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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:50 pm

Jayski: Newly established Sprint Cup team Robinson-Blakeney Racing has tabbed J.J. Yeley to drive its #49 Toyota for the 2012 season. In addition, Yeley will be reunited with crew chief Tony Furr, who has been hired to coordinate and direct the upstart endeavor. "I am energized and looking forward to working with [owner and manager] Jay Robinson and our team beginning at Daytona in the Duel 150 race and building success all the way to Homestead," said Yeley, who has 11 top-10 finishes in his Cup career. "I have enjoyed a good working relationship in the past with Tony Furr as my crew chief and am happy to be partnered with him again on this team." Furr brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team and has the tools available to formulate a competitive effort at Robinson-Blakeney Racing. "I am excited to again be working with a talented driver like J.J., as well as the rest of the team and owners at Robinson-Blakeney Racing," Furr said. In addition to its first year in Cup, Robinson-Blakeney Racing returns for its 12th season of competition in the Nationwide Series in the #28 car. "We are preparing the team for a very successful 2012 season and we are very pleased to announce our partnerships with Tony and J.J.", Robinson said.(NASCAR.com)(1-25-2012)

Another cup team. Looks like there will be over 60 attempting the 500 (possible exaggeration).

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Post by f1fan12 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:07 pm

My brain hurts. Team overload.
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Post by AntmanB on Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:11 pm

so the #46 whitney car is up for grabs ( even though mcdowell is running a limited schedule in that car, but he driving the 66 in the 500)

EDit - apparently whitney motorsports merged with phil Parsons racing and jayski didnt tell us. oh well.

to my Calculations, that is 42 that have driver- # Combinations announced for the 500.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:34 am

By the way, completely missed this, but a few days ago, this team merged with a team called America Israel Racing, which is hoping to bring a message of Israeli support to the track. If you think I'm kidding on this, I'm not. Got it off Jayski.
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Post by Cynon on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:42 am

At least I have a new team to hate above all others.

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Post by crl on Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:08 am

Cynon wrote:At least I have a new team to hate above all others.

Not a Yeley fan, I take it?
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Post by racingfreak1999 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:23 am

After Daytona, this team will either become a start & park, or shut down after 6 races.
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Post by Cynon on Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:24 am

crl wrote:
Cynon wrote:At least I have a new team to hate above all others.

Not a Yeley fan, I take it?

Oh, I don't mind Yeley, he seems to be a decent enough person, I'm just not a fan of oppressive regimes being directly involved with sponsoring race cars.

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Post by Chives2112 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:38 am

Cynon wrote:
crl wrote:
Cynon wrote:At least I have a new team to hate above all others.

Not a Yeley fan, I take it?

Oh, I don't mind Yeley, he seems to be a decent enough person, I'm just not a fan of oppressive regimes being directly involved with sponsoring race cars.
Everybody has their own opinion, I just don't want that sort of stuff shoved down my throat while I'm trying to watch a race.
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Post by pennst24 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:48 pm

Pretty sure Yeley is of far off Israeli descent. Hope they don't even make it to the track.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:54 pm

Cynon wrote:
crl wrote:
Cynon wrote:At least I have a new team to hate above all others.

Not a Yeley fan, I take it?

Oh, I don't mind Yeley, he seems to be a decent enough person, I'm just not a fan of oppressive regimes being directly involved with sponsoring race cars.

Or anything political, for that matter.
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Post by Mother of Invention on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:03 pm

pennst24 wrote:Pretty sure Yeley is of far off Israeli descent. Hope they don't even make it to the track.

I think Yeley is driving for the Jay Robinson team nit the Israeli team.
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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:48 pm

Pretty sure I don't care if a team has a pro-Israeli message whether I agree with Israel's statehood or not.

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Post by BBoy on Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:56 am

I see so many problems with this...









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Post by f1fan12 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:22 am

Nascar's team approving policy

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Post by RealRacer4 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:47 am

BBoy wrote:I see so many problems with this...











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Post by Tanrar on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:06 am

That 49.

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Post by BurningThunder on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:33 am

My eyes are burning at the sight of that car.

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Post by teamwhiper on Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:49 am

I wouldn't say that car is bad.Its just....crap.
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Post by Mother of Invention on Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:06 pm

teamwhiper wrote:I wouldn't say that car is bad.Its just....crap.

I vomited a couple days ago and my upchuck looked to be roughly that same color.

NASCAR shouldn't ban that car cause of the sponsor, NASCAR should ban that car cause it's tackier then a geriatric's living room.
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Post by Alpineopossum on Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:32 pm

Jesus Chr-, I mean yaweh. Looks like an `10 ASCC car.
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Post by Sparkz47 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:14 pm

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Post by Guest on Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:39 pm

vbooy57 wrote:Pretty sure I don't care if a team has a pro-Israeli message whether I agree with Israel's statehood or not.
I stand by this, but the car looks like complete s***.

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Post by Chives2112 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:24 pm

The font, the copy-and-paste look...*shivers*
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Post by Alta on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:06 pm

This team...just.....No.
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Post by pepsibottle1 on Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:05 pm

Is it okay for me to be thinking "Why???" right about now. Oh dear. Don't get me wrong here, but I smell a whole heap of trouble coming from this team. Morgan Shepherd's Jesus team is one thing but isn't this taking things a bit too far? (that eagle on the front is just waiting to be taken the wrong way.) I don't have anything against freedom of expression but I don't think all the good ol' boys are going to support this. Does anyone else picture a riot breaking out in Talladega over this car? Morgan can get away with the Christian theme since most of NASCAR's fanbase is particularly tolerant of that. But an Israeli team? Like I said, I frankly don't care about the religious message myself but I can only smell trouble waiting to happen. Rednecks + Israel = Don't mix.

That's my two cents. However, all of the above is the least of their concerns because they need a prayer if they're hoping to make the grid with this influx if new teams (pun intended). Cy, is'nt this reminding you more and more of the 80's and the privateer/pre qualifying days of F1? This season will be very interesting to say the least.
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Post by Mother of Invention on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:58 pm

NASCAR wouldn't allow a car sponsored by redneckjunk.com, why would they allow this?

EDIT: Someone just pointed out to me, those are Toyota decals on a Ford body! Laughing
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Post by RyanB06 on Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:59 pm

Mother of Invention wrote:NASCAR wouldn't allow a car sponsored by redneckjunk.com, why would they allow this?

EDIT: Someone just pointed out to me, those are Toyota decals on a Ford body! Laughing

Not a Ford body...just the side windows. It's actually a Chevy body - look closely at the TV panel photo.

Also, as much I want to believe the car number (49) was a happy accident, I can't - the State of Israel was founded in 1949.

I have a very simple motto: "Keep your politics out of my sports." If NASCAR feels the same way, this car should never see one second on the track.
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Post by Vincent Giacalone on Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:35 pm

I'm not sure I see this as a political anvil as much as a genuine celebration of pride for one's heritage...but yes, the car does kind of suck.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:48 pm

RyanB06 wrote:Also, as much I want to believe the car number (49) was a happy accident, I can't - the State of Israel was founded in 1949.

I'm guessing the reason they chose #49 was because Robinson's been using (and by that I mean start and parking) the #49 in Nationwide for ten years.
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