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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





A LASTCAR/Kidc/CBJ collaboration.



What is NASCAR?
Founded and operated by the France family, also owners of International Speedway Corporation (ISC; as I found out on hold with them, “the world’s premier motorsports entertainment company”), the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing was formed in 1948 by Bill France, Sr., who wanted an organized set of rules for his grassroots racing series. In the 1970s, he passed the torch to his son, Bill Jr., who led NASCAR through a meteoric rise into the American mainstream. The torch was again passed to his son, Brian, in 2004, and it...didn’t go as well. Brian has proceeded to drunkenly plow his Porsche through NASCAR, continuing to make changes many fans hate in an effort to run with the NFL. We now have Franchises, Sudden Death Overtime, the Playoffs and March Madness, Game 7, a Stadium, and even a shot clock, all in the face of dropping ratings and dwindling attendance causing NASCAR to tear down sections of grandstands so they can say “Look! A sellout again!”.

Despite this, there’s a lot to like about this sport. Much of the stupidity you’ll read about through the OP isn’t the fault of the drivers or teams, very much worth pulling for. There are a number of personalities, ranging from fun guys like Clint Bowyer and Tony Stewart, underdogs like Martin Truex, Jr., and (if it’s your type) competitive heels like Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. There’s a new aero package which will hope to improve the quality of racing. And there’s a place to talk about it with like-minded individuals. Welcome to SASCAR.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpPgmxjkTW8

We’ll talk in this OP in the most detail about the Sprint Cup Series, the premier division of NASCAR. Get caught up on current events and learn more about Cup below!

2015 Summary
-ChaMpion*-

quote:

“Kyle Busch, who missed 11 races because ISC cheaped out on the SAFER barriers and he got hurt in a race he shouldn’t even really have been in, was given an exemption to allow him to make the Chase if he won and finished Top 30 in points. He did it easily with four wins and can reeeeeeeeeeeally make this the most bullshit playoff system in sports!”
This reeeeeeeally happened. As you might expect, NASCAR was more than thrilled with this, blissfully ignoring the fact that their CHAMPION! didn’t run all the races, but PLAYOFFS and DRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMA.
-The Drive for Five is Alive Dead: Four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon retired following 2015, with 93 wins in 797 career starts, good for 3rd on the all-time list until Jimmie fucks it up. The Daytona 500 will be the first Sprint Cup points race without Gordon in the field since November 1, 1992. (Gordon’s manager is expecting him to moonlight somewhere in sports car racing in the next couple years, with the Rolex 24, Le Mans, and/or Sebring rumored to be possible appearances.)
-Quintessential NASCAR: During the Chase, Joey Logano turned Matt Kenseth out of the lead at Kansas. Looking for retribution, Kenseth, multiple laps down due to a wreck at Martinsville, wrecked the poo poo out of him right back. It was later said Kenseth had planned to wreck JoLo at Martinsville if at all because it would allow Joey two more races to try to advance to the final round. This premeditation put NASCAR into the precarious position of promoting their playoffs while not devolving completely into bloodsport. “Quintessential NASCAR”, uttered by Brian France to praise the hard racing at Kansas, became both a meme and a term used in a pejorative manner (even by the sport’s media) toward literally everything in this sport.
-Dropped Call: It was announced that 2016 will be the final season for Sprint as title sponsor of NASCAR’s top series. No replacement has been named, but it’ll be interesting to see who ponies up the money NASCAR will ask for the privilege.
-Throwback Sunday: I don’t get to say this often, but NASCAR did something very right. They moved Darlington’s Southern 500 back to its traditional Labor Day weekend date, and did it go well. NASCAR and its teams went all out with a “throwback” theme, complete with over 30 retro paint schemes, and NBC handing the race broadcast to legendary commentators Ken Squier and Ned Jarrett for about 100 laps. It’s believed there’ll be a repeat this year. Dale Jr. is already talking about a Buddy Baker “Grey Ghost” tribute scheme.
-Pushback: Following in the footsteps of the Race Team Alliance, the drivers themselves publicly aligned against NASCAR last season. Once upon a time, this was something literally punishable by death, but realizing that might dent their image in the modern world, NASCAR instead caved and held a series of meetings regarding their issues with, and hopes and concerns for the sport.

