Nascar Noose

May 18, 2013
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Wisco
The success of Nascar is mad considering what a terrible 'sport' it is. When you think about how many sports were available in the 1950s, you can see how it'd become popular, but nowadays, people can watch anything so what incentive is there to watch some fast cars go round in an oval for a ridiculous amount of time? It makes no sense to me, I think on every level, it's objectively a dire sport to watch. If you like fast cars, how could anyone argue it's more entertaining than rally driving or even Formula 1?

Personally, I'm not a fan of any motorsport but it doesn't surprise me that nonsense like Nascar would become less popular. Back in the day, you had so few options for sport, it's understandable why it became popular, but now, if you're a redneck American, you can watch Nascar or you can watch soccer from Brazil, rugby from South Africa, basketball from Greece, baseball in South Korea and that's not even touching the surface. These traditional, local sports will find it hard to compete going forward against global competition I think.
Stock car racing is cool, nascar for the last 15 years not so much. Oval racing can be great, I prefer the open wheel variety but stock car racing can be fun

F1 on track isnt exactly entertaining on track more often than not, how many good races do we have a year? 5ish it so? And the races that end up being good are usually driven by either rain or heat that causes more severe tire deg forcing more than 1 stop.

I mean the cars are so aero sensitive drs, which sucks, is absolute necessary to get by a car in front and even then you need a big pace advantage to pull it off. Not saying I dont love it but it isnt necessarily about the racing, but rather the tech side of the game.
 

Jack

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Stock car racing is cool, nascar for the last 15 years not so much. Oval racing can be great, I prefer the open wheel variety but stock car racing can be fun

F1 on track isnt exactly entertaining on track more often than not, how many good races do we have a year? 5ish it so? And the races that end up being good are usually driven by either rain or heat that causes more severe tire deg forcing more than 1 stop.

I mean the cars are so aero sensitive drs, which sucks, is absolute necessary to get by a car in front and even then you need a big pace advantage to pull it off. Not saying I dont love it but it isnt necessarily about the racing, but rather the tech side of the game.
Yeah I get you on that, I definitely appreciate the technical side of it. I'm not a fan of any of these sports though but I imagine the one I'd like most would be rally racing, that seems quite fun and I have fond memories of Colin McRae Rally years ago on the PS2 :lol:

I've been to stock car racing before, that wasn't too bad. It makes it more entertaining over the shorter track I think.
 

Icemmann

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The success of Nascar is mad considering what a terrible 'sport' it is. When you think about how many sports were available in the 1950s, you can see how it'd become popular, but nowadays, people can watch anything so what incentive is there to watch some fast cars go round in an oval for a ridiculous amount of time? It makes no sense to me, I think on every level, it's objectively a dire sport to watch. If you like fast cars, how could anyone argue it's more entertaining than rally driving or even Formula 1?

Personally, I'm not a fan of any motorsport but it doesn't surprise me that nonsense like Nascar would become less popular. Back in the day, you had so few options for sport, it's understandable why it became popular, but now, if you're a redneck American, you can watch Nascar or you can watch soccer from Brazil, rugby from South Africa, basketball from Greece, baseball in South Korea and that's not even touching the surface. These traditional, local sports will find it hard to compete going forward against global competition I think.
They have a few non-oval races per year like Laguna Seca, etc. But it is hardly the racing that is what keeps the fans interested. It's the stupid soap opera shit with drivers and teams and owners etc. Along with the stupid points chase, then the playoffs at the end of the season.
 

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They have a few non-oval races per year like Laguna Seca, etc. But it is hardly the racing that is what keeps the fans interested. It's the stupid soap opera shit with drivers and teams and owners etc. Along with the stupid points chase, then the playoffs at the end of the season.
You mean road courses. They race at Watkins Glen, NY, Sonoma, CA, and now the makeshift Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Your assessment of what keeps fans interested is way off base. The points chase is garbage. The traditional points system is what most Nascar fans I know long for. The 1.5 mile cookie cutter tracks are the ones that will bore the shit out of you. The shortest track on the circuit(Martinsville) is typically some of the best racing all season long. Talladega and Daytona are always a treat for the fans. Those are the two tracks where the underdogs have a real shot at winning. Nascar reminds me of boxing quite a bit. Some fights are snooze fests while sometimes you get some real fireworks.

 
May 18, 2013
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Wisco
They have a few non-oval races per year like Laguna Seca, etc. But it is hardly the racing that is what keeps the fans interested. It's the stupid soap opera shit with drivers and teams and owners etc. Along with the stupid points chase, then the playoffs at the end of the season.
Sonoma. Get it right fib