Race yesterday

Discussion in 'Nascar' started by Prince of 'Doc'ness, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. Prince of 'Doc'ness

    Prince of 'Doc'ness ORD Founder Staff Member

    So I haven't watched a race in like a year and I recorded the race yesterday. I started watching it last night and saw a graphic on the upper left of the screen that said 'First stage' and had NO idea WTF was going on. Am I to understand that all races are now run in three stages, and if so whose idiotic idea was that? I noticed the stands were half empty and to really sum it all up my recording ended with 6 laps left so I had to google who won even though I had extended the recording by 30 minutes from the scheduled time. I think it will be the last race I watch.... They have messed it up too much from what it was intended to be....
  2. flyingmusician

    flyingmusician Official ORD Rocker

    The stages actually have made for better racing than what they've been doing the last couple years. I was a little skeptical when the season started....they've become a lot like Ashley lol changing things just to be changing them.....but that's one change they've made I actually agree with. The core demographic is getting older and they aren't getting the younger fans in and they're grabbing at anything they can to lure in guys who aren't guys anymore with no interest in cars

    3 stages. 1/4, 1/4 and 1/2 distance on most tracks. Top 10 in each stage get points towards the championship. It eliminates the bullshit of the better cars riding around in back the first 3/4 of the race and then running up to grab the points at the end. Now they have to race to be up front the whole race or hurt themselves in the points standings

    There is a 5 minute clock now as well for damage repair after wrecks. If you can't fix it and get it back on the track in 5 minutes you're out of the race. Does not apply to mechanical issues crash damage only. That also eliminates some of the taped up junk from getting back on the track and shedding parts causing further cautions.
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  3. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy Guido Staff Member

    I'm on the opposite end. NASCAR sucks now and all this shit they are doing is just go keep casual fans interested. Once Jr retires at the end of the year the rest of the fan base who was holding on because they kept praying he would be 1/10th the driver his daddy was will go bye bye.

  4. Prince of 'Doc'ness

    Prince of 'Doc'ness ORD Founder Staff Member

    I don't agree with all the changing of the rules. I miss racing from when it was racing real 'stock' cars and not a rocket with a tubular frame and some sheet metal. I happened to be flipping through the channels a couple of weeks ago when I came across a race. I think it was in Australia and I can't remember what the race was called but they were using cars you can go to the dealer and buy. They only allowed small and very limited changes to be made and it was great! Now THAT is what racing should be, at least to me.
  5. flyingmusician

    flyingmusician Official ORD Rocker

    Yeah you'll get no argument from me there having been to places like Richmond in the 80's when all they had was gaurdrails and high school bleachers lol

    Ricky Rudd racing with no power steering and his eyelids taped open was NASCAR. What they're doing now isn't even close.
  6. Prince of 'Doc'ness

    Prince of 'Doc'ness ORD Founder Staff Member

    EXACTLY! Of course it isn't the only sport killed by rules and changes. I started watching football in the early 60s, and what they call football now is a joke.
  7. Fatdaddy

    Fatdaddy Guido Staff Member

    Things that are killing NASCAR.

    Racing segments, Danica Patrick, playoff format, Danica Patrick, retirement of Smoke, Gordon ,Carl Edward and soon to be Dale Jr, Danica Patrick, Smoke hiring Danica Patrick...and finally...Danica Patrick.
  8. flyingmusician

    flyingmusician Official ORD Rocker

    There have been some really funny interviews with Richard petty in which he makes no secret his dislike and disdain of Danica lol several I've seen where they had to cut the interviews abruptly because he gets on a rant about how she's nothing but a publicity stunt, does nothing for the sport and will never win a race. I use to laugh my ass of at him when he'd get going.

    No surprise you never see him interviewed about it anymore.
  9. GAnthony

    GAnthony Official ORD Oddball

    i can't say i blame him for his rants about Danica. i thought when she did open cart, she was going to be a good driver, maybe having many wins.

    i think the time has long passed for her to leave, as i too have gotten to see her as nothing more than a novelty.

    and for the record, i haven't had any interests in ANY racing in many, many years.

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