Chevy Rock and Roll 400 Thoughts/Predictions

dpkimmel2001

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Who's going to win this one?

Television Coverage: Saturday, Sept. 12th, ABC, 7:30pm/et

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:43pm/et

Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
Sunday, September 13 at 3:30am/et on ESPN2
Sunday, September 13 at 11:00am/et on ESPN Classic
Wednesday, September 16 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED

Weather Link..... Richmond, VA - 5 Day Weather Forecast

Defending race winner: Jimmie Johnson

Will Kyle Busch make the chase? :scratch:

Chase Clinch Scenarios For Richmond: Eight spots remain in the 2009 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – and 11 drivers are mathematically in contention for securing one. Below are the clinch scenarios for Richmond, the final race before the Chase field is set:

#99-Carl Edwards is currently 105 points ahead of 13th place.
Regardless of any other driver’s finish, he will clinch if he finishes:
24th or better
25th and leads at least one lap or
27th and leads most laps.

#9-Kasey Kahne is currently 96 points ahead of 13th place.
Regardless of any other driver’s finish, he will clinch if he finishes:
21st or better
23rd and leads at least one lap or
24th and leads most laps.

#2-Kurt Busch is currently 95 points ahead of 13th place.
Regardless of any other driver’s finish, he will clinch if he finishes:
20th or better
22nd and leads at least one lap or
24th and leads most laps.

#42-Juan Pablo Montoya is currently 88 points ahead of 13th place.
Regardless of any other driver’s finish, he will clinch if he finishes:
18th or better
20th and leads at least one lap or
21st and leads the most laps.

#39-Ryan Newman is currently 81 points ahead of 13th place.
Regardless of any other driver’s finish, he will clinch if he finishes:
16th or better
17th and leads at least one lap or
19th and leads the most laps.

#5-Mark Martin is currently 69 points ahead of 13th place.
Regardless of any other driver’s finish, he will clinch if he finishes:
12th or better
14th and leads at least one lap or
15th and leads the most laps.

#16-Greg Biffle is currently 68 points ahead of 13th place.
Regardless of any other driver’s finish, he will clinch if he finishes:
11th or better
13th and leads at least one lap or
15th and leads the most laps.

#17-Matt Kenseth is currently 20 points ahead of 13th place.
Regardless of any other driver’s finish, he will clinch if he finishes:
Second and leads at least one lap.

#83-Brian Vickers currently sits 13th, 17 points ahead of #18-Kyle Busch. He would need to gain 21 points on Kenseth and stay ahead of Busch to clinch a Chase spot. Busch, 37 points behind 12th, needs to gain 17 points on Vickers and 37 points on Kenseth to clinch. #00-David Reutimann, 132 points behind Kenseth, has an outside shot at clinching. He would have to gain 133 points on Kenseth. A maximum of 161 points can be made up in a given race.

I'm going with Tony Stewart.
 

Calypso

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Ok so for me, the best race of this season.. LMAO

I am going with Jimmie.... And Kyle to not get in the chase.... lol

Oh and I am also going for 150% perfect weather....
 

dpkimmel2001

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The best races are always the ones that you go to so I'm sure you're right on that call.

Not a Kyle fan here, but it sucks that someone with that many wins doesn't make the chase. Oh well, lack of consistency.

Weather looks great for this weekend! Hope that holds true for ya!
 

Calypso

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The best races are always the ones that you go to so I'm sure you're right on that call.

Not a Kyle fan here, but it sucks that someone with that many wins doesn't make the chase. Oh well, lack of consistency.

Weather looks great for this weekend! Hope that holds true for ya!

Yeah know I have my moments with what I think about the chase and weather I like it or not... I think the thing that bugs me the most is how so many people think they have the answer in changing it to make it better... That gets so tiring.

Hubby use to always say how he wanted to see someone who hadn't even won a single race in the whole season win the chase to show how much of a farce this chase really is...

Anyways, it should be a good race, really hoping we make it in time for the Nationwide race now that we have tickets for that one as well..lol
 

semipenguin

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The drivers know what it takes to make the chase. Being able to perform week after week is part of that.

Kyle won't make the chase, Hopefully McVickers won't either :)
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mghtx

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I don't feel comfortable with Kyle's chances of making the chase. There's a very small part of me that hopes he doesn't get in just to see the reactions of people. :eek:

If Kyle doesn't make the chase I would LOVE IT if he won every race for the rest of the year. :p Of course that won't happen.

What if both Kyle and Mark don't make the chase? Hmm......

Seriously though, I want both Kyle and Mark in the chase. If Jr. was in the same situation I would want him in the chase too.

I just hope it's an exciting race. My fear is that the chase is making some of these tracks not that exciting because drivers are playing it as safe as possible, overdoing it to the point of boredom.

How many of these drivers would drive differently at Richmond if it weren't for the chase and the situation they find themselves in?
 

Snoozer

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I'd like to see Kyle in the chase but I have my doubts he'll make it this year. I would love to see Vickers make it in.
Either way, it'll be an interesting race.
 

mghtx

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I know one thing....if *I'M* locked into the chase? I'm going completely all-out to win Richmond. There is absolutely NO reason to hold back. So what if I wreck out? I'll be getting the nascar points fairy to visit me.

And if I win that's bonus points for me and none for somebody else.
 

k9feces

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I know one thing....if *I'M* locked into the chase? I'm going completely all-out to win Richmond. There is absolutely NO reason to hold back. So what if I wreck out? I'll be getting the nascar points fairy to visit me.

And if I win that's bonus points for me and none for somebody else.

If I was locked in I would drive around the track clockwise :buttrock:
 

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Kenseth sure ain't helpin himself with that last pit stop. My main man Jeff is leading...would love to see him win tonight but Hamlin's looking strong too.:Smiley_wink: