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Post by BWard on Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:17 pm

Bit early, but I thought I'd start it anyway. This is the thread for Race 5 of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season for the running of the Auto Club 400 from the Auto Club Speedway (formerly the California Speedway). Will Greg Biffle be able to maintain his points lead in the race? Anyway, here is the official Entry List video for the race:

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Post by f1fan12 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:21 pm

Wake me up next week.
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Post by navycook75 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:52 pm

f1fan12 wrote:Wake me up next week.
This, the only exciting thing about last year was the finish.
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Post by PKligBKFan on Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:56 pm

f1fan12 wrote:Wake me up next week.

This is why we have IndyCar. Very Happy
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Post by day500champ1 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:56 pm

navycook75 wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:Wake me up next week.
This, the only exciting thing about last year was the finish.

I'll still watch it although I may fall asleep in the first 100 laps and wake up to see the last ten.
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Post by navycook75 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:03 pm

That moment when a 53 year old man knows what "Swag" is...
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Post by RealRacer4 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:44 pm

navycook75 wrote:
That moment when a 53 year old man knows what "Swag" is...

Well, he does like listening to rap music.

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Post by Sparkz47 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:29 pm

Leave it to Mark Martin to bring some fun to the most boring event on the calender. Laughing
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Post by Magus978 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:33 pm

Mark Martin is my homie. Razz

Just for that, he should automatically win the race. Don't even bother running it guys, good win Mark Very Happy
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Post by Alta on Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:59 pm

Mark Martin gets ladies and makes money. Simple kids.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:06 pm

navycook75 wrote:
That moment when a 53 year old man knows what "Swag" is...

That moment when a 53 year old man knows what "Swag" is, but I don't.
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Post by BWard on Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:54 am

just to let you know that the practice sessions will get underway today.
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Post by Alta on Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:15 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:just to let you know that the practice sessions will get underway today.
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Post by BWard on Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:16 pm

Alta wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:just to let you know that the practice sessions will get underway today.

I do say!
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Post by BWard on Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:55 pm

click the link here to follow the live practice leaderboard:

http://www.nascar.com/races/leaderboard/cup/practice/
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Post by RealRacer4 on Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:20 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:click the link here to follow the live practice leaderboard:

http://www.nascar.com/races/leaderboard/cup/practice/

I don't think anyone here are concerned with how practice goes on a weekly basis, unless someone wrecks badly.

EDIT: Also unless if they're driving new cars, or when they're at plate tracks since NASCAR always change the rules with the cars.

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Post by navycook75 on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:57 pm

Joe Gibbs Racing sweeps front row, and Mark Martin starts 3rd!
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Post by Mother of Invention on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:01 pm

poor Dan Mackay, his driver DNQed AGAIN! [/sarcasm]
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Post by Cardinals5 on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:19 pm

navycook75 wrote:Joe Gibbs Racing sweeps front row, and Epic Swag starts 3rd!

Fixed that for you
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Post by navycook75 on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:34 pm

Cardinals5 wrote:
navycook75 wrote:Joe Gibbs Racing sweeps front row, and Epic Swag starts 3rd!

Fixed that for you
yeah, you're right...looks like it shows that Mark has Epic Swag in MWR equipment.
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Post by Rykia on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:37 pm

I have to say Nemechek DNQ'ing is alittle surprising.

inb4 the race will be boring.
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Post by RealRacer4 on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:46 pm

Rykia_RKXK wrote:I have to say Nemechek DNQ'ing is alittle surprising.

inb4 the race will be boring.

I'm afraid we'll find the race to be even more boring, depending on how the indy race will go in St. Petersburg.

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Re: 2012 Auto Club 400 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Post by BWard on Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:41 am

top 10 starting line up for today's race:

1. Denny Hamlin
2. Kyle Busch
3. Mark Martin
4. Greg Biffle
5. Kasey Kahne
6. Ryan Newman
7. Kevin Harvick
8. Joey Logano
9. Tony Stewart
10. Jimmie Johnson

Notable drivers that qualified outside the top 10:

Clint Bowyer - 11th
Carl Edwards - 12th
Dale Earnhardt Jr. - 14th
Matt Kenseth - 15th
Brad Keselowski - 18th
Jeff Gordon - 21st

cars that did not make it:

#37 Timmy Hill
#87 Joe Nemechek
#7 Robby Gordon
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Post by bartman97 on Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:50 am

I don't even know why there is a thread for this race tbh
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:19 pm

Kyle Busch currently leads, I'm just putting that out there considering what happened to him in yesterday's Nationwide race.
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Post by Magus978 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:24 pm

Don't think too many people are actually watching...and with Kyle Busch leading, that just means even less people are watching!
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:28 pm

Magus978 wrote:Don't think too many people are actually watching...and with Kyle Busch leading, that just means even less people are watching!

