Anyone else pumped up that NASCAR is less than a month away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I used to be a huge fan in the 80's to mid 90's. I'll still watch the super speedway and Charlotte races, but I just don't connect with any modern drivers enough to really watch much more than that.

    I enjoyed it a lot and even attended the first Brickyard, I may give it a longer look this year. Just wish there was a driver or team that I really liked.
    Like I mentioned above I try to stick to the racing (vs. the drivers) but you should try a little Formula 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaconjim View Post
    Yes , it means that spring is knocking on the door
    What @Deaconjim said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    If there is nothing else to watch on a Sunday afternoon I'll check out a race for a while.

    I do enjoy going to Sparta to take in the races in person.
    That is how it started for me.

    I normally DVR all the races and watch about a hour a night because I just can't sit there for hours on end watching anything but football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Wife watches almost every event on TV and would like to go to a race someday. I have less than zero interest. They still draw lots of fans, but I have read that attendance is down something like 20-25% over the past decade or thereabouts.

    The fact that they have their signature event right out of the gate seems goofy to me.
    They have talked about attendance some but as long as the sponsors keep paying there are no worries.

    What is it the Boss likes about NASCAR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    They changed so much, they lost me as a regular fan. If I go up to my Dads, I will watch if he is watching, thats about it.

    A decade ago I went to 10-12 races a year.
    Since I am new to the sport I don't have that frame of reference.

    What are the three best tracks you have been to for watching a race?

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    Kentucky has improved as a venue but I would not put it in the same class with Daytona, Bristol, Charl, or Richmond. It's a better venue than Dega, but the "racing culture" there makes up for the facility. I'm not a big fan of the Indy track. Too many limited views and NASCAR rules packages have had a hard time creating good competition there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Since I am new to the sport I don't have that frame of reference.

    What are the three best tracks you have been to for watching a race?
    Watching a race and favorite tracks are two different things.

    To go and watch a race:
    1. Charlotte
    2. Texas
    3. Darlington


    Favorite Tracks.

    1. Richmond
    2. Charlotte
    3. Phoenix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear3 View Post
    Kentucky has improved as a venue but I would not put it in the same class with Daytona, Bristol, Charl, or Richmond. It's a better venue than Dega, but the "racing culture" there makes up for the facility. I'm not a big fan of the Indy track. Too many limited views and NASCAR rules packages have had a hard time creating good competition there.
    Thanks.

    As an avid TV watcher with all the great high definition views we get from everywhere on the track, inside the cars, etc. I am a little leery about attending in person because I fear it will be a letdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Thanks.

    As an avid TV watcher with all the great high definition views we get from everywhere on the track, inside the cars, etc. I am a little leery about attending in person because I fear it will be a letdown.
    If I was you, Id take in a truck race or xfinity or whatever it is now series race first at KY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    If I was you, Id take in a truck race or xfinity or whatever it is now series race first at KY.
    Good idea plant, that is what I am thinking about.

    Let's go Chris Bell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Thanks.

    As an avid TV watcher with all the great high definition views we get from everywhere on the track, inside the cars, etc. I am a little leery about attending in person because I fear it will be a letdown.
    One cool thing about going in person is having a scanner and listening in on the race teams. They can be quite colorful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    One cool thing about going in person is having a scanner and listening in on the race teams. They can be quite colorful.
    My dad and I had our own scanners we bought that we could get every race team, you could program it for up to 5 frequencies open at once, made pit stops interesting, spent some serious money for those back in the day. It definitely is a plus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Like I mentioned above I try to stick to the racing (vs. the drivers) but you should try a little Formula 1.
    I like Formula 1, For the Racing as you do.

    I don't watch it as much as I used to due to timing of the races...I really like the more technical tracks with a lot of passing opportunities.

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    I really enjoy NASCAR, but I can't dedicate enough time to watch green to checkered. I typically will watch the pre-race and the beginning, and then if it works out, I'll watch the last 25 laps or so. If one of my favorites are in the mix, I'll watch more.

    My favorite races to watch are:
    * Coca Cola 600
    * Daytona 500
    * Bristol night race
    * Bristol day race

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I like Formula 1, For the Racing as you do.

    I don't watch it as much as I used to due to timing of the races...I really like the more technical tracks with a lot of passing opportunities.
    When it comes to Formula 1 and their crazy starting times by American standards using your DVR is a must!

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