[HughG47] Hope the weather clears. Doubt I can watch tomorrow.
[megan] I hope it clears up too
[HughG47] Anything interesting on the pre-race I missed?
[megan] don't know. been helping with dinner
[HughG47] That is more important.
[megan] I guess
[HughG47] Looks like we are pitted betweend 14 & 34
[HughG47] Jet Dryer Races
[Doug] all right, tv is gonna interview the recovering drug addict driver of the 47
[HughG47] I guess it is going to be a long night. I go plenty of snacks so all set.
[caligirl] Hi Folks
[caligirl] Did you just hear John say We miss Bobby?
[caligirl] I went on twitter and posted to Kenny and Kyle both hoping someone would say something like that tonight.
[HughG47] Hi Cali
[Doug] wonder if bobby will come in the chat room tonight
[HughG47] expect he is doing stuff with family
[caligirl] I kinda hope Bobby is on some tropical Island chiilin and not carin with his family or down at Terry's ranch out in the woods or something.
[HughG47] be back in a few mins. Time to eat.
[caligirl] Hi I'm back looks like rain watch tonight
[tobysmom] Hello everyone.....think we'll get a race in tonight?
[megan] I think we will
[tobysmom] Good, I'm hoping they really make a breakthrough with information on the car
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[tobysmom] Hey Todd
[tobysmom] Trouble starting already?!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Our friend is back this week
[tobysmom] Must not have much of a life.....:)
[JTG Daugherty Racing] For some reason that kind of thing is fun for them.
[tobysmom] The world if full of them....
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Sometimes I fear for our future :-) Are these our new leaders?
[tobysmom] I'm a teacher....yes they are
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol, noooooooo!!! My mom is a college professor, unfortunately she might agree with you.
[tobysmom] HaHa.....she's college, I'm first grade
[JTG Daugherty Racing] These behind the scenes deals on TNT are very good.
[tobysmom] Yes they are......seeing a whole new side of KB.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 99% of the time Kurt is great, we all have our 1%. His just happens to be on camera sometimes.
[tobysmom] For Sure......If I ask a question, will you be honest with me?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I won't lie, but keep in mind I don't know everything. (I wish I did though)
[tobysmom] tHThrough all of this, I've been sad because Bobby is not in the car tonight. He will be back in next week right? Some of these reports make it sound like he is gone for good.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Bobby Labonte will be in the car next week.
[tobysmom] Thank you
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I know there is no way for me to stop all of this speculation and rumor mongering and looking for things that aren't there. My life would be so much easier. Unfortunately I have to play firefighter sometimes.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] You don't have to ask me next week about the following week either, Bobby will be driving at New Hampshire as well.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] And the following week where it is, it is all a blur to me at this point.
[tobysmom] Thank you so much for your honesty. I will really look forward to those races. I'm also hoping that tonight we will get some valuable information about the car...
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That is what this whole exercise is all about.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That cloud shot doesn't look good...
[tobysmom] On a different note, after riding in the richard petty driving experience in WDW it is AMAZING to my how anyone can drive and make decisions at the speed they are driving.
[tobysmom] No it didn't
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Especially with 42 other drivers on the track trying to get to the exact same place you are!
[tobysmom] yes! And talking on the radio, worrying about fuil milage.....then if your car is "misbehaving".....WOW
[JTG Daugherty Racing] And no stereo or air conditioning!
[tobysmom] 10 minutes?
[tobysmom] Listening to Jr?
[megan] half listening
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yeah, He is a good guy.
[tobysmom] My daughter laughed when he talked about getting older and racing......she said, "Isn't that old guy Mark still doing pretty good?"
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I remember when I used to think 50 was old, Now my thinking is 100 is old. I hope I grow old.
[HughG47] Yeah 50 is not old any longer
[tobysmom] No.....50 is middle age!
[caligirl] Na 50 is young ;) I'm only 6 years away. I still watch the Disney Ch and eat Captain Crunch. And still searching for a life. ;) ;) :p :| lol
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Well, I guess that means AJ is next.
