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Postby AdmiralSam on Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:44 pm

In my quest to investigate other motorsports, Nascar has always confused me. I have watched parts of races, I have seen massive crashes, but put simply, I don't understand the sport.

Partly, this is due to laziness. I appreciate that. Partly, this is because in the UK, I have never been able to watch a race. The races look like a big circle, full of lots of cars, trying to over take. I can only assume they overtake through slipstreaming - is this the case? Or are the cars not identical etc? Is it a race to a finish or a race over a time period?

Are there any enthusiasts of the sport on this forum? Is the championship close and exciting to watch? or is it as full of politics as the F1 world now?

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Re: Nascar

Postby Funkmother on Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:13 am

Hey, look at this opened can of worms sitting here? ;)
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Re: Nascar

Postby snowman on Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:03 pm

NASCAR should be called The world Championship of Making Left Turns. :hihi:
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Re: Nascar

Postby Lawrence on Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:13 pm

Funkmother wrote:Hey, look at this opened can of worms sitting here? ;)


I think we should let Clag answer first. I'm afraid I'd leave sw6569 with the right impression.
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Re: Nascar

Postby hellsbrink on Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:07 pm

Nascar has this, jump to 1:33

Why did the chicken cross the road?


It wanted to get away from the Russians...................
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Re: Nascar

Postby grunf77 on Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:43 pm

I was going to post this, I don't know what's better: crash on last lap in which no one got hurt (except for 8 fans who'll have real memorabilia on their body-no one is hurt serious) or Carl Edwadrs who walked across finish line after crash after been thrown in fence.

That's cooler than cool, that's sort of Chuck Yeager right stuff cool. 8)
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Re: Nascar

Postby Lawrence on Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:16 pm

You know, with two out of three US car companies in bankruptcy (what a sad state of affairs that is), there are cuts in NASCAR. I gather they get direct funding from the US car companies. Not sure of the extent or impact on NASCAR, or from my perspective, its marketing power relative to IRL. My suspicion is that NASCAR has so much market penetration that this is simply an annoyance (although Petty had to lay off 9 people....vice the hundreds of jobs Max Mosley is trying to terminate).
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Re: Nascar

Postby Clag on Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:22 pm

Petty speaks to some of those issues today. There's talk around, even by Bill Franz, that they are listening to some more foreign manufacturers. Acura American, Honda, Nissan, and KIA all manufacturer in the U.S.. Without factory support....what do you do ? Like Petty said...We gotta waite and see if Obama wants to get into the racin' business. " There's been rumours that Petty might switch to Toyota . :confused:

http://www.nascar.com/video/cup/2009/06 ... ty.nascar/
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Re: Nascar

Postby Funkmother on Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:59 am

Kia! :confused: <sarcasm>Wouldn't that be spectacular.</sarcasm> :banghead:
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Re: Nascar

Postby Lyria on Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:32 pm

Funkmother wrote:Kia! :confused: <sarcasm>Wouldn't that be spectacular.</sarcasm> :banghead:

Don't mention the KIA like that in front of FuMo, it makes him have a funny turn ;)
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Re: Nascar

Postby Funkmother on Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:46 am

What do you mean? I'm alright.

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Re: Nascar

Postby NASCARfan8 on Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:44 pm

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Re: Nascar

Postby Crossa on Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:06 am

Hello "NCF8",

Welcome to the forum. Over the past few years I have noticed that most of our members are smart enough to grasp the key of the content of a given post, even if it is only posted once. ;)
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Re: Nascar

Postby Clag on Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:15 pm

I'm going to try and do this weekly.

It's the non NASCAR fan, who has a lose interest in it because it's racing, condensed version . Watch it quick...they take it down after a few days.

http://www.nascar.com/video/race_rewind ... nd.nascar/
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Re: Nascar

Postby Crossa on Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:46 am

Thanks, amazing how low they are able to run the front end
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