Any NASCAR FANS?

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

A few of us have found our way to a conversation or two about our love of NASCAR and this seems to be the only fitting spot to gather a group of us to talk about it. If you are on board, ....Start a thread and add on to mine, we will have a blast. Give me a shout out if you are into it and pass the word around DG please. Greg and Dawn

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

I love NASCAR though I quit following the guys awhile back. Only a few names I reconize now but I still watch whenever i'm not watching bull riding. The more people on this the happier I'll be!!

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

pepper, Ditto we just need to pass the word, if you visit other forums throw it in, where we are talking NASCAR, maybe we will get a group of people or several groups to do a fantasy league on NASCAR.com for next season. If we start now, maybe we will have a lot of interest in this and more people on the car and trucl forum, because my huband is really wanting to talk, bikes, cars, trucks and NASCAR and he will be using my DG name. I think other people need to know on more traveled sites ha?

Ingleside, TX(Zone 9a)

Oh my gosh!! Did someone say NASCAR!! I have died and gone to HEAVEN! Think I may be a fan?? LOL! You betcha! Just a few short years ago, for the life of me, I could NOT understand what was so great about some guys driving cars and making ONLY left turns...at speeds KNOWN to cause serious bodily injury or even death! All it took was for my hubby to convince to me that we needed to go see a NASCAR race live! I have been hooked ever since! This years race for the Cup has me on pins and needles! JUST when I thought for sure Kasey Kahne was in..he slides..Mark Martin...please make it Mark! Ya gotta do it for us oldies everywhere! Tony..nice of ya to ease up on the "whine" and Jr..Your Daddy must be grinnin like all git out watchin you go!...Oh..and by the way..My hubby is the SPITTING image of Dale, Sr. Before our horrific loss of Senior, we were stopped sooooo many times by folks wanting his autograph..or to ask him a question bout the race...And since Senior has been gone, the double takes STILL happen..It's almost like the "I thought Elvis died" thing!
We have even gotten into the local dirt track and the local speedway..NOT that drag stuff..I am talkin RACIN BOYS!! GENTLEMEN...START YER ENGINES!!!..boogity-boogity-boogity!!!!

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

Turbo your my kind of fan. Well, my real driver is out as of Bristol( #26, formerly#42). I hope he turns it around next season. YOU guys NO LAUGHING PLEASE! I hope Mark gets back in and wins it, Though it looks like he may have one more year to try otherwise. Pepper you can`t laugh @ Jamie Mcmurray becuase it`s unlawful in your state not to support drivers from your state. I watch bullriding once in a while to. I had a patient once that was a bull rider and he was young and TOW UP.(tore up). We just booked an awsome race Package it is from CEI Sports Tours, out of Vegas, They have a package for 999.00 per person and it includes air, shuttles, hotel accom.(@ a new hotel that I think it`s one of the Brendan Gaughn`s dads casinos, race tickets for all the races in seats where we can see the whole track, pit passes and a special first time ever thing done at any track, it`s a viewing area from some kind of plexiglass overhang above the garages and staging areas where the drivers are before they suit up and the cars are getting ready to enter the pit area. I guess they have some casino stuff going on too like a slot tournament and I think a mixer or something. If you ever want a sports package this company has great ones and they can make a package for any NASCAR Track that they don`t already have a huge trip planned for. check it out . I hope you guys will go on other threads and sites here and tell more people so we can all talk about Nascar stuff. It will draw more people to this forum to talk about cars, trucks and motor vehicles of all types because this site sure needs some more interaction. turbo upload a pix of your clone man, if you can.

