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Did you watch the Saturday night race?

What did you think of it?

What was going on between Carl and Kyle?

Did that knock Jimmie out of contention?

Chase is starting to tighten up

October 16, 2011  10:53 AM ET

maybe Half the Race ... the other Half, ... the 9 run, 3rd Inning of TEXAS over Tiger kitties ...

same old Cousin Carl .... problem with other Drivers racing him ... it NOT CARL of course ,,, last year with Brad, how Kyle ... I will take another Championship for 5 time JJ over Carl (Just RUB me the wrong Way / a Smart -**** ) ...

That was a HARD Hit ... in slow mo ... rear tires 2 feet off the Track ...

October 16, 2011  11:09 AM ET

CHASE is starting to tighten up ... NOT Really ... the Gap between 1 to 4 got larger ... Just that Matt move into top3 and JJ out ..;-) ... just my Onion ...

1 Carl Edwards 2203 ..
2 Kevin Harvick 2198 -5 ...
3 Matt Kenseth 2196 -7 ...
...
4 Kyle Busch 2185 -18 ..
5 Tony Stewart 2179 -24 ..
6 Brad Keselowski 2178 -25 ...
7 Kurt Busch 2176 -27 ...
...
8 Jimmie Johnson 2168 -35 ...
...
9 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2143 -60 ...
10 Ryan Newman 2142 -61 ...
11 Jeff Gordon 2137 -66 ...
12 Denny Hamlin 2117 -86 ....
vs before the Race ...
1 Carl Edwards 2161, 2) Kevin Harvick 2160 -1, 3) Jimmie 2157 -4,
...
4 Brad Keselowski 2150 -11 ... 5 Matt Kenseth 2149 -12 ........

October 16, 2011  11:16 AM ET

Poor Carl; he don't get no respect. I loved the way Kyle handled it, just sat in the car and nodded at Carl. If Carl doesn't want hard racing he might look into checkers or chess. After Carl walked away from Kyle the reporter asked him what was said and he actually said he was upset that Kyle was racing him so hard. They were in a race and that's usually what you do in a race. Poor Carl.
J.J. is 35 points out but as much as I don't care for him, I won't count him out just yet. Knaus always seems to have another card up his sleeve. J.J. didn't win 5 in a row by being lucky, the guy can drive.

October 16, 2011  11:19 AM ET

oops b/4 the Race ;-) ...

6 Kurt Busch 2145 -16 ... 7 Tony Stewart 2142 -19 ... 8 Kyle Busch 2141 -20 ... 9 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2118 -43 ... 10 Jeff Gordon 2114 -47 ... 11 Ryan Newman 2107 -54 ... 12 Denny Hamlin 2082 -79 ...

one or Two bad finishes and your Out .... just think IF there where NO start n Park cars 38-43 positions ... JJ would have finished like 40th vs 34th which is -6 more points ...

October 16, 2011  02:45 PM ET

Watched most of the race....very surprised at JJ hitting the wall.......Chad & JJ are just not in sinc as strong as they normally are.......something amiss there......but JK is right....Chad always has "extra cards" up his sleeve....(not exactly what JK said, but means the same thing LOL)

Was hoping to see Jr move up a spot or 2 .....his 19th place finish is not great......but he still finished the highest of the HMS drivers......(as a Jr fan I have to grab at the little things LOL).

Overall, this Chase is more interesting than last year......the top guys keep moving up and down.

October 16, 2011  03:56 PM ET

Anyone watching the Indy race? Lap 12 there was a scary wreck involving 10+ cars. Looks like everyone is ok though.

October 16, 2011  04:15 PM ET

Spoke too soon 15 involved, several drivers being treated extensively in the care center.

October 16, 2011  04:42 PM ET

Air Lifted ... Dan Wheldon ... from Track to Hospital ...

the in car from Will Power ... hit the back of another and FLEW 200' ...

15 of 34 cars Out .... on Lap 11 of 200 ...

October 16, 2011  05:34 PM ET

this does not look good .... 10 minutes after the drivers / owners go into for a meeting ... then the guy in charge for so walk over to it ...

October 16, 2011  05:45 PM ET

At this point I don't think they will be racing anymore today one way or another.

I have to wonder if the drivers who started the impromptu meeting by walking into the Indy Car trailer have something to do with the full meeting, as in the drivers might be talking about not restarting the race. Pretty much everyone said they don't like the "pack racing" they are doing at the track.

I just have to wonder if NASCAR is watching and learning from this for when they are "pack racing" (or attempting to) next week.

October 16, 2011  06:01 PM ET

Wow .... Dan Wheldon is Dead ...

October 16, 2011  06:02 PM ET

race Over

October 16, 2011  06:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Wow .... Dan Wheldon is Dead ...

Prayers and thoughts for his family and friends and all of Indy Car.

October 16, 2011  06:12 PM ET

I just told my wife that the news won't be good. It NEVER takes almost three hours to announced "he's OK". Prayers and thoughts for the families.......

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October 16, 2011  10:45 PM ET

They were told that 34 cars was too many on a fast track like that.
RIP Dan Wheldon

October 17, 2011  07:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

They were told that 34 cars was too many on a fast track like that. RIP Dan Wheldon

Very sad day. Dan was a class act. Had just inked a new deal to drive for Michael A.

October 17, 2011  10:01 AM ET

MOORESVILLE, N.C. ??? Home-improvement retailer Lowe???s Cos. says it will close 20 underperforming stores in 15 states and cut 1,950 jobs in a move that it says will allow it to focus on more profitable locations.

Ten locations were closed Sunday; the other 10 will close in a month.


This is usually how they start, next will probably be a cut on sponsorship.

October 17, 2011  04:10 PM ET

I recorded the race and watched Sunday morning. I thought it was a pretty good race. Any race where the best Hendrick finish is 19th is a good race. Matt Kenseth has been strong all season, I let out a sigh ov relief when he passed Kyle.

Brad k just never got it together, one more bad finish and he's done, but Harvick is still within striking distance.

It's a shame about Dan Wheldon. May he RIP.

 
October 17, 2011  04:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

At this point I don't think they will be racing anymore today one way or another.I have to wonder if the drivers who started the impromptu meeting by walking into the Indy Car trailer have something to do with the full meeting, as in the drivers might be talking about not restarting the race. Pretty much everyone said they don't like the "pack racing" they are doing at the track.I just have to wonder if NASCAR is watching and learning from this for when they are "pack racing" (or attempting to) next week.

NASCAR is a lot safer than Indy and cars are less liely to go airborn. They had the pack for years at Daytona and Talladega, and Dale Earnhardt was the last death at either, and safety has been a top concern since then. before him, I don't recall the last death at Daytona or Talladega.

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