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Old 04-18-2011, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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I can deal with the tandem racing after watching the finish yesterday......wow! Even in the old days they wouldn't stay bunched up in a 30-40 car pack for very long, 6 or 10 cars would usually seperate after several laps anyhow.

Gotta give Jr. a lot of credit right before the checkers he was really squirrley and saved it.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:57 PM
 
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I can deal with the tandem racing after watching the finish yesterday......wow! Even in the old days they wouldn't stay bunched up in a 30-40 car pack for very long, 6 or 10 cars would usually seperate after several laps anyhow.

Gotta give Jr. a lot of credit right before the checkers he was really squirrley and saved it.
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Old 05-03-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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It's no wonder the stands are not full the real fans are staying home.
I think that has to do more with ticket prices. $80.00 for good seats and $50.00 for the cheap seats is expensive. Factor in $9.00 for a bottle of beer, and many people decide to stay at home and watch it on TV.

No matter how you slice it, $200.00 for 2 people to have have 4 hours of entertainment is expensive. That isn't even factoring in kids.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:03 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I think that has to do more with ticket prices. $80.00 for good seats and $50.00 for the cheap seats is expensive. Factor in $9.00 for a bottle of beer, and many people decide to stay at home and watch it on TV.

No matter how you slice it, $200.00 for 2 people to have have 4 hours of entertainment is expensive. That isn't even factoring in kids.
Amen! Not sure of the reason the prices have climbed so darn high (guess to pay the drivers and car owners their $$) but it looks like going to the races is for the elite anymore!
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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I think that has to do more with ticket prices. $80.00 for good seats and $50.00 for the cheap seats is expensive. Factor in $9.00 for a bottle of beer, and many people decide to stay at home and watch it on TV.

No matter how you slice it, $200.00 for 2 people to have have 4 hours of entertainment is expensive. That isn't even factoring in kids.

Price is just part of the reason,
I just think people maybe have gotten tired of drivers being so spread out and winning by 10 seconds. I think people want it to be more competitive.

People sit on their ass for 3+ hours in 80-90 degree heat, in some seats that aren't comfortable, watching cars drive around in circles 300+ times, I think we deserve a decent finish atleast.

All in my opinion of course.
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:01 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Latest rules "adjustment"

NASCAR has determined that the Fords running in Tandem have an advantage over the other brands because the advanced cooling system Ford has employed in their engines allows them to run hotter, NASCAR is mandating a lower pressure pop off to vent the cooling system. The Fords will no longer have the ability to run as hot there fore they will not have the ability to remain as pushers and will have to swap position like the others.

Same old rules tweaking. Gotta keep the General happy.
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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"Gotta keep the General happy"?

Guess you didn't read the entire story. That rule change applies to all brands, not just ford. Now all makes will have to swap positions more than the they did at the previous restrictor plate race.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:22 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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"Gotta keep the General happy"?

Guess you didn't read the entire story. That rule change applies to all brands, not just ford. Now all makes will have to swap positions more than the they did at the previous restrictor plate race.
My point was the Fords had the ability to run hotter and not have to swap positions. By lowering the pop off pressure the Fords will now have to swap losing their advantage.

Can't have one manufacturer with an advantage can we?
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:50 AM
 
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The rules were changed uniformly for all makes. Whatever advantage ford had before is still there.

If they could run hotter before the change, can't they still run hotter than the other brands now and retain the ability to draft longer?

Seems like we do have one manufacturer with an advantage.
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Old 10-22-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Blah
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How exciting, draft racing....not

This is an embarrassment to racing in my opinion.
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