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Post by bigdc48 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:19 pm

This is it. After 35 races, it all comes down to this. Jimmie Johnson can clinch his 6th series championship with a 23rd place finish or better. Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick are gonna need major help in order for them to pull off the upset here at Homestead-Miami. What will happen Sunday? Who will win the championship (Despite the fact that we all know who's gonna win it)?

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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by BWard on Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:47 pm

In my opinion, the only thug that will prevent Jimmie Johnson from a 6th title is if a BK Racing car wrecks him when lapping them. I still can't get over how much the 20 team threw most of their chances away at Phoenix, so I have to say that even though Jimmie isn't that great at Homestead, he's won on every different type of track this year except the Road Courses.
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Post by Alta on Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:56 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:In my opinion, the only thug that will prevent Jimmie Johnson from a 6th title is if a BK Racing car wrecks him when lapping them.
BK Racing = Thug Life.
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Post by racingfreak1999 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:59 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:In my opinion, the only thug that will prevent Jimmie Johnson from a 6th title is if a BK Racing car wrecks him when lapping them. I still can't get over how much the 20 team threw most of their chances away at Phoenix, so I have to say that even though Jimmie isn't that great at Homestead, he's won on every different type of track this year except the Road Courses.
The only reason he has never won at Homestead is because he hasn't had to. Most of the time he would enter Homestead and only have to ride around the entire race, and this year will be no exception.
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Alta on Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:01 pm

Rumor has it the 48 team is bringing one of the faster cars to Homestead. Risky? Maybe....?
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Post by Magus978 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:05 pm

Alta wrote:Rumor has it the 48 team is bringing one of the faster cars to Homestead. Risky? Maybe....?
If that's the case, then the thinking here is simple: "If we're up front the entire race, nothing bad can possibly happen to us!"

Aside from weary backmarkers who are in the back for a reason, that's actually smart thinking. If you're up front, you won't be at risk like you would be if you were in the middle of the field, surrounded by other cars.
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Post by RealRacer4 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:12 pm

Alta wrote:Rumor has it the 48 team is bringing one of the faster cars to Homestead. Risky? Maybe....?
I wonder what their definition of "faster" is? Fixed!

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Post by Alpineopossum on Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:34 pm

Alta wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:In my opinion, the only thug that will prevent Jimmie Johnson from a 6th title is if a BK Racing car wrecks him when lapping them.
BK Racing = Thug Life.
That definitely applies to Kvapil. Beating women certainly is thug-like.
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by RealRacer4 on Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:08 pm

So I just heard that Donovan McNabb said that Jimmie Johnson isn't an athlete on FS1...

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Post by Alta on Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:29 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:So I just heard that Donovan McNabb said that Jimmie Johnson isn't an athlete on FS1...
@ericmcclure: I had respect for McNabb as an athlete. But what a comment....Bet he couldn't do what JJ does, but bet JJ can throw ball @ receivers feet."

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And certainly don't mean 2 be too disrespectful to Mcnabb, But i know how hard I've worked on & off track, and battle things, just to be avg
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Post by Sparkz47 on Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:01 am

RealRacer4 wrote:So I just heard that Donovan McNabb said that Jimmie Johnson isn't an athlete on FS1...
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Post by PYLrulz on Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:10 am

RealRacer4 wrote:So I just heard that Donovan McNabb said that Jimmie Johnson isn't an athlete on FS1...
Donovan is just pissed that Jimmie has nerves of steel, while Donovan throws up if you even have him think about being under any kind of pressure
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Alta on Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:17 am

Sparkz47 wrote:
RealRacer4 wrote:So I just heard that Donovan McNabb said that Jimmie Johnson isn't an athlete on FS1...
Just a little thing to consider...That video was made by a guy who runs Nascar's iRacing league. Not saying i disagree....But it's interesting.
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by RACECAR on Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:55 am

RealRacer4 wrote:So I just heard that Donovan McNabb said that Jimmie Johnson isn't an athlete on FS1...
Heard that too. Guy comes off to me as some washed up has-been who doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. I never liked this guy the first time I saw him when FS1 first started and this commit just further confirms my severe dislike for him. Until he's done even a tiny bit of what Jimmie does every week, then he's not qualified to determine if Jimmie is an athlete.
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by navycook75 on Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:10 am

RACECAR wrote:
RealRacer4 wrote:So I just heard that Donovan McNabb said that Jimmie Johnson isn't an athlete on FS1...
Heard that too. Guy comes off to me as some washed up has-been who doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. I never liked this guy the first time I saw him when FS1 first started and this commit just further confirms my severe dislike for him. Until he's done even a tiny bit of what Jimmie does every week, then he's not qualified to determine if Jimmie is an athlete.
He's not a has been.


