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Well, it's already started. I tuned into Speedvision news which used to recap all of the GP,F1, and all the other "Real" Races and it's suddenly Nascar Today. Ok, so I 'll just watch MotorSports Mundial and see how my favorite European Trials riders are doing and see what the F1 Boys are up to from there, and maybe a cool Semi truck Race. NOPE, More Nascar Coverage. It's a shame. :( Hopefully they just moved stuff around. We'll see.
 
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I just don't understand this NASCAR popularity thing. Go staight then turn left then go straight then turn left then go straight then turn left ect ect ect.. I saw the Busch series race here in the Chicago area this year (free tickets). I think NASCAR sucks (sorry NASCAR guys). IMO it's boring. I didn't even sit threw the whole race. Sounds like Speedvision is going down the tubes.
 
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I could also never understand why Americans loved NASCAR. As KXken says. They go straight, turn left, go straight. I have seen pictures of races and there is thousands of people there. Unbelievable.
You want to see good racing, watch an Australian V8 Supercar race. 1sec splits 15 drivers in qualifying, 8 winners in 10 races. That is close and exiciting racing.
I like CART, but only when they go around winding tracks.
 
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Originally posted by KXKen
I think NASCAR sucks (sorry NASCAR guys). IMO it's boring. I didn't even sit threw the whole race. Sounds like Speedvision is going down the tubes.
the only time NASCAR is good is when there is a huge wreck...(except when someone dies, like Dale Earndhart)
 

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i happen to enjoy nascar. it's my favorite kind of racing outside of mx. have you ever noticed that nascar people aren't always bashing your kind of racing? if you're upset, you should be bashing speedvision, not nascar.
 
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Originally posted by mx547
have you ever noticed that nascar people aren't always bashing your kind of racing?
Because there is only enough time in the day to bash Chevy or Ford.:p I like Nascar too but I would rather watch it on tv than from the grandstands, its just too damn crowded, I always feel like a sardine. Nascar is like any other sport, the more you know the more you will enjoy it and the more people who follow it the more it will be on tv!
 

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I am a motorsports fan and enjoy most all forms of it, some more than others. It would be a real shame to see Speedvision let Nascar dominate their coverage. The one thing that has put SV at the top of the heap IMO is the diversity in their programming. If you want to see Nascar coverage you can get it anywhere. What about the people that want coverage of F-1, speedway, flat track, superbike, ArenaX and on and on. I added SV to the programming on my dish so that I could get the coverage that nobody else has and if they go to a format dominated by nascar I will probably remove it. It really sucks that two-wheeled enthusiasts are treated like second class citizens by all the networks and after several e-mails to the powers at SV, removing their station from my programming will be my final protest to them. :(
 

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OH BOY! NASCAB!

Originally posted by Dirk Diggler
I could also never understand why Americans loved NASCAR. As KXken says. They go straight, turn left, go straight. I have seen pictures of races and there is thousands of people there. Unbelievable.
You want to see good racing, watch an Australian V8 Supercar race. 1sec splits 15 drivers in qualifying, 8 winners in 10 races. That is close and exiciting racing.
I like CART, but only when they go around winding tracks.
I've watched numerous Aussie events over the last couple of years on Speedvision. Good stuff. Looks like that will change...
When it debuted 3 years ago, I was on Speedvision like a cheap suit. They have provided excellent coverage of all types of "fringe" motorsports, and I'm glad it lasted THIS long.

Like Murphy says "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."
 
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I'm not bashing NASCAR. I too like watching all sorts of racing. Hell, I enjoy watching the Lawnmowers race. But with more NASCAR coverage, Something's got to go and it'll probably be the cool European races and other "Niche" sports. I'm still hoping...
 

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I work on a Late model stock car here in Charlotte and even though I like to work on the car and like to watch a race that I am participating in by helping in the pits, I don't watch NASCAR on TV. I will watch a NASCAR race when they are on a road course but only a road course. Loop-de-loop racing of any type is a waste of time IMO. The steering wheel does turn right. Thats why I watch F1.
 
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Last weekend they had that race from El Kart WI (not sure of the spelling) with the Indy cars. This I thought was cool. Going up hills, turning in both directions, tight corners and all that kind of stuff. My NASCAR friends don't like this stuff. Why? I don't get it. To me it seems like it's some kind of a club or something.

MikeT, I bet working on them is a whole lot better than watching them.

Oh well I guess everybody has their thing and I don't mean to knock something that other people like and I don't. It would be nice to hear somebody say what it is they really like about it. Maybe I'd be less likely to bash it if I understood it better.
 
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I don't really understand it, but what I really like is:

Thumping big V8's putting out mega horsepower and the drivers holding them flat.
It is better than watching bloody swimming, or golf, or tennis, or CRICKET! I would knock those sports before I knock a motor sport;)
 

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KXKen, that's Elkhart Lake you're talking about. The track is Road America, and it is arguably the best track in the country. I've been lucky enough to have attended a couple of races there.

The series you're talking about is the Champ Car series, and it's spawned/hosted some of the best drivers in the world. Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi, Juan Montoya, Jacques Villenueve, Andretti, etc. have won championships in the series.

If the series doesn't fold, Fox and Speedvision will share coverage next year.(If they can squeeze it in.):(
 

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Originally posted by KXKen
Go staight then turn left then go straight then turn left then go straight then turn left ect ect ect..
listen to what you're saying. this is the exact same attitude as the people who say "what's so great about motorcycle racing? all you do is sit and twist the throttle."