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    My favorite nascar driver Jeff Gordon got caught with that stuff in his oil or something, I hope he isn't a cheater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnsonator;2244091;
    My favorite nascar driver Jeff Gordon got caught with that stuff in his oil or something, I hope he isn't a cheater.
    Actually he failed post race inspection due to his car being too low. He will have to start at the back of the pack. From Jayski's.
    Post Inspection Problem with #24? UPDATE #24 fails inspection: SPEED's Victory Lane show is reporting NASCAR is looking hard at the #24-Jeff Gordon car that won the 2nd Gatorade Duel 150 race, supposedly something with the templates.
    MORE: SPEED updated their report, it seems the #24 may be too low, could be something with a shock mount, NASCAR's John Darby has been under the rear of the car a few times, still no announcement about it.
    UPDATE: News came late in the day that Jeff Gordon's #24 Chevy failed a post-race inspection. The quarter panels were too low. Instead of starting the Daytona 500 on the second row, Gordon will start 42nd. That's his punishment. His victory will stand. NASCAR officials said the problem probably was unintentional. It was the fourth qualifying race win of Gordon's career and his second in a row.(ESPN.com)
    AND: #24-Jeff Gordon will start 42nd in Sunday's Daytona 500 after failing post-race inspection following the second of Thursday's two 150-mile qualifying races. Because the infraction -- the rear panel was almost an inch low -- was not considered intentional to create a competitive advantage Gordon will be allowed to keep his victory in the race. Robin Pemberton, NASCAR's vice president for competition, said no further penalties would be levied against Gordon's team. It was the third straight day NASCAR's governing body passed out penalties at Daytona International Speedway. Gordon was unaware of the issue until informed during his post-race interview. "That would really suck," he said. Pemberton said the shock fastener and spacers used to hold the rear shocks that are installed during pre-race preparation for restrictor plate races were misaligned. He said it likely was a mistake made by the mechanic. "We felt it was unintentional," Pemberton said. "Actually, it was unsafe. We felt it was a part failure and unintentionally done."(ESPN.com)(2-15-2006)

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    I have family in the business and from what I hear usually the drivers are kept out of the in's and out's of the "some-time shady" business. Usually the directors of the team/crew chiefs are aware of everything that has been done on the car. But then there is not a written rule book of what you can and can't do on a car. There are "known" do's and don'ts but still a lot of grey areas.
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    Waltrip Almost Wiyhdrew From The 500

    I saw this on TV while I was in the hospital and had been trying to find it earlier. BTW the hospital TV selection sucked. They didn't even have ESPN.
    Rest of article here.
    It was in that setting that Waltrip admitted he was close to backing out of yesterday's Gatorade Duels at Daytona in the wake of the violations. He later finished ninth in the first Duels qualifying race to earn a spot in the 43-car field for Sunday's Daytona 500.

    "I just felt like there would be a cloud over whatever I accomplished today because of what had happened," Waltrip said. "I didn't make up my mind until this morning as to whether I was even going to race or not because I didn't want to damage the integrity of the sport further by going out there and having people think, 'What's he doing out there?' "

    "My wife and I talked a long time about it this morning and decided that I should race because that's what racers do no matter what happens."
    Quote Originally Posted by Unklescott;2243690;
    I have to agree with you glennajo. I saw a press conference and he said the hardest part was when his 9 year old daughter asked why he was cheating.
    That was part of this interview:
    Waltrip said yesterday his "healing started" with the Duels. The low point for him may have come earlier in the week.

    "My beautiful nine-year old asked her mom on Monday why Daddy cheated the rules," Waltrip said. "That'll hurt you pretty bad.
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    The new and improved Nascar website has been driving me nuts. I just want basic information, not Razzle-Dazzle. I finally dug around and found the stuff I like, lineup, practice speeds, etc. It is here:

    http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/

    I've bookmarked it and hopefully each week can jump right there and skip the rest of the junk.

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    Thanks for posting this link, Veejer. I spent about ten minutes on nascar.com trying to find the starting lineup for tomorrow. (My head was spinning, by the way!) I finally gave up and headed over here to see if it was posted yet. Is it weird when you rely on a reality tv site to get your Nascar news?

    Unk, that is so sad that it brought a tear to my eyes. I'm so happy that Michael made the race. Hopefully he'll do well on Sunday.

