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Nascar Sprint Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, Sep 15 on ESPN 2:00 PM ET
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Posted on 09/11/2013 6:46:00 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit



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This week’s Sprint Cup race is the

Geico 400

September 15 at 2:00 PM ET on ESPN

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1 posted on 09/11/2013 6:46:00 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: 21stCenturion; 4kids dad; Abigail Adams; advertising guy; al baby; al_c; Alaska Wolf; ...
Wow, what a week, racing fans! Did anyone get to see or participate in the 2 million bikers event? That would be something to experience.

Racing News:

Gordon: "Anger to ... Another Level''

NASCAR alerted to another issue at Richmond

Newman will race for RCR in 2014

Our chasers:

Driver Points Change
Matt Kenseth
2015
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Jimmie Johnson
2012
-
Kyle Busch
2012
-
Kevin Harvick
2006
-
Carl Edwards
2006
-
Joey Logano*
2003
-
Greg Biffle
2003
-
Clint Bowyer
2000
-
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
2000
-
Kurt Busch
2000
-
Kasey Kahne
2000
-
Ryan Newman
2000
-

* Activities with pits and passes and Joey Logano is under review, so this might change.

I will try to put together a list of races everyone is going to go to tonight or tomorrow (want to lay 6 more tile tonight, getting oh so close to finished on my project).

2 posted on 09/11/2013 6:50:03 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Boogity Boogity


3 posted on 09/11/2013 6:50:37 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

NASCAR has to look into the possible Penske fix. And yes, this may jumble things up quick. They have to resolve this before the next race starts.


4 posted on 09/11/2013 6:53:53 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Dodge is coming back to NASCAR with the Charger next year or so I hear.


5 posted on 09/11/2013 6:55:15 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: ican'tbelieveit
So NASCAR finally has its own Black Sox scandal.

Point shaving, taking dives, and dropping fly balls all wrapped into one.

-PJ

6 posted on 09/11/2013 7:23:35 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: TheRhinelander

What teams are looking at Dodge?


7 posted on 09/11/2013 7:36:28 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Shades of Smokey Yunick


8 posted on 09/11/2013 7:50:53 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

NASCAR’s as fake as pro wrestling. I’m doing something worth doing besides sitting in front of a TV watching a bunch of cheaters. When they get caught, why are they still allowed to race?


9 posted on 09/11/2013 8:05:51 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: umgud

The rumor is Childress is going to Dodge, and Furniture Row is going with him. I don’t know if Childress has signed a new contract with Chevy yet, most of the stories about this are a few months old. Anyway, the Gen 6 Dodge is a good looking car.


10 posted on 09/11/2013 8:59:18 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Yogafist

Thanks


11 posted on 09/11/2013 9:15:57 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: ican'tbelieveit; vox_freedom

Thanks for the ping and thread. Great work.

Yeah, the situation w/Logano & Gilliland is fluid. They’d have to do something today re: penalties if they’re a gonna do it. This mess is really starting to stink. Maybe its just the smell of rotten egg on Nascar’s face. Gordon really should be seething now.

Race attendance for next year - 95% probable for wife and I to hit the Sonoma race.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 4:54:20 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: umgud
They'll just fine the Penske team, but Logano will still be in the Chase. This is totally unlike what happened with Michael Waltrip Racing, where there was an obvious team order to cause a spinout (which is very dangerous given Richmond International Raceway is only 0.75 miles around for one lap) to affect the outcome of the race.
13 posted on 09/12/2013 5:00:05 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: RayChuang88

The penalties against MWR had nothing to do with the spinout, it had to do with the pitting on green to change the race order so Truex would make the chase. Insufficient evidence on the spin to penalize it.


14 posted on 09/12/2013 5:23:28 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: happydogx2
>>...95% probable for wife and I to hit the Sonoma race.

The Bristol night race is on/in my bucket list.

15 posted on 09/12/2013 6:35:08 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.http://img849.imageshack.us/)
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To: umgud

Not sure yet, I haven’t looked that far into it.


16 posted on 09/12/2013 6:50:28 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: ican'tbelieveit

NAPA Reviewing Sponsorship with Michael Waltrip Racing:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2013/09/11/napa-michael-waltrip-racing-martin-truex-jr-chase-nascar/2798025/


17 posted on 09/12/2013 8:21:53 AM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: vox_freedom; tubebender

Bristol is on our bucket list also.

We are due to attend a race East of the Missouri - have done New Hampshire - but we were just in New York a couple of weeks ago. It’s tough to plan with my wife’s schedule but we should have more flexibility (famous last words) next year. We enjoyed Sonoma last year. It’s an easy two day drive for us plus we get to steal veggies from one of Eureka’s famous gardens on our way back. Plus, my wife gets to go shopping...


18 posted on 09/12/2013 12:28:45 PM 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
It’s an easy two day drive for us plus we get to steal veggies from ...

Excellent plan!

