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[Friday
February 9th, 2007 at 11:02pm]

deathbetothe3rd
1. Kasey Kahne #9
2. Ryan Newman #12
3. Matt Kenseth #17 
4. Jimmie Johnson #48
5. Kevin Harvick #29
6.Greg Biffle #16
7. Jeff Gordon #24
8. Casey Mears #25
9. Jamie McMurray #26
10. Tony Stewert #20
11. Kyle Busch #5
12. Kurt Busch #2
13. Denny Hamiln #11

Most wins- Greg Biffle
Most poles- Ryan Newman
Rookie of the Year- AJ Allmendiger
Daytona 500- Jeff Gordon
The Winston- Kurt Busch
Coca-Cola 600- Jimmie Johnson
Pepsi 400- Dale Jarrett
Brickyard 400- Ryan Newman
Surprise Winner- Martin Truex, Jr

First Time Winners-
Truex, Mears, Montoya, Riggs
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'07 [Friday
February 9th, 2007 at 4:19pm]

joegrav
  This has been an exercise in futility in the past. Oh well, here goes

1. Kevin Harvick #29
2. Tony Stewart #20
3. Jimmie Johnson #48
4. Matt Kenseth #17
5. Greg Biffle #16
6. Kasey Kahne #9
7. Dale Earnhardt, Jr #8
8. Kyle Busch #5
9. Carl Edwards #99
10. Jeff Gordon #24
11. Denny Hamlin #11
12. Jeff Burton #31
13. Brian Vickers #83

Most wins- Kevin Harvick
Most poles- Jimmie Johnson
Rookie of the Year- David Ragan

Daytona 500- Mark Martin
The Winston- Kyle Busch
Coca-Cola 600- Matt Kenseth
Pepsi 400- Kevin Harvick
Brickyard 400- Jimmie Johnson
Surprise Winner- Brian Vickers

First Time Winners-
Truex, Ragan, Montoya
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[Monday
February 20th, 2006 at 5:41pm]

deathbetothe3rd
1. Greg Biffle - #16
2. Jimmie Johnson - #48
3. Jeff Gordon - #24
4. Mark Martin - #6
5. Tony Stewert - #20
6. Elliot Sadler - #38
7. Dale Earnhardt - #8
8. Kurt Busch - #2
9. Ryan Newman - #12
10. Matt Kenseth - #17
11. Carl Edwards - #99
12. Casey Mears - #42
13. Kasey Kahne - #9

Most wins- Greg Biffle
Most poles- Ryan Newman
Rookie of the Year- Reed Sorenson

Daytona 500- Jimmie Johnson (ok, I'm cheating)
The Winston- Matt Kenseth
Coca-Cola 600- Jimmie Johnson
Pepsi 400- Greg Biffle
Brickyard 400- Kurt Busch
Surprise Winner- Bobby Labonte

First Time Winners-
Brian Vickers, Calsey Mears, Denny Hamin, Martin Truex Jr., Reed Sorenson
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2006 already?! Woo. [Saturday
February 18th, 2006 at 5:43pm]

joegrav
[ mood | anxious ]

I'm aksing for 1-13, most wins, most poles, ROTY, and winner of the winston, shootout, d5, b4, c6, and aa4, and surprise winner--- also add on : BIggest rise/breakout from '05 to 06, biggest fall from '05-06, and First Time Winner(s)?

1. JEFF GORDON - #24
2. MATT KENSETH - #17
3. CARL EDWARDS - #99
4. TONY STEWART - #20
5. MARK MARTIN - #6
6. JIMMIE JOHNSON - #48
7. JOE NEMECHEK - #01
8. KURT BUSCH - #2
9. GREG BIFFLE - #16
10. RYAN NEWMAN - #12
11. CASEY MEARS - #42
12. DENNY HAMLIN - #11
13. DALE EARNHARDT JR - #8

Most wins- Tony Stewart
Most poles- Ryan Newman
Rookie of the Year- Denny Hamlin

Daytona 500- Mark Martin
The Winston- Jeff Gordon
Coca-Cola 600- Joe Nemechek
Pepsi 400- Jeff Gordon
Brickyard 400- Matt Kenseth
Surprise Winner- Bobby Labonte

Biggest Rise from 05 - Casey Mears , Jeff Gordon
Biggest Drop from 05 - Jeremy Mayfield , Kyle Busch

First Time Winners-
Brian Vickers, Casey Mears, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr.

