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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



I'd like to think his pettiness stems in part from the fact that promoting younger drivers somehow hinders his ability to run the lower series.

I still think this is the best way to describe the points system:

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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



Good insight both here from Jeff Gluck about Kyle Busch's comments and how the now-"veteran" drivers are less apt to hustle like the younger drivers do because they were brought in when NASCAR was thriving (as well as NASCAR's marketing strategy overall): http://jeffgluck.com/media-tour-day...not-to-promote/

DEMAG posted:

There was such a weird aura at the track when BZF showed up randomly at Richmond last April. The telephone game circled fast all over the track in anticipation of his comments. Some thought we were going to get bad title sponsor news. Some thought he was going to step down or make some new appointment in the inner circle. I was with Gluck and Pockrass when word came down he was going to do a presser and Jeff just goes "uh oh, that's unexpected." When BZF took the stage he rambled on about driver attitude and and making them more appealing, and reiterated the sport is healthy everything is good in the face of departing sponsors and dwindling viewership. He had zero prepared statement. He literally sat down to the media pool and was like "What up dudes. Say hi to my six year old."


TL:DR France is a weird loving dude.

...and in this post.

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



Watching a couple old races from the Charlotte Roval in 15 minutes in honor of the reconfiguration. Let's all watch and laugh...or shudder...:

https://cytu.be/r/SASCARWinterHeat

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://twitter.com/AwesomeWrecks/s...062248802926593



e- https://twitter.com/MattWeaverAW/st...055703159537664

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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



Ben Kennedy has been named competition director for CWTS.

One step closer to:

harperdc posted:

next thing you know there'll be a Brian France on a Pole race happening sometime in June.

?

e- Jeffrey Earnhardt gets a ride for some reason: https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2...al-2018-season/

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Jan 30, 2018 around 18:03

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://twitter.com/nascarman_rr/st...476203979083776




Still better than (Sponsor) Earnhardt Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates

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



Joey Logano is between the benches with Brian Boucher for tonight's Flyers/Capitals game, which is apparently a Daytona 500 promotion.

The game is on NBC, which doesn't cover the 500. I don't think I've ever seen that sort of cooperation in NASCAR- you didn't even see that in the NFL until a couple years ago.

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 case you missed it, Yahoo's fantasy NASCAR game is history. Searching for alternatives, I've found two:

NASCAR Fantasy Live Much like we've been playing with a set number of starts for drivers each season. It also has a pick the pole winner element for bonus points: https://fantasygames.nascar.com/live/picks
FOX Fantasy Auto This is the same model as the IndyCar game for those familiar. If you're not, it's pick five drivers and stay under the salary cap: https://www.foxsports.com/fantasy/auto/help/

Thoughts?

fake edit- We may have no choice- it sounds like the FOX game may not be coming back, either.

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



Speaking of green:

https://twitter.com/DanicaPatrick/s...436549531295745

Associate sponsors/logos on the firesuit and/or car are Danica's book, Danica's fashion brand, and the Double and I wish I were being sarcastic but:

https://twitter.com/JennaFryer/stat...437022434820096

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



DEMAG posted:

Hell yes, NASCAR is finally bringing the party with Hawkeye!


Somebody crank the dubstep or whatever...is played at...raves, look I pay no attention to them so I'm struggling with the joke but:

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/959080090083778560

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



Scott Speed is still a douchebike:

https://compete.kotaku.com/former-n...impression=true

TL;DR- He was suspended for iRacing for being a wrecker, doesn't think he's done much wrong, and has apparently ragequit in response by selling a three-monitor computer system.

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 like 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



As good an idea as it is, I can't help but feel like it might meet a bit of resistance from fans because "why are they making another change god damnit?"

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://twitter.com/NASCARonNBC/sta...264528771469313

That was fun. All the drivers involved are fun. Rutledge is not, but it's still a fun clip.

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




She's going to milk this for all it's worth to stay relevant.

E- What is ARod Mojo?

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Feb 5, 2018 around 22:57

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



Ok, since Yahoo Fantasy is dead, I made a new Fantasy thing on NASCAR.com. Password is sascar: https://fantasygames.nascar.com/liv...sy-refugee-camp

This works basically the same as Yahoo except it's 10 starts per driver and, in a fun new twist, you can swap out drivers between your roster and bench between Stages if you so choose.

quote:

For 2018, Fantasy Live has changed from a salary cap game to a model that allows a limited use of each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ driver over the course of a season. Each participant may only use a particular driver a maximum of ten (10) times per Team over the course of the entire Game Period.

Manage one or more teams of five (5) Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™ drivers, picking drivers with the best chance at scoring the most points each week. One (1) additional driver may be added to a Garage roster slot before the beginning of a Race, and substituted for one of the starting drivers while the Race is in progress up until the end of Stage 2.

