23 Burst results for "Atlanta Motor Speedway"

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

NASCAR America

02:17 min | 7 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

"The budgets can't get filled up. The power teams excels the what I've seen winning I. Think couldn't said the best Christopher. Cole custer, what you're to be a rookie. By the way you know you've got to do. If he. Doesn't run their. Baloch. Issue or any these is are an absolute. They're doing the job and you. WanNa AJ doing the. Every time, I, hear a crystal battle There's no complaints. Your jobs could easily point out what they are able to do in Sarah like about. These is winding extending level. They tell you what could do. They don't cease. Truly, and for the most part I mean they've had a couple of ups and downs when it comes to rex, but those rookies are out there running laps in finishing races and toddler. He's been great all year. He had a little hiccup at Bristol. Not of his own doing he was running. Okaying dot caught up in that wreck, but you said the best there. No practice at some of these racetracks I I can't imagine having to do that as a rookie in the cup series, and it's not going to get any easier going to Martinsville GonNA replace like homestead so the rookies. Solid class, and there I think is a year goes on whether we get practice or not. At some of these race events, they're only gonNA keep getting better. Yet I think it goes across the board for all the series I think rookies are enough bill battle, but hey, you Steve. Your point might be the toughest year to be a rookie, but in some kind of weird way you actually learn the most, because it's so difficult, only time will tell, but it talk difficult. This is is not GonNa get any easier, your Martinsville! It's going to be hot. June never done that before. Before never gonNA, leave there and go to home. Stay in just a few days can be hot down there, too so the conditioning we saw today a lot of ED issues, and they've not going to have a lot of recovery time. Condition is GonNa matter because these upcoming races are physically demanding. It's GonNa, be really interesting to see to. As a team can step up the dry up and do can be physically prepared to do. Thank you, guys join us..

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Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Pat McCrory Show w/ Bo Thompson

00:39 sec | 7 months ago

Kevin Harvick wins NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway

"Sports Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR Cup series race in Atlanta on Sunday and the third time is one conferees there in Atlanta the first coming in two thousand one a couple weeks after replacing the late Dale Earnhardt senior at that time he would win again in twenty eighteen and yesterday paid tribute once again doing a reverse victory lap holding three fingers out the window afterwards I was able to celebrate it the right way and in two thousand eighteen and and pay tribute to you you know how much they are hard so this is for you know for for so many years and then be able to do that same celebration at the same racetrack twenty years later is you know pretty special Kyle Busch

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Harvick dominates in Atlanta for 51st Cup victory

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:54 sec | 7 months ago

Harvick dominates in Atlanta for 51st Cup victory

"For Kevin Harvick won NASCAR's folds of honor QuikTrip five hundred his second victory of the season and third career win at Atlanta motor speedway Harvick beat Kyle Busch by more than three and a half second St Martin Truex junior had to settle for third place finish after winning the first two stages of the race this on a day when the warm up laps were paused to address the nation wide unrest stemming from racial injustice NASCAR president Steve Phelps said the country and the sports must do better among the protests at the race black NASCAR official took a knee along pit road in Bubba Wallace C. only Cup series driver wore a T. shirt that read I can't breathe before finishing twenty first his best career finish at Atlanta some scary moments for Bob after the race he was apparently light headed after getting out of his car and collapsed into the arms of his crew a post race interview was also cut short because he again appeared to start fainting Wallace was treated and released from the infield care

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NASCAR vows to do better job on racial injustice

Dr. Wendy Walsh

00:11 sec | 7 months ago

NASCAR vows to do better job on racial injustice

"NASCAR paused before today's Cup race at Atlanta motor speedway to acknowledge the country's social unrest the governing body vowed to do a better job of addressing racial injustice in the wake of George

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"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on The Bone 102.5

The Bone 102.5

01:43 min | 7 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on The Bone 102.5

"Back at the Atlanta motor speedway with more the wicks filters pre ratio for the folds of honor QuikTrip five hundred and Doug yes speaking of folds of honor I was reading Geral do ninety two years old just passed away and he was a paratrooper made nineteen jumps in World War two why don't I bring him up he ran the first Atlanta race here he was fourth in the very first what was then the world six hundred now the coca Cola six hundred at Charlotte so he was great veteran and he was of course from down here in Georgia and we'll tell you a little bit more about how you can help out the folds of honor charity with an online auction that's got a lot of cool prizes there will give you that Intel a bit later on now let's go downstairs to Brad Gillis will chase Elliott is looking for another win after going to victory lane in Charlotte and today he gets to do it from the pole starting spot not a bad draw here in your hometown chase Elliott what do you think about five hundred miles so when this is all said and done how you can win this thing a long race for sure so if we can get our napa Chevy dialed in to get those last hundred miles this is a it's a long race so it's a little cooler today than what it was yesterday so we'll see how that plays in and try next year to get day and zero end up with no tire management is going to be important for you as a driver but also Alan Gustafson as your crew chief if we have a short run and he tells you you know what I'm gonna need you to stay out to save a set here what goes through your mind at that point I just yeah make the best decision you can it at the given time with the information you have provided so I can do so you know you make those decisions clinic and you hope they work out in your favor down you know like I said I was in a race good luck to you thanks hi chase Elliott a lot of folks here in Georgia hoping that Cyrene starts ringing tonight in Dawsonville you know if they were fans here.

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NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway postponed

America First with Sebastian Gorka

00:26 sec | 11 months ago

NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway postponed

"NASCAR indycar suspending racing for the time being with some teams already at the track another still in route NASCAR made the decision to postpone this weekend's racing action at Atlanta motor speedway as well as next weekend's event at homestead Miami speedway the decision was made in response to the continued spread the coded nineteen virus and its impact across the globe in a statement the sanctioning body said we believe this decision is in the best interest of the safety and well being of our pants competitors officials and everyone associated with our sport

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"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

02:10 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Arizona to DC to cut down on travel in the risk of either candidate contracting coronavirus it'll also be held without a live studio audience you can hear it live here on ninety five point five W. SP WSB radio dot com and on the WSB radio app the wife of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau is diagnosed with corona virus Justin Trudeau isn't showing any signs of the respiratory illness but is in self isolation for fourteen days seem you Teo reports Trudeau will address Canadians today about the country's response to the outbreak the green flag will fly this weekend at Atlanta motor speedway but no fans will be there to see it lots of hand sanitizer wasn't going to be enough with the other sports cancellations NASCAR's still gonna run but its next two races will be without fans the one this weekend at Atlanta motor speedway and its support races will have no fans in the grandstands though they can redeem their tickets for other NASCAR vancity MS and its sister tracks and the media's gonna be very limited at the race track of the ones that do go like myself are going to get to see very little of the drivers most of those interviews will be done by teleconference Doug Turnbull ninety five point five W. S. V. W. S. B. due time six fifty six it is far better still seven let's update the weather traffic picture for you W. S. meteorologist Kirk Mellish got today forecast a few scattered showers at times high around seventy two right now it's sixty five what's happened on the morning drive Friday morning supposed to be nice mark McKay twenty one the transition ramp to cancel cascade road if you live north oracle cloud because the best out here working on the right shoulder five doors at Bolton wrote Douglas county let Blake take it out I what about a Capitol Hill road east freeway it's slow a lot of the normal but still slightly east freeway twenty westbound from Evans mail over to two eighty five thousand downtown right actually fresco the trouble moved on eighty five north before one sixty six once you get on the connector seventy five eighty five north brake lights begin at University Avenue slow getting up around the Grady hospital curve triple team traffic ninety five point five WSPA WSPA consumer expert Clark Howard has made himself available on all sorts of different angles here and dealing with the growing virus outbreak and we sure appreciate that park with one of our go to sources here while we get through this the one I wanted.

