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IADIRT
July 03, 2019 at 10:03:12 PM
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The 49 is dominating. Possibly the start of a new dynasty. 




SprintFan16
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July 03, 2019 at 10:47:05 PM
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He's been bad fast over the past month, but he's got a lot more dominating to do to surpass the 15. 



armyduke
July 04, 2019 at 12:39:21 AM
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Posted By: IADIRT on July 03 2019 at 10:03:12 PM

The 49 is dominating. Possibly the start of a new dynasty. 



Get back to this is 15 years 



DakotaDude
July 04, 2019 at 12:50:20 AM
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I agree with Army, Sweet is Baaaaad fast right now but he’s got aaround 250 wins to go give or take to catch Schatz. And if ya think Schatz is washed up, I was in the stands tonight and that dash may have been the best dash I’ve ever seen and Schatz made some MOVES in that race that made me pucker to go from 6th to second. Sweet won tonight, but it was a split second bobble in turn four, a brief hesitation by Logan behind a lapped car that Sweet capitalized on for the win. Once they got going it was a fast last 20 laps. Great race in my mind. 



Dryslick Willie
July 04, 2019 at 07:08:42 AM
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Posted By: IADIRT on July 03 2019 at 10:03:12 PM

The 49 is dominating. Possibly the start of a new dynasty. 



Not necessarily.   This may be a rare off year for Donny, and it's happened before.   Anyone remember several years ago when Joey Saldana drove the KKR #9?   He won 21 races that year and Schatz only won 9.   At the end of the year though Schatz was still the champion and I believe won Knoxville that year too.   Kinda hard to call that an off year I guess.   



MandGRacing96
July 04, 2019 at 07:47:20 AM
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Posted By: Dryslick Willie on July 04 2019 at 07:08:42 AM

Not necessarily.   This may be a rare off year for Donny, and it's happened before.   Anyone remember several years ago when Joey Saldana drove the KKR #9?   He won 21 races that year and Schatz only won 9.   At the end of the year though Schatz was still the champion and I believe won Knoxville that year too.   Kinda hard to call that an off year I guess.   



Isnt this the time of year when the conspiracy theorists always claim Schatz had traction control?  Maybe thats why Sweet is running so good?  And that was sarcasm folks.  

Biggest races of the year coming up..dont be surprised to see Schatz up front in those.



CCH
July 04, 2019 at 07:59:28 AM
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This message was edited on July 04, 2019 at 08:04:19 AM by CCH

I think Sweet has learned to be fast at the end of the race and not use up his car/tires in the first half of the feature. He's now got the patience and confidence to close these races out. See last years Knoxville Nationals. His team also has good funding to compete with TSR.



IADIRT
July 04, 2019 at 08:09:58 AM
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Obviously he has a long ways to go and Donny is far from washed up but dominance has to start somewhere and traditionally winning your first nationals can be a breakthrough for huge success. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Sweet win 20 some races next few years and get a couple championships.



Dryslick Willie
July 04, 2019 at 08:47:02 AM
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Posted By: MandGRacing96 on July 04 2019 at 07:47:20 AM

Isnt this the time of year when the conspiracy theorists always claim Schatz had traction control?  Maybe thats why Sweet is running so good?  And that was sarcasm folks.  

Biggest races of the year coming up..dont be surprised to see Schatz up front in those.



I agree M and G, I think Donny misplaced his traction control and obviously Brad found it.   



DakotaDude
July 04, 2019 at 09:26:35 AM
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Posted By: MandGRacing96 on July 04 2019 at 07:47:20 AM

Isnt this the time of year when the conspiracy theorists always claim Schatz had traction control?  Maybe thats why Sweet is running so good?  And that was sarcasm folks.  

Biggest races of the year coming up..dont be surprised to see Schatz up front in those.



Hahah, can’t ya hear the black helicopters warming up. Lol



Nick14
July 04, 2019 at 09:41:12 AM
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As a Brad Sweet fan I hope so, but I think we are jumping ahead of ourselves. I think the past few years he has developed into one of the top drivers in the country & now seems to be trying to take the next step. As a fan I picked him to win the title just as being a hopeful fan. 

4-5 years ago watching him it seemed like he would focus on a line & stay with it. Now he goes everywhere on the track and it always searching for lines. Seems to be more aggressive in traffic too & races with confidence. He is in the zone & hope it continues.



ortim
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July 04, 2019 at 10:10:01 AM
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in the past few weeks Brad has beat Donny 4 straight times in head to head duals looks to me the worm has turned and on race monitor you can see the reason  Brad is faster. does not look good for Donny



EasyE
July 04, 2019 at 11:04:46 AM
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Posted By: CCH on July 04 2019 at 07:59:28 AM

I think Sweet has learned to be fast at the end of the race and not use up his car/tires in the first half of the feature. He's now got the patience and confidence to close these races out. See last years Knoxville Nationals. His team also has good funding to compete with TSR.



This is exactly right......the 49 TEAM is learning to get the car right to be fast at the end of the race and Brad is managing his tires well being consistent and handling lap cars very well. The confidence a team gets when they get on a roll like this helps the mental aspect of it as well. If he stays hot and doesnt cool off anytime soon there may be a new champion come november



dirtlover
July 04, 2019 at 11:41:43 AM
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Im really loving the 49 right now and just hope it continues cause it's very refreshing



dsc1600
July 04, 2019 at 11:55:54 AM
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Leading the points this late is a real accomplishment. We’re almost halfway through the season and he’s got a sizable lead. If Schatz does get it going PA might be a place where he can make up the difference as he’s still better than Sweet there. 



EasyE
July 04, 2019 at 12:15:36 PM
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Does anyone know if it's a possibility that tricky Ricky gets out of the house for a second half comeback????



MandGRacing96
July 04, 2019 at 01:01:39 PM
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Posted By: EasyE on July 04 2019 at 12:15:36 PM

Does anyone know if it's a possibility that tricky Ricky gets out of the house for a second half comeback????



Pretty sure Ricky is working on the Ford with Shaver and Durham(sp), at least that was inferred on a recent tweet from TSR



Nick14
July 04, 2019 at 01:27:51 PM
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Posted By: EasyE on July 04 2019 at 12:15:36 PM

Does anyone know if it's a possibility that tricky Ricky gets out of the house for a second half comeback????



Always a possibility but I think for that teams long term future they should probably keep things the way they are & work out the bugs. I wouldn't pull the plug too early on the guy who has to fill Ricky's shoes. He is in a no win situation no matter what. Take the licks, give them time to figure out mistakes, and improve. 



revjimk
July 04, 2019 at 02:15:00 PM
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Posted By: armyduke on July 04 2019 at 12:39:21 AM

Get back to this is 15 years 



Of course

Or maybe in just a few months....



revjimk
July 04, 2019 at 02:16:57 PM
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Sweet is improving & is on a roll. Congratulations!

Sheldon Haudenschild was hot early last year too

It isn't over until its over....





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