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NASCAR Hotpass 2011

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by SPACEMAKER, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Jan 21, 2011 #1 of 430
    SPACEMAKER

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    I haven't seen anything offial regarding Hotpass for 2011 but they did tweet something in November saying "We'll see you in Daytona in 2011!"

    http://twitter.com/nascar_hotpass

    If it returns I suspect that it won't change much.
     
  2. Jan 21, 2011 #2 of 430
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    Let me be the first to post second. :)

    The new season will be interesting without the catch can man. And perhaps a new point system?

    I just wish they would eliminate the chase and go back to the old system.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2011 #3 of 430
    Sgt. Slaughter

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    new points will be interesting for sure. also interesting if they do the rumored change to award 43pts to the winner and just drop 1pt down to 1 for the field, the bonus's will be very interesting how much they award. i'm thinking it might be along the lines of 2-3pts.

    btw Jr. and JJ ran fastest lap yesterday when i was watching the testing. maybe just maybe this crew chief swap will be what jr needs. He deff needs someone to put him in his place and someone thats proven to win in the sport so he in turn is forced to step it up. you can argue with a chief thats never won much easier than one thats proven.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2011 #4 of 430
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    Hopefully Hotpass will return in HD with more options..

    I also would like to see a simplier more credible points system.. There should be a greater gap for points between 1 and 2 and so on.. The winner should easily get 25-50 points more than 2nd place.. Need more drivers going for wins instead of points racing each week and don't award points for bottom 10 or so drivers.. Too many start and park drivers getting points and paycheck for 5 laps.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Jan 23, 2011 #5 of 430
    SPACEMAKER

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    Hotpass has been in HD for the past few years so now worries there.

    They should pay the same points for 30th to 43rd so teams with damaged cars don't feel the need to fix a destroyed car just to ride around trying to gain a handful of points while shedding debris and getting in the way.

    As far as changes to the point system, I don't really care what they do. The best teams always seem to rise to the occasion in The Chase (which is never going anywhere so it's best to just accept it).
     
  6. Jan 23, 2011 #6 of 430
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    That wasn't JR driving his car... Maybe that's what the 88 needs, another driver. :)
     
  7. Jan 23, 2011 #7 of 430
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    Good idea, but start and parks would get the same points as a team that fought all race and finished 30th.

    Is it the top 35 in the points that are guaranteed a spot? Then I would change it to 36 through 43 getting the same points.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2011 #8 of 430
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    That's the dilemma. Where do you have the cutoff? Does it vary by track? I just hate seeing wrecked cars causing issues with people that are trying to race. Unless they are going out solely for the purpose of revenge. That is when it's fun.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2011 #9 of 430
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    Ouch!:lol:

    In all seriousness I think Jr and Jeff will benefit from the changes.
     
  10. Jan 24, 2011 #10 of 430
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    The truth hurts...

    I wouldn't hold my breath on Jr. Even he thinks he's a failure. In his mind he's already doomed himself to mediocrity and that's the worst thing an athlete can do to themselves.
     
  11. Jan 27, 2011 #11 of 430
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    No way for Earnhardt, he has changed teams, and changed crews, with no improvement. Maybe he should try race car driving school, next. :sure:
     
  12. Jan 27, 2011 #12 of 430
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    And now he wants shorter races... crybaby... I guess that's the only way he thinks he has a shot at winning.
     
  13. Jan 27, 2011 #13 of 430
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    New points system is now a reality.
     
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    Should be interesting.
     
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    Go 48
     
  16. Jan 29, 2011 #16 of 430
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    Why no love for Kyle Petty Jr...
     
  17. Jan 29, 2011 #17 of 430
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    Kyle just went out there and raced, he wasn't whining all the time. Plus, he was a good ambassador for the sport. The other younger drivers looked up to him.
     
  18. Feb 3, 2011 #18 of 430
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    Hopefully the Hotpass channels show up on the Sixto report in a couple of weeks sans any announcement. I hate that DirecTV always waits until the last possible moment to update their site.
     
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    in guide now
     
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