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2018-03-02 12:02:37 PM  
Time to go big.

40 cars in each race.

20 clockwise, 20 counterclockwise.
 
2018-03-02 12:55:14 PM  
Where's the "No Fans Left" guy from football season?
 
2018-03-02 12:58:02 PM  
Personally, I started watching less often after Dale Sr. died.  Was a sad day.
 
2018-03-02 01:07:22 PM  
But I thought NASCAR was the True Patriot sporting event of choice. Why do you hate America.
 
2018-03-02 01:09:15 PM  
Each driver should have to use something from their all of their sponsors to sabotage the other racers.  It would be real life Mario Kart.
 
2018-03-02 01:09:30 PM  
Didn't Jr's nephew get a ride? or is that over already? What timeline is this? *checks* Jeffrey ran both, uneventfully.
 
2018-03-02 01:09:53 PM  
Maybe NASCAR could generate a buzz around the sport if some of the drivers would take a knee during the national anthem.
 
2018-03-02 01:21:39 PM  
Must be all the kneeling, damn unpatriotic drivers.
 
2018-03-02 01:27:16 PM  
So, all the people who hopped on board the NASCAR bandwagon years ago have finally figured out that it's cars that are plastered with ads going around in circles for most of the races and that gets really boring?

Wow.

/Never liked NASCAR
//Can Am was where it's at
 
2018-03-02 01:27:48 PM  
I never cared for either Earnhardt and I've been watching more racing this year already (coincidence though)
 
2018-03-02 01:32:17 PM  
Ratings were down almost 20% for the Daytona 24 as well, but probably because Cadillac was ahead by three laps by the time anyone who would care tuned in.
 
2018-03-02 01:33:02 PM  

GanjSmokr: Personally, I started watching less often after Dale Sr. died.  Was a sad day.


Ironically, that was the first NASCAR race I ever watched. I thought, "Oh, NASCAR. Let's see what all the fuss is about. O.O Uh, is that guy alright?"

I never really got into it after that.
 
2018-03-02 01:33:15 PM  
I quit when this started
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2018-03-02 01:37:43 PM  

Lifeless: Ratings were down almost 20% for the Daytona 24 as well, but probably because Cadillac was ahead by three laps by the time anyone who would care tuned in.


 The infield was packed, camping sold out - for the Rolex for the past few years. Not so much for the 500. Been watching that series circle the drain for awhile.
/gate keeper - overnight infield for the past 15 years.
 
2018-03-02 01:43:22 PM  
Georgia's Lt. Governor announces tax hikes for all Georgians for daring to boycott THE REAL AMERICAN'S sport
 
2018-03-02 01:43:46 PM  
All the drivers I cared about have retired over the last few years.  Myself and a couple of family members used to go to at least one of the races during speedweek at Daytona and Homestead every year.  We've missed the lasr couple of years though.  Just hasnt seemed as important I guess.
 
2018-03-02 01:45:05 PM  
Oh and I cant even be arsed to try to learn about the segment system.
 
2018-03-02 01:49:45 PM  
The drivers now all seem so bland and interchangeable. It used to be there were some great personalities and you could root for certain people to do well (or do poorly). Now, I can't tell one generic 20-year-old driver from another.
 
2018-03-02 01:50:50 PM  

OkieDookie: Each driver should have to use something from their all of their sponsors to sabotage the other racers.  It would be real life Mario Kart.


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2018-03-02 02:19:33 PM  

warrenn: The drivers now all seem so bland and interchangeable. It used to be there were some great personalities and you could root for certain people to do well (or do poorly). Now, I can't tell one generic 20-year-old driver from another.


I started watching in the early 90's.  I used to cheer for "good guy" Rusty Wallace and cheer against the "villain" Dale Earnhardt (mainly because that's who my dad cheered for/against).  Had a lot of fun Sundays doing that, but then it got all bland and boring.  Don't even get me started on all the pointless rule changes and "playoffs" that no one was asking for.
 
2018-03-02 02:39:22 PM  
Maybe it's not because Earnhardt isn't there.

Maybe it's because Danica isn't there.

Hmmmmmmm?
 
2018-03-02 02:40:20 PM  
 
2018-03-02 03:15:48 PM  
Between all the bullsh*t France 2.0 keeps adding, and the utterly boring races that the Mile And A Half Cookie Cutter Tracks produce, it's easy to understand why viewership keeps dropping.
 
2018-03-02 03:37:11 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Between all the bullsh*t France 2.0 keeps adding, and the utterly boring races that the Mile And A Half Cookie Cutter Tracks produce, it's easy to understand why viewership keeps dropping.


Add in the antiseptic shops in which the 5 second rule is non-existant, the over media-trained, nearly interchangeable drivers, a new series sponsor every short few years to lose the casual fans still looking for a Winston Cup Race the odd weekend they have a few free hours.  And your first thing. Just. Let. Them. Race. they could run shorter races too, really. But the splits and mandatory cautions and all the rest are a boring af distraction. And your second, mix up the tracks sizes shapes, I don't even need road races, just mix it up every week..
 
