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    NASCAR Stupidity Reigns Supreme

    So they wait until late to start the race so they can get in their 4 hours of crap and then it rains as usual in the evening. Now they are going to wait until afternoon again to start it and with any luck it will rain again. And I don't care what they said in the broadcast boot, all of the seats weren't filled. They did a good job of keeping the cameras away from certain sections but in one shot they ended quickly I saw a lot of empty seats and this was just after the race started.

    https://sports.yahoo.com/daytona-500...235051849.html

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    Ron, I saw the same thing (empty seats). But if you believe the local chatter, people were begging to find one available. The infield was packed and all of the temporary trailer grounds outside of the track were also very full. I drove down International Speedway Boulevard on Saturday and it was semi-hectic with fair amounts of traffic and lots of people on the sidewalks.
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    Why do they even bother to call it a race?

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    I had nothing to do as it was raining yesterday afternoon so I decided to turn on the race. I haven't watched a race in a long time. So as the race was running they started talking about the race is in 3 sections!!!!!! I thought WTF is this all about?? What happened to racing 500 miles and the best man wins! I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I must admit it really turned me off. I won't be watching another race for a very long time........... they just lost a potential fan.

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    I spoke to a neighbor this morning that is into NASCAR and dirt track goings-on. He said many of the seats are given to sponsors to dole out. That might explain why they scream “SOLD OUT!” when in reality many are handed out and never used.

    And I agree that the three-part race thing is a joke.
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    I would not attend even if paid to do so.

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    Dean,

    There is a rumor circulating that NASCAR is thinking of making it a four stage farce in the future so they can keep the cars bunched up better. They got away from racing several years ago and it gets worse with the weekly rule changes.

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    Another crash fest. Imagine that.

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    Does not look good for Newman. He took one hell of a hit in the drivers compartment above the door bars.

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    I just caught the tail end. I hope Newman is ok.

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    So answer me this. How come the fat toads pouring out of the safety truck with the fire extinguishers they can barely carry and operate quickly (fuel pouring out of Newman’s car!) can’t just mount those on their backs like a scuba tank and have an extra long hose that is “fire ready” a whole lot faster?
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    If mounted on their backs they would fall over and be stuck like a turtle on it's back.

    I agree that I hope Newman is okay, but they did not even take him to the track care center. Not a good sign.

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    It was an awfully slow response by the safety crew. I know it's a big track but even after they got there they weren't moving very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al G View Post
    It was an awfully slow response by the safety crew. I know it's a big track but even after they got there they weren't moving very quickly.
    Precisely my point!
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    Jeff Gordon was pretty choked up and had a hard time speaking.

    They also had the black screen up so no one could see what was happening.

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    I noticed that with Gordon. Makes me think he knows more than he can report.

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    I lay the blame for this right on the doorstep of the France family and NASCAR. The rules they have contribute to the pack racing with the COT car, the stages where the cars are stacked up, and the Green, White and Checker flags so the race does not end under yellow. That race should have ended at lap 200 and at least an hour earlier. No, they had two red flags and then raced an extra 7 or 8 laps.

    F*cking bastards.

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    Silverback, 100% agree.
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    Just saw a report that he's in serious condition but injuries are not life threatening. Best news ever.

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    This whole dam farce is the fault of NASCAR and their so called safety crews are the slowest and dumbest in any type of racing. Get rid of the France alcoholics and dopers and get some real safety crews at the races and maybe they could salvage something from what used to be really good racing. I hope that Newman is OK and I was really hoping he would win the race but no, they had to crash so Hamlin could win again. I will be happy when F1 starts and we can see something besides how great CRAPCAR is.

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