NASCAR » The Chase should have a road-course race

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goji - Unregistered

August 12, 2009 7:04 PM

Road-course is a test of real driving skills. Even IRL have a fair share of both. Those that choose to drive in this are either in for the money(actually have talent but are more interested in money) or would get owned in an scca runoff. Conditioning for NASCAR is laughable, compared to things like Motogp/F1. In road-course you have to shift & race the track as well as the other drivers. I have no idea why crash even covers this. For the record I am an American & would watch British Touring Car than this glorified moving advertisement train.

Noxbox - Unregistered

August 12, 2009 7:55 PM

I think there should be a road course in the Chase. As the article mentions, there are four 1.5 races out of 10!?!?! This is why drivers like Jimmy Johnson can come into the Chase in 7th place but still win the championship. How is that fair? Next season, NASCAR needs to mix up the venues that make up the Chase, including a wide variety of tracks and surfaces. Otherwise I'm calling this as it is: a fraud.

goji - Unregistered

August 12, 2009 8:15 PM

noxbox is correct. I remember hearing the farce at Indy. There is no way Montoya would have won that race simply based were he was at. I'm sure there were some other guys with miniscule speed difference on pit road. The rules are flexable to help alter the results. Look whats happening in AMA, pace cars to help alter laps, your bike becomes illeagal for speaking out. 1200 cc American bikes against 600s. Ducati doesn't get that treatment. Thats like Honda s2000 vs a new Chevy zr1 with 100lb wait penalty. Nascar caters to ignorance. At least in wrestling they are not boring. Where are all the disagree pushers with at least some reason to disagree.

Yoda Hiroshima - Unregistered

August 13, 2009 10:44 AM

Can someone explain to me the point of NASCAR? I got to drive one of those cars once and I was impressed by the speed and grip these cars can acheive. But why do they race on ovals? The speedcar series in Asia seems much more fun to watch, and perhaps more fun to race in because you turn both directions and have to change gear and outbreak people.

So, my question to NASCAR fans is, What is the point of it??

Bob Barnes - Unregistered

August 13, 2009 10:55 AM

Watch nascar for a while yoda, race on an oval yourself, or even in a simulator, you'll soon understand. Try getting 800hp around a half mile oval with 42 other cars - you can't stop working for a fraction of a second, being on the track is like being in a pressure cooker especially at bristol with 160,000 fans around the track, or running bumper to bumper on a superspeedway, its like chess at 200mph. Nascar is also about adjusting your car to keep up with the changing track conditions, oval corners are long so a good nuetral handing car is essential, not all drivers can do this, kyle busch and jimmie johnson are very good. There's much more to it than it seems at first

phil - Unregistered

August 13, 2009 11:02 AM

1 word. Crashes.

Most ovals you can see quite a lot of the track from any point, which make it good value.

Thruxton and Castle Combe in the UK are good examples of 'road circuits' that you can see at least 50% of the track.

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