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    figured I'd start a new thread so I have another place to talk to myself!

    What's up with Carl Edwards? I get retiring while you are still healthy and all, but the timing just comes as odd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    figured I'd start a new thread so I have another place to talk to myself!

    What's up with Carl Edwards? I get retiring while you are still healthy and all, but the timing just comes as odd...
    I watched the press conference and if he's fulfilled what he wanted to in racing, then the timing is fine.
    As fans, we are just surprised because we didn't hear anything about this until yesterday.
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    So you think Gibbs and co. knew about this in November or early December - it's only the rest of the world that's getting the word now?

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    I think he still had a year left in his contract too. Does he have to buy that out?
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    The timing is horrible for a lot of people. I am not sure what t think, a few people seem to think he will be starting his own team in a year with Dodge. I think the guy is to competetive and driven to just walk away without something to fill that gap. I doubt we have heard the last of him,
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    I remember watching a story on him when they showed him flying his own plane back home back after every race.. basically commuting to work from the midwest.. he's a homebody and wants to raise his kids.. I think he will come back at some point, in some capacity in racing,, he really did grow up in the sport. Will always remember when he went after Kenseth and that look in his eye...

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    It will be interesting to see if this new point system makes the racing more interesting.
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    It will be interesting to see if this new point system makes the racing more interesting.
    I'm not so keen on this but let's see how it goes.
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    I'm not so keen on this but let's see how it goes.
    I read some about it, but not enough to fully understand what they are doing - sounds as if they are going to have planned breaks in the races? We'll see how it works - I'm not optimistic about having breaks at a place like Daytona or Talledega, but at some of the other tracks, especially those where it feels like half the field is a lap down by the time they get 100 laps in, it could be a good thing. Judgement reserved until I see it in action.

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    Yeah, I'm curious too. Didn't really read a lot of it though. Are they awarding points at different lap counts during the race? If so maybe that forces guys to not lay back at super speedways.
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    I am like you guys, I kind of skimmed it. Nascar making another change.... Yawn.
    It sounds like they are breaking races into 3 or 4 segments. You get season points if you win a segment and place in top 10. You also get points for the race win and placing in the top 10.

    It feels like they are have 2 races run at the same time. 1 race winner but segment winners also. Only 1 trophy and victory lane celebration. Its meant to have guys race the entire race and not lay back.
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    Sounds to gimmicky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    I am like you guys, I kind of skimmed it. Nascar making another change.... Yawn.
    It sounds like they are breaking races into 3 or 4 segments. You get season points if you win a segment and place in top 10. You also get points for the race win and placing in the top 10.

    It feels like they are have 2 races run at the same time. 1 race winner but segment winners also. Only 1 trophy and victory lane celebration. Its meant to have guys race the entire race and not lay back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5151 View Post
    Sounds too gimmicky.
    NASCAR, gimmicky? Never!

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