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A Nutter question: What’s Wrong With NASCAR?

October 29th, 2010

I don’t profess to know the answers but I thought. if I threw some observations around, it may raise debate or perhaps a 3WA poll

 I’m still of the opinion that within my beloved NASCAR something in its solid healthy heart was broken beyond full repair that day in Daytona back in 2001, That tragedy in itself was the reason for the birth of the COT which brought health and safety to top priority with the design of the “brick”.

Whilst I don’t like to see drivers injured or even killed in the profession, first they are racers not workers in the local store. Motor sports are dangerous. They know that.  We know that.  They are not forced, but choose the sport as their career and are paid accordingly

The COT was designed to give them extra protection. That’s good, but I think it went too far moving away from the pony cars and also taking the adjustment maneuverability away from the teams, which has left us with processional, well spread  out racing and wondering when NASCAR will throw the phantom debris caution to pack the field back up again.

The media also has a lot to answer for. Apart from the annoying drivel that come out of their mouths, we have the love fest for certain drivers. There are 43 each week on track, some don’t even get a mention, – even less now we’ve reached the chase
some start and park. Whilst I appreciate the guys don’t know or see everything, I’m often left wondering, what happened to that driver? Why has this driver gone from a top 10 position back to say 35th?

That takes me on to the commercials I understand they have to get money in, but come on, lets get it right! Do they have to put them in just as the action may start, or run them so long we miss the pit stops and on occasions even the restart?

Amongst all this I also ask has the economic situation caused a drop in track attendances? Have the hotels upped their prices too high? Do the tracks charge to much for tickets, food and parking? Aave the teams kept their prices down at their haulers?

Now this next observation may cause controversy: the drivers, the rules and the sanctions.
How is it that some drivers think its their god given right to punt another off the track intentionally causing a serious wreck taking out half the field, some of which are struggling to field a car for the race, then whine if and when they receive retaliation? It seems  to awaken the top guns that investigate and then sit back and say “have at it boys” and do nothing, but when its a minor spat throw the book at the driver and team with hefty fines probation and personnel bans.

Why do some teams have their cars taken to R and D for investigation after they have passed all track inspections, whilst others have failed but are allowed to leave and go on their merry way? Which also raises the question: why does the R and D department warn teams that they will be taking parts or engines, giving them the golden opportunity to make sure everything is legal for that race?

Last but by no means least I come to the The Chase: has this been good for the sport? I’m not convinced. We have a driver going for his 5th title in a row. Is this good for the ratings? Drivers that have won races left out and drivers who haven’t won riding high in the points. We have some drivers playing it safe, whilst others expecting the non chasers to roll over and let them pass. We have tracks included that are a total crapshoot, (Dega) too many mile and a half, and no road course,
 
I have tried to draw attention to what I think may be in part, what is wrong with my beloved NASCAR. Some may agree with me, some may think I’m off my head. I don’t know the answers, I’m not sure of the solutions, if I did, I too would be earning the big bucks and not sat writing this LOL
 
All I do know, its just not the NASCAR today that once grabbed my full attention from the drop of the green flag to the checkers and beyond,
 
Nutter

 

Happy Birthday!!!!
BubbaHughes

:hug :hug (^) (^) :hug :hug

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3Widealley.com Fantasy League Reports – Martinsville2

October 25th, 2010

3Widealley.com League

 NASCARNutter’s back in the lead!  It’s an all girl front row again now that she and my girl Becca5 bumped me outta the way!  :-O

Congrats Nutter! :hug

Great job for BubbaHughes getting the high score of the week! :hi5:

