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Old 10-11-2007, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Washington, D.C.
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Does anyone follow NASCAR? I didn't become interested in it until recently. When it gets to the end of the race it is actually pretty interesting. Like this past weekend this driver Kurt Busch (drivers the Dodge Miller Lite car) looked like he was going to finish in the top, but ended up finishing 7th. Still really good, but I think it is interesting to see how things can change so quickly in a race. Anyone else into NASCAR? Who are your favorite drivers?
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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Yup, we are Nascar fans at my house. Dale Jr, is my favorite, but he has had a very lousy year. I haven't enjoyed it as much since His father Dale Sr. died. I also like Tony Stewart, he used to have a very bad temper, but has matured quite a bit the last 2 seasons.

Sorry, I am NOT a Jeff Gordon fan.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I have followed Dale Jarrett for years. Always seemed like a level headed driver and fair. He's not doing so good since 2000 but I'll stick with him till he quits. Good old southern boy, just does what he needs to and if he wins, so be it, if he don't, so be it. hahaha

But you are right. The last 20 laps are the heat of the battle. Where I live, we only get two channels (I refuse to press one for English and I refuse to get cable or satelittel.) One of those channels has a Nextel race on each week. Thankfully.

I used to travel for the company and spent time in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas and was able to go to several races. Loved every minute.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:12 AM
 
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Dale Jarrett is one of my favorites too. I also love Mark Martin. He is such a gentlemen driver. I just wish he would hurry up and retire, I worry about him out there with all the young aggressive drivers that are out there now.

The New Hampshire Race track in Loudan is right behind my Husbands grandparents house. We could always see part of her property on TV when ever that race was on. Kinda cool.
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Old 10-12-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Location: California
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I like NASCAR I'm a Dale jr fan also and Tony Stewart but my dream is when the number 43 cross's the finish line first, it may be a ways off but it will happen someday.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Way on the outskirts of LA LA land.
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Dale Jarrett is one of my favorites too. I also love Mark Martin. He is such a gentlemen driver. I just wish he would hurry up and retire, I worry about him out there with all the young aggressive drivers that are out there now.
Mark Martin's been one of my favorites for quite a few years now. I wouldn't worry too much about him when he's out there, since he can obviously hold his own out on the track. I know he's there because that's what he loves to do.

I also like Kevin Harvick, but mostly because of his earlier years at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, and his time spent on the Southwest Tour. Mesa Marin was my local track until it closed two years ago. I have a close friend that ran the Southwest Tour series for many years, until its demise at the end of last year's season. He now runs the SRL series, mostly in central California, though it expanded this year to include one race in Colorado and a couple in northern California.

I can't wait until the new Kern County (CA) Raceway opens up next year. It promises to be a great place to race, and it's not far from home for me.
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:32 AM
 
Location: California
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Mark Martin's been one of my favorites for quite a few years now. I wouldn't worry too much about him when he's out there, since he can obviously hold his own out on the track. I know he's there because that's what he loves to do.

I also like Kevin Harvick, but mostly because of his earlier years at Mesa Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, and his time spent on the Southwest Tour. Mesa Marin was my local track until it closed two years ago. I have a close friend that ran the Southwest Tour series for many years, until its demise at the end of last year's season. He now runs the SRL series, mostly in central California, though it expanded this year to include one race in Colorado and a couple in northern California.

I can't wait until the new Kern County (CA) Raceway opens up next year. It promises to be a great place to race, and it's not far from home for me.

It's not far from me either I'll be there.
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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Mark is a great driver also. I really respect him and what he's done.
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Old 10-13-2007, 04:23 PM
 
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My father watched Nascar when I was growning up and my husband has followed it for the past 20+ years. To create healthy competition and comraderie, I always selected an opposing car manufacturer first, followed by the driver second. For example when my husband followed the Dale Earnhardt Sr Chevy, I cheered for the Rusty Wallace or Mark Martin Ford. At the present, our driver(s) of choice for our "I told you he would win!" competition are Dale Earnhardt Jr in the Chevy (hubby's choice of course) and Carl Edwards in a Ford. I do get bored watching the long races, so we use the DVR. It's great to able to see a 4-hour commercial packed race in under 2 hours.

It's almost time now for the Charlotte night race
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Old 10-13-2007, 04:57 PM
 
Location: California
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I was watching track Day and they were saying that a housing track has been built close to the track and now the people who live there are complaining about the track, why would you build houses close to a track and then complain?
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