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Post by: tubercle on February 19, 2011, 01:02:56 AM
The great sport of stock car racing ended 10 years ago today.

Tubercle enjoyed and loved it. Wish it could have lasted forever.

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Post by: Robert on February 19, 2011, 02:01:59 AM
The Intimidator. RIP Dale.

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Post by: bluesman on February 19, 2011, 02:33:32 AM
Speaking of NASCAR...it starts up at Daytona for the 500 on Sunday.  8)
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Post by: oscarvan on February 19, 2011, 03:25:20 AM
Ah, THAT three.......

Not part of the left turn crowd.... Do enjoy hanging wit Mario's kid once in a while.... (no not Mike, John).
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Post by: 1vertical on February 19, 2011, 06:13:35 AM
Thr3e the movie sux
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Post by: tubercle on February 19, 2011, 02:29:07 PM
Speaking of NASCAR...it starts up at Daytona for the 500 on Sunday.  8)

 To Hell with it. I ain't watching that crap anymore.

 I've said that for the past 9 years.

 And for the past 9 years I have watched it flag to flag. ::)

 I'm sure tomorrow will be no different...
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 19, 2011, 03:09:48 PM
Ah, THAT three.......

Not part of the left turn crowd.... Do enjoy hanging wit Mario's kid once in a while.... (no not Mike, John).
I thought Mario's other son was named Jeff, and he was a driver also.  Had some bad foot injuries at Indy.

John Andretti is the son of Aldo.  Aldo is Mario's twin brother.
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Post by: uthristy on February 19, 2011, 04:36:10 PM
HANS device....
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Post by: maxieboy on February 19, 2011, 04:45:43 PM
Full face helmet.TIGHT belts.
 When I attended a sprint car school, they strapped you in so tight, you thought you would never be able to take a breath. You can.
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Post by: punatic on February 22, 2011, 06:11:13 AM
I lived 50 miles from Daytona for 35 years.  Now I live 5,000 miles from Daytona.  That still takes some getting used to.  Especially during Speed Weeks...

BTW, I was there that day...
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Post by: uthristy on February 22, 2011, 11:31:28 AM
I lived 50 miles from Daytona for 35 years.

I still have a house 7 miles from the turn 4 tunnel to my driveway in Port Orange, I always hated Speed Weeks but couldn't wait for Bike Week and then Spring Break.... :D

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Post by: oscarvan on February 22, 2011, 02:29:33 PM
Ah, THAT three.......

Not part of the left turn crowd.... Do enjoy hanging wit Mario's kid once in a while.... (no not Mike, John).
I thought Mario's other son was named Jeff, and he was a driver also.  Had some bad foot injuries at Indy.

John Andretti is the son of Aldo.  Aldo is Mario's twin brother.

I stand corrected, it is Jeff. Our kids go to the same school, we hang out at the occasional parent's night. Jeff is completely out of the racing business now.....
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Post by: beersk on February 22, 2011, 03:44:11 PM
Yeah, I used to be big into NASCAR (with thick southern accent).  But when Dale Earnhardt died, I was saddened.  I was kind of disinterested in NASCAR by then anyway, as I'd grown up and "go fast, turn left" lost it's appeal. ;)
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Post by: maxieboy on February 22, 2011, 04:27:01 PM
Yeah, 20+ yrs ago when it was the good ole boy show, I dug it. Somewhat similar to beer in the US, corporate America got their greedy hands on it and wrecked it, IMHO.
 Side note: Jr. hit the wall harder than Sr. did...
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Post by: uthristy on February 22, 2011, 11:11:02 PM
Side note: Jr. hit the wall harder than Sr. did...


Kubica airbourne into wall 300Kph Montreal 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtrzvwayniM

The speed measured when his car clipped the barrier was 300.13 km/h (186.49 mph), at a 75 degree angle, subjecting Kubica to an average deceleration of 28g. After data from the onboard accident data recorder had been analyzed it was found that he had been subjected to a peak G-force of 75 g. After a two race break he was back in car.
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Post by: tubercle on February 22, 2011, 11:14:33 PM
Side note: Jr. hit the wall harder than Sr. did...

Yea, I kinda drew up a little. Looked hard.
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Post by: tschmidlin on February 22, 2011, 11:17:38 PM
Sometimes you can get hit fairly hard in the junk and it doesn't hurt that much.  Sometimes a light grazing is unbelievably painful.  It's not always how hard you hit.
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Post by: tumarkin on February 22, 2011, 11:30:49 PM
Side note: Jr. hit the wall harder than Sr. did...


