A question to all the NASCAR fans?Posted on July 9th, 2012 10 commentsJOE asked:
Why the heck do you guys, or gals, like NASCAR?
I am a big fan of all other motorsports, but I have not been able to like NASCAR and here are my reasons:
1.The cars are fake. I mean they do not resemble the real cars that they represent. Real cars (Ford Fusion, Chevy Monte Carlo, etc) the cars that the NASCARS try to represent are front-wheel-drive, while NASCARs are RWD.
2.The oval tracks are BORRRING.
3.None of the technology found in NASCARs ever makes it to the real world. The 800hp V8s in the race cars are’nt even close to the real sloppy engines offered by the stupid manufacturers.
A final Note: When European manufacturers like Porsche and Ferrari race, they make their street cars better. But the NASCAR participents Ford, Dodge, Chevy, and now Toyota all make boring FWD cars and they don’t learn anything from racing. So my question is what the heck is the point of NASCAR other that being a big commercial? And why do you guys support it? It should either change or die.
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10 responses to “A question to all the NASCAR fans?”
1. The cars are purpose-built race machines.
3. Manufacturers participate in NASCAR to market their product, not to advance it. This is why Honda won’t get involved, they don’t want to race to advertise. They want to race to improve.
You have your thing and nascar fans have ares. I cant get into drag racing cause all they do is go in a straight line Drag racing technology doesnt make it into the real world either. Neither does indy cars and their fancy stearing wheels I dont have that on my street car.Some like nascar other like open wheel and thats okay. Just because you dont like it doesnt give you the right to say “It should either change or die” If you dont like it leave it alone but dont bash it or say anyone is wrong 4 likeing it.
look, I like NASCAR since its a cool sport and since its racing. I like lots of types of racing. I like Indy, F1, NASCAR and Champ Car (I also don’t really like drag)…Look, its not all boring either. I don’t want to hear “Oh, they just go on ovals, its just left turns”, look, there is lots of overtaking there and sometimes crashes (though I don’t really like crashes). Also, mainly for other haters, I don’t want to hear “Oh, only rednecks like it, only white crackers like it”. I know alot of non-rednecks who like it and I myself is Filipino. My fav driver is Jr and Montoya…
Joe, the point is simply to provide the best racers in the world a challenge.
And even if I could afford a Porsche or Farrari, I would buy neither. If I had that kind of money for cars I would buy one of those “fake” stockcars.
For those who still insist that road racing is more difficult than ovals, I will say this.
My best friend has recently gotten close to Jerry Nadeau, former NASCAR racer who was injured in a near fatal accident. Our first contact with Jerry was when he joined our on-line NASCAR 2003 Season League last year. Based on what Jerry saw in the sim, he invited my friend to test his team’s racecars.
Labor Day weekend, Jerry called him as Goodyear was conducting tire tests at Lowes and drivers were scarce. My friend filled in as a test driver in one of the 4 cars used in the tests.
My friends actual on track time in a stockcar is minimal, measured in hours. He’s fast but has no oval racing experience.
Jerry currently drives for the Corvette Racing Compuware team in sports cars. One of their drivers was recently injured in an off-track accident, breaking his arm.
Jerry invited my friend to be a substitute driver in the test sessions just completed at Road Atlanta for the upcoming October races.
Driving a car he had never been in on a track he had never seen, he was 5th fastest in class in the morning session, 4th fastest in the afternoon session and 2nd fastest in the evening session. He never left the racing surface and put nary a scratch on the car while dodging the prototypes and slower classes.
How did he get that good? Seven years of racing ovals, on-line. Those few hours we spent wheeling simulated stockcars around Road Atlanta sure didn’t hurt.
Do I think he could crack the top 5 on the speed chart in a NASCAR practice?
Do I think an experienced oval racer could have topped the charts at Road Atlanta?
I can put it to you in one word… SPEED!! As for the political aspect… DEAD ON!! Can you say “VEGAS”!!!!!
lol…all race cars are “fake cars”. Oval track racing is very exciting.. This is a dumb question..Its all based on opinion. You must be a retard.
Brian May 8th, 2009 at 01:01
Nascar is still a good sport because it’s racing where I live. No offense to you guys, but I agree, somewhat. The cars aren’t the best, the oval track isn’t as fun as a circuit and they know nothing about making cars lighter and it would be alot better if they raced with mid/rear engined rear wheel drive European cars on a circuit with twists and turns. Those american cars can’t handle like european cars. What I think America should do is stick to drag racing with muscle cars(cuda and camaro) on their drag strip and forget about trying to make a ford take those corners and all fords stink except the mustang GT (1967) and the Ford GT (supercharged V8 and 205 mph.)
If they want to race a circuit, they should put more turns and use better cars like stock lamborghinis and ferraris even.
Ferraris are awesome. No offense, it’s just my opinion, but sometimes I still watch it cuz I like cars:)
I’m kinda half and half.
snowflake May 10th, 2009 at 01:13
Wrestling is fake too!. But I don’t see you bashing that sport.
Well, if you don’t believe that the brakes on your current vehicle, didn’t come from racing, check again. That serpentine belt used on modern vehicles, came from racing, aerodynamics design, racing born and bred. Go back to sleep, okay…..
Oval track?? Is that what they call it? An oval track? I like it because of the level of concentration and precision that is involved for that length of time. Very impressive. I wasn’t under the assumption that sports had to have a point as far as the grand scheme is considered.
What a bizzare comment??? Are we supposed to find the meaning of life at a motorcross?
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