View Full Version : Any one into Nascar?
10-30-2009, 10:13 PM
Was wondering if any one liked Nascar and who there favorite driver is . Also can any one stop Jimmie Johnson from winning his 4th Sprint Cup Championship? My favorite driver is Dale Earnhardt Jr but ALL TIME FAVORITE DALE EARNHARDT SR the greatest Nascar driver ever <font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font> Think SNOW and GO STEELERS,VIKINGS, AND BUCKEYES <font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font>
10-30-2009, 10:41 PM
Yep, we've been going to the August Michigan race since 1989. We drag the camper 500 miles to the infield and have had some of the best times of our lives there. Also go to Kansas City once in a while but stay in a motel for that one. My drivers past and present include Richard Petty, Alan Kulwicki, Davy Allison and Mark Martin. My son likes JR. I'm not a fan of Jimmie Johnson but I do respect what he has accomplished.
I am getting board with jimmy running away year after year.I like JR as a person but as A driver with out the name he would have been out yrs ago.what is this yrs excuse?I am in 3rd for our nascar pool this yr.close only like 30 points out of first.1 good race and I could be in the money.but far more important 1 more YR of bragging rights.as I type I am watching practice at talladega.any racing is a good racing.
10-30-2009, 11:32 PM
Talladega is always good, Michigan is my home track since I only live 2 miles from it, we usually hit both races, Bristol is a great time and Martinsville is on my list to hit next. Been Stewart fan for a few years
Been into NASCAR for as long as I can remember, used to sneak out of church as a kid to make sure I was home in time to watch the start of the races on tv, we have been to the Daytona 500, Chicagoland and Dover. Dover was the most fun yet at any race as we were lucky enough to get hot passes for the pit's. If the pits were open we could be there, practice, race time it didnt matter. We got to see Dale Sr after the Daytona 500 back in '99 and got autographed pictures from him. Got to see alot of drivers and crew chiefs and other faces at the race in Dover. I liked Richard Petty, Dale Sr, Ward Burton and have been a Kasey Kahne fan for a few years but might have to start looking for a new driver with them switching to Ford's
10-31-2009, 09:44 AM
Watch out for Michael Waltrip at Talladega this weekend, Nascar already gave him a timeout for agressive bump drafting in practice. GO 55
10-31-2009, 11:00 AM
YAWN, YAWN! Getting old with Jimmy winning everything. Nothing against the guy, just getting old. He is lucky to have Chad Knaus. Anybody but Jimmy.
10-31-2009, 11:21 AM
10-31-2009, 11:39 AM
I've really grown to love NASCAR over the past 10 years or so. Jeff Gordon is my favorite. A very close second is Mark Martin, what a great guy! I was lucky enough to spend a little time with Mark a few years ago when I flew to Arkansas and closed a $2,000,000 deal with Mark and his sister Glenda. He couldn't have been any nicer to me and I'll never forget it. Class act he is!
10-31-2009, 11:51 AM
IT USE TO BE FUN TO WATCH YEARS AGO.
NOW IT'S LIKE WATCHING PAINT DRY
10-31-2009, 12:54 PM
The wife and I have been into racing of all types over the years including NASCAR. One our all-time favs has been Mark Martin especially when he was sponsered by Cummins (Just last week I took the Valvo/Cummins #6 sticker off my truck, yep it was sentimetal). He represents what racing is all about and we are pulling for him this year.
I do have to admit we do not watch the races as often as we have in the past it just seems to "business-like" nowadays and some of the races are just like watching F1, plus I have really taken to geocaching on the weekends. We have more of a passion for the grass roots-Sat Nite type of stuff. Anyone in IL remember SantaFe Speedway....
10-31-2009, 01:36 PM
I used to watch all the time faithfully, now it just seems kinda dull. Big money teams with big money drivers. I still watch Bristol and Talladega though.
10-31-2009, 03:13 PM
jimmy to be taken out by moron crash and finish 43rd...Martin wins the race and back in the running
spring race, Edwards running for the finish line,Gordon going to beat him
My first NASCAR race was the Southern 500 at Darlington in 1969. I like all racing but was really a fan of open wheel. Like they say real race cars don't have doors. Went to a couple of formula 1 races when they were at Mosport up in Bowmanville, Ontario. Talledaga is a hoot! I agree with the anyone but Jimmy! MM would be nice, a class act guy.
10-31-2009, 06:11 PM
10-31-2009, 08:50 PM
been a fan for many years. had gone to june race in Michigan for a dozen years. the cost to go to races and be so restricted to what and where you can go at track has really changed. racing has changed with time. but dont feel for the good of the fan. its all about nothing but the big dollar now. local short track here in area is much better than the big boys. and most races on T.V. have become very boring to watch. and of course your only getting to watch about half the races. commercials get the rest of air time. got to go now, as i am out of air time.
