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only 86 days till the 500!

big news of the week is monster energy as cup sponsor even tho there is no name yet. i am hoping for "Monster Energy Grand National Series" as monster energy cup is a already branded as a million dollar dirt bike race in October



12/2/2016 12:35:25 PM

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Why do all the rednecks have monster stickers on their car windows?

12/2/2016 12:53:24 PM

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^hell if i know. maybe cause redbull took their ball and went home in nascar. even fired ding-a-lings

12/4/2016 4:50:03 PM

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" i am hoping for "Monster Energy Grand National Series" as monster energy cup is a already branded as a million dollar dirt bike race in October"


I don't know how true it is, but I heard it might be called "Monster Energy Series Racing" and the word cup might be taken out of the name because there have been some times where Sprint Cup Series races were referred to as "Cup Races" without any reference to the current sponsor, and they don't want that.

12/4/2016 4:59:28 PM

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"I heard it might be called "Monster Energy Series Racing" and the word cup might be taken out of the name because there have been some times where Sprint Cup Series races were referred to as "Cup Races" without any reference to the current sponsor, and they don't want that."


Aw, poor NASCAR.

I view going from Sprint to Monster a significant step down for the Cup Series.

12/5/2016 6:03:09 AM

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Tobacco -> Walkie Talkie Cell Phones -> Energy Drinks
Beer -> Insurance -> Cable Company
Tools -> RV Supplies

12/5/2016 10:45:45 AM

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^^I was actually referring to the sponsors. NASCAR couldn't care less probably, but sponsors don't like it when they put their name on something and people don't mention it. It's no different than the winning driver saying "I would like to thank..."

12/5/2016 2:32:56 PM

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They can remove Cup from the name, I'm still calling it Cup. Heck, I still call their top minor league series Busch occasionally.

12/14/2016 1:18:47 PM

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iRacing 50 laps at phoenix in indycars cautions turned off. drivers include:

larSON
green eggs and Hamlin
will power
josh berry
christopher bell
ty majeski

https://youtu.be/miVywlfHJdE?t=22m18s

12/18/2016 9:06:44 AM

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lmao...pro drivers and still fucking carnage on lap one....*sigh*

12/18/2016 2:58:16 PM

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http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2016/12/19/nascar-reveals-brand-identity-premier-series-name-logo.html

12/19/2016 4:11:30 PM

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i like that they kept "cup". maybe the first smart thing they have done this year



[Edited on December 19, 2016 at 5:39 PM. Reason : s]

12/19/2016 5:34:53 PM

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MENCS lol

12/19/2016 5:36:58 PM

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I have my issues with NASCAR AND IndyCar, but thank God they're not Formula 1.

http://autoweek.com/article/formula-one/report-lance-strolls-father-spent-80-million-get-son-f1-seat

12/21/2016 8:50:42 AM

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F1 cars are cool and all but no overtaking and can't bump guys out of the way ruins it

12/21/2016 10:19:46 AM

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anyone else watch supercross? i will be checking it out this sat night after the tar hole game. the kraut moved to a red bike and of course dungey will be near the front, going to be good

[Edited on January 2, 2017 at 3:24 PM. Reason : 55]

1/2/2017 3:17:29 PM

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Athenian Motorsports closed up shop today.

1/3/2017 3:02:09 PM

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^^ 21-year-old Cooper Webb from Newport, N.C. (between Morehead City and New Bern) is one of the up-and-coming hotshots. He'll be on a Yamaha factory bike for the Supercross season.

https://www.supercrosslive.com/en-US/riders/450sx/cooper-webb-2

[Edited on January 3, 2017 at 4:38 PM. Reason : /]

1/3/2017 4:35:38 PM

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^^hate that

^i will be pulling for the local kid in his first year on the big boy bikes for sure

1/3/2017 6:20:39 PM

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Happy birthday mark martin.

chili bowl this week! can Rico three-peat? larSON, stenhouse, jj yeley, christopher bell, little gator and over 300 other guys going to try to stop him.

