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Nascar Sprint Cup Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Int. Raceway, Saturday, April 27 on FOX 7:30 PM ET
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Posted on 04/24/2013 6:18:31 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit

Saturday night race! Nationwide race is on ESPNEWS.


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KEYWORDS: nascar; richmond; toyota; toyotaowners400; va2013; virginia
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Welcome to the 2013
Nascar at FR race thread!

This week’s Sprint Cup race is the

Toyota Owners 400

April 27 at 7:30 PM ET on FOX

at the

Richmond International Raceway

Richmond International Raceway Website

Qualifying: April 26, 5:30 PM ET on SpeedTV



Click for Nascar race & news threads at FR



Congratulations to the STP 400 winner:Matt Kenseth!

Congratulations to the SFP 250 winner: Matt Crafton!


Broadcast Schedule
MRN
PRN
Speed


FRFL’ers: Deadline to select drivers for this week is:
April 26 at 5:00 AM EDT (2:00 AM PDT)


Jayski site for race prep info

Remember, you can join anytime! Let us know if you are interested.



Nationwide and Camping World Schedule

Series Race Track Qualifying Time
Channel
Race Time
Channel
Nationwide
ToyotaCare 250
Richmond Intl
Raceway
April 26
4:00 PM ET
ESPN2
April 26
7:30 PM ET
ESPNEWS
Camping World
No Race this week



May God Bless our Troops, their families, and our Nation
The FR Canteen


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1 posted on 04/24/2013 6:18:31 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: 21stCenturion; 4kids dad; Abigail Adams; advertising guy; al baby; al_c; Alaska Wolf; ...
Saturday night race!

Ouch for Kenseth, and maybe a bit excessive...

Thanks for the heads up nascarnation

2 posted on 04/24/2013 6:20:26 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Totally out of control over at Nutscar.
Kenseth wuz robbed.
This new car doesn’t run right.
Boring races so far.
Why doesn’t France notice all the empty seats?


3 posted on 04/24/2013 6:46:25 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: GRRRRR
Kenseth robbed, and Penske too.

In all the countless cheating episodes by the 48, did Jimmuh ever lose a single driver point? I don't think so.

Must be that what Bwian thinks would be good for NASCAR would be to have the admitted felon's teams win another 4 or 5 cups in a row.

4 posted on 04/24/2013 6:53:42 PM PDT by Notary Sojac ('Institutions will try to preserve the problems to which they are a solution.' - Clay Shirky)
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To: GRRRRR

He’s gonna go down as the ‘Obama’ of Nascar.. sad.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 6:54:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s a very severe penalty but the Toyota guy claiming they “don’t have the resources to weight all the parts” is absolute bullsh!t.

All that stuff gets weighed and balanced down to a tenth of a gram.


6 posted on 04/24/2013 7:03:10 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Geez, that is a big ouch and I say way too excessive.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 7:08:06 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Keep this Concord boy on your ping list. I may be back but must run to Cinci early tomorrow.

Kenseth got whacked for the connecting rods.

This race will be a crap shoot once again.

Good luck NASCAR FReepers!

RichmondRocker


8 posted on 04/24/2013 7:15:44 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Dang! They sure brought the hammer down on Kenseth and Gibbs’ head. Yikes!!!


9 posted on 04/24/2013 8:13:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: eyedigress

10 posted on 04/24/2013 8:16:45 PM PDT by DarthDilbert
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Thanks for the thread. 2 grams light and 60 points? Holy cow.


11 posted on 04/25/2013 8:15:09 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: Notary Sojac

Actually, Johnson has been fined driver’s points a few times. Most recently 25 points last year. That was overturned on appeal, and Kenseth, et al, will have the same opportunity to appeal.


12 posted on 04/26/2013 3:26:55 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: DarthDilbert

Toyota would make my life complete if they called a press conference to announce they are sitting out the next 6 races of all their teams in support of Matt Kenseth and his crew chief...


13 posted on 04/26/2013 4:33:26 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender

Watching the Nationwide race.
Lots of shots of Danica and Stenhouse sitting together in the stands watching.


