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Speedweeks kicks off today in advance of next Sunday's Daytona 500 (2/17, 2:30PM EST FOX). The Clash is this Sunday, 3pm, and the duels are 7pm next Thursday, 2/14. Note also the Arca race will run this Saturday at 4pm on FS1.

What else for 2019:
- New rules package: Note that the Daytona 500 will run under the old package, but after that we will go to tapered spacers (including at Daytona and Talladega where they won't run plates anymore), bigger spoiler, bigger splitter, wider radiator pan, and "aero/brake ducts". It's all similar to the 2018 All-Star package and designed to reduce horsepower but improve stability and throttle response . . . with the hope of reducing the aero advantage that the leader has had at the intermediate and speedway tracks under the old package. https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2018/10/02/2019-rules-packages-announced-monster-energy-series/


- New post-race inspection procedure: Post-race inspection will happen immediately following the race and will include first and second place, and other randomly selected cars. If you fail post-race you are disqualified and scored as last in the race and stages. So if the winner fails, the second place is declared the winner for all intents and purposes . . . any stage points for DQ'd cars will go to the next car on the pylon. This will mean that the race winner will be confirmed by weekend's end, rather than having to wait on inspection and penalty procedures under the old rules (often not announced until Tuesday or Wednesday).

- Notable team/driver changes:
Martin Truex and Cole Pearn move over to JGR proper at the 19
Kurt Busch to the 1 at CGR; Jamie Mac running the Daytona 500 (in the 40) and then retiring to the Fox broadcast roster
Daniel Suarez moves over to the 41 at SHR
Ryan Newman runs the 6 full-time at Rousch
Daniel Hemric (rookie) will be in the 8 at Childress
Matt DiBenedetto will be in the 95
Kasey Kahne and AJ Allmendinger are not racing
Chad Knaus and Jimmie aren't together, Chad to the 24 (Byron) and Kevin Meendering comes over from the Xfinity 1 car (E. Sadler) to lead the 48 crew


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After seeing the replay during the interview, you can see the rear end break loose sending him up into Lagano.
Chase said something to the extent of "once I turned down from the wall, I had no chance [of sticking it down low]". That was clearly a checkers-or-wreckers move. I agree with Joey that Chase should have gotten out and said "my bad, I tried to make it stick and it didn't."


Tonight's Xfinity race goes green at 7:15PM EDT. Of note, the Busch brothers will be in the booth. I'm sort of very curious about that. It's not like they regularly appear in public together (or even seem to have much more than a mild tolerance of each other).

 
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Nascar extends racing without spectators through the July 5 Brickyard 400.


 

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Of note, the Busch brothers will be in the booth. I'm sort of very curious about that. It's not like they regularly appear in public together (or even seem to have much more than a mild tolerance of each other).
they were good, particularly Kyle (Oye says begrudgingly....)
 

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Surprised this hasn't been mentioned, but today is Jimmie Johnson's final race and looks like it's gonna be a bit of a retirement celebration for him. Today's race is at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and they're gonna rename a grandstand after him. Should be interesting.

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Surprised this hasn't been mentioned, but today is Jimmie Johnson's final race and looks like it's gonna be a bit of a retirement celebration for him. Today's race is at the Atlanta Motor Speedway and they're gonna rename a grandstand after him. Should be interesting.

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Final race in Atlanta, right?
 

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Final race in Atlanta, right?
I believe this is his last race. Either that, or I misunderstood the headline. Could be his last in Atlanta and finish out this season. That would make more sense.

Edit: Just did a search and yes, final Atlanta race. Will finish out season.
 

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I believe this is his last race. Either that, or I misunderstood the headline. Could be his last in Atlanta and finish out this season. That would make more sense.

Edit: Just did a search and yes, final Atlanta race. Will finish out season.
Misleading headline? That never happens:rolleyes:
Either way, he runs well there.
 
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I believe this is his last race. Either that, or I misunderstood the headline. Could be his last in Atlanta and finish out this season. That would make more sense.

Edit: Just did a search and yes, final Atlanta race. Will finish out season.
It would have been a much bigger deal if this was his last race.

He’s 15th in points right now (including the DQ in the 600). They’re running well.
 
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I haven’t used the Nascar app in a while - but the scanner feature is now free. Pretty cool.

These days I usually listen to the first half of the race on my phone/AirPods; then watch the second half on the DVR after the kids are to bed.

works pretty well.
 

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I haven’t used the Nascar app in a while - but the scanner feature is now free. Pretty cool.

These days I usually listen to the first half of the race on my phone/AirPods; then watch the second half on the DVR after the kids are to bed.

works pretty well.
Cool, my kids are all grown and content to let me be. :hihi:

You'll get your turn in due time..:9:
 

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