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View Poll Results: Which type of auto racing do you like?
NASCAR 31 32.63%
Indy 9 9.47%
Formula 1 43 45.26%
Drag 3 3.16%
Other, feel free to comment 9 9.47%
Voters: 95. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-10-2012, 07:25 PM
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Open-wheel is always more interesting than the slow taxicabs going round and round.

NASCAR is B*O*R*I*N*G*.
Of course it is everything is boring if you don't understand what's going on.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Of course it is everything is boring if you don't understand what's going on.
Are we talking about Nascar or soccer?
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Indy cars is pretty much a dying thign :IMO. Its two main rich trams evrus the startups. they alos don't even have tracks to race high down force cars o really. Too mnay tracks designed for NASCAR with too much banking and o raod racig these cars is not interestig really.F!has gotten better since they figured out a way to allow followig car enoguh advantage to pass eve with sero problems in followig a high down force car. They also have made decisions that allow more car tha just two richest to competeby alloowig less innovation.Look at now they have amde Red bull Innovatios illegal when not disallowed by rules.Not idea but otherwise high tech means highest money normally wins.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:33 PM
 
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Indy cars is pretty much a dying thign :IMO. Its two main rich trams evrus the startups. they alos don't even have tracks to race high down force cars o really. Too mnay tracks designed for NASCAR with too much banking and o raod racig these cars is not interestig really.F!has gotten better since they figured out a way to allow followig car enoguh advantage to pass eve with sero problems in followig a high down force car. They also have made decisions that allow more car tha just two richest to competeby alloowig less innovation.Look at now they have amde Red bull Innovatios illegal when not disallowed by rules.Not idea but otherwise high tech means highest money normally wins.
Umm, did you go to school?
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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Are we talking about Nascar or soccer?
There's a difference?
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Just another example of why real race fans have little interest in F1

When Kenseth was wrecked yesterday in a NASCAR race(ironically by a Red Bull owned car) his team did not quit even though they had no chance of a decent finish.
The spent a long time repairing the car so that their sponsor got as much TV exposure time as possible.
That's what real racers do.
WOW! Now real racing = shilling for sponsors as much as possible?

Who knew?

I always thought real racers don't put restrictor plates on their engines and don't lose points earned on a race track for something they've said.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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I just got back from a ASA race at the Milwaukee Mile which was the Howie Lettow 150. Now this is a charity race where tickets were $30 to sit anywhere at the track you wanted. Before the main event they had The Big 8 late model races followed by ASAMT Truck Series then the main event which Matt Kenseth came back to WI to race in this race and it brought Rusty Wallace out of retirement for this race. Rusty said if it wasn't a benefit for Howie Lettow and it was held at any other race track he wouldn't have raced but he said he loved the smaller tracks and the flat tracks like the Milwaukee Mile which has a great racing history that many people don't know about. Bill Elliots son or nephew raced tonight along with a John Hunter Nemecheck who is only 15 YEARS OLD!. One thing I observed being a new casual racing fan is how close knit the dirt tracks and the short track family is, everyone seemed to know everyone from all over the midwest. It was a great race even with all the cautions. Then I learned about the "short track cone" where on the last lap of a yellow the drivers get to pick outside or inside position by going above or below an orange cone which is placed at the finish line, which I thought was pretty cool but I guess this rule or privileged is only found in the midwest. Still cool to see the big boys play with the little guys of racing and after starting 29th Matt Kenseth got as high as 4th but finished around 10th. Even at the "AA" level of racing is what I was told ASA is, it seemed to be very competitive.

ASA MIDWEST TOUR | The Premier Super Late Model Tour in the Midwest

Milwaukee Mile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sauter outlasts field to win at Milwaukee Mile - JSOnline

Photos from the race: Howie Lettow Memorial 150 - JSOnline
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Indy Race tomorrow in Milwaukee and it's Nat tv on ABC at 12:30.

Dario Franchitti hungry for more - JSOnline
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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IndyCar coming back to Milwaukee Mile in 2013 - JSOnline

Michael Andretti, whose company brought the IndyCar Series back to the Milwaukee Mile for a race Saturday, told the crowd before the command to start engines that Milwaukee IndyFest would happen again in 2013. The 36,000-seat stands were about half full -- with nearly all of the best seats occupied -- and the infield crowd appeared better than in recent years. If the crowd was in the low- to mid-20,000s range, that would make it at least one-third larger than last year's.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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IndyCar coming back to Milwaukee Mile in 2013 - JSOnline

Michael Andretti, whose company brought the IndyCar Series back to the Milwaukee Mile for a race Saturday, told the crowd before the command to start engines that Milwaukee IndyFest would happen again in 2013. The 36,000-seat stands were about half full -- with nearly all of the best seats occupied -- and the infield crowd appeared better than in recent years. If the crowd was in the low- to mid-20,000s range, that would make it at least one-third larger than last year's.
That's good news. As small as the crowd looked, it was larger than last year. I think overall Indycar is headed in the right direction. Get a few more ovals to balance the schedule and start promoting hard. If they can continue to try and create/reestablish a link with the USAC open wheel divisions then that might help too. Its going to take more time, but again, I think they are headed the right way.
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