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kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009





Hi guys. It's Chase time.

THE FORMAT


Here's the new format. It blows, but we're stuck with it until it changes again in two years or so.

THE RACES (all times eastern)

9/14, 2:00 PM / MyAFIBStory.com 400, Chicago
9/21, 2:00 PM / Sylvania 300, New Hampshire
9/28, 2:00 PM / AAA 400, Dover

10/5, 2:00 PM / Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas
10/11, 7:30 PM / Bank of America 500, Charlotte
10/19, 2:00 PM / GEICO 500, Talladega

10/26, 2:00 PM / Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500, Martinsville
11/2, 3:00 PM / AAA Texas 500, Texas
11/9, 3:00 PM / Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, Phoenix

11/16, 3:00 PM / Ford EcoBoost 400, Homestead

THE DRIVERS


Wins: Las Vegas, Kentucky, Loudon, Richmond, Chicago, Talladega


Wins: Kansas, Indianapolis, Michigan, Dover


Wins: Daytona, Pocono (x2), Martinsville


Wins: Charlotte, Dover, Michigan, Texas


Wins: Fort Worth, Richmond, Bristol, Loudon, Kansas


Wins: Phoenix (x2), Darlington, Charlotte


Wins: Bristol, Sears Point


Wins: California


Wins: Talladega


Wins: Martinsville


Wins: Atlanta


Wins: Daytona


Wins: Watkins Glen







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Other Series to Consider:

Nationwide
Chase Elliot is your points leader. Regan Smith and Ty Dillon trail.

Trucks
Johnny Sauter leads the points, with Matt Crafton, Ryan Blaney, and Darrell Wallace Jr in pursuit.

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Misc:
THE IRC CHAT IS HERE. CLICK HERE FOR IRC. I KNOW NOBODY IS GOING TO READ THE OP AND CLICK THIS BUT IT IS ALWAYS HERE.

SASCAR Synchtube thread.
Official NASCAR Site
Jayski.com, rumors & news site.
LASTCAR's LASTCAR Blog
Our Podcast, Rolling Start (archvies)

This is not the Indycar thread, this is not the F1 thread. There are threads for these. There is also a Misc. Auto Racing thread. Take discussions to the appropriate place, thanks.

kidcoelacanth fucked around with this message at Nov 11, 2014 around 01:26

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kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



CBJSprague's Wacky "Playoffs" Prediction Game!

Click here to play!
Picks here! Stats here!

Rolling Start

Most recent episode is below!



http://tindeck.com/listen/ubes
Podcast for post-Indycar, pre-Chase is here! CFS/Cubey, CBJ, and myself on this one.

kidcoelacanth fucked around with this message at Nov 11, 2014 around 13:39

dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

There's a haint in the foothills of NC; the haint of the #3 chevy. The rich have formed a holy alliance to exorcise it but they'll never fucking catch him.




I had a dream last night i met Matt Kenseth and went on a road trip with him. Nice guy.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niRtGwCafR4

In a world, where speed is king and ratings are on the line, 16 warriors begin an epic journey. A journey of Nations. Where a Sweet 16 will enter, four are slain, then an Elite Eight battle on, and a Final Four will have a final March to Madness. They will fight, for the ultimate goal of defeating the League of NF in ratings of television. All for the glory of an epic Championship Showdown, and a 7th Game Moment. FOR THE CUP. This epic odyssey is known by but one name.

MARCH MADNESS BULLSHIT THE CHASE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXDNlI7yreo

If somebody could make a Chase montage set to the CBS NCAA basketball theme song mocking the Chase, I'd be eternally grateful.

And yeah, Kidc, I'll get right on figuring out how to make the picks public.

Uncle Jam
Aug 20, 2005

Perfect


People who hate on Allmendinger also can't read instructions very well it turns out.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Does this work for anyone other than me? https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...dit?usp=sharing

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



Y'all bet your tits I forgot to put a title in.

And yeah that works CBJ

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006
I CANNOT HANDLE BEING CALLED OUT ON MY DUMBASS OPINIONS ABOUT ANTI-VIRUS AND SECURITY. I REALLY LIKE TO THINK THAT I KNOW THINGS HERE

INSTEAD I AM GOING TO WHINE ABOUT IT IN OTHER THREADS SO MY OPINION CAN FEEL VALIDATED IN AN ECHO CHAMBER I LIKE



Go Johnson and/or Newman

FuzzySkinner
May 23, 2012



I guess go Kurt, go AJ, go Jr., and go Gordon. (retire on top. ).

