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#1 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:31 PM

Nice to see Dale Jr. becoming a factor again, and while many folks hate the new playoff format, I LOVE it.
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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:22 PM

I think what would really spice up Nascar is halfway through the race make them turnaround and go the other way.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:23 PM

I think what would really spice up Nascar is halfway through the race make them turnaround and go the other way.


Just half of them.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:02 PM

Just half of them.


Half left, half right, see who the real drivers are!

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:42 PM

They'll be lucky if half are left. Right?

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 10:16 PM

I feel this thread is getting way to off topic, this is for the discussion of NASCAR and the 2014 season.
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 08:45 AM

FYI: NASCARS SUNDAY RACE was postponed and moved to today at 12pm EST, 11am CST, 10am MST, 9am PST 7am Hawaii.
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Posted 07 April 2014 - 09:36 PM

They'll be lucky if half are left. Right?

I hope it's the right half left.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:28 PM

I hope it's the right half left.


Now that I'd pay to see!

Dave, we are talking about Nascar (at least I am), I'm suggesting possible rule changes to bring in viewers, such as myself.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:09 PM

When will they race on a Figure 8 track ?


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:14 PM

What is the new playoff format? It changes every other year.

If they really are going for a Game 7 feel, they should have a Chase of seven races with the stipulation that the eventual season champ must win 1 of those 7 races. Start all the chasers at the front of each race.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:44 AM

What is the new playoff format? It changes every other year.

If they really are going for a Game 7 feel, they should have a Chase of seven races with the stipulation that the eventual season champ must win 1 of those 7 races. Start all the chasers at the front of each race.

It creates 4 guys going for the championship on the last race of the year (whoever finishes first wins)
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:05 PM

When will they race on a Figure 8 track ?


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:28 PM

It creates 4 guys going for the championship on the last race of the year (whoever finishes first wins)


The only problem with sudden death racing is that the guys who get collected in the big wrecks usually had nothing to do with causing it. Should be great racing on that final day though.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 08:32 AM

The only problem with sudden death racing is that the guys who get collected in the big wrecks usually had nothing to do with causing it. Should be great racing on that final day though.


Yes, that would be some of the "luck" involved which honestly happens in every sport. However, if a driver qualifies near the front, and continues to stay near the front he is exponentially less likely to be involved in "the big wreck" the majority of those wrecks are started in the mid to the back of the pack.

As much as I hate Jimmy Johnson, there is a reason why he is involved in maybe only one or two big wrecks a year, it's because he is always near the front. Meanwhile someone like Danica (not picking on her, she is just a well known name) is involved in a ton of wrecks because she is usually running someone between 15-30 in a race.
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Posted 05 May 2014 - 02:28 PM

If Jimmy keeps causing wrecks and then driving away from them, he's going to make some actual enemies. But five championships I think he could deal with it.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:44 PM

So...Tony Stewart = killer or part of a terrible accident?

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:14 AM

How can you drive next to dozens of cars at 200 mph, but not miss a pedestrian? I think he was trying to get close to him, and got too close.

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :) Also, I am NOT trying to convince anyone I am correct, I'm just talking here, not arguing.


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:35 AM

How can you drive next to dozens of cars at 200 mph, but not miss a pedestrian? I think he was trying to get close to him, and got too close.

 

I can't find it back but one of the stories yesterday definitely had a line that had that implication.

 

Here's an interesting NY Times piece about the origins of confrontation in the sport:

 

http://www.nytimes.c...ation.html?_r=0


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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:54 AM

To be clear, the dude was STOOPID for getting out of his car. Really, really stupid. And yes, I read the article about the tough guy culture of racing.....

What I just typed is probably an opinion, not a fact. I mean, I'm usually right, so you should maybe assume it is or will be a fact soon, but that's up to you. :) Also, I am NOT trying to convince anyone I am correct, I'm just talking here, not arguing.