Archive for November, 2008

Sunday November 30th Notes

November 30th, 2008


Matt Krueger, 19, was recovering from his first colon cancer surgery on the day he confessed his dream to a hospital nurse.

He wanted to get his 1999 Camaro Z28 out onto one of NASCAR’s big tracks, to see if it would actually go the 155 mph promised on the speedometer.

What Krueger didn’t realize, was that his nurse knew somebody at a tire store, who knew somebody at the Carquest Corp., who knew somebody at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, who could make his dream come true.

And so it did. More



Off The Web

November 28 Notes

November 29th, 2008

Doesn’t feel like Saturday… kids getting off early Wednesday has me all messed up. When’s Cup practice? What time is the race on tomorrow?

Well, as you can see, I’m not on the top of my game today, so have at it folks!



Friday November 28 Notes

November 28th, 2008

Hope everybody has recovered from all that eatin yesterday!

Thanks to MJR, Shirley, Rick and Bubba for their new driver pages! Please check them out, they all did GREAT jobs!! You guys are picking up steam… I don’t have time to write my own stuff! lol That’s cool, I’m real gung-ho to get good stuff up, and I love participation, so keep it up! I’ll just have to wait for “lulls” in the action to get my stuff up! ;)

Huge kudos to Lone Star for her “Blast From The Past” article! She did a GREAT job – another “back in the day” story – I love it! It’s linked from the front page, be sure to read it!



Thanksgiving notes for November 27

November 26th, 2008

New Driver pages: Thank you Lone Star and Moe for more driver pages! I learned some things I didn’t know about Marcos Ambrose from Moe’s page on him. Good job Moe! I think my favorite page so far was Lone Star’s page on Fireball Roberts. I love “back in the day” stuff! I especially loved Roberts’ description of “loose vs tight”. Must reads, check them out!

The Speed Channel wants Cup races: I read that Speed’s been lobbying for Cup races on their network, but that NASCAR has no intention of giving them any in the near future. Too bad! I Can’t imagine a better forum to watch the races on! Dump ABC/ESPN and put ’em all on Fox and The Speed Channel! Who do we call and write to make this happen?!!

Tony Stewart’s “Stewie Award” Nominees Named: Pretty funny stuff! Check it out the News page for more.

Hendrick Motor Sports Suing DEI: It appears Juniors boss wants his step-monster to pay up! See news page!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!



New Driver & Member Pages

November 25th, 2008

Thanks to Moe and Nutter for contributing new driver pages… great job! Lone Star and others are working on more!

To see them, click “drivers” on the left column.

Earnhardt-Ganassi: I read that Earnhardt-Ganassi is going to be all Chevy and will use Earnhardt-Childress motors. Ganassi has an engine dept. and wants to keep it, so it’s unclear how that’s going to work. Either way though, they say it’ll be an all Chevy team.

Gordon to be sponsored by the National Guard in 2009? What do you guys think about that? Not sure if they’ll still sponsor Junior or not, but they are evidently sponsoring Gordon for 8-9 races next year!


Inviting New People

November 23rd, 2008

Please feel free to invite whoever you like. I trust your judgement! If there’s someone who gets invited who I think will be a big problem, I’ll have a “Pow Wow” with a few of you and figure out what to do when/if that happens. The goal for me is no trolls and no drama makers. I think that’s what we all want.


Randy's Rants

Help With Figuring Out The Site

November 22nd, 2008

Hi guys! Thanks a lot to you guys who are helping others figure out the site! I haven’t been able to be here as much as I wanted to the last couple days, so I really appreciated people helping each other out to get thing going.

Here’s some things to keep in mind. The 3WideAlley Yahoo Group is completely separate from the 3Widealley board. You have to sign up for each separately. The Yahoo Group gives up a forum via email, and the 3WideAlley Board gives us a forum like the fox boards. Both are good to have for different reasons.

Member Pages: This seems to be confusing a lot of people, and I understand. The 3WideAlley Member pages that you see when you click the “members” link on the left hand column of the 3WideAlley website have to be set up by me. You have to send me your blurb and pictures via email and I’ll set them up for you. Some have already done so… those who have should have an icon next to their names. Click them to get ideas of what to do for your page, then email me your blurb and pics and I’ll put it up for you!

Yahoo Profiles: Some are setting up profiles via the 3WideAlley Yahoo Group. That is handled by Yahoo, and you can do that yourself, online.

I think there’s also a way to set up a profile for your 3WideAlley Forum, but I haven’t really got into that yet. I’m concentrating on getting the member pages up… I think they’ll be much cooler than anything else, as the options for those are limited only by our imaginations and my html skills… which do limit us some! lol

Anyway, thanks again for all the help from so many of you! I think it’s good that we’re doing this during the off season so we can iron out all the bugs and have it running smoothly when the next season starts!



Test Drive Forum

November 20th, 2008

Well, this software looks promising, though there’s still alot of bugs. The two big ones so far are:

 #1 when you register and enter your email, the site isn’t actually sending people the email with the temporary password like it says it will …. not sure why that is. So, you’ll have to register, then contact me via the Yahoo group so I know to come to this forum and approve you and give you a password so you can log in. Then, you can change your password to your own private one. I think! lol

#2 – For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to add an avatar, but I’m working on it. When I figure it out, I’ll let you know!

Anyway, it seems to work OK. At the very least, it’s a place where we can go if we really need to get away from the Fox boards. I’ll keep working on this, so it should get better slowly but surely!

Anybody who knows anything about this crap please feel free to offer your assitance! lol