good morning all....drizzly and grey here in the Olympic city but it looks fine and sunny at 'tona :)
13 minutes into the broadcast and we've already had 3 mentions of Danica. What's the over/under for that today???
I'm listening to some music until closer to race time, LOL
hey guys, its been awhile. almost time for racing again.
any predictions for the first caution; early, late?
based on yesterday, I'd say early
if we go with that train of thought, it has to be before the first lap is done, LOL
i agree with the beagle. a couple early cautions, then they will settle down, and look for a rash of yellows in the late stages of the race.
How about who will bring out the 1st caution- one of the usual suspects(Mikey, Brad Keselowski, etc.) or someone out of the blue????
Oh yeah- in case anyone missed it on the Trifecta blog. Katie has chewed the nose off the JJ voodoo bear.
Hey, Y'all....According to my dashboard, we are one away from 500 posts on Lug Nuts!!! Who will it be?lol
beware the wounded, nose missing, HMS guy :P
dang. i forgot about the trifectas. i will have to look for it next week. i look for a menard, or someone in the back to create the early caution.
stork-unfortunately because of the way the various series have scheduled their races, we won't be able to field another Trifecta until the weekend of March 27.
thanks speedi will look for it then.
dang, unmuted too early....Dario won the title the year before he came over, DW, so I fail to see how winning it last year after he went back means NASCAR helped him *rolls eyes*
atleast digger hasn't showed up yet.
oh yes he has. they were touting his appearance in the Chipmunks movie.BTW- if someone will get Katie a stuffed Digger toy, she'll add it to the voodoo collection.
i must have missed it, lol.
Is it just me, or did E-Sads sunglasses look like those cheap 3D glasses you get at the movies????
do you think any of us would spend money on critter cam merchandise?
Checking in. What about the start and parkers. Did you note there were like none in the race yesterday?BTW dialated to 2 Grandbaby is on his way
Great to see everyone!I dont know that we can count high enough on the over/under on Danica...I might be willing to part with some cash - Miller Lite's cash on a Digger to be chewed to bits next week!First of many early wrecks started by...Danica?Almost green flag!
Hey, I spent money on JJ merchandise, so Katie could have an authentic JJ voodoo object.
Congrats Yee!! You will now be officially referred to as "Go Grandmammyee"
Ans if you believe that Kyle is going to play it cool, I've got some swamp land in Arizona I'd like to sell you. Contact the Real Estate firm of Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe.
SB; I thought the same thing about Kyle, LOL!
Its not easy being...
there goes the Turtle!
Seems as if the boys are playing nice so far...
Him and JR need to just stay there in front out of the carp
TeeHee go 9 car
Kristen, have you heard where Pat went? I have been out of the loop
Yep, he is CC for Martin Truex...Luke the shock guy I did all those videos with also went to Truex and Napa.Weird to see Kasey running the white car - knight in shining armor??
Caution lap 8
FREAKIN A! There goes Team Penske....and Max! =(
juggles lucky lug nut
i bet roger's wondering bout bucky now!
nice job by Jeff G to get through there.
Well BK started the first one, I believe someone had him picked...but looks like he slid in his own oil to me.
Bad start for them Damn
So far Kurt is happy what can go wrong? :)
atleast the blue deuce is still around.
True enuf but now he has no drafting partners and is the only Dodge out there! God knows no one will push Kurt....
Unless they push him off the track (sorry)Mark got hung out to dry there
Looks like he is gaining again though
LOL at the Bud car commercial
Like the old spice commercial too
Cute Bud commercial! LOL - thats about the only place they would push Kurt Yee...Woot up to 3rd & 4th!
Good morning everyone! Happy's in the lead, but it might not last long.
The Blue Deuce in the lead.
what is up with wallmendinger?
Yea! I got AJ on the fantasy team. Thank god I almost picked Sam for today.
arg I love this sport
Bummer for Joey
Yikes wheels on fire! That boy is HOT!
OR maybe these guys actually know how to drive and bide their time DW...
Kurt's looking real strong right now.
so Dodge, Ford, Chevy and Toyota run 1-4....can anyone say 'parity'? :P
Love the Toyota commercial where the little girl is designing Kyle Busch's car! Kyle's reaction is priceless!
Caution out for Field Filler Joe!
Bummer - Sam has been in bad spots a lot today.Kurt looking good and is happy with his car - listening to his in car radio...could be dangerous!Those Toyota commercials are a total crackup!!
Could this be the day Kurt finally wins the 500? He's been dominant so far.
Isd it just me or should JR shave his face?And what was up with that little spot with Kurt?
Didn't take long for Happy to get back to the front!
Not to mention, Pat has the Lug Nut.
Kurt is always gripping! There is Pat on TV!Jr is keeping small animals and birds in his beard I think...
Caution is out...
Look at the gains off the pits. Low cautions (so far) snicker
They are behaving well compared to NW & Trucks anyway....
