Sunday, August 16, 2009

HOT IN MICHIGAN - Race Chat

GREETINGS FROM SW WEST OKLAHOMA:

RIGHT NOW NASCAR.COM IS SHOWING ABOUT 86 AS THE TEMP. AT THE RACE TRACK AND EVERYONE IS WORRIED ABOUT THE HEAT.

THEY BETTER BE GLAD THEY ARE NOT RACING AT TEXAS THIS WEEKEND, IT'S 95 HERE IN OKLAHOMA RIGHT NOW AND I AM ABOUT 200 MILES NORTH OF DALLAS, NOW FOLKS THAT IS WHERE IT IS HOT TODAY.

GUNAQUAT

162 comments:

  1. Hey GUNNY! Keep cool! We are only in the high 70s here but I know my parents are smokin' in Phoenix.

    So I hope its ok I added to your title to make this blog the race chat for today.

    Let's go racin!!

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  2. Woot! Kurt is the in race reporter for today...although really every time he has a camera on his car he usually does terrible. The crew jokes that it is bad luck for them.

    Plus Kurt on the radio is always exciting! LOL

    Almost time for green green green!

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  3. Are you freakin kidding me - there are rain drops on the windshields!?!?

    That better be radiator water...

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  4. It could be worse. You could have the 100+ temperature AND the 200% humidity of Houston :o).

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  5. KRIS

    THAT IS FINE WITH ME, CRAP FIRST CAUTION DUE TO RAIN, YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME.

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  6. Unfreakin believable!!! 10% chance of rain and its over the track. Great, now they are going to have an hour delay drying this stupid 2 miler.

    Hey SB and GUNNY!

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  7. KRIS,

    DID YOU HAPPEN TO READ JOHNSON'S COMMENTS ON STARTING THE RACES EARLIER TO PREVENT THIS TYPE OF THING

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  8. NASCAR.com reporting officials don't think red flag will be too lengthy

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  9. Good morning everyone! Now it's sunny at the track, which will help drying. I agree with JJ's comments about starting the races an hour earlier in the event of rain.

    UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE! Is it 1,000 weeks in a row that there's been a rain delay?

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  10. ONCE UPON A TIME YOU DIDN'T FORECAST THE WEATHER IN OKLAHOMA UNLESS YOU WERE FOOL OR FROM TEXAS, NOW IT IS BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE IF YOU ARE SMART YOUR WON'T FORECAST WEATHER ANYWHERE. LOL LOL

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  11. have I told you lately, that I hate TSN, have I to....sorry, that song got stuck in my head for some reason, lol

    I have trackpass and radio on at nascar.com and hopefully that rain won't make it 3-in-a-row for Mother Nature, lol

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  12. JON, THE REAL PROBLEM WITH DOING THAT IS IT WOULD PUT THE RACE STARTING AT ABOUT 9:00 IN THE MORNING ON THE WEST COAST, AND I CAN SEE TONS OF PROBLEMS FROM TEH NETWORKS AND THE LOCAL CHURCHES IF THAT WAS TO HAPPEN

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  13. Congratulations, Gunny! You're the 100th blogger on Lug Nuts!!!

    What's the prize, Kristen?lol

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  14. WOW THAT IS COOL BEV, I DON'T NEED A PRIZE I GOT ALL YOU GUYS, WHAT BETTER PRIZE COULD THERE BE

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  15. Hey Tez and Jon!

    JJ is dead on about starting earlier -- Us west coasters can count the prayer as our church for the AM and go to the afternoon service! LOL

    Looks like the sun and hot track helped dry that thing fast...

    What is TSN? Tez

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  16. I was waiting for you to announce that Bev!

    WOOT 100 blogs!!!

    (balloons and confetti fall upon you GUNNY!)

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  17. Gunny,

    NFL games start that early on the West Coast and no one complains.

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  18. TSN is Canada's version of ESPN.

    and well done, Gunny!

    the big question is this; can they make it to the end on one more stop? LOL!

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  19. SPEED

    IT WORKS FOR ME, SITING IN MID-AMERICA WOULDN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR ME THAT IS FOR SURE

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  20. Gunaquat, I can always tape the races while I'm at church!

    SB, the pregame starts at 9 am. The actual games start at 10 am. IMO it's the best place to view NFL games. You have the late games that end at 4:15 pm. Then you can BBQ steaks before the Sunday night game!

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  21. Ummm, I only cound 96 blogs(at least that's what the blog archive shows).

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  22. Ah, I assume they have a lame theme song for NASCAR, Tez.

    Sounds like Captain is in the house today on the radio.