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008






Wow I'm the only one who picked Earnhardt in group 1? really???

tater_salad
Sep 15, 2007


I loved all of the game7 announcer clips that they played last night during nascar promo time.

This isn't game 7, this isn't NCAA, or Hockey or baseball. All this bracket crap and the like is a bunch of poo poo. Remember when the best driver for the whole series won? Personally I think next year they should make it based on merchandise sales with an inverse multiplier of lowest combined pit stop time for the season. But daytona weighs 3x since that's the superbowl.


I can't wait for someone smarter/more dedicated like Lastcar or KidCole to crunch the numbers and come up with the fact that the winner this year would have won anyways with the old system except now there's more "Drama".

Personally it's a bunch of horse poo poo that if a driver won 5 and 10 top 10's then his (or her*) motor blows and is taken out by Danica in the "championship" isn't the considered the best racer of the year. Plus you have a majority of other cars not in the "chase". It'd be like if the superbowl had a bunch of other teams players milling about on the field.

/crumudgeon


*yeah right only way she'd get in is fan vote

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Did anybody tell Brian last year's Super Bowl was terrible? I mean "Nobody's watching this anymore after the first quarter" bad.

The BCS National Championship game saw Alabama blank LSU a couple years ago.

So "Championship Games" sometimes suck.

Peanut President posted:

Wow I'm the only one who picked Earnhardt in group 1? really???

You're the only one that took Kahne in Group 2, too.

I'm only half-looking, but if I'm seeing it right, I'm amazed nobody's picked the same five drivers yet.

e- Mischief, did you deliberately pick Junior in Group 1 AND pick him to finish last?

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Sep 8, 2014 around 02:28

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


The Super Bowl actually owned a lot.

Fauxhawk Express
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake

The Bama/LSU and Bama/ND title games were a million times worse than the Super Bowl.

FuzzySkinner
May 23, 2012



Fauxhawk Express posted:

The Bama/LSU and Bama/ND title games were a million times worse than the Super Bowl.

Nonsense.

It was great watching Notre Dame get their asses beat.

Their tears sustain me.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Graphical representations of picks: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j5...M/viewanalytics

The only driver who hasn't been chosen yet at least once is Carl.

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



kidcoelacanth posted:

Y'all bet your tits I forgot to put a title in.

And yeah that works CBJ

Yeah I had that loving good one in the skype group... jerk.

LASTCAR
Mar 25, 2010

I like the drivers
you never hear about
in the cars
you never see
who finish in the position
you never want




Sharp graphics, kidc! And thanks for linking the site.

Harveygod
Jan 4, 2014
Lardroom


Personperson14 posted:

I had a dream last night i met Matt Kenseth and went on a road trip with him. Nice guy.
I saw Matt Kenseth at an event in Boston a few years ago. He was pretty cool. I did a bad thing to him. I still feel bad about it. Carl Edwards was cool when I met him in mid-2004. That was before roid-rage set in during the 2007 season.

Shadow Puppet Of
Feb 13, 2014

If I worked there I'd have freaked out long ago and smeared toner all over my naked body, flopping around to spell out "I TOLD YOU SO!" on the carpet until campus security could drag me away.


The chase sucks and Brian France is destroying the sport, but I cannot be the only one really looking forward to a completely mirthless and ruined-by-rules Game 7 that is guaranteed to be filled with Debbie Reis flags and blatant "Race Control". I'm pretty sure everyone is going to be going home angry except like, the citizens of the Nation of Newman or some equally awful choice of winner. Also, I don't really have to watch anything up each eliminator race & homestead to still enjoy the largest serving of hot southern disappointment.

poo poo is gonna be great.

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


I feel like a bad person for my picks on that there spreadsheet, but am glad I got on the NASCAR train late enough this season to have missed all the great driving done by some of these guys to earn all those points that now mean nothing at all. May Ryan Newman win and Danica go on a winning streak due to half the field parking and retarded cautions

LASTCAR
Mar 25, 2010

I like the drivers
you never hear about
in the cars
you never see
who finish in the position
you never want




#DangerNation

Dumb Username
Oct 20, 2012


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-7exGzbY4k

I seriously need to find 5 trillion dollars to buy out NASCAR and end this poo poo.

tater_salad
Sep 15, 2007


I almost picked khane but as a khane fan I am aware of his shortcomings.

