Nascar fans it's time to race.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kc, May 17, 2012.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    I know we all share our opinions about one of greatest rights in our Constitution, the
    Second amendment.
    But is there space here for a NASCAR RACING schedule?
    please give your opinions. I know this is a sight for shooting and hunting, if you don't feel this is a good idea its ok with me. I would just like your opinions.
    Keith.
     

  2. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    My opinion is lets not and say we did,

    I live jist close enough to MIS that it's prudent to stay home on race weekends and read about the drunk and disorderly fans in the local tabloid the following week.

    I don't need a crook in my neck watching a bunch of cars going round and round and I think the drivers are overpaid, the admission (to MIS at least is too much) and the infield is where the real show is, not on the track..... (at least that's what I hear anyway).....

    Not interested. I'd rather watch paint dry on a barn......
     

  3. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Kasey Kahne FAN!!
    Hendrick fan in general, but I do like Carl Edwards too.

    If you seriously think its just drive fast, turn left, you clearly have no idea what all is going into making it happen. That idea is comparable to buying a gun from Wal-Mart, & some corelokts to do some long range shootin....
    I'm not stepping on your toes sidecar, NASCAR isn't for everybody, its all a matter of how deep you get into it, just like shootin. When you really see the ins, & outs of what it takes to be consistant, its a whole different game.

    Just ban Toyota & Kurt, & Kyle Busch from NASCAR & I'm all in!
    They ruin the sport like Dion Sanders, Tarrell Owens, & ochosinko did for pro football. I won't even watch NFL anymore because of them, unless its Superbowl, for comercials.

    Doubtfull that NASCAR topics belong on an LRH forum, but I can clearly see how both sports go hand in hand with the typical fanbase. Guns, fast cars, & bootlegging, all had the same roots. It's cool to see the rich history continue.
     
  4. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    In reply to SidecarFlip up there yep it's going left at 200 mph and the action is not in the infield.

    I wonder if Junior will ever pull it off? Would like to see Junior or Greg Biffle pull off a championship. Also would like to see Danica Patrick get up front and race. Maybe give her a year or so?? Yep the Busch boys have to go!

    Put the schedule up Friday and take it down Saturday night
     
  5. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Allstar Race kicked butt:D
    Now I have the rest of the weekend to load up some more Accubondsgun)
     
  6. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    "But is there space here for a NASCAR RACING schedule?"

    NO
     
  7. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    generic bodies with generic frames and suspension systems. Races are usually settled by the last five lap caution flag. But most of all races are easilly fixed by NASCAR itself when you have to buy the equipment from NASCAR.

    The last true vestage of open racing is at Bonneville Utah. If you set a record you get a $20 walnut plaque and a hat. If you loose you have dinner with the guy that came out on top. No fights, no drama and no fixed races. In otherword nothing like big time wresteling.
    gary
     
  8. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Stock car competition may have started as wide open racing but if it had been left to go there would be people dying every weekend. The speeds would not be 170-200 they would be much greater.

    I don't see what's generic about a set of tools (suspension systems, sheet metal, engines, etc) regulated by a set of rules that leaves open a wide range of options for each then if you add in the human element manipulating the components within the set of rules it becomes very interesting to watch.

    Your right the caution flag can make a huge difference within the last 5 laps but it's what went on with the cars in contention and their crews in the other 495 laps that really determines the winner. I have watched stock car racing for many, many years and can't recall a caution flag being employed that was not warranted.
     
  9. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    dead wrong! (not a pun) A good percentage of NASCAR drivers that have died from wrecks did so by their own actions. You simply can't go bumping into every tom, dick & harry without it catching upto you sooner or later (and you know who they are). Their sty;e of crash and burn has run it's course and now the crowds are tired of seeing it in every race. A Cup Race is third rate on a good day compaired to an average Sprint Car race, and fifth rate compaired to the samething on asphalt. But of course if you like watching 25 cars following each other in single file for two hundred laps then so be it. What they should do is simply run a twenty lap race without restrictor plates and factory shaped steel bodies. Let the owners decide whatkind of a car they want to race and race with an engine that came in the car. Then just maybe that 33% of the audience might come back (I doubt it).

    NHRA and IRL did exactly the samething that Nascar is doing, and untill recently one looked to be a dying sport. The other is dead. IRL has now decided that they must have more than one chassis and more than one engine. But another problem with IRL cars is that they are so fast they are hard to watch up close (about 40mph faster than a Cup Car on anyday of the week). Believe it was no other than Smokey Yunick himself that told the NASCAR folks they were not ready for the big time when it came to open wheel racing (Penske was the exception)

    Now we look at Bonneville and the dry lakes kinda thing. Looks easy till you try it. 99.99& of NASCAR cars wouldn't pass a saftey tech inspection alone (mostly minor issues). The bodies are not factory shaped no matter what year they came from, so that puts them in either a streamliner class or a run for time and speed only thing. They usually run on the short course, but more than one has tried the long course. The fastest car from the NASCAR stables has been about 238 mph. The old hands there could probably wring out another 10mph, but it won't happen.
    gary
     
  10. rooster740

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    I live in Montana, so NASCAR does not run in my blood, and I have no interest in sports on TV except NASCAR. In younger days I raced motocross and semi pro snowmobile hillclimbing until I found out the snowmobile racing was for rich people. NASCAR racing is an amazing level of collective coordination that takes everything to go just perfect and one hell of a driver to win a race. I think it is amazing to watch on TV with the DVR option. I went to a race in Arizona and it was loud and boring after the first hour. I want to see the Spring Daytona race, but I have to wait a few year so my baby's can enjoy Disney World. I Think all drivers of Chevy and Dodge cars are my heros.

    If there was a legends car race near me I would be a broke man!
     
  11. codyjoe1128

    codyjoe1128 Well-Known Member

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    Dirts for racin, asphalt is for gettin there...