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Username Post: Nascar...fix your TV coverage please        (Topic#362807)
Mel Foye 
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Mel Foye
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02-28-21 02:30 PM - Post#2815285    
    In response to WagonCrazy

I have seen a number of posts on different sites and did not get the meaning. A composite might be: I don't watch NASCAR anymore because it is too political.
Now if one half of the field was blue and the rest were red I would get it. :biggrin



 


Rick_L 
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Loc: Katy, Tx, USA
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02-28-21 04:31 PM - Post#2815296    
    In response to Mel Foye

Speculate that they are referring to the Confederate flag ban, the black lives matter promotion, the Bubba Wallace noose incident, and the constant pumping of the #23 car introduction.

This is all similar to the kneeling for the national anthem, and BLM stuff seen with football and other sports.

If this stuff bothers you, you have two choices. Don't watch at all, or a less drastic choice is don't tune in until they are racing (or playing ball).



 
62BillT 
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02-28-21 05:23 PM - Post#2815307    
    In response to Rick_L

As well as now allowing kneeling during the National Anthem. It is not against the rules at the tracks anymore.

Then to add more weight on the scale, next year they want to go to 1-Lug Nut. Further distancing themselves from a long standing tradition.

What's next? Automatic Transmissions?

Member:
-National Impala Association
-Vintage Chevrolet Club of America


 
sedandelivery55 
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sedandelivery55
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Loc: Moore, OK
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03-02-21 08:56 PM - Post#2815457    
    In response to 62BillT

No, probably electric.

Lee

'98 GMC shortwide









 
65_Impala 
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Reg: 12-29-02
03-03-21 09:58 AM - Post#2815484    
    In response to 62BillT

Sequential gearboxes so far, so still shifting by shoving the shifter forwards and backwards.



 
Mel Foye 
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Mel Foye
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03-11-21 12:28 PM - Post#2815967    
    In response to Rick_L

  • Rick_L Said:
Speculate that they are referring to the Confederate flag ban, the black lives matter promotion, the Bubba Wallace noose incident, and the constant pumping of the #23 car introduction.

This is all similar to the kneeling for the national anthem, and BLM stuff seen with football and other sports.

When you laid out all the changes I realized there had been a lot of changes that were really a big wall for some folks to get over. Thanks Mel.






 
Mel Foye 
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03-11-21 12:38 PM - Post#2815970    
    In response to 62BillT

  • 62BillT Said:
As well as now allowing kneeling during the National Anthem. It is not against the rules at the tracks anymore.

Then to add more weight on the scale, next year they want to go to 1-Lug Nut. Further distancing themselves from a long standing tradition.

What's next? Automatic Transmissions?



Since tradition is important to you Bill I will make a deal with you. I think at 79 I am older than you so when I leave to go up I will set the clock at 1949. Also I will build a 1/2 mile dirt banked track. Tires will be limited to 7:10X15. Yes rock hard. I will look like Herb Thomas driving a 49 Hudson with a straight eight 308 inch powerhouse.
See you there maybe in an 88. Mel






 
elvis 
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03-21-21 04:21 AM - Post#2816495    
    In response to 62BillT

I too don't follow the NASCAR cup series much anymore. We felt as if the series jumped the shark a bunch of years ago when the total price of a race weekend became exorbitant. My first cup series race was Talladega 1983 (pre-restrictor plates). We pulled into the track parking lot the night before with a camper, caught the race the next day and the only cost at the track was the price of our tickets. The last live race we attended was Pocono. We lost track of how many years ago that was (maybe 10?). The price for a "campsite" at the track approached the price of a hotel. By the time we did all the math for the total price of the weekend, we decided to spend our money supporting more of the local dirt and paved tracks. We've never regretted our decision. Depending on the track, we also thought the NASCAR truck series put on a better show than the cup series.
Speaking of dirt, the 410 sprint cars and big block modifieds put on a terrific show. Sure hope the World of Outlaws and Tony Stewart's ASCOC get together and better plan a schedule that prevents the overlap seen in the schedules this year. Really don't want to see another IRL vs KART thing happen.
Can't wait for the border to re-open to go see sprint car racing again in the U.S.

Pouring money between the wheels.


Edited by elvis on 03-21-21 04:32 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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