[megan] wow, we've barely started this prac and Montoya and Ambrose have already had trouble....
[mj] Hi megan
[megan] how are you?
[mj] Great...how r u
[megan] pretty good, thanks
[megan] 34th in prac right now
[mj] Looks like Todd renewed the mobile chat room version this week
[megan] that's good
[mj] Probably be an interesting week with a slick racetrack
[megan] yes, I think so too
[mj] Should be a good benchmark on where the program is
[megan] true. hope things go smoother than last week
[mj] Yep...bad luck last week....better car than finish
[mj] I think the comparison race to benchmark against is kansas
[mj] Although it was much cooler there
[megan] ya...well we'll just have to see…car looks like it's getting around alright
[mj] Looks a touch loose
[mj] Loose off
[megan] ya, but compared to other times it's been loose...I don't think it looks too awful
[mj] Looks controllable
[mj] Should be a little bit of an indicated on what we may look like at indi as well...similar temps and banking
[megan] just don't tell too many people cuz if it doesn't go well, that could be a big headache when we get there haha
[mj] Exactly...doubt I will be on for the race
[megan] awww :/
[mj] Alot going on with movers coming on tuesday
[megan] gotcha...well we'll miss ya in here
[mj] Be driving through your fine town on wednesday
[mj] Hopefully traveling on the holiday will meen less traffic from ohare through the loop
[megan] well, good luck with that
[mj] Got near ohare about 11pm last time through about 3 weeks ago and lost an hour...dead stop
[megan] bleh, I dislike traffic very much
[mj] Probably should have taken 290 around but thought I would chance it at that time and paid the price
[megan] well ended up 37th. well it's hard to tell which is the best route. it's a guessing game most of the time
[mj] Do you remember where the 47 ended up running here last year...for some reason I just don't remember
[mj] Yea...cause sometimes traffic can back up pretty good down by 290 and 294 interchange
[megan] ummm he finished 26th I believe...started 24th
[mj] Not awful I guess...pretty typical of last year
[mj] Have to run...probably jump back in a little later...c u
[megan] okay. ttyl
[megan] hi Lea
[lc] hi megan. has anybody else been by?
[megan] just Mark...that's it
[lc] k. gosh i feel for everyone at ky! i couldn't be there with the heat. we're supposed to get to 102 today, but only 90 now, so will see... only got to 99 yesterday and it was supposed to be much hotter. humidity (yuck) is holding temps down. did have a 106 day, last wk
[megan] ya it's the humidity that's the killer. I can handle the heat, but when you add in the rising humidity it gets really unbearable. we need some rain. and ya, it's got to be very miserable there. kind of glad I'm not there either
[lc] i can't take either one! what are your temps?
[megan] well right now it's 85 but feels like 90. yesterday got up to about 98 but felt like 107
[megan] i have a feeling it's going to be a hot, dry summer overall
[lc] gosh, didn't realize hot bad it is up there. awful!
[megan] time for final practice. wonder who'll mess up this time around
[lc] ?? thank heaven we have a new broadcast team for ths one!! :)
[lc] haha - harvick said jr would lose speed with the new sway bar rule...keep wishing "happy"
[lc] only bad brad has little visit from nascar - i love it!!
[megan] 34th right now...hope they're getting the car where they want it
[lc] They're talking about long gf runs in the race - not doing any in practice. going out 9th to qualify is not a good thing. must pray for a cloud, when he goes out!
[megan] will be crossing my fingers. I just hope they can get it setup alright now so that maybe they won't have to make too many adjustments during the race...gf pit stops have got to be fast
[lc] good point. lots of "loose" talk and we know how bobby feels about that... wish we could learn something about what's actually going on
[megan] that would be nice
[lc] think it's going to get very interesting if andretti does get a cup team going and does do engines for penske
[megan] hadn't heard that possibilty...would be interesting to see how that would work
[megan] cool, thanks
[lc] welcome. didn't know if it worked because i got thrown out.
[megan] not sure why it does that..
[lc] i'm beginning to think it's me. no matter when else it does it, i can always count on it happening at the end of the race
[megan] that is just weird. I mean I know mine cuts out sometimes, but not as much as last year which is good since I have to do copy and paste again. not sure why it's doing it to you...wish I could help figure out how to fix it
[lc] picked up from 170.014 to 170.449 on the last run. Up to 31st.
[lc] it doesn't do it as often, as it used to, for me either - just so frustrating that it always does it at the end of the race
[lc] gosh, i wish bobby could do a long run...
[lc] wow, jr 5th fastest and in race trim
[megan] he's really picked it up this year
[lc] wonder about kk, he's run a fair about of laps and is 19th - any newss?
[megan] last I heard he was tight into the corners, but that was 20 min ago
[lc] BL 24th w/28 laps. too bad he couldn't have gotten there in 1st practice
[lc] tight, lst time i've heard that
[lc] ttyl, have to get some things done :)
[megan] okay ttyl
[jdonovanb47] BB at 5'o'clock
[jdonovanb47] i did that wrong but oh well
[megan] sorry...didn't hear you come in
[lc] thanks. just us chickadees?
