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Old 19 Jan 2016, 16:43 (Ref:3606273)   #1
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PabloTeK should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Jumping the shark...

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-med...ck-series.html

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Old 19 Jan 2016, 17:20 (Ref:3606289)   #2
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For me NASCAR jumped the shark two years ago when they decided to tweak the playoff into a one vs one last round showdown, higher finisher wins title. That's when it got too ridiculous for me
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Old 19 Jan 2016, 17:48 (Ref:3606302)   #3
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Old 19 Jan 2016, 18:08 (Ref:3606312)   #4
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Do *ucking what now?



They've lost it.
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Old 19 Jan 2016, 19:08 (Ref:3606339)   #5
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Brilliant, just brilliant.
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Old 19 Jan 2016, 20:18 (Ref:3606375)   #6
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This made me so mad I was literally shaking earlier. To watch something you once loved just get driven into the ground is beyond frustrating. Everyone there is completely clueless and no one in the media has the balls to call them out and remains complicit. I'm done. I'm done with the 500 and all the rest. It's a joke.
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Old 19 Jan 2016, 21:40 (Ref:3606405)   #7
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Is this so the TV companies know they have a commercial break at least every 20 minutes?
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This made me so mad I was literally shaking earlier. To watch something you once loved just get driven into the ground is beyond frustrating. Everyone there is completely clueless and no one in the media has the balls to call them out and remains complicit. I'm done. I'm done with the 500 and all the rest. It's a joke.
15 years ago, it was one of the best series in the world. It's an absolute laughing stock now. After the confusion (and slight rage) wore off, I pictured the FOX clowns talking this up, explaining and over-analyzing it during the first 20 broadcasts of the year. Media "propaganda" happens when the TV contracts with the series come first (looking at the NFL and ALL networks).

To put a nail in all three series now for me, we get to enjoy the "playoffs" for the lower 2 as well:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...ries/79001538/

I hate plate racing but I am sure I'll find myself with a beverage watching the sh*tshow that is the 500 now, cause I am a glutton for punishment.
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Old 19 Jan 2016, 22:06 (Ref:3606413)   #9
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Is this so the TV companies know they have a commercial break at least every 20 minutes?
I am sure that has something to do with it, not that anyone is watching anymore.
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Old 19 Jan 2016, 23:39 (Ref:3606430)   #10
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15 years ago, it was one of the best series in the world. It's an absolute laughing stock now. After the confusion (and slight rage) wore off, I pictured the FOX clowns talking this up, explaining and over-analyzing it during the first 20 broadcasts of the year. Media "propaganda" happens when the TV contracts with the series come first (looking at the NFL and ALL networks).

To put a nail in all three series now for me, we get to enjoy the "playoffs" for the lower 2 as well:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...ries/79001538/

I hate plate racing but I am sure I'll find myself with a beverage watching the sh*tshow that is the 500 now, cause I am a glutton for punishment.
Where is Nascar's Robin Miller? Love him or hate him, he says what he thinks and gives the fan a voice even if he disagrees with it. I'm sure most are fearful they will have their credentials pulled or maybe they get fined like the drivers do for speaking their mind (what's left of it).

No so very long ago "Nascar Dads" was a term people used regularly. When was the last time anyone heard that? Why not look at what changed with the product over the decline? They blame everything on outside variables such as the economy. Well, we've had lots of different economies since the ratings started to decline and they rolled the tarps over the stands.

They have kept fixing it until it's FUBAR. I'm not sure how many people realize that there is a sanctioning body that takes Bernie Ecclestone's sound bite ideas and actually puts them into to action.

I've watched stock car racing my whole life. We listened to the races on the radio since many weren't on TV (but the stands were packed). When I was 12 I waited in line at their new store to spend my allowance on crap they were peddling. I bought my ticket to the 1997 race with my earnings from a part-time job in HS. I remember because they were $80 back then and that was in temporary overflow bleachers... the same year that they expanded capacity to 120k. I still watched every Nascar race after I discovered road racing. I'm their fan base. Ask me why I stopped watching and going.

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Old 20 Jan 2016, 01:59 (Ref:3606453)   #11
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Agreed on Robin Miller. He and MP have been talking for years, MP being a bit more friendly, but your normal "nascar fan" whatever TF that is these days hasn't a clue who they are.
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Old 20 Jan 2016, 04:54 (Ref:3606486)   #12
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Why don't they just call it the TV advertising clock and be done with it?

"This made me so mad I was literally shaking earlier. To watch something you once loved just get driven into the ground is beyond frustrating. Everyone there is completely clueless and no one in the media has the balls to call them out and remains complicit. I'm done. I'm done with the 500 and all the rest. It's a joke. " JHamilton

Plus 1, Motor Racing is just turning itself into a bad joke!
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Old 20 Jan 2016, 11:06 (Ref:3606543)   #13
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This is so ridiculous. I can't even call it racing anymore. It's a WWE show with tube-frame cars.
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Old 20 Jan 2016, 11:38 (Ref:3606547)   #14
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Old 3 Mar 2016, 11:17 (Ref:3619524)   #15
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I have just watched the truck race at Atlanta, which was a good race, apart from the two caution clocks. I think it is fair to say the caution clock was largely responsible for the re start wreck that destroyed Suarez and Crafton's trucks. So combined with the wreck at Daytona where they were trying to beat the clock, that is a lot of nice race cars damaged already after only 2 rounds thanks to a stupid rule.
Not surprisingly the Fox crew were touting how great it was, and reminding us that Sauter's engine failure did not matter, as he was already "locked in the chase".
Where do they get the idea that these stupid rules improve the series?
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