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Post by AntmanB on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:00 am

The 2nd Biggest Race of the Year - and one of the most Boring.

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Post by day500champ1 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:04 am

AntmanB wrote:The 2nd Biggest Race of the Year - and one of the most Boring.


Sorry Auto Club still has and will always how that distinction.
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Post by AntmanB on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:11 am

i said ONE of the most. not THE Most.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:40 am

The Empire will Strike Back.
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Post by Ben Atkins on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:00 am

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:The Empire will Strike Back.

Nope, my man Jamie Mac is going to win again Razz

Hopefully

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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by BWard on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:12 am

Ben Atkins wrote:
Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:The Empire will Strike Back.

Nope, my man Jamie Mac is going to win again Razz

Hopefully

No, my man Dale Jr will hit the Bricks in Victory Lane for the first time. Laughing
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Post by Alta on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:20 am

>Not having Dave Blaney as the lock for the win.

All of your arguments are invalid!
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Post by PKligBKFan on Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:08 am

Oh come on guys, Larry Gunselman's obviously bringing JJ Yeley to victory lane!
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Post by flyingturns89 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:13 am

Jeff Gordon goes back to Victory Lane this week.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by AntmanB on Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:19 pm

Just a Reminder/warning

Sprint Cup Racing Coming to ESPN for Second Half of Season: The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, one of the premier events in NASCAR, will be the launching point for ESPN's live, flag-to-flag telecasts of the final 17 races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season on Sunday, July 29.
ESPN's multimedia platforms will surround the race telecasts on television, radio, online and on mobile devices. Of the 17 races, 14 will air on ESPN and WatchESPN and three Saturday night events will air on ABC, and ESPN's flagship news and information program SportsCenter will follow the 14 ESPN race telecasts with additional post-race interviews, highlights and information.
Beginning Sept. 16 at Chicagoland Speedway, the final 10 races will comprise the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR's playoffs, culminating Nov. 18 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the crowning of the series champion.
For the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, ESPN will again utilize NASCAR NonStop, a split-screen commercial format that brings more racing action to viewers. The format, which ESPN used for the first time in 2011, shows the advertisement on the left side of the screen and a continuation of racing action on the right side. ESPN's scoring ticker continues to move across the top of the screen, allowing NASCAR fans to follow the running order of the race during the breaks. NASCAR NonStop takes effect at or near the halfway point of the race, with the first half of the race presented in the traditional commercial break format.
ESPN's NASCAR Sprint Cup coverage team will include four former NASCAR Sprint Cup champions, led by analyst Dale Jarrett, the 1999 driving champion, who will work with two-time champion crew chief Andy Petree and lap-by-lap announcer Allen Bestwick in the booth. Rusty Wallace, the 1989 driving champion, and three-time champion crew chief Ray Evernham will be analysts for NASCAR Countdown with host Nicole Briscoe and analyst Brad Daugherty, a NASCAR team owner.
Pit reporters during ESPN's 17-race NASCAR Sprint Cup coverage will be Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Mike Massaro, Dr. Jerry Punch, Shannon Spake and Vince Welch while Marty Reid will be the lap-by-lap announcer for the remainder of ESPN's NASCAR Nationwide Series race telecasts beginning with Indianapolis.(ESPN)(7-23-2012)
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Alta on Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:21 pm

Actually kind of glad ESPN is back. Fox and TNT had quite the horrendous year for themseleves. Wanting to see want ESPN will bring to the table this year.
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Post by f1fan12 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:54 pm

ESPN has gotten better, now that they got Marty Reid out of the booth.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by AntmanB on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:43 pm

Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Owner
1 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Bass Pro Shops Felix Sabates
2 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
3 5 Kasey Kahne Chevy Farmers Insurance Linda Hendrick
4 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford DeWalt Richard Petty
5 10 David Reutimann Chevy Tommy Baldwin Racing Tommy Baldwin
6 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Express J D Gibbs
7 13 Casey Mears Ford GEICO Bob Germain
8 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Mobile 1 / Office Depot Margaret Haas
9 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5 Hour Energy Rob Kauffman
10 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Jack Roush
11 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 5th 3rd Bank John Henry
12 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&Ms Joe Gibbs
13 19 Mike Bliss (i) Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing Randy Humphrey
14 20 Joey Logano Toyota Dollar General Joe Gibbs
15 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Glen Wood
16 22 Sam Hornish, Jr. (i) Dodge Shell Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
17 23 Scott Riggs Chevy North Texas Pipe Robert Richardson Sr.
18 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy Drive to End Hunger Rick Hendrick
19 26 Josh Wise # Ford Taco Bell Jerry Freeze
20 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards - Nibco Richard Childress
21 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy Jimmy Johns Richard Childress
22 30 David Stremme Toyota Inception Motorsports Kevin Buckler
23 31 Jeff Burton Chevy Rain-X Richard Childress
24 32 Ken Schrader Ford TBA Jack Roush
25 33 Stephen Leicht # Chevy LittleJoesAutos.com Richard Childress
26 34 David Ragan Ford Scorpion Truck Bed Liners Bob Jenkins
27 36 Dave Blaney Chevy Seal Wrap Allen Heinke
28 38 David Gilliland Ford Big Machine Records Bob Jenkins
29 39 Ryan Newman Chevy Quicken Loans Tony Stewart
30 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy Target Chip Ganassi
31 43 Aric Almirola Ford Eckrich Richard Petty
32 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Scott Products Tad Geschickter
33 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Jeff Gordon
34 49 TBA Toyota TBA Jay Robinson
35 51 Kurt Busch Chevy Phoenix Construction James Finch
36 55 Mark Martin Toyota Aaron's Bill Jenkins
37 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip
38 74 Regan Smith Chevy Furniture Row - Farm American Barney Vissar
39 79 Mike Skinner Ford BBI / Team Kyle Archie St Hilarie
40 83 Landon Cassill Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
41 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota AM FM Energy Andrea Nemechek
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43 91 Reed Sorenson (i) Ford TBD Randy Humphrey
44 93 Travis Kvapil Toyota Burger King / Dr Pepper Thomas Ueberall
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by gwoodard41 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:24 pm

AntmanB wrote:The 2nd Biggest Race of the Year - and one of the most Boring.


Don't let Cynon see that, he's loves that track.
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Post by JMac525 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:50 pm

I will be at the race like every year. I hope it's a good one this year or at least we get a surprise winner like last year.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by flyingturns89 on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:57 pm

AntmanB wrote: 13 19 Mike Bliss (i) Toyota Humphrey Smith Racing Randy Humphrey
43 91 Reed Sorenson (i) Ford TBD Randy Humphrey

Humphrey? I Remember Him. Ran a Start and Park team in Nationwide for like 3 Years.

MSRP trash, which then became Prism trash, which then split up and became Phil Parsons Racing and Humphrey-Smith trash with the Tri-Star team. That's why they've been using the #19 so far.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:34 am

I just found it took me over 1 000 hours to get to Indy from my house according to Google Maps.
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:10 am

Top 10 in P1: 5, 55, 24, 48, 2, 27, 88, 17, 13, 39.
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Post by Dan Mackay on Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:26 pm

flyingturns89 wrote:Jeff Gordon goes back to Victory Lane this week.

nope.avi
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by BWard on Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:41 pm

Seeing guys like Dale Jr, Stewart and Harvick starting around in the midfield is not actually a bad thing for them.
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Post by RyanB06 on Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:15 pm

Per @jayski on Twitter:

#98 failed Indy post-qual inspection; qual time disallowed; rear shock pressure exceeded max limit, so #19 is in & #98 is out #NASCAR
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Post by FlashRod4 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:21 am

