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      07-24-2016, 07:40 PM   #1
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Anybody still watch NASCAR?

I used to be a big fan. Not so much the last few years. There is still something special about going to a race over watching on TV. I suppose that's true of all sporting events.

Today I decided to watch the Sprint Cup race at Indy. Kyle Busch won it easily. He also won the xfinity race yesterday, sweeping the weekend. Turns out he swept the weekend at Indy last year too. I know he is not a very popular driver, but this guy knows how to win.

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      07-24-2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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I was a die hard fan......the Dale died and it wasn't the same. Then it became a soap opera(WWE style) and lost more interest. Then all the cars were exactly the same just different sticker packages and everything that was exciting was gone. Haven't watched a race in maybe 8 years.
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      07-24-2016, 08:14 PM   #3
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I was a die hard fan......the Dale died and it wasn't the same. Then it became a soap opera(WWE style) and lost more interest. Then all the cars were exactly the same just different sticker packages and everything that was exciting was gone. Haven't watched a race in maybe 8 years.
The death of Earnhardt did change things. He had a huge following. I was a Gordon fan but I had a lot of respect for Earnhardt winning record. I just watched the video of the crash again and it sure looks to me like Sterling Martin got a bad rap on that one. Nevertheless, a legend is gone.

Getting back to today. While the sport has changed and Brian France and company have fukked up NASCAR as much as they can, there are still some great drivers out there. Kyle Busch is one of them. He races to win in trucks, xfinity, and sprint. He has 37 Sprint victories and has been in the Top 10 in over 50% of the races. He's only 31. After watching him dominate today I'll give NASCAR another look. DVR makes it easier. Fast forward and look for the smoke!
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The other thing that turned me away from watching was the incredible amount of time in commercials. I listen to the races occasionally on radio. Another fail was that Roush reality show. They really showed how driving ability is not as important as being a spokesperson for the sponsors.

There are some good drivers today but they're racing against cover models and that makes it easier to stack wins. And if you aren't with a big team you have WAY less chance. Back in the day Alan Kulwicky(sp) won races driving for himself.
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If Sr., swervin Irvin, Bobby Alison, Kulwicky, Rusty Wallace, and young Gordon were around Jimmy Johnson wouldn't have won 5 consecutive championships. Granted it was a different game, but those fields were full of talented drivers, and loose regulations.
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....turn left!
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No more Gordon. Next.
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If they made every race like 40 or 50 laps, I'd probably watch. But, 250+? Zzzzzzzzz. It only gets exciting at the end when they all take risks.
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NASCAR. Spec racing with heavy WWF marketing veneer. I was a fan, once. But that was a long long time ago. I ended up seeing a few minutes of the race today after the TdF ended. The stands were abandoned. I can't say why because I haven't paid attention in a long time, but I don't see the money hanging around all that much longer based on what I saw today.
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Just stumbled upon this thread while looking for something else. So yes, I know it's a few years old. I was a mad NASCAR fan, and Earnhardt was my guy. Not the same since he died. I tried watching a few races after his death but it wasn't the same, it was like switching teams. I just couldn't. I was supposed to be at Daytona the day Dale died, but at the last minute I couldn't make it. I'm glad.

That was also the first year the race went from TNN to network TV. It just wasn't the same with the network guys broadcasting the race. They didn't get the nuances. They weren't excited, they weren't NASCAR fans.

I've been to Daytona a handful of times, Dover and Talladega. It was a great spectator sport. As far as go fast turn left, I used to say the same thing. Then one Sunday I was flipping through the TV stations and happened upon that moment. The race was at one of the super speedways, and the cars were 4 wide on the straightaway doing 200 mph. I was hooked.
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The hum of the engines constantly whining around the speedway, no better way to get a nap on Sunday. Then you wake up for the replay of the crash!!

Heck, I was even watching trucks racing waiting for my wife to get ready for breakfast yesterday. When I got to her sister's house, her husband had been watching that same truck just sorta float out of the pack and into the wall.
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Used to be a huge fan a couple years ago. But became disinterested when NASCAR neutered the race with all their regulations. Sadly, NFL went down same road and I find myself not watching it that much either. Thankful I still have college football.
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We used to get in the private suites with the corporate guys when I worked for Heilig-Meyers. I was never really a big NASCAR fan but it was always enjoyable to get to watch the races in the boxes. A/C, snacks and free drinks, while waiting on Dick Trickle to wreck himself or anyone else in proximity to him was always a good time.
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