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Old 03-18-2002, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Any NASCAR fans out there?

Hey - I'm a newbie to this site. Just seeing if anyone is into NASCAR. Anybody else sign up for the realone service with racecast? It's $5/month but well worth it and pretty cool. They give you a lot of exclusive content besides the Nascar stuff. I donít know about you, but I think it is worth every penny Ėitís still cheaper than a couple of beers at the race.
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Old 03-18-2002, 06:50 PM   #2
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If you've been lurking for any time, you know the answer to that question already

Very little support here for roundy-rounders... Hope your flames shields are operational.
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Old 03-18-2002, 06:57 PM   #3
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There are Nascar fans here. I'm a fan of almost all racing.
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Old 03-18-2002, 07:14 PM   #4
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Default NASCAR is okay

There are a few of us who are willing to admit that we like NASCAR. and there are a few who think they earn points by putting NASCAR and other circle track racing down.

Unfortunately a lot of folks have absolutely no idea how much racing technology has come out of the circle tracks. Somehow they think it is not racing if you only turn one direction.

They forget that the guys who started NASCAR were driving fast on dirt roads 40 years before they were born.

Most of the current TV race coverage wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the big draw of NASCAR.

But any way, welcome to the club.

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Old 03-18-2002, 07:27 PM   #5
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I'm not a huge NASCAR fan lately, but I grew up watching it in the seventies. I do however absolutely love sprint car racing. Brave.... BRAVE men.

Everyone do themselves a favor, go watch 600bhp, methanol burning cars with a wheelbase just a bit longer than a bathtub slide around a dirt oval. It's a mind-bending thing to see in person.

can you say "car control".
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Old 03-18-2002, 07:51 PM   #6
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I have been watching nascar on and off for many years. I don't set aside my sundays to watch, but I will catch a few minutes here and their. I do keep up with the limited (rules) technical side and who's winning and general gossip. I do believe nascar racing is the most competetive form of msports out their today. Strict rules do the job.

Like grwrx I am a fan of all racing.

Like ferg said also, you wanna see something exciting. Hit a saturday night dirt sprint race or WoO if possible. Get close and see what these guys do in these cars.

I remember my first sprint car race. we were walking up to the stands at track level. the cars were heading out to do some practice laps. I saw one car heading away, got on the gas, then witnessed this fury of tires, bumps, horsepower and clay trying to come to grips. This thing shot and just bounced and hooked-up wild. My hair stood on end. wow. From then on I realised these guys rip.
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Old 03-18-2002, 10:57 PM   #7
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Like many of the others here, fan of all motorsports, including NASCAR!
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Old 03-19-2002, 08:21 AM   #8
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I would say through the years I HAD been a NASCAR fan, but thanks to NBC and Fox's broadcasts and all the additional media overkill BS the cable networks show I can't really watch much of it anymore.
I grew up watching it, still remember the 1979 Daytona 500 being the first one covered flag-to-flag on CBS. Thanks to the media mass-marketing it, we now have to deal with all the haters in addition to the dumbed down coverage.

Oh well, I still watch the race when I have time even though it's not the same.
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Old 03-19-2002, 08:32 AM   #9
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I would have to agree that the coverage is simply too much. But really, it's no different than NFL or NBA coverage. Everyone's got to have a piece of the pie.

Can you imagine a NASCAR level of coverage for the WRC? How long before we all started complaining?

I do like watching the NASCAR boys on road courses and the short ovals.

And I would jump at a chance to drive one. Maybe I should call Richard Petty.
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Old 03-19-2002, 10:46 AM   #10
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Nascar at the Glen is a lot of fun to watch.
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Old 03-19-2002, 12:45 PM   #11
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i not a big fan of nastycar but i do watch sometimes
now speedchannel has became 24/7 nastcar i' got sick of it
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Old 03-19-2002, 02:41 PM   #12
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Like ferg said also, you wanna see something exciting. Hit a saturday night dirt sprint race or WoO if possible. Get close and see what these guys do in these cars.
A saturday nite at the local bull-ring watching sprint cars is good fun... like you guys said, hellacious cars (power to weight at one time was near f1 range), brave, and very talented drivers (well upfront anyways, the newbies are usually all over the place, proving that it is as hairy to drive as it looks), and great racing action on the track... good show!

And this from a F1 and road-racing fan, he does not care otherwise for oval track racing very much. Here's to mud in your beer!
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Old 03-19-2002, 04:01 PM   #13
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I, for one, think that Fox is doing a terriffic job with their NASCAR coverage. I am enough of a fan to know the drivers, cars, etc., but not enough of a fan to sit through most races. However, I'd rather watch NASCAR on TV than virtually any other sports including the NBA, Golf, Bowling, soccer, X games, NHL, and most NFL games.

I think that if Fox can make a huge commercial TV success out of NASCAR, that it will only lead to more varied motorsports available to us. More F1, more WRC, more AMLS, more superbikes, etc.

And, many of you are right: NASCAR at the Glen and Sears Point is a hoot to watch.
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Old 03-19-2002, 07:24 PM   #14
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Very nice -Greg555
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Old 03-19-2002, 11:30 PM   #15
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Personally, I don't like NASCAR one bit. It's so boring to me and IMO I think it's a hick thing that you see on King of the Hill. But that's me. I like anyother racing though.
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Old 03-20-2002, 01:23 AM   #16
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I think the first 15 minutes of the first Daytona 500 are cool, or when they go on road tracks, like Sears Point and Watkins Glen. I really dont care for the rest though, its far too restricted and monotonus.
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Old 03-20-2002, 01:47 AM   #17
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Oh yeah, Sears Point is the only Nascar Race I like. Circles and ovals are too boring and your eyes will get messed up watching people go in circles.
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Old 03-20-2002, 07:42 AM   #18
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I am not a fan of NASCAR, although I would have to agree with Bonzo, and OnTheGas. Saturday night at the fairgrounds, watching the Outlaws, Sprints, and midgets is awesome. Talk about drifting! "GQ"
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