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Old 6 Jul 2018, 23:22 (Ref:3835089)   #61
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Too bad that because of the rules they have to use that hideous body and not the true body of the Supra.

Saw the car that NASCAR has approved to be run as a Supra. It really looks nothing like the picture you have posted. has to fit the common templates to be legal.
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Old 7 Jul 2018, 02:24 (Ref:3835104)   #62
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Saw the car that NASCAR has approved to be run as a Supra. It really looks nothing like the picture you have posted. has to fit the common templates to be legal.
That is precisely what I am trying to say, the cars are really horrible with those common templates to be legal. It would be much better if they could use the original form of the Supra like the photo.
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The good news is that we should be getting an initial look at Gen 7 before too much longer, and they apparently want to find ways to equalize aero withOUT common templates(I'm sure that will go swimmingly), so the cars can be even closer to looking like the road cars.

The common templates were fine for cars like the Fusion, SS, and Camry - all three in Cup looked like coupe versions of the road car. But the XFinity Mustang -by far the least Mustang looking Mustang that ever Mustanged- and Camaro -don't even know HOW to describe THAT monstrosity!- has already shown us the problem with common templates before Chevy brought the Camaro to Cup. (the Xfinity Challenger at least LOOKS like a Challenger - albeit one with a bad bodykit)

I hope the Mustang won't look as bad on the Cup templates as the Xfinity version - The only sporty car I think might look good on the Cup templates is the Toyota 86.
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ISC President John Saunders, during the company's conference call on its second-quarter earnings:
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All in all, the attendance was a little softer than expected. We still have an issue with star power. Hopefully this stable of young drivers coming along will start to win and build their brands.
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The biggest issue with what Saunders said is simple: It's another excuse.

And that's a sign of a much larger problem with NASCAR.

Every time a NASCAR executive comes out and offers up some half-baked excuse, like Saunders did, it fails to address the deeper, more intrinsic issues with the sport. It's just kicking the can, shoving those issues further down the line — or in this case, down the racing lineage — for someone else to deal with.
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Kelly Crandall has a good new column for Racer titled “Is NASCAR in a schedule rut?” Sample quote:

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As the end of the five-year agreement approaches, NASCAR and its tracks need to take a hard look at the schedule and what can be done to make it better. Where else can the sport, realistically, be going that will produce exiting racing and satisfying attendance? Should we be looking at tracks with two dates and asking whether just one is a better option?
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Contract the schedule, it's just too many races and honestly could use breaks. The NFL has multiple times considered 18 games and the players union and every consultant group they've hired have said no, no more games. You've hit the sweet spot where people want more but don't feel cheated, expansion will only saturate the market and producing declining returns; same things were listed for additional teams.

Nascar just have too many events and in some cases too long an event. Yes it is an attentions span thing but honestly some of the attention span is due to the options available. When you had 6 options there wasn't much to distract you, now everything is brought directly to you whenever you want it. I love baseball but similar to the long cautions, pitching changes constantly and the wasted time just takes too long and I'll find something else to do. Make some of the races 2/3 or even less of the current length, most cars aren't failing mechanically so longer isn't making it a tougher race so make it tougher by making it shorter and you have to earn your place at the front and push. And then the World (Coke or whoever next) 600 becomes more of the event it was before with cars failing and having to be driven to the end. And don't chase the cash of selling the event, it should be as it was for certain events and if NASCAR hasn't seen the response to Darlington on Labor Day weekend they are idiots. Well that's certain but makes them seem to be even crazier to ignore it
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Nascar needs more diverse racetracks. More road courses (Montreal, Mexico?), more short ovals (Iowa?), and dirt tracks (Eldora?)
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No to the Cup cars on dirt, would be a sh1tshow. Busch series (Grand National if you prefer) is looking in to it if you believe Racer but there's more power than would be entertaining on dirt in Cup.

Road courses would be great but they're a tough sell and don't bring even the collapsing ratings, once again if you believe Racer's reporting.

Short ovals could work and fewer seats to be covered there
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