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Old 3rd November 2010, 09:32   #16
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that's when I realized this stupid thing called time zone..Georgia is in Eastern time zone (GMT -5 hours) and Alabama is in central time zone (GMT -6 hours)..meaning my 12.15pm was actually 11.15 am..dang ..so I was actually early.So now, I had all of 45mins to spend before my meeting at north tunnel.
The distinguished Phileas Fogg made the same mistake, so you can be forgiven for this.

BTW, Padmashri is the highest civilian honour in India?
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BTW, Padmashri is the highest civilian honour in India?
No sir, I think Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award.
Source - Bharat Ratna Award - My India, My Pride - Know India: National Portal of India

BTW, that's the official portal of our country

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Old 3rd November 2010, 09:49   #18
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i don't think I'll get nominated for either..so, I'd rather this thread came back on topic..
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Old 3rd November 2010, 10:01   #19
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Nice thread ! These kind of threads actually bring out what this man has actually achieved and continuing to achieve. though would have loved to see him racing in the Nationwide series or Sprint Cup than the Truck series.

Rated 5 *
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Nice thread 14000 rpm

It would have been some experience for you to meet Narain. Hes a very nice and chilled out fellow. I have met him and we have hung out on quite a few occasions. Did you meet Yohaan Setna, his manager. Yohaan is a very close friend of mine.

Looking forward to you next post and some more pictures . Keep them coming
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Old 4th November 2010, 03:47   #21
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great stuff Avi, as rightly pointed by 2theMax NK has achieved a lot, jus that he has been out of luck or being at the wrong place

cant wait for the Q&A Part
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Avi,

Waiting eagerly for the remainder of your conversation with NK.
Please post it in full in one go.

Thanks
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Avi...finally i get to meet you on this thread....
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Did you ask him to sign up on t-bhp ?
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Old 4th November 2010, 22:54   #25
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A really diff thread 14000rpm. Does he live in Charlotte there. Waiting for more pictures.
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Wow. SO do you frequently go for the races at charlotte?
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Great thread! Thanks for sharing your experience with us Avinash. I could make out your excitement from the first two pics ! Waiting for more pics and your conversation details !

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+1 . Yeah.Infact you should have done it Avinash.
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Old 7th November 2010, 18:55   #28
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and then ..the moment arrived.

NK : Hey this is Narain
AV : and this is Avinash
NK : you live around here? around Talladega ?
AV : No no, I used to.Currently I live in Atlanta. I've driven a NASCAR on this track before though.
NK : really ? how ?
AV : it was the Dale Jarett Racing academy thing.drove for a very short duration of 6 laps.
NK : that's interesting.
AV : Ever since I saw the news about your NASCAR venture, I've been looking up your website nkracing.com for
updates but instead, found out you live in Charlotte. I keep driving to Charlotte often coz my sister lives there
and I thought of seeking a way to meet you at your house.emailed your manager but didn't get a response.
NK : I don't live in Charlotte that often..I keep travelling between US, India and Europe. I also drive in the
formula series in Europe.
AV : Oh, btw, lemme tell you 1st hand, I'm not here from any magazine or anything, I'm just a big Fan
of motorsports and I highly commend your achievements in the motorsports field. I share my knowledge alongwith
like minded people on online forums.
NK : online forums? how are they doing in India? are there a lot of people participating?
AV : Oh yes..definitely..this community is vast and Vibrant.There are lot of us guys who've been following you
and your achievements all the way. and I'll go back home now and write about it.
NK : That's nice to know.
Megan : Why don't you share the links and we'll follow it and share some pictures and info as and when we can.
AV (to Megan) : Sure Megan, I'll email you the details.
AV (to NK) : So, how does NASCAR feel?
NK : NASCAR is a totally different ballgame..its quite unlike the other motorsports. we're still in the learning
phase and that's why we're participating in only 9 races of the race calendar.
the cars are very different and feels different compared to past racing cars I've driven.
AV : Aren't the NASCAR cars and Trucks the same?
NK : Yes.predominantly the cars are the same in both the series. the truck series is just made to promote the truck
market in US.
AV : OK. So what cars do you drive in India?
NK : I drive a 911 back home as well as a Nissan GT-R.
AV : Oh yes, the GT-R...you were part of their brand building exercise weren't you?
NK : Ya man..that GT-R, I bought it with my money and it was not gifted by Nissan quite unlike what the media said.
AV : Really? now, that's some revelation. didn't know that.
AV : Anyway, I guess it's time for race prep's for you..I'll probably let you go at this point.
NK : yes, now I have to go and prepare for the race in some time.
AV : Sure sure..wish you good luck for the race and hope to see you soon.
Megan : Keep in touch Avinash, we'll see what we can do further, in the meanwhile, go to our website starbeastmotorsports.com
and vote for NK and you could win a chance for an all expense paid trip to the final race.
AV : Cool, will do that.
NK : Alright, Avinash, nice talking to you..enjoy the race.

..and with that, ended my conversation with NK. hoping to see another chance to meet the man while I'm still in US.
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Nice thread ! These kind of threads actually bring out what this man has actually achieved and continuing to achieve. though would have loved to see him racing in the Nationwide series or Sprint Cup than the Truck series.

Rated 5 *
he is doing quite good.in fact many others are lingering around in the back of the field while NK is generally in the midfield. NK races with current top racers of NASCAR (like Kyle Busch) who're seasoned NASCAR drivers..coz that's the only race they've driven in all like.

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Nice thread 14000 rpm

It would have been some experience for you to meet Narain. Hes a very nice and chilled out fellow. I have met him and we have hung out on quite a few occasions. Did you meet Yohaan Setna, his manager. Yohaan is a very close friend of mine.

Looking forward to you next post and some more pictures . Keep them coming
Yohaan? well, I spoke to somebody ..it wasn't Yohaan.


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great stuff Avi, as rightly pointed by 2theMax NK has achieved a lot, jus that he has been out of luck or being at the wrong place

cant wait for the Q&A Part
I hear you man..wrong place..wrong time..

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Avi,

Waiting eagerly for the remainder of your conversation with NK.
Please post it in full in one go.

Thanks
time is a luxury for me out here..was clobbered with work and could not muster the time thus far..

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Avi...finally i get to meet you on this thread....

yo , waddupp.

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Did you ask him to sign up on t-bhp ?
his PR rep will..

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A really diff thread 14000rpm. Does he live in Charlotte there. Waiting for more pictures.
he lives in Charlotte whenever he is in US.I Reckon his team is based in and around Charlotte.
Many NASCAR drivers live in Charlotte.

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Wow. SO do you frequently go for the races at charlotte?
I go to all events automotive around driving distances. See my other threads for details.

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Great thread! Thanks for sharing your experience with us Avinash. I could make out your excitement from the first two pics ! Waiting for more pics and your conversation details !
excitement was surely there..coz this Man has achievements under his belt which none of us have dreamt of.
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Awesome thread brother .
Must have been like a dream come true for you.
What next ?
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