[JTG Daugherty Racing] Howdy
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Nerves are starting to build again.
[kkfan4ever1] hey there megan
[megan] figured there'd be a few more in here by now, but..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Gathering a whole new group.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Our Twitter messages are blowing up though, barely able to keep up with them
[megan] that's good
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hey Robby
[JTG Daugherty Racing] This music seems a little dramatic
[megan] I was just thinking that
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Welcome everyone
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Good Luck today !!!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Thanks
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Are you ready?
[Ksylvr] lets get this show on the road! lol
[Ksylvr] been way too long already
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Probably another 35 min of prerace ceremonies
[Ksylvr] oh yea... love to make us wait
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I hope I don't have this song stuck in my head all week long!
[megan] you probably will
[Ksylvr] ahaha, or at least all day today
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Boogity boogity and all that stuff, drop the green flag and let's go!
[Robby] AJ was like the only driver to really acknowledge the fans. The other guys half assed it.
[Ksylvr] Thats cause hes a Boss!!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] He is always on, doesn't have an off switch
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Surprised GoDaddy and some of the NASCAR type sponsors don't deput commercials for the 500 like they do for the SuperBowl
[Robby] honestly...im surpsed that a company like walmart doesnt sponsor anyone in NASCAR and Target does...Target is a litle more high class tho..lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Walmart is pretty heavily invested in NASCAR, just not with individual teams
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We are running a very large program with Walmart this year.
[Robby] I try to stay away from Walmart at all costs. haha. They are a nightmare in general...even up here in New England.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I see you Amy
[AmyWhite] Whoo, it's working now!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol, welcome
[AmyWhite] Still messing up some, when I have to scroll my screen.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Click the blue and white boxes just above the typing area, next to the speaker icon. It will popout the chat window and might make it easier
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Good Luck
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The pit road is sooo crowded, craziest of the year
[AmyWhite] That's much better! Thanks!
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Wish I was there
[AmyWhite] What sux, is that I have a paper due tomorrow that I should be working on, but instead I'm watching the race and chatting. Haha
[JTG Daugherty Racing] uh oh..
[AmyWhite] I'll get it done in a bit
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Write it on racn the 500
[AmyWhite] LOL. I wish I could, it's not a big paper, but it's comparing and contrasting a couple of stories for Intro to Lit.
[Robby] Tired of Danica. AJ is a FAR better open wheel AND NASCAR driver than her!
[AmyWhite] Yes, Robby! I agree!
[Robby] AH had 5 wins in basically a half a season in a top flight Champ Car...danica had 1 lucky fuel mielage win in 7 years in top rated equipment!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Migfht be fun if we can finalize a deal to let him race the Indy 500 this season
[Robby] Not to mention in 2003 when AJ and Danica were both rookies in Toyota Atlantics...AJ won the Championship with 10 wins! Danica never podiumed and she had the best funded team.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Where is everyone from
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Virginia here
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Pit Road and Charlotte, NC here
[AmyWhite] FROM upstate SC, but living on the border of TN/KY now
[Robby] Connecticut...and yes, Parker Kligerman is just like every other yuppie from Westport.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 17 minutes to Green
[megan] woo hoo
[AmyWhite] Go AJ!!
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Ready for some racn !!!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hey Marcus
[Robby] He's very easy to provoke on twitter. Haha. He wont admit it, but he was one of those idiots that illegaly street races on the highway.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] And a great National Anthem
[MMethodjr] Hello JTG, thank you for the new link
[JTG Daugherty Racing] You bet, welcome
[MMethodjr] I just hope this 500 don't turn into a snooze fest until the end..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The Anthem HAS to be better than last night's
[HGray47] Hi all
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Based on the racing action so far I think it will be a much better 500
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hey Hugh
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Hello
[MMethodjr] Great Qualifying run JTG..
[Robby] OMG..yes that band yesterday that did the anthem was pathetically bad.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Already a way better Anthem
[coach24176 Eagle97531] His dad was a marine so much better and more respectable to our men and women of the military
[megan] way better
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Quess What
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Simply, classic Anthem. Glad to see the flyover is back too!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Simply, classic Anthem. Glad to see the flyover is back too!
[MMethodjr] They have the F-15's again this year?
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Race Time !!!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Thunderbirds
[Brendan] the season is officially back...
[MMethodjr] Aww sweet
[MMethodjr] Good ole F-16
[Robby] For me the season is officially back next month. Far bigger IndyCar fan than NASCAR.
[MMethodjr] I think sadly..Indy is slowly dieing
[Robby] yes, because unlike NASCAR..Indy can't get over having an idiot run it.
[MMethodjr] I think sadly..Indy is slowly dieing
[Robby] yes, because unlike NASCAR..Indy can't get over having an idiot run it.
[Robby] Brian France may be the most moronic person in charge of any sport and NASCAR still floats a bit due to the drivers.
[MMethodjr] Now, Indy has to watch their Jet Dryer..
[Robby] Indy races in the rain..no njeed ;)
[Brendan] I'm sorry you still have to deal with Juan Pablo Montoya...
[Robby] I lost my love of NASCAR when they installed the chase.
[MMethodjr] Hey, I seen the ole rookie driver landed the $42 car..
[Robby] and started bowing to the will of king hendrick.
[Robby] Both Hendrick and Gene Haas are convicted felons and they have so much control. How does this happen!?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] SHOWTIME!! Everyone ready?
[AmyWhite] I'm ready!!!
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Hopefully the outside can work better today
[AJDingerfan47] Time for a JTG and AJ win!
[AmyWhite] Yes! Start your Engines!!!!
[MMethodjr] I am ready.. Been ready since my race season ended
[AmyWhite] Let's go!!!
[Robby] I just want AJ to finish top 15...haha
[Robby] miss the wreck.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Sweet music to our ears the engines are fired
[Robby] beat Almirola...that guy si a joke.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Lead lap finish here means you had a pretty good day! :-)
[AmyWhite] BRB, smoke break during commercials
[AJ4445] Yeah, obviously a win is the ultimate goal, but a solid top 15 run will suffice.
[Robby] I think AJ had therace won in 2010 if he didnt hit the pot hole and then get stuck in the grass
[Robby] He's still mad about that. No damage on the race car and they made him go to the care center
[AJ4445] the 500?
[AJDingerfan47] I don't remember that
[MMethodjr] The past is the past.. move forward and win the 500
[AJ4445] Ohhh yeah, when he spun on the backstretch,
[Robby] He hit the pot hole and spun out to avoid wrecking gordon and causing a huge accident
[AJ4445] Yeah, and he didn't touch anything so everyone thought he was good.
[Robby] it rained a alot..his car got stuck in the mud..and instead of helping him get out of the mud, they made him get into the ambulance
[MMethodjr] How sore is Clint Bowyer today after the landing?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Clint took a 5Hour, he'll be fine.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hey Mickey!
[Robby] that's been AJ's career ina nutsheel. Weird things happen with dominant cars....flat tire with a 10 second lead at Dover....multiple pit crew failures at Phoenix....getting wrecked out of the lead by Kurt Busch's rage at Watkin's glen....seatbelts at indy...
[Mickey47] I'm in. I had to come in on last years Bush's Beans chat
[Silas Smithies] sup Post
[MMethodjr] WB Mickey
[HGray47] Hi Mickey
[MMethodjr] I had to ask JTG for the new link.. mine didn't work
[Mickey47] Hey all! Let's go racing!
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Hope the rain holds off
[MMethodjr] Rain what rain?
[AJDingerfan47] I was angry in 2011 at Watkins Glen, a good run ruined
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Don't say that r word :-)
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Lol
[Va_guy] Good Luck AJ
[Mickey47] MMethodjr I had the opposite problem. I couldn't get the new link to work.
[MMethodjr] As long as it is half way and AJ is leading it can rain all it wants
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That'll work
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Lol
[Mickey47] Hey Hugh and Todd
[Robby] then NASCAR will restart the race the next day if any hendrick car or Danica is in 2nd..
[MMethodjr] Who's our spotters this year?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hey Mickey, welcome to the 2014 season!
[megan] missed you coming in..hi Mickey
[JTG Daugherty Racing] David Green is still our spotter
[Silas Smithies] lol nice
[Mickey47] Great to be back. Everything is looking up for JTGD.
[HGray47] Great DGreen is still the spotter
[MMethodjr] I am suprised he is not still racing
[Robby] David Green...only driver to win a Busch Championship without a win!
[Silas Smithies] and also drove the 43
[Silas Smithies] jk that was jeff
[Robby] oh wait..dillon
[Mickey47] Hey megan!
[AmyWhite] Nope, it's AJ time!
[Va_guy] Chevy power
[MMethodjr] I hardly ever say anything mean or evil..But I wish that #3 car was not on the track
[Silas Smithies] right with you on that one
[Mickey47] I glad the Toyo to Chevy change was made.
[AmyWhite] I agree. I don't think they should've brought it back
[Silas Smithies] he got more boos than jimmie in intros
[AJ4445] Drive it AJ..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] It will take a while to get used to, but he isn't going anywhere, the 3 is here to stay. May as well embrace it.
[MMethodjr] I always thought when you tell everyone that the #3 is retired and you will never see it on the track again..It meant you will never see it again
[AmyWhite] Big names going to the back for engine changes!
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Fast cars and Mason Jars lets go racn !!!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] NASCAR doesn't retire numbers
[MMethodjr] Alot of cars had engine issues and wrecks
[MMethodjr] Promise made by Childress..who owns the #
[coach24176 Eagle97531] I was a Sr fan glad to see it back
[MMethodjr] Danica crashes..1st lap
[Mickey47] flagwave flagwave flagwave flagwave flagwave
[MMethodjr] Blames everyone other then herself..
[MMethodjr] Okay, got that out of the system
[AmyWhite] They changed the scoreboard on the screen
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Im glad lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yep, too many complaints with it on the side
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I'm just happy it refreshes so fast, the old one was too slow
[Va_guy] on top better for sure
[MMethodjr] I have no scoreboard
[Va_guy] hope there is more passing in the 500 then the nationwide race
[Mickey47] I don't think I like the new scoring on Fox
[MMethodjr] They are trying to make it easier to follow Mickey
[megan] just takes some getting used to
[Va_guy] like it gives you more info..
[AmyWhite] It keeps it up to date faster then the scrolling across slowly
[Mickey47] I hate that for Larson. I like that kid.
[Va_guy] yeah bad start for him
[MMethodjr] So is the bottom going to be faster then the top or is the top always faster til later in the race
[Va_guy] single file
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Top lookn better so far
[Va_guy] hope they avoid the big one today
[Mickey47] The NASCAR leaderboard doesn't let you select drivers like last year.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Way different NASCAR.com interface this year. I was really used to TrackPass
[AJ4445] Yikes more commercials already..
