Sunday, September 6, 2009

Race Chat- Atlanta

Greetings everyone. This is the last race of Katie's cable imposed race blackout. Next week, it is back to broadcast and a beagle glued to the television.

Some notes:

Katie wishes to remind all Carl Edwards fans that the voodoo duck only works when Carl is actually in the race car. Anything that happens outside of the race is on him.

Many people are hoping that Kyle Busch doesn't make the Chase this year- not because they dislike Kyle, but because they think it will be a more interesting final 10 races with him having nothing to lose. Your thoughts???

Let's get this one over with, so Katie can start watching races again!!!!

215 comments:

  1. I'd like to see Kyle make the Chase. Regardless of whether he makes it or not, he'll make the last 10 races quite interesting!

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  2. Hi guys,

    Chase without Kyle couldn't be any worse than last year's Chase with Kyle.

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  3. Let's keep an eye out for Gonger--he's at the race sitting somewhere in turn 3

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  4. Hey, Katie! Thanks for hosting even though you're driving blind.lol I hope Kyle makes the Chase and I hope he wins tonight. He's my pick for the Trifecta. Here we go!!!

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  5. Hey Beverly! Glad you can make it!

    Katie, I second Beverly's thanks that you're hosting Race Chat blind.

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  6. DJ started telling about the night race after the rain delay about 10 years ago. We were there!

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  7. My fantasy team is going to take a HUGE hit. All my drivers are going backwards fast!

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  8. Katie, they showed a shot of him in Jimmie Johnson's pit. It wasn't a quick shot--they showed him for a good lap or so.

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  9. To me, he's like that annoying house guest that doesn't realize he's worn out his welcome, but everyone else realizes it.

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  10. I thought Tom was Jeffie's boyfriend!

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  11. hey speedy, thanks for doing the chat thang again

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  12. Seen Gonger yet? Even if they zoomed in on him, I couldn't see him on this TV. The big screen is sitting in the dining room floor, busted!lol

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  13. Clint Bowyer already a lap down.

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  14. As the track cools and rubber is laid on the track, it'll get some grip.

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  15. Yesterday, after qualifying, when they asked Kyle about getting sideways in turn 4, he said, "GAS ON!"

    lol - as good as "fixing stupid," remember Jon?

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  16. oy, I almost changed my trifecta pick to kenseth. good thing I didn't.

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  17. Actually, Logano's quote about R. Gordon was CLASSIC!

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  18. Only 5 cars on the lead lap at the end of the NW race last night. Looking at Lap by Lap and thinking we might be looking at a similar situation

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  19. Who'd have guessed that the #66 would be the (un)lucky guy to draw the short stick at the P.J. Jones Meeting Room (where the start and parkers meet before the race)?

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  20. Was the Todd Bodine meeting room unavailable this week?????

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  21. 29 is wiggling, too, beside of Jeff.

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  22. C'MON SAM! That's the SECOND time you brought out the caution!!!

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  23. Sam's likin' that infield grass tonite!

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  24. SB, it was under renovation--in order to entice more start and parkers, it's going to have a high-def home theatre system, XM Radio, and a bushel basket full of video game systems.

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  25. If Sam causes ONE MORE caution tonight, he's goin' under Da Bus!

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  26. Happy came in 15th and came out 14th. Good job #29 crew!

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  27. Jon, what if..........Nah, couldn't happen!

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  28. Beverly, you never know! But Happy's car is getting better as the race wears on.

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  29. Why doesn't David Gilliland have a ride with a good team? If JGR expands to four teams, he'd be a good choice.

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  30. jon-

    That must mean they're adding on to the Port-a-Potty. There's no way you could fit all that stuff in there otherwise.

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  31. Edwards may be done for the day.

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  32. Wouldn't you know it would be something tacky in Georgia?lol

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  33. Carl to the garage area. Not looking good.

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  34. yikes, what's with all the penis commercials?!

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  35. Checking in again. My wi-fi isn't working in the TV room.

