Nascar at Atlanta

Discussion in 'Sports' started by ccrobinson, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. ccrobinson

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    I'm afraid I don't have much for you about this race. I worked until midnight Saturday, which, since it was time change weekend, meant that I virtually worked until 1 am. By the time we got home from church, I was dragging, but tried to watch the race, but wound up sleeping most of the afternoon. But, I can give you what I have and everybody can fill in the blanks on what I missed.

    1:18 PM 3/8/2009
    Cool. Skipped all the pre-race nonsense and came in just in time for the final pit road reports.


    2:16 PM 3/8/2009
    That's going to be one unpopular crew member that went out and got the tire that caused the caution that put so many drivers a lap down.


    2:25 PM 3/8/2009
    This race is really boring.

    And this is where I fell asleep. I didn't fall asleep due to the race like I did so much last year. I deliberately sat in my blue chair, which is what my wife and I call the sleeping chair because it's sooo comfortable.



    4:48 PM 3/8/2009
    Took a much needed nap and came back with 38 laps to go and Kyle Busch leading. Oh, sorry, Kurt Busch is leading and goes on to win.


    Yeah, that's pretty much my recap. Not much to it this time.

    I do want to address this idea of Atlanta as the "new" Darlington. I guess I understand why they're saying that because of how it chews up tires, but Atlanta is not Darlington. It's not just the tire wear that makes Darlington what it is. It's also the fact that the shape of Darlington makes it tough to get around. Darlington has 2 different turns, but Atlanta doesn't have that.

    I think I might like Atlanta having the Labor Day race, if only because I think I'm going to it, but I'd still rather see the Southern 500 running again at Darlington on Labor Day. Killing the Southern 500 remains the dumbest thing that Nascar's ever done.
     
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    I am just glad to see my boy, Jeff Gordon running up front every week this year. Wouldnt it be something if he kept the points lead all year, and won the championship, but didnt win a single race?

    I always root for him to win, but I will give up those wins in exchange for the consistency to win the Cup. Unlike Matt Kenseth, who has won 2 races out of 4 but is down to 5th in the standings.

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  3. TomVols

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    See? You don't miss a thing by missing pre-race.

    I agree that killing Darlington was stupid. The balderdash about the track being hard to get to is just that - balderdash. Myrtle Beach is hard to get to, yet hundreds of thousands of people pass by Darlington to go there every week in the summer.
     
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    The race was unmercifully boring. Hopefully, Bristol will be the cure.
     
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    Aw ...Bristol is my favorite race, although I think the reconfiguring of the banking took something out of it.

    My dream is to someday go to the night race in the fall.

    AJ
     
  6. ccrobinson

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    I never thought I was missing something by watching pre-race. I just didn't want to miss the start of a race by not having pre-race on. I was able to finish up a game of Star Wars Trivial Pursuit with my sons instead of watching stupid pre-race.

    On the only racing board I go to, which is primarily a sim racing board, there's a backlash going on over Fox's repeated Digger nonsense. One guy said that his 2 year old leaves the room when the Digger cartoon is on. On the one hand, I'm curious who the audience is for Digger, because I can't imagine actual racing fans caring about that sort of nonsense. If you're a race fan and you like Digger, well, I don't know what to say, because Digger is complete nonsense and adds absolutely nothing to the broadcast.
     
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    My 3 year old couldnt care less about Digger, but he lines up his Hotwheels cars and says "Boogity, Boogity, Boogity, lets go racing boys"

    Go figure

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    This was true for one race, the fall race in 2007 (or was it 2006?). The races in 2008 were pretty good, especially the spring race.
     
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    I've heard a rumor that there MIGHT actually be some tix available for the Spring Bristol race. Those tix are locked and have been for years.
     

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