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L wk Rank Team Dover 2 Kansas Fontana Charlotte Martinsville SPTD
2 1 NASCAR Nutter 419 364 411 316 386 5027
3 2 Becca5 429 435 418 334 392 5001
1 3 Leftturns190 343 364 412 387 334 4987
4 4 USMC 370 452 389 451 409 4970
6 5 Leisure40 353 377 326 489 432 4946
7 6 Fish8Bait 413 382 415 301 430 4901
5 7 Moe55 416 452 411 239 299 4854
12 8 FaerieLuver 385 393 374 373 400 4779
9 9 PatSox 329 364 354 239 342 4772
10 10 IceBabe 440 394 319 339 334 4752
8 11 RocketGirl 339 402 430 237 308 4747
11 12 Karfil 480 364 332 374 334 4747
13 13 RonTheDog 428 386 288 316 371 4724
14 14 Didi55 345 369 409 308 392 4687
17 15 Speed Freak 462 376 385 403 439 4645
15 16 Ghostdog 318 367 445 349 298 4553
18 17 RockManCFH88 345 367 375 219 430 4532
16 18 Cars2448 367 364 405 402 270 4522
19 19 BubbaHughes 309 361 351 305 455 4432
21 20 SugarFlash 291 361 395 267 371 4283
20 21 03Kensethfan 379 419 389 239 353 4265
22 22 Junie1947 279 373 398 267 347 4205
23 23 CrazyRick 251 324 368 314 445 4139
24 24 RonTheDog 2 428 419 397 316 380 3073
25 25 Karfil 2 350 419 372 374 334 2993
27 26 Becca5 2 405 452 323 388 429 2942
26 27 Leftturns190 2 364 374 367 412 281 2873
28 28 IceBabe 2 480 364 381 316 334 2638
29 29 Red Mustang 2 291 306 474 291 319 2578

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Fox League

We have a new leader! :-O

Congrats to Trouble_In_Turn_3 for taking the lead. :hi5:

I’m not sure who you are though, think I might’ve figured it out, but why don’t you come and tell us so we all know for sure! (Y)

Moe55 is still right there, and based on the way she’s been playing this whole game, it wouldn’t surprise me to see her up there again next wee. But you never know, could be someone who seems too far back to win who might end up being the Champion, – you never know how the racing gods are going to play things out!

Congrats to Icebabe for getting the high score of 921! Wow! :hi5:

 

 

 

  Team/ Race Kansas Fontana Charlotte Martinsville Total
1 Trouble_in_Turn_3 670 903 701 854 14346
2 moe55 850 764 474 773 14277
3 leftturns190 678 483 637 883 13972
4 allleycat 681 721 602 835 13784
5 Tonyisdaman14 799 521 650 681 13706
6 didi55 676 483 562 634 13521
7 JimmyHale 700 627 768 573 13157
8 leisure40 774 635 527 699 13028
9 Icebabe64 779 777 691 921 12819
10 Karfiljpm 573 686 651 549 12773
11 shirley-88 802 525 513 0 12768
12 CFH88 620 670 482 516 12598
13 EReece18 717 0 533 0 12555
14 ctc_245 639 613 707 774 11609
15 Nascarstar 730 568 633 0 11430
16 HowUniqueIsThis 0 0 0 0 10121
17 billwalton3 0 0 0 817 6984
18 FaerieQueen 0 0 0 0 6715
19 nd2977 0 0 0 0 4502
20 O4U2CME 0 0 0 0 3881
21 Got2go22 0 0 0 0 2914
22 wade1372 0 0 0 0 2089
23 RCRandJR7377 0 0 0 0 789
24 spdfrk 0 0 0 0 757
25 Psalm13 0 0 0 0 685
26 bubbahughes 0 0 0 0 619

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Yahoo League

 Congrats to Makein laps for the high score in the league this weel. I think that’s our Crazy Rick, but I’m not sure! lol

Tonysgirl is eating away at my lead with solid performances every week while I keep managing to find a way to slide down a little further. So, we might have a new leader here soon too! Fis8bait has been making a steady climb to the top too – maybe I should ask his crew chief for some help!  :reagan:

Things can change a lot in this league before it’s over. Who knows who has what drivers left, and even if they’re all ones who are performing well now, will they perform well in the races that are left? Keep at it you all and we’ll see!

 