OOps for AJWhat happened to Marcos
BUMMER for AJ and Marcos! =(
Hello, race fans.Kyle and I are still looking for a top-10 this weekend. WTH?
Understood. Bummer for Newman
I broke the curse maybe......... Karvick won a race while I was wearing his shirt. Guess I'll dig out Kasey's shirt ?:)
Yee...it's not just you. Red beards look terrible...unless it's ZZ Top style.
I'm a little nervous because some of the guys up front now don't know how to handle it. (READ: Paul Menard)
He needs lots more or lots less it's driving me nuts!
Harvick and Smoke are hooked up nose to tail. Not as nervous now.
Looks like Kurt picked the wrong line?
nascar.com says Ambrose is in the garage :(
Scuse me, Rowdy coming through.
Lookee here! Harvick and Edwards hooking up nose to tail!!
Where's the love?
Never said what happened to Marcos??Hey Gene -- Kyle is just biding time!Kurt struggling with the no tire call...he could be mad any minute now! LOL
I can't do the symbol here but I prefer YeeMum(squared)
Jeff flexing those HMS muscles, lol
Hello, Folks! Just woke up, watched too many 500s on ESPN Classic all night. Fox leaderboard says BOWYER just past Gordon!
RCR 1 and 2 right now!
Good to see Big Daddy stout.Hey Athens! Good Morning! =)
Bowyer's leading and Happy's right behind him!
Good morning sleepyhead!!
Tony Stewart now drives for Gibbs...Myers, you're an idiot!
Did Chris Myers just say all Joe Gibbs cars lead today including "Tony Stewart"??? Sheesh...FACT CHECK!
JR is using the whole track
Jr auditioning for Days of Thunder II?
Junior got his sense of humor yet at least!
It does keep cars away from him (who wants to get caught in that?)
Is that RA6AN I hear screaming all the way from California????
LOL SB! Could be!!
Ummm, guys??? Don't quit your day jobs.
That's a cute Coke commercial!lol
Ugh my ears are bleeding! =)Kurt back into the pits - some problem - vibration? Said there is a hole in the race track?!?!
The voodoo is working!
Harvick starting 7th--I'm confident that he can get back to the front, he has a VERY stout car.
8" by 4" hole in the track - Fox hasnt mentioned it yet...paving equipment sent out to fix it.
Now DW is an expert on paving.lol
Darn I'm hungry but I am not leaving my TV or my computer. I need to do a bit of shopping (I have a new guy) but not going anywhere during the race GRIN
Hey everyone!Allmendinger has been pretty impressive so far. I had no clue how he'd do when I picked him as my "c" driver.
Send the new man out for shopping Yee! =)Hey Gonger! I have AJ too...seemed like the logical pick on the C team for some reason.This just isnt a good showing for our biggest race- cant even keep pavement good!
wonder if I have time to make a quick munchie run?
Great idea, but he is at work
YeeMum, I think you do!
That and I have to counter the huge stuffed frog he gave me
Who does NOT have AJ? Show of hands. I thought so.
Does he turn into a prince?lol
oil leak for Ambrose....the engine wouldn't fire either they say on his twitter page.
Dang, Marcos had a good car. Details kill them alot...This is BORING!!! but at least we arent watching Digger
OOPS! Wrong graphic, Fox! They put Harvick's graphic on Bowyer's car!
I blame Digger for the hole in the track!
Wonder if Ragan might be little ticked at those FOX guys for making him get rid of his sunblocking glove...
June bug is funny! Are you Serious!?!?!
He seems to be a prince of a man, does that count?And I blame Digger too!
Jr. is opening another Whiskey River in Jacksonville, something to fall back on if this racing thing doesn't work out.
Drivers are out of the cars...SUCKS!
Just a reminder for those of you so inclined- it is always open season for hunting gophers in Texas
They need to repave that track starting TOMORROW.
I didn't know the GGW was meeting this week.
Oh man this is SOOO BORING!!
Will be very surprising if no more gopher holes appear before race's end.
Hope they get Danica's thoughts during this extended red flag.
Tony's beard > than Jr's....but not much...LOL
Burns said, "waiting on the WHO to come out."?
Me + DW + one bullet = no more pain.
I'm taking suggestions for my NASCAR trip this year anyone have suggestions?
YeeMum, how about Sonoma again? Had a great time last year!
Twice now on the recaps Chris Meyers has sounded doubtful about BK's "tire excuse". Maybe Meyers ain't so bad after all.
I've been doing other things since the delay.
Any bubble about a mini meet this year?
Except Myers thinks Smoke still drives for GibbsYee - Sonoma trip 2010!
I have a solution: REPAVE THE FRIGGING TRACK, STARTING TOMORROW!!!!!!
Hammer drillShort lengths of rebarHydraulic groutTrack would have been race ready in 15-20 minutesP.S. Brian is still an idiot.
