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

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  1. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    Gronk is going to have himself a wild night.
     
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  3. WooClone15

    WooClone15 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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.
     
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  5. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    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.
     
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  6. heyguy85

    heyguy85 Well-Known Member

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    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
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    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

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    Whats the point of the damage rule? Doesnt make sense.
     
  9. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    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.
     
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  10. jkclone

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    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.
     
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  11. chadm

    chadm Giving it a go

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    The new points in stages might make the restrictor plate racing a little more exciting with 3 races in one.
     
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  12. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this, not really sure what it will add to Kansas, Texas, or the other 1.5 mile tracks.
     
  13. CyCrazy

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    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

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    Well, half the fans will stop watching now.
     
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  15. CyGuy5

    CyGuy5 Active Member

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    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
     
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  16. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  17. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    Welp, time to watch something else.
     
  18. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    Lolz, Danica
     
  19. ISUAlum2002

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    Well, at least we don't have to watch Jimmie Johnson win it again.
     
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  20. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

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    Is this the Demo-Derby 500?
     

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