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Single file was hoping to see side by side
[Mickey47] Looks like everyone has settled in and staying put for a while.
[Va_guy] long way to go
[AJ4445] It'll pick up.
[AJ4445] Nobody wants to crash on Lap 20.
[MMethodjr] WInning this race is done by pit times
[JTG Daugherty Racing] There will be bursts of 2-3 wide, but not all race long.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Lol I know but as a fan I love it ...if I was a driver id drop back till the end
[MMethodjr] Being in the back doesn't always save you
[MMethodjr] You lose that draft you are in trouble
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Yea you dont wanna drop that far back
[AJ4445] It helps. As a Kyle Petty fan, I know...haha. He'd only finish well because he could avoid thos big one's.
[MMethodjr] In my race series.. I started in the back alot.. And had to dodge alot of wrecks.
[MMethodjr] Kyle who..lol
[AmyWhite] Not liking the looks of those clouds there
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Lol Amy
[Va_guy] was thinking same thing Amy\
[AmyWhite] Thanks, was wondering why I was getting laughed at, LOL
[MMethodjr] I think it is kinda crappy.. clear and sunny all week..then the race hits and the clouds and possible rain comes in
[AJ4445] I think we'll at least make it to Lap 100
[Va_guy] want to so a whole race
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Ill take rain in Va not snow had euff for this yr
[Va_guy] yeah coach has been a long winter
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Where u at Va guy
[AJ4445] Okay let's not have a repeat of Daytona 2012...clean pit stop guys.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Franklin County here
[JTG Daugherty Racing] .@AJDinger will pit for right side tires & one can of @SunocoRacing fuel, 1 rd out RR and air pressure adjustment
[MMethodjr] Here ya guys go..this was our season finale..This was the heat race.. I am the green and white car.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhRPXi1cvHU
[Va_guy] you go to richmond coach ?
[Mickey47] Getting dark looking.
[Mickey47] Okay, time to see how Jackman Mike and his new crew does.
[MMethodjr] Those 20 gallon tanks JTG?
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Martinsville is next county over I go there...bristol and Richmond or both about 4 hours been to it been awhile thou
[AJ4445] Danica got hit there.
[Va_guy] we used to go to Martinsville,just didnt have luck with weather so started going to Richmond
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Yea its hit and miss really hate they moved the date up this yr
[AJ4445] Oh uh, sounds like rain coming..
[Va_guy] Richmond is closer for me if Istay at my moms I can be there in a hour
[MMethodjr] I will more then likely be up at Michigan again this year for the August race
[AmyWhite] One of these days I will get to go to another race.
[Va_guy] where from Amy ?
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Thats kool I met Davey Allison in pizza hut in richmond
[Va_guy] thats cool
[MMethodjr] I met Lake Speed at a gas station in Michigan
[AmyWhite] I went to a Rockingham race before it closed, and I went to Texas and got rained out
[Va_guy] so you dont have much luck huh
[AmyWhite] My MIL lives really close to Bristol, and I've went to family night and qualifying a couple years ago, but haven't gotten to see the race
[Va_guy] only went to the rock once,the week after Dale SR died
[AJ4445] Richmond is my favorite track I've visited, followed by Kansas, Dover and Michigan. The 26th race at Richmond is always a great show.
[MMethodjr] I love Michigan
[Va_guy] Richmond is my favorite also
[Va_guy] liked the old Bristol
[AJ4445] I didn't love it, but I'm a fan of the smaller tracks.
[AJ4445] I'm going to Dover again this summer I believe, but I'd love to go to Martinsville or Bristol soon.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Yea old Bristol but Martinsville is a good short track...I want to go to Daytona or Dega
[Robby] uh oh...one rcr engine blown up
[MMethodjr] Who blew up?
[Va_guy] poor Martin
[Mickey47] Do we have the same engine package as the 78?
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Truex
[JTG Daugherty Racing] yes
[MMethodjr] Opps.. that was a good car until the wreck
[Robby] The car was the fine and fast...the engine was the problem. Wreck didn't cause that failure
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Raining on the spotters stand
[MMethodjr] Robby, he went to a back up car.. motor came with it
[MMethodjr] They didn't take the old motor out and put it in there
[Va_guy] old motor was " hot "
[Robby] yes.but the car was still fast..thats the point.
[MMethodjr] It always runs the best right before it blows uo
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Rain rain go away ...
[Mickey47] I'm glad the military jets are back.
[MMethodjr] If we couldn't afford the flyovers last year, what makes it different this year?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The sequester is over.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Or, Daytona paid for the flyover. But I think the ban has been lifted.
[Mickey47] We still can't afford it. We borrowed more money.
[MMethodjr] Why did we have a sequester..Because we were broke/couldn;t balance the budget, So, what makes this year any different.. We are still broke..
[HGray47] Vegas track is next to Air Force base and there wll be over 100 planes taking part in training during race weekend.
[MMethodjr] They keep it up..We will be owned by China
[MMethodjr] This flyover was brought to you by: CHINA
[Robby] retractable domes ;)
[MMethodjr] That would be awsome.. Be a huge dome though
[Robby] as soon as it starts raining...bust out the dome. start racing when it stops..not need for 2 hours+ drying times.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The 47 crew is getting the rain cover ready to cover the @Kroger car. @AJDinger brings the 47 onto pit road, red flag for rain.
[Robby] Last time the race was rain shortened AJ finished 3rd...lol
[MMethodjr] least the have jet dryers.. We have to get our cars out there and drive around the track to put heat in the track..
[AmyWhite] Nooooo! :( :(
[MMethodjr] Earnhart is giving us a sign the #3 shouldn't be out there...lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] It was the ominous driver intro music!
[Mickey47] Well I guess it will be a good time to take a nap. I worked last night and work tonight also. I was determined I wasn't going to miss the 500.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] nite nite
[MMethodjr] The race will still be happening when you get off work Mickey
[Mickey47] It might.
[Va_guy] rain is gone
[AmyWhite] I'm staying logged in and have it open in a side by side, but I'm going to try to work on my paper while they're under a rain delay
[AmyWhite] Although, things get pretty funny during rain delays...
[JTG Daugherty Racing] silly time
[AJ4445] Going to be a long day at Daytona.
[Mickey47] I staying on also. They said the rain has stopped
[Mickey47] We will miss JPM wrecking into the jet dryer this year. LOL!
[MMethodjr] I remember..I think it was the Mexico race..They had rain tires and brake lights on the Nascar cars
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Montreal too
[MMethodjr] Why can't they do that for other races?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Forces too strong on tires to do it on ovals. Weight/power ratio.
[AmyWhite] So, I'm curious. This is my first time chatting with you all, who are we chatting with from JTG?
[Robby] Probably Emily.
[MMethodjr] Usually a PR person in JTG
[AmyWhite] Oh, ok. Thanks
[Va_guy] my first time also
[MMethodjr] Sometimes, crew members come on but it is rare
[Va_guy] have to say great idea
[AmyWhite] It is a good idea, I'm enjoying this!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I am Todd, and am usually moderating. We also have Intern Emily, who is on pit road as well as Gib who is home with the flu today.
[AmyWhite] Aww, get well Gib!
[megan] hope he feels better
[Va_guy] nice to meet you Todd
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Been a rough week for him.
[MMethodjr] Todd is a great guy..
[Robby] Ugh. I was sick for a good 3 weeks from right around Christmas to the middle of January
[JTG Daugherty Racing] AJ has said he will come in for a few chats and we'll get Brad Daugherty in here a few times as well.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Some of the crew guys will come in, but not all, they are shy.
[AJ4445] Does anybody know when AJ #47 gear we be available? I can't find anything out there.
[AmyWhite] very cool that this team is so fan friendly!
[MMethodjr] I think it will be later this year AJ
[Mickey47] JTGD started this up for us Bobby fans 3 years ago. You AJ fans will find out that JTGD goes all out for it's fans. They are a awesome group of people. When in Charlotte you need to make it a point to stop by the shop.
[MMethodjr] I have a question.. What do you guys do with all the old stuff from previous drivers?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We have 2 t-shirts that were supposed to be ready by now but they are obviously late in geting themm to us. There are 4 more shirt designs in the pipeline and should be available in late March. There should also be one hat out there somewhere and one more in the works for now.
[Robby] Same thing that happens to all those Broncos superbowl winner shirts ;)
[Va_guy] plan on a Charlotte trip this summer
[AJ4445] Ok, sounds good.
[Va_guy] Lol @ Robby
[MMethodjr] 3rd world country kids thinking the Broncos won the Superbowl
[Robby] Africa has a ton of Bobby labonte fans.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Trying to get some women's shirts made as well, hopefully that happens soon. It is a slow process, we are behind the line of Junior, Jimmie, Tony, Danica...
[MMethodjr] If you make a AJ thong.. I will buy it and wear it and will even take a picture of me wearing it
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The old stuff is given to charities, homeless shelters or crew
[AmyWhite] Funny (to me) Bobby story... My son (13 now) has been watching NASCAR since he was tiny. For some reason, before he could even talk well, he decided he was a Bobby Labonte fan.
[Robby] I want an AJ Galaxy S4 phone cover
[AmyWhite] But he couldn't say his name, he called him Buddy Dubonty for the logest time
[MMethodjr] That would be cool Robby
[Mickey47] Smart kid AmyWhite. I'm a long time Bobby fan.
[MMethodjr] I am too Mickey
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Once we get some time we will put out some phone backgrounds and desktop screensavers.
[Robby] My dad still has the Bobby Labonte 2000 Championship plate on his car.
[AJ4445] I was a Bobby fan when he was at PE, being a Kyle Petty fan. He had some good runs in that car.
[Robby] He's just too lazy to get rid of it..haha
[Mickey47] Gibb if you are watching I hope you get well soon.
[MMethodjr] I have BL stuff back when he raced in ARCA and Nationwide
[Robby] I grew up a Mark Martin fan. Stopped pulling for him when he went to hendrick. Will never, ever support anyone hendrick affiliated.
[AJ4445] Rain extra footage time!
[Robby] I didn't even really want AJ to do too well in the 51 last year because of their hendirck connection.
[MMethodjr] Well Robby.. alot of teams out there are affiliated somehow to Hendrick
[Va_guy] glad AJ is getting a second chance
[AmyWhite] Getting nowhere with my paper. Choose a prompt, any number...1, 2, 3, or 4? That's the one I will do. LOL
[Robby] then I was a big Steve Park fan. best driver to ever run for DEI talentwise IMO.
