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  • n4sc4rn4sc4r Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Sorry for being behind on the updates. School's been annoying. I may just do the cup series, since there is very litle talk or caring about the minor series'. One last thing, why is NASCAR in the posts red?
  • iamtheddrmaniamtheddrman Merch-Table
    edited March 2009
    n4sc4r;2075949 said:
    Sorry for being behind on the updates. School's been annoying. I may just do the cup series, since there is very litle talk or caring about the minor series'. One last thing, why is NASCAR in the posts red?
    Did you do a search for "NASCAR"?
  • n4sc4rn4sc4r Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    iamtheddrman;2076923 said:
    Did you do a search for "NASCAR"?
    Unfortunately no... It has disappeared this morning, though.
  • SayburrSayburr The Always Informative Rock Band Forum Guru
    edited March 2009
    iamtheddrman;2070979 said:
    For this upcoming weekend or the August race?
    March 22
  • iamtheddrmaniamtheddrman Merch-Table
    edited March 2009
    Sayburr;2078464 said:
    March 22
    Dang it. I don't think I can make it up there, nor afford it so soon. Too bad it wasn't the August race :(
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited July 2009
    I figured I'd bring this back to announce I'm heading to Daytona Saturday night, and so we have a thread that isn't WAYDRN to discuss NASCAR in.
  • ParkerandtheDogsParkerandtheDogs Rising Star
    edited July 2009
    How do you people like cars going around in circles 300 times? It's boring
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited July 2009
    ParkerandtheDogs;2651734 said:
    How do you people like cars going around in circles 300 times? It's boring
    Ignorance is bliss, my good man. I'll give it to you straight: I live in Georgia. Anyone who says that obviously hasn't watched a Daytona or Talladega race, or doesn't knwo there are actually two road courses on the circuit. I love my NASCAR.
  • n4sc4rn4sc4r Road Warrior
    edited July 2009
    ParkerandtheDogs;2651734 said:
    How do you people like cars going around in circles 300 times? It's boring
    How do you watch basketball? All they do is go straight down a court and put a ball in a circle.

    How to you watch soccer/hockey/lacrosse? All they do is go down a field and put an object in a goal.

    How do you watch football? All they do is go straight down a field.

    How do you watch tennis? All they do is hit a ball over a net?

    etc. etc. etc. Don't even get me started.
  • iamtheddrmaniamtheddrman Merch-Table
    edited July 2009
    tridentgum0;2651737 said:
    Ignorance is bliss, my good man. I'll give it to you straight: I live in Georgia. Anyone who says that obviously hasn't watched a Daytona or Talladega race, or doesn't knwo there are actually two road courses on the circuit. I love my NASCAR.
    While I agree that NASCAR isn't as dumb as the ignorant people make it out to be, Daytona and Talladega are probably the WORST examples to use, lol. The restrictions on the cars force them to race around in a pack and the whole race is dependent upon drafting, and not just driver skill. More times than I can count, the guy with the fastest car didn't win because he got hung out to dry on the last lap. Atlanta, Phoenix, Lowe's, Bristol, etc: THOSE are tracks that require skill.

    I still prefer F1 to NASCAR anyway though. 13 turn, 3-mile tracks FTW! Not to mention all the drama going on this year. It's truly captivating to watch.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    Nascar became boring for me when I realized that it's just watching 43 cars go around in circles for 4 hours.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    n4sc4r;2652938 said:
    How do you watch basketball? All they do is go straight down a court and put a ball in a circle.

    How to you watch soccer/hockey/lacrosse? All they do is go down a field and put an object in a goal.

    How do you watch football? All they do is go straight down a field.

    How do you watch tennis? All they do is hit a ball over a net?

    etc. etc. etc. Don't even get me started.
    That's why I watch baseball.;)
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited July 2009
    iamtheddrman;2652961 said:
    While I agree that NASCAR isn't as dumb as the ignorant people make it out to be, Daytona and Talladega are probably the WORST examples to use, lol. The restrictions on the cars force them to race around in a pack and the whole race is dependent upon drafting, and not just driver skill. More times than I can count, the guy with the fastest car didn't win because he got hung out to dry on the last lap. Atlanta, Phoenix, Lowe's, Bristol, etc: THOSE are tracks that require skill.

