Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Trifecta- Hot Diggity Dog Edition

Greetings, race fans. Time once again to get your picks in for the Trifecta, but before you go running off to the concession stand for a Martinsville hot dog, there is an administrative matter to take care of.

CR was found to be in violation of Section K9 of the Trifecta rules (click here for details). After a meeting in the big black, tan and white hauler, CR was fined 15 doggy treats and placed on scooper duty for this weekend's races.

Now that the unpleasantness :o) is out of the way, let's get on to the races:

1.) The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race from Martinsville, Saturday October 23; green flag drops at 1:16pm ET (entry list)

2.) The NASCAR Nationwide Series race from St. Louis, Saturday October 23; green flag drops at 3:45pm ET (entry list)

3.) The F1 South Korean Grand Prix, Sunday October 24; green flag drops at 2:00am ET (entry list)

4. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Martinsville, Sunday October 24; green flag drops at 1:13pm ET (entry list)

Good luck, and don't eat too may hot dogs.

104 comments:

  1. I brought 20 doggie treats with me. But couldn't smooth talk my way out of pooper detail! Athens..... watch yer mirrors!

    Trucks--- Kyle
    F1--- Alonso
    Cup--- Jeff Gordon ....shocks everyone when he dumps the 48 on the last lap!

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  2. I may change my F1 pick after they actualy drive on the new track! The drivers seem to approve, but the concern is mostly on a slick, changing track, and an odd pit road entry.

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  3. Hey SB! Make sure CR does a good job with the scooper after you do a good job!

    All righty then...

    CWTS - Kyle

    F1 - Webber

    Cup - Kyle

    So there!

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  4. CWTS.....KYLE!

    NNS.....C Edwards

    F-1....Vettel

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  5. CR didn't try to blame the tow truck did he, SB?

    Trucks - Kevin Harvick
    NW - Justin Allgaier
    F1 - K's eyebrow man....Fred Alonso

    and the bonus pick which doesn't count for anything other than me yelling at my computer monitor if I can find a live feed of the race...V8SC - Jamie Whincup/Steve Owen combo on the Gold coast

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  6. hmmmm...who to jinx, who to jinx??

    Trucks - Harvick
    NW - Bad Brad K
    Cup - Denny da Hamster

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  7. Although I think CR's penalty was just a slap on the wrist, I will accept it and know better next time. CR...:P

    TRUCK - Austin Dillon

    NW - Brad K.

    CUP - Jamie Mac.

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  8. Trucks--Kevin Harvick

    Cup--JJ

    F1--Lewis Hamilton

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  9. Athens, it was more like a chewing of my wrist. Thank God I'm a dog lover!

    jon, why in the world, would you a pick a looser like JJ? lol

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  10. if you're on scooper duty, how come you got to pick first this week, CR? :P

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  11. tez, I'm fast! Do I get a trophy for all the poles I've earned this year? :)

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  12. The Beagle picks:

    CWTS- Kyle (I don't think anyone will let me get away with picking Kylevin- that way I'd cover both Kevin and Kyle)

    NS- Brad K (Karma bites Carl for dumping Brad for the win in the July race)

    Cup- Tony

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  13. I might be changing my F1 pick depending pon how quals go in a couple hours time....Bobby Koo and the Maccas looked mighty impressive in P3.

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  14. after one race:


    cr 2
    dwindy 2
    hanny 2
    sb 2
    tez 15
    klv 15
    jon 15
    athens 16

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  15. #$%^& Harvick! Jon, tell your guy to quit whining about the other drivers and focus on driving his own dang car/truck!

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  16. did y'all think that was a suspicious late caution flag after it was one lap old going against Kyle? just asking.....

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  17. Dang you Kevin!! I am trying to win a championship here!!

