Rusty and the red trailer

Rusty and the red trailer

Post by Sean » Thu, 09 May 2002 12:26:01


Given the fact that Rusty wrecked half the field and took out the leader and
miraculously happened to keep getting cautions (of his own doing, btw) right
when he needed them, I wonder if NASCAR called him into the trailer Sunday.

If it was Harvick, you bet your ass they would have (granted, he's on
probation). Same for Robby Gordon and Tony Stewart.

So, did Rusty get a free ride?

 
 
 

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Post by Robert R Kircher, Jr » Thu, 09 May 2002 13:07:16


Quote:
> Given the fact that Rusty wrecked half the field and took out the leader
and
> miraculously happened to keep getting cautions (of his own doing, btw)
right
> when he needed them, I wonder if NASCAR called him into the trailer
Sunday.

> If it was Harvick, you bet your ass they would have (granted, he's on
> probation). Same for Robby Gordon and Tony Stewart.

> So, did Rusty get a free ride?

I'm sure I'll get flamed by the Rusty haters and the Rudd fans, but most, if
not all, of the problems weren't of Rusty's making.  Two flats, beyond his
control, where to blame.

Although I have a great deal of respect for Ricky Rudd, his comments in that
article and at the track sound like a frustrated old driver knowing that
time is running out for him to win a championship.   I predict we'll see a
lot of that, from several drivers, over the next few years, ol' Rusty
included.

--

Rob

 
 
 

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Post by donu » Thu, 09 May 2002 16:09:30



Quote:


>> Given the fact that Rusty wrecked half the field and took out the
>> leader and miraculously happened to keep getting cautions (of his own
>> doing, btw) right when he needed them, I wonder if NASCAR called him
>> into the trailer Sunday.

>> If it was Harvick, you bet your ass they would have (granted, he's on
>> probation). Same for Robby Gordon and Tony Stewart.

>> So, did Rusty get a free ride?

> I'm sure I'll get flamed by the Rusty haters and the Rudd fans, but
> most, if not all, of the problems weren't of Rusty's making.  Two
> flats, beyond his control, where to blame.

> Although I have a great deal of respect for Ricky Rudd, his comments in
> that article and at the track sound like a frustrated old driver
> knowing that time is running out for him to win a championship.   I
> predict we'll see a lot of that, from several drivers, over the next
> few years, ol' Rusty included.

> --

> Rob

Didn't half the track come up due to a bad repaving job?

Haven't seen this mentioned once all week, just "ban Rusty" from the half
crazed, victory starved Chevy contigent.

 
 
 

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Post by Daryl D. Spillman » Thu, 09 May 2002 23:16:57



Quote:
> Given the fact that Rusty wrecked half the field and took out the
> leader and miraculously happened to keep getting cautions (of his own
> doing, btw) right when he needed them, I wonder if NASCAR called him
> into the trailer Sunday.

> If it was Harvick, you bet your ass they would have (granted, he's on
> probation). Same for Robby Gordon and Tony Stewart.

> So, did Rusty get a free ride?

You sound really bitter.

--
------------------
Daryl D. Spillmann
------------------

 
 
 

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Post by MadDAW » Thu, 09 May 2002 23:55:27

At least Rusty is smart enough not to tell the world. :)

MadDAWG

 
 
 

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Post by Sean » Fri, 10 May 2002 00:22:02



Quote:
> You sound really bitter.

I am not.

I am just asking a legit question. You hear about other drivers being sent
to the trailer all the time -- why not Rusty?

 
 
 

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Post by RsbrySwrr » Sat, 11 May 2002 08:24:46

On a related note, when Mike Skinner went into the wall, me and my hubby tuned
our scanners into his frequency, and clearly heard him say "I'm gonna beat the
s**t out of the 36's spotter.  Hell, I'll go after his driver too."  Kinda
funny coming from Skinner who wrecks every race, but it made me think about the
whole fiasco with Harvick allegedly saying he was gonna get back at Gibbs.

About the Rusty thing, it seemed to me that both times he cut tires, he kept
going and passed pit road at least once each time.  Now I like Rusty, but I
couldn't help but wonder if he wasn't just hoping to cause a caution so he
wouldn't have to pit under green and lose a few laps.

Heather M.

 
 
 

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Post by twenty-fou » Sat, 11 May 2002 10:05:58

i hate to accuse Rusty of such a cowardly thing but it
sure looked like he was doing it on purpose.  after
watching the replays, even his move on Rudd looks
much more drastic and suspicious.  RR didnt move down,
if at all, as much as it looked to me the first time.  in
the first big one he makes a jerky move down in front
of the 99 in order to go into the pits but he doesnt go
in.  he just keeps going thus causing the wreck for no
good reason.  And, in the 'bigger one' it looked like he
was jutting around looking for someone to hit.  that
accident basically happened as everyone tried to avoid
getting tagged by a maniac 2 car 'seemingly' out of
control.

i'm not concluding or saying it was on purpose but it
did look that way.


Quote:

>About the Rusty thing, it seemed to me that both times he cut tires, he kept
>going and passed pit road at least once each time.  Now I like Rusty, but I
>couldn't help but wonder if he wasn't just hoping to cause a caution so he
>wouldn't have to pit under green and lose a few laps.

>Heather M.

