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#1 Squirrel

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 07:14 PM

Nothing was wrong with old points system.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 08:27 PM

I don't get how this is any easier, I don't have 43 fingers.

I think they changed it to make it easier for Brian France to understand.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:15 PM

they just keep throwing poo at the wall to see what sticks.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:17 PM

I still don't understand the 43 thing...thats such an odd number

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:53 PM

I still don't understand the 43 thing...thats such an odd number


Quite true. Whereas 42 and 44 are even numbers! :D

Personally, I like the points change. I thought the old system was too convoluted.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:02 PM

Quite true. Whereas 42 and 44 are even numbers! :D

Personally, I like the points change. I thought the old system was too convoluted.


well, it was written on a paper napkin back in a bar in the 70's.:willy_nilly:

The new points system is good for the new Nascar viewer which is what they are targeting. Personally, I think they need to get rid of some of the new generic cookie cutter tracks and maybe shorten some of the races.

Edited by Mosey, 26 January 2011 - 11:04 PM.


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:11 PM

Totally agree in adding variety in the tracks as well as shortening some races... as has been stated ad nauseum.

I miss North Wilkesboro Speedway... that was a fun and interesting short track. I remember going to see my first qualifying and race at the track during my freshman year at App State back in 1995. I fell in love with NASCAR at that event.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:24 AM

I miss North Wilkesboro Speedway... that was a fun and interesting short track. I remember going to see my first qualifying and race at the track during my freshman year at App State back in 1995. I fell in love with NASCAR at that event.


IMO this sums up what is wrong with NASCAR. Doing away with the Rockingham and North Wilkesboro races and sending them to cookie-cutter tracks in places like Vegas alienated alot of the true die-hards that followed the sport here in the South.That's the equivalent of moving the Packers franchise to a market like LA. I'm not a big fan of NASCAR by any means, but I appreciate the history and what it means to the state of NC and the region as a whole.

While NASCAR may in fact be more popular now than it was a decade ago, it has become a shell of what it once was.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 03:18 AM

I still don't understand the 43 thing...thats such an odd number


there's 43 cars in a race...

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:59 AM

I grew up watching NASCAR. Bill Elliott was my hero.

Over time I got fed up with two major things.

- The points system, it really can be simple and this change may get me watching again.

- The moving of races to Vegas/Cali etc. Part of the fun of it was that there were several races per year within reasonable driving distance. I loved to go to out of town races with my pops.

Despite the fact that these changes may be unappealing to you Squirrel, they may ultimately save the sport you love, FWIW.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:05 AM

I agree with cbarrier and Z... the points system (mainly) has killed NASCAR for me. The races are boring because they're way too long, they race for the points instead of the individual races and the "new" tracks are boring.

Edited by nc_biscuit, 27 January 2011 - 10:07 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:44 AM

there's 43 cars in a race...


check dimbee's response...he got it!!!

although, I still don't understand why 43 anyway.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:45 AM

what im more surprised is that hawk the sasquatch canadian is a nascar fan.

#14 Squirrel

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:46 AM

Problem is they wont start racing now. A driver is not going to risk losing 40 points to take the lead when it only will net him 5 points for a win.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 11:01 AM

the new system is more like that of MotoGP, and I think it will improve the competition.


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