Nascar fans, help me understand...

Discussion in 'Sports' started by MeterPig, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. MeterPig

    MeterPig Meh

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    Why?

    I have watched, and watched and watched. What is it that gets you so excited about cars going in an oval? Not only that....the cars are restricted down....so they only go so fast...

    I seriously need to know.
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  2. UncleDirt

    UncleDirt Uncivil to idiots.

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    Ahh, it should be no mystery to those who love bikes. Powerful bikes. Loud bikes. It's just on 4 wheels.

    Have you driven one? Stood next to a 600+ horsepower car when it's revved? I understand NASCAR (and rooting for your favorite) better than I do the 1/4 mile draggers.

    You-tube some Martinsville races to ease into it. The short track races are slower, but more exciting to watch the driver skill in avoiding crashes and each other. Short track is where it all started.

    I still like the 200mph Talledaga track.
    You home tonight?
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  3. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    You like it or you don't. I don't like F1. Although I don't watch NASCAR as much since the points change.
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  4. summerinmaine

    summerinmaine Hells Atheists MC

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    I heard NASCAR described in another thread as "about as interesting as watching a bag of Skittles being dumped into a flushing toilet." :lol3

    As a fan of SCORE racing, and a proud member of the ADV/Desert Assassins Pit Bitch crew, I've always maintained that NASCRAP would be a lot better if theY suddenly released a herd of cows onto the track, or dumped an old refrigerator on the track behind a blind corner.

    Oh wait, there are no blind corners. Never mind!
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  5. KLboxeR

    KLboxeR Back in the game again

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    You're categorizing Nascar as a legitimate motor sport. Think of it as a staged carnival act like WWE wrestling and it'll all start to make sense.
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  6. Tweaker

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    I rarely watch NASCR on TV but I do enjoy the hell out of going to the local NASCAR sponsored dirt track on Friday nights and watch them go around in circles. Better racing than dirt track motorcycles. Even the stock fwd 4 bangers can get a good race going. In fact, I hope to race myself next year.
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  7. seriousracer

    seriousracer be a man dodge tree bark

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    i am not f***ng stupid,but i used too. niles mi.
    yaH and unless the dumb things are on a road course they suck to watch ..
    and i still ran a 240z around the long track at watkins glen in almost the same time as they did the short track. ... we won't talk about how badly that z beat the NASBORE times.
    been saying this for 20 years take a bag of MM's start your toilet and drop them in you get the same effect.
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  8. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    So, in Australia and other south of the equator locales, are these races run with only right turns?
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  9. Kamala

    Kamala Long timer

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    What ever happened to "To Each his Own". Some people like Bird Watching others like to hunt. Some actually like to watch Soccer! :eek1
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  10. SgtMike

    SgtMike facebook.com/mikeraces

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    I won't ever get the ignorant skittles/m@m thing, that just sounds stupid.
    Engineering, mechanical ingenuity, strength, speed, endurance, strategy, skill, bravery.... Now add marketing, promotion, logistics, facilities, personnel, licensing, research and development.... It takes millions of dollars to run even the smallest teams, that's why you see them everywhere. Try riding around the world and still pay your mortgage.

    Teams are given rules to race under, though some bend those. The formula for a Cup car is what they race, not a stock car anymore. F1 cars used to be cigars with wheels, they evolved, so did these cars.

    The track might be 1.5 miles long, but the course is 500 miles long... Get it?

    If you really are interested, it is an intense sport to experience. If it's not your brand o whiskey, that's o.k.

    I know what response this will get, from the skittles crowd, so I'll leave it here. Get a garage pass somehow, get in where everything happens, then make your own mind up.
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  11. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Stick on lights. All you need to know about NASCRAP :freaky
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  12. Benesesso

    Benesesso Long timer

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    600+ HP kinda pales to insignificance compared to a funny car or top fueler.
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  13. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    Clearly a troll. Have at it in JM.
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  14. ReactorTrip

    ReactorTrip glows in the dark

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    Some people like baseball and golf. Not everything makes sense.

    I mean come on baseball is just two dudes throwing a ball back and forth mostly and golf is just some dude smacking a ball in a hole. Just imagine how much you can simplify them with a candy analogy.
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  15. bigsnowdog

    bigsnowdog Sylvan Dweller

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    Please explain garage pass.
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  16. Jim Moore

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    Seeing a race live is pretty damn cool. It's a spectacle, like Vegas or a titty bar. Loud noises, flying metal, beer. What's not to like?
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  17. ReactorTrip

    ReactorTrip glows in the dark

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    Hot pit pass. You can wander around where the crews are and watch them work on cars and do the pit stops.
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  18. heffe

    heffe #$%^&U*&^%$#@

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    :jack :oscar :poser
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  19. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Short track live is where it's at for me. Front row finish line seats on a Saturday night under the lights. The aroma of the burnt race fuel teases the nostrils, the thunder of the pack rumbles in your gut, the waft of air of 30 cars roaring by in tight formation at 120 MPH slaps you in the face, the sounds of crunching grinding metal accomapnied by showers of sparks, sexy southern girls walking by in their Daisy Dukes. It awakens all the senses.
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  20. dan-c

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    Something to stare at while you listen to music and have a few beers on Sunday afternoon after the yardwork is done or the ride is over :dunno . More interesting than golf and baseball :deal
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