Are you more of a fan of racing in general or a particular driver?

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  1. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

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  2. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Excuse me?

    The Royal we ... pluralis majestatis.
     
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  3. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

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  4. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses.

    No one wants to see the 'Royal Wee’.
     
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  5. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Shame but you’ll see whatever The Monarch decrees.

    There is a current example.
     
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  6. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Team Owner

    I like racing in general but hated seeing drivers like Mark Martin and Matt Kenseth (my all time favorites), Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards and Jeff Gordon retire. I also hate that JJ will be leaving at the end of this season.

    I will still watch just as much this year and have some current favorites, namely Kez, Blaney, Bowyer, Truex, Matty D. and Almirola. I'll be interested in seeing how the newer drivers coming up from Xfinity will do this year.
     
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  7. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    I was born into a sports crazed family with tons roots in the Lehigh Valley (home of the Andrettis). There's also a Penske/Lehigh University connection. My grandfather watched Mario cut his teeth at the old Nazareth dirt track. From there the family got interested in Indycar/F1 and NASCAR. And when they got into it that meant 100%; aka going to races. The live experience/attending races has always been the draw.

    Rusty and Mark Martin are the last drivers I was all in on as a fan. Since then i "root" for Truex, Bowyer and whoever else interests me that particular day.
     
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  8. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    I like to have a rooting interest. I remember jumping up and down screaming at the TV when DP lea dega for a bit.
     
  9. gone

    gone Team Owner

    A lot of Martin fans are only aware of his Roush years, or forget about his history before it (which in NASCAR is largely forgettable). Although Martin's failed first attempt in the Cup wasn't all his own fault - Reeder was underfunded and Stacy was spread out too thin with too many teams (and went broke leaving Martin (and others) without a ride). Martin couldn't get another Cup ride at the time due to a ****y attitude. What I like about Martin is that he didn't just stomp off and fade away like so many others - he went back to ASA and remade his reputation. He made a Ford a contender in ASA (it had been essentially an all-Chevy show for years), and he mended his fences in NASCAR. Some say that Martin is the best driver to never win a Cup championship, and I certainly won't argue against that.
     
  10. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    ^great post.

    have you caught his podcast where he talks abgout the early years?
     
  11. gone

    gone Team Owner

    No, but I don't don't listen to any podcasts. I noticed that he was a good and honest storyteller when interviewed on TV or in magazines, so I imagine that his podcast could be quite good.
     
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