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Old 04-04-2019, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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Junior suggested having Daytona as the championship race. I actually like the idea.

I could see that, I think it would be great place to end the season.

While watching "Unrivaled" I knew but I didn't know that that was such and epic climatic point for NASCAR in the nineties.

I guess when you are in the moment you don't realize it until later on when you compare it. Unrivaled was on again last night and again I was drawn to it. I knew NASCARs popularity was really strong but I am still amazed at how white hot it was. They say the first Brickyard 400 had over 250,000 spectators in attendance.

Perhaps NASCAR should listen to Little E and Gordon and let their perspective of how to right the ship at NASCAR.
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Old 04-04-2019, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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I have seen those. I havent watched much after Dale was killed. Its just not the same, its down right boring, along with that chase BS. Liven it up as in the old days. Have a few dirt track races. That should get the guys questioning their driving skills.
Not sure how Dale's death made the sport more boring. I think some of the last few years have provided some of most exciting racing/finishes in the last couple decades. Sure you have some races where they run single file most of the way with very little lead changes which was common when Petty, Dale, and Gordon raced as well, but stage racing has helped get rid of a lot of that.
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:25 AM
 
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Junior suggested having Daytona as the championship race. I actually like the idea.

Why not just throw 4 drivers names into a hat and pick the champion?


Was thinking about this on the way in this morning.. What's been the biggest surprise of the season so far for you? I think I have to go with Daniel Suarez. Been running really well. Pretty consistent top 15 average, outside of Daytona. I think we might see him break through this year.I thought he would win before Jones and think he still has more raw talent.

Bad surprise.. Harvick isn't doing as expected.. Not horrible, but just not his normal self. Qualifying has been a fiasco.
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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Was thinking about this on the way in this morning.. What's been the biggest surprise of the season so far for you? I think I have to go with Daniel Suarez. Been running really well. Pretty consistent top 15 average, outside of Daytona. I think we might see him break through this year.I thought he would win before Jones and think he still has more raw talent.
Interesting how a change in teams can do for some drivers. You would have think that Suarez had the golden ticket driving for JGR. But he is excelling under SHR. Maybe Tony's guidance is what has helped him.
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:20 PM
 
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Interesting how a change in teams can do for some drivers. You would have think that Suarez had the golden ticket driving for JGR. But he is excelling under SHR. Maybe Tony's guidance is what has helped him.

there are plenty of reason why a driver has such a change, not just a new team. heck a new crew chief at jgr might have made difference in how he runs. it could also be that he is finally learning the tracks and the lessons he needs to learn, or perhaps he is getting more respect now, or just more aggressive with his driving.
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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Why not just throw 4 drivers names into a hat and pick the champion.
Not sure I get that. You still have the final 4 on the racetrack. Just with a lot more intensity. Maybe people would watch. Because Miami and Phoenix numbers arenít very good.
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Upstate
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I know that DW has a love it or leave it personality, but he is going to be missed in NASCAR when he retires at mid-season with FOX.

Boogity.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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Not sure I get that. You still have the final 4 on the racetrack. Just with a lot more intensity. Maybe people would watch. Because Miami and Phoenix numbers arenít very good.

But that's a track where, more than any other (except 'Dega) that driver skill plays very little into who wins. It's just luck of the draw. You pick the wrong lane at the end of the race, you finish 20th, pick the right one, you win.

Just about ANY other track, driver skill comes into the equation much more.. And, that's the kind of track I'd want to decide the champion. Same reason I wouldn't want to see a road course be the championship race. While those tracks arguably require the MOST skill from a driver.. It's a different set of skills to what NASCAR is generally about.

Now, perhaps I'll change my opinion with this new package. We shall find out here in a few weeks when they hit Talladega.
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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I could see that, I think it would be great place to end the season.

While watching "Unrivaled" I knew but I didn't know that that was such and epic climatic point for NASCAR in the nineties.

I guess when you are in the moment you don't realize it until later on when you compare it. Unrivaled was on again last night and again I was drawn to it. I knew NASCARs popularity was really strong but I am still amazed at how white hot it was. They say the first Brickyard 400 had over 250,000 spectators in attendance

Perhaps NASCAR should listen to Little E and Gordon and let their perspective of how to right the ship at NASCAR.
It was off-the-charts. There were ticket brokers who made their money solely from NASCAR because tickets were in such high demand. You couldn’t get a ticket to the Bristol night race. Now you can call the ticket office and still buy them week of the race (likely day of the race).

I think the personalities and the influx of new tracks really drove that period. It was bound to cool off, but when Earnhardt died, it fell off a cliff.
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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I know that DW has a love it or leave it personality, but he is going to be missed in NASCAR when he retires at mid-season with FOX.

Boogity.
Not by me! Im sure thousands of others feel the same way.
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