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sedy
April 17, 2017 at 07:58:11 PM
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Was just wondering, thinking, if I was a car owner or a driver for that matter why don't they keep a notebook?  Maybe they do, but I have been around a few drivers in the last few years that do not know what a standard screw driver is. Obviously crew chiefs keep them but what happens when there is a seperation??  who keeps the BOOK??  




alum.427
April 17, 2017 at 08:28:06 PM
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If it's a hired crew chief that notebook belongs to him. 



paydirt28
April 18, 2017 at 06:03:13 PM
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Posted By: sedy on April 17 2017 at 07:58:11 PM

Was just wondering, thinking, if I was a car owner or a driver for that matter why don't they keep a notebook?  Maybe they do, but I have been around a few drivers in the last few years that do not know what a standard screw driver is. Obviously crew chiefs keep them but what happens when there is a seperation??  who keeps the BOOK??  



Ok, I'll bite. What is a standard screw driver?

 

 



Kool Trikes
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April 18, 2017 at 06:07:11 PM
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Posted By: paydirt28 on April 18 2017 at 06:03:13 PM

Ok, I'll bite. What is a standard screw driver?

 

 



It's a SAE one. Won't work on metric screws.



paydirt28
April 18, 2017 at 06:45:06 PM
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Posted By: Kool Trikes on April 18 2017 at 06:07:11 PM

It's a SAE one. Won't work on metric screws.



So it won't work on 6/8" tubing stretcher?



egras
April 18, 2017 at 07:52:27 PM
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Posted By: sedy on April 17 2017 at 07:58:11 PM

Was just wondering, thinking, if I was a car owner or a driver for that matter why don't they keep a notebook?  Maybe they do, but I have been around a few drivers in the last few years that do not know what a standard screw driver is. Obviously crew chiefs keep them but what happens when there is a seperation??  who keeps the BOOK??  



Just curious---why would all drivers have to know about tools?  Is this another one of those "kids these days" speeches about ready to happen?

I am thinking some drivers are hired solely for their driving ability.  Has been happening for decades.  

 



alum.427
April 18, 2017 at 08:35:43 PM
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It sucks when all you have is a fine tooth because don't you no it, it will be a coarse slot. Strip the head of the screw every time.



Nickules
April 19, 2017 at 01:07:29 PM
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Posted By: alum.427 on April 17 2017 at 08:28:06 PM

If it's a hired crew chief that notebook belongs to him. 



True and this typically is the standard on large touring sanctions (WoO).  If your local driver works in conjunction with the crew cheif, it's another story.  Copy for eahc maybe, hahaSmile

Another note, you say "notebook." Schatz and Tricky Ricky have a 3 Ring Binder for each track they visit. For the one's they hit annually for the last 20 or so years multiple 3 Ring Binders that are full.  It's actually a sight to see...pretty cool the backlog of notes they keep. 



BMcLain21
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April 20, 2017 at 06:08:17 PM
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Posted By: Nickules on April 19 2017 at 01:07:29 PM

True and this typically is the standard on large touring sanctions (WoO).  If your local driver works in conjunction with the crew cheif, it's another story.  Copy for eahc maybe, hahaSmile

Another note, you say "notebook." Schatz and Tricky Ricky have a 3 Ring Binder for each track they visit. For the one's they hit annually for the last 20 or so years multiple 3 Ring Binders that are full.  It's actually a sight to see...pretty cool the backlog of notes they keep. 



What's more impressive than that...

You should see some of the financial records these long standing team owner/drivers have kept throughout the years.  I bet more than a few could show you tire receipts from forty years ago.


Brandon McLain
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sprintfanatic
April 20, 2017 at 07:29:04 PM
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Some years ago, I once took a photo of Guy Forbrook studying a pocket notebook when they were readying a car to race.  Unlikely that I could find the photo but I always thought that it was one of my best.



Nickules
April 20, 2017 at 09:55:24 PM
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Posted By: sprintfanatic on April 20 2017 at 07:29:04 PM

Some years ago, I once took a photo of Guy Forbrook studying a pocket notebook when they were readying a car to race.  Unlikely that I could find the photo but I always thought that it was one of my best.



Awesome! I always like the "behind the scenes / stuff some fans don't get to see or think happens" photos like this. Literally checking notes while adjusting/setting up car. Cool stuff. 



sedy
April 22, 2017 at 12:01:51 AM
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nickules that is what i was talking about!! but in todays world where rides are very hard to get and keep they don't seem to be as involved as don don and ricky are after on track time??  p.s. standard screwdriver= flathead,straight but not a crescent wrench.lol





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