    Ok anyone want to take bets with me if BART is going to strike tonight and strand millions of us on commute tomorrow morning? If they strike i have to pack up and move my butt up closer to the city so I can take the ferry into work tomorrow. Its going to be a bad week if they strike...talks ongoing as we speak.

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  23. SPPED,

    WHAT YOU TRYING TO DO, TAKE AWAY MY HONOR LOL LOL.

    SERIOUSLY, IT IS AN HONOR TO BEABLE TO WORK WITH AND FOR ALL YOU GUYS, YOU ALL JUST ADD THAT MUCH MORE THE THE ENJOYMENT FO WATCHING THE RACE

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  24. Gunny-

    It's the teacher in me. I have to make sure that everything is in order and correct.

    Yay! Fiddler on the Roof is starting. You'll forgive me if I occasionally break into song.

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  25. Oh thanks Jon...way to make my life *really* difficult.

    I think they settle at the last possible moment but I will be packing for the week anyway.

    Hmmm. you appear to be right SB - I didnt bother counting - thats ok GUNNY can still have the honor!

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  26. LOL LOL LOL LOL

    ONE EXCUSE IS AS GOOD AS ANOTHER, DON'T LAY ANYTHING ELSE ON TEACHERS THEY CATCH ENOUGH FLAK AS IT IS NOW.

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  27. Yawn - already the HMS show up front...would be nice if ESPN showed some of the actual RACING back in the pack.

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  28. Kristen, I'm hopeful that they settle and there is NO strike. Michigan is the NEW House of HMS now, unfortunately. The Blue Deuce is hanging in the top 5, so that's a good sign.

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  29. Go to your DASHBOARD and beside of the list of blogs you're following, mine says 100 posts. I didn't count either.

    GO, MARK!!!

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  30. Did we remember to do the moment of silence for Tim Richmond? I wasn't home when it started. So young.

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  31. Beverly is correct! Dashboard says 100, our count on the blogs says 96...I bet there were a few that were deleted that the dashboard didnt update.

    No official moment of silence for Tim, but definitely on our minds. ESPN didnt say a word did they? I only watched Sam's interview on prerace.

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  32. THERE WAS A MOMENT OF SILENCE, BUT WAS FOR A GUY THAT WORKED AT SPRITE WHO WAS KILLED IN A CAR WRECK DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING SAID ABOUT TIM RICHMOND

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  33. Problem identified=

    The dashboard includes drafts that were not published.

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  34. Caution! shockers its Robby!! LOL

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  35. KRIS

    BE NICE THAT IS MY FIRST NOT, JUST ABOUT LIKE EVERY WEEK

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  36. Dang it, what happened to Kurt on that stop?!?

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  37. LOL GUNNY - he does write your Nots for ya...

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  38. If you get an extra spot for a Not I would put NASCAR/ESPN for not recognizing the loss of Tim Richmond....

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  39. STILL REAL EARLY BUT LOOKS LIKE NOTS MAY BE HARD TO COME BY, THEY ALL PRETTY MUCH TRYING TO KEEP THEIR NOSES CLEAN RIGHT NOW

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  40. Reutimann made up a bunch of spots then....fuel only most likely

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  41. WHAT A WASTE OF FUEL, PAUL MENARD AS THE LEADER THAT IS SUCH A JOKE

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  42. Oh my what a restart...cars everywhere!

    Just like what its going to be like on the Bay Area freeways tomorrow with no public transport running...LOL~!

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  43. IF THEY DON'T SHUFFLE MENARD TO THE BACK QUICK HE'S GONNA CAUSE SUCH A WRECK

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  44. Great tach problems for Kurt guaranteed speeding on pit road at some point. boo.

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  45. HAVE FAITH KRIS KURT WILL COVER THE DEAL, MIGHT BE A TINY BIT SLOWER IN AND OUT BUT BET HE DON'T GET CALLED FOR SPEEDING

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  46. Wait, wait, wait! We're going to be on the NOT list first! Gene asked US to remember Tim Richmond on his RSO during the pace lap. Let's tell him since he wasn't here on the pace lap, we decided to see if he was here at the halfway point and do it then. Think he'll go for that? lol Have I messed this up enough? Seriously, Gene, in all the excitement of the rain, they forgot cause I wasn't home yet. Forgive them.lol

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  47. BEV,

    DIDN'T MESS IT UP JUST MADE IT MORE INTERESTING

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  48. I'm on the NASCAR.COM lap-by-lap with Harvick. He's complaining about going backwards, saying, "We're getting what we deserve." He and Richard Childress exchange sharp words on the radio.

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  49. Childress told Harvick to drive the ******* car.

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  50. CHILDRESS NEEDS TO SIT THAT BOY ON THE PIT BOX FOR A WEEK OR SO

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  51. RC's got a point.

