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Post by Lucstar88 on Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:42 pm

http://www.jayski.com/news/stats/2015/story/_/page/02-Atlanta-2015-Entry-List
^Entry List/

Welcome to the 2nd race of the NASCAR season! Last week, Joey Logano won his 1st career Daytona 500!

Last time the cup guys went here, Harvick dominated the race until getting involved in a late caution. Kahne won the race after a late restart.

So who will win this year's Atlanta race? Jimmie? Jeff? Maybe even Stewart?
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by Alta on Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:51 pm

Hot rumor is Erik Jones in the 18
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by Cynon on Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:18 pm

I'm not looking forward to that inevitable day when someone asks me; "Hey remember what happened in the 2015 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500?!"

My response will almost certainly be; "What the fuck was THAT?!"

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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by RealRacingRoots on Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:26 pm

This is the first race with the new non-plate Power and Aero package; Smaller rear Spoiler and a restricted 750 horsepower. Does anyone know of the driver-adjustable track bar is in the new package or no?
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by bsoyuz on Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:59 pm

RealRacingRoots wrote:This is the first race with the new non-plate Power and Aero package; Smaller rear Spoiler and a restricted 750 horsepower. Does anyone know of the driver-adjustable track bar is in the new package or no?

It is for all tracks in the schedule.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by Alta on Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:39 pm

Cynon wrote:I'm not looking forward to that inevitable day when someone asks me; "Hey remember what happened in the 2015 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500?!"

My response will almost certainly be; "What the fuck was THAT?!"
Don't worry Cy, you usually don't see "remember" and "Atlanta" in the same sentence anymore. Razz
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by BWard on Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:38 am

I wouldn't get so down about Atlanta being a really boring race this time. I think I'll be optimistic for this one.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by BurningThunder on Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:29 pm

Nemechek to run the 34 at Atlanta.

Per Front Row Motorsports Twitter:

FrontRow Motorsports @FrontRowNASCAR · 33m 33 minutes ago

.@FrontRowJoe87 will drive the No. 34 @CSX #PlayItSafe Ford at @amsupdates.

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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by BWard on Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:37 pm

BurningThunder wrote:Nemechek to run the 34 at Atlanta.

Per Front Row Motorsports Twitter:

FrontRow Motorsports @FrontRowNASCAR  ·  33m 33 minutes ago

.@FrontRowJoe87 will drive the No. 34 @CSX #PlayItSafe Ford at @amsupdates.

I'm perfectly okay with this.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by NeverNeutral on Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:42 pm

That's the first time his nickname has made sense in 10 years.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by Alpineopossum on Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:22 pm

Good choice. I heard they were going after Labonte, which would've made sense as he's known to be good at Atlanta. Nevertheless I'm glad to see Front Row Joe get a shot in relatively decent equipment.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by BWard on Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:49 pm

On another note, this race will also be the first test of how the cars will handle with the reduced horsepower. I'm kind of worried in my opinion that it will ruin the racing, but I hope not. Anyone else got any opinions on this?
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by Alta on Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:44 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:On another note, this race will also be the first test of how the cars will handle with the reduced horsepower. I'm kind of worried in my opinion that it will ruin the racing, but I hope not. Anyone else got any opinions on this?
Will have to see i guess.

Also weather is looking very nasty for this weekend.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by Lucstar88 on Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:15 pm

Results from the 1st testing session.

Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed Lap # # Laps -Fastest -Next
1 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevrolet 28.943 191.549 2 20 ---.--- ---.---
2 42 Kyle Larson Energizer Chevrolet 29.149 190.195 2 20 -0.206 -0.206
3 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Budweiser Chevrolet 29.202 189.850 3 21 -0.259 -0.053
4 15 Clint Bowyer 5-Hour Energy Toyota 29.222 189.720 2 23 -0.279 -0.020
5 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 29.229 189.675 3 29 -0.286 -0.007
6 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 29.241 189.597 2 24 -0.298 -0.012
7 24 Jeff Gordon 3M Chevrolet 29.245 189.571 3 18 -0.302 -0.004
8 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 29.327 189.041 3 18 -0.384 -0.082
9 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 29.421 188.437 2 15 -0.478 -0.094
10 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kelley Blue Book Chevrolet 29.480 188.060 2 26 -0.537 -0.059
11 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 29.498 187.945 9 19 -0.555 -0.018
12 27 Paul Menard Duracell/Menards Chevrolet 29.598 187.310 2 20 -0.655 -0.100
13 19 Carl Edwards ARRIS Toyota 29.600 187.297 4 16 -0.657 -0.002
14 3 Austin Dillon DOW Chevrolet 29.610 187.234 3 12 -0.667 -0.010
15 18 David Ragan M&M's Crispy Toyota 29.644 187.019 2 22 -0.701 -0.034
16 55 Brett Moffitt Aaron's 60th Anniversary Dream Machine 29.704 186.642 3 19 -0.761 -0.060
17 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 29.712 186.591 2 24 -0.769 -0.008
18 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet 29.732 186.466 3 16 -0.789 -0.020
19 78 Martin Truex Jr. Furniture Row Chevrolet 29.743 186.397 4 18 -0.800 -0.011
20 14 Tony Stewart Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 29.798 186.053 8 17 -0.855 -0.055
21 9 Sam Hornish Jr. Medallion Bank Ford 29.806 186.003 3 10 -0.863 -0.008
22 2 Brad Keselowski Detroit Genuine Parts Ford 29.824 185.891 2 20 -0.881 -0.018
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fifth Third Bank Ford 29.826 185.878 5 16 -0.883 -0.002
24 43 Aric Almirola Fresh from Florida Ford 29.862 185.654 2 13 -0.919 -0.036
25 7 Alex Bowman Nikko/Toy State Chevrolet 29.878 185.555 3 12 -0.935 -0.016
26 16 Greg Biffle Ortho Ford 29.881 185.536 1 12 -0.938 -0.003
27 41 Regan Smith(i) Haas Automation Chevrolet 29.917 185.313 3 14 -0.974 -0.036
28 46 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet 30.022 184.665 2 8 -1.079 -0.105
29 40 Landon Cassill(i) Snap Fitness Chevrolet 30.057 184.450 8 13 -1.114 -0.035
30 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 30.071 184.364 2 7 -1.128 -0.014
31 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 30.126 184.027 2 7 -1.183 -0.055
32 33 Brian Scott(i) Little Joe's Autos Chevrolet 30.153 183.862 5 7 -1.210 -0.027
33 47 AJ Allmendinger Better Than Bouillon Chevrolet 30.232 183.382 3 7 -1.289 -0.079
34 38 David Gilliland Love's Travel Stops Ford 30.302 182.958 1 5 -1.359 -0.070
35 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 30.410 182.308 4 4 -1.467 -0.108
36 29 Reed Sorenson Toyota 30.447 182.087 4 14 -1.504 -0.037
37 32 Mike Bliss(i) Rimrock Design Ford 30.654 180.857 1 3 -1.711 -0.207
38 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 30.799 180.006 4 5 -1.856 -0.145
39 62 Brendan Gaughan(i) Chevrolet 31.153 177.960 3 4 -2.210 -0.354
40 35 Cole Whitt Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters Ford 31.422 176.437 1 1 -2.479 -0.269
41 34 Joe Nemechek(i) CSX Play It Safe Ford 31.457 176.241 2 2 -2.514 -0.035
42 66 Mike Wallace Chevrolet 31.588 175.510 4 4 -2.645 -0.131
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by JMac525 on Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:32 am

NeverNeutral wrote:That's the first time his nickname has made sense in 10 years.

Laughing Nice.

And Atlanta tends to be one of the more entertaining mile and a halfs IMO, so hopefully we get a decent race out of this weekend.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by NeverNeutral on Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:41 am

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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by BWard on Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:48 am

NeverNeutral wrote:It's just one thing after another for these guys...

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/28218710/nascar-racing-team-trailer-car-stolen-in-ga

I bet $10 that it was Mike Harmon.
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Post by Alta on Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:36 pm

I've been saying GTA 5 should've had Mike Harmon as the lead role.
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Post by Cardinals5 on Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:20 pm

NeverNeutral wrote:It's just one thing after another for these guys...

http://www.kfvs12.com/story/28218710/nascar-racing-team-trailer-car-stolen-in-ga

This really could only happen in NASCAR.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by NeverNeutral on Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:37 pm

So it seems several teams did not make it through inspection at first, and couldn't get approved in time to make a run in Round 1.

