35 Burst results for "Motor Speedway"

Chase Elliott wins at Dover to snap 26-race winless streak

AP News Radio

00:34 sec | Last week

Chase Elliott wins at Dover to snap 26-race winless streak

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William Byron wins wild NASCAR race at remodeled Atlanta

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 2 months ago

William Byron wins wild NASCAR race at remodeled Atlanta

"The newly redesigned high banks of Atlanta motor speedway through NASCAR drivers a curve ball is the race turned into a fight for survival to trying to capture the checkered flag the winner William Baron who is out front as multiple car spun across the start finish line behind him it's just a crazy exhilarating feeling when you win a you know kind of a superspeedway style race because you're constantly working and you know it's never really guarantee there were twenty six race cars involved in at least one crash over the five hundred mile race but there was also a record number of leaders at twenty and more green flag passes in the field in the previous six Atlanta races combined following burned to the line was rostra stain who picked up his second straight runner up finish Kurt Busch was third jury Jordan Hampton Georgia

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"motor speedway" Discussed on The Final Lap

The Final Lap

05:33 min | 2 months ago

"motor speedway" Discussed on The Final Lap

"Again for this week's final app weekly fantasy update. Today we'll take a look back at Phoenix and look ahead at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Let's take a look back at last week's picks and see what we did for you there before moving on to our stage leaders. We took a look at Kevin Harvick in the number four car. He looked pretty good all weekend in practice a little quiet. I actually thought he was doing some sandbagging based on his speeds and how he was running in a couple of weeks ago he backed his car into the wall and so I think that team is playing it safe during their practice and qualifies. So look for a lot of teams to do that sandbagging and that's just one more thing to make this fantasy a little bit more complicated. So I'm moving on, let's look at Kyle Busch. He didn't collect any stage points on the day, but he did finish in the top ten in the 7th place placing him tenth on the points board for the game. And we all saw what happened to Martin Truex Junior. That was ugly. No points, no bonus points. I hope you didn't do like, I think I saw Kerry Murphy put him in his lineup. I think he went one, two, three with all these three guys. That's why it's important to keep an eye on practice and qualifying. If you see something you don't like, go ahead and pull them out of there. I did. I pulled Kyle Busch and Martin Truex off my league. And left the four car in and I put the 20 in place of the 18th, which didn't work so well for me either. But that being said, I did put Denny Hamlin in instead of the 19 because I saw some good short run speed out of him and thought he would be able to lead some laps up there, collect some stage points, that didn't work out for me as well. So I actually garaged him because it was only an 8 point differential between Christopher Bell's final resting spot and Denny Hamlin's, it was about 7 points, I think, right before the second stage ended. So I benched Denny on the assumption that I'll be able to pick up way more stage points out of him and possibly a win. On a different track. So it only makes sense to do that. So I hope you had the sense enough to do that or we'll do that next time that occurs in your lineup. Okay, let's move on to the stage picks for this week. For Phoenix. Stage one, chicken pit racing for stage two, childress trio, and the wind we got a tie, big picture racing. Is that a pitcher, a pitcher, or a pitcher? Huh? And whip city spiders. Both taking home two 39 on the day. I finished once again down there in the 74th place, and I only dropped one spot to 34th overall on the league. Toby finished in the 14th place. Good day for Toby, moves him back up into the tenth spot. And Carrie wears Jimmy Murphy, he finished in the 141st spot and that puts carry in the 199th spot for the league, but just for fun, I added a 180 points. Let's say Carrie actually did make his picks for Daytona and had a decent a 180 point day. Carrie, that puts you at 703 points, four points right below me. Mid 30s. So you're doing quite well yourself. All right, let's move on to Atlanta Motor Speedway. Talk about some picks for your lineups there. This week, we're gonna throw the stat book away that's I just burned it. It's in the garbage. Let's talk about the last three races and see how many stage points these guys have collected. I think this is gonna be an easier way to determine who to put in your lineups for this weekend. So your leader over the last three races in stage points is William Byron with 36 in the second most is led by Chase Elliott and Tyler Riddick, both with 32. In third, you're looking at guys like Bowman and Larson, both with 28, a lot of the Hendrick guys up in there. I'd say the fourth most, we got Ryan Blaney up there, he's been pretty stout and in 5th, Briscoe and Logano are tied there. And a guy that ran pretty well this weekend Harvick. He's got 14 stage points over the last three races. Now keep an eye on the Hendrick guys, watch out. You may have more motor problems coming from them, hard to say whether they fix those valve spring issues that Larson had and Stenhouse has that same motor package, and both of them had those problems. And then I would definitely stay away from Gibbs. The last three races, the whole Gibbs gang looks horrible in stage points. Kyle Busch, he's got 8 stage points. Denny's got ten. Christopher Bell has 6 coins. Martin Truex Junior, 5 stage points. This is over the last three races, now trix does have stage wins at Daytona to his credit. But Todd Gilliland has more stage points than the 18 and the 20 year to date. I would avoid the Gibbs guys until they figure it out. So this weekend, if you don't have guys like Briscoe Reddick, Chastain, penciled into your league, you're doing something wrong. It seems like they have the aggressiveness right now to run the cars up front and collect those points. I don't know if the other drivers are staying back and staying out of trouble, but that doesn't confront me. I'm looking for those stage points. All right, folks, that's all I have to offer for you for this weekend. I hope this gets you a little bit of food for thought. And I really appreciate you all sticking around and listening to the final up weekly fantasy segment of the show. I am rowdy dragon. I will check in again with you next week. Until then. Like us at Facebook dot com slash the final lap.

