Quarantine Chronicles Vol. 17: Ditch Practice, Masked Racers, Empty Cupboards & Darlington Memories


Some semi-regular musings on racing and life in a COVID-19 Pandemic Quarantine World 


So how many people watched yesterday’s NASCAR Cup Series race from Darlington Raceway and thought to themselves: “Wow, this race is really awful since they didn’t let teams have any practice”? 

Probably not too many people were thinking that. 

Was Sunday’s race at Darlington any better or any worse because Cup teams didn’t have the usual hours and hours and hours of practice leading up to an event?

I’ve never driven a race car competitively but for as long as I’ve covered motorsports – about 25 years – I’ve always been of the belief that there is entirely too much practice involved, from grass roots short track racing, to regional divisions to the highest levels of NASCAR. 

I’ve also been of the belief that in motorsports the best racing happens when a division is able to showcase natural driving talent over equipment performance. And essentially to me that makes me believe less practice can and will make racing better. 

I think the less time you have to fine tune the machine the more you’ll see the pure driving talent of the competitor driving the car play a bigger role in the competition at hand. 

I’m not saying get rid of practice entirely. Give teams a little time to feel out what their car is doing and make sure everything is ready to go, but not two or three or five hours of turning laps. In the words of the great Allen Iverson: “We talking about practice man. Practice?”

The Masked Drivers

Kyle Busch waits for the start of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Darlington Raceway (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Certainly an interesting site to see drivers and crew members wearing face masks at Darlington Raceway Sunday before and after the Cup Series race. It just makes me wonder about things going forward. 

A lot of people involved in local short track racing have been demonstrative through social media of late concerning their aversions to wearing masks anywhere. 

A post from a regular at Stafford Speedway recently read that only “culled sheep” will wear a mask in public. 

It begs the question, if local tracks are allowed to open at some point this season will health restrictions that might be put in place to allow them to open keep competitors away? 

Will those people who refuse to wear a mask into a grocery store because they don’t want to be seen as a “culled sheep” and feel the need to take a demonstrative public stance opt not to compete in racing if they must wear a mask in the pits a track?

Or will they be willing turn their back on their demonstrative stance if it’s about doing something they really want to do rather than just getting milk and eggs? 

It’s an interesting thing about taking a position in demonstration of defending what you think is right or wrong. If you start to pick and choose different activities that make you willing to cave on your stance do you truly believe in your stance or are you just just parroting what others say to ensure that you’re at least viewed as part of the resistance?

Need Some Feedback 

Ok, I’ve got this scenario I want throw out there and I’m looking for some feedback. 

Let’s say someone bought a restaurant in 2017 and the person that owned the restaurant before them sold the place to them with one box of 100 straws in the supply cupboard. 

Let’s say they ran out of straws in 2020 and a customer asked why they didn’t have any straws left. Would it make sense if the owner of the restaurant said: “It’s the previous owner’s fault there are no straws because he didn’t leave me enough when I bought the restaurant from him three years ago”? 

Thoughts? 

Digging Through The Archives 

In September 2000 I got the opportunity to cover the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway for the Hartford Courant. 

It was my first opportunity to cover a NASCAR Cup Series event that wasn’t at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. 

It was an eye-opening experience in so many ways for a Yankee Boy who had never experienced the real South. 

So, a funny story from that trip. Back then when covering a race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway you’d want to be at the track on the Sunday of the Cup Series race by like 7 am or you might be sitting in traffic for hours on Route 106 heading into Loudon, N.H. 

So race morning for the 2000 Southern 500 I’m thinking like it’s a Loudon race morning. Left Myrtle Beach, S.C. at about 5:30 am for the hour and half or so trip to Darlington. 

I arrived at track and you might have thought there wasn’t even a race there that day. Total ghost town. It was about 8 am when a Southern based reporter I knew named Monte Dutton saw me outside the media center and asked me why I was there so early. I told him that I had been trained to get to Loudon early to beat traffic nightmares. Monte, with his deep southern accent looked at me and said: “Son, you’re in the south now. First they go to church on Sunday morning then they go to the race track.” 

Below is the feature I wrote that weekend of the mystique of Darlington Raceway. 

Southern Comfort – By Shawn Courchesne, Courant Staff Writer – Sept. 3, 2000

Standing in the middle of the expansive garage area at Darlington Raceway, Richard Petty shakes his head in disbelief.

His signature cowboy boots pivot on the pavement as he spins to get a full view of the facility that he has been making an annual Labor Day weekend pilgrimage since 1951.

“The only thing that I can see that’s different from my first time here is they’ve got asphalt in the garage instead of sand,” Petty said. “The bathrooms are in the same place, the walls are in the same place, the grandstands are in the same place. Nothing’s changed here.”

While the 1.366-mile, high-banked oval circuit has remained one of the most competitive and arguably the most intimidating Winston Cup has to offer, the facility is clearly weathered far beyond its years.

As state-of-the-art palaces of stock car competition continue to rise up year after year throughout the United States, Darlington remains as the track that time has forgotten. And there’s a worry that at least one of the two Winston Cup races held yearly in this sleepy, rural town could be forgotten altogether.

Even with its location, centered squarely in the historic foothold of NASCAR racing, chances are a number of the 75,000 seats around “The Track Too Tough To Tame” will be empty for today’s running of the Pepsi Southern 500.

“It’s a sad state but that’s the way it is now with this sport,” Petty said. “One of the problems with selling this race is you have got two races here, you’ve got two at Rockingham [N.C.], two at Charlotte [N.C.], you oversaturate the market. When we go to New Hampshire the people are waiting there for you to get there. People here, if they miss this race, they just go to Rockingham. Miss that one, and they just go to Charlotte. You’re not in the high rent district down here as far as what people make and I think all the races in this area have gotten overwhelming for these fans.”

But even with lagging attendance, the Southern 500 still ranks with drivers as one of the marquee events on the schedule.

“Any driver that comes in and gets a win feels like it’s a real big accomplishment,” said Petty, who recorded three of his 200 career victories at Darlington. “Daytona’s a bigger race, but Darlington’s just a little bit harder to drive and it’s a place that a driver’s ability shows through.”

No Frills

There are no luxury suites or gourmet concession stands at Darlington. It’s all about boiled peanuts, pork rinds and Confederate flags, which seem to sway from nearly every one of the makeshift shanties built by fans throughout the infield.

Stories of stabbings, crew fights and prostitutes roaming the infield after sunset are part of the lore of the early days of Darlington.

“I can remember this place used to be a crazy place in the infield at night,” Petty said. “The sheriff’s department had a little fenced in area out there. When people would get drunk or cause trouble they would just take and throw them in there. Next morning they’d be sobered up and they would let ’em out.”

