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Nascar 2019

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:59 pm
by brothers
One of my favorite drivers - Martin Truex Jr. - has been signed by Joe Gibbs Racing due to the fact that his former primary sponsor/team owner has discontinued his participation in Nascar. The first race event of the 2019 racing season takes place on February 17 at Daytona.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:08 pm
by brothers
Sunday's Daytona 500 was quite a spectacle. Attendance was around 100,000. The super speedway races generate speeds in excess of 190 mph on a 2 1/2 mile track. That inevitably creates a high probability of human error, which results in massive wrecks. There were so many multi-car collisions that at the end there were only around 18 cars still on the track. The race went into overtime due to the high number of cautions that were called to deal with the wreckage. None of my favorites won, but there are about 35 more races scheduled. Looking forward to the next one. There were no injuries (this week). This is a dangerous sport and I certainly hope the safety record continues.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:48 pm
by Pauldog
I suppose there aren't any electric cars in NASCAR yet, but they must be racing somewhere.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:04 am
by brothers
I imagine one day such a concept might be found in France or California. It's a sure thing that people will be racing their electric cars somewhere. It seems to be a candidate better suited for drag racing as opposed to a long distance oval raceway. On the other hand, maybe even some open-wheel competition. Regarding off-road electric vehicle use, we already know it's been tried successfully on the moon and on Mars.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:40 pm
by brothers
Today's race is in Atlanta. My favorites for this 2019 season are Truex, Bowman, Newman, and Harvick.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:04 am
by brothers
Well, he didn't win yesterday, but Truex came in second. Next week at Las Vegas.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:24 pm
by slackskin
I like NASCAR because they know how to properly salute the Stars and Stripes. No kneeling, hats off, sing the words. =D>

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:19 am
by brothers
slackskin wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:24 pm
I like NASCAR . . . . =D>
Today's race is Martinsville VA. This year Toyota has frequently been in contention.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:13 pm
by brothers
None of my preferred drivers are having any luck (defined as winning a race) so far this year. I'm going to keep watching! :oops:

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:13 am
by drmoss_ca
slackskin wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:24 pm
I like NASCAR because they know how to properly salute the Stars and Stripes. No kneeling, hats off, sing the words. =D>
That comes a little close to Rule #1 of the Posting Guidelines.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:36 am
by brothers
It's been a while since my favorite driver Martin Truex, Jr. won a race but yesterday he won! His first for Joe Gibbs since he joined the team last year.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:47 am
by brothers
I have marked my calender so I don't miss the upcoming Geico 500 at Talladega in the state of Alabama. April 28th.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:44 pm
by brothers
Good news to report. Martin Truex Jr. won the last 2 races. He won last weekend at Talladega, and today's race (rained out yesterday) at Dover. This makes me very happy. He drives for the Joe Gibbs organization. A few years ago I watched his driving skills and decided he is one of the best drivers on the track. Today he had an excellent race car which happens to be a Toyota. Just for the record, those drivers are all highly skilled. The competition is absolutely ferocious, considering the personnel, money and technology that goes into fielding a successful racing team.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 1:28 pm
by jww
I used to quite enjoy NASCAR as a lad, but eventually moved on to F1 just because the race courses are so much more interesting and the noise more robust. :wink:

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:08 pm
by brothers
Wendell, you make a good point regarding the noise. I have only attended one race, the Texas track about 6 years ago. I had no idea how loud it was going to be. It was impossible to enjoy. There are two practical choices of dealing positively with the eardrum shattering roar if unprotected: (1.) wear ear protection that is sufficient to prevent hearing damage. or (2) see #1. Keep in mind that voice communication between fans is rendered impossible, notwithstanding the would-be speaker is required to shout ferociously into the ear or face of the intended listener. Watching on television is the very best way to avoid the hateful noise.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:56 pm
by jww
Gary -- it's the noise that gets you going though. Everyone I know who has gone to the F1 in Montreal always wears good sound protection.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:55 am
by brothers
Yes, the sound is a prominent attraction. When I was growing up and into cars including stock car and drag racing, we lived 6 miles away from the fairgrounds. Friday night was always special because that's where the dirt track stock cars raced. On nights I didn't go to the races, we could easily hear the roar at least 6 miles away. It was magic and I wish I could do it now, but of course the old track and grandstand were gleefully torn down to make a giant blacktop parking lot for the rich class who are into horse shows which require hundreds of giant pickup trucks and luxurious horse trailers. In the happier times, the race fans were allowed to bring ice chests full of cold beverages. Hot summer nights we usually had buckets of KFC and a cooler full of beer. And occasionally one or more of us were accompanied by girlfriends and wives. What a wonderful bunch of memories. No such thing as ear protection at the dirt tracks! Aaahhh, such memories! :)

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 2:19 pm
by brothers
They're racing this weekend at Charlotte. I believe it's called the Coca-Cola 600.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Sun May 26, 2019 8:47 pm
by brothers
My favorite driver (win or lose) Martin Truex Jr. has just won his third race in the last 5 races.

Re: Nascar 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:39 pm
by brothers
I've decided to add another favorite Nascar driver to my list of favorites, even though he hasn't won yet. I have come to the conclusion that I simply like the guy. He drives for Richard Petty Motorsports. His name is Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr., and he's 25 years old.

Here's my updated list of favorite drivers.
Truex Jr.
Harvick
Newman
Bowyer
A. Dillon
Bubba Wallace