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Maybe it is time to pull out that WRANGLER paint scheme again?

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The fan base will still watch. They lose very few viewers by pulling all these strings for the chosen one.

I admit that it chased me away from the sport several years ago to the point that I just watch an occasional race here and there. But the number of Dale Jr jock sniffers far outweigh the numbers that give up on NASCAR because of the preferential treatment to Jr.

The lost fanbase isn't b/c NASCAR caters to Jr.

The lost fanbase all started in 2001 when NASCAR decided to pussify the sport. Maybe a bit earlier when it tried to stretch itself too far around the country and take away dates from its most historic tracks.

Rockingham gone

N. Wilksboro gone

Darlington cut to one race (and it's not Labor day anymore)

Threats to cut Martinsville to one race every year

Moving to California where they can't fill up the stands to save their life

The majority of the fanbase that is gone is from the South IMHO, although NASCAR doesn't want that to be known. They tried to make NASCAR more like the Indy series. If you want to watch that type of racing, watch Indy (nothing wrong with Indy, but they were two completely different styles of racing). NASCAR was rough, tough, and you had to bang fenders to win. Nowadays if you want to rough someone up, you are a poor sport.

While we're at it, let's pussify the NFL (already beginning to happen), NHL, and the MLB (they are in talks about it b/c Posey got hurt). NASCAR was a contact sport, now it's not so much. NASCAR's treatment of Jr. is not to blame for it's fanbase leaving.

Same mentality that has outlawed dodgeball in most PE classes.

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Regardless, it wasn't consistent with the way NASCAR had been issuing caution flags the rest of the night.

But it is consistent with how they've been calling cautions on the final laps the past year.... This is not the first time people have been wrecking on the final lap only to see no caution flag. If it's behind the leaders they've been letting them race to the line.

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Yep.

No surprise. It's in everyone's best interest for Jr. to win. NASCAR is a privately owned family organization. I would have let them run at the end as well.

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But it is consistent with how they've been calling cautions on the final laps the past year.... This is not the first time people have been wrecking on the final lap only to see no caution flag. If it's behind the leaders they've been letting them race to the line.

It wasnt the final lap

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The lost fanbase isn't b/c NASCAR caters to Jr.

And I didn't say that. In fact, I said that NASCAR has lost very few fans because of the JR catering/rigging/preferential treatment. I was rationalizing why NASCAR keeps pulling these stunts for JR when it is quite clear to the average intelligent and greater than that people of the world that that is what NASCAR is doing.

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And I didn't say that. In fact, I said that NASCAR has lost very few fans because of the JR catering/rigging/preferential treatment. I was rationalizing why NASCAR keeps pulling these stunts for JR when it is quite clear to the average intelligent and greater than that people of the world that that is what NASCAR is doing.

I wasn't arguing with you, just elaborating more on the discussion between you and Meat about lost fanbase.:)

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Had Nascar really been wanting a Jr win, they would've thrown the caution after he took the white flag. Then it's a done race.

Hate to break to the haters.

Learn the rules before you post dumb poo.

Thought it went back to green/white/checkered in that scenario? Or is that just the second to last lap?

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Thought it went back to green/white/checkered in that scenario? Or is that just the second to last lap?

After the white flag they will not do another GWC.

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dale jr. is the dallas cowboys of nascar.

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MLB (they are in talks about it b/c Posey got hurt).

Why is it "pussifying" if you have one athlete who can't defend himself? Do boxing referees allow boxers to keep pounding another boxer who can't keep his gloves up?

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Why is it "pussifying" if you have one athlete who can't defend himself? Do boxing referees allow boxers to keep pounding another boxer who can't keep his gloves up?

Who can't defend themself? The catcher/Posey? If you can't man up, don't block the plate. Make the tag off to the side.

I agree with Bobby Valentine's assessment of what happened. Don't start making new rules, just change the culture and the way the catcher blocks the plate.

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