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  posted on 3/27/2017 at 11:54 AM
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Another yahoo question: how did they come up with the A, B and C list of drivers?

And will those remain the same all season or do they shuffle up who is on which list?


A, B, C drivers are picked by yahoo people before the season and the driver's in those categories will remain in them all year. Nobody switches during the season. There is potential for a driver to miss some time, like Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, Dale Jr, etc in years past and replacement drivers for them would get added to the list as new C drivers to choose.

In general drivers are based on how they did last season. The A drivers are the ones considered with the best chance of winning the race every week. There are a couple drivers that yahoo puts in this group every year that is noncompetitive compared to their peers, but they may have been B drivers last year that overachieved and they wound up in A this year. B drivers are the ones either moving up the ladder from C, or down from A and mostly the middle of the pack drivers that haven't had a history strong enough to put them in A, but are better than C. Every year there are a couple really good drivers in B that then end up being As the following year. C drivers are rookie, underfunded teams and part time drivers. There is always a couple really good Cs and then you have to try and uncover some diamonds in the rough to get enough for 36 starts.


 

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  posted on 4/5/2017 at 08:38 AM
I have to admit, there at Martinsville at the end of one of the segments, when Stenhouse bumped Busch out of the way to get back on the lead lap, quite aggressive !

Not good if you are a fan of #18, as it also cost him the segment win, but way to go Mr. Danica !

 

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  posted on 4/5/2017 at 10:48 PM
Yeah that was cool. Anytime Kyle Busch gets mad is a good time! Ricky wasn't having any of it. Got to protect your position!

Sucked for me that 21 got into the 48 who then as a result got into the 1 which cut a right rear tire and saw him crash out of the race very early on.

 

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  posted on 4/7/2017 at 08:34 AM
Dangit, I missed the deadline to adjust my drivers this week. All I can do is swap between bench and starters, oh well, that may work, who knows.

Texas re-pave, talking heads seem to think it will be a learning curve for all teams.

 

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  posted on 4/9/2017 at 10:19 PM
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Dangit, I missed the deadline to adjust my drivers this week. All I can do is swap between bench and starters, oh well, that may work, who knows.

Texas re-pave, talking heads seem to think it will be a learning curve for all teams.


Looks like it worked out pretty good for you!

And Leglizhemp is this week's winner, he has a pulse, he's off the mat!

Only 20 pts separate positions 1-3. 50 pts separates spots 4-8.

6 more races in this segment. No race for Easter weekend, then Bristol!

 

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  posted on 4/10/2017 at 07:29 AM
i'm on my way to the top!

 

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  posted on 4/10/2017 at 08:41 AM
Man I thought it was going to be Ryan Blaney's day, kid will win some races, one of these days.

 

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  posted on 4/10/2017 at 08:43 AM
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Man I thought it was going to be Ryan Blaney's day, kid will win some races, one of these days.


same here, he looked good. he'll win, eventually.

 

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  posted on 4/11/2017 at 08:51 AM
Blaneys are kind of hometown heros around here from sprint car racing. People pull for Ryan. It's great for him that Woods Brothers got hooked up with the Penske partnership. A couple yeas ago that 21 car was just running a part time schedule.
 

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  posted on 4/11/2017 at 09:24 AM
Fellow Ohioan here, currently displaced in SW Florida, ha.

My cousin who used to race stock cars in and around Northeast Ohio knows Dave Blaney from Sharon Speedway up there.

 

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  posted on 4/11/2017 at 09:25 AM
Hey, who are all the participants anyhow ?

Aussie Tigs
Heineken515 - ABB website member
Waffles and Cocaine
Front Runner
Not fast enough
danb - ABB website member
Twelve Cold Ones
Pitstop Sang - ABB website member
Shake n' Bake
Suckingaskissmyass
Trumped up Racing
LeglizHemp - ABB website member
Phil and the Blanks -friend of heineken515's

 

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  posted on 4/11/2017 at 09:32 AM
Aussie Tigs - LeglizHemp's friend
Heineken515 - ABB website member
Waffles and Cocaine - my friend was at Daytona with me
Front Runner - my friend was at Daytona with me
Not fast enough - my friend
danb - ABB website member
Twelve Cold Ones - me!
Pitstop Sang - ABB website member
Shake n' Bake - family member of mine, last year's champ
Suckingaskissmyass - ABB website member (Alanwoods)
Trumped up Racing - ABB website member (leafsfan)
LeglizHemp - ABB website member
Phil and the Blanks -friend of heineken515's

 

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  posted on 4/17/2017 at 10:21 AM
Another question about Yahoo, although I suspect I know the answer:

Does the number of starts for a driver get reset for the Summer and/or the playoffs ?

 

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  posted on 4/17/2017 at 10:56 AM
I think the answer is no......