    Off topic, I'm still bummed that Jeremy Mayfield didn't make it in.
    Last edited by glennajo; 02-17-2007 at 12:05 PM. Reason: edited to add response to Unk

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    Quote Originally Posted by veejer;2245091;
    The new and improved Nascar website has been driving me nuts. I just want basic information, not Razzle-Dazzle. I finally dug around and found the stuff I like, lineup, practice speeds, etc. It is here:

    http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/

    I've bookmarked it and hopefully each week can jump right there and skip the rest of the junk.
    I don't even go on it anymore... I get so confused. I just head over to Yahoo Sports Nascar page and it works for me. I am not a fan of change.
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    Busch Orbitz 300 Unofficial Results

    FIN ST CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR PTS/BNS LAPS STATUS
    1 31 21 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet AutoZone 190/5 119 Running
    2 11 32 Dave Blaney Toyota Fans1st.com 170/0 119 Running
    3 6 60 Carl Edwards Ford Scotts Miracle-Gro 170/5 119 Running
    4 26 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet BB&T 165/5 119 Running
    5 7 106 Mark Martin Ford Dish Network 155/0 119 Running
    6 4 111 Martin Truex Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops 155/5 119 Running
    7 20 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet Menards 151/5 119 Running
    8 38 33 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Old Spice 142/0 119 Running
    9 16 20 Denny Hamlin Chevrolet Rockwell Automation 138/0 119 Running
    10 9 126 Greg Biffle Ford Oreo 134/0 119 Running
    11 14 155 Robby Gordon Ford Motorola 130/0 119 Running
    12 13 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Arby's 132/5 119 Running
    13 32 7 Mike Wallace Chevrolet GEICO 129/5 119 Running
    14 36 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Holiday Inn 121/0 119 Running
    15 18 16 Todd Kluever Ford 3M 118/0 119 Running
    16 3 47 Jon Wood Ford Clorox 115/0 119 Running
    17 37 59 Marcos Ambrose* Ford Kingsford 112/0 119 Running
    18 12 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards 109/0 119 Running
    19 1 18 Aric Almirola Chevrolet Banquet Foods 106/0 119 Running
    20 42 77 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet Dollar General 103/0 119 Running
    21 35 25 David Gilliland ChevroletFreeCreditReport.com 100/0 119 Running
    22 28 36 Brent Sherman Chevrolet Big Lots 102/5 119 Running
    23 2 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Great Clips 99/5 119 Running
    24 33 35 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Ford McDonald's 91/0 118 Running
    25 43 34 Steve Grissom Chevrolet Scottish Rite / FCP 88/0 117 Running
    26 24 4 Regan Smith Chevrolet Ginn Resorts 85/0 114 Running
    27 19 14 Kyle Krisiloff * Ford Clabber Girl 82/0 113 Running
    28 39 28 Robert Richardson, II* Chevrolet Checkers / Rally's 79/0 113 Running
    29 21 99 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 76/0 113 Running
    30 34 66 Steve Wallace Dodge Homelife Communities 73/0 113 Running
    31 22 27 Ward Burton Ford Kleenex 70/0 113 Running
    32 27 12 Sam Hornish Jr. * Dodge Mobil 1 67/0 113 Running
    33 8 90 Stephen Leicht Ford CitiFinancial 64/0 104 Running
    34 23 87 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet NEMCO Motorsports 61/0 100 Running
    35 41 0 Eric McClure Chevrolet Hefty 58/0 98 Running
    36 40 88 Shane Huffman Chevrolet U.S. Navy 55/0 85 Running
    37 10 5 Kyle Busch Chevrolet Lowe's / Spectrum Spectracide 62/10 82 Out of Race
    38 25 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Wrigley's Juicy Fruit 49/0 80 Out of Race
    39 5 10 John Andretti Toyota Camping World / RVs.com 46/0 26 Out of Race
    40 15 42 Juan Montoya * Dodge Texaco / Havoline 43/0 24 Out of Race
    41 29 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Hellmann's Mayonnaise 40/0 16 Out of Race
    42 30 37 Jamie McMurray Ford Yard-Man 37/0 15 Out of Race
    43 17 6 David Ragan * Ford Discount Tire 34/0 4 Out of

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    I don't feel like reading through pages of posts. I heard that there were several crew chiefs (including Michael Waltrip's) that were suspended. Why is this? I admit that I really don't know a whole lot about NasCar yet as I just started getting into it last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nilesgirl;2245727;
    I don't feel like reading through pages of posts. I heard that there were several crew chiefs (including Michael Waltrip's) that were suspended. Why is this? I admit that I really don't know a whole lot about NasCar yet as I just started getting into it last year.
    The information you seek is only 7 posts back. Those of us in this thread post the articles we find that might be of interest to other NASCAR fans as a matter of convenience to have the information readily available to help us in our NASCAR fantasy league and to help keep each other informed as to what's happening in the NASCAR community. That's certainly much easier than scouring the internet to find the information on your own.
    Last edited by Unklescott; 02-18-2007 at 12:22 AM.

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