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2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by BWard on Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:35 am

The Sprint Cup Series heads towards it's 5th race of the season, at the shortest track on the schedule, Martinsville Speedway at 0.526m. 2 of the 3 Joe Gibbs Racing drivers are on the front row, with Kyle Busch leading the way on Pole with Denny Hamlin alongside him, with their fellow teammate Matt Kenseth starting in 6th. Some surprises out of Qualifying include Danica Patrick starting 10th, her best position since Pole Position for the 2013 Daytona 500, Alex Bowman starting 19th in a BK Racing car, and some notables that didn't make the Top-20 include Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne.

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1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 99.674 18.998 Leader
2 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Freight 99.548 19.022 --0.024
3 22 Joey Logano Ford Shell Pennzoil 99.428 19.045 --0.047
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's 99.178 19.093 --0.095
5 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Axalta 99.048 19.118 --0.120
6 20 Matt Kenseth Toyota Dollar General 99.048 19.118 --0.120
7 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Code 3 Associates / Mobil 1 98.883 19.150 --0.152
8 99 Carl Edwards Ford Fastenal 98.846 19.157 --0.159
9 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet McDonald's 98.625 19.200 --0.202
10 10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet GoDaddy/Get Found 98.165 19.290 --0.292
11 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 97.764 19.369 --0.371
12 15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 5-Hour Energy 97.382 19.445 --0.447
13 55 Brian Vickers Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 98.965 19.134 --0.136
14 2 Brad Keselowski Ford Miller Lite 98.929 19.141 --0.143
15 47 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet Bush's Beans 98.888 19.149 --0.151
16 31 Ryan Newman Chevrolet Quicken Loans 98.877 19.151 --0.153
17 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford DeWalt 98.712 19.183 --0.185
18 4 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Budweiser 98.707 19.184 --0.186
19 23 Alex Bowman Toyota Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry 98.661 19.193 --0.195
20 43 Aric Almirola Ford STP 98.625 19.200 --0.202
21 27 Paul Menard Chevrolet Pittsburgh Paints / Menards 98.610 19.203 --0.205
22 41 Kurt Busch Chevrolet Haas Automation 98.610 19.203 --0.205
23 13 Casey Mears Chevrolet No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 98.599 19.205 --0.207
24 34 David Ragan Ford Taco Bell 98.599 19.205 --0.207
25 51 Justin Allgaier Chevrolet AccuDoc Solutions 98.430 19.238 --0.240
26 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew 98.379 19.248 --0.250
27 5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet Farmer's Insurance 98.359 19.252 --0.254
28 42 Kyle Larson Chevrolet Target 98.333 19.257 --0.259
29 32 Travis Kvapil Ford Keen Parts/SK Tools 98.246 19.274 --0.276
30 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Ford Ford EcoBoost 98.206 19.282 --0.284
31 78 Martin Truex Jr Chevrolet Furniture Row 98.200 19.283 --0.285
32 95 Michael McDowell Ford Triangle Office Equipment 98.002 19.322 --0.324
33 98 Josh Wise Chevrolet Phil Parsons Racing 97.957 19.331 --0.333
34 3 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Dow 97.886 19.345 --0.347
35 26 Cole Whitt Toyota Swan Energy 97.820 19.358 --0.360
36 40 Landon Cassill Chevrolet CBC Brakleen-Fiberlock 97.759 19.370 --0.372
37 33 David Stremme Chevrolet No. 33 Mace Brands 97.684 19.385 --0.387
38 83 Ryan Truex Toyota Borla Exhaust Toyota Camry 97.598 19.402 --0.404
39 38 David Gilliland Ford Long John Silver's 97.458 19.430 --0.432
40 7 Michael Annett Chevrolet Pilot / Flying J Chevrolet 97.217 19.478 --0.480
41 30 Parker Kligerman Toyota Swan Energy 97.078 19.506 --0.508
42 36 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet TBA 97.053 19.511 --0.513
43 66 Joe Nemechek Toyota Land Castle Title 96.332 19.657 --0.659
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by NeverNeutral on Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:27 am

B-K-RACE-ING, P-NINE-TEEEEEEN.
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by JMac525 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:20 pm

Well, that was quick...
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Memoriesallbutdone on Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:26 pm

Poor Parker Kligerman
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by bigdc48 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:51 pm

IMO, that was a dumbass move on Kurt Busch's part for ARCA braking on the pits.
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:56 pm

lol @ Kurt and Brad

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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by BWard on Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:59 pm

Even in a NASCAR Modified car, Brad can still get revenge.
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Alta on Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:04 pm

This race has been comedy gold so far.
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by BWard on Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:29 pm

Kurt Busch "We're done." About that?
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by BWard on Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:58 pm

YEAH, FINALLY! KURT IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Ben Atkins on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:00 pm

GJ Kurt! Awesome win after the crap with the 2 before!

Pretty upset Jamie Mac got wrecked. He had a really good car today, but I would have figured Jr would have known better, especially with the season he's having... oh well, it is what it is.

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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Alta on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:22 pm

Really fun race today. First race was smashed filled but they calmed it down in the latter part of the second half.

So about that wrecked car Kurt? lol

Good run for RPM as well with both cars in the top 10.
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:24 pm

Well, despite Jimmie injecting his usual dose of boredom into the race, once again leading over half the race, the Borebox was beaten by the Outlaw, Kurt Busch, who snaps a long 83 race drought. Gotta say, as fast as that team came together, they are looking very good right now in terms of the championship.

As far as the Jr./McMurray incident is concerned, it looked like McMurray came down on Jr. coming out of two, but it looked like a racing deal to me. It is Martinsville, after all.

Overall, this was actually a solid race, despite the fact that Jimmay was leading for most of it and of course IndyCar being on at the same time.

The 2014 STP 500 @ Martinsville gets a solid 6.5/10. Prepare for next week, though, because I have a sinking feeling that Texas will be the first big turd that the Cup Series drops. Hopefully, I'm wrong.
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by JMac525 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:04 pm

Wow, didn't expect Kurt to even have a chance to win after the pit road calamity early on. Congrats to him.
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by BWard on Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:44 am

In my opinion, Keselowski needs to get over himself. The collision on pit road was a product of how conjested Martinsville can be. He should've known himself that Kurt was coming, so Kurt didn't run into him, he hit him when trying to get around Kasey Kahne. I know tempers can flare at Short Tracks and that can always happen, but Keselowski took the situation further that he should've, and from my view it looked he was trying to wreck Kurt and failed, because the outcome could've been so much more different. I don't hate Brad, but I just found it very unusual for him to overreact like that, which is why he just needs to settle down and move on.
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Alta on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:12 pm

I like Kez. But that was a huge overreaction on his part and it ended up all being for not.

It also brings one of the fears of the new chase format to the foreground, Driver who already got wins having nothing to lose and screwing with other drivers.
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by NeverNeutral on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:43 pm

Alta wrote:I like Kez. But that was a huge overreaction on his part and it ended up all being for not.
Pretty much my thoughts.
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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Pyrozooka0 on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:36 pm

Martinsville Awards:
BK Racing Bad Driving Award: Brad Keslowski and Kurt Busch wreck in the pits
I Got Screwed Award: Jamie McMurray gets wrecked by Junior to inprove his own chase chances
Special Awards:
Epic Fail Award (Driver who fails to capitalize on a major event in their favor): Danica Patrick
"Did we need that part?" award (awarded to the car part that detaches itself with amazing frequency): The rear bumper.

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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:02 am

de top 5 face

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Re: 2014 STP 500 - Sprint Cup Series

Post by Theman81 on Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:54 pm

Good race.
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