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NASCAR to race at Atlanta, Homestead without fans

Dana Loesch

00:19 sec | 11 months ago

NASCAR to race at Atlanta, Homestead without fans

"Postponed NASCAR just announced they just released a statement at this time as car will hold its race events Atlanta motor speedway and homestead Miami speedway without fans in attendance these events will be restricted to competitors cruise officials and other necessary personnel to conduct the race we will work with public health officials as we determine future scheduling beyond these

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NASCAR postpones Atlanta, Homestead races

America's Truckin' Network

00:18 sec | 11 months ago

NASCAR postpones Atlanta, Homestead races

"NASCAR announced on Thursday that upcoming races this weekend at Atlanta motor speedway and next weekend at homestead Miami speedway will be held without fans do the covert nineteen virus the last NASCAR race to be postponed for reasons other than weather was the two thousand and one New Hampshire race because of the September eleventh

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"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

01:56 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

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"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

05:39 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

"Fun incurred knows all about this as well right. Yeah I mean it's just it's a fantastic day. Yeah I mean going to any. Sporting event is always fun. You feel the same way about baseball and watch on TV every now and then but when you go to a game tolleson on TV is. I'll tell you baseball on. Tv It's awful. Going to going to a baseball game is again one of the best as you can ever have in. The summer is so much fun and Ben. I don't know if you have any like similar things that you like to attend or anything like that. I mean yeah in person I prefer to see stuff in person. Yeah generally if it's racing or if it's sporting I I read some statistic years back. You know you always hear people say well. Why is American football only popular in this country? Why isn't it more popular in other countries and part of it I think is because of how much of a football game at least if you're watching on television is There's very little actual gameplay comparison. How many commercials sure it's like it's like one of those like Super Abrupt. It's like it happens. There's there's five seconds action and then there's like it feels like a minute of waiting or commercials or television timeouts or things like that but with that. But I'm bringing that up because with NASCAR is ton of action. Oh No from green flag to the checkered flag right. It's just action non stop. It feels like so it is one of those events where you know just goes and goes and goes and it's hours and hours and I mean it's just really really cool one thing that we probably should mention that we may. We may get to in the near future here and I think I hope that all three of us can go out to this arrow. What well that's a little. Bit of a spoiler. Maybe but there is something that's held at the Atlanta Motor speedway called Atlanta Motorola. And it's happening in late April at happens eight late April every year so this is like the last week of April. If we go to this. We'll probably talk a few people that here and there but Kurt Do you remember how they kind of describe this to us like what they told us would be there. Maybe at this event I remember them telling a story about monster trucks. They've had all all generations of bigfoot. There she had. That's one thing that's so trucks. There's all kinds of other stuff hot rods. There's I'm sure there's GonNa be like drifter in tuner cars. Classic cars of all sorts is going to be all kinds of modified vehicles. Whatever there's going to be all kinds of cars there is one of those things where there's like over a thousand cars in. Attendance is an enormous complex. One of those things where like the whole weekend. He may never get to see every car. That's there but the good part about this thing is that all of the owners of the vehicles are going to be kind of camped out near their vehicle and sitting by them and they love to talk about their cars. And that's what we want to hear right so we can go and maybe find some of the the odd quirky the unusual like. Maybe I'd be like a jet powered truck or something like we can. We can talk to them. About what the hell made you want to build a jet powered truck. You know that kind of what do they do with it besides bringing it to a why why do you why did you build a one third scale? Whatever ESCORT GT? Or whatever it is. I don't know as terrible example but Yeah like they have just as this huge show that happens at the Atlanta Motor speedway at the end of April and I feel like if we go down there and talked to a few people will probably be able to get a lot of material out of it and a lot of interesting stories from people that are really really into their car in cars in general and might be able to give us some insight so What happened in down there and again Ben. Hopefully you can hang out with us on the next time around when we go to Motorola no pressure That weekend if you'RE NOT GETTING OFF TO I dunno Australia or outer space or wherever you go. You're you're traveling around all over the place now if you guys do can I say this affair is off air? Your else between the three of us. Go ahead buddy lists say whatever you want all right so you guys know where where I'm going like right after we record this after. Go get in a fight at the tag off. Yeah so hopefully Hopefully a have that all resolved for Boyd before this podcast. I made you a tag if you don't recall do I'm telling you you write tag applied for on anything and it doesn't work it works. I've seen it I've seen in traffic. He could read it on the back of a pizza box and it works. Apparently here in Georgia. This sounds like the inspiration for a future episode. Let's call it various myths. Your friends told you about the police. And Dr Y'All K. Find find maybe I should go online and print a Sticker something like more official. I'll read it. How about I read a date on the bottom of that tag applied for. Yeah a sign that. I'm and maybe make the font papyrus classy official sounds good. I just hope it doesn't rain on the way there because then it's all gone. The whole thing is gone right but I would very much like to joy Motorola. You know it's been a Guys don't make fun of me but I've never got to actually hop in to a monster truck of got to see them time and time again but I my mission will be to get into a okay. Why why would it make fun of you for that? I would love to get into Moss truck myself. I've never done it though lettuce. I.

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"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

05:05 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

"Into a checkout, the Atlanta Motor speedway website, and you'll be able to find out more information about how to get there and actually drag your own personal car if you want. You want to do something like that. We've talked about some disastrous. That have happened with. So be careful if he decided to do something like that irrealistic, be realistic, and and they have racing schools. That happened there all year long. They also have a couple of like exotic car events where they allow you to drive exotics around the track, and you know on the race the road course rather. They've got all kinds of things happening all week long. It's not just the one. BIG NASCAR event. They have every year. It's there's a lot more to it. They they help host the NASCAR truck series I believe near. That'll be the same weekend. And then what's the other one? There's another support series right vanity series. The xfinity series is also there so they have three really big. NASCAR focused events that happen there every year in addition to that they're all year long. It's there's never a break really and so you know Ed. Ed and Brandon or are working their hearts out trying to keep the place going in and the facilities, people operations people are are doing their best to keep the track surface intact, and we saw many people in the office there as well that are running the day to day operation of the sure fantastic job of that, and it's just. It's a really well run facility and I was really impressed with it when we were there I. Guess Overall we just. Molly's curtain I I. Don't know about you, Ben, I mean. We haven't really talked about this, but we're kind of hoping that they were able to hang onto that surface just a couple more years. You know just the best Algebra sense of the whole thing I hope so I mean you guys know me I'm a. don't fix it if it isn't broken person. Person Yeah and it sounds like a lot of the racers like it, but but still it's GonNa get to a point where it may be just simply a quality and safety issue, which we have no choice, but as they approach that point. Yeah, of course, because that's what you want in attract especially storied when you want something unique, you know lay people. I'll say people like the nurburgring so much, because for a long time it was weird and dangerous. It was still is as Dino as hell of. That's part of the allure of something like that right and bright. The drivers are into the challenge the fans if they wanted a little bit faster final repave if they wanna see like a true challenge for the drivers, you know somebody who can really like win because they're good driver. That's what Atlanta provide for them, and I think that if they can hang onto that for a couple more years fantastic, but it's getting to the point where it's like a fifty fifty thing. The Dr- fifty percent of the drivers I think they said this during the interview. Maybe it was ED. I believe, but he said fifty percent of the drivers of saying time other Zan don't do anything to it, and then the fans are kind of fifty fifty, also because they're mirroring what the drivers's saying. Like whatever favored drivers says they're just going to kind of go along with that. Understand like let's do that, but we may see some faster speeds and we may see some you know illegal. You'll see improved handling etcetera on the new track if they do decide to pave it, and that's fine if they do. It's definitely lived at its full life as head of full run of it. But if they do decide to, we are going to see some faster speeds. We're GONNA. See some better handling. We're going to see you know a different race altogether at least the first couple of years, and then later it'll start to kind of you know. Be Aged a little bit more, and you'll have a little bit more of a character to it, and I think as Kurt said you know the in the interview, he. He was mentioning that the track itself becomes a character in itself becomes like one of the you know during the race weekend, you'll hear a lot about how you know. Tyre compounds play big story whether replace a big story it at Atlanta. Track surface plays a huge story, and it does every single year, and it will every year until they repave, and in fact after they repave. It's GonNa play a big role. Until everybody kind of gets used to it again, and it becomes like one of these tracks it's been around three or four years, and everybody knows it and I find it really fascinating that they're making scans of this and trying to preserve it, and trying to keep the historical element of this track intact for people that are playing online games, and even teams that are trying to prepare for the next race, or whatever I just find that fascinating through able. Able to do that and able to make an exact reproduction of the track in order to prepare for something like that, which is really really cool. Yeah, fifteen years ago. You never would have been able to do that, but now you know in the last ten fifteen years or so It's gotten better and better and every year. It just seems to get you know more and more precise to where teams can arrive with the car setup exactly. Exactly the way they want it and be able to run with very few surprises again it comes down to driver skill of course, and that's a huge part of this but i. just feel like they're more ready now than ever when they come to Atlanta, and it's just kind of a cool thing to be able to say, too. Is that you know we've come so far into such a short amount of time? That's always one of the more intriguing. Intriguing.

