Upcoming Nascar Changes Impact on You

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Skoalbandit33, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    There have been lots of ideas floated recently about changes Nascar may be making as soon as this year. Things like heat races, cautions clocks and timed events have all been in the mix and discussed here. I am not looking for these issues to be rehashed but instead if these changes are made how will it impact your consumption of Nascar.
     
  2. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    I'll be on a diet.
     
  3. NasNYG567

    NasNYG567 Crew Chief

    Won't effect me. I may not be crazy about everything rumored but I get what they're trying to do with the changes.
     
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  4. breatheoflife

    breatheoflife Team Owner

    I've been a NASCAR fan since I was 8 years old. I'll be a NASCAR fan until I take my last breath.
     
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  5. MarcWiley

    MarcWiley One of Those People

    I like racing, so I'll watch whatever format they choose. However, I think the Cup series should be left pretty much alone, and they should be making changes to the CARS, by adding power back to the engines that they took away after 2013(?), and continue reducing downforce by dumping the splitter for a valence and getting rid of the exaggerated fenders, raising the minimum ride height, and reduce the sideforce by getting rid of that stupid shark fin, so these guys have to do WORK to get a car around the track, repave or not. THAT is how you get fans to pay attention. Make these guys work their asses off to go fast.
     
  6. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I don't think the changes will impact me although if heat races come into vogue I may pass on them. I think Nascar either needed to get back in the business of being a sport or going full on entertainment instead of being in the mushy middle. These changes would move Nascar more to the realm of entertainment.
     
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  7. Acs

    Acs Team Owner

    I won't watch or attend any race that isn't 3-600 continuous miles of racing. It's sad really, I just got into this sport last year and it's already unrecognizable. I even have pit passes to Darlington and I was going to get tickets to the coke zero 400.
     
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  8. darlingtonfan

    darlingtonfan Team Owner

    I will watch a few.I loved Nascar before the obvious manipulation of races started.If I want to watch a football game,I watch it.Trying to copy football for NASCAR will not work.When I watch a race,I don't have timer going,2or 3 hours and I'm out of here.
     
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  9. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    No impact. I give up on the pure racing that used to be.
     
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  10. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    Lets hope that Nascar leaves some of the races alone such as Darlington, the short tracks and the road courses.
     
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  11. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I equate timed events with unpleasant things like exams and tests not with recreational things.
     
  12. MarcWiley

    MarcWiley One of Those People

    If they touch the road courses they're dead to me, I will say that. If anything they should add more. Why in the hell do they need to go to Kansas twice?
     
  13. 29-4

    29-4 Team Owner

    I will move on to legitimately contested races or other sports. The caution clock would be the end of my support of this series that I have watched on a weekly basis since I was 10 or 12. The Heat races I wouldn't love but would probably deal with.
     
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  14. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Won't bother me in the least. I would appreciate changes to how a champion is crowned.
    Cars racing is what I watch, drivers trying to beat the others under what ever the rules are.
     
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  15. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    That's impossible for me to say until the exact changes are announced. Depending on the changes, I may have to see the effects on the racing first.
     
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  16. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    For the lack of a better term Nascar jumped the shark for me ages ago so these next round of changes don't hurt nearly as much to me as someone that was generally happy with the series as it was in 2016.
     
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  17. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 Team Owner

    Regardless of the changes ill have to live with them. Im addicted to the sport and would not be able to "choose" to stop watching I just cant. I am like most and hate most of the current changes and formats etc. But it is what it is. if it was up to me I would prefer pre 2004
     
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  18. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    Nascar is normally the king of unintended consequences so seeing how the changes play out could end up being comical.
     
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  19. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I think there will be many good folks like yourself that have invested many years into Nascar and despite change upon change upon change will stick with it. Right now some folks are drawing lines in the sand regarding some of the changes but I think they will soften as time goes on. I still think people will load up RV's and head to the track to see timed races and I still think people will watch if there is a caution clock as the yellow flag has been the defacto caution clock for a number of years anyway.
     
