NSCR: ***Official Daytona 500 Thread***

Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by cmjh10, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    14,175
    519
    113
    Iowa Falls
    The 59th running of the Daytona 500 I'd about to start. I am curious to see the new race changes.

    Hoping some small team car wins.
     
  2. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2006
    11,694
    322
    83
    Environmental Intern/Graduate Student
    Tyler, TX
    Gronk is going to have himself a wild night.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. WooClone15

    WooClone15 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    6,174
    584
    113
    Male
    Student
    Madison, WI
    I won't be able to watch, but I was listening to some of the changes while I was eating lunch. I don't watch NASCAR/really care about it at all, but I'd have been interested in watching some of it if I could. The changes sound cool and I think will help make it more exciting for people who don't watch it a lot.
     
  4. ISUCyclone06

    ISUCyclone06 Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    1,679
    46
    48
    Quality
    Greensboro, NC
    Don't like changing the rules of a sport yearly, that's what NASCAR has been doing - chasing fans but reality is it's a dying sport. I'm a long-time fan but very casual nowadays- I grew up racing.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  5. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

    Apr 11, 2006
    14,980
    484
    83
    Midwest
    I agree with 06. I was a big fan when I was younger. Not sure why I lost interest. But I will be watching today. Must be Daytona.
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  6. heyguy85

    heyguy85 Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2007
    1,004
    71
    48
    Teacher
    Iowa
    Gronk with the Monster girls was hilarious. Daytona is always fun to watch. Cheer for the small team guys!
     
  7. mj4cy

    mj4cy Asst. Regional Manager
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2006
    22,663
    717
    113
    Male
    Structural Engineer
    Ankeny
    I'd like to care but can't find a reason. Anyone got any? Oh wait I found one. Start drinking beer while watching?
     
  8. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    14,175
    519
    113
    Iowa Falls
    Whats the point of the damage rule? Doesnt make sense.
     
  9. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

    Apr 11, 2006
    14,980
    484
    83
    Midwest
    Could it be that cars only went back out for a couple places in final standings? With the new rules you want to be in the top ten instead of needing to be 37th or 40th.
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  10. jkclone

    jkclone Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2013
    4,376
    234
    63
    Male
    Student & Iowa State Fan
    Urbandale
    It's really dumb. That and these stages are awful changes. Probably won't watch much this year because of them. They've destroyed the sport.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  11. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

    Apr 11, 2006
    14,980
    484
    83
    Midwest
    The new points in stages might make the restrictor plate racing a little more exciting with 3 races in one.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  12. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    14,175
    519
    113
    Iowa Falls
    I agree with this, not really sure what it will add to Kansas, Texas, or the other 1.5 mile tracks.
     
  13. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    16,441
    694
    113
    Male
    Asst. Super.
    Roland
    I think its stupid but Nascar is just killing itself slowly. I am watching this race but won't tune in untill Taladega. I used to watch every race.
     
  14. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    14,175
    519
    113
    Iowa Falls
    Well, half the fans will stop watching now.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
  15. CyGuy5

    CyGuy5 Member

    Dec 4, 2013
    458
    24
    18
    New stages haven't really bothered me, but the 5 minute clock and the whole if you go the garage you're out think are just stupid
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  16. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

    Sep 3, 2009
    30,981
    1,469
    113
    I'm turning it now. Once Jr. retires I'll be out and I was an avid watcher for 15 years. The constant gimmicky changes are stupid and I agree the sport has been slowly killing itself. Not a France fan.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    3,163
    311
    83
    Welp, time to watch something else.
     
  18. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    14,175
    519
    113
    Iowa Falls
    Lolz, Danica
     
  19. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    18,124
    362
    83
    Urbandale
    Well, at least we don't have to watch Jimmie Johnson win it again.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2006
    11,694
    322
    83
    Environmental Intern/Graduate Student
    Tyler, TX
    Is this the Demo-Derby 500?
     

Share This Page