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Todd and Caller Rocko Discuss Fabricated Hate Crimes

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

02:20 min | 5 months ago

Todd and Caller Rocko Discuss Fabricated Hate Crimes

"Let's go to the phones Rocco and Georgia, a W DU N are affiliate there and a Rocco wants to weigh in on this juicy smooth lay story. Hey Rocco, what's up? Hey John, how are you? I'm well, thank you, sir. Now that juicy has joined the tawana Raleigh hall of shame. Where is when are we going to go after Bubba Wallace? Because he perpetrated same sort of hopes in 15 FBI agents were dispatched to Talladega motor speedway. How much money did that hoax cost? You know, that's a great question. And Rocco, I remember, and again, our listeners may not, especially millennial analog. I don't know what they're doing. I don't know what they're teaching the kids in school. Hey grace, grace, turn your micron. Yes. You know who to want a broly is grace? All right. You see what I mean Rocco? I know. So ladies and gentlemen, a tawana brawley is the young lady, 15 years old, she alleged that four white men kidnapped her and raped her in New York City. Al sharpton is camel really onto the national scene as a result of all of this. And it turned out she made it all up. All of it was completely untrue and she ruined an Al sharpton ruined people's lives and this caused riots it caused chaos in New York City and it was all fake. And Todd, when they Googled her, they'll be a black guy standing next to a Raleigh you probably won't recognize him. He'll be wearing a jogging suit and he'll spot twice the size of Al sharpton. That's the fat Al sharp. Bad out. Yeah, that's fat Al sharpen. Yeah, you're right. To want to probably probably help pay for his weight loss surgery. Well, it may be. That was a lot of money. But to your point Rocco, we have these cases and it's not they're not just random events. But these are fake hate crimes and the media covers this because in their hearts they still believe that we're some sort of I don't know a pre Civil War country.

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Hamlin holds off Elliott, takes first NASCAR win in Vegas

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 8 months ago

Hamlin holds off Elliott, takes first NASCAR win in Vegas

"If you're going to take a gamble Las Vegas is the perfect place to do it but you should understand as Kyle Larson found out the gambles don't all pay out his fuel mileage gamble backfired and then handed him his first win at Las Vegas motor speedway we've just done a great job working on this racetrack in getting a lot better for me over the course of my career after fourteen years of not really being not that good here so Chris and the team the whole facts terror teams has been a great great great ride with them and obviously just had another trip for the character of the case and I will get to go and worry about the next round Hammond ended up leading ninety eight of the last one hundred and fifteen laps and held off a late charge by chase Elliott for his forty sixth career win Brett McMillan Las Vegas

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Mike Helton Recalls the Impact of Sept. 11 on NASCAR

NASCAR on NBC

01:49 min | 8 months ago

Mike Helton Recalls the Impact of Sept. 11 on NASCAR

"Before worrying about the upcoming race weekends at new hampshire motor speedway in dover. The primary focus was taking care of nascar industry members scattered around the country on that fateful tuesday and along the way. We're talking to different people in industry almost nonstop. And you know you find that. There's one team. I think they bring kansas testing and they were watching it unfold. And then we had a group of officials in richmond. Virginia that stayed over after the richmond race before they went to new hampshire in richmond to work on the rule book for two thousand and two which is which was usual for us back then to take a moment in that august-september window to work on next year's rulebook so that was all organized after richmond stayed up for or so then came back to daytona monday night. And so we had a group in richmond at a hotel working on the rule book and i called them up and say hey you guys may need to turn on the tv. Because you know you're not far from dc and you know keep an eye on things and and then the federal government starts making decisions about ground and air traffic So the guys in kansas. We're going to have to figure out how to wrap up out there and then and drive back to charlotte and our officials in richmond are going to have to figure out because i was going to stop and pick up a lot of them on the way to new hampshire but the the the spirit of what you were doing either if i think teams testing or us working on rule book she here kind of come out of that you you said i we can. We can worry about this later. There's there's something more important going on that we we just don't have the heart to pay attention to what we're supposed to be doing. So and i think that was kinda universal that gins had our industry it was but i think it was universal. Just talking to friends and family members. That's not in the sport.

