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Post by RyanB06 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:46 am

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Xfinity Series make their first visit to Richmond with heavy hearts. I'm sure Steve Byrnes will be a focal point of the coverage this weekend.

Chase Elliott is back to give Cup another go; he and Jeff Green are the go-or-go-homers this time around. Joey Gase is in the 32, Sorenson in the 34, and Alex Kennedy (KENNEDY!) is back in the 33.

The Xfinity race marks the return to the series for Johanna Long, who will drive the No. 03 car for Mike Affarano. (Calm down, Barney. Razz) Joining her will be four Cuppies: Harvick, Logano, Almirola (in the 98), and Hamlin (neck pending). Erik Jones returns to the 54.

(As an aside, what took us so long? We're slipping! Very Happy)

Cup entry list:
http://www.jayski.com/news/stats/2015/story/_/page/09-Richmond-2015-Entry-List

Xfinity entry list:
http://www.jayski.com/news/nxs/2015/entries/story/_/page/NXS-2015-08-Richmond-Entry-List
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by BWard on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:44 pm

Eh, about Mike Affarano's team entering, as much as I wouldn't mind seeing Johanna make the race, I think it's going to be tough for them considering they had troubles entering the NASCAR season to begin with, and that this is their first showing of the year too, they are going to have a rough time trying to make it in. So as much it would be great to see them make it, I wouldn't be all that surprised if they DNQ'd.
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Post by BooyakaDragon on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:50 pm

I'm on a mini vacation in 'Murica so I will be at this race.
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by Lucstar88 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:52 pm

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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by RyanB06 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:03 pm

Ouch. Johanna's slower than Mike Harmon.
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Post by BWard on Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:08 pm

RyanB06 wrote:Ouch. Johanna's slower than Mike Harmon.

Not surprised tbh.
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Post by bsoyuz on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:56 pm

You have to be really, really good to be worse than Mike Harmon, so, well, I cant say im all that surprised
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Post by Lucstar88 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:59 pm

Not Long's fault sadly, it's nice for Mike Affarano to enter a team to try create something from nothing (Foo Fighters reference Very Happy), and become something, you gotta start somewhere right!
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Post by BWard on Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:01 pm

Also, Brad Keselowski and Kasey Kahne both topped the time charts in Practice 1 and 2. Qualifying begins at 5:45pm EST.
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Post by Lucstar88 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:11 pm

She has DNQ'ed along with Morgan Shepherd. (Yet Harmon has no time, still gets in....) Long's time was 2.9 seconds behind Denny's blistering 21.59! That's faster THAN HALF THE CUP CARS!!!!


Hamlin gets pole, Logano 2nd, Jones 3rd.
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Post by BWard on Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:51 pm

Josh Wise and Clint Bowyer paying tribute to Steve Byrnes with memorial decals on their cars:

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Post by RyanB06 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:54 pm

That is why I love NASCAR.
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Post by BooyakaDragon on Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:17 pm

The NASCAR community and it's drivers are a brotherhood of sorts.
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by Mother of Invention on Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:26 pm

Lucstar88 wrote:She has DNQ'ed along with Morgan Shepherd. (Yet Harmon has no time, still gets in....) Long's time was 2.9 seconds behind Denny's blistering 21.59! That's faster THAN HALF THE CUP CARS!!!!


Hamlin gets pole, Logano 2nd, Jones 3rd.

Aren't they using the new system? Harmon's entered all the races, so he should be safe.
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by Mother of Invention on Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:54 pm

The more I look at the #83 car, the more confused I get.
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by racingfreak1999 on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:35 pm

FIRE IN THE PIT LANE!
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by kensethfan on Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:14 pm

Without even having been around to watch NXS, I can gather that it sucked ass. Go figure.

Though I did see pictures of the fuel fire on pit road. That looked like it came straight out of the Vietnam War.
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by Lucstar88 on Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:16 am

Thank god i went out to town, and played pool, (That and hearing montreal getting wrecked also made me kinda glad i left)
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by RealRacingRoots on Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:18 am

kensethfan wrote:
Though I did see pictures of the fuel fire on pit road. That looked like it came straight out of the Vietnam War.



Yeah that race sucked.
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by PackerMan71 on Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:26 am

Has there been a good Xfinity race this season?
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by RyanB06 on Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:42 am

Daytona. That's been about it.
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by BWard on Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:44 am

PackerMan71 wrote:Has there been a good Xfinity race this season?

As far as what I've seen, Daytona was decent apart from Kyle Busch's crash, but it seems that the way it's going we may have to wait until Road America for a good race in Xfinity this season.
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Post by PackerMan71 on Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:02 am

BWardboy88 wrote:
PackerMan71 wrote:Has there been a good Xfinity race this season?