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

OMG nascar fans-not me!
I have walls and shelves FULL of nascar stuff, mostly dale sr and in the last yrs dale jr has started to fill up the rooms. I have a autographed dale jr hood that i cherish along with a picture my son got me of dale and dale jr(thinkk its done in chalk)
My dh(also named dale and looks like dale sr)got to go to bristol this spring and he was so excited-they(8people) drove a old camper that the was so bad they had to keep putting the windows up cuz they would shake down. It snowed at bristol and some of them didnt want to go to the busch race-My dale was ready to walk from Gatlinburg to bristol!!! lol He got the guys moving and 3 of them went. Someday we plan to go to Bristol under the lights-Together! We went to the Michigan race together once and I got to see all 3 earnhardts race that day-Jr had the Poll and Kerry hit the wall and I got to watch Sr talking to both of em. Jrs pit was straight in front of me-it was awesome!
anyway..........Big fan here can tell you who i love like and Hate in nascar!!!!!

this is bristol in the spring during a RED flag! :)

edited to add this link-i have nascar post all over daves for the past 6yrs.
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/468718/



This message was edited Aug 30, 2006 9:32 AM

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Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

Love it what a great picture. If you went to Michigan ,don`t bother with California, it is idental and pretty boring as tracks go. That company, had the same 999 deal for the Bristol last week too, We will definatly do Bristol and or Talledega some year. In 2 years it is the 50th Anniversary of the Daytona 500, it would be fun if a bunch of us went on the same tour there. What kind of luck did you have with the nacar talk on DG? I have brought it up before on other threads with not much feed back, each time I generally got a personal Dmail as not to get off subject on someones thread. It`s hard to squeeze it in in the middle of someones prayer request- though I have. lol. I have been sending dmails to people from NC figuring maybe they are into it to tell them about this site. We need to find people near tracks on Dg `s " EXTRAS" like people fromSonoma or Vegas,chacago etc. ha? WE had a Direct tv. installer see our nascar stuff and say he lived in NC for a few years and bought a Dale Sr. hood from the nascar store for like 3000 $$ and his wife was mad until he died and someone almost immediatly offered him 35 k for it and they put a down payment on a house. If he waited he could have bought a house. We saw Kevin Harvick at this little track that he started on called Mesa Marin in Bakersfield, they were closing the track and he wanted to surprise the owners and flew in from the sonoma race on a Thursday to do a Winston West race, I think it was.... he spoke and all and it changed our opinion of him. Are any of you on a fantasy league? We have been for 3 years. We have Kyle B, Biffle,Edwards and My Jamie. My DH use to like Jr. but we started getting mad when he was cussing out Tony His cousin and the rest of his crew several times during the season and then he curssed himself it would seem for a while. Maybe Dh will wear his jacket again, meanwhile he says He is despirate to find a new driver to obsess about. He`s looking at Jeff Burton or Harvick, he use to be a big fan of 24 when he first started but just doesn`t get all fired up about him anymore. I`m like that with Jimmy Johnson.

Poquoson, VA(Zone 8a)

Hey, hellnzn11 told me about this forum - whoo-hoo! I have not seen a live race yet, but when I do, it will be Charlotte. We took a tour of the track, and an "older" (about my age) lady who weighed about 90 pounds soaking wet, took us, in an old full-size Dodge van out on the track at "top speed", all of 65 mph. We were sure that ol' top-heavy thing was going to roll down off one of those banked turns! Her comment was, "That's my favorite part of the tour - I have more miles on this track than most of the drivers!". Later we went up in the stands, and watched the thing go around again, and were even more convinced that someday, it would happen. Still love Harry Gant, who was over 50, and still racing, and Bill Elliot, and Mark Martin (yeah, the oldies), but have been watching Matt Kenseth, and Kevin Harvick since they started on the Busch circuit. Really like Terry Labonte, classy guy. Get a kick out of Dale, Jr., and think that Carl Edwards looks like "Opie" (anybody remember who Opie was?). We're into the time of year now, when Sunday afternoons are spent switching back and forth between the race and NFL football (especially if the Steelers or the Panthers are playing. Looking forward to the postings on this thread.

Bonnie

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

allright Bonnie you found us, hopefully we can keep enough interest to keep something on going about NASCAR, I`m sure these boys here won`t mind talking football either with someone who knows what they are talking about and you seem to so start a thread here on this site, it`s all good.