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  20. 4tires17gals

    4tires17gals Crew Chief

    just will watch less of NASCAR as the change come
     
  21. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    I'd like to see them turn Daytona and Talladega into figure 8 tracks....
     
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  22. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I've invested years in other things previously important to me, only to drop them when participation was no longer enjoyable. NASCAR may or may not be added to that list.
     
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  23. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    Monster may be on board with that.
     
  24. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    Same here as I used to go to the movies, watch baseball and do other things that are now in my rear view mirror. I even walked away from Nascar the first year they enacted the lottery but came back when I signed on here. Like you I have watched less football this year but I have also increased my consumption of NHL hockey. When it comes to Nascar I have zero appetite for anything other than Cup and am only interested in what happens from the drop of the green to the checkers.
     
  25. LouieLouie

    LouieLouie Team Owner

    Hey let's give Monster a chance before we start throwing them under the bus. I may eat my words in a few weeks with all the new announcements that might or might not come out, but so far I haven't seen Monster take any kind of effect on NASCAR other than the logo, which i'm ok with.
     
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  26. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    Yeah, I was tongue in cheek on that as IDK what Monster has in store. With having only a 2 year commitment they will need to implement any changes they have in mind quickly.
     
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  27. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    And with a two-year deal, if they leave then whatever they mandate can be undone in 2019.

    As senior supervisors say about entry-level junior managers, "I'll be here long after you're gone."
     
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  28. Matthew2470

    Matthew2470 Filthy Casual

    Everyone here will still watch every lap of every race and will attend all of the races they normally do. We've all stuck around through a ton of change over the past 15 years so this is far from a deal breaker.
     
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  29. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Hard to say when nobody knows what the deal is yet.
     
  30. 29-4

    29-4 Team Owner

    Some of these changes are far worse than anything they've done before.
     
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  31. DWDawg

    DWDawg Team Owner

    Excited to see what Monster will change. Normally don't watch the pre-race show, but wiil tune in for the first couple races, see whats up and hopefully get a glimpse of the Monster Energy girls, lol. Race should be be the same, hopefully no caution clock, or timed races. Doon't think NASCAR races wiil turn into a scripted reality show, not this year anyway.
     
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  32. Simple Fan

    Simple Fan First or Last

    Won't effect me at all. I'll still watch and enjoy as much as I do now.
     
  33. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    JMO but I think it is spitting into the wind adding more gimmicks and hoping for a different result than the other gimmicks have provided. They funny thing is Nascar may end up like "Reefer Madness" in that it is so bad it is good and that would be something right up my ally.
     
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  34. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I've been a fan for decades. In general I don't like changes (old fart talking). But I've seen some changes in NASCAR that I've liked and some I didn't. I'll wait and see.
     
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  35. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I think that is true for most too as I plan on doing what I have done for year and that is set the DVR for the drop of the green, fast forward through all the commercials, talking heads. Dale Jr in race commercials, yellow flags, routine pit stops, red flags, worthless camera angles and insufferably boring stretches.
     
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  36. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I think there are many current fans like Simple Fan that will continue to watch Nascar even if they start using tricycles instead of cars because it is Nascar and they just like it.
     
  37. Skoalbandit33

    Skoalbandit33 Team Owner

    I am a minority of one on this issue but for me the worst thing Nascar ever did was introduce a pit road speed followed by giving back unearned laps. To me timed races or mandatory cautions don't even raise an eyebrow compared to those things.
     
  38. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    'Reefer Madness' is a journalistic documentary that realistically details the very real hazards and threats that are unavoidable when one mistakenly chooses to become addicted to marijuana.

    Gonna huge, greatest documentary ever. Better than liberal Hollywood and crooked media. Russians friends will help. So glad!
     
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  39. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I've already been paying less attention over the past few years (especially in 2016) or so than I used to. If they implement more goofy bull**** it'll drop even lower on my list of interests and priorities.
     
  40. blue92

    blue92 Team Owner

    Heat races don't work for 500/600 mile races. Caution clocks are for the TV stations to go to commercial.
     
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