10-31-2009, 10:39 PM
Gotta love the old guy!!! Go Mark Martin. However, I still like Mike, go Mikey Waltrip!
10-31-2009, 11:43 PM
went to my first nascar race this year in kansas. will be doing back again.
11-01-2009, 02:02 AM
"Anyone in IL remember SantaFe Speedway...."
Oh yea, spent countless summer evenings at the "Track of clay". Had a buddy in High School who lived about 1/2 mile from Santa Fe, well the track used to comp the locals with free passes cause of all the noise, so we got to see everything for free.
Seen Motorcycle races, Stock car races, Midgets, Monster truck/tractor pulls, demo derbys, you name it at Santa Fe.
Used to remember walkin back to the car after a hot summer night there and all of the cars would have about 1/4 inch of clay dust on them that had been kicked up from the cars on the track.
Ah Yes, the good old days.
The clay was good for the cataracts too !!
11-01-2009, 02:59 PM
06attak..the wife went down there the last day they had the team demos and bought a Santa Fe jacket which she still has today. There have been a few times she has worn it over the years and people come up and comment about the good times at that track. At one point I got my boss to give me Friday nights off and had to work Sun nite just so we could go to all the team demo nites and then a run over to "burritoville" in Summit for some midnite tacos. Good times for sure!!!
11-01-2009, 03:34 PM
06: Can't beat the dirt track. There are 4 right across the border in Wisconsin. The outlaws are just awesome to watch.
11-01-2009, 10:35 PM
You may not believe this, I collect 1/24 scale and 1/64th scale Polaris/nascar related cars. Ted Hargrave,etc.
11-01-2009, 11:26 PM
Mark Martin on his lid. You don't see that very often, he's not happy.
11-02-2009, 12:57 PM
Whats nascar? I used to watch it, not any more. They keep changing the rules all the time. Got old. It is not competitive anymore. Who ever has the most money will probably win the championship. Right now it is JJ they are dumping the money into. Throw the money back to Jeff or give it to JR, and then they will start winning, unless another team comes up with more money some how. I say all the cars should be the same, nascar should make everything even, and let the best driver win! I would probably start watching again.
11-02-2009, 05:16 PM
Used to go to Michigan and Indy every year (years ago) when it was still racing. Now it's too boring, too expensive, and at times it's WAY to manipulated by NASCAR....got to love the timely "debri cautions". Funny how they never show the "debri".
most money kinda true but jeff is 1/2 owner of jj car so why would he want to spend more on jj than him self.if he wanted to know what was in his car he rights 1/2 the checks all he has to do is ask.I think jj is as dull as a glass of watter but the boy can drive.
11-02-2009, 10:37 PM
if any one can go to Eldora Speedway it's the dirt track that Tony Stewart owns in Ohio It's an awesome place to watch a race but DON"T WEAR ANYTHING WHITE your going to come home like a mud bowl lol Race to me on Sunday was boring glad Ryan and Mark didn't get hurt. Nascar needs to do something about that track and that car and to listen to the fans more to
11-03-2009, 01:17 AM
It's obvious you haven't watched for a few years as the cars are as close to the same as they ever have been. Every car has to fit the same templates when they go through inspection and there is very little "wiggle" room. In the last year I can't think of any suspensions for crew chiefs due to being out of spec. JR is a Hendrick driver too, so he's getting the same equipment that Jeff, JJ and MM are, he's just not the driver that they are, and I like JR.
Get rid of the restricter plates all together, let them go as fast as they know how.you will see who the better drivers are and will keep them from bunching up !!The track is fine its the changing rules thats hurting the sport!
11-03-2009, 01:37 PM
I agree with Ubee. Get rid of the restrictor plates and also the spoilers and air dams. The lack of ground effects will tell you who can or can't drive a race car.If your not rubbin your not racin! I for one don't watch as much as I used to. I don't think 32 cars following each other in line is racing. By the way I'm rooting for the old guy,go Mark Martin!
11-03-2009, 03:01 PM
Ubee is so right. Both Ryan Newman and Mark Martin ended up, upside down on Sunday and both of them were not happy and blame Nascar. We used to watch it a lot more than we do now because of this - and other reasons. It's getting as commercialized as all the other sports out there and it sure isn't as fun anymore. Plus my guy JR sucks! He sure isn't his father but that's the only reason he's popular is because of the Earnhardt name.
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