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    Awesome race. Yellows cost Billy a fuel stop, he was second. Good job anyway.
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    I gotta question the team's decision to bring Billy in with 2 laps to go to add a splash of fuel under caution, when he was running 2nd. Did he have enough fuel to finish the race? Who knows? . . . but coming into the pits at that time guaranteed he would not podium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    I gotta question the team's decision to bring Billy in with 2 laps to go to add a splash of fuel under caution, when he was running 2nd. Did he have enough fuel to finish the race? Who knows? . . . but coming into the pits at that time guaranteed he would not podium.
    You know,in Nascar it is important to finish,even 10 laps down.Billy ran out of luck,but he did a stellar job.
    I wonder if Kyle ran out of gas,he was 7th before the last restart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    I gotta question the team's decision to bring Billy in with 2 laps to go to add a splash of fuel under caution, when he was running 2nd. Did he have enough fuel to finish the race? Who knows? . . . but coming into the pits at that time guaranteed he would not podium.
    He probably was already running on fumes. Not being on the podium is better them running out of fuel. He was there for the points. He did a great job coming to the front a couple of times, he just didn't have enough for the leader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bawareca View Post
    You know,in Nascar it is important to finish,even 10 laps down.Billy ran out of luck,but he did a stellar job.
    I wonder if Kyle ran out of gas,he was 7th before the last restart.
    It looked like Kyle was spun and damaged on the final lap. They didnt cover it, but you could see him and another car swapping ends in the corner of TV for a few frames.
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    Nice job Billy!!!

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    Great race! We can question the pit crew's order, but the fact is Billy still finished with a great result. He showed big time composure, and did a fantastic job of staying out of trouble, finished in "honorary" second place in my mind.

    This race should be huge career boost, and I am so glad that I was able to see it.

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    Was an awesome race to watch! Running a fast, clean race is definitely nothing to sneeze at!

    I wish the Cup cars would run at Montreal at well.

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    Great job Billy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loose Caboose View Post
    Great race! We can question the pit crew's order, but the fact is Billy still finished with a great result. He showed big time composure, and did a fantastic job of staying out of trouble, finished in "honorary" second place in my mind.

    This race should be huge career boost, and I am so glad that I was able to see it.

    The "Shoe" came through - big time.
    Totally agree, fantastic race billy! The fuel thing doesn't really matter, that was a fantastic showing and didn't you return the car in the same condition you got it? Great stuff.

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    Finaly got a chance to watch the race. Very nice run!
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    They played it smart; but I wonder if the crew tried to figure out how much fuel they gave him in his last splash and how much he had left in the tank at the end of the race?

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    Thanks for the support guys! It was heartbreaking to have to pull off from second but after the race we calculated that we did not have enough fuel to make it so fortunately it was the right decision, we just needed less yellows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuntman View Post
    Thanks for the support guys! It was heartbreaking to have to pull off from second but after the race we calculated that we did not have enough fuel to make it so fortunately it was the right decision, we just needed less yellows.
    Certainly got some spots back though. Sorry if I've already asked this, but how do the stock cars drive with the rear ends they have? What is it, a spool or detroit locker?

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    Billy, are you east or west coast based?
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    Watching the Rolex race now. Need to kick that audi driver in the head, and maybe Paul Dalla Lana too for not taking the grass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Certainly got some spots back though. Sorry if I've already asked this, but how do the stock cars drive with the rear ends they have? What is it, a spool or detroit locker?
    What do you mean how do they drive? Straight axle, truck-arm layout with a locker.

    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Billy, are you east or west coast based?
    I'm in Charlotte, NC. I fixed it under my title.

    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Watching the Rolex race now. Need to kick that audi driver in the head, and maybe Paul Dalla Lana too for not taking the grass.
    I didn't see it other than the aftermath on TV. Kind of a bummer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuntman View Post
    What do you mean how do they drive? Straight axle, truck-arm layout with a locker.
    Just curious how the locker behaves in the corners, does it abrubtly lock and unlock? does it feel like a clutch type, or torsen, or something completely different?

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