DNQs: 66, 83, 46, 29
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Post by Alta on Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:18 pm

2 weeks in a row qualifying is a fiasco.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by NeverNeutral on Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:02 pm

HScott bought the 33 from Circle Sport for Michael Annett.

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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by Mother of Invention on Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:28 am

NeverNeutral wrote:HScott bought the 33 from Circle Sport for Michael Annett.


Replacing one Pay driver with another. Razz
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by Alta on Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:58 am



IT'S ALIVE!

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Post by NeverNeutral on Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:48 am

"Oh shit, what's this $250k car doing in here? Screw that, I just need this truck!"
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Post by Alpineopossum on Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:41 pm

Alta wrote:

IT'S ALIVE!


Where the hell did they ditch it? That thing looks like it's way out in the sticks. My guess is that they didn't know what was inside. Hopefully they will catch the idiots who did this.

On a related note, a friend of my dad had his car stolen under basically the same circumstances (although it was from a place that had a dyno and other equipment). It was a 1987 Porsche 944 road racing car and it was found in an apartment complex in inner city Cleveland, with the lap timer and the seat gone and the driver's cap on the dash facing where the seat was. They never got the trailer back.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by Lucstar88 on Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:43 pm

Harvick blew up his engine in final practice and will start from the back on Sunday.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by BWard on Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:37 am

Guys, I think we may have another pattern possibly occurring:

>Matt Crafton wins Truck race driving #88
>Kevin Harvick wins Xfinity race driving #88

So if Dale Jr. wins the Cup race, it will be an all sweep for the #88 this weekend.
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Post by Memoriesallbutdone on Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:48 am

BWardboy88 wrote:Guys, I think we may have another pattern possibly occurring:

>Matt Crafton wins Truck race driving #88
>Kevin Harvick wins Xfinity race driving #88

So if Dale Jr. wins the Cup race, it will be an all sweep for the #88 this weekend.

But I doubt it. His only win there was back in 2004. Scary enough, this is the track where his best average finishing position is highest so you never know I guess.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:16 pm

Start has been delayed by rain this morning, close to finishing drying the track.

According to MRN, the race will likely finish today, with all 500 miles done. Only a drizzle announced today with only a 20% chance.


EDIT : 5 Minutes.

Also, cars that were failing tech was likely because of the SIDE SKIRTS! NASCAR warned teams and told inspectors twice to look at it closely.
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Post by conrail1990 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:56 pm

Its weird seeing Atlanta without the stands in 3 & 4.
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:09 pm

Nice job Hamlin you pleb. Rolling Eyes
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Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:12 pm

Gordon hit a concrete wall O_O

Thankfully he was going like going slow and it was in the turn and not on the backstretch.
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:10 pm

Good win Jimmie.
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Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:12 pm

Jimmie wins! Harvick 2nd and Junebug 3rd

Great runs for Moffitt and the Digner!!!
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Post by navycook75 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:13 pm

Good win Jimmie!

Allmendinger P7!
Moffit P8!
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Post by JMac525 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:16 pm

Jimmie wins. Bleh.

Brett Moffitt had an awesome run today though. Very impressive.
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:17 pm

Great runs for Truex Jr., Allmendinger, Moffitt and Almirola. They all deserve a job well done Smile
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Post by Alta on Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:22 pm

Okay race. There was some good and bad parts, but that's pretty typical Atlanta.

Hell of a run for Brett Moffitt, did not expect a guy with so little experience in the top 10.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by BWard on Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:44 pm

Also did anyone else catch that poor Safety Worker tripping up while picking up debris? Laughing
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Post by bigdc48 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:34 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:Also did anyone else catch that poor Safety Worker tripping up while picking up debris? Laughing

I did. It was the best thing that ever happened in this race.