[tobysmom] Oh, I hope you find it LOL
[tobysmom] Are they going alphabetically?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] lol, They just grab whoever they can see.
[HughG47] Was that Tad walking behind AJ?
[caligirl] Do all the owners go to Driver Intros, looked like Tad walking by behind AJ
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Yes, it was Tad and our guests. We take them backstage for driver intros.
[tobysmom] Oh no, she has now qualified Jeff Burton as old.....Ive sent her outside
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 5-10 do it, others hang in the hauler or in the box or go to a suite.
[megan] lucky them
[HughG47] Glad we are not in Vegas this weekend....117 degrees today and tomorrow
[JTG Daugherty Racing] But you can race in it!
[HughG47] Felt that HOT at ATL a couple years ago.
[caligirl] But it's a dry heat out here. ;)
[HughG47] like baking a potato
[caligirl] Race at Midnight in Vegas. Woohoo!
[HughG47] midnight madness...may get that tonight
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Looking to see if any drops are falling off that umbrella
[tobysmom] Were there?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Didn't see any, but imagine there were since others in the background also had umbrellas.
[caligirl] sorry I wasn't in the chat the other day with Brad n Bobby. Had major computer issues, finally got help with a Microsoft Tech Support. That is why I asked all the questions I did in the FB page. Neve got a chance. LOL
[HughG47] The chat was great. Glad they did it.
[HughG47] A lot of people in that chat
[caligirl] Looked like tons of people though. Bobby was getting overwhelmed sounded like.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That is a nice plane!
[caligirl] How big is ours? Bobby and AJ always fly themselves?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We fly with a few other teams on an A380. 6 seats wide, about 35 rows deep. Sardines.
[tobysmom] Which other teams?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Bobby used to fly his jet everywhere but maybe only uses it 2-3 times a year now, He flys with the team. 5-6 drivers on our plane, lots of media and lots of NASCAR officials too.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] RCR, Stewart Haas outbound, NEMCO, Furniture Row, SWAn Racing, couple others I can't think of right now.
[tobysmom] no umbrella
[HughG47] Brad get an entire row?
[caligirl] Do you get free peanuts? :}
[JTG Daugherty Racing] He gets exit row seat!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] There is actually lots of legroom for everyone, just narrow shoulder room.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Free evertthing!
[caligirl] Cool Thanks
[JTG Daugherty Racing] That looks promising!
[JTG Daugherty Racing] All Ford teams fly on the Roush planes.
[tobysmom] WOn what station will they run it tomorrow, if we don't race tonight?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I would guess TNT. Something in the Turner family.
[caligirl] I see the UPS suit I still think of DJ.
[HughG47] I met DJ at a charity event in Feb in Daytona. Very nice.
[emsmedic5] My question is why would JTG look at the driver when clearly it is an equipment problem and a crew problem. I've watched NASCAR for twenty years and their pit stops are horrible the car is a twenty spot car over and over.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] My answer is, we are looking at the equipment. We have never said it was the driver. Everything is being looked at. You also need to look at more stop data.
[emsmedic5] Is anybody here.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Love that setup that Larry has
[HughG47] I would love that setup
[tobysmom] Very cool set up indeed
[HughG47] when my lotto ticket hits
[emsmedic5] Maybe jtg should figure out what's wrong with the Team,it's not the driver
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Its a lot of things.
[caligirl] Was the team able to save the Dega car for Bobby next week, it was such a good car, or is it a different one? Need a buddy plan though. Last race Bobby was too much by his lonesome, looked like.
[caligirl] At least AJ will be in the 51.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] He wanted to run where he did. Kind of floated in cleaner air. I think he is using the same car, got a new right side put on it.
[emsmedic5] Well jtg needs to work on pit stops. Also maybe spend more money on equipment and let bobby drive like he stole it
[JTG Daugherty Racing] They work on pit stops 3-4 days a week. Pit stops are fine.
