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Old 02-20-2011, 04:56 PM
Location: Central North Carolina
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Originally Posted by racewire20 View Post
I will say, Nascar is a hardheaded organization, but they have made a huge business. Some times they make ya wonder, but they will do what needs to be done to insure the sport survives. And I will also say, since the Death of Dale senior, they strive to make sure the cars are the safest they can be. They do not want to have another loss like 10 years ago.
Speaking as someone who watched NASCAR for a long time, but then missed big chunks of a couple years due to not having Satalite or Cable, I have to say that watching speedweek this year was a real disappointment.

My impression is that NASCAR is SUCH a wannabe sport. Trying to compare Daytona to the Superbowl. Let's be real. Go back to work tomorrow, and see how many people are standing around the watercooler talking about the race.

Comparing Jimmy Johnson to Lance Armstrong, or Derek Jeeter. Really? I mean they are a great team, but NASCAR has much more to do with the money invested than other sports. (Especially cycling, which is almost ALL athelete. And then to try to give him a manufactured name (The Dominator) and make it stick. How GHEY!

And of all the multi-champs, not one Black guy in the group. Jeeze, they mentioned MJ in a tangent, but how can you talk about real champs without talking about MJ? Or could they just not get him to comment?

And I that the saddest thing of all was on lap three when all the fans stood there like drones holding up three fingers and standing with their chests all puffed out like it was something. Yeah, the intimidator was awesome, and indeed, racing was a lot better to watch, and a lot more entertaining, but those days are gone. (Probably a big part of the problem). Quit living in yesteryear and get over it.

Flame away. I realize I'm posting this in a forum that won't agree. I was a fan, but it just isn't the same anymore.

(but it was AWESOME to see the 21 win. I was happy for the kid (forgot his name already) and glad to see him win. He raced well and earned it.)
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:10 AM
Location: Upstate
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Apparently, NASCAR didn't have problems selling tickets to the 500:

500 ticket sales race to finish line - Racing (http://www.news-journalonline.com/racing/racing-business/2011/02/21/500-ticket-sales-race-to-finish-line.html - broken link)
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