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Allmendinger Gets 1st Indy Win in Crash-Marred Brickyard 200

AP News

00:43 sec | 9 months ago

Allmendinger Gets 1st Indy Win in Crash-Marred Brickyard 200

"AJ Allmendinger survived a chaotic finish to win the first ever NASCAR Cup road race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a loose curbing late in the race lead to a pair of wrecks that took out multiple cars early in the second shoot out chase Briscoe pump race leader Denny Hamlin taking Hamlin out and putting almond digger in front I don't even know like we know showing up the road course races like we can we have fast race cars but like at Indy the way that played out like I mean this is just pure enjoyment it was all men diggers first win of the year Ryan Blaney finished second Carl Lawson was third and leads the Cup points standings Tom McCabe Indianapolis

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IndyCar Driver Sage Karam to Make NASCAR Debut at Indianapolis

Nightcap with Ryan Gates

01:25 min | 10 months ago

IndyCar Driver Sage Karam to Make NASCAR Debut at Indianapolis

"Karam is set to make his NASCAR debut in next month's Xfinity series race at the Indianapolis Road Course. Karen will be driving the number 31 Chevy for Jordan Anderson Racing, Woody Kane had a chance to catch up with sage following the recent announcement. You may know him from the IndyCar ranks, but he's also done just a little bit of everything, it seems erasing I racing. Low control cars, dirt bikes, the N C car series the Rolex 24 You name it, but sage. Now you're going to go racing the Xfinity series. Are you just trying to check off all the items from the bucket list or what? Yeah. You know, I think as a race car driver, it's really good to you know, get in as much stuff as you possibly Can. You learn more and more with everything Get to drive. So this is just something for me to to get a good good triad, and hopefully it's something that leads to something else down the road. I've always said that I really wanted to get an X An Xfinity car. Um, I just really never knew how to Get about that. Like, who? To contact and stuff like that. But, you know, we had a really good run at the end of 500 this year, getting seventh and I think that opened up some doors. And, you know, I'm really excited to, uh To be on board with Jordan Anderson Racing in the number 31 Montage Mountain Chevy Camaro, So I think it's going to be a lot of fun going to one of my favorite tracks that you know the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the road course this time, so I'm looking forward to it. Two top

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Is NASCAR's Next Gen Car Safe? Some Drivers Have Questions

Racing Virginia Podcast

01:12 min | 10 months ago

Is NASCAR's Next Gen Car Safe? Some Drivers Have Questions

"This has got started with with the nascar drivers talking about the reconfiguration of atlanta motor speedway and the and the car. The next gen car and safety concerns with it now. There's a lot of rumors flying around twitter. Which obviously don't don't take anything you see on twitter. Tell me series lead a dummy. Yeah in a crash test. Yeah with the new jenkins died. Yeah so not good good good. We're going to leave the leave that to the twitter rumors because who knows what's true. What's not all that good stuff. However the nascar drivers specifically denny hamlin have been very vocal in the past few weeks about the sanctioning body. Not being communicative. Is that a word communicative not communicating enough to the drivers about. What's going on with the next gen. Car kyle busch was very said very similar things and a few other drivers that were interviewed. Kevin harvick said

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Kurt Busch Holds off Brother Kyle at Atlanta Motor Speedway

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 11 months ago

Kurt Busch Holds off Brother Kyle at Atlanta Motor Speedway

"It was the bush brothers show in Atlanta Kurt and Kyle combining to lead two hundred and thirty five of the two hundred and sixty laps with current leading the final twenty five to pick up his fourth career win at the Atlanta track Kyle had taken the lead on a round of pit stops with forty eight laps to go but what's Kurt got past him Kerr was able to keep his little brother at arms length that's the biggest thing is I'm just trying to pull out all the tricks and stay focused and be little brother this is Kurt Busch's first win of the year and thirty third overall it's also something of a goodbye gift the car owner chip Ganassi who's selling the team at the end of the year Brett McMillan Hampton Georgia

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"motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

NASCAR America

02:17 min | 11 months ago

"motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

"Narrower so i'm interested to see what the how the asphalt is going to take rubber. Obviously it takes a little bit for the new asshole to kind of give weather. We saw that with retail pretty much everywhere But this new Asphalt technology is host to be you know not retain water might be able to drive quicker so you know. I feel like you know marcus in bruton entered by a semi. They're not scared to swing the bat and take chances and lot of times they. They're making the right choices. And i think it's going to be cool any time. It's something new and exciting and it's gonna put. It's going to be a lot of variables going to a brand new track with brand new car And you're going to be hall in the mail around atlanta motor speedway now system be pretty well okay so real quick we only got about a minute left the way you look right now. There used to be a show called grizzly adams. I know you're out there shooting a commercial harder working with your co star in this commercial are working with your dad randy. Just tell me and they both get just as grumpy. So he's referring to the grizzly bear a concert. Commercial whisper built bar one of our partners. So you know. I've seen ranulph matters the grizzly bear. And i've seen that grizzly bears manager aniela jewelry and everywhere in between. So you know it's a push. Thank you do thanks. Careful what those barriers in atlanta said. Hey man we'll do thank you the joy joining us. So atlanta motor speedway. Obviously he's a fan of these new changes bill for next year. We got one race left on this pavement. Which i said. I've been around for twenty four years. People love this track. Who do you guys like the last time on this surface. You mean besides kyle larson. That's the only guy. I said tolerated. I'm gonna go with my way out in left field here just to end this thing on a high note. These things happen whenever you do things and is somebody's home state. Who's who's your job. Oh yeah okay. that's a good one. That's believe he just wanna race. And i believe there may be a special on after the race. This sunday can think about chase elliott. That's all the time we have nascar. America motormouth thanks for watching..