[emsmedic5] I've watched NASCAR for 20 years and when I was at Richmond this year I watched his stops and it seems that a couple guys standing spending precious seconds waiting to hand off a tire.
[HughG47] I went to my first NASCAR race in 1968 or 69 so I got you beat.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We have the actual data from every stop, for every team. From the time the cars enters pit lane until they exit pit lane. Cone to cone. We, and every team works on their stops, every week.
[emsmedic5] I was also listening in on the radio and the adjustment was made and it was set the wrong way made the car worse. HughG47 that's awsome
[emsmedic5] The gen 6 car seems to be awsome. 1 other question is how can Kyle Busch be so much faster than all other cars more than 3/4 of all races
[JTG Daugherty Racing] These Gen-6 cars tend to run loose, Kyle loves loose more than any other driver.
[HughG47] If we do not run tonight I will have to listen on Sirius tomorrow while on the road.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Sirius is one of the best inventions ever
[HughG47] Yes, I love it.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] uh oh!
[tobysmom] Ok, how soon will they make the call to race tomorrow?
[tobysmom] uh oh! What?
[emsmedic5] Well my thinking is that when at a test, make the car loose. Bobby being a NASCAR Champion can compensate
[JTG Daugherty Racing] 10ish would be my guess. If there isn't an opportunity to run the full race tonight, they will not start it.
[tobysmom] Thanks....I'll be back later
[caligirl] Never pictured Kevin and Karate lol
[emsmedic5] Pulling a driver out to put in an ex drug addict will make any driver feel crushed. Bobby gives you guys data and having AJ in the car is not going to help at all. Making better stops, getting better equipment and replacing some of the guys on pit road. Maybe they need a break, get fresh body's in there, how about 2 cars running. You guys are low in finishing anyways so put in the backup car with AJ and see
[JTG Daugherty Racing] First, be careful about calling him an addict. Second, we looked at a second car this week but couldn't put it together in time. Every piece of equipment and every employee is being evaluated.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Bobby and Aj, or any additional driver give data, different data. With an additional driver we widened the scope of data.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I will not keep rehashing this.
[emsmedic5] First don't tell me what I can say or not say. It's America. Well as a fan of NASCAR that is what these chats are for. If you can't handle the conversation then maybe you need to be replaced
[JTG Daugherty Racing] You can say whatever you want to say. I do not have to let you in our chat room. Thank you for stopping by.
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[caligirl] Poor Todd probably has teh questions and answers memorized by now. Alot of questions and answers are on the JTGD Fan Page. Alot is in the chat posted. If you have a few minutes to browse it's good reading.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] We have published all of the info, many times over. I can't read it all to everyone.
[HughG47] Not sure if that is new High or new Low for TNT.
[HughG47] Todd, just keep a file of answers to cut and paste
[HughG47] NASCAR race control just told that 11:30pm is the earliest they could get track dry by ... if it stopped raining...Per Pockrass
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Don't worry, I have it covered.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] These poor guys in the booth are filling as much time as they can. That is so difficult.
[jdonovan47] sup guys?
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Welcome back
[jdonovan47] small room today
[jdonovan47] im sure the rain isnt helping
[JTG Daugherty Racing] nope
[HughG47] Pockrass just said race is postponed until noon tomorrow
[jdonovan47] Talk to you guys later then I guess.
[HughG47] Okay, I will catch it on Sirius. 60% chance of the same tomorrow
[caligirl] Race tomorrow 12 Eastern/9 Pacific
[jdonovan47] If I am not in here during the race, good luck jtg...
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Thanks JD
[HughG47] Glad I recorded then NHRA quals to watch tonight
[caligirl] Thanks for hangin out Todd.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] Talk to you tomorrow.
[tobysmom] Well I'm glad they "called it" prior to ten o'clock.
[caligirl] If any delay tomorrow I may miss some racing. So hope Mother Nature cooperates.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] I think in Atlanta 2-3 years ago they waited until midnight to call it.
[caligirl] Adios Amigos y Amigas. Have a good Saturday night.
[JTG Daugherty Racing] night