Although security is vastly improved, it’s still not advisable for a fan wearing Jeff Gordon colors to roam through a camp flying Dale Earnhardt flags. And the prostitutes? They’re still roaming the campsites after dark.

“This is one of the places left that we go to where you can see some really crazy things going on,” driver Brett Bodine said. “But this is a place that gives our schedule some personality. It’s not just the same old D-shaped, 1 1/2-mile oval with luxury boxes all around it that everybody wants to build today.”

Many were surprised when NASCAR announced earlier this year that Darlington would hang on to its spring race, which — even with the explosion of Winston Cup over the last decade — has had persistent attendance problems.

“In the current climate, Darlington makes sense to be here,” NASCAR vice president and chief operating officer Mike Helton said. “There’s a lot of tradition at these events and a lot of tradition at this facility. But we have to keep an ear to the ground to see how it applies year to year to coming here twice.”

Only Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, which opened in 1949, has held NASCAR races longer than Darlington. When Winston Cup needs room to add another race to the schedule, Darlington’s spring event is expected to be the first casualty.

“We’ve gone from hardcore race fans to the entertainment fan,” driver Brett Bodine said. “Let’s face it, the price that it costs to do these events for a race fan is escalated to the point where you almost have to plan a vacation to go to one of these. It has to become a vacation for what it costs and [Darlington] isn’t exactly an entertainment capital.”

Tough Place To Figure

When track builder Harold Brasington opened Darlington Raceway for its first NASCAR race in 1950, the Southern 500, the track was the second largest paved speedway in the United States next to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

But the design of Brasington’s dream track had to be tweaked.

Instead of identical straightaways and corners, the track is shaped like an egg, with tighter, less forgiving curves in turns 3 and 4.

The farmer who sold Brasington land for the track did not want his minnow pond at the far end of the property disturbed. That’s why Brasington made the west end of the track shorter and tighter than the east end. The pond has since been turned into a parking lot.

“This is one of the few tracks that I just can’t figure out,” driver Mark Martin said. “This place has earned every bit of its reputation for being the toughest track we drive.”

Different banking at each end of the track — 25 degrees in turns 1 and 2 and 23 degrees in turns 3 and 4 — and a racing groove that has cars running just feet from the walls in those turns, gives drivers and crew chiefs fits.

“You’re holding the car wide open and you’re right up by the fence in the corners,” Bodine said. “The corner entrances and corner exits do not leave room for any error. If you miss the entrance or the exit, there’s no room to just slide out because the wall is right there.

“As if all that isn’t enough, the track surface is so abrasive that the tires literally slow down every single lap.”

Said driver Ward Burton, who won in March at Darlington: “You’re always on the edge down here, even when you’re out there by yourself.”

Didn’t get a chance to run today’s edition of Quarantine Chronicles by my new Facebook Editors Goodie and The Prince Of Preston but hopefully it passes their Morals & Ethics approval standards for racing coverage. As always, stay safe everyone, keep positive, help your neighbors if you can and wash your damn hands. 


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Comments

  1. 1. I agree, way too much practice. Practice needs to be cut back to minimal, one or two short sessions, maybe one set of practice tires, all the same day, before the race. Maybe require that they start the race on the one set of practice tires. I’ve been to Loudon over a weekend and the amount of practice is just absurd. Bring your car ready to race, use the practice to gauge track condition, minor tweaks, done.

    2. Masks were great. The people that do not wear masks are identifying themselves as the stupididiotmorons that need to be culled, or just let Darwinism take care of them. When you see these people, tell them it was nice knowing them. Outbreaks are happening amongst those that insist on going to church.

    3. Why do people use straws at restaurants? Why use straws? How many people use straws at home?

    4. And the people up north, especially New Hampshire, they are degenerate heathens!!!!!

  2. >>> Not sure how I feel about practice. It’s an expense for the teams. And it’s a risk from the perspective of “practice crashes.” (Always hated that term … they weren’t practicing to crash; they crashed during practice). At least in theory, more practice should result in more teams being dialed in, which should produce better racing.

    >>> Re straws … I think you forgot to mention that the restaurant owner bought the paper factory and then shut down the division that produces straws.

    >>> The mask thing … I just don’t get it. The selfishness is obscene. “My body/my choice” … “first it’s a mask, then it’s a burka” … “real men don’t wear masks” etc. You don’t wear a mask to protect yourself; you wear it to protect others. You could be carrying the virus and be completely asymptomatic. I dunno, it’s so freaking perverse… screw the grocery store clerk; screw the Target cashier; screw the restaurant worker bringing your food to your car. Who cares if medical professionals are burning out? Who cares if they have to be segregated from their spouses and kids? Who cares how many of them have to get sick, or die? I suppose these same patriots actively flout the “No shoes, no shirt, no service” signs at most stores. Right? It’s their body! Why should they have to cover it?! Or why should they have to wear a seat belt? Or not text while driving? These are all such heinous attacks on our freedom!!

  3. Fast Eddie says

    Shawn, agree with you on the practice. I can see having test days to start the season to get equipment sorted out, but once at the track, a couple of 20-30 minute sessions should be plenty of time, particularly for the upper level racing series.
    As for your “feedback”‘ section, I think you may have come down with “Been-too-long-since-the-last-race-itis”! I recognize the symptoms because I’ve had it myself since the beginning of April! 🙂

  4. Straws indeed. A harmless yet cleaver satirical simile perhaps reminiscent of Will Rogers or dagger like critique with political overtones also like Will Rogers?
    French fries and straws. What’s next?

    NY Times three days ago.
    Who’s Enforcing Mask Rules? Often Retail Workers, and They’re Getting Hurt

    “The exchange was tense between the customer and Jesse, a Trader Joe’s employee sporting a white face mask and a flowery Hawaiian shirt.
    “Why aren’t you wearing the mask?” Jesse asked the customer on a recent day at a store in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. “I am not here to question what you believe in. These are the rules. I am just asking you kindly to wear the mask.”
    The customer, Genevieve Powers, who was recording the entire exchange, refused. “We are in America here,” she said, “Land of the free.” Then she turned her camera on other shoppers, who were less than amused: “Look at all of these sheep that are here, all wearing this mask that is actually dangerous for them.”
    Jesse, identified only by his first name in the video, telephoned the police, who did not arrive. Finally, when Ms. Powers left the store, others customers burst into applause.”

    Hearing a burst of applause as she left will leave an impression.
    Social pressure more then anything else will help get most people to do the right thing.