2018-03-02 03:38:50 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Between all the bullsh*t France 3.0 keeps adding, and the utterly boring races that the Mile And A Half Cookie Cutter Tracks produce, it's easy to understand why viewership keeps dropping.


FTFY.  I had thought about 2.5, since he's half as smart as his father and grandfather were, if that.  But the last couple of years, he must be getting the good stuff from Colombia and Peru.
 
2018-03-02 03:40:53 PM  

sno man: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Between all the bullsh*t France 2.0 keeps adding, and the utterly boring races that the Mile And A Half Cookie Cutter Tracks produce, it's easy to understand why viewership keeps dropping.

Add in the antiseptic shops in which the 5 second rule is non-existant, the over media-trained, nearly interchangeable drivers, a new series sponsor every short few years to lose the casual fans still looking for a Winston Cup Race the odd weekend they have a few free hours.  And your first thing. Just. Let. Them. Race. they could run shorter races too, really. But the splits and mandatory cautions and all the rest are a boring af distraction. And your second, mix up the tracks sizes shapes, I don't even need road races, just mix it up every week..


I'm honestly looking forward to watching the Charlotte Roval race.  Too bad they added a few more turns to it.  The layout Dinger tested last year looked like it'd be fun dropping from full superspeedway speed going into Roval Turn One.
 
2018-03-02 03:44:20 PM  
Here's the layout that Dinger tested prior to the announcement of the Roval race:
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And here's what they'll actually be racing on:
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2018-03-02 04:17:23 PM  
Honestly, the best race every year is the Long Beach Grand Prix
 
2018-03-02 04:47:32 PM  
Let's face it, it's too safe.
 
2018-03-02 05:04:01 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: OkieDookie: Each driver should have to use something from their all of their sponsors to sabotage the other racers.  It would be real life Mario Kart.

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2018-03-02 05:31:07 PM  

Tenga: Let's face it, it's too safe.


Especially for the spectators. They should remove the protective fencing, and get rid of the restrictor plates at the speedway races.
 
2018-03-02 05:31:28 PM  
How many commercial breaks happened in the last 30 laps of the Daytona a few weeks ago? They went to a commercial break during the last pit, and they knew it was coming up. Jesus. That was some of the worst sh*t I've ever seen in NASCAR, and it just reminded me, "welp don't need to watch NASCAR this season." I wonder how many viewers they lost for the season just from the horrible TV coverage of Daytona this year.

Bad things always happen when the marketing department takes over a business.
 
2018-03-02 05:35:12 PM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: Between all the bullsh*t France 2.0 keeps adding, and the utterly boring races that the Mile And A Half Cookie Cutter Tracks produce, it's easy to understand why viewership keeps dropping.


That

Less 1.5s and more road course...and a couple of additional super speedway races...would do NASCAR well.

/and less France 2.0
//much less
///3 (not Asshat)
 
2018-03-02 07:02:47 PM  

jso2897: Tenga: Let's face it, it's too safe.

Especially for the spectators. They should remove the protective fencing, and get rid of the restrictor plates at the speedway races.


I'm thinking convertibles, and no seatbelts.
 
2018-03-02 10:17:43 PM  
Been a long time NASCAR fan but the stage racing is going to be the gimmick that finally puts me off the sport.

What's the old saying about family businesses; the grandfather starts it, the father builds it into something and the grandson runs it into the ground.  Well we're getting to see it play out irl.

You blew it up! Ah, damn you Brian France!  God damn you all to hell!"
 
2018-03-02 10:31:07 PM  

GanjSmokr: Personally, I started watching less often after Dale Sr. died.  Was a sad day.


For me it was the shunning of Johnny Benson.  Well into the post Dale era, but well before the current hot mess.
 
2018-03-03 01:24:49 AM  

relaxitsjustme: Been a long time NASCAR fan but the stage racing is going to be the gimmick that finally puts me off the sport.

What's the old saying about family businesses; the grandfather starts it, the father builds it into something and the grandson runs it into the ground.  Well we're getting to see it play out irl.

You blew it up! Ah, damn you Brian France!  God damn you all to hell!"


So does HHH or Shane kill WWE? My bad, we're talking about scripted sports in this thread.
 
2018-03-03 01:47:32 AM  
My interest has been waning for a couple years and now, with so many new drivers, I'm meh about it.
 
2018-03-03 01:00:48 PM  

relaxitsjustme: Been a long time NASCAR fan but the stage racing is going to be the gimmick that finally puts me off the sport.

What's the old saying about family businesses; the grandfather starts it, the father builds it into something and the grandson runs it into the ground.  Well we're getting to see it play out irl.

You blew it up! Ah, damn you Brian France!  God damn you all to hell!"


This. It isn't the sport I remember.

If I wanna watch a sport with three periods, I'll watch hockey.
 
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