    Bowyer in fourth and moving up!

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  52. RC sounds just like Roger last year, its what happens when teams struggle week after week...

    Kurt I think has bad strategy with this safe racing to get into the chase. He is in, I am sure and needs to get those bonus points now b/c once the chase starts he is going to race safe again like the rest of them.

    Come on Kurt!! Get agro!!!

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  53. Hello race friends. Looks like I didn't miss much. Was visiting a relative in the hospital.

    HMS show? Meh.

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  54. Hey Gene - Meh indeed. JJ/MM show so far.

    Well wishes to your relative...

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  55. Hey Gene, get well wishes to your relative. You didn't miss much! I've been in and out. It's the HMS Show at MIS

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  56. The dreaded caution for debris again!

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  57. Smoke took 2 tires and is out in first

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  58. I'll be back later, towards the end of the race.

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  59. CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!

    Melissa!!!! What the heck was your driver doing?!?

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  60. Ok, maybe it was Kurt...I guess its wasnt your driver Melissa! LOL

    Dang it!!!

    Thanks for the luv Bev.

    =(

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  61. DAMN KRIS,

    THINK WE HAVE TO LAY THAT ONE AT KURT'S FEET

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  62. Hello everyone,, taking a break out of the race to say hi and whats up with them giving that award to Carl Edwards for doing nothing but keeping the gas pedal down to miss Kurt and Ra6an? lol

    Cheers2All

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  63. man I wish I could see the race, grrrr

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  64. Kristen-

    Maybe Jack is trying to send you a message about the Lug Nut :o)

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  65. Yep GUNNY - looks like it was Kurt...oh well. Funny the "in car" reporter bad luck bit him again!


    Hey F2! Yea, that didnt take that much skill but pretty much its been follow HMS so there hasnt been that much skill involved all day!


    How bout that sneaky Travis and Sam trying to fuel 2x for later. Hehehee too bad they got caught!

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  66. Kristen, I feel for ya. Melissa, same thing.

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  67. Tez - why cant you see the race?? I thought you were watching it?


    SB - Maybe so but he ain't getting it!

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  68. Looks like two tires isn't the way to go.

    Melissa, knock some sense into your driver!

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  69. I stand corrected. It was incidental contact between Ragan and Hornish.

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  70. What is it with Ragan and Penske today!


    So NASCAR folks on twitter are saying rain is 10 min away...expect another red flag shortly!

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  71. Well at least I get to see my crew working hard on TV a lot.

    I am toast in the trifecta now...

    Team Penske must have heard that Melissa tried to steal the lug at Sonoma for David and is getting them back big time. Now all we need is Stremme in the mix.

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  72. Kristen, I wouldn't put it past Stremme! (see Harvick, Kevin)

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  73. Wha?? Carl loses a spot for a fakeout. Total crap by NASCAR!

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  74. KRIS,

    LEAVE STREMME ALONG HE MIGHT GET THRU FOR THE FIRST TIME WITHOUT BEING IN OR CAUSEING A WRECK, THAT WILL BE A FIRST FOR PENSKE IN ITSELF

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  75. it's not being broadcast on any other channel but TSN2 here, Kristen :(

    I've got trackpass loaded on nascar.com though, lol

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  76. There's rain on turn 2. GRRRRR.

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  77. Sorry Kristen but I like that rule. Carl said Matt speed up and he should have if you droped down that far off the race track.lol

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  78. You really arent missing much Tez.

    Rain seems to be light enough to not affect race yet.

    Dang go Kyle!

    JPM has a flat...lose like a goose!

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  79. dang it, there goes my trifecta hopes, lol

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  80. Kahne got into JPM and cut his tire

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  81. Join the club Tez...

    Like the rule or not, it would be helpful for the drivers/teams to actually know these rules!

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  82. Love that rule since it happened to Carl. Thanks Matt!

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  83. Oooh it was your boy Kasey that cut Montoya's tire Tez...

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  84. All four of my fantasy drivers this week are in the top 10.

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  85. Speedy are all your trifecas on this site or any on your own one?? Thanks

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  86. Looks like a pop up shower that will quickly pass.

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  87. I must say I found it hard to actually cheer for Juan today...bad call by me to pick him in the end, lol

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  88. I got Mark and Jimmie on fantasy which looks great but Jr and Ryan got my nails chewed off.lol

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  89. Tez, I picked him in my Gas and Go blog to win the race. Put it this way: I'm not picking him for Bristol!

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  90. I think I've got JJ and 3 Roush guys - Matty, Carl and Greg but I cnt remember now.

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  91. I've got Brian, Kyle, Matt, and Greg. All four are in the top 10 now

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  92. You can't go wrong by picking a couple of Roush guys here!