  5. Practice at the local level is a money maker for promoters especially touring series ,it seems to be a necessary evil to sell tires and fuel ,I fully understand the cup race yesterday and I have to say lining them up and sending made for a pretty good show

  6. Bernie20never says

    The Cup series was being limited to two 50 minute sessions, one on Friday and one on Saturday for most of the regular 2020 schedule.

  7. Quarantine Chronicles

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    Why Fans Are Not Allowed to Attend The Track

    Daily USA Summary

    New USA Cases: 22,630

    New USA Deaths: 1,003

    Total USA Deaths To Date: 91,981

    Be safe. Watch out for others if you can.

  8. mask what is the big deal. People find it acceptable to wear clothes while out in public well most people do. What is the difference? I went to the store the other day and realized I forgot my mask at home. I just went home. Even if it wasn’t the law in MA I would have gone home. Its safer for everyone and every time I go to the store everyone is wearing one. Not a big deal. I do find the one way isles annoying when there is something on the end of an isle maybe 10 feet in and I had to go all the way around. No biggie Getting my steps in but does keep me in the store longer than I need to be.

    Nascar did a great job showing how a race can be conducted in a safe manner. Everyone has a mask on. Two mics for interviews. I didn’t watch the entire race as I was flipping between that and golf. I was a little disappointed with the golf. There was not a mask to be seen and they were all standing around talking to each other. I am not sure if Golf will get called out or if Nascar will get praised but my observations had Nascar doing a better job. Any idea how the ratings were for Nascar.

    MA is opening up. It is going to be a slow process. Entertainment small venue phase 3, large venue phase 4 which means minimum 9 to 12 weeks depending on what Seekonk gets classified. Churches are phase 1 outside services so if we can just get Seekonk classified as a religion, we would be all set. Some might say the mods at the konk are a religious experience. I don’t even know if the Bruins, Celtics or patriots can hold practices training camp in MA.

    Most people buy a house with bare cupboards. You know what they do they go to the store and fill them up with what is needed. Perhaps it takes you a few months to acquire everything but eventually you get there and certainly you get there within 4 years. I got extra straws if you need them. My cupboards be overflowing with useless straws. I am reminded of a joke. A newly elected official 1st day on office, looks in his desk and finds two letters from his predecessor which say open upon your first and second problem you encounter during your administration.. 1st letter says blame me for the problem. The official opens up the second letter which reads write two letters to the next guy.

  9. masks optional says

    There is no need for the “top*” division of nascar to need practice. they have testing, test drivers, simulated tracks on the 7 post rigs, testing data, that rivals some F1 teams, there is no need all the ridiculous amount of practice they do. Masks? if you are scared, wear a mask. if you are vulnerable, definitely wear a mask, gloves, ect, if you must leave home. No one is putting you in any danger by not wearing a mask. Again, if you are scared, then wear a mask, or STAY HOME!! The rest of us, will just fine without you. That previous owner, that sold you said restaurant, is Statistically the WORST restaurant owner is U.S. history, with the WORST record of managing the business, managing employees, managing customer service, balancing the expenses, maintaining the security, safety, and health of the restaurant, and pretty much sold you a bankrupt, failed business………. The restaurant is doing MUCH better than is has in decades, brought back from the brink of closure… Hail to the new restaurant owner!!!

  10. Plugs 2020 says

    Speaking of practice, Fonda speedway held a practice day with permission from local officials. With many stringent precautions followed, it was considered a successful day. But don’t worry Dadope. Cuomo and his henchmen took care of that for ya.

  11. What exactly are you insinuating in your scenario shawn ? Preparation . You may want to ask to governor Cuomo that question . By the way ,FIRE the new cook at the restaurant he was in charge of inventory !

  12. Cloth and paper masks are worn for the benefit of people you encounter. The virus is easily spread via droplets that we exhale while coughing, sneezing or talking. A significant percentage of people may carry the virus and exhibit no symptoms.

    Masks offer little to no protection for the wearer. Wearing a mask is not an indicator that you are fearful.

    Wearing a mask says just one thing: I give a sh*t about other people’s well-bring.

  13. Dr. Atul Gawande of Brigham and Women’s Hospital said on the PBS News Hour last night.that selfish, ignorant people such as the one here need not be confronted in any way. He said that acceptance by a minimum of 60% of the best practices protocols for safety of all people is sufficient to have a significant affect on the spread of the virus.
    hygiene
    distancing
    screening
    masks
    Dr. Gawande said none of the above is particularly effective by itself but all four in combination do have a measurable affect and he knows it to be true because it’s worked in hospitals.
    Makes sense.

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    Don’t need to make stuff up when there’s this reality:

    https://www.christianpost.com/news/georgia-church-closes-two-weeks-after-reopening-as-families-come-down-with-coronavirus.html

    csg, religions are being decimated by their foolishness and zeal to worship. Why their gods brought this pandemic and then refuses to fix it is a question for the ages. I don’t want that to happen to racing.

    and then there’s this:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-covid-19-data-chief-040254034.html

    A couple weeks ago, Florida announced they were not going to be cooperating with reporting COVID statistics.

  15. I wear a mask because I’m smart. I was wearing a mask before it was recommended by the authorities. I did so because I knew better.

    Stupid people do not follow the advice of the authorities and experts. Stupid people do not wear masks and they are proud to display that.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/survived-ventilators-body-aches-fever-105929232.html

    China is going back to lockdown, this time the northeast and 100 million people. France is seeing cases popup after relaxing social distancing. Dead people can’t spend money and restart the economy. This is the start of the second wave that the highly educated experts have been warning about.

  16. Quarantine Chronicles

    Interim Update

    USA death total exceeds 92,000 Americans.

    Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stop the spread.

    The next life you save may be your own.

  17. masks optional wrote, “No one is putting you in any danger by not wearing a mask.”

    Wow. 😳 That joins the collection of dumbest stuff ever.

    Hey knuckles, you wanna chime in here? Yaknow, with all your licensed medical practitioner healthcare provider expertise.

    What did I say earlier about folks that don’t wear masks are helping to identify the dumb ones?

  18. Quarantine Chronicles

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    Here’s a report for you:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/he-thought-coronavirus-was-fake-crisis-then-he-contracted-it-n1209246

  19. Slapnuts says

    Dadope makes 5 posts with no response. Talking to yourself there Mr. I know everything. If wearing a mask improves the chances of the virus spreading how in the world do you explain what happened in the Norwegian region? Since you know everything I’m sure you know one Nation locked down one right next door didn’t and there number mirror each other. Let the bs role!!!

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    Just pure stupidity.