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Rank Team Points Rank +/- Top 10 Top 5 Wins
1 Baaad Goats 5,173 0 16 8 2
2 SMOOOOOOKKKKKKKEEEEE 5,015 0 13 6 3
3 fsh88bait 4,898 0 13 6 3
4 fanofampcar 4,736 0 10 7 2
5 Karfil Racing Team 4,722 0 10 7 0
6 Icebabe Racing Team 4,714 0 12 7 1
7 Uragay Crybaby 4,691 (+1) 11 4 1
8 cars2448 4,666 (-1) 10 7 1
9 Junie’s Racin’ Indeed! 4,631 0 10 6 1
10 Texas Star Racing 4,602 0 8 4 1
11 makinlaps 4,589 (+2) 12 5 1
12 420 Rules 4,571 0 10 3 0
13 24Wonderboy4xChamp 4,401 (+2) 11 6 0
14 dream team88 4,395 0 8 4 1
15 RonTheDog 4,171 (+1) 9 6 2
16 Becca5 3,996 (+1) 8 4 1
17 Whiskey River Throttle Bombers 2,642 (+1) 3 1 1
18 Didi55 1,625 (+1) 3 1 0
19 drunkskunks17 1,567 (+1) 4 2 0
20 Rusty66 1,132 (+1) 1 0 0

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3Widealley.com Fantasy League Reports – Charlotte

October 23rd, 2010

3WideAlley.com League

Well, somehow I managed to get back in the lead – barely that is. Not sure how. I figured one would need to average 425 points a race to win this game with the group of players we have, and I’ve averaged almost 40 points less than that – so I should be almost 500 points behind the leader after our 12th race! It’s just been a weird season this year. I guess it’s affecting us all equally. There are lots of good drivers wrecking at their bests tracks during this game, and then some lesser drivers doing better at times. Whatever the issue is, it has made for a pretty fun game! Almost everybody is still in the game after 12 races. There’s no telling who’s going to be the leader at Homestead. Keep at it folks, could get down to the wire at Homestead! :hi5:

Congratulations to USMC88Fan and Leisure40 for very impressive scores this week! They were both also the biggest movers of the week, each moving up 6 spots. (Y)

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4 1 Leftturns190 343 364 412 387 4653
1 2 NASCAR Nutter 419 364 411 316 4641
3 3 Becca5 429 435 418 334 4609
10 4 USMC 370 452 389 451 4561
2 5 Moe55 416 452 411 239 4555
12 6 Leisure40 353 377 326 489 4514
8 7 Fish8Bait 413 382 415 301 4471
6 8 RocketGirl 339 402 430 237 4439
5 9 PatSox 329 364 354 239 4430
7 10 IceBabe 440 394 319 339 4418
11 11 Karfil 480 364 332 374 4413
13 12 FaerieLuver 385 393 374 373 4379
9 13 RonTheDog 428 386 288 316 4353
14 14 Didi55 345 369 409 308 4295
16 15 Ghostdog 318 367 445 349 4255
17 16 Cars2448 367 364 405 402 4252
18 17 Speed Freak 462 376 385 403 4206
15 18 RockManCFH88 345 367 375 219 4102
19 19 BubbaHughes 309 361 351 305 3977
20 20 03Kensethfan 379 419 389 239 3912
21 21 SugarFlash 291 361 395 267 3912
22 22 Junie1947 279 373 398 267 3858
23 23 CrazyRick 251 324 368 314 3694
24 24 RonTheDog 2 428 419 397 316 2693
25 25 Karfil 2 350 419 372 374 2659
26 26 Leftturns190 2 364 374 367 412 2592
27 27 Becca5 2 405 452 323 388 2513
28 28 IceBabe 2 480 364 381 316 2304
29 29 Red Mustang 2 291 306 474 291 2259

 

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Fox League

Congratulations to ctc_245 for the high score of the week.  :hi5:

Trouble_in_Turn_3 is closing the gap on the leader, Moe55. They both now have a HUGE lead over the rest of us, so unless those of us back in the pack pull off a big win or two, it’s looking like a two team race to the finish! It’s never over till it’s over though, so keep giving it your best! (Y)

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  Team/ Race Dover Kansas Fontana Charlotte Total
1 moe55 634 850 764 474 13504
2 Trouble_in_Turn_3 660 670 903 701 13492
3 leftturns190 674 678 483 637 13089
4 Tonyisdaman14 679 799 521 650 13025
5 allleycat 617 681 721 602 12949
6 didi55 668 676 483 562 12887
7 shirley-88 665 802 525 513 12768
8 JimmyHale 779 700 627 768 12584
9 EReece18 659 717 0 533 12555
10 leisure40 697 774 635 527 12329
11 Karfiljpm 758 573 686 651 12224
12 CFH88 615 620 670 482 12082
13 Icebabe64 879 779 777 691 11898
14 Nascarstar 757 730 568 633 11430
15 ctc_245 570 639 613 707 10835
16 HowUniqueIsThis 0 0 0 0 10121
17 FaerieQueen 0 0 0 0 6715
18 billwalton3 722 0 0 0 6167
19 nd2977 0 0 0 0 4502
20 O4U2CME 0 0 0 0 3881
21 Got2go22 0 0 0 0 2914
22 wade1372 0 0 0 0 2089
23 RCRandJR7377 0 0 0 0 789
24 spdfrk 0 0 0 0 757
25 Psalm13 0 0 0 0 685
26 bubbahughes 0 0 0 0 619

