Maybe something coming around the corner(s)?

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by dpkimmel2001, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Hey if the Chinese are paying, go for it I say. Works for Formula 1
     
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  2. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    Majority of NASCAR fans would riot and revolt if a race was held overseas. I think on this board we sometimes forget the core demographic of NASCAR fans still has a world view like it's 1950. Remember the sh!tshow when Toyota entered...

    But hey, let's alienate more core fans for the sake of producing 3 Asian fans in the sacred 18-30 year-old bracket...
     
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  3. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    So glad you speak for the majority
     
  4. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    The majority of the core demographic will be dead before this track is built and hosts a points paying Cup event.
     
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  5. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    It has already been built. Just built Sept 2017, brand new. 950 million dollars worth. They obviously haven't been reading Racing Forums Deathbed thread tragically.
    https://www.fiawtcc.com/event/wtcc-race-of-china/
     
  6. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    Where were the pitchforks and torches from 1996-1998?
     
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  7. BOWTIE GUY

    BOWTIE GUY Team Owner

    what are the trade agreements we have with china, will all of the sponsors be able to sell their products in china? what will the cost be to each team?
     
  8. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Where was dipshitt media from 1996-1998?
     
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  9. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Better yet, what were you doing from '96-'98?
     
  10. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    I watched every lap of every race from 96-98. Don't recall anyone being upset about the exhibition race at Motegi
     
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  11. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Are you answering for Chex?
     
  12. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Prolly shoulda' read it. I thought it was a CAD rendering.
     
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  13. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Not really. I guess I don't see the point of your question. Chex is right IMO. Didn't seem to bother anyone that they ran a race in Japan in those years
     
  14. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    The point was Chex likely wasn't watching NASCAR in 1996.
     
  15. BOWTIE GUY

    BOWTIE GUY Team Owner

    the racing in china will be no better then the racing here. some big money team will hit the set up and drive away from the rest.
     
  16. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    For what it's worth, NASCAR decided three years in Japan was enough, and stopped going. Keep in mind this was during the sport's peak. Obviously they thought the return on investment wasn't good enough to justify it. I certainly don't see how that would be any different today. This trip to China is probably more about other business ventures IMO
     
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  17. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Will there be stages and fake ass cautions that only the Chinese will be able to recognize?
     
  18. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Yes.

    10,000 schoolchildren in sailor suits will wave yellow flags from the infield.
     
  19. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I don't seem to recall anyone storming the Daytona offices with torches and pitchforks during the '90s exhibition races in Japan. Just me, I guess.
     
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  20. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Well, heck, if that's the goal, run a race in North Korea. They really know how to organize a fan display! :D
     
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  21. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I don't get the significance of your question. Are you saying fans would have protested the Japanese races if the media had publicized them? I remember watching them on TV, so I don't think that's your point.
     
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  22. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor



    Many short stages .... the Chinese eat often
     
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  23. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    You make me wonder if the manufacturers have a hand in this, maybe trying to increase their market share with an audience who may not realize that what wins on 星期日 is not what they're buying on 星期.
     
  24. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    And if you win the first two stages you get an egg roll and wonton soup at the caution.
     
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  25. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    TV

    No idea, but thats hardly relevant.

    Second hand viewing for sure. But Ive watched decades of seasons and races online long before my own time.

    Bingo.
     
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  26. I thought it was with 3 you get egg roll
     
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  27. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I watched reruns of the Three Stooges. Same thing, I guess. Watched I Love Lucy too.
     
  28. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Gives me the anticipatory piss shivers just thinking about it.
     
  29. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Today’s media gives people that weren’t around at the time of the events the false sense of being there.
     
  30. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Okay, but I don't see what that response has to do with COW's previous post noting a lack of rioting in the streets in the '90s. For what it's worth, I WAS watching at that time.
     
  31. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    [​IMG]
     
  32. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I’ve never seen riots in the streets over NASCAR.
    Usually the fan base simply declines.
     
  33. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    It doesnt.
     
  34. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  35. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    LOL

    I can hear him.
     
  36. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    I'm a Saints fan, @AndyMarquisLive is a Jags fan. When the Saints played the Dolphins 11 day's ago in London It looked like they had a sellout crowd. It doesn't bother me that they play over there every so often.
     
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  37. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Breeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees....
     
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  38. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Yes, but you're an adult.
     
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  39. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I really don’t know if I’d want to se NASCAR race at this track but I’d be down to see F1 or Indy Car race there, pretty races track it looks to be. I’m not opposed to a international points paying race Id be up for Mexico, Montreal, the Edmonton Airport that Indy ran at and for the hell of it Belgium. If fans won’t attend races here ...aw screw it let’s try overseas
     
  40. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I think the bigger problem was that NASCAR didn't have a bigger plan in mind. Now we've seen them run in Canada and Mexico in Busch/Truck recently but they also started up national series there around the same time.
     

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