[JTG Daugherty Racing] No, made it thru clean!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hoping for the same result tonight!
[bspeak] Excited about ECR power and cars indeed !!!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] So far, so good!
[HGray47] Ready for racing
[HGray47] Road by the track Tuesday evening. The construction had made a lot of progress since I was here in Nov
[megan] well, that's good. I hope it's not too much of a hassle with the races
[HGray47] Hope to be back here in mid July after the races
[HGray47] So I can see the progress again
[megan] will be interesting to see the final project
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Thanks
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Gewtting setup
[HGray47] Great weather here near Daytona
[HGray47] snow in IL?
[megan] little of that, mostly rain...there are lakes hanging around now...flooding waiting to happen
[HGray47] Keep your NASCAR stuff dry
[megan] oh I intend to...most of the treat gone now, but sheesh
[megan] how's the weather in NC, Todd?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Perfect! About 70, no humidity, blue sky
[megan] well, you're lucky too....I need to move
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I don't like that NASCAR Track Pass is gone
[megan] track pass was pretty awesome
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Welcome everyone
[JTG Daugherty Racing] How many cars survive each duel?
[@speedracer2001] What's up. Lets get this show started.
[Tameric] How much longer until there are Dinger store items?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 40 more minutes
[@speedracer2001] About 1/3
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We should have two t-shirts arriving tomorrow or Monday, 4 more are comiing. NASCAR should have a hat shortly if it isn't out yet.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I hope its more than 1/3!!
[@speedracer2001] 15 minutes.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Green flag at 7:22 ET
[Tameric] Awesome!! Diecasts eventually?
[simonlevrai007] are you guys ready for tonight ?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We've been ready!
[simonlevrai007] yeah !
[simonlevrai007] I am to ;)
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Die casts are iffy. We may have to do a pre-order, hard to meet minimum order quantities lately
[Tameric] Excellent!! 2014 is gonna be a great year!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We hope so. Today is the first step!
[simonlevrai007] Can't wait to see you all guys in Vegas ;)
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The first true test is Vegas
[simonlevrai007] gonna fly from quebec city
[Tameric] I'll see ya at Darlington!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That is a long trip!
[simonlevrai007] yep, gonna be in New Hampshire in july (about 4h30 drive from home)
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Going to The Glen as well?
[simonlevrai007] and in bristol in august ( 18hrs drive) and in Homestead for the championship weekend, this is a 28 hrs drive
[simonlevrai007] gonna be my 3rd years there
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That is dedication! Lots of races
[simonlevrai007] no, gonna be watching on tv, gotta work to ;)
[simonlevrai007] I am so proud to see Aj back on a car !!!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] He is ready to go!
[Tameric] Amen!! Great driver selection for JTG Daugherty!
[simonlevrai007] amen !
[simonlevrai007] and a championship Caliber one as well!!!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Win and you're in...
[simonlevrai007] I m still at the office up to 8h30, gonna be watching the duel later on dvr
[simonlevrai007] Still got Speed Channel here in Canada
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Oh yeah, that's right. I hear it is going away soon though.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hugh, are you heading to Vegas this year
[@speedracer2001] Ok keepers getting bumped. Hoooo get it lol.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Speedracer, are you on iPhone or Android?
[@speedracer2001] Again this keeps bumping me of the track! Need a recked stat!!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol
[HGray47] Yes, I will be in Vegas. Get there on Wed of race week
[@speedracer2001] I crap
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That's good. Still doing the session at The Pub
[HGray47] Currently I am about 25 miles from the Daytona track.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Maybe you can hear the cars when they start?
[HGray47] Almost. Road by the track on Tues,
[JTG Daugherty Racing] For the new visitors, the newest photos from the track will post to the right of the chat window.
[@speedracer2001] This race is all about survival getting a top ten keeping the car in pristine shape for the main event 500 miles long!! Aj is good at that!
[jhill0224] It's about that time!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] He may be good, you just have to watch out for those that aren't as good!
[jhill0224] Great idea @JTG with the chat during the race. I think it's going to be a great enhancement of the broadcast
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We usually have fun in here. We'll get a good, steady group throughout the year.
[@speedracer2001] I fear the front is bad place to be in the beginning of the run it's not as safe as it us to be
[jhill0224] It's Daytona... Is there really a "safe" place to be?!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We share pit adjustments and other behind the scenes info and answer a lot of questions. Invite your friends. They don't have to be just AJ fans.
[jhill0224] AJ just on the tv
[jhill0224] So does anyone know the rational behind having the duels at night while the 500 is during the day? Aren't they required to use the same car?
[@speedracer2001] The ding dinger! five finger death punch
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Ratings
[jhill0224] figures as much
[jhill0224] that was my thoughts.. but thought maybe there was some great theological reasoning lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Plus, gives locals a chance to get off work and make it to the track without vacation day
[simonlevrai007] very good for the locals
[@speedracer2001] TV ratings are everything for the sponsors. More viewers at night
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yep
[@speedracer2001] Prime time baby!!
