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People complain about NASCAR racing??????????????

Discussion in 'Current Motorsports / Racing News' started by Fast Eddie, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Valued Member
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    Did you hear or see Sundays F-1 race in England? Hamilton had a 30 second lead, blows a front tire on the last lap, and still wins the race! Oh, and he has won the last 3 races in a row. Talk about boring! It's Mercedes and then there is everyone else. Pathetic!!!!
     
  2. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    That's one of the reasons I don't watch F1 much. Even Indy car can get that way.

    Back in the day ('06's-70's) it was common for the leader in a NASCAR race to lap most of the field, if not all, and be several laps ahead. Especially if they hit on the setup and everyone else missed. The only track that seems to happen at now is Dover, but usually there's at least a handful of cars on the lead lap. The current rules (lucky dog, wave around) have made it possible for a good portion of the field to remain on the lead lap.
     
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  3. ChargerZ

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    Sunday's race at New Hampshire was very good, a lot of side by side, different drivers vying for the lead (mostly dominated by Brad K and Denny Hamlin) but the battle for the 3-10 was an all day side by side sometimes 4 wide.
     
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    Sad to hear aboutLevine racing being sold.1 of many to follow?
     
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  5. GaryS

    GaryS Well-Known Member

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    I'm betting Petty will be the next one to go...and possibly over the coming winter. With partial ownership dangled in front of Bubba for his signature, and with Richard now over 80 and the dynasty members dying off, that would be a path for the Petty family to slip even further out of what is a badly damaged sport. Add the Covid-19 financial woes of sponsors and tracks, and now even a competing series that will feature motorsport stars, and you have the perfect storm of bad news for "stock car" racing.
     
  6. Doug D

    Doug D Virginia Gentleman

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    It will be a sad day when the King is gone. :(
     
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    dodgeismycar Well-Known Member

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    Yes,it will.
    It is not the same NASCAR Igrew up with.The bigger question will be when do the manufacturers begin to reduce or stop supporting teams.
     
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  8. Jerry Simcik

    Jerry Simcik Well-Known Member

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    If Petty keeps Wallace, he'll be set for while, I imagine...
     
  9. LouJC

    LouJC Well-Known Member

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    Agreed it’s not the NASCAR we grew up with. What to do when the manufacturers stop supporting it is to make it like Trans Am; which I actually prefer to NASCAR....
     
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  10. Tony K

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    The things I liked about TA (went to Sebring in Feb) was it's not hugely attended, yet you still get some of that NASCAR thunder. That, and it's not just "go fast, turn left" or who is the quickest off the line to 1/4 mile. DGMW, those are all fun and good in their own right, but it would be cool if there was a more generalist auto sport where one race was 1/4 mile, another was small oval, a third was big superspeedway oval, the next was a road course, and maybe a true rallye race (probably out in the desert somewhere) and you had to use the same stock-type car with substantially the same equipment, you just had to play with the setup. So, like NASCAR, but with drag races, a long-distance race across country, and way more variations.
     
  11. Jerry Simcik

    Jerry Simcik Well-Known Member

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    I think sportscar racing tends to cover most of those bases, but the problem with most modern racing series is that they are still focusing primarily on non-production vehicles.

    Even T/A - if you ever find and watch their televised races, you'll see they focus on the top class almost exclusively. Same for IMSA. The better racing is in the lower series, though...

    If NASCAR hadn't morphed Trucks and Xfinity into the "minors" for Cup, they might actually be worth a damn to watch...
     
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  12. Tony K

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    T/A at Sebring would've been really awesome if they had some AV displays in the viewing stands to show all the cool action elsewhere on the course. God knows what that would cost.
     

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