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Old School rules and cars...that's my dream. Just like it used to be in the 70s

Not again. This hurt enough the last time.

"Dodge pulls out of Nascar"
I say NASCAR makes people drive STOCK cars from 1968 - 1974 the way they were back in the good old days...this may keep me from falling asleep like I do watching todays modern NASCAR races.

Used to be an avid NASCAR FAN up untill the mid 90s....now I just can't get my finger wrapped around it with the new SAME O SAME O RULES.

I know, I know...Bob is beeing a Debby Downer...sorry. :freak:

Bob...Bring back IROC races please with the old CAMAROs...zilla

P.S. plymouth71 better yet IROC races with the 70 Superbirds....YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Formula 1 either.
The wife and I use it on Sunday afternoons to get a nap.
But we won't go for a nap when MotoGP is on specially the two smaller classes Moto 2 and 3. No chance to sleep too exciting. When did you see the last time a race with four riders side by side making a hang on in a curve.
But granted they are actually smaller than your average race car.

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I say NASCAR makes people drive STOCK cars from 1968 - 1974 the way they were back in the good old days...this may keep me from falling asleep like I do watching todays modern NASCAR races.

Used to be an avid NASCAR FAN up untill the mid 90s....now I just can't get my finger wrapped around it with the new SAME O SAME O RULES.

I know, I know...Bob is beeing a Debby Downer...sorry. :freak:

Bob...Bring back IROC races please with the old CAMAROs...zilla

P.S. plymouth71 better yet IROC races with the 70 Superbirds....YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree,gave up watching that 3 hour long commercial 8-10 years ago.Everything is sponsored and tons of commercials, new cars that all look the same and only the same couple mega $-teams winning all the time killed it for me.
 

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Without getting LeeRoy98 too riled up, I'll just say that today's rules to equalize everything makes for some close racing - however - it kills the idea of Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday when all your cars are basically a spec-racer class. And this is why it makes no sense for Dodge to stick around at this point given that their sales are up anyway, while NASCAR viewing and attendance continues to go down.

With the Italians (Fiat) in charge of Chrysler nowadays, I held little hope for the NASCAR program anyway given their European road-racing bent. Fiat owns Ferrari also and the Ferrari Formula 1 team will ALWAYS be top priority. :(

I have lots of ideas to make NASCAR better in terms of costs and the visual product on the track, however, they haven't asked me.
 

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Did I understand it correctly, that Dodge is pulling out of Nationwide too? Major bummer. Chevy is finally letting the Camaro in and we lose the Challenger. I was looking forward to a retro T/A flashback. Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers...oh well.

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Dodge is leaving NASCAR because the loss of Penske was unexpected for them and they do not have a quality team willing to step up. Nothing to do with the improved sales figures.
I'm certain that is NASCAR's fault.

I can't think of any aero dependent form of racing where the cars are not built to spec or copy cat configuration. Open wheel and LMP comes to mind.
I'm certain that is NASCAR's fault.

Our economy as a country is struggling and attendance and revenue for almost all professional sports is down and has been down for some time.
I'm certain that is NASCAR's fault.

Track owners have made questionable business decisions, i.e. over expansion of seating at multiple venues, overpricing of seats, etc., and are paying the price today.
I'm certain that is NASCAR's fault.

NASCAR could only get worse in the eyes of this forum if they manufactured slot cars.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... it always amazes me how many "experts" there are regarding NASCAR that claim they never watch!! Since you all never watch... how in the hell would you know?

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Dodge is leaving NASCAR because the loss of Penske was unexpected for them and they do not have a quality team willing to step up. Nothing to do with the improved sales figures.
I'm certain that is NASCAR's fault.


Track owners have made questionable business decisions, i.e. over expansion of seating at multiple venues, overpricing of seats, etc., and are paying the price today.
I'm certain that is NASCAR's fault.