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"motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

NASCAR America

02:07 min | 11 months ago

"motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

"With them. We see austin dillon. We see tyler rettig. We see eric jones. We see so many of these teams that are chevy based teams that are having great runs and having solid daniel schorr and track house race. And you see these guys. They're having just solid. And that's the chevy camp so you know we talk hendrick but it's chevy at the same time and again here. We see in some shots of race. Like i think that gives there especially with kyle recently but to your point it feels to me is if until you have somebody besides kyle busch winning and crystal real chris. Sale finishing second is impressive. But until you have somebody winning regularly it is still a hundred discussion. Look if we if we just sat down and look at if you just sit down over the last the last six races six or seven races and just look at stats of laps led how many times their cars have finished in the top five. How many times records finished in the top ten. How many laps they've led. How many quality passes you can go through all those stats. Okay but if you put them over here this is the table is going to cave in under the hendrick weight of what they done and this side's not over under everybody else nobody's been able to penetrate that on a consistent basis and that that for me is the big telltale side is they just do it week and week out and nobody even though you get to reveal that slides in there and run second even though you get around blaney or you get somebody will pop up in there. Oh yeah but third. Is we embarrassing. But fourth is whatever it may be. So they're still there. Those four drivers are capable win each and every way yet at hendrick motorsports right now no question. of course. A lot of discussion Let's talk to an expanding series driver. I think we've got austin syndrome. Both races at road america hill. Join us when we come back after the break here on nascar. American motor mounts..

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"motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

NASCAR America

02:31 min | 11 months ago

"motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

"Does not surprise. Me braced slinger. I've raced at some of those short tracks up their stock car racing as may have been born in the southeast and we may consider nascar southeastern sport and a lot of ways even though. It's an but the hotbed is wisconsin. And minnesota dick trickle dave markets. Alan quickey magazines. We can go on and on of the guys who have come out of there who have had an impact on nascar. That fan base and those fans are there they. They're passionate about motor sports. They're passionate about nascar. they watch it. They believe it. They pull for their drivers. So one hundred thousand people come out incredibly excited for me. We saw to kyle. Larson fans actually chose that moment again gauged as well. Dj chase elliott talked after the race. It kinda caught them off guard as somebody who grew up in georgia rarely spent anytime wisconsin. The amount of nine year he saw but also just the again the amount of passion for nascar to callous point. I guess we won the championship. That was when i sort of understood that they raised nightly yes up there in a way that you know. Maybe they do here in north carolina area. Did you know about that growing up in this area. Did you know that like yes. Everything's stockcar racing is synonymous with the south but there was an outpost up there in wisconsin. That has a lot of it too. Yeah i knew some of it. And then as i got into my career and got the opportunity to go in that part of the country and get into some of the tracks. You understood that that's no different than what we have here. In south matter of fact they may be more passionate about it on weekends going to these short tracks and the big events that they would have up. There were incredible the driver that they withdraw from all across the country. Which just unbelievable. And you knew when you went there to race that you were going to be racing the best of the best from everywhere because they paid enough money and you went there on a short track and every good short track racer great short-track racer was there. So i got the experience that and see that first hand and so that was the first opportunity i had then when i retired and started doing tv and had the chance to go up and do the finnity racist at road america. Oh my gosh just you know. Walking around seeing the people that were coming out for that going to the little towns. They're just the passion that they have four this. I've always said and told my hilton. This a number of times if you can ever get a cup race there. It'd be one of the biggest things to ever happen. And i think they turned out and showed that this weekend and then chase elliott but on the show that they wanted to see man coming from almost the back of the field.

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"motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