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...courtesy of LASTCAR.info: http://brock.lastcar.info/
TWENTY-EIGHT LAST-PLACE FINISHES
#59-Michael McDowell (Leavine Family - Circle Sport Racing)*

FOURTEEN LAST-PLACE FINISHES
#32-Bobby Labonte (Go Green Racing)**
#83-Michael Waltrip (BK Racing)

TEN LAST-PLACE FINISHES
#40-Reed Sorenson (Hillman Racing)

NINE LAST-PLACE FINISHES
#38-Landon Cassill (Front Row Motorsports)

EIGHT LAST-PLACE FINISHES
#88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (Hendrick Motorsports)
#14-Brian Vickers (Stewart-Haas Racing)***

SEVEN LAST-PLACE FINISHES
#14-Tony Stewart (Stewart-Haas Racing)***
#31-Ryan Newman (Richard Childress Racing)

SIX LAST-PLACE FINISHES
#11-Denny Hamlin (Joe Gibbs Racing)
#41-Kurt Busch (Stewart-Haas Racing)+
#43-Aric Almirola (Richard Petty Motorsports)
#47-A.J. Allmendinger (JTG-Daugherty Racing)

FIVE LAST-PLACE FINISHES
#18-Kyle Busch (Joe Gibbs Racing)
#30-Josh Wise (The Motorsports Group)

FOUR LAST-PLACE FINISHES
#6-Trevor Bayne (Roush-Fenway Racing)
#15-Clint Bowyer (HScott Motorsports)
#35-David Gilliland (Front Row Motorsports)
#16-Greg Biffle (Roush-Fenway Racing)
#78-Martin Truex, Jr. (Furniture Row Racing)

THREE LAST-PLACE FINISHES
#13-Casey Mears (Germain Racing)

TWO LAST-PLACE FINISHES
#20-Matt Kenseth (Joe Gibbs Racing)
#21-Ryan Blaney (Wood Brothers Racing)
#23-David Ragan (BK Racing)
#27-Paul Menard (Richard Childress Racing)
#46-Michael Annett (HScott Motorsports)++
#98-Cole Whitt (Premium Motorsports)

ONE LAST-PLACE FINISH
#1-Jamie McMurray (Chip Ganassi Racing)
#3-Austin Dillon (Richard Childress Racing)
#5-Kasey Kahne (Hendrick Motorsports)
#10-Danica Patrick (Stewart-Haas Racing)
#19-Carl Edwards (Joe Gibbs Racing)+
#22-Joey Logano (Penske Racing)
#42-Kyle Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing)
#44-Brian Scott (Richard Petty Motorsports)

NO LAST-PLACE FINISHES (YET)
#2-Brad Keselowski (Penske Racing)
#4-Kevin Harvick (Stewart-Haas Racing)
#7-Regan Smith (Tommy Baldwin Racing)
#17-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (Roush-Fenway Racing)
#24-Chase Elliott (Hendrick Motorsports)
#26-Robert Richardson, Jr. (BK Racing)
#32-Jeffrey Earnhardt (Go Green Racing)**
#34-Chris Buescher (Front Row Motorsports)
#48-Jimmie Johnson (Hendrick Motorsports)
#93-Matt DiBenedetto (BK Racing)+++
#95-Ty Dillon (Leavine Family - Circle Sport Racing)*

UNKNOWN
#49-TBD (Premium Motorsports)

*Michael McDowell and Ty Dillon are splitting time in the #95 car in 2016, which between both drivers will run the whole season. Leavine Family Racing has merged with Circle Sport and will run Richard Childress equipment in at least some of those races. McDowell drives the Open #59 at Daytona.
**Bobby Labonte is expected to run 4 races in the #32 starting with the Daytona 500 with rookie Jeffrey Earnhardt running most of the remaining 32 events.
***Tony Stewart was injured in an ATV accident on February 2 and will be relieved by Brian Vickers and Ty Dillon for the first few races of 2016. Vickers will run during SpeedWeeks.

