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(ESPN)   On Friday the 13th, NASCAR decides to make the Chase thirteen drivers strong. ITS STILL REAL TO ME DAMNIT   (espn.go.com) divider line 162
    More: Followup, NASCAR, Jeff Gordon, Mike Helton, David Gilliland, Joey Logano, Richmond International Raceway, Chase for the Sprint Cup, Michael Waltrip Racing  
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2013-09-14 03:38:07 AM
someone up thread suggested making the Chase 9 races, and give everyone another chance at a 'last race before the Chase.'  why not just freeze the field as it was when Bowyer spun, and penalize him and his owner (and perhaps team)?  could just DQ him/them for that race - 0 points - and freeze the field, thus kicking out Truex and Logano and putting Gordon (and someone else) in.  this is what they should've done in the first place, IMHO.

/but maybe i just REALLY FARKING HATE Joey Logano
 
2013-09-14 08:25:15 AM
I suggest a 36 race Chase.
 
2013-09-14 09:24:30 AM
Life without the Chase:

Jeff Gordon would now have 6 championships
Kurt Busch would have 0
Jimmie Johnson would have 2 championships instead of 5
Kevin Harvick would have 1
Carl Edwards would have 2
Tony Stewart would have 1 less
Brad Keselowski would still earn his from last year.
 
2013-09-14 09:49:01 AM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: lack of warmth: 13 drivers still in it for the championship and yet they still put 43 cars on the track.  For the life of me, I can't understand why they still put 43 cars on the track when 3 - 5 cars will drop out on their own before 20 laps are over.  No wrecks or engine problems, the guys basically show up with one set of tires and call it a day.  Why keep these guys around at all?  Look at the standing, there are barely 35 drivers who even had a chance at the beginning of the season, 19 drivers didn't even earn 1 point yet 71 drivers have their names slapped on the list.  I get why Indycar  don't mess around with too many drivers.

1) Someone outside the Chase could still get a victory or at least end up in the money. They still have sponsors to keep happy and race operations to support.
2) Seat time in a race is still seat time. It's a great time to do development work on your new engine package or race setup or even your driver.
3) The teammates outside the chase can still help the teammates in the chase by being drafting partners or pitting together.


1)Not all 43 cars actually stand a chance to win, since they know before the race they don't have the tires to run the full length.
2)Having seat time for a start and park car just means it isn't as prestigious to get into the top league of NASCAR as everyone thinks it is.
3)The teammates outside the chase are part of the 35 drivers that had a chance for part of the year, unlike the bottom 19 drivers who really shouldn't be taking up space at the track.

43 is just a stupid number to stick to when they know by now the race never has 43 serious racers on the track.  As for the chase drivers, make them race alone the last race of the year, then that would be their Super Bowl.  Not the Daytona 500, calling the first race the super bowl is backwards as dating only family members.
 
2013-09-14 12:28:42 PM

thoughtpol: someone up thread suggested making the Chase 9 races, and give everyone another chance at a 'last race before the Chase.'  why not just freeze the field as it was when Bowyer spun, and penalize him and his owner (and perhaps team)?  could just DQ him/them for that race - 0 points - and freeze the field, thus kicking out Truex and Logano and putting Gordon (and someone else) in.  this is what they should've done in the first place, IMHO.

/but maybe i just REALLY FARKING HATE Joey Logano


You are my new favorite Farker
 
2013-09-14 01:07:01 PM
This is why I like heads up drag racing.
 
2013-09-14 01:49:09 PM

Jensaarai: I suggest a 36 race Chase.


So Jimmie Johnson has the championship wrapped up by October and takes the last 3 or 4 races off...
 
2013-09-14 03:39:16 PM
No more opera singers performing the anthem.  Please.
 
2013-09-14 05:03:39 PM

emonk: No more opera singers performing the anthem.  Please.


No more Adam Sandler or other B Hollywood actor to give the start your engines call while cross promoting their crappy movie opening that weekend
 
2013-09-14 06:28:27 PM
smerfnablin No more Adam Sandler or other B Hollywood actor to give the start your engines call while cross promoting their crappy movie opening that weekend

You realize when naming rights of races go to potential summer blockbusters that this will never, ever happen, right?
 
2013-09-14 08:39:58 PM
Didn't JJ wreck in an attempt to get Jeff Gordon in?  What about that?
 
2013-09-14 09:09:58 PM

QueenMamaBee: thoughtpol: someone up thread suggested making the Chase 9 races, and give everyone another chance at a 'last race before the Chase.'  why not just freeze the field as it was when Bowyer spun, and penalize him and his owner (and perhaps team)?  could just DQ him/them for that race - 0 points - and freeze the field, thus kicking out Truex and Logano and putting Gordon (and someone else) in.  this is what they should've done in the first place, IMHO.

/but maybe i just REALLY FARKING HATE Joey Logano

You are my new favorite Farker


hey thanks.  also, fark Joey Logano.

/can't say it enough
 
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