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NASCAR Sprint Cup - The AdvoCare 500 from Phoenix, Sun. 11/11/12 at 2pm ET on ESPN
NASCAR.com ^ | 11/9/12

Posted on 11/09/2012 3:01:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Two to go and this week it's PHoenix.. To the victor the spoils and a likely leg up in the Chase for the Cup.. to the rest of the pack, it's just one more race to go after Sunday. Who has the stuff to finish ahead of the pack? Place your bets!

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Welcome to this week's Nascar at FR race thread!

This Week - It's the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway
Race #35 of 36

November 11, 2012


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Phoenix - PIR history - In 1964, when Phoenix International Raceway was carved out of the foothills of the Estrella Mountains, it was intended to be a new jewel in the crown of American open-wheel racing.



Drivers like Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, Parnelli Jones and the Unsers soon came to love the 1-mile paved oval with the unique bend in the backstretch. And they really loved coming to Phoenix, where the tourism industry was just starting to grow and its Western style hospitality was second to none.

But it wasn't until 1988, when NASCAR's Cup Series racing came to PIR, that auto racing in Phoenix really became a major sporting attraction for the Valley of the Sun. New racing legends and legends-in-the-making like Davey Allison, Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace and the rest of the Cup stars found out firsthand what their Champ Car brethren had known for years: Phoenix International Raceway is truly a great place to race, both for the drivers and especially the fans.



Visit The FR Canteen and BumP It Up to Support Our Troops!!
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FRFLers -- It's been fun.

1 posted on 11/09/2012 3:01:10 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

Down to the Chase wire, Phoenix race thread is Up Ping!


2 posted on 11/09/2012 3:02:26 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Are these the NASCAR fans who favored Obama in a recent poll? I’m having a hard time remembering what I’m supposed to be boycotting.


3 posted on 11/09/2012 3:05:55 PM PST by GnL
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To: NormsRevenge

Boogity


4 posted on 11/09/2012 3:16:39 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: NormsRevenge

There will be no Nascar or NRA in 4 more years. I am sorry to report that Umgud will still be with us


5 posted on 11/09/2012 4:32:39 PM PST 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

Canada wants to get in the game.
If it happens, nice looking track:

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/11/09/canada-getting-a-new-racetrack-in-ontario/


6 posted on 11/09/2012 5:59:05 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: nascarnation

Texas hired the co who re built Daytona....as well Texas did too....sad that after series drinkon at the bar tonie I write this ok.................not that saad


7 posted on 11/09/2012 6:04:13 PM PST by advertising guy (" that lie has it's own sleep number " David Feherty PGA Championship 2012)
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To: happydogx2

I haven’t seen much of you since you got diagnosed with the mange...


8 posted on 11/09/2012 7:02:29 PM PST 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

Well, I will be home on Sunday watching semi live in my DVR. But I am amazed what has happened to these threads this year. Sort of what’s happened to the sport in terms of low attendance and low to ratings. Sort of what happened to the Romney voter turnout. It’s like we’ve all fallen asleep. Or died. Or just tuned out. Where are we? What are we doing that is more important? I do a lot of sailing in the summer, but I still watch NASCAR, indycar and formula one on DVR. But I think a lot of people are just tuning out.

To bad for motors ports, that is for sure.


9 posted on 11/09/2012 7:08:53 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: nascarnation

Wow. Looks great. But they have to understand that they get a race form an existing track and owner. Like Pocono. There will be no more added races to non France family tracks.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 7:12:22 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: nascarnation

Wow. Looks great. But they have to understand that they get a race form an existing track and owner. Like Pocono. There will be no more added races to non France family tracks.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 7:12:22 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: nascarnation

Wow. Looks great. But they have to understand that they get a race form an existing track and owner. Like Pocono. There will be no more added races to non France family tracks.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 7:12:30 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

I only hit post one time!


13 posted on 11/09/2012 7:13:37 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Do they have TV’s or show NASCAR races in Gulags?


14 posted on 11/09/2012 8:03:27 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

What?


15 posted on 11/09/2012 9:49:40 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: NormsRevenge

I forgot everything but was stuck at Cisco in the triangle.

RR has

Johnson
Martin
Ambrose
Hornish JR.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 11:44:29 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: tubebender

After spending election night in Eugene, a liberal bastion, I had to go to coastal Florence for a cleansing ocean dip. Helped the itchy mange and I did a little bit of this too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaYsNgxqy6Q


17 posted on 11/10/2012 12:09:30 AM PST 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

Looks like someone got a lot of rain in a short time? The sport crabbing season is open here around Bender Bay and they are plentiful but all my FRiends live in Bend Ore or someplace called 8,500 Feet Co so we’re eating low sodium SPAM. I made changes to my drivers Tuesday and must have forgot to SAVE the changes as 6.3 of them have been Red Flagged by some guy called Yahoo...


18 posted on 11/10/2012 7:00:18 AM PST 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

Drove home late last night in a blizzard after seeing Bond, James Bond. I think I have a new hero to replace JJ but don’t tell Mrs. Happydog. 6” of the white stuff on the ground this morning and the walk to the flag pole to put up the Oregon Duck flag is in doubt.

JJ has his work cut out tomorrow w/a poor starting spot. May Murphy’s law apply to Keselowski.


19 posted on 11/10/2012 8:52:28 AM PST 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

DID IT ever OCCUR to you that your only REAL competition may be running the Kezz tomorrow???


20 posted on 11/10/2012 3:46:10 PM PST 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

Hope they all have a good race. Hope your drivers all get through accident free. Well, not really.