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  93. Looks like Kurt is back on track...

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  94. F2- I post all the Trifectas on the Lug Nuts site. It's just easier that way. No one has to switch back and forth between here and there.

    Between Carl shooting himself in the foot yesterday and today, it looks like Katie didn't need a new voodoo duck(yes, the one in the avatar is no longer with us).

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  95. Jon , if they had been doing what they all ways do on this kind of track I say yes, but like I said on the trifecta is this the track they turn it around and it looks like they have.

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  96. DUMB QUESTION HERE: IF THE EDGE OF THE SPLITTER IS THAT SHARP WHY NOT MANDATE THAT THE EDGES BE HARD RUBBER COATED??

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  97. Tez, looks like the Roushkateers are back, at least Kenseth, Biffle, and Edwards.

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  98. Special K topped off with fuel--looks like he's going to try to go the distance.

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  99. It also appears that the RCR cars can go the distance.

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  100. Thanks Speedy, I was going to research/count up the winner picks for everyone and see who is tops.. Many times we get ones who got 2 picks dead on and one pick drop them totally out. Unless you got it on papper and know it with a quick glance I will do it up.?.

    Let me know. Thanks

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  101. Hey, Bev-

    My Dale Jr. pick in the Trifecta is looking pretty good right now :o) {Let me enjoy it for the moment. It won't last long.)

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  102. Junior IS leading, SBeagle!lol

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  103. I would give up my Trifecta win for Junior to win!LOL

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  104. Go Junebug! and the crowd goes crazy....

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  105. Caution out!! Stremme made contact with Burton and Bowyer and spun out. JPM gets the free pass.

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  106. WELL SO MUCH FOR STREMME NOT BEING INVOLVED IN A WRECK

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  107. LOL Team Penske is 3 for 3 today...not a good weekend in Michigan. Maybe Roger being there is making them nervous.

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  108. has Dale actually led a lap before this in 2009?

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  109. Tez, he led at Talladega.

    Harvick in 4th! *Doing the rain dance*

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  110. Oh Tez you silly boy! He led at Phx, Dega and Daytona this year.

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  111. Let's hope this stays green...

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  112. okey dokey then....maybe I spoke too soon; 35th to 22nd for Juan in 8 laps! :O

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  113. What happened to Marcos? He is back there with Kurt...

    Green all the way, unlikely. JJ doesnt seem to have enough gas to make it.

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  114. Jr can make it all the way to the end. His last pit stop he took on four tires and fuel.

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  115. Look for Kurt to pull out of the race in 3 laps, he cant make up any more spots... =(

    We could see Jr win but dont count on it...us Jr fans know bad things usually happen! LOL

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  116. Looks like Harvick is saving fuel.

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  117. The HMS drivers are going for broke.

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  118. Yep, Kurt Busch is shown as out of the race.

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  119. Hey Speedy,, look at the 88 go to the front.lol fingers are crossed for you and him.

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  120. NASCAR.com reporting that Dale Jr the only one in the top 8 NOT worried about fuel mileage.

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  121. Jr just 2/10 of a second behind Martin

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  122. Jr is flying....your crystal ball is being confiscated for the rest of the year, SB :P

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  123. and just ran the fastest lap on the track.

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  124. Jeffie a lap short on fuel but going for win.

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  125. Marcos doesn't go that great on the 2 mile tracks....he got caught a lap down and hasn't been able to get it back yet, lol

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  126. Jr still the fastest car on the track

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  127. Go Jr Go!! But I probably just jinxed him by admitting he has a shot!

    No way can they make 51 miles...

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  128. I mean 51 laps...if they do those engine tuners deserve a mint or they are cheatin!

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  129. How much you wanna bet no debris cautions for once??

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  130. Fuel a serious concern for JJ, Vickers

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  131. All I need him to do is finish ahead of Mark Martin.

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  132. Go Sam Go! Great run for our SYMT showcase driver....

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  133. Dang JJ outta fuel there goes my fantasy team!

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  134. My fantasy driver is about to win!

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  135. Conrats Vickers!!! Great job...

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  136. At least Junior finished 3rd.

    At least Junior finished!LOL

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  137. Woot Sam finished 5th!

    YEA JUNIOR!!! Way to stay in the hunt...

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  138. Ok I gotta see if BART is going to strike or not, fingers crossed!

    Have a great rest of your weekend everyone!

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  139. Off to do my GBU blog. Later everyone!

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  140. Mark must have ran out at the end too....gap between 12th and 13th is only about 40 points now :O

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  141. Yea Tez he ran out and finished last car on lead lap. Going to be a good race into the Chase this year.

    ESPN coverage already cut off! LAME!

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