any NASCAR fans?

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  1. kevinleif37

    kevinleif37 New Member

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    i don't mean to brag...too much, but i met "the King" today (along with Rusty and JJ), and i've got to say he's as nice, curtious, and every bit as cool as you could imagine...and he looks great for being 72 years young!
  2. JohnTheCalifornian

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    Cant say that I like to watch cars drive around in a circle too much. I'd much rather see them drive on road courses where they have to turn right sometimes.

    I will say I was given the opportunity to attend a NASCAR race in Fontana a couple years back. I work with a man whose friend is the president of the local fan club here. She paid for the tickets, the hotel stay (2 nights), tickets for the "party zone" and also got the garage pass. Which we were told is pretty much the holy grail. We got to go to the garage where they kept the cars and got to check them out, meet any drivers that were there at the time and get autographs as well. Apparently people get the pit pass thinking they can go check the cars out, they dont. They get to stare at the cars through a chain link fence. I felt bad though, here I am, not really a fan and I got to be in there while there are die hard fans literally clinging to the fence just to see the cars up close.

    Everyone gets to walk to all the sponsors booths, collect free crap and what not. Buy souvenirs. I think what I liked most was all those girls in skimpy clothing in July:D:D:D
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    Bein from Eaton Ohio I lived just a fe miles from Tony Stewerts new property and his Eldora Raceway. I even raced at Eldora a few times when I was 16 and 17. I met Tony at his fist sponsered efent at Eldora. Nice Guy, I am not a big Nascar fan though. I used to be but not so much now. I really quit watching around the time Bill Elliot quit raceing.
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    I live pretty close to the Talladega Track and used to be a big fan, but like Big Ugly said, not so much anymore. The cars are identical and it's not racing, it's just a big wreck waiting to happen. I never was a big fan of Dale Sr., but he did say one thing I agree with, at least I think it was him that said it. He said it's called racing, bring the baddest thing you can drag to the track and go for it. I believe he was referring to restrictor plate racing. I don't follow it much anymore, it gets boring. I'd rather watch college football.
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    I like the trucks they are more about winning than points racing
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    I get into the WRC scene any more. Nuttin syas BIG BRASS MIMNOLES like goin 120 mph on a gravel road, through the mountains or forrest, and few guard rails.

    When Petty was racing that is when it was real racing. Cars ran the engine size that was sold in them. 426, 428, 460, 390, 389, I could keep goin on.
    I think its embarassing to call it stock car raceing whe the largenst engine in a Camery is a 3ltr V6. and is front wheel drive.
  7. Powderhorn

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    NASCAR is the pro-wrestling of motorsports. :p
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    Fast cars turning left.....:rolleyes:
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    what bus does Bret Favre drive?
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    The short bus...

    :p
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    Powder horn the short bus is mine and I do make right turns now & then :D
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    That's the perfect explanation of what NASCAR has become as far as I'm concerned.
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    I used to be big into NASCAR. Now, not so much. Since the passing of Dale Sr. much has changed and none of for the good. When they call "competition" cautions just to close the gap so their desired driver has a better chance to win (Johnson, Gordon, Kyle Bush) they lost me. It's not stock car racing anymore.

    In the old days with Dale Sr, Rusty Wallace, the Labonte's, Jimmy Spencer you could actually rub and race. Now those pantywaist boys don't know what racing is.

    As far as I'm concerned, the last real race car driver in the Cup series was Jimmy Spencer. Rub him and he will put you into the wall just like Dale Sr.

    It's GIRLY RACING now. :D
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    I don't know if it's the economy or loss of fan interest, but I've seen a number of empty seats at a lot of the races. I haven't watched an entire race in a couple of years. I just don't care who wins anymore.
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    Man what depressing bunch of folks, geez.

    NASCAR in its current form still rocks. I think I found out why so many here don't like nascar, it is because they turn left instead of right. I wonder what would happen to the fan base if they reversed the direction of travel except for the road courses.

    Congrats on meeting the King.
    Did you get his autograph, or are you happy with just shaking his hand?
  16. Powderhorn

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    Hey NASCAR is a diversion, and I have enough diversions.

    Guns
    Fishing
    Hunting

    When I got some time I like to watch UFC.

    Did I mention guns? ;)
  17. Powderhorn

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    Worship and Idolatry.

    (sorry, I got to thinkin')

    Now I am not a particularly religious man, but I do have faith. A man does not need to go to church and pretend as long as he's got the faith. I'm not fond of quoting the Bible, but the holy scripture does give us some pretty decent rules to live by.

    “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me." Exodus, something or other... I'm no biblical scholar.

    So what am I getting at? NASCAR fans worship these drivers. Not just NASCAR either. WWE, NFL, baseball, MBA, hollywood stars, the whole lot of celebrity. God didnt want any of his children worshipping someone else.

    So I have tried for many years not to put too many people up that high on a pedestal. You can imagine when I saw on the news people crying and chanting when Obama got elected. He ain't no god.

    Hey, I met Bill Dance, and I met Lefty Kreh, and I even met Jimmy Houston. You think Houston is a god? Hell no. He's a pompous jackass imho. I've tried to not let myself feel too strongly about another man who puts his pants on in the morning just like me.

    I'm not the preacher type, but I like to keep things real. People get out of control when it comes to these sporting events and they forget how to act. They become consumed. Not good.

    Sorry if this came off preachy. I'm no evangelist, hehe.
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    Tell me you wouldn't' like to shake the hands of people responsible for this.

    http://www.victoryjunction.org

    Not putting the Petty's on a pedestal or anything, but those guys have done more good for kids than most big towns have.
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