Drivers do not automatically carry over from Race to Race, so participants must return to the Website each week to place drivers on their Team Roster(s). Participants may place the same driver on one or more of his or her five teams, however, each participant may only use a single driver a maximum of ten times per Team over the course of the entire Game Period. A full Team Roster of five drivers is not required to be scored. A participant will earn points each week as described below based on the performance of the drivers on the participant’s team(s) for that week. Participants can also earn bonus points each week by successfully predicting the pole winner, the winning driver(s) for Stage 1, Stage 2, and overall, and/or the winning car manufacturer for a particular Race.

Bonus points categories are:

quote:

For bonus points, participants will need to select their Pole Winner, Stage 1 Winner, Stage 2 Winner, Winning Driver and Car Manufacturer predictions each week.

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 bunch of contrived changes to the now six-minute clock for repairs, any five roster pit crew members being allowed over the wall to repair a car, speeding on pit road to beat the pace car resulting in 15 seconds of lost repair time, as well as drivers being held two laps instead of parked for too many men over the wall in the process of trying to repair the car can be found here: https://twitter.com/bobpockrass

TL;DR:

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Feb 8, 2018 around 15:21

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'm MC Escher's NASCAR Rulebook in the fantasy league.

e- Regan Smith thinks Jimmiebot will retire after 2018.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Feb 8, 2018 around 18:45

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



Indoor racing followed by ARCA from Daytona from 1996 starting at 8 Eastern:

https://cytu.be/r/SASCARWinterHeat

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://twitter.com/vincewelch/stat...079659276972032

I was expecting a jersey number on the back of the shirt/firesuit.

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



FOX redid their scoring graphics to be more in line with the current package used for the NFL/NHL and it is very, very .

And by that, I mean it's awful. It's the same vertical bar they tried to put in place a few years ago only worse and it takes up a decent chunk of the screen.

e- GMS got Austin Cindric's owner points from last year:
https://twitter.com/bobpockrass/sta...981667912159233


CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Feb 10, 2018 around 15:47

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



kidcoelacanth posted:

The fox football graphics are tight as hell so I'm on board with this

The football and NHL graphics are tight.

https://twitter.com/BaseballBalks/s...354469047554048

That is not. It's nice-looking, but it sucks functionally. I bet it gets changed.

e- We were waxing nostalgic the other night watching the '96 ARCA race from Daytona about how much we enjoyed ESPN's old scoring pylon. If they shrink it to that (Car number, driver name or manufacturer or speed/interval, it'd be awesome, but if it's going to take up a chunk of the screen, I hate it.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Feb 10, 2018 around 16:32

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'm filling out a lineup for the new Fantasy game- there are no A, B, or C Lists, but the entire field is up for grabs every week. Pick 5 plus a bench driver who can be swapped into the race later. grasping at straws on the C-list once you used the few decent drivers. (I don't know if the strategy play is to pick probable winners or make your own A/B/C lists and pick drivers from there.)

Bonus categories are polesitter, Stage 1 and 2 winner, race winner, and winning manufacturer.

e- Danica just said she saw the 10 on the pylon and thought they were fast, then remembered she's the 7. Laughing with, not at.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Feb 10, 2018 around 18:18

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 kinda want to pull for the 24 again so I think my problem the last couple years was entirely Chase Elliott-based.

big nipples big life posted:

Are there picks for stuff like the clash or just points races?

Points races only.

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



IT IS TIME FOR ARCA GO WATCH ON FS1! THEY CAN'T MERCY CUT IT SHORT THIS YEAR BECAUSE THERE'S NO CLASH TONIGHT!

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://twitter.com/GeoffreyMiller/...469990518657024

e- Kevin Lee: "Cup qualifying is tomorrow at Noon, so we're clear until then."



e2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7oMBq1vkCM

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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



Elitist Bitch posted:

Stenhouse throwing some shade.

So is Dale Jr. Go look that up on your own, though, because just when you thought ARCA couldn't get any better:

https://twitter.com/NickBromberg/st...448406856785921

This is it. Peak ARCA.

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



big nipples big life posted:

I've never played a fantasy sport before but I'll try it this year.

The way the Yahoo game was set up was you'd pick 1 starter from the "A" list (basically top 12 in points from the previous year), 2 from the "B" list (bottom of the top tier of drivers and midpackers), and then 1 from the "C" list (rookies and backmarkers). The NASCAR.com game (the new one we're playing) doesn't have those, rather just 10 starts for everybody, but you could approach the game the Yahoo way to manage the number of starts you get for each driver.


Don't quite know what to make of this. It would be hard to make the sport worse than it's become under Brian France's wisdom, but it could also get better.