14 posted on 04/26/2013 5:21:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

are they Tweeting each other?


15 posted on 04/26/2013 5:34:00 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender

They showed a tweet from Jeff Gordon telling Stenica that Jeff would provide a bottle of wine for their romantic evening at the track.


16 posted on 04/26/2013 5:39:43 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

The Bradster passes Busch and takes the win!


17 posted on 04/26/2013 7:06:18 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

The weekly garden thread was posted this afternoon and is up to 130 replies already. I remember when the NASCAR threads did that...


18 posted on 04/26/2013 10:06:02 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender
I remember when the NASCAR threads did that...

I've only been on FR since 2007, but I'll take a guess that the NASCAR threads "did that" back when the Cup wasn't a spec series, still raced at the Rock and North Wilkesboro, and a single car team occasionally won a race??

19 posted on 04/27/2013 9:53:58 AM PDT by Notary Sojac ('Institutions will try to preserve the problems to which they are a solution.' - Clay Shirky)
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To: tubebender

I’d post more on the NASCAR thread but I’m too busy working in my garden. :)


20 posted on 04/27/2013 10:27:51 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: happydogx2

I just got back from the garden center...


21 posted on 04/27/2013 10:55:40 AM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender

I’m just going. I’ll send ya pictures of the new deck when I have a chance.

No nap today. Mrs. Happydog will affirm that my tail wags a lot more when I have a nap. I feel like Matt Kenseth post inspection.


22 posted on 04/27/2013 11:34:22 AM PDT by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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To: NormsRevenge

I see on TV they have covered more seats with ad banners. On backstretch. I think Richmond is down to about 91,000 seats. Used to hold 112,000. And sell out!

I am a perfect example of what is happening to attendance. I will stay home and watch on DVR on HD 52 inch screen tonight. I will probably go to the fall race. Did last year. I enjoy it, but it is a lot of trouble.


23 posted on 04/27/2013 12:41:07 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: tubebender

The weekly garden thread was posted this afternoon and is up to 130 replies already. I remember when the NASCAR threads did that...

You remember that far back? wow.

Started posting ‘em in 2001 and folks couldn’t stop knockin’ each other over the head the first few years, then most got concussions and moved on.. or .. We were a different place then.. or sumthin’.

I do a lot more weed pulling than I do nascar viewing these dayz. I’m skipping planting a garden this year, global varming yaknow. ;-]


24 posted on 04/27/2013 4:37:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: 21stCenturion; 4kids dad; Abigail Adams; advertising guy; al baby; al_c; Alaska Wolf; ...

Race is on.


25 posted on 04/27/2013 4:42:00 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: tubebender

It is spring fever. All of my neighbors have staggered their lawn mowing today. So all day the neighborhood has been abuzz. I spent the afternoon napping and reading how to build a deck.


26 posted on 04/27/2013 4:43:40 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

In. Sure hope somebody can do something with Kenseth tonight.


27 posted on 04/27/2013 4:44:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Should have guessed. He is wound up from the last win and the penalty.


28 posted on 04/27/2013 4:45:10 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Checking in...at work...not sure how much I can watch.

Dang these Saturday night races...

29 posted on 04/27/2013 4:46:58 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

69 degrees. Don’t get no better.


30 posted on 04/27/2013 4:50:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: tubebender

MC just got back home. Went fishing at Gross Reservoir near my house. Only caught a skunk. The bad weather over the last few weeks froze over a good bit of the surface and the fishing seems way off. It is usually good for rainbow, brown and lake trout.


31 posted on 04/27/2013 4:50:40 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

THX


32 posted on 04/27/2013 4:51:51 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

74 here. Earlier this week, nearly a half foot of snow... oh, spring has arrived (except a nagging small forecast of snow early in the week, crossing my fingers).


33 posted on 04/27/2013 5:04:25 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Too busy at work to pay attention....sigh... I love the short tracks and night races.

Just came back from caution....Kozlawski hit wall??? Bowyer leading I think.

34 posted on 04/27/2013 6:09:06 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6
For some strange reason Richmond always reminds me of the small track I grew up near.