19 posted on 09/12/2013 6:43:43 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.http://img849.imageshack.us/)
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To: Abigail Adams
Aarons and Five Hour Energy also released statements that they are reviewing their relationship with MWR. There seems to be an internet campaign under way in an attempt to intimidate the MWR sponsors into dropping out. A lot of the comments on the various web pages have been downright awful.
20 posted on 09/13/2013 4:28:26 AM PDT by 07Jack
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To: 07Jack

Some interesting comments by Junior and Johnson:

http://www.sbnation.com/nascar/2013/9/13/4726336/2013-nascar-chicago-chase-for-the-cup-2013-penalties-richmond-clint-bowyer-jeff-gordon


21 posted on 09/13/2013 8:33:37 AM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: tubebender

How is your SIL in Golden with all the flooding? A few miles from my house Coal Creek washed away highway 72 in Coal Creek Canyon so I don’t have a direct drive out anymore. It is now a long drive to get to Golden Gate Canyon to get down to Golden.


22 posted on 09/13/2013 8:58:36 AM PDT by MtnClimber (0-Bomb-a-Nation. Resist we much!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Gordon in Chase as 13th Chaser


23 posted on 09/13/2013 1:02:30 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

Front Row and Penske on double secret probation


24 posted on 09/13/2013 1:03:41 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2013/09/13/jeff-gordon-chase-drivers-13-drivers-joey-logano-richmond.html


25 posted on 09/13/2013 1:24:26 PM PDT by Roccus
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http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2013/09/13/nascar-official-release-jeff-gordon-chase-for-the-sprint-cup-richmond.html

NASCAR Statement:

Helton and France announce that Jeff Gordon will be joining the Chase as the 13th driver

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 13, 2013) – Following a comprehensive review of all
available audio and video communications from last Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup
Series race at Richmond International Raceway, along with interviews with team personnel,
NASCAR announced Friday the following decision:

· Both the Front Row Motorsports and Penske Racing organizations have been placed
on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31 for violating Section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing).

· A 13th car – the No. 24 – would be added to this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.

“Based on all of our findings this week, we determined both Front Row Motorsports and Penske
Racing organizations would be placed on probation for the remainder of this season,”
said Brian France, NASCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Additionally, based
upon the totality of our findings, to be fair and equitable we decided that adding a 13th
car to this year’s Chase is the appropriate action.

“Beginning with our decision Monday, which resulted in an unprecedented team penalty, and
continuing with further examination of actions involving two other race teams, it is clear
to us that attempts to manipulate the results impacted the Chase field.

“The integrity of our sport remains the cornerstone of NASCAR, and our actions this week speak to our commitment to ensure a level playing field for all competitors.”

Additionally, NASCAR will conduct a mandatory meeting with drivers, owners, crew chiefs and other team personnel tomorrow to address this issue moving forward.


26 posted on 09/13/2013 2:26:08 PM PDT by deport
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To: Roccus

that makes me very happy. i would like to see truex in race, too; he didn’t misbehave, just those around him. too bad, he worked pretty hard this year to have it end that way


27 posted on 09/13/2013 2:31:45 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I realize Bowyer spinning out was more dangerous, but I see it as no different than the Penske issue. They were trying to affect the chase outcome. Logano and Guilliland shoud have lost points too.


28 posted on 09/13/2013 3:22:56 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: deport

Well, thank goodness for that! Glad Gordon is in.


29 posted on 09/13/2013 3:42:17 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: Roccus; All; happydogx2

I had the scoop on this story early on but my neighbor wouldn’t let me stand in his garden to get a good signal for my Bag Phone to post it


30 posted on 09/13/2013 3:48:37 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: Roccus; All
Yes!!!
B T T T ! ! ! ©

31 posted on 09/13/2013 4:57:47 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.http://img849.imageshack.us/)
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To: tubebender

15 Q-points and I didn’t try to drive across a raging river that washed away the highway. How many times does that happen on Friday the 13th?


32 posted on 09/13/2013 5:06:53 PM PDT by MtnClimber (0-Bomb-a-Nation. Resist we much!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
The spinout had everything to do with it. It's like getting Al Capone for tax evasion because you couldn't get him for murder.

In rebuttal to what some have posted on other threads, it's not like spiking the football to get another down, or throwing the ball out of bounds to stop the clock.

Most leagues have in their bylaws the requirement that organizations field competitive teams, meaning that they have to meet a minimum capability to play, and they have to play to win.

Slowing down and giving up position, points, and prize money is not playing to win. And it's not the same thing as a team that secured a playoff berth fielding their second-string to rest their starters.

And it's not the same thing as a team with a big lead slowing down and not scoring anymore. At least their not simply dropping the ball and letting the opponent take undue opportunities.

You don't see teams running the ball into the other team's goal. You don't see pitchers lobbing easy pitches so that a friend can break a hitting record.

And you shouldn't see drivers slowing down to let a friend pass for points, or fake slowing down by taking an unnecessary pit stop.

