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View Poll Results: Which is more exciting?
NASCAR 4 50.00%
IndyCar 4 50.00%
Voters: 8. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-10-2014, 09:25 AM
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IRL has some very exciting road course races that feature a lot of contact and close quarters racing. NASCAR has thrilling finishes at Daytona and Talledega and the short tracks. Most races in both series are pretty boring though,

Ultimately NASCAR is more popular in the USA because American fans can better relate to the drivers.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:46 AM
 
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Ultimately NASCAR is more popular in the USA because American fans can better relate to the drivers.
I don't think it is just about American drivers. NASCAR cars are more identifiable (much more space for graphics) and they have much more continuity for drivers, sponsors and paint schemes. It makes it easier to follow the race and know what is going on. Watching a race for 2-3 hours is like watching a story with a bunch of subplots. If you don't know who is racing and their backstories, it just isn't as interesting. I took my dad to a Indycar race in Milwaukee years back and the only cars he could really follow easily were the two Chip Ganassi Target cars.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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Neither holds a candle to 300 MPH fuelers.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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Indy car is turning towards an International style of racing much like the old champ car. Nascar is mostly ovals and does not have the same international line up as Indy car
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:41 PM
 
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I think NASCAR is more exciting because there are more crashes but I like Indy as well
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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And also we were in Georgia I think and we got to see brad keslowskis car
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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nascar. indycar has one or two good races a year, but thats about it.
Does that include the Indy 500?
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Old 11-06-2015, 08:43 AM
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Long time NASCAR fan here but I am going to INDY next year just because it is on my bucket list.
Just like other events scratched off my list.
The Rolex 24 hrs.
The US Open Golf championship because it's right down the road.
The Metropolitan Opera in NYC ( "happy wife, happy life")
NYC Ballet see above reason
NY Symphony same reason
Too many NY plays to mention.

Which is more exciting, who cares?
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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Does that include the Indy 500?
it can, i have watched the indy 500 since the late 60s, and there have been many good races in that time, but lately they seem to be resting on their laurels for the most part. a lot of the pageantry surrounding the 500 has been lost. it used to last the entire month of may, pole day qualifying, bump day, and carburetion day were always fun to watch. and there was one interesting rule that may or may not still exist, and that was even on bump day, someone still had the chance to win the pole position, all they had to do is beat the pole speed by 1mph per car in the field. so if the pole speed was 200mph, on bump day if you went 233mph, you won the pole.

in the end i prefer nascar, but i still watch indy as well when i can.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Supposing, without conceding, that's true, then it's like MMA on wheels. Which once again is fine if you are into it.
I don't think it is like MMA either.
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