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Old 03-27-2003, 04:07 AM
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Old 03-27-2003, 05:29 AM
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I stopped watching Nascar once I seen how much more fun SCCA or any other grass roots racing is, who needs the hyped follow-the-leader spectacle.

Watching Nascar or Winston Cup is about as interesting as watching paint dry if you ask me, F1 is not far behind either.

Nope for me, once I was exposed to the SCCA racing that you can find in your own backyard I never watched another predictable "gas mileage" event again.

Personally I think it all started to go downhill when Monster trucks learned about product branding and started milking the spectators for all they are worth, Nascar just couldn't wipe the drool from their mouths fast enough.

Today I eat the left turning jellybeans instead of watching them on TV.
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you have the right 4 Jaw Chuck once the sponcers get in the game it is all over.then it becomes all about the money the event is second.
I watch the local dirt track racers and drag racer cause it is real and still run what you brung type racing.
in fact I would rather watch paint dry then watch nascar
I have a co-worker that has spent countless dollars on buying stupid things like a tire off Jeff Gordons car and the doghouse and alot of other useless things.Now if he was going to use it then it might be a different story but just to sit it against the wall so you can say I own a part of Jeff Gordons car is just worthless.
The only car parts I will buy are ones I intent on using on a project.If it does it against the wall it will not be for long before it is hung on a car and drove to heck and back.
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Old 03-27-2003, 07:08 AM
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There's a whole lot of truth in everyone's statements here. I haven't watched a complete race since D.E. was killed in Daytona.I'm with mean, I love the dirt track and drags. Dan
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Old 03-27-2003, 07:28 AM
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now a days, i'd rather drink a sixpack and watch the bug zapper, than watch a nascar race. just hasn't been the same since jeffs' wife left.
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Old 03-27-2003, 07:32 AM
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When it first began until the mid-eighties I would say, it was very enjoyable. They were actually factory cars that you could go down on Monday and buy. Now they are scratch built race cars...nothing even remotely similiar to a real car. In fact, it if it wasn't for the decalomania, I couldn't tell the difference. I wish I could go to my friendly FORD dealer and buy a two door Taurus with a 351ci racing engine.

It is a sport that belongs where it started...in the Southeast. When you ain't running shine, you run the track to show the other fella what you have.

I can remember when FORD and CHRYSLER would make entire car lines to meet NASCAR rules and to cut the wind. Special factory power plants and who won Sunday sold on Monday.

Now it is just big money and pretty boys, and many of those are Yankees and I can't undersatnd what they are talking about.

If there is one souvenier I would want from Jeffy, it would be one of his crying towels...
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If there is one souvenier I would want from Jeffy, it would be one of his crying towels... lol.

nhra used to be a good show. where else can you cruise around the pits and not be escorted out by security. havent been to an event in a few years, but it looks like its heading down the same corporate sponsorship road. KB made a remark that sundays were 'sponsor days' where you spend all day showing them around,etc.and have less time for the fans than you used too. (notice I didn't say 'sucking up') but where else you gonna get the money for tha new bullit?

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NHRA is a gonner but Nostalgia drag racing is WAY back in the good old days. Great racing and you can share a hot dog with the racers!

Major league baseball has been gone for years, pro hockey has always been WWF on ice, pro football has been particularly boring for the past few years. I watch a lot of pro basketball, but that is probably because the Lakers are winning. Oh well, leaves a lot more time to work on cars so it isn't all bad!
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didnt go to your website but if you mean "scripted" there aint no way. as far as paint drying, i am one of those guys who watches to see the cool wrecks. i LOVE the 2 road courses at sears point and watkins glen and the rest can be boring all right. i also love drag racing and i like F-1 too as far as actual driving skill they are the best, but they never crash, my favorite is motorcycle racing of any kind, esp outdoor mx nationals and laguna seca. i love drag boats! nothing compares to a good street race gathering but i havent been to one of those in years-can you say decades? besides, who is watching anything other than the war? plus now, i am too busy to watch anything on tv (mass home repair)
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I never could get into NASCAR.It was just so "one way"
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That's it! A circle track race with two groups of cars starting off back to back! Oooh just imagine the action, I'm not talking about a little fishbowl either, I'm talking about some serious speed. Maybe like the gladiator days in Rome, except with a derby like twist.
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I guess then that you are too young to remember figure eight racing then?
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None of the cars that are used in Winston Cup are even sold with a factory option with a 4 speed trans or v-8 or even rear wheel drive!. nor can you order one with A/c delete.
What the hell happend there.
I agree with every post here but I still watch when time allows just for the tech part. I might learn something that makes me faster on sat. night. I do really get tired of the same old tech stuff though. It's always tight, loose, aero, and tires and gas. Why not something more about the work goes into the car design? Perhaps to technical for the general public. They might lose interest.
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I think Nascar and F-1 both bit the dust when they started to intentionally slow down the cars because they were too fast for the tracks. Isn't that what driving skills are all about? NHRA died when they started ET racing, so 6 cyl.drivers wouldn't feel left out.
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It is no longer stock car racing, and hasn't been for years. NASCAR should be called special purpose uniform design car racing. I haven't cared much about it since the mid 70's.
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