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Post by Lucstar88 on Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:05 pm

Welcome to the 3rd race of the year! Jimmie and Logano have already won in 2015, and guys like Junebug, Harvick, Gordon etc... are looking for their first win and qualify for the chase! Last time we came here, Brad Keselowski won after Dale Earnhardt Jr, lost fuel at the end, finishing 2nd, and 2013 had a great finish, between Kahne and winner Kenseth. Former winners Carl Edwards and Jimmie are really great here, along with Kenseth who may have a great race.

ENTRY LIST :
http://www.jayski.com/news/stats/2015/story/_/page/03-Las-Vegas-2015-Entry-List

Blaney is back in the 21, Moffitt is in the 34, Bliss is returning to the 32, and Brian Vickers makes his 2015 debut after sustaining some health problems in the off-season.

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Post by BWard on Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:08 pm

This race will also mark Brad Keselowski's 200th start in his Cup Series career.
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Post by Memoriesallbutdone on Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:05 pm

Jeff Gordon gets his 3rd pole in the last 4 races.

Now if only he could get the finishes to show for it lol
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Post by BWard on Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:55 pm

Memoriesallbutdone wrote:Jeff Gordon gets his 3rd pole in the last 4 races.

Now if only he could get the finishes to show for it lol

But then if he crashed his fan base will go out typically and blame someone who was an innocent victim in the wreck.
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Post by Lucstar88 on Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:36 pm

Jeff Gordon sustained some damage in final practice, and will go to a backup! He will start from the rear on raceday.

David Ragan will join him, maybe Danica too?
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Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:05 pm

Bowman just blew up under caution -___-
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Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:33 pm

Jimmie just blew a tire, and Gordon just plowed into Burton like a noob XD
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:34 pm

Nice brakes Gordon, now my bet is his fans will blame Jeb Burton for reacting to Johnson.
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Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:47 pm

Jimmie's done with his second tire failure of the day.
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Post by racingfreak1999 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:49 pm

Lucstar88 wrote:Jimmie's done with his second tire failure of the day.
Talk about his day doing a complete 180.
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Re: Kobalt 400

Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:57 pm

And Kahne just took out Edwards after getting put in the wall XD

Thankfully nobody ARCA braked into it Razz

Also note : The Time Warner car wrecked the Comcast one XD
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Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:38 pm

Brian Scott finished 13th what is this.
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Re: Kobalt 400

Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:40 pm

Harvick wins lol : Just kidding, best car wins the race.

Good runs for the 31, 78, and the 47
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:43 pm

Looks like Furniture Row Racing are back on track, and kudos to Carl Edwards for owning up to the incident with Kahne.
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Re: Kobalt 400

Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:56 pm

My thoughts on the Kobalt 400:

Ehhhhh....

This one's kind of tough to judge, because there were some painfully boring sections of this race, and there were parts that were actually pretty interesting, so quite the mixed bag this race was, although some of it was a carbon copy of Atlanta, with Logano starting out strong, and then Johnson and Harvick taking over middle and late. The difference this time is that Johnson had all sorts of problems with the right front that took him out of contention (thank goodness, LOLJimme'sTire), but Harvick was the one that really made some of this race a challenge to watch, and quite frankly, I think he's a Grade-A douchebag, so... yeah, didn't enjoy seeing him win this race, but at the very least, I'll give him a little bit of credit for putting on a dominating performance.

The Edwards and Kahne incident made me chuckle. At least Edwards owned up to it.

Awesome runs by Truex and Allmendinger once again. Those two have really started out extremely well this season, with both notching top 10's and Truex in particular getting the runner-up spot, and a nice run for Newman as well. Jrrr finished fourth, but I'm not too keen on the two tire call. But it's three straight top fives to open 2015, so I think win #1 of the season is coming soon for Jr. Cool

Also, I'm a bit surprised by the number of tires that got away from pit crews during green flag stops during this race. These guys develop butterfingers or something?

The race got interesting near the end for me when Jr. powered by Harvick on the restart, so that was cool to see, although it ended kind of abruptly. The crazy fuel strategy was interesting as well, but once it cycled out, it was all Harvick to the end, which resulted in a lackluster finish. Oh, well, it is what it is.

My final rating for the Kobalt 400 @ Las Vegas:

This one is kinda hard to give a rating for, since it was a below average race, but I'll go ahead and go on my Bret Hart shit and give it a 4.0/10. It was below average at best, but at least it had a lot more cool moments than Atlanta, so that's a plus at least.

Overall, the start to this season has been kind of underwhelming, to say the least. The next race is at Phoenix, but I'm fairly concerned that race will turn into another Harvick-teabag-everybody show, considering how dominate he's been there the last couple of years and how strong the 4 team seems to be coming off their championship, so my excitement for next week's race is a bit reserved.
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Re: Kobalt 400

Post by navycook75 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:08 pm

Allmendinger P6!

Win soon?
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Re: Kobalt 400

Post by Alta on Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:08 pm

dis race was poop
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:12 pm

navycook75 wrote:Allmendinger P6!

Win soon?

Tell that to Martin Truex Jr. too. Smile
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Post by navycook75 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:36 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:
navycook75 wrote:Allmendinger P6!

Win soon?

Tell that to Martin Truex Jr. too. Smile
Yeah no kidding. It seems Furniture Row is back to their 2013 selves.
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Post by conrail1990 on Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:38 pm

Alta wrote:dis race was poop
Its Vegas. What did you expect! lol
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:08 pm

conrail1990 wrote:
Alta wrote:dis race was poop
Its Vegas. What did you expect! lol

It was a bit better than Atlanta though, but it's not saying much either.
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Post by kensethfan on Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:10 pm

Really lackluster race. But I can't complain. I'm getting free Bloomin' Onions tomorrow.

GW Harvick. Shout out to Truex, Jr. and Allmendinger for their respective Top 5 finishes as well.
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Re: Kobalt 400

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:23 am

BWardboy88 wrote:
Memoriesallbutdone wrote:Jeff Gordon gets his 3rd pole in the last 4 races.

Now if only he could get the finishes to show for it lol

But then if he crashed his fan base will go out typically and blame someone who was an innocent victim in the wreck.
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Post by bigdc48 on Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:58 am

Better race than Atlanta, but still. And Harvick had the car all day yesterday. A 4.5/10.
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