Poll: Ever been to a Nascar race?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Upgrayedd, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Yes

    100 vote(s)
    52.9%
  2. No

    89 vote(s)
    47.1%
  1. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    Haven't been since 2005 and have not really watched since 2008-ish.

    To each his/her own.
     
  2. azbuckeye

    azbuckeye

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    Live near PIR (Phoenix). Went to a race a few years ago but have no interest to go to another race. Had a good time, enjoyed the race but just too many people. Traffic afterwards was terrible. Took me 2 hours to go a few miles.....
     
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  3. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    I went to the NASCAR race at the Bridgehampton LI NY sports car course (now defunct)

    It was definitely 'sporty', the heavy NASCAR cars on a twisty sports cart course ... It was won by totally masterful driving in a lighter Plymouth by Richard Petty (That guy was amazing, using the entire track, edge to edge, in a smooth fast track through the course, The heavier Fords, which ran wild on the oval tracks, kept running off in the dirt, they were not making time at all ... :upeyes: )

    https://frcs.pro/nascar/races/results/1963/bridgehampton-race-circuit/1963-36/823
     
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  4. Micad

    Micad

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    I have been to Richmond twice and Phoenix once.
     
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    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    Yes. Many at Daytona.
     
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    Hauptmann6

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    You said nascar tracks. Nascar sanctions many short tracks and they run nascar weekly series. So if you wanna get pissy, you might wanna get more specific.
     
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  7. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd

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    I edited the original post to help you out. Have a good one!
     
  8. Hauptmann6

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    The hardcore sit on the fence in turn one!


    View: https://youtu.be/cVKSkcv791A
     
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  10. shineboy2000

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    Been to a bunch of races, probably 50 plus (cup, Busch and trucks) at Dover, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Homestead, Martinsville, Richmond and Bristol
     
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    Late 1950s early 1960s at the Nashville track. Also many regular Saturday night races. Got married and we moved away.

    Been to a few - very few - races since then; none NASCAR.

    However a couple years ago spent an evening at an event in the NASCAR museum in Charlotte NC. Quite nice museum and enjoyed it.
     
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    No, but I lived in Bristol Tennessee for quite awhile and remembered a lot of the out of town visitors talking about their trailer houses a lot when the races were in town.
     
  13. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Only been to beer can racing when being paid to work the event. Not a fan of hold my beer , track bar , tire equalizing smashing into each other racing. But the maxi pad beer nuts toyota sure was running great today.
     
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    I surprised my wife who is a fan with tickets to NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway, it was the NRA 500 and Gov. Rick Perry was the grand marshal.
    Long story short, it was my first NASCAR race as well so I thought I was doing good to buy front row tickets between the flag stand and turn 4, biggest mistake, once we got tired of picking rubber out of our teeth, face, hair and being sprayed with racing fuel for 50 laps we pulled up and went to row 40, it was much more pleasant and nice to see the cars go around the entire track.

    lesson learned and will go back!
     
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    Used to go to Infineon Raceway (Sears Point) for NASCAR Cup Series. Was so odd to see NASCAR on a road course. But my young son was in complete awe of it all. Always wanted to go to Daytona for the granddaddy of them all...
     
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    Daytona 3x
    Homestead-Miami 4X
    Chicagoland 4X
    Martinsville 3x
    Talladega 1x
    Kansas 4X
    Watkins-Glen 1x
    Bristol 1x
    Indianapolis 2x
    Atlanta 2x
     
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    Wow. What was your favorite, most memorable?
     
  18. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    Watching people press the gas and turn left isnt my cup of tea
     
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    Brickyard at Indy and Atlanta
     
  20. DocCasualty

    DocCasualty Wolverine

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    MIS one time decades ago. Great weekend, just not something I ever got into.