I don't inderstand why Kasey Kahane and NASCAR aren't more popular.

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    Feb 13, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    Many ofnthe drivers are hot!
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    Feb 20, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    swimguychicago saidMany ofnthe drivers are hot!


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    Feb 20, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    http://www.zimbio.com/Kasey+Kahne
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    Feb 20, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
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    Check out Kahane and you won't think so.

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    Feb 20, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    Kahne and Trevor Bayne are really hot
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    Feb 20, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    Nascar: Drive fast, turn left.

    I've tried watching, I find it mind numbingly boring. And who cares if the guys are hot if they're wrapped up in their race suits and helmets?
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    Feb 20, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    swimguychicago said
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    Check out Kahane and you won't think so.

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    It's KAHNE
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    Feb 20, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    NASCAR’s Car of the Future has ruined the series IMO. ALMS for me.
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    Feb 20, 2012 5:08 PM GMT
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    swimguychicago saidMany ofnthe drivers are hot!


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    There's hot Nascar drivers on RealJock?
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    Feb 20, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    It's my dad's new hobby after he retired.

    We're expecting numbers to appear on the side of the Chrysler minivan he drives.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 20, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
    RobertF64 saidIt's my dad's new hobby after he retired.

    We're expecting numbers to appear on the side of the Chrysler minivan he drives.icon_rolleyes.gif


    My father is big into it also. We talk about sports a lot, and when he tries to go on to Nascar, I just have to explain to him how I will never care, and I can't bring myself to. I like to tell him that he lucked out enough by having his only son, who is gay, like all the other sports he does, so don't push it. Then we laugh and go back to talking about something else.

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    RobertF64 saidIt's my dad's new hobby after he retired.

    We're expecting numbers to appear on the side of the Chrysler minivan he drives.icon_rolleyes.gif


    My father is big into it also. We talk about sports a lot, and when he tries to go on to Nascar, I just have to explain to him how I will never care, and I can't bring myself to. I like to tell him that he lucked out enough by having his only son, who is gay, like all the other sports he does, so don't push it. Then we laugh and go back to talking about something else.

    Cool story, huh? icon_biggrin.gif

    Hmm... You helped me realize there is something he's totally obsessed about that isn't football... Thank you for that.
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    Feb 20, 2012 5:45 PM GMT
    Because I live only about 12 miles from Texas Motor Speedway, I've met a number of race car drivers over the years. A number of them (especially NASCAR) are in great shape.

    NASCAR is best seen on TV. Car drives in circles for 500 laps taking left turns with the occasional slow down and stoppage. It's very, very, loud.

    I've been to the Sprint 500 with a "fire pass" which provides a level of access that not even the owners receive (it's reserved for the fire department and critical infrastructure). I've literally leaned on the tire cars in the pits. It's quite an experience.

    At the end of the day, it's a traveling road show / circus.

    Texas Motor Speedway is a huge venue with as many as 375,000 fans. (It's the second largest venue in The World.)

    A link to a picture of me at The Sprint 500
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=13924963668&set=a.6206968668.16043.521123668&type=3"

    A link to a video of me just about 6 feet away from a pit stop.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Lxfyb8a9M&feature=plcp&context=C3295e12UDOEgsToPDskIG1dwpBXk7IQ2A_-dAZ4s-
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    Hot drivers? But this is a sport you best only watch. Otherwise, the fun in gone in 60 seconds!
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    Feb 20, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    Fun anecdote: I dated a guy named Casey Caine. After he introduced himself he was surprised I hadn't heard of the Nascar driver.
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    Feb 20, 2012 9:07 PM GMT
    When it comes down to it, you're really just looking at traffic.
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    Feb 20, 2012 9:21 PM GMT
    Drafting, passing, drafting, passing. One big left turn. Yawn. It's the baseball of motorsports. People only go to drink beers and eat hot dogs. Maybe decades ago, NASCAR and stock car racing was interesting because they actually used production vehicles. The old "race on Sunday, sell on Monday" mantra doesn't exist anymore. Today's NASCAR vehicles are highly customized race vehicles and have become nothing more than moving billboards for products.

