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NASCAR 2012 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by TheCowboy, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Just finished watching the Watkins Glen race - wow, what a last lap! CRAZY! Kez lost to Ambrose but gave Marcus all props in his post-race interview, saying "That is what racing is supposed to be!" and calling Marcus a class act. He just made a fan of me :)

    GREAT race. I had Ambrose on my fantasy team :) But I had Smoke and Montoya also, both of whom had issues, both of whom could easily have been top-5.

    Jr - ha ha! Running 10 with about 5 to go or so, he did a spin and lost 12 spots, then more I think due to pitting for tires after. RIGHT before that spin, ESPN showed him tied for 1st in the Chase in the "As they run..." BWAA ha ha! Suddenly after that, Jr is down the standings.
  3. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Road course racing is garbage. Which leads to fraud winners like Ambrose who is basically a field filler everywhere else.
  4. jimmy40

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    Nascar finally figured out how to make a race exciting, pour oil all over the track and don't clean it up. Awesome
  5. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    I can't find the freaking race on TV. Can anyone find it?
  6. Yeagermeister

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    ABC..
  7. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy The Teen

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    The Bills are on my ABC. Of course just my luck....
  8. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Not his fault but I believe Kurt Busch is going to set a record for running into the most cars in one race.
  9. Kristi

    Kristi I Rue Everything

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    Nothing like a helmet toss to enhance a race. I wonder what that fine will be?

    Stewart and Kenseth were 1st and 2nd -- not sure why either gave each other some room. A LOT of racing still left to go.
  10. Yeagermeister

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    LMAO Danica shaking her finger at Regan Smith. I bet he's real scared.
  11. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Ha Ha. Seems some of the Danica hype is gone . . . . . . . . .
  12. Yeagermeister

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    I wasn't hyping her. I knew she'd struggle big time.
  13. Risen Star

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    She was running around 20th most of the night before she got taken out. I wouldn't call that struggling big time considering her lack of experience.
  14. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    At least Jr. picked up a spot in the points and is now in the chase.....that is all that truly matters.
  15. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I meant struggling the whole season rather the few races she's ran
  16. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    BTW, I believe they should expand the Chase.....

    to get in you need to meet one of two criteria:

    1. Win a race
    2. Top 10 in points

    If you fail to win a race, but you are in the top 10, you are in. If you are 15th in points, yet you were able to win a race, you are in.


    Move the All-Star Race. Have it take place between the regular season and the Chase. To be in the All-Star Race you have to meet the following criteria:

    1. Win a race
    2. Top 15 in points
    3. Top 10 in money earned
  17. WPBCowboysFan

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    I didnt mean you hyped her.

    Its been a lil more normal and not so much Danica worship as the year has gone on in general.
  18. Yeagermeister

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    The chase changes I wouldn't mind because my driver would get in but don't messed with the All Star races. It's part of the tradition.
  19. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I hate the whole chase formula.

    What is wrong with just giving 43 points for first place and then right down to 1 point for last? At the end of the year who ever has the most points wins.

    All of this bonus points for this and that and then being in the top 10 etc just makes for the last few races meaningful for only ten drivers.
  20. Risen Star

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    As opposed to making the last 10 races meaningful for maybe 2 or 3 drivers, like the old formula. That's why they changed it. They want more drivers in the mix down the final stretch of the season. I've read before that they have considered bunching them back up again halfway through the chase.

    It's basically creating a tight points race through rules and not performance on the track.

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