in car video:
https://youtu.be/o1pAW08jeTA?t=3m30s


[Edited on January 9, 2017 at 10:47 AM. Reason : f]

1/9/2017 10:26:01 AM

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shocking retirement news today

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"John Wes Townley will not race in 2017. A source says that the 27-year-old Watkinsville, Georgia native has decided to end his racing career and take some college courses. Townley also got engaged to girlfriend Laura Bird in the autumn of 2016 and his settling down includes not competing in NASCAR."


http://www.wsbradio.com/weblogs/wsbradioraceblog/2017/jan/09/townley-retiring-athenian-motorsports-shutting-dow/

1/10/2017 11:10:45 AM

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Carl Edwards retiring as well...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nascar/2017/01/10/carl-edwards-retires-nascar-joe-gibbs-racing/96388940/

1/10/2017 11:48:40 AM

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Surprises me. You think if this was planned he would've retired around Thanksgiving or at the Banquet.

This royally sucks for Joe Gibbs Racing. Lose one of the series' star drivers a month before Daytona and have to replace him and maybe replace sponsorship money as well.

Edit: Daniel Suarez getting promoted to Cup.

[Edited on January 11, 2017 at 11:47 AM. Reason : .]

1/11/2017 11:45:26 AM

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i can see why a guy would want to retire early. the schedule sucks and its dangerous as hell. once you have more money than you could ever need might as well go do whatever you want

1/11/2017 6:52:21 PM

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RIP Adam



1/12/2017 9:41:43 PM

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word on the street is they going to add "segments" to cup races. i'm sure i'm in the minority but i wouldnt mind if they parked the cars on pit road and let the tv guys ask the driver why they are slower than some other guys and whats their plan for the end of the race to fix it. maybe even a little shit talkin would happen, kinda like tony stewart 2011 homestead rain delay

1/14/2017 8:59:20 AM

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^ so we could hear generic bland sponsor plugs and this crew will get us back up front? Tony Stewart retired, so your only hope for color will be Keselowski or Kyle Busch

1/14/2017 11:15:02 AM

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Ding-a-lings tested the Charlotte road course last friday. would be bad ass if they ran it for the october chase race

http://www.motorsport.com/nascar-cup/news/nascar-stages-road-course-test-at-charlotte-motor-speedway-866949/

1/19/2017 7:39:54 PM

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JPM won the 2017 ROC down in miami. here is a video of a crash/flip in that event. the polarsis slingshot has horrible under steer i guess, driver couldnt keep it off a wall on the straight like a big dummy

https://youtu.be/FM6hUSu12PI

1/22/2017 7:22:23 AM

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http://www.espn.com/auto/story/_/id/18527625/nascar-expected-announce-monday-change-how-awards-points

The final nail in the coffin. I'm not too excited about this. I hope they at least leave the Daytona 500 alone and don't break that up into segments. NASCAR has the same problem that all sports not called football have, they aren't football. Once football starts a lot of people quit watching other sports.

1/22/2017 10:55:00 AM

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^ Was explaining that to my wife at dinner after my dad called me about it. "NASCAR's biggest problem is they want to emulate football, and as fan interest has declined over the years their response is more and more gimmicks."

My dad's main complaint was we're going to have even more designed competition cautions to drag the races out more, which also provides a commercial break to the broadcaster. (Ironically, the NFL are talking about decreasing the number of commercials.)

[Edited on January 23, 2017 at 7:52 PM. Reason : /]

1/23/2017 7:50:30 PM

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By the way,

Richard Petty Motorsports are down to only 1 car for 2017, and Roush Fenway are down to 2 (!).

1/23/2017 8:07:25 PM

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Rfr will be back up to 3 or 4 next year. They are rebuilding everything with Ford to get up to date with what trd and Chevy are providing their teams.

1/23/2017 8:21:50 PM

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^^^I'm not a fan of the competition cautions. There were lots of wrecks every time the caution clock ran out last season.