    It’s is amazing to see all the coverage about reopening, and the zeal to do so. It truly looks like some people think they are never going to get sick. 😷

    Let’s recap: Churches claimed they were being attacked and singled out, and their religious liberties violated by the social distancing requirements and crowd size limits. And that they are not essential services such as food, fuel, utilities, healthcare, etc. They continued to hold services and meetings with large crowds, and infected their flocks. Some congregant leaders died of covid. For religions to play the religious liberty victim card, then hold services, get the flock infected and some people killed is just so sad. Is that really what religion is supposed to be doing? And they call themselves pro-lifers.

    This should be a huge sign that crowds are not a good place to be during this pandemic. Even relatively small crowds like some of these church gatherings.

    The only person that is going to keep you safe is yourself.

  21. Slapnuts wrote, “Dadope makes 5 posts with no response. Talking to yourself there Mr. I know everything. If wearing a mask improves the chances of the virus spreading how in the world do you explain what happened in the Norwegian region? Since you know everything I’m sure you know one Nation locked down one right next door didn’t and there number mirror each other. Let the bs role!!!”

    Slapnuts, you’re an idiot.

    Slapnuts, you wrote, “If wearing a mask improves the chances of the virus spreading how in the world do you explain what happened in the Norwegian region? ”

    You are so stupid. Masks are not intended to IMPROVE the chances of spreading the virus 🦠. Masks are to DECREASE the chances of spreading the virus 🦠.

    It’s referred to as the Scandinavian region, consisting of Norway, Sweden and Finland. Sweden has done minimal to protect the people from the coronavirus, and Norway and Finland have done far more. The statistics show the results of the terrible decisions made by the Swedes:

    Norway: Death/1M pop: 43
    Finland: Death/1M pop: 54
    Sweden: Death/1M pop: 371

    Interestingly, the GOP, who also calls themselves the Pro-Life Party, thinks the Swedes did it the right way.

    Slapnuts, how stupid are you?

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    Rob p. says
    December 3, 2019 at 9:19 pm
    Not as many as you. You’ve beat the whole MOD award thing to the edge of insan. If you want to change the system bitxhing about it here ain’t gonna work. I’d suggest that when voting starts, get online and vote, because I don’t think the process will change.

    Darealgoodfella says
    December 3, 2019 at 9:52 pm
    Rob p., what Universe are you living in? Do you have any comprehension or cognitive ability? The year 2016 was the LAST year of the NWMT Most Popular Driver Award. That means it is no longer possible to vote for the Most Popular Driver Award. Haven’t been able to vote for it the last three seasons.

    Rob p. says
    December 4, 2019 at 6:25 pm
    Then why do you keep bringing it up? It’s in the past, she won it 3 times. Get over it.

    Rob p. says
    December 4, 2019 at 6:29 pm
    By the way, I’ve got a 178 IQ. I’ve got degrees in both mechanical, and electrical engineering, and build specialized hydraulic machinery, and controls for a living.

    Darealgoodfella says
    December 4, 2019 at 8:38 pm
    Rob p., the only degrees you have are 98.6ºF. Maybe a couple more when you have a fever.

    Rob p. says
    December 6, 2019 at 1:17 pm
    So funny, forgot to laugh. If you knew half of what I do your head would explode

    Darealgoodfella says
    December 6, 2019 at 7:44 pm
    Rob p. scrawled,
    “By the way, I’ve got a 178 IQ. I’ve got degrees in both mechanical, and electrical engineering, and build specialized hydraulic machinery, and controls for a living.”
    An IQ of 135 puts a person in the 99th percentile of the population. Rob, you are still floating in the primordial soup, waiting for a lightning bolt to jump start some semblance of life. Einstein was believed to have an IQ of 160.

  23. Slapnuts,
    Just want to note this for facts sake as it relates to your statement. First, I’m guessing instead of saying “Norwegian region” you meant to say the Scandinavian region which does include the country of Sweden and it’s neighbors on each side, Norway and Finland? Yes it’s a region where Sweden has employed little in the way of containment practices – choosing to employ a plan of Herd Immunity – while Norway and Finland have used quarantine/shutdown containment measures similar to what most other countries in the world have used. The statistics as of today don’t really “mirror” in any way at all.

    Sweden
    3,052 case per 1 million people
    371 deaths per 1 million people

    Norway
    1,526 cases per 1 million people
    43 deaths per 1 million people

    Finland
    1,155 cases per 1 million people
    54 deaths per 1 million people

    The statistics pretty clearly indicate that in Sweden, where few measures of containment have taken place, the case numbers and overall death numbers are immensely larger than the two countries it borders, Norway and Finland, where measures have been taken similar to most countries around the world. So I’m not sure what point you were trying to illustrate with whatever it was you said.

  24. I can attest to Norway personally…

    My neighbor temporarily moved back to his home country of Norway in early January. He shares a lot on social media, and Norway has absolutely embraced lockdowns, masks, and social distancing. In fact, they were doing all of it well before most in the USA even knew what all of it means.

  25. Quarantine Chronicles

    Interim Update

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    USA death total exceeds 93,000 Americans.

    Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stop the spread.

    The next life you save may be your own.

  26. Plugs 2020 says

    I had to do a double take. Did I read that correctly? Rob is a electrical and mechanical engineer? Dadope is, well we all know what he is. Worlds are literally colliding. Folks I hope you all realize how blessed we are to be witnessing something so special. Amazing

  27. Quarantine Chronicles

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    Why Fans Are Not Allowed to Attend The Track

    Daily USA Summary

    New USA Cases: 20,289

    New USA Deaths: 1,552

    Total USA Deaths To Date: 93,533

    Be safe. Watch out for others if you can.

    Texas, Florida, Georgia, and a couple others are reporting dubious covid numbers.

    Don’t be complacent. Be careful, be safe. Be smart.

  28. Slapnuts says

    Well I guess I’ve been told by Shawn in a well written response and unfortunately I wrote to fast and missed some words. The numbers I had seen were different and obviously not current to what they are today. I will say this with a guarantee. I am not the only one sick and tired of some of the posters on your site turning most of there posts into a Trump bashing session and name calling if someone else’s post doesn’t line up with there thoughts. I myself fell into a bit of name calling with some of these posters after being called an idiot amongst other names. This is a racing site and I understand the times we’re in with the lack of racing leaves not much to talk about but the leeway given is to much. I guess you need to be a Trump bashing Democrat to enjoy this site anymore. Good bye. Some day dareal your going to insult the wrong guy with your silver tongue and get your false teeth knocked down your throat.

  29. Slapnuts, you and others say stupid stuff that is extremely easy to prove wrong. The person proving your post wrong is simply neutralizing your bad, wrong, and factually deficient post. Don’t blame the person proving you wrong, you are the one that was wrong. Don’t post stupid stuff and you won’t get corrected, and that goes for the rest of you. And the post that SC and I just replied to was a target rich environment. You have no idea what you are talking about, just trash talking, trying to bash. You failed spectacularly.

