:01 PM  
iBig iUn iAgain
 
2020-05-09 4:16:54 PM  
Clint proves three-wide at North Wilkesboro does not work

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2020-05-09 4:19:30 PM  
Ew, it's snowing here again!
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2020-05-09 4:21:56 PM  
Final laps. Will this end clean or crazy?
 
2020-05-09 4:23:10 PM  
Good stay iGreen
 
2020-05-09 4:23:52 PM  
*Bumps idol up to normal operating power*
 
2020-05-09 4:24:06 PM  
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2020-05-09 4:25:02 PM  
So I thought this was later when I saw Saturday so only been watching since 40ish laps to go, have they not been talking to clint and jeff as much as they did with Talladega? (Couldn't watch last week so no idea)
 
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