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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby polsongrizz » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:02 pm

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I usually make a local dirt track races about once a month. They run the Wissota and Late Mod classes on most weekends. And agree, dirt track racing is a blast to watch. :thumb:

Well, its the 1 time a year NASCAR does it, with the trucks tomorrow night at El Dora on FS1:
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We have hit up El Dora a few times for The Dream, I love that place. Great people, awesome area to park the RV and a crazy ass race.
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:04 am

Wow. Shots fired again. Honda power is for real. Verstappen takes pole at Budapest after winning 2 of previous 3 races. Red Bull looking to have overtaken Ferrari as the #2 team after Mercedes. They are probably too late this year, but may be worthy 1A and 1B with Merc next year. Somebody has to pick up the slack for the slacker Italians.
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby BDKJMU » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:46 pm

Earnhardt involved in plane crash. Everyone ok.
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:44 am

Dover Downs knocked down its original (archaic) 1969 cup series open-air garage and rebuilt a state of the art one in between the two race weekends this year:

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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:08 am

F1's August holiday is finally over. Qualifying for the Belgian GP at 9ET. Ferraris looking pretty good on F1's longest track in practice. They do well when they can really open up. It's the turning they haven't mastered like Mercedes.

Hamilton caught a curb and went off into the tire barrier in P3. No injury. They should have him fixed up for qualifying. Left front of car was torn up. It was comical to see the Mercedes mechanics scrambling to get tarps out to cover the car and ward off spy shots. He was pacing about 4th/5th in practice.

Driver news:

Mercedes exercises one-year option on Bottas for 2020.
Mercedes reserve driver Ocon moves to Renault for 2020.
Red Bull curiously makes a statement yesterday that they may reach outside their driver pool for a driver in 2020.
It's curious because even though Vettel is under contract with Ferrari for 2020, he would be the likely reason Red Bull made that statement. If Vettel leaves for Red Bull, Ricciardo is the rumored Ferrari backfill.
Red Bull, with a rapidly improving Honda power unit, would look scary good with Verstappen and a rejuvenated Vettel next year. I hope it happens. Hamilton would have to earn that 7th championship to tie Schumacher.
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:16 am

Ferrari with the front row lockout. Should cruise to victory tomorrow unless they do something dumb (not unusual for Ferrari).

Hamilton is up by 62 points with nine races remaining. He could effectively sit out two races and still be in the point lead. So his goal is to stay out of trouble, finish ~3rd or better the rest of the races, and pick up his 6th title. It'd be cool to see him clinch at the USGP.
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby SDHornet » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:16 am

93henfan wrote:F1's August holiday is finally over. Qualifying for the Belgian GP at 9ET. Ferraris looking pretty good on F1's longest track in practice. They do well when they can really open up. It's the turning they haven't mastered like Mercedes.

Hamilton caught a curb and went off into the tire barrier in P3. No injury. They should have him fixed up for qualifying. Left front of car was torn up. It was comical to see the Mercedes mechanics scrambling to get tarps out to cover the car and ward off spy shots. He was pacing about 4th/5th in practice.

Driver news:

Mercedes exercises one-year option on Bottas for 2020.
Mercedes reserve driver Ocon moves to Renault for 2020.
Red Bull curiously makes a statement yesterday that they may reach outside their driver pool for a driver in 2020.
It's curious because even though Vettel is under contract with Ferrari for 2020, he would be the likely reason Red Bull made that statement. If Vettel leaves for Red Bull, Ricciardo is the rumored Ferrari backfill.
Red Bull, with a rapidly improving Honda power unit, would look scary good with Verstappen and a rejuvenated Vettel next year. I hope it happens. Hamilton would have to earn that 7th championship to tie Schumacher.

I don't get they hype of Ricciardo.

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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:24 am

There isn't any hype with Ricciardo due to his age. He's a solid driver though. If I had to fill a spot and I could pick anyone, I think my top 5 would be: Hamilton, Verstappen, Ricciardo, Leclerc, and that old fucker Raikkonen
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:57 am

Promising F2 driver Anthoine Hubert killed at Spa. Bounced off the inner barrier into traffic and was broadsided by Juan Manuel Correa. Hubert killed instantly. Correa alive with serious injuries.

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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby CAA Flagship » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:59 am

Why are the Mercedes blowing up? Saw one on fire this morning. Announcers said that that was "another Mercedes" on fire.

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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:00 am

CAA Flagship wrote:Why are the Mercedes blowing up? Saw one on fire this morning. Announcers said that that was "another Mercedes" on fire.


They give the shit power units to the minor league teams.

