Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Danny Ray Bennett, Jun 2, 2019.
Tweek, Tweek. Sure sounds familiar, I think I have heard this before?
That horse is beyond dead at this point.
Danny Ray, you DO realize that the cars with lighter drivers have to carry more ballast, that the pit road speed already has a 5 MPH grace period built into it, (Montoya for instance was actually going 5.5 MPH over the limit), and you DO realize that the Cup series DOES have a tire limit, it's just not as restrictive as that used in the lower series?
Can’t wait for this thread to show up again in two weeks under a different name
I also would like to know when’s the last time our guy Danny Ray actually watched a race because if you skip ahead in his well thought thesis to point 7- do away with restrictor plate racing....that happened this year. But I’m sure that will also be brought up again in “Hey NASCAR Listen to Your Fans-Part 4” because it’s not the sequel we need but the one we deserve.
The weekly TL;DR NASCAR better wake up thread.
There you go again, assuming everyone else agrees with you.
Danica PAtrick says hi.
she carried alot of ballast.
Yep. Ricky Stenhouse.
Tell ya what Danny Ray. If they had racing back to cautions with no pit road speed, no skirts spoilers or fins, no stages, or intense inspections, engine, chassis and body, There would be two or three heavily funded teams lapping the field two or three times every race. Think on the bright side, you would have pages and pages to complain about if it went back to the way it began.
And racing at North Wilkesboro, The Rock, South Boston and Myrtle Beach
Danny “Freakin” Ray Bennett...torch bearer to those who want racing when men were racers... the common man fan...and the voice of the voiceless. He is also a man who appreciates one hell of a Delaware Restart. Heed this warning NASCAR offices in Daytona ....Danny Ray is starting a movement one redundant thread at a time. #OccupyNASCAR #MakeNASCARGreatAgain
You really need to get some new announcers, Jeff Burton I admire as a great driver, but he does not have a good voice, not good enough to be the voice of NASCAR on telecasts. His voice gets very squeaky especially when he gets excited. Sorry to say so does Dale Jr.
They have the same effect on me as nails on a blackboard and/or two screaming teenage Justin Bieber fans. Almost torture to hear.
I have come to the conclusion that NO ONE at the networks actually listens to the feed that goes out to the public, not just what it sounds like in the production truck. There is NO WAY IN HELL that a professional sound engineer could listen to what I'm hearing out of my TV lately, and say "That sounds about right". I didn't have to worry about Jeff Burton's voice yesterday, because I couldn't HEAR it over the sound of the cars.
Well I think some of my posts have been more exciting than some of NASCAR events going by some of the responses. LOL !
Nascars top division used to be called Grand Nationals and the 2nd series was the Sportsman series but NASCAR changes the names when they get new sponsors. When Monster Energy leaves another will take its place, just like the Sportsman series.
Technically Richard Petty never won a Monster Energy series race but yet credit him with 200 wins, so even NASCAR understands that it is still the Grand National series.
About weighing the car, some of you do not understand, Nascar used to weigh the car and driver together so that they all weigh the same, but now they weigh the cars and they must weigh the same, so the lighter weight driver you have you get an advantage. ( total less weight )
No I am not a know it all but I thought auto racing is worth saving and thought I would throw out some ideas and some thoughts to create some intelligent conversations.
I think NASCAR does read social media, like this one, and make reports to the higher ups, if they do not, then that is a big mistake. Not saying that NASCAR should do everything the fans say, but I think they should listen to what is said.
At most tracks, there is a lane that is usually better than the other and forcing the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and etc, into the "slow" lane, let the drivers on the same lap choose which lane they want to start in.
Doing that would certainly create more strategy!
They should shorten the restart zone. I think it would create better restarts.
Charlie Glotzbach was a master at restarts, if he was the leader he often would "goose" the throttle just a touch and the car in the other lane would jump ( thinking and anticipating the start) and then had to back off or get penalized and as soon as that driver backed off, Charlie would kick it in .
And for those commenting on my remarks about nitrous oxide, I was watching a NASCAR DECADES show the other day and many drivers were commenting about it.
Only an idiot would use it heading into a turn, it was used in slight spurts, usually when passing the car in front of you on the front or rear stretches.
I am not saying the good ole days were better than today, hell, there use to be no speed limit on pit road.
Cars were not as safe as the are today, and the drivers have much better protection.
However I do think that today's Nascar can look back and review what made Nascar so exciting.
I really think NASCAR has diluted racing by having added the Truck series. Now they are adding ARCA to their National series.
Many of the top notch Truck race teams have invested as much if not more than what a competitive Sportsman car
costs and some of the top notch Sportsman cars have invested as much as a competitive Grand National would cost.
Some teams are dropping in class so as to win races and get some popularity.
That dilutes competition.
Like local grass roots racing that some tracks have gone to what I call "Club Racing" with maybe 10 or 12 classes with 8 to 10 cars at most in each class. All these promoters are doing is diluting the competition.
Yes I am old school, about 5 of us got together and bought a used '55 Chevy Street Stocker to race at the old Louisville Motor Fairgrounds Speedway, they were about 60 cars in that one class. On our first outing, we got one practice session in, ran a 2 lap qualifying run and we did not even make the B feature and had to load up and go home.
Over the years we learned and got more experience and moved up into the B feature, than into the A feature, won some races and moved up to Late Models.
It was a lot more fun when it wasn't as expensive, but it was the high car counts and the tough competition that made us want to be a part of it.
A ton of big name drivers came and raced at the Old Fairgrounds track. It held an ARCA event as well as being one of the founding tracks on the ASA circuit.
We raced against some of the biggest names in racing.
I really admired Bobby Allison, he was a big time NASCAR star but took time to run at the smaller tracks every chance he had.
Nascar needs more cars in each division, not less.
Nascar needs more drivers like Bobby Allison who were true racers and loved to compete.
Again, incorrect, and already dispelled on the first page of the thread.
How much do you weigh?
Danny Rae what are your thoughts on Delaware restarts? Personally I prefer Illinois Restarts
Florida restarts are pretty cool. You have to ease into the throttle or you'll get stuck in the sand.
Stuff her and Ricky stole from your tool shed ?
Better than getting stuck by a cactus
But have you ever seen a Louisiana restart....holy cow you’re missing out
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