    I still prefer F1 to NASCAR anyway though. 13 turn, 3-mile tracks FTW! Not to mention all the drama going on this year. It's truly captivating to watch.
    Daytona and Talladega are my two favorites to watch for that very reason.
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    tridentgum0;2651737 said:
    Ignorance is bliss, my good man. I'll give it to you straight: I live in Georgia. Anyone who says that obviously hasn't watched a Daytona or Talladega race, or doesn't knwo there are actually two road courses on the circuit. I love my NASCAR.
    i can watch road course races,for sure.Those i find pretty fun to watch. if they had more of those i would watch Nascar more than once or twice a year,lol.:p
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    I used to watch nascar every Sunday until I just got extremely bored of watching the same thing every week. now I only throw on nascar when they are either racing at Daytona, Talladega, Watkins Glen, or at Inferion.
  • iamtheddrmaniamtheddrman Merch-Table
    edited July 2009
    Mega-Tallica;2653351 said:
    That's why I watch baseball.;)
    LOL! Other than golf, I'd say baseball is the most boring sport to watch. I LOVE playing both of them, but they are flat-out awful to watch, IMO.
    tridentgum0;2653366 said:
    Daytona and Talladega are my two favorites to watch for that very reason.
    So you like watching the guy who raced a perfect race lose because some d-bag screwed him on the last lap? That ain't my cup o' tea, lol. I like the races where the drivers are in control of their own destiny, rather than depending on other drivers to basically make them win.
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited July 2009
    iamtheddrman;2653390 said:
    LOL! Other than golf, I'd say baseball is the most boring sport to watch. I LOVE playing both of them, but they are flat-out awful to watch, IMO.


    So you like watching the guy who raced a perfect race lose because some d-bag screwed him on the last lap? That ain't my cup o' tea, lol. I like the races where the drivers are in control of their own destiny, rather than depending on other drivers to basically make them win.
    I enjoy the fact that no one can pull out to a 5 second lead the whole race and that even the part-time, unsponsored guys have a shot to win, yes. It gets boring watching the smae drivers in victory lane every week.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    iamtheddrman;2653390 said:
    LOL! Other than golf, I'd say baseball is the most boring sport to watch. I LOVE playing both of them, but they are flat-out awful to watch, IMO.


    So you like watching the guy who raced a perfect race lose because some d-bag screwed him on the last lap? That ain't my cup o' tea, lol. I like the races where the drivers are in control of their own destiny, rather than depending on other drivers to basically make them win.
    Yeah, it is pretty boring, but I keep stats of every Met game so that makes it a little more interesting.

    EDIT: But baseball is still a lot better than watching cars go around in circles.
  • iamtheddrmaniamtheddrman Merch-Table
    edited July 2009
    tridentgum0;2653403 said:
    I enjoy the fact that no one can pull out to a 5 second lead the whole race and that even the part-time, unsponsored guys have a shot to win, yes. It gets boring watching the smae drivers in victory lane every week.
    I guess. I just get sick of my fantasy drivers getting taken out in the big one EVERY SINGLE TIME they race at 'Dega or Daytona.

    ^ If you're hardcore enough to keep stats manually, then it would definitely be interesting. The same could be said for golf. One of my friends carefully studies each golfer's swing to see where they mess up so that he can get better himself.
  • n4sc4rn4sc4r Road Warrior
    edited July 2009
    Mega-Tallica;2653351 said:
    That's why I watch baseball.;)
    There's a reason I put the etc. there. BTW go White Sox!

    Anyway with the discussion going I update the op's, only now it's all about the Sprint Cup series.

    Oh yeah, and Brad Keselowski is my favorite Nationwide series driver so seeing him win at Talladega was sweet! And to the whiny Edwards fans I still say Keselowski did nothing wrong. If Edwards would have been smart enough to block the inside he would have won.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    tridentgum0;2653403 said:
    I enjoy the fact that no one can pull out to a 5 second lead the whole race and that even the part-time, unsponsored guys have a shot to win, yes. It gets boring watching the smae drivers in victory lane every week.
    Agreed it seems either Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, or Greg Biffle wins every race. It was nice to Joey Logano win at New Hampshire because it was a different driver winning finally.
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited July 2009
    n4sc4r;2653423 said:
    There's a reason I put the etc. there. BTW go White Sox!

    Anyway with the discussion going I update the op's, only now it's all about the Sprint Cup series.