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  18. Now, now Kristen- you did say you were hoping to jinx him :o)

    Our favorite Foxsports.com NASCAR reporter- NOT!- is saying that Earnhardt Ganassi is considering a switch to Ford for 2011. That will kill the EGR/RCR engine program. I'd hate to be Teresa if they do make the switch. Forget what the Earnhardt faithful will do/say, Dale Sr will return from the grave.

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  19. Right on about the jinx machine, SB...

    Maybe Teresa needs to just go ahead and split off from Ganassi, bite the bullet and sell out to Junior. Then Jr. could back out of the Hendrick deal and right the Earnhardt ship...

    It'll never happen but it would really be something and a definite boost to NASCAR.

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  20. ....and then what would happen to Jamie?:(

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  21. Hey, you're too close! Back away! ...and Juan? Juan's not winning. CR, don't confuse me again or else.

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  22. Wouldn't worry too much about Jamie. After all, he drove Fords at Roush.

    Don't know about Juan.

    Also hearing that Penske may go to VW. You hearing anything about that, klv?

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  23. well, my cap arrived from Salzburg so I shall therefore change my F1 pick to Mark Webber please :)

    might dump the Truck race....will think about it overnight, lol

    Juan won (hee hee) at Watkins Glen, Bev.

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  24. ooooo, raining in Korea, could be in for a better race than what qualifying suggested! :D

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  25. CR & Tez, LOL! I was working today and missed the Truck race. But if the race is a harbinger of things to come, it's going to be a LONG and not too Happy day for Harvick.

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  28. Oh sheet! Alonso's car was worked on over night for a water leak, or something. They're still working on it. Green flag is not that far off. I'm making an executive decision...

    ***DRIVER CHANGE***

    Mark Webber for Alonso. Sorry tez, he was my go to guy "if.
    :(

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  29. Start has been delayed until ten past...and they'll go behind the safety car.

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  30. Start delayed 10 minutes. Rain, rain, rain. Rolling green flag start. Not very "tradional" for F1. 1st Grand Prix of South Korea. Seems like Korea either brings M.A.S.H., or Team America to my mind. I still think Alonso could win this, but who knows what nut was left loose, or who left a midnight snack in the gear box? lol

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  31. Oh, hi tez! Care for a race chat? Of course, that might be breaking one of the K9 rules! LOL

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  32. Massa team radio... another 20 minutes?

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  33. I think I might get a nice hot chocolate....want one, CR?

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  34. hey, by lap 4, the Cup commentators would have already said how the points would be if the race stopped now so that's one good thing I guess, lol

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  35. LOL! You're a funny one tonight! Got any marshmellows for that hot chocolate?

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  36. nope, you'll have to get your own, lol

    I nearly switched again to Button but then they started so it didn't matter anyway.

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  37. Now the cars are getting cold. This is a sad start for Korea. I wondered about having a race there this late in the year.

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  38. not mattered since it wouldn't have counted, I mean.

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  39. well that monitor reckons the rain will stop in 20 minutes....how much do we trust technology regarding weather conditions?

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  40. As it's turned out, I should have just stuck to Alonso, and you too!

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  41. I think the track has an interesting configuration. I was looking forward to a really good race.

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  42. is there half points for the trifecta?

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  43. We're in trouble if this race is canceled. Open wheeler's demise!

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  44. tez, thought about going to the Austin Grand prix in 2012?

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  45. It's not raining much now. Let's get the show on the road!

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  46. haven't thought about it, no. And I think the issue is the fact that the water is ponding and not draining away, not the actual rain itself.

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  47. 10-4

    looks like they'll be racing. Most likly for 1/2 points.

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  48. wow, the guy in the medical car is hauling some serious butt!

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  49. and they're nearly ready.....Korean GP, take 2.

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  50. I just caught Jon over on FB. Told him to stop playing games and join us watching the rain in Korea!

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  51. He might still be celebrating San Frans win earlier on, lol

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  52. maybe I should have picked the safety car....

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  53. Looks like Silverstone weather. But you're right, the water table is close to the surface.

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  54. track was built on a swamp I think I heard.