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[Thursday
June 30th, 2005 at 11:19am]

joegrav
with sterling on hiatus, I must post!

My Coca Cola 600 was so painfully close to being right, as was my Daytona 500 pick. Well, my pick of 48 for champ is looking good, but my ignoring of BIffle not so much
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WOO!! [Wednesday
June 1st, 2005 at 11:18pm]

deathbetothe3rd
Me and Katie both have one pick right, the winston and Coke6 respectivly.

Joe sucks
-Sterling
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Sterling's first lock [Sunday
April 24th, 2005 at 1:23am]

deathbetothe3rd
Steve Portenga will not qualify for a 2005 Nextel Cup race.

(my locks are more likely than Joe's)
-Sterling (9th place)
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[Monday
March 28th, 2005 at 6:59pm]

deathbetothe3rd
I just want to point out that none of us has gotten one pick right so far. On that note, I'm happy. Because I said Kurt Busch would win the most races.
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So shoot me. [Sunday
March 13th, 2005 at 8:11pm]

joegrav
[ mood | oy ]

I guess I lied, my "lock" didn't win, but at least he finished 8th; so Matt Kenseth has returned to Kensething- let's look for it to continue. My three picks today were the 48, the 17 and the 01; the 48 scored the victory and the 17 got a top 10; Nemechek, well, let me not get into Scott King, the damned Jackman, or else I'd be looking like a god-damned genius, for the second god-damned week in a god-damned row.

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The First JoeGrav LOCK OF THE YEAR (TM) [Sunday
March 13th, 2005 at 9:43am]

joegrav
[ mood | content ]

I will make various locks-of-the-year throughout this 2005 NASCAR season, and today, I have my first.

Matt Kenseth will win today. Period.

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my health... + speedweeks so far [x posted] [Monday
February 14th, 2005 at 12:38pm]

joegrav
[ mood | tired ]

LONG POST WARNING!
first of all, hello everybody, yes i am alive lol but im feeling really really sick still, i should probably be on the couch, but ive been there like 5 days in a row, im going insane. im going to be out of school til at least wednesday, I have mono, as well as possibly a throat infection, in which case i would have to go to the hospital and get my throat drained or something, and i'd be out til like friday. yesterday was a crazy day for me, later on in the day i was having serious troubles breathing, and it felt like my throat, which was completely swollen on the right side (it looked like there was a giant golf ball sticking out of the right side of my neck) was starting to close and spread toward the center and left of my throat. i had a hard time swallowing and at times trouble breathing so my mother decided to drive me into the clinic. they hooked me up to the oxygen tank just to calm me down a bit because i was gasping. i had a temp of 103.5 so they had to try to lower that right away, they gave me a cold cloth and some motrin and fluids, and then they gave me a steroid shot to lower the swelling in my throat, which has somewhat worked. i had to stay there for a few hours so they could do some tests on me to determine what i had as well as oversee the swelling, make sure its lowered as well as my temp gone down. it was down to 100.5 and my swelling was somewhat down, and i was able to breathe again, and they diagnosed me with mono (if the blood test said i did not have mono , they would have rushed me to boston medical center in ambulance to get something drained in my throat because the only other possibility would have been something more of a serious infection) so they let me go at midnight three hours after i left my house to go there. phew.. but im feeling a little bit better now. i FINALLY got a good night's sleep last night for the first time in days, although i must admit, before i went to the doctors and they helped me, i was afraid to sleep because i was afraid my throat would close and i wouldnt be able to breathe because im very congested. but i felt better afterward, and they recommended that i would be more comfortable sleeping in a chair so i did that and finally got some rest. my temp is down to 99.5 now, my throat isnt constantly in pain just when i am swallowing, my feeling of sleep deprivation is gone, my minor dehydration is pretty much gone, and my headache is still pounding but just a little bit, and im still congested-- in short, im feeling better, but i still have some more resting to do, plus i am extremely contageous :-/ so it looks like a little bit more time on the couch.