Gary
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I will take exception to the track owner comment.
Nascar (France Family) owns ISC (International Speedway Corporation ) who owns nearly half the tracks that the series runs on, so Yes they are at fault for Over Building, Over Pricing admission, etc.
The Hotel owners however I believe are the ones keeping families away from the track.
They still haven't go the memo of lowering prices.
The Track owners actually have lowered prices and scalpers are a thing of the past.
Now if you see someone selling tickets, it is at a loss!

I DVR the races I am interested in (50%) and fall asleep later to them. I always seem to see the green flag and maybe 40-50 laps and then magically wake up with 5 to go.
Kinda neat that way.

Anyway, you are right the economy STILL sucks and that is some of the cause of lack of interest.
But when people go away from any sport, some never return.

I would love for more road courses, shorter schedule and at least 4 races on dirt.
That would bring back some old timers and maybe they would stay.

Just my humble opinion,
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Dodge is leaving NASCAR because the loss of Penske was unexpected for them and they do not have a quality team willing to step up. Nothing to do with the improved sales figures.
I'm certain that is NASCAR's fault.

I can't think of any aero dependent form of racing where the cars are not built to spec or copy cat configuration. Open wheel and LMP comes to mind.
I'm certain that is NASCAR's fault.

Our economy as a country is struggling and attendance and revenue for almost all professional sports is down and has been down for some time.
I'm certain that is NASCAR's fault.

Track owners have made questionable business decisions, i.e. over expansion of seating at multiple venues, overpricing of seats, etc., and are paying the price today.
I'm certain that is NASCAR's fault.

NASCAR could only get worse in the eyes of this forum if they manufactured slot cars.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... it always amazes me how many "experts" there are regarding NASCAR that claim they never watch!! Since you all never watch... how in the hell would you know?

Gary
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www.marioncountyraceway.com
Ok, Dodge leaving is not Nascars fault except that is way expensive to run a team competetivly and Nascar has not found a way to control spending leaving the small teams running for 20th on back.

Similar cars are mandated by aero eqaulity for all brands which I`ll agree is not Nascars fault.

Attendance wained when us oldtimers got sick of the "new" Nascar and the young guys aren`t coming into the sport as it is still good `ol boy racing not Tuner cars.

It did get very expensive due to rasing of ticket prices but they have since come down but fans have not returned-lack of entertainment/real racing?(not follow the leader stuff)

Myself and I`m sure plenty of others here have watched a lot of Nascar in the past but the new cars, rules and commercial sponsorship of every word, mic, chair and anywhere else they can put an ad not t mention the 2 hours of commmercial "interuptions" killed it for me which IS Nascars fault.get back to grass roots fender to fender racing without all the prewritten PR answers the drivers have to make and maybe the fans will come back. steps down from sopabox :thumbsup:
 

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I quit watching when Ricky Rudd stopped racing. I loved it in the early 90's, when everyone hated the new kid (Gordon). When Daryll Waltrip got ticked off during his interviews after accidents and bad finishes. Standing there at Pocono watching Richard Petty roll down the front straight. Ahh, some wild memories. I remember meeting Alan Kulwicki a few weeks before he died. Meeting Ricky Rudd and his wife (Linda?) and their crew, great people, treated me like they knew me for years. Hope all is well with them.
 

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*SNIP*

I've said it before and I'll say it again... it always amazes me how many "experts" there are regarding NASCAR that claim they never watch!! Since you all never watch... how in the hell would you know?

Gary
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Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh I tried watching but, could not stay awake. :eek:

Putting toothpicks in my eyelids to prop them open...not going to happen.

I'm with sethndaddy on the timeline when it was fun...something went wrong after that and it didn't get fixed.

O.K. right now I'm watching this race LeeRoy and I like it...In 2006 IROC you could go 3 wide and go below the bottom line...NOW THAT IS RACING!!!!

IROC racing...not just follow the leader type stuff...this is what I want to watch!!


Dirt track local racing for me now from time to time. They had the Sprint Cars stop by early this summer...now that is my kind of FUN!!!!!!!!!!

