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  • jakesunrise jakesunrise Apr 7, 2009 2:36 PM Flag

    Nascar Dying Quickly

    I think it still needs to grow. I've had these ideas this week.
    A. The CoT needs to be further engineered. The aero could be improved a lot, wheels and tires don't need to be fashoned off what they did in the fifties. I mean c'mon, you'll change the car from the ground up but not the wheels? how sweet would the COT look and handle on 18" or 20" wheels? Maybe fuel injection, and what about E85? There are 2 corvettes in the amer. lemans series on E85...

    B. What about multiple divisions to the sprint cup chase, like the nfl? you could even break it down further and have the guys hit smaller tracks, i think it would gain more viewership in person. For people like me in colorado, maybe i wouldn't get to see my favorite driver 'cause he's in a division that doesn't race here, but they could re-open PPIR or hit rocky mountain national speedway and i'd be able to go. I can't take enough time off to go to tenn. or even texas or phoenix. Then all the top divisional drivers come together for the chase and hit up like 'dega, bristol, martinsville, pocono, all the hip tracks. Bring back Wilkesboro and other tracks that shouldn't have disappeared. Maybe they could have some dirt event too. And you could watch your local good ol' boys make it to the big show. 'But jake' you ask 'how could that ever happen when there's only 43 drivers from week to week?' Ask joanie why they do the ol' start and park. I bet there's tons of dudes out there that would love to race but they can't afford to compete or be competitive in the current format, make it cheaper, broaden the format to incorperate the little guy.

    C. Get control away from the current governing body. If they're too sensitive to take criticism on the COT, how do they expect to run nascar on a wide level. I would think that hendrick, gibbs, rousch, and RCR alone would have the clout to out the current governing body, christ, i bet they spend enough money to scare some changes outta the france family. They need a nascar coup

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    • Well, dang, finally, a good, thoughtful reply to the old "NASCAR is dead or dying" lament.

      Very nice, Jake.

      Also, You're the only person on this board other then myself I've seen mention NASCAR and "dirt track" together. I doubt the COT could handle such an event, and it would pro'bly be too expensive to have a separate car to run dirt tracks, but they used to be a staple of the NASCAR season, long ago (I've only seen the tapes myself...). Every time someone says"more road courses", I reply "add dirt track events" - but I am purty sure NASCAR is beyond dirt tracks at this point.

      But, Tony Stewart does get the guys together to run at Eldora once a year for charity, and it is some awesome dirt-tracking...

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      • And - I sure would like to see a good ol' track/schedule myself.

        A lot of fans and even the racers themselves say the season is too long...wouldn't it be awesome if they shortened the sanctioned race season and did some exhibition races at tracks not currently on the schedule. Put an end to the "boredom" we hear so much about?

 

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