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NASCAR fans... Streaming Testing at Daytona

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Cajuncowboy, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Plate racing used to be very fun to watch but that ended about the time Jr's dominance at Talladega ended.

    As you posted previously the racing in general has been lacking with the new car. Nascar has to know it and know that it has affected fans interest. I used to watch every race religiously. I had tickets for Daytona in Feb. for Speedweek and in July for the summer race. The combination of the economy affecting my business, having 2 kids, and the racing not being as good made it tolerable for me to give up my tickets. Tickets are plentiful and easy to get now so there is no need to spend all the $$$ renewing tickets every year.

    I hope the racing is better this year.
  2. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Not for a race.
  3. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    You have to go at least once. Better to go in Feb. than the summer race.

    I like Daytona the best of the tracks I've been to. Charlotte is great but I like Daytona better.

    If you go sit in the Earnhardt, Petty, or Sprint Tower. Any place else is a waste of money IMO. I actually prefer the Petty Tower to the Earnhardt Tower. In Petty Tower you are right where the cars come off of pit road as they exit. You also get the cars coming at you as they come thru the front stretch. In the Earnhardt Tower you get to see them going away from you once they go by. Personally, I like them coming at me better. Sprint Tower is good too. All 3 are good. You are up high so you can see the entire track. You get a great view of the backstretch as well. All the other seats/sections are lower and you dont get a great view of the backstretch.
  4. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Are there any suites there to be had?
  5. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but I dont know much about them. Im pretty sure most are corporate.

    Im not much help on the suites.
  6. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    It's not just the car that has ruined the sport - it's the cookie cutter tracks.

    I resorted to joining fantasy NASCAR leagues because I couldn't watch half the races just for the sake of watching the race(s)....Regardless, the sport is a mere shell of its old self and the reasons are a plenty......

    Carry on....
  7. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.

    I watch the start of the season and then lose interest once baseball starts.

    Yes, most of the mile and a half tracks arent exciting to watch races on.

    IMO, the Chase sucks and has ruined things - although it was pretty good when Stewart beat Edwards.

    The sport has seemed to get progressively worse since Earnhardt was killed. Now we have wusses like Jeffie and Jimmie or jerks like Kyle or our present champion.and they are the new norm.
  8. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    NASCAR should move the all-star race. If it is going to continue with The Chase......then have the regular season, give two weeks off.....during the first week have the All-Star race (drivers who won a race, made the chase, or were top 20 in money earned. Then, give all the drivers a week off to get ready for The Chase.
  9. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    So it can become like the Pro Bowl? Nah, I like it the way it is.
  10. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    It makes no sense being where it is.....in the first quarter of the season.

    Also, it wont be like the pro bowl. unlike the probowl, all the stars can actually be in the race, barring injury or suspension....and since drivers are rarely injured to the point where they miss races, they should all be there.

    btw, one other idea I had.....do like baseball does and have the race close to the 4th of July.
  11. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    They would have to move the Daytona race and I don't think people would get used to that radical of a change in the season.
  12. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Why does it matter where in the season they have the all star race?

    The guys that make it get in various ways and its not based on the current season anyway. Previous winners, etc.

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