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NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by bigdc48 on Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:11 pm

This is the final race of the aforementioned Eliminator Round. It's at Phoenix International Raceway, where Kevin Harvick has won the last four races overall. So that's two spots that are going to be filled....or will it?

Jeff Gordon is still and the only driver locked in the Championship Round at Homestead-Miami next week. Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Carl Edwards need a win to ensure themselves a spot to run for the championship, but can also points race their way in. Joey Logano must win to have a shot at the title. Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. need to have a really good day to ensure themselves a berth to Miami.

Xfinity (Saturday) and Trucks (tonight) are also in action at the Arizona desert.
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by bigdc48 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:41 am

On Friday night, Erik Jones lead the most laps, and Matt Crafton was the only driver to catch up to him, but was out of the race late by contact. Timothy Peters stole the win ahead of John Hunter Nemechek and John Wes Townley. Jones has 19 up Reddick and 32 up Crafton heading into next week's finale at Miami.

On Saturday, 'KYLEWINSLOL' and Chris Buescher finds himself 18 points to the good over Chase Elliott heading to next Saturday's finale at Miami.

Jimmie Johnson will start on pole for today's race with Kurt Busch joining him on the front row.
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by day500champ1 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:35 pm

I think Kurt Busch might be the guy to beat today.
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by BooyakaDragon on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:37 pm

Phoenix needs to bring back night racing for Cup full-time lol
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by Magus978 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:43 pm

We're officially done here. Dale Jr. wins

Final four for Homestead...

#4 - Kevin Harvick
#18 - Kyle Busch
#24 - Jeff Gordon
#78 - Martin Truex Jr.

OUT: Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano


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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by f1fan12 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:43 pm

Theme song to Dale Jr's win!

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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by BooyakaDragon on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:44 pm

Magus978 wrote:We're officially done here. Dale Jr. wins

Final four for Homestead...

#4 - Kevin Harvick
#18 - Kyle Busch
#24 - Jeff Gordon
#78 - Martin Truex Jr.
Ew. Gordon and Busch hooray, but the rest, nope.
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by RealRacer4 on Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:49 pm

It came 3 races late, but Dale Jr. fans got their wish to see Jr. get the 3rd win of the season. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by Memoriesallbutdone on Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:07 am

Joey Logano wins all 3 in Round 2. Eliminates Dale Jr.

Hendrick Motorsports wins Round 3. Eliminates both Logano and Brad K.

Welp that happened Drool
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by Alta on Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:36 am

Garbage race. Cool Junior won but damn did the finish blow chunks.

Truex for the title tbh, would be pretty cool to see the underdog win the title.
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by PackerMan71 on Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:20 pm

Didn't see the race, but it was SO satisfying to know that the one to end Kevin Harvick's win streak at Phoenix was Dale Jr.

Not only that, but it was Jr.'s first ever rain-shortened win, so that's cool. Cool
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by PYLrulz on Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:48 pm

Truex winning the title would be nice, the underdog winning it all, but I'm sure it won't have the feel of Kulwicki winning it all in 1992

Gordon winning the title would be nice, he rides off into the sunset with the championship, but having a chase system get him that would make that trophy lose some luster

Busch winning it all... well it would make a mockery of this chase even more

Harvick winning it all... I'll be tempted to rage quit
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by kensethfan on Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:53 pm

Putting my support behind either the #78 or the #24. I just think that seeing a guy like Jeff Gordon win his 5th and final championship in his last start would be amazing. On the other hand, Furniture Row has been strong all season, a far cry from their results ten years ago or even five years ago, so seeing them win would be cool too. Also, Truex is a Jersey boy, so naturally I have to root for him. :3

Sufficed to say, shit will ensue if either Kyle Busch or Kevin Harvick win this title. Maybe it'd be fitting that either one of them win, though, given how farcical this Chase format is, never mind how this entire season has been.
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:23 pm

I'd take Kyle Busch winning... to be honest, I've not really had an issue with him being a title contender despite missing 11 races. Harvick though... suffice it to say I hope somebody puts the **** in the wall in Homestead, he more than deserves it.
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by Alpineopossum on Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:17 pm

There are three great stories that could come out of Miami.
* Jeff Gordon wins his fifth title in his final NASCAR season.
* Kyle Busch finally gets a Sprint Cup championship despite sitting out the first part of the season with an injury
* Martin Truex Jr. wins the title for an underfunded and little known team.

So essentially, anybody but Harvick would be a great story. It'll be weird seeing Jeff Gordon drive the 24 for the last time. I've been a fan of his for most of my career, and it would be great to see Jeff go out on top.
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by NASCARLOVER427 on Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:13 pm

Alpineopossum wrote:There are three great stories that could come out of Miami.
* Jeff Gordon wins his fifth title in his final NASCAR season.
* Kyle Busch finally gets a Sprint Cup championship despite sitting out the first part of the season with an injury
* Martin Truex Jr. wins the title for an underfunded and little known team.

So essentially, anybody but Harvick would be a great story. It'll be weird seeing Jeff Gordon drive the 24 for the last time. I've been a fan of his for most of my career, and it would be great to see Jeff go out on top.

With those stories, I have no doubt NASCAR's going to flex their favoritism muscles and Harvick's going to be the next Jimmie Johnson.
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by conrail1990 on Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:37 pm

The about of people whining about the race being rain shortened is amazing. But I do love the amount of people arguing that Nascar just made up the 50% official race rule.
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by Alta on Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:07 pm

conrail1990 wrote:The about of people whining about the race being rain shortened is amazing. But I do love the amount of people arguing that Nascar just made up the 50% official race rule.
I think the real controversy is the 20+ lap yellow, they could've got at least to 50 to go with how long they waited, After Gase was off the track there wasn't any excuse to not green flag that race.
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Re: NASCAR at Phoenix

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:53 am

Alta wrote:
conrail1990 wrote:The about of people whining about the race being rain shortened is amazing. But I do love the amount of people arguing that Nascar just made up the 50% official race rule.
I think the real controversy is the 20+ lap yellow, they could've got at least to 50 to go with how long they waited, After Gase was off the track there wasn't any excuse to not green flag that race.
Race was rigged obviously for a Hendrick car to win.

If NASCAR were to flex muscle, it'd would either be the 24 or the 18. Probably the 78 at a stretch because of Sherry Pollox. There isn't any real big story that NASCAR/media could milk out of Harvick winning again.



It's pretty sad that we are talking about stuff like this instead of the quality (sic) of the racing.
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