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Thoughts on letting your team mate pass on the last turn for the win?
What's funny is that when marvin let dungey by in 2016 Kawasaki threw a fit.
If I'm tomac I would have been telling Joey "move and I'll pay you 10k"

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Seems like a rather empty win.
It was so obvious.

Throwing a win away (in any sport) isn't very sportsmanlike.
 
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17 is a class act
17 Had flashbacks of getting parked on the last lap like he did last time he raced in Vegas


Or just a wise move not to force Eli to make the pass that was coming no matter what on that next straight. Not a bad plan to make friends with the team and teammate at your first event with them
 
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17 Had flashbacks of getting parked on the last lap like he did last time he raced in Vegas


Or just a wise move not to force Eli to make the pass that was coming no matter what on that next straight. Not a bad plan to make friends with the team and teammate at your first event with them
He only has a one year deal so he needs to make Kawasaki happy. They are paying him to get in the top ten. They spend millions a year on tomac to win races. Tomac would have made the pass and Joey would have had a bad time pitting next to him all year

Seems like a rather empty win.
It was so obvious.

Throwing a win away (in any sport) isn't very sportsmanlike.
I hate seeing it, this is the 3rd time in the last 4 years that a rider pulled over for a teammate for a major win.


In tomacs defense, there was no where to pass on that track.

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When I was racing cars wheel to wheel, MSR-Houston was also a hard place to pass.

During a driver's meeting a couple of the racers were complaining about it and I'll never forget one of the racer's wives yelled out ...

"It's racing, not grocery shopping, Mary Poppins."
 
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When I was racing cars wheel to wheel, MSR-Houston was also a hard place to pass.

During a driver's meeting a couple of the racers were complaining about it and I'll never forget one of the racer's wives yelled out ...

"It's racing, not grocery shopping, Mary Poppins."
That's too good!

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