 

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Yahoo League

Congratulations to Lone Star for the high score of the week! That’s one of the highest scores of the year, maybe the highest! WTG  :ls:

I accident’y gave her credit for that at Fontana, where Fish8Bait and RonTheDog had the high score. Sorry, been a little behind and got confused! lol

The scores are getting tight up front in this league as my slow slide continues. ;)

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Rank Team Points Rank +/- Top 10 Top 5 Wins
1 Baaad Goats 4,907 0 14 8 2
2 SMOOOOOOKKKKKKKEEEEE 4,729 0 11 5 3
3 fsh88bait 4,612 0 12 5 3
4 fanofampcar 4,574 0 10 7 2
5 Karfil Racing Team 4,470 0 9 7 0
6 Icebabe Racing Team 4,426 (+1) 11 6 1
7 cars2448 4,420 (-1) 9 7 1
8 Uragay Crybaby 4,413 0 8 4 1
9 Junie’s Racin’ Indeed! 4,389 0 10 6 1
10 Texas Star Racing 4,322 0 7 3 1
12 420 Rules 4,299 (-1) 9 3 0
13 makinlaps 4,281 (-1) 9 4 0
14 dream team88 4,197 (-1) 8 4 1
15 24Wonderboy4xChamp 4,177 (-1) 11 6 0
16 RonTheDog 3,911 (-1) 7 6 2
17 Becca5 3,744 (-1) 7 3 1
18 Whiskey River Throttle Bombers 2,642 (-1) 3 1 1
19 Didi55 1,625 (-1) 2 1 0
20 drunkskunks17 1,567 (-1) 4 2 0
21 Rusty66 1,132 (-1) 1 0 0

leftturns190

3Widealley.com Fantasy League Reports – Fontana

October 19th, 2010

3Widealley.com League

Congratulations to Red_M for the high score of 474! He was followed close behind by Ghostdog! WTG guys! :hi5:

NASCARNutter keeps putting up the solid scores and retains the lead in the league, followed close behind by Moe and my girl Becca. It’s all girls up front!  :hug

 Keep up the good works folks! Still lot’s of racing left! Someone from WAY back could still win this league.. people way back in the ranking are still actually pretty close in the points! (Y)

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1 1 NASCAR Nutter 355 405 419 364 411 4325
4 2 Moe55 379 364 416 452 411 4316
5 3 Becca5 379 397 429 435 418 4275
2 4 Leftturns190 449 405 343 364 412 4266
7 6 RocketGirl 363 352 339 402 430 4202
3 5 PatSox 476 438 329 364 354 4191
6 8 Fish8Bait 389 385 413 382 415 4170
12 10 USMC 212 345 370 452 389 4110
8 7 IceBabe 406 343 440 394 319 4079
10 11 Karfil 408 276 480 364 332 4039
9 9 RonTheDog 377 352 428 386 288 4037
11 12 Leisure40 356 437 353 377 326 4025
13 13 FaerieLuver 374 349 385 393 374 4006
14 14 Didi55 342 362 345 369 409 3987
16 16 Ghostdog 375 450 318 367 445 3906
15 15 RockManCFH88 443 342 345 367 375 3883
17 17 Cars2448 401 268 367 364 405 3850
18 18 Speed Freak 448 260 462 376 385 3803
21 20 03Kensethfan 332 255 379 419 389 3673
19 19 BubbaHughes 317 429 309 361 351 3672
20 21 SugarFlash 294 370 291 361 395 3645
22 22 Junie1947 270 337 279 373 398 3591
23 23 CrazyRick 278 270 251 324 368 3380
24 24 RonTheDog 2 425 405 428 419 397 2377
25 25 Karfil 2 375 370 350 419 372 2285
26 26 Leftturns190 2 501 405 364 374 367 2180
27 27 Becca5 2 377 331 405 452 323 2125
28 28 IceBabe 2 375 227 480 364 381 1988
29 29 Red Mustang 2 273 317 291 306 474 1968

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Fox League

Wow! Moe55 is just killing us all now! This is the first I’ve looked at the scores! :-O

She’s on SUPER impressive run!  Good for you Moe! :hug

Trouble_in_Turn_3 – whoever that is – is making a strong run with a high score of the week of 903!  :hi5:

Come and let us know who you are!