Heidelberg Raceway was an American auto racing track which was built in Scott Township, Allegheny County, approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) southwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It held weekly races and numerous special events between 1948 and 1973.

It held four NASCAR Strictly Stock/Grand National (now Sprint Cup Series) and one NASCAR Convertible Division race between the 1940s and 1960s. In 1960, Heidelberg became the first track to fall off NASCAR's tour. The land is now occupied by a shopping center called Raceway Plaza.

The track was down the valley but in distant sight from my bedroom. In the summer I fell asleep listening to the sound of the cars.

Originally a dirt track. You couldn't pass by when a race was underway with out getting a nose full of dirt.

Heidelberg held the seventh event in the first season of NASCAR's Strictly Stock series (now Sprint Cup Series). Lee Petty, father of NASCAR's winningest driver Richard Petty, won his first NASCAR race at the track.

Petty beat local driver Dick Linder by five laps.

Sara Christian finished fifth in that first race, and that was the highest finish by a woman driver in the top level of the NASCAR racing until March 5, 2011, when Danica Patrick finished 4th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

At the track's final NASCAR race in 1960, Lee Petty won with his son Richard Petty finishing second. There would no father-son 1-2 finish until Bobby Allison beat Davey Allison at the 1988 Daytona 500.

Much of the above from wikipedia. I remember the Linders, Mihalic and Herb Scott. The Wrights (track co-founders) were friends of my family and had a cottage near my family's cottage at Conneaut Lake.

I remember the Petty win in 1960 but for the life of me I can't recall Sara Christian who finished fifth in that first race, (1949?) and that was the highest finish by a woman driver in the top level of the NASCAR racing until March 5, 2011, when Danica Patrick finished 4th in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

35 posted on 04/27/2013 6:34:57 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

It got up to 60 here today.


36 posted on 04/27/2013 6:35:18 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for 0bama, someone else did that!)
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To: prisoner6

Lap 247: Newman then gave Kahne a nudge from behind, showing his displeasure.

Lap 245: Kahne, Newman, Logano got into a real tight three-wide. Logano gave way.

Lap 243:Keselowski back in the top 10.

Lap 241: More than halfway through, still looking for someone to lead other than Kenseth/Bowyer.

Lap 240: Nice battle for second between Busch brothers.

Lap 239: Green Flag: Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Johnson, Bowyer.

Lap 235: Kenseth overtakes lead after pit stop.

Lap 234: David Ragan is going to be the beneficiary here.

Lap 233: Caution Flag: Biffle spins out onto infield.


37 posted on 04/27/2013 6:42:28 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: MtnClimber

Did you see, hint of snow forecast for Wednesday?


38 posted on 04/27/2013 6:43:29 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: prisoner6

Kyle Busch has taken the lead.


39 posted on 04/27/2013 6:44:10 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Busch Bros. 1-2? Could happen. Probably not.


40 posted on 04/27/2013 6:50:04 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6

all these dang stinking penalties.. geez louise.. this is disgusting and really clobbering my fantasy life, uhh racing fantasy life, uhh..


41 posted on 04/27/2013 7:15:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To Cone or not to cone.. must have two t’ars across some silly box.. gees cheap crap.. what pucky.. nascar, grow up.


42 posted on 04/27/2013 7:17:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Shrub gets unscrubbed after further review, now in 6th..


43 posted on 04/27/2013 7:18:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: prisoner6

I think I could watch more of the race if I worked...


44 posted on 04/27/2013 7:20:49 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: NormsRevenge

penalties...PITA. Old NASCAR drivers are not amused.


45 posted on 04/27/2013 7:21:37 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeeee Hawwww


46 posted on 04/27/2013 7:21:47 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: tubebender

bummer for kyle. I just want to point out I am running Juan Pablo this week...


47 posted on 04/27/2013 7:23:50 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit
Lap by Lap
48 posted on 04/27/2013 7:24:49 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Smoke screwed the pooch again!


49 posted on 04/27/2013 7:28:05 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: tubebender

Or not!!!


50 posted on 04/27/2013 7:28:38 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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