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Old 02-24-2013, 18:39   #26
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What happened to Danica? 3rd with two laps to go, then suddenly she's dropping back and finishes 8th? Was she on her cell phone or what? Rookie mistake...Saying that, 8th ain't bad. I did think that the celebrity that got the race started was a bit condescending when he said "Drivers and Danica start your engines." If you make the big dance you are a driver period.
I wonder if maybe her being a rookie caused others not to want to draft with her in the last few laps.

I would bet the James Franco intended to say "gentlemen and Danica, start your engines", but since he is used to reading scripts.......
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Old 02-24-2013, 18:41   #27
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It did not seem like a race. Just a bunch of colorful cars driving around.
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Old 02-24-2013, 18:49   #28
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I live 25 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway and grew up loving NASCAR. Today's race sucked. It was the Great American Parade all day long. There used to be personalities in NASCAR and the different tracks made it fun. Now they have yuppies that point race on 1.5 mile tri-ovals. I can't believe it's still on TV. I don't think it will be around in 10 more years if things continue at this rate.
+1. Hugely boring and losing their fan base. NASCAR has become PC........but that's to be expected when you get handouts from the government.
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Old 02-24-2013, 19:14   #29
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But I would love to see them add a dirt track race to the schedule again.
The Camping World truck series is running at Tony Stewart's El Dora Speedway this year....
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Old 02-24-2013, 19:21   #30
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The Camping World truck series is running at Tony Stewart's El Dora Speedway this year....
The truck series is closer to what stock car racing should be.

Cup and Nationwide is an abomination.
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Old 02-24-2013, 19:30   #31
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The Camping World truck series is running at Tony Stewart's El Dora Speedway this year....
Cool. I hope its a forerunner for the cup cars.
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The truck series is closer to what stock car racing should be.

Cup and Nationwide is an abomination.
Thats like saying Double A baseball is better then the Major leagues.
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Cool. I hope its a forerunner for the cup cars.
I know one of the early sticking-points with Kentucky was seating. NASCAR has a minimum number of seats before they'll even think about it. I can't imagine Stewart wanting to build another Bristol - 25 stories of seats for a 1/2 mile dirt track.

On the other hand, they get a bunch of Cup drivers out there in dirt cars once a year as it is, and the drivers seem to have a lot of fun with it. Never say never, right?
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:29   #34
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Thats like saying Double A baseball is better then the Major leagues.
Better is in the eye of the beholder. I bet that fans will love the trucks on dirt and clamor for more. Cookie cutter tri oval? Not so much.
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I watched to see how Danica would do. She admitted she did not know how to win the race. Claiming she was running half throttle most of the race was kind of funny. I believe she just did not want to crash at the end.....she just was in the wrong line at the finish. Third would have been great but 8th is respectable. Just finishing a race like that is a big deal for most. 130 degrees for 4 hrs would not be fun and a constant 196mph would be demanding not knowing who will screw up and wreck a line of cars. I do like the shorter tracks but not the soup bowl stadiums. I called the Lowes Car for the win.....just sayin.

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:56   #36
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The race was boring. NASCAR missed the package. Period. It was just too conservative. It will change. The one thing NASCAR is not afraid to do is make changes to help the racing be more exciting at Daytona and Talladega better. Unfortunately NASCAR is in a box at those race tracks. They need to let the cars run faster so that handling becomes a premium, but they are already going really fast and the track can barely contain the cars. As evidenced by saturdays race. I wish I lnew a solution but I don't. No matter what happens someone will be complaining.
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I live 25 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway and grew up loving NASCAR. Today's race sucked. It was the Great American Parade all day long. There used to be personalities in NASCAR and the different tracks made it fun. Now they have yuppies that point race on 1.5 mile tri-ovals. I can't believe it's still on TV. I don't think it will be around in 10 more years if things continue at this rate.
I hate to say it but this is true. The most exciting package Nascar had for the plate tracks was the one with the wicker bill on top of the car, but it was also pretty hair-raising for the drivers. I can understand why they got rid of it.

That said, Nascar isn't going anywhere.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:07   #38
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she wont fail at controversy ,making money , looking good , but she will never win a nascar race much less a title . only way she wins a race if everyone crashes out .

shes eye candy to the sport that needs ratings , nothing more
I'm sure you are trying to be funny. But let's look at her before the last lap, in 3rd place. Took plenty of skill to get there. If she is in that position a few more times, are you saying none of the endings will play out in her favor? Ever?

She wouldn't need everyone to crash out, because by finishing 8th she was well ahead of most the guys.

Of course if you were there, you could have turned that 8 into a 1. You would have picked the right moment to slip down to the inside lane without losing any speed, and flew past the leaders. You just don't have the looks, so they won't give you her car

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NPR announced this morning that Johnson won 1st, Earnhardt won 2nd, and Danica won 8th. I guess 3rd through 7th isn't important anymore...
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:12   #41
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, Nascar isn't going anywhere.
Not while the flag of the Confederacy still flies.
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NPR announced this morning that Johnson won 1st, Earnhardt won 2nd, and Danica won 8th. I guess 3rd through 7th isn't important anymore...
You mean like.....Drivers and Danica....start your engines!
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There's a whole lot more to racing than turning left for 3 to 4 hours.
What he said.

NASCAR is completely yawn-inducing... almost to the point of being coma-causing.

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I watched it from start to finish and it was okay, not the best. I'm not a fan of pack racing but it is a lot better than recently with the two car tandems running away from eachother.
The two car tandems made for the closest finishes in NASCAR history.
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You mean like.....Drivers and Danica....start your engines!
Not sure if Franco meant it as a cut at Danica, but I thought that was funny as h###.
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I watched to see how Danica would do. She admitted she did not know how to win the race. Claiming she was running half throttle most of the race was kind of funny. I believe she just did not want to crash at the end.....she just was in the wrong line at the finish. Third would have been great but 8th is respectable. Just finishing a race like that is a big deal for most. 130 degrees for 4 hrs would not be fun and a constant 196mph would be demanding not knowing who will screw up and wreck a line of cars. I do like the shorter tracks but not the soup bowl stadiums. I called the Lowes Car for the win.....just sayin.
You do have to run at half throttle in the draft.
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What he said.

NASCAR is completely yawn-inducing... almost to the point of being coma-causing.

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I live 25 minutes from Kansas Speedway, I went once that will be the last time, cookie cutter track racing makes me sleepy. It was good to see Fox and those babbling idiots doing the commentary, pause the massive commercials and show clips of a boring race.
Those guys are proof that one time good/great racers and mechanics don't always make good announcers.
I enjoy listening to Mike Dunn announce for the NHRA. Off the soapbox now.
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There are only so many ways to draw a circle.

Watching sports on Fox is 10x better than any other channel IMO.
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I feel sorry for the people who are not old enough to remember what NASCAR was like in the 60's and 70's.

Today's NASCAR is a severely watered down version of the original formula.
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