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(My Fox Carolinas)   NASCAR grasspainters philosophical about winners trashing their work: "Oh, that doesn't bother me so much as long as it's after the big race"   (myfoxcarolinas.com) divider line 20
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2014-05-14 10:30:46 AM  
It's called job security.
 
2014-05-14 10:37:36 AM  
The cars that end up across the grass are just making sure that everything was cut to the proper height, is all
 
2014-05-14 12:49:09 PM  
Any asshole that does it before the big race needs his ass kicked and forced to ride a pink scooter for the rest of the season
 
2014-05-14 01:01:30 PM  
Hey! Lets drive around in a circle an see if we can't git r done without killin' someone! Fark yeah git me sum dem Doooor-itos and a bottle of Bud dang nab-it.
 
2014-05-14 01:07:11 PM  

deanis: Hey! Lets drive around in a circle an see if we can't git r done without killin' someone! Fark yeah git me sum dem Doooor-itos and a bottle of Bud dang nab-it.


Your elitism and bigotry is showing
 
2014-05-14 01:12:39 PM  

DanZero: The cars that end up across the grass are just making sure that everything was cut to the proper height, is all


KuBu is thoughtful like that
 
2014-05-14 01:17:52 PM  
But when it comes down to it you feel like you're on top of the world when you win these races and nothing else matters. "So in that moment, you're just taking advantage of everything you have and you feel like you've got the key to the city and you can tear up the paint if you want."


I just completed helping a user with her long existing issues with printing and now I can trash her desk and tear crap off her walls?

Pfft...
 
2014-05-14 01:25:40 PM  

QueenMamaBee: DanZero: The cars that end up across the grass are just making sure that everything was cut to the proper height, is all

KuBu is thoughtful like that


Week in and week out!
 
2014-05-14 01:36:24 PM  

sulco: But when it comes down to it you feel like you're on top of the world when you win these races and nothing else matters. "So in that moment, you're just taking advantage of everything you have and you feel like you've got the key to the city and you can tear up the paint if you want."


I just completed helping a user with her long existing issues with printing and now I can trash her desk and tear crap off her walls?

Pfft...


Easy, easy... Step back and take things in perspective. It's just paint on grass, it's meant to sit there for the race and no longer. It's done once the race is done, it's not like they paint it once and it lasts all season if nobody drives over it. It would be either washed away at the end of the day or mowed away in a week or so.
 
2014-05-14 01:42:05 PM  

Mikey1969: sulco: But when it comes down to it you feel like you're on top of the world when you win these races and nothing else matters. "So in that moment, you're just taking advantage of everything you have and you feel like you've got the key to the city and you can tear up the paint if you want."


I just completed helping a user with her long existing issues with printing and now I can trash her desk and tear crap off her walls?

Pfft...

Easy, easy... Step back and take things in perspective. It's just paint on grass, it's meant to sit there for the race and no longer. It's done once the race is done, it's not like they paint it once and it lasts all season if nobody drives over it. It would be either washed away at the end of the day or mowed away in a week or so.


Exactly. A lot of times they need to take it all out anyway. It's pretty amazing to see a track completely redecorate in a week or two if they have events close to each other.
 
2014-05-14 02:22:23 PM  
This is one of those jobs I think is really cool.  As a guy who's into graphic design & sports, I'd love to do something like this.  Travel.  Get to watch every race.  Spend a lot of time outside.  Awesome.

Stuff like this has always fascinated me.  I'd love to this, or come up with scoreboard graphics or whatever.  Seems like it's a very small group that does that stuff, though, and seems like the kind of thing where you have to know  just the right people.

As an aside, one thing I have tried to do is become a reporter and I think I could have written circles around "David Sentendrey, Digital Journalist" and his feature.  Also a business where you have to know  just the right people and ... well ... I know nobody.  I haz a sad.
 
2014-05-14 02:29:37 PM  
dynastyfootballwarehouse.com
 
2014-05-14 03:29:52 PM  

Pfighting Polish: This is one of those jobs I think is really cool.  As a guy who's into graphic design & sports, I'd love to do something like this.  Travel.  Get to watch every race.  Spend a lot of time outside.  Awesome.

Stuff like this has always fascinated me.  I'd love to this, or come up with scoreboard graphics or whatever.  Seems like it's a very small group that does that stuff, though, and seems like the kind of thing where you have to know  just the right people.

As an aside, one thing I have tried to do is become a reporter and I think I could have written circles around "David Sentendrey, Digital Journalist" and his feature.  Also a business where you have to know  just the right people and ... well ... I know nobody.  I haz a sad.


A lot of the crews that do this work just one track. Repainting barriers, rumble strips, bridges over road courses, etc. the sanctioning body will send signs, stencils, other stuff with diagrams of exactly how they want it. Even if you work a track that only has 5-8 races a year it's usually a full time job, year round. There's a ton of maintenance and upkeep that goes into a race track.
 
2014-05-14 04:36:45 PM  

crotchgrabber: A lot of the crews that do this work just one track. Repainting barriers, rumble strips, bridges over road courses, etc. the sanctioning body will send signs, stencils, other stuff with diagrams of exactly how they want it. Even if you work a track that only has 5-8 races a year it's usually a full time job, year round. There's a ton of maintenance and upkeep that goes into a race track.


Interesting.  Of course, the barriers, rumble strips, etc., i.e. the boring, "paint the length of this curb safety yellow" parts of the job, would strike me as hideously boring.  Logos, cool.  Boring stuff, boring.
 