[AJ4445] AJ had some solid runs in the 51. What was it, 4 straight Top 16s?
[MMethodjr] AJ is a good guy.. makes bad choices some times.. but a great guy
[Robby] He should be case study #1 on why cup drivers need to stay out of natiowndie
[AJ4445] Who doesn't make bad choices some times...?
[AmyWhite] I think the way they did him was BS!
[Va_guy] met AJ when he was driving for Petty.. very nice
[Robby] I met AJ when he was a rookie in Champ Car. Been a fan since. Was one of those people pissed that he went to NASCAR.
[Robby] Eleated when he went back to indyCar last year.
[AJ4445] Tornado warning?
[MMethodjr] That isn't good
[AmyWhite] Just lightning north of them I think
[AJ4445] Yeah, AJ had a great 500 run (with some bad luck), but the rest of that Indy schedule was....brutal.
[MMethodjr] Where do the drivers and such go when there is a tornado?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Into the garage
[Robby] AJ is a clear product of the open wheel environment. I've been to both and open wheel drivers are alot more open and expressive and vibrant. That's why alot of NASCAR fans didn't like his attitude..and still dont.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Or media center. There are a few concrete block buildings in the infield
[MMethodjr] I am sure they have a safety plan..I think all businesses have to have them posted somewhere.. Like our track.. We are screwed if we get hit by a tornado
[Mickey47] Jody Geschickter donates some team items to http://www.ebay.com/usr/animaladoptionleague to help raise money for adopting animals. I got a great pit crew shirt from them a couple of years ago.
[Robby] AJ4445....I think the only real disaster was Detroit.
[MMethodjr] I found used driver/crew race suits for sale somewhere
[Robby] He ran well at barber...the problem in the pits was someone just unfamiliar in the car...but he was up in the top 10 and had passed both his teammates on track.
[Robby] Long Beach...they had a mechanical failure
[Robby] He was running well at Fontana and then Carpenter ran out of gas in front of him and it caused him to crash
[AJ4445] Detroit was more than brutal.
[MMethodjr] JTG, are you guys going to run the Halloween colored car this year for Halloween?>
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Did everyone tweet or facebook us an entry for the Fan Of The Week? http://jtgdaughertyracing.com/2014-02-17-12-50-41/fan-of-the-week/item/108-fan-of-the-week
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I doubt it Marcus
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The sponsors dictate what goes on the car, they usually promote their brands
[AJ4445] Will the criteria for fan of the week change every week?
[MMethodjr] If I had the money..I would pay for you to run it..
[Robby] How perfect would it be for AJ to run the double? Kingsford stepping up for memorial day..cuz that's a huge grilling day...talk to Penske for a 4th car...
[AJ4445] I'd love it. Still can't believe that darn belt...
[JTG Daugherty Racing] It will change each week, yes. Always a new chance to win.
[MMethodjr] I can't use bleach..or otherwise I would
[Robby] Yeah...Scott is the only sponsor I really use..lol
[Robby] dont like beans.
[Robby] grill with gas...ha
[AJ4445] Okay. Also, do you know if JTG or Chevy Racing are doing any race package giveaways like Toyota did?
[MMethodjr] I think they AJ Car giveaway is still underway
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Clorox has bleach-free items too. But you can wait for the Kingsford, Bush's Beans, Scott... contests
[Robby] but i work in the OR so we have tons of kimberly clark crap..including the gown i wear when I scrub in.
[Mickey47] It's no doubt JTGD has some great sponsors.
[megan] not thinking you should call it crap lol
[Robby] and i believe they are a parent company to those sponsors.
[MMethodjr] I am a big Kingsford User though
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We do race package giveaways all the time. Just stay tuned to the JTGDaughertyRacing website or RaceSavers.com
[AJ4445] Last year I won a Toyota Racing twitter contest and got to go to Kansas race for free, ride in pace car before the race, go on pit road, meet Clint Bowyer etc. It was an amazing experience.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] AJ gave away the car a few weeks ago, in New Jersey
[Robby] that guy didnt seem too excited either...
[MMethodjr] Wait a minute..I wasn't in Jersey...WTH...lol
[Robby] then again, i wouldnt be thrilled for a camry either..lol
[MMethodjr] Toyota makes some good cars.. I am a Chevy Race car driver but drive mainly Dodges..lol
[Robby] My next car is going to be a BMW X3 ..Sorry not a huge fan of chevy street cars! haha
[Mickey47] I won a 1/24 diecast car from House Autry last year. Bobby's name was on it but AJ actually drove it.
[AJ4445] The Dover car? That was a good look...
[AJ4445] "Pouring" at the track according to MRN's Dustin Long.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yep, it is going to be a while
[AJ4445] The Shore Lunch paint scheme looks very nice this year.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] I checked twitter bad storms north of track even tornado warnings
[MMethodjr] JTG, Do the Nascar Boom Tube exhausts reduce the DB level at all?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] No clue
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Plus havn to work on laundry ...a mans work is never done
[MMethodjr] I thought about putting a set on the race car but they passed a rule now that it has to be under 95 DB..
[Robby] Yeah. im doing laundry too haha
[AJ4445] Hopefully we get this in today. Can't skip work tommorow!
[Robby] I don't work Mondays :-D
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Good thing is they have lights if have too
[Mickey47] Time to sleep. If the race restarts before I go to work I will be back. Welcome all you AJ fans. It will be a fun year. Remember to always be nice.
[Va_guy] here you coach just wnloaded dishwasher
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Nobody wants to wait until tomorrow to finish this, the teams need to hurry back then hustle to Phoenix. Quick turn around
[MMethodjr] The only thing I know about them is..It is basically 4" exhaust, compacted into a wider 2" tube
[AmyWhite] I'm going to be very upset if they put it off until tomorrow, I have class, and can't skip. It's finals week, I have to be there
[JTG Daugherty Racing] See ya later Mickey
[Mickey47] See ya Todd.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Cyaaa Mickey
[Robby] I love my Tueday-Friday schedule....7:00-5:30 plus whatever day I'm on call.
[MMethodjr] Why do they do that JTG..go from Daytona to the opposite side of the states..then back south
[Robby] so much better when they just went to Rockingham second.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol, we don't know. It is equally rough on everybody though.
[MMethodjr] Most of the race shops are in NC or SC
[Robby] Because Brian France is clueless.
[Va_guy] sure it has to due with the weather mostly
[Robby] Suspends AJ for something millions of people take everyday while he's being busted for cocaine.
[MMethodjr] I lived down the Street from a Nationwide #1 team back when Randy Lajoie raced for them in Panama City, FL
[MMethodjr] I think it was a Orange #1 car
[MMethodjr] If I ever start a Nascar Race team.. I will have it smack dab in the middle of the States..lol
[nascarheidi] Can u guys send some rain to reno nv were in a terrible drought is it warm like hawaii
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Atleast 90 minutes after rain stops
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That makes it difficult Marcus, most of the employees with experience are here in the Charlotte area.
[MMethodjr] The Gateway to He##..Missouri or something
[MMethodjr] That is true..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] NASCAR will be there in 2 weeks Heidi, hopefully you get your rain before then. Or at least a pause in the rain while we are in town.
[MMethodjr] If you are ever looking to hire a guy just to wave the pit flag up and down.. I am your guy..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol
[nascarheidi] So is working for a team fun
[megan] and so it begins
[MMethodjr] I know driving the car is fun.. The mechanical side of it..I hate, paying the bills for parts and damage..I hate..
[AmyWhite] It's funny to see Michael Waltrip on pit road trying to do interviews..."Hi, Danica, it's Michael Waltrip..." Haha Like everyone doesn't already know who he is.
[Va_guy] he is a clown
[AJ4445] It's hard for me to dislike him...he just loves everything about NASCAR. It's pure excitement for him.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yes it is, it's great Heidi.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Id be tryn to get autographs forget about the interviews
[MMethodjr] The best part for me being a Driver.. Is the Autograph sessions we have.. Kids eyes light up and you simply make their day.. We even did a race car ridealong.. And their eyes are soo big and smile bigger then their head when you rev up the car and start rolling..
[nascarheidi] I havent been to a race since 2007 dad died fromcancer moms been sick im family nurse too poor to go but love racing im aiming for phoenix in fall
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Im older but I get like a kid
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We hope to see you out there
[nascarheidi] I like waltrip he was nice to me
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Im like a kid if I meet a driver lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Funny story about New Hampshire...
[Robby] haha. the onyl NASCAR driver I've met was AJ before he was a NAScAR driver.
[Va_guy] same here coach..
[AmyWhite] I would love to say that I met him and Tony Stewart, and Kasey Kahne another time, but all I was able to do was go thru the lines and get quick autographs.
[AmyWhite] But they were all nice
[Robby] I shared a bathroom with Marco Andretti in baltimore last year. he broke the #1 rule..you dont speak to ANYONE in the men's restroom.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Rofl
[AmyWhite] LOL Robby
[MMethodjr] Marco could Pee on my shoe.. I would not be upset..lol
[coach24176 Eagle97531] I hope different stalls
[JTG Daugherty Racing] After the races there, the NASCAR drivers put on regular clothes and walk out of the track with the rest of the fans leaving the grandstands, nobody knows it is the drivers, they just blend in. Amazing that nobody knows...
[nascarheidi] I like vegas the fiesta hotel buffet is good
[MMethodjr] I see them all the time on the back of golf carts leaving Michigan.. and I usually see the trucks leaving as well
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yep, but at New Hampshire they just walk out
[Va_guy] is that the only trzck that happens at ?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] It is the only one that comes to mind/stands out.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Only thing about Martinsville they go back home and its hard to meet many drivers
[MMethodjr] I have a issue with just walking up to them and asking for autographs and such becuase then everyone else will jam in
[MMethodjr] then they are stuck for hours signing
[Robby] There's a really funny picture Simon Pagenaud took after the Daytona 24 Hours...He was mocking all the people who were sleeping at the track in various places
[nascarheidi] I gotinfield without credentuals i ate with ryan newman what fun
[JTG Daugherty Racing] A, they like it, is is okay to ask. The only place we ask folks to refrain from that is in the motor coach lot. That is their sanctuary. Outside of the coach fence it is fair game.
[nascarheidi] My good friend is brendan gaughan
[MMethodjr] I forget which driver it was.. I am thinking it was Rusty.. A fan was passed out..and while he was passed out he took his camera and took a picture with him and left..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Just don't ask them to stop, walk along with them, keep their pace, they can't stop or the mob will form and it gets tough, walk with them.
[Va_guy] lol to funny
[Robby] Haha, nice. last year in the IndyCar race I walked right into the winners area. No questions. I had a camera and they must have thought i was media. Stood right next to Robin Miller when he was interviewing Sebastien Bourdais. I was like "they really arent kicking me out?"
