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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby Jesse on Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:33 am

Dirt will always come first for me. NASCAR can never replicate what happens on a Saturday night speedway. Seeing the trucks on dirt will definitely be awesome. Every race fan needs to experience the World 100 at Eldora at least once in their lifetime.

This is just a quick glimpse of my favorite World 100 of all time. This was right before Josh Richards got his gig in ARCA.

[youtube]http://youtu.be/2SY51Zgek_4[/youtube]
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:40 pm

Can't wait for the trucks at Eldora. Great move by NASCAR when it has tended to limit its variety. Just look at Montreal's elimination. Some commentators seem annoyed and characterize the Eldora race as gimmicky, arguing that NASCAR is a paved series, it should stay on pavement. I think a dirt oval is as gimmicky as a road course, though, and I'd much rather watch the Trucks at Eldora than the 6-lap Road America race or almost all of the Cup races at Chicago, Texas, Michigan, etc. etc. etc.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby Rylan on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:46 pm

Wasn't NASCAR originally dirt?

This reminds me of one of the best racing games ever: Dirt to Daytona.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:51 pm

Rylan wrote:Wasn't NASCAR originally dirt?

This reminds me of one of the best racing games ever: Dirt to Daytona.

Yep. Darlington was the first paved track, no?
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby DMcGrew on Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:53 pm

The 2013 Chevy SS was unveiled today! I LOVE it!!

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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:57 pm

Rylan wrote:Wasn't NASCAR originally dirt?

This reminds me of one of the best racing games ever: Dirt to Daytona.


YESSS

Wow, I thought I was the only one that loved this game. I need to find the copy of it I had, since apparently it is tough to get now cheap.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:26 am

Apparently Jeremy Mayfield called into a NASCAR radio show on MRN that Bill France was on and asking him directly how he could be reinstated. It is cringe-worthy.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2013-01-08/jeremy-mayfield-brian-france-radio-show-call-mrn-suspension-failed-drug-test
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:13 am

LOL - yes. I read this. After the fact, it was discovered that France knew Mayfield called in and agreed to take the call. talk about moments in bizarre.

On another note, DirecTV cancelling Hotpass. :-( :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:29 am

Mayfield has been railroaded from day one.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:35 am

I find the names on the windsheids look strange. Like, hello, we know who it is!
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:39 am

I think the names on the windshield look gimmicky and have Brian France's moronic hands all over them. By far the two worst "commissioners" in all of sports are Brian France and Gary Bettman.

Both have taken two great sports, annoyed and ignored the grassroots fans, and have done a terrible job of marketing their sport.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby thepittman on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:43 am

Go back to Homologation racing and make things interesting again.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby CBear3 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:38 pm

Honestly, the names are written so tiny its pointless anyways.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby Rylan on Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:26 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
Rylan wrote:Wasn't NASCAR originally dirt?

This reminds me of one of the best racing games ever: Dirt to Daytona.


YESSS

Wow, I thought I was the only one that loved this game. I need to find the copy of it I had, since apparently it is tough to get now cheap.


The only racing game that came close to my like of Dirt to Daytona was Grid. D2D was an absolute blast that needs recreated.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:50 pm

Alejandro Rojas wrote:I think the names on the windshield look gimmicky and have Brian France's moronic hands all over them. By far the two worst "commissioners" in all of sports are Brian France and Gary Bettman.

Both have taken two great sports, annoyed and ignored the grassroots fans, and have done a terrible job of marketing their sport.

Brian is no Bill France. Or Bill France Jr. Mike Helton would be better served in that role, but he's not family.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:17 am

I like the names on the front. They'll help the lay fan identify who drives which car. You won't have people wondering if Stewart drives the 20 Home Depot, for instance. The names create an aura of individuality that exists in most other sports.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby thepittman on Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:41 pm

The silliest part is the exhaust stickers on the back of the car
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:01 pm

media tour week gives us Danica coming out as being with Stenhouse, 5 years her junior. Which sounds almost as disturbing as her prior marriage, where he was 13 years older than her.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:21 pm

Danica is the Trojan Horse (no pun intended) that will sink NASCAR.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:17 pm

Meh. 5 year difference is nothing especially for a "celebrity" marriage. Odder is the idea that significant others will race against each other. Seems really weird.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby DMcGrew on Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:29 am

Patty Moise and Elton Sawyer raced against each other in the Nationwide Series. Not sure if they were married at the time or not. Anyway, I don't see this relationship being that much different than any of the brothers or fathers and sons who have raced together on the track.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby TheHammer24 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:00 pm

Alejandro Rojas wrote:Danica is the Trojan Horse (no pun intended) that will sink NASCAR.

I don't get the pun (unless you associate females with condom brands). Moreover, I see no way how Danica could "sink" NASCAR. How? At worst, she fizzles, but that doesn't detriment the sport.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby relantel on Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:07 pm

practice for the shootoutSprint Unlimited starts today. Top 2 in 2012 points ineligible, as it returns to being a pole-sitters' race.
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:29 pm

O hai
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Re: LGP NASCAR Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:30 pm

Wow a ton of empty seats
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