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    Default The 2011 Racing thread (NASCAR, F1, NHRA, etc...)

    So it looks as if in NASCAR now, you have to indicate which series you are running for points. While I think that's a good thing, I hope they don't do something stupid like, in a Nationwide Race, if you've got guys who've declared Cup finishing 1, 2 and 4, they don't give 1st place points to the Nationwide driver who finished 3rd and 2nd place points to the Nationwide driver who finished 5th. You want those first place points, you should finish first, not be the first of your class.

    Personally, I think it would've been better if they made a rule that said if you are in the top 35 in Cup points, then you can run up to 5 (or six or seven - some reasonably low number) Nationwide races and an equal number of truck races. I'm sure the promoters like to have the big name drivers show up for the lower series races, but then I'm sure the owners of the Memphis Redbirds wouldn't mind having Albert Pujols suit up every weekend as well.

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    Tony Stewart has walked free after being arrested by local police at the Sydney Raceway last night, but his troubles might not be over just yet. It is understood that Stewart was free to fly back to the US today with fellow US star Donny Schatz, but that further investigations of an alleged assault between Stewart and Sydney Raceway co-owner Brett Morris are on-going. It is believed that Morris, while talked to at the scene of the alleged incident last night, is yet to be formally interviewed. If Morris is interviewed and it is found that Stewart has a case to answer, there is a chance that Stewart may be required to return to Australia for court proceedings. The NSW Police media unit issued the following statement yesterday, which was authorised by area commander, acting Superintendant, Garry Sims.
    "Police from Rosehill local area command were alerted to an altercation involving two men at a car racing track at Wentworth St Granville (Sydney Raceway) about 7.30pm last night. A 39 year-old man was arrested at the scene and was taken to Parramatta Police Station after a 46 year-old man was allegedly struck in the face by a racing helmet. The 39 year-old man was released by police without charge, pending further investigation." Sydney Speedway General Manager, David Lander had little to say about the incident, shrugging off the incident as basically a "tiff" between two drivers. "It is a matter for those two guys (Stewart and Morris)," said Lander. "It was a Ruckus in the pits between two drivers. It happens. There is no more that I can say or I am prepared to say."(SpeedCafe)
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    I hear they re-paved Daytona so they can run 3-wide. Wouldn't it be just as dangerous/cool to take out the restrictor plates and let them run full speed?...like, back when racing was fun?

    Jimmie Johnson deserves a ton of respect, but I hope he doesn't win it all again. He's pretty boring.
    Just go for it!

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    NASCAR is considering changing the points system for 2011, so points would be scored by finishing position. such as first getting 43 points and last getting 1. They plan on keeping the chase but instead of the all 12 getting in on points, the first 10 would get in on points and the 2 drivers with the most wins that are not in the top ten in points would fill in the last 2 spots.
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    I can smell the Gas/Nitro. Wow, some changes in NASCAR. I like the tweaking of points a bit, the declaring of Nationwide/Cup is lukewarm. Cup guys are still going to race for sponsors and just for seat time. It hurts the independent/regional guys again. Thankfully you have ARCA and ASA for some of those guys. Also was on the Martinsville site, they have widened the seats, bigger coolers and qualifying on Sat for both Cup and the trucks before the truck race which will be cool. Was also talking to a friend and we both hope that the NHRA will go back to 1320. They have had a few years for the tracks to catch up with the safety and longer shut down areas. Less than a month...

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    Lots of ideas from NASCAR!

    Let's hope they keep trying to make the product better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raldo View Post
    Lots of ideas from NASCAR!

    Let's hope they keep trying to make the product better.
    One thing I would love to see them do but they never will is get away from the cookie cutter 1.5 mile tracks.
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    The real things they could do to make the sport better, they probably won't do. Set the 43 car field from the first race on, limit owners to two (or better yet one) teams, only award points to cars that have finished a certain percentage of laps, add an extra lap to the green-white-checkers at super speedways (or downsize the engines and lose the restrictor plates), etc.

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    I got a better idea... Get rid of the Chase, restrictor plates, common templates, etc...

    Oh wait, that sounds like the mid '80's and older...

    How many times are they gonna tweak shit???

    What they should do is have a survey similar to what F1 did the last few years asking fans lots of different aspects of the sport. They had everything from your background on how into the sport you are to why you watch, favorite circuits, what would you like to see, etc...

    I have to say other than the road courses, the superspeedways, Darlington, Indy, and the last race of the year, I don't watch it anymore. So I guess I watch about 8 points races a year plus the Shootout and the All Star race. So there's 28 points races I don't even tune in or care about. I remember how the sport used to be so much more entertaining in the '80's than it is now.
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    Speaking of changes, anyone keeping up on the changes in F1 for 2011???

    Just wonderin'...

    Also, it looks like the track in Austin, TX is a go and construction started a few weeks ago. Assuming the circuit is ready and passes FIA inspection, I will definitely be there in 2012 for the inaugural race... Also, they are in talks with MotoGP and the DTM series about having races there as well...
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    It'd be cool if NASCAR (and MLB while we're at it) would do one of those surveys to find out what fans want. Only problem is on these kinds of surveys, they limit the responses in such a way so that instead of telling them what you want, you end up telling them what you don't want less.

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    Actually, the F1 survey was pretty good. It had lots of multiple choice questions and the whole scale from 1 to 10 type deal. It was pretty thorough about all aspects of the sport. I wish I could pull it up to show you but the link is now broken...
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    Who's all interested in a fantasy NASCAR racing league this year?
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