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Brendan is a good guy
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Tornado warning for Daytona Beach
[MMethodjr] To the Garage area they go
[nascarheidi] Ive tried to meet dale jr for 11 yrs cant get close
[JTG Daugherty Racing] If you walk with a purpose, like you belong in that area, security will usually let you through.
[Va_guy] I was within 2 feet of Jr at richmond
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Jr - Newman - Truex all passed everyone at Martinsville didnt sign anything
[Va_guy] Good tip Todd
[MMethodjr] Kyle Busch is bad about not wanting autographs after the race
[nascarheidi] Im kinda shy dont push my way
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Jr usually has a human barrier around him. But he is probably the coolest guy out there. Really down to earth.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Hated it for kids I have two of the three
[Va_guy] you have to be pushy Heidi
[nascarheidi] Next time u see brendan tell him heidi gibson says hi
[coach24176 Eagle97531] I will ask if they say no I respect them...im a race fan love all the drivers
[nascarheidi] I respect them all
[MMethodjr] I was turned away by Stewart when he was with Gibbs.. Because I did not have a ticket
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Race day they have a schedule ...its hard to sign for everyone
[nascarheidi] Stewart is cool
[MMethodjr] I think it was a fan club ticket or something like that at his merchandise trailer
[Robby] AJ is really good when he deals with fans. He learned that from Richard Petty.
[MMethodjr] The fans are what keeps us all racing
[Va_guy] we went to rcr open house in the fall,of course the PR people insist of the one Autograph per person.The people behind us were talking to Ty so I got out my hat the pr guy started to say something and Kevin told him to reoax
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Richard is the best to ask for an autograph, never seen him turn it down.
[nascarheidi] Wow that sky looks mean
[coach24176 Eagle97531] I meet Richard at kroger in Martinsville before Christmas
[MMethodjr] I would like to have my JTG Hat signed by all of the JTG members
[Robby] I met Richard when I was 12 years old at Lime Rock Park in CT.
[nascarheidi] Sunny and 60 here
[Robby] He was alreayd retired tho.
[MMethodjr] A guy who will sign anything is Harry Gant..
[MMethodjr] He signed my Boob one year
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Lol
[nascarheidi] I havent met any one i didnt like
[Robby] Most drivers wont mind signing a boob. Except Danica maybe.
[jdonovan] I have never turned down an autograph! I will sign anything anyone wants me too! :P lol
[nascarheidi] Ha ha
[HGray47] Guess we will be night racing. The worst of the storm was be between us and DIS....but still watching it closely.
[Robby] I'm sure AJ would love signing a boob going by his past history of women..haha
[nascarheidi] What a nice guy
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Let's keep it clean in here please. Sponsors often join or read the recaps.
[nascarheidi] Mine are small ha ha
[MMethodjr] Rusty is another good one.. In Michigan they used to have a life sized Rusty cardboard cutout, that someone glued to the infield road.. He came by and signed it..
[Robby] ^nothing wrong with that
[Va_guy] fine point sharpie
[Robby] small boobs. not life size rustys
[Robby] i used to remember those rusty cutouts everywhere
[nascarheidi] Ha ha ha
[MMethodjr] I hate signing other driver/team stuff.. makes me feel wierfd
[JTG Daugherty Racing] MOst drivers are the same way
[coach24176 Eagle97531] So my question is why they do so much PR at bigger tracks then smaller tracks not so much
[Robby] lol yeah, why would you want to sign another driver's stuff?
[Robby] or why would you WANT another driver to sign someone else's stuff?
[Va_guy] is why I always have a flag with me
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Haven't noticed that Coach. How do you mean?
[nascarheidi] I have a whole racing sticker set and a pair of driver gloves love em
[MMethodjr] Daytona is the biggest race of the year
[Robby] I know someone who recently met AJ and he had him sign once of his old Forsythe Champ Car die casts and AJ thought that was cool.
[Robby] then again, it's different when it's one of your OLD race cars..and not someone else's
[Va_guy] so much just for a rain shower
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Like Daytona lots of autograph sessions when they at Martinsville mostly at track no where in communty
[MMethodjr] Coach..they are out there.. I know JTG usually goes to Kroger somewhere around the track
[nascarheidi] I always have a drivers pic to sign its classier
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Well, Daytona is the season kickoff, our SuperBowl so you can't really compare Daytona. Most of the other tracks are pretty equal. To be honest that is usually dictated by sponsors and their activation programs.
[MMethodjr] I found, Frank Kimmel (Arca) and Paul menard in Menard's with their show cars..signing
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Ill keep up then ...make sure to attend
[HGray47] I will be near re-start time. Need to charge the laptop.
[Robby] Must be nice to be Paul Menard.
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Rusty signed my Earnhardt after Sr died
[Robby] Once John passes away he inherits a billion dollar empire. must be tough.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] AJ will be at a Walmart in Phoenix next week and appearing at the Monte Carlo in Vegas the following week.
[jdonovan] Do you guys see all this NASCAR stuff trending on twitter?
[megan] umm no
[MMethodjr] Money helps in life Robby..
[Robby] No. I'm just conversing with landon Cassill about food.
[nascarheidi] Restart cool good luck guys
[Robby] He's one of my favorite people. It's a shame he isnt more well known. he's a hilarious guy.
[Va_guy] heidi there show last years race
[MMethodjr] My friend is making his mark in the Truck series already.. I told you guys you should watch out for him.. Eric Jones.. is a bad dude..
[AmyWhite] So the rain delay worked out, got my paper done, go me! HAha
[JTG Daugherty Racing] nice Amy!
[MMethodjr] sorry Erik
[nascarheidi] Ooo sorry
[Va_guy] lol np
[Va_guy] good job amy
[MMethodjr] It's a shame Rowdy picked him up though
[Robby] Only because Kyle doesn't feel like staying out of the damn truck
[MMethodjr] He is too young to run the super speedways..
[Robby] Kyle Busch fell vitim to that rule years ago himself.
[Robby] When the trucks partnered with CART.
[nascarheidi] I dont know if i have a favorite they have all been nice to me but my fav track is phoenix
[JTG Daugherty Racing] My favorite is Bristol
[Robby] That's when NAScAR mandated the 18 year old rule. Jack Roush wouldnt fund anything lower than Trucks and that's how Kyle ended up at Hendrick.
[nascarheidi] Next time i wanna eat at alice coopers restaurant
[MMethodjr] I like Bristol as well but as a owner I would hate it
[MMethodjr] or as a crew member
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Easier, less costly to repair a short track car than a speedway car. Aero/body aren't as important
[Robby] I'd build a road course.
[Va_guy] just a better chance of damage
[MMethodjr] Although the new speed tape they use to replace missing panels is pretty cool
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Crew members like it because they get to jump over the wall 15 times
[nascarheidi] Ive always wanted to do the petty experience
[Robby] Like someone thing like Road America or Nurgburgring
[nascarheidi] Brendan let me pit crew once what fun
[Robby] My dad did it. He liked it except they restrict you on how fast you can actually go.
[Robby] and force you to run a certain line
[kkfan4ever1] so do u think we will get the race in today?
[nascarheidi] Ive done 120 in my neon
[Va_guy] hope so KK
[kkfan4ever1] me too Va guy
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Might tonight !!!
[kkfan4ever1] i hope so coach
[MMethodjr] Robby. the general person could not take a race car and take it full speed around a track..is the only reason they do it
[Robby] Truex's engine failure was because of something knocking the oil pump off...shouldnt be any epidemic with the RCR engines..whew
[AmyWhite] I'm going to get off of here for a bit. It's been awesome chatting with you guys and I will definitely do it again! I'll be back on later.
[Va_guy] bye amy
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Cyaaa
[MMethodjr] I done 140 in my Dodge Avenger..But backed down when I started passing cars like they were sitting still
[kkfan4ever1] bye amy
[JTG Daugherty Racing] see ya Amy
[AmyWhite] Bye everyone
[MMethodjr] BTW, speeding is stupid thing to do anyway
[nascarheidi] Yeah i gotta take care of ma god bless u all
[JTG Daugherty Racing] bye heidi
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Cyaaa
[Robby] Tell that to profession highway racer, parker Kligerman.
[MMethodjr] I personally paid for a new library for a small town in Alabama.. because I was pulled over twice for 15mph within 20 minutes of each other.
[Robby] is that you, Kyle Busch?
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Rofl
[MMethodjr] each ticket was 350..
[Va_guy] once wasnt enough huh
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Ill just sit here and plead the 5th
[Robby] My plan is get behind the guy going wayyyyy too fast. When you speed, the cop gets them first ;)
[MMethodjr] Nope.. I was down in PC, Florida and my 1st son was being born in FW, Indiana.. So, I made the trip in less then 12 hrs
[MMethodjr] 850 miles in 11 hrs.. not too shabby
[Va_guy] on daa gas an haulin
[MMethodjr] But I say this.. because I have learned and alot older now.. Speeding is not good..
[MMethodjr] I drive within 5 mph of the speed limit now
[Robby] I just realized something. I have no idea what kroger is. Lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Largest grocery retailer in the US
[MMethodjr] Kroger is a huge grocery store chain
[MMethodjr] I used to work for them as a Loss Prevention Officer
[Robby] Oh. Haha. Never seen one in my life.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] They have 11-12 banners so you may know them by a different name.
[MMethodjr] They also own several other name stores too
[MMethodjr] Beating me everytime JTG..lol
[Robby] Up here we have Stop & Shop, Shop Rite, Big Y, Whole Foods, and Shaw's
[Va_guy] Just took over Harris Teeter
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We do nascar programs with almost all of those stores too Robby.
[Robby] You'd never know it cuz they dont advertise it..haha.
[Robby] When I was in High School and college I worked for Shaw's and never saw any NASCAR affiliated anything....but that was like 10 years ago.
[MMethodjr] They also own a few jewelry stores
[Robby] In fact the only stuff I've seen NASCAR stuff anywhere is Target.
[MMethodjr] I think it is Fred Meyers
[MMethodjr] Wal Mart does alot of Nascar and Meijer
[Robby] Agaian, never seen a Meijer in my life.
[Robby] It's like we're an isolated country in new England..lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] well, we will try to get your attention this year,
[Robby] a few years ago, my friend and I would joke about the Sonic commercials on all the time...yet there were no Sonic's in New England.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Kroger has been part of our program on the 47 car for 5 years now, Great relationship, NASCAR is important to their customers.
[Robby] Even now I think there's only 1
[JTG Daugherty Racing] wow!