[megan] I guess...donovan was here but then left about 2 min before you logged in
[lc] do you get info from other than tv during quals? do you know what happened ahead of the tv?
[megan] I do have pit command up, but I won't tell you what happens if you don't want me to...and who knows they may be in sync today..guessing game there
[lc] thanks, i don't do nascar.com or phone - just like to see it :)
[megan] I understand completely :)
[lc] poor blaney!!
[megan] ^[lc] can't believe they're cooking. watched a grand-am race, one time, and one team cooked burgers in their car lol
[megan] I know right...seems unsanitary but hey whatever works for them...
[lc] well, the burgers were wrapped in foil, so not so bad. Rain??
[megan] I guess foil is acceptable
[lc] amen! he actually went to the top of the board when others went out before him :}
[megan] lol. an interview would be awesome too, but I shouldn't hope for too much
[megan] hi Jimmy
[jabee47] so So SOOOO lovwe to see Bobby on the pole...
[lc] At least we did get to see him for part of his lap :)
[megan] true. and yes it is great Jimmy
[jabee47] we saw m=nothing...only a commercial
[megan] hey derek
[jabee47] and his speed a a full one MPH faster than second...
[lc] hi guys! BL sure picked up a lot from practice!
[derek] id thought id ask why we went out so early
[megan] hi Hugh
[lc] 171.767, 31.438 to 175.615, 30.749
[HughG47] Hi megan. How you doing my friend
[jabee47] first place...after 12...worst starting spot 33 stull to qualify
[megan] I'm doing well thanks. how about yourself?
[lc] gag me - dw/mw/cb
[HughG47] Very good just glad to be off work for the weekend
[jabee47] 1st after 12...32 to so...
[derek] whats a great time to get around the track
[HughG47] Will miss the first part of the race tomorrow but should be online at some point
[lc] what do you mean derek?
[megan] better late then never
[derek] like i ment my cousin got tickets and was wondering
[derek] i should of worded it better
[HughG47] going to be 105 here in ATL tomorrow.
[jabee47] still 1st afer 13 qualifiers...32 to go
[megan] probably best to try and get there fairly early, just in case they haven't fixed traffic like they have said they have
[derek] oh okay thanks
[derek] aw joe nemeck beat us
[jabee47] Nemecheck know Boby off the pole...Bobby is 2nd of 14...31 to go3
[lc] no, you were fine, derek. and it depends on how much he wants to try and see and do before the race starts :)
[jabee47] 2nd of 165...30 to go3
[megan] hi David
[derek] thanks :)
[BL47] Hi megan and others
[lc] welcome and hi!
[jabee47] Scott Speed to the pole...Bobby is 3rd after 16...29 still to go
[derek] so weres the worst we can start ?
[BL47] I can't believe they are cooking eggs and bacon in the sun today on Speed
[jabee47] it would be easy to cook down here...got to 107 today
[derek] we broke 100 up here
[jabee47] Mikey W....is only 14th...Bobby is 3rd of 17 with 28 still to go...worst start would be 31...I am predicting a top 25 start
[lc] we were supposed to get to 102 but have only made it to 95. humidity is way high, tho :(
[derek] humidity is the worst
[jabee47] Bobby is 3rd after 18....27 to go...worst start is now 30
[BL47] 75 deg in WA.
[derek] so what happenes if quifing is rained out ?
[jabee47] yeah..come to Tuscaloosa...NCs all over...
[lc] set by prac speed
[derek] oh okay then we will start far back'
[jabee47] Carl Edwards to 2nd...Bobby is 4th of 19...26 to go...
[megan] well there's a severe thunderstorm warning, but let's hope the rain holds off at least to get qual in
[derek] i have everything crossed
[lc] Must be very nice BL47 :)
[BL47] how about that 42 and 2 earlier lol
[lc] bad brad is bad, lol
[BL47] weather is nice I'm lucky
[BL47] Brad is mad
[lc] too bad for him!
[derek] i wish that the rain whould come and eveyone that didnt quifly starts last that means bobby is 4th
[jabee47] what happened to Dave Blaney??
[lc] mickey, and more mikey - yuck!
[derek] wow look at the track
[BL47] way loose on Blaney
[lc] ^ :(
[jabee47] everything is on hold...
[derek] :( id be super scared
[jabee47] no rain...just a lot of wind...well...what do you expect...they just interviewed Mikey Waldrop
[derek] wowowow whats going on with matt kensth
[lc] Too funny jabee47 lol lol
[BL47] Crazy , out with the old even if they are 1st in points and in with the new
[lc] think it's so funny that "happy" had to eat his words about the new rules hurting jr!
[lc] guess the "cat in the hat" learned a hard lesson about taking someone for granted
[derek] so i guess it was good to go out early
[jabee47] oh well...we are off to Olive Garden for Dinner...
[lc] unless this weather really cools off the track
[derek] mmmmm sounds good
[lc] enjoy dinner!
