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Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by Cochese, Sep 23, 2005.
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This ain't just left turns..........
Nascar sucks, and anyone who thinks otherwise doesn't know jack about driving. Yeah lets drive a "stock car" with rwd, a V8, and a man tranny when none of that is even offered in the "stock car" they are trying to pose as.;Q Oh I almost forgot, make sure the cars only have to turn left, because after all that bud it is just way to complicated for the good ole boys to turn right.;z
anyone who says nascar sucks hasn't been to a race. Why compare apples to oranges though? If rally is really better, why do the speedways get packed so often, and the SCCA rallies dont have dick for spectators? I'm a diehard road race fan personally, but I can see the appeal of all motorsports, as I appreciate just about anything with a motor and wheels...or wings...or props...etc.
First off, I totally agree with you on appreciating all motorsports. That was well put.
Second, I've been to a race, and NASCAR still sucks.
Third, on the topic of apples and oranges...
You said (above) if rally is better, why are speedways packed and SCCA rallies empty....
That would be a HUGE apples to oranges comparison, which you appear to be against others using. Comparing a NASCAR speedway event with a SCCA solo-II event at a open track is ridiculous.
We (I) were referring to WRC, which is World Rally Championship racing, an international motorsport. You should take a look at WRC event spectator attendance statistics and compare them to NASCAR... you'd be surprised at what you just said
Another reason NASCAR is more popular than WRC? Advertising. I guarantee if WRC had 1/4 of the advertisment segment directed at the US market by NASCAR, it would be an unbelievable phenom here in the US of A...
It takes more than good advertising to pack the fans in.
Good points by all. I think nascar is like a lot of pro sports, I dont really enjoy it on tv, but in person, its a blast. I dont really like NFL, but sitting on the 50yd line at a Panthers game is awesome.
I do think ever WRC cant be popular here because the actual layout is not conducive to making money, IE filling stadiums. Even if a million people hike up to watch a rally....
Luckily we have speed tv. and the internet for that matter
THAT DUDE IS ****ING NUTS! I LIKE IT!.... specially that "let the ass end come around so I can make the hairpin turn"! THAT DUDE ROCKS!
tarmac rallies=Isle of Mann on four wheels
You're right. It takes misguided patriotism and lots of flag waving to pack in the NASCAR races. I wonder how many fans would stay if Toyota, Nissan, Honda, BMW, Mercedes, etc., would participate in NASCAR. Assuming that they would bother with building pushrod V8s just for racing application.
But to be honest, the NASCAR drivers can drive. Maybe they don't have the skills and reflexes to drive an F1 or rally car, but they can sure as hell whip most people's asses when it comes to car handling.
I like the trucks the best, I mean if you're going to watch a bunch of high powered, heavy cars run in circles, they might as well be trucks LOL
Dayam, that last hairpin was hawt! Let's see Jeff Gordon do that!
I watch every round of the WRC - short of helmet throwing, it's way more exciting than NASCAR... and NASCAR has such a white trash reputation.
/gets ready to duck
WRC won't get big until there's more exposure over here. Sh!t, out of 16 races worldwide they don't even have a single one in the US. What does that tell ya? This weekend they're in Japan of all places!
I thought all of Japan was paved over with high rise buildings, Sony factories, and the set of Maximum Extreme Challenge!
It also a tough to charge spectators, so maybe that's a deterrent for us capitalists?
I dunno, if any of the nascar guys could do it, it'd be Jeff Gordon.
probably Boris Said or maybe Robby Gordon(he races Baja every year, so has some offroad experience).
I to dislike NASCAR, I wish they would change there name because they are not "stock cars"(already stated above). My favorite motorsports are, MotoGP, F1, WRC, and almost all offroad style racing, because in my opinion these are take the most skill and are the most entertaining.
boris, yeah he can drive anything
big +1 on the motoGP
Misguided patriotism? Why do you say that? BTW, Toyota has been racing in the NASCAR truck series for a couple of years.
Can't say that I've ever seen a WRC car at talladega!
Can't say I have ever seen a NASCAR on Pikes Peak!
Ah ha! But there's Japanese pickup trucks on BOTH