    TV coverage....not that great so far. If you're not in the top-5-10....you're not getting on TV. SB, you have not missed any Tony sightings. Jon....not many RCR sightings. RA6AN...No Davey sightings. LOL

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  36. Ragan, I'm sorry, but if Jimmie wins, CR has it and if Kyle wins, I'VE GOT IT!!!! Go, Kyle!

    (Is that right? I'm so bad with figures and chances.lol)

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  37. RA6AN, you mean the ED commercials?

    Is it me or is there a caution every 15 laps or so?

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  38. Gene, I've seen a couple of Kevin Harvick sightings. He's been the best RCR car so far.

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  39. yeah, ED. I knew there had to be a more tactful way to say it

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  40. LOL, RAGAN, LOL!!!! If it was Speed, it's Extenze every 10 minutes!!! Probably just lasts that long, too!lol

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  41. A David Stremme sighting! He's in 12th now, en route to a 31st place finish because he'll go idiot at some point in the race.

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  42. Sure way to get on TV if you're not in the top-10....race with Junyer!

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  43. Edwards will be going back out--his oil cooler system broke when debris hit it.

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  44. so for once, there *shoulda* been an invisible debris caution.

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  45. Caution for Mad Max pounding the wall.

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  46. See that moon? I've raised the windows and turned off the A/C to get the effect of being there!!!lol

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  47. I don't like Ray anymore. I'll let Jon tell it.lol

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  48. Ok- live leaderboard has Denny jumping to 1st and Jimmie dropping to 6th. What happened??????

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  49. LOL Beverly! The homewrecker Erin Crocker initiated the affair with Ray. Ray divorced his wife to marry Erin. (Perhaps she has some dirt on him and in order to not have it exposed, he married her.)

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  50. Happy had just taken over eighth when the caution came out.

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  51. Harvick lost a TON of positions due to a HORRIBLE pit stop. This race has NO rhythm to it--caution comes out every 20 laps or so.

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  52. No wonder it was horrible--it took NEARLY 20 seconds!

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  53. OK, girls! Does that sound a little double-standardish?lol

    He married her because he's probably going through that "mid-life crisis" thing that the Extenze commercials are made of!LOL

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  54. Happy needs a new crew in the WORST WAY. Can we borrow Matt Kenseth's crew for the race?

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  55. Happy's crew's goin' under da bus!

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  56. What timing, JON!!! That totally sounds like something else now!!!LOL

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  57. What does, Beverly? The mid-life crisis of Ray E. or Happy's crew goin' under da bus?

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  58. howdy peoples, I have internet at home again due to my techno-savvy brilliance, lol

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  59. Happy's got an AWESOME car. Too bad he has a less than stellar crew. The start and parkers crews could do better than Happy's crew!

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  60. Happy's in ninth and moving up.

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  61. Tez....Techno-savvy my Dish satellite. I've been told if I'd go just with the Dish company and drop it from my phone/internet bundle, I'd save megabucks.lol

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  62. Happy's going 3 MPH faster than the leader.

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  63. Harvick in 3rd. Are we doing the happy dance yet, jon(no pun intended)?

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  64. Happy's very happy right now, lol

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  65. It's the first time Harvick has led a race since Vegas, when he led nine laps.

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  66. and oh yes, very techno-savvy....I managed to hook into the desktop's internet connection with my laptop. Ordinarily a rather easy task if you have a network cable....only the desktop's CPU is shot so that option was binned.

    I was rather pleased when I got it all sorted last night :P

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  67. Am I watching a repeat of the Nationwide race? Harvick is now lapping cars!

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  68. Excellent stop by the #29 crew! 14.7 seconds!

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  69. Am I reading this right???? Brian Vickers and Kevin Harvick are the only cars on the lead lap???? That's what Live Leaderboard says.

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  70. TEZ!!!!!! As I'm reading your comment, my friend (possibly boy friend to be, instant messages me from myspace) the cats get in a fight and pulls the monitor off!!!!! By the time I get it all sorted out, he's offline!!!! Two dead cats coming up!!!!

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  71. SB, that was before both Harvick and Vickers had pitted under green.