[MMethodjr] Baker's Supermarkets (Omaha, Nebraska) City Market (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico) Dillons Food Stores (Kansas, Missouri) Fry's Food & Drug (Arizona) Gerbes Super Markets (central Missouri) Harris Teeter (North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia) Jay C (southern Indiana) King Soopers (Colorado, Wyoming) Kroger (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina ,Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia) Owen's (northeastern Indiana) Pay Less Super Markets (central Indiana) QFC (Oregon, Washington) Ralphs (Southern California) Scott's (Fort Wayne, Indiana) Smith's (Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming)
[MMethodjr] Sorry for the big blast..lol
[Robby] lol..I live in Connecticut. Notice there's not one CT mention there ;)
[Robby] or the anything in the Northeast
[Robby] We're our own seperate entity..haha
[MMethodjr] Not much..looks like PA is the closest
[MMethodjr] race start again ?
[megan] still replay
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Any good discussions in your chat megan?
[MMethodjr] Did you know a ping pong ball can kill you
[JTG Daugherty Racing] choking?
[megan] not really. we were just discussing this video ad I have to create and what everyone is doing during the delay
[MMethodjr] It if is launched fast enough..it can kill you
[batgrrl] and bemoaning the weather
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol
[megan] that too
[JTG Daugherty Racing] What video editor will you use?
[MMethodjr] I used a video editor for the 1st time.. learned it in 30 minutes.. it is the Windows one
[megan] premiere pro
[MMethodjr] movie maker
[Robby] I've used movie maker before for youtube uploads
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Gib uses Premiere Pro, I use Final Cut Pro.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] yep, very familiar with movie maker
[Robby] I wish I stayed course and do what you guys do.
[MMethodjr] I could never figure out how to speed up the movie and keep the sound normal
[Robby] Much more of my interest than Brains
[Robby] i always edited 2 sperate tracks for that effect
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Fun to create, helps that I have a short attention span most of the time.
[megan] I was inspired by the videos you guys put up with the design of the car and hauler...did something similar for one of my assignments
[MMethodjr] I just do Special Effects makeup now for my off season of racing and real life work in CNC
[Robby] When I was in college I did alot of car designs for one of the old PC NASCAR games. They always looked awesome. Ironically enough, the car I used was #47..it was a pntiac that was designed with my father's company as a sponsor..haha it looked awesome!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We will do more once we catch our collective breath.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 47 is in your heart Robby
[Robby] I had more fun creating my own liveries than playing the actual game
[megan] well if you need any free help
[MMethodjr] free is always accepted
[Robby] actually it is...I've always had an affinity for the number. I've used it on my sports uniforms for years when I used to play baseball.
[MMethodjr] I was always #10 in Baseball, #85 in Football, #29 in Racing..
[Robby] that was in the late 90's and then in the mid-late 2000's for our coed softball team..haha
[Robby] I used to wear #9 or 17....then when i was 16..for no real reason I liked the look of #47 so I used it..lol
[Robby] plus it was a number not many people would ever pick
[JTG Daugherty Racing] true!
[Robby] but JTG started with #59....I'm glad they switched...not a big fan of that #..lol
[MMethodjr] I never really picked my number until racing..and the only reason I done that was..Because if I want to move up to any other division..I can take my # without putting a letter
[JTG Daugherty Racing] If we ever get our second car going it will be the 59
[Robby] haha, figured that
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Marcus, do you have a logo or a website or apparel?
[MMethodjr] yes, to all the above
[MMethodjr] sort of
[MMethodjr] I made a website, done away with it.. because I did not like it.. I have a nice looking shirt design..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] megan is working her way through the sport as a designer and might be able to develop some things for you.
[Robby] oh so apparently AJ will be on the radio soon
[MMethodjr] The Free word come in play again?? lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Maybe some co-promotion megan?
[megan] I think we could work something out
[Robby] #networking ;)
[JTG Daugherty Racing] There you go!
[MMethodjr] I love Networking
[MMethodjr] Thank you
[megan] it is amazing :)
[Va_guy] wb coach
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Thank you
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Plus, you get a new perspective from someone who is an a different area geographically. I am starting to take a lot of design qeues from F! and Aussie V8's
[Robby] I love AJ's interviews on Speedfreaks. So hilarious.
[Robby] ugh..the F1 designs...
[Robby] the Aussie V8 people are awesome tho.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] just qeues... lol
[Robby] stay away from ANYONE that works in design for KV Racing technologies...they have a way of making everything ugly.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol
[MMethodjr] Some of the designers and such charge way to much for the little guys in racing
[MMethodjr] Websites that cost 1500 is out of my budget
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We built ours for $34
[MMethodjr] or shirts that they make you order 100+ of.. I cannot possibly afford 1k in shirts...lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] What is a good budget amount for racers like you Marcus?
[MMethodjr] To be perfectly honest.. It would have to be less then 200
[JTG Daugherty Racing] And, would you only need 2-3 pages?
[MMethodjr] And that would be if I was a younger guy who has a chance to make it to a higher level like ARCA or Nationwide
[MMethodjr] I only need intro page, stats, and sponsors
[MMethodjr] Free is best for someone in my level..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] So, you could really house all of that on a single page. Don't forget, you need a Twitter or Facebook or Google+ feed on there too.
[MMethodjr] True, if you jam it all in there it could fit on a single page
[Robby] God I hate Google+
[JTG Daugherty Racing] There is plenty of room if you have some stuff below the fold, scroll down
[MMethodjr] I think mine was only 2 pages, but that is when I was selling merchandise with it
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I don't use it either but it has a large presense.
[MMethodjr] I use Google+ once in awhile
[MMethodjr] I think twitter is dieing unless you are a famous driver
[JTG Daugherty Racing] You should maybe ask around at the track and see if some of your fellow racers need help building a simple site for themselves. I bet you could pool funds together and have someone like megan develop sites for you. Easier/more affordable to develop one template that you can all share and still have them customized.
[Robby] nah. Twitter is thriving. I talk to alot of people in ym favorite bands on there as well.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 5-10 racers each chipping in 100-150 each would be worthwhile for a site developer and be a great value for each of you.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Twitter and Fb aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Businesses have put too many resources to develop their bases.
[MMethodjr] If sponsors would offer more then discounts..more people would.. but when it comes out of their own pocket, knowing they will be nothing more then a local track driver. they don't want to spend it..
[MMethodjr] I race because it makes me happy and I love putting on a show for the fans.. I know I will not be anything special..but who knows..I could be the inspiration for the next future Nascar star..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] You need to tie your sponsorships to coupons/discounts directly tied to their business. Example, drycleaners is perfect sponsor for local racers. Get dirty at tracks, need to clean suits. You show up with clean suit each week, promote the dry clearers, pass out dry cleaner coupons to fans (who also need to use dry cleaners) and the cleaners track coupons to see that their sponsor $ pays off with ereturn business. You need cash, they need cash, it ends up being a break even or better for them.
[MMethodjr] like me..I own my car, I race it, buy everything for it.. It is not cheap at all.. So, I have to watch what i spend my money on.. tires being 400+ every 2 weeks.. and 100+ in fuel a week.. Is not good.. And, I have 1 sponsor who pays money..and it isn't alot.. but I still promote their business the best I can..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Moms need dresses dry cleaned, dads need suits dry cleaned, both fill the stands each week. Plus, fans like receiving free stuff. Do you have hero caards?
[MMethodjr] Prime example..My car has been seen by over 65k people in 1 weekend.. yet no one knows who I am..lol
[Robby] landon cassill @landoncassill 5m .@FOXSports is trolling everyone right now
[MMethodjr] I have pictures I had out, along with candy and toys
[JTG Daugherty Racing] How many pictures do you hand out each race?
[coach24176 Eagle97531] Where did you race
[MMethodjr] maybe hundred or so
[MMethodjr] I race in Fort Wayne, Indiana..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Whoa!! Hold on, you are missing the boat here!
[MMethodjr] Baer Field Speedway
[JTG Daugherty Racing] What do they cost you? Where do you print them?
[Robby] Damn, you all see those picture from Stenhouse's hauler?
[MMethodjr] I got a promotion deal from Shutterfly for free..with cost of shipping..
[MMethodjr] the rest I do at home or Wal Greens..etc.,
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Have you seen our hero cards before?
[MMethodjr] Yep..I have a few of them
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The ones with coupons on them?
[MMethodjr] Not the ones with coupons..
[MMethodjr] I think these are the 8 x 10
[megan] coupon ones...good idea
[JTG Daugherty Racing] They can be almost any size, that part isn't important. Are you comfortable approaching business owners for sponsorship? 100 no's before a yes type stuff?
[MMethodjr] I have no problem asking people for sponsorships.. I have 1000's of rejection letters.. some were pretty harsh..lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] megan, this is a parallel opportunity for you as well. megan, you can be a sponsor broker, using the dry cleaner example.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Can you send me your best shots of yourself and your car and your logo and bio?
[MMethodjr] I can send them to you.. I want to wait til the new body and paint is on the car before I send of the car..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] megan, you develop the hero card for Marcus, with two coupon spots on the bottom/side. You can then use it locally in Chicago, approach local cleaners in areas that have local track and secure sponsorship for drivers.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] No worries, it is a long season
[MMethodjr] My car will be done in March..
[MMethodjr] all the rest of the pictures of it I have are action pictures..non professional of course
[JTG Daugherty Racing] megan, you can have turnkey sponsorships for local drivers. Marcus, would you like it if someone locally to your area brought you sponsors?
[MMethodjr] I would have no problems with that
[JTG Daugherty Racing] didn't think so... lol
[batgrrl] live footage on tv now. they're still drying the track though
[Va_guy] going to be awhile :(
[MMethodjr] It is hard to dry a track the size of Daytona
[JTG Daugherty Racing] megan, think 8x10 with the bottom or side 2" being space for coupons. one sided is least expensive obviously. Do a mockup/placeholder for a driver card with a coupon spot for dry cleaners and maybe a local heat/ac place and we will wait for Marcus' info
[MMethodjr] I even tried to get womens Tampons to sposnor my car.. they laughed at me..
[MMethodjr] I had a big name sponsor in line but they found out I will never make TV..they backed out of it..
[Robby] there is some guy on twitter messing with people who think last year's rac eis now. it's hilarious
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol
[MMethodjr] That would be fun to do to people..
[megan] *shakes head*
[MMethodjr] I just seen a halarious facebook post of Juan.. It is captioned.. Jet Dryers Out?? It would be a shame if something happened to them..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The trackk surface doesn't look to bad
[MMethodjr] Isn't this the time the track comes apart? after it rains and the jet dryers hit it?
[Robby] just saw this...
