NASCAR at Martinsville [Live Race Thread]

Beating, Banging and Racing!!

4/7/13 in NASCAR   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Blog Photo - NASCAR at Martinsville [Live Race Thread]To listen to the experts, we might as well not even run this race, Jimmie Johnson is so favorited.  However, this fan wants to see the race.  

I want to see if the drivers will police Joey Logano themselves, as has been suggested.

I want to see if a different Hendrick Motorsport driver can get the checkers first.

I want to see if Mark Martin can get the car up to the front and run the way Denny would, were he in the car.

I want to see if Stewart Haas Racing has managed to get their act together in the two week break.

I want to see if the stands are fuller than those of Bristol.

I want to see if Dale Earnhardt Jr. can leave Martinsville with another top five finish and the points lead.

I want to see if Kevin Harvick is still thinking Championship, and showing it.

I want to see if Carl Edwards really has turned it around.

I want to see if Matt Kenseth is continuing to lead the way over at Joe Gibbs Racing.

I want to see a Martinsville Hot Dog.

I want to watch NASCAR because I love it.  Please, don't tell me that we are naming the track "Johnsonville".  Don't tell me that Jimmie will win the race.  Don't give me reasons not to tune in, rather give me more reasons to watch.  Give me hope that the season will be a season, and not a runaway.  

What do you want to see?
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4/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Points Standings:

1. Jimmie Johnson 231
2. Brad Keselowski -6
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -12
4. Kyle Busch -28
5. Kasey Kahne -32
6. Greg Biffle -32
7. Carl Edwards -38
8. Clint Bowyer -52
9. Paul Menard -52
10. Matt Kenseth -59
11. Joey Logano -64
12. Jeff Gordon -67

Stewart is 22nd. Patrick 26th. Montoya 30th (*sigh*).

4/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Results (hey I was in the thread and I like doing it):

1. Jimmie Johnson
2. Clint Bowyer
3. Jeff Gordon
4. Kasey Kahne
5. Kyle Busch
6. Brad Keselowski
7. Jamie McMurray
8. Marcos Ambrose
9. Greg Biffle
10. Mark Martin
11. Brian Vickers
12. Danica Patrick (from early spin and a lap down to 12th, maybe her best drive in Cup)
13. Kevin Harvick
14. Matt Kenseth
15. Carl Edwards
16. Casey Mears
17. Tony Stewart
18. Jeff Burton
19. Paul Menard
20. Aric Almirola
21. Bobby Labonte
22. Regan Smith
23. Joey Logano -1 lap
24. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -2 laps
25. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. -2 laps
26. Juan Pablo Montoya -3 laps (what happened to him this time? *sigh*)
27. J.J. Yeley -3 laps
28. David Gilliland -4 laps
29. Dave Blaney -5 laps
30. David Ragan -7 laps
31. Ryan Newman -8 laps
32. Ken Schrader -8 laps
33. Landon Cassill -8 laps
34. Joe Nemechek -9 laps
35. Josh Wise -12 laps
36. David Stremme -15 laps
37. Kurt Busch -43 laps
38. David Reutimann -43 laps
39. Travis Kvapil -64 laps
40. Martin Truex Jr. -115 laps
41. Scott Speed -436 laps
42. Scott Riggs -453 laps
43. Michael McDowell -474 laps

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

Kevin's tweet summed up his day, just one word: frustrating.......

4/7/13   |   Jesse8   |   24 respect

(Edited by Jesse8)

Kevin Harvick love to be a tough guy behind the wheel, but turns into a wuss once outta of the car....

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Awwww, how cute!!!! Kevin showed Brian that not everyone is "happy" to see him back.

LMAO.......

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

Well jimmie may have won but it wasn't a gimme....and it looks like Harvick gave a love tap to Brian Vickers....

4/7/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Awwww, how cute!!!! Kevin showed Brian that not everyone is "happy" to see him back.

4/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Now that this race is over, head on over to the IndyCar thread. Just 24 laps left.

4/7/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Well that sucked

Except that Brian Vickers spun...wonder if he got help....looking for replay...............

4/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

JenX63 wrote:
"punted"...lol more like a kissin cousins thing...and I agree, she didn't do anything wrong...was just funny the booth got all confused and quiet...

Ah, OK. I didn't see it, I just assumed the reaction due to the drivers involved and their roles. Hey, it's short track, *bleep* happens.

