What's your unpopular NASCAR opinion?

jaqua19

Team Owner
Joined
Feb 17, 2015
Messages
4,389
Points
443
Location
Peabody, Massachusetts
I don't like forced yellows but I remember years ago probably during the JJ years I wanna say, a lot of people bitched and complained (a lot) about racing getting strung out and then NASCAR would throw those phantom yellows.

I'm not the biggest fan of 2 guaranteed yellows and less strategy, but at least they're being more transparent the past couple years.
And then people bitched about the phantom yellows and accused NASCAR rigging.

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
 

AuzGrams

Team Owner
Joined
Sep 18, 2016
Messages
3,443
Points
343
And then people bitched about the phantom yellows and accused NASCAR rigging.

Sent from my SM-G975U using Tapatalk
I kinda think it's funny people think the racing isn't good now because during some of those Jimmie Johnson years, I thought there was some boring races at times. Of course I didn't like Jimmie at all so maybe my opinion is skewed.
 

wi_racefan

Team Owner
Joined
Aug 4, 2017
Messages
658
Points
153
+1. I never understood why they have 2 dates either.
I think the reason they have 2 dates is because both races are attended well and more importantly it's in a location that allows them to race both early and late in the schedule from a weather standpoint.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
 

Joker

#1 Harvick Fan
Joined
Aug 17, 2018
Messages
1,634
Points
243
Neither Bowyer nor Chastain do anything for me, I find them lame.
 

KTMLew01

Team Owner
Joined
Jan 31, 2017
Messages
1,867
Points
243
Ruined the sport when they dropped bias ply tires. Ain't no steel belts in dirt track tires. BRING BACK SLIDING AROUND!!!
 

Nitro Dude

Hauler Driver and Cylinder Head Maintenance
Joined
Feb 14, 2011
Messages
8,080
Points
793
Location
Orange Ca
Neither Bowyer nor Chastain do anything for me, I find them lame.
I think Bowyer would be hilarious interviewing drivers at the track when he decides to get out of the seat. He is a pretty funny dude.
 

gone

Team Owner
Joined
Oct 29, 2013
Messages
596
Points
223
It is soooo great that the cars "resemble" real street cars so much.
 

Greg

2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader
Joined
Jun 22, 2011
Messages
15,305
Points
883
Don't like double file restarts primarily because only the leader gets lane choice. I hate seeing cars hitting the brakes and having to loose a spot on the pit road to get the desired lane.

Don't like letting the feild bunch up first before entering the pits during a caution.
If the pit road isnt blocked the lead lap car should be able start the caution cylcle pits at the first pass.

Hate GWC's. What bullsheit way to end a race. I would rather see someone lap the feild, it would at least reward the most worthy. They are also an invitation to disaster on the RP tracks.
 

Greg

2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader
Joined
Jun 22, 2011
Messages
15,305
Points
883
Hate bump and runs. There are exceptions of course, continually blocking all lanes to prevent a pass, or backing up the entries.

But if you have a high or low lane using the bumper is BS and a poor excuse for talent. You have 499, 399 miles or whatever to make a clean pass. No justification for running over someone on the last lap.

Ride the leaders bumper and stalking him into using his up tires, or missing the entry etc is great stuff is clean and righteous.
 

OldTimer

Team Owner
Joined
Aug 25, 2017
Messages
562
Points
123
Good thread. Allows us to air our grievances without those coming in here to call us death bedders but I am sure we will be called death bedders regardless. So here goes.... It's a 3 way tie.
1.) I hate the Chase, Playoffs, Playoff points, stages and wish the Winston Cup Points system would come back.
2.) I hate this aero/rules package and fear the way Cup is headed toward spec racing with teams probably no longer making chassis in house or engines in house. I dont want to watch IROC racing every week.
3.) North Wilkesboro should be on the Cup schedule instead of a race at Kansas, Texas, or Dover.
For once...I agree with everything you said.
 

Charlie Spencer

Short tracks and road courses.
Joined
Oct 17, 2012
Messages
21,617
Points
883
Location
Lexington, SC
Don't like double file restarts primarily because only the leader gets lane choice.
I prefer them to having the old method of having the lap-down cars on the inside line. The lead lap cars have already passed these guys once; why should they have to pass them again?

But there are definitely other methods I prefer, with giving each driver choice of lane being at the top of my list.
 

Greg

2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader
Joined
Jun 22, 2011
Messages
15,305
Points
883
I prefer them to having the old method of having the lap-down cars on the inside line. The lead lap cars have already passed these guys once; why should they have to pass them again?

But there are definitely other methods I prefer, with giving each driver choice of lane being at the top of my list.

Let em pit by track position the way they are running. First one out gets the track position. If a car is multiple laps down and hopelessly out of contention put them in the back. But cars one or two laps down should not automatically start in back imo.
 

gone

Team Owner
Joined
Oct 29, 2013
Messages
596
Points
223
After qualifying they should invert the top twenty qualifiers, and the two drivers with the most points (as of that race) should start on the tail.
 
Top Bottom