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"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

03:49 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

"A Kenny Rogers in it, and it was about him and a bunch of kids that would travel around this RV and race He's a race driver and I don't remember a whole lot about the plot now, but I must seen the movie. A dozen times is just been. You know thirty five years since I've seen it. That's the problem, but. But it was always on cable back in the early nineteen eighties and I remember watching that one also another thing that I find can fast maiden. Is that former president? Jimmy Carter was a ticket taker at this very track, which kind of makes sense I mean? It's a it's southern Georgia right. That's where he's from at the time. Of course, he wasn't known as former US president he was. Just someone coming up through the ranks at that point, but it says Jimmy just Jimmy. And later it was you as he was governor of of Georgia, and later later as US president, he attended a couple of races there, so it's kind of a big deal. And then later much later in two thousand seventeen, there was a heist comedy film called Logan Lucky which I have never heard of it. To, look that one up, but the Atlanta. Motor speedway Kinda stood in for the Charlotte Motor speedway and guess that you know you know the ways works. It's like some kind of tax, break or something to shoot down here. Probably that makes sense. I mean you save so much money and also everybody who is familiar with Atlanta? The Atlanta Metro area is noticing that more and more you watch, dot any marvel film now, and if you're familiar with this city at all, you'll be able to say hey, that's not London. That's my house. That's that's actually that's what they were doing. Doing there? Yeah, yeah, you know it's funny. You'll see you know movie productions. The black off entire city blocks Ah-ha and you'll find that it. This is one thing that I think we talked about a maybe a couple of years ago now, but as coming down past the the Fox theater in downtown on one of the many peachtree street, so we have, and there was a whole section blocked off by I think it's the Livingston. Hotel is a big beautiful hotel with a great grand porch and everything. It's a big stone building. Really impressive, right? They're doing a movie scene outside. And there's all these taxicabs parked out front I. Mean like fifty taxicabs parked outside and they've all got I. Think I think it was New York taxi cab service written on the side of them. It was all you know dummy cars that were made up for the movies, but it's funny to see it in downtown. ATLANTA. Trying to pretend as if it's like downtown New York and that's why there's so many cabs there and they've got. Got Them even labelled as such which I thought was really weird, but it's just a strange thing when you drive on your own city, and you see stuff like that happening, but just kind of a cool thing that they're able to use this track for you know some pop culture things that people can can can kind of get behind they. Can you know recognize and they're building a community like the new stadium north of town they? Have Condos to yeah is what they just change. The name of two truest park I think but it's got you know again. They've got living facilities. They've got restaurants. They've got all kinds of things nightclubs and you can go there. Anytime of the year, practically, even when there's not a game going on and kind of hang out there, it's a cool place off. The speedway is at that level yet. Yeah, it's close. It's pretty close because they have a lot of events going on there. And when when Kurt and I were there, they were talking about how they have a drag racing event that happens on the on Friday. Friday night L., Friday nights. Okay, but in summer right? Yeah, it's really it's not like what you would think it's. It's not like you know a Christmas tree event. It's like somebody waves their hand. You know flag with their hand, and and that's the drag race long. It's kind of like an old school event. We really kind of cool, and that happens on the The pit road I believe. I think it's just kind of a I i. don't know how it works. If you have to sign up to go or whatever, but look into a checkout, the Atlanta Motor speedway website, and you'll be able to find out more information about how to get there and actually drag your own personal car if you want. You want to do.

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"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

03:22 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

"A photo finish yet right I mean there's no way around it. He's ordered. The photofinishing decreed. He's decree creed the photo-finish rate so its guarantee I don't think there's any way that is not going to happen. Yeah, if not I mean full refunds. Okay! None of this is binding finding means you know what one quick thing then I think. We need to go back to this. Because this was just an egregious mistake on your part. You said that the human body is set what seventy three percent I I was raw. Way Way off and I think a lot of doctors are gonNA. Write in and have a problem with this. Yeah, yeah, so what's the actual percentage of body? That is water It's up to sixty percent. However, my defense, it'll brain and the heart. You're finding characteristics. Person are around seventy right now I. I've always my whole life. I've heard eighty percent. I think you were getting confused with Earth I think he's right. I think that I've heard that. The surface of the earth is eighty percent water. That might be where I'm in the eighty percent. I had somehow like. Switch! That around my head that you know the the by human bodies eighty percent water. That's her onto. The seventy one percent water. Oh Boy, oh! Man. We are off today I. Don't know what's going I. Any land walkaway away from you know. Luckily we are! Luckily we have done our due diligence correctly one of terrible jokes. But. We're also learning a lot about the Atlanta Motor speedway again. It's just so fascinating to me that you can live in the same place for years or decades, and never see some of the astonishing stuff around you like. We have received letters over the years from people telling us some fantastic stories about their local tracks. Yeah, you know and I'm always surprised. That people who are maybe their car fans, but they're not specifically NASCAR fans. Yeah, sometimes, they don't know about this Ben here we are. We're were an hour. We're less than an hour from attract. That has been a NASCAR track for fifty seven years. Yeah, and this is my first trip to it i. mean I told Ed and Brandon. That was my first trip. Trip to it when I was there in the interview, and I think that might have been a little bit of mistakes. They were kind of like. Oh, shame on you for not ever coming here and for and they were super happy with Kurt because Kurt have been going there since he was a kid. Of course, you know he had to be the. Kiss their you know telling him like Oh I have so many memories one of l., and it's been so fantastic to be here and everything, and then I'm like I've never been here before, but it looks like a nice place and I am sure you have plenty of good racist here and they were like oh well. Paid much attention to this guy, but that kirk he knows what's going on. He knows what time of day it is. He knows what time it is on the street. That's they said when I contacted them for a release to US voices on air. They said that they really thought. Kurt was a top notch guy and they said you had made a powerful enemy. Yeah, well, that's true and they did say. However. They did say that he really does need a beard trim A little bit out of control is a little bit wild Maybe you could like toner back next time. He comes into the executive offices over there because there's a certain standard that they you know they, they require come into someplace like that. It's it's off. It's like an executive office. Ben. It was a it was is high class router respect? You would think you would think.

