Friday practice at Dover

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Posted: 9/28/2012 10:03:41 PM
Real quick, iOS 6 is killing my wifi.

Cars that sounded confident on the scanner,

24, fastest lap time aside, Jeff sounded real happy. His complaints were mild and tweaking was minor.

20, Joey sounded confident. He kept his car lower than most even on longer practice runs. Still buyer beware, he's never aggressive enough to win here at Dover. Maybe pole qualifying and matchup bets for this guy.

18, struggled early, was making some big changes, shocks and stuff, but seemed very happy at the end of practice. The last thing he said after practice was "this is interesting".

11, out of all the Gibbs cars he made the fewest laps. Quiet on the radio, making small changes. You know he's got the best stuff of this team.

15, bitched and complained, as usual, but watching his driving lines making laps his car looked good. I almost didn't suggest Clint but he looked sneaky good to me. 

Not sure about, 

48, I'd be surprised if he wasn't good Sunday, but from what I heard from jimmy and chad I wasn't sure if they liked what they had coming out of Friday or not.  Most the changes made didn't excite Johnson.  The guy rules Dover in the fall. Dunno.

88, sounded like they'd be happy leaving Dover with a top 7 car. Not too negative, but it seemed like the changes they were making were grasping instead of fine tuning.

The Roush Fords, 99 and 17 were off, what a difference from last year's confidence. 16 had a positive attitude about his practice from what I heard.

31, hated his car at all points, seemed defeated at the end.

51, sounded awful, passing around compliments about "doing the best with what we had", moral victory stuff.

29, sounded like a 6th to 10th place car IMO.

It's raining away the rubber from the track Friday night. Those few running by themselves up in the higher grove, like Kayne, will hope for dry weather after the "Busch" race. 

Peace and sunshine Saturday and Sunday!


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Posted: 9/29/2012 12:02:57 AM
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Posted: 9/29/2012 12:32:26 AM
14, watched Speed's rerun of practice and they kind of killed Tony. He's been pretty bad at Dover recently, crashed out in the Spring, scraped out a top ten last Fall? Memory sucks. Anyway, I think maybe its time to start buying him at the "low".  He barely spoke Friday as normal, but he didn't seem terribly worried. There was a point midway thru practice he wasn't making any laps like Hamlin. IMO he's going to improve. Winning would be a giant leap, top 5 is doable. 
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Posted: 9/29/2012 8:52:09 AM
good stuff 
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Posted: 9/29/2012 6:57:29 PM
If Joey had a better lap I would've been 5-5 in the top ten qualifying. 

Saturday races are getting boring like Sunday races. It's hard to pass cars laps down at Dover, much less cars for position. The track is a one car groove coming out of 2 and 4. It's right up against the wall. Only the best of the best handling cars stay 2 wide at racing speed in those places on the track. It looks like the rubber they put down today will be there tomorrow so the drivers will be able to play with their lines running. Tires were not an issue at all today, cars that took 2 or no tires ran every but as good as those that took 4. Teams will be taking chances Sunday grabbing positions with tire strategy. Since tires aren't wearing out maybe gas mileage strategy comes into play too (Keselowski).

No chance I'd bet the 48 any where near 2-1. 

Tony qualified awful. Bigger balls than mine to bet him.

Denny might've figured Dover out, but I'd take my shots with the 24, 18 and 15.
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Posted: 9/29/2012 7:14:55 PM
I like those 3 for the win bs, but i will probably just play the 18 and 5.Bs or anyone else got a feel for the truck race tonight? Seen no practice or qualifying, gut says sauter at 8-1 is a good play.
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Posted: 9/29/2012 7:21:44 PM
I played Dillon and Mayhew for the trucks...liked Sauter but
didn't pull the trigger. GL
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Posted: 9/29/2012 9:51:50 PM

Im on the 18 and the 20

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Posted: 9/30/2012 12:23:13 AM
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Posted: 9/30/2012 3:15:26 AM
I'm in Dover. No idea what's happening with those trucks. 
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Posted: 9/30/2012 6:12:33 PM
I swear to God I wrote this before the race.
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Posted: 10/2/2012 5:38:34 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bsforsale:

If Joey had a better lap I would've been 5-5 in the top ten qualifying. 

Saturday races are getting boring like Sunday races. It's hard to pass cars laps down at Dover, much less cars for position. The track is a one car groove coming out of 2 and 4. It's right up against the wall. Only the best of the best handling cars stay 2 wide at racing speed in those places on the track. It looks like the rubber they put down today will be there tomorrow so the drivers will be able to play with their lines running. Tires were not an issue at all today, cars that took 2 or no tires ran every but as good as those that took 4. Teams will be taking chances Sunday grabbing positions with tire strategy. Since tires aren't wearing out maybe gas mileage strategy comes into play too (Keselowski).

No chance I'd bet the 48 any where near 2-1. 

Tony qualified awful. Bigger balls than mine to bet him.

Denny might've figured Dover out, but I'd take my shots with the 24, 18 and 15.

Ok, somebody better call me a psychic genius freak of nature right now. I demand it. 
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