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    NASCAR Thread

    Nice to see Dale Jr. becoming a factor again, and while many folks hate the new playoff format, I LOVE it.
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    I think what would really spice up Nascar is halfway through the race make them turnaround and go the other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    I think what would really spice up Nascar is halfway through the race make them turnaround and go the other way.
    Just half of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    Just half of them.
    Half left, half right, see who the real drivers are!

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    They'll be lucky if half are left. Right?

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    I feel this thread is getting way to off topic, this is for the discussion of NASCAR and the 2014 season.
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    FYI: NASCARS SUNDAY RACE was postponed and moved to today at 12pm EST, 11am CST, 10am MST, 9am PST 7am Hawaii.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    They'll be lucky if half are left. Right?
    I hope it's the right half left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    I hope it's the right half left.
    Now that I'd pay to see!

    Dave, we are talking about Nascar (at least I am), I'm suggesting possible rule changes to bring in viewers, such as myself.

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    When will they race on a Figure 8 track ?


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    What is the new playoff format? It changes every other year.

    If they really are going for a Game 7 feel, they should have a Chase of seven races with the stipulation that the eventual season champ must win 1 of those 7 races. Start all the chasers at the front of each race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco View Post
    What is the new playoff format? It changes every other year.

    If they really are going for a Game 7 feel, they should have a Chase of seven races with the stipulation that the eventual season champ must win 1 of those 7 races. Start all the chasers at the front of each race.
    It creates 4 guys going for the championship on the last race of the year (whoever finishes first wins)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco View Post
    When will they race on a Figure 8 track ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    It creates 4 guys going for the championship on the last race of the year (whoever finishes first wins)
    The only problem with sudden death racing is that the guys who get collected in the big wrecks usually had nothing to do with causing it. Should be great racing on that final day though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco View Post
    The only problem with sudden death racing is that the guys who get collected in the big wrecks usually had nothing to do with causing it. Should be great racing on that final day though.
    Yes, that would be some of the "luck" involved which honestly happens in every sport. However, if a driver qualifies near the front, and continues to stay near the front he is exponentially less likely to be involved in "the big wreck" the majority of those wrecks are started in the mid to the back of the pack.

    As much as I hate Jimmy Johnson, there is a reason why he is involved in maybe only one or two big wrecks a year, it's because he is always near the front. Meanwhile someone like Danica (not picking on her, she is just a well known name) is involved in a ton of wrecks because she is usually running someone between 15-30 in a race.
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    If Jimmy keeps causing wrecks and then driving away from them, he's going to make some actual enemies. But five championships I think he could deal with it.

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