You wanted the truth, right? :lol:

Another thing they'll do is if they want to try something new, they'll let an affiliate team (Racing Point or Williams) race that engine to test it first. Then the Mercedes factory team knows what works and what doesn't work for Hamilton.
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:21 am

Here are the teams using each manufacturer's power units. I've listed the teams in the order of precedence of quality of engine they're likely getting. Of course, the factory teams will get the best power units. Each team runs two cars, and they're allowed three power units per season per car. So, they generally switch to a new power unit every 6 or 7 races (20 races on the schedule):

Mercedes: Mercedes, Racing Point, Williams
Ferrari: Ferrari, Alpha Romeo, Haas
Honda: Red Bull, Toro Rosso
Renault: Renault, McClaren
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:38 am

Great finish at Spa. Leclerc with his first win with Hamilton breathing down his neck (0.8 secs and closing hard).
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

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On a day where there was almost nothing on TV (golf season ended last week, NFL starts next week, no nationally televised MLB games during the day, 2 HBCU football games :? , ....), the Southern 500 was scheduled for 6pm ECBT. After a 3 hour rain delay, it started around 9pm and ended just before 2am. :ohno: :ohno:

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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby SDHornet » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:51 pm

93henfan wrote:There isn't any hype with Ricciardo due to his age. He's a solid driver though. If I had to fill a spot and I could pick anyone, I think my top 5 would be: Hamilton, Verstappen, Ricciardo, Leclerc, and that old fucker Raikkonen

I just thought it was funny that last season with Red Bull he was bitching about Renaults under-performing power unit...


...then he signs with Renault in the offseason. :suspicious: :lol:

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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:35 am

Never seen anything like this. I've seen cars hit loose manhole covers that lost their welds on street circuits, but never anything like this on a dedicated road course, let alone a racing cathedral like Monza. Peroni, for some reason, was off track at speed and hit a curb.

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Postby SDHornet » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:13 pm

93henfan wrote:Never seen anything like this. I've seen cars hit loose manhole covers that lost their welds on street circuits, but never anything like this on a dedicated road course, let alone a racing cathedral like Monza. Peroni, for some reason, was off track at speed and hit a curb.


Hope he is ok, but I :lol: with the "Don't Drive Drunk" sign in the background.

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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:36 am

The scene of delirious wops celebrating a Ferrari win at Monza is pretty awesome. Even when Leclerc cheats to win by forcing Hamilton off the track and Ferrari's paid-off sanctioning body gives no penalty.
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby BDKJMU » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:14 pm

18th season at the Cup level, 16th with the playoffs, and 7 time Champion Jimmie Johnson fails to make the 16 team playoffs for the 1st time in his career, finishing 18th.

Current Playoff Standings:
2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Standings after Indianapolis (after points reset):

1) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins] 2045 pts
2) #11-Denny Hamlin [4 wins] 2030
3) #19-Martin Truex, Jr. [4 wins] 2029
4) #4-Kevin Harvick [3 wins] 2028
5) #22-Joey Logano [2 wins] 2028
6) #2-Brad Keselowski [3 wins] 2024
7) #9-Chase Elliott [2 win] 2018
8) #1-Kurt Busch [1 win] 2011
9) #88-Alex Bowman [1 win] 2005
10) #20-Erik Jones [1 win] 2005
11) #42-Kyle Larson 2005
12) #12-Ryan Blaney 2004
outside the top 12
13) #24-William Byron 2001
14) #10-Aric Almirola 2001
15) #14-Clint Bowyer 2000
16) #6-Ryan Newman 2000
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 89Hen » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:20 am

93henfan wrote:Never seen anything like this. I've seen cars hit loose manhole covers that lost their welds on street circuits, but never anything like this on a dedicated road course, let alone a racing cathedral like Monza. Peroni, for some reason, was off track at speed and hit a curb.

The announcers voice over not matching up with the video? WTF? :suspicious:
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 93henfan » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:35 am

89Hen wrote:
93henfan wrote:Never seen anything like this. I've seen cars hit loose manhole covers that lost their welds on street circuits, but never anything like this on a dedicated road course, let alone a racing cathedral like Monza. Peroni, for some reason, was off track at speed and hit a curb.

The announcers voice over not matching up with the video? WTF? :suspicious:


Yeah they were talking about the beautiful life or something while Homie was punted up into the catch fence. :lol:

It might have been the 20th replay during a half hour delay or something.
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Re: 2019 NASCAR/INDYCAR/F1

Postby 89Hen » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:03 am

Racing might be more exciting if they had random obstacles that popped up.

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