Boldfaced drivers indicate one of the 36 chartered teams at the start of 2016 season. The charter team roster is subject to change based on the team’s performance in 2016.
+The #41 and #19 purchased charters from the defunct Michael Waltrip Racing #15 and #55.
++The #46 leased the charter owned by Premium Motorsports’ #98 (formerly the #62 in 2015), meaning Premium’s car is now an Open team.
+++Matt DiBenedetto will race the Open #93 in the Daytona 500, but will run the chartered #83 for the rest of the season. Michael Waltrip is locked-in with the #83 for the 500.



FOX / FS1
2/13 8:00PM - Daytona International Speedway (Sprint Unlimited) FOX
2/18 7&8:30PM - Daytona International Speedway (Can-Am Duels) FS1
2/21 1:00PM - Daytona International Speedway (Daytona 500) FOX
2/28 1:00PM - Atlanta Motor Speedway FOX
3/6 3:30PM - Las Vegas Motor Speedway FOX
3/13 3:30PM - Phoenix International Raceway FOX
3/20 3:30PM - Auto Club Speedway FOX
4/3 1:00PM - Martinsville Speedway FS1
4/9 7:30PM - Texas Motor Speedway FOX
4/17 1:00PM - Bristol Motor Speedway FOX
4/24 1:00PM - Richmond International Raceway FOX
5/1 1:00PM - Talladega Superspeedway FOX
5/7 7:30PM - Kansas Speedway FS1
5/15 1:00PM - Dover International Speedway FS1
5/21 7:00PM - Charlotte Motor Speedway (Sprint All-Star Race) FS1
5/29 6:00PM - Charlotte Motor Speedway (Coca-Cola 600) FOX
6/5 1:00PM - Pocono Raceway FS1
6/12 1:00PM - Michigan International Speedway FS1
6/26 3:00PM - Sonoma Raceway FS1
NBC / NBCSN / CNBC / USA
7/2 7:45PM - Daytona International Speedway (Coke Zero 400) NBC
7/9 7:30PM - Kentucky Speedway NBCSN
7/17 1:30PM - New Hampshire Motor Speedway NBCSN
7/24 3:00PM - Indianapolis Motor Speedway NBCSN
7/31 1:30PM - Pocono Raceway NBCSN
8/7 2:30PM - Watkins Glen International USA due to Olympics
8/20 8:00PM - Bristol Motor Speedway NBCSN
8/28 2:00PM - Michigan International Speedway NBCSN
9/4 6:00PM - Darlington Raceway NBC
9/10 7:00PM - Richmond International Raceway NBCSN
**THE CHASE - ROUND OF 16
9/18 2:30PM - Chicagoland Speedway NBCSN
9/25 2:00PM - New Hampshire Motor Speedway NBCSN
10/2 2:00PM - Dover International Speedway NBCSN
**THE CHASE - ROUND OF 12
10/8 7:00PM - Charlotte Motor Speedway NBC
10/16 2:15PM - Kansas Speedway NBC
10/23 2:00PM - Talladega Superspeedway NBCSN
**THE CHASE - ROUND OF 8
10/30 1:00PM - Martinsville Speedway NBCSN
11/6 2:00PM - Texas Motor Speedway NBC
11/13 2:30PM - Phoenix International Raceway NBC
**THE CHASE - CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
11/20 2:30PM - Homestead-Miami Speedway NBC



-The Chase is NASCAR’s version of the PLAYOFFS Y’ALL, and we were told as much last year by NBC and NASCAR who apparently really want the “Playoffs” qualifier added to the name. It debuted in 2004 and, after having three previous formats, NASCAR landed on its fourth format in 10 years in 2014: NASCAR Most Extreme Elimination Challenge, which has 16 drivers, whittled down elimination-style every three races until the Final Four completely throw the points system out the window in favor of a “Highest Finisher In This One Race Takes All” showdown at Homestead. All three top series will have this format for the first time in 2016. Here's a visual breakdown:



-NASCAR is very liberal with the application of the rules, granting exemptions where it sees fit to make this as exciting as possible. Case in point, last year’s champ, Kyle Busch. We’re still waiting on how NASCAR gimmicks Danica into the Chase.