For those who didnt know the race is being called the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard.
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Post by BWard on Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:37 pm

It looks like Carl Edwards' car is in trouble.
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Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:00 pm

This attendance is absolutely embarrassing. I'm not kidding, it's laughable how many empty seats I'm seeing.
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Post by BWard on Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:13 pm

saw that Hamlin got a bad restart, he really dropped the ball there. Dale Jr up to 6th.
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Post by day500champ1 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:21 pm

Mr. Buzzkill caps the worst weekend so far.
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Post by conrail1990 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:22 pm

Sparkz47 wrote:This attendance is absolutely embarrassing. I'm not kidding, it's laughable how many empty seats I'm seeing.
And now a garenteed 10% will not be back next year
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by antknee on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:24 pm

Jimmmmaaaay!
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Post by BWard on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:25 pm

jimmiewinslol. Anyway, Kenseth's retirement means that Dale Jr. has now taken the points lead.
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Post by Alta on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:26 pm

The only thing more boring then the winner is this race.

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Post by MPatterson1724 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:27 pm

Alta wrote:The only thing more boring then the winner is this race.

it actually was getting pretty racy right before Kenseth wrecked lol
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Post by Magus978 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:28 pm

It was racy in the midfield near the end, but it was still pretty poor.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Alta on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:28 pm

MPatterson1724 wrote:
Alta wrote:The only thing more boring then the winner is this race.

it actually was getting pretty racy right before Kenseth wrecked lol
Probably the most exciting point of the race.
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Post by BWard on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:31 pm

Magus978 wrote:It was racy in the midfield near the end, but it was still pretty poor.

yeah. especially for one of the most famous race tracks in the world, this race was not as exciting as I thought it was going to be.
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Post by BBoy on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:31 pm

Here's today's race in short: Kurt Busch: Radio Sweetheart, Dale Jr. points leader, Logano being himself, and Jimmie Johnson winning.
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Post by pennst24 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:34 pm

DAELL JRRRRR IZ DA POINTZ LEADA!!11!!!!

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Post by RACECAR on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:46 pm

Missed most of the race so I can't say I saw everything. However, I was able to see the wreck with Logano and Kenseth, some people think Logano is "Screwing" other drivers again (not just here) but from what I saw, Someone got to the outside of Logano and took the air off the car, Labonte has no where to go so he hits him, then sends Logano back up the track into Kenseth.

Sparkz47 wrote:This attendance is absolutely embarrassing. I'm not kidding, it's laughable how many empty seats I'm seeing.

Exactly how many empty seats and where? If its as bad as you say it is, I don't have much good feelings about Nascar coming back to Indy.
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Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:54 pm

antknee wrote:Jimmmmaaaay!



Razz Laughing
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Post by crl on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:55 pm

RACECAR wrote:Missed most of the race so I can't say I saw everything. However, I was able to see the wreck with Logano and Kenseth, some people think Logano is "Screwing" other drivers again (not just here) but from what I saw, Someone got to the outside of Logano and took the air off the car, Labonte has no where to go so he hits him, then sends Logano back up the track into Kenseth.

Sparkz47 wrote:This attendance is absolutely embarrassing. I'm not kidding, it's laughable how many empty seats I'm seeing.

Exactly how many empty seats and where? If its as bad as you say it is, I don't have much good feelings about Nascar coming back to Indy.

There was nobody sitting in the seats from Turn 1 down to 2, and only a few in the seats from 3 to 4. Pretty much everybody who was there was seated on the frontstraight.

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Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:00 pm

RACECAR wrote:Exactly how many empty seats and where? If its as bad as you say it is, I don't have much good feelings about Nascar coming back to Indy.

From what I could tell, the most populated area was around turn four, the front stretch and turn one had small, scattered patches of fans on either side, and the backstretch was an outright ghost town. All that was missing was a lone tumbleweed rolling by.