Ingleside, TX(Zone 9a)

Sooooo.....my beloved NASCAR fans and buddies at heart!...I figger yall follow Busch Series, too? If so, I guess yall SAW who won last night??????woooooooo-hooooooooooo!! I raised that boy well!!! LOL! Go Kasey!!!!! I just am on pins and needles with the Cup races at hand!!!! Boogity-boogity-boogity!!!

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

We were there , we got back @ 1200. We were so excited that we didn`t go to sleep until 1:30. That was the most awsome burn out he did at the end, he was drifting. It was one of the best races ever @ that track. Usually it is a very boring track, too many lines to run and at the same time they can run 3 wide and 4 wide w/out a big incident. There was so many lead changes and passes and the pit strategies and fuel strategies. Awsome. I can`t wait till tonight. I hope it carries over. This is our first Cal.cup we won`t see live in several years so we spontaneously decided to go to the B- race a week ago. We sat in the good seats in the upper stands, under the grandstands shade, the parking was easy coming in and going and it was a real night race. whooo. weeee. Man we have to do that some more. The last time we went to the B race there, it was the last Memorial weekend race and we bought 3 days of racing and it was just too hot and too much all day in the sun,afternoon races in the sun out here suck because you know your going to be there all day anyway.

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

WOW how exciting!!!!

All I can say is GO JR!!!

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

Ya that was so great how Jr. did, usually it is his worst track. I thought the cup race was a little typically boring but the Busch race made up for it and the same guys were fighting up front for the same positions. I can`t wait to see next week at Richmond. Nanubunny Did you see your guys? Bill Elliot and Terry Labonte? Oh Ya I remember Opie, he`s a bald guy now that makes great movies and lets his homely brother do a camio in each one.

(Zone 5a)

Enjoying everyone's stories and enthusiasm. I don't watch races anymore, but can picture them thru your descriptions. I'll be popping in and out.

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

well my guy is in for the run at the cup :)
was thinking today about everyone watching the race last night and wondering .......just about each of us and if our "guyz" made it!

GO #8 "he needs a cup" for his daddy!(and me) :)

Ingleside, TX(Zone 9a)

Holy Toledo Batman!!! The excitement is ooooooooonnnnnnnn!! Kasey has me bubbling with joy! Glad he got off HIS bubble though and made it to the Cup! Then we have Mark, Jr, Kevin...I tell ya folks..This year..IT AINT OVER TIL ITS OVER!!!
And hey notmartha..I was doin the same thing! Thinkin bout folks on here..and whose guy made it!
My new grandbaby was born on Aug 31st..so havent been here much..She is just perfect! Her name is Kali Elise(pronounced callie eleese).She isnt bigger than a popcorn toot but I am gaga over her.She is welcomed by her big brother, my #1 grandchild, Alex! Alex is already a NASCAR fan and is only 2 and half! Yall have a good one..oops..just one more thing..nanubunny..Terry is indeed a great guy. He hails from down here..He is very much a caring and giving man...Runs in the family..A really great buncha folks right there! And yep I remember Opie and Carl DOES remind ya of him!! LOL!! And football?? Our high school is picked for state this year!! Professionallly wise...well shux! Gotta love Dem Boys! The Cowboys are knockin my socks off! How am I GONNA HANDLE ALL THIS EXCITEMENT! LOL!!


boogity!! boogity!! boogity!!

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

Martha I was so happy for Jr. too, My DH can wear his jacket again. My Jamie didn`t make it but I have my back ups. Kevin is one because he comes from Bakersfield and that is only 40 minutes from here. We saw him at the track he started at last year and liked him since. I think all the guys that are in deserved it. I felt bad for Tony yet he was driving real evil this year again so maybe he needed to be put in check. I don`t like Kenseth much. Kyle is on our fantasy league team, Biffle too,Is he in? I am extatic for Mark Martin especially. Kasey reallydeserved it too. Turbo, didn`t I see you in the commercial with Casey backing into that giant sign? lol Boogity ps.Billy we`l get you back in no time.

