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  1. 4re Nut

    4re Nut F1 World Champ

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    Anyone see the highlights from the press conference? I don't know enough of the back story b/w Tony & Carl but it sure seemed like a staged, boxing-esque hype event.

    Other than for fantasy results, anyone have a preference of Carl or Tony?

    I'm somewhat cheering for Tony b/c of the driver/owner angle but I don't believe his level of "owner" stresses is anywhere near what Kulwicki (RIP) endured.

    I'm a fan of Carl's back story too, i.e. how he worked his way up and took the creative route to run ads of himself to get rides etc.

    Decisions, decisions...

    Either way, happy to see the final race mean something in the championship.
     
  2. GuyIncognito

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    I'm rooting for Smoke, he's an old-school racer, kinda like a more successful Ken Schrader (who, oddly enough, is related to Edwards).

    I agree though, you really can't compare him to Kulwicki, Tony is just an equity partner and the team is effectively a satellite team to Hendrick.
     
  3. 4re Nut

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    http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/7251627/nascar-change-policy-announcing-fines-criticism-chairman-brian-france-says

     
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    Is Haas a silent partner? I don't recall hearing anything about him/them other than in the team name.

    Three-headed approach maybe...Haas is the capital/business side, Hendrick is the parts/labor, and Stewart is the driver/face-man?
     
  5. GuyIncognito

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    not sure of his role, but Gene Haas is still an owner. IIRC, the Stewart connection has a lot to do with his little tax evasion conviction...NASCAR didn't want (another) convicted felon owning a team. so Haas gave Stewart equity and re-named the team.
     
  6. 4re Nut

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    31 laps to go to the truck title...
     
  7. GuyIncognito

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    Dillon's struggling; this might get interesting.
     
  8. 4re Nut

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    Yep, grandpa might need to make a call.
     
  9. GuyIncognito

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    NASCAR nepotism?

    never.....

    :rolleyes:
     
  10. 4re Nut

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    Ugh, rain...long night ahead.
     
  11. GuyIncognito

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    yep...they've already lost the track. 2+ hours from here...
     
  12. 4re Nut

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    Odds they call it a night and finish in the morning?
     
  13. GuyIncognito

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    race over.

    Sauter wins; Dillon gets the title.
     
  14. 4re Nut

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    Nevermind...congrats to Austin Dillion et al.
     
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    IIRC earlier they said the youngest series champ was 27 and Austin is 21. Certainly helps to have a RCR in the family.
     
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    Good finish to the Nationwide season...congrats to B. Kesowhutski.

    Cousin Carl finished 3rd and on pole for the Cup race...should be a good one.
     
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    Jenson Button in da house! Next F1er to NASCAR?! :D
     
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    Ugh, rain. I'm gonna turn the race off and come back in 6 hours for the final 100 laps. :rolleyes:
     
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    They couldn't find anybody else to interview?
     
  20. GuyIncognito

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    no kidding; is this a NASCAR race or an Obama fundraiser?

    :rolleyes:

    looks like Smoke is having some problems with cooling? they're replacing the front grille.

    also, if Smoke wins this championship, that would mean two guys (him and Johnson) have won 8 of the last 10 championships. funny how nobody is mentioning that...
     
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    I like Edwards but Smoke is a racer through and through. I'm pulling for him.

    Great in the Mobil 1 commercial. To Hammy sitting in the Cup car: You look ridiculous in there.
     
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    Smoke restarts in 40th. Yikes!
     
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    Stewart driving with a big head...somebody isn't going to accept being cutoff like he is doing right now.
     
  24. GuyIncognito

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    he's racing for a championship...no harm, no foul.
     
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