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Race 18: New Hampshire Motor Speedway (14Jul17)

jeromef1

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Jerome Berthiaume
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Race Length: 150 Laps (Stage 1 - 40 Laps... Stage 2 - 110 Laps)
Race Name in Game: New Hampshire 301

***Pre-Race Interview***
1. We are a day away from the race. How comfortable are you with New Hampshire?

2. There was a bunch of different views on Danica's future in the sport in Jobes' discord chat the other night. What do you see for her career in 2018? Will she drive and with who? Will she hang it up?

3. How was your 4th of July?
 

Meattyloaf

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1. I'd say I'm about as comfortable with New Hampshire as I was last season. Hopefully, I can pull something out and get a good finish.

2. I don't know there is a lot of drivers moving around. I could see Matt Kenseth filling the #10 car, but I could see him as a potential replacement for Kasey Kahne in the #5, with Kasey going to Stewart Hass in the #10 car. The thing here is that I don't see her staying at Stewart-Hass she isn't producing the results they want to see in a high caliber team. I don't see her retiring or leaving I think if she loses her ride, she will probably be picked up by one of the smaller teams that focus on driver development or I could see her going to Hendrick Motorsports in the #5 car, if you remember she did race for JR. Nation back in her Xfinity days.

3. My 4th was pretty legit. I did everything I said I was going to do, so it was a fun day.
 

Klutchion1

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I have had practiced a lot at this track sense the game was released. NH, in my opinion was really fun in the previous NASCAR games but this one, not so much. I don't have the confidence for a win tomorrow night, but normally at my bad tracks I still salvage a top 5.


I believe that if she doesn't get picked up by any team, there may be hope for her as a annalist of even a pit road reporter. She doesn't give the teams financial benefits because her car is basically wrecked every 2 weeks, but she does bring the sport a lot of money in merchandise.


My 4th of July was just another day :)
 

nickmichaud

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Fredericton NB
1. Not very comfortable. This track was my first race with PRL and I ended up 2 laps off the pace

2. I can see this being her last year. Thinking she'll be content to support Ricky's career now that he's running well. Only a matter time before Custer moves up, but I think he's a couple years off of that. Kenseth could be a candidate to be in the #10?

3. Not a holiday for me but it was a good Tuesday
 

AaronWebb85

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1. We are a day away from the race. How comfortable are you with New Hampshire?
Haven't done any practice yet. I usually get in 2-3 practice the day of the race. I feel I am decent at this track in previous races, so hoping for a top 5. 

2. There was a bunch of different views on Danica's future in the sport in Jobes' discord chat the other night. What do you see for her career in 2018? Will she drive and with who? Will she hang it up?
I don't know what she is going to do. I think with her marketability she will have a seat somewhere if she wants it. Question is, does she want to continue or think about other things in her life such as starting a family.

3. How was your 4th of July?
Peaceful. We just hung at the house and enjoyed the day off work!
 

Hootius

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1. We are a day away from the race. How comfortable are you with New Hampshire?
Like my pace, but my turn entry is killing my RF tire. So needless to say that I will have some fine tuning to do in practice before the race.

2. There was a bunch of different views on Danica's future in the sport in Jobes' discord chat the other night. What do you see for her career in 2018? Will she drive and with who? Will she hang it up?
I see this as her last year in the #10. She is not the sponsor draw she once was, so I can't see Hendricks overly interested in picking her up. She already runs in the back on decent equipment as it is, so I doubt she would want to take a ride on a underfunded team. Wouldn't be shocked if this is the last year we see her behind the wheel, especially since she has other successful money streams.

3. How was your 4th of July?
Delicious ribs and didn't lose any fingers to fireworks. Another successful year.
 

XSYSE

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1. Very comfy, like a monkey trying to ride a chicken.

2. She will have ride with someone but I think she might be over it.

3. 4th was good, from food to fireworks...kids are getting to the age to start to enjoy it.
 

El_Majacko

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1. We are a day away from the race. How comfortable are you with New Hampshire?
Not at all. Balance is horrible, understeer or oversteer, nothing in between. :(
2. There was a bunch of different views on Danica's future in the sport in Jobes' discord chat the other night. What do you see for her career in 2018? Will she drive and with who? Will she hang it up?
Um. Haas F1 Team? :p
3. How was your 4th of July?
Honestly don't remember lol.
 

Hootius

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Q: 3rd
I knew I had okay single lap speed, so I was pretty happy with my starting spot.

R: 2nd
Little unhappy that I wasn't able to get any stage points due to circumstances, but was happy to see that my worries about my tire wear were overstated. Even with my tire being about 10% more than anybody else's, we all experienced the same fall off. So I was happy with my long run speed. Should have finished 3rd, but I benefited from Mitch's misfortune in the pit which bump me up one spot.
 

Meattyloaf

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Q:14
Just couldn't find the right anything from line to setup

R:12
Probably should've been last, but thanks to two DCs I got 12th. I have no excuse to be 4 laps off the pace, just this was not my race or track, by far my worst performance in PRL. I had a strong disliking towards this track coming in and it only got worse as the race went along.
 

El_Majacko

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Q: 4th
Managed to get a clean lap in right behind Wardude. I was surprised to out-qualify him as I thought he was slightly pulling away.

R: 9th
I disappointed myself in this race. I lost a few positions early as around other cars I struggled to run the optimal line. As the race progressed I realised I should be going higher and higher up towards the wall. This was working well mid-race and I was in the fight for 5th place (despite being asked to drop to the back early for lag), but towards the end of the penultimate stint I couldn't keep it out of the walls as my car was becoming too tight and a little out of control under brakes. I wrecked myself by getting the braking entirely wrong twice which dropped me to the back of the 10 which is where I ended up, just overtaking zeke for 9th late on.

I'm struggling with understanding optimum lines on ovals. Particularly at this track with such minimal banking but the low grip down low. I wish there was a brake bias adjustment because I kept losing the rear and smacking the wall (more often than not when running high).
 

XSYSE

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Q: 9th

R: 8th Surpised to feel decent during the race. I liked the mid to low line which helped passing as most ran high. Screwed myself on every pit staying out until the light came on, which in the end cost me a chance to race for a top 5.
 
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