-2016 Storylines
- LASTSEASON - After three Sprint Cup championships and two dirt track races he’d rather forget, Tony Stewart is hanging it up after 2016 - so he can run more dirt races. Unfortunately, this last ride will be delayed, as Stewart was injured in February while ATVing in the sand dunes with Jeff Gordon, sort of like Napoleon Dynamite's grandma. He's expected to return in May, with a replacement driver TBA (though it won't be Mark Martin, Jeff Burton, or probably Jeff Gordon). Smoke will be replaced in 2017 by Clint Bowyer, who this year replaces Justin Allgaier in a one-off season for HScott Motorsports.
- DODGE CHARTERS - The Race Team Alliance locked in 36 Charter (Franchise) entries among its members while reducing the fields to 40, leaving just 4 spots instead of 7 for the plebs to fight over. The agreement seeks to stagnate the series roster for the next five years to coincide with NASCAR’s five-year agreement with current tracks on the schedule. Furniture Row Racing was the last holdout, but is now a Charter RTA member and is planning both a switch to Toyota and an expansion to two cars in 2016, with the second in a limited effort likely with Erik Jones.
- SHAVE AN INCH OFF YA - While insisting the racing has never been better, NASCAR experimented with two different aero packages last summer - a low downforce setup at Kentucky and Darlington and a high drag package at Indianapolis and Michigan. The latter failed miserably while the first wasn’t bad, and this time NASCAR decided to go with what worked best. Look for Ford - especially Penske - to get an edge on the new package. Likely in response to the aero change, Ford redesigned the nose of the 2016 Fusion so that it resembles the 1998 Taurus.
- OOH, THE CHASE - Last year, Chase Elliott wrecked in his Cup debut at Martinsville, Ryan Blaney blew an engine in nearly all his starts with the Wood Brothers, Brian Scott continued to hit everything but the pace car, and Jeffrey Earnhardt finished laps down a few times for Go Green Racing. This year, all four will contend for what the media insists is still “the strongest rookie class EVAR.” The group is notable for a number of reasons: Chase will become the first driver to race the #24 in Cup since Butch Gilliland at Phoenix in November 1992, Blaney will usher in the Wood Brothers’ first full-time season since 2007, Scott brings the #44 back to RPM for the first time since 2009, and Earnhardt brings in part-time sponsorship from Can-Am for the underfunded #32. The potential dark horse of the group is its fifth member - defending XFINITY Series champ Chris Buescher, who had a quietly consistent series of start for Front Row Motorsports. This year, Buescher takes the helm of FRM’s flagship #34.



The NASCAR Xfinity Series is NASCAR’s spiritual equivalent of AAA baseball or the American Hockey League (AHL). I say “spiritual” because you don’t see A-Rod or Alex Ovechkin in the lower leagues, yet Kyle Busch/Logano/Keselowski often win most of the races. Xfinity is an unusual place where a series regular can have a really solid season in spite of dealing with these Cup drivers, and still get fired (see Regan Smith, 2015).

Buschwacker- Sprint Cup drivers who cherry pick wins from lower series regulars (a mix of up-and-comers and drivers who have washed out of Cup but carve a niche for themselves here). It’s always been an issue but, since 2004, it’s run rampant. NASCAR seems very hesitant to curb it because Kyle supposedly sells tickets or some bullshit. Only 8 races were won by “regulars” last season (some by a driver who had to share a car with Cup guys), more than usual- there were years in the late 2000s where three races were won by full-timers. NASCAR, predictably, did nothing about this this year except ban Cup drivers from NXS and Truck finales (whoopee...), and so I, CBJ, will continue to track who the best regular each race is through #NXSBestInClass; nobody probably cares, but I’m doing it anyway.