The booth being morons? Well, that never surprises me.

4/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Flipped for the end and saw Kurt's car on fire. Yikes.

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

Eric_ wrote:
*hears Danica punted Junior*

*puts on flame retardant suit*

And here I thought she might get some credit for fighting through the field after the early spin. However...

2m

Message relayed on 10 radio to Danica Patrick through TJ Majors (88 spotter): "Junior said you didn’t do anything wrong."

"punted"...lol more like a kissin cousins thing...and I agree, she didn't do anything wrong...was just funny the booth got all confused and quiet...

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

Debi_L wrote:
Hmmmmmm well, that was......interesting.

LoL..not exactly the response I thought you would give..I was wondering if you were still breathing over there...glad you caught that slip too, I thought I was hearing things..( yeah, I turned the sound up to see what was going to be said...indecision, shouldn't of bothered...

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

tough break for Kurt Busch

4/7/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

JenX63 wrote:
WoW! Danica spins Jr and the announcers forget her name all of the sudden......man I would love to be a fly in Jr's car right now....

Yeah, the 55 is blue, the 10 is green.  Wonder how they confused the two?

4/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

*hears Danica punted Junior*

*puts on flame retardant suit*

And here I thought she might get some credit for fighting through the field after the early spin. However...

2m

Message relayed on 10 radio to Danica Patrick through TJ Majors (88 spotter): "Junior said you didn’t do anything wrong."

4/7/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Hmmmmmm well, that was......interesting.

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

WoW! Danica spins Jr and the announcers forget her name all of the sudden......man I would love to be a fly in Jr's car right now....

4/7/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Scott wrote:
Hendrick is just driving away from the field in this race.  Johnson, Kahne and Gordon all look strong late in the race

Jr was looking really good earlier on, but he can't drive the car now, even getting passed by Danica.  He needs a caution!

And Jen, I agree, I am really enjoying this race! (other than the continuous Ass-kissing by DW of JJ)

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

It really has been a good race....I usually don't enjoy the 500 lappers so much.

4/7/13   |   Scott   |   54166 respect

Hendrick is just driving away from the field in this race.  Johnson, Kahne and Gordon all look strong late in the race

4/7/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Did they explain WHY Jimmie was the leader enough times? I have muted the TV and will continue to do so for the remainder of racing season, this fan has had enough.....

LMAO!! I have the remote right next to me.  My daughter has come out of her room a few times thinking the TV has gone off-air, just like the internet was earlier.  I'm in ABJ mode now.

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

Did they explain WHY Jimmie was the leader enough times? I have muted the TV and will continue to do so for the remainder of racing season, this fan has had enough.....

4/7/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

It's a SMACKFEST!  Let's see who all got damage.....

88 Dale Jr
55 Brian Vickers
15 Clint Bowyer
22 Joey Logano
17 Stenhouse
11 Martin
31 Burton
Travis Kwapl, whatever his number is LOL

4/7/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

Well well well, would you look at Kevin Harvick! I saw Keelan in the car again, just before the race, Kevin's little good luck charm, and the next Harvick in racing ;)

Happy is up to 8th, running well.   Dale Jr has quietly made his way to 11th.

JJ leads, but Kyle, Matt, Jamie, Jeff, Kasey, and others are strong.  Don't count out any one of them.

4/7/13   |   Debi_L   |   11868 respect

I have internet again, but who knows how long it will last!!!

Jen - Mute button got used during the anthem.  That doesn't happen often, but that wasn't good :(

I am really enjoying this race!!!  Not surprised Danica spun, am surprised they didn't play an audio of her blaming someone else.

Tires are really a factor today, no doubt!!  I'd be watching Tony.  He might not be up front right now, but I'm thinking he's biding his time.

Glad to see Jamie having a good run!

I'll try to be around, just can't promise!!

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

Wooh hoo Boogity boogity.....

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

I'm sorry, I am not into "choirs" singing the National Anthem......indecision

4/7/13   |   JenX63   |   32904 respect

Bravo Debi! I am so with you. It's funny that those favored are not translating to victories. Will Jimmie win? Who knows! Racing is back! I do hope Tony has it together for at least a decent finish, and Kevin continues that run....for a Championship?...lol..just a win would be good.

4/7/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

With baseball and the IndyCar race later, I probably won't pay much attention to the race. I did the RNG though, and it spit out 16, which correlates today to Paul Menard.