Ingleside, TX(Zone 9a)

hellnzn..Talk bout laff out LOUD! I cracked up when I read what you wrote! The first time I saw that commercial, my DH said..Look Baby..It's Kasey! And LOOK! IT'S YOU! LOL! I am just so excited about who all made it this year..I have never been a Stewart fan, but I tell ya..I gotta give him props for his gracious attitude at the end of this past race. I think..It may be just "eating crow" or he may have finally realized how his snarliness and at times, incessant whining.. came across to some fans. Either way, it was a nice change. Yall readin where Mark may not retire? I like ole Mark..like the commercial he and Carl do..funny...Also, what is everyone's opinion on how the points change for next year? What I mean is, if it were you in charge of it, what would you do differently next year?

(Zone 5a)

DH & I root for Mark Martin. Like I said, everyone is new now, so I don't know who else to root for. Sorry, not a Ernhardt fan. Not even sure how to spell his name.

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

well,I think that they should make more points for a win and everyone within 500 points of the leader should be in the chase. I hope it`s something good though. Mark Martin will definatly not sign on for next year if he wins the chase, I don`t believe.

Ingleside, TX(Zone 9a)

I agree with ya, hellnzn11 on Mark..and surely they will up the points on wins..I mean, for gosh sakes..look at my boy Kasey this year! 5 wins..and was on the bubble!! There have got to be some def. changes made..but whatever happens..I will love the sound of race cars zipping past me as I gaze from the stands...I am a lifer...Been a looong day here..so gonna make it short and sweet..gona boogity-boogity-boogity on off to bed!

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

Well im not a mark martin fan at all!!! dont like any Ford or Dodge drivers-Im a chevy girl and like the Chevy drivers. The labonte bros too!!!
Its time for mark to give it up, along with a few other oldies I think. Mark is trying hard to go out on top, but i dont think he will win the cup-I pray he doesnt(sorry)

I have been ab earnhardt fan as long as i could breathe and so glad to have JR racing and hope that the tradition will live on 4ever

I also really like watching danica patric,like to see what she can do in Nascar
AJ Foyt was my Indyman!

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

I onlystarted watching in 2000 but became a huge fan,my dh says he thinks I`m more into it then him and he`s into it. He was talking about going on a cruise or Hawii with some inheritance money that he got and I was ,No we have to go Nascar Package, Because we know we will have a blast, no denying it. So thats how we ended up booking the trip to the Vegas race. I need to tell you guys something important....Tomorrow on Regis and Kelly all the top 10 drivers are going to be on. They seem to do it every year so bust out your Tivos or watch it tomorrow morning ok? I am so happy that we have succeeded in keeping this going, Hope we get more people on, like Kcheckal, who`s idea this was and has been ill and having to go through some stuff so she hasn`t been on yet this thread yet. We need some new people who aren`t Chevy fans. lol. not really.

Ingleside, TX(Zone 9a)

Hey yall..Have been too distraught(sp?) to post much here..Kasey is out...Junior...out..But..as they say..Life goes on!!
I have my favorite drivers..I like the way they drive..like the way they handle themselves on and OFF the track..and it doesnt hurt if they happen to be cute..such as Kasey!! LOL!
I never have chosen or had any certain one for the type car they drive..but then again.that IS why there are Fords, Chevy, Dodges..so forth..to have a choice!!

How have all my fellow fans been anyway??

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

It has been pretty quiet on this thread lately. That is the one thing that I hate about the chase. Once it is decided who the top10 are, then you never hear or see another thing, not even during the race, from any of the other drivers, unless they are in first. They still won`t talk much about them either so if you love other drivers out of the top10, your hosed. Has anyone heard about the new changes to the chase yet? Last night there was some big story on the news or some Charles Goodson thing about Nascar and hollywood, how it is going to be even bigger because of some new thing they are doing to involve hollywood. Maybe another movie, who knows, I am going to find the story on line. Now you need back up chasers to like.