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05:05 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

"Even the gaming companies do the same thing. My son is sixteen years old like every other sixteen year old in the world. He's got the playstation. He'll call me in his room and he'll say dad. You're not going to believe how lifelike this is in from marks on the track wall to marks on the track to the billboards to the suites to the trees. It's identical to to what you would see here live at the track so it really is not only really cool to be to sit in front of your TV at home and race on the exact racing surface that you would see here live but it also gives us an opportunity to try to cultivate the next generation of race fan. They're sitting at home playing a game. They can come out to the track and see exactly what they've been racing and so it's pretty cool for the for the fans that choose to to gain as well they actually come in every couple of years and do a scan that. I guess information goes to the race teams and good and people like that that they use in their simulation. The teams now have seven post shakers and other tools that they use really almost alleviates having to come to the track and test because of that and so they update that from time to time and it's become a primary element in the teams being able to unload off of their trucks. Pretty close the setup. They need when they come here rice. There's not an open testing period per se like there was twenty years ago now the teams get a certain amount of vouchers and they apply for test. We had a test here. You've got rookie tests. That tend to take place a month or two before your race when rookies need to be approved whether it's to go run at Daytona to go run at Las Vegas or even run here in Atlanta. So you've got test like that that go on from time to time but as far as open test we used to have opened tests where you'd have thirty teams out here testing and boy. Those were a lot of fun to watch. Ed said when Goodyear was here just after the repave to see teams running full fuel cycles. Pretty cool but We'll have some testing just after the full honor. Quick trip five hundred in March to take a look at that two thousand twenty one car next season and twenty twenty one nascar's Premier Cup series debut is seventh generation car. There has even been some talk about new manufacturers jumping into NASCAR but first and foremost the handling of the car will be dramatically altered. Thanks in large part to an independent rear suspension earlier. Ed mentioned NASCAR's tire supplier goodyear and the impact. That tired design has on the show in an effort to make the seventh generation car. Look more stock. It will feature a lower profile tire with an eighteen inch wheel as opposed to the current fifteen inch tire. The contact patch may also be wider. Teams will now have to start from scratch with their setups. Next season. Essentially they will be like going to a new race TRACK FOR THE FIRST TIME. We haven't had the two thousand twenty one car on our track yet so not sure what the changes will be in how it'll affect the car's handling on our track but they will be doing some testing right after the race to figure that out. Oval racing truly is a game of inches and Ed has high hopes for the seventh generation cars. Well there's period of time we had like three of the closest finishes in Nascar History and we have had one in a while. And hopefully that'll bring back that coming off the fourth turn to and through wide bouncing off each other for the wind fans love and the guy who Angela at the other. Two don't like it. The team at Atlanta Motor speedway is looking into the future the are currently in the early phases of once again. Reimagining the facility. The idea is to convert some of the open space. They have into a casino resort. Something we're extremely interested and we work on it every day. A lot of elements have to fall into place for that to come to fruition but our company is very much interested in pursuing that. And hopefully it's something that will be an addition to what we have here. We feel like the hundreds of thousands of people who come through this place on a yearly basis Abi a great core business for the resort property and that it would also allow us to have additional events at Atlanta Motor speedway. It would be a win win. So we're looking forward to the future of that and working everyday to hopefully make sure that happens in the nineties. Bruton Smith the head of Speedway motorsports the company that owns Atlanta Motor speedway had the vision to convert the track into its current Quad Oval configuration that mimicked another one of the company's tracks. Charlotte Motor speedway. I recently saw rendering of the resort project. And to me it appeared as if it depicted Atlanta Motor speedway as an oval once again. So I had to ask. Are there any plans? To convert Atlanta Motor speedway back to a true oval you know the Mystique of that true oval is something that some of our fans tell us about and and you know but the the vision of Bruton to change us to a quad oval is something that I don't.

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06:56 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

"Besides Atlanta Motor speedway's old surface the. The tracks layout is rather unique in its own right. You gotTA understand it Atlanta Motor speedway. You're going through the corners. Two thirds of the time turns a half miles each their straightaways or quarter mile back. In the early days. We had a couple of different tire. Companies involved in the sport, so compounds were little more on the edge, and that led to some the failures that we saw. Good years a great company to now that they're the lone tire builder. We don't have those issues at all. But what happened was after a couple of events they actually brought Bobby Labonte Jeff Gordon and mark. Martin in and ran simulated racist I mean full tire runs, and actually one time. They went about hundred miles straight. And through that series of tests, they found the compound that really worked and handle the side bite, which would have been the problem, and since then tires haven't really been that much of an issue, but you have to build a tire to match the track surface air-traffic surface. It's ugly. If you look at it, there's nothing beautiful about it. If you drive it, it's wonderful. But they build a tire that gives up some which the drivers like. But will last full fuel. Stop and that's what you won't Gastel, may they have? satires role in the car out to pit road to get ready to go on the track here the track so abrasive, but that's also why they love it. And, it's not universal. We do a voice to the fans study after every race. and. Say the comments back now. Regarding the surface is. Close to fifty fifty fifty percent want us to repave because they wanna, say fast speeds, and and what that may bring in the other fifty percent, says absolutely don't touch it and. That fifty percent probably has their opinion because that's what their favorite drivers say, the repair process becomes longer and longer every year because we continue to get more and more cracks. If you, look at it. It looks like somebody that was on Iraq and had a bunch of stitches. I mean we have repaired and patched and. We've got patches on patches, but you know at the end of the day. If you get a good product out of it, it doesn't matter how pretty it is. So we'll continue evaluate each and every year after the event. At some point, we'll say yeah, it's time. I think at that time. The teams goodyear. NASCAR speedway motorsports our company. Will probably be an agreement. It's okay it's. It's time to do this for now. Atlanta Motor. speedway is revelling in the fact that their race tracks providing a worthy testing ground for competitors whilst the minting its place NASCAR history. You never know when it's time the obviously. I'm the one that had that repaving. We didn't repay. It appears now to three years later that it was the thing that they did. Leave it as it was. This surface is going to have a life. It's probably used it up. But the good thing is we haven't had water issues after a rain. That is delighted race or we had last year and started on time and. As long as we can do that logistically, there's no reason not to repay, but we we're GONNA have to at some point, and the teams will go through the the challenge of being back on what at that point will be the fastest track NASCAR, and how they deal with the speeds, and and all the issues that the extra speed ranks. As a race track surface ages and changes the tracks characteristics morph into something different, enabling the track to become a unique character in the story at the end of the day were in the entertainment business, so as Ed said as long as the track surface holds up and provides an entertaining package for our fans. That's what it's all about so. NASCAR and speedway motorsports really more than ever are working in lockstep on how we entertain the fans because again. That's the most important thing that we think about is the fans experience so hopefully we'll get a few more races out of it, but you never know the couple of years ago. We were of the mindset that all right. We're GONNA repave after this race so now it's a hot topic of conversation every time this time of year rolls around. Are they going to repay? When are you gonNA repave. Why aren't you GONNA repave? Please don't repave. repave so it just adds to the allure of one of the most historic iconic tracks on the Nascar circuit, and what exactly does it take to keep Atlanta Motor speedway in tip top racing shape? We've got an operations team about twelve guys and they're on the track every day. Are they actually doing something to extend the life of the track every day? Certainly not, but we're taking really close tabs on the track surfaces doing as you know in our sport. Water is not a good thing, so we're always trying to do everything we can to. Figure out where the water's coming from route, those water channels away from from the track itself. They're calling for rain later this week, so you can rest assured that when the rain stops, we're looking for new weeper 's areas where waters come may be coming up through the track, but we've been very fortunate over the last couple years because of their work and determination to really extend the life of this track that. We don't really have many water issues, but the team will go out there as we talked about for about a month in the fall to seal any cracks, but absolutely throughout the week they're out there taking a look and just see and what might need to be done to extend the life as long as possible. The surface would not have lived this long. We started that very early on after paving. thank. We always targeted the first week of October because it's a dry period. The reason asphalt doesn't last at race. Tracks are a lot of tracks have to be repaved as moisture gets underneath the track you get freezing, and that creates a heave so now you've created a bump. And we just don't have those lumps in bumps that that the driver still are amazed at how smooth air surfaces. And, that's because we religiously went year after year and seal this thing up both behind the outer wall and on the trackside, just to make sure that moisture didn't get underneath phrase and we've actually had people come from other tracks other NASCAR tracks to look at what we've done to seal air track and ask us about what our program is because they're kind of astounded that literally at any surface can last this long. Who which is a great compliment, our team? It's a testament to how hard they. They work and that's the same group of people we've got additional part timers, but that's the same group of people that take care of eight hundred fifty acres, so it's not just a mile and a half track surface that they're interested in. They're interested in every nook and cranny of this place. It's a massive footprint.