NASCAR America

06:02 min | 11 months ago

"motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

"Take a look at this graphic that sort of explains that atlanta twenty eight degrees charlotte of course it's been around forever mile and a half racetrack charlotte speedway twenty four degrees texas twenty four las vegas twenty so atlanta really goes into like its own category in terms of mile and a half tracks and i asked marcus about it. Roddy children's said yesterday that he believes again remains to be seen someone because of the next gen carbohydrates variable but he believes this could be flat on all the way round and create pack racing superspeedway daytona talladega style racing at a mile and a half crack. Is that is that conducive. I guess too good racing. Do you think that's something that the fans i mean. Those are four races that we have daytona and talladega every year. That are totally different. Is that something we want. More of. I can tell you. The drivers aren't going to be happy. And that scenario just because it's so stressful. But they get paid good money for things to be stressful. That the the key is is that what the fans want to see in is that what fox and nbc are putting their money towards To to support a nascar racing and to make pack racing and had that a lot more. I mean it is highly entertaining to watch. I'll be honest with that. But you know gotcha talked about saving the owners money in the long run with these cars while hell we're gonna tear what they're able to save. Go do pack racing every weekend. Remember when you tore up the most stuff all year long at bristol. Martinsville now is talladega and daytona. But and i say this. I say this in this kind of way as i can if we're sitting here trying to predict how they're going to raise take it with a grain of salt. I don't care who says. I don't care if if running children's says it i don't care for ever him says i don't care if the france family says we don't know we don't. I don't think we know we all. We all looked and said well. This is the way the car tomorrow is going to be. Well this is the way the gm ford the jim. This is the way these cars. They didn't work that way. Nothing has worked the way that we predicted. Are we thought we talk about racist. Sometimes men are going to run the strange check. This is the kind of race. We're going to see you know what they'll do pre-race we can eat crow at the end of the day because is not a way we said it was going to be because it just changes so. I don't think we can predict yet until we see what this car. The next gen car how it races. How how it reacts to these transitions how it reacts to the arrow until you see it. I i don't know and that lack of uncertainty jamie and there has been some feedback and driver's car. Larson said he wished you know maybe they had talked to drivers denny. Hamlet i side as well i mean is that just kind of maybe a natural reaction from drivers because they don't know what else is going to be like and they'd just like to maybe have a little heads up. I think they would like that. You know just to get just the common courtesy of saying. Hey what is it about race tracks that that provides good racing that you'd like and give them a list of tracks to say. Hey give me your ideas about each of these and what we should do and and just consult with them. I think is something and you know. I told you earlier to the best racetracks that people talk about having great racing over the years. They consulted rusty wallace on both of them that i know i think richmond actually consulted more than just rusty. But that's one of the best short tracks that there has been for great racing and then the other one was our speedway and we've seen the type of racing that is provided for the expanded these series for different series there even the indycar series of putting on great racing there and that was solely designed by rusty wallace. So drivers do have an idea of what could not just what suits their style but but what might provide some good racing. So i think they should at least talked to them about it and marcus said that they consult some admits to maybe. What kyle larson. Yeah okay so listen out. Though it out there there was a driver council. They would've been consulted if there was a driver council but the drivers council that. I'm sorry. I put that back on the drivers in some way shape or form. But you know i look at i look at at some of this stuff that we're talking about and you look at this this race track and you look at how they're trying to do something and there are certain race tracks you know and i'll go back to this and i'll go back to this. Do you think they consulted. Richard petty david pearson. Ko or bobby orr dining when they went from the big money. Carlos the little buicks in eighty and eighty one. They said no bill that car and show up down here. We're going to race and that's the way it was. We're going to raise these cars. And i'm still a little bit of that. Old mentality is these. Are the rules. This this is the field. These are the rules. That's the ball. You wanna play play. You don't wanna play. Don't come and i don't care it's no skin off my back and i'm sorry that i don't live in a world where you have to consult with everybody. You know what i mean. It's not a group decision. Someone has to make a decision. Someone has to pardon my french sack up and make a decision. And i think these guys have said this is what we're gonna do. You can either come play or you don't have to. You know you can sit on the sideline and complain about it on social media all you want to or you can come play the king bobby. Allison david pearson. My bad they showed up and tracks. They'd never seen before what it was and we went ryan. Yeah we went to daytona with those luke cars and they flip those things down the backstretch. Those things were on the roof and people were like man. We can't drive the short cars. We can't drive these narrow cars they get on the roof but you know what they figured out a way. They made it work and some of the best races at daytona. Where we're through the eighties and early nineties. The decision has been made. Like i said exactly how it turns out next year atlanta motor speedway in the meantime more to come here on nascar. America we'll talk some drivers from racing atlanta this weekend on motor mounts. Are you tired.

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"motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

NASCAR America

02:26 min | 11 months ago

"motor speedway" Discussed on NASCAR America

"A lot more thought through a lot better process than what we can can can wrap my head around. Yeah i in this world and we talk about how racing and and for racetracks to be designed like this for the this specific cars Something that i can't even fathom in mind cause i'm not smart enough to do all of that if it works at the gosh the what it opens up is just incredible Some people are gonna have to open up. Jen books to change but if it if it does present and bring us what. We're what everyone wants to see. And that's great. I mean there's always going to be racist that are better than others. I don't care what you do so that that's not going to go away just because you designed his track to to match up with these cars because you're gonna have drivers that are better than other drivers so things are always going to be that but but this does work and it's just it's fascinating to listen to that versus what i just read you know and so i look forward to seeing how this work and i hope. It's a huge success. Yeah i i will say this speaking about an and you hit the nail on the head you talk about the track designed to the specific cars. That will be racing there. I think the last time that happened was in nineteen fifty darlington when they ran the fifty mercury fifty. That's because that's the car the day and they run one hundred ten or fifteen miles an hour and that's what that track was designed for it to run one hundred ten or fifteen miles an hour. No matter what no matter what i think. I don't think you'll get an argument from fans or drivers or anybody out there. S emma is moving the needle. They took a race from texas. They gave it to kota. That was the least deal. They don't own code. They leased the race traitor. They put dirt on bristol. They're changing this racetrack. They're trying to do something they're trying to do. Something for the fans are trying to do something for the sport. They are attempting to make the sport better. So my tip of the hat to market smith and that whole organization because they are trying to move the needle well to dj's point mile and a half racing race tracks have been a huge part of the discussion nascar and quality of racing last twenty years. And your point to marcus or question there about you know what kind of repercussions could this have. If it's a success and this is a racetrack like really any other in terms of mile and a half where you're increasing the banking to twenty-eight degrees versus a lot of the other racetracks in nascar.