 
 
 

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Post by Alle » Sat, 11 May 2002 10:29:09

Maybe so, but to me, it looked like he was having trouble handling the car
(obvious I know, since he cut his tires).
It seems he had two choices:
1) Go real slow in order to hit the pits easily---------therefore causing
more wrecks than he did.
2) Do what he did--go at a decent speed in order to TRY to not cause any
speed related wrecks, but it backfired cuz he couldn't handle the car and he
was in some tight traffic trying to get there.

It sure doesn't help that he's a hothead.

I like Rusty alright though.


Quote:

> i hate to accuse Rusty of such a cowardly thing but it
> sure looked like he was doing it on purpose.  after
> watching the replays, even his move on Rudd looks
> much more drastic and suspicious.  RR didnt move down,
> if at all, as much as it looked to me the first time.  in
> the first big one he makes a jerky move down in front
> of the 99 in order to go into the pits but he doesnt go
> in.  he just keeps going thus causing the wreck for no
> good reason.  And, in the 'bigger one' it looked like he
> was jutting around looking for someone to hit.  that
> accident basically happened as everyone tried to avoid
> getting tagged by a maniac 2 car 'seemingly' out of
> control.

> i'm not concluding or saying it was on purpose but it
> did look that way.



> >About the Rusty thing, it seemed to me that both times he cut tires, he
kept
> >going and passed pit road at least once each time.  Now I like Rusty, but
I
> >couldn't help but wonder if he wasn't just hoping to cause a caution so
he
> >wouldn't have to pit under green and lose a few laps.

> >Heather M.

 
 
 

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Post by twenty-fou » Sat, 11 May 2002 10:40:26

oh no doubt, hes a definite favorite of mine too.  i
would rather not think the worst and instead believe
that he just had a bad day.  the drivers didnt get much
sleep the night before and everyone was probably a
little irritated at having to work on what was supposed
to be a day off but i still wonder just a little. :)



Quote:
>I like Rusty alright though.

 
 
 

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Post by fourty-ni » Sat, 11 May 2002 15:28:07

Quote:

> oh no doubt, hes a definite favorite of mine too.  i
> would rather not think the worst and instead believe
> that he just had a bad day.  the drivers didnt get much
> sleep the night before and everyone was probably a
> little irritated at having to work on what was supposed
> to be a day off but i still wonder just a little. :)

*** apologist
 
 
 

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Post by Racer Spri » Sun, 12 May 2002 11:04:05

Quote:
>after
>watching the replays, even his move on Rudd looks
>much more drastic and suspicious.  RR didnt move down,
>if at all, as much as it looked to me the first time.

i would be willing to bet that the ones who blamed rusaty for the rudd crash
have never driven a race car before.  sure his car moved up in that turn. he
enterned the turn flat and turned to try and keep it on the bottom but it is
all but impossible to do so in that situation.  under those conditions the car
is going to slip up a little there is no way to prevent it and that is all
rusty's car did do  slipped up just a little.  i have driven into the turn on a
flat tgrying to make it to the pit gate before and i will tell you first hand
the car will not act like you want it to. you have to take what you can get
from the car and hope you can get through cleanly.
 
 
 

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Post by twenty-fou » Sun, 12 May 2002 12:05:07

i'll take your word on that and also say 'some' blame
can be given to Rudd.  i think his mistake was not
giving 'more than enough' room to a wounded car.  
as soon as it happened, i thought why leave anything
to chance in that situation.  why was he that close in
the first place.  i dont think he was going too fast to
take a wider path around Rusty so why didnt he do it?
Ricky didnt come down as much as i thought at first
but i do think he got a little lazy in not staying 'way'
clear of Rusty.


Quote:

>i would be willing to bet that the ones who blamed rusaty for the rudd crash
>have never driven a race car before.  sure his car moved up in that turn. he
>enterned the turn flat and turned to try and keep it on the bottom but it is
>all but impossible to do so in that situation.  under those conditions the car
>is going to slip up a little there is no way to prevent it and that is all
>rusty's car did do  slipped up just a little.  i have driven into the turn on a
>flat tgrying to make it to the pit gate before and i will tell you first hand
>the car will not act like you want it to. you have to take what you can get
>from the car and hope you can get through cleanly.

 
 
 

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Post by Sean » Sun, 12 May 2002 13:56:48


Quote:
> About the Rusty thing, it seemed to me that both times he cut tires, he
kept
> going and passed pit road at least once each time.  Now I like Rusty, but
I
> couldn't help but wonder if he wasn't just hoping to cause a caution so he
> wouldn't have to pit under green and lose a few laps.

This is my point. And he was already on the bottom of the race track, so
getting off the track or to pit road wasn't an issue. A driver should not be
allowed to cruise around, hoping to bring a caution through his own actions,
and thus take 10 cars out of contention in the process.
 
 
 

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Post by Mike Smit » Tue, 21 May 2002 09:22:33



Quote:
>Given the fact that Rusty wrecked half the field and took out the leader and
>miraculously happened to keep getting cautions (of his own doing, btw) right
>when he needed them, I wonder if NASCAR called him into the trailer Sunday.

>If it was Harvick, you bet your ass they would have (granted, he's on
>probation). Same for Robby Gordon and Tony Stewart.

>So, did Rusty get a free ride?

NASCAR doesn't usually go after past WC champions.  Thats why Jeffy
gets away with it.