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2/11/09 9:16 P

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Maybe someone with experience should have really stessed to him how intense and stressful the shoot out really is. It is not a weekend where you should do multiple races,I agree rookies should not be in the shootout unless they can prove themselves,

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2/10/09 4:01 P

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yea you are all right, I was only looking at one side but everything you say makes sense.

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grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. In Jesus Christ's name I pray.
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2/10/09 9:39 A

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I think it's fair that NASCAR enforced the rules. If they didn't people would be complaining that Joey got a free ride. Rules are rules, he knew that going in.

Also, the crew chief is present for the driver's meeting along with the driver.

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2/10/09 8:05 A

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Very good article in the Charlotte Observer this morning by David Poole. Title "Pressure is On for Sliced Bread". The kid shows a lot of maturity...now let's hope the media and fans do the same. The article should be posted on

www.jayski.com

later today. Just look for the Jayski link to news articles. Jenna Frye also had a good one on Mark Martin in the same paper.

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2/10/09 6:39 A

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Thank you Don...that is what I was trying to say, but the way you said it came across a lot better.

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2/10/09 4:46 A

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I feel Joey got placed in two situations that were very diificult for him to handle as a rookie and he did quite well. His inexperience could have caused a lot more problems.

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2/9/09 8:31 P

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I agree, I hated him being out so early on. I cant wait for Daytona to see what he can do.

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grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. In Jesus Christ's name I pray.
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2/9/09 7:59 P

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At least Joey didn't cause the wreck he was caught up in. That kind of heat he didn't need. I thought it was a shame his night ended so early.

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2/9/09 7:54 P

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Lori is right Grammery....at least I can say they have always been consistent with this rule. And yes I think it was fair...driver's choice to run more than one race series. Just like if someone is high in the points, chooses to go dirt track racing, gets hurt and as a result drops in the points. They make the choice.

What I don't think was fair was allowing rookies in a restrictor plate race with no experience and little practice. That wasn't fair to them or the other drivers involved.

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2/9/09 7:47 P

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Once you make an exception for one person for one circumstance, all the drivers will want an exception. The rule is pretty plain and simple. Miss the meeting, go to the back of the line. It's the driver's choice to be involved in more than one series. They don't have to be.

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2/9/09 7:44 P

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Do you think it was fair he had to start at the end of the line due to circumstances he had no control over? He was in the ARCA race and there was a huge wreck towards the end that held him up from getting to the drivers meeting. I mean seriously, he was at the track and was in 1st or 2nd place and under a red flag. Did they want him to ditch the race or what? I would think under circumstances like that and there aren't many of them perhaps the crew chief could have taken his place in the meeting. In my opinion I don't think it was fair.

God,
grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next. In Jesus Christ's name I pray.
Amen


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