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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by PYLrulz on Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:37 pm

Ok, didn't watch the race...

How the hell does California have a good race?!?
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by Mother of Invention on Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:38 pm

PYLrulz wrote:Ok, didn't watch the race...

Your loss Razz
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Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:40 pm

crl wrote:And, I might get slammed for this, but, what was Cassill's team thinking on that call? This isn't Darlington or a short track; it's a superspeedway tri-oval with sweeping turns. He had no chance of winning that unless there was a massive crash off the restart.

He wasn't trying to win it. Staying out put him in front of the whole field for that entire yellow flag period, and you know that made the sponsors happy. It also gave him a massive head start against the drivers he's normally competing with, which allowed him a chance to hold on for a higher-than-average finish. It was a go-for-broke move (he finished 25th, so whether or not it worked is up for debate) but it was definitely not a call without merit.
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by bigdc48 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:46 pm

That was such an awesome race. The best race of the year so far. Lots of passing, unusual moments, and I thought Kyle Larson was gonna get the weekend sweep. I'll give this race a 9.0/10.
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:49 pm

Wow.

What a freaking breath of fresh air this race was. It seemed from start to finish, we had great battles for the lead and in the midfield. This is the kind of NASCAR we want to see every week.

Honestly thought that when Johnson started pulling away, it was going to completely ruin the finish of this race, which would've been a real shame, but then, fate decided say," Fuck that noise. This is a great race. We're doing something different for once." And Johnson, loses a left front tire.

WAT

And holy crap, what a finish, with Cassill deciding to stay out (and finishing a lap down despite leading on the last restart lol) and a tremendous fight for the win between Stewart, the Busch brothers, and Kyle Larson. And how about Larson going for it on the last lap? That guy's gonna be a big star in Cup one day.

This is the first time in a long while that we finally got the total package. Great racing throughout, and a kick-ass finish. Despite the fact it was Kyle Busch, he had to earn it today.

I can't believe I'm gonna award this rating for California, of all tracks, but the 2014 Auto Club 400 gets a very impressive 9.0/10, and I think this is the first time since I started rating races that I've given a Sprint Cup race a rating of a 9 or above. Very entertained by what I saw today, and honest to God, I hope this keeps up, because IndyCar is right around the corner, so getting good racing from both NASCAR and IndyCar would make me very happy indeed.

Awesome stuff. I still hate what NASCAR did to the Chase, but this will help me forget about it for the time being.

PYLrulz wrote:Ok, didn't watch the race...

How the hell does California have a good race?!?

IndyCar's magic rubbed off on it.  Laughing 
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Post by Cynon on Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:51 pm

PYLrulz wrote:Ok, didn't watch the race...

How the hell does California have a good race?!?

Last year's was amazing, too. Must be that magical fairy dust that the DW12 puts down to make sure every track it touches has amazing racing.

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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:54 pm

Just incredible, the show was unreal today, like no other. I earn great respect to all drivers who put on one hell of a show (yes that includes Kyle Busch too, but for this reason) and the fact that it was the most competitive non-SS race I've seen in a while.
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by navycook75 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Cynon wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:Ok, didn't watch the race...

How the hell does California have a good race?!?

Last year's was amazing, too. Must be that magical fairy dust that the DW12 puts down to make sure every track it touches has amazing racing.
Well, except Indy.
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:04 pm

navycook75 wrote:
Cynon wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:Ok, didn't watch the race...

How the hell does California have a good race?!?

Last year's was amazing, too. Must be that magical fairy dust that the DW12 puts down to make sure every track it touches has amazing racing.
Well, except Indy.

They kept all the Indydust for themselves. It's the only way to explain 68 lead changes.
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:12 pm

navycook75 wrote:
Cynon wrote:
PYLrulz wrote:Ok, didn't watch the race...

How the hell does California have a good race?!?

Last year's was amazing, too. Must be that magical fairy dust that the DW12 puts down to make sure every track it touches has amazing racing.
Well, except Indy.
and Texas.

Also;

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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:14 pm

This race just two short years ago got a 1.5/10 from me, it was so shitty, then last year it got a 6.5/10, and now this year, a 9.0/10.

This has got to be one of the most incredible turnarounds I've seen a track do.
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by Alta on Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:44 pm

And i believe that's hell freezing over, Fontana had pretty awesome race for once. Lots of passing, tires kept everyone on their toes and it was just fun to watch in general with a good finish.

Fun stuff. Other than JIMME BLOWING A TIRE AND ME LOSING 10 POINTS IN DICE GAME DAMNIT DAMNIT DAMNIT
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by Cardinals5 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:58 pm

I heard some Gordon fans are blowing up at Bowyer on Twitter over that last caution. Way to be classy  Laughing 
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by Mother of Invention on Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:00 pm

Cardinals5 wrote:I heard some Gordon fans are blowing up at Bowyer on Twitter over that last caution. Way to be classy  Laughing 

Sounds about right.  Laughing 
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by f1fan12 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:19 pm

Mother of Invention wrote:
Cardinals5 wrote:I heard some Gordon fans are blowing up at Bowyer on Twitter over that last caution. Way to be classy  Laughing 

Sounds about right.  Laughing 

"Damn you Clint Bowyer for blowing a tire!"

Gordon fans bitch just about as much as Jr. fans, if not more!
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by PYLrulz on Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:05 am

f1fan12 wrote:
Mother of Invention wrote:
Cardinals5 wrote:I heard some Gordon fans are blowing up at Bowyer on Twitter over that last caution. Way to be classy  Laughing 

Sounds about right.  Laughing 

"Damn you Clint Bowyer for blowing a tire!"

Gordon fans bitch just about as much as Jr. fans, if not more!

Check out some of the NASCAR forums and threads. There are some going about thinking Bowyer and MWR are up to funny business and that.

Thank god I have given no damns about how some "fans" react a long time ago
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by flyingturns89 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:13 am

Denny Hamlin has been released from the hospital after a series of tests were done to determine the cause of his vision problems. He will continue to be evaluated later this week. According to crew chief Darian Grubb, Hamlin had a CT scan done along with other tests, but they will not know the results for a few days.
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by RealRacer4 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:41 pm

I've heard that NASCAR decided to allow teams to run up to 3 degrees of rear camber on the car, which could be why these tire issues were occurring. It also doesn't help the track is damn bumpy and are going 200+ MPH. Damn, I really need to find the full race somewhere online and watch it.

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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:22 pm

RealRacer4 wrote:I've heard that NASCAR decided to allow teams to run up to 3 degrees of rear camber on the car, which could be why these tire issues were occurring. It also doesn't help the track is damn bumpy and are going 200+ MPH. Damn, I really need to find the full race somewhere online and watch it.
thelp2008.com usually has the full race in HD without ad breaks withing hours of the finish.
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Re: 2014 Auto Club 400 @ Fontana - NASCAR Sprint Cup

Post by conrail1990 on Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:00 pm

That final seconds of that long run before Bowyers's spin was hilarious. Everytime the camera moved another tire went poof.
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