2017 Talladega Alabama 500

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2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby MK_comeback » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:41 pm

Qualifying: Saturday, 4:15 PM ET.
Green Flag: Sunday, 2:20 PM ET.

Chase race 5/10.

Matt Kenseth driving the #20 DEWALT Flexvolt car.

Go Matt!

Standings:

RK DRIVER POINTS
1 Martin Truex Jr. 3106
2 Kyle Larson 3072
3 Kevin Harvick 3069
4 Chase Elliott 3059
5 Denny Hamlin 3056
6 Kyle Busch 3055
7 Jimmie Johnson 3051
8 Jamie McMurray 3044
9 Matt Kenseth 3043
10 Brad Keselowski 3042
11 Ryan Blaney 3039
12 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 3034
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby buckyfastdraw » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:48 am

Well, Talladega is fun to watch even if it is always a crap shoot. If Matt can get up front and not get himself shuffled out on the last restart by tougher drivers, we could be cheering at the end. And if ifs and buts are candy and nuts, we will all have a Merry Christmas. :duck:
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby buckyfastdraw » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:03 pm

Toyotas looked slow in qualifying. Nobody in the top ten. Matt in 19th ahead of Truex and Jones. They could be sandbagging because this is Talladega and that is what they like to do in practice and qualifying at Talladega. We will know within a few laps if Toyota deaked everyone because most of them will think they need stage points to get a decent points day. I hope they aren't under team instructions to run together all day, sheesh. I think Earnhardt will crater, as usual, and the Fords will be hungry for points because they know they are the slowest manufacturer on the 1.5 mile track in Kansas City. I am picking Harvick or Keselowski for the win.
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby Brooklyn17 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:47 pm

Ouch. Lap 30, came to pit road p1, out p5.
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby buckyfastdraw » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:59 pm

What was the lackadaisical pit stop about? 16.4 seconds and it looked like the crew was slow walking the stop. Has Matt told them something they didn't like to hear? A couple of more stops like this and they will toast him. Sheesh. :ticked:
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby Brooklyn17 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:14 pm

Can't believe they threw the caution for that, with 4 to go.

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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby cptx » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:21 pm

way to leave points on pit road
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby Brooklyn17 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:28 pm

Starting Stage 2 p2 with a teammate behind us.
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby Brooklyn17 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:15 pm

Ugh. Dropped to p20 with 10 to go in Stage 2. Dunno what happened.
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby Wendell » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:03 pm

I haven't been able to watch it all but the Ford's definitely look fast.

That's kind of weird to say again.
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby Wendell » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:30 pm

Matt needs to find a way to get near the front or next weekend is going to be a must win.
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby buckyfastdraw » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:36 pm

Just thought I would post so we have a better chance of posting enough for 2 pages. Matt just never has understood plate racing. He always chooses the wrong line, it seems. He also gets shuffled out so easily when he happens to be in the right line. Looks to me like the low line has been best most of the day and Matt is usually caught in the middle line. Maybe his spotter is not very good. :shock:
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby Wendell » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:44 pm

Any word if Matt can continue?
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby buckyfastdraw » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:44 pm

Sheesh. The usual is for Matt to get out of his car and he and Jason just give up. They have to get back out there or it is checkers or wreckers next week.
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby buckyfastdraw » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:56 pm

Anyone hear what happened to Matt? The NBC gang sure doesn't know or care! :ticked:
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby Enginerd20 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:01 pm

Is matt out or on the track? Trying to follow on this and nbc lap updates.
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby cptx » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:01 pm

Enginerd20 wrote:Is matt out or on the track? Trying to follow on this and nbc lap updates.


yeah they slapped a bunch of tape on and sent him out to make laps
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby Enginerd20 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:12 pm

As long as he keeps trying. Go matt!
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby buckyfastdraw » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:52 pm

Well, I had Keselowski in My fantasy league. I also had Bowyer, Stenhouse, and McDowell. Okay, bring out the baseball players. October is a good month for baseball. :wave2:
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Re: 2017 Talladega Alabama 500

Postby Enginerd20 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:29 pm

Definitely has a hole to get out of next week
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