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Atlanta Motor Speedway Getting Major Overhaul to Improve NASCAR Racing

Word on the Street

00:27 sec | 11 months ago

Atlanta Motor Speedway Getting Major Overhaul to Improve NASCAR Racing

"Motor Speedway. Atlanta Motor Speedway is needed repaving for 5 to 7 years, track officials say. And now it's going to get more than just that. After Sunday's Cup Series race, they're going to dig up the track surface and not only repave it, but add four degrees of banking and narrow the turns, meaning that the cars will be able to travel in a pack much like Daytona and Talladega. When the series races here next year. They also expect to continue to have two races next year, which they have this year for the first time in a decade. Doug Turnbull at the

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Atlanta Motor Speedway Getting Major Overhaul to Improve NASCAR Racing

Word on the Street

00:27 sec | 11 months ago

Atlanta Motor Speedway Getting Major Overhaul to Improve NASCAR Racing

"Motor Speedway. Atlanta Motor Speedway is needed repaving for 5 to 7 years, track officials say. And now it's going to get more than just that. After Sunday's Cup Series race, they're going to dig up the track surface and not only repave it, but add four degrees of banking and narrow the turns, meaning that the cars will be able to travel in a pack much like Daytona and Talladega. When the series races here next year. They also expect to continue to have two races next year, which they have this year for the first time in a decade. Doug Turnbull at the

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Larson wins 2nd NASCAR All-Star race, this one in Texas

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

Larson wins 2nd NASCAR All-Star race, this one in Texas

"Kyle Larson had his mind on the money as he drove away with the victory and the one million dollar paycheck in the NASCAR all star race at Texas motor speedway I don't know where you get to rank it it's definitely up there personalize it's in top two now of first race is at one but really cool to win any crown jewel in any sport but in Askar especially throughout multiple field inversions and other curveballs NASCAR through with the drivers of the special one off of them Larson stayed strong he didn't need strategy because his car had speed SO much speeding back that second place driver Brad Keselowski was frustrated after the race because there was no way he can catch Larson another frustrated driver was Larson's only teammate chase Elliott who finished the race in third Jerry Jordan fort worth Texas

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COTAXfinity Recap, Busch Wins

The Final Lap

01:24 min | 1 year ago

COTAXfinity Recap, Busch Wins

"Nascar xfinity series race recap from circuit of the americas over the weekend. Rain made this one interesting for sure. But kyle busch dominated. He led thirty five of the forty six lap event. Kyle busch spanks the field with an eleven second lead coming to the checkered flag. In his ninety eight th career win in this series I think we had a really good piece. Just overall talking with dinger kind of felt like drive off was probably our biggest thing that we excelled that today. Just being able to keep the rear tires on the car longer being able to get the gas pedal down to make a away longer. Instead of sitting there modulating the gas and kind of playing with it and wasting time to get down that was the biggest thing almoner behind me. He was the closest that could keep up with me for about two laps. But i was always in front of him when we were close to each other. So i didn't I didn't really see how well he was through the ss or You know through the slow section stadium section over there to see if that's if he can make ground on me there keep up with me there or whatever so Yeah that's probably about about it all right. Aj alma dinger ends up second followed by justin all our kevin harvick and austin syndrich rounds out the top. Five point standings like this five to one justin all daniel hamrick. Aj almudena burton. While he is seventy. Seven points. Back of leader austin syndrich. Who has three wins this season op next for the xfinity series charlotte motor speedway one pm eastern saturday. One

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Danica Patrick Will Drive Pace Car in 2021 Indy 500

Dana Loesch

00:14 sec | 1 year ago

Danica Patrick Will Drive Pace Car in 2021 Indy 500

"Motor Speedway has announced former Indy car driver and current NBC sports analyst Danica Patrick will drive the pace car for this year's Indy 500 shall lead the field to the green flag on Sunday, May 30th and a 2021 Corvette stingray.

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Bobby Unser, 87, Indy 500 Champ in Great Racing Family, Dies

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Bobby Unser, 87, Indy 500 Champ in Great Racing Family, Dies

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting three time Indy five hundred champ Bobby Unser has died three time Indianapolis five hundred winner Bobby Unser has died at age eighty seven the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says Unser died Sunday at his home in Albuquerque New Mexico of natural causes Unser and his brother al Unser junior are the only pair of brothers to win the Indy five hundred Bobby Unser's victories in the greatest spectacle in racing came in nineteen sixty eight nineteen seventy five and nineteen eighty one the eighty one victory was controversial under cross the finish line ahead of Mario Andretti but officials ruled Unser had passed cars illegally during the race while exiting pit lane under caution a penalty docked Unser one position and made and ready the water but on appeal Unser was reinstated as winner in October of that year it was the thirty fifth and final victory of Bobby Unser's career hi Mike Rossio

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Millions of Americans Are Missing Their Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

NBC Nightly News

02:00 min | 1 year ago

Millions of Americans Are Missing Their Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

