2013 Motorsports enthusiast thread

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    You are just mad because I have once again pointed out that you do not know what you are talking about. Stop calling me butt-hurt and other silly names, you're just making a fool of yourself on the internet.
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    You can try to kill a guy on track without penalty, but don't let Nasczar find 1 of your 8 connecting rods too light.

    TRD Statment on #20 penalties: TRD Statement: "During NASCAR's routine post-race tear down of Matt Kenseth's race-winning car and engine from Kansas Speedway, one of our engine connecting rods weighed in approximately three grams under the legal minimum weight of 525 grams. None of the other seven connecting rods were found to be under the minimum weight. We take full responsibility for this issue with the engine used by the #20 Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) team this past Sunday in Kansas -- JGR is not involved in the process of selecting parts or assembling the Cup Series engines. It was a simple oversight on TRD's part and there was no intent to deceive, or to gain any type of competitive advantage. Toyota is a company that was built on integrity, and that remains one of the guiding principles of the company. The goal of TRD has always been -- and will continue to be -- to build high-performance engines that are reliable, durable and powerful, and within the guidelines established by NASCAR."(TRD)(4-24-2013)

    Kenseth's engine fails post race inspection UPDATE - penalties; team will appeal: The engine in #20-Matt Kenseth's race-winning car from Kansas failed inspection at NASCAR's Research and Development Center. NASCAR officials were discussing Wednesday what penalties to levy against Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing, multiple people familiar with the inspection told the AP on the condition of anonymity because no decision has been made. The engine failed because one of the connecting rods not meeting the minimum weight requirement. Kenseth drove the #20 Toyota to his second win of the season Sunday in Kansas. It is standard procedure for the race winning engine to go back to Concord for a thorough inspection. The JGR engines are supplied by Toyota Racing Development out of Costa Mesa, Calif., but NASCAR would hold the team responsible for any infractions.(Associated Press)(4-24-2013)
    UPDATE: Penalties have been handed down to the #20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team as a result of rule violations discovered in the post-race engine inspection April 23 at the NASCAR Research and Development Center. The #20 car was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR rules); and 20-5.5.3 (E) (Only magnetic steel connecting rods with a minimum weight of 525.0 grams will be permitted; connecting rod failed to meet the minimum connecting rod weight) of the 2013 rule book. As a result of this violation, NASCAR has assessed the following penalties:
    • Crew chief Jason Ratcliff has been fined $200,000 and suspended from NASCAR until the completion of the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points events (a period of time that also includes the non-points NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race) and placed on probation until Dec. 31.
    • Car owner Joe Gibbs has lost 50 championship car owner points; the first place finish from April 21 at Kansas Speedway will not earn bonus points toward the accumulated aggregate car owner points total after the completion of the first 26 events of the current season and will not be credited towards the eligibility for a car owner Wild Card position; has had the owner's license for the #20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car suspended until the completion of the next six championship points events, therefore being ineligible to receive championship car owner points during that period of time.
    • Driver Matt Kenseth has lost 50 championship driver points; the Coors Light Pole award from April 19 at Kansas Speedway will not be allowed for eligibility into the 2014 Sprint Unlimited; the first place finish from April 21 at Kansas Speedway will not earn bonus points toward the accumulated aggregate driver points total after the completion of the first 26 events of the current season and will not be credited towards the eligibility for a driver Wild Card position.
    • The loss of five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturer Championship points.
    (NASCAR)(4-24-2013)
    UPDATE 2: Joe Gibbs Racing Statement: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is aware of the penalty issued by NASCAR today regarding the engine in our #20 car used in last week's Sprint Cup Series race in Kansas. It is our understanding that one of the eight connecting rods on the engine was ruled too light. We are working with our partners at TRD on this issue. In the meantime we will plan to appeal the penalty.(JGR)(4-24-2013)
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    Truck series point leader Johnny Sauter's team has also been penalized.

    http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/nascar/camping-world-trucks/nascar-penalizes-thorsport-sauter/

    As a result of this violation, crew chief Joel Shear has been fined $10,000 and suspended from NASCAR competition until the completion of the next four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events. He has been placed on NASCAR probation until Dec. 31.
    The team has also been docked 25 championship driver (Johnny Sauter) and 25 championship owner (Mike Curb) points.
    As a result, Sauter’s teammate, Matt Crafton will take over the point lead.
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    Montoya had a win last night, until the last caution flew.


