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NASCAR 2013 Discussion

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by fluffybear, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Is there a catch fence that can 100% guarantee stopping all parts of a car going 225? The crash Saturday was at an estimated 175. If cars go 225 and go airborne the fence won't do much.

    I don't see how letting the cars go 225 will stop them from being together on the track. The cars are virtually the same except for team setup ... All the Hendricks engine cars would be bunched up. All the Toyotas would be bunched up. All the Fords would be bunched up. Only the individual setups and driver fear level would lead to unbunching (the same as it is today).

    It is ... and you can be sure that all manufacturers will do their best to be fastest and best. Unrestricted you would see cars of all manufactures pushing 225 - and still bunched up - then wadded up - and hopefully not through the fence.

    At what time? There were four female NASCAR drivers in 1949. Janet Guthrie raced in 1976. Patty Moise became the first to lead a Busch series race in 1986. And with the Drive for Diversity program in 2004 it was obvious that NASCAR was pushing to add female drivers (and other unrepresented groups).

    NASCAR should have had the female driver in mind for a decade or more. For weight to become an issue NOW seems to be a Danica related issue.

    I'm sorry if you took my counter argument personally. I intended to counter the view expressed ... whether it be yours or the view of the competing race teams. If the other race teams think it is unfair that Danica weighs so little perhaps they can give Mark Martin a full time ride ... and tell Ryan Newman to lose some weight ... he's hurting his team.

    Perhaps they need to adjust the weight adjustment and go another 40 pounds in each direction ... let Ryan drive a lighter car since he weighs more. There are other drivers over 180 who would benefit from a lighter car.
     
  2. fluffybear

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    Wasn't it Mark Martin's choice to race a limited schedule?
     
  3. James Long

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    He seems to be happy where he is ... of course that is ending this year and 2014 could be back to the rocking chair or more races. Time will tell.
     
  4. fluffybear

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    Congratulations to Daytona 500 winner, Jimmie Johnson
     
  5. JACKIEGAGA

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    I was routing for
    Danica Patrick
     
  6. fluffybear

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    I suspect many people were!
     
  7. James Long

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    She did well. Her fans should be happy. And she beat her boyfriend and fellow rookie of the year candidate.
     
  8. djlong

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    Yeah, there's been a lot of coverage of Danica. But I also remember there being constant coverage of Junior - and he's won one race in how many years driving premium equipment?

    That's not to denigrate Dale Jr. - just to put in some perspective. Right or wrong, he gets coverage because he's popular. Well, Danica is in that same boat.

    And there HAVE been women crew members. You might remember Shawna Robinson from some years ago (ran the #49 for BAM Racing in what was then Nextel Cup for a couple of years). When BAM went belly up, she eventually got a part-time Truck gig and they had one race (in texas if memory serves) with an all-female over-the-wall crew. Shawna later said she wasn't fond of that "publicity stunt".
     
  9. VDP07

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    I find the "Freight Train" style races to be very boring. The only time a driver gets a little out of line is to get some air to cool the engine. I guess it's kind of exciting when a driver makes the mistake of getting to far out of line and gets shuffled back a dozen or more places, but that doesn't happen to often. Yesterday, I was far more interested in the pit stop times than any action, or lack there of, happening on the track.
     
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    When they were strung out in a single file about 25 cars in length.... Well, THAT I found boring. You *at least* have to be 2-wide to have something interesting going on.
     
  11. fluffybear

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    Congratulations
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    on winning the Subway 400..
     
  12. fmcomputer

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    Anyone having a problem with Raceview besides me ?
     
  13. James Long

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    Not a bad weekend for racing ... and it looks like the honeymoon is over for Ms Racer. :)

    They still have to figure out that "Drivers start your engines" thing.
     
  14. dslram

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    whos the favorite for Bristol??
     
  15. jimmie57

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    I think Kyle Bush or Tony Stewart will win at Bristol this weekend coming up.
    Danica will either be many laps behind or wrecked before it is over.
    I do like Danica and want her to do well but I just don't think she is the fighter necessary for a track like this.
     
  16. peano

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    I doubt Stewart will win. SHR is probably the worst performer with the Gen 6 car of all the multi car teams.
     
  17. jimmie57

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    This is true, however, this is a half mile track, almost like a dirt track and that is Tony's kind of fun. I think this race will be more driver performance and less car performance than we have had to this point.
     
  18. dslram

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    I like Tony as well but this isnt his type of track and I would be very surprised if he won there, Kyle Busch is always tough at this track as is Jeff gordon

    Im thinkin Brad may pull it off again.

    I been to the nite race twice and and Im goin again in august!!
     
  19. Neely8

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    If you can get there by Thursday be sure to go about 50 miles south of Bristol for the show at the best dirt track I've ever been to, Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap. You won't be disappointed.
     
  20. dslram

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    we will be there tuesday-------Ill have to look it up


    always a good time there
     

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