NASCAR Fans check in. (Haters welcome)

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  1. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Martinsville last weekend was a cracking race.
    I find the stage racing is working well too, it makes for some added excitement
  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    http://racerxonline.com/2017/05/12/the-word-on

    Dale Jr. Is More Valuable to NASCAR Than I Imagined
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement from NASCAR two weeks ago, effective at the end of the 2017 season. Earnhardt, son of the legendary driver Dale Earnhardt Sr., is easily the most popular driver in the series. His retirement is akin to LeBron James or Tom Brady hanging it up—although it may have a bigger impact than either of those two walking away. The NBA and NFL has survived through bigger losses (Michael Jordan, anyone?). This week, with the help of Hookit (a social media valuation company, which has helped us at Racer X through the years) ESPN put together a feature on just how big of a presence Junior had on social media for NASCAR. Per the report, Earnhardt “overall has had 34.7 million interactions and views -- more than 30 million more than the next top driver (Jimmie Johnson).” Further, Earnhardt has had more interactions and views on his posts than all other NASCAR drivers combined so far this year. Here’s a couple more stats courtesy of Hookit:

    1) 86.4 percent of sponsor value driven by drivers during Daytona 500 was from Dale.

    2) 32.2 percent of all sponsor value driven by drivers in 2016 was from Dale.

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  3. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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    I don't care for the stage racing because they throw the caution. The last thing they needed was an additional 20 yellow laps per race. If they awarded stage points and kept racing it would be ok. Or if they only took one or two caution laps to get everybody lined up and went back to green, then it wouldn't be so bad. Extra yellow flag laps sucks.
  4. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Yabut it seems to throw pit stop and tire strategy up in the air at each stage.
  5. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    So, was there a crash at the last race?
  6. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Yer kidding, there's always a crash.

  7. shrineclown

    shrineclown BoardButcher

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    and Aric broke his back in that landing.
  8. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    Stage racing?? WTF??

    ETA: The Coca-Cola 4X150? :imaposer
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    shrineclown BoardButcher

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    100, rain, 100, 100, 100
  10. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    They really have lost the plot, and I don't expect it to get better.
  11. shrineclown

    shrineclown BoardButcher

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    Shorter races and fewer of them; with the exception of Daytona, the Southern, the 600, the Winston; Daytona, Darlington, Charlotte and Talladega and whatever they are calling those races now..should stay as is. The rest should be run in 3 hours or less. Back to the old points system where your performance over the entire season is rewarded; not your ability to string together 10 races.
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  12. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    I guess Dale Jr. has enough marbles left in his head to drive around Daytona agin (sp:imaposer), or not.
  13. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    A good finish to the Southern 500. That really is a tough race with the kinky track, and the sunset that has them partially blind.

    I'm not a big Denny Hamlin fan so I didn't care that they "pulled his win" from him.
    I keep hoping Chase Elliot will get that first win that's been just out of his grasp.
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  14. shrineclown

    shrineclown BoardButcher

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    While I was playing in the woods; TC #13, passed away in an airplane crash while heading to Riverhead Speedway last weekend. If you never got to see him race, he was a modified legend in the northeast. He won several local track championships in CT, where the competition is always quite good. Whelen modified champ only once, but he was always one to watch. Something exciting was bound to happen around him. I will miss seeing him on the track.....Godspeed Teddy. Thanks for the many enjoyable shows over the last 30+ years.
  15. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded

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    I have always found the short tracks far more entertaining than the super speedways. There's always bumper to bumper action, paint swapping and races within the race. It's all right up in your face too. I don't like the old point system completely. It didn't do as much as possible to push drivers to win, and I think that's what make racing exciting to watch. Every driver on the track doing everything humanly possible to win.
  16. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    My Apple News feed has a bunch of NASCAR stories listed under Auto Racing. :imaposer
  17. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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