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Dumbing down of Nascar.

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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.

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

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

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

I'm full of fuggen surprises!!!

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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.

I think the wild card slots should help eliminate that. Places a premium on wins.

All I know is my wife and I saw the report about this on sportscenter last night and we were both like "hey, I might start watching again now", and that is what Nascar is after.

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surprised they had to dumb it down at all actually...you look at a typical Nascar fan and they all understood how it worked the way it was!

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43 drivers per race is a tribue to Richard Petty

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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.

This is my thinking as well, and why I am not a fan of the change. I think the changes will penalize a driver more for 1 bad race, than rewarding them for consistent good races. With points being so close now one bad race can drop you quickly.

Say you have an average finish of 3rd for 4 races and another racer and average of 12th. So your about 36 points ahead. then with 1 bad race you finish like 39th, now you neck and neck with that other driver from one bad race.

You will not see racers driving as hard for positions as 1 point is not a huge difference in the scheme of things, but being aggressive with one wreck will penalize you greatly.

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