Hendrick, Toyota show their speed

Hendrick, Toyota show their speed

There are 88 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jan 17, 2008, titled Hendrick, Toyota show their speed. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

At 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the six days of NASCAR Sprint Cup testing was officially over, but the garages were clearing long before that.

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Since: Dec 06

Benton, KY

#21 Jan 17, 2008
Whoyakidding wrote:
Want to read about a really great crew chief? Read this article:tp://www.nascar.com/20 07/news/features/06/01/where.i s.dinman.rpetty/1.html
That is a great article-I knew I had heard the name, but couldn't place who he worked with til I read on...

Since: Dec 06

Benton, KY

#22 Jan 17, 2008
lilbit88 wrote:
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I understand. I personally don't care much for him either. My problem is I'm a senior fan and when it finally dawned on me the huge mistake I made in a previous post you had already posted this. I felt like an idiot but what can you do? I have a memory problem sometimes I have to think more than others.
I didn't get a chance to watch Sr. much because I didn't get into racing until after he was killed, but I watched "Dale" on CMT last week, was one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. I find out (and him) fascinating...

Since: Dec 06

Benton, KY

#23 Jan 17, 2008
that should say

*I find it (and him) fascinating*

I told you we all have those moments:)

“I am who I am”

Since: Nov 07

I don't need your permission!

#24 Jan 17, 2008
Boscoe wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't get a chance to watch Sr. much because I didn't get into racing until after he was killed, but I watched "Dale" on CMT last week, was one of the best documentaries I've ever seen. I find out (and him) fascinating...
He wasn't perfect made a lot of mistakes with his family, that's what made him stronger and real.
I thought it was a great documentary as well.
Take Care.

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#25 Jan 17, 2008
go mwr wrote:
<quoted text>Why is Mac a "great, great, crew chief"? Because he was on top of the pit box when SR won the Daytona 500? Because he only lasted one season with SR?
You hit the nail on the head right there G. The ONLY reason Larry Mac is on tv now is SOLELY because he was Dale's crew chief when he won the Daytona 500. That's all there is to it. That's his claim to fame. No matter how many wins he has with ANYBODY else, all anyone talks about is he was the winning crew chief of Dale Earnhardt's ONLY Daytona 500 win.

Larry thinks way too much of himself, he's boring, and he's got absolutely no brains when it comes to tact. He's the FIRST to throw a driver under the bus without proof.

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#26 Jan 17, 2008
oh, and a great crew chief, while I don't like his ethics much, but admire his intelligence... Cheater Chad.
ABfan

Lethbridge, Canada

#28 Jan 17, 2008
Lisa wrote:
Chad doesnt cheat although he got caught once .......... like the old saying its only cheating if you get caught
He was caught more then once.

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#29 Jan 17, 2008
Yeah, but Chad's been caught I don't even know how many times. At least three last year. One HUGE one the year before.
christy8

San Antonio, TX

#30 Jan 17, 2008
ABfan wrote:
<quoted text>
He was caught more then once.
Hey AB how are you tonite?

Since: Oct 07

Oklahoma City, OK

#32 Jan 17, 2008
Larry Mac isn't that bad. And Chad is now a 2-time, back to back Sprint Cup champion crew chief. He may push the envelope every now and again but he knows his stuff and really is a great leader for that whole group at Hendrick Motorsports. I bet if the tables were turned and he did some of that cheating at MWR, but had the same success he has had these past two years, you all would be singing a totally different tune. BTW wasn't MWR caught in the middle of a pretty HUGE cheat last year? If I remember right, it has been said to be one of the biggest attempts at cheating in the moddern era.
Carolyn

Erie, PA

#33 Jan 17, 2008
Lisa wrote:
Chad doesnt cheat although he got caught once .......... like the old saying its only cheating if you get caught
Once? Now, that's funny. More like seven or eight times.
christy8

San Antonio, TX

#35 Jan 17, 2008
Carolyn wrote:
<quoted text>Once? Now, that's funny. More like seven or eight times.
yeah its been quite a few times
noone

United States

#36 Jan 17, 2008
Lisa wrote:
Renee dont be so mad that my boys jr and jimmie and jeff will dominate this year
You're still posting!
noone

United States

#37 Jan 17, 2008
Lisa wrote:
Carolyn dont be so mad that my boys jr and jeff and jimmie will be dominant this year
I see you're still here!

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#39 Jan 17, 2008
Lisa wrote:
Renee dont be so mad that my boys jr and jimmie and jeff will dominate this year
Hey, I ain't mad one bit. All I said was that Chad was a great crew chief. Don't read so much into things. ;)

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#40 Jan 17, 2008
flash242g wrote:
Larry Mac isn't that bad. And Chad is now a 2-time, back to back Sprint Cup champion crew chief. He may push the envelope every now and again but he knows his stuff and really is a great leader for that whole group at Hendrick Motorsports. I bet if the tables were turned and he did some of that cheating at MWR, but had the same success he has had these past two years, you all would be singing a totally different tune. BTW wasn't MWR caught in the middle of a pretty HUGE cheat last year? If I remember right, it has been said to be one of the biggest attempts at cheating in the moddern era.
Hey Flash, like I said, I am not insulting Chad at all but he IS the "cheatingest" crew chief in NASCAR. That's all good though because honestly, I think some of those "cheats" were bogus BS by NASCAR and a few were just blatant cheats by Chad. I give him credit. He's smart, he thinks, and if he gets caught, Rick Hendrick doesn't care. LOL

As far as IF Chad worked for MWR, well, he wouldn't be known as Cheater Chad because Mikey doesn't put up with that crap. Look at what he did to Hyder and his buddies once they found out they were responsible...... out the door they went. That whole fiasco was crap Hyder did, not Mikey.

Since: Dec 06

Benton, KY

#41 Jan 17, 2008
He was suspended ONCE during 2005 after Las Vegas post race inspection and it was overturned on appeal.

He was suspended ONCE (4 week) during 2006 before Daytona.

He was suspended ONCE (6 week) during 2007 before Infineon.

Anyone ever hear of Google? Not being a smart ass, it's just this kind of stuff is really easy to find out.

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#42 Jan 17, 2008
Lisa wrote:
i know im still posting i have a right to
Exactly, why would Lisa have to go? She's got every right to post here just like you do.
noone

United States

#43 Jan 17, 2008
Lisa wrote:
i know im still posting i have a right to
You said you were leaving forever. What happened?

Since: Apr 07

Glendale, AZ

#45 Jan 17, 2008
Lisa wrote:
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oh ok my apologies then
Yeah, believe me, I give credit where credit's due, and there's NOBODY can deny Chad is one of the best crew chiefs out there. No contest. Zippy is another one.

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