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Old 04-14-2013, 12:43 PM   #791
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That last pit stop was money for the 18 crew, 11 seconds! That's was my Son in law doing the happy dance when they got Kyle out first...lol.

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http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2013/04/13/Penske-teams-face-penalties-after-parts-taken.html

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But both teams might be in for penalties due to parts that Robin Pemberton, NASCAR’s vice president for competition, told reporters were “not in the spirit of the rule.”
This is the part of NASCAR I really detest. A part is either in compliance, or it is not. "Not in the spirit..." tells me, "it's not illegal, but we don't like it, so get rid of it." I've never dealt with crap like that very well, and I hate seeing it at all. Seems to me, if the part isn't to your liking but it's not illegal, change the rule after the race. Arbitrary BS like this is bad for business, IMHO.
Of course, I could be misunderstanding the whole thing...
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This is the part of NASCAR I really detest. A part is either in compliance, or it is not. "Not in the spirit..." tells me, "it's not illegal, but we don't like it, so get rid of it." I've never dealt with crap like that very well, and I hate seeing it at all. Seems to me, if the part isn't to your liking but it's not illegal, change the rule after the race. Arbitrary BS like this is bad for business, IMHO.
Of course, I could be misunderstanding the whole thing...
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Penske Racing is famous for that going back to at least their Trans Am days.
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Penske Racing is famous for that going back to at least their Trans Am days.
So was Robin Pemberton and any number of others.
I still fall into the thinking that a part is illegal, or it ain't. "Questionable" is something you sort out later.
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Did anyone hear about two drivers that refused to be interviewed because the NRA logo was behind them? I've been looking for it but cannot find anything that will tell who the drivers are. But Jr. was really vocal of his support of the NRA.

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So was Robin Pemberton and any number of others.
I still fall into the thinking that a part is illegal, or it ain't. "Questionable" is something you sort out later.
Just saying Penske is one of the granddaddies of doing/using questionable things in racing dating back to the 60's.
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I enjoyed that race, Kyle Busch 4 tires changes in 11.7 seconds lol.

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Probably the best known and best at getting away with it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_Yunick

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As with most successful racers, Yunick was a master of the grey area straddling the rules. Perhaps his most famous exploit was his #13 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle, driven by Curtis Turner. The car was so much faster than the competition during testing that they were certain that cheating was involved; some sort of aerodynamic enhancement was strongly suspected, but the car's profile seemed to be entirely stock, as the rules required. It was eventually discovered that Yunick had lowered and modified the roof and windows and raised the floor (to lower the body) of the production car. Since then, NASCAR required each race car's roof, hood, and trunk to fit templates representing the production car's exact profile.
Another Yunick improvisation was getting around the regulations specifying a maximum size for the fuel tank, by using 11-foot (3 meter) coils of 2-inch (5-centimeter) diameter tubing for the fuel line to add about 5 gallons (19 liters) to the car's fuel capacity. Once, NASCAR officials came up with a list of nine items for Yunick to fix before the car would be allowed on the track. The suspicious NASCAR officials had removed the tank for inspection. Yunick started the car with no gas tank and said "Better make it ten,"[3] and drove it back to the pits. He used a basketball in the fuel tank which could be inflated when the car's fuel capacity was checked and deflated for the race.
Yunick also used such innovations as offset chassis, raised floors, roof spoilers, nitrous oxide injection, and other modifications often within the letter of the rule-book, if not the spirit. "All those other guys were cheatin' 10 times worse than us," Yunick wrote in his autobiography, "so it was just self-defense." Yunick's success was also due to his expertise in the aerodynamics of racing cars.
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Overall not a bad night for the FTF race team. Cousin Carl needed that 3rd, Brad K salvaged something. Wish JR hadnt had the battery problem, think he would have been a contender....On to Kansas beotches...
I agree jr had a tough.car Damn the luck
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Ole Jr. I personally will buy you a rabbits foot , you need a break..! Better yet , a sacrificial virgin..? Any volunteers..?

PS:Not to harm , just de-virgin and of course over 21 , beautiful , owner of a gun shop , Harley shop , bar and grill and yes , I,m your man..! I will do this for the sake of racing and Dale Hune-your..! :rolleyes

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