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Post by flyingturns89 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:10 pm

23rd Dave Blaney
24th David Stremme

I'm okay with this.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Cynon on Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:31 pm

The attendance was pretty saddening. Perhaps some of the NASCAR tracks should follow the example of how Michael Andretti boosted attendance at Milwaukee this year for the IndyCar race.

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Post by BWard on Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:38 pm

Cynon wrote:The attendance was pretty saddening. Perhaps some of the NASCAR tracks should follow the example of how Michael Andretti boosted attendance at Milwaukee this year for the IndyCar race.

I hope the population on NASCAR ain't decreasing each year, because if it is then I think it's due to the poor races we've seen this year.
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Post by Cynon on Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:50 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:
Cynon wrote:The attendance was pretty saddening. Perhaps some of the NASCAR tracks should follow the example of how Michael Andretti boosted attendance at Milwaukee this year for the IndyCar race.

I hope the population on NASCAR ain't decreasing each year, because if it is then I think it's due to the poor races we've seen this year.

No, it's a combination of a lot of things I think. TV Ratings have gone up and down, but a lot of the tracks are in the middle of nowhere, and gas, hotel, and ticket prices are out of the range of some people. Not to mention that the tracks with multiple dates don't have great attendance, so instead of having one date with X number of people there they have half of X (or less) number of people there.

Darlington lost one of its race dates. It became a night race and the Southern 500 again, and attendance went up.

I also forgot to mention this in my original post but I actually fell asleep with 15 laps to go and woke up to the sound of Ricky Craven on Sportscenter telling me Jimmie won. Ah well.

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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Guest on Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:53 pm

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Cynon wrote:The attendance was pretty saddening. Perhaps some of the NASCAR tracks should follow the example of how Michael Andretti boosted attendance at Milwaukee this year for the IndyCar race.

I hope the population on NASCAR ain't decreasing each year, because if it is then I think it's due to the poor races we've seen this year.
The popularity of NASCAR has been steadily decreasing for the last few years.

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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by BWard on Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:09 pm

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BWardboy88 wrote:
Cynon wrote:The attendance was pretty saddening. Perhaps some of the NASCAR tracks should follow the example of how Michael Andretti boosted attendance at Milwaukee this year for the IndyCar race.

I hope the population on NASCAR ain't decreasing each year, because if it is then I think it's due to the poor races we've seen this year.
The popularity of NASCAR has been steadily decreasing for the last few years.

I see why it is. The fans have seen a lot of things change in NASCAR in the past couple of years. This I think includes a lot of driver changing teams (take Dale Jr for example), car body styles changing constantly, the amount of Boring races we are getting now, and one thing I think that has really hurt NASCAR a lot is the Chase format. It has hurt a lot of drivers like Jeff Gordon, because if not for the chase he would've won the title in 2004, and 2007. It would mean that he would be one title away from Petty and Earnhardt Sr.

Also if not for the chase, Tony Stewart would still win his title in 2005, Jimmie Johnson would've still won in '06 and '09, but then Carl Edwards would've won it in '08 and Kevin Harvick would've win the Sprint Cup title in 2010. The chase along with a lot of other thing have hurt NASCAR in the past few years, and I think that there needs to be a change in the Sport sometime soon because it's hurting the population of NASCAR a lot.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by flyingturns89 on Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:25 pm

According to Jayski, attendence was at 125,000 this year, compared to last year's 138,000. It's also the worst Indy has done for a Cup race. The track seats 257,325.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by antknee on Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:16 pm

I'm fairly certain the dip in attendance is primarily due to the economy and the crazy number of unemployed fans. I know I definitely have less disposable income than a year ago. People have other priorities with their money right now.
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Re: 2012 Brickyard 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by crl on Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:38 pm

antknee wrote:I'm fairly certain the dip in attendance is primarily due to the economy and the crazy number of unemployed fans. I know I definitely have less disposable income than a year ago. People have other priorities with their money right now.

If that's the case, then why did so many people go the 500 in May?

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