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    Are the drivers athletes?

    Sorry, the operative words there were "used to". Mothballed all my stuff after my health went sour a few years ago. There are a bunch of tracks in WV - you might sweet talk your way into a local car's seat for a trial... but you'll have to lose the "prove your worthiness to me" attitude if you...
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    Are the drivers athletes?

    In my experience, too many people who opine that race drivers are not athletes are people who have never driven a race car in a race. They assume that it's pretty much the same as driving their street car on the highway, only maybe a little faster. Maybe those of us who still have access to...
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    Interesting read on Days of thunder behind the scenes

    Oops, his last name was Nabors.
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    Interesting read on Days of thunder behind the scenes

    "Days of Thunder" was a hodgepodge of stories out of many different racer's lives, some stereotyped racing versions of urban legends, and an off-tangent love interest (necessary for most Hollywood movies), all squeezed into less than two hours. It was more of an attempt to appeal to the general...
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    All star race to bristol

    LOL... that might be painful to see... When they did a restart lane choice at Charlotte (back when we were running Legends cars) they would have a guy standing inside the first turn holding up a big sign that said "CHOOSE" - kind-of like a girl at a boxing match who prances around with a sign...
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    What is your favorite thing to see in a race?

    IF you've got strong fenders... rubbin' can be flippin' in open wheel classes...
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    Interesting read on Days of thunder behind the scenes

    LOL, I had to answer a lot of silly questions (from non-racing friends) after they watched - and believed - what went on in "Days of Thunder"...
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    What is your favorite thing to see in a race?

    I like lots of on-track back-and-forth passing. Don't mind some rubbin' and bangin' as long as it doesn't wreck anybody... although I do tolerate payback (as long as nobody ends up in the hospital or the morgue).
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    Engine Wear Questions

    Typically all teams bring a backup car, and the well sponsored teams "back car" is as good as its "primary car". But they have to start in the rear (of the second race) if they change cars. In such a long race, not sure that's much of a penalty.
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    Engine Wear Questions

    It is a lot of racing on one engine in a short time, but today's engines can take it. And as Marcingak pointed out, there won't be practice and qualifying laps on them. The lower budget teams could be impacted - the ones that rent used engines (depending upon the condition of those rental engines).
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    Most Unsual Thing You've Ever Seen at the Track

    Remembered another one. Went to Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, VA and during a heat race saw a car catching on fire. The unusual thing was the flagman - he lifted his leg and pointed the black flag at his own shoes when the car passed. The car stopped after a couple of laps near the fire...
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    Unpopular Sports Opinions

    True that people who participate in a sport find it appealing to watch too. Effects racing fans too - one way to generate more interest in racing is to get people to go to the track. Ride-along and driver school programs are great for this too. Watching on TV doesn't help much - racing loses...
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    "What are you reading" thread

    Found a copy of this Open Wheel Magazine issue from 1987 that I didn't have. I've been searching out the issues of racing magazines that I missed getting when they were current, and it's interesting to read about what was going on back in the day while knowing how they ended up. But don't...
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    NASCAR To Begin Allowing Limited Fans

    To all of the people who say "I don't know anybody with COVID, and I don't see it around me, so I think it's overblown..." You should thank the people who do believe, as well as the doctors and nurses who are treating it, for it not effecting you. If they did nothing, and acted as if everything...
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    NASCAR To Begin Allowing Limited Fans

    Sad when people turn their backs on science because of politics. Good science has nothing to do with politics - scientific results follow the laws of physics and chemistry et. al. no matter what the politicians want. Scientific reporting can be colored by politics, but with a little effort it...
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