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Was the race worth the wait?

Did you even get to see the race?

Personally of what I did get to watch I found a tad boring and seamed to me that the boys did not put on the same show without a audience. Ciould be just me.

I did laugh about Smoke saying in interview during a yellow that others were driving like it was the end of race. So watch me and then the restart ... wow that is the Smoke I use to know.

Did you like the race?

What stood out to you about the race?

September 20, 2011  08:58 AM ET

Chicago has a tendency to be a tad boring.

Was ok, until the last 2 laps.

Glad for smoke, Glad for Denny

Good morning!

September 20, 2011  09:23 AM ET

I have always advocated that a win is a win but I guess a gas mileage deal is starting to get a bit boring to me. Maybe, it depends who is getting the benefit. Hopefully some of these guys got their mulligan out of the way yesterday.

September 20, 2011  09:24 AM ET

Only got to watch it on the Race Buddy thing on Nascar.

It was ok, and yeah, Chicago tends to be boring. I'd hoped that switching to a different time of day (instead of their usual night race) might tighten up the field more somehow.

I hate it for the Chasers who ran out of gas. One or two fuel mileage finishes during the regular season is acceptable I guess, but not during the Chase.

September 20, 2011  09:40 AM ET

I missed the race but when I saw Junior in third I wondered if there was a big wreck. Turns out just about everyone in front of him ran out of gas. Whatever. It worked and he got a third, Smoke got the win.

Pond, when I was watching the highlights on ESPN and saw Denny go down I wondered if you took out his tire somehow.

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September 20, 2011  09:42 AM ET

did not catch the race ....

Work up Points without the CHASE ... cause i know 22GA wants to KNOW ! ..;-)

NON_Chase .. after Chicago Wet Land race ....

1) #48 Johnson ...... 922 ..
2) #99 Edwards ...... 919 ..
3) #18 Kyle Busch ... 913 ..
4) #29 Harvick ........ 909 ..
5) #24 Gordon .. ... 892 ..
6) #17 Kenseth ...... 880 ..
7) #22 Kurt Busch .. 868 ..
8) #39 Newman ..... 859 ..
9) #14 Stewart ...... 835 ..
10) #88 Dale JR ..... 822 ..
11) #12 Brad K....... 800 ..
12) # 11 Denny ..... 757 .. just +1 on ..

13) #33 Bowyer .... 756 ..
14) #43 A.J. .......... 748 ..
15) #16 Biffle ........ 731 ..

September 20, 2011  09:50 AM ET

I tried watching on Race Buddy, but did not like the camera setup on that at all.

Followed with Leaderboard and Lap-by-Lap on NASCAR.com instead. Race seemed boring from what I read. I am partially glad I didn't actually see the race.

Major shakeup of the points, this may end up being the race that sunk, or solidified many driver's Chase chances.

September 20, 2011  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

What is it that results in so many of these mileage races??

Crew chiefs at the start of a given run saying "Save gas we can make it." so then all the drivers become extra careful around one another trying to avoid something that would be a caution. I just find it surprising that no one found debris or some other reason to throw a caution. Especially within the last 10 laps.

September 20, 2011  10:06 AM ET

I didn't get to see the race. I tried listening to it on the radio, but couldn't hear it with the saws and sanders going on. By the time I started staining and could hear the radio, all I heard was Tony Stewart's Victory Lane interview.

I like the results of the race, but Chicago isn't one of my favorite tracks.

I really like how Kevin harvick and Brad K came out with top 5 finishes, and I like seeing Kevin harvick in the points lead, while Jimmie, Jeff and Kyle all lost ground.

September 20, 2011  10:40 AM ET

Race Re-Airs on SPEED TV,

Wednesday, September 21 at 12:00pm/et or NOON ...

September 20, 2011  01:57 PM ET

I like that 2 drivers that were pretty much counted out finished so well. Now can they keep it up?

September 20, 2011  02:48 PM ET

My concern is that NASCAR will take the anomaly that was the race, with the Chase "pretenders" surging up through the field and points, and the "exciting" gas mileage finish and decide that the Chase is working and continue the inane experiment that is the NASCAR Post-Season.

to paraphrase everyone's favorite Man: Brian France is "winning".

September 20, 2011  05:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

My concern is that NASCAR will take the anomaly that was the race, with the Chase "pretenders" surging up through the field and points, and the "exciting" gas mileage finish and decide that the Chase is working and continue the inane experiment that is the NASCAR Post-Season.to paraphrase everyone's favorite Man: Brian France is "winning".

Thats the troof'Troof

September 20, 2011  06:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

to paraphrase everyone's favorite Man: Brian France is "winning".

He isn't even THAT smart!

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September 21, 2011  07:47 AM ET

The Chicago WET Land / Fuel MPG ...

TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 47 minutes, 41 seconds ....

Sorry, no TV i know of is going to take ... 3 HOURS out of Prime Time to Reply or RePlay the Race ....

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