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Old 04-16-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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The engineering aspect is important in F1. The teams and spectators do not want the stone age technology of NASCAR.
And they want the high speed go karts of F1?

That's the major appeal of NASCAR. The pushrod technology and the close-to stock appearance that everyday fan can relate to.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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And they want the high speed go karts of F1?

That's the major appeal of NASCAR. The pushrod technology and the close-to stock appearance that everyday fan can relate to.
Why not? F1 is the pinnacle of motorsport.

NASCAR: The cars look awful and outdated. They do not resemble anything interesting you can buy from Chevrolet (the current Camaro) or Ford (the current Mustang).

DTM and other European touring cars share more in common with the road going versions.

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Baker City, Oregon
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That's the major appeal of NASCAR. The pushrod technology and the close-to stock appearance that everyday fan can relate to.
And don't forget the wrecks. NASCAR fans love them big wrecks!!!

Not enough wrecks in F1 for NASCAR fans.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:19 PM
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And don't forget the wrecks. NASCAR fans love them big wrecks!!!

Not enough wrecks in F1 for NASCAR fans.
This simply is not true for serious NASCAR fans. Yes there are a lot of jerks watching all kinds of racing including F1 just hoping for wrecks.
I can guarantee this you have a lot more F1 fans hoping to see a pass for the lead then you see NASCAR fans hoping for a wreck. Unfortunately the NASCAR fan usually gets his wish.
I just read in Automobile magazine (the F1 bible) that in the 2010 F1 season there were exactly two passes for the lead the entire season.
You guys should do more wishing.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:59 AM
 
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...I just read in Automobile magazine (the F1 bible) that in the 2010 F1 season there were exactly two passes for the lead the entire season...
Two passes the whole damn season? Why would anyone bother watching?
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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And they want the high speed go karts of F1?

That's the major appeal of NASCAR. The pushrod technology and the close-to stock appearance that everyday fan can relate to.
Beacuse rear drive V8 2 door Camrys et al are so common, eh?
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:05 AM
 
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That's the major appeal of NASCAR. The pushrod technology.............
Grandpa!! Grandpa!! Daddy said he doesn't know. He said I should ask you.

Tell me grandpa, please!! What's a pushrod engine???
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:32 AM
 
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Beacuse rear drive V8 2 door Camrys et al are so common, eh?
Now you're getting it.

You know, that close to stock appearing thing, eh?
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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Grandpa!! Grandpa!! Daddy said he doesn't know. He said I should ask you.

Tell me grandpa, please!! What's a pushrod engine???
Kids. Have to teach 'em everything.

Sit down here Sonny Boy and let me tell you about the Small Block Chevy, the most popular engine of all time, street or race track...
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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Kids. Have to teach 'em everything.

Sit down here Sonny Boy and let me tell you about the Small Block Chevy, the most popular engine of all time, street or race track...
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