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Old 08-22-2011, 04:46 AM
 
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At least one made the top 10

1 Kyle Busch 18 Toyota

2 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet

3 Brad Keselowski 2 Dodge

4 Mark Martin 5 Chevrolet

5 Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet

6 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet

7 Kasey Kahne 4 Toyota

8 Clint Bowyer 33 Chevrolet

9 Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet

10 Matt Kenseth 17 Ford
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:27 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Seems like the Fords can run up front when they start there but don't have the power to pass if they are running behind other cars.
Carl made the excuse that the cars have so much down force that you can't pass. Obviously nobody told Bush, Johnson, Gordon, Martin and all the other drivers that passed the Fords that passing was not possible.
Maybe Carl and the Roush teams were the only ones who got the memo?

If the Restrictor plate tracks are the only place the Fords can win then it is time for the FR10 engine.
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Great run by the 18 team @ MIS!!!!
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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No...you misunderstood...Michigan is a boring track. Boring sounds a little like Ford, so I understand the confusion.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:04 AM
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No...you misunderstood...Michigan is a boring track. Boring sounds a little like Ford, so I understand the confusion.
I am sure those guys driving the other brands got bored looking at Marcos Ambros tail lights the last two road courses.

Every fan complains about the races being boring when their guy doesn't win.

NASCAR racing has nothing to do about which brand is better it has everything to do about which teams are better.
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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I am sure those guys driving the other brands got bored looking at Marcos Ambros tail lights the last two road courses.

Every fan complains about the races being boring when their guy doesn't win.

NASCAR racing has nothing to do about which brand is better it has everything to do about which teams are better.
I'm not new to NASCAR. I'm by no means a grizzled 40 year vet, but I've been watching for almost 25 years and MIS is a terrible track for stock cars.

For every 1991 Champion Spark Plug 400 there are 5 races that are either runaways or are decided by fuel mileage. The track is touted for 3, 4, and 5-wide racing but that usually occurs for about the first 5 laps after a restart. Then the cars get strung out single file and it's parade racing.

MIS, like Fontana, Milwaukee and Loudon, is a much better open-wheel track than a stock car track.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:01 AM
 
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I am sure those guys driving the other brands got bored looking at Marcos Ambros tail lights the last two road courses.

Every fan complains about the races being boring when their guy doesn't win.

NASCAR racing has nothing to do about which brand is better it has everything to do about which teams are better.
I like road courses.

In my opinion, the Watkins Glen cup race was one of the better shows this season but the Nationwide race in Canada, not so good. Don't care for that track.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:48 AM
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I like road courses.

In my opinion, the Watkins Glen cup race was one of the better shows this season but the Nationwide race in Canada, not so good. Don't care for that track.
Yes I agree WGI was much better. But I am biased because I have driven thousands of laps at WGI and it is my favorite Road course.

In Montreal the way Ambrose came back twice from the back of the pack was certainly entertaining. I think a lot of people would agree that at this time he is NASCAR'S beat road racer.
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