 

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  posted on 4/24/2017 at 08:38 AM

 

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  posted on 4/25/2017 at 08:41 AM
http://wishtv.com/2017/04/25/dale-earnhardt-jr-announces-retirement/

Dale Earnhardt Jr. announces retirement

After 18 seasons and more than 600 races behind the wheel, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will bring his NASCAR Cup Series driving career to a close at the conclusion of 2017. Today, he shared the news with members of his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports team.
The fan favorite and two-time Daytona 500 champion will discuss his decision in a press conference this afternoon. He will be joined by Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick, for whom Earnhardt has driven since 2008. The two first met about the driverís decision on March 29.
Earnhardt, who will turn 43 in October, made his first career Cup Series start on May 30, 1999, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Since then, the Kannapolis, North Carolina, native has captured 26 points-paying Cup race wins and been voted by fans as NASCARís Most Popular Driver a record 14 consecutive years. He has qualified for the NASCAR playoffs eight times.
Now in the midst of his 18th full-time season at the elite Cup level, Earnhardt made his 600th career series start on March 26 at Fontana, California. He will compete in his final NASCAR Cup Series race on Nov. 19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports will announce plans for its 2018 team alignment at a later date.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2017 at 08:53 AM
Funny, as a big Jr fan, I am not the least bit saddened by this news.

I think those of us that watched his father dominate at times, wished, wished and hoped Junior would turn out to be a really, really good driver that won a lot of races - but that just never happened.

Dale Jr is one of the most likable drivers and personalities in sports as far as I am concerned. The fact that he can and did do whatever he wanted in the sport is evidence of this.

Saw him one time on the Lee Corso college football pregame show, whatever that show is called, and it was hilarious - Dale Jr fit right in, laughed on camera at Corso's comments, just a regular likable guy discussing college football.

Not sure if he would translate very well to "the booth." I'd enjoy listening to his insights as I do most ex drivers (except DW - who needs to retire.)

But we all know Dale Jr certainly does not need to work.

Good for him to get out.

Carl Edwards did it, others may join the retirement party soon.

The success of the young drivers may drive that movement.

In my recollection, never has a group of young drivers made such an immediate impact as of late.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2017 at 11:26 AM
Dale Jr has 26 wins and there are 6 active drivers with more wins.

26 wins nothing to sneeze at, not what I am saying at all.

http://www.mrn.com/Race-Series/NASCAR-Sprint-Cup/Statistics/Additional-Stat istics/Season-Stats/All-Time-Winners.aspx

 

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  posted on 4/25/2017 at 12:31 PM
Who invited heineken515 to the league anyway...........?

 

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  posted on 4/25/2017 at 01:05 PM
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Who invited heineken515 to the league anyway...........?


Top of the chart!

what I liked about Jr best is his kind of happy-go-lucky attitude, well not the attitude so much, but the way it came across in words....something like -

'well, yeah I don't know, cars not real fast, yep, maybe it's me, probably me I don't know, need to get some more speed we're working on it, yeah, we'll have to see I don't know, we'll get it in there and figure something out'

Something about the way he talked that I always liked hearing because it made me laugh.

Him retiring, makes me wonder, I know the issue he had last year with concussions, but makes me wonder if he was more competitive if his outlook might be different. They say winning solves everything. Dale Jr doesn't win much lately, or even run well.

But yeah, it is exciting I think seeing so many younger drivers excel right now. There may be some pressure on some other older drivers to retire as contracts come up for renewal.

 

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  posted on 4/25/2017 at 01:10 PM
You nailed it, he talks just like a regular guy.

Your description reminded me of an occasional Mark Martin interview, something like:

TV: Mark how are your chances today, do you like your car ?
Mark: we have about a 14th place car today

 

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  posted on 4/27/2017 at 03:26 PM
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I'd enjoy listening to his insights as I do most ex drivers (except DW - who needs to retire.)


Not sure he has to retire but him and 24 have to stop disagreeing with each other. They sword fight way too much. One guy says its black the other says pumpernickel. Painful to listen to them squabble over **** no one cares about.

 

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  posted on 5/7/2017 at 10:34 AM
Appears Danica and a couple others set some new records in practice Friday!



A fluke from NASCAR's scoring system that captured something in error right when they put the red flag out for rain and those 3 drivers had just gone onto the track.

 

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  posted on 5/8/2017 at 08:25 AM
Congrats to Stenhouse ! Nice to see him win that one.

How about that move from McMurray there at the end, going between the 48 and 18, nice move !

"The Big One" - although I like the Dinger, I sure thought that was his fault, hitting the 24 like he did, but in the interviews at the Care Center, no one seemed very pissed about it.

 

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  posted on 5/8/2017 at 09:16 AM
Great final 2 laps!

Glad 18 got beat. Seemed to pout like a baby afterwards..."we'll go to a real race track next week". Wha Wha.

Not sure I've seen Chase get upset yet. I think most of them just know that stuff can and will happen at some point. When 47 spun 24 I said well 'not surprised that it was AJ who did it'. Just thinking he is kind of desperate for a win and good showing he might be more aggressive at that point than some other drivers would've been.

It never ceases to amaze me how they can run so close front-to-back and side-to-side and they can keep it together. And the saves people can make. Even the back of the pack guys who make it into the lead pack can avoid from wrecking somebody or being spun out themselves. Just that one big wreck and a couple single car incidents. Not much crashing yesterday.

Heineken515 extends his lead on 2nd place by 55 pts and by 8 pts on me in 3rd. Sang wins the week and sticks his head into 4th place, but is still 180 back from the leader. Everyone else jockeying for position in the back. Danb with some average races, leafsfan and legliz doing better, alan needs alot of help!

3 to go in this segment! (all star race is not a fantasy race).

 
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