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(US Mint)   Nascar to be featured on Indiana quarter   ( divider line
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2980 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Feb 2002 at 7:41 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-02-08 07:44:17 PM  
'Bout time
2002-02-08 07:44:29 PM  
hehe indy isn't nascar.. close.. but not it
2002-02-08 07:44:34 PM  
Interesting...I'm from Indiana, and I was hoping for basketball...will there be any doubt left about us being hicks?
2002-02-08 07:44:36 PM  
Gee, looks more like an Indy car to me...
2002-02-08 07:45:23 PM  
Damn, and here I was hoping I'd be Boobieser....Which just goes to show, it's the little things that matter.
2002-02-08 07:46:12 PM  
Whoever posted this has obviously never seen a race
2002-02-08 07:48:07 PM  
Maybe we could photoshop it to say Indycar...that would probably be better than that Hong Kong Phooey guy.
2002-02-08 07:49:10 PM  
Boobieser? what the fark is that? me thinks I need to learn to type...or stop thinking about boobies
2002-02-08 07:49:14 PM  
Paul Tracy's gonna win it this year and do Canada proud
2002-02-08 07:50:00 PM  
A Canadian? What's that all a-boot?
2002-02-08 07:50:07 PM  
Nascar? Indy? Who the hell cares? Mindless, boring, floor it and turn left bullshiat.
2002-02-08 07:50:10 PM  
I'll bet the Idaho quarter is gonna have a potato! Yay! Potatoes!
2002-02-08 07:50:26 PM  
Yup, nothin's better than your state being famous for cars driving around in circles quickly. That there be sumfin to be proud of.

The other states can keep their important historical events, their scientific innovations, their people of great accomplishment.
2002-02-08 07:53:19 PM  
The other states can keep their important historical events, their scientific innovations, their people of great accomplishment.

Yeah, like Kentucky with their high tech tobacco barn, or that New England state (forget which one) that features a lump of rock called "the old man in the rock".

Woooheee. We 'Merricuns sure got them thar syuntiffic complishmints.
2002-02-08 07:55:25 PM  
ok you floor it and turn left fool, buy nascar 4 or steal it, I don't care, and try and drive. Tell me how easy it is.

And dont' watch CART much, but Paul Tracy never wins anything.
2002-02-08 07:55:38 PM  
Dammit. Just...goddammit.
2002-02-08 07:55:41 PM  
I like NASCAR.....wish I could buy one to drive ** legally ** on the road....
2002-02-08 07:56:50 PM  
It may not seem like it, but there is a large difference between open-wheel (IRL/CART/Outlaw sprint cars/etc...) and Stock car racing (NASCAR/Busch GN/ NASCAR Truck Series/etc...).

The car on the quarter is not a NASCAR vehicle...
2002-02-08 07:58:07 PM  
I commute to work 40 miles one way every day. I dont want to spend my weekend watching some pot-bellied redneck drive in circles.
2002-02-08 07:59:53 PM  
I didn't say watch it, I said play nascar 4 and still see if you can tell me,"floor it and turn left"

I'm guessing if you do you'll go, "damn, this isn't easy."
2002-02-08 08:00:36 PM  
You doof!!!!

That's on IRL car on the coin. That's what they run now at Indy (it was F1 before -- but same kinda car type)... this, this is NASCAR...[image from too old to be available]
2002-02-08 08:01:06 PM  
That ain't nascar.
Atlanta Motor Speedway is a month away.
Go #8, #29, #1. #15.
Get them earplugs ready.
2002-02-08 08:01:25 PM  
Hey, since this is going to start an idiotic "this ain't nascar!" posts, I suggest a new tag:

2002-02-08 08:01:29 PM  
'Shoulda put a portrait of Letterman -- the greatest Indianan ever.
2002-02-08 08:02:30 PM  
Pot-bellied? Good one.
2002-02-08 08:03:15 PM  
ever been to a race jerseytim?
2002-02-08 08:03:54 PM  
What about Larry Bird, Slacker?

No, you're right, Letterman should be on the Hoosier quarter. Or coach Knight.
2002-02-08 08:04:36 PM  
hey I can't belive nobody else noticed but that is not a nascar
2002-02-08 08:05:26 PM  
Incidentally, I have a t-shirt with the number 3 adorned with angel wings. Above it is printed "GOD NEEDED A DRIVER". I find this odd on many levels. For example, is it right for God to murder someone just because he needed a driver? Also, while Dale Earnhardt is arguably the best driver who ever lived, don't you think he'd go for someone who DIDN'T die in a horrible car wreck? I mean, what about Lee Petty? I think he died of natural causes. It also raises an interesting question: When someone dies, is it because God needed a position in Heaven filled? Did JFK Jr. die because God needed a horrible bush league pilot and sub-par publisher? God needs an obese fast-food pitchman, thus the untimely demise of Dave Thomas? Maybe I'm reading to much into the shirt...I don't know. Anyway, most people fail to realize the irony of it and tell me teary eyed stories about their favorite Dale victory.
2002-02-08 08:05:28 PM  
RocketRod: No. It was not F1 before.
2002-02-08 08:06:48 PM  
Nobody consulted me about the quarter. Damit!

