Shelby 427 Predictions / Thoughts

dpkimmel2001

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Can Kenseth do it again?

Anyone here going to this race?

Here's some info leading up to next weekends race.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Most Wins: 3 - Jimmie Johnson
Most Poles: 2 - Dale Jarrett, Kasey Kahne and Bobby Labonte
Most Top 5's: 5 - Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin
Most Top 10's: 9 - Mark Martin
Most Lead Changes: 28 - 3/11/07
Fewest Lead Changes: 13 - 3/5/00
Most Leaders: 16 - 3/11/07
Fewest Leaders: 7 - 3/5/00
Most Cautions: 11 - 3/2/08
Fewest Cautions: 2 - Twice, most recently 3/5/00
Most Caution Laps: 46 - 3/13/05
Fewest Caution Laps: 9 - 3/1/98
Most Finishers on Lead Lap: 30 - 3/12/06
Fewest Finishers on Lead Lap: 10 - Twice, most recently 3/7/99
Most Running at Finish: 42 - 3/5/00
Fewest Running at Finish: 33 - 3/7/04
Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: 123 - Matt Kenseth, 3/7/04
Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: 1 - Jimmie Johnson, 3/12/06
Most Wins by a Manufacturer: 6 - Ford
Track Race Record: Mark Martin, 3/1/98, 2:43:58 (146.554 mph)
Track Qualifying Record: Kasey Kahne, 3/9/07, 184.856 mph (29.212 sec.)
 

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3 in a row, that would be cool!

That sucked for Mark and Jr. this past week. Didn't they have their engine problems within a few laps of each other? Perhaps Theresa has people planted within the Hendrick organization? :rolleyes:
 

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3 in a row, that would be cool!

Perhaps Theresa has people planted within the Hendrick organization? :rolleyes:



Maybe Theresa was really smarter than everyone else back in the Winter of 06 when she told The Wall Street Journal that Jr needed to decide if he wanted to be a racecar driver or a rockstar.
 

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Can you imagine? If Jr. was the only one to have had engine problems? ;)
 

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The Entry List for the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor is posted, 51 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including:

Not in top 35 of 2008 owners points (top 35 locked in thru race five of 2009):

#09-Sterling Marlin (46/2 attempts 2009)
#13-Max Papis (none)
#14-Tony Stewart [past champ 2005](4/2)
#25-Brad Keselowski (none)
#28-Travis Kvapil (30/2)
#36-Scott Riggs (32/2)
#37-Tony Raines (46/2)
#41-Jeremy Mayfield (39/2)
#44-A.J. Allmendinger (13/2)
#51-Dexter Bean (50/2)
#64-Todd Bodine (49/2)
#66-Dave Blaney (37/2)
#71-David Gilliland (44/2)
#73-Mike Garvey (48/2)
#78-Regan Smith (41/1)
#87-Joe Nemechek (45/2)

In the event qualifying is rained out or cancelled:
the eight who would make it [8]: #'s 14,44,28.36,66,41,71,87
missing the race would be [8]: #'s 37,09,73,64,51,78,13,25

Info from Jayski....
 

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Here's my picks, but I'm probably going to end up changing it by the end of the week because I may replace Boyer with Biffle, and I don't have faith in Juan Pablo Montoya :pope:

Kyle Busch 1
Carl Edwards 2
Matt Kenseth 3
Tony Stewart 4
Jeff Gordon 5
Kurt Busch 6
Juan Pablo Montoya 7
Clint Bowyer 8
Brian Vickers 9
Jimmie Johnson 10
David Ragan 11
David Stremme 12
 

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Did anyone hear listen to Jr's driver feed last weekend? I'm talking about the point where he had the engine problem and was making his pit stops. He called into the crew to say that he's having engine problems and thinks that it has dropped a cylinder. Eury Jr. asks him about his switches and ignition system, all of the usual stuff. He still tells them that he thinks that it is a plug or plug wire as he has tried and checked everything else. He makes the pit stop and after they check out the heat @ each exhaust point on the header, they tell him all of the cylinders are firing. He then left the pits and it was still obvious that they were wrong. He then tells them to get a crayon to test each cylinder. Next time in the pits they realize that the #8 cylinder is not firing. My only point is that in listening to this exchange, it sounded like he was having to take on the role of both crew chief & driver as no direction to the crew seemed to be coming from the pit box.
 

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I never heard him sing or play an instrument but I'd be willing to guess that he made the right choice. :yesshake: