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    Posted: 06-20-2008 at 9:28am
Official thread for the SGN Nascar 09 League.

Race night is Wednesdays.  Practice starts at 10 pm Eastern.  Qualifying at 10:30 pm and racing immediately after. 

Settings:

Race Length: 20%
Wear: 4x
AI strength: Normal
Damage: Full*
Flags: Full


Season Standings: 10 races
Driver
Pts
Bonus
Last Finish
Starts
Best Finish
Wins
Top 3
Poles
Laps Led
Jason
2189
65
1
13
1
2
8
3
139
Patrick
2142
65
4
13
1
3
5
1
169
Ted
2054
60
6
12
1
5
8
5
204
Derek
1407
55
9
9
1
1
3
4
243
Dan
1000
15
8
7
4
0
0
0
21
Kevin
873
5
8
6
3
0
1
0
2
John
292
0
7
2
7
0
0
0
0


Team Standings

Team
Starts
Points
Team E-Z Pass
22
3596
Red Sox Racing
20
3142
Simpson Motorsports
18
2927
Cauthen Racing
2
292


Race Results:

6/25/08  Daytona
Cautions = 7
Lead Changes = 2
Winner: Kyle Busch
Fastest Lap: 49.170

Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Fastest Lap
Points
Bonus
Ted
2
1
42
33
49.170
180
10
Jason
8
4
42
2

147
5
Derek
9
3
42
0

138
0
Kevin
11
13
42
0

130
0
Dan
12
12
42
2

132
5
Patrick
13
2
41
0

124
0


7/2/08 Auto Club
Cautions = 7
Lead Changes = 10
Winner: JasonSGN
Fastest Lap: 41.593

Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Fastest Lap
Points
Bonus
Jason
1
2
54
29
41.593
195
10
Patrick
5
3
54
3
42.790
160
5
Kevin
8
10
53
0
45.836
142
0
Ted
12
1
53
13
41.744
132
5


7/9/08 Las Vegas
Cautions = 10
Lead Changes = 11
Winner: TedSGN*
Fastest Lap:  31.043


Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Fastest Lap
Points
Bonus
Ted
1
1
57
20
31.043
190
5
Jason
3
2
57
10
31.693
170
5
Patrick
8
4
57
0
33.349
142
0
Kevin
10
5
57
0
34.309
134
0
Dan
13
8
27
2
34.351
129
5
Derek
14
3
56
9
32.357
126
5
 
*Race may have glitched, putting Derek from 1st to 14th on the final lap.  It could not be determined if this was a bug or a dq without notification.  Derek accepted 14th place.


7/16/08 Atlanta*
Cautions = 7
Lead Changes = 13
Winner:  Webdanzer
Fastest Lap: 29.162

Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Best Lap
Points
Bonus
Derek
1
1
65
40
29.162
195
10
Ted
2
2
65
15
29.930
175
5
Jason
3
3
65
10
29.876
170
5
Patrick
4
5
65
8
31.446
165
5
Dan
5
40
64
0
31.831
155
0

*First of three races without AI cars.


7/23/08  Bristol
Cautions = 6
Lead Changes = 6
Winner: TedSGN
Fastest Lap:  16.319

Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Best Lap
Points
Bonus
Ted
1
1
100
13
16.319
190
5
Jason
2
3
100
0
16.409
170
0
Patrick
3
4
96
14
16.788
170
5
Derek*
4
2
96
81
16.320
170
10

*Derek finished 4th after another glitch sent him to race results screen.  It was determined that he would not have finished any higher than third since he was pitting and Ted and Jason did not pit after him.  Derek, always the sportsman, accepted 4th place.


7/30/08 @ Martinsville
Cautions = 16
Lead Changes = 9
Winner:  Fazeo
Fastest Lap:  20.343

Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Best Lap
Points
Bonus
Patrick
1
1
103
60
20.753
195
10
Derek
2
2
103
44
20.343
175
5
Ted
3
5
103
0
21.733
165
0
Jason
4
4
103
0
21.507
160
0
Kevin
5
6
103
0
22.649
155
0
Dan
6
3
63
17
20.655
155
5


8/6/08  Texas
Cautions = 3
Lead Changes = 4
Winner:  TedSGN
Fastest Lap:  31.952

Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Best Lap
Points
Bonus
Ted
1
1
67
56
31.952
195
10
Jason
2
2
67
6
32.808
175
5
Patrick
3
4
66
9
33.724
170
5
Dan
4
3
60
0
33.740
160
0


8/13/08  Phoenix*
Cautions:  5 or 6?
Lead Changes:  at least 5
Winner:  Fazeo
Best Lap:  at least 28.899

Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Best Lap
Points
Bonus
Patrick
1
4
50
4
X
190
5
Derek
2
1
51
37
X
180
10
Kevin
3
5
50
2
X
170
5
Ted
4
2
50
9
X
165
5
Jason
5
3
50
7
X
160
5
*Race glitched when the host's engine blew and dumped everyone out of the game.  Final position from email from EA Sports and points created using same formula.



8/20/08 Talladega
Cautions = 3
Lead Changes = 11
Winner = Nascar*
Fastest Lap = ?

Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Best Lap
Points
Bonus
Jason
3
2
38
2
X
170
5
Patrick
7
3
38
0
X
146
0
Ted
8
13
38
0
X
142
0
Dan
12
4
36
0
X
127
0
Derek
13
1
36
10
X
134
10
*Raced with full field (8) AI cars on normal difficulty


8/27/08 Richmond*
Cautions = 6
Lead Changes = 9
Winner:  Fazeo
Best Lap:  22.448

Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Best Lap
Points
Bonus
Patrick
1
3
80
29
22.835
195
10
Ted
2
2
80
20
22.695
175
5
Jason
3
1
80
22
22.448
170
5
John
7
6
75
0
22.925
146
0
Kevin
8
7
73
0
24.403
142
0
*First race using the new rule of 8 cars full field (Humans + AI)


9/3/08
Darlington
Cautions = 3
Lead Changes = 17
Winner:  Nascar
Best Lap:  30.510

Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Best Lap
Points
Bonus
Jason
5
1
72
19
30.510
160
5
Patrick
6
7
71
3
32.440
155
5
John
7
2
20
0
32.478
146
0



9/10/08 Lowe's
Cautions = 11
Lead Changes = 13
Winner:  TedSGN
Best Lap:  31.013

Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Best Lap
Points
Bonus
Ted
1
3
67
18
31.013
190
5
Patrick
5
5
67
28
32.374
165
10
Derek
7
2
65
0
32.117
146
0
Jason
8
1
17
10
31.169
147
5



9/17/08 Dover
Cautions = 12
Lead Changes = 15
Winner:  JasonSGN
Best Lap:  26.567


Driver
Finish
Start
Laps
Laps Led
Best Lap
Points
Bonus
Jason
1
2
82
22
26.567
195
10
Patrick
4
5
82
11
27.954
165
5
Ted
6
3
82
7
27.494
155
5
Dan
8
9
23
0
29.321
142
0
Derek
9
1
19
12
26.870
143
5



Pocono (need to post table)
Michigan (no race due to servers down)
Infineon (no race due to lack of drivers)
New Hampshire (No race due to lack of drivers)
Next race @ Daytona 10/29/08
Chicagoland 11/5/08
Indianapolis 11/12/08
Pocono 11/19/08
Watkins Glen 11/26/08
Michigan
Bristol
Auto Club
Richmond
New Hampshire
Dover
Kansas
Talladega
Lowe's
Martinsville
Atlanta
Texas
Phoenix
Homestead

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Post Options Post Options   Quote JasonSGN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-20-2008 at 9:30am
Excellent. The only thing left to determine is the length of the season.

Looking forward to the Daytona 500 Thumbs%20Up.
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I guess we go with the full 36 races.  There will probably be some that get skipped along the way.
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Originally posted by Ted_L

I guess we go with the full 36 races.  There will probably be some that get skipped along the way.


That's fine with me.
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I just have to warn you guys...  When I wake up in the morning, I pi$$ excellence...
 
 
I WANNA GO FAST!  LOL
 
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I found this at OS and thought there were some good ideas:

  1. Use a headset! (Communication is key to running green flag races.) However, idle chit chat during practice is cool. But once qualifying starts and then the race, it should be kept to a minimum. If you are talking, you aren't concentrating on hitting your marks and driving clean. Not to mention it's distracting to those who are concentrating and it clogs up the airwaves when someone does need to communicate. 
  2. Watch your language. (Nothing is more irritating than having to hear profanity every other minute.)
  3. Be respectful of others on the track during practice. If you are stopped or you pause the game, move to the shoulder or the grass.
  4. Stick to a difficulty level you are comfortable with. (Don't use Pro/Legend if you can't consistently turn laps without spinning out.)
  5. Do not pass cars on the inside before the start/finish line at the start of the race or during restarts. (This can be avoided by black flags but some rooms don't turn them on.)
  6. During green flag pit stops... Let everyone know if you are pitting and when you are coming out the pits.
  7. Do not accuse folks of cheating. (It's tempting, especially if they are running 2 seconds faster than you. It is what it is.)
  8. If you have a faster car than the car in front of you, let him/her know. Tell them! "John, you have me coming high." or "Jane, you have me coming low." (When you do so, preface it with the name of the person you are trying to pass.)
  9. If you host a race, give a 2 minute warning when you proceed to the next stage. (Folks may be working on their setup and need to save them.)
  10. Host a private room vs. a public room whenever possible.
  11. Don't lose your temper! Remember, at the end of the day, it's just a game.
  12. When you are coming outta the pits, even during practice, stay on the pit lane until the backstretch. I see way too many people who just pop out onto the track in turn 1.
  13. No passing until the backstretch after a restart.... Almost every caution after a restart is due to cold tires and a first turn pass. While your tires won't be warm by the back straight, chances are your going to be in a much better position to make a safe pass on someone by turn 3 than you are in turn 1 after a restart.
I want to add one of my own for Kevin:
  • No more quotes from Talladega Nights Wink
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That's EGREGIOUS!!
 
I almost used, "Slingshot, engage" last night, but I held off, LOL...
 
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I like those pointers.  I have to say I think we could avoid half our yellows with a simple "(Name), going low or high" before passing.  I don't think any of us are trying to block and if the guy behind us is faster or running a better line we're willing to let him through, especially if it isn't the last 5 laps of the race.

Another thing I have noticed that people are doing (myself included) is that when we lose our line and drift high we try and let off and dip back down onto the line asap.  If a guy is close behind he is rightly seeing this as an opening to pass.  The guy who lost the line should be cautious about trying to dip right back down.  We are coming back down hard on top of each other and this has been causing some avoidable wrecks.  Check your mirrors and also the guy behind should announce his move if he's going for the pass at that point.  I've been trying to stay high if I lose my line and re-establish it on the straightaway.

If a driver is swerving back and forth across the lanes he is becoming a hazard.
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Race night is Wednesdays.  Practice starts at 10 pm Eastern.  Qualifying at 10:30 pm and racing immediately after. 

Settings:
Race Length: 20%
Wear: 4x
AI strength: Easy
Damage: Full*
Flags: Full
 
I'm good with and like these settings.  If we had just a few more guys (like 8, even) I'd probably prefer AI off because I've seen them do some really crazy things online, but I do understand that the track can get lonely feeling, and that's not nascar.
 
Ted, I also TRY to hold my line when I'm high and I know that someone is underneath me, but sometimes I swerve back down a bit too far while trying to avoid that wall that likes to jump out in front of me! Embarrassed
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I'm working on finding two more guys to race with us.
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