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Old 06-08-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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Nascar made changes to allow drivers to shift at Pocono.

I can only hope that it will make the race a bit more exciting. I love Pocono, but the races tend to be very boring. Well, there was that one time Kahne almost went over the wall and Sadler dropped his engine from hitting the wall hard. But besides a few wrecks, the race is a big yawn.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:39 PM
 
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:53 AM
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Nascar made changes to allow drivers to shift at Pocono.

I can only hope that it will make the race a bit more exciting. I love Pocono, but the races tend to be very boring. Well, there was that one time Kahne almost went over the wall and Sadler dropped his engine from hitting the wall hard. But besides a few wrecks, the race is a big yawn.
So you are one of those "fans" that mostly enjoys wrecks.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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So you are one of those "fans" that mostly enjoys wrecks.
Kind of sick ain't it? One has to wonder why hockey isn't more popular.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:39 PM
 
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So you are one of those "fans" that mostly enjoys wrecks.
That's what half if not most, of the NASCAR commercials are about.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:13 PM
 
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I hope it brings more competition to the front stretch. There's not a much cooler sight in Nascar than seeing the guys come out of Turn 4 and then spread out many cars wide all the way down the front stretch only to have to funnel themselves back into double file to hit the groove in Turn 1.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:13 AM
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That's what half if not most, of the NASCAR commercials are about.
This is sadly true, many long time NASCAR fans are being priced out of attending races and NASCAR is attempting to lure in younger fans. What better way to get young fans to watch then to show them crashes. I mean young people with their video games everything seems to be geared towards mayhem and destruction.

I am sure the fake pictures of Greg Biffell (16) twirling along the fence at some faux NASCAR track has tempted some to watch NASCAR.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:37 AM
 
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I'm in it mostly for the wrecks. Always have been. Nothing I like more than watching the big one at Daytona or Taledega, re-run 15 times in slow mo, from 5 different angles! And when they get backwards and airborn...man I've died and gone to heaven!

It really sucks when you've got the same leader for 150 laps running 30 seconds ahead of everyone else, and the rest of the field is strung out with a hundred yard gap in between them all.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:47 AM
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I'm in it mostly for the wrecks. Always have been. Nothing I like more than watching the big one at Daytona or Taledega, re-run 15 times in slow mo, from 5 different angles! And when they get backwards and airborn...man I've died and gone to heaven!

It really sucks when you've got the same leader for 150 laps running 30 seconds ahead of everyone else, and the rest of the field is strung out with a hundred yard gap in between them all.
Honestly you are not a racing fan you are a demo derby fan. Not that there is anything wrong with that but it does show that NASCAR has attracted a lot of crash fans with it's restrictor plate racing.

Luckily for the real race fans there are only four crash fest races per year.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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Honestly you are not a racing fan you are a demo derby fan. Not that there is anything wrong with that but it does show that NASCAR has attracted a lot of crash fans with it's restrictor plate racing.

Luckily for the real race fans there are only four crash fest races per year.
We have to be honest if it was not for the commentators promoting the chance for the "big one" ratings would be down. Like I said in my last post NASCAR promotes wrecks...
I believe the sport would be dead without them.
I by far prefer a race that has a close finish, to a race in which a guy wins by 10 seconds..

But many races don't have close finishes, 90% of them are ended with a few cars trying to conserve gas. Hoping the other guy runs out. That's not very enticing to new fans..
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