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thomasmnile

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Posted: 02/15/21 08:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PawPaw_n_Gram wrote:

Did you ever think you would hear this?

First driver locked into the Chase for the championship this year is Michael McDowell.


If nothing else, it certainly eases the pain of the hideous qualifying wreck he endured at Texas nearly 13 years ago.

Only at Daytona or Talladega.....

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It was polite of Brad to
A: Not say anything detrimental about the team.
B: Punch Joey right in the mouth although that may have happened later.
They need to get Joey a bigger mirror with approach speeds built in. It's not the first time he's cost somebody a race.


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bucky wrote:

It was polite of Brad to
A: Not say anything detrimental about the team.
B: Punch Joey right in the mouth although that may have happened later.
They need to get Joey a bigger mirror with approach speeds built in. It's not the first time he's cost somebody a race.


That was an ill conceived block to be sure. Right up there with the 18's "what was he thinking" moment on lap 15. Struck me as a little early in the race for slam drafting, especially into a relatively inexperienced team mate, who hooked the 10 and drove merrily away.

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We know that there can be NO real racing on the super speedways. So, since we insist on watching, we have no choice but to keep looking for subjects of our complaints. Racers and racefans will never change (in my lifetime). IMO Larson will survive this slip-of-tongue and wait for the next one.


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PawPaw_n_Gram wrote:

Kyle Larson (Hendricks #5 in 2021) won the Chili Bowl for the second straight year.

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (JTG #47) was seventh in the A main.

Christopher Bell (Gibbs #20) was 14th.

Of course all have extensive dirt experience. Bell and Larson have won the Chili Bowl previously. Larson and Stenhouse are two of three active cup drivers to have won NASCAR Cup, USAC Silver Crown, USAC National Sprint Series, USAC National Midget Series Races.

Q - 1 - Who is the other driver, who also participated in the Chili Bowl for the first time this year? No cheating with Wikipedia)


I didn't see if anyone answered. Chase Elliott.
Last year was, I think, Ryan Newmans first year at the Chili Bowl, which is strange for an ex USAC midget driver.
This was the first Chili Bowl I've missed in about 20 years. Covid scared me off. I let my ticket go. Hopefully can get another good one.
I never saw Foyt or Andretti on dirt but until you've seen Kyle Larson in a sprinter or midget, you haven't seen todays best. I went to Knoxville Iowa last June for a outlaws race and he was incredible. He was pretty good at Eldora as well.
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Cloud, even though you and I are usually on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to FRANCECAR, I hope you are OK in Texas. There used to be good racing on super speedways until they mandated the same spoiler, same rear gear, same Penske shocks and I could go on and on. In other words "cookie cutter cars". Then 2022 with what I call a knock off lug and many other additives. Whoopee doo!

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TxGearhead wrote:


I didn't see if anyone answered. Chase Elliott.
Last year was, I think, Ryan Newmans first year at the Chili Bowl, which is strange for an ex USAC midget driver.


I was wrong, I though it Newman.

No, Elliot doesn't have the open wheel or dirt track background. Probably purposely.

I remember one interview last year when Jeff Gordson said something to Ryan Blaney about his success, compared to his father Dave.

Ryan said that his father kept him off dirt to make sure he developed skills and reactions for pavement. "But dad still kicks my butt on dirt, anywhere, anytime, winged or non-winged."

Jeff Gordon replied, "Your dad is a hell of a good racer anywhere, and he kicked my butt on dirt quite often, and in Cup a few times also."


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bobh, Thanks for asking. Yes, we're OK. Parked behind the house was the ole Dutch Star with ONAN Quiet Diesel generator, 150 gal diesel tank, 110 gal water tank, etc made it almost a non-event. I was ready with 3 sets of HD extension cords which I ran into the house (did not lose natural gas appliances and water pressure, plus had the 4x4 GMC with a good driver).
The winning driver can't win without the winning car. Most people do not know exactly what that means.

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Second week in a row, a driver wins his first Cup race.

There is not doubt that Bell is a top driver, and now with a top team.

McDowell didn't too to bad finishing 8th.

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The ending was just great. NO BURNOUT! Great!

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