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I've never been into NASCAR racing much, but back in the early 2000s my brother wanted to start up a fantasy league for fun and asked me about writing some software. It sounded like fun so I bit... What I thought would be a quick little weekend project for him, turned into over a month of database design & code writing in my spare time that quickly evolved into a sophisticated set of apps as he noticed what was easily possible... he kept wanting more features and functionality, moar, moar, moar...!!

It ended up consisting of two other separate apps that I wrote to support the main app. It was pretty much automated... it would fetch the official race results from nascar.com a few minutes after each race, and after a minute or two we'd have that week's $$$ winners posted and the results and standings reports emailed to each contestant.

We did it on a team format... each participant paid a flat fee which bought them into the fantasy league for the entire season. Each participant purchased his/her favorite list of drivers/cars using a capped wallet, no two driver/car teams were identical. One driver injury trade was allowed per season, and one optional driver/car trade was allowed at mid-season. We ran FAST CASH bonuses each week that paid out $100 to the top three and the overall top points winners at the end of the season were paid out the entire jackpot. Every nickel collected was paid out... we kept nothing... even yanked cash out of our own pockets to fund some Double FAST CASH ($200) weekend payouts that added to the fun.

We had no idea what to call it... but one day I saw Jimmy Spencer in front of the camera whining like a momma's boy, so I named the app Jimmy.
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I'm really not a fan of the stage racing, I like the points but the extra cautions I believe are BS. They can just throw the green-white-checkered to the top 10 cars and then put it away and let them race!
I like the idea of green, white and checkered flag and let them keep racing during the stages, great idea....

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I'm really not a fan of the stage racing, I like the points but the extra cautions I believe are BS. They can just throw the green-white-checkered to the top 10 cars and then put it away and let them race!
I like the idea of green, white and checkered flag and let them keep racing during the stages, great idea....
I'm a official member of the Nascar fan counsel. And I have been sharing that idea with them since the beginning of last year. After each race, we submit surveys on the race's that we either watched or attended. And at the end you can add comments on the races. And that's where I complain about the extra caution laps. I don't really like watching race car's idle around the track. It was bad enough before when Nascar threw a yellow for a piece of rubber or a plastic bag on the track, or the mystery debris cautions!

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So I see this week is Martinsville , whats the story on Martinsville , where is it at , how many laps , good track or bad track , any drivers with a history of winning there more than others ????? can you bet on Nascar in Vegas ? I am new to NASCAR
Ah... ... Martinsville hair pin track, those hair pins make for some bump and grinding, and have led to some fights, lol.... I think it's classified as a short track, I'm all into to nascar ..... But.... They kind of mash the cars up on short tracks , that goes along with racing lol , I'm more into long high speed races daytona, Talladega are my all time favs. Just a side note you also catch some qualifying on direct channel 220, those makes for some good sports viewing, and Bristol ...... Total fun.... My pops used to race there little 4 banger motor cycle powered cars, with toyota rear ends (chunks) i was always busy farming while he went racing, so..... I don't all that much about those . I'll find more info, i know his car was white, n i think he was number 8, i have no idea how fast that machine was, but a friend has it now, and as far as i know he's still burns that track up, they might called midgets ? As far as stage racing ? It's got good things and bad..... I haven't made up my mind over that issue, just yet, but nascars rules and regs tend to go a bit far, IMO , these new air impact wheel guns ? Over kill .....
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Martinsville is .526 mile with 12 degree banking in each hair-pin turn. Its one of the toughest tracks of the season for each team to survive for an entire race.

I think the key to winning on small tracks like Martinsville is a driver who can slow down (Mentally, don't force the car or race against the track. Ignore developing emotionally charged dramas that others display/respond to) for an entire race... which results in being consistent... surviving possibly... and faster overall throughout the day.

We used to have a saying we discovered: "slow down, go faster", we'd remind ourselves before qualifying began each weekend. It really works especially well on short, slick tracks. Eventually we adopted that strategy for every race on every track and it paid off big time. We knew we were onto something key when our driver recalled one night after he had won the feature, that during that race he had sub-consciously slapped his chest pocket looking for a cigarette. LOL :-)

Relax, slow down, and go faster. The Turtle beats the Hare almost every race.
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“Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.”

“If you ain’t rubbin’, you ain’t racin.”

“If you ain’t cheatin’ you ain’t tryin!”

I used to live near Richmond and they was short quarters in every big town. Still like them short tracks; like Dewey Rider sez “Goin fast, making left turns!”
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It's like DW says, "at the end of the race if your right side is tore up, you've been racing! If your left side is tore up, you've been in the way!"

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Just a note, Sundays race, will be played again on (if you have direct) ch 219 Monday @ 2 am ctz , I've caught some re runs on 618 as well.
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Just a note, Sundays race, will be played again on (if you have direct) ch 219 Monday @ 2 am ctz , I've caught some re runs on 618 as well.
Usually here the re-runs of the races are shorten'd up some. Still nice to view if you missed the live race. I always record the races on my dvr, so I can fast forward through commercials. That way I don't fall a sleep during them, but have been known to fall out while fast forwarding! lol
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