    Slapnuts wrote, “Some day dareal your going to insult the wrong guy with your silver tongue and get your false teeth knocked down your throat.”

    I guess being a hockey player has its perks. Take your best shot, then see what happens. I wear a mouth guard and have all my teeth. 🦷

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    😷😷😷 darealgoodfella 😷😷😷 says
    May 19, 2020 at 11:07 pm
    Don’t post stupid stuff and you won’t get corrected, and that goes for the rest of you

    darealgoodfella says
    July 27, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Iowa Speedway is the only professional sports venue in Iowa.

    Phil A says
    July 29, 2019 at 12:45 pm
    darealgoodfella says:
    The track is the ONLY professional sports facility in the state.
    that’s very misleading, actually factually incorrect, and im not sure what the point is anyway. are you trying to make the argument that Iowans don’t support/attend sports? the AAA Iowa Cubs (a professional sports team!) is annually one of the tops in attendance in the Pacific Coast League, averaging 7500 fans or so for several years running. there are 4 other minor league baseball teams in Iowa (minor league baseball IS professional baseball at professional facilities!)
    the major D1 schools have great fan support for their top sports. the Hawkeyes

  31. Slapnuts, I’ll go over again some of what I said last week about the comments section here. First, what you said:

    Slapnuts you said: “I am not the only one sick and tired of some of the posters on your site turning most of there posts into a Trump bashing session and name calling if someone else’s post doesn’t line up with there thoughts.”

    You also said: “This is a racing site and I understand the times we’re in with the lack of racing leaves not much to talk about but the leeway given is to much. I guess you need to be a Trump bashing Democrat to enjoy this site anymore.”

    I push no personal political stance or political ideology on this site, I don’t share my personal political stance or ideologies on this site and there is no political stance or ideology that is favored on this site. I operate a free and open forum. I don’t stop people from leaving comments based on how many comments they leave or how long those comments are or what their opinions are. And if someone leaves more comments than someone else that has nothing to do with my political beliefs or whether or not I agree or disagree with those comments and it certainly doesn’t set any standard for what anybody “needs to be” when leaving comments here.

    You say most of the posts are “a Trump bashing session” and “I guess you need to be a Trump bashing Democrat to enjoy this site anymore.”

    Do you say that because it’s true or because you just don’t like seeing what you consider to be your side criticized? Because there are plenty of comments on here bashing the left and left leaning politicians. And you actually know that because you’ve left some of them and they were all posted.

    Again, there is no left leaning or right leaning format or belief for this website. I’ll say this as far as what I see from a lot of online forums these days, whether it’s Facebook or Twitter or even sites like this where at times the comments take on some political conversation or debate. And this is just my personal opinion, but what I see more often than not is that right leaning individuals see ANY forum where there are ANY opinions that don’t fall exactly in line with their opinions as automatically being “against Trump” or “against Republicans”. Basically your opinion is if everyone isn’t 100 percent all in “for Trump” or “for Republicans” then it must be because the forum is 100 percent totally against Trump and against Republicans.

    There’s a little restaurant in the town where I live and outside of the restaurant they have a glassed in case where people can post flyers for community events and such. If they posted a flyer in that case promoting a Pancake Breakfast for the small town’s Democratic Committee would you look at it and say: “Oh the people that own this restaurant must hate Republicans or they wouldn’t let that be posted here”? That’s essentially what you’re expressing right now about this site. You’re basically saying you’re leaving (that’s what I’ll take your “Good bye” as) because you don’t like that everybody doesn’t agree with YOUR opinion. And that’s your choice obviously, but to infer that I’m forwarding or supporting any singular agenda or ideology here is 100 percent false.

  32. Doug,do you smell burnt toast? Your not well, and definitely making absolutely no sense. Get help dude. Help is only a phone call away. Go ahead, pick up the phone.

  33. Slapnuts says

    Shawn I don’t mean the actual content in your article’s but the comment section of the site. I think most of your stories are well written articles.I apologize for my lack of writing skills.When I said good bye I meant to reading all of the garbage constantly bombarding the comments section not associated with racing. You also know I’m not the first person to express this to you.The issue I and others have with the name calling you didn’t even address which is my main issue. Now with the restaurant senario you talked about. No I would not have a problem with people posting about a democratic town meeting but if on the same post it was trashing the other side and then calling people names yes I would have a problem with that. I’m by no means a Trump fan and truly hate politics but can’t stand bullies that start name calling when opposite thoughts are posted.Shawn I’m not leaving the comment section because those with opposing opinions as you put in capital letters but because of the lack of policing the name calling which is out of control. Now you see how you and I have a difference of opinion but neither of us resorted to saying” well if you support that train of thought your a stupid idiot who knows nothing and has a low IQ”. It’s not necessary plan and simple.

  34. Slapnuts,
    I’ll agree with you on the fact that the name calling and accusations and anger is definitely off the rails. At the same time, I have this forum where I’ve had a pretty standard set of rules in place for eight years now. I try to let adults be adults, but we all know that can go off the rails at times. I’m someone that loves a good civil debate, but unfortunately in today’s world it’s really hard to find that anymore because too many people would rather just shut down and insult anyone that doesn’t agree with them. For example, one thing I hate about the current political climate. As I said before, I don’t much share anything about my personal political leanings, but I’ll be the first to admit I’m no fan of Hillary Clinton for a lot of reasons. But, we live in a world now where if I voiced ANY opinion even remotely critical of any decision or statement made by Donald Trump there’s a huge segment of people that instead of offering a civil debate of my opinion would just immediately say “Yeah, you think that cause you love Hillary Clinton.” It’s a sad state of affairs that we live in a country that is so bitterly divided in so many ways. We have so many people who truly live with the belief that you must pick one side or the other and once you pick your side you better blindly defend everything about that side or you’ll immediately be labeled as having full allegiance to the other side.

  35. Yeah, well, 2016 election did not offer the best the USA could offer. Hillary is not a supermodel, Trump was a well known thug and stupid idiotmoron. That’s not name calling, he has the history and reputation, and he brags that it represents power. If you did not know this was Trump, that’s your own fault. I considered voting 3rd party, but not voting for Clinton would then be the same as voting for Trump. I knew about Trump and I knew this was going to happen. Hillary, with her many years as Sec. of State would not have made the USA a laughing stock of the world as Trump has. Try as you might, you are not going to convince me that Trump is better than Hillary would have been. Status quo would have been far better than what Trump has brought. After all, Obama produced the recovery from the GW Bush disaster and turned that into the best economy the USA had seen in many years, and handed that to Trump. I have friends that are (were?) hardcore Republicans that are embarrassed and furious over what Trump has done. Heck, one of these guys was embarrassed at the GW Bush/Cheney years. Some are dug in tribalist followers. So yes, I ended up voting for Hillary, and I am so glad I did. Trump is not my fault!

