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Miller Motorsports Park Info – Jul 30-Aug. 1

July 27, 2009
First off…the Portland race is set to air on Speed TV at 3pm ET, Thursday, July 30th.  This weekend’s Miller Motorsports Race air time has yet to be announced, it too will air on the Speed channel.  I will update here as soon as I know more on that. 

The website for Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah:    http://www.millermotorsportspark.com/  You’ll find loads of great information there…track length and configuration to name a few.

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The schedule is as follows:

Friday, July 31  —  11:00am-noon   —  Practice
                                           1:45pm – 2:45pm  — Final Practice

Sat.  Aug. 1  —          10:00am Qualifying
                                         1:45pm    MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK 125 RACE

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Also…a few interesting tidbits from the Portland race: 

 

First Practice Session PIR

First Practice Session PIR

 

Final Practice Session PIR

Final Practice Session PIR

 A very nice photo of the drivers making a lap with the Troops at PIR.  

Nice moment Drivers and Troops - Moses Smith on ground, Hershel McGriff above him.

Nice moment - Drivers and Troops - Moses Smith (on ground), Hershel McGriff above him.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 27, 2009 5:35 pm

    Records were made to be broken but the last thing anyone would ever expect to see is for someone to come out of retirement to break a record he set some decades ago. It looks as if Hershel couldn’t be beaten back then and it will be many more decades before anyone will ever break the one he has set now. Simply put, Hershel’s record may never be broke and lets not forget… Hershel’s not finished yet.

    Furthermore with respect to Hershel’s newest record it’s important to keep things in perspective and remember that the competition that Hershel has had to compete against every single one of the greatest drivers in all of NASCAR’s history. If that isn’t impressive then nothing ever will be.

    To put this even more into perspective, respectfully take The King himself, Richard Petty. When Richard Petty was 55 years old he ran his very last race The 1992 Hooters 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He barely qualified at 39th out of 41 cars and ended up finishing in 35th.

    When you got it you got it.

  2. July 30, 2009 8:24 pm

    I just finished watching Hershel’s Portland race on Speed TV and if anyone had any doubts as to whether he could keep up with the youngsters of Nascar my advise to them is to watch the replay of this race. On race day I listened to the live broadcast from the PIR along with minimal camera angles and while it was exciting it was far from the quality of what I just saw on Speed TV. This time around it was a whole different looking race. What I didn’t see back then was how much bumping, grinding and crashing there was not to mention the gaggle of contacts that led to multiple spins and off course excursions. But what I was able to see this time was that even through all of that erratic racing Hershel was unscathed, unscathed and not once did he ever leave the track. All things considered Hershel ran a perfect race, one that many of the other drivers could learn from. As a matter of fact had the two drivers who were leading the race as well as points, followed Hershel’s example of being patient they may very well have walked away with the win. Any coach worth his salt will tell you that the key to success (i.e., winning) can be summed up in just one word… “Consistency”. and after having watched Hershel run at PIR its easy to see that if these guys had to run an entire season with “The Griff” they would be in serous trouble. I guarantee you that a bunch of them are telling themselves, “Man am I glad he’s only running three races.” Damn I love that guy!

  3. July 31, 2009 9:36 pm

    I just saw the practice times for today practice session at Miller and once again Hershel was amazingly consistent. GREAT JOB HERSHEL! But then again that’s what we all knew you’d do any way.

    I also read about the drivers who are in the running for Sunoco Rookie of the Year Candidate and I began to wonder if Nascar will be giving an award to Hershel for Sunoco Old Fart Of The Decades. Thank God Hershel’s sense of humor is as good as his driving. 😉

    I simply cannot wait until tomorrow. GO GRIFF GO!

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