1/23/2017 9:50:52 PM

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The enhanced format consists of the following:
• Races will now consist of three stages, with championship implications in each stage.
• The top-10 finishers of the first two stages will be awarded additional championship points.
• The winner of the first two stages of each race will receive one playoff point, and the race winner will receive five playoff points. Each playoff point will be added to his or her reset total following race No. 26, if that competitor makes the playoffs.
• All playoff points will carry through to the end of the third round of the playoffs (Round of 8), with the Championship 4 racing straight-up at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the title.
• Championship points following the first two stages will be awarded on a descending scale, with the stage winner receiving 10 points, second receiving 9 points, and so on.
• The race winner following the final stage will now receive 40 points, second-place will receive 35, third-place 34, fourth-place 33, and so on."



the changes are good if you like the 36 race championship. if you win a lot of races and stages that will help you in November. also, after you get a win you still need to get segment and race wins so you can't go into test mode.

the segments will add a lot of pit stategery. if caution comes out with 10 laps before segment ends you might stay out to get that playoff point even if it screws you later in race. now they dont have to do BS debris cautions. i like the changes

1/24/2017 6:51:27 AM

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^The last race is still a 4 car points reset go balls out race, so everything you did prior is forgotten. The only positive is the 3 race rounds w/ points resets are gone.

1/25/2017 6:57:35 PM

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^the big difference is the bonus playoff points dont reset but regular points do. when chase starts there will be 7*26 = 182 points among the drivers. so a guy like truex may have half a race worth of points advantage on a paul menard every time points get reset every 3 weeks. the guys with only a small amount of bonus points will be more likely to have to win a chase race to advance

[Edited on January 26, 2017 at 6:53 AM. Reason : a]

1/26/2017 6:49:10 AM

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Whole thing reminds me of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFOvldn_IRw

I hate how they are so desperately trying to create this playoff format to be like other sports. Unless you get to the end of the year and start removing the cars that aren't in the chase anymore from the track it is stupid because either you have drivers that aren't in the race just getting out of the way, which makes it different than the first 26 races, or you have drivers mixing it up and causing accidents changing the outcome. Would be like the Super Bowl with New England vs. Atlanta while Cleveland is trying to practice on the side of the field not being used during the game.

1/26/2017 7:20:58 AM

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most wins at the end of the season wins the championship

cage match for a tie-breaker

if you ain't first, you're last

1/26/2017 3:28:46 PM

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Let's just call it like it is...NASCAR is dead. RIP

1/26/2017 3:33:57 PM

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^ naw. Everyone still making money except small teams. They'll figure it out

1/26/2017 4:30:41 PM

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Rolex 24 at Daytona today!

Saturday, Jan. 28

Fox TV, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

FS1, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.

FS2, 11 p.m.-midnight

Sunday, Jan. 29

FS2, midnight-12:30 p.m.

FS1, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m.


big daddy driving a caddy around florida like many other retirees

1/28/2017 7:50:34 AM

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Anyone want to buy tickets to Martinsville?...... Section 111, Row 25 Seats 7&8 (Starts on Aisle) Facevalue

1/28/2017 11:02:00 AM

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Jeff Gordon wins! I was glad to see a Ford GT win their class.

1/29/2017 3:58:48 PM

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The chicks in the 1st post are hot.

1/31/2017 3:24:43 PM

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^Yeah and they hold up signs giving a 30 second warning at the AMA Super Cross races. It's part of the reason I watch every Saturday.

1/31/2017 7:14:40 PM

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^^^ it was more Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor won and Jeff Gordon drove the minimum time and kept as far away from the rain racing as possible, but he gets a Rolex just like they do, although Little Ricky punted the leader with 5 minutes to go to win

[Edited on January 31, 2017 at 8:15 PM. Reason : .]

1/31/2017 8:13:48 PM

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Regards to everyone making money except small teams, Roush cut down to 2 cars, Petty cut down to 1, Biffle is without a ride which he's not some superstar but he's the highest-profile driver that's been shuffled out of the field in a way more common to Indycar or F1 rather than NASCAR in quite some time, and per Trackside, Monster's deal with Cup is reportedly 2.5x less than Sprint.

