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Sockeye
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Gordon was docked owner

Gordon was docked owner points, doesn't affect his Sprint Cup points, The #24 car was not in violation.

Bruce Libby
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If I read it right that was

If I read it right that was speculation in a speed.com report!
marketing die it would be a good move for Chrysler oven past linage between two.

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Chevrolet dropping Impalas,

Chevrolet dropping Impalas, will race under new brand in 2013
NASCAR teams competing in the Sprint Cup Series will not field Chevrolet Impalas in 2013. What they will bring to the racetrack hasn’t been announced.
Chevrolet said Tuesday that its 2013 Sprint Cup car will be “a vehicle based on a new nameplate to the brand’s lineup,”
The new Chevrolet could be the Commodore, which General Motors sells in Australia under its Holden brand and is rumored to be bringing to the U.S. in 2014.

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Bruce Libby
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Yes, another step that

Yes, another step that reinforces the fact that NASCAR's COT today on the outside was a total failure.
Paste on headlights do nothing for brand identification for manufacturers since that is the most important thing followed by maybe wining a race.

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Knaus suspension is a joke! I

Knaus suspension is a joke! I was at NHIS a few years ago while he was suspended. He spent the entire race in a camper overlooking the backstretch. My guess is he had access to radio signals, communication and maybe video with the pits...some suspension huh?

Oh I'll take Kyle Rowdy Busch in todays road rage race...small track 43 cars (to begin)....

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Kenseth to get a new number

Kenseth to get a new number and sponsor for next season
Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth has apparently landed a new sponsor and will get a new car number to go along with it.
Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday that it has scheduled a news conference for Monday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame to introduce a new multiyear partnership for Roush and Kenseth. The release indicates that Kenseth also will have a new number on his Ford Fusion.

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Jeremy Mayfield ordered to

Jeremy Mayfield ordered to pay $1 million for dogs’ attack
A Forsyth County (N.C.) Superior Court judge has ordered Mayfield to pay $1 million to a postal carrier who was attacked in 2011 by Mayfield's five dogs.
According to court accounts, Bolton was delivering the mail on April 21, 2011, and had a package too large to fit into the mailbox. She drove onto the property (which had "No Trespassing" and "Beware of Dog" signs visible) but was attacked by the dogs.

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Can Jeff Gordon catch a break

Can Jeff Gordon catch a break this season. If it weren't for bad luck he wouldn't have any at all.

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Can Jeff Gordon catch a break

Can Jeff Gordon catch a break this season. If it weren't for bad luck he wouldn't have any at all.

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Another Southern 500, another

Another Southern 500, another melee
A collision on pit road, a scuffle and hard feelings lingering after the Southern 500. Just another Saturday night at Darlington Raceway.
The track's Sprint Cup event was capped by a melee, this time involving the teams of Kurt Busch and Ryan Newman. The fracas was sparked by the No. 39 team's displeasure over the way Busch drove through their pit box late in the race... Busch peeled dangerously through Newman's pit area...

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Bruce Libby
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!`And this is why it is the

!`And this is why it is the WWF of motorsports.

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From humble beginnings,

From humble beginnings, Hendrick built empire
The town of Bennettsville, S.C., is a place known for its soil. What started with 18 employees at a dealership so small it didn't even have a showroom has ballooned into an automotive kingdom, the centerpiece of which is literally a shining motorsports complex on a hill. All-Star Racing became Hendrick Motorsports, which claimed 10 championships (and counting) in NASCAR's premier division, and Saturday night claimed its 200th race victory courtesy of Jimmie Johnson.

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I am so glad that Hendrick Motorsports has finally gotten their 200th win because now NASCAR will have to write about the important subjects.

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Busch fined, on probation for

Busch fined, on probation for Darlington actions
Kurt Busch, driver of the 51 car, has been fined $50,000 and placed him on probation until July 27...
Craig Strickler, a crew member for the 51 team, has been fined $5,000 and placed on probation until Dec 31...
Tony Gibson, crew chief for the 39 team, has been placed on probation until June 27...
Andrew Rueger, a crew member for the 39 team, has been fined $5,000 and placed on probation until June 27...

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Obama’s eco-friendly EPA

Obama’s eco-friendly EPA inked a green partnership deal with high-octane NASCAR Monday to promote recycling and environmentally-friendly products to the sport’s millions of fans.
http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/05/epa-na...

Bruce Libby
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Anything to divert attention

Anything to divert attention away from empty seats and lower ratings onTV!

NASCAR will join that long list of family owned businesses driven down the road to loss by the kids!

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Toyota rolls out 2013

Toyota rolls out 2013 race-car model
In a fitting move... Kyle Busch was chosen to drive the new 2013 Toyota Camry race car... manufacturer's unveiling announcement.
Toyota officials said that in the redesign of the Camry, which has been America's best-selling car for 10 consecutive years and for 14 of the past 15. The race-car design has a new front-grille area that matches the production model, distinct character lines down the side of the vehicle and an updated rear bumper.

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Bruce Libby
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Gee looks like a COT today w/

Gee looks like a COT today w/ a new set of bumpers ,still a COT today for tomorrow !
Let's get real it still is a pig of a race car no matter what one tries to make it look like!!

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Congrats to Kasey Kahne and

Congrats to Kasey Kahne and Hedricks on win 201. This season is full of its ups and downs for all the usual leaders. It will be interesting how the rest of the season goes.