I wonder what happens to the FOX TV deal if Comcast were the buyer.

e- https://twitter.com/TeamHendrick/st...420243078057987

It's a matter of time before he wins, but if he doesn't, he'll be the biggest bust since Casey Atwood and it will be glorious.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Feb 13, 2018 around 19:10

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



iwentdoodie posted:

Lol just lol if you're watching it instead of sleeping in because you spent all night Friday and Saturday at the dirt track.

That would be a hell of a sleep in with the race starting close to 3 because West Coast Audience.

(The trickiest decision during Speedweeks is which local racing to take in- pavement action at New Smyrna or the dirt at Volusia.

kidcoelacanth posted:

That's unfair, the single file parade is reserved for the middle third of the race and the last 20 laps.

In all seriousness, the 400 last year was entertaining because of the stages.

E- thinking back, I think the race did kind of suck in stage 3.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Feb 13, 2018 around 22:51

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



DanicaMarketingMachine.exe has suffered a fatal error and will now reset.

http://www.espn.com/racing/indycar/story/_/id/22443631

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



CactusWeasle posted:

Is this like the time she didnt win pole for Daytona and the next day 'accidentally' posted a skin shot on twitter

I wouldn't be shocked if it were one last "clever" PR ploy she/her handlers came up with, but it seems like she just genuinely slipped up.

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



FOX's pylon is now skinnier and transparent. There's also a line dividing the top 10 from the rest of the field.

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




Wasn't there a Stan in WCW?

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



tater_salad posted:

PleaseStan got rekt...
Just about how I feel about the whole stand kneel debate

quote:

I seen this one poo poo on the news a couple weeks ago that made me sick
Some dude was drunk and drove his car over a bridge
and had his girlfriend in the trunk, and she was pregnant with his kid
and in the car they found a tape, but they didn't say who it was to
Come to think about, his name was...it was you
drat

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



FS1 is running another of their Beyond The Wheel episodes featuring various 30-for-30 style shorts about NASCAR right now. These tend to be really good- the Dick Trickle one was the first.

They're talking about NASCAR in Japan right now. NASCAR, in Japanese, translates to "Eggplant Question Mark".

ShadowedFlames posted:

Stan Hansen, maybe.

I think more of the guy Shawn Michaels superkicked in WWE.

“See? I just kicked Stan!”

No, it's WWE. Pnut made a reference to "the guy who kicked Stan" once in one of these threads.

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



IT'S NEVER MY FAULT, by Bob Pockrass: http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/s...nsition-indycar

quote:

Patrick has insinuated that at times she didn't feel the full support of her team, saying as far back as September that "I don't think it's always constant" that she had people fighting for her. But that is natural at most teams when drivers struggle, and her teammates often outran her. Last year, Harvick and Kurt Busch made the playoffs and Clint Bowyer finished 18th in the standings while Patrick was 28th.

Obviously, SHR feels it did everything it could, and Stewart pointed to a disagreement between Patrick, him and SHR competition director Greg Zipadelli over whether to keep Tony Gibson as her crew chief late into her second season or to go to an engineer, which she was more used to on the IndyCar side. The team made the change.

"We gave her everything we gave everybody else on that team," Stewart said. "She was the one that didn't believe in [competition director] Zippy and me when we told her that Tony Gibson was the right crew chief for her, and she insisted on a different crew chief.

"I've kept that under my belt the whole time. Lately, I'm hearing that she keeps saying that the team didn't believe in her, which isn't right. We all believed in her. But the best crew chief that we had and the best pairing for her was the one she didn't want. She was her own worst enemy in that equation."

e- Holy gently caress: http://autoweek.com/article/monster...-female-drivers

Never mind, that article doesn't have the quote I'd originally seen and posted below.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Feb 17, 2018 around 20:39

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



Boomer The Cannon posted:

Eggplant Question Mark 2018: I think it's stupid. I don't know.

"Is it an eggplant?" 2018: For Sale By Owner

wicka posted:

...and?

I thought that article contained this:


...in which the first sentence grabbed my attention.

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



wicka posted:

Oh lmao, that is indeed stupid as hell.

Yeah, it was posted on Twitter and then disappeared, but I saw an article linked immediately afterward and screenshot /= story. I thought it was the same thing.

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



Get your rear end back to the front and win this stage Our Man Spence.

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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



Did I see correctly that the margin of victory yesterday was 0.000 seconds and that the race was decided in at least ten-thousandths of a second?

A Good Race. It's crazy how GWC takes what looks like it could be a disastrous spin and winds up making it a good finish after all (SRA yesterday, Gordon going from 30th to 6th at Daytona in 2011). I like some of the wackiness we've gotten out of plate races in recent years, too, like Sadler winding up second after a late penalty and late spin.

Quantrill posted:

HONK MY DONG ROSS

I'd forgotten about Honking Dongs...

e- Last call for a full season of Fantasy NASCAR. Password is sascar: https://fantasygames.nascar.com/liv...sy-refugee-camp

Changed my name to For Sale By Owner.

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