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Old 3 Mar 2016, 17:52 (Ref:3619591)   #16
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Watched the race yesterday. I liked it but agree the caution clock makes no sense.
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Old 6 Mar 2016, 11:13 (Ref:3620529)   #17
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Being vey honest, having "jumped the shark" is not exclusive to NASCAR -- ALL of racing, EVERY series of racing has done the same thing, they have all "jumped the shark! Racing, as a whole, is in trouble.
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I tried watching the Truck race last night, but couldn't keep my angry eyes off that damn caution countdown clock. Then Mikey W. mentioned it and I was out. What a joke.
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I used to like NASCAR, because it was exciting without the gimmicks, now it's just a joke. They won't even let drivers criticise the series constructively. At least the gimmicks in F1 for now has it's limits!
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I used to like NASCAR, because it was exciting without the gimmicks, now it's just a joke. They won't even let drivers criticise the series constructively. At least the gimmicks in F1 for now has it's limits!
Dale Sr used to keep them in line, but lots of the sport died with him, as cliche as it sounds.
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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.
And everyone else...no brag, just been stating fact for three decades...'seen it coming since the mid 80s... Sad, sad.

Worse, it's happening to every facet of auto racing....
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And everyone else...no brag, just been stating fact for three decades...'seen it coming since the mid 80s... Sad, sad.

Worse, it's happening to every facet of auto racing....
I have been watching NASCAR for five years now, and to be honest I find what they are up to off putting. The TV audiences are going down, the stands are half empty, and I have not read anything positive by fans online about what they are doing. Hopefully whoever is coming up with these gimmicks is going to get the boot and someone with a half brain replacing them.
There are Chases in the top three series, and if one wasn't baffling enough, all three have different rules. Then there is now the Dash for the Cash in the Xfinity series, and the Caution Clock for the truckers.
The Sprint Chase is so dumb, the commentators were getting excited about a back marker puttering around on 7 cylinders and not being able to win the championship if he wasn't 30th in points by next fortnight.
Only three Chase eligible drivers have won in the Xfinity series because of the ineligible part timers winning so much, and the Dash for the Cash Heats were hopeless.
The Trucks are full of mad teenagers crashing and they already throw cautions for the slightest incident, the last thing anybody wants is more of them.

I just can't get interested in who's in or out, and who will win any of the championships as it is all so utterly random.




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They've just about killed it but I'll still watch some of the Southern 500 this Sunday. They at least moved this one back to it's proper date.
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I love the way Indycars is a great deal better than a decade ago and I don't know how much people are going to the races and watching it on the television, but I don't have to worry about the future of the series anymore it's a great series now that the things that needed to be sorted out have been

The fact that the NASCAR series is not getting the spectators and the racing it was getting a little while ago shows that the series is a great joke and I don't even know who the champion was last year and a year earlier
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I have been watching NASCAR for five years now, and to be honest I find what they are up to off putting. The TV audiences are going down, the stands are half empty, and I have not read anything positive by fans online about what they are doing. Hopefully whoever is coming up with these gimmicks is going to get the boot and someone with a half brain replacing them.
There are Chases in the top three series, and if one wasn't baffling enough, all three have different rules. Then there is now the Dash for the Cash in the Xfinity series, and the Caution Clock for the truckers.
The Sprint Chase is so dumb, the commentators were getting excited about a back marker puttering around on 7 cylinders and not being able to win the championship if he wasn't 30th in points by next fortnight.
Only three Chase eligible drivers have won in the Xfinity series because of the ineligible part timers winning so much, and the Dash for the Cash Heats were hopeless.
The Trucks are full of mad teenagers crashing and they already throw cautions for the slightest incident, the last thing anybody wants is more of them.

I just can't get interested in who's in or out, and who will win any of the championships as it is all so utterly random.
"I have been watching NASCAR for five years now, and to be honest I find what they are up to off putting. The TV audiences are going down, the stands are half empty, and I have not read anything positive by fans online about what they are doing."

Agreed, but, as stated previously, it's happening to all of racing. Watch any series on TV and you'll notice the fans are not there like they used to be. I don't go as much as I used to and racin' was/is my passion.

Some thoughts...

The worlds economies are not all that great.

The sanctioning bodies are trying "close competition" gimmicks to draw new fans (BoPs, wings that open to aid passing, yellow flags/safety cars to re-group the packs, etc., etc..... 'Drivin' true fans away, like myself.

The new fans they're trying to entice are people that just aren't into cars like many true fans. Just about everyone has been exposed to the usual sports (stuff kids play or do). Ain't so with auto racing fans.

Again, just a bit of how I see it.
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