He's a never was.
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by vbooy57 on Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:33 am

navycook75 wrote:
RACECAR wrote:
RealRacer4 wrote:So I just heard that Donovan McNabb said that Jimmie Johnson isn't an athlete on FS1...
Heard that too. Guy comes off to me as some washed up has-been who doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. I never liked this guy the first time I saw him when FS1 first started and this commit just further confirms my severe dislike for him. Until he's done even a tiny bit of what Jimmie does every week, then he's not qualified to determine if Jimmie is an athlete.
He's not a has been.


He's a never was.
He definitely had some legitimate prowess at quarterback. A never was wouldn't be a 6 time pro-bowler who led the Eagles to their second Super Bowl appearance. Based on his comments, he is definitely just a has been.
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:16 am

Sparkz47 wrote:
RealRacer4 wrote:So I just heard that Donovan McNabb said that Jimmie Johnson isn't an athlete on FS1...
Based Overland.

In other news, Matt Kenseth has the pole, setting the field for the 2014 Daytona Shootout at 18 cars as of now.

#1 Jamie McMurray – Sonoma pole
#2 Brad Keselowski – New Hampshire Spring pole
#4 Kevin Harvick – Kansas Fall pole. 3 Shootout wins
#9 Marcos Ambrose – Watkins Glen pole
#10 Danica Patrick – Daytona 500 pole.
#11 Denny Hamlin – 2006 Shootout winner. 5 poles (California, Charlotte Spring, Dover Spring, Bristol Fall, Martinsville Fall)
#14 Tony Stewart – 3 Shootout wins
#17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. - (Atlanta pole)
#18 Kyle Busch – 3 poles (Bristol Spring, Texas Spring, Daytona Fall), 2012 Shootout win
#20 Matt Kenseth – 3 poles (Kansas Spring, Richmond Spring, Homestead)
#22 Joey Logano – 2 poles (Michigan Fall, Chicago)
#24 Jeff Gordon – 2 poles (Richmond fall, Charlotte fall). 2 Shootout wins.
#31 Ryan Newman – 2 poles (Indianapolis, New Hampshire fall)
#32 Terry Labonte – 1985 Shootout winner.
#48 Jimmie Johnson – 3 poles (Martinsville Spring, Pocono fall, Phoenix fall). 2005 Shootout winner
#78 Kurt Busch – Darlington pole. 2011 Shootout winner
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jnr. – 2 poles (Kentucky, Dover Fall). 2 Shootout wins
#99 Carl Edwards – 2 poles (Michigan Spring, Texas Fall)

Ken Schrader and Mark Martin are also eligible.

And in other news that was only relevant in February, Danica Patrick now holds the record for worst season average qualifying performance for the Daytona 500 pole winner. She has an average start of 30.1, beating Jeff Green's 2003 mark of 27.3
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Post by Alpineopossum on Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:38 am

RealRacer4 wrote:So I just heard that Donovan McNabb said that Jimmie Johnson isn't an athlete on FS1...
Ugh...
Racing is one of the last pure sports. The concept is simple...first guy to the finish wins. Accomplishing that requires incredible physical and mental strength. You have to consider when the brake, when to accelerate, your oil temperature, how much fuel you have, your tires, the position of other cars. All of this while operating a vehicle at speeds so high that the g-forces make it as physically challenging as the most rigorous day in the weight room. Also there is the risk involved. If you make a mistake in football, you loose some yards and maybe get a bad reputation among your team. If you mess up in baseball, you strike out. If you mess up in soccer, your team might loose the ball. If you mess up in racing, you can kill someone or yourself. And as Ernst Hemmingway said, "there are only three true sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and automobile racing. All the rest are merely games."
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by bigdc48 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:57 pm

Junebug is in the lead!!!!!
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Post by bigdc48 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:01 pm

Menard's car just blew up in smoke like a bomb. Scary shit.
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:04 pm

Just found this on another forum.

