NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 [Live Thread]

Third race of the day - this time it's NASCAR's turn

5/27/12 in NASCAR   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

Blog Photo - NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 [Live Thread]First we had the F1 Grand Prix, then the Indianapolis 500, and now it's time for the Coca-Cola 600.

On this Memorial Day weekend, if you are inside watching TV, here's hoping it's because it's raining....or that you are a really devoted fan of racing.  

It isn't raining here, so I'm sneaking in a round of golf before the big race starts, but I'll be here along with you to watch and wonder at the spectacle we are about to witness.

It's hot in Charlotte today, much as it is in Indianapolis, and Mark Martin has already tweeted that he spent the last 24 hours carbo loading and hydrating himself to fuel up for the big race.  I'm sure the rest of the drivers are adopting similar strategies, but we will see who has best prepared for the race, probably as the last 500 miles get underway.  

It promises to be a grueling day, but any one of the favorites could be poised to take the checkers at the end.  With Aric Almirola on the pole, and his teammate, Marcos Ambrose alongside, it is a huge day for Richard Petty Motorsports.  It could be even better, if one of the two manages to reach the checkers first.  They will have to get around the likes of Jimmie Johnson, who won last week, Dale Jr., who is going to win, any day now, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, or Greg Biffle.  All have been strong this season, and it truly is anyone's race.

As DW will say, "Boogity Boogity Boogity! Let's go racing!"
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5/31/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Awwww that's the nicest thing you've ever said to me cheeky

Well, I was inebriated, so dont be expecting it very often! :P

5/31/12   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

JenX63 wrote:
You are not a"wuss", you like who you like and want them to win, its called "being a fan".....you are a nut though! :D

Awwww that's the nicest thing you've ever said to me cheeky

5/29/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Yeah, I have that same mindset, and I woulda been stoked for KK last year.  LOL I'm such a wuss!!!!

You are not a"wuss", you like who you like and want them to win, its called "being a fan".....you are a nut though! :D

5/28/12   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

JenX63 wrote:
F#@k the naysayers! Hes one of the few drivers that hurts for his fans when he doesn't finish well. When he wins, and he will, it will be just that much sweeter. I'm of the mind if my boys can't win, at least let it be someone I kinda like.

Yeah, I have that same mindset, and I woulda been stoked for KK last year.  LOL I'm such a wuss!!!!

5/28/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Debi_L wrote:
I am happy for Kahne, really.  I hurt for Jr., because he has been at HMS longer, and although he got those speedweeks wins at Daytona when he first signed on with them, he hasn't gotten his elusive win.  I can only imagine what the naysayers will be saying.  He must have very thick skin not to let things bother him.  He has probably the biggest fanbase, yet also has the largest group who hate him, simply for being Dale Sr's son.  For that group, nothing he does is good enough.  

I admit I haven't been happy with some of the calls they have made this year, but I don't have the degree or knowledge that Letarte has.  It just seems Jr can always run well, he just can't get it done at the end, and that has been frustrating.  I just want him to get the damn win and get it over with, then I can just enjoy the racing!!

F#@k the naysayers! Hes one of the few drivers that hurts for his fans when he doesn't finish well. When he wins, and he will, it will be just that much sweeter. I'm of the mind if my boys can't win, at least let it be someone I kinda like.

5/28/12   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

JenX63 wrote:
It was'nt the Bif or Vanilla!

I am happy for Kahne, really.  I hurt for Jr., because he has been at HMS longer, and although he got those speedweeks wins at Daytona when he first signed on with them, he hasn't gotten his elusive win.  I can only imagine what the naysayers will be saying.  He must have very thick skin not to let things bother him.  He has probably the biggest fanbase, yet also has the largest group who hate him, simply for being Dale Sr's son.  For that group, nothing he does is good enough.  

I admit I haven't been happy with some of the calls they have made this year, but I don't have the degree or knowledge that Letarte has.  It just seems Jr can always run well, he just can't get it done at the end, and that has been frustrating.  I just want him to get the damn win and get it over with, then I can just enjoy the racing!!

5/28/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Congrats to Kasey Kahne.  Never really been a fan and that didn't change because he moved to HMS (not a Jimmie Johnson fan either) but he raced a great race.