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06:40 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

"Road course? That's really tricky I. Don't know I'll have to look that up yeah yeah. I wondered that myself yeah, so do they choose to? Well? It's fish. From the outside wall. If anybody ever asks you how they measure now now you know everybody knows now, everybody. Four five other people that are listening to this no so one thing I wanNA point out This is. Kind of dumb but I don't think we ever got a chance to talk about here. few years back one of the other people in our production family here guiding him Ramsey young tonight went to Atlanta Motor speedway to meet Burt Reynolds l. let me tell you. This is not dumb. This is cool. This is a weird. No, this is really cool. Because I never had the chance to say. It was one of the first times I had gone back in a number of years. Yeah, and like like. We're talking about they've done. I think it was. It was in the late nineties when they went from Oval to Quad Oval. And so. So went to check it out and they were doing They were doing all these stunts from like from smokey and the bandit. Yeah, this now this is the fortieth anniversary of the movie right? Yeah, says the back in two thousand seventeen is when he went. And The man himself Burt Reynolds was there right? Yes, yeah, he's still alive. He's he's not with US anymore, right? His Morales was still there. And he was doing interviews. I don't know if you were able to get near I think he got kind of near him, but yeah interview. Full interview. We talked to him and then he did the you guys know the finger gun thing, yeah. Yeah hold whether those moves made our day off. And he stayed in. Did you know photo ops and and autographs now Trying to question the so there were stunts right. Yes, there was a stunt where the band car. Actually, there's a lot of like police chases that kind of thing. Should I think it was like a? I. Don't know why there was a drifting car that was doing some. Too I I'm not sure what that had to do with it, but they had some cars. Look like like Buford. T justice's car and they were doing some jumps in some slides and credit things the jumped a trans am. That's right they did burt reynolds do not do that. No he did not. He was not behind the wheel, but that way actually guy and. They had a fairly famous car stunt creator, an expert who is handling these things, but Ramsey and I were. It's weird. It started out real formal, but by the time we were actually watching the stunts, and the crowd was here and everything Ramsey nigh that somehow talked our way into being like on the. And the people in charge the stunt said okay. You guys aren't really supposed to be here, but just sorta like stand. Next to this tractor trailer and you know if something goes wrong. Be Quick. said that they they walked off their stuff to do boy, and I thought okay. Yeah looked at Ramsey right? Yeah, we're. We're quick. Sure Nimble enough. DACA transient. Miles and our heads. It was. It was weird because if you have. You've ever been in. The stunt world in production. You've been behind the scenes when you see one of those things happen so much work goes into doing that stuff and it can be dangerous. Even when like this look in the bandit, stunts have been extensively studied. People have done them. Legally and illegal. Okay, so this is before I feel like we need to get into the interview soon and then we'll. All Right? We'll come back and talk later about a couple of things but I. I really WanNa talk about this I, just a second, because the original jump over the river was what was going to happen that weekend, right? The the high point of that whole weekend, and there was a jump over the river that was done during the original smoking abandoned movie in Nineteen seventy seven. And that bridge is washed out, and as it wasn't a movie right and that was part of the whole thing they were going to recreate that jump that weekend and they had tried to get permits and everything and I don't know if it ever went through or not, but they couldn't get the like the lead up to it ready or something. They were going to recreate the whole jump right in the in the environment. Environment Yeah in it never quite panned out exactly i. mean it was like there's a big lead up and there's even like I think. There was even a giveaway of a transam car. You know you could even raffle. You buy a ticket or whatever it was, and and you know when the raffle Rams were pretty excited about that for a short time. I know 'cause that was my first car was a transient remember nineteen. Seventy eight transam see it looked a lot like the band car. I was really cool now I I. I I would love to have one. That car in a way I also would have hated to have one. That car a way because it would be. Bringing a bad memories, but They. had today the jump on the tracks? Yeah, they did and it just didn't work out and I. Don't know if they've ever redone it I. Know I've seen groups that have gone back to that location. You know with the type of car that they you know. They had in the banners, and all that and you know. Celebrating the anniversaries or whatever, but they've never really recreated that jump at the exact same spot before maybe their way in the for the right driver. Maybe it's you man. Maybe if I'd won that raffle. I, mean what the heck is that it's a free car, right? Transient experience. Jump over I'll over river. Who Cares? Yeah, that's what I say about you. All the systems water. What does that dangerous no commodity. Around water all I got water in front of me right now. Three percent. Already know okay here. How about I propose this We're getting a little close to having this episode. Be An entire episode. This lead up to the interview. Yeah, it's spinning out of control, so I suggest I bring up the burt. Reynolds, saying and the smokey and the bandit thing because it was an amazing experience Ramsey for putting that together, but also because of one emphasize that the Atlanta Motor speedway is a hidden gem they have. Have events like this all the time. So how about we go to the excellent interview that you guys have conducted and we come back. Maybe we can talk a little bit more about some other events that the speedway has going on sure. Yes, events, and maybe a little bit of a little bit more of the pop culture there get into surrounding the whole thing, so so let's let's jump into the interview and see what happens there..

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08:17 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