#NXSBestInClass (actual finish):
-Daytona- Elliott Sadler (4th)
-Atlanta- Erik Jones (3rd)
-Las Vegas- Daniel Suarez (2nd)
-Phoenix- Erik Jones (2, 2nd)
-California-

In case you missed it in the graphic above, NASCAR will now have a Chase system in this and the soon-to-be-described Truck Series because everyone likes the Chase so well! NXS will feature 12 drivers (Trucks 8), eliminated over three rounds in multiples of four (Trucks, multiples of 2) until we get to the final four. NASCAR has decided that drivers who qualified for the Chase for the Sprint Cup will not be eligible for the season-ending race at Homestead. Not the entire season, because eradicating the drivers who win most of the races in a “winning means everything” system would have made too much sense, but the last race only. I am very, very much not a fan of this development; your mileage may vary.

Another new wrinkle for Xfinity this year involves four Dash 4 Cash races. D4C itself has been around a few years and is like the old No Bull 5 seen in Sprint Cup, only the driver just has to be the best of the eligible drivers to win $100,000, not win the race, a fitting format because lol a regular wins an NXS race. Two Dash 4 Cash wins will be counted as the equivalent of one race win for Chase eligibility, because lol a regular wins an NXS race. The twist comes in the form of heat races, which will determine the starting lineup for each of the main events. The heat race concept is fun, but NASCAR can’t go without loving SOMETHING up- according to PRN’s Jim Noble, backup cars or engine changes are not allowed once the heat race starts. In other words, wreck in the heat or have a problem and you’re out of the main, points-paying event. This may cause drivers to be overly conservative in the heats, thus neutering them. The Summer/Fall Richmond, Bristol, Dover, and Indianapolis races will be the four D4C events.



If you’re looking for a lower NASCAR series to watch, this is it. Unlike NXS, which generally isn’t great, the Camping World Truck Series still provides entertaining racing, and is the only series to make cookie cutter tracks fun. Pickup Trucks! Plus, we have our very own real life goon who posts in this thread that runs in the series! You can buy his t-shirts, hats, diecasts, and other merchandise at (This Space Intentionally Left Blank)!

NASCAR apparently thought this series could use an injection of Fun. So, they’ve done that by instituting this dumb poo poo!



That’s right, friends! NASCAR, long accused of and long denying throwing questionable cautions because of debris has not only indirectly admitted as much, but is now going to have regularly scheduled cautions to bunch up the field (except at Eldora)! At least they’re being honest.



ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards
The ARCA Racing Series is a stock car series which is essentially the fourth rung on the NASCAR hierarchy. It's not a NASCAR series, but Bill France had a hand in its formation. ARCA stands for Automobile Racing Club of America and, as you might expect in club racing, there are some good drivers and some who might be best served making a career in iRacing. It’s also the only stock car series to not have a contrived, horseshit form of a championship system, so good on them. ARCA is also known as LOL ARCA. http://www.arcaracing.com

Lower/International Series
NASCAR K&N East, West, Whelen Modifieds, Weekly Series (), Whelen Euro ( . , , ) NASCAR Pinty's Series (), and NASCAR Mexico () (despite sounding like sarcasm, the last three are real series), check out http://hometracks.nascar.com/.
Modifieds are fun and you should watch them. More on that in the NBC section to come.


NASCAR.com- http://www.nascar.com
Jayski- http://www.jayski.com
NASCAR Fan Council: A real place where you can do surveys to complain to a marketing company NASCAR about things you hate and maybe they’ll change them- http://www.nascarfancouncil.com
Race Day Chats are at #nascar on Synirc: http://client00.chat.mibbit.com/#nascar@irc.synirc.net
The SAS Wiki has returned! Goon-written articles for educational purposes: http://sportsargumentwiki.com/index...Category:NASCAR
Goon-Provided Advice for Attending Races is hurr: http://sportsargumentwiki.com/index...ding_Auto_Races
Legend tells us Rolling Start is the SASCAR podcast, and word is CBJ, kidcoelacanth, Peanut President, and Cubey host it, with special goon guest appearances. You’re probably still waiting on that post-2015 Speedweeks recap (oops), but word is another podcast is coming, so get caught up: http://tindeck.com/users/kidcoelacanth (older) http://tindeck.com/users/pnutprez(newer)
Come watch old racin’ with goons on our CyTube channel. Post in this thread if you want to watch something and others may show up: http://forums.somethingawful.com/sh...40&pagenumber=1
NASCAR Bingo, under new management! Next race, Daytona
(Get new link if EB makes new thread)
Fantasy NASCAR- http://racing.fantasysports.yahoo.com/auto/group/3147 (Group 3147, PW derrike)
Keith Kunz's Periscope, for all your Tony Stewart-related firework war needs- https://www.periscope.tv/KeithKunz/