    The current generation of motorsports fans discovered other more interesting forms of auto racing.
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    Feb 20, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    xrichx saidDrafting, passing, drafting, passing. One big left turn. Yawn. It's the baseball of motorsports. People only go to drink beers and eat hot dogs. Maybe decades ago, NASCAR and stock car racing was interesting because they actually used production vehicles. The old "race on Sunday, sell on Monday" mantra doesn't exist anymore. Today's NASCAR vehicles are highly customized race vehicles and have become nothing more than moving billboards for products.

    The current generation of motorsports fans discovered other more interesting forms of auto racing.


    "Maybe decades ago, NASCAR and stock car racing was interesting because they actually used production vehicles"

    this IS the issue!

    Plus very very dangerous. Something a bit unsettling about hurtling down the back straight at Daytona at 180-190 mph in your 61 Pontiac with 60 of your closest friends doing the same thing on early 60s technology rubber.
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    Feb 20, 2012 10:19 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidBecause I live only about 12 miles from Texas Motor Speedway, I've met a number of race car drivers over the years. A number of them (especially NASCAR) are in great shape.

    NASCAR is best seen on TV. Car drives in circles for 500 laps taking left turns with the occasional slow down and stoppage. It's very, very, loud.

    I've been to the Sprint 500 with a "fire pass" which provides a level of access that not even the owners receive (it's reserved for the fire department and critical infrastructure). I've literally leaned on the tire cars in the pits. It's quite an experience.

    At the end of the day, it's a traveling road show / circus.

    Texas Motor Speedway is a huge venue with as many as 375,000 fans. (It's the second largest venue in The World.)

    A link to a picture of me at The Sprint 500
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=13924963668&set=a.6206968668.16043.521123668&type=3"

    A link to a video of me just about 6 feet away from a pit stop.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Lxfyb8a9M&feature=plcp&context=C3295e12UDOEgsToPDskIG1dwpBXk7IQ2A_-dAZ4s-


    " It's very, very, loud."

    It remains IMO one of the most wonderful sounds.
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    Feb 20, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said"Maybe decades ago, NASCAR and stock car racing was interesting because they actually used production vehicles"

    this IS the issue!

    Plus very very dangerous. Something a bit unsettling about hurtling down the back straight at Daytona at 180-190 mph in your 61 Pontiac with 60 of your closest friends doing the same thing on early 60s technology rubber.
    LOL. I think the modern version of "stock car" racing would be touring car racing. They use actual production cars, and actual production engines. Of course the bodies are reinforced and the engines are modified, but it's still picked directly off the assembly line. Plus, the race tracks have both left AND right turns! icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 20, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree said"Maybe decades ago, NASCAR and stock car racing was interesting because they actually used production vehicles"

    this IS the issue!

    Plus very very dangerous. Something a bit unsettling about hurtling down the back straight at Daytona at 180-190 mph in your 61 Pontiac with 60 of your closest friends doing the same thing on early 60s technology rubber.
    LOL. I think the modern version of "stock car" racing would be touring car racing. They use actual production cars, and actual production engines. Of course the bodies are reinforced and the engines are modified, but it's still picked directly off the assembly line. Plus, the race tracks have both left AND right turns! icon_lol.gif


    Yeah, as I said above, ALMS. I much prefer. Or Aussie's V8 Supercar Series, which is coming to the states. Great racing

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    Or the entire race

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    Feb 20, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    Yeah, there was a supertouring series here in the states back in the late 90's but didn't last more than 2 seasons, I think. Lack of interest from the general public and from corporate sponsors. I think it was just bad timing. NASCAR was still very popular back then. I hope Supercar has better luck when it arrives.
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    Feb 20, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    This is what it was.



    Funny that I have one of the cars in the V8 Supercar series and also a 61 Ventura.
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    Feb 20, 2012 10:58 PM GMT


    Notice the pit stops. Full production interiors still in the cars and really cool driver protection .... none, including many wearing short sleeve shirts.