As far as what I've seen, Daytona was decent apart from Kyle Busch's crash, but it seems that the way it's going we may have to wait until Road America for a good race in Xfinity this season.

So in other words, it's still a massive grease fire. Ten-four. Laughing
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by BWard on Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:12 am

PackerMan71 wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:
PackerMan71 wrote:Has there been a good Xfinity race this season?

As far as what I've seen, Daytona was decent apart from Kyle Busch's crash, but it seems that the way it's going we may have to wait until Road America for a good race in Xfinity this season.

So in other words, it's still a massive grease fire. Ten-four. Laughing

Pretty much yeah.
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Post by PackerMan71 on Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:36 pm

Just noticed that Aric Almirola is currently 10th in points despite not having a top ten finish, although he has finished in the top fifteen in five of the first eight races. Not bad.

And despite finishing 29th last week, Martin Truex is currently 3rd in points right now. Very impressive.

And Danica is 13th in points right now. Surprised

Lots of unfamiliar names near the top of the standings right now.
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by Lucstar88 on Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:43 pm

Jeb Burton will race tonight, taking over the 23, because he has sponsorship from ESTES (His truck sponsor from last year).
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Post by Lucstar88 on Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:02 pm

NASCAR has postponed the race until 1 eastern tommorow.
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Post by conrail1990 on Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:23 pm

Atleast Nascar didn't have the cars start the race tonight under caution and have them drive around for 3 hours while deciding if they should postpone it.
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Post by BooyakaDragon on Sun Apr 26, 2015 12:26 am

Glad NASCAR didn't make me stand out in the rain for 4-6 more hours lol.
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by Liam O'Brian on Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:39 am

Good thing we didn't have to hear DW's Vortex theroy.
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Post by Liam O'Brian on Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:53 am

Found a VLC Stream for the race in HD at least. A bit of lag and for Australia. Works all day, and I've been watching WRC for it this morning as well!

Stream:
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Post by BWard on Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:47 pm

I hope Kurt doesn't get screwed over again.
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Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:53 pm

Halfway point, and the race has been... pretty alright. Not a barnburner like Bristol, but it's been alright so far.
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Post by BWard on Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:19 pm

Good god, that caution was bad timing for a lot of guys.
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Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:24 pm

KURT WINS!!!!

Deserved it after the Auto Club race!
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Post by BWard on Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:25 pm

Hell yeah Kurt Busch!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by PackerMan71 on Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:36 pm

My thoughts on the 2015 Toyota Owners 400 @ Richmond:

Meh, it was alright.

After the loss of Steve Byrnes this past week, I think a lot of us were hoping for a good race. Well... it wasn't necessarily a good race, but it was alright. We had some good side-by-side racing, even though the battle for the lead was pretty much non-existant for most of the race. But seeing Kurt Busch get that win, a particularly dominating win, after everything he's been through and after what happened at Fontana, made up for it.

Good run by Chase Elliott, finishing near the top 15 in just his second start. Just imagine what he could do once he gets behind the wheel of that 24 car.

Other than that, not really much else to say about this race.

My final rating for the Toyota Owners 400 @ Richmond:

It wasn't good, but it wasn't bad either. And Kurt Busch winning certainly adds to it, so I'll give this race a 5.5/10. Like I said, it wasn't a good race, but it wasn't boring either, so somewhere in the middle is where I'll land today.

Next week, we head to Talladega. Oh, buddah. Laughing
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by navycook75 on Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:36 pm

Kurt wins!

About time. We would of had at least three wins already.

But I guess Kurt is a mean guy and a woman beater even if he was proven innocent because lack of evidence so his win doesn't matter.
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Post by bigdc48 on Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:42 pm

Well done Kurt. An alright race. A 5.0/10.
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by BWard on Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:05 pm

Also one more thing, Tony Stewart needs to hang it up. He's done everything in his career, Rookie of the Year in 1999, 3-time Champion in '02, '05 and 2011, he's never been the same since he broke his leg and he's been getting even worse ever since the tragic accident with Kevin Ward Jr. He's way past his prime now.
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Post by Alta on Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:30 pm

Kurt Busch brings home the victory! Great to see him win. Also another weird thing occurs with this chase as somebody with 3 less starts is gonna fight for the championship this year.

Pretty middle of the road race, Not good...but not terrible.
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Re: NASCAR at Richmond: We're Saturday Night Short Trackin'

Post by BooyakaDragon on Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:18 pm

Just got home, that was quite something lol. Telling ya what the Richmond fans are the bomb haha.

Race was fun to watch, glad Kurt won my first race.
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