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(Roanoke Times)   NASCAR fails to communicate 15-second penalty against winner--Marlin Wins   ( divider line
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2002-03-04 11:10:48 AM  
Good use of stupid tag. NASCAR can't enforce the same rule the same way two weeks in a row.
2002-03-04 11:10:55 AM  
I knew it was rigged!
2002-03-04 11:12:42 AM  
Whoooo! My hometown paper! Yeah, so...
2002-03-04 11:12:47 AM  
go fast! turn left! wooo!
2002-03-04 11:13:09 AM  
And rednecks everywhere rejoice.
2002-03-04 11:13:58 AM  
Mike Helton is going to kill Nascar. So da-m scripted now.
2002-03-04 11:14:26 AM  
This ones for us Cotb! wheeee!!!
2002-03-04 11:15:33 AM  
This is kinda like the NASCAR equivalent of the ref conveniently not looking when one wrestler gives the other guy a chokehold, right?
2002-03-04 11:19:25 AM  
NASCAR is WWF on wheels
2002-03-04 11:22:31 AM  
Meanwhile in real racing...
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2002-03-04 11:27:10 AM  
Oh yeah Ouroborus...the in car from that was beautiful.

Boy, what you can say about NASCAR that hasn't already been said before.

it's shiat.
2002-03-04 11:27:50 AM  
Eat More Possum: farkin' right. It's more important now to "put on a good show" and try to please every fan than it is to run a race "may the best man win." Good old political correctness has crept in.
2002-03-04 11:32:51 AM  
Anyone ever been barbecueing and watching the early-afternoon NASCAR race and get on-line and get on FARK and let shiat cook too long so you have to pour beer on it & it turns out to be the best BBQ ever..?

I got that lucky Sunday. Heh.
2002-03-04 12:08:17 PM  
Nice, Rob, attaboy! Let's see if we can get more of us on here...
2002-03-04 12:35:04 PM  
"David Hoots, NASCAR's event director, radioed three times for the official in Marlin's pit stall. The message was never received."

Psssshhhhh....Psssshhhhh.....sorry! Can't hear you! >crackle<...Uhhh...bad connection!

-(Said as he receives the "Vegas Shake" from Marlin's crew chief.)
2002-03-04 12:38:59 PM  
Betcha Boss Hogg would've found a way to stop those cheating Duke boys.....

eh, read the article ? I did....

oh my mistake. Apologies to all fans of this *snicker* sport *snicker*...

Admit it the only exitement in car racing for the most part are the crashes, like in Soccer the only exitement is when they score a GOOOOOOAAAAL !!!

Still , I like the Dukes of Hazzard...

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2002-03-04 12:45:52 PM  
They arguably cheated him out of wins in the two previous
races this year with their on-the-fly rule interpretations.
Basically they "owed him one"; the communications error
thing was just a semi-plausible cover.
2002-03-04 12:47:15 PM  
Yeah yeah yeah redneck nascar wwf redneck yada yada open wheel racing is better yada yada.

NASCAR is the largest spectator sport in America.

If you think auto racing is only exciting when there is a crash, you just don't understand the sport.
2002-03-04 12:48:50 PM  
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Car racing in general is lame to watch, but I'll say this - at least Formula 1 involves driving places other than a big circle for hours and hours.
2002-03-04 12:50:48 PM  
Winston cup races 2 road courses a year.
2002-03-04 12:56:39 PM  
NASCAR is the largest spectator sport in America.

F1 is the most watched racing series in the world.
2002-03-04 12:56:40 PM  
There are two kinds of people in the world.. People who think NASCAR is just a bunch of cars going around in a circle and people who know better.
2002-03-04 12:58:22 PM  
NASCAR is the largest live spectator sport in the world. That means that when there is a race there a more people watching it in person than there is at any other "live" sporting event. This doesn't include watching it on TV.
2002-03-04 12:59:15 PM  
In other news: NASCAR sucks a lot of ass.
2002-03-04 12:59:54 PM  
It must not suck that much for you to be "wasting" your time commenting on it.
2002-03-04 01:01:22 PM  
Correction: there are two kinds of people in the world, those that think there are two kinds of people in the world and those that know better.
2002-03-04 01:02:34 PM  
i really like telling morons that their favorite "sport" sucks ass.

and yes, they really are just going around in a circle 400-500 times. they should sell not only beer at nascar events, but hard liquor as have to be tanked to enjoy that shiat.
2002-03-04 01:05:14 PM  
Ok I'm not getting into a pissing match with anyone. Ignorance prevails this time.
2002-03-04 01:16:21 PM  
left turn clyde
2002-03-04 01:16:44 PM  
i will say this.. NASCAR fans will defend their sport vehemently..

a non-fan: your sport sucks

nascar fan: no it doesn't. nascar is the greatest sport in the world. you're a moron.

whereas in other sports..

a non-fan: your sport sucks

other sport fan: don't watch it
2002-03-04 01:19:32 PM  
I don't care if you watch NASCAR but if you think it's just riding around in a circle and crashing then you obviously don't understand the sport. Just admit that you don't know what you're talking about and move on.
2002-03-04 01:19:58 PM  
I love to watch NASCAR but this year has been very suspect.