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Jun 28, 2016 around 02:33

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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





NASCAR on TV
IT'S BACK Y'ALL What is it, you ask?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB1V28iPCxY

THE OLD NASCAR on FOX THEME MUSIC.

Sprint Cup:
Booth- Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip
Rules and Technical Analyst- Larry McReynolds
Pits- Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Matt Yocum, Vince Welch
Hollywood Hotel- Chris Myers, Michael Waltrip (except the Daytona 500 and Talladega)

Jeff Gordon, retired from driving, joins the FOX booth, for the first time in 15 seasons breaking up the Joy/McReynolds/Waltrip trio. Displaced is Larry Mac, who will have a fourth analyst role with FOX, sliding into Andy Petree's cubicle of solitude.

Xfinity Series:
Booth- Adam Alexander, Michael Waltrip, Clint Bowyer/Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Carl Edwards/Denny Hamlin/Kevin Harvick/Brad Keselowski/Joey Logano/Danica Patrick (rotating, most events)/Larry McReynolds (Iowa)
Pits- Vince Welch, Jamie Little, Chris Neville, Hermie Sadler, Matt Yocum (rotating)
Hollywood Hotel- Danielle Trotta, Larry McReynolds, Kenny Wallace

FOX continues its Buschwacker Aversion Program by having five Sprint Cup drivers rotate as guest analysts for NXS races. Dale Jr was rumored to be a part of this, but instead, Carl Edwards replaces Jeff Gordon, with the other four pile joining those from from last season returning. Larry McReynolds goes to the booth for the non-companion race at Iowa. Schedule here: http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/sto...-harvick-022016

Trucks (Steve Byrnes Appreciation Station):
Booth- Vince Welch, Phil Parsons, Michael Waltrip/Todd Bodine
Pits- Hermie Sadler, Kaitlyn Vincie, Matt Yocum

Vince Welch is the new voice of the Truck Series, announced late last season.

ARCA:
Booth- Adam Alexander/Ray Dunlap, Phil Parsons, Justin Allgaier OR Ray Dunlap, Jim Tretow
Pits- Ray Dunlap/Matt Yocum, Jim Tretow OR Matt Yocum, Heather DeBeaux



K&N East/West:
Booth- Rick Allen/Dave Burns, Jeff Burton, Steve Letarte OR Ralph Sheheen, Frank Stoddard, Parker Kligerman
Pits- Derek Pernesiglio (East), Heather DeBeaux (West)

Whelen Modifieds:
Booth- Ralph Sheheen, Ray Evernham
Pits- Derek Pernesiglio

NBC’s NASCAR package only covers Cup and NXS in the second half of the year, but includes full season tape-delayed K&N and Modified races, aired on NBCSN usually the Thursday after they ran. Check them out! Check listings.



ARCA:
Booth- Ray Dunlap, Jim Tretow
Pits- Charlie Krall

Everybody's favorite stock car series, LOL ARCA, aired live three times on CBS Sports Network in 2015, and has shifted to the American Sports Network this year with an expanded schedule. Don't get it? Yeah, me either; it's one of those over-the-air HD channels you get either with an antenna or through your cable provider. Good news is you can stream the ARCA races on this network online! They apparently showed Nashville and the first Salem race, but Toledo was first race I saw any promotion for. They'll also show Madison, Winchester, Berlin, the Illinois and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds events, and the Fall Salem race.

