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  • Richard Richard Sep 9, 2012 2:05 AM Flag

    Thanks to the awesome pit strategy of the 48 & 56...

    Bummer Cliff.

    I was thinking of ya regarding the 48/99. The 56 was strong too. I couldn't believe it.

    And thanks to truly mind boggling pit strategy of Hamlin, what could have been a great week turned into a good week.

    4 tires? Really? With 8 laps to go?

    I mean, not a splash n go, but four tires? Not fuel and two tires, but four tires. Really?

    How many places did they figure those 4 tires with 8 laps to go when they entered pit road that 4 tires were going to enable them to get back?


    Ended with a 338.

    If only I woulda shoulda coulda started Gordon. But I didn't have the guts LMAO

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    • Actually Hamlin alluded to that in the post race interview - once the 24 got by them, they had to make sure they didn't finish ahead of the 18, and since they had no chance to win it didn't matter where they finished. Not that there were any team orders or anything like that...no not at all ;-)

    • I totally agree. What were they thinking? I had a 300+ week too but should have been better. Had Denny and Jr. Both killed me making the leaderboard. As for Gordon, I haven't used him all season but, my son used him up last night. LMAO

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      • Congrats on a 300+ week Lisa. At least with Jr and a laps and Q bonus you still got 84. Mark Martin and Newman both ended up at 86. Thankfully Denny had the most laps lead bonus so it was still a 76.

        Bowyer made it to the end on fuel, and I am sure that Denny would have as well. But Denny was a team player. After Gordon passed him, he pitted with 8 laps to go and took 4 tires to give Kyle another position to hopefully make the chase. Denny came out of the pits and 16th and with 4 fresh tires fell two more places to 18th allowing Kyle, with a fairly used up car to finish 16th. I'll give Denny kudos for the team player part. But it was too little too late.


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