[Robby] Matt Willis @MattWillisESPN 20m #Daytona500 Trivia Fun: 4 drivers have led 10+ laps in Daytona 500 & Indy 500. A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Tony Stewart, @AJDinger
[JTG Daugherty Racing] older surfaces, yes. This is a newer surface
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Thats cool
[MMethodjr] All the info and such..What should I send it to?
[megan] wait, 8x10 plus the 2in or 8x10 to like 8x8
[JTG Daugherty Racing] including it. So that it can be printed on 8.5x11 card stock
[JTG Daugherty Racing] keeping costs down
[megan] okay...that's what I was leaning towards
[MMethodjr] brb..have to take a 10 min break..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 10-4
[MMethodjr] Pit Stop
[JTG Daugherty Racing] bio break
[MMethodjr] Bathroom break with a injured ankle..never good
[MMethodjr] makes for a comedy
[MMethodjr] Someone caught a good picture of the Thunderbirds above the Flag..
[MMethodjr] This is pretty funny... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vovJ-JsK9h4
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That was PixelCrisp, he is our photographer
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Since none of you could be at the track today to get one of the Kroger hero cards, here is the front of it: http://twitpic.com/dwgtxw
[MMethodjr] That is pretty cool
[Va_guy] got kicked out when I went to look
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Here you go: http://twitpic.com/dwgtxw
[Va_guy] thx that looks good
[JTG Daugherty Racing] And here is our Get Out And Grill hero card: http://twitpic.com/dwgu55
[Jabee] Hey Todd...how are things gong...
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Good Jabee, busy, waiting for things to slow down. You?
[Jabee] doing wel.....just need to get this track dried off...
[JTG Daugherty Racing] you go that right!
[MMethodjr] Has the rain stopped yet?
[Jabee] any word when they think racing will resume?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] At least 1.5 hours
[Jabee] I saw the pic of the tornado....lookedd pretty close....probably only a couple of miles away
[MMethodjr] Do they have a reschedule time if it gets too late? I know they have lights and all but do they want the drivers to be out at 4am?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] They will start it around 10-11 am I think.
[Va_guy] is tonight out ?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] If they can't restart by about 10pm tonight then they will shoot for the morning
[JTG Daugherty Racing] no, not out yet
[Va_guy] makes sense
[JTG Daugherty Racing] They will allow enough time to run the full race so 10pm is sort of the cutoff
[Jabee] they said they are commited to try for tonight....
[JTG Daugherty Racing] absolutely
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Night ratings will be good...
[MMethodjr] Jabee, our track says the same thing and 5 minutes later cancels
[Robby] So if anyone is following twitter...there's a couple of girls saying they will tatoo AJ's name on their uhh..posterior if he wins the race.
[Robby] Remember the last time AJ was isued a challenege like that? lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] AJ will tattoo his name on his posterior if he wins!
[MMethodjr] I will let AJ tattoo his name to my posterior if he wins
[Robby] before he even made it to the checkers in the Daytona 24 in 2012 he was reminding Shank about putting his initals in his head..lol
[MMethodjr] Face and head is out of the question..
[MMethodjr] Be bad for me..10pm is my bed time..work in the morning
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hopefully it will be around 8-8:30
[Va_guy] have to work at 6am but will stay up and watch sleep over rated
[MMethodjr] I don't think they would like me bring a tv to work
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We have a tv in the office so we are good
[MMethodjr] I work alot with horizontal band saws with parts about 1" from the blade..
[MMethodjr] distractions are not a good thing
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That is crazy Robby!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] agreed
[Robby] haha. Clint Bowyer just responded to someone about him replying to a tweet and he hashtagged #cantyouseeimdriving
[MMethodjr] I love Clint..He is halarious
[Va_guy] yes he is
[Robby] Clint Bowyer @ClintBowyer 27s Congrats to @JimmieJohnson
[MMethodjr] Where do you guys normally eat after the race? as a group or do you spereate and head home
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I decided not to go down this year, but I think they probably did that a while ago.
[MMethodjr] Robby you are killing me with Clint
[megan] I didn't miss anything important did I?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] After every race is the second race, the race to the plane to get home. You don't want to be the last person to get to the plane... not a good time...
[MMethodjr] Rain and moron people..lol
[megan] ah, ok
[MMethodjr] Just talking about people tweeting about the race on TV
[batgrrl] you noobies, if Todd's here, then he's not at the track :)
[JTG Daugherty Racing] See aj's tweet?
[MMethodjr] I did not
[batgrrl] nope, not following AJ
[MMethodjr] don't have twitter on
[JTG Daugherty Racing] https://twitter.com/AJDinger/status/437719764803530752/photo/1
[Robby] Clint Bowyer @ClintBowyer 15m “@BradElliott22: @ClintBowyer How did u meet your fiance?” #farmersonly.com
[Robby] oohhhh EPic Fail!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] oops!
[Robby] How the heck did FOX make that mistake??
[JTG Daugherty Racing] it is down now
[Robby] I'm not sure. it's getting retweeted alot now
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I think it is fake, their logo is a different color on their real account
[MMethodjr] I just seen it is raining again
[JD] favorite race in 47 for me
[JD] 2011 500
[megan] he was so close
[JD] heartbreaker here
[MMethodjr] Clint Bowyer.. I am confused..Did Jimmie Johnson win the 500 or not...lol
[MMethodjr] looks like it might be tomorrow for the race to run
[MMethodjr] It won't stop raining
[JTG Daugherty Racing] twiddles thumbs
[jdonovan] Honestly, Do you guys believe we are going racing today? I havn't been watching or keeping up with coverage...
[JTG Daugherty Racing] not likely but until they call it we have to be on standby
[MMethodjr] While, we are waiting..lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] oxygen deprivation?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Look a little blue
[Robby] Think the people here were a bit confused?
[MMethodjr] It is an Alien I did
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Can’t believe he wore his suit!
[Robby] I think the owner of Front Row Motorsports owns Pizza Hut and Taco Bell
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Same company, he has a few franchise locations
[MMethodjr] local zombie walk picture I have done.. https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1375200_10151785214802912_825199778_n.jpg
[MMethodjr] The night i set a wheel lauch with my race car.. ash3/t1/998478_10151683440192912_1503501896_n.jpg
[MMethodjr] I had to get a baggage claim ticket and a few body cavity searches to get it back..
[Robby] oh lord.
[MMethodjr] It launched off turn 3 and went into the fence of the Airport
[MMethodjr] I was leading at the time..
[Robby] youre now on the no fly list
[MMethodjr] This is my 1st time someone hit me... https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/260167_402454053153781_1567929660_n.jpg
[Robby] either your a zombie or that's your impression of Peeta in the first Hunger Games..lol
[MMethodjr] memorial day race.. https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/5993_517654374967081_1691939472_n.jpg
[MMethodjr] not sure if you can watch it or not.. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=405505859515267&set=vb.100001675705250&&theater
[MMethodjr] slowly losing peeps
[mmethodjr] Opps..unplugged the computer
[mmethodjr] I heard they postponed it
[megan] where'd ya hear that?
[Robby] im tired of this thing constantly logging me out
[megan] you'll get used to it
[mmethodjr] came over posts on facebook.. says they are flip flopping
[megan] hmmm ok
[mmethodjr] hmmm can't view it..
[mmethodjr] can you view it if you log in under facebook?
[megan] I can't see it
[number-7] i found a nascar chatroom
[number-7] but everyone is sick of rain too
[mmethodjr] I am..
[mmethodjr] I am waiting for winter to be over with we still have 10" of snow on the ground
[number-7] yeah, its only 80 here in L.A.
[mmethodjr] I think it is 17 here right now
[number-7] i dont know how you ppl get by
[number-7] like my friend in wisconsin gets below 0
[mmethodjr] We were -23 the other day with a windchill of -39
[number-7] you drive a sled?
[mmethodjr] You get used to driving in the snow after you live in it for awhile
[mmethodjr] We have had a heat wave for the last few days of 30's and 20's
[mmethodjr] Had over 50" of snow this year..
[mmethodjr] 30 minutes and counting
[megan] too many minutes
[mmethodjr] Inspectors to the cars
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Okay, are we ready?
[Mmethodjr] AJ dressed and heading to his car
[megan] been ready
[Mmethodjr] Just in time for dinner to be done
[JTG Daugherty Racing] ordered a pizza myself
[Mmethodjr] Does the track ever serve anything wierd?
[Mmethodjr] like how some tracks have the 8lb cheeseburger
[Mmethodjr] I seen something the other day on a show.. Someone deep fried a cheeseburger and put it on a stick..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Martinsville hotdogs are about as weird as you get, those aren't really hotdogs
[Mmethodjr] Loudon serve seafood?
[HGray47] They have some great food trucks at Vegas
[Mmethodjr] What is on a Martinsville Hotdog?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] A few of them probably serve some local things. We don't really get to enjoy it. Raceday folks fly in the morning of the race and then fly right out after it ends, busy the entire time in between.
[Mmethodjr] that bites
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Not what is on it, what is in it... It is neon red and taste's like it looks
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The NASCAR weatherman says it looks like we may get the rest of the race in, next shower is 3.5 hours away
[Mmethodjr] hmm, interesting
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hello Lucy
[Mmethodjr] How does the weather delay affect the way you run a race?
[Mmethodjr] No rubber on the track, cooler at night..
[JTG Daugherty Racing] More grip, tires were sliding earlier today
[Mmethodjr] Nascar giving you guys a 20 lap caution?
[Robby] I hope not..I hate comp. cautions
[JTG Daugherty Racing] haven't heard yet but I would think so.
[Robby] they need to get moving..no unnecessary yellows
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Just need to make sure tires aren't cording from not having rubber on track
[Mmethodjr] That is the thing I like about my car is.. I just adjust tire pressure and go..
[Mmethodjr] Pray for the best..lol
[Mmethodjr] toughest thing to learn so far is adjusting the stagger
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Radio is up!
[AJ4445] let's go racing boys
[Mmethodjr] I might get off of here and watch the race.. Have a great night.. Will come back on before I head to bed.. GL JTG
[AJ4445] AJ shoutout on Fox.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Did you see this on Twitter? http://imgur.com/a/GEnh5
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Engines are fired up
[HGray47] Snacks & Drinks refilled and ready for racing!
[Mmethodjr] I am back
[Mmethodjr] Until my phone dies
[megan] hope it doesn't die too quickly
[Mmethodjr] I bet it would be fun to drive through the grass. lol
[Robby] looks like everyone got fired. sometimes they dont
[Mmethodjr] 15th. I thought we 14th
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Pitting for left side tires and fuel before we go back to green
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 15th, it listed 14th because of the way they parked the cars.
