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Username Post: NASCAR        (Topic#361562)
BOWTIE_3 
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06-29-20 12:44 PM - Post#2797452    

Does anyone watch NASCAR anymore. For me NASCAR died February 18, 2001! I



 


2blu52 
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06-29-20 02:54 PM - Post#2797463    
    In response to BOWTIE_3

I gave up on NASCAR when they quit using satock bodied and engined cars. That has been a long time ago but the name of the game was Stock Car Racing.

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIOUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
GregH 
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06-29-20 03:06 PM - Post#2797467    
    In response to BOWTIE_3

Agreed but I still have a driver I like. Martin Truex Jr. Always drives clean, came from and won with a poorly funded one car team. Drives now for a much bigger and well funded team. Girlfriend a cancer survivor and always supportive of each other. Joey Logano has spun him numerous times intentionally and cost him championship hopes in the past. Martin swore he would get him back but just can't make himself stoop to the same level. All around good guy and deserving of watching.

Agree that field is now a bunch of young kids that rotate out on a regular basis and that NASCAR has ruled themselves to death but still like to chear for the good guys when they come along. Just my opinion...



 
pauldian 
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06-29-20 03:12 PM - Post#2797471    
    In response to 2blu52

To me it's unwatchable! around here we call it
NASCRAP. For now we watch Indy car & Formula one, Until they it better every year until you can't watch it any longer.



 
Tony 
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06-29-20 05:13 PM - Post#2797478    
    In response to pauldian

Same here, Indycar and Formula 1.

I think it's more entertaining to make right hand turns every race. It's also fun watching guys do 200MPH in the rain.

If you have Netflix checkout "Drive to Survive" for a 101 backstory class on F1.

There is even a team from the USA . HAAS.

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JasonZ 
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06-30-20 02:51 AM - Post#2797505    
    In response to BOWTIE_3

Not much at all since February 18, 2001.

Now I watch the Browns lose on tv.

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Maxbigblock 
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06-30-20 05:47 AM - Post#2797508    
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I haven't watched NASCAR since about 1968 or 69 when Richard Petty could still run unrestricted Hemi's, and the cars looked like real cars. Geez, the next step may be computer driven autonomous cars. I am a drag racer by nature, but that's been all messed up with computers and big money sponsors. On the home front it's all mail order horsepower. You don't have to be a mechanic to have a fast car. It's tough being old in a young persons world.

Max

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2blu52 
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06-30-20 06:58 AM - Post#2797517    
    In response to Tony

When I have control of the remote and there is not much going on I watch F-1 also. I agree that it is much better watching than NASCAR. I really like off road racing if actually done off road, and my favorite all time race to watch is the Isle of Mann which was canceled this year. Motor cycle Trails are another one i like to watch but they are rare on T.V. Used to ride trails and enjoyed it.



 
62BillT 
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06-30-20 11:53 AM - Post#2797549    
    In response to 2blu52

Big time Nascar fan up till a couple of weeks ago.

They finally chased me away.

I'm done.

With everything that is going on, good luck on filling the stands now.

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62BillT 
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06-30-20 11:56 AM - Post#2797550    
    In response to BOWTIE_3

  • BOWTIE_3 Said:
The past couple of weeks tells me I never left NASCAR. NASCAR and their

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2blu52 
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06-30-20 02:46 PM - Post#2797564    
    In response to Maxbigblock

  • Maxbigblock Said:
I haven't watched NASCAR since about 1968 or 69 when Richard Petty could still run unrestricted Hemi's, and the cars looked like real cars. Geez, the next step may be computer driven autonomous cars. I am a drag racer by nature, but that's been all messed up with computers and big money sponsors. On the home front it's all mail order horsepower. You don't have to be a mechanic to have a fast car. It's tough being old in a young persons world.


We see only the same faces and cars every week when they run, and boiling down to about 4 teams, Schumacher, Kalita,Force and some others. I really miss the 50s in more ways than one. I can remember one day at the track near Woodburn Or., vacant air strip and a 50 Ford that dropped 4 transmission in one day, borrowing from other racers and even a spectators car. That was the heart of the thing at that time.


"PEACE IS THAT GLORIOUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 
TAT_2 
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06-30-20 02:58 PM - Post#2797567    
    In response to BOWTIE_3

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Andy J 
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07-02-20 11:23 AM - Post#2797731    
    In response to BOWTIE_3

I used to love it.I kind of lost interest when my favorites got out,Harry Gant,the Labonte brothers,Buddy Baker,and others of their time.

Too many rules and restrictions(restrictor plates mainly)dampened my enthusiasm.

Green,white,checkered finishes with just the last couple of laps of racing or worse than that,the checkered under caution they had at one time.

Combined with a bunch of sunglass-wearing punk drivers swaggering around in the pits like gods and cars that don't resemble cars anymore finished me off.

I always believed the cars should go as fast as they could build them and the drivers had the balls to drive them as fast as they could build them to go.

Sorry for the rant,but that's my answer and I'm stickin' to it.



 
2blu52 
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07-02-20 02:01 PM - Post#2797739    
    In response to Andy J

No need to apologize, my sentiments exactly. I still watch the Indy 500 but the limiting of engines to Honda and Chevrolet and cheese cutter body styles are beginning-to wear on me. Ican remember when it was Offy or Miller iron that won or lost with Nova(?) and others thrown in that made the racing.

"PEACE IS THAT GLORIOUS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVERY ONE STANDS AROUND RELOADING"

THOMAS JEFFERSON


 


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