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Race 07: Texas Motor Speedway (07Apr17)

jeromef1

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Nicolet, QC, Canada
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Jerome Berthiaume
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http://precisionracingleague.com/organisers/Circuit%20Maps/iRacing/Texas Motor Speedway - Oval.png​
 
 
Race Length: 168 Laps (Stage 1 - 40 Laps... Stage 2 - 128 Laps)
Race Name in Game: Duck Commander 500
 

AaronWebb85

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jeromef1 said:
http://precisionracingleague.com/organisers/Circuit%20Maps/iRacing/Texas Motor Speedway - Oval.png​
 
 
Race Length: 168 Laps (Stage 1 - 40 Laps... Stage 2 - 128 Laps)
Race Name in Game: Duck Commander 500

Pre-race Interview:
1. Last week was a wild one, many drivers dc'd due to some "server maintenance", and the action on track was crazy as well. How did it go for you, and are you are you carrying any grudges forward from that race?

2. Back to a 1.5 miler here at Texas, very different driving style than Martinsville. How are you expecting the race as a whole to go and more specifically your expectations for your results here.

3. Happy Opening Week of MLB! Do you care about baseball? If so, who is your team and why?
 

vWardude

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Boston, MA
[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1. Last week was a wild one, many drivers dc'd due to some "server maintenance", and the action on track was crazy as well. How did it go for you, and are you are you carrying any grudges forward from that race?[/font]
Last weeks race was ok, I walked away with the victory but it didn't feel right after all the D/Cs that happened and the late race netcode issue with Jobes. It's unfortunate that a pass feels and looks clean as can be on my screen and can look dirty on another's, I'm hoping this issue can get fixed in the next installment of the game. I don't hold any grudges, I've went back and looked at every situation where I heard people say I shoved them out of the way and saved the videos to show them how clean it looked from my perspective. On to Texas.

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]2. Back to a 1.5 miler here at Texas, very different driving style than Martinsville. How are you expecting the race as a whole to go and more specifically your expectations for your results here.[/font]
I feel good about this race, I think we can get back on the right track here we just need to understand that the straights and Tri-ovals on this track are a bit narrow. I personally feel strong at this track, my goal is to be the first back to back winner and from my early week practice runs I feel that's in my grasp.

[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]3. Happy Opening Week of MLB! Do you care about baseball? If so, who is your team and why?[/font]
[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]I love baseball, the Red Sox are my team. I've grown up and lived 20 minutes north of Boston my whole life and have always been a die hard Boston sports fan.[/font]
 

XSYSE

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USA, New York, Lyon Mountain
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Robert Besaw Jr
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Last week was a wild one, many drivers dc'd due to some "server maintenance", and the action on track was crazy as well. How did it go for you, and are you are you carrying any grudges forward from that race?

1.  The race went ok, and I have no issues with anyone from the race, my only issue is with my lack of attention to hit my spots and race the track.

Back to a 1.5 miler here at Texas, very different driving style than Martinsville. How are you expecting the race as a whole to go and more specifically your expectations for your results here.

2.  I can see some messes here.  The corners are good but the exit of 2 seems loose so I can see people getting together there.  I have mixed success here, I need to be more aggressive as Im causing myself and others more issues when I hurry to get out of the way and not race a line.

 Happy Opening Week of MLB! Do you care about baseball? If so, who is your team and why?

3.  I have to wait for playoffs to get interested.
 

Meattyloaf

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Tazewell, VA
1. I was one of the DC's it sucked but my race was ugly. I was not going anywhere and when I finally had a decent car, I was already 4 laps down with no where to go. In a way the DC was a blessing. I have no issues with anyone, but I do have an issue with whoever or whatever effected the PlayStation servers.

2.Alot better than Martinsville. I've been really well at 1.5 miles this season and hope to continue that this Friday.

3.I don't follow baseball much, but I do pull for a team, The Atlanta Braves. I pull for them because of family ties. No I don't have any family playing for them, but I can remember when I was younger my great grandma was a mega fan before she passed.
 

Hootius

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1. Last week was a wild one, many drivers dc'd due to some "server maintenance", and the action on track was crazy as well. How did it go for you, and are you are you carrying any grudges forward from that race?
I was well p*ssed before the server maintenance. Just getting tired of being bumped out of the way.

2. Back to a 1.5 miler here at Texas, very different driving style than Martinsville. How are you expecting the race as a whole to go and more specifically your expectations for your results here.
Realistically, I hope we see green flag pit runs, but I doubt it. Expecting Turn 2/4 looseness that will cause yellows. I won here last year with the fastest lap, and was 2nd at Atlanta with the pole. My confidence in myself for this race is very high, but there will be factors far outside of my control that can determine otherwise. 

3. Happy Opening Week of MLB! Do you care about baseball? If so, who is your team and why?
About 10 years before Tampa had a team, all I knew about baseball was I hated the Yankees due to my dad's best friend, and I hated the Red Sox due to my mom's family from Rhode Island. First game I saw on TV, the Blue Jays beat the Yankees. I've been a die hard Jays fan now for the past 27 years.
 

XSYSE

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Q: 16. Note to self dont practice day laps at a night race, fudgin idiot.
R: 14 Timer cought me with my pants down pitting just before it, FML
 

Meattyloaf

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Q:14
Same issue as XSYSE was prepping for a day race forgot it was a night race. Still had a ton of speed though.

R:15
I felt in the race I had a top 5 car but I was being patient while others were not... That's all I'm going to say about the race.
 

Hootius

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Q: 4th              

R: 2nd

I knew I had a fast car, so I had the results around what I expected. However wasting another 4 hours having to babysit streams again.... this is getting very old.
 

vWardude

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Boston, MA
Q:10th I never caught a draft in qualifying but still posted a decent lap

R:9th I had a car to win the race but unfortunately since we had a caution every other lap, the timer hit us and left me with a bad finish after what would have been a solid pit strategy giving me 8-10 lap fresher tires then the rest of the top guys. Onto Bristol
 
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