NASCAR Time for GEN 7 Car

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NASCAR Time for GEN 7 Car

After yesterdays hype for a fantastic race with better racing NASCAR better get moving on a Gen7 car because Gen 6 ain't no better than the cars it was supposed to replace. As for the broadcast, Darrel Waltrip sure has a thing for the ponytail princess that it made me sick when they did show racing, 3 laps and a commercial, 3 more laps and 5 more commercial.
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gmsuv wrote:

Well running all those years for AndrettiAuto Sports, a top funded team, and only comming up with 1 win, be it by default, does not make her a top tier driver.


 

Who ever said she was a top tier driver?  There's a lot of drivers that aren't top tier.  The Indy 500 starts with 33 cars in the field.  How many of those are top tier?  4 or 5?  Yes, she's just one of the remaining pack of 28 cars who also don't have a real good chance to win. So what?  If all you wanted was to see top tier drivers, then you'd watch a race with 4 or 5 cars going around the track.  How boring is that?

 

 


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The only reason she is running in the NASCAR series is NASCAR needs her because their series iis on a the decline.  Fewer dollars, few sponsorships, and a serious decline in attendance.



No, the reason she's in NASCAR is because she's a decent driver who can race, and she happens to also have crowd appeal.  If all NASCAR wanted was in increase ratings, then they'd put the Sports Illustrated supermodels in the cars.  That would last exactly 4 laps, after which all of them would have wrecked.

 

Sorry, that argument doesn't fly.  She's not there because of her looks and crowd appeal -- that's just a side bonus.  You have to be able to drive on the track first, which she can.

 

Look at American Idol.  There are favorites who get talked about a lot more than some others, and the singing skills do vary somewhat.  But nobody gets into the top 20 unless they can actually sing.  Same with racing.  She may not be the best driver, but don't kid yourself -- she ain't no soccer mom driving an SUV.

 

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gmsuv wrote:

Well running all those years for AndrettiAuto Sports, a top funded team, and only comming up with 1 win, be it by default, does not make her a top tier driver.  The only reason she is running in the NASCAR series is NASCAR needs her because their series iis on a the decline.  Fewer dollars, few sponsorships, and a serious decline in attendance.


Andretti Green used to be a top funded team but in Danica's last couple of years, her sponsor brought the most money to the team and as a result they weren't a top tier team any more. No one on her team could find the speed of the other teams in Indy Car. 

As for declines, it's happening in all sports, not just NASCAR. 

 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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If only the Cope twins were better drivers.....

 

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Amen to that, thank God they don't look like their uncle.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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oufanindallas wrote:

Amen to that, thank God they don't look like their uncle.


Yup.  Then there is Milka Duno.

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Denny Hamlin fined $25,000 for saying  Gen 6 car is no better the early GEN 5 car and vows not to pay the fine?

 

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Saw, that, don't agree with Denny on his comment, but do agree about not paying the fine.  Was keeping up with the leaderboard yesterday during testing.  Going to be a FAST race.  Speeds were hitting 187, at Vegas.  

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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gmsuv wrote:

Denny Hamlin fined $25,000 for saying  Gen 6 car is no better the early GEN 5 car and vows not to pay the fine?

 


Not surprising about the fine.  That has been their trend through "The Boys Have It - Just Don't Put Us (NASCAR) Down" phase.  They slammed Brad K. $50K for putting down Fuel Injection last year or the year before.  I think that NASCAR entertains constructive criticsm done internally just not 1) when it;'s not roo constructive and 2) when it's done in front of millions.

 

Remember that Kyle Busch slammed the COT/Gen 5 after its first race AND he won!  No fines that day but I do recall NASCAR stating to "shut up and race."

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After reading some of the comments and news on Hamlin's fine, I agree that I would not pay it, without a fight.  NASCAR needs to get some thicker skin.  The racing has been dreadful.

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That was a heck of a race, for those that say the car can't pass, I beg to differ.  There were 22 lead changes today plus plenty of passing back in the pack.  I think this is the kind of racing you can expect on the majority of tracks since there are a bunch of 1.5 milers.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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This Sunday's race was alot better.  Pheonix is not wide enough, compared to Las Vegas.

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Never been a big fan of the California race, but that was one heck of a race.  I don't agree with Tony Stewart regarding Joey Logano, however Joey and Denny, I think Joey went a little bit too far.  They were racing really good for a while, but.....

 

We've had some really great racing these past few weeks.  Looking forward to Martinsville in two weeks.

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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oufanindallas wrote:

Never been a big fan of the California race, but that was one heck of a race.  I don't agree with Tony Stewart regarding Joey Logano, however Joey and Denny, I think Joey went a little bit too far.  They were racing really good for a while, but.....

 

We've had some really great racing these past few weeks.  Looking forward to Martinsville in two weeks.



That was a great race!  Best ever, for California.
I watched the last lap replay over and over.  That was just good, hard racing.  It looked like Joey got a bit loose in 3 and walked up the track and they made contact.  Denny gave him some room but he could have given him more (the lane where Kyle eventually wound up).  That reminded me of Kurt Busch and Denny last year at the Nationwide race at Richmond.   After they banged into each other, it looked like Denny tried to turn into Joey and hook him into the outside wall.  Had Denny not done that, I bet that they would have continued beating and banging, down to the SF Line.
Sounds like Elliot Sadler will run the 11, in Cup, while Denny  heals.
I would like to remind Joey what he did to Peyton Sellers at Irwindale a few years back.  That shoulda got a beatdown!
As far as Tony Stewart and blocking goes, "Hello, Pot?  This is Kettle!"  He blocked Regan Smith at Talladega a few years back.  In my opinion (IMO), Smith won that race as Stewart should have been the one penalized.
 
 
 
 
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We've been talking about female drivers.  Then there is Isablle Tremblay.  She started her racing career late - in her late 30's and won her first time out, in a 200 lap endurance race in a short track against 97 other drivers.   Last year she ran 6 NASCAR Canadian Tire races (the old CASCAR series) and had 2 top 10's. 

 

This racer is hawt! Smiley Very Happy

 

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Not stock car, but IRL driver Simona de Silvestro in another hottie in the racing scene.  Did pretty darn good job in the first race of the season until her comment "my car's all tired out" falling from 3rd to 6th in the last couple of laps.

 

” Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports … all others are games.”- Ernest Hemingway
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