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2022 NASCAR THREAD

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by LX5708, Jan 4, 2022.

  1. Jan 25, 2022 at 5:33 PM
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    Totally agree. I know these cars are far from "stock", but its still stock car racing. They can leave the auto jacks for the indy cars. Should have left the 5 lugs nuts alone as well. And the number placement. Not a fan of this new shit. I'm gonna give it a chance, but this may be the straw that breaks the camels back for me.
     
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  2. Jan 25, 2022 at 7:44 PM
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    Agreed. Nothing for this generation car does it for me. They don’t even sound right and the larger wheels really put the last nail in the coffin. We will see how it races but I don’t expect to be following very closely from here out.
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2022 at 7:52 PM
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    My bad, Indy on the jacks but for me this is the issue. Not a dig at you but I don’t want to turn NASCAR into anything like any other form of racing. That is the appeal. It is the roots that makes it what it is and it seems that is what has been lost. There is a lot of skill that goes into a big dude holding heavy gas cans and the ability to change 5 lug nuts and a guy with a manual jack. Take those factors away and it turns into whoever has the most money wins. You remove the human element not to mention the soul of the sport. NASCAR lost its path years ago when skilled people stopped hanging sheet metal but up to this point it has provided glimpses of what I fell in love with. I never cared for any other form of racing. And now I don’t much care for this one either.
     
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  4. Jan 25, 2022 at 7:56 PM
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    If someone started a series with cars built like they were in the 90’s that ran on tracks NASCAR abandoned, that would be something to see.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2022 at 8:00 PM
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    Can't wait for the season to begin. And a race at the LA Colosseum
     
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    Nothing like racing on a go cart track. It will be an absolute shit show!
     
  7. Jan 25, 2022 at 8:10 PM
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    yes and I can't wait to see it unfold
     
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  8. Jan 25, 2022 at 8:31 PM
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    It will not be entertaining. These cars are in no way designed for what they are asking them to do. The real slap in the face is all the tracks with so much history that could really use an event like this and they take it to a football stadium in an area with virtually no fan base. Hell, they can’t even put asses in seats at Autoclub an hour away. Next they will have them drag racing or fuck it. Put monster tires under them and go crush some cars. Just like the dirt bullshit at Bristol. Welcome to NASCAR/Monster Jam. Where we charge you 10 times as much for something no one wants to see.
     
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  9. Jan 25, 2022 at 8:34 PM
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    Last year was the last for me with both F1 and NASCAR. I quit F1 after the entire organization had to cheat to get the champion they were determined to get no matter what. If the sport stinks of being rigged, I'm gone. (plus I really hate the de-tuned engines in those things now - they sound more like lawnmowers than race cars).

    As for NASCAR, whenever someone gets a string of wins going, they change the rules just to stop them. That's why (IMO) a couple of the better drivers "retired" in the past few years.

    As for the "roots" of NASCAR, that's been a joke to me for decades. Pretending that a sport evolved out of moonshine runners, yet has to red flag a race where 2 drops of rain falls on the track is a joke. You mean to tell me no-one ever ran moonshine at night or in bad weather? Yea, sure.

    Bring back racing in ALL weather, no stopping races for rain, and NO COMPETITION CAUTIONS (man that's just stupid). Make them actually race for the entire stated miles as well - like REMOVE THE STAGES. It's turned what was something really fun to watch into a joke (again, IMO).

    I will probably watch the Daytona 500 cause 'reasons' and the INDY 500 (yea, indycar but it's a decent race) and probably a few others. But otherwise I'm kinda done with watching car races on TV.
     
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  10. Jan 25, 2022 at 8:36 PM
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    I've watched worse...

    Mexico. 2004. 1 Donkey. 1 Woman. o_O
     
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  11. Jan 26, 2022 at 2:49 AM
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    Let's race
     
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    We had that. it was called ARCA and NASCAR bought and is currently ruining it.
     
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    It was announced today that the numbers will remain forward for Darlington throwback weekend, which is...... fine so long as they are throwing back to all the great Sportsman schemes of the early 80s, but that's real niche. And, according to reporters, the whole numbers thing wasn't even proposed by NASCAR, rather, it was the RTA that wanted it and with no wiggle room for interpretation. So, much of my frustration is with the RTA rather than NASCAR brass this time.

    I have tickets to three races and I only have these tickets because of rainout and/or Covid credits from the past two seasons. I'll tune in for Daytona, attend Atlanta, Martinsville, and Talladega and that's it for me. I'm all but done with this league. I'll still go to my beloved dirt tracks and bullrings, even though money threatens to ruin these as well.

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  14. Jan 26, 2022 at 5:30 PM
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    All I can see when they get to the USC Trojans stadium is it's going to be follow the leader with it being such a tight and short track. Every time someone tries to pass they are going to hit the wall and the yellow is going to come out. And has anyone seen a pit road yet? Is it out in the parking lot?
     
  15. Jan 26, 2022 at 5:32 PM
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    Larson looking good in Phoenix
     
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    Yeah, as far as I can tell there is no pit road. Going to be a series of short heat races. You could probably compete in this race with a stock Prius.
     
  17. Jan 26, 2022 at 6:03 PM
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    yes actually. They’re running heats with live music in between.
     
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  18. Jan 28, 2022 at 5:43 AM
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    Well, nascar has made another fuck up. The spring Martinsville race, the night race has been cut to 400 laps.
     
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  19. Jan 28, 2022 at 5:52 AM
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    Is that the one that ended 18 hours after it started?

    I went in 2015. I'm going this year. Honestly, the Martinsville race is LOOOOOONG, but I like it that way. It's a real endurance race that tests the suspension, body panels, and brakes.
     
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  20. Jan 28, 2022 at 7:17 AM
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    It will not be long before we see the end of green flag stops. They keep changing things to where NASCAR will be a series of heat races. I just do not enjoy that style of racing.
     

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