[jhill0224] I can understand that.. but JTG how much difficult does it make your job transitioning the car to be ready for the daytime 500
[@speedracer2001] That's why they practice during day for notes
[JTG Daugherty Racing] If it survives it isn't hard, we have 3 days. If it wrecks, the backup is just as good.
[@speedracer2001] Tonites a crap shoot lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Did everyone enter this yet? http://jtgdaughertyracing.com/2014-02-17-12-50-41/fan-of-the-week/item/108-fan-of-the-week
[jhill0224] no! entering now
[@speedracer2001] How did I get that smiley face
[jhill0224] did u type l o l
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We're going to put one fans picture on AJ's car every race this season. Right on the B-post for the race.
[@speedracer2001] Didn't work hey
[HGray47] Mine pic would scare off any pests and kids
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We'll take a photo with him and your pic before the race than he'll autograph it and we'll mail it to you.
[jhill0224] nice idea
[megan] that's a pretty good deal
[jhill0224] got to be a space between last character and the l @speedracer2001
[@speedracer2001] I will be watching the race at the dingers pops and moms house Greg and Special K I will tweet my picture from there. Yes Clorox baby!
[jhill0224] is your name rick by chance @speedracer2001
[jhill0224] So tell us @JTG how confident is AJ in the car and crew tonight?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] He is really happy with the car!
[@speedracer2001] That makes me happy!! :)
[HGray47] Best looking car in the field.
[HGray47] Love this paint scheme
[jhill0224] how many times this year will Krogers be the primary scheme?
[@speedracer2001] Rollin Rollin Rollin
[JTG Daugherty Racing] This is Kroger's only scheduled race this year.
[@speedracer2001] Cars good drivers good fans are on edge! Let's do this.
[jhill0224] Glad we're in a chevy this year
[megan] Todd, Caligirl said to say hi :)
[@speedracer2001] And Rc horsepower
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol, Hello Diane
[jhill0224] Wish it was Hendrick power... but RCR will do!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] ECR HP is something new for us, should be a giant difference
[@speedracer2001] Hendrick are having engine issues Rc power front row I think they made the right choice!,
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Anyone using RaceView? Do you have audio?
[jhill0224] no audio right now... intermitant feed on the pc
[megan] no raceview :/
[simonlevrai007] testing it right now
[simonlevrai007] on my galaxy s4
[AJ4445] Yeah, it's working.
[simonlevrai007] its ok for me
[JTG Daugherty Racing] No in-car for me
[simonlevrai007] didnt try the in car.
[jhill0224] no in car... feeds are solid now though
[@speedracer2001] Don't you have a radio you not at track?
[simonlevrai007] what position must aj finish to be sure to start at the 500 ?
[AJ4445] Hmm, I can hear AJ and crew just fine.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] No, we have two social media at track posting as well. I am in Charlotte
[@speedracer2001] Top 10 would be nice
[jhill0224] that's a nice job... pushing updates on social for aj
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Finally have audio
[megan] bout time
[@speedracer2001] Kroger baby looks good
[simonlevrai007] no more audi
[jhill0224] I like the look of the "running order" ticket
[@speedracer2001] Going forward
[@speedracer2001] Bad fast
[jhill0224] 5th place
[@speedracer2001] They are just riding
[AJ4445] Good for Whitt...hoping he can make the field after Swan's rough day yesterday.
[@speedracer2001] Hmmm hmm hm 200 mile an hour Cruz
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yeah, that was a rough day!
[@speedracer2001] Cali boy
[@speedracer2001] Nobody what's to reck
[AJ4445] The way we sit I'm just fine with riding this out for the next 30 or so laps. Things will pick up with 15-20 laps to go I'd imagine.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The tension will build the whole time too...
[@speedracer2001] Yep lap 50 it's on he better be ready for the freight train
[AJ4445] Almirola beginning to lead bottom lane.
[@speedracer2001] Here we go
[@speedracer2001] aj should have jumped down
[AJ4445] No need.
[AJ4445] He's down now, had room in front of #36.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] too spread out on the inside line
[AJ4445] Back up top, took advantage of slower #30 car to jump in line.
[@speedracer2001] He needs to do what jr does
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Moved up top
[AJ4445] Good to see both lines working.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] And back down
[@speedracer2001] Where's smoke we need a push?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Pach separating
[AJ4445] AJ has been quiet on radio.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Pit soon
[JTG Daugherty Racing] MIddle 3 wide
[@speedracer2001] Almost got hung out
[megan] go crew
[AJ4445] Wow, a lot of cars coming in.
[@speedracer2001] Next lap not so busy
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Pitting for 2 tires and fuel.
[@speedracer2001] Stay behind jr
[AJ4445] Very spread out.
[AJ4445] Working with a slower car in Whitt, trying to play catch-up.
[AJ4445] Gaining ground, about 1.3 seconds behind the pack.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Need that pack to stay 2 wide
[@speedracer2001] He's still in if they finish like they are big gap behind him
[AJ4445] AJ with a huge run!
[@speedracer2001] Damn commercials
[@speedracer2001] I can't see nothing haaa
[AJ4445] Ugh, bottom lane going nowhere, AJ dropping back.
[AJ4445] Drive it AJ.
[@speedracer2001] Close call
[AJ4445] Good pass of Wise. P10
[@speedracer2001] He's got something
[@speedracer2001] Oh shoot 10 to go
[JTG Daugherty Racing] showtime!
[AJ4445] Almirola keeps trying, but nobody wants to go yet.
[@speedracer2001] To soon
[@speedracer2001] Wait for it wait for it.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That whole pack is in the 500 if they ride it out.
[AJ4445] Alright here we go.
[@speedracer2001] Hold it hold it
[AJ4445] Ride it out AJ
[@speedracer2001] Yeah baby
[@speedracer2001] We in
[AJ4445] Good, smart race. All we needed.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Whew!!! We are in!
[@speedracer2001] Nice job cole Witt
[AJ4445] Bowman too
[JTG Daugherty Racing] and.... EXHALE!
[AJ4445] Yeah. Now we can enjoy race #2. Rooting for Shepherd!
[@speedracer2001] Why so worried I told you aj could do it he's never let us
[AJ4445] Another good qualifying race for AJ. Since his wreck in '07 he's been smart and clean in the 150s.
[@speedracer2001] Foo shoo
[@speedracer2001] 500 from here good luck team enjoy the next race stress free!,
[AJ4445] Glad to have AJ back in the 500! JTG and AJ might just make some noise, too.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That was fun, lots of racing. This new rules package is pretty good!
[HGray47] That was fun
[megan] I can't believe I had to miss the last 7 laps...hope it's worth going back to watch?
[megan] good :)
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Just posted pic of fender damage on twitter
[JTG Daugherty Racing] AJ said the car drove great all night, got a good car to race with. Better up top, learned some good stuff for Sunday.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Good night, siad he gave up a couple spots at the end.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Second guessed pit stop, maybe should have taken fuel only. Really happy with car.
[HGray47] Thanks Todd
[megan] yes, thanks for keeping us updated as always
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Man, I am still wound up!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Going to enjoy the second race!
[jhill0224] Good race
[JTG Daugherty Racing] How is the other room going megan?
[JD] 6 in each(:
[JD] you gots competition todd!
[megan] was pretty quiet during the first race, feel free to join
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I won't push my luck this early in the season, I am bound to offend a few by being there.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] CC Brian Burns siad minor damage, little tire rub, played it a little conservative
[HGray47] Did not look bad
[jhill0224] all fixable.. the 500's the prize not the duel
[JD] with 8th in duels...where does that put you for the 500? 16th? or 18th?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yep, they will knock the fender back out and it will be fine for the 500
[JD] its odd isnt it
[jhill0224] Like the blue on that car though!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That is a custom color from Sherwin Williams, ST Blue, our custom color.
[jhill0224] Very sharp
[jhill0224] When will Waltrip hang up the helmet?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] He will continue to run the SS races, it suits his style.
[jhill0224] same style as JR.... *ducks from the stones being thrown*
[megan] let's just get back to racing
[JTG Daugherty Racing] When does the next one start?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Green flag at 9:01
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Someone predicted only 1/3 would survive, glad that guess was wrong
[megan] hoping that's wrong for this one too
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hopefully the second duel is as safe for the drivers
[HGray47] Hope so
[megan] alright let's go!
[HGray47] Does that move AL up a row for Harvick failure?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Not sure yet, wo'nt know until after this race.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 3 wide
[HGray47] 50% chance of T-Storms tomorrow night for Daytona. May impact the truck race
[JTG Daugherty Racing] not good
[HGray47] Same during the day tomorrow
[jhill0224] good racing so far
[JTG Daugherty Racing] relatively tame so far
[HGray47] So far
[JTG Daugherty Racing] relatively tame so far
[HGray47] So far
[jhill0224] Poor Casey Mears.. never could catch a break
[megan] oh my
[jhill0224] about what I expected for the ending
[HGray47] That was mess
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Wow, lost of spots shifting there
[jhill0224] yeah... good luck nascar making heads or tails of that
[jhill0224] going to be some unhappy people with our 6x champ
[HGray47] Glad #21 made it through
[jhill0224] Yeah.. I like the #21
[jhill0224] next up should be the staring order
[jhill0224] anymore word on #4's inspection failure?
[jhill0224] Sad that Morgan Shepherd didn't make it
[megan] not like he'd try to race the whole thing anyway...or at least he usually doesn't
[jhill0224] good job AJ getting a good starting position for Sunday's 500
[HGray47] See ya'll Sunday here in the chat
[megan] see ya