quote: Op maandag 2 april 2012 18:39 schreef Peterselieman het volgende:Dan moet NASCAR die coureur toch eerder blackvlaggen?
quote: Op donderdag 10 mei 2012 18:54 schreef TargaFlorio het volgende:Hebben de wagens geen kill switch?
quote: Op zondag 6 mei 2012 15:37 schreef Hammer20 het volgende:Gisteren is McClure met een helikopter afgevoerd naar Birmingham, Alabama nadat hij een harde klap maakte tijdens Talladega´s Nationwide race2012 Aaron's 312 Eric McClure Crash
quote: Op vrijdag 11 mei 2012 04:50 schreef Kleffe_Dop het volgende:Dat die Cup bolide's binnen 15 ronden al problemen met oververhitting kregen vond ik een behoorlijke aanfluiting.
quote: Op zondag 27 mei 2012 01:01 schreef Kleffe_Dop het volgende:Het viel me op dat bij de All Stars race van afgelopen weekend beide broers Busch hoorbaar werden uitgefloten door het publiek bij de Driver Introductions.
quote: Op zondag 27 mei 2012 08:54 schreef Hammer20 het volgende:[..]NASCAR heeft een regel ingevoerd dat de auto's op Daytona en Talladega warmer aanlopen zodat ze minder "Dancing with the cars" kunnen doen. De fans hadden aangegeven dat ze deze vorm van racen niet interessant vonden.
quote: Op zondag 27 mei 2012 09:03 schreef Kleffe_Dop het volgende:[..]Dat hoorde ik in het commentaar inderdaad. En daar valt ook wel iets voor te zeggen, maar zorgt het verbod op directe radio-communicatie tussen coureurs er niet al deels voor dat teamgenoten elkaar minder snel weten te vinden voor een two car tango?
quote: Op zondag 3 juni 2012 21:45 schreef Hammer20 het volgende:Was het al opgevallen dat het groot aantal van de FOX crew een schotse pet op heeft? Dr. Dick Berggren stop er mee bij FOX!sports na vandaag Hij is 22 jaar editor van Sports Illustrated geweest en doet vanaf 1981 al verslag als pit reporter van NASCAR races.
quote:Many of us like watching races in the company of other NASCAR fans, but Linda Chase of Jackson, Mich., might have taken that just a bit too far. For the past 10 years, she lived together with Charles Zigler. And when Zigler passed away, they continued to "live and watch" NASCAR together for approximately 18 months until authorities found Zigler's body on Friday.Zigler, known as Charlie, died naturally, Linda Chase said. "He just fell asleep." She kept him in his chair after he died, keeping him dressed and cleaned. His body did not stink, she said. She would talk to him and watch NASCAR races on television with him.Jackson officials believe that Zigler, who would have been 67 or 68, died around Christmas of 2010. That was 18 months ago. When Zigler's family members went to check on him after not hearing from him for a while, they went to the police, who found Zigler's body in his chair.Chase kept Zigler's body around for more than NASCAR races, however. She's admitted to cashing his social security checks, saying "I'm probably going to prison." She's currently being investigated. When family members, with whom Zigler did not have a close relationship, tried to contact him, Chase would tell them that he was gone. She told the paper that "It's not that I'm heartless. It's just that after so many bad things happen to you, I don't know. "I didn't want to be alone. He was the only guy who was ever nice to me."So, next time you have friends over for a race, check on them every once in a while. Yeah, they could be just taking a nap because it's Pocono, but you never know.
quote: Op dinsdag 17 juli 2012 19:03 schreef TargaFlorio het volgende:Laatste tijd NASCAR niet echt gevolgd.