"Two little elbows in it, can I. Can I take just a moment to mention something off to the? The side here all right so I I was intrigued by this because I saw the measurement of facility. It's one point. Five four miles and I was thinking okay well. How do they measure one point five four miles versus just mile, and a half a mile and half. Leave it at that. Everybody drives us. It says that's how we measure our our races or whatever. It turns out and I hadn't really I. Don't know why hadn't thought of this, but when? You know the racing in. Let's say there's a race gun with a five hundred mile race. Not all the drivers are really racing a true five hundred miles because some of the lines. Yeah, because the racing lines different, so you're never reason exactly five hundred miles and I was thinking. How do they ever get the exact calculation of how far track is around like a two and a half mile or two point six, six for Talladega, or whatever it is a huge drake? How do they get the measurement? Measurement and where do they measure from well I found out the the the appropriate way to measure a track. Racetrack is fifteen feet in from the outside wall, so they always go in fifteen feet, and it's kind of an average so like. Let's say that you know you. You bring the you know the the roller wheel, or whatever it is, you know you measure fifteen feet in from the outside wall all the way around start finish and you get a mile and a half exactly mile and a half. So all these races that are you know the? Cow Make them up like the firecracker, four hundred, or whatever it is, you're not really going four hundred miles. You might be going a little bit more. He might be going a little bit less just the way it works out as kind of cool I thought I'd never heard of how they had measured. A racetrack of that other than you know just I dunno loose science. I guess yeah. To it. How do they measure a road course? That's really tricky I. Don't know I'll have to look that up yeah yeah. I wondered that myself yeah, so do they choose to? Well? It's fish. From the outside wall. If anybody ever asks you how they measure now now you know everybody knows now, everybody. Four five other people that are listening to this no so one thing I wanNA point out This is. Kind of dumb but I don't think we ever got a chance to talk about here. few years back one of the other people in our production family here guiding him Ramsey young tonight went to Atlanta Motor speedway to meet Burt Reynolds l. let me tell you. This is not dumb. This is cool. This is a weird. No, this is really cool. Because I never had the chance to say. It was one of the first times I had gone back in a number of years. Yeah, and like like. We're talking about they've done. I think it was. It was in the late nineties when they went from Oval to Quad Oval. And so. So went to check it out and they were doing They were doing all these stunts from like from smokey and the bandit. Yeah, this now this is the fortieth anniversary of the movie right? Yeah, says the back in two thousand seventeen is when he went. And The man himself Burt Reynolds was there right? Yes, yeah, he's still alive. He's he's not with US anymore, right? His Morales was still there. And he was doing interviews. I don't know if you were able to get near I think he got kind of near him, but yeah interview. Full interview. We talked to him and then he did the you guys know the finger gun thing, yeah. Yeah hold whether those moves made our day off. And he stayed in. Did you know photo ops and and autographs now Trying to question the so there were stunts right. Yes, there was a stunt where the band car. Actually, there's a lot of like police chases that kind of thing. Should I think it was like a? I. Don't know why there was a drifting car that was doing some. Too I I'm not sure what that had to do with it, but they had some cars. Look like like Buford. T justice's car and they were doing some jumps in some slides and credit things the jumped a trans am. That's right they did burt reynolds do not do that. No he did not. He was not behind the wheel, but that way actually guy and. They had a fairly famous car stunt creator, an expert who is handling these things, but Ramsey and I were. It's weird. It started out real formal, but by the time we were actually watching the stunts, and the crowd was here and everything Ramsey nigh that somehow talked our way into being like on the. And the people in charge the stunt said okay. You guys aren't really supposed to be here, but just sorta like stand. Next to this tractor trailer and you know if something goes wrong. Be Quick. said that they they walked off their stuff to do boy, and I thought okay. Yeah looked at Ramsey right? Yeah, we're. We're quick. Sure Nimble enough. DACA transient. Miles and our heads. It was. It was weird because if you have. You've ever been in. The stunt world in production. You've been behind the scenes when you see one of those things happen so much work goes into doing that stuff and it can be dangerous. Even when like this look in the bandit, stunts have been extensively studied. People have done them. Legally and illegal. Okay, so this is before I feel like we need to get into the interview soon and then we'll. All Right? We'll come back and talk later about a couple of things but I. I really WanNa talk about this I, just a second, because the original jump over the river was what was going to happen that weekend, right? The the high point of that whole weekend, and there was a jump over the river that was done during the original smoking abandoned movie in Nineteen seventy seven. And that bridge is washed out, and as it wasn't a movie right and that was part of the whole thing they were going to recreate that jump that weekend and they had tried to get permits and everything and I don't know if it ever went through or not, but they couldn't get the like the lead up to it ready or something. They were going to recreate the whole jump right in the in the environment. Environment Yeah in it never quite panned out exactly i. mean it was like there's a big lead up and there's even like I think. There was even a giveaway of a transam car. You know you could even raffle. You buy a ticket or whatever it was, and and you know when the raffle Rams were pretty excited about that for a short time. I know 'cause that was my first car was a transient remember nineteen. Seventy eight transam see it looked a lot like the band car. I was really cool now I I. I I would love to have one. That car in a way I also would have hated to have one. That car a way because it would be. Bringing a bad memories, but They. had today the jump on the tracks? Yeah, they did and it just didn't work out and I. Don't know if they've ever redone it I. Know I've seen groups that have gone back to that location. You know with the type of car that they you know. They had in the banners, and all that and you know. Celebrating the anniversaries or whatever, but they've never really recreated that jump at the exact same spot before maybe their way in the for the right driver. Maybe it's you man. Maybe if I'd won that raffle. I, mean what the heck is that it's a free car, right? Transient experience. Jump over I'll over river. Who Cares? Yeah, that's what I say about you. All the systems water. What does that dangerous no commodity. Around water all I got water in front of me right now. Three percent. Already know okay here. How about I propose this We're getting a little close to having this episode. Be An entire episode. This lead up to the interview. Yeah, it's spinning out of control, so I suggest I bring up the burt. Reynolds, saying and the smokey and the bandit thing because it was an amazing experience Ramsey for putting that together, but also because of one emphasize that the Atlanta Motor speedway is a hidden gem they have. Have events like this all the time. So how about we go to the excellent interview that you guys have conducted and we come back. Maybe we can talk a little bit more about some other events that the speedway has going on sure. Yes, events, and maybe a little bit of a little bit more of the pop culture there get into surrounding the whole.

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05:25 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

"You gotta drive into this eight hundred and fifty Acre facility. Then you've got park on the you know the facility property and imagine what that's like. If there's an event going on, that's another thing, but when we got there. Kurt like it's not what I. I expected. It wasn't like Tower of condos that are off to the side. This is something built up behind the main grandstands. So like you know the front of the property I guess the front of the CONDOS. Look out over the track. You're actually on the track with your windows and your your box seats, or whatever the back of it is facing the parking lot of the whole thing, but all around you are the grandstands it's. It's really a kind of a unique build. Build and if you haven't seen this, maybe it's. It's worthwhile to Google and and check out what's going on. Because it's not what you would think. It's not built the way you would think it would be its very much integrated with of silly itself and the track itself is really building up. They're trying to do a lot for the fans this year as well. The that's that's another thing and you've gone to a few races at the track. You've you've been there I've never been there for a race I'll be honest with you, but I plan to go very soon. I think. It's a really cool facility to seen it, but you've been there many many times and. You know one really cool thing about this track is that you can see the entire track of surface? It's It's one point five four miles away. Rounds of say a mile and a half around you can see the entire track from wherever you are. That is unique as one of the best viewing experiences of any oval that I've been to even like a shorter track as The infield is kind of down lower than the backstretch. So when you're sitting anywhere basically on the front stretch you can see. The whole backstretch. Yes, it seems like all seats are good seats. I've been to places. You know in the past that are that are so big that you know when the car is exit one. You don't know what's happening until they come around. Turn four again. You can camp on the property. In fact there. They've opened their facility now. We said it's eight hundred and fifty acres. There were many times in the past since about. I think I read the number and I'm GONNA hopefully. They'll is right somewhere around two thousand four. There was a hurricane, and they decided that you know anybody evacuated from. Florida could pull off I seventy five and park in their parking lot. They have a huge camping facility area that they can. You can park your RV or Even. Put up a tent or whatever? There wasn't just the one in two thousand four. There were many there have been like four or five along the way etiquette. Yeah, I wish. I could rattle them off right now. The names of them, but many of the hurricanes saw several hundred, thousand, several hundred, thousand nine million people, coming out of Florida up into Georgia to try to find someplace to just escape the weather, and they're able to take you know I am going to Ballpark this, but you know. Know seventy thousand, whatever able to park them and let them stay there instead of having to make the trip all the way in northern Georgia which I think is pretty nice cash. What else there's there's so many things about this. They completely reconfigured it. You said that you in the early days had gone to. It was a different configuration right? Yes, it used to be a think right at a mile and a half movable, yeah, traditional Oval, interesting layout of the track, actually the turns very long. Think think each turns about A. Half a mile. And then the straight away, the flat parts are. Quarter yeah. A different shape though all right. Yeah, so what they gone from into while it used to be just an oval with to sweeping turns of four four NASCAR turns, and now they have a I think is called Quad Oval where the front stretch kind of has two little elbows in it, can I. Can I take just a moment to mention something off to the? The side here all right so I I was intrigued by this because I saw the measurement of facility. It's one point. Five four miles and I was thinking okay well. How do they measure one point five four miles versus just mile, and a half a mile and half. Leave it at that. Everybody drives us. It says that's how we measure our our races or whatever. It turns out and I hadn't really I. Don't know why hadn't thought of this, but when? You know the racing in. Let's say there's a race gun with a five hundred mile race. Not all the drivers are really racing a true five hundred miles because some of the lines. Yeah, because the racing lines different, so you're never reason exactly five hundred miles and I was thinking. How do they ever get the exact calculation of how far track is around like a two and a half mile or two point six, six for Talladega, or whatever it is a huge drake? How do they get the measurement? Measurement and where do they measure from well I found out the the the appropriate way to measure a track. Racetrack is fifteen feet in from the outside wall, so they always go in fifteen feet, and it's kind of an average so like. Let's say that you know you. You bring the you know the the roller wheel, or whatever it is, you know you measure fifteen feet in from the outside wall all the way around start finish and you get a mile and a half exactly mile and a half. So all these races that are you know the? Cow Make them up like the firecracker, four hundred, or whatever it is, you're not really going four hundred miles. You might be going a little bit more. He might be going a little bit less just the way it works out as kind of cool I thought I'd never heard of how they had measured. A racetrack of that other than you know just I dunno loose science. I guess yeah. To it. How do they measure a road course? That's really tricky I. Don't know I'll have to look that up yeah yeah. I wondered that myself yeah, so do they choose.