    So you see Slapnuts, you and your ilk want free rein to spread your theism without opposition. When you get pushback, you go crying to the moderator because somebody doesn’t agree with you, because somebody is doing to you what you do to others. Grow a set you damn big baby. If you are going to do what you do, expect to get it right back.

    Slapnuts, have you found a way to safely inject Clorox and Lysol? And how’s that UV light up your wahzoo working out? You are following your leader, aren’t you? Instead of whining that you are being treated the way you feel you should be able to treat others without reproach, give it a break and admit he’s a stupididiotmoron already. Don’t be upset when you associate yourself with that idiocy and then get laughed at.

    It’s impossible to have a conversation about tuneups or settings without someone disagreeing and accusing the other of “well you must be a liberal then” because I don’t agree with someone, and to that I say, bring it on. If you think conservatism substantiates your position, bring it on. A little advice, that hasn’t been working out for you lately, so try something else.

  36. Quarantine Chronicles

    Interim Update

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    USA death total exceeds 94,000 Americans.

    Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stop the spread.

    The next life you save may be your own.

  37. Shawn, it’s called acute quarenteen syndrome. Allot of us have been home for 10-12 weeks now. Tempers grow short, and one wrong word can set someone off.
    It’s good to see some going back to work, hopefully they are safe at their job.
    The numbers keep rising, allot of people are not going out due to fear if the virus. Suicides are up, especially among health care workers. Domestic violence is up. All because if the virus.
    I’ve not returned to work yet, as many of my clients are still closed, so I stay home, helping to slow the spread, plus there’s nothing to really do anyway.
    To everyone, hope your all safe strong and sane. Keep fighting, it’s helping. To those who have returned to work, I truly hope you are safe at your jobs. And to all the essential workers, who had no choice but to work, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. this goes to all the doctor’s nurses, cops, firefighters and EMT as well. You will always be HEROES to me.

  38. To All:
    Every now and then I have to go over the rules of the comments section, and today is again – unfortunately – one of those days. Rule One: No vulgarity. Rule Two: No threatening people. They’re pretty simple rules. Thank you.

  39. On the subject of masks. Masks have been politicized. Trump’s view, is that if you wear a mask, your weak and scared. He even refused to wear a mask at facilities he visited where mask wearing is mandatory. All the Trumpians, who hang on his every word, therefore feel they don’t need to wear one either. It amazing the number of Constitutional Scholar’s there are out there. Stupid people who should know better, probably do know better, yet continue to be defiant.
    Mask wearing not only offers a level of protection for you, but others as well. Unfortunately I don’t see these anti mask people changing anytime soon, and am glad to see them getting booted from places where they are required.
    Now Trump is again hyping Chloroquine, a malaria drug, with no proven scientific benefit, but many dangers. Soon we’ll see a run on chloroquine, and shortly after a rise in deaths due to the drug. So poetic, your killed taking a drug that was supposed to save you, all because you listened to a quack with no medical or pharmaceutical knowledge. I wonder who Trump will blame for those deaths.
    Numbers continue to tick upward just about everywhere numbers are being reported, yet the president says everything is going great.
    “It is what it is”

  40. Patrick Emerling will make his Xfinity series debut May 30th at Bristol. He will be driving for Our Motorsports. Wish him the best of luck.

  41. Quarantine Chronicles

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    Why Fans Are Not Allowed to Attend The Track

    Daily USA Summary

    New USA Cases: 21,408

    New USA Deaths: 1,461

    Total USA Deaths To Date: 94,994

    Be safe. Watch out for others if you can.

    Don’t be complacent. Be careful, be safe. Be smart.

  42. 1 person died every minute. The numbers are going down slowly. Keep in mind there are states not posting their numbers, others leave out certain numbers like meat packing plants
    .

  43. WeldingWonders says

    THE DAREAL CHRONICLES…..AKA THE FORUM KING…AKA “THE REAPER”
    STARRING DAREAL QUIXOTIC
    FEATURING ROB P AS “THE UNDERTAKER”

    “😷😷😷 darealgoodfella 😷😷😷 says
    May 20, 2020 at 11:14 pm
    Quarantine Chronicles
    Why We Aren’t Racing”

    “Rob p. says
    May 21, 2020 at 2:07 am
    1 person died every minute”

    Yahoo Staff Report
    May 20, 2020, 11:11 PM EDT
    Denny Hamlin wins rain-shortened Wednesday night race at Darlington

    Ace Speedway
    15 hrs ·
    Good afternoon race fans 🏁🏁🏁
    We look forward to your arrival Saturday. It is sure to be one for the ages! We do apologize for the inconvenience caused by this uncertainty.

    Race Monitor Upcoming Asphalt
    https://www.race-monitor.com/Live/Section/10

    Here is the NASCAR schedule for May 30-June 21:
    May 30 at Bristol: Xfinity Series race (160 miles/300 laps), 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1
    May 31 at Bristol: Cup Series race (266 miles/500 laps), 3:30 p.m. ET on FS1
    June 6 at Atlanta: Truck Series race (200 miles/130 laps), 1 p.m. ET on FS1
    June 6 at Atlanta: Xfinity Series race (251 miles/163 laps), 4:30 p.m. ET on FOX
    June 7 at Atlanta: Cup Series race (500 miles/325 laps), 3 p.m. ET on FOX
    June 10 at Martinsville: Cup Series race (263 miles/500 laps), 7 p.m. ET on FS1
    June 13 at Miami: Truck Series race (201 miles/134 laps), 12:30 p.m. ET on FS1
    June 13 at Miami: Xfinity Series race (250 miles/167 laps), 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX
    June 14 at Miami: Xfinity Series race (250 miles/167 laps), noon ET on FS1
    June 14 at Miami: Cup Series race (400 miles/267 laps), 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX
    June 20 at Talladega: ARCA series race (202 miles/76 laps), 2 p.m. ET on FS1
    June 20 at Talladega: Xfinity Series race (300 miles/113 laps), 5:30 p.m. ET on FS1
    June 21 at Talladega: Cup Series race (500 miles/188 laps), 3 p.m. ET on FOX

    Myrtle Beach Speedway
    May 18 at 10:37 AM ·
    Short Track Racing is BACK at Myrtle Beach Speedway! 🏁
    Celebrate the USA and wear Red, White & Blue!
    General Admission tickets $15. Kids 11 years old & under are FREE!
    Grandstands Open at 5:30pm. Racing starts at 6:30pm.

