Can someone explain NASCAR to me?

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  1. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Alright... so tons of my work buddies were going nuts over the Daytona 500 today... and i honestly dont understand the sport. I watch F1 and i watch DTM racing, and GT racing, but never nascar. What is the significance of going around the track @ 200mph in an oval? I realize that tactics probably play a big part... maybe at what time to take a pit stop, etc etc. But can someone explain this whole thing too me? Too many people love the sport.. and i must have missed the memo on what the fuck its all about. Thanks! :wiggle:
     
  2. Mr. Bryan

    Mr. Bryan Seriously.

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    I enjoy all the teamwork, technology, and strategy that go into a race. people who say 'turn left' are just ignorant
     
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    go straight, turn left
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  4. STA

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    I have a couple friends that are big fans. Every time I go and watch a race with them I fall asleep
     
  5. spooled2.2

    spooled2.2 OT Supporter

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    simple racing for simple folk.
     
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    skez Large Member OT Supporter

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    if you get the chance to see a race IRL its pretty cool, but other than that its boring
     
  7. Byromaniac

    Byromaniac GO JETS GO OT Supporter

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    probably top 5 of most boring sports evar
     
  8. Symphony

    Symphony If you take the blue pill, the story ends.

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    Not Actually a Sport... car
     
  9. ragnarok

    ragnarok nuclear launch detected

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    its fun for the first 2 laps
     
  10. Klepto

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    I just watch for the crashes :o It's alright :dunno:
     
  11. CowboysJunkie

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    Dude, NASCAR isn't even about fucking racing anyway. It's about having an excuse to drive to Daytona to get fucked out of your gourd on cheap ass beer, stay in a cheap ass hotel, and hang out with the other rednecks who share in your passion. Racing is a relatively minute portion of it :o
     
  13. AlkyHauler

    AlkyHauler Do you feel lucky punk? OT Supporter

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  14. guywhotrades

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    nascar = bored ass whiteys watching cars go in circles.

    NOT a SPORT. But it does entertain the slower people, if you get what i mean
     
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    It's only got one pedal

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    fuck nascar
     
  17. AlkyHauler

    AlkyHauler Do you feel lucky punk? OT Supporter

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    The brake/clutch assembly wasn't installed yet.
     
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    you have to have a neck that is red to like it
     
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    I like NASCAR only because I moved to NASCAR central and couldn't avoid it. The amount of technology in these cars is amazing (I've been lucky enough to go into DEI's engine room :eek3: , some of you engineering nerds would cream your pants). The restictor plate tracks aren't all that exciting because it's all just drafting and hoping like hell someone's going to crash. The shorter tracks are a lot more exciting than expected. I just wish that NASCAR would stay out of the bodies and whatnot. If Ford redesignes the Taurus and they're faster than everyone else, the other manufacturers should step up and fix it. As it stands now, everyone has the same basic body. They should at least resemble the "stock cars" that they are supposedly modeled after.
     
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    Man, you don't need that shit anyway. You can stop when you're DEAD!


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  21. AlkyHauler

    AlkyHauler Do you feel lucky punk? OT Supporter

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    Dont waste your breathe on these ignorant fucks.
     
  22. spooled2.2

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    wow that looks "stock"

    Where's the V-6 go?

    Fucking lame.
     
  23. lil v00d00 d0llie

    lil v00d00 d0llie Hello, sirs. Voodoo is back.

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    :rofl: Hahaha, that's my opinion of nascar too. But don't tell some of my friends that, they get pissed off. :eek3:
     
  24. CitznFish

    CitznFish Don't live life by a single sentence OT Supporter

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    NASCAR is more about the Driver, The Team (Suspension Set up, Pit stop times) and teamwork with other drivers. NASCAR is not a showplace for technology, that's why they still run carburators. NASCAR does what it needs to to insure exciting, close racing for the fans and they do it very well. It's def. more exciting than watching Schumacher win yet another F1 race. This year I'm guessing Schumacher will win 85% of them with the new Ferrari F1.
     
  25. AlkyHauler

    AlkyHauler Do you feel lucky punk? OT Supporter

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    So who will be ordered to pull over and let their teammate win in F1 this year? :eek3: :greddy:
     
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