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#26 Bryan Warmack

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:34 PM

  NASCAR needs to add 6 or more road courses to the schedule..........Road America, Road Atlanta,  Austin, etc, etc. Maybe a street race or two in the right city?

   

 A street race at night in Dallas under the lights...........or Nashville???


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:39 PM

  NASCAR needs to add 6 or more road courses to the schedule..........Road America, Road Atlanta,  Austin, etc, etc. Maybe a street race or two in the right city?

   

 A street race at night in Dallas under the lights...........or Nashville???

 

Make NASCAR as exciting as rally racing.   Would be a long shot.  Tradition is tough to cut through.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 07:43 PM

NASCAR gave up on tradition a looong time ago
 
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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:00 PM

Looking at the video, it appears he was trying to block two cars.....with only (his) one....and it caught up with him.

 

His lack of throwing blame at Austin Dillon, after the race, is probably a pretty good indicator he knew he was outgunned at the end.

 

I can not watch a whole race like this.

 

I did not turn it on at the raceway, until it was ove.r (I was hoping for, at about 5 laps left)

 

It's like if you had a 1/24th slot car race on a 550 ft. oval....on about 5 volts......with 2 inch lane spacing......with an hour warm-up. LOL


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:09 PM

 

 

It's like if you had a 1/24th slot car race on a 550 ft. oval....on about 5 volts......with 2 inch lane spacing......with an hour warm-up. LOL

....with all 8 cars on 3 lanes.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:24 PM

 

NASCAR gave up on tradition a looong time ago
 
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The idea of city/urban race courses.  They are loyal to their franchise connections.  That kind of tradition.


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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:09 PM

I maybe wrong on this , I feel NASCAR is more concern about TV ratings than having good racing.The more they play with the rules the worst it seems  to get. With all of todays technology in modern race cars I'm not sure if any major series has a lot of good on track racing .

 For years I said NASCAR really met  Nation Association Smash Crash Auto Racing .Good old Saturday night short track or a road race has been more enjoyable to me lately 



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:15 AM

Did anyone catch the Nationwide series on Sat? The last 3 laps was run about 4 times due to accidents. It was interesting to watch the youngsters. Great no one got hurt.
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 07:19 AM

No lucky-dog, no spotters talking to drivers. at least 4 inches of ground clearance, no restricter plates, no caution at the end of a stage, and replace all the announcers.

 

That's a start.

 

Oh yea and all the body panels on the car should fit on a street car.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:29 AM

Was I the only one who enjoyed watching the race? Sure, a couple of the announcers should be replaced, & today's NASCAR isn't the same organization I started following as a kid, But I'm not going to sit around here complaining about them.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:15 AM

Its still competition, its still racing. Its not perfect, but  I'll take it. 


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:23 AM

Glad you enjoy it Bill.   

 

Seems to me that maybe a majority of my car friends, guys in their 60's don't get much enjoyment from it anymore.  I eat lunch with a group of 15-20 car guys on Monday and discussion of the race didn't even come up for  15-20 minutes.    Several guys didn't watch at all.  Most of us watched at least the last 30 laps.   We weren't interested in watching the whole race or the 15 minute cautions so they could squeeze in more commercials.   

 

This is a lot different than 10 years ago or even 5 when  the Sunday race discussion started as soon as a couple guys sat down.   It's a shame, because it was really enjoyable to all of us 10 year or more ago.

 

Lot of issues, probably the first one is probably the France boy that owns it now.  I'm sure he is an embarrassment to Big Bill,  A lot to be said for the older guys that worked hard to make a living driving race cars and guys like France that built it and didn't fall into it and just think about money only.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:09 PM

From Racer.com:
 
According to FOX Sports, the live telecast of Austin Dillon's victory in the 60th Daytona 500 on the FOX broadcast network scored an overnight rating of 5.1, down from a 6.5 last year and, according to Sports Media Watch, it's the lowest overnight rating for the race in at least 10 years. Coverage of last Thursday's Duels was also down, scoring a 1.1 rating on FOX Sports 1 compared with a 1.5 last year, SMW reports.
 
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 02:35 PM

The Olympics have also suffered.  Not just NASCAR

 

According to FoxNews

 

NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea are down in most ratings measurables but digital consumption has made it difficult to compare viewership with past games. Coverage averaged a combined 12.0 rating and 21.3 million viewers in primetime through Sunday, down 7 percent in both measures from 2014. The 12.0 rating is also the lowest average at this point of any Olympics since at least 1992, according to Sports Media Watch.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 03:35 PM

As far as the Olympics, it's pure over saturation on the two networks. Nascar, I'm with Bryan here; more road courses would be nice.


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Posted 20 February 2018 - 05:54 PM

 

From Racer.com:
 
According to FOX Sports, the live telecast of Austin Dillon's victory in the 60th Daytona 500 on the FOX broadcast network scored an overnight rating of 5.1, down from a 6.5 last year and, according to Sports Media Watch, it's the lowest overnight rating for the race in at least 10 years.

 

But the race was a sell out.

 

I don't get the problem a lot of you have with the announcers. To me they give you a lot of insight on what's happening behind the scenes and what the drivers are dealing with. But then again I can watch a flying movie and cut it apart with all the inaccuracy's that I see that a lot of you wouldn't see.


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