Kubica airbourne into wall 300Kph Montreal 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtrzvwayniM

The speed measured when his car clipped the barrier was 300.13 km/h (186.49 mph), at a 75 degree angle, subjecting Kubica to an average deceleration of 28g. After data from the onboard accident data recorder had been analyzed it was found that he had been subjected to a peak G-force of 75 g. After a two race break he was back in car.

don't ya just hate it when that happens?
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Post by: EHall on February 23, 2011, 12:46:32 AM
NASCAR GPS... in one quarter mile, turn left....in one quarter mile, turn left....in one quarter mile, turn left....in one quarter mile, turn left.... never got the attraction to it, still don't...
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Post by: maxieboy on February 23, 2011, 01:52:46 AM
Side note: Jr. hit the wall harder than Sr. did...

Yea, I kinda drew up a little. Looked hard.

Actually, I was alluding to my opinion that Sr.'s hit didn't look to be hard. It still blows my mind that it did him in.

This was a heckuva lick: Michael Waltrip Bristol 1990 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2QvJ6SsCe0&feature=related)

Sometimes you can get hit fairly hard in the junk and it doesn't hurt that much.  Sometimes a light grazing is unbelievably painful.  It's not always how hard you hit.

 ;D


Side note: Jr. hit the wall harder than Sr. did...


Kubica airbourne into wall 300Kph Montreal 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtrzvwayniM

The speed measured when his car clipped the barrier was 300.13 km/h (186.49 mph), at a 75 degree angle, subjecting Kubica to an average deceleration of 28g. After data from the onboard accident data recorder had been analyzed it was found that he had been subjected to a peak G-force of 75 g. After a two race break he was back in car.

I've got MAD respect for those boys. Still don't know how they fit in the cockpit with those monster cojones!
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Post by: punatic on February 23, 2011, 02:33:57 AM
The only NASCAR races I watched were in Daytona.  I went to ONE Firecracker 400 (aka heatstroke 400).  Since they moved it to nightime it seems like it might be more bearable.

I went to many Daytona 24 hour races... Party in the infield!

Bike Week is part of Speed Weeks - the last week of Speed Weeks - the first week of March.
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Post by: boulderbrewer on February 26, 2011, 04:47:37 AM
To bad Kubica didn't fare so well in Rally crash.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nascar/story/Kubica-says-hell-return-stronger-from-crash-75988777
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Post by: boulderbrewer on February 26, 2011, 04:49:56 AM
I met Sr. in Michigan in the 90's he was very accomodating to us and he cracked a few jokes with us. I cherish these moments.
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Post by: uthristy on February 26, 2011, 11:26:05 AM
To bad Kubica didn't fare so well in Rally crash.

Lucky to be alive :o

(http://autoinfonews.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/ee20418172robert-kubica-crash.jpg)
(http://www.carguydad.com/wp-content/gallery/the-news/kubica3.png)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRvjLkyW0vc
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Post by: maxieboy on February 26, 2011, 03:30:05 PM
Yikes! Did you see the dropoffs at the side of the road with no guardrail? Watched some rally car vids the other day of these guys hitting cows and horses that wander onto the course.
For the ultimate in butt puckering, Isle of Man footage is hard to beat...
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Post by: uthristy on February 26, 2011, 06:35:19 PM
Yikes! Did you see the dropoffs at the side of the road with no guardrail?
For the ultimate in butt puckering, Isle of Man footage is hard to beat...

The film is playing at real speed :o  :o

 Climb - Pikes Peak Hill Climb with a Monster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y3OFf0ArU


Isle of Man footage > Camera on board & telemetry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtTtXbbvKqY

 Eau Rouge Overlap - Forumla 1 vs FIA GT cars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex5dhhpSHCw

Being there last yr I can confirm the pure speed of the F1 cars. :o
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Post by: maxieboy on February 26, 2011, 07:55:55 PM
Cool vids. Nothing like being laid over @140 going through town or getting the front wheel in the air @160!  ;D
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Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 26, 2011, 09:14:13 PM
Saw the 1999 race at Spa, yes the cars do go through there fast, the better drivers do not lift.

Drove Eau Rouge and the parts of the track that were not closed early in 1999, when it was still public roads most times.  Also drove though the country side on the roads used for the old long course.

The Pike Peak footage was very cool.  Thanks.