Well, Jon, as you know I'm not a huge road course fan. But if Kasey wants to win again I'd go if he sent me a pit pass LOL
OH I see if y'al gang up on the Sonoma idea I guess I will consider it.I'll have to pony up and stay closer to you guys since there is no way I'm driving in that mess
If the track is like this after rain, I can only imagine what Texas will be like. They've got a foot of snow on the ground, plus all the melting and refreezing. I know the pot holes around here are growing exponentially.
I said Burns while ago, it's Meyers. I apologize to Steve Burns!lol
YeeMum, you bring him good luck so far! If you go, he'll win his second straight at Sonoma!
Tonight's possible menu.Butter sauteed shrimp, mushrooms and zuchinni with creamcheese sauce served over angel hair pasta . Garlic bread.Guys, does that say happy VDay to you?
use 2 bullets to make sure, Gene.
Yee, it says, "YUMMY!" (And Happy V-Day!)
Danica...blah, blah, blah...Get me a bucket, I need to throw up!
Ratings wise it might have been huge but........Jeez Danica is getting sooo much press.Thanks for the vote of confidence Jon.Next question.. If you sometimes "stay over" is it cool to get "jammie pants" as a gift? (asking the guys or anyone)
Yum Yee! YEs, stay in our hotel or close to us and we can carpool again.I knew they couldnt not yak about Danica! Save a bullet for me Gene...
Little girls wanting to be like Danica? Great, as the race car driver. But those "little girls" want to look just like her! If you washed all that makeup off and took away the air-brushing in the magazines, what have you got?
6 inch stilletos Athens?
Mizz Mouse is mad at Thorn he is not in the top 10 right now
Yee, I think it would be a VERY cool gift! Athens, you'd have a woman with slightly above-average looks.
When are they going to resume racing?
the last place you stayed did not have smoking rooms we may need to negotiate.
So I flip over to the Olympics figuring it's got to be more exciting than this. WRONG! They're showing cross country skiing.
lol, K!Ed just said that "global warming" caused the hole in the track!lol
SB, at least you guys get the Olympics LIVE. Here on the west coast, they're TAPE DELAYED. THANKS AN F'ING LOT NBC!!!
I gotta post this from ED:"Another disappointing day for Team Yugo Motorsporzen NA, somebody, and I'm not going to point fingers here, left the eight track player on all last night playing ZZ Top's first album...battery deader than a doornail at the start of the race...we never made it out of the parking lot...in other news we had to drop Dr. Bob's Colon Blast as a sponsor after a product "related" accident, let's just say their slogan, "Best to have your pants down before you swig a Dr. Bob's" is right on the money..."
Yee - we can consider other places!Yea, Olympics are on West coast but we dont see them live....LAME !!!!
Now water is seeping through the seams
Athens- Tell Ed to get over here. We need him to break the monotony of not racing.
I stayed at the Ramada Inn and they had smoking and nonsmoking rooms, as I recall.
Drivers are heading back to their cars! Looks like we'll be racing soon!
Ed isn't on FBook he must be posting on FOX yes kick him from me too Athens
WOot! Back to the cars...
I think the track cooling down and day turning to night, it favors Harvick.
My cheap little hotel had both and wifi and a pool (i am a bit of a spendthrift myself) gave me more cash for swag LOL Are we trying for the other turnthis time? That was turn 7 I think? The terraced area we all liked
Ed sent that in a message on FB and posted the global warming remark on his page, but that was a while ago.
arg lets get racing again.
Might be some others joining this year like CR and maybe Socal24 too. We can figure out how to save $$...Turn 7 is my fav place to sit.
Oh my this could cause interesting finishesSTART YOUR ENGINES
YAAAAAAAAAAY! Engines fired up!!!!
THank GOD! DOnt suppose this means we can go commercial free the rest of the race...
Jon....what doesn't favor Harvick? Heh heh.
Have they turned the lights on yet?
Kristen, is that the area that weall like and almost got kicked out of? at the 'end' of the track? I flirted with the security guy so we could get in for a few pictures
I wasnt with you but I am pretty sure it was Turn 7 - RAGAN would know 100%Lights have to be on unless Brian is trying to save money...
Hope it is warmer this year. If I don't bring a guy Mizz mouse might come
Love this guy....Shawn Courchesne RT @tomjensen100: I've patched up marriages in less time than this
I just bribed Mizz Mouse she says I can go without her.I suppose starting a new blog on the suject would be preferred. Since we MIGHT get to race soon.........................If we could find a hotel we all agreed on it would be really cool if we were all there
this has been a complete farce! You can pave in those temps....I know, it's my job to *know* that. I also know that if it took us 7 hours to patch 300m worth of runway, it should NOT take 2 hours to fill a pothole.
GREEN!!We can try for the same hotel...will definitely have a blog about it on Lugnuts.You need to apply with Nascar!!