1/31/2017 8:21:58 PM

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Chip Ganassi - Chevrolet
#1 – Jamie McMurray
#42 – Kyle Larson

Penske – Ford
#2 – Brad Keselowski
#22 – Joey Logano

Childress – Chevrolet
#3 – Austin Dillon
#27 – Paul Menard
#31 – Ryan Newman

Stewart-Haas – Ford
#4 – Kevin Harvick
#10 – Danica Patrick
#14 – Clint Bowyer – replaced Tony Stewart
#41 – Kurt Busch

Hendrick – Chevrolet
#5 – Kasey Kahne
#24 – Chase Elliott
#48 – Jimmie Johnson
#88 – Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Roush Fenway – Ford
#6 – Trevor Bayne
#17 – Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Joe Gibbs – Toyota
#11 – Denny Hamlin
#18 – Kyle Busch
#19 – Daniel Suarez (Rookie) – replaced Carl Edwards
#20 – Matt Kenseth

Germain – Chevrolet
#13 – Ty Dillon (Rookie) – replaced Casey Mears

Premium – Toyota for Daytona/Talladega, Chevrolet for other races
#15 – Michael Waltrip (Daytona 500), Reed Sorenson (purchased charter from the #15 HScott car, HScott shut down in offseason)

Wood Brothers – Ford
#21 – Ryan Blaney (leased charter from the #32 Go FAS car)

BK – Toyota
#23 – Joey Gase (3 races), Gray Gaulding (Rookie) (remaining 33 races) – replaced David Ragan
#83 – Corey LaJoie (14 races), Gray Gaulding (2 races) – replaced Matt DiBenedetto (sold this team’s charter to Front Row Motorsports)

Go FAS – Ford
#32 – Matt DiBenedetto – replaced 8 different drivers (leased charter to Wood Brothers #21 car, leased charter from #44 Richard Petty car)

Circle Sport – Chevrolet
#33 – Jeffrey Earnhardt – replaced Ty Dillon, Michael McDowell

Front Row – Ford
#34 – Landon Cassill – replaced Chris Buescher
#38 – David Ragan – replaced Landon Cassill

JTG Daugherty – Chevrolet
#37 – Chris Buescher (new car, leased charter from Roush Fenway #16 car)
#47 – A.J. Allmendinger

Richard Petty – Ford
#43 – Aric Almirola

Rick Ware – Chevrolet
#51 – Timmy Hill, Stanton Barrett, Cody Ware, Kevin O’Connell (new car, no charter)

TriStar – Ford
#72 – Cole Whitt (leased charter from Front Row Motorsports that bought it from the BK #83 car)

Furniture Row – Toyota
#77 – Erik Jones (Rookie) (new car, purchased charter from Premium Motorsports that was used last year for the #46 HScott car)
#78 – Martin Truex Jr.

Leavine Family – Chevrolet
#95 – Michael McDowell – replaced Regan Smith (purchased charter and team from Tommy Baldwin Racing)

Partial Season Efforts
#7 Tommy Baldwin – Elliott Sadler (Daytona 500)
#75 Beard – Brendan Gaughan (Daytona 500)
#96 Gaunt Brothers – D.J. Kennington (Daytona/Talladega)

Suspended Operations
#15 HScott
#16 Roush Fenway
#44 Richard Petty
#46 HScott

Drivers without a Ride/Left the Series
Carl Edwards, 4th
Tony Stewart, 15th
Greg Biffle, 23rd
Casey Mears, 28th
Brian Scott, 31st
Regan Smith, 34th
Michael Annett, 36th
Jeff Gordon, 38th
Josh Wise, 40th
Brian Vickers, 42nd
David Gilliland, 44th
Alex Bowman, no points

2/4/2017 1:04:36 PM

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cant say best ever for sure but defiantly better than richard petty

2/5/2017 7:50:32 AM

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