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Old 02-14-2021, 01:40 PM
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I see there is no interest in this race.
We always watch it if there is nothing else going on and the winter weather keeps me off the water.

Michael Jordan and Bubba Stewart teaming up.

Massive crash on the back straight with 16 cars in lap 15.

Now a rain delay with lighting nearby.



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Is it over yet? I assume Bubba got a trophy and who got to be on stage with Bubba and get the trophy for driving real fast in a left hand circle?
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We are sitting out back on a beautiful Fl night with drinks and cigars ready for a restart. Glad for the delay because we were at the sandbar and would have missed most of it. Why they started with the radar looking like it was and wrecked a chunk of the field I don’t know?
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NASCAR used to be good racing. That ship has sailed.
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Originally Posted by Milehog View Post
NASCAR used to be good racing. That ship has sailed.

Agreed.
Once they went to stage racing, they lost me. I could deal with some of the recent changes enacted by Brian France, but the stage racing is horrible. That, and the playoff idea just lost me as a fan.
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I'm not a big NASCAR fan but I do like watching some of the Daytona 500. Have they turned it into a street race? What was a seeing last night when I turned it on?
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Rerun of a race from earlier in the week they showed to take up some of the 6 hour rain delay.
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I have always hated restrictor plate racing. Stage racing is beyond stupid. The NASCAR playoff is equally stupid.

The only racing I like these days is IMSA (multi class) road racing.
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NASCAR 100% lost me and will never get me back,Phuck them and the France's.
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Originally Posted by Milehog View Post
NASCAR used to be good racing. That ship has sailed.
I was a huge fan in the 80's and 90's, and I agree. Water under the bridge.
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Hell of a finish.

Congrats to McDowell.
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Word on the street is bubba led some laps.
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
I'm not a big NASCAR fan but I do like watching some of the Daytona 500. Have they turned it into a street race? What was a seeing last night when I turned it on?
It was fun to see the Busch Clash during the rain delay. Chase is going to have a great season.

Chase Elliot was second in The Clash and the Daytona 500.

Many more road courses on the schedule this year. I may try to get to The Circuit Of The America's race. Chase rocks the road courses.
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Watching on tv is horrible, being at the track is incredible....
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There really has been no racing at the Daytona 500 for several years.
The low horsepower / high downforce package they run slows the cars down so much that they can only 'pass' by slowing down the car in front.
Watch the 'highlight' videos, the only thing on them is restarts and crashes.

Top speeds at the big tracks are down about 30mph from the peak in 1987. NASCAR is afraid to go fast
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NASCAR is afraid to go fast
NASCAR is of cars flying off the track and into the stands killing/injuring hundreds of fans.
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Originally Posted by Onewolf View Post
NASCAR is of cars flying off the track and into the stands killing/injuring hundreds of fans.
Can't really agree with this view.
NASCAR has been around since 1948 and has NEVER had a fan fatality at a race that was attributed to NASCAR negligence.
The cars that were flying into the air in 87-88 were so aerodynamically unstable that something surely needed to change.
Fast forward 30+ years and I say they've gone to far.
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Imagine the flying cars in a wreck when going 225-230+ MPH.

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Kind of like changing the 1/4 mile in NHRA. Don't like it but I understand.
The stages are BS though.
Usually just watch Daytona and Talledega but Bristol in the dirt could be good.
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Originally Posted by Marlin009 View Post
Kind of like changing the 1/4 mile in NHRA. Don't like it but I understand.
The stages are BS though.
Usually just watch Daytona and Talledega but Bristol in the dirt could be good.
I have heard from many that the Bristol race is the best to see in person because you were close enough to feel the cars and their wind.

So how does that work for a Bristol dirt race? Feel the cars, the wind, and the clay/dirt. Do I need to don a garbage bag in the stands?

Sounds fun.
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