NASCAR Fans check in. (Haters welcome)

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  1. NC-Okie

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    I do not think he will quit in the next year or two but soon. Honestly can you name another driver that has raced as long, (564 starts without missing a race) that has not had major injury?

    I believe Brad Keselowski is the future for the #5, but who saw Mark Martin's success?
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  2. wxwax

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    No doubt at all that the best American drivers are in NASCAR. It's where the money is, they'd be crazy not to. I really like Gordon and Stewart. And that obnoxious Kyle Bush guy seems to be a pretty good driver too.
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    Really? And him doing so well?
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  4. Human Ills

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    He's been hinting that he's ready to settle down, he's already a part owner of the 48 team, it would not surprise me one bit if he gave up the 24 in order to keep Brad on. This chase format really isn't his deal. He likes to build leads in the beginning of the season and destroy the morale of his competition. Those days are over. And his back is killing him.
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  5. Thraan

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    I used to follow NASCAR closely, but haven't now for a few years. I still follow F1 very closely, and attended my first Indycar race for some years just last week.

    Different strokes for different folks I guess, but I'm curious why you think NASCAR is better than Indycar or Formula One.
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  6. Human Ills

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    Passing.
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  7. NC-Okie

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    Oh I enjoy most all racing, and go to the local dirt and asphalt tracks near by.

    I spent 5 years in Germany and went to F1 races but after the first corner they basically were parades. This season has been refreshing though.

    The biggest mistake I made was not attending a MotoGP race while in Germany. I do think MotoGP and World Superbike are the best things going today.
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  8. Thraan

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    That's simply a lack of understanding of the respective sports. Passing on ovals is always going to be more plentiful than on a road course. NASCAR road course races are among the most popular on the schedule. One of the things that turned me off Indycar was the "Handford device" on the superspeedways that made passing a joke - "89 lead changes in the race today" ra ra bullshit.

    I've seen lots of great racing and passing in F1 in the past couple of seasons. I saw lots of passing at the Toronto Indycar race last weekend.

    I don't buy it. Passing is not a reason to say NASCAR is better.
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  9. Thraan

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    I've never attended a NASCAR race, but I've been to F1, CART, ALMS, WRC, Trans-Am, historics, etc.

    I'd like to see a world of outlaws event too. 900HP beasts, driftin' and poppin' wheelies and divebombing and all that. Very cool race series.
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  10. Human Ills

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    Okay.

    Contact.
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    I used to go to the super modified races every week at the Santa Clara Co fairgrounds. This was in the '80's.
    Those cars were wild.

    Since then, it seems like a lot of the sideways action has been dialed out of Sprint Car racing.
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  12. Thraan

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    Rubbin' is racin'! Yeeeeeeehaw!!!! I'm here to see the "the big one"!!??!? :dunno
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  13. Thraan

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    Sweet!

    It's been dialed out of F1 for a long time...


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  14. Thraan

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    And CART too

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    I don't get it, you say you are interested in seeing an outlaw (sprint car) racing event and I opine that the cars don't get sideways like they used to.
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    :cry

    I think the point is that you can have much more contact in stock car racing as opposed to open wheel racing without wrecking :dunno
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  17. Thraan

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    Actually I do still see Indycar and F1 flog the cars into and out of the corners with a bit of attitude. It's just hard to pick out.
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    I wanna see them on dirt and there they still get sideways.

    But yeah, you don't see oversteer like you used to in all forms of racing. I believe it's due to tyre technology, slip angles and aero load. But it is still there, just not as pronounced.
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    ALMS and Touring cars guys rough each other some too. Open wheel contact is courtin' disaster. I was there when Jeff Krosnoff and Gary Avrin were killed in Toronto. I don't need to see contact in open wheel racing for it to be exciting.


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  20. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I see my share of tail-out action during NASCAR races. Maybe some of you guys just need bigger TV's.

    People piss and moan about Nascar. I'm sure some dope will make the Skittles in a toilet reference shortly, but if you look closely you'll see it's a very fine line between in and out of control in those cars.
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