-PJ

33 posted on 09/13/2013 5:14:23 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: tubebender

Well, well, well. Haven’t followed the news today. Your ping was what informed me about Gordon being in the chase.

Ah-hem. That rockie mountain feller got 15 more Q points then you did. You gonna let him get away with that??


34 posted on 09/13/2013 5:33:46 PM 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: tubebender
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35 posted on 09/13/2013 5:59:04 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.http://img849.imageshack.us/)
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To: vox_freedom

I have one of those giant Dill Pickles in a plastic bag of juice in the fridge and eat a couple slices a day. I used to pick them out of a big wooden barrel in the deli but I degrease...


36 posted on 09/13/2013 6:48:31 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: Political Junkie Too

The spin out had everything to do with the events, but nascar ruled they had insufficient evidence to rule on that, rather ruling on the pitting incident.


37 posted on 09/13/2013 8:10:57 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: MtnClimber

Are you on the right side of the flooding? We are high, but it is surrounding us. We snuck out I25 today to Breckenridge. I have a few pics of the st vrain under I25 and east of us before platteville. They are saying schools will be closed until next Thursday, at least.


38 posted on 09/13/2013 8:15:50 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: tubebender
Okra
Plant
Okra, known in many English-speaking countries as lady's fingers, bhindi or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods.

39 posted on 09/13/2013 8:56:14 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.http://img849.imageshack.us/)
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To: vox_freedom

They are delicious well seasoned and throughly dehydrated Vox but what is a nice young boy like you doing over here in the dirty section of FR?


40 posted on 09/13/2013 9:07:55 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

We are at 8500 ft elevation at the top of Coal Creek Canyon between Golden and Boulder in Colorado. We are on the west side of the North Ridge of Mt Thorodin off Co Hwy 72.

Hwy 72 is severed by the stream about 3 miles east. I got stopped before driving off the wash out Thursday at about 5:15 a.m. by someone flashing lights that said I would drive off into the torrent if I did not turn around.

I turned around and drove west to Peak to Peak highway and south to Golden Gate Canyon Road, the next canyon to the south. There was much rock fall to watch out for.

I drove back from Co Spgs early and had more rock fall in Golden Gate Canyon Road, but made it home despite radio reporting the west hwy 72 back home was closed.

Lots more rain last night. Our postal carrier said Golden Gate Canyon Road closed for landslides and rock slides last night. She had to drive 220 miles for the postal route to get here today.

An underground water wash erupted in our side yard out of the ground. It just erupted and is like a stream on our side yard. Not a small stream, but a rushing torrent yesterday and today. Must be coming from water trapped by rock formations and directed here from higher on the mountain that is about 2,000 higher.


41 posted on 09/13/2013 9:13:47 PM PDT by MtnClimber (0-Bomb-a-Nation. Resist we much!)
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To: MtnClimber

Isn’t this just crazy? The poor Boulder Sheriff put it so aptly in his first shell shocked media update: We could handle this if it was one drainage basin, but every single one of them is affected; no road in, we can’t go up the canyons against walls of water rushing back out against us.


42 posted on 09/14/2013 5:02:48 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit; MtnClimber

Well, even with so much water it sounds like a good time to stay thirsty my friends.


43 posted on 09/14/2013 7:20:46 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 came back from Colorado Springs early on Thursday to beat a prediction of heavy rain that night. I made it back through Golden Gate Canyon, but the heavy rain just later caused rock slides that blocked the road in many places. Am going to try to make it out through Clear Creek Canyon later today.


44 posted on 09/14/2013 8:00:06 AM PDT by MtnClimber (0-Bomb-a-Nation. Resist we much!)
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To: happydogx2

Phish Photos Please...


45 posted on 09/14/2013 12:25:59 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

That reminds me, I need to rehydrate this evening. Pulled up a whole lotta productive tomato plants today.
Wait! — is this the gardening thread?


46 posted on 09/14/2013 1:04:04 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.http://img849.imageshack.us/)
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To: vox_freedom

Speaking of gardening will KyBu threepeat tomorrow?


47 posted on 09/14/2013 3:15:20 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’ll be watching and hickory smoking a pork belly.


48 posted on 09/14/2013 3:20:52 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.http://img849.imageshack.us/)
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To: tubebender

Not from this trip Too hot. Water temp 71.3 and needs to be 69 or cooler. 98 in the shade when we came in & it was 79 degrees when I went out to my truck at 3:30am. Extremely windy & current was outrageous as the dam was releasing beaucoup water to generate electricity for those hot Californians. Sad thing is they had 64K fish go over the dam Monday and 54k fish go over the dam Tuesday. Our 4 rods caught one fish in 7 hours on Wednesday...its all your fault.


49 posted on 09/14/2013 9:29:02 PM 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: MtnClimber

I seriously hope and pray that the reports of 500 missing are grossly exaggerated and that it simply means that don’t have contact with that number of people.

I really like that area W of Denver. Even at 43,000 feet.


50 posted on 09/15/2013 6:29:51 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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