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MWR's most important race ever?

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10:11 AM ET 08.12 | Since its inception in 2007, Michael Waltrip Racing has never sent a driver into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. In fact, no driver running full time for the organization has ever finished the season ranked higher than 16th in the series standings. As odd as it may seem, Sunday's Finger Lakes 355 at Watkins Glen International may provide the opportunity for MWR to lock up two spots in the 12-driver field gunning for this season's championship. Wins or solid finishes by both Martin Truex, Jr. and Clint Bowyer on Sunday could go a long way toward locking up their invitations to the championship Chase.

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August 12, 2012  01:26 PM ET

MWR has come along way since 2007.......slow & steady climb....overcoming embarrassments and normal new team owner obstacles........Go Truex......Go Bowyer and Go Vickers who is in Mikeys car #55 today.

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August 12, 2012  04:16 PM ET

candy boy in the toy camry went stompin' off again ... seems he got into oil from another one of those import manufactures turds ... how ironic. Good exciting racing at the end ... seems NASCAR knew there was turd juice on the track but did not want to end the race under caution ...

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August 12, 2012  04:32 PM ET

LOL @ "turd juice"

August 12, 2012  07:57 PM ET
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Good luck to MWR. Better those 2 guys in the chase then a couple of other Toyota drivers that couldn't cut it.

I wouldn't write off kyle just yet

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August 12, 2012  09:38 PM ET
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How'd your boy Jr do? He finished 21 places behind KB if I remember correctly. What's his excuse?

HaHa -- guess you didn't watch the race or weren't not payin' attention ... Jr got in some of the import manufactures turd juice ... Jr has dropped a bit in the points ... where is candy boy?

August 12, 2012  09:40 PM ET
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Jr. had a good run today and you could tell he was digging for a little bit more toward the end. Brad K. is a class act. There are winning drivers in a car and then there are winning drivers across the board. Then there are those like EarnTaz88 posted above. Jr. interview with a 28th finish takes blame, the 7th place finisher not so gracious. Turd juice , now that's funny!

Did anyone see the interview with candy boy or did he find his golf cart cart buddy ... LOL

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August 13, 2012  07:44 AM ET

Be careful there whippersnapper!! ... respect your elders -- LOL

August 13, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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I wouldn't write off kyle just yet

From Jayski ;) ...

2012 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Wild-Card Race: <after Watkins Glen, race 22 of 36>

A look at the race for the two wild-card positions for the Chase based on wins and being inside the top 20 in points. ...
Driver {wins} standings, behind 10th ..first two would make the chase as wild cards:

#5-Kasey Kahne [2 wins} 11th -40 points out of 10th
#39 Ryan Newman [1 win] 13th -49

eight other drivers currently in the running for the wild cards:
#18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 14th -55
#24-Jeff Gordon [1 win] 15th -59
#9-Marcos Ambrose [1 win] 17th -93
#20-Joey Logano [1 win] 18th -106
these drivers have no wins but are in the top-20
#99-Carl Edwards 12th -43
#27-Paul Menard 16th -64
#31-Jeff Burton 19th -152
#1-Jamie McMurray 20th -152

August 13, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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From Jayski ;) ...2012 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Wild-Card Race: <after Watkins Glen, race 22 of 36>A look at the race for the two wild-card positions for the Chase based on wins and being inside the top 20 in points. ...Driver {wins} standings, behind 10th ..first two would make the chase as wild cards:#5-Kasey Kahne [2 wins} 11th -40 points out of 10th#39 Ryan Newman [1 win] 13th -49eight other drivers currently in the running for the wild cards:#18-Kyle Busch [1 win] 14th -55#24-Jeff Gordon [1 win] 15th -59#9-Marcos Ambrose [1 win] 17th -93#20-Joey Logano [1 win] 18th -106these drivers have no wins but are in the top-20#99-Carl Edwards 12th -43#27-Paul Menard 16th -64#31-Jeff Burton 19th -152#1-Jamie McMurray 20th -152

Michigan is next -- ya' want to bet Jr's crew pushed #716 back in the corner after the race in June? They've probably dragged it out, dusted it off, freshened it up and will bring it back ...

August 13, 2012  04:54 PM ET

What's this with the Post n Remove Crap ...

worst that NASCAR Start n Parks ....

 
August 13, 2012  05:02 PM ET
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Michigan is next -- ya' want to bet Jr's crew pushed #716 back in the corner after the race in June? They've probably dragged it out, dusted it off, freshened it up and will bring it back ...

freshned up with that "New Car" smell you get at the car wash ;-)

... and some anti - Turd Juice on the tires ;-)

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