    Oh yeah, and Brad Keselowski is my favorite Nationwide series driver so seeing him win at Talladega was sweet! And to the whiny Edwards fans I still say Keselowski did nothing wrong. If Edwards would have been smart enough to block the inside he would have won.
    His fans can't say Edwards would have moved if he was in Keselowski's position. Carl would have held position as well.
    Mega-Tallica;2653424 said:
    Agreed it seems either Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart, or Greg Biffle wins every race. It was nice to Joey Logano win at New Hampshire because it was a different driver winning finally.
    Johnson's my guy, so that one doesn't bug me. Also, rain-shortened races don't ****ing count in my book.
  • iamtheddrmaniamtheddrman Merch-Table
    edited July 2009
    Mega-Tallica;2653424 said:
    Jimmie Johnson
    He's my favorite driver. And before anybody says I just like him because he wins every year, I picked him up for the Daytona 500 his rookie year on my fantasy team. So I've literally liked him since his first race in Sprint Cup :p

    It freaked my dad out when he did so well his rookie year. He was so pissed I got that good a driver for only 14.1 points! :D
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited July 2009
    iamtheddrman;2653440 said:
    He's my favorite driver. And before anybody says I just like him because he wins every year, I picked him up for the Daytona 500 his rookie year on my fantasy team. So I've literally liked him since his first race in Sprint Cup :p

    It freaked my dad out when he did so well his rookie year. He was so pissed I got that good a driver for only 14.1 points! :D
    I became a Johnson fan when he won the first race I ever went to in person. That was October of 2004. two years before his first championship.
  • n4sc4rn4sc4r Road Warrior
    edited July 2009
    tridentgum0;2653433 said:
    His fans can't say Edwards would have moved if he was in Keselowski's position. Carl would have held position as well.



    Johnson's my guy, so that one doesn't bug me. Also, rain-shortened races don't ****ing count in my book.
    Why is that? It's just another strategy race. It's no worse than fuel strategy races to me. The team with the best strategy won.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    n4sc4r;2653463 said:
    Why is that? It's just another strategy race. It's no worse than fuel strategy races to me. The team with the best strategy won.
    Actually the team with the best meteorologist won.
  • tridentgum0tridentgum0 Uninteresting Poster
    edited July 2009
    n4sc4r;2653463 said:
    Why is that? It's just another strategy race. It's no worse than fuel strategy races to me. The team with the best strategy won.
    Mainly because I hate the damn things and it makes the sport look like a tool. Remember Charlotte? They waited 3 hours to call the race because a no-name was winning. They called New Hampshire in 10 minutes because the hot young thing was winning. They should at least try it the next day, I don't care if you're halfway or not. I love NASCAR, but come on. The rain at Charlotte was 5 times heavier too.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited July 2009
    tridentgum0;2653475 said:
    Mainly because I hate the damn things and it makes the sport look like a tool. Remember Charlotte? They waited 3 hours to call the race because a no-name was winning. They called New Hampshire in 10 minutes because the hot young thing was winning. They should at least try it the next day, I don't care if you're halfway or not. I love NASCAR, but come on. The rain at Charlotte was 5 times heavier too.
    Woah, are you saying Joey Logano's hot?:confused:
  • n4sc4rn4sc4r Road Warrior
    edited July 2009
    Mega-Tallica;2653485 said:
    Woah, are you saying Joey Logano's hot?:confused:
    Hahaha well his girlfriend might think so anyway...

    I agree on the thought that rain stopped races should be continued the next day, but some people don't recognize how hard that is to do, and how few fans might be able to come back the second day. After the halfway point, it's fair to the fans because they've seen plenty of racing. Besides, going through the whole setup thing again just to do 30 laps seems stupid to me. I personally think the cutoff point should be eith 75% or 80% through a race instead of 50%.
  • iamtheddrmaniamtheddrman Merch-Table
    edited July 2009
    n4sc4r;2653549 said:
    Hahaha well his girlfriend might think so anyway...

    I agree on the thought that rain stopped races should be continued the next day, but some people don't recognize how hard that is to do, and how few fans might be able to come back the second day. After the halfway point, it's fair to the fans because they've seen plenty of racing. Besides, going through the whole setup thing again just to do 30 laps seems stupid to me. I personally think the cutoff point should be eith 75% or 80% through a race instead of 50%.
    I personally think they oughta slap rain tires on the cars and keep racing, like EVERY OTHER racing series does. I can count on one hand how many series actually call a race for rain, whereas I can name plenty that keep going. Sure the cars are heavy, and the race would slow down quite a bit, but it would definitely make the rain more of a "let's see what they do now" thing rather than a "who gets a free win this week?" kinda thing.
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