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  72. That caution wipes out a SEVEN second lead that Harvick had built up.

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  73. JJ's car has been WICKED loose all night.

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  74. :(

    that's fair enough, Belle, the cats will undertsand.

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  75. Tony w/ lug nut problems?????
    Where's Kristen?????

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  76. SB, I wonder if Kristen snuck into the ATL under disguise and stole the magic lug nut?

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  77. The other guys ahead of Harvick have fallen off the pace faster than Harvick. I'm confident he'll regain the lead.

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  78. Harvick's in third. Kahne seems like he thinks he's won the race. He's going to fall off the pace at some point faster than Harvick will.

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  79. Hello all, hope you all have had a great happy labor day, Is that the 88 car a lap down up with the leaders?lol

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  80. I think I've woken up after that brilliant restart from Kasey, that was a power move!

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  81. Hey F2, having a great time watching Happy leading the race.

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  82. Tez, Kasey's fallen off. Happy's now in the lead. See ya Kasey!

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  83. don't worry, jon, your favourite driver, Stremme, is yet to crash into Kevin tonight so he has a few laps to do that yet ;)

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  84. actually, Stremme has been strangley quiet and quick...he must be sulking over Brad getting his car next year and out to prove he's not so bad a driver, lol

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  85. Tez, you have a good point there!

    Look who Happy put a lap down: Tony Stewart!

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  86. Hey F2!!! You have a great one, too!!! Junyer in 7th!!!

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  87. Yeah Jon, Happy looks like the one to beat now at this point of the race. 29,9,42,11, and maybe the 88. What gets me is that NASCAR SHOULD HAVE GAVE THEM A NIGHT TO PRATICES ON. We might have had a even better race if teams had a chance to see how they where at night.

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  88. I'm watching JPM out of the corner of my eye--I think he could have something for Happy at the end of the race.

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  89. F2, you're right about NASCAR should have allowed the teams to have one practice at night. I think a few other teams would be better than they are now. But my real surprise is Robby Gordon being in the top 10.

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  90. FOX leaderboard says JPM passed Kasey for 2nd.

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  91. As of lap 244, Harvick has a 4+ second lead over Kahne.

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  92. Caution for Kurt Busch having contact with Reed Sorenson.

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  93. Oh no poor Reed was having another great run for the 43.

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  94. That wipes out Harvick's 4 second lead.

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  95. Cruise in the pitbox is bad luck

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  96. Another BAD pit stop for Harvick.

    JJ has issues with his left rear axle. It broke.

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  97. If it stays green the rest of the race, I think Harvick wins. He's the best car on long runs.

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  98. temper temper Kurt,, Now is in the danger zone for next weeks race looks like we will have 9 or 10 cars fighting to make the chase..

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  99. Now Vickers has axle problems. He somehow stays on the lead lap.

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  100. and that's Jimmie's one bobble in the last third of the season....just give him the trophy now then, lol

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  101. If he has the right set of tires on, it seems every team has has one bad set of tires so far.

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  102. jon; the leaders' pit crew should get dumped by the bus this week...first Truex, then Kahne and now Harvick, sheesh.

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  103. Look at Matt Kenseth coming on!

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  104. At least Dale Jr is helping my fantasy team somewhat!

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  105. Juan around Kevin for 2nd....could Columbia be celebrating tonight?

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  106. JPM is running a lot better than I expected. This is a HUGE run for him, as the guys around him are having issues.

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  107. Kahne tends to fall off on the long runs.

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  108. Ok since I can't watch the race, I'm watching the Jerry Lewis telethon. Comedian George Wallace commenting on commercials-

    UPS- their slogan is "What can brown do for you?" I'll tell you what brown can do for me- run this over to FedEx.

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  109. As of lap 263, Harvick is battling a loose car. He says it's the worst it's been all night.

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  110. if it's a long run, it'll be between Juan and Kevin....short run, I don't think either of them have anything for Kasey.