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  55. It would be nice if they had some track blowers.

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  56. gotta love Lewis saying it's nearly time for the inters while other guys are saying the conditions are terrible, lol

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  57. safety car in this lap, woohoo!

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  58. Yea, Hamilton is hot-to-trot! lol

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  59. well dang....yep, we should have stuck with Fred, CR.

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  60. GOOD GRIEF!!! I should have stuck wit Alonso!

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  61. Now Hanny is all set to make some points with Seb! grrrrrrrr!!!

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  62. we're F1 fans, we'll stay up for anything, lol

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  63. For Mark's sake, I hope it's a 1/2 point finish. I've been pulling for him all year.

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  64. we'll find out soon enough I guess....lap 42 is the magical 75% number when full points get awarded.

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  65. Tire strategy, or as Pres. Bush would say, strateeegery! lol

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  66. Petrov is going good on those inters!

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  67. Lewis get's a spot on slow pit for Fred.

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  68. is it bad that I want the top 2 to crash out?

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  69. How 'bout the top 3? Massa would be a winner.

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  70. Holy Sh''''! Well, we really screwed up dropping Alonzo!

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  71. Do you think Alonzo can finish the season on this engine?

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  72. it'd be asking a fair bit given Brazil is pretty tough on engines.

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  73. Why am I using a "z" in fernando's sir name?

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  74. Well, that was.... wet. ...and one should never change horses in mid stream!

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  75. well, it was worth the slow start....but at 2am, I am going to bed now, lol

    funky to have someone on to chat about F1 though and have a good Sunday, CR :)

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  76. After two races:


    sb 3
    cr 4
    dwindy 4
    hanny 7
    klv 16
    athens 17
    tez 18
    jon 19

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  77. VW is a rumor but they have a pretty sweet racing car...I am pretty out of it at Penske - some personnel changes coming down the pike that will affect my creds possibly in the future... =(

    Might be around to chat later! Happy race day!

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  78. Hey SB!

    Sorry to say it... (quivering lip)... But my F1 driver was Webber and he finished 26th so my total after 2 should be 28... :(

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  79. well, since it doesn't matter given the circumstances, I'll dump the F1 in favour of the Hamster at Martinsville please, SB.

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  80. I'm sorrier than Dwindy... I changed from Alonso to Webber before the race started. The announcers spooked me into it, saying Alonso's car was being repaired for a leak, just minutes before the grid... :(

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  81. Webber finished 23rd. Only 24 cars in the race, not that it matters...

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  82. Ok- F1.com had qualifying order posted as race results. Found another source, so here are corrected standings after 2:


    sb 3
    hanny 7
    klv 16
    athens 17
    jon 17
    tez 18
    cr 25
    dwindy 25

    Tez your race change is noted.

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  83. Geez- and they say Talladega is supposed to be the wild card. With all races finished-


    klv 17
    jon 22
    hanny 24
    tez 24
    sb 27
    athens 28
    dwindy 29
    cr 45

    Kristen now moves into a three way tie for the lead with Tez and CR in the chase for the Coveted Triple Lug Nut Trophy, Congrats, klv.

    No Trifecta next week- not a full schedule. See you in two weeks at Texas where Hanny will have first of three shots at repeating the Kylefecta.

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  84. Good job, Kristen! How 'bout that Junyer!

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  85. Kristen... Don't touch the gear shift... Keep it in high with the pedal to the metal! Blast those open wheelers off the track! You can do it!!!!

    P.S. WTG!

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  86. Kristen-

    Will you still be going yo Phoenix in 3 weeks? Katie may have a little World Series bet for you.

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  87. Thanks guys! The day got away from me and I *just* finished watchng the race on DVR - 9pm!

    Woot!!!

    How 'bout that Kurt payback - wrong HMS guy but its a start...

    SB - I unfortunately have a conference in SF the weekend of PHX so my next race is Daytona 500....While I am not a Giants fan I can still commit to a friendly wager!

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