Speaking of that it was a typical borefest as usual at Atlanta. Good win Jimmie. I guess. And great efforts from the Dinger and Moffitt. A 3.0/10.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by BooyakaDragon on Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:05 pm

I'm really, REALLY hoping MWR will keep Moffitt on the long term, the dude has unbelievable skill, an 8th in so few starts? Unreal. Once MWR has the funds for a 3rd car or if they boot Vickers or Bowyer, hopefully he'll get the spot.
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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by NASCARLOVER427 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:12 pm

Also, Moffitt got an 8th place in his 8th start.

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Re: Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500

Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:31 pm

Let me get this out of the way before I give my review on the race. The views and opinions I'm about to express do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of the other members of this forum. If you feel differently about this race, more power to you. I never speak for anyone other than myself, and these opinions are reflective of my own personal tastes, likes and dislikes. Just want to get that out there so that there are no misunderstandings later.

With that being said, here are my thoughts on the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500:

This f**king race sucked ass. I don't think I've ever sat through a more boring Atlanta race than the one from today. And I'm sure a lot of you will say, "Well, you just hate this race because Jimmie won." The Bore Factor of NASCAR winning isn't the main issue here. It certainly doesn't help, but it's not the main issue. The main issue is that this race felt like there was hardly any racing whatsoever, especially for the lead, even though there were 27 lead changes, although most of those were from green flag pitstops. The restarts would make things interesting for about a half a lap, but once the leader got out into clean air, whether it be Logano, Hamlin, Harvick, or Johnson, they would check out to between a two to four second lead, and it doesn't help that there really wasn't a lot of side-by-side racing highlighted back in the pack.

Overall, I just felt extremely bored watching this race, and it took every ounce of willpower to not fall asleep in my chair. Of course, once Borebox got out into the lead on the final restart and pulled away, that was pretty much all she wrote, and was the final nail in the coffin on what was a Godforsaken race, IMO. This race was so boring, I actually had to take a couple of ibuprofen after it was over because it actually gave me a headache. Suspect

Junior getting his second straight 3rd place effort was one positive, so it looks like Greg Ives might be the perfect man to replace Letart as his crew chief. There were also great runs by Truex Jr., Allmendinger, Moffitt and Almirola. And then there was the safety worker falling over while picking up the debris. That seemed to be the highlight race, which shows you just how bad this race seemed to be.

Believe me, I tried to find some positives in this race, but there is literally nothing from this race I would go back and watch. Nothing whatsoever.

The 2015 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 @ Atlanta gets a 1.0/10. I know that Atlanta can be hit or miss, but this time, it missed big time. I'm sorry, guys. From my perspective, this race just flat out sucked. Ragepuke

The next race is at Las Vegas, another track that is kind of hit or miss. Well, it can't be any worse than this race.

At least I hope not. Laughing
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Post by Alta on Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:57 pm

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This f**king race sucked ass. I don't think I've ever sat through a more boring Atlanta race than the one from today.
I know it was long as hell but to be honest i'm certain there has been more boring Atlanta races then this one. The only point of the race i felt dragged was the middle portion and as i mentioned above it was a very long race and that seemed prime to happen. (Over 4 hours)

You really can't come into these cookie-cutters with high expectations, a good portion of those tracks haven't had a good race/stretch of good races in over 10 years.
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PackerMan71 wrote:This f**king race sucked ass. I don't think I've ever sat through a more boring Atlanta race than the one from today.
I know it was long as hell but to be honest i'm certain there has been more boring Atlanta races then this one.

Well, if there was, I can't think of it. Laughing

And yes, I know that these cookie-cutters aren't always the most exciting races, but I just hope that they provide enough of a good race so that I don't feel like I've wasted my precious time.

From my perspective, this race was pretty much boring for four hours, hence why I gave it the score I gave.
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:08 am

For some reason the replay that I was watching skipped from lap 60 something to lap 200 so I'm not complaining. I'm also liking this "hit every non-Safer barrier wall" gimmick Geoffry has.
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Post by Alta on Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:55 am

Spannerhead29 (Nelson) wrote:For some reason the replay that I was watching skipped from lap 60 something to lap 200 so I'm not complaining. I'm also liking this "hit every non-Safer barrier wall" gimmick Geoffry has.
I think that was the tail end of the interesting stuff and into the pretty dull stuff.
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