Why DW is not in race

Why DW is not in race

Post by shea stu » Sat, 04 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Terry Labonte has the option to take a regular
provisional but if he had done that it would have knocked his teammate
Ricky Craven out of
the race and let Darrell use thechampions provisional.Instead he took
pcp and DW
went home .Now Rick can make more money!
Maybe NASCAR should look at a new rule to avoid this in the future.

Rudd10

 
 
 

Why DW is not in race

Post by eric » Sat, 04 Oct 1997 04:00:00

 I believe that the first provisional nascar gives out is the past champions
provisional, then the other 4.  I don't think it was TL choice.


Quote:
>A new rule to avoid what?  Let's make a rule that says DW cannot miss a
race?
>This is pure lunacy.  I have nothing against DW, I think he is funny as
hell,
>but he has been running like absolute ***lately.  in New Hampshire, he
was
>dead last about 15 laps into the race.  Last weekend he was dead last right
>about the time he took the green flag.  This week in C***te he was in
the
>bottom 5 for all the practice sessions and for qualifying.  I think with a
>streak like that, it was just a matter of time before he went packing for a
>weekend.  Terry has been doing very poorly lately (from 3 points up int he
>championship to 622 back in the last 10 races...), and he has now had to
rely
>a PC provs for 2 races.  TL is the only guy that is guaranteed to make each
>race he attempts.  If it was his choice to either take the PC or take a
>regular provisional, he made the right choice.  You would always help a
>teammate 1st...I don't think there is a choice though.  I think that the
past
>champ prov goes 1st, then the other 4.


(shea

>>Terry Labonte has the option to take a regular
>>provisional but if he had done that it would have knocked his teammate
>>Ricky Craven out of
>>the race and let Darrell use thechampions provisional.Instead he took
>>pcp and DW
>>went home .Now Rick can make more money!
>>Maybe NASCAR should look at a new rule to avoid this in the future.

>>Rudd10


 
 
 

Why DW is not in race

Post by GozM » Sun, 05 Oct 1997 04:00:00

A new rule to avoid what?  Let's make a rule that says DW cannot miss a race?  
This is pure lunacy.  I have nothing against DW, I think he is funny as hell,
but he has been running like absolute ***lately.  in New Hampshire, he was
dead last about 15 laps into the race.  Last weekend he was dead last right
about the time he took the green flag.  This week in C***te he was in the
bottom 5 for all the practice sessions and for qualifying.  I think with a
streak like that, it was just a matter of time before he went packing for a
weekend.  Terry has been doing very poorly lately (from 3 points up int he
championship to 622 back in the last 10 races...), and he has now had to rely
a PC provs for 2 races.  TL is the only guy that is guaranteed to make each
race he attempts.  If it was his choice to either take the PC or take a
regular provisional, he made the right choice.  You would always help a
teammate 1st...I don't think there is a choice though.  I think that the past
champ prov goes 1st, then the other 4.


Quote:

>Terry Labonte has the option to take a regular
>provisional but if he had done that it would have knocked his teammate
>Ricky Craven out of
>the race and let Darrell use thechampions provisional.Instead he took
>pcp and DW
>went home .Now Rick can make more money!
>Maybe NASCAR should look at a new rule to avoid this in the future.

>Rudd10


 
 
 

Why DW is not in race

Post by Ronald Singer Jr » Fri, 10 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Terry Labonte has the option to take a regular
> provisional but if he had done that it would have knocked his teammate
> Ricky Craven out of
> the race and let Darrell use thechampions provisional.Instead he took
> pcp and DW
> went home .Now Rick can make more money!
> Maybe NASCAR should look at a new rule to avoid this in the future.

> Rudd10

Maybe good 'ole DW should have driven a faster lap and made
the field.
--
-Ron            Everyone gets older...
GO#24           Nobody says you have to grow up.

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Why DW is not in race

Post by ddea.. » Sat, 11 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
>> Maybe NASCAR should look at a new rule to avoid this in the future.

>> Rudd10

 I think NASCAR should do away with the provisionals period.... It was
bad enough when they increased from 2 to 4 provisionals. Then when the
Petty clause ( former WC Champion ) was added, it was the beginning of
the end.

If my favorite driver can't make the show, then so be it. you even
hear the alot drivers state they really don't go after qualifing
aggressively any more... Even Golden Boy has not had a pole lately
when it seemed he to get one even few weeks.

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Why DW is not in race

Post by Michael Van Kleec » Sat, 11 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Yes, but Jeffy not landing a pole has nothing to do with the availability
of provisionals. He's just stroking now. He knows he can get a top-10
starting bid every week with that #24 car- who couldn't?

As I recall, provisionals are there to help owners run all season. It's a
reward/motivation to run all the races- you don't want to haul 2000 miles
only to have to come home with nothing to show for it.

From a pure competition view, the past champion's is ridiculous. But, the
fans pay money to see certain drivers, and you can be fairly certain that
any past champion will have a large following who may be less inclined to
buya ticket if their man isn't in the race.

It was the Petty clause- now it's the DW clause. Before too many years,
it'll be the Bill-Rusty-Dale clause.

-MVK

Quote:

> >> Maybe NASCAR should look at a new rule to avoid this in the future.

> >> Rudd10

>  I think NASCAR should do away with the provisionals period.... It was
> bad enough when they increased from 2 to 4 provisionals. Then when the
> Petty clause ( former WC Champion ) was added, it was the beginning of
> the end.

> If my favorite driver can't make the show, then so be it. you even
> hear the alot drivers state they really don't go after qualifing
> aggressively any more... Even Golden Boy has not had a pole lately
> when it seemed he to get one even few weeks.

>                       Go Roush Racing, #6 #16 #99

>                    (Anyone but, #3 the Snoozanator)

>           WARNING, the Surgeon General has determined that
>            being an Earnhardt fan can be hazardous to your
>            sense of humor. :)

>          ( remove NOSPAM in email address for email replys )