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Race 08: Bristol Motor Speedway (21Apr17)

jeromef1

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Race Length: 250 Laps (Stage 1 - 65 Laps... Stage 2 185 Laps)
Race Name in Game: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

Interview:
1) We just had a week off for the Easter weekend. So with that, what is your favorite Easter time candy/treat?

2) Back to a short track in Bristol this week. How do you like Bristol in NHE compared to the track in previous Nascar games? What is your confidence level going into Friday night?

3) Nascar just had their first bye week of the year. Reflecting back on the first 7 races of the year, which driver has surprised or stood out to you the most this early into the season?
 

Meattyloaf

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1) Peeps and Cadbury Eggs

2) The few times I've raced at Bristol in this game the cars seem to be tight sometimes to tight but wrecks usually aren't that big since Bristol is almost a self cleaning track forcing anyone wrecking down onto the apron without causing to much Carnage.

3) Ryan Blaney has stood out to me to think that Woods Brothers would come out of the gun with as strong of performances they have had at almost every track this season is outstanding
 

Hootius

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1) We just had a week off for the Easter weekend. So with that, what is your favorite Easter time candy/treat?
The correct answer is Reese's PB Eggs. Anything else and you are just a savage.

2) Back to a short track in Bristol this week. How do you like Bristol in NHE compared to the track in previous Nascar games? What is your confidence level going into Friday night?
I absolutely love Bristol... just not in this game. Not sure if it is just the game's car physics on this track, but it is just a miss. I think alot of the speed issue at this track is turn entry. We know getting on the brake makes the car out of control, so that is an issue. Then the sorry excuse of progressive banking in the low grove makes that an almost undrivable line (though I am going to work my butt off to get it to work Friday lol). Lastly is the wall riding issue that this track presents due to turn entry. It should be a fun race, but an annoying one to try to police.

3) Nascar just had their first bye week of the year. Reflecting back on the first 7 races of the year, which driver has surprised or stood out to you the most this early into the season?
Blaney and Bowyer both have been nice to see in the mix this year. While everyone expected Larson to be good, he has also stepped up his game on the shorter tracks that he has struggled with in the past, so seeing him put together a strong overall game is nice. Also Erik Jones is having a nice rookie run so far, which is surprising to me because I expected Suarez to be the rookie standout this year.
 

XSYSE

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[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]1) We just had a week off for the Easter weekend. So with that, what is your favorite Easter time candy/treat?[/font]
[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Anything Peanut Butter Cup is good, but a new contender would have to be the Almond Joy Easter Egg...very nice.[/font]
[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]2) Back to a short track in Bristol this week. How do you like Bristol in NHE compared to the track in previous Nascar games? What is your confidence level going into Friday night?[/font]
[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]I dont like Bristol in this game,  it has a wash up affect and a narrow racing line, its easy when racing to carry too much speed and dump people.  If we can get 10-15 laps and some space it'll be fun.  Hoping for a top ten like always[/font]
[font=Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]3) Nascar just had their first bye week of the year. Reflecting back on the first 7 races of the year, which driver has surprised or stood out to you the most this early into the season?[/font]
I'm pretty surprised anytime the #10 is in the top 25 during the race.
 
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Definitely Reese's eggs lol
I've been running a lot of laps at Bristol being it could possibly be my first race in the series, and it has proven difficult on corner exit. I will definitely be putting more laps on the track but am pretty happy with lap times so far.
Erik Jones and Chase Elliot are proving themselves to be contenders with the veterans. I've really been enjoying this season with the new points system as well. No more laying in the back until the end and winning, it really makes for competitive racing.
 

AaronWebb85

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1) We just had a week off for the Easter weekend. So with that, what is your favorite Easter time candy/treat?
Do deviled eggs count?

2) Back to a short track in Bristol this week. How do you like Bristol in NHE compared to the track in previous Nascar games? What is your confidence level going into Friday night?
I love bristol, but this one definitely leaves a lot to be desired. If only they could fix the wall slap bug it would improve things greatly. I haven't been able to practice since my back has been hurting, so we will see what kind of times I can run. I have put in a lot of time at Bristol though, so I'm confident I will run decent.

3) Nascar just had their first bye week of the year. Reflecting back on the first 7 races of the year, which driver has surprised or stood out to you the most this early into the season?
Definitely Bobby Labonte... He's been great on FS1's pre-race coverage! 
 

Hootius

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Q: 3rd
Tucked in behind Kyle and had a couple laps in the flats. Really happy with that considering I only hit flat once or twice this week during practice.

R: 2nd
I know my race pace wasn't the greatest, I just wanted a car that I wasn't afraid that would snap loose on me at any moment. On long runs however, my car was crap and terribly loose on entry. I kept adjusting throughout the whole race, and finally had something ok enough for the final 30 lap restart. I knew the 20 was on 2 tires, so I put everything I had to beat him on the restart and down into turn 1. Was clear out of 2 and just coasted my way to yet another 2nd place finish this year. This 2nd however I was at peace with, because there was no way I had anything on CJ. Gratz to him on a truly dominate night.
 

XSYSE

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Q: 6. Was playing it safe with a wedge only adjustment.

R:10 Stuck with the wedge only adjustment car felt sturdy through the first run, a two tire stop and long run cost a bunch of positions, went to my race setup too late after that....crew chief fired.
 
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