Dale Jarett Wants Bristol for All Star Race

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Captain Coyfish, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Dale Jarrett pushing Bristol for All-Star Race: ESPN analyst Dale Jarrett is a public advocate of deeming Bristol Motor Speedway as the new venue for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Charlotte has been a great venue, and Atlanta that one year, but I think its time that we take it to a short track and let these drivers battle it out, Jarrett said, winner of the 1997 Goodys Headache Powder 500. Short tracks are where every one of these drivers got their start. What better place to have the All-Star Race than action-packed Bristol. You have side-by-side racing; you have to know in your mind that if the drivers come here with that kind of money on the line, then theyre going to be willing to take out their best friend, just spin him and take the spot.(Bluefield Daily Telegraph)(8-24-2013)

    Guy has good taste!
     
  2. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I like it where it is.
     
  3. MELROSEMAFIA

    MELROSEMAFIA Guest

    Yep....Change is good for some....Other just cant wrap their heads around it...Knock... Knock ...[email protected]... anybody home...Then for some more change, lets make them turn right for 500 laps........BTW...Less than 50% attendance there last night
     
  4. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    Low attendance numbers for a Nationwide race? Unheard of.
     
  5. FenderBumper

    FenderBumper The "good old days" ??

    I would rather see it at WG, but Bristol would be better than Char.
     
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  6. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    But Kyle Busch winning every race in the Kyle Busch Series packs the stands. :sarcasm:
     
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  7. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    The race should move around. Charlotte's become dull and boring.
     
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  8. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    yep, it should be moved around, Johnson pretty dominating on his home track, throw it on a road course like Daytona would be my first pick, something they haven't run before.
     
  9. If it is to be moved (doesn't matter to me) then I agree with Andy...move it around. Bristol would be a good start.
     
  10. Stewart Fan

    Stewart Fan Team Owner

    And without him(and Kez/Logano) no one will show up at all. The series will die and the world will be over.
     
  11. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I would like to see it move around too. Charlotte has become too much of an aero push track. I don't know if it should go to a venue that already has two dates though, unless that track turns the lesser of their two weekends into All-Star weekend.
     
  12. DSquad48

    DSquad48 Wizard/Mall Santa

    I agree that they should move it around; it shouldn't stay on the same track every year. And I think doing it on a track that isn't used currently would be great. The Daytona infield or Road America would be pretty awesome, but I'm sure we'd hear from the road coarse haters about that.
     
  13. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner Contributor

    Couldn't agree with him more. The All-Star race has become a joke at Charlotte. I know that's where most of the teams are located, but it's not like Bristol is hell and gone from there.
     
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  14. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Wait, what?

    And now, folks, we take you to these live images just coming in from Hell.

    HellFrozenOver.jpg
     
  15. Only seems fair that we hear from the critics of all the track types. The anti 1.5 mile, plate and short track bunch should get their say a well, IMO :)
     
  16. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Three races at Charlotte - that's two too many.
     
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  17. People probably think that you hacked my account.
     
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  18. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    IF the race has to be at one static location, race in a region that doesn't otherwise host a NASCAR event at all kind of like the NFL Pro Bowl or the NFL International Series. Evergreen Speedway, Portland International Raceway, Colorado National Speedway or Pikes Peak International Raceway would be good venues. Or a street race in Denver where the Champ Car Series used to run.
     
  19. BamaFan

    BamaFan Lets Go Racin

    If we are gonna change it, then move it every year. Bristol, Darlington, Dover, Vegas. There's 4 I would vote for.
     
  20. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I would prefer to see it Martinsville. But this is crazy talk, it will not happen.

    It has became a permanent fixture at Charlotte.
     
  21. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    NASCAR's so popular in Charlotte that the local ABC affiliate feels compelled to preempt part of the race to air an out of market NFL Preseason game that's already being televised nationally on cable.
     
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  22. Mojo

    Mojo Guest

    I like it at Charlotte. Gives the teams two weeks at home and provides a decent race for the fans.
     
  23. SuperTex14

    SuperTex14 Guest

    Why not move it around? Professional level golf is similar to NASCAR, both being different from other sports that have all-star events, in that the stars aren't identified with a particular city or region. Don't they have their all-star or 'Invitational', events at different courses?

    I initially was going to agree with the reasoning that Charlotte is the home track for almost all of the teams so have it there, but they already have the 600, and have expanded the surrounding activity (qualifying, practice, etc.), so they could just add the team member introductions to that.
     
  24. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner Contributor

    People are bitching up a storm on our local ABC affiliate's Facebook page about the race being bumped to ESPN due to the Titans pre-season game tonight. I wonder what they do for the other 20+ races that are on cable?
     
  25. ted@economy

    [email protected] in the interest of equal time

    I agree with getting it the heck out of Charlotte , and I don't think it deserves to take up a weekend race date that could be used for a points race and I think it's crazy to have back to back races at any track. That said , having that type of event at a short track really would be a wreck fest . It's just too easy to get to the guy in front's back bumper long enough to wreck him. Nobody would be safe leading . The eventual winner would be the dirtiest driver , not the fastest . A Nelson Piquet or Villineuve could win a race like that by wrecking other cars , but is that racing ?
     
  26. Like DW?
     
  27. carolinabuff

    carolinabuff Team Owner

    I like that they keep it at Charlotte because this is the area where the sport was born and is the epicenter of NASCAR, and of course all the teams like being at home for 2 straight weekends. But there's no doubt the racing at this track isn't that great, which is probably why they keep screwing with the format for this race.
     
  28. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    And I'd like to see it dropped entirely, replaced with a points race anywhere else.
     
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  29. bonesaw17

    bonesaw17 Guest

    How about Knoxville or Eldora!
     
  30. Lazyking

    Lazyking Over the Cassill we go


    We don't need more points races.
     
  31. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Change it every year. Put it up to a fan vote before May. More fan interaction is what makes any sport possible.
     
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  32. KevinWI

    KevinWI Oldest Operating Motor Speedway In The World

    Who cares. All Star Race is exhibition event anyway. I think it'd be fun.
     
  33. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I agree but the owners probably wouldn't like it because it would cost them a car.
     
  34. PushRodV8

    PushRodV8 Professional American

    I'd like to see an international exhibition race. Motegi again maybe?
     
  35. hawg dawg

    hawg dawg Team Owner

    i still say tha city a' vegas is danglin big $$ at bruton ta move race there. make it a big tv/ non-race entertainment
    event.....along w/ race.....ta showcase city......attract more visitors. ?

    anybody remember who got tv rights w/ new contracts ?
     
  36. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    The whole organization knows the all-star racecar is expendable.
     
  37. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

    We don't need a gimmick-laden, literally pointless one either. For that matter, we don't 'need' stock car racing.

    Bruton keeps screaming he wants another weekend in Vegas; here's where he can get it from.
    If they wanna go international, go north of the border.
     
  38. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    Been saying that for years. If nothing else, get it out of Charlotte for a couple of years even if it's not Bristol.
     
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  39. Lazyking

    Lazyking Over the Cassill we go


    Just saying I'd rather replace a race then add another points race.. their is enough weeks in the schedule already. Drop the all star race, drop another race and replace that race with a new track in the All star race's place. That way it shortens the season by a week.
     
  40. 3wideinturn1

    3wideinturn1 Team Owner

    But DW's a saint! Well he was after Rusty spun him to win the All star race back in 89 I think. I'll never forget that smug look on Rusty's face haha
     

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