This kind of thing is why I won't follow F-1. Pulling over so that your team mate wins the race, stopping in the middle of the track so that a fellow racer can't have a shot at the pole. Granted, Nascar has it's flaws, but you will never see anything like that happen in one of their races.
posted by latemodelrocket at 10:12 PM on May 28
mjk: I think that you have said it the best. I guess what it really comes down to, however, is the fact that one man doesn't think that women belong in Nascar. Personally, If you think that you have what it takes to drive those cars, then Gods speed to you, I can tell you from racing the local dirt tracks, It is much harder than it looks. The physical requirements to drive the car is out of most womens physical realm. Now don't take that as being discimatory, I'm just stating a fact. There are some women that can drive the wheels off a race. I have witnessed it. For the most part it is just a male dominated sport. I think that women will trickle into the sport eventually and have some success. I don't however, think that there will ever be an overwhelming female presence in Nascar.
posted by latemodelrocket at 11:34 AM on May 27
I don't see a problem with women in racing. I have seen some women that are every bit as good as the guys on a local level. However, the women that I have seen racing in the ranks of Nascar have been good for a pit stop. Half of the time they take each other out. I'm sure that one day there will be a woman driver that sets the track on fire. Unfortunately, that time is not right now.
posted by latemodelrocket at 06:16 PM on May 26
First of all, let me start by saying that I am, and always have been, a Ford fan. That being said, when Toyota started in the truck series, they made the other makes step up there game. the way that toyota runs their program is very smart. All of the Toyota teams share information with each other. Not just the crew chiefs from the same owner. Somewhere along the line, you have to put faith in your driver. It turns out that there are quite a few that have some talent. When you put that many crew chiefs in the same room giving Toyota their input, great things seem to come out of that room. Look what they did in the truck series. If that means that all the other teams are going to have to step up their games, then so be it. I'm all about buying American manufactured goods. I turns out Toyota builds quite a few cars here too.
posted by latemodelrocket at 08:40 PM on May 14
The drivers didn't abandon their fans. Believe it or not, they have to do what is in their best interest. This is their job. I think that they are still building the slickest fastest cars in the country. just like everything else, it has evolved. I race a late model dirt car. I have seen these things take wholesale changes from what they were when they first started out. I can tell you from personal experience that this is a good thing. I don't always agree with some of the changes that are made to Nascar, but I still feel that it is still the best sport on the planet.
posted by latemodelrocket at 12:10 PM on May 14
Both the Busch boys are sniveling spoiled brats. It wasn't too long ago, Kurt was working for the city of las Vegas and running late models at the local track. He's obviously forgotten where he came from. Shrub is following closely in his brothers foot steps. I think they should both take a lesson from Carl Edwards. He told a reporter that it was a privilege to drive in the sport, and the only reason that the sport exsisted was because of the fans. Turns out, the guy can drive the wheels off a car too.
posted by latemodelrocket at 09:21 PM on April 16
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