quote: Op vrijdag 12 oktober 2012 16:37 schreef Kleffe_Dop het volgende:Chaotic finish Talladega Good Sam 500 Last Lap Big WreckDale Jr. erg uitgesproken voor een NASCAR coureur over Talladega afgelopen weekend:Earnhardt Jr. not happy with race package at Talladega: #88-Dale Earnhardt, Jr. discussed the wreck at the end of the Talladega race:HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE THAT RACE IT WAS JUST CRAZY AT THE END?"If this is what we did every week I wouldn't be doing it I will just put it to you like that. If this is how we raced every week I would find another job."WHAT WAS THAT LAST LAP LIKE? NORMALLY YOU GUYS ARE THREE-WIDE BUT THIS TIME YOU WERE FOUR AND FIVE WIDE?"That is what the package is doing. It's really not racing. I don't know it's a little disappointing how that all went down. That cost a lot of money right there. If this is how we are going to race and that is how we are going to continue to race and nothing is going to change I think NASCAR should build the cars. It would save us a lot of money."YOU'VE RACED A LOT OF CRAZY TALLADEGA'S WHAT MAKES THIS ONE DIFFERENT? YOU USED TO LOVE RACING HERE:"You just can't get away from each other that good.MEDIA: "I know it sucks for you guys but for the fans it's awesome to watch."DALE EARNHARDT JR.: "Really? It's not safe. Wrecking like that is ridiculous. It's blood-thirsty if that is what people want. It's ridiculous."WHAT CHANGES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE?"The way we are going ain't the right direction. There are plenty of engineers out there I'm just a driver. There are plenty of smart people out there that can figure something out where when one guy gets in trouble we don't have 30 cars tore up at the expense of it. I mean it's awesome in a word and everybody can get on the chip about it and get excited about all that which just happened, but for the longevity of the sport that aint healthy. I don't care what anybody says for the good of the sport I mean it's good for the here and now and it will get people talking today, but for the long run that is not going to help the sport the way that race ended and the way the racing is. It's not going to be productive for years to come. I don't even want to go to Daytona or Talladega next year, but I ain't got much choice."En hij is er komende twee wedstrijden dus niet bij vanwege een hersenschudding.
quote: Op zaterdag 13 oktober 2012 21:56 schreef TargaFlorio het volgende:Ik heb de laatste maanden, op wat Nationwide na, geen NASCAR race meer gezien.
quote:Truck race possible at Eldora: NASCAR may be considering adding a dirt race at Eldora Speedway to its Truck Series schedule. Multiple sources within the series said they've been told a dirt track could be added to the schedule in 2013. Sources also said a Richard Childress Racing truck was prepared for a test at Eldora, owned by three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart. The test was scheduled to take place Monday or Tuesday, the sources said. Officials at Eldora could not be reached for comment. NASCAR officials declined to address specifically whether Eldora was under consideration for a truck race, but the series is looking at potential venues it hasn't been to before. "We've made several site visits over the past few months to look at possible future venues for our Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series," spokesman Kerry Tharp said on Tuesday. "We expect the 2013 schedules for both of those series to be finished up and released within the next couple of weeks."(ESPN)(10-17-2012)
quote: Op woensdag 17 oktober 2012 19:24 schreef TargaFlorio het volgende:[..]http://www.jayski.com/cupnews.htm#tracks Dit zou geweldig zijn 2010 Prelude to the Dream - Around Eldora
quote:Jeff Gordon was fined $100,000, docked 25 driver points and put on probation until Dec. 31 for his on-track altercation with Clint Bowyer during the AdvoCare 500, a violation of Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing).
quote:Additionally, Rick Hendrick, the owner of Gordon's No. 24 Chevrolet, lost 25 owner points. Alan Gustafson, Gordon's crew chief, was placed on probation until Dec. 31 for Gordon's actions under Section 9-4A (at all events, crew chiefs assumes responsibility of his driver, car owner and team members).
quote:Brian Pattie, crew chief of Michael Waltrip Racing's No. 15 car driven by Bowyer, was fined $25,000 and placed on probation until December 31 for violating Sections 12-1 and 9-4A.
quote:Brad Keselowski was fined $25,000 and placed on probation until Dec. 31 for violating Sections 12-1 and 20-6.7A (cars and drivers will not be permitted to carry onboard computers, automated electronic recording devices, electronically actuated devices, power distribution modules, power conditioners, micro-processors, recording devices, electronic digital memory chips, traction control devices, digital readout gauges and the like, even if inoperable or incomplete). Keselowski had a cell phone in his race car.