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  1. daytona

    As one driver once said, and sorry I don't remember who it was, he said "We've got Daytona behind us. Now the REAL season can begin." Lot of truth in that statement.
  2. daytona

    N-car held a press conference at 9:00 pm. Saw it on foxsports-1. Glad I didn't watch the race. I've come to hate these wreckfest plate races.
  3. Ryan Newman

    Ryan has survived the crash. In serious condition at hospital.
  4. Ford and Hailie Deegan

    If you watched the ARCA Daytona race broadcast you may remember the guest commentator was Ryan Blaney. It's a small world out there. Back when he was running the trucks, I was introduced to Ryan by Dan Longley (member Dano36) on here. I met Dan through this board. We became good friends and attended a lot of races together. Dan was originally from western Pennsylvania, just across the border from Sharon Speedway in Ohio. For several years Dan and his brother were the scoring team at Sharon Speedway. That track was run by Lou Blaney, Ryan's grand-father. The Blaneys were/are part owners of that track. Dan was close friends of Lou and his wife Kate. Dan was a decorated retired US Army Warrant Officer who resided in the San Antonio area after his retirement. Unfortunately we lost Dan a few years ago. What a fine gentleman he truly was. We miss you Dan. Here is the last pic I have of him, with the FLY-OVER Team at TMS.
  5. Sell out crowd at New Smyrna on Monday!

    Nick and others on here. It just seems to me an opportunity is being missed here. I recently did a little online population research. The eight county San Antonio Metropolitan Area population is 2.5 million. The five county Austin Metropolitan Area population is 2.2 million. The two metro areas butt against each other forming an overall 13 county Metro Area of 4.7 million people. There are two dirt tracks here. One on the extreme south (Pleasanton) and one on the extreme northeast (Paige). It just seems to me we have a more than adequate population to successfully support a centrally located modern asphalt track if one were built and properly managed and marketed. Am I way off base on this?

    A couple of years ago a cousin of mine stopped by the house to visit. We sat down in our den talking about this, that and another, when he stood up and said "Oh, I brought you something. It's out in the car. Let me get it." He went out front to his car and came back with a racing jacket and handed it to me. I took it, unfolded it and was absolutely astounded. I said "Good lord, you must have paid a fortune for this!" He laughed and replied "No I didn't. I found it at a garage sale in Georgetown and thought about you when I saw it. I only paid a few bucks for it." I tried to pay him something for it but he absolutely refused. The jacket is 100% leather. Take a look.
  7. not racing related

    Again, not racing related, but kinda fun to watch.
  8. Ford and Hailie Deegan

    Nick, On the subject of money and racing I'm always reminded of the late race driver Larry Rice who was a commentator on the THUNDER series of USAC sprint and midget racing back in the 80's I think on ESPN and later CMT. He once said, "Speed costs money. How fast do you wanna go?" I thought that pretty well covered the subject in two short sentences.
  9. Ford and Hailie Deegan

    Well H/T you are not going to like this, but so be it. Cute? Sure. But cute does not a driver make. With me it's a little more personal than that. Yet again you have missed the point. Perhaps I can elaborate. I was a fan of her's years before she moved to nascar. Ten years ago i'd gone up to TMS to the IndyCar race. As I customarily do, I purchased a pit pass along with my grandstand ticket. I was there all day Friday, practice day. I've never been in to seeking driver autographs, but as I stood along the pit wall after the day's practice, seemingly out of nowhere she appeared, walking down pit lane. I still haven't the foggiest notion why she approached me. Just in the right place in the right point in time I suppose, or maybe she perceived me as just another one of her thousands of fans. At any rate, she offered her autograph. Having nothing for her to write on, I said "How about my shirt?". She cheerfully replied "SURE!." So that's what I got. Our encounter was brief, but it was just us, one on one, no team, owners, sponsors, media or crowd. She is almost the same age as my two kids. All racing bull s#*t aside, I came away with the impression of WHAT A DELIGHTFUL YOUNG LADY she truly is. The next day she put on the show of her life and I'm glad I was there to see it live and in person. Twice she put eighty thousand fans on there feet as she took the lead. The duel you see at the end of the following vid was for the lead. Brisco ended up with two more of those "PUSH TO PASS" gizmos than she had. Otherwise it may have been a dead heat at 200+. No talent? Really? ………….. So now you know.
  10. Ford and Hailie Deegan

    From DirtyMo Media -----> From DirtyMo Media
  11. NASCAR Street/Stadium Racing

    Now Nick, you know the CRABRIGHTS and TURTLECUDDLERPEOPLE would never allow that.
  12. Plan to fix NASCAR once and for all....

    BLOCKING???? IN NASCAR? No way BB! There is no blocking in Nascar. They are simply PROTECTING THEIR POSITION.
  13. Plan to fix NASCAR once and for all....

    Nah, will never work Nick. There is NOTHING and I genuinely mean that NOTHING is going to get these so called millennials and post-millennials up off their collective fat asses and out from behind their little ipad screens. It's ridiculous to go somewhere and see all these people living their lives entirely fixated on those little screens. What a sad state of affairs it truly is.
  14. Ford and Hailie Deegan

    I actually hope Hailey truly IS FOR REAL H/T. As for Danica? Some do indeed regard her as a dismal failure. Me? Don't think so. Remember, Danica came from a very much middle class family in a little southern Wisconsin town. There was no big $$$ money behind her like some people think. Her parents owned a coffee shop. Her dad bought her a go-cart when she was 10. The rest as they say is history. I guess there are more ways than one to measure success or failure. Tell you what, dare you to google …….. "Danica Patrick's Net Worth" to find out how much of a failure she has become.
  15. Ford and Hailie Deegan

    EXACTLY what I said on here 10 years ago. Danica finished 6th in the ARCA Daytona race, after being punted into the infield grass, saved it, pitted and returned in 24th place and still brought it home 6th in her very first ever stock car race. Her team was impressed enough with her performance to enter her in the nascar xfinity Daytona race the following week The president of Daytona later stated there was an immediate 15% increase in ticket sales for that race when the announcement was made.