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This year we attended the

This year we attended the Spring Bristol race. Had a great time. Parked on a lady's lawn for ten bucks. People next to us shared their pre-race food. After the race, there were new people next to us who shared their post-race food. Love southern hospitality. The race was won by my favorite, Brad Kesolowski, driving the Blue Deuce, the Miller Lite #2. The track was fast, short, and easily accomdated two lanes of racing. Lots of racing drama, but no bumping and shoving. We were expecting bumping and shoving as part of the race drama. Since that race, the track has been torn up and the owner is attempting to build a one grove track, for the purpose of getting back to the bumping and shoving. Attendance was down, from what everyone said, and that costs the track owners millions, literally. I did the math.

This past weekend we attended the Dover race. Like Bristol, it was our first time there. Lots of action. Saw both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup races. Had a great time. Attendance was up by 3,000 people from last year, but still lots of empty seats. Had approximately 83,000 folks in a track that seats upwards of 150,000. Paid $20.00 to park in a private lot for the Nationwide race, as we had to be somewhere afterwards. Money well spent. Paid $10.00 to park at the track for the Sprint Cup race. Our $20.00 parking spot from the previous day was now $30.00, so we passed it up. And we were in no rush to get back from Sunday's race. People were friendly, event was well run. Racing was great. One big wreck. Three blown engines. One additional one car mishap. Jeff Gordon had the fastest car, but a pitstop problem (loose wheel aftewards), cost him a lap and eventually cost him the race. Five Time Jimmie Johnson outran everyone else (except #24), and handily won the event.

Earnhardt continues to run well, but can't find the checkered flag for first. Brad had a 15th place car, and finished 12th.

We'll likely go again to Dover. Plus, we had a great time with our son and daughter-in-law...which was the best part of the entire race weekend.

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NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch

NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch from Pocono
Kurt Busch has been suspended from this weekend's activities at Pocono Raceway by NASCAR as a result of his actions following the Nationwide Series event at Dover International Speedway this past Saturday.
Busch was already on probation because of a run-in with Ryan Newman's crew following the May 12 Sprint Cup event at Darlington Raceway. Following his fourth-place finish in Saturday's Nationwide race, Busch proceeded to verbally berate reporter Bob Pockrass of The Sporting News.

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Kurt was on probation until July 25th and now is on probation until December 31st. I don't picture him being able to control his temper that long. He got slapped last November and Penske got rid of him for it and NASCAR fined him as well. He also saw a sports psychologist for anger management, well we can see how that is working out. I'm guessing it is only a matter of time before NASCAR says he is done.

Bruce Libby
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Does anyone know what the

Does anyone know what the reporter said or did to offend him?
After all there is a small chance that it blemished the Frances family devine ownership of NASCAR and of course puts at risk anything that might be looked at unapprovingly by press and public.
After all we do not want "the children' knowing that it isn't a real Camry!!!

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It was in regards to his

It was in regards to his attitude and physical threat to a reporter who asked him a question in regard to his probation.

"It refrains me from beating the ---- out of you right now because you ask me stupid questions, but since I'm on probation, I suppose that's improper to say as well" said Busch. This was said during an interview for the SPEED Channel.

Bruce Libby
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And what was the reporter

And what was the reporter looking for? Just what he got. It was a stupid question IMHO.
Should he have given it , probably not,is it the end of the world no,was it worth a race suspension.

In reality if one listens to all NASCAR interviews after a race they are about as ridiculous as can be.
Answer for press,don't interview him that is easy.

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You know, last year when Tony

You know, last year when Tony Stewart had not won a single race during the regular season, he hated all the repeated questions of when he was going win a race. He would say something to the effect of "have you ever thought of asking new questions or I am just going to stop answering your old questions". He never threatened the press.

Bruce Libby
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If that was a threat Nascar

If that was a threat Nascar is really stretching it. It was a stupid answer to a stupid question which he did qualify.
It was more honest than 99.9% of the answers given by the majority of participants in any given event!

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Good thing they have some

Good thing they have some excitement going on off the track, because the races this year are even more boring than last year.

Bruce Libby
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And Kris who would have

And Kris who would have thought that possible ???

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Not me, I thought last year

Not me, I thought last year was just about as bad as it could get as far as the races go. Last year we did have a good battle for the championship, but the races themself were pretty boring.

Dale Tudor
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We must be watching different

We must be watching different NASCAR races. Last year Tony Stewart won 5 of the last 10 races, and took the season long championship by ONE point. There was lots of side by side racing in most of the races, in all levels, Sprint, Nationwide and Truck. Brad Keselowski broke his ankle in a road course test run, and came back to win the next race (Pocono), and went on to make the Chase. Regan Smith won Darlington. Martin Truex won the Brickyard. Trevor Bayne, barely 21, won the Daytona 500.

This year there was a 13 car wreck on lap 9 at Dover. Five Time is making a serious run at becoming Six Time. Jr. keeps coming close, but does not bring home the checkered flag bacon. Bristol had few wrecks, but outstanding side by side racing. And the owner has dug up the track since the Spring race, in order to bring back Bristol's famous Bump and Grind. Ever had a discussion with anyone regarding Danica Patrick?

Road course racing last year, in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide series was also outstanding.

We look forward to every race in this household, and attend in person when possible.

Speeds at Michigan may be in excess of 200 mph.

Pocono has been resurfaced.

And the nation's dismal economy is effecting both the tracks and the teams.

And have you discovered Race Buddy, live broadcasts and MRN...combined at the same time in the comfort of your own living room? Or ponyed up for satellite radio? Or checked out www.jayski.com?

Excitement in life is found in the eyes of the beholder. As is life.

Bruce Libby
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Dale how many races went the

Dale how many races went the last forty laps w/ out a caution if not two?

How many carts that made contact w/ another did not w/ a front end breaking loose /

It all depends what your definition of excitement is.

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