http://www.americansportsnet.com/

NASCAR on Radio- Barney Hall Appreciation Station


The Motor Racing Network (MRN) is the ISC-owned NASCAR radio network. They cover:
a) Sprint Cup and Xfinity races on ISC tracks and independent, non-ISC or SMI tracks
b) The Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte (in spite of it being SMI property).
c) All Truck races regardless of venue.
They also have NASCAR Live, a weekly call-in show hosted by Eli Gold, and several online-only radio shows covering NASCAR, sports cars, WoO, and drag racing.
Search here for the affiliate nearest you: http://www.mrn.com


Performance Racing Network (PRN) is Speedway Motorsports Inc's radio network covering Sprint Cup and Xfinity races on SMI tracks (Atlanta, Bristol, Charlotte, Kentucky, Las Vegas, New Hampshire, Sonoma, Texas). PRN has a couple weekly, syndicated radio shows for your listening pleasure.
Info: http://www.goprn.com


There's a third, oft-forgotten radio partner in NASCAR, The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network. As you might expect, they cover Brickyard 400 weekend only. IMS broadcasts seem to be done in partnership with PRN, often featuring a mix of IMS and PRN on-air talent.


Pay for radio from space robits? SiriusXM Channel 90 is for you! SiriusXM NASCAR Radio has all races live, including an on-car display lap counter and Top 5 running order (and selected driver audio feeds on bonus channels), along with a slate of daily programming, which is as follows:
7AM-11AM- The Morning Drive (Mike Bagley, Pete Pistone). Never heard it.
11AM-3PM- Tradin' Paint (Jim Noble, Danny "Chocolate" Myers). PRN's Jim Noble is excellent and sometimes dares to argue some things in NASCAR aren't great. Fortunately, Chocolate Myers is there to keep Noble and the listeners in check. This is a good show, with Noble being a straight-shooter and much less patronizing to callers than:
3PM-7PM- SiriusXM Speedway (Dave Moody). Hear MRN's Dave Moody tell listeners how awesome things are in NASCAR these days! Disagree? You're probably an idiot. (Moody does deal with a massive number of morons on this show, to be fair, but Moody toes the company line hard.)
7PM-10PM (Mon-Tues)- Late Shift (Brad Gillie, Kenny Wallace). This show's usually pretty good but I didn't hear it often.
7PM-10PM (Wed-Fri)- Dialed In With Claire B. Lang.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Jun 10, 2016 around 23:17

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



good op, pictures are dumb tho

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



I should've ended the last thread with "Turn Out The Lights, The Party's Over" instead. DAMNIT.

If you missed it, here's Fantasy. Thank Kidc:

http://racing.fantasysports.yahoo.com/auto/group/3147

Group 3147
PW: derrike

Current Teams- Busch Crewman Support Group (Kidc), Vehicular ManSauter (Muddy Burphy), Powered by Dewshine (EB), Cope with it (Harveygod), Doomsday Caution Clock (me), Rob Moroso & The Nightsweats (Boomer)

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mearn
Aug 2, 2011

Kevin Harvick's #1 Fan!



In as "I Stole Johnathan Cohen's Car"

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 17 hours!


gently caress NASCAR.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



i'm 'fantasy waterboarding', because thats what fantasy nascar feels like lately, but i may change my name.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


baller af OP, doin' the lords work

a return of an old page 1 tradition

FuzzySkinner
May 23, 2012



So..uh...how the hell did Rusty survive the 93 crash at Talladega?

Dale Sr. looked like he was shaken up as all hell after it. He had seen something truly horrible. Sadly it didn't seem to convince him to take more safety precautions...

By the way? It looks like the G-W-C predates the 2000's. NASCAR attempted to do something earlier similiar to finish that race.

Slickdrac
Oct 5, 2007

Keeper of the Secret


Woo, Daytona

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84hz9w2GlV4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G23y2xLILOA

Maybe this year plate tracks can be finished without injury or death.

L_Harrison
May 21, 2007


But NASCAR secretly loves cars going into the fence. And so do I. They won't do anything until someone literally dies.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


plate racing is far more indicative of the lovely nature of NASCAR than caution clocks or playoffs are

bigbillystyle
Nov 11, 2003

Steering wheels? Where we're going we don't need steering wheels.