"The johnson and johnson co vaccine became more widely available today but there are many people willing to take it and across the country growing signs of hesitancy to take any vaccine at all in some areas that means fewer people are signing up for a shot where there is plenty of supply contrast all that with the increasing cova crisis in india where they desperately need more treatments and vaccines the world health organization now calling on countries with excess to send it there. We'll have a report from overseas in just a moment. But we begin with sam brock in miami on florida's first full day of johnson johnson reentering the vaccine marketplace many took a pass. They don't want to kansas or voice strong opposition for their loved. Once it's concerning for me as a parent or a daughter you know family member. Whatever you you don't wanna be that person going through any type of side effects the one mom already vaccinated with j. and j. was seeking it out for her eighteen year old daughters. It's only fifteen cases out of more than eight eight million people who got the shot so it's very minimum so our felt safe split sentiment as health officials go on a full court press to assure the public. The vaccine is effective an extremely low risk. We clearly have a situation where the benefits greatly outweigh. The risks even for younger women a fragile american psyche butting up against a race to get shots in arms at the indianapolis motor speedway acceleration. Once again of jj doses. Any vaccine into any arm is a win. While in san francisco agreed light in the golden state. Johnson johnson too risky especially if there's other alternatives right now. Some states are starting to turn down. Government shipments due to lack of demand in arkansas. Seventeen counties are cutting back according to the arkansas democrat. Gazette

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Joey Logano Wins Inaugural Bristol NASCAR Cup Series Dirt Race

Atlanta's Morning News

00:12 sec | 1 year ago

Joey Logano Wins Inaugural Bristol NASCAR Cup Series Dirt Race

"And air that comes from NASCAR's first dirt race and 51 years, Joey Logano wins the first ever NASCAR Cup series dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway. They're going to run it again next year on the dirt, but likely in the evening because it was so dusty of

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NASCAR’s dirt race at Bristol becomes muddied

Purity Products

00:21 sec | 1 year ago

NASCAR’s dirt race at Bristol becomes muddied

"NASCAR will literally be getting dirty this afternoon for the first time in 51 years. The Cup series will run on dirt for today's food city dirt race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Several NASCAR drivers have backgrounds and dirt racing Kyle Larson among them Normally a cup series run around the bullring is 500 laps That's cut in half with this afternoon's food City dirt race at Bristol Green Flag waves at 3:30 P.m..

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"motor speedway" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

Pit Lane Parley

05:04 min | 2 years ago

"motor speedway" Discussed on Pit Lane Parley

"So it's. Race Week fingers crossed still on that one so guys. There's no fans that this race. people are obviously torn on that one, but I'm GonNa make this fun because you have an entire facility to yourself now right so you get to be the only person who gets to go watch this race. You're like a fly on the wall. Though so you can literally go anywhere you want. Anywhere you want at Texas Motor speedway to watch. Where are you going to go? Whichever row has the beer guy walking around with the beer cans for sale? Because I'm imagining going to be one guy staffed for me to sell beer to your fly like they. They wouldn't staff. Hey, beer person for a fly. Money to go to this race. You're not you're fly. You get to fly wherever you want as a fly. World. Are we living in your fly on the wall? What changes my answer might go ahead I would like to perch on the flag. Stand so I can see the hopefully very close finish from A. Top down view there like it. Yeah I'd probably actually. Texas I go from probably the spotters area. Then I get to see the whole track. High vantage point in my allowed to give myself the win for this one. Like before even say it. Let me guess you're going to say like the grass and the trial will. Your you're a fly on the wall. You can fit anywhere you WANNA. Go, and what do we have this year? We have aero screens. I am writing in a car. Right in a car it's going to be fantastic and I won't blow out because there's an Arrow screen blocking the window. So I'm not you the win on this on either and mostly going to say that flies do they have the best vision because for all? We know you'RE GONNA end up on Sada's car. Who's your prediction to do bad I'm pretty sure they okay vision like they don't get anywhere close. I'm not an expert, but appreciate. You'RE GONNA end up on Saddles car, and actually end up being miserable versus me and Mike. You're going to be having the time of our lives up top. I'm going to get a nice cool breeze. Life, until I die in a crash apparently. That is what he's saying. Go ahead and put the win on this one with US I'm I'm call split to win with you on that? We've taken over the joker lap into declutter. I win. I and raping in my little mind I'm the one driving the car. I typically I see where you're coming from when you give yourself the win on on these things, but this one I'm I'm definitely I'm going thumbs down I'm gonNA. Give you all getting a big fat F. So wrong. Haven't you ever heard the expression the the windshield? Yeah, I I'm going to be inside the wind chill. They're not on it. I'm not going to split it on it. That's what the tariffs are. Four years get torn off the first pitstop. Now on the windshield. Piece of marble is going to disintegrate you. Well where you're not going to. Change things I've still sticking with that. No matter, right, we win this. I think that should be. Our twitter pulled away wins the WHO wins the job lab. For? On that, it is time for the still not greatly named facts game. I'm going to give you guys. Three facts driver has raised in Indycar within the last ten years. So here we go. I was born in Brazil. I raced in Indycar. From two thousand nine to two thousand eleven and I also have raised in stock cars in Brazil Raphael Matos user. We saw him at Detroit and we. Yes He. Isn't a penny series. No, he was transam series. Oh I. Don't know why I thought it was pincers. In Toronto yeah the Candida Yeah Yeah. He was doing really well from what I remember all right, really quick notes, because there's actually a lot to transpire the Formula One world within the last week or so so real. Quick Recap here. Unfortunately Williams has lost their primary sponsor rocket phones, and the team is now considering some sort of partial or full sail of team itself, which would be a huge bummer, Williams is one of the last kind of historic teams in Formula One besides. Ferrari McLaren and you don't really think we can cut Mercedes because there's about a forty fifty year gap that they were out, but real big bummer. Hopefully they can find some sponsorship. It looks like things are trending up for him this year so hopefully they can figure things out. The Dutch Grand Prix was canceled. Unfortunately, F one came out today, finally Tuesday and announced the first eight races of the season, which began on..