I live a mile from the track, I'll have to sell those quarters for a buck each. I'll make a fortune sellin them "Nascar" quarters............
2002-02-08 08:07:33 PM  

Why did God kill Tiny Tim?
2002-02-08 08:09:36 PM  
Wait, I'm confused.

Nascar = driving around a track in a boxy car.
Indy = driving around a track in a skinny car.

I hope someone can clarify this for me. It's vital. Racing is so impressive. And difficult. And important.
2002-02-08 08:11:20 PM  
God killed Tiny Tim because he needed...I'm at a loss. A total loss. Damn you Scarneck.
2002-02-08 08:12:23 PM  
Change the title, it's an IRL (pronounced Earl) car, not Nascrap.

Nascar = redneck
Indy = Tony George (total and complete idiot)
2002-02-08 08:12:45 PM  
READ the article before picking assnine tagline.

by the way go #24,going to be 5 time winston cup champion!
2002-02-08 08:13:54 PM  

What is important and vital? Really, is anything?
2002-02-08 08:18:32 PM  
In all seriousness, I guarantee you will never see a fat NASCAR driver. The drive for three hours in 90+ degree weather. They have no air conditioning because it drains the fuel and adds too much weight to the car and it takes above average strength to manuever such a fast moving vehicle. They lose, on average, about ten to fifteen pounds in water weight from the intense heat and physical strain. Your average NASCAR driver is actually quite athletic. That said, NASCAR is still unbelievably dull and I just cannot bring myself to watch it.
2002-02-08 08:19:39 PM  
I agree with Dcho. Racing is impressive and difficult.
2002-02-08 08:20:28 PM  
I guess Frank Zappa died because God needed a God!
2002-02-08 08:22:14 PM  
Racing a car going 150 - 200 mph in a CIRCLE is impressive???
2002-02-08 08:23:04 PM  
God killed JFK jr, because he needed a submarine captain.

#24 was my biatch in prison
2002-02-08 08:23:10 PM  
NASCAR is a sport that I can picture a relatively large portion of society being able to relatively well.

Maybe they won't win every time. Maybe they won't win at all, but I am under the impression that if you know how to drive, you could probably do alright racing NASCARs.

Sure, at first it would take some training, but I would say after a year or so of training I could compete in NASCAR. That's right ladies, I said, "I".

Could I compete, let alone successfully drive an Indy car at the speeds they race at? Hell no!

Could I drive a NASCAR successfully at the speeds they race at, on the same courses? Hell yes!

It's as simple as that ladies.

The fact of the matter is. Driving is something most people do every day. Speeding is an aspect of that, that most people do at some people do throughout their life. Most people do it on a daily basis. Therefore, if you drive from, say age 16, by the time you are 30, you are hopefully a damn good driver. I don't mean good as in following the road rules. I mean good as in you can handle a car well at high speeds and know how to turn and handle your car well. That's what NASCAR is about, driving at high speeds and knowing how to handle your car well.

It is for this reason that I feel your average Joe could successfully drive a NASCAR (if I am even using the proper term... I honestly don't know, or care for that matter) at a relatively competetive level.

Isn't freedom of speech great?
2002-02-08 08:23:54 PM  
DangerDummy:The best Earnhardt win was IROC race #1 at Daytona in 1992
2002-02-08 08:25:56 PM  
This is what happens when complete MORONS are allowed to create Fark headlines!
2002-02-08 08:27:41 PM  
Boomslang: Not as easy as it looks. But yes closed wheel is more forgiving, so in your case you are correct. You would be able to run into other cars with less chance of injury.
2002-02-08 08:29:05 PM  
NASCAR? More like...more like...ASSCAR. AH HAHAHA AH HA HA HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!! ASSCAR! HA HA...HAaaaa...heh...I got nothin', folks.
2002-02-08 08:30:24 PM  
Got to turn the PC over to the ball 'n chain for touchy-feely stuff.
2002-02-08 08:31:04 PM  
Boomslang: Do yourself a favor and drop the $400 or so to go to the one day Petty Driving Experience at a track near you. Those cars don't really have power steering (not like your passenger car, at least), and the car has this strange desire to jettison you right into the wall.
2002-02-08 08:33:25 PM  
I'm from Indiana.... That quarter seems a bit gay, but, compared to the other ones, I guess it's not that bad. Who else here is from Indiana? I'm from Terre Haute.
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