The Nascar Thread (2 Viewers)

superchuck500

guarding the potatoes
VIP Subscribing Member
Diamond VIP Contributor
Joined
Aug 9, 2004
Messages
54,719
Reaction score
80,979
Location
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Online
Sticky Post
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


Schedule:

 
OP
superchuck500

superchuck500

guarding the potatoes
VIP Subscribing Member
Diamond VIP Contributor
Joined
Aug 9, 2004
Messages
54,719
Reaction score
80,979
Location
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Online
Cool, I did a double take when I saw the schedule and thought I read it wrong. Thanks for clearing that up. Looking forward to it.

Wonder if they will be doing a random draw for the lineup like they've been doing. Random each race?
It’s a tiered random draw. They’ve been doing
 

seagull

2010 World Champions
Joined
Aug 1, 2006
Messages
1,944
Reaction score
686
Age
61
Offline
I'd really like to see a picture of the alleged noose.
Same here, I make slip knots all the time, just not 13 coils, and because of what they are used for, do not consider them a noose.
 
OP
superchuck500

superchuck500

guarding the potatoes
VIP Subscribing Member
Diamond VIP Contributor
Joined
Aug 9, 2004
Messages
54,719
Reaction score
80,979
Location
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Online
Same here, I make slip knots all the time, just not 13 coils, and because of what they are used for, do not consider them a noose.
It's very noose-looking, but it's to be a pull handle for a roll-back garage door. Seems like a decent way to pull a garage door. I think if there were other similar pulls on other doors in the garage, there would be no reason to think about this any further. I don't know if there are others.

Bob Pockgrass is a long-time Nascar reporter - he went back through his phone photos and found a shot that showed the "noose" pull at the Talladega garage last October (same stall, #4):


 

seagull

2010 World Champions
Joined
Aug 1, 2006
Messages
1,944
Reaction score
686
Age
61
Offline
For the use of a pull rope like this, that should have been a bowline for a pull handle and not a noose in the first place. Whoever did this last year (or whenever) just thought they were being funny and had no idea what 2020 was bringing to the floor.
 
Joined
May 9, 2018
Messages
398
Reaction score
807
Age
25
Location
New Orleans
Offline
8C75DB39-42FB-412C-BD36-7ADBC9177D9A.jpeg
NASCAR posted the pic of the noose. I definitely understand why they sounded the alarms like they did and why Bubba was adamant that it was a noose. Why type of pull rope is this lol?
 

mattgdg

Rookie
Joined
Jan 21, 2007
Messages
344
Reaction score
654
Location
Muscle Shoals, AL
Offline
8C75DB39-42FB-412C-BD36-7ADBC9177D9A.jpeg
NASCAR posted the pic of the noose. I definitely understand why they sounded the alarms like they did and why Bubba was adamant that it was a noose. Why type of pull rope is this lol?
I agree, this definitely looks different than what was described as a rope pull.

I also agree that it most likely was not done for symbolism...probably had a Kyle Busch doll in it.
 

DaveXA

I love the Lord!
Staff member
Super Moderator
Joined
Sep 6, 2001
Messages
30,749
Reaction score
18,552
Age
49
Location
Vienna, VA via Lafayette
Offline
I agree, this definitely looks different than what was described as a rope pull.

I also agree that it most likely was not done for symbolism...probably had a Kyle Busch doll in it.
A Kyle Busch doll? I think a lot of people would say that would make everything alright. :hihi:
 
OP
superchuck500

superchuck500

guarding the potatoes
VIP Subscribing Member
Diamond VIP Contributor
Joined
Aug 9, 2004
Messages
54,719
Reaction score
80,979
Location
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Online
8C75DB39-42FB-412C-BD36-7ADBC9177D9A.jpeg
NASCAR posted the pic of the noose. I definitely understand why they sounded the alarms like they did and why Bubba was adamant that it was a noose. Why type of pull rope is this lol?
FBI: Yes, um the racetrack told us you were the guy in charge of garage doors at Talladega.

Him: Um, yessir that’s correct.

FBI: So you tied this as a garage door pull in 2019?

Him: Yep. I needed to fashion a door pull and that’s the only knot I can tie well. No big deal.

FBI: Okay that’s fair. But how is it that a noose is the only knot you know how to tie?

Him: This interview is over!
 

DaveXA

I love the Lord!
Staff member
Super Moderator
Joined
Sep 6, 2001
Messages
30,749
Reaction score
18,552
Age
49
Location
Vienna, VA via Lafayette
Offline
So Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs' 17 year old grandson won the Arca race today. Cool story.

First time watching one of these.
 
OP
superchuck500

superchuck500

guarding the potatoes
VIP Subscribing Member
Diamond VIP Contributor
Joined
Aug 9, 2004
Messages
54,719
Reaction score
80,979
Location
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Online
So Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs' 17 year old grandson won the Arca race today. Cool story.

First time watching one of these.
How many cars finished on the lead lap?

Careful, watching ARCA races is a sign of an addict.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 2)



Headlines

Top Bottom