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"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

06:40 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

"I welcome to car stuff I'm your host Gut Benjamin? Ben, I'm Ben Bowling and I. Am Kurt Gerron. Guess what guys we went out finally. We finally got out in the field and we're able to do some interviews. Which I thought was pretty cool. We've done that in the past been many many years ago, right? We went out to a couple of car shows and things like that caffeine and octane. We also went to we. We've seen some exhibits of some pretty impressive cars. Now. When you say you went to the field, you and Kurt went to field because I was off doing something sketchy. Which I think you're out on vacation as some actually not a vacation. It's probably worked trip right? You were I. Think you're on the West Coast? That might have been when you're at the Peterson. Museum. Oh, yet you know what about your right? So I think you were like out cover that we were covering this kind of worked out well that you know we're older to do two things at one time. The Kurt I traveled about I. Guess is off what forty five maybe an hour south of where we're located right? Right now in this in the studio and we went to Atlanta. Motor speedway and there's an unusual situation. Now it a situation that really situation, but there's an unusual thing happening at Atlanta Motor speedway. That's not happening at many other NASCAR tracks on the circuit right now, and that's what we wanted to talk about right? That's right Scott, so we went to Atlanta Motor speedway and spoke with Ed Clark. WHO's the president there and we also talked to Brandon Hutchinson. He's the Executive Vice President and general manager of Atlanta Motor speedway. To get some information about their racing surface, it's very old, and they have very consciously made the decision not to pave it if I'm not mistaken Atlanta Motor speedway is either the oldest or the second oldest. I'm not sure track surface on the entire NASCAR circuit right now, and that's kind of a big deal because we're talking about a surface right now. That is about twenty three years old. Now put that into perspective. Think about how often you know. The the the local roads are paved. He around your area. We're talking about a nascar racing surface that they have left in place for over two decades now and they've talked many times. I'll say threatened, but it's not really threatened. They've talked about repaving this many many times in fact, the President Ed Clark and even Brandon talked about many times paving the surface, but what happens every time as they go to the drivers and the drivers say maybe not so fast. Maybe should hold off on because we like coming here. It's a big endeavor to make no bones about it right. The punishing environment of Atlanta is not kind to asphalt. No, I mean. It's nothing like in the north where there's like the freeze thaw cycle, or whatever but Atlanta's got the heat. It's got a lot of heat and there's a lot of rain, and apparently from what we garnered from the the interview that will. Will We'll get to later. We're GONNA have a lengthy interview in its entirety in just a moment I think that rain is one of the major factors in the deterioration of a track surface in a lot of times in a water will well up from underneath the track and kind of degrade or a ruin the track that way you know, there's like a like A. As I say it percolates through the cracks and the track, and were at the track Kurt and we'll talk about this in just a moment because I want to talk about the day we went there and what happened there. This is pretty fascinating is fun. But when we actually got to ride on the track and a lot of patches and lot of it's, it's not like it's a perfect surface. They're in no way. In fact, it's the opposite. It's re-. It's a really patched together. And Service. One of the most interesting things that I found was how rough it looks, versus how smooth the actual track is as far as dips and bumps year aren't many of those. Is relatively smooth rolling over. It is just I suppose it's just abrasive. Due to the aware of the asphalt over the years. Right, so you're talking about like when okay. Here's here's what happened and we should just lead into this song. I really do feel like we should. Because when we got there, we were there on a non race day. Of course you know as a as an off day for them. And of course there's a lot of operations going on in the office, and there's a lot happening there, but we had somebody that helped us out on track and able to drive US around a couple of laps and kind of give us a feel for the way the trek felt and we were in. What was it a Chevy Blazer maybe? A LATE MODEL SUV. He has a brand new like bright red. It looked like a you know. A fire engine Red Suv was pretty cool, but you know it has a streetcar suspension, so I was thinking like. This is a little bit soft. Anyway will not be able to feel a whole lot, but it was surprisingly smooth, and we got on the track. I mean it took a long time to get onto the track itself you know under the tunnel, and through the you know. The maze of turns and twists had to go through to get onto the track which road course they have course. Partially on the road course I, guess right at that point, but table to be able to get on the track, and then to be able to go. A couple laughs in the track at maybe I think we were going about seventy or eighty miles. An hour wasn't like top speed or anything, but we were able to kind of feel the track surface in looking at it. It looked like it was going. Going to be a lot rougher than it was it in looked like again. I keep saying this word bill is like a patchwork of tar and asphalt patches, and it was just. It looks like a mess. It really does yeah, but when drive on it, it's relatively smooth and I know that that's not a race car. That has almost no suspension. Know as the body flexes about all it's got. So I know it's a lot rougher when you're in a race car, but we could barely feel anything when you're going around the track and the only time that I felt anything. And I thought this was really telling or not telling but. Rather is when we got to the The start finish line and we cross remember. We crossed the The logo that was painted on the attract surface. No, yeah at the Atlanta Motor speedway logo and the weird thing about this is that the logo has is probably the original logo. The track was built in nineteen. Sixty I think it was opened in nineteen, sixty built in nineteen, fifty eight. I would believe in a maybe this is not true, but it seems like they've just been adding and adding and adding to that paint since about nineteen sixty because then paint. That was the roughest part of our whole trip. then. Yeah, we're driving around and like every time we cross the start finish line full. Yeah, it was like is really rough, and it was just that giant logo. The painted on the track surface. The rest of it was, it was like not glass smooth, but it was smooth wastes moving. You think and so we get out of the truck. We get out of the the. US to kind of like you know. We're GONNA their word there to talk about the track surface we get out and Kurt and I are both kind of like kneeling down, and like rubbing her hands on the pavement and overdoing..