21 posted on 11/10/2012 4:46:44 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

Poor old Elliot Sadler saw his chances of a title washed away in the NW race this afternoon


22 posted on 11/10/2012 9:58:44 PM PST 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 think I’ll pass on the 2 and run Kyle Busch. He’s been somewhat consistent lately and seems to have a fast car. If it can just stay in one piece.

Thirteen degrees this morning (I wish Vegas had a Fall race) but will head to church and do some errands after. So it’ll be:

Kyle
Newman
Lagano
Eric


23 posted on 11/11/2012 7:41:08 AM PST 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; MtnClimber

I think it’s time to replace my FRiends... Both of them


24 posted on 11/11/2012 7:59:53 AM PST 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

Ummm, and who could possibly replace your (only) 2 FRiends? This isn’t the garden thread ya know.

So who are you running??


25 posted on 11/11/2012 8:08:09 AM PST 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 was 10F here this morning. Just threw a big log in the wood burning stove fireplace insert.


26 posted on 11/11/2012 8:12:49 AM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: happydogx2; tubebender

The sluggo racing team is running:

Flash
Logano
Truex Jr
Almirola


27 posted on 11/11/2012 8:17:53 AM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

Ponds are frozen over & the goldfish are on their own. Starting to snow again and church is now a no-go. I miss my wood burning earth stove. Gas fireplace w/blowers is OK but the ambience (and smell) of a wood insert is 2nd to none. Watching the mule deer out the back window watching me. They’re waiting for me to put out some bird seed so that they can rob my feeders.

Patience will be key in the race today. I always worry when I’ve got 23 drivers waiting to wreck ahead of my favorite and yeah, its JJ cause NASCAR wouldn’t allow Bond to drive his Aston Martin DB5 in the race.


28 posted on 11/11/2012 8:53:05 AM PST 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

Northern Rural Nevada reporting in here:

12 degrees this AM, didn’t check it really early, tho.

Had almost 2 inches of ice on the horse tanks to break with shovel. Stallion stands right there & waits for me to swing that shovel.


29 posted on 11/11/2012 9:23:57 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

That must take some work to keep ice clear in the middle of winter! I just made 3 trips to the wood shed to bring in more fire wood. The wood stove is blazing away. Waiting for the Broncos-Panthers game to come on.


30 posted on 11/11/2012 9:37:42 AM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: ridesthemiles

A chilly 43 degrees here in Benderville on the shore of Bender Bay which is located in Bender county in the 58th state of North Bender


31 posted on 11/11/2012 9:43:23 AM PST 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

Right now it is 14F and blowing snow outside. Inside is 70F.


32 posted on 11/11/2012 10:47:04 AM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

For the old times.. make your call..
and then there will be one to go..

Ping!


33 posted on 11/11/2012 11:06:47 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; NYTexan; WestCoastGal; tubebender; A Cyrenian; ...

For the old times.. make your call..
and then there will be one to go..

Ping!


34 posted on 11/11/2012 11:07:24 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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Phoenix: Lap-by-Lap

http://www.nascar.com/lap-by-lap/121111/phoecuplbl/index.html

LIVE LEADERBOARD : AdvoCare 500

http://www.nascar.com/races/leaderboard/cup/race/

RaceBuddy

http://www.nascar.com/multimedia/webcast/racebuddy/


35 posted on 11/11/2012 11:16:05 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ridesthemiles

I take it that an immersion heater couldn’t keep up w/the cold or are you afraid your horse would use it as a spa??


36 posted on 11/11/2012 11:16:51 AM PST by happydogx2 (How about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac who stays up all night wonders if there really is a dog...)
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Sure hope it ain't another fuel mileage race..


37 posted on 11/11/2012 11:17:39 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

#48 is a legend but I’ll be pulling for that #2 car. He’s really showed me alot more maturity that some of those other drivers. I’d like to see Penske win a championship also.


38 posted on 11/11/2012 12:05:28 PM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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Yahoo is FUBAR

Been trying for 10 mins. to change drivers. No luck


39 posted on 11/11/2012 12:10:22 PM PST by Roccus
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To: NormsRevenge

6 time


40 posted on 11/11/2012 12:19:46 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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Green Flag!!

Kyle Busch leads Lap 1..


41 posted on 11/11/2012 12:27:19 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Truex Jr out. How did that happen?


42 posted on 11/11/2012 1:37:51 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, and Denver brung a twice barreled shotgun to a squirt gun fight. 36-14 over Carolina.


43 posted on 11/11/2012 1:41:57 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

How did you break YAAhoo?


44 posted on 11/11/2012 1:46:16 PM PST 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 think the rubber band in the engine broke. If a paper clip fell off or a doomaflacchie cracked it seems they could put another right back on.


45 posted on 11/11/2012 1:53:21 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: tubebender

Or maybe a supercharger belt broke. Possibly a DOH Cam belt broke. Or ran out of nitrous oxide.


46 posted on 11/11/2012 2:08:06 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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To: MtnClimber

Speaking of broken rubber bands...


47 posted on 11/11/2012 2:27:25 PM PST 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

Can someone tell me who I’m running beside the Kezz today?


48 posted on 11/11/2012 2:41:19 PM PST 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 thought you were running Richard Petty, Fireball Roberts and Cale Yarborough too.


49 posted on 11/11/2012 3:06:57 PM PST by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zer0. Someone else did that.)
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OH MY.. 3 of my 4 are toast..

and Happy is leading on the restart.. 8 to go


50 posted on 11/11/2012 3:08:26 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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