In fantasy as SmokesRetirementParty

Quantrill
Nov 18, 2005



Chase Elliot Blow Up Doll has arrived in fantasy.

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



Quantrill posted:

Chase Elliot Blow Up Doll has arrived in fantasy.

Now if only it would arrive in my mailbox

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Just watched a piece on Raceline with Steven Wallace, holy poo poo is that a different dude. He's running super late models now, admittedly with a great sponsor and top notch poo poo, but it's just him and his CC building the cars and running the ship and he seemed 1,000% more mature.

I'd almost say he'd make a good racer now.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Daytona 24 fans are icecold

https://twitter.com/GerryBundle/sta...646651861368832

Boomer The Cannon
Oct 27, 2011

Gotta see it live!




N: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/01/...ore-them-apart/

V: Two takeaways here:
1 - I always wondered where Sean Caisse went.
2 - Garagecest really is a thing, isn't it?

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



Nuh-uh, NASCAR. You can't start the Charter system this season. I have already posted the season-opening OP

Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

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



he knows...


Boomer The Cannon posted:

N: http://www.pressherald.com/2016/01/...ore-them-apart/

V: Two takeaways here:
1 - I always wondered where Sean Caisse went.
2 - Garagecest really is a thing, isn't it?

Even when Sean Caisse was an active competitor I didn't hear much good about him behind the scenes.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


It's almost Volusia time so have some mods and a hilariously bad song

Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

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



he knows...


Tony Stewart is currently being hospitalized with an undisclosed back injury following a non-racing accident on Sunday. SHR representatives said that he can move all of his extremities and that there would be no further updates until Thursday.

The extremeties/no further updates combo sounds like it's pretty serious.

Sup Alex Bowman?

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



apparently crashed an ATV, lol

he really is trying to emulate AJ. next it will be a tractor roll over, then... well... then come the killer bee attacks.

Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

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



he knows...


Cygni posted:

apparently crashed an ATV, lol

he really is trying to emulate AJ. next it will be a tractor roll over, then... well... then come the killer bee attacks.

When does he legally adopt AJ IV?

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



Regan Smith cursing under his breath for signing with TBR

L_Harrison
May 21, 2007


Tony getting an early start on that retirement!

Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

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



he knows...


L_Harrison posted:

Tony getting an early start on that retirement!

In all seriousness you're probably right.

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.




When a ghost walks out in front of you everytime you drive something, it makes it understandable.

Boomer The Cannon
Oct 27, 2011

Gotta see it live!




Femurs, Flips and Fatalities: Nobody rodes with Smoke for free.

Boomer The Cannon
Oct 27, 2011

Gotta see it live!




Muddy Burphy posted:

When does he legally adopt AJ IV?

WE HAVE A TRADE TO ANNOUNCE

Ross Kenseth for AJ Foyt IV and future considerations

Elitist Bitch
Sep 13, 2007





I hope Mark Martin comes out of retirement to drive for Tony so Viking and Uncle Jam can cry about what a ride stealer he is.

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



In-race reporter Jeff Gordon.

Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

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



he knows...


Elitist Bitch posted:

I hope Mark Martin comes out of retirement to drive for Tony so Viking and Uncle Jam can cry about what a ride stealer he is.

You may be able to call him a ride stealer, but one thing you can't call him is "Cup Champion."

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Muddy Burphy posted:

You may be able to call him a ride stealer, but one thing you can't call him is "Cup Champion."

fuckin rekt like a fat man's quad

Elitist Bitch
Sep 13, 2007





Yeah, getting hosed over by NASCAR was fine for Mark, because it happened in 1990.

Boomer The Cannon
Oct 27, 2011

Gotta see it live!




Muddy Burphy posted:

You may be able to call him a ride stealer, but one thing you can't call him is "Cup Champion."
Can't call him a killer, either.

tater_salad
Sep 15, 2007


Boomer The Cannon posted:

Can't call him a killer, either.

mearn
Aug 2, 2011

Kevin Harvick's #1 Fan!



David Ragan's gonna waste another competitive ride by being the only person available.

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Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Boomer The Cannon posted:

Can't call him a killer, either.

tell that to Casey Mears' career

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