Official NASCAR thread

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  1. Sunstorm9119

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    Well since we got one for hockey, baseball, and football I thought there should be a NASCAR thread as well.

    So, any fans out there?

    FYI my favorite driver is Dale Earnhardt Jr., (we share a birthday), I also kinda like Kevin Harvick as well, since he drives Senior's cars.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    My neck isn't quite red enough for me to enjoy NASCAR.
     
  3. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I don't believe location or perceived social status has anything to do with whether or not I can watch a sport. I happened to like NASCAR and I've never once worn a cowboy hat or a pair of Wranglers. And to keep this OT, the #8 team is the one I like the most. I enjoy rooting for the guy that everyone else loves to hate.
     
  4. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    I love Nascar. Watch it whenever it's on.

    Favorite driver was first Terry Labonte. Also was always a huge fan of Rusty Wallace. Now I'm a Tony Stewart fan.

    I hate Jeff Gordon and Jimmy Johnson.
     
  5. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I was a huge Earnhardt fan. Then, much like the thread starter, I immediately followed Jr and Harvick after his death. I've warmed up a bit to Stewart. I like his hot-headedness.

    I've kinda gotten out of it though as of late. The races are on Sunday. That's church day. Haven't been able to catch a race lately. Speaking of which, I have die-casts for sale if anyone is interested. PM me.
     
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    mrhillz Changed his user title. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Don't ever come to Kentucky then, I tend to avoid the race of left turns.
     
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    Random Autobot Soviet Kanukistani

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    I prefer to watch actual auto racing. You know, like on a course, with drivers who actually have talent.

    NASCAR isn't racing, it's a bunch of yobs in a car anyone can drive going around in circles.
     
  8. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    hmmm no talent you say .... I guess driving at nearly 200 MPH only a matter of inches from the next car doesn't take much talent or coordination :p 

    I myself have been a casual race fan for years. Started out as a kid going to short track races with my brother and father.

    In regards to Nascar Ive been a Bill Elliot and Earnhardt fan for a number of years.

    and who isn't a fan of Dick Trickle :D 
     
  9. Chaos Muffin

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  10. Sunstorm9119

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    anyone know the finishing order from last nights race? I missed the damn thing, and it wasn't in the paper this morning.
     
  11. Wreckgar

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    Johnson
    Harvick
    Gordon
    Edwards
    Newman
    Labonte
    Jarrett
    Petty
    Dale Jr
    Riggs
     
  12. Tfgraveyard

    Tfgraveyard Not a Fan of the Fans

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    I'm not really a fan, but my wife works for a company that's partnered with Dupont, and she got free airfair, room, and boarding in Charlotte for the weekend. She got me a hat that's been autographed by Jeff Gordon's pit crew. She got to meet Jeff, but didn't have the hat with her at that time, and she didn't get a chance to have him autograph it later.
     
  13. SpazmasterX

    SpazmasterX My turn to protect you.

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    Yee-haw They're Makin' A Left Turn!

    EDIT: Thank you all caps filter for ruining a perfectly good shit post.
     
  14. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    Oh don;t worry, you made up for the cap filter by posting it twice...
     
  15. SpazmasterX

    SpazmasterX My turn to protect you.

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    Oh, sorry about that. I didn't even see the second post. Would of taken care of it myself. :banghead: 
     
  16. DevilzFan

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    Here's some talent....make a right turn! :p 

    Seriously though....driving the NJ Turnpike takes more skill ;) 
     
  17. Sunstorm9119

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    But can you do it at 190 mph? For 4 hrs straight? With out a pee break?

    I get annoyed at people who think that driving a racecar doesn't require any skill. If it was so easy to do, why doesn't everyone drive a racecar?
     
  18. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Because I'm too busy trying to not be a hillbilly.
     
  19. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    I agree with you, doing all that at 190MPH does take skill... But stuff like Formula 1, touring, or rally races take a bit more skill IMHO... Then again, I'd say that all these different types of races have particular skills that are needed...

    I mean, take drag racing for example... You're just going STRAIGHT... But at a speed where you can pass out... That and you gotta have a reaction time faster than millionths of a second better than the guy next to you...:thumb 
     
  20. Sunstorm9119

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    Well NASCAR does run 2 road course races a year and they drivers can go right just as well as they go left.

    I agree all forms of racing require different skills, just like all sports do. Even though most of us can't play hockey we don't say the players aren't athletes.
     

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