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"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

05:34 min | 11 months ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

"I welcome to car stuff. I'm your host Gut Benjamin Ben. I'm Ben Bowling and I am Kurt. Gerron guess what guys we went out. Finally we finally got out in the field. And we're able to do some interviews which I thought was pretty cool. We've done that in the past. Been many many years ago right. We went out to a couple of car shows and things like that right. Yeah Caffeine Octane. We also went to We we've seen some exhibits of some pretty impressive cars. Now when you say you went to the field you and Kurt went to field because I was off doing something. Sketchy which vacation as some actually. Not a vacation. It's probably worked trip right you were. I think you're on the west coast that might have been when you're at the Petersen Museum. Oh yet you know what about your right so I think you were like out cover that we were covering this kind of worked out. Well that you know we're older. Do two things at one time the curtain. I traveled about I guess is what forty five? Maybe an hour south of where we're located right now in this in the studio and we went to Atlanta Motor speedway. And there's an unusual situation. Now call it a situation that really situation. But there's an unusual thing happening at Atlanta Motor speedway. That's not happening at many other. Nascar tracks on the circuit right now and. That's what we wanted to talk about right. That's right Scott. So we went to Atlanta Motor speedway and spoke with Ed Clark. Who's the president there? And we also talk to Brandon Hutchison. He's the Executive Vice President and general manager of Atlanta Motor speedway to get some information about their racing surface. It's very old. And they have very consciously made the decision not to pave it if. I'm not mistaken. Atlanta Motor speedway is either the oldest or the second oldest. I'm not sure track surface on the entire NASCAR circuit right now and that's kind of a big deal because we're talking about a surface right now. That is about twenty three years old. Now put that into perspective. Think about how often you know the the. The local roads are paved he around your area. We're talking about a nascar racing surface that they have left in place for over two decades now and they've talked many times. I'll say threatened but it's not really threatened. They've talked about repaving this many many times. In fact the President Ed Clark and even Brandon talked about many times paving the surface. But what happens every time as they go to the drivers and the drivers say maybe not so fast. Maybe should hold off on because we like coming here. It's a big endeavor to make no bones about it right. The punishing environment of Atlanta is not kind to asphalt. No I mean it's nothing like you know In the north where. There's like the freeze thaw cycle or whatever but Atlanta's got the heat. It's got a lot of heat and there's a lot of rain and apparently from what we garnered from the the interview that will We'll get to later. We're GONNA have a lengthy interview in its entirety in just a moment. I think that rain is one of the major factors in the deterioration of a track. Surface in a lot of times in a water will well up from underneath the track and kind of degrade or a ruin the track that way you know. There's like a like a as I say it percolates through the cracks and the track and when we were at the track Kurt and we'll talk about this in just a moment because I want to talk about the day. We went there and what happened there. This is pretty fascinating is fun but when we actually get to ride on the track and a lot of patches and a lot of it's it's not like it's a perfect surface. They're in no way. In fact it's the opposite. It's re- it's a really patched together difficult service one of the most interesting things that I found was how rough it looks versus. How smooth the actual track is as far as dips and bumps. Year aren't many of those is relatively smooth rolling over. It is just. I suppose. It's just abrasive due to the aware of the asphalt over the years right so you're talking about like when okay. Here's here's what happened and we should just lead into this song. I really do feel like we should because when we got there we were there on a non race day. Of course you know as a as an off day for them and of course there's a lot of operations going on in the office and there's a lot happening there but we had somebody that helped us out on track and able to drive US around a couple of laps and kind of give us a feel for the way the trek felt and we were in. What was it a Chevy Blazer? Maybe a late model. Suv He has a brand new like bright red. It looked like a you know a fire engine red. Suv was pretty cool. But you know. It has a streetcar suspension. So I was thinking like this is a little bit soft anyway will not be able to feel a whole lot but it was surprisingly smooth and we got on the track. I mean it took a long time to get onto the track itself. You know under the tunnel and through the you know. The maze of turns and twists. He had to go through to get onto the track which road course. They have course partially on the road. Course I guess right at that point but table to be able to get on the track and then to be able to go a couple of laughs in the track at maybe I think we were going about seventy or eighty miles. An hour wasn't like top speed or anything but we were able to kind of feel the track surface in looking at it. It looked like it was going to be a lot rougher than it was it in looked like again. I keep saying this word bill is like a patchwork of tar and asphalt patches and it was just. It looks like a mess it really does. Yeah but when you drive on it. It's relatively smooth. I know that that's not a race car. That has almost no suspension. You know as the body flexes about all it's got so I know it's a lot rougher when you're in a race car but we could barely feel anything when.

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"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on The Bone 102.5

The Bone 102.5

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on The Bone 102.5

"At Atlanta Motor Speedway doesn't look like it'll be number six today. Mark they have just not been able to hit their stride throughout this entire race. A real struggle for Jimmy Johnson. The rest of the Hendrick cars running. Okay, not great, but running decent this afternoon. Jimmy a lap down and Kyle Larson. Doug looks like he is really revved up today about trying to get that winless drought over with one point five seconds his advantage right now over Kevin Harvick. But a lot of race to go a hundred and eighty four laps yet to play out. Here at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Mark. I'm looking at the leaderboard, and to be honest. I don't see any names that really jumped out at me. And I'm thinking, wow. That guy's having an exceptional day with maybe two small exceptions one Ryan Newman in tenth place right now. Rouse Fenway racing has struggled mindedly. We didn't know if Newman was going to be a difference maker, we still don't. But at this juncture the race Ryan Newman making a difference. And no doubt about it. That's the one that kinda leapt off the page not because you don't expect him to run. Well, but the fact is that rash Fenway racing. Trying to regroup after struggling the last two or three seasons. And so certainly Newman who has a long winless drought of his own sixty nine races. His last win at Phoenix early on in the two thousand seventeen season so Newman certainly looking to get a top ten today. Get a good feel for moving on to Las Vegas and the rest of the west coast. Swing and another driver that has overcome a problem on pit road. When he spun out and was forced. Into the pit wall is Daniel Hamrick. He's only in nineteen this pretty good run for a guy. That's just getting his feet wet in the Cup series. And of course, he's taking the place of Ryan Newman over at our CR has crew chief Luke Lambert had a chance to talk to him this morning. And he said he's a sponge he just wants to soak up all he can he likes to take a lot of coaching and really put it in the play. And they're looking forward to bigger things with Daniel Henrik as the season wears on watching Kabushiki. Alex Bowman go at it and turn one for eleven. Kyle.

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"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"atlanta motor speedway" Discussed on KQED Radio

"At the atlanta motor speedway nearly fifty rvs are parked at georgia's nascar track a few families were even tent camping a man from the fort lauderdale area brought his family and his four dogs he felt fortunate armas pat feared westward to florida's other coast a woman from fort myers was trying to get in touch with his son and his wife he stayed behind the storm hit the area sunday morning the united states is calling for a vote today on new un sanctions against north korea following its sixth nuclear test it's a move that stirring up fresh threats from pyongyang npr's least hugh reports from seoul north korea's ministry put out a statement in state media saying that if the us quote rigs up an illegal and unlawful resolution at the un security council pyongyang would respond in kind the security council is due to vote later today on restrictions on north korea that could include a controversial oil embargo on wall street the dow up to 100 and ten this is npr twenty minutes now past eight o'clock and we've got kqed science coming up in a few moments first joe mcconnell has been watching the commute over the last fifteen minutes in is here to tell us what he's found joe or whether the news problems are the way that the venetia bridge southbound sixcity about a half a mile south of seventy which could put all the bridge a crash there in the left lane and also we gather six eighty northbound crash at sycamore rally road looks like the middle lane is blocked eastbound four unusual slow traffic because of the martinez crash near mckewan what are what south at willow in menlo park new collision on the side of the road lee slightly worse than usual joe mcconnell for kqed thanks joe his.

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