Well who would they want to lead the race instead of Kyle Busch? In my opinion, probably Dale Jr but he currently sits in 10th place.
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Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:48 pm

Tony Stewart: Master of the Troll Slide
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Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:52 pm

Sparkz47 wrote:Tony Stewart: Master of the Troll Slide

If Tony did that to me in a NASCAR race, except accidentally hitting my front bumper, and putting himself in the wall, I would've said on the radio that he got too far up on the cushion and took advantage of his mistake.

EDIT: My 500th post. Yay.



Okay. I'm done.

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Post by FlashRod4 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:54 pm

Is it me or is this race kinda boring?
good thing F1 is on
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:59 pm

No cautions within the first 70 laps, something quite uncommon at California Speedway.
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Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:07 pm

Kyle Busch has lead 74 out of 76 laps if I'm not mistaken...

Yep, sounds about right for Fontana.
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Post by day500champ1 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:09 pm

I would rather watch this race than F1. I have nothing against its just I don't find it holding my attention.

Anyway maybe mother nature will have a say in this.
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Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:11 pm

Sparkz47 wrote:Kyle Busch has lead 74 out of 76 laps if I'm not mistaken...

Yep, sounds about right for Fontana.
FlashRod4 wrote:Is it me or is this race kinda boring?
good thing F1 is on


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Post by conrail1990 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:19 pm

Anybody who says this race track has good racing, heres what I say 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz".
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Post by Cardinals5 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:29 pm

Racing at Fontana being boring? No way.

I'm personally for moving the Fontana races to Laguna Seca myself
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Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:41 pm

And we have rain, ladies and gentlemen. If we reach half-way and they call this thing, I will officially mark this as the most boring race in the history of NASCAR.
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Post by navycook75 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:52 pm

Sparkz47 wrote:And we have rain, ladies and gentlemen. If we reach half-way and they call this thing, I will officially mark this as the most boring race in the history of NASCAR.
>implying it isn't already
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Post by GamerAzuzu on Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:58 pm

This is pitiful.
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:59 pm

The race has been red flagged after 128 laps have been completed, so I guess it's best to just sit back and wait for the rain to let up.
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Post by RyanB06 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:00 pm

The radar seems to indicate that it won't. This thing might just be over. (Which is good for me and my Pick 'em this week! Smile)
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Post by Dan Mackay on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:00 pm

turned the race off after watching it for 10 laps, nuff said Razz
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Post by navycook75 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:07 pm

I think Keselowski wanted this red flagso he can tweet in his car again....
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:11 pm

navycook75 wrote:I think Keselowski wanted this red flagso he can tweet in his car again....

I think he might have already done that but that's something that will be figured out very soon.
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Post by Rykia on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:13 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:The race has been red flagged after 128 laps have been completed, so I guess it's best to just sit back and wait for the rain to let up.

And the fact that this^ was the only caution, is surprising, even for Fontana. If the race ended now, top 10 would be as so:
Spoiler:

1. Master of the Troll Job
2. Cryle Busch
3. Dale JEWNYUR!
4. The Closer
5. Two-Face
6. The Biff (No Clever Name For Him)
7. The Rocket
8. The Driver with the Worst Luck I have Ever Seen
9. Captain Rage
10. Mister Five Time

EDIT: And points (Top-10)
Spoiler:

1. Biffle
2. Harvick -7
3. Earnhardt Jr. -17
4. Stewart -18
5. Kenseth -19
6. Truex Jr. -20
7. Hamlin -24
8. Johnson -39
9. Bowyer -39
10 Newman -40


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Post by Alta on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:22 pm

day500champ1 wrote:I would rather watch this race than F1. I have nothing against its just I don't find it holding my attention.

Anyway maybe mother nature will have a say in this.
WAHHHH EUROPEAN RACING IS BORING WAHHHHH! Just be honest and say you haven't watched a race and won't try.

That F1 race last night was by far the best race of the season so far. Sergio Perez almost pulling off one of the biggest upsets in the series history, battling the conditions throughout the race, driver like Vergne and Senna having career runs by tearing through the field and a whole bunch of drama in general.

This Nascar race is a current contender for worst race of the year, You know it's bad when I've been falling asleep off and on before that red flag. From what I've seen while alert, It's been abysmal.
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Post by PKligBKFan on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:23 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:
navycook75 wrote:I think Keselowski wanted this red flagso he can tweet in his car again....

I think he might have already done that but that's something that will be figured out very soon.

Actually he didn't but Jimmie Johnson did asking for about a half quart of oil.
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Post by RyanB06 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:25 pm

Race called. First rain-shortened race ever at California/Auto Club Speedway.
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Post by PKligBKFan on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:26 pm

Thank God. This race is just so damn boring.
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