2014-05-14 05:00:35 PM  

Pfighting Polish: Interesting.  Of course, the barriers, rumble strips, etc., i.e. the boring, "paint the length of this curb safety yellow" parts of the job, would strike me as hideously boring.  Logos, cool.  Boring stuff, boring.


yeah, that's kinda what I'm getting at. The sanctioning bodies of the race series' will have a graphics dept. but they don't really go anywhere. Yeah, there's talent involved in the groundskeeping, but you end up doing a lot of boring stuff.

CSB:
A few years ago there were some campers at a MotoGP event who like to rearrange the giant "Red Bull" in the grass on a hill to read "Red Butt" every damn night.

I clicked your profile... You should try to get to the IMSA event at Road America in Elkhart Lake in August. Cool event, and it will give you an idea of how much goes into putting something like that on.
 
2014-05-14 05:16:55 PM  

DanZero: The cars that end up across the grass are just making sure that everything was cut to the proper height, is all


Or completely obliterating any "test" parts on the splitter and bottom side before the post-race inspection. Right, Chad?


/damn shame you haven't sniffed Victory Lane this year
//you should come see all the nice things everyone says about you in the race threads
 
2014-05-14 06:10:57 PM  

crotchgrabber: I clicked your profile... You should try to get to the IMSA event at Road America in Elkhart Lake in August. Cool event, and it will give you an idea of how much goes into putting something like that on.


The ladyfriend is a huge NASCAR fan, so we made the trip to Indy for the Brickyard once.  Obviously very, very different than what goes on at Road America, but still an interesting glance.  I have never been to a race at RA or The Mile.  Need to go at some point.

I do a lot of side work in sports, mostly as an announcer/radio guy.  Obviously I enjoy all the side things that go into putting on events.  August is my transition between college wood bat summer leagues and college soccer.  Might have to take you up on that.
 
2014-05-14 08:28:22 PM  

Pfighting Polish: crotchgrabber: I clicked your profile... You should try to get to the IMSA event at Road America in Elkhart Lake in August. Cool event, and it will give you an idea of how much goes into putting something like that on.

The ladyfriend is a huge NASCAR fan, so we made the trip to Indy for the Brickyard once.  Obviously very, very different than what goes on at Road America, but still an interesting glance.  I have never been to a race at RA or The Mile.  Need to go at some point.

I do a lot of side work in sports, mostly as an announcer/radio guy.  Obviously I enjoy all the side things that go into putting on events.  August is my transition between college wood bat summer leagues and college soccer.  Might have to take you up on that.


cool. I think you'll enjoy it. NASCAR Nationwide series races there in June as well.
On a semi-related note, I see that Verizon has a sponsored link on Fark trying to promote the Indy 500.
 
2014-05-14 09:20:35 PM  

crotchgrabber: Pfighting Polish: This is one of those jobs I think is really cool.  As a guy who's into graphic design & sports, I'd love to do something like this.  Travel.  Get to watch every race.  Spend a lot of time outside.  Awesome.

Stuff like this has always fascinated me.  I'd love to this, or come up with scoreboard graphics or whatever.  Seems like it's a very small group that does that stuff, though, and seems like the kind of thing where you have to know  just the right people.

As an aside, one thing I have tried to do is become a reporter and I think I could have written circles around "David Sentendrey, Digital Journalist" and his feature.  Also a business where you have to know  just the right people and ... well ... I know nobody.  I haz a sad.

A lot of the crews that do this work just one track. Repainting barriers, rumble strips, bridges over road courses, etc. the sanctioning body will send signs, stencils, other stuff with diagrams of exactly how they want it. Even if you work a track that only has 5-8 races a year it's usually a full time job, year round. There's a ton of maintenance and upkeep that goes into a race track.


I would imagine most tracks get in much more than 5-8 races a year.  There is a lot of racing that is not televised, and having the track used is how they get paid.  Of course most races don't fill the stands.
 
2014-05-14 10:35:44 PM  

lack of warmth: crotchgrabber: Pfighting Polish: This is one of those jobs I think is really cool.  As a guy who's into graphic design & sports, I'd love to do something like this.  Travel.  Get to watch every race.  Spend a lot of time outside.  Awesome.

Stuff like this has always fascinated me.  I'd love to this, or come up with scoreboard graphics or whatever.  Seems like it's a very small group that does that stuff, though, and seems like the kind of thing where you have to know  just the right people.

As an aside, one thing I have tried to do is become a reporter and I think I could have written circles around "David Sentendrey, Digital Journalist" and his feature.  Also a business where you have to know  just the right people and ... well ... I know nobody.  I haz a sad.

A lot of the crews that do this work just one track. Repainting barriers, rumble strips, bridges over road courses, etc. the sanctioning body will send signs, stencils, other stuff with diagrams of exactly how they want it. Even if you work a track that only has 5-8 races a year it's usually a full time job, year round. There's a ton of maintenance and upkeep that goes into a race track.

I would imagine most tracks get in much more than 5-8 races a year.  There is a lot of racing that is not televised, and having the track used is how they get paid.  Of course most races don't fill the stands.


Speaking from experience... We have 5-8 sanctioned events a year. Dozens of club weekends that are staffed by a skeleton crew, race school every day it's not rented, and lots of test time for magazines, tv shows, manufacturers, and so on. Oh, and filming for commercials. And if anyone wants some track time on Christmas or Thanksgiving those are the last free days on the calendar for this year.
 
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