[megan] hi Mark. how are you?
[mj] I am good, you?
[megan] pretty good
[mj] Looks like todd didn't renew the mobile version of the chat room so had to long on via rarely used desktop
[mj] usually in chat room on my Ipad...this is a little different look
[megan] I thought it was weird that you didn't log in on the iPad. hope they get that fixed for you. need me to go hassle them? lol.
[mj] na...may mention to them later
[mj] starting to get torn down here in MN anyway...head to MI the first week of July, spend a couple weeks getting situated then down to Indi for the Brickyard...
[mj] told Jodi last week that would be my first race back...I think she thought I was going to be at MI last week
[megan] sounds like a lot of fun
[mj] not really...I hate moving
[mj] I saw by the transcript from last week todd stayed home and was in the chat room
[megan] yup. that's what he said. probably is a lot more comfortable at home
[mj] sure changed the dialogue in there from a few of those guys
[mj] thought that was kind of humerous
[megan] ya that is always interesting...it's so weird how the conversation can change like that
[mj] funny how they feel a few of those guys feel the need to speak "brutal" truth when they don't feel anyone is monitoring, and then when they see someone they recognize as "from the team" they feel they have to watch what they say
[megan] ya would be kinda fun if todd signed in as 'someone' else...just to see what really goes on. it can get a bit out of control, but overall I think it hasn't been too awful the last few weeks..even before Todd comes in
[mj] thats good...sad thing is it is typically just a couple of guys
[mj] the other thing is they have run better the last couple of weeks...always helpful
[megan] definitely true. glad to see things starting to really come together for them
[mj] yea...I think they just got so much further behind than they expected over the offseason that they really have a hard time catching up throughout the race season
[mj] The new car for next year doesn't really help their cause either seeing as how anything they invest in or build at this point this year is worthless to them at the end of the year
[megan] I know. nothing seems to stay steady long enough, especially for small teams. they'll continue to do their best and that's all we can expect. and at least we've been able to stay out of trouble on the track as well. torn up race cars don't help
[mj] yep clean cars allways help...next year will be real interesting i think...all drivers driving a new car and all teams starting from square one with chassis...think thats a help to the smaller teams
[mj] I havn't been by the shop since last year but it wouldn't surprise me if they are trying to get a little jump on the car of next year
[megan] true, probably as much as they can anyway
[mj] yea...doesn't make a ton of sense to spend much time on cars for this year...just get them as good as possible
[megan] well i've got a few things to do before quals so...
[mj] OK...I have to run as well...may jump on for quals...not positive...TTYL
[megan] okay. ttyl :)
[jdonovanb47] and your away
[megan] not really
[jdonovanb47] oh OK then.... are quals at :40?
[megan] i believe so
[jdonovanb47] well, where will Bobby and Kasey start and who will be on the pole?
[jdonovanb47] any guesses?
[megan] ummmmmm...Bobby 25th, Kasey 15th...J Gordon on the pole....but ya I have no idea
[jdonovanb47] lets see...
[megan] no guesses from you?
[jdonovanb47] oh ummm
[jdonovanb47] Bobby:12th Kasey:3rd pole:Brad Kesolowski
[megan] you made it back
[mj] Yep...got a few things done in between, now to see where he goes off
[jdonovanb47] 23rd in first practice. not that bad...
[mj] surprised you didn't head up to Road America for the weekend
[jdonovanb47] is Brtian Burns still with the team?
[mj] I was going until Tuesday...then decided to scrap that trip and actually get somthing accomplished this weekend
[megan] I think Brian is...not sure though. and ya I understand. it can wait while other things cannot. as for road america, i had already made plans to go to a dirt track with a friend and couldn't afford to go up there anyway
[roll400ex] Is qual. Not live?
[megan] no. they'll show a recording later tonight. same with one of the practices tomorrow...the barrett-jackson auction is clearly much more important
[jdonovanb47] no its on raceview/pitcommand if you have it though
[megan] good bye then haha
[jdonovanb47] lets go pirates lets go!!!
[megan] just was random
[jdonovanb47] the pirstes need to beat the tigers... do you watch baseball?
[jdonovanb47] and what sports ,other then NASCAR, do you watch?
[megan] NHL....rarely when they have a game on with my team in it, which is hard to come by here....that's pretty much it..
[jdonovanb47] and that team is?
[megan] red wings
[jdonovanb47] any reason why the red wings?
[megan] not really
[jdonovanb47] lol ok then...
[jdonovanb47] well there goes my guess
[megan] how so