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Old 06-06-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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I think we should pull the specs out of it, if you can bring a car to the track that can run 300MPH, so be it.
Have you ever been to a race? It's hard enough to keep track of a car at 190 and you want 300? It's nothing like watching on TV.
And how are they supposed to keep the cars from going airborne at 300 mph.
And keep tires on it?

Read this:
NASCAR.com - Rusty Wallace hits 228 mph in Talladega trial - June 10, 2004

If an expert says it won't work at 230, how's 300 going to happen?
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Too much $$$

Not enough heart
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:25 PM
 
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I was a F1 fan from when I was a kid in the late 60's until it became all about the cars. When the 500 became too expensive for the specials and individual developed cars its hayday was over really.Nascar is still good racing and at least there is competiton beyond car tecnology.The money changes everything really.It destroying college football as we have known it quickly.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:58 PM
 
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there are many reasons for keeping the cars slow;

speed costs money, and generally the bigger teams with the large amounts of money can afford to build and tune the fastest cars on the track.

safety, one of the reasons that nascar started using the restrictor plates was to help keep the cars from getting air born and flying through the catch fence and getting into the stands. wouldnt that put a damper on nascar racing to have a large number of fans killed because a car flew into the stands. mercedes got out of racing in the 50's when one their cars did just that and killed 80 people.

competition, it gets really boring when a few drivers keep winning all the time, and by wide margins. i did enjoy the 70's nascar racing with petty, pearson, and yarborough running up front all the time, while the allison brothers also occasionally ran up there as well.

while i dont like the spec bodies in nascar, it does lend itself to increased competition. i would love it if nascar would go back to at least using stock bodies, and less spoiler size though.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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I just saw a clip of Adam Sandler & Kevin James doing "Gentlemen start your engines" shtick at Michigan that to me showed in a nutshell what's wrong with racing, the racing has become secondary to providing entertainment and celebrity hangers on.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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get off the couch, head out to your local track (hopefully dirt) and you'll see that nothing is wrong with racing today...........
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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get off the couch, head out to your local track (hopefully dirt) and you'll see that nothing is wrong with racing today...........
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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get off the couch, head out to your local track (hopefully dirt) and you'll see that nothing is wrong with racing today...........


If only I had one, at least I haven't found one yet
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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In any racing it has become a few teams with the masive amounts of money compared to the have nots. That is from F1 thru Nascar.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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In any racing it has become a few teams with the masive amounts of money compared to the have nots. That is from F1 thru Nascar.
only at the top levels. get down to the grass roots racing and you will find things are much different. you dont see three and four car teams with lost of money to spend in SCCA road racing, except perhaps at the professional level trans am racing, and even then you only see two car teams.

and for those of you who are truly interested, pick up a copy of a magazine called "grassroots motorsports". they have a lot of good information in there, including i believe addresses for the SCCA, IMSA, and other grassroots sanctioning bodies.
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