 

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  Team/ Race Dover Kansas Fontana Total
1 moe55 634 850 764 13030
2 Trouble_in_Turn_3 660 670 903 12791
3 leftturns190 674 678 483 12452
4 Tonyisdaman14 679 799 521 12375
5 allleycat 617 681 721 12347
6 shirley-88 665 802 525 12255
7 EReece18 659 717 0 12022
8 didi55 668 676 483 12325
9 JimmyHale 779 700 627 11816
10 leisure40 697 774 635 11802
11 CFH88 615 620 670 11600
12 Karfiljpm 758 573 686 11573
13 Icebabe64 879 779 777 11207
14 Nascarstar 757 730 568 10797
15 ctc_245 570 639 613 10128
16 HowUniqueIsThis 0 0 0 10121
17 FaerieQueen 0 0 0 6715
18 billwalton3 722 0 0 6167
19 nd2977 0 0 0 4502
20 O4U2CME 0 0 0 3881
21 Got2go22 0 0 0 2914
22 wade1372 0 0 0 2089
23 RCRandJR7377 0 0 0 789
24 spdfrk 0 0 0 757
25 Psalm13 0 0 0 685
26 bubbahughes 0 0 0 619

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Yahoo League

Congratulations to Fish8Bait and RonTheDog  for the high score of the week! :hi5:

TonysGirl has been the strongest since the Chase races started and has made a big move towards the lead. If she keeps the pace up, she’ll be there real soon! :hi5:

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Rank Team Points Rank +/- Top 10 Top 5 Wins
1 Baaad Goats 4,896 0 14 8 2
2 SMOOOOOOKKKKKKKEEEEE 4,719 (+1) 11 5 3
3 fsh88bait 4,601 (+1) 12 5 3
4 fanofampcar 4,563 (-2) 10 7 2
5 Karfil Racing Team 4,459 0 9 7 0
6 cars2448 4,420 (+1) 9 7 1
7 Icebabe Racing Team 4,415 (-1) 11 6 1
8 Uragay Crybaby 4,403 0 8 4 1
9 Junie’s Racin’ Indeed! 4,379 0 10 6 1
10 Texas Star Racing 4,312 (+4) 7 3 1
11 jrslittledevil 4,305 (+1) 8 1 0
12 420 Rules 4,299 (+1) 9 3 0
13 makinlaps 4,271 (-3) 9 4 0
14 dream team88 4,181 (-3) 8 4 1
15 24Wonderboy4xChamp 4,167 0 11 6 0
16 RonTheDog 3,911 0 7 6 2
17 Becca5 3,743 0 7 3 1
18 Whiskey River Throttle Bombers 2,642 0 3 1 1
19 Didi55 1,625 0 2 1 0
20 drunkskunks17 1,566 0 4 2 0
21 Rusty66 1,132 0 1 0 0

leftturns190

3Widealley.com Fantasy League Report – Kansas

October 6th, 2010

Congratulations to Moe55, USMC88Fan and my girl Becca5 for tying for the winning score of the week! (Y)

Moe’s on a roll! She has now moved up to 2nd place in this league! (Y)