[BL47] enjoy jabee
[HughG47] Doing O G tomorrow night
[jabee47] they have an awesome special...two meals, two appetizers..for only $25
[BL47] bread sticks
[megan] you made it back
[jdonovanb47] yeah... I had to go grill a pizza
[jdonovanb47] where are we... I don't feel like opening trackpass
[derek] why is matt leaving the 17?
[jabee47] ok...see you later....Megan..drop me a message to tell e where Bobby final qualifying
[jdonovanb47] he has another team
[lc] yum! BL likes the OG
[megan] he's 4 of 21 right now btw
[jdonovanb47] that calls for me opening it thx
[lc] sure would be nice if the wind continued to blow hard w/o rain :)
[BL47] I don't see any more tents flying around so they should resume the action
[derek] another commercial
[HughG47] I was at Dover for that 1st CUP start of MattK. My only trip to Dover
[BL47] nice Hugh
[derek] here we goo
[lc] dang ts picks it up!
[derek] ^^ i know
[jabee47] Darn..Tony takds pole...bumps Bobby to 5th...of 22...23 to go
[lc] i would love to go to a race up north - looks so pretty up there
[derek] so weorst starting spot is 28th?
[jabee47] KK to pole...Bobby is 6th of 23...22 to go...
[lc] darn, cloudy and temp has dropped (?) and gaining grip
[jabee47] still not sure what happend to Dave Blaney
[lc] think he said it was just too loose to drive and he's locked in
[jabee47] Landon C to 5th...Bobby to 7th of 24...21 to go
[derek] aw they lost larry macs eggs and bacon
[lc] 100 degrees to 88 temp but still some wind
[jabee47] Bobby is 8ht of 25...20 to go...still 28th is worst start
[HughG47] everyone is going to be fast now with the cooler track
[lc] it would have dropped some anyway but not this much
[jabee47] 9th of 26...19 to go
[lc] too bad the 24th speed in HH was not run in 1st practice. but not sure if everybody did qual laps in 1st prac...
[lc] i mean in HH
[derek] well guys i gotta go i porb wont be on for the race because ill be watching fireworks but i mite catch the end but everyone stay safe and have fun
[megan] have fun as well!
[lc] you too, derek!
[jabee47] 11th of 28...17to go...looks like a start between 35-38
[HughG47] wow that is fast there.
[BL47] jabee Blaney almost lost it and went way up by the wall then coasted into the garage area never took green flag ,does that shed some light for you ?
[lc] oh, brad.....
[lc] go dw, go dw lol
[lc] go jr! happy's hungry!
[lc] oh, well jr sure wasn't slow :)
[HughG47] megan you going to be online for NW race?
[megan] I think so
[HughG47] I am loggin off for about 45 min to walk and feed the dog, etc
[lc] will leave you to yourselves - have a good one
[megan] see ya
[megan] Hugh....where are you? lol.
[HughG47] Made it
[HughG47] you getting any of the bad storms across the top of the country>
[HughG47] so happy about your grades
[megan] no to the storms. and thanks, I was happy too
[HughG47] knew u would well
[HughG47] do well
[megan] I was hoping I would. it's only going to get harder...not sure I'm up for this...
[megan] let's go racing~
[HughG47] I am heading back to FL on Wed. From hot and humid to hot and humid.
[megan] lol. sounds like loads of fun
[megan] doing anything special for the 4th then?
[HughG47] There will be a cookout at the clubhouse in my mom's neighborhood. Should be there in time for it.
[megan] well I hope that you do make it in time
[HughG47] should be there in plenty of time unless traffic issues.
[megan] well there is that possibilty...
[HughG47] What you got going on the 4th....party in El Paso?
[megan] no plans for the 4th. our town has it's fireworks on the 3rd, so I'll be watching from my driveway
[HughG47] We can watch them across the bay from the clubhouse. not near but still nice.
[megan] probably a lot nicer to watch though from there....I end up with a stiff neck every time haha
[HughG47] Hopefully when I come through and stop in El Paso in Sept we can meet for supper.
[megan] that would very nice
[megan] would be
[HughG47] I love fiireworks but drives my dog crazy
[megan] is it just me or is not much happening...
[HughG47] dillon is stinking up the show
[megan] yes he is
[HughG47] hope tomorrow is more racy
[megan] let's hope so...we certainly don't need people getting bored tom...just creates trouble
[HughG47] taking friends to dinner but should be home for last half tomorrow
[megan] ya, chances are you probably won't miss much....race doesn't generally get started until the last half so you should be good
[HughG47] unless Brad and JPM decide to take each other out.
[HughG47] you planning to go to Chicago this year?
[megan] not unless a miracle happens...
[HughG47] Like win tickets? I will go to ATL assuming it not 100+ degrees.
[HughG47] It was mid 90's at Truck and NW races at ATL last year. The racing was great but not fun in the heat.
[megan] ya something like that, but I won't hold my breath. I really only care because I didn't take my brother last year and I feel bad. other than that, it doesn't matter too much, or at least that's what I'm going to keep telling myself. I hope that you are able to go. I would hate for the heat to ruin that for you
[megan] pit stops...yay
[HughG47] well that was not a good stop
[megan] no it wasn't
[megan] alright I have to go....sorry. have a good night!