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2012 STP 400 Weekend Discussion

Discussion in 'NASCAR Discussion' started by Ryan597, Apr 18, 2012.

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  1. Ryan597

    Ryan597 Well-Known Member

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    Discuss this weekend's races here. :)

    Hopefully more exciting than Texas.
     
  2. Mo Neenja31

    Mo Neenja31 Rocketman Banned

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    Eh Kansas... I remeber when that place was a reck fest in the early '00s... Back when Newman almost won in 2001 while driving for experience and in '02 in his rookie year.
     
  3. Sgt Slaughter

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    After the fails at California and Texas... I'm just waiting for Talladega at this point.
     
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  4. Cheeze

    Cheeze AC/DC Junkie

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    Am I the only only one who actually WANTS more long, 100+ lap green flag runs?
     
  5. David24

    David24 Paint Crew Paint Crew

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    Probably, although last week was kind of bittersweet being a Gordon fan, I really liked the long green lag runs but I really wanted a caution just to see what he had for the leaders.

    This week's race will probably come down to MPG's
     
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    He probably would've won. He was consistently 3 to 5 tenths faster than the leaders all night, but kept getting pushed back after every pit stop...his crew was absolutely horrendous. They never got below a 14 second stop.
     
  7. RP Motorsports

    RP Motorsports Well-Known Member

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    Nope. I'm with you. But we seem to be few and far in between around here.


    I was hoping that the usual "long green runs are boring" discussion from last weeks thread wouldnt carry over into this one.
     
  8. dalejrgamer

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    Nope, you're not the only one. Ends the suffering faster instead of prolonging it, you know.

    On the flip side, it could be 400 miles of exciting racing with strategy and hard racing combined...who knows? I just want to see a NASCAR race go caution-free. Been a long time since that happened, eh?
     
  9. brt3

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    I don't mind the 100 lap green flag runs, but the racing sucks this year. I don't think it would matter if we had 200 green flag laps or a yellow flag every 10 laps. I don't know what is going on with these drivers. I use to not like Ryan Newman but he seems to be the only one that gets it. This is RACING! No one has an entitled path no matter what position you are in. But 5-time seems to think that everyone should get out of the way of him. It would be nice for cars a lap down to move over, but they have every right to the track that the leader does.

    The drivers are whining, they don't even get close to each other on the track, and if someone does they make a federal case out of it. There is no drama going on and that's what gets eyeballs on the sport. Guys riding around for 200-300 laps isn't even racing. For the first time in a long time I find myself surfing the net on my iPhone or going through the guide to see what else is on during the race. I have enjoyed the Indy races more than the NASCAR races and I haven't watched Indy cars in 10 years.

    The history of Kansas doesn't give me any hope for this weekend either.
     
  10. dalejrgamer

    dalejrgamer $9.99/mo

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    Maybe the solution is to change the cars so that it's actually racy at even the worst tracks on the schedule.

    It's working in IndyCar so far, why not here?
     
  11. Phantomguy24

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    I'd say there are a lot of people who want green flag runs, me being one of them. The thing is, you have to have some intention to enjoy long green flag runs. I've found that just by pulling up live leaderboard, the green flag races have as much action as wreckfests. I loved watching Gordon march to the front last week. That said, there are plenty of people who don't want to make the effort to invest themselves in the race, and they just label it as boring.
     
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    I'm all for more long green flag runs as long as there is some good side by side racing, not just cars strung out like there was at Texas.

    I can do w/o the cautions because 9/10 it seems like it's one of my drivers being involved in the caution.
     
  13. 4WideRacing

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    Listening to the race on the radio also helps make it sound more exciting.

    And for the people that are concerned about having long green runs, here are some drivers trying to get into the race:

    Sam Hornish Jr.
    Tim Andrews

    I know that Sam has improved in Nationwide but will he be better then what he was in Cup?
    And what about if Tim makes it into the race.......
     
  14. Dr. Kstar

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    I like green flag runs when they actually pass. Texas was decent because there was passing somewhere on track for the whole race. Auto Club was a whole different story. That track needs to have a earthquake destroy it or something.
     
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    Prolly be in a single car crash/scrape similar to Bayne's last weekend.

    In the garage by lap 5.
     
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    Tim George Jr. wins the pole for the Truck race today. Jason Leffler starts second.
     
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    The race will be all about track position.....Get out front and your gone....Follow the leader.The races are not any good,but I still watchem!!
     
  19. Cheeze

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    Dinger wins the Cup Pole! :D
     
  20. David24

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    @$^%&$^* I had AJ for the pole in my pick. :(((
     
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