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And people wonder why Atlanta is what it is now
I went to Atlanta this year as I have done since the 80s. I can say that never before did I stay so focused on the entire race as I did this year. Not sure it makes it better. We have seen some tremendous races such as Harvick's 2001 win, Carl Edwards first win in a photo finish over Johnson and Kulwicki's championship. But even during those great races there were lulls in the action.
 

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But it might be possible for the new Nascar's to go into the corners at Indy two wide and the top lane could hold so a better car could make a pass.
 

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I went to Atlanta this year as I have done since the 80s. I can say that never before did I stay so focused on the entire race as I did this year. Not sure it makes it better. We have seen some tremendous races such as Harvick's 2001 win, Carl Edwards first win in a photo finish over Johnson and Kulwicki's championship. But even during those great races there were lulls in the action.
Careful, you will incur the wrath of the flatfooters lol. The stages have taken most of the riding around away from the series on just about every track I believe. Atlanta on top of that has added excitement with the reconfig IMO. A whole lot of side by side racing and passing at Atlanta now.
 

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Must be purist tracks then lol. BTW Atlanta was up 6% over last years Atlanta race
It wasn’t a bad number, just more in line with the races surrounding it compared to Daytona and Talladega which are usually significant outliers.
 

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I think the Brickyard is something that needs to absolutely be revisited, this car in my opinion would be extremely fascinating to see there. Bigger tires, bigger brakes and symmetry would create a slipstream type of effect in my opinion with chicken being played into T1 & T3
Last they said was they’re in the early planning stages of some kind of rotation between the oval and road course, depending on how well this year’s race does. It is certainly worth a test to see how it goes. This car seems to mostly help bigger tracks above all else.
 

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It wasn’t a bad number, just more in line with the races surrounding it compared to Daytona and Talladega which are usually significant outliers.
Yeah this year the numbers have been steady except Martinsville where everything that could go wrong did.
 

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Yeah this year the numbers have been steady except Martinsville where everything that could go wrong did.
For the first time in many years it’s unpredictable. Last year you could assume that Larson was going to win a mile and a half. Elliott was going to win a road course. A Gibbs car was going to win a short track. This year, you just have no idea. It’s keeping people engaged.
 

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I'm not a fan of that at all, but that could happen. There seems to be tremendous pressure to run the oval. That track is designed completely for IndyCars, roughed up surface, shallow banking, one lane narrow corners...but Indy and a large Indy fan base.
I think the car would put on a better race on the road course, the old car did IMO.
That track was designed before 1909.
Maybe the cars were designed for the track???
 

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Careful, you will incur the wrath of the flatfooters lol. The stages have taken most of the riding around away from the series on just about every track I believe. Atlanta on top of that has added excitement with the reconfig IMO. A whole lot of side by side racing and passing at Atlanta now.
I’d agree with that. The racing is as aggressive as ever, these dudes claw that entire time
 

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NASCAR needs to learn an important lesson from F1. The younger generation with the exception of football could not care less about any sport that takes more than 2 hours to complete. I know I’m beating a dead horse but as someone in their 20s I feel like the last of a dying breed who like baseball and NASCAR
 

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Seems a peculiar low number. Not sure of the reasons for it departing from the overall trend, aside from cable audience degradation.
 

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Seems a peculiar low number. Not sure of the reasons for it departing from the overall trend, aside from cable audience degradation.
Went up head-to-head against the biggest event of the week, Bucks/Celtics Game 7, as well. At this point last year I don’t think the playoffs had even started yet. Some of the year-to-year comparisons might be off for a bit because of that.
 
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