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Old 09-30-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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Professional sports is the exception, especially given the public arenas, public funds, and leagues draping themselves in the flag. Then the athletes get a say. Nascar drivers are all white as is the base so can't imagine anyone would get involved.
would you like to try again with this statement? wendell scot, willy t ribbs, bill lester, and darrell wallace jr are all black nascar drivers. and nascar hs a black fan base that is about 2% of the total. its too bad their driver for diversity isnt going as well as it could be.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Only Wallace still races and not in cup, which was what I meant of course. The lower series isn't on any radars. The drive for diversity could, and probably should, have done more. But again, the fan base wasn't clamoring for it and still isn't. The point remains, nascar and the drivers are not the group that's going to get involved.
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Portland
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would you like to try again with this statement? wendell scot, willy t ribbs, bill lester, and darrell wallace jr are all black nascar drivers. and nascar hs a black fan base that is about 2% of the total. its too bad their driver for diversity isnt going as well as it could be.
Lester says he was less than fairly treated many times.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQygRURukRA
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Old 10-01-2017, 04:32 PM
 
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Lester says he was less than fairly treated many times.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQygRURukRA
i am not disagreeing with what he said, in fact i doubt any of the black drivers in nascar have been fairly treated for most of their career. my point was not that they were treated fairly, but rather that they were at least there.

on a different note, tough break for chase elliot getting beat in the last two laps by kyle busch.
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Old 10-02-2017, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Way to go Kyle!!
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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The human roadblock strikes again. Chase should have knocked him out of the way. Really gotta feel for Chase, he had that one wrapped up if he could have his line clear of an idiot. Anyway, Kyle proves once again he's a wheel-man. The guy is a great racer.
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Old 10-02-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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The human roadblock strikes again. Chase should have knocked him out of the way. Really gotta feel for Chase, he had that one wrapped up if he could have his line clear of an idiot. Anyway, Kyle proves once again he's a wheel-man. The guy is a great racer.
you talking about the 31 car? he was trying to gain a couple more positions to get into the next round of the playoffs, and to do that he had to stay on the lead lap. once again there are more things going on than just the leaders racing. had the caution come out while the 31 was on the lead lap, he could have come out of the pits right behind the rest of the lead lap cars. on the other hand had he gone a lap down but stayed in the lucky dog position, he would have had to start and the tail end of the longest line, and that would have meant he would have to get through a lot of lapped cars to even have a shot at making the next round.

chase had to deal with traffic like everyone else, kyle just handled it better than chase did.
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:10 PM
 
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Not a fan of Busch, but he seemed to make pretty quick work of Newman
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:53 AM
 
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you talking about the 31 car? he was trying to gain a couple more positions to get into the next round of the playoffs, and to do that he had to stay on the lead lap. once again there are more things going on than just the leaders racing. had the caution come out while the 31 was on the lead lap, he could have come out of the pits right behind the rest of the lead lap cars. on the other hand had he gone a lap down but stayed in the lucky dog position, he would have had to start and the tail end of the longest line, and that would have meant he would have to get through a lot of lapped cars to even have a shot at making the next round.

chase had to deal with traffic like everyone else, kyle just handled it better than chase did.
Kyle was running a different line so yeah, it was no problem. The 31 was in the leaders line and wouldn't move, that's poor sportsmanship. Give the leader his line and stop trying to race him. Newman is jerk and everyone knows it. He wasn't 'racing' for anything, only the winners are. One reason I hate this 'chase' non-sense, back markers think they're racing for something when they are not. All the gimmicks make a mockery of racing. Oh well, the 31 got nothing for that junk - thankfully.
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Old 10-03-2017, 02:32 PM
 
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Kyle was running a different line so yeah, it was no problem. The 31 was in the leaders line and wouldn't move, that's poor sportsmanship. Give the leader his line and stop trying to race him. Newman is jerk and everyone knows it. He wasn't 'racing' for anything, only the winners are. One reason I hate this 'chase' non-sense, back markers think they're racing for something when they are not. All the gimmicks make a mockery of racing. Oh well, the 31 got nothing for that junk - thankfully.
grow up. newman was trying to stay on the lead lap because, as i have noted before, if he was on the lead lap when the caution came out, then he gets to restart with the lead lap cars. on the other hand if he gets the lucky dog position, he has to start at the end of the longest line, and that would guarantee that he would have no chance to pick up the two spots he needed to move to the next round.

so stop crying because your driver didnt win the race. if the leader wanted to pass him, he needed to figure a line that would let him get around newman. lao down cars do not have to move over because the leader is coming through, this isnt formula one, this is real racing son.

if you want to watch pantywaist racing, then there are plenty of series out there for you to watch.
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