[Mmethodjr] Don't hit the jet dryer
[Mmethodjr] Don't hit the jet dryer
[Mmethodjr] Okay. Don't like this on my phone
[JTG Daugherty Racing] not as easy on the phone
[Robby] so theyre going to pit? hmm.
[Mmethodjr] Didn't Stewart spin the pace car once?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I know he has played with the pace car several times, don't remember him spinning one
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Pits opening up now
[Nascarchic] Let's go Dinger!!! Lotta laps to go, be patient.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Left side tires, fuel, 2 rounds out of left rear jackbolt.
[Mmethodjr] Problem with McMurray
[AJ4445] Hearing rain is about 65 miles out. Hopefully can get this thing to Lap 100 at least. Let's go 47
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hopefully it scoots north of the track
[AJ4445] Wow, stands are still packed!
[AmyWhite] Hello again!
[Mmethodjr] Web Amy
[Mmethodjr] Ouch. 28th
[Nascarchic] 28th not a bad place to be to start back up here! Let the front be crazy.
[AmyWhite] That is true!
[Nascarchic] 3 wide right off the bat. Wow.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Everyone should fall in line in another couple laps
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 2 packs forming
[Mmethodjr] Be a caution here shortly if lagano continues to drive stupidly
[JTG Daugherty Racing] something stupid is going to happen, 3 wide still is crazy
[HGray47] Wish AJ was back in the 2nd pack
[AmyWhite] With him being towards the back though he liable to get caught in it if/when the big one happens
[megan] this is fun
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Why would anyone want to be in the middle of 3 wide?
[Mmethodjr] 13 is gong to wreck everyone
[AmyWhite] BRB on my phone going to log in on computer
[JTG Daugherty Racing] now mostly 2 wide is better
[Nascarchic] Thankful for the chat room full of fans. :) Means my husband doesn't have to actually pay close attention to me during racing.
[Robby] Yes. I said it before. That 13 manages to wreck in EVERY plate race
[Robby] I called it last year in talladega too...when he was the ONLY car to wreck with Dillon
[Robby] Also....Danica is behind AJ..ugh.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Happy to help the marriage lol
[Mmethodjr] Problems with labonte?
[JD] just stuck in the middle
[Robby] AJ should stay there and run with Marcos. They always worked good as teammates as RPM....marcos and Aric dont have a very good working relationship...lol
[Robby] wow..the server here is awful.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] This is lightyears better than the two car tandem!
[Robby] I wish AJ would drop back and chill. unless youre in the top 10..i wouldnt want to be in this mess right now.
[Mmethodjr] Cars seem to bounc e ba k and forth more
[JTG Daugherty Racing] He is either giggling or white knuckling
[Robby] Especially up on the outside line
[number-7] ahh cool, its back to green
[number-7] or is it?
[Nascarchic] Yeah, not loving where he's at right now. Just because of the things that can happen here
[Mmethodjr] Happen anywhere
[Robby] Where AJ is kind of a more open draft. Theyre ntot packed up on each other..but he does have Danica behind him and she just tends to spin it as a tactic to avoid wrecks
[Robby] apparently Gordon wants to strangle Bayne..lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] He is in a pretty good spot, he has an escape path down low now
[Nascarchic] LOL Robby - true statement about Danica.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Green glag stop soon
[JTG Daugherty Racing] nevermind, 14 more laps
[JTG Daugherty Racing] A few errors on pit road so far, hope we can stay on point
[JTG Daugherty Racing] wow!
[Mmethodjr] Things will be fine
[Nascarchic] Oh I can't stop laughing at KB#18!!!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] P9
[JTG Daugherty Racing] P6
[Robby] He's prolly flipping in that car right now
[AmyWhite] That is awesome!
[HGray47] KB is mad enough to melt those M&Ms
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Pitting for right side tires, 1 round out/up of right side jack bolt, 2 cans of fuel.
[AJ4445] And we're done.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] No breaks
[JTG Daugherty Racing] no breaks
[Robby] uh ohh...looks like AJ just made an oops
[Mmethodjr] Not good. I hate my phone
[JTG Daugherty Racing] no brakes at all
[Robby] well, that figures....mechanical issues..ugh
[Robby] they can crash now. AJ isnt in the group and the yellow will help them fix a brake problem.lol
[Jabee] that will make the next pits stop interesting
[roll400ex] Sounds encouraging on radio
[roll400ex] No brakes is always fun at daytona
[Mmethodjr] Fi5ting loose?
[Mmethodjr] RPG. I quit. Lol
[Robby] Fred Smith @porsche914yr74 43s AJ Allmendinger's brakes were prepped by the guy who does the seatbelts on the #2 IndyCar, apparently.
[Jabee] could be worse..could be Martinsville or Bristol....at Daytona and Dega...who need brakes??
[JTG Daugherty Racing] You need them if there is a wreck in front of you lol
[Mmethodjr] The only time is pitting and avoiding wrecks
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 8 laps until halfway
[roll400ex] What's the radar look like
[Robby] to the garage
[roll400ex] Who to garage
[JTG Daugherty Racing] radar still good for a while
[Robby] AJ. Aparently they're going to bring him back in. There was fluid in the pit stall
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Going to wait for a yellow hopefully
[Robby] Man...One of AJ's best tracks is martinsville and he's one of the best on a Road Course...yet they cant get the brakes from failing at freaking Daytona?
[Nascarchic] Dang - I had walked away and rewound it to see what I missed but didn't see anything on Fox about it! Ugh.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] What was Truex's issue?
[roll400ex] He sounded happy on radio hehe
[AJ4445] Please debris please please please please
User roll400ex has been banned.
[Mmethodjr] Wow. Why he get banned
[Robby] I'm hoping for the big one to happen. AJ wont get caught up in it in his position.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] old story
[Mmethodjr] Oil pump fell off
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Thought it was something like that
[Robby] AJ does not like racing in Daytona at night. Don't think he ever finished a Pepsi 400 and when it rained a few years ago he ran into Newman on pit road when his tire fell off in the middle of the pits
[Mmethodjr] Maybe it was pickup that broke
[JTG Daugherty Racing] It was way more fun when it was 3 wide... :-)
[megan] well ya
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Looming at this RaceView, it is not nearly as usefull as TrackPass was. Wan't see as much data
[JTG Daugherty Racing] looking
[Mmethodjr] Never used either
[Nascarchic] As a Nextel/Sprint customer I used to get Trackpass free. I won't pay for the new option
[Robby] AJ with issues...Jimmie leading. This was a waste of a day!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We're barely halfway, long way to go
[Mmethodjr] Its racing Robby
[AJ4445] Can we get a darn yellow please?
[Robby] Last time AJ lost his brakes he was at least smart enough to take Jimmie with him ;)
[Robby] Darlington in 201..hehe
[Jabee] only 29 cars on lead lap...starting to sound more like Bristol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That is odd for Daytona
[Mmethodjr] The car can be fixed
[AJ4445] It can be fixed but it'll put us too many laps off the pace to contend. That's what is frsutrating.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Green flag stop in about 15-20 laps if no yellow
[HGray47] Yes, strange for Daytona
[JTG Daugherty Racing] If under yellow you have 2.5 minutes
[Mmethodjr] If it is a brake line
[AJ4445] hmm ok
[Mmethodjr] Bleeding it would take the longest
[AJ4445] Yeah that's what I was fearing.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] If under caution you can work for 2 min on one side, run a lap and come back in ad work on other side.
AJ4445] Come on we need a yellow.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That sucks for Casey, shouldn't have been panalized for that
[Robby] haha a Hendrick car actually got a NASCAR penalty??
[HGray47] Yes that sucks for KK
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Come on caution!
[Robby] yeah it was a BS penalty. Bet they wouldnt have called that on Jr.
[Mmethodjr] Need a caution.
[AJ4445] Crap, not going to get it.
[Mmethodjr] Heat of the brake fluid will make it tough
[JTG Daugherty Racing] nope, didn't get it
[JTG Daugherty Racing] And they are in a commercial too, that is usually when they come!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Jackman Mike can stop the car by himself!
[megan] I'm sure he could
[AJ4445] 3 laps down now...
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Plan now is to run it out. If there is a big wreck we might salvage a top-20
[Nascarchic] Wow radar not looking good for all 200 laps either
[JTG Daugherty Racing] RR caliper is broke
[Mmethodjr] Could slow it down by shifting up and down
[JTG Daugherty Racing] NASCAR will be slow to throw a debris caution because once it rains that will be it.
[Robby] So pretty much all my favorite drivers are having issues so that mans Jimie JOhnson will win just to spite me. lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] NASCAR making us pit to finish repairs
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The NASCAR gods have it out for you Robby!
[Robby] I still dont know how you have a brake failure at Daytona...
[AJ4445] So dissappointing.
[Robby] of al the things to fail
[Mmethodjr] Yep usually the stupidest things ruin your night
[HGray47] sounds more of a part failure than something the team did.
[Robby] AJ once lost a race due to a 5 cent washer he hit on pit road....typical of his luck
[JTG Daugherty Racing] It's usually the $2 parts that get you
[Robby] Are his seatbelts at least bucked?..lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Back rolling
[AJ4445] We'll be 7 laps down...only hope is a Big One with like 10 to go to gain some spots
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yep, need a couple big ones
[Mmethodjr] Lucky dig and big one
[HGray47] Just waiting on the crash to take out the rest of my fantasy team.....named Jinx Racing.
[Nascarchic] Well, hate it for AJ but it is only the first race, plenty of time in the season, and I'll stand by him in every one! So let's hope some others go out soon to gain him some spots
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Daytona is a crapshoot anyway, could have had a big one early and wrecked out. The real racing doesn't happen until Vegas
[Nascarchic] And a big one!
[Jabee] there it is
[AJ4445] There are some spots.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] There are a few spots!
[AJ4445] Not a "big one" but a decent sized.
[Mmethodjr] An in it
[Robby] lol...Gilliand is stuck like AJ was a couple years ago.doesnt look like damage
[Mmethodjr] A J in it?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] No, he is fine
[Robby] The irony of the 43 destroying the 10 hahahaha
[AJ4445] AJ won't be in a Big One tonight...just riding around in the back to be safe.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] yep
[Nascarchic] My heart stopped when I saw the 43 - still have to think for a second for the right car #!
[AJ4445] Well, I think that took out 3 cars. So P36
[Jabee] ouch...Danica....hard hit
[AJ4445] in a couple laps
[JD] Danica always seems to wreck harder than she needs to
[Nascarchic] At least her boyriend didn't take her out tonight. :)
[JTG Daugherty Racing] She does wreck hard, doesn't she?
[Robby] She could have missed that wreck.
