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  • Pritzi Pritzi Jun 14, 2012 3:18 PM Flag

    Michigan, we have lift off!!!

    What speeds will they reach on the newly repaved Michigan Speedway this weekend? And could we have Lift Off?!?!? Mark Martin topped the speed in practice today at 201 mph. The real speed came down the front stretch at 218 mph!!! NASCAR says they don’t expect to add a restrictor plate to slow it down because they are “expecting” speeds to be slowed when the track rubber-ups & temperatures rise…. but the drivers are talking. Some of the drivers sound somewhat nervous (Biffle) & Jimmy Johnson has been saying that drivers could be “white-knuckling” it. What kind of race will we have this weekend? ….It could get CRAZY with speeds up to 218 mph...you don’t want a driver bumping another driver at those speeds!!!

    Today, 4 drivers broke 200 mph for overall lap speed…Mark Martin, Dale Jr., Truex Jr.& Harvick….

    This is a copy from my post on the NASCAR board...I don't know where to say stuff anymore but I thought the info was relevant for this weekend....best of luck to everyone :)

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    • Thanks for the info Pritzi. Not touching my picks this week.

    • Woooo hooooo.... Great tile for this post. I'm wearing on you.... LoL.

      Wow 218..... I hope they are doing a test on all the cables restraints protecting the fans. God forbid they could be needed this weekend. 43 cars moving that fast and someone will take flight. I don't want to see a restrictor plate though. This could be a test for removing them all together.... It could be a receipt for destruction also. Lets hope they all understand what they are doing and use good judgement. Even with all that, the perfect mechanical failure could yield the same effect.


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      • I was thinking of that too MoToR....not only am I worried about those drivers....what about those fans too!!! I am having major computer problems today...don't know why....can't load any vids...but the press conf. following practice was interesting.....people/Nascar & drivers "seem" concerned. Should make for interesting commentating during the race.....

        PS....glad you liked the title....I thought it was cute :)

    • A Jumbo jet can take off at 180mph? Holy Crap Batman get some wings.

      " I am personally uncertain of the actual answer to the question. Nevertheless, I know that a single-engine prop plane can take off at 60mph. Yet this question does not have an absolute answer as a jumbo jet is capable of taking off at a mere 180mph It depends on physical variables such as size and weight of the craft. Logically, it takes more force to push a taller or heavier person off a cliff than it does a smaller or lighter person. The rate of speed required to take off is not universal."
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    • Whatever you do,make sure you go with a local established co. If you don't already,you will have out of state trolls roaming your neighborhood looking to make a quick buck(not you John).lol. Pun intended. They will take your $ and the job will not get done.

    • Sweet dreams, and not that I wish bad luck on anyone anywhere,but hail storms are good for business. I work for a roofing co. We haven't had any severe storms this spring,but this place is growing by leaps n bounds. Thankfully there's plenty of new construction going on here. Cya soon.

    • In Austin yes,this city is booming. And the weather makes it possible to do business yr round. I got off of the roof yrs ago,I run the sheet metal shop and the yard now. We, or mostly I make all of our own flashing. I cut it ,break it,but I don't do any soldering anymore. Got tired of inhaling fumes from muriatic acid.

    • Now I know that face :)......Glad to hear Baby is doing well. You need to stay on her & make sure she doesn't rush her recovery...you know what I mean....they don't know any better...but you gotta love them dogs :)

    • Good to hear that. Careful what you wish for on that rain. We have been having wild weather up here. Yesterday, Dallas got hit with a hail storm during rush hour trafic that was the size of BASEBALLS. Been dealing w/ Ins. all day. I posted vids of it out on the other MB....too many computer problems now to show.

      Well, I got to watch the rest of the Game & call it night. You & Baby take care & will chat with you later :)

    • I'm doing fine. Baby is putting more and more pressure on the leg everyday. I believe she's ready to crush,kill, and destroy again.lol This happy face isn't working for me now though,brb.

    • That is a good thing about TX, the winters are very mild. I know Austin & the Hill Country very well. Austin is a beautiful city but the traffic is a nightmare I35 & it is the only way to go. I bet the insurance premiums on that metal shop are through the “roof” …lol (pun intended) those saws on an industrial level are monstrous. You must have major safety regs in what you do.

      I'm signing off for now Richard...it took me ages to get back here just to post to you. It is so frustrating...I don't know why I have so many issues with the white screen.....Catch ya later on today :)
      Enjoy your relaxing day & I'll try back later today :)

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