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Pocono will be shorten to 400 miles. Is this something you agree with?

Do not matter?

Should not be touched because the endurance is part of the race?

Kurt Busch will run the NationWide race for Brad K.

August 10, 2011  06:36 PM ET

So with the rain delays it will only be 5 hours now? LOL

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August 10, 2011  07:22 PM ET

I would think you don't want to mess with B.K's chances of making the chase (he is practically in after 2 wins) by running NW.
Besides having Kurt in there could mean a brotherly battle (that they cannot do in cup) that gets downright ugly. (hoping for just that) at the Glen.

August 10, 2011  08:09 PM ET

Should not be touched because the endurance is part of the race? ...

for WHO? .... Us Fans or the drivers ...

August 10, 2011  08:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Besides having Kurt in there could mean a brotherly battle (that they cannot do in cup) that gets downright ugly. (hoping for just that) at the Glen.

Do not see Kurt and Kyle ... but I could see ... the continue running battle of ...

#22 Kurt Busch, Ruby Tuesday / Discount vs #7 Jimmie Johnson, Jimmie Johnson' Anything with an engine ... remember Five time is in the JR Motorsport car ...

bet, Kurt told Roger Penske, he would drive the NW car for FREE .... LOL

August 10, 2011  08:32 PM ET

They found the problem with #42 JPM pit stops ... Up In Smoke ;) ...

Montoya crewmen arrested on drug charges: Police in Huntersville, NC made a drug bust Tuesday, and one of those arrested is a front tire changer on JPM #42 EGR Cup car. ...

Trevor L. Lysne, 40, is charged with trafficking marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling to distribute marijuana, according to the police report. ...
Jerome D. Frey, 27, is a mechanic at Earnhart-Ganassi, also was charged with trafficking marijuana and possession with intent to sell and deliver after the Huntersville Police Department intercepted about 10 1/2 pounds of marijuana that had been shipped out of California. ....

... Wait is it lefty loose or righty loose .... LOL

August 10, 2011  08:40 PM ET

Who cares .... just run down to Target and get some Munches, man!

August 10, 2011  09:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Do not see Kurt and Kyle ... but I could see ... the continue running battle of ... #22 Kurt Busch, Ruby Tuesday / Discount vs #7 Jimmie Johnson, Jimmie Johnson' Anything with an engine ... remember Five time is in the JR Motorsport car ... bet, Kurt told Roger Penske, he would drive the NW car for FREE .... LOL

I think you hit that one right on the button.

August 10, 2011  10:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Should not be touched because the endurance is part of the race? ...for WHO? .... Us Fans or the drivers ...

Ohhh do I ever agree with that. Chips and dips in order for this race.

August 10, 2011  11:02 PM ET

Pocono down to 400 miles?.....I can live with that.

Kurt vs Mr 5 time.....will be extra interesting at the Glen LOL

August 10, 2011  11:55 PM ET

Well the grandkids couldn't sell the track or Cup date, but it seems like they recognized and addressed fans dreading the races there. It's a start.

August 11, 2011  05:56 AM ET

Shorten all races

August 11, 2011  06:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Shorten all races

Just like the "1 pound" containers of (anything) or the half-gallon sizes all contain less material than the container size (but yet, we supposedly havent seen much inflation?) NASCAR too, could give us less for the same price.

I say again. dont get me started.

August 11, 2011  08:16 AM ET

POND .... its in the small print .....

... This Event is sold by distance (500 miles), not Racing ...

.... scheduled distance, may change due to Rain, or Green White Checker ....

... Some settling of Drivers may have occurred during, long Green flags and pit stops ...

August 11, 2011  08:19 AM ET

oh, good morning from cool Milwaukee ....

got down to 56 last night ... low dew points ...

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August 11, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Shorten all races

Here my question .... WHY is Watkins Glen 220.5 / Sonoma 224, so short ...

The Nationwide race is 200.9 / 82 laps vs 90 laps for CUP ....

Next shortest CUP is Martinville 263 / Bristol 266.5 ...

Minumium CUP race s/b 250 miles ....

Take Bristol 250 laps NW vs 500 laps CUP ...
or Atlanta 300 miles NW vs 500 miles for CUP ...

August 11, 2011  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

oh, good morning from cool Milwaukee ....got down to 56 last night ... low dew points ...

56 degrees is Dec-Jan weather in my neck of the woods. LOL
I have no problem with a shorter Pocono race.

August 11, 2011  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Here my question .... WHY is Watkins Glen 220.5 / Sonoma 224, so short

Well they would be 354.860 and 360.493 Kilometers respectively.

 
August 11, 2011  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Well they would be 354.860 and 360.493 Kilometers respectively.

Unless they are calculating more on time then distance for the road races.

At the Glen:
An average speed of 90 mph over 3 hours would be 270 miles, throw in potential cautions driving at 55-60 mph and that would just extend the race. So to compensate you "build in" the cautions laps by making the race distance shorter.

At Sonoma:
That race is a 350K race according to Wikipedia, which is 218.9 miles. Again with an average speed of 75 mph that race takes between 2.5 - 3 hours to run.

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