When they stopped letting the car owners set up thier cars...that was the end of NASCAR for me. :cry:

Bob...part of racing is car adjust ability not CLONE CAR ABILITY...zilla
 

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I am not surprised.. Ever since Toyota joined the NASCAR - it's been killing (Dodge) one by one slowly over the years. I quit watching NASCAR races for past 3 years. Sigh...

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Right on Bob :thumbsup:
........Dirt track local racing for me now from time to time. They had the Sprint Cars stop by early this summer...now that is my kind of FUN!!!!!!!!!!

Bob...part of racing is car adjust ability not CLONE CAR ABILITY...zilla
 

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ahhhh, forget it.

In the region I live in, college football attendance is through the roof and growing and they're not cheap tickers by a long shot. Can't buy a Saints ticket at face value if you want to, waiting lists for football tickets are way long at SEC schools. Try to buy Kentucky or South Carolina basketball tickets - they aren't giving them away. Indy race at Barber drew really well, last fall's ALMS race at Road Atlanta drew way over 100K. Attendence will likely be down at the latter this year most likely because it's not an intercontinental cup series race, Peugot is gone anyway, and the factory teams (as modeled by AFX) won't be represented. Attendence declines steady and widespread mostly when the product isn't as appealing. Overall revenue declines as well. That's friggin obvious. What anyone wants to do about it is debatable - by most folks anyway.

People pay for what they want.... as far as downturns, maybe part of it is where you live, part of it is where the novelty wore off overbuilt venues, and part of it is obviously the product itself. I bought all kinds of tickets over the years, lots of people have, still friggin do at times and everybody still decides with their wallets.

I don't like NASCAR as a business entity. Might as well sing the praises of Enron, Worldcom or Goldman-Sachs. But Chrysler is a great example - they fell on very hard times, mostly because of what they had and then who tried to run them. So they almost died at least twice in my lifetime. Now they are coming back with a vengeance, but it took a completely new direction, new ownership/management, new technology, newly rigorous quality control leading to immediate improvement of flaws... and now they even have a new Viper coming out! (Designers drew it up on hopes and prayers, Marchionne said the mock up was "the most beautiful car he'd ever seen" and told them to build it. Way cool.) Maybe Chrysler doesn't need NASCAR for now, maybe there's nothing to be gained any more. It's all a business, right? The folks at Chrysler really are changing things for the better without losing their identity completely, just like NASCAR can any time they want to. Nobody can seriously argue that the France dynasty hasn't been slow to change - heck, even to react to obvious issues. Nuff said, flame on, really doesn't bother me one bit. You can love the past, they need to find a way to get people to love the future. New shapes and colors on the recent format just MAY not be the way to do it. :wave:

Yeah, when the Sprint cars stop at local tracks in Mobile and Pensacola they do know how to put on a show!
 

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You got it.

I really don't know the rules of Nascar, but it is more or less the same with F1, nothing really happens. The cars are more or less the same (okay, a certain framework has to be in place). The run on the same computer routines, bringing them to the edge of the laws of physics. Not much room to manouver left.
Leave all the electronic assistant systems out and depend on the quality of the driver.

M/c wise they put all in Moto2 on bikes with the same engine but different chassis. Cost down, number of teams up equals action pure. MotoGp two class system, 11-12 blokes on works prototypes (very expansive), rest on so called claiming rule bikes no chance of running into the top 12 unless one of the prototypes is out. I gets more boring by the day.

I think what the people want is action on the track, overtacking and the like and not hour long slipstream games. They want a fight, they want heroes, not stream lined ones but real characters, they want to identify with it. Then they are willingbto spent money. Otherwise it is only an expensive picknick.

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. . . Yipidee, yipidee, yipidee!!!! Let's go to the bank boys!!!

Haha - wish there was a "Like" button for your post Rich, I'd hit it 10x. :thumbsup: You pretty well nailed it, except you forgot the Danica-love fest. :freak:
 
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