Ingleside, TX(Zone 9a)

I missed the darn story! Do you have a link where I can go and read about it? Even if my driver isnt in the Chase for a win...I am still a die hard fan! I have just had way too much going on lately! However, any forum that is going on and has to do with NASCAR I will surely support!! Now..a link? Or can you give me more info. I am so aggravated I missed it. Speaking of movies..That movie about Dale, Sr. and his climb to the top, was a very good movie in my opinion, at least..and Cars..gotta admit it..I am an animated film nut!

boogityboogityboogity!!

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

Well JR is starting th today and is still in a 7th in the cup chase so NOT out yet! I hoping for a great finish today!
Been watching my Detrot Tigers this week too!!! Im a sports fan all around Cuz THE RED WINGS are on the ice too and LIONS well we can always hope!!!! But for today its GO JR GO JR!

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

My MIL that passed away this year was from Wisconsin and her whole family were die hard sports fans, like you. When she was in the boad and care, they laughed because the caretaker`s wife would never watch sports with him and none of the tenants would either unltil my MIL. She loved golf and the Packers, the Angels....We have become more disinterested in football since our teams suck, so we pretty much live Nascar. I will see if I can find some info. I got busy and did not look up the story. Are you talking about the movie called 3? Or is there a box office movie about Dale Sr.

Ingleside, TX(Zone 9a)

Oh cool! Sorry i goofed on Jr. That is fantastic!!?..Hmm..The movie was on ESPN..I dont recall the name of it. Havent seen a box office movie or heard of one about him. I just love NASCAR and I have a lot of respect for those guys..Of course, I also think they hafta be a little bit nutty to do it, but oh well! I love to watch em race! I will watch the race for the Cup..and be glad for who ever wins! I am so anxious to find out what kinda changes are in store for next year..As bad as I hate to admit this..I missed the end of the race on Sunday..I had a "bug" of some sort...fell asleep DURING the race! My DH said he KNEW I was feeling bad for me to to that..So was it an exciting finish??

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

OH my Gosh, it was an awsome finish, Everyone ran out of gas and Tony won as he coasted through the finish line, you could hear him say on the radio, Where did we finish? They said ,YOU WON! it was a bad race to miss the finish on girl. Sorry you were not feeling well. Do you have Tivo or any DVR? If not it is the best invention ever made. I could be their poster girl. You`l never miss anything ever again and it is so EZ 2 use.

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

I thought that made it boring-to run out of gas and still win! There was no speed and bumping and NO RACE to the finish line. to me that was boring! i like the ones that make you HOLD your breath till that nose goes over that Finish line. Jr has the worst darn luck-does great all day until the last 80 laps and this its backwards for him! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Fingers and toes crossed for the rest of the races!!
Good luck all!

Ingleside, TX(Zone 9a)

hellnz, doofus me..didnt even think of the dvr! told ya i felt bad! grrr..will remember should it happen again..praying it wont..it was a rough 24 hours! my boogityboogity went kerplunkitykerplunkity!..better now though!

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

Thats funny but it will never happen again, I bet. LOL. I liked the running out of gas because it rarely happens so it was fun to see all of them losing the mileage game simotaneously, creeping to a finish or not. It was hysterical to us. not boring, it broke up the monotony of a usual ending. I wouldn`t like it often but it was funny. Don`t you think? They are all about to pee their pants trying to finish and the chasers got screwed up too.

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

omg cant believe todays finish!!!!!!!!

it was more exciting i thought --but im biting my tongue about mr.vickers win!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
go JR

go detroit tigers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/659050/

lets get a sports forum going

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

I di so can you sister. go for it. Dawn

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

I did so can you sister. go for it. pass the word on other threads Dawn

Bay City, MI(Zone 6a)

please post on the above link I posted and yes spread the word to go there and post on the sports thread!!!

thanks everyone!

Ingleside, TX(Zone 9a)

Of all the belly achin and gripin bout the finish this past week, I have to certainly say, Jr. showed was the ultimate professional by not bad-mouthing when he most certainly could have. I think that shows maturity and class! WTG Jr!

Rosamond, CA(Zone 8b)

Ya I was surprised, JJ seemed more miffed with his team mate than Jr. will check it out. Dawn

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