[JD] She couldve just spun it around and saved it but she always seems to panic and hit crazy hard
[Mmethodjr] It won't be her fault
[Robby] Hel of a save by Brian Scott tho
[Robby] usually I rip him at every opportunity too
[Nascarchic] I'm not a Danica fan. Too much focus on her beauty and not her racing ability (or lack thereof)
[Robby] Menard's car was destroyed by the grass....that sucks..haha
[JD] I think any other driver wouldve drove through that
[AJ4445] I hate rooting for "Big Ones," but I just one or two more where everyone is safe. I want some spots!
[Nascarchic] Aw dang, I like Menard. Good family, great people.
[HGray47] Well, that took out 2 more of my fantasy team....only 2 remaining.
[Mmethodjr] Need better picks
[Robby] I already lost truex
[Robby] haha i love this guy
[Robby] Josef Newgarden @josefnewgarden 10m The NASCAR folk seem so intrigued by this little thing called an ECU. It's like they have discovered fire. #giggles
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Still 1/4 of the race to go
[AJ4445] ...if the rain holds.
[HGray47] More work remaining on the brakes?
[Nascarchic] Time will tell.... if we go to 200 laps or not
[Mmethodjr] Will you be able to fix car
[Robby] He says he can feel the brakes now
[Jabee] rain is getting close
[JTG Daugherty Racing] If the system is moving at less that 30 mph we will be fine
[AJ4445] So who is OUT? Waltrip, Gilliland, Patrick and Almirola?
[AJ4445] From that wreck.
[Robby] Menard has damage, Dillon has damage
[Robby] I dont think Gilliland is out
[Robby] i think he's just stuck in the mud.
[Robby] but they are going to make him go to the infield care center like they made AJ do
[Jabee] Kyle B is lucky dog....with him on the lead lep...look forward to seeing absolut brilliance....or absolute stupidity
[AJ4445] I think AJ will be P35?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Depending on the 27 damage 34-35
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Still 125 miles
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Plus GWC... or two
[AJ4445] Just worried about the rain JTG.
[Mmethodjr] Could salvage. A 25
[Mmethodjr] Need another big one
[AJ4445] Yeah, and then enough time to run 6 laps under caution. That's pushing it I'm afraid,
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Need 5 more big ones
[number-7] yeah, 1 for kyle
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Should be P34 shortly
[AJ4445] Alright, should be some good racing here, anyways.
[Nascarchic] Should be an exciting 48 laps!
[number-7] danica in the bathroom
[Mmethodjr] Gotta go bed time and phone dead
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Okay, thanks for joining us Marcus
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Hey Wally
[Mmethodjr] Golem ck jtg
[AJ4445] Things are looking pretty dicey..
[Mmethodjr] Good luck even. lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol
[Mmethodjr] Have a goodnight
[JTG Daugherty Racing] you too
[JTG Daugherty Racing] And the crowd goes wild
[Nascarchic] I'm hanging on - mountain time it's only 8:30 so I think I can hang til the end - barely!
[AJ4445] Whoa, Dillon almost lost it.
[Jabee] June-yer to the front
[JTG Daugherty Racing] caution
[Nascarchic] WHOA, another
[Wally Vaughan] Good luck #47 - T & J your cousins in VA
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Thanks Wally!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That should be another spot or two.
[AJ4445] Yeah #42 and #9 i think.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Okay, 4 more big ones
[number-7] and 1 after the checkered
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Like the NW race
[AJ4445] Dillon trying to sabotage the ROY race
[number-7] yeah, lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] At this point if we can escape with the car intact and a top-30 after being down 7 laps that will be a pretty good recovery
[AJ4445] Yeah, I saw that Dillon save above ^. Wicked loose.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Man, Kasey can't catch a break
[AJ4445] Darn, the 9 is back out there.
[megan] no he can't
[AJ4445] 1 to go this time? Let's get this thing going.
[AJ4445] Nope. Darn.
[AJ4445] AJ now listed P32.
[Nascarchic] 32 is a whole lot better! Just a few more.......
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 7 has damage, might move up 1 more
[AJ4445] Yeah, 7 is out.
[AJ4445] off track at least
[AJ4445] Kahne is one lap behind us.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Kasey will likely get by eventually
[HGray47] Need 1 more big one to take out my last fantasy driver. 4 gone already.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Only 25 on LL
[megan] so it's a fantasy league guessing which drivers will be taken out?
[Jabee] hee he...they would dared to compare Jr. to Kurt. B???
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Nice crossover by baffle
[AJ4445] Good runs by 36 and 26
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lots of movement out there
[Nascarchic] Don't think we have seen the last caution
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Biffle looks strong
[AJ4445] Wow that pack is...crazy
[JTG Daugherty Racing] another 5-10 laps it might get rough out there
[AJ4445] Jumped Vickers
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I think we are good on fuel to the end
[number-7] im good on beer
[AJ4445] While it's been frustrating for us, this has been a great race!
[Nascarchic] I haz vodka - I'm good. :)
[AJ4445] While it's been frustrating for us, this has been a great race!
[Nascarchic] I haz vodka - I'm good. :)
[Nascarchic] And yeah it's been a tough race, but it's one race out of how many? we have all season to look forward to with Dinger this year!!!!!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 36 more race weeks to go!
[Nascarchic] Make sure to tell Dinger from all his fans not to worry his head over the first race!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] He'll shake it off quickly
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Running out of laps to make up spots
[JTG Daugherty Racing] caution
[AJ4445] There is P29.
[Nascarchic] Every position helps!
[HGray47] hate it for Trevor
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 21 shares a building with us, hate to see them have trouble
[Jabee] hard to beleive nobody else we a in that
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yes, good on gas
[AJ4445] P29 might be it for us.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 29 is much better than I anticipated after the brakes went out
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Bobby is the LD, good to see
[JD] Very good to see;)
[AJ4445] I can't get excited over 29th haha. But it's better than 40th like we were.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Certainly not excited, but thankful
[HGray47] Hauler leave for PIR on Tuesday?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yep
[JTG Daugherty Racing] And Vegas hauler leaves on Friday to make the swap
[AJ4445] 1 till green. Time for one more "Big One!"
[JTG Daugherty Racing] They will swap when the race hauler gets to Vegas
[Jabee] sorry Toney....that was funny
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The big one has to happen soon or it won't matter
[AJ4445] Well, even if it's on Lap 196, we'd run 6 laps in clean-up and GWC to maybe get those spots.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] The 36 got a horrible start
[AJ4445] Poor Biffle
[JTG Daugherty Racing] About 1/3 of the field is damaged and riding around out back
[JTG Daugherty Racing] caution
[JTG Daugherty Racing] or not!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I guess not
[AJ4445] I'm sure he's thrilled. (Kurt)
[JTG Daugherty Racing] caution
[AJ4445] NO! Both Swan cars
[AJ4445] AJ might be able to get some more spots.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] With a GWC we can gain about 2-3 spots
[AJ4445] At least 2 (in 26 and 30).
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol on the bet
[AJ4445] Wow, AJ saying no wreck.
[AJ4445] I'd take it too Burns haha
[JTG Daugherty Racing] reverse psychology
[AJ4445] Ah, how I missed NASCAR :}
[Jabee] Mikey finally got a microphone...
[AJ4445] Going to be a great finish!
[AJ4445] I say no wreck until the checkered flag!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Some might be tiht on fuel
[Nascarchic] Dang, I am pulling for 88 at this point and hate the debris on his grill!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] tight
[JTG Daugherty Racing] close
[JTG Daugherty Racing] almost empty
[JTG Daugherty Racing] running low
[Nascarchic] Yikes! Who's gonna run out of fuel?
[AJ4445] When do they just move the 500 to primetime?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Don't think everyone can make 2 GWC
[AJ4445] I don't think they'll get close enough to wreck before the White
[JTG Daugherty Racing] another huge restart for the 88
[JTG Daugherty Racing] caution
[Nascarchic] Wtg 88!!!!!!!!
[AJ4445] P26 for aj?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 88 winning is huge for the sport, very good thing
[JTG Daugherty Racing] P26 is a very nice result all things considered
[Nascarchic] 26th is what I saw too - though unofficial - that's a lot of spots!!!!
[Robby] No way that car should have been able to pull away by itself like that. I freaking cant stand NASCAR's Hendrick LOVE
[Nascarchic] Best news of the night - 18 in the final wreck. :)
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 88 is the first Chase contender
[Jabee] but...got to say...the 18 finished in reverse to cross the finish line
[Robby] This is why I barely watch NASCR anymore. All hendrick All the time
[Nascarchic] Robby, been a fan for 23 years. If it were all Hendrick all the time, I wouldn't be here.
[megan] at least it wasn't Johnson
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 18 in reverse was something! Thought they were rolling the tape backwards on tv
[Nascarchic] :) What was up with him going backwards on pit road? I want to hear about that!
[Robby] and of course, DW the biggest freaking Hendrick cheerleader in the world
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I think he spun and his momentum had him pointed in the wrong direction and he just went with it. Looked like it was 60 mph in reverse
[Jabee] well..5am comes early...good night all
[JTG Daugherty Racing] night Jabee
[Nascarchic] Happy for Jr., it's been a while for him. And happy that AJ was able to pick up quite a few spots despite the car troubles. 2014 will be an awesome year for NASCAR, JTG, and AJD.
[Nascarchic] Night all!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] night
[HGray47] Happy for 88. Should help ticket sales for the next few races. Plus he is in the chase now.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] hopefully it helps sales and ratings both
[HGray47] No need to vote for DEjr for the AllStar race now.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That too!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Although... Danica...
[HGray47] Yes Danica just passed 1 million twitter followers this week
[AJ4445] Good race. On to Phx!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] post race quotes coming
[JTG Daugherty Racing] RR brake caliper confirmed broken. RCR did lots of testing at PHX, will have good notebook for us.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That was CC burns
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Looking forward to new qualifying format at PHX, have good plan for it with RCR
[JTG Daugherty Racing] CC Burns also.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Waiting on AJ quotes
[JTG Daugherty Racing] AJ - RR caliper cracked, after that just rode around, happy with guys fixing it. Car was fast, motor was fast, really looking forward to PHX, build some momentum
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Always enjoyed PHX, fun, technical
[JTG Daugherty Racing] RCR had good test there, look forward to feeding off of their info
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Looking forward to real racing, not SS-way racing
[JTG Daugherty Racing] end postrace quotes
[HGray47] bedtime for me. driving back to GA tomorrow,
[megan] have a safe trip
[JTG Daugherty Racing] okay folks, logging off. Thanks for joining us, the season is underway!
[megan] night. thanks for the updates