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NACAR 200 - 220 MPH Speeds at Michigan

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Little Joe, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Little Joe

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  2. SiberianErik

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    and it will still suck.

    NASCAR is dying (not fast enough) but getting there. Its funny that IndyCar is now on the upswing. Funny how everything is cyclical.

    I WAS a NASCAR fan for years, went to alot of races, but in the last 3-4 yrs, it is now just a spec series, no more no less. Identical cars except for badgeing, boring ***** drivers. if I have to hear Matt Kennseth ever again about anything I will jab sharp things in my ears in a rapid horizontal motion.

    Mich is a terrible race, no passing, follow the leader , high speed parade. I will still goto the Daytona 500 every now and again, but only because my hunt lease is 13 miles from the track so I have a place to stay for free, food, can shoot all day , etc.

    You know things are over when Bristol is begging for people to come, never thought I would see that. AT Charlotte for the 600, the entire backstrech was closed down, crazy stuff.
     
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  3. grady3003

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    nascar has killed its on demise buy trying to get millions of dollars from major corparate sponsors and selling tickets to major speedways for more revenue.all we have now is a long commercial.racing is better with drivers being drivers that want to win at tracks that are having the field tightly runnig close.today if you want a better race you need to visit your local fri./sat. night tracks
     
  4. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    I still love NASCAR will be in my season seat for the Coke zero 400 at Daytona in three weeks,
    There's nothing like having a good seat at the race....
     
  5. SiberianErik

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    where do you sit ? we have our fav spot as well.

    We are on the back stretch, just as they come out of turn 2, about half way up.

    Lots of memories there, never forget seeing the 3 finally win ( sitting in the rain no less w/my bro who was a huge dale fan) in 1998 , as he edged out Bobby labonte, then of course the end in 2001.
     
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  6. PuroMexicano

    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

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    If you want real racing, watch F1.

    I've never liked seeing cars circle around an oval for 3 hours, no matter if they're doing it at 250mph. For that matter, Indy beats the crap outta Nascar.

    Try and take a chicane, on the outside at 110mph while overtaking another car. That is RACING.
     
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  8. Dalton Wayne

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    Pit road exit right across from the jumbotron
     
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Wanna watch real road racing? Forget about F1, SCCA, Indy, whatever. World Superbike and MotoGp are where it's at.
     
  10. SiberianErik

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    F1 is great for the first turn, nothing better than that when the lights go green and they pile into the first turn on the grid.

    After that not so much, watching a race be won with a 45 sec gap to second (or more) and another minute gap to 3rd, meh.
     
  11. MadMonkey

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    I'd rather autocross my own car than watch Nascar or any other sport on TV any day.
     
  12. PuroMexicano

    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

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    Guess you haven't seen a lot of F1.

    Time Gaps
    Australia 1st thru 3rd +4.0 seconds
    Malaysia 1st thru 3rd +14.5
    China 1st thru 3rd +26.0
    Bahrain 1st thru 3rd +10.1
    Spain 1st thru 3rd +3.8
    Monaco 1st thru 3rd +0.9 (1st thru 6th +6.1 seconds)
    Montreal 1st thru 3rd +5.2

    Dunno where you got that 45 seconds gap.

    No type of racing has the technology, power, aerodynamics, handling, braking, budget, safety, etc. of a FORMULA 1. Not even close.


    BTW, lights don't go green on F1, they shut down to start the race.
     
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  13. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    That's why Cole went to NASCAR - too much of people having a better car. :rofl:

    Rubbin's racin!


    Btw - I didn't see it, but I heard the resurfacing made Pocono a halfway interesting race.
     
  14. 686Owner

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    Love NASCAR. Don't care to watch anything else on TV really as far as racing goes. I'll always have a spot for the Indy 500 though.


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    F1 is "real" racing? Don't they have traction control, ABS and enough gadgets and computers to put a man on the moon in those things? And that's real racing?


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  16. Whiskey Six

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    There was an F1 driver on Letterman. No idea who. He compared NASCAR to F1. He said in NASCAR there are dozens of passes and close races to the finish. In F1 there are no passes. His words. Wing control for more down force in the turns. Boost control.. All about the technology. NASCAR has turned in to a huge advertisement and the drivers have very little latitude to be themselves but for me at least it's the only game in town. You can keep your open wheels.
     
  17. PuroMexicano

    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

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    No, they don't have those. And yes, that is REAL racing. ;)


    It was Sebastian Vettel, 2011 F1 World Champion.
    To correct what you said.
    He said there aren't MANY passes as comparing to Nascar.
    Boost control is called KERS and is brake energy transformed to 80 more BHP if needed.
    Wing control is DRS, simply you open the rear wing for LESS downforce (drag) and to increase speed in ONLY one straight of the circuit for overtaking and you need to have a gap of less than one second of the car you are trying to overtake.

    Guess you can always put less technology in F1 cars and convert them into, well, Nascar. :rofl::supergrin:
     
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    That means they are racing. No "debris" yellows to keep the field tight. I would love to see the best team win in nascar. If they run away with it, let them.
     
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    And none of it matters unless you have the best driver in the world in it. All the technology does is let the driver push even harder. It doesn't drive the car for him.

    And no ABS.
     
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    The best drivers in the world are Nascar drivers. Drivers that were the best in their respective series come to the Cup series and get their butt handed to them. Everyone of them except for Tony Stewart and he was already a highly accomplished short track racer.