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"motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

01:56 min | 2 years ago

"motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

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"motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

05:05 min | 2 years ago

"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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"motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"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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"motor speedway" Discussed on CarStuff

CarStuff

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"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 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 does Jimmy just Jimmy and later you know 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 ought to look that one up but the Atlanta Motor speedway Kinda stood in for The Charlotte Motor speedway. And guess that you know this. 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 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 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 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 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? They're building a community like the new stadium north of town. They I think 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 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 I I don't know how it works if you have to sign up to go or whatever but look into at 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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03:22 min | 2 years ago

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"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 | 2 years ago

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"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 | 2 years ago

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"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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05:25 min | 2 years ago

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"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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05:59 min | 2 years ago

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"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. Goofy right were feeling. It's a little bit rough. It's a little bit. You know. It's not as smooth as I thought it would be, but I went to the paint because I knew that felt weird and looked at it and I realized like over the years the layer after layer after layer that had been built up that paint had created kind of the original, and it was like it was definitely raised logo and it's. For sure the roughest part of that whole track, and besides what you would see you know all right. It looks like the whole thing's kind of again kind of a mess, but the paint is definitely the worst part, or you know how it is when when you think about fixing something like that. Why would you fix that paint? If you know you're already gonNA, fix the track as a matter of fact in twenty nineteen Motor speedway started to apply some some fixes to the cracks in the pavement. Yeah, they. They use this stuff called ticks. Oh fate odd. Yeah, you know what that's going to be brought up a little bit later in the interview. Yeah, yeah, this. What's it called? It's called ticks fix. Fault takes a fault and I think, Brandon. Hutchinson will mention this in the interview later about this type of product, and what it does and I've I've watched a couple of videos about ticks. Fault is Stroz strange like they put it on a piece of it looks like a piece of tile right when they put the ticks fall down, it repels the water. It pushes it away. You can see it physically the water away. Which is Kinda? Cool like? There's tiny hands just. Yeah exactly. That's it. It's as pushing it away. It's like a little squeegee or something that's not moving away and and Brandon will talk about the ticks Felton, and what that's all about, but you know another thing he mentions and again this will come up during the interview, but. There's very few people that actually are involved in the preservation of this whole thing right and it's not just the track surface. It's the whole facility which is enormous is eight hundred fifty square acres, and it's just twelve people that are maintaining the track and all of this property, and it's incredible to able to do this. Because like the surface, itself is really really knepper steen, but pretty darn close I mean they're really really good at what they do. Yeah and Brandon and an ED. We're both very very complimentary about the whole team in what they do to keep you know, keep on top of this whole thing and you know as far as the feedback from the drivers. Lot of drivers are really happy with the services. Well, they love it. Yeah, they want it to be repaid. No, some of them are. Kind of excited by the by the challenge of it, I guess driver Clint Boyer said that it's one of the reasons. ATLANTA. Motor speedway is one of his favourite racetracks. We have a quote from them. The worn out surfaces the best. I hate repave I. Get excited when we go there. The speed how the tires fall off higher able to run all over the race track. Make it great, and then another another driver Ryan Blaney says it's definitely a handful. It definitely makes you work hard and search route constantly, which is a lot of fun. It's an incredible facility. It really is and and Kurt. When you and I went there, there was so much more to. To it than I thought, there was now we'll get to the interview in just a few minutes. I promise you. We're going talk to Ed and Brandon and hear what they have to say, but I guess I did not expect this I didn't read up on it ahead of time. I should have I should have like really studied about what it was about but I. didn't understand that they're actually condos on the property. You can buy a condo that faces the track itself so that when if you own one of these properties? Their forty six Konno's that I think have been around since about nineteen ninety four, and if you own one of these forty six condos. You have essentially track front property. You're able to watch a race anytime. It happens, but you gotta live there all year. Probably somebody has decided that during race weekends. I'm going to show up to this condo and live there. My friends, and you know we'll have the essentially. The box seats may be retired. You know and you want to go during specific races, but I don't. I don't know if there's someone who lives there you know as like that's their main Domus, possibly, amy. Maybe it was a cool thing to do. Maybe it's still is i. mean it is a cool thing. Get is, but you know you gotta drive into this facility first of all I. It's in It's kind. kind of a rural area camped in Georgia secret. Look Up. Hampton Georgia and see where that is, and that's one thing I. Guess is kind of out of the way it's again about an hour south of Atlanta. Then 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..

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05:34 min | 2 years ago

"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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