woo long rant on racing:
okay, a few notes from my perspective on speedweeks so far.
they've sucked for me, mainly becasue i've been incredibly ill while watcnhing them for the most part. but i have been happy to see racing back. the rolex 24 was fascinating, it was one of the best ones i can remember. bud shootout practice day was fun as usual, it's always great to see the cup cars out there for the first time. daytona 500 practice for qualifying gets very boring but ive been happy to see nemo and boris doing well. the arca race was just plain retarded, and we were extremely lucky to not have someone die, between feese running over his pit crew, that guy flying sideways into the fence, the fans standing near where that guy hit, the first big one, and the big-ass big one which saw poor todd kleuver spin like a dreidel, and billy venturini ended up being the guy getting hurt, he must have been one of the cars that fucking exploded or something behind kleuver. seriously, some of the arca drivers arefucking retarded. i dont mean to single out kyle krissloff, because there are plenty of overzealous crazies in that series, but i almost saw krissloff take out half the field four times, but luckily for him, half the field already took itself out before he could... but he was still trying, luckily for everyone the race got shortened, congrats to bobby gerhart. the bud shootout, i felt very ill through that and fell asleep through parts of it so i dont have a completely clear memory of it, it is the most silent i have ever been while watching a race, i was in so much pain and discomfort. the parts i saw were pretty decent, but it is very difficult to pass, and the drivers lose so much momentum this year when they have to back off the gass, i do not know why the geniuses at nascar decided to close the restrictor plate some more, like dale earnhardt said ,if people dont like racing at the high speeds, let the ants eat their candy ass. i think we can afford 3 or 4 more miles per hour in the name of more throttle response, which is actually safer anyways because people can give and take without having to worry about going all the way to the back , especially later on in the race when the big one is more prone to happen. anyways, congrats to jimmie, specifically, jimmie's crew, because it looked like biffle was pretty damn good.. it was nice to see jj win, personally, because id like to see him take home the title this season. i was quite disappointed in nemechek's performance after his practice speeds.. wow the car wasnt as good as it ran in practice but still i think the car is good enough to compete in the daytona 500 but the biggest issue i saw was nemechek's driving performance, he was way too over-cautious in times where he probably should be aggressive considering it was the shootout. i no nobody was watching nemechek closely the way i was, i bet even martha watched jeff gordon every now and then, so i can tell you this: whenever nemo got into 3 wide situations, he was the one who pulled out and slid in behind people. i cheered this in the first 20; with 20 to go, i was furious. also the pit crew had another bad pit stop. but oh well, we'll see what happens in the 500, that car looks slick, MB2 looks good-- riggs, nemechek and said all did great in 500 qualifying, im looking forward to the Deuls. Congrats to the front row DJ and JJ.

and now there are a few days off in speedweeks, what the hell is up with that, i get screwed.
by this point, im starting to miss school, and starting to get really bored. but at least at this week last few years there would be speedweeks stuff on monday and tuesday, but nooo, nothing, and unless i have a major health issue, i should be back in school by the time the duels and stuff are on. screw you daytona international speedway.

whew that was a long post, and im getting kinda dizzy froom looking at this computer screen for a few minutes here, so i will go now

-joe

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Well, well, well. [Monday
January 31st, 2005 at 6:55am]

joegrav
[ mood | excited ]

6 Days until the Rolex 24. 9 NEXTEL-ers are going for it, as well as Boris Said, and some other random assortments of NASCAR-related personalities.

Any thoughts?