Crap I didnt realize that we were finishing the last place car as a tiebreaker oh well hope it doesn't come to that.

devmd01
Mar 7, 2006

Elektronik
Supersonik


wait why the gently caress is there seeding if it's a knockout tournament, doesn't everyone start on equal footing or is is like reset to 5pts difference?

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


I chose Hamlin, which I'm sure will end up looking retarded, but I can't do anything that might make me subconsciously cheer for Kyle Busch.

Elitist Bitch
Sep 13, 2007





CBJSprague24 posted:

Did anybody tell Brian last year's Super Bowl was terrible? I mean "Nobody's watching this anymore after the first quarter" bad.

The BCS National Championship game saw Alabama blank LSU a couple years ago.

So "Championship Games" sometimes suck.

I'll have you know, I enjoyed every goddamn second of that Super Bowl.

Slickdrac
Oct 5, 2007

Keeper of the Secret


I would love to see Kurt Busch, who was 21st in points, barely squeak into each elimination and then finish best at Homestead to win the whole thing. Just for maximum breaking of this.

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



I'm shocked I'm the only one to pick Logano and one of two to pick Newman.

Parmesan Basil
Nov 12, 2008

TIME IS THE FIRE IN WHICH WE BURN THE GAME CLOCK


Fag Boy Jim posted:

The Super Bowl actually owned a lot.

It was great for fans of thirty-one other franchises.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



devmd01 posted:

wait why the gently caress is there seeding if it's a knockout tournament, doesn't everyone start on equal footing or is is like reset to 5pts difference?

Equal footing, then 3 pt bonuses per win, like the last version of the Chase.

Slickdrac
Oct 5, 2007

Keeper of the Secret


If someone wins in one of these races, they automatically advance to the next round right? Do they get any bonus points for that round for winning?

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


Slickdrac posted:

If someone wins in one of these races, they automatically advance to the next round right? Do they get any bonus points for that round for winning?

this is correct and I can't find anything anywhere that says a win gets you anything other than a spot in the next round.

Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

The #RXT REVOLUTION has two words for ya..
SCOOP IT!



he knows...


Slickdrac posted:

If someone wins in one of these races, they automatically advance to the next round right? Do they get any bonus points for that round for winning?

A win automatically advances a driver to the next round, but aside from the first round there are no bonus points for wins.

JuffoWup
Mar 28, 2012


Slickdrac posted:

I would love to see Kurt Busch, who was 21st in points, barely squeak into each elimination and then finish best at Homestead to win the whole thing. Just for maximum breaking of this.

You are asking for a game 7 with him squeaking into homestead. I want Johnson to just win every race including homestead just to show how pointless it is. That said, I'm sure France will personally tell them at one of the driver meetings pre-race to lose a race or else.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


JuffoWup posted:

You are asking for a game 7 with him squeaking into homestead. I want Johnson to just win every race including homestead just to show how pointless it is. That said, I'm sure France will personally tell them at one of the driver meetings pre-race to lose a race or else.

I don't think anything would bring me more joy than Jimmie winning nine straight races and then losing at Homestead.

keevo
Jun 16, 2011

WAKE UP


Dumb Username posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-7exGzbY4k

I seriously need to find 5 trillion dollars to buy out NASCAR and end this poo poo.

Whys they spend all that money on that commercial if they're just gonna change it up in three years?

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





Nah you guys are wrong. What would be great is if whoever is 17th (first guy not in the chase) wins all 10.

edit: Oh it would be Clint Bowyer. Even better.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


I really hope some dumb poo poo happens to the good drivers and NASCAR ends up with a thrilling battle between Biffle, Newman, Hamlin, and Kurt for all the marbles.

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Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

The #RXT REVOLUTION has two words for ya..
SCOOP IT!



he knows...


Fag Boy Jim posted:

I really hope some dumb poo poo happens to the good drivers and NASCAR ends up with a thrilling battle between Biffle, Newman, Hamlin, and Kurt for all the marbles.

If bad stuff happens to all the good drivers how would Kurt make it to Homestead?

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