U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Auto Racing
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-23-2011, 04:31 PM
 
155 posts, read 413,222 times
Reputation: 102

Advertisements

Out of all the rule changes in NASCAR, why in the hell cant someone come up with a rule to freeze the lap count under caution when there are only a handful of laps to go. Out of the last 10 laps today, how many.. 3 were run under green? Yeah.. that gives someone in the back a heck of a long time to get to the front.

If this tandem crap continues (which it will) and now with FI coming, I can see A LOT of people finally throwing in the towel on NASCAR.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-23-2011, 04:38 PM
 
890 posts, read 1,534,123 times
Reputation: 953
They essentially did that when they came up with the G-W-C idea. I didn't see the race, because I'm one who's already thrown in the towel (pretty much). I still follow it, but not near as closely as I used to. I may attend a race in person, but have recently given up season tickets I've held for 14 years. Having grown up attending weekly racing events in the Northeastern US, I've come to the conclusion that I'd rather go back to spending my "racing" money supporting the local short tracks more regularly.

At least you didn't see them circle the track 10 times under yellow and then see the yellow/checkered.

Now THAT was frustrating.

Last edited by dbbd; 10-23-2011 at 04:50 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2011, 05:32 PM
PDD
 
Location: The Sand Hills of NC
8,774 posts, read 14,886,082 times
Reputation: 11886
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiD310 View Post

If this tandem crap continues (which it will) and now with FI coming, I can see A LOT of people finally throwing in the towel on NASCAR.
I agree with you but let's not get carried away here, no NASCAR fan is ever going to switch over and watch that farce they call F1 racing.
I think if a caution comes out at 10 laps or less it should be changed to a red immediately until the cleanup is completed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-23-2011, 05:49 PM
 
15,924 posts, read 17,431,677 times
Reputation: 7641
Every time a race ends in a green/white/checker I come away from the race wanting to watch NASCAR less and less...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-24-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
7,187 posts, read 11,238,374 times
Reputation: 30767
Either throw a red with <10 to go OR slow the pace car down to a snails pace. That would buy some time on a superspeedway (not so much at the smaller tracks).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2011, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
1,759 posts, read 4,424,538 times
Reputation: 1193
People would really stop watching NASCAR because they are changing the fuel delivery system? Really?!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-25-2011, 07:26 AM
PDD
 
Location: The Sand Hills of NC
8,774 posts, read 14,886,082 times
Reputation: 11886
Quote:
Originally Posted by davecj View Post
People would really stop watching NASCAR because they are changing the fuel delivery system? Really?!
?????? please explain
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-28-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Sanford, NC
1,518 posts, read 1,787,150 times
Reputation: 2458
Quote:
Originally Posted by PDD View Post
I think if a caution comes out at 10 laps or less it should be changed to a red immediately until the cleanup is completed.

I totally agree!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-01-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Upstate
5,803 posts, read 6,585,750 times
Reputation: 4177
Quote:
Originally Posted by PDD View Post
I think if a caution comes out at 10 laps or less it should be changed to a red immediately until the cleanup is completed.
10 laps may work at short tracks, but at 'Dega that would be way too much.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-01-2011, 03:31 PM
 
12,577 posts, read 13,320,032 times
Reputation: 8901
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiD310 View Post
Out of all the rule changes in NASCAR, why in the hell cant someone come up with a rule to freeze the lap count under caution when there are only a handful of laps to go. Out of the last 10 laps today, how many.. 3 were run under green? Yeah.. that gives someone in the back a heck of a long time to get to the front.

If this tandem crap continues (which it will) and now with FI coming, I can see A LOT of people finally throwing in the towel on NASCAR.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PDD View Post
I agree with you but let's not get carried away here, no NASCAR fan is ever going to switch over and watch that farce they call F1 racing.
I think if a caution comes out at 10 laps or less it should be changed to a red immediately until the cleanup is completed.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PDD View Post
?????? please explain
When the OP referred to FI he didn't mean "F1" but "fuel injection"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Sports > Auto Racing
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top