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My Not-So-Good '05 Predictions [Monday
January 24th, 2005 at 6:11pm]

katie41
[ mood | hungry ]

1. Jeff Gordon
2. Jimmie Johnson
3. Mark Martin
4. Jamie McMurray
5. Kurt Busch
6. Matt Kenseth
7. Joe Nemechek
8. Tony Stewart
9. Ryan Newman
10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
11. Casey Mears

Most Wins - Jeff Gordon
Most Poles - Jeff Gordon
Rookie of the Year - Kyle Busch

Bud Shootout - Brian Vickers (okay, so maybe it's just wishful thinking)
Daytona 500 - Jimmie Johnson
Winston - Mark Martin
Brickyard 400 - Jimmie Johnson
Coca Cola 600 - Matt Kenseth
Pepsi 400 - Jeff Gordon
Surprise Winner - BRIAN frickin' VICKERS :)

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2005 [Sunday
January 23rd, 2005 at 11:35pm]

joegrav
[ mood | jubilant ]

I'm aksing for 1-11, most wins, most poles, ROTY, and winner of the winston, shootout, d5, b4, c6, and aa4, and surprise winner

1. Jimmie Johnson- #48
2. Matt Kenseth- #17
3. Jeff Gordon- #24
4. Jamie McMurray- #42
5. Tony Stewart- #20
6. Joe Nemechek- #01
7. Kasey Kahne- #9
8. Kurt Busch- #97
9. Ryan Newman- #12
10. Greg Biffle- #16
11. Dale Earnhardt Jr- #8

Most wins- Jimmie Johnson
Most poles- Jeff Gordon
Rookie of the Year- Kyle Busch

Bud Shootout- Dale Earnhardt, Jr
Daytona 500- Joe Nemechek
The Winston- Jimmie Johnson
Coca-Cola 600- Joe Nemechek
Pepsi 400- Michael Waltrip
Brickyard 400- Matt Kenseth
Surprise Winner- Brian Vickers

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05 Predictionss [Sunday
January 23rd, 2005 at 11:28pm]

deathbetothe3rd
[ mood | uncountry ]

We've looked back at 2004, now it's time to look foward to 2005. What I'm going to ask for is the top eleven, the driver with most wins, most poles, suprise win, winner of the: Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Coca Cola 600, Pepsi 400, Winston, and Shootout, and Rookie of the Year.

1 - 48
2 - 17
3 - 97
4 - 24
5 - 9
6 - 8
7 - 20
8 - 29/31 (whoever Childress wants there)
9 - 6
10 - 42
11 - 40 (9 and 11 are probably wishful thinking, but I love the veterans)

Most Wins - 97
Most Poles - 9
Suprise Win - 11, or 07
ROTY - 77
Daytona 500 - 20
Brickyard 400 - 31
Coca Cola 600 - 48
Pepsi 400 - 15
Winston - 42
Shootout - 8

-Sterling

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Memories of 2004 [Tuesday
November 30th, 2004 at 6:51am]

joegrav
[ mood | okay ]

It's hard to pinpoint any specific memories, but I guess the ones I will take out of 2004 most are:

1) The HMS plane crash and its' immediate aftermath, i.e., Atlanta, when Jimmie scored the emotional win
2) Joe Nemechek's win at Kansas
3) Obviously the surprising increase in excitement at Homestead that came with the Chase for the Cup. I'll admit it, I never thought it would be that exciting.

Despite Kurt Busch's being the champion, I also must say that the Story of the Year is definitely Hendrick's dominance. Seems like JJ or Gordon won about every week.

Jimmie Johnson should be Speed Channel driver of the year.

And Wooooee country music. Wooee northern rednecks. Especially ones who do SAD.

~Joe~
171 Days

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First question [Sunday
November 28th, 2004 at 2:19pm]

deathbetothe3rd
[ mood | Rednecky ]

Welcome to the world of the North, and South too I guess. Not for any other reason than to inspire debate and discussion, I'll pose questions to the group every now and again. Firstly, with 2004 NASCAR season over, and Kurt Busch a (legitamate or not) champion, what were some great memories of the last year? For me, there were four big ones: Bottlegate, The Green/White/Checker to finish the season, the Orange rolling on the track during qualifying at Chicagoland, and ... um.. what was that other one? It had to do with Junya, um... well, doesn't mean shit now, Kurt Busch has the trophy.
-Sterling

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