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Re: Nascar

Postby DixonFan on Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:11 am

My new tv has built in Freeview - is OneHD shown on your version of freeview? In that case no need for a new STB, just a new tv. :p
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Re: Nascar

Postby Sinister on Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:58 am

NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie Trevor Bayne took a shock victory in the Daytona 500 - only his second start at NASCAR's top level.

The relatively unknown 20-year-old's win gave his legendary Wood Brothers team its first Cup triumph in 10 years.

Bayne held on at the front of a tight lead pack as the race came down to a green/white/chequered flag finish following a series of late incidents, doing just enough to fend off a final-lap charge from Carl Edwards and David Gilliland, who finished second and third.

Bobby Labonte, Kurt Busch and Juan Pablo Montoya completed a top six that took the chequered flag within a second.

Reigning Cup champion Jimmie Johnson was one of a number of drivers severely delayed in a massive early pile-up in a race that featured a Daytona 500 record of 22 caution periods.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time/Gap
1. Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Ford 4h03m32.000s
2. Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Ford + 0.118s
3. David Gilliland Front Row Ford + 0.172s
4. Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Toyota + 0.343s
5. Kurt Busch Penske Dodge + 0.762s
6. Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet + 0.929s
7. Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevrolet + 2.170s
8. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Toyota + 2.228s
9. Paul Menard Childress Chevrolet + 2.711s
10. Mark Martin Hendrick Chevrolet + 2.737s
11. AJ Allmendinger Petty Ford + 2.769s
12. Bill Elliott Phoenix Chevrolet + 2.832s
13. Tony Stewart Stewart Haas Chevrolet + 3.825s
14. David Ragan Roush Fenway Ford + 5.094s
15. Terry Labonte FAS Lane Ford + 5.335s
16. Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Dodge + 5.679s
17. Clint Bowyer Childress Chevrolet + 12.263s
18. Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Chevrolet + 16.208s
19. Martin Truex Jr Waltrip Toyota + 33.421s
20. Steve Wallace Rusty Wallace Toyota + 34.097s
21. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Toyota + 1 lap
22. Ryan Newman Stewart Haas Chevrolet + 2 laps
23. Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Toyota + 2 laps




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Re: Nascar

Postby Funkmother on Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:05 am

Yeah, pretty good effort that, or does it just demonstrate what a lottery the Daytona is?
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Re: Nascar

Postby grunf77 on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:07 pm

Sometimes when I am really desperate I watch NASCAR, winter depression I guess. :shy:
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Re: Nascar

Postby Funkmother on Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:20 am

I wouldn't mind having a look at Daytona but I don't think I can get it here. :yaynot:
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Re: Nascar

Postby Clag on Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:17 pm

I haven't been here in forever. and I can't find a thread. But did you guys see that Tony Stewart, is gonna switch cars with Hamilton ? Much like Jeff Gordon did with Montoya back in the day . ( 2002?) They have shared sponsorship with Mobile 1 . I love that stuff.
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Re: Nascar

Postby Sinister on Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:55 am

Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart is looking forward to his maiden run in a Formula 1 car as he confirmed he is set to swap drives with McLaren-Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in a demonstration run at Watkins Glen this summer.

Stewart, whose Stewart Haas NASCAR team is sponsored by long-time McLaren backer and test organiser Mobil 1, will drive last year's grand prix-winning MP4-25 car at the track where F1 raced for 20 years between 1961 and 1980.

Speaking at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, scene of this weekend's NASCAR race, Stewart said he is excited about what he calls the "chance of a lifetime". He said he has already met with Hamilton during a commercial shoot earlier this year and expects to get some tips from the McLaren driver on how to get the most out of his run at Watkins Glen.

"Right now I am too busy worrying about what we're doing, but, I am excited about it," said Stewart. "It is an awesome opportunity. It is really a chance of a lifetime to drive something that is probably the most sophisticated racecar on the planet. It is going to be really cool to get a chance to do it.

"We did a commercial shoot day with Lewis and he is an awesome guy. We are really looking forward to talking to him about it and learning from him about what to do to drive his car fast."

The former IndyCar champion anticipates he will need to work on his fitness in order to be able to get the most out of his F1 opportunity. He expects his neck muscles to be put to the test, although he believes running in winged sprint cars on ovals will help him be up to the task.

"With the G-loads those cars pull, it won't surprise me at all [that the neck] is the area I am going to need to work on," said Stewart. "You don't really think of things like that, but those are aspects that you have to think about when you go to drive somebody else's cars.

"It is kind of the same as running the winged sprint car, they pull on your neck muscles a lot harder too. Hopefully I will just keep running enough winged sprint car races and I'll get it in shape that way."

The demonstration run will take place on a different layout to the one on which Stewart has won a record five times in Cup, instead using the 3.3-mile configuration formerly used by IndyCar.

The 39-year-old, who will be 40 by the time he drives the McLaren, just hopes to have fun with his run while showing Hamilton the nuances of driving a NASCAR machine.

"We are both going to be driving cars we are very unfamiliar with and I've never run that part of Watkins Glen so it will be interesting," said Stewart. "The whole thing of it is to have fun and just see what the other guy goes through and what his car drives like.

"It is going to be fun to have that opportunity to both drive his car and at the same time be able to help him learn how to drive ours too."
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Re: Nascar

Postby Sinister on Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:18 pm

Tony Stewart is champion for the third time. :clap:
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