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Post by navycook75 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:26 pm

Go away Denny

First 6 time champion since 1993.

Good Championship Jimmie!
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Post by Tanrar on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:29 pm

Junior barely loses a race.... again.... ;_______;

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Post by Ben Atkins on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:30 pm

Good job Jimmie. The best driver won the championship in the end. You could see Kenseth was giving it all at the end, and I think that's very admirable, but it was out of his control in this race.

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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:32 pm

navycook75 wrote:Good Championship Jimmie!
My reaction: Sleep Sleep Sleep 

This weekend of racing was actually pretty good, and we had a pretty damn good championship battle in the Nationwide Series as well. We had our first champion who completed every lap of the season. We had our first winless champion. And Johnson wins his 6th title, although I don't really care for that anymore, TBH. GG, let's move on to next season.

This season saw a slight improvement as far as entertainment value compared to last season, but that's not really saying much.

The 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 @ Homestead gets a 6.5/10.
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Post by Magus978 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:34 pm

Good 6th title Jimmie. Time for us to go into hibernation, right Snorlax?

The countdown to Speedweeks 2014 begins.

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Post by navycook75 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:35 pm

Magus978 wrote:Good 6th title Jimmie. Time for us to go into hibernation, right Snorlax?

The countdown to Speedweeks 2014 begins.

Don't sleep yet Snorlax, F1 finale is next week.
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by antknee on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:35 pm

Wow 6 Championships! Kenseth put up a heck of a fight and showed great sportsmanship throughout. Pretty good Chase overall.
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Post by BBoy on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:36 pm

At the end of the day, Jimmie was the only one who deserved the championship. Kenseth blew his chance at Phoenix, and Harvick simply wasn't competitive enough against either the 20 or 48. Here's to another year of NASCAR coming to a close, and to another in 2014!
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Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:05 pm

I'm not a Jimmie fan, but Congrats on your 6th! title.

Great run by Junebug, hopefully he continues in 2014.
He would of likely finished 2nd in points if Chicagoland didn't happened.

Congrats Kenseth on his best year in NASCAR, came so close, BUT in the last couple years, whoever finishes 2nd in points has a bad year the next year. That is kinda scary
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Alta on Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:16 pm

antknee wrote:Wow 6 Championships!  Kenseth put up a heck of a fight and showed great sportsmanship throughout.  Pretty good Chase overall.
ANTKNEE OUT OF NO WHERE! lol

HAMLIN MAKES THE CHASE!...or not. Jimmie wins...it's acceptance at this point. Menard BLOWS SKY HIGH!....at least The wheel did. That was some season!...you can debate on that all you want lol. All that and you get Nascar season finale!




And we're clear!
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Pyrozooka0 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:45 pm

If only Jimmie's tire had kerploded instead, then I would have been happy. (Insert joke about Hendrick Motorsports putting a bomb in the 27's tire in an attempt to blackmail Menard into taking out the 20 that will be taken as if I legitimately believe that occurred by you guys here)

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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by crl on Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:18 pm

There was a Cup race today?

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Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:55 pm

crl wrote:There was a Cup race today?
Yes, there was, and it actually wasn't bad, but I think the inevitability of the championship kind of killed it a bit, I think.
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:11 pm

Dillon beats Hornish, and Johnson beats Kenseth. It's been a very disappointing weekend in racing for me, though I can't say I wasn't expecting it. Hopefully next year's racing will be better... somehow.
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by navycook75 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:49 pm

SpeedDemon37 wrote:Dillon beats Hornish, and Johnson beats Kenseth. It's been a very disappointing weekend in racing for me, though I can't say I wasn't expecting it. Hopefully next year's racing will be better... somehow.
ROTY Battle is going to be good for once next year.
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Re: 2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Rykia on Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:05 pm

Found the race really entertaining. Not the best Ford 400, but it held my attention (when I wasn't losing my Dish connection thanks to omgtornadoze). GC Jimmie, now go for eight.
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