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Old 08-06-2016, 10:35 AM
 
Location: the sticks
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yes, he definitely sent a message. He is frustrated, losing patience, and looks a little scared (and confused at this) and I think it was a big move on his part to come out publicly and appear this way. I wish him the best but I can see him leaving the drivers seat - he's got nothing to prove to nobody - and he's gotta nice girl to consider nowadays.

On a different note and watching practice today, Tony's sure a be-atch (as usual).
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Old 08-06-2016, 04:02 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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yes, he definitely sent a message. He is frustrated, losing patience, and looks a little scared (and confused at this) and I think it was a big move on his part to come out publicly and appear this way. I wish him the best but I can see him leaving the drivers seat - he's got nothing to prove to nobody - and he's gotta nice girl to consider nowadays.

On a different note and watching practice today, Tony's sure a be-atch (as usual).
I think every car should be equipped with a Tony alarm light to let the other drivers know that Tony has the right of way and it is your responsibility to get out of the way when he is coming. Would prevent those garage confrontations.
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Old 08-07-2016, 12:33 PM
 
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Don't know if i've ever seen an infield so packed with campers. Judging from the past this season, they musta been some whopper of a special goin' on for this kinda crowd. Good for Glen.
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Old 08-07-2016, 02:49 PM
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Don't know if i've ever seen an infield so packed with campers. Judging from the past this season, they musta been some whopper of a special goin' on for this kinda crowd. Good for Glen.
I think the fans just like high speed fender banging the the Glen provides.
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Is the partnership between Furniture Row Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing a technical alliance or a cuckold relationship? Truex wimps out and loses to Hamlin again. It's like he's afraid to lay a fender on one of their cars.
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Old 08-07-2016, 07:35 PM
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Is the partnership between Furniture Row Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing a technical alliance or a cuckold relationship? Truex wimps out and loses to Hamlin again. It's like he's afraid to lay a fender on one of their cars.
It was funny that Truex suggested during the red flag interview that Hamlin should pinball Logano out of the way and it turns out he was pinballed by Keselowski.

Be careful what you wish for.
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:29 AM
 
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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Old 08-08-2016, 09:32 AM
 
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I had thought Clauson had raced in the Xfinity series much more recently than he did.

Sad.. Sprint cars need to look at their safety.. There's been a whole lot of deaths and injuries recently. Jason Leffler, Stewart's leg, Clauson and lots of others.
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Old 08-08-2016, 01:42 PM
 
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Bryan Clauson was driving a USAC Midget on one of the fastest tracks they run on. He was leading the race, got tangled with a lapped car and flipped multiple times. The flip alone was pretty violent, but he most likely was "ok" after the flip. He had barely come to rest on his side with the top of the roll cage facing oncoming cars when he was hit in the cage by another car car in the cage. There really isn't much that can be done given the situation.

That's not to say it shouldn't be looked at, but only sometimes this happens. Bryan was doing what he loved, and he had established himself as this generation's AJ Foyt and Tony Stewart, but without the attitude they are known for. I saw him race a few times, and met him once at the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway in 2013 He was great with the fans and kept smiling even though the race didn't go his way.

I followed his career from a distance, hoping he would get that big break at Indy in a good car, or another shot at NASCAR like Larson, Bell or Abreu who came from the same ranks.

Sadly, it's not meant to be. RIP Bryan. We're going to miss you.

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Old 08-08-2016, 02:51 PM
 
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Bryan Clauson was driving a USAC Midget on one of the fastest tracks they run on. He was leading the race, got tangled with a lapped car and flipped multiple times. The flip alone was pretty violent, but he most likely was "ok" after the flip. He had barely come to rest on his side with the top of the roll cage facing oncoming cars when he was hit in the cage by another car car in the cage. There really isn't much that can be done given the situation.

That's not to say it shouldn't be looked at, but only sometimes this happens. Bryan was doing what he loved, and he had established himself as this generation's AJ Foyt and Tony Stewart, but without the attitude they are known for. I saw him race a few times, and met him once at the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Perris Auto Speedway in 2013 He was great with the fans and kept smiling even though the race didn't go his way.

I followed his career from a distance, hoping he would get that big break at Indy in a good car, or another shot at NASCAR like Larson, Bell or Abreu who came from the same ranks.

Sadly, it's not meant to be. RIP Bryan. We're going to miss you.
Midgets are still considered "Sprint Car" racing, aren't they? Admittedly, I don't follow it too much, but I always considered midgets to be sprint cars, just a smaller class.

I understand what you're saying.. But, when it happens as much as it does.. "There isn't much that can be done" just does not fly.

Of course.. These folks are perfectly willing to accept the risk.. So, who am I to say "Something needs to be done"? They should be the ones leading the charge for any changes.
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