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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-28-2007, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Your thoughts on changing nascar

Allright, I am looking for the answer to a question that I have thrown around for years. Nascar is supposed to be STOCK car racing, correct? How much farther from stock can thay make these cars?
My thought is to make the teams run a car that you or I can go to the dealer and buy tommorow minus race tires and safety equipment like fire suppresion and roll cage. IMO this would make the manufacturers put better cars out there for us to be able to buy.
It used to be race on sunday and sell on monday but that cant be the way it is anymore since all that a nascar is is a shell. I here they are going to make it worse by making everyone run the same body and chassis but just sticker it different for the sponsors.
I know that not everyone could afford a car that they would need to build to make the racing exciting so those models would have to be limited editions but in order to use them they have to sell ten thousand examples of that car to the public a year. And make them use a mass produced model as the base for this limited edition so the technology and research is not being wasted on a small production run.
I know that this will never happen so it may be a waste of time to even ask the question but I have seen racing footage from the sixtys to early eightys and it seemed to be more exciting since they were running full bodied cars and there was no mistaking what that car was and you could go buy almost the same car at your local dealer.
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Re: Your thoughts on changing nascar

True theres no point in me watching. I can't buy the cars that are racing anyways so no point in watching.


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Re: Your thoughts on changing nascar

I think racing is racing - the general public has shown they don't like "stock" car racing in the strictist sense of the word. They want to get drunk and watch loud cars go 'round and 'round while guys in fire suits flip each other the bird and drop kick their rival's door if they get run into the wall in turn 3.

Americans by and large also hate F1 because they think it's too technical and difficult to pay attention to when you're hammered.

So, the remaining options for racing purists is to seek out the SCCA events and stuff - if enough people don't watch NASCAR because they think it's crappy racing, then NASCAR will evolve.


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the only thing i would change about nascar would be to somehow take it from completely suck-ass boring to not-so-completely suck-ass boring.

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Re: Your thoughts on changing nascar

I don't want them to touch NASCAR... it's one of the best things to watch when you're wanting to get really drunk.

You know, if you do like to see good races, there are all sorts of alternatives that you can focus on other than NASCAR. This is like complaining that you'd like Dr. Pepper more if they'd make it taste more like 7Up.


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I dont want it to taste like 7up but they could get back to their roots.

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Yeah, remember the days when people would argue whether or not running Hoosiers was better than Goodyears? Sort of like the Bridgestone vs. Michelin stuff. But really, most people didn't give a damn. And try explaining what homologation means to Joe-Redneck... they just wanna cars go fast.


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Re: Your thoughts on changing nascar

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You know, if you do like to see good races, there are all sorts of alternatives that you can focus on other than NASCAR. This is like complaining that you'd like Dr. Pepper more if they'd make it taste more like 7Up.
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There are a lot of other good series, but none of them get the airtime that NASCAR does. I'd love to watch Grand Am, the MX-5 cup, or WRC but unless your cable company carries Speed it seems like you're shit out of luck.


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not to mention there are NO other channels supporting rally--a vastly underrated sport--since speed dropped all wrc coverage.

the ONLY time i can catch rally is when canada's local sports station, tsn, runs coverage of the canadian rally championships. and that is a half hour program at best... it sucks.

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I agree with everything G-Man said in his original post in this thread. NASCAR entries bear no resemblance whatsoever to what can be bought at any dealer. NASCAR need to revert to STOCK car racing.

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