  44. To the many readers of this site,

    First, to all of our Essential Workers, thank you for putting yourself at risk and continuing to do your job. Without you, there is NO CHANCE that this country could survive.

    Second, to all those who wear masks in public, THANK YOU. I am battling cancer, and my family members continue to go out in public for essentials, every one of you wearing a mask is helping to keep ME alive and it is appreciated.

    Third, to Shawn, THANK YOU for putting up with all of our antics on the site. There is no better source of information (and disinformation 😉 ) available out there.

    Finally, to all of you, I miss racing as much as anyone. I am in a position where I have influence over when certain racing events might take place, and I can tell you that the responsibility I feel over the impact that putting on an event has is unbelievable. Balancing the wishes of competitors, officials, and fans to restart and compete against possibly causing the deaths of those same people or their family members. It is impactful to be in a position where those choices must be considered. I urge EVERYONE to give the folks in government that are resisting a quick reopening the benefit of the doubt on their motivation.

  45. Rob p., TX, GA and FL are cooking the books. That is well publicized. There’s more of that for sure.

    The decay of the pandemic will be slow. That’s the behavior of the math.

  46. Quarantine Chronicles

    Interim Update

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    USA death total exceeds 95,000 Americans.

    Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stop the spread.

    The next life you save may be your own.

  47. We go about our daily routine of one upsmanship and pettiness and every so often someone drops a grenade of reality on the forum.
    Fast Eddies revelation of his household dealing with Covid 19 was bone jarring and this is as well. And a reminder that even though the plague is the news of the day others are dealing with greater struggles the virus complicates in the cruelest of ways.
    Good luck in your fight Rich C.

  48. RichC wrote,

    “Finally, to all of you, I miss racing as much as anyone. I am in a position where I have influence over when certain racing events might take place, and I can tell you that the responsibility I feel over the impact that putting on an event has is unbelievable. Balancing the wishes of competitors, officials, and fans to restart and compete against possibly causing the deaths of those same people or their family members. It is impactful to be in a position where those choices must be considered. I urge EVERYONE to give the folks in government that are resisting a quick reopening the benefit of the doubt on their motivation.”

    RichC, I can’t believe you toil over such a decision at this point. The recent problems at the Ford plants where outbreaks occurred immediately after the plants reopened, with emphasis on REOPENED, and then had to be shutdown yet again. Churches, too many to enumerate, protested being impacted by the social distancing requirements, played the victim cards (religious liberty), got special dispensation or DEFIED the orders, and congregants, members of the flocks, pastors, priests, etc. were killed and many more fallen ill. And the churches are now shutting down AGAIN to prevent more PREVENTABLE deaths and debilitating illness. Meat packing plants are closed because of covid, the livestock going to waste because the plants are closed and can’t be processed.

    Concerts, entertainment venues, music halls and other shows where crowds (now defined as >5 people) have cancelled for the season already. I’m getting all the emails and notices. Racing has no socially redeeming ESSENTIAL value, and hence it is rated as one of the last entities to be considered for permission to reopen. CT has race tracks slotted to open several months away, IF AND ONLY IF all goes well between then and now.

    So I ask, how can you possibly toil over such an easy and no-brainer decision? How many have to die or get ill as a result of repeated failed attempts to open or reopen to convince you it is really not safe?

    Places have tried to open and reopen, only for outbreaks to flair up. How can you be so sure that won’t happen with short track racing crowds?

    It’s sad to see all these failed attempts to open and reopen. All those people, no matter how few, did not have to die or get ill.

  49. I miss racing in a big way. But I’m willing to wait things out until races can be safely held. Seeing a race isn’t worth the risks right now. Maybe in mid August when Connecticut moves to stage 3 of reopening things will be different, but right now it’s dangerous out there. Hope everyone is safe, strong and sane. To all of you wearing masks THANKS. The life you save might be mine.
    To all the essential workers, doctor’s ,nurses, cops ,firemen and EMT, along with all the sanitation workers and postmen THANK YOU VERY MUCH YOUR ALL HEROES.

  50. Dareal, Here’s why I toiI over the decision. I don’t have the expertise or knowledge to know when it will be safe. Yet I am in a position where we will need to make that decision at some point after the government decides that they will Iet us. That’s when it will really hit me. And I worry about it.

  51. Plugs 2020 says

    You may not have the knowledge or expertise but dafella does which is why I would hope you would consult with dafella before you make any kind of decision on your own.

  52. RichC, since you say you do not have the knowledge or expertise to make such a decision, the decision is not yours to make. It’s like as if some buffoon carnival barker tells people to treat COVID-19 with hydroxychloroquine, injecting Clorox, injecting Lysol, and inserting UV light sources into the body. Only experts should be telling others how to treat COVID-19.

    #TooObvious

    As long as I continue to be alive to see that the USA is woefully deficient in testing, yet nearly 25,000 new cases are confirmed every day, and ~1,500 – 2,000 Americans die everyday from COVID-19, I’m good with LIVING in self-quarantine for a while. I can live without racing, I can’t live without life. In that respect, I am very conservative. 😉

  53. Fast Eddie says

    Rich C, Sorry to learn about your medical issues. Hope you continue to be as well as you can be. IMHO… Focus on overcoming your personal battle for now. The parameters for those political (for lack of a better term) decisions will be changing and could be very different than the situation that currently exists, which could have a notable impact on those decisions. Stay safe!

  54. So I’m looking at the Connecticut reopening phases.

    Phase 2 to start approx June 20, outdoor events up to 50 people.

    Phase 3 at least 4 weeks after June 20, outdoor events up to 100 people.

    Um, 4 weeks after June 20 is the end of August. I doubt Phase 4, if there is a Phase 4, will go to several thousand or unlimited people at events.

    There are no indications for large crowd gatherings (>100 people) after August.

  55. Dareal, check your math. 4 weeks after June 20th is July 17th.

  56. WeldingWonders says

    COMING MAY 25, 2020
    MISANTHROPIC MONDAY FEATURING DAREAL QUIXOTIC AND FEATURing ROB P THE UNDERTAKER

    MONDAY, MONDAY,MONDAY!!!!!

    DAREAL AKA THE REAPER AND ROB P AKA THE UNDERTAKER TAKING ON HOPE AND NORMALCY IN A STEEL CAGE MATCH TO DETERMINE THE COURSE OF NOT ONLY RACING IN OUR REGION BUT OUR VERY EXISTENCE.

