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  1. McZiderRed

    McZiderRed Champion Elect Supporter

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    As there doesn't seem to be a topic about NASCAR, I'll start one.

    Why, you may ask?

    Well, I'm thinking that to!

    The only reason is that I come from Bristol.

    Ace, your thinking. :no:

    Well let me tell you that Mark Martin has secured pole in the second NASCAR race of the season, at.. wait for it... at BRISTOL!*

    Here is the link >> Autosport.com <<

    Not only that, as if that wasn't enough, there are a few ex-F1 drivers involved! :o

    ... I know! :o

    And they are not first. AND the pole sitter is 50 years old! :dunno:

    Oh wait, it's Scott Speed & Juan Pablo Montoya! :whistle:

    Thanks for listening. :thankyou:

    *The Bristol in question is in America. I live in the UK. You can split hairs if you like....
     
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  3. Amdathlonuk

    Amdathlonuk Somewhat related......... Contributor

    LOL.............

    If I remember correctly from my VERY limited knowledge.... didn't Mr Mansell win the championship the first time he entered? 90's...ish?

    :s
     
  4. McZiderRed

    McZiderRed Champion Elect Supporter

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    I think that would be the Indycar series. Mansell did indeed win that on his first attempt. I believe he was in fact urged to race in NASCAR by the Americans but I don't think he did....
     
  5. Amdathlonuk

    Amdathlonuk Somewhat related......... Contributor

    I did say it was limited! :D
     
  6. McZiderRed

    McZiderRed Champion Elect Supporter

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    Montoya came ninth in the end. According to autosport, he accounted for himself well >> Montoya sees progress at Bristol <<

    Quote - "His race was not without incident though" ! No change there then! LOL
     
  7. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    I've been watching a few of the National Series races on Motors TV which (at least the last two I've seen) have been on proper race tracks not ovals - Watkins Glen last week, mid-Ohio this. Pretty good racing, why do they insist on driving round in circles in the main NASCAR series?
     
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  8. Fenderman

    Fenderman Rooters Reporter

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    Often wondered that myself. Those motors look huge and quite spectacular on proper tracks. Much more entertaining.
     
  9. soccerman17

    soccerman17 Race Winner

    Entertaining but soooo slow. It bugs me how slow they are (or at least seem to be) around those road courses compared to DTM or V8 Supercars. But ya I don't understand it either its so much better racing than the ovals. The short tracks used to be known as the bullrings because of the "rubbing is racing" attitude shown at these tracks (most notably Bristol) but recently people in the media have been saying the road courses are the new bullrings because the short tracks have been mellowed out by new cars and new pavement, while for some reason a no prisoners taken attitude has arisen on those 2 road races (and more for the Nationwide guys). Couple this with the fact that they have a proper track to race on and the action is 20 times better, and I feel like it would also be enjoyable for NASCAR's target audience: the common American redneck.
     
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  10. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Ha

     
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  11. LifeW12

    LifeW12 Podium Finisher

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    NASCAR :1st::1st::1st::1st::cheers::cheers:
     
  12. F1Yorkshire

    F1Yorkshire Avatar for sale to the highest bidder Contributor

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  13. LifeW12

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    I'm a NASCAR aficionado I could say.
     
  14. MCLS

    MCLS Anti F1 fan Valued Member

    Last race before the Chase tomorrow night, should be fun to see who can snap up the two wildcard spots
     
  15. MCLS

    MCLS Anti F1 fan Valued Member

    MAJOR contraversy after Saturday nights has led to one of the biggest penalties in NASCAR history to remove Truex from the chase with Newman taking the second wildcard spot, it's like Singapore 2008!
     
  16. McZiderRed

    McZiderRed Champion Elect Supporter

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    As I now have access to BT Sport, I have access to ESPN. Hopefully that means I can watch NASCAR races (as well as Indycar).

    I just thought I'd share that knowledge with you... :ermmm:
     
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  17. Kewee

    Kewee Race Winner

    Just seen the biggest NASCAR crash I've ever seen at the Daytona 400. Dale Jnr. won the race, Austin Dillon crashed. Three fans being treated from debris, engine torn out of the car. UNBELIEVABLE !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Kewee

    Kewee Race Winner

    The replays are terrifying. Austin Dillion went from close to 200mph to a standstill in no more than 30 feet. SHIT !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Kewee

    Kewee Race Winner

    Make that 20 feet at the most. The drivers who saw it and have seen the replays can't believe what they've seen, the height the car reached, the impact with the safety fence, the destruction of the car, the drivers have all said the same thing, they've never seen anything like it and it takes a lot to shock a NASCAR driver.
     
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  20. Dash Racing

    Dash Racing Points Scorer

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    It takes a lot to shock a NASCAR driver because they're not blessed with common sense ;)
     
  21. Kewee

    Kewee Race Winner

    Many of them own, or have a majority shareholding, in multi million dollar corporations that run more than one team, including the team they choose to drive for to satisfy their own competitive urges. They also have a fan base an F1 driver can only dream about. They're doing ok to be honest, or not too bad for not being blessed with much common sense. ;)
     

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