Rest In Peace #3
2002-03-04 01:29:40 PM  
NASCAR is one of my favorite sports, I enjoy the races. But NASCAR has got to get a set Rule package and follow it consistantly. Until then I feel like they are setting themselves up for controversy. Not to mention that Sterling Marlin is about the most annoying retarded southerner they could put on my TV. He got a gift and thats all there is to it. Its like a secret order of masonites run the sport for christs sake. Maybe mafia. As a matter of fact NASCAR may have shot JFK.
2002-03-04 01:49:45 PM  
Okay, put up or shut up time.

If NASCAR racing isn't just "driving around in a circle and crashing occasionally", then what is it? Tell me how deep this sport really is....
2002-03-04 01:56:56 PM  
I'm going to back up Longview here. What is it that we're missing that makes the circle driving so interesting? What are the hidden, mysterious currents that we just can't understand?
2002-03-04 01:56:58 PM  
I like nascar racing but i think the tour de france is the sporting event witnessed by the most people.All sports have merit to those who enjoy them and life would suck if we all liked exactly the same stuff.
2002-03-04 01:58:51 PM  
Tabe Who's #3?

*ducks hotdogs and cans of Bud being thrown*
2002-03-04 02:08:18 PM  
It's just like any other sport where there are people calling the shots. Mistakes are made. Human error I think they call it. You see it in just about all sports. Didn't Mark Cuban end up working at a Dairy Queen for a day because of "human error"? Come on. Sterling is a great driver.
2002-03-04 02:09:31 PM  
Ya know, I am a diehard NASCAR fan, but from reading the comments here, I think I will start pushing my kids to watch more Basketball, Football adn Baseball. I mean, they need to get into these other sports so they can have these people as role models ... well where else are they going to learn about drug users, wife beaters, murders, pill poppers and the like unless they start watching more NBA, NFL and MLB? (Sarcasm Off)

BTW, F1 sucks, they are not drivers, they are just pilots, the car is so computerized, they are just along for the ride, and gawd forbid they hit a small pebble in the road or the cars expload in a million pieces, and whats with that one big lugnut on their wheels, how had it it to change one lugnut!?
2002-03-04 02:10:57 PM  
Finkboy, you know the old saying. "If you have to ask..."
2002-03-04 02:12:48 PM  
Erm, hate when the boss comes it and I have to hit the post button before grammar checking my post *sigh*
2002-03-04 02:13:56 PM  
OK let's get one thing straight. Yes it takes talent to drive in NASCAR. But it takes more talent to drive F1. Period. And this is coming from a NASCAR fan not an F1 fan.
2002-03-04 02:24:48 PM  
Welcome to NASCAR, please don't eat the possum.
2002-03-04 02:26:20 PM  
They should advertise Windows XP at NASCAR events.
2002-03-04 02:27:15 PM  
Longview: I used to think the same way. What I didn't understand was how intricate it is. Its all about getting into the tightest possible performance envelope. The cars are being driven (ideally) right at the edge of their physical limitations. Go to easy on things by a hair and you're too slow. Try to go too fast, you wreck.

That balancing act is played out many ways throughout the day. Don't choose the right gearing and the car is too slow, or will tear up the engine. Too little tape on the air intakes means too much drag, too much tape causes a failure due to overheating. The whole "when to pit and what to do" thing can be mind-blowing at times. etc, etc, etc.

If you really want to get a feel for this though, go buy an older edition of one of the NASCAR sims. They are on ver 4 I think, so 2 or 3 should be in the discount bins for cheap (and a computer steering wheel isn't a necessity, joystick will do. It really opened my eyes... driving fast is easy, driving as fast as the other pros and lasting more than a couple of laps is a real white-knuckle ride.

Or even better, go to the nearest NASCAR track that has the Richard Petty Experience program and buy a ride-along ticket in one of the cars. It isn't cheap, but isn't all that expensive either. Man what a rush!

After all this you may still think the sport sucks, but you won't think its shallow. Guaranteed :)
2002-03-04 02:28:32 PM  
Serious question, no sarcasm intended:

What is Formula-1? What makes it different from Indy cars?
2002-03-04 02:41:49 PM  
NASCAR is gay. All they do is turn left all day. Round and round in a circle. Why don't they just put automatic transmissions in them? While they're at it, add captain's chairs and a suicide knob onto the steering wheel. Leave it to the inbred rednecks to fark up American motorsports.

Meanwhile, the Europeans, Australians, even the Japanese have it right. They have REAL racing. None of this pussy-ass "go left! go left! go left! go left!....." bullshiat.

-he who stacks pork
2002-03-04 02:44:14 PM  
There is a ton of strategy in NASCAR. From the time they start to think about building the car until the end of the race. When are you going to pit? How man tires, 2 or 4? How many laps can we go on gas? Who should we draft with? Low line on the track or high line? Do I need to qualify well at this track or not? Should I let this guy get his lap back or not? Not to mention the techincal and mechanical questions.

You can say that football is just a bunch of guys running and passing a ball and hitting each other but that is sort of missing the whole point.

The beauty of NASCAR is in the strategy. The beauty of NASCAR is in the history and tradition. A well executed pass on the bottom of the track is as amazing to watch as a well turned double play.
2002-03-04 02:49:29 PM  
"He didn't hit, he didn't nudge you, he rubbed you Cole and rubbin son is racing."
2002-03-04 02:49:42 PM  
Winston-cup drivers regularly beat the shiat out of open-wheel drivers in IROC events and at the two road course tracks they race
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