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    NASCAR at Kentucky

    The Nascar Sprint series is running tonight in Kentucky. Jimmy Johnson is on the pole, Mark Martin is not running tonight as he is on a partial schedule for 2012.

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    After 85 laps of 267, Kyle Busch is the leader.

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    Green flag pit stops are being made.

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    The 2nd caution flag is out for debris on the race track.

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    I missed the 1st caution flag.

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    The race restarts on lap 130 with Kyle Busch still leading the way.

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    The 3rd caution is out for a blown engine on Dave Blaney's car.

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    This caution came around lap 148.

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    After 170 laps, Denny Hamlin is the leader.

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    Another round of green flag pit stops going on now.

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    With 60 laps to go, Brad Keselowski has taken the lead.

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    Another caution is out, this one for Ryan Newman who may have blown an enging and hit the wall. Reagan Smith was also involved.

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    The race restarts with 47 laps to go and Brad Keselowski is the leader.

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    There are 20 laps to go and Brad Keselowski continues to lead.

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    The race is over and Brad Keselowski is the winner.

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    Hey MJ, did you see the interview with Bruton Smith re: "halftimes" for Nascar? Its his opinion that Nascar needs more 'breaks' or cautions to bunch the field up more so you don't get like what happened in the Nationwide race with a 10 second win and 115ish consecutive green flag laps. I have to admit he is dead on with needing to keep things more interesting, but I think the way you do that is make the tires wear faster and/or put smaller fuel cells in the cars... Nascar already does a terrible job with cautions by killing off valuable racing laps, especially late in races, so I don't think that's the answer.
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    Almost everyone gained on me this week as I had poor performances from several drivers:

    J.Johnson - 6th (my only top ten guy)
    Bowyer - 16th
    Almirola - 26th
    Newman - 34th

    I could have started Earnhardt (4th) and Truex (8th)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskon4ever! View Post
    Hey MJ, did you see the interview with Bruton Smith re: "halftimes" for Nascar? Its his opinion that Nascar needs more 'breaks' or cautions to bunch the field up more so you don't get like what happened in the Nationwide race with a 10 second win and 115ish consecutive green flag laps. I have to admit he is dead on with needing to keep things more interesting, but I think the way you do that is make the tires wear faster and/or put smaller fuel cells in the cars... Nascar already does a terrible job with cautions by killing off valuable racing laps, especially late in races, so I don't think that's the answer.

    I agree with smaller fuel cells. I have philosophical differences on the tires...one of the indirect outcomes of NASCAR is improved tire technology that can carry over to our personal vehicles.

    There were quite a few empty seats last night - I live about 6 hours from the Kentucky track and had nothing else going on this weekend. I'm thinking maybe I should have made the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGRed View Post
    I agree with smaller fuel cells. I have philosophical differences on the tires...one of the indirect outcomes of NASCAR is improved tire technology that can carry over to our personal vehicles.

    There were quite a few empty seats last night - I live about 6 hours from the Kentucky track and had nothing else going on this weekend. I'm thinking maybe I should have made the trip.
    The tire technology thought is definitely one I never thought about which would make a lot of sense. It will be interesting to see if anything changes as Smith said he talks to President Mike Helton on a weekly basis and Smith definitely appears to have a fair amount of pull in the sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huskon4ever! View Post
    The tire technology thought is definitely one I never thought about which would make a lot of sense. It will be interesting to see if anything changes as Smith said he talks to President Mike Helton on a weekly basis and Smith definitely appears to have a fair amount of pull in the sport.
    I have one other personal observation about using 'fan-friendly' and Bruton Smith in the same thought...(I realize that you didn't actually make such a statement... )

    Total cost for my family of four to attend a race in Martinsville= $140 (kids were $10 each).

    Total cost PER TICKET for our family to attend a race in Bristol = $90 (no kids discount)


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