It was'nt the Bif or Vanilla!

5/27/12   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

Congrats to Kasey Kahne.  Never really been a fan and that didn't change because he moved to HMS (not a Jimmie Johnson fan either) but he raced a great race.

5/27/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Nate Ryan just tweeted this was the fastest running in history: 3 hours, 51 minutes, 17 seconds.

Good on Kahne for winning. Seemed like at nearly every point I paid attention (still stoked from Indy and reading everything I can on it), it was him and Biffle dominating.

So, anyone want me to continue my tradition in race threads of posting results? wink

5/27/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Congrats to Kasey, well deserved win!

5/27/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Mr Hendrick looks nervous.

5/27/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Not the race I was expecting, but good nonetheless...I like that the race is still in the litlte box in the corner, and I of course, mute the commercials.

5/27/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Only 9 cars on the lead lap? That's old school.

5/27/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Some of these commercials are downright painful.  The racing under the lights is tons of fun tho!

One thing IndyCar and NASCAR fans can agree on: Commercials are never timed well during the race broadcasts.

5/27/12   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

Some of these commercials are downright painful.  The racing under the lights is tons of fun tho!

5/27/12   |   Canadianhick   |   2147 respect

(Edited by Canadianhick)

That #5 came to life after the "debris caution."

Danica Patrick has threatened to hit Regan Smith back after he hit her not long ago in a future race.

5/27/12   |   Canadianhick   |   2147 respect

Kasey Kahne is not happy about the "debris caution":

"I wonder why you throw a caution then. We were having a helluva race … Oh, there (debris) is, down in the grass.''

5/27/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

lol, as I hit submit...Kasey takes the lead.

5/27/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

I am not liking the Bif leading this race at all. I am happy to see Kasey running decent (as of this moment)....

5/27/12   |   Canadianhick   |   2147 respect

(Edited by Canadianhick)

Way to go you damn idiot in the #2 piss off a man even that was already having a bad night even more.......

5/27/12   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

I love this track at night, it is so beautiful!

Wish it was the 88 instead of the 5 up front :(

5/27/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

I sure hope Danica hydrated herself for this race. (smh)....Carl gets a lap back. Sucks for the Dinger...

5/27/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Marco volunteers. wink

lol

5/27/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Is he ever? Lately its like hes ragging all the time about everything. He needs to learn some new communication skills.

Marco volunteers. wink

5/27/12   |   Canadianhick   |   2147 respect

Can somebody knock DW out cold? His jerk fest love for the #48 of late has been beyond really annoying.

5/27/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Yay, Jen!! We've had it for a few years, but must have had a power outage - I got home and the screen was small and flat looking.  Checked the setting and it wasn't set in HD.  Boy can you see the difference!!!

Smoke not happy???

Is he ever? Lately its like hes ragging all the time about everything. He needs to learn some new communication skills.

5/27/12   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

Yay, Jen!! We've had it for a few years, but must have had a power outage - I got home and the screen was small and flat looking.  Checked the setting and it wasn't set in HD.  Boy can you see the difference!!!

Smoke not happy???

5/27/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

(Edited by JenX63)

I'm going to mention, I am watching the race in HD for the very first time and I am liking it so far. GO SMOKE!

5/27/12   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

Eric_ wrote:
I admit I'm mostly here for completeness sake (I stayed in due to racing and due to it being really hot). For now, I'm writing up the Indy 500 recap and listening to the Drive Home show with Donald Davidson and Kevin Lee on 1070 The Fan.

Currently 77F here, not as hot as you I'm sure, but the nicest we have had so far this year....and it's still only May!! I love it!

5/27/12   |   Debi_L   |   11287 respect

Been home for half an hour unpacking stuff (including the laptop) and watching now.   Go JR!!!! 

5/27/12   |   JenX63   |   31554 respect

Wouldn't miss the Nascar race for anything. Had my fun (got the tv turned towards patio doors). Going to grill some grub and watch the boys race.

5/27/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I admit I'm mostly here for completeness sake (I stayed in due to racing and due to it being really hot). For now, I'm writing up the Indy 500 recap and listening to the Drive Home show with Donald Davidson and Kevin Lee on 1070 The Fan.