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    Re: The Official NASCAR 2016 Thread

    ^ That was brutal. They said the pit crew lost him a NET 17 positions on pit road. At this level that's unacceptable.

    He definitely had the dominant car and deserved to win!

    Apparently Truax Jr's car was a throwback scheme, but I didn't recognize it....

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    We enjoyed our trip to Darlington this weekend. The race was a good one, though the miscues on the 4 team's pit stops cost him the win. Funny how people either say Harvick was out of line to call out the pit crew for lackluster stops, or they say he was perfectly within his rights. First, I think it's more of who is saying it versus what was said. If Jr had said the same, people would be lauding him for firing up his team and calling out the miscues. Also, bad stops get noticed by everyone much more when your running up front so much. If you're running 10-12 and lose a few spots on pit road, no one notices...or cares. I just hope they can get it all together these next 11 races. Absolutely no reason that team only has a handful of wins the past 2 years. They should have at least 12-15 legit wins the past two seasons.

    I really wonder if going to Ford and doing so much more in-house like their own chassis, etc will really propel them into an elite team without being pulled down by other teams getting behind.

    RCR is going on 100 races without a win and almost 3 years. Sometimes you see improvement and sometimes it's like the same old song since the late 90s. I really think if RCR and HMS worked together like the Toyota and Ford teams do, it'd be greatly beneficial to both. Combine engine programs at the very least or something. I say those two teams because Ganassi, JTG Daugherty and Germain don't do anything in-house with regard to chassis, engines and such as far as I know.
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    Re: The Official NASCAR 2016 Thread

    Ouch.

    I thought Ryan and Tony were friends?
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    Very interesting race from Richmond. One of the better RIR races leading into the Chase, if not the best yet. Well, 2nd only to the Jeremy Mayfield "win and get in" race.

    Yes, Chris, the interview with Newman and how he was Stewart's 2nd victim of intentional dumping in as many weeks was quite spicy. He said nothing that wasn't true or as he put it, "Google it", but boy he had a few iffy choice of words. Of course, Tony has had many issues in Sprint Cars besides the tragedy in 2014, so he kind of left the door open for interpretation. For Tony's part, it was quite clear (to me) that his responses in his interview were all but scripted to say the right thing at the right time. Definitely not a usual Tony Stewart "off the cuff" interview.

    Glad to see the 3, 24, 34 and 42 all in the Chase for the first time. Also, the 78 failed post race inspection. Recent actions make me believe that they will lose 15 points to start the Chase, if NASCAR stays consistent in their post-race failure penalties. That would put them 16th and 9 points behind the 15th place team.

    CORRECTION: NASCAR is saying penalties will be assessed before the points are reset. Makes no sense at all. Kind of like the 31 and 42 penalties last week. I think Chase drivers should lose the 3 bonus points (for a win) if they are already locked into the Chase.
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    Re: The Official NASCAR 2016 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    He said nothing that wasn't true or as he put it, "Google it", but boy he had a few iffy choice of words.
    I think one can argue there, he flat-out called him bipolar. He also insinuated that the Ward/Sprint car incident was intentional.

    It's obvious Ryan is still steamed about his dismissal from SHR in favor of Harvick and his poor performance in the last 2-3 seasons isn't helping things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGinNC View Post
    I think one can argue there, he flat-out called him bipolar. He also insinuated that the Ward/Sprint car incident was intentional.

    It's obvious Ryan is still steamed about his dismissal from SHR in favor of Harvick and his poor performance in the last 2-3 seasons isn't helping things.
    He does flip like a switch, but I probably wouldn't say it's bipolar.

    The thing is, Harvick was actually the new team. The 41 team and cars were the old 39 cars.
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    Re: The Official NASCAR 2016 Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    The thing is, Harvick was actually the new team. The 41 team and cars were the old 39 cars.
    Correct, but Harvick was hired first, which is why Newman was let go, the later addition of Kurt was insult to injury for Newman; even though it was Gene Haas who hired him, not Tony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGinNC View Post
    Correct, but Harvick was hired first, which is why Newman was let go, the later addition of Kurt was insult to injury for Newman; even though it was Gene Haas who hired him, not Tony.
    I don't think Tony and Haas see exactly eye-to-eye, either. Rarely ever see them together at team functions, at the track, etc. Gene had the money, Stewart had the branding and experience. That's about all they have is the name of a team together.
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    What did everyone think of the 1st race of the Chase? Hendrick looked good for the first time in weeks, Truex team won and look to be best team out there right now. Harvick and Larson are behind the 8-ball already. Should make for some good racing in Loudon.

    Sidenote: Will RCR be 0-for-100 since their last Cup win after this weekend? They are 0-for-99 since Harvick won at Phoenix in 2013.
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    Re: The Official NASCAR 2016 Thread

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    What did everyone think of the 1st race of the Chase?
    I didn't even watch.

    I did see Truex (and Johnson) failed post-race inspection, did anything come of that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGinNC View Post
    I didn't even watch.

    I did see Truex (and Johnson) failed post-race inspection, did anything come of that?
    No announcement yet. Truex point and fine may be higher, but a moot point since locked into next round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    No announcement yet. Truex point and fine may be higher, but a moot point since locked into next round.
    Previous LIS violations have produced either 10- or 15-point deductions during the regular season. NASCAR recently updated its rules for "encumbered" victory penalties during the postseason, but those would not be in effect for Truex Jr. because it was the lowest grade of failure for the LIS platform.
    What the hell is the point of the new rules then?
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    What the hell is the point of the new rules then?
    I agree. Set the rules, eliminate tolerances, etc. If the pit road speed is 45, get a penalty at 45.1 mph. Why have a 5 mph "grace", when they'll just push it to 59.9, but bitch when they get called for speeding at 60.01?
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    The Official NASCAR 2016 Thread

    Harvick won and didn't have to take it to last lap in the round. Good recovery for Dillon today. Smoke and McMurray have to be on their game next week in Dover if they want to advance, also.


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    Interesting first race of Round 2. Lot of chasers with various issues. Kansas and Talladega will surely ramp up in intensity.


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