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    Nice diaper suit Juan, but it didn't really save you time on pit stops.
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    Richmond was nuts! What an awesome race. JPM got screwed, he would have won. Looking forward to Talla-freaking-dega.
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    The racing gods screwed JPM, he had to laugh on tv to keep from crying.

    Bama QB AJ McCarron is the honorary pace car driver this week at Talladega.
    #55 will carry a special paint scheme honoring the 2012 University of Alabama's BCS National Championship football team. Waltrip will sport an Alabama firesuit and a specially painted helmet similar to the school's football helmet.

    Tony Stewart will race WoO at Eldora on Fri & Sat night, commuting back and forth to Talladega. Cue the critics saying he should focus on Nascar...

    Nascar upheld the fines & penalties vs. Penske.
    Penske will appeal to highest level, Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook.

    Nascar Penalties, Fines, & Suspensions 2013
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    Hamlin Cleared To Start At Talladega
    http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/nascar/sprint-cup-nascar/hamlin-cleared-to-start-at-talladega/
    NASCAR is requiring that Hamlin at least practice and qualify the car if he is going to start Sunday’s race.

    Joe Gibbs Racing did not indicate if they were planning to have a backup driver on standby for Hamlin.

    “Exact plans for this weekend will be determined by the team at Talladega,” the team stated in a media release.
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    rumor says Denny will get out asap and Vickers gets in.
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    R.I.P. Dick Trickle

    I remember one time he wrecked a modified off turn 2 at New Smyrna. It hit the wall so hard it shook the ground I was standing on by the back gate. I was first to him, and he was ok. The engine block was cracked into pieces. A couple minutes later he leaned inside the car, supposedly to put it in neutral. Later on Dick said he thought he was gonna puke, and didn't want to do it in front of all those people that came on the track.



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    http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/more/legendary-short-tracker-dick-trickle-dies/

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    Favorite Dick Trickle quote, when interviewed after being in a Cup crash: "It was at least 50% my fault, I went out there with them idiots"! - Allen Bestwick
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    Aussie V8 Supercars come to the USA this weekend.
    See them live from Austin, Texas at 4pm Sunday on SpeedTV.



    Complete tv racing guide
    http://www.tvracer.com/
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    http://hometracks.nascar.com/nwaas_finalist_051613_kate-dallenbach_among_new-smyrna_leaders

    Dallenbach Among New Smyrna Leaders
    Kate Dallenbach, 16, of Port Orange, Fla., is part of a substantial racing family. Grandfather Wally Dallenbach Sr. was a five-time IndyCar winner in 180 starts from 1965 to 1979. He had a best finish of fourth, twice, in the Indianapolis 500. Her father, Wally Dallenbach Jr. has a racing résumé that covers the spectrum of motorsports competition. He still makes occasional starts. He’s also an analyst for NASCAR On TNT and NBC Sports Network telecasts. Her mother, Robin McCall Dallenbach, was the second woman to compete in the modern era of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with two starts in 1982.
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    HAHAHA check out Kimi's helmet with Bernie's pic


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    24 Hours of Nurburgring was last weekend. American Leh Keen drove a Porsche 997 GT3 R in the rain like no one has ever seen. 2 videos here, first the in car footage, then one with Leh being interviewed about the race (16:00 into the show they talk about the "rain dance") .

    Amazing, and I mean AMAZING skills driving at night in heavy rain.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAvN0EzEacU


    Long interview w/ Leh Keen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H31zyU6XHmU



    Race review w/ several more clips of the race.

    http://www.gtplanet.net/race-review-2013-nurburgring-24/

    Leh drove for Brumos in GrandAm, sadly Brumos has parked their team until probably 2014 to return to USCR.
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    Woooooooooooo! Count me in! Oh, "motorSPORTS."

    I thought this was a "motorBOAT" thread. Oh we'll, I'm off to the babes thread:)
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    You want motorBOAT, here you go. :grin:



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qUPtNKicAs




    I'd love to see these come to Fla. They race on tracks similar to those used for swamp buggy races. 0 to 80 in 3 seconds, more horsepower than Nascar.


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