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  111. kurt just hurt my fantasy,, got Jr,Tony, and Vickers.lol

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  112. What is going on here? I"m seeing names in the top 15 that shouldn't be there- David Stremme, Paul Menard, Robby Gordon.

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  113. I've got Dale Jr, Newman, Biffle, and Ambrose.

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  114. SB, there's nothing real in the world anymore!

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  115. Harvick gains a spot on the pits. Bobby Labonte is in the top 10 now.

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  116. Tez, Dale Jr is singlehandedly salvaging my fantasy team this week!

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  117. hmm, Kasey's crew have suddenly become good....his CC must have taken them all behind the shed and beaten them up, lol

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  118. FORENSICS,

    GLAD TO SEE THTA SOMEONE ELSE IS QUESTIONING THE NO NIGHT PRACTICE FOR THIS RACE, DO YOU AGREE THAT THAT SHOULD BE A NOT ON THIS WEEKS HOT OR NOT
    GUNAQUAT

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  119. I'm more nervous about JPM than I am about Kahne. Kahne tails off big time in the long runs, and JPM doesn't.

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  120. Don,t for get Mark Martin has been getting better as well,

    Speedy, how come you can't watch the race??

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  121. hey, the biff moved up to 12th

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  122. If Bobby Labonte finishes in the top 10, he's getting a Good!

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  123. I went with 2 Jr's (Dale and Sam), Juan and Ryan.

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  124. Woo Hoo.....Georgia Bulldog folks sponsoring Bobby!!!

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  125. It concerns me when I see names in the top 15 that don't belong there. The three mentioned earlier haven't hit anything,yet, and with the race winding down, it's just a matter of time. And you know they won't be content with just hitting each other.

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  126. and there's Stremme giving Bobby fans kittens

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  127. Gunner, Yes for sure, I know nascar will say it was fair for all teams having to deal with it,, but why not let them get the cars to be able to fly around the track instead of slidding around,, We do see who can drive or hang on to a loose car.lol

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  128. I bet Moseby is going nuts over Bobby doing so well!lol

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  129. what on Earth happened to Kevin?

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  130. F2-

    We don't have cable or a dish, so if it's not on the regular networks, we're in the dark.

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  131. Kevin's much better on long runs--the last few runs have been short due to cautions.

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  132. well Tez, your 4 are still out on the track and one fighting for the win. good luck..

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  133. and, more importantly, how the heck did Ambrose get back on the lead lap? He's been nowhere all night, lol

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  134. Happy working on Hamlin for fourth

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  135. Sorry to hear that Speedy, Maybe we can get one of the gang to put there web cam tords the tv and you can watch it that way,, I watch the Daytona 500 the first year I was here by my mom doing it for me.lol

    I would if the computer was in the same room as tv..

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  136. Hey Jon, Happy must sleep with a blck cat under his bed evrynight before the race with his bad luck,, now over heating...

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  137. Harvick in third, just over 2 seconds behind JPM. He's reeling in JPM.

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  138. Now Happy's overtaken Kahne for second!

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  139. what are the odds on a phantom debris caution?

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  140. Happy is reeling in JPM slowly but surely!

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  141. who wants to bet post-race coverage will be cut short again?

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  142. SHUT UP ESPN CREW!! YOU IDIOTS ARE ROOTING FOR A FREAKING CAUTION!

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  143. RA6AN, I wouldn't bet against it!

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  144. I feel your pain, jon....cautions cost Ambrose the Montreal race after all.

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  145. Look who Happy's lapping: Kyle Busch!!

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  146. YOU ESPN IDIOTS ARE ALL GOING UNDER THE BUS RIGHT NOW!!!

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  147. That shouldn't be a caution! Bowyer had it under control!!

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  148. ....and the conspiracy theorists have just penned their articles about Clint paying Kevin back for Bristol.

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  149. jon, i was thinking the same thing. Why caution?

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  150. Gunner, another bad for NASCAR is yellows flags for cars spinnng out and not hitting anything or droping anything on the track, Johnson and now Clint.lol

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  151. this will be a crucial restart...is that the understatement of the night?

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