1 1 NASCAR Nutter 355 405 419 364 3914
4 2 Moe55 379 364 416 452 3905
5 3 Becca5 379 397 429 435 3857
2 4 Leftturns190 449 405 343 364 3854
3 5 PatSox 476 438 329 364 3837
7 6 RocketGirl 363 352 339 402 3772
8 7 IceBabe 406 343 440 394 3760
6 8 Fish8Bait 389 385 413 382 3755
9 9 RonTheDog 377 352 428 386 3749
12 10 USMC 212 345 370 452 3721
10 11 Karfil 408 276 480 364 3707
11 12 Leisure40 356 437 353 377 3699
13 13 FaerieLuver 374 349 385 393 3632
14 14 Didi55 342 362 345 369 3578
15 15 RockManCFH88 443 342 345 367 3508
16 16 Ghostdog 375 450 318 367 3461
17 17 Cars2448 401 268 367 364 3445
18 18 Speed Freak 448 260 462 376 3418
19 19 BubbaHughes 317 429 309 361 3321
21 20 03Kensethfan 332 255 379 419 3284
20 21 SugarFlash 294 370 291 361 3250
22 22 Junie1947 270 337 279 373 3193
23 23 CrazyRick 278 270 251 324 3012
24 24 RonTheDog 2 425 405 428 419 1980
25 25 Karfil 2 375 370 350 419 1913
26 26 Leftturns190 2 501 405 364 374 1813
27 27 Becca5 2 377 331 405 452 1802
28 28 IceBabe 2 375 227 480 364 1607
29 29 Red Mustang 2 273 317 291 306 1494

Fox League

Moe55 did it again! With the high score of 850 she increases her lead in the league! Can anyone stop this woman? :-O

I was going to bring her to the 3WA R&D center and find a cheesey reason to penalize her 150 points, but I that would only make a small dent in her lead, so what’s the point? ;-)

Congrats Moe! Keep it up! :hi5:

  Team/ Race Loudon Dover Kansas Total
1 moe55 765 634 850 12266
2 EReece18 777 659 717 12022
3 leftturns190 856 674 678 11969
4 Trouble_in_Turn_3 887 660 670 11888
5 Tonyisdaman14 896 679 799 11854
6 didi55 695 668 676 11842
7 shirley-88 789 665 802 11730
8 allleycat 890 617 681 11626
9 JimmyHale 739 779 700 11189
10 leisure40 780 697 774 11167
11 CFH88 724 615 620 10930
12 Karfiljpm 704 758 573 10887
13 Icebabe64 640 879 779 10430
14 Nascarstar 712 757 730 10229
15 HowUniqueIsThis 727 0 0 10121
16 ctc_245 686 570 639 9515
17 FaerieQueen 0 0 0 6715
18 billwalton3 0 722 0 6167
19 nd2977 0 0 0 4502
20 O4U2CME 0 0 0 3881
21 Got2go22 0 0 0 2914
22 wade1372 0 0 0 2089
23 RCRandJR7377 0 0 0 789
24 spdfrk 0 0 0 757
25 Psalm13 0 0 0 685
26 bubbahughes 0 0 0 619

Yahoo League

Congratulations to Tonysgirl for the high score of the week! :14: :hi5:

This league is tightening up as my freefall continues across all my fantasy leagues.  :-P

Rank Team Points Rank +/- Top 10 Top 5 Wins
1 Baaad Goats 4,289 0 12 7 2
2 fanofampcar 4,175 0 10 7 2
3 SMOOOOOOKKKKKKKEEEEE 4,089 (+1) 10 4 3
4 fsh88bait 3,988 (-1) 10 4 2
5 cars2448 3,954 (+4) 9 7 1
6 Karfil Racing Team 3,943 (+2) 8 6 0
7 Icebabe Racing Team 3,939 (-2) 10 5 1
8 Uragay Crybaby 3,905 (+2) 7 4 1
9 makinlaps 3,899 (-2) 9 4 0
9 Junie’s Racin’ Indeed! 3,899 (-3) 9 6 1
11 jrslittledevil 3,764 (+2) 7 1 0
12 dream team88 3,753 (-1) 7 3 1
13 420 Rules 3,713 (-1) 7 2 0
14 Texas Star Racing 3,665 0 5 2 0
15 24Wonderboy4xChamp 3,654 0 9 6 0
16 Becca5 3,318 (+1) 6 3 1
17 RonTheDog 3,291 (-1) 5 4 1
18 Whiskey River Throttle Bombers 2,622 0 3 1 1
19 Didi55 1,622 0 2 1 0
20 drunkskunks17 1,566 0 4 2 0
21 Rusty66 1,119 0 1 0 0

 

Program Note!

 

Tonight @ 8:00 is Espn’s show 30/30 on Tim Richmond NOT tomorrow.

 

Sorry my mistake.

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