[megan] Yes, he's been out
[HughG47] how was it? I will email you something
[megan] We're about where we usually are, so I don't think there's too much to worry about
[Doug] HI, wow this season snuck up on me
[megan] yup. lots of racing today/tonight
[HughG47] Yep. quick off season.
[megan] too quick
[HughG47] I am going to the Duals and Trucks.....I am ready.
[megan] didn't win any tickets for the others then? lol
[Doug] what is this race tonight? just exhibition?
[megan] the sprint unlimited(bud shootout)
[HughG47] I hope to win tickets at a charity event on Tues. They give at least one set as a door prize.
[Doug] oh, bud shoot out, didnt know they renamed it
[Doug] im so out of it, shut down FB so i get no news
[Doug] any good Bobby or JTGD news?
[megan] what was the last news you remember?
[Doug] i havent heard anything since last year, i see Bobby is in the car so i guess they re-signed
[megan] yes they did, Brian Burns is the official crew chief
[HughG47] Some new sponsors. Herr foods added.
[megan] we also have a different front tire carrier, rear tire changer, and gas man, (I think the rear tire carrier changed the last race last season, but he might be new too)
[megan] and house-autry, if you didn't hear about them
[Doug] yes, i saw them last year, or maybe read about it
[megan] okay, couldn't remember when that was
[HughG47] Yes, house-autry is good stuff. My mom uses some of their product
[HughG47] I am back. Lost internet for a few minutes
[megan] well hopefully that doesn't happen too often
[HughG47] If had a nickel for everytime someone in the chat complained last year I would retire.
[megan] so sad but true
[HughG47] Kroger always does great promotions in store during the 500 week but no Krogers in my mom's area. Bummed I cannot get the good deals like the last couple year in GA>
[megan] oh :/ well that's no good. and I doubt there's anything here
[megan] ooo how about a nickel for everytime someones asks about a second car
[HughG47] yeah that also.
[HughG47] That is a mess
[megan] yes it is
[megan] decent race
[HughG47] yes. surprised so few wrecks but that is fine.
[HughG47] Hate it for the 5. Hope the chicken car wins
[HughG47] Do we get free chicken on Monday now?
[HughG47] I am going to get supper. will be back for the next race
[megan] me too
[Cindy] Hello all!
[megan] hi Cindy! sorry I missed you earlier!
[Cindy] Ok, so do I have this straight.....only 19 drivers are racing tonight?
[Cindy] I'm confused
[megan] I believe it's 19
[Cindy] So Bobby is not racing?
[Cindy] Ok, I thought they were all racing ....just a slight let down
[Cindy] no problem.....who are you hoping wins?
[HughG47] So if 13 crash out in the first 2 segments and we eliminate 6, who wins the race?
[Cindy] Hugh, I would love to see that happen ....this seems kind of stupid. What is the point?
[HughG47] I am pulling for Kasey Kahne and Terry Labonte
[Cindy] Ok, I'm Tony Stewart and Terry Labonte
[HughG47] anyone but KurtB
[megan] I'm for racing
[Cindy] Jim Utter@jim_utter Is there an option to eliminate all voting ?
[Cindy] I like Jim Utter :)
[HughG47] yes Jim is funny
[Cindy] I follow him on Twitter
[megan] ya I don't pay too much attention to the media
[megan] green flag is too far away
[Cindy] I've switched to the DIY channel until green flag.....lol
[megan] kinda cool to see behind the scenes
[Cindy] Are they waiting for introductions?
[Cindy] That is pretty cool to be "behind the curtain"
[Cindy] How awesome would it be for him to win :)
[megan] would be super awesome
[Cindy] They must get tired of answering the same questions over and over again
[Cindy] Do you think anyone for JTG will join us tonight?
[HughG47] Sad that only couple of the drivers were sponsor focused and took their jackets off for driver intros.
[Cindy] Yes it is
[megan] ya. and I don't think anyone from there will join but you never know
[Cindy] so true. it is kind of nice just starting this season off with the two of you
[HughG47] I should be here for most races....except ones I attend
[Cindy] Which ones are you going to?
[HughG47] for cup. Duals, Vegas, Allstar, and Atlanta
[Cindy] How exciting!!!
[HughG47] Allstar is my favorite
[megan] ugh not BK in the booth
[batgrrl] 'lo everyone
[batgrrl] and so we begin...
[HughG47] Hi Bat
[Cindy] Hi batgrrl
[batgrrl] I'm doing my blog right now...
[Cindy] A blog about what?
[Coolhands] hey everyone
[batgrrl] it's a religious blog
[Cindy] cool! Would you share the link when you are finished?
[megan] let's go racing
[HughG47] great sound
[Cindy] Oh how I've missed that "roar"
[megan] ugh stupid nascar.com...
