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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  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.