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Chase for the Championship 2013

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I really don't see what the big deal it. If a driver is that close to making or missing the chase, let them do whatever the hell they want.

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I really don't see what the big deal it. If a driver is that close to making or missing the chase, let them do whatever the hell they want.

 

In a sense, you're absolutely right, as long as it doesn't involve intentionally trying to hurt someone with an accident or something. But a spin to create a yellow flag... like that's never been done before? C'mon, man! After all, Dale Earnhardt made himself famous for wrecking people to win races... but then, NASCAR let him do whatever he wanted, and he ended up dead because of it.

 

Think of the likely football scenario that happens on occasion: intentionally taking a safety and giving up the 2 points just to get out of the position you're in and hope your defense can start over after the free kick. Isn't that manipulating the score of the game? 

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Think of the likely football scenario that happens on occasion: intentionally taking a safety and giving up the 2 points just to get out of the position you're in and hope your defense can start over after the free kick. Isn't that manipulating the score of the game? 

Your analogy is nowhere near accurate....because the only two people impacted by your suggestion was the two teams.

 

A more accurate analogy would be intentionally taking a safety and giving up 2 points to impact the spread on the game....so that others would benefit.

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Think of the likely football scenario that happens on occasion: intentionally taking a safety and giving up the 2 points just to get out of the position you're in and hope your defense can start over after the free kick. Isn't that manipulating the score of the game? 

Your analogy is nowhere near accurate....because the only two people impacted by your suggestion are the two teams.

 

A more accurate analogy would be intentionally taking a safety and giving up 2 points to impact the spread on the game....so that others would benefit.

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Your analogy is nowhere near accurate....because the only two people impacted by your suggestion are the two teams.

 

A more accurate analogy would be intentionally taking a safety and giving up 2 points to impact the spread on the game....so that others would benefit.

 

Not quite because you have no idea who would benefit under those circumstances. The entire idea is to effect the outcome to practically guarantee a desired result for a specific party.

 

Logano needed only one place to make the Chase. In this case it effected only 2 parties- Logano getting in and another driver/team not getting in. They all effected only two teams- the one getting in the one not getting in.

 

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This is getting dumber with every "BREAKING NEWS!" article on NASCAR.  Every driver cheats, the 48 and 5 moved for the 24.  Your favorite driver cheats. /subject

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In all actuality, Newman and Gordon should have been in with Truex and Logano out, but having said that, the whole Chase thing is a bit gimmicky for me anyway.

 

It started with 10 and then allowed in 2 wild card guys and now looks like 3 wild card guys.

 

Nascar can argue with their gimmick program all they want, but if they don't fix the mother product, they will soon be something no one talks about at all.

 

 

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They added the two wildcards after junior missed it the first time, but at least they waited until the season was over. Changing the rules on the fly is just inexcusable.

 

Should have penalized Bowyer and left it it that. There's no guarantee that the race would have played out how they are saying it would have. There's also a good chance there would have been another caution. Just arbitrarily handing out penalties and chase berths is a fuging disgrace.

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Teammates help each other get points all the time during races, and now all of a sudden it's a serious violation? I'm not buying it.

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The problem is already there. How many races on TV did you see with half-empty grandstands this season?

 

You have 4-5 owners controlling everything with the manufacturers, cars and competition; 2-3 track owners controlling where and when the races will be held; NASCAR acting no better than the NCAA.

 

The NASCAR money machine is now devolving into what everyone thought it was 20 years ago. 

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lol @ NASCAR.  This is why they'll never become a true "major league" sport.

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