[Cindy] I know, I have tried repeatedly to connect and couldn't ....so I gave up
[megan] it's annoying
[Cindy] And I HATE the new changes
[Cindy] hasn't worked right since the made the changes
[HughG47] it is really bad
[Cindy] yes it is
[batgrrl] with the blog for today
[megan] just in time
[batgrrl] is Terry in this?
[Cindy] Nice to start this race season with ya'll!!!!!
[HughG47] Dale Earnhardt Jr.: "You all ready to go? Hope you ain't real attached to this thing
[megan] green flag!
[batgrrl] can anone log into the nascar website?
[megan] not me
[Coolhands] poor terry
[Cindy] I was just able to log in
[batgrrl] poor Terry :(
[Coolhands] Guess thats why they told Schrader they were going with terry
[HughG47] must be the 500 car and could not risk it
[Cindy] NASCAR@NASCAR While we work on http://NASCAR.COM here is a link for FREE RaceView on PC: http://bit.ly/Vt2U1x #NASCAR
[Cindy] This was just posted on twitter
[Cindy] Hello aggie
[batgrrl] hey aggie94!
[batgrrl] good to see you here again
[aggie94] Thanks :)
[megan] link didn't work for me Cindy
[batgrrl] megan, it did for me
[batgrrl] I'll email you the link megan
[Cindy] Did for me.....listening to Stewart. Is this what Raceview is?
[megan] most likely
[batgrrl] there we go
[aggie94] Oh boy!
[Cindy] How expensive is raceview
[Cindy] oh no
[batgrrl] this is free
[batgrrl] for this race
[megan] keeps saying I'm not authorized
[Cindy] Wow.....who caused that?
[megan] hard to tell
[Cindy] But when racing starts for real, how expensive is it?
[batgrrl] the virtual view is really cool
[Cindy] ok, this is the first I've listened to it.....I like it
[batgrrl] I don't know where the audio is
[Cindy] Top right where it says listen to, click on the car you want to hear
[Coolhands] I'm watching kurt get pushed to the garage lol
[Cindy] 18-6=12 left?
[Cindy] Hello coolhands
[Cindy] My apologies 18-7=11?
[megan] ya, so why there's a vote for eliminations Idk
[Cindy] for sure
[batgrrl] Tony got a big push
[Cindy] Whew, I was holding my breath .....I like listening to the radio.....never have before
[batgrrl] normally i listen to Bobby's radio
[Cindy] Do you listen on raceview?
[batgrrl] I don't have raceview, just the radio
[batgrrl] but I'm using raceview tonight
[batgrrl] because it's free
[Cindy] Oh, how do you get Bobby's radio?
[batgrrl] can't tonight because he's not on the track
[Cindy] Ok. Sorry for all the questions...
[batgrrl] don't worry about it
[megan] there was a stand alone scanner last season, not sure if there is one this season..if that's what you're wondering as well
[batgrrl] there should be one again since that's all I got last year
[Cindy] Stewart-Haas Racing@StewartHaasRcng There will be a 2-min break following 2nd segment where drivers will have to repeat Greek alphabet before match burns fingers, per fan vote.
[Cindy] I'll be sure to look for it.
[Cindy] Ya'll don't mide the posts from Twitter, do you?
[megan] not I
[batgrrl] that angled camera shot is pretty cool
[Cindy] Stewart-Haas Racing@StewartHaasRcng DYK? The car Stewart has in tonight's Sprint Unlimited hasn't been in a race since the 2011 Budweiser Shootout. Was a backup for 2 years.
[aggie94] Having a head time with the driver/car/team changes.
[aggie94] *hard time, sorry
[batgrrl] I knew what you meant
[HughG47] guess he did not want to hang with us
[Cindy] We are a little quiet tonight, however, our driver isn't racing.....we'll be more animated then....right?
[megan] yes. we're just enjoying the simplicity of the race now.
[Cindy] In all its glory.......lol
[megan] I'll have to get after mike for not even saying hi...lol
[Cindy] be sure to do that :)
[megan] ya unless he's changed his number
[Cindy] This is the first time I've listened to driver's radios when not at the track. It sure makes the race a lot more fun
[Cindy] I bet it's still the same...
[megan] it is nice to listen to the radio
[Cindy] yes it is
[batgrrl] this is gonna be crazy
[megan] it better be
[Cindy] Jim Utter@jim_utter . @joeylogano wants a countdown beginning with 7 to go. Keep eye on him
[batgrrl] now it's crazy
[batgrrl] a bit
[megan] took long enough
[megan] Harvick it is!
[HughG47] great job by KH
[Cindy] exciting ending......but does this mean we're going to have to have a drafting partner?
[megan] I don't think a specific one, but having friends can't hurt(too much)
[Cindy] Have a great week everyone....
[aggie94] You too. Good night all!
[megan] you all too
[batgrrl] okay, I'm off.
[batgrrl] g'nite everyone that's left ;)