    READ THEIR COMMENTS, UNEDITED, UNVARNISHED AND RAW. ARE WE DOOMED AS THEY PREDICT? IS ALL HOPE INDEED LOST? ARE THOSE THAT SEE A BRIGHTER FUTURE OR ANY FUTURE RACING RELATED OR OTHERWISE HOPELESSLY NAIVE?
    THEY’RE MEAN, THEY’RE PROLIFIC AND THEY ARE PREPARED TO CRUSH ANYONE IN THEIR WAY. BUT DON’T COUNT OUT HOPE AND NORMALCY. THEY ARE TENACIOUS FIGHTERS AS WELL.

  57. I haven’t seen anything regarding large venue events outlined in Massachusetts. We all know large venues will be the last ones to open

  58. RichC, thanks. I was thinking ahead to the next gate period, this ain’t over after the end of July, or Aug, or Sept.

  59. Quarantine Chronicles

    Interim Update

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    USA death total exceeds 96,000 Americans.

    Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stop the spread.

    The next life you save may be your own.

  60. Quarantine Chronicles

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    Why Fans Are Not Allowed to Attend The Track

    Daily USA Summary

    New USA Cases: 28,179

    New USA Deaths: 1,418

    Total USA Deaths To Date: 96,354

    Be safe.

    Don’t be complacent. Be careful, be safe. Be smart.

  61. One life lost every second. Are we still saying that number is acceptable so we can open things up?
    Some prominent medical professionals are now saying we will experience a second wave primarily in the southern states. Not in September though, they are saying within the next 4 weeks. And they are blaming state and federal officials for rushing to reopen.

  62. WeldingWonders says

    THE DAREAL CHRONICLES…..AKA THE FORUM KING
    STARRING DAREAL QUIXOTIC

    CANCELED!!!!
    MISANTHROPIC MONDAY FEATURING DAREAL QUIXOTIC AND FEATURE ROB P THE UNDERTAKER

    We are sad to announce here that the special scheduled for May 25, 2020 known as MISANTHROPIC MONDAY has been cancelled. Unfortunately the staff that was compiling the comments made by Darealgoodfella, AKA The Reaper and Rob p, AKA The Undertaker were overcome with depression and unable to continue their work. Be assured that they are receiving the proper psychiatric counseling and are expected to make a full recovery.
    Be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming series DAREAL VS THE FORUM and DAREAL VS THE FACTS both of which are comedy specials.

  63. You took my advice and sought help Dougie, I’m proud of you. Admitting you have a problem, and seeking help is the first step. When you look in the mirror, does it look back? Who is it Welding wonders, or Rickyinmass?
    What drugs they got you on? Have to be careful, some if those drugs have really bad side effects. Don’t go off your meds without consulting your doctor’s.
    GET WELL SOON

  64. No sense of humor Rob p? It’s funny and WeldingWonders should be commended. The Reaper and the Undertaker vs hope and normalcy. That’s funny. It’s not like you two don’t have a political agenda. The Reaper and Undertaker the only ones waiving around their degrees and fighting like petulant school girls and hurling grade school taunts at record levels. Now die hard allies. . It’s funny. You claiming to have degrees in engineering and information technology (that you don’t use) in on place and mechanical and electrical engineering in another. It’s funny. The Reaper wrong like all the time and pretending no one notices, it’s funny. The way you and the Reaper write, untrained, undisciplined and scattershot and you two have advanced educations? That’s funny.
    Lighten up Rob p. The Reaper and the Undertaker are providing some terrific comic relief in troubled times. And don’t forget, RickyinMass is on your side.

  65. Quarantine Chronicles

    Interim Update

    USA death total exceeds 97,000 Americans.

    Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stop the spread.

    The next life you save may be your own.

    Looks like the USA will cross the 100,000 mark on Memorial Day Weekend.

  66. Dougie, what’s your point? Just so you can update your records it’s associate degree in IT, bachelor in Mechanical, and electrical. Do still use some of that knowledge, designing electrical control panels, and some light automation stuff.
    Business hasn’t been the same since 2008, and now I’m still waiting on my clients, but I’m predicting I’ll be slow for a while.
    Get well soon Doug

  67. RickyinMass says

    stupad sibl. robpee smart. smartar thean u. he rite good tu. he hate trump. ricky hate trump. we smart.

  68. Quarantine Chronicles

    Interim Update

    USA death total exceeds 98,000 Americans.

    Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stop the spread.

    The next life you save may be your own.

  69. WeldingWonders says

    THE DAREALGOODFELLA CHRONICLES…AKA THE FORUM KING
    STARRING DAREAL (I’M RIGHT AGAIN!!!!!) QUIXOTIC

    SPECIAL EDITION FOR THIS THE REAPER’S GRAVE YARD!!!
    IS DAREALGOODFELLA RIGHT AGAIN?

    darealgoodfella says
    May 24, 2017 at 10:16 am
    “Doug, being optimistic is wonderful. Being delusional is something else.
    Teams, the employees, staff, fans, sanctioning body, fans, series, fans, etc. have all made it clear they are not supporting the track as long as Bemer is still the owner. They have pulled out and made it clear they are not going to be involved with the track. Without the cars, teams, series, staff, etc., and oh yeah, those paying customers, there is nothing going on at the track. Nothing.”

  70. Quarantine Chronicles

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    Why Fans Are Not Allowed to Attend The Track

    Daily USA Summary

    New USA Cases: 21,929

    New USA Deaths: 1,036

    Total USA Deaths To Date: 98,683

    Be safe.

    Don’t be complacent. Be careful, be safe. Be smart.

  71. Shawn, I can’t wait to see what you come up with for Volume 18.

  72. Quarantine Chronicles

    Memorial Day Weekend, 2020

    Interim Update

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    USA death total exceeds 99,000 Americans.

    Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stop the spread.

    The next life you save may be your own.

  73. Quarantine Chronicles

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    Why Fans Are Not Allowed to Attend The Track

    Daily USA Summary

    New USA Cases: 19,608

    New USA Deaths: 617

    Total USA Deaths To Date: 99,300

    Be safe.

    Don’t be complacent. Be careful, be safe. Be smart.

  74. Quarantine Chronicles

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    Why Fans Are Not Allowed to Attend The Track

    Daily USA Summary

    New USA Cases: 19,790

    New USA Deaths: 505

    Total USA Deaths To Date: 99,805

    Be safe. Watch out for others if you can.

    Don’t be complacent. Be careful, be safe. Be smart.

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  75. Quarantine Chronicles

    Interim Update

    Why We Aren’t Racing

    USA death total exceeds 100,000 Americans.

    Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stop the spread.

    The next life you save may be your own.

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