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2019 NASCAR Season Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR Forum' started by Retroram52, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. jeffro151

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    Daytona
    Vegas
    California
    Phoenix
    Atlanta
    Homestead
    Texas
    Bristol
    OFF
    Richmond
    Talladega
    Dover
    Martinsville
    All-Stat
    Charlotte
    Kansas
    Michigan
    Sonoma
     



  2. jeffro151

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    Sunday, Feb. 9 The Clash
    Thursday, Feb. 13 Duels at Daytona
    Sunday, Feb. 16 Daytona 500
    Sunday, Feb. 23 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    Sunday, March 1 Auto Club Speedway
    Sunday, March 8 ISM Raceway
    Sunday, March 15 Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Sunday, March 22 Homestead-Miami Speedway
    Sunday, March 29 Texas Motor Speedway
    Sunday, April 5 Bristol Motor Speedway
    Sunday, April 12 OFF
    Sunday, April 19 Richmond Raceway
    Sunday, April 26 Talladega Superspeedway
    Sunday, May 3 Dover International Speedway
    Saturday, May 9 Martinsville Speedway
    Saturday, May 16 All-Star Race at Charlotte
    Sunday, May 24 Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Sunday, May 31 Kansas Speedway
    Sunday, June 7 Michigan International Speedway
    Sunday, June 14 Sonoma Raceway
    Sunday, June 21 Chicagoland Speedway
    Saturday, June 27 Pocono Raceway
    Sunday, June 28 Pocono Raceway
    Sunday, July 5 Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Saturday, July 11 Kentucky Speedway
    Sunday, July 19 New Hampshire Motor Speedway
    Sunday, July 26 OFF
    Sunday, Aug. 2 OFF
    Sunday, Aug. 9 Michigan International Speedway
    Sunday, Aug. 16 Watkins Glen International
    Sunday, Aug. 23 Dover International Speedway
    Saturday, Aug. 29 Daytona International Speedway
    Sunday, Sept. 6 Darlington Raceway
    Saturday, Sept. 12 Richmond Raceway
    Saturday, Sept. 19 Bristol Motor Speedway
    Sunday, Sept. 27 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    Sunday, Oct. 4 Talladega Superspeedway
    Sunday, Oct. 11 Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Sunday, Oct. 18 Kansas Speedway
    Sunday, Oct. 25 Texas Motor Speedway
    Sunday, Nov. 1 Martinsville Speedway
    Sunday, Nov. 8 ISM Raceway
     
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    If it rains in Pocono that weekend, they're fucked. I'd also prefer Charlotte hosting the season finale. They also need more road courses.
     
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    :fear:

    So many bad things with that schedule it's hard to know where to start.

    It looks like NASCAR is trying to kill Homestead (no loss there), Pocono, and Indy in advance of 2021 when they can take more radical swings at the schedule. Taking the 2nd Daytona race off of it's historic July 4th weekend--and to put it in the middle of hurricane season. Phoenix as the finale. Martinsville in November (move the snow threat from the spring to the fall). Back-to-back off weeks in the summer.

    While I want to give them credit for trying things, there's so many bad things it's hard to commend them for it.

    Not to say it's all bad. Trying a doubleheader is good, but it would have been better at a cookie cutter. Since they seem to be doubling down on the playoffs, having the elimination races be at tracks that can get unpredictable has potential. Moving Atlanta to after the west coast swing makes sense from a weather standpoint.

    Maybe I'll say more later, but that's my initial take on it.
     
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    My own proposal probably isn't much better, but here it is.

    February
    1 Homestead-Miami
    2 Daytona

    Daytona hasn't always started the season so traditionalists don't get that argument. Plus, if HMS isn't gonna finish, they might as well let them start. It's not exactly a bad thing to spend February in Florida. Not to mention, HMS can serve as a great Saturday Night appetizer for Super Bowl Weekend which means Speedweeks can go as usual and Floridian auto racing fans won't have to go far in between the 24 and Speedweeks.

    March
    3 Atlanta
    4 Texas
    5 Phoenix
    6 California
    7 Sonoma

    Up to Atlanta then head out West. Rain should be less of a factor by the time they get to Napa Valley.

    April
    8 Las Vegas
    9 Kansas
    10 Talladega

    The end of the Western tour and sports fans getting to enjoy Talladega without missing out on Derby Week up in Louisville.

    May
    11 Bristol
    12 Martinsville
    13 Charlotte
    14 Richmond

    Bristol's not too bad a drive from Louisville and the weather should be great by the time they get to Martinsville for Mother's Day Weekend. This also sets up for Charlotte's All-Star Weekend to be in its usual spot.

    June
    15 Dover
    16 Pocono
    17 Pocono
    18 Kentucky
    19 Michigan

    This is when the Northern Tour usually starts up anyway, plus we get the Pocono 2-fer.

    July
    20 Indianapolis
    21 Chicagoland
    22 Michigan

    The Midwest portion of the schedule is bookended by Michigan while IMS gets Independence Weekend.

    August
    23 New Hampshire
    24 Watkins Glen
    25 Dover
    26 Daytona

    Hurricane season is a motherfucker, but that notwithstanding, I like having Daytona as the last race before the Chase. This part goes down the coast from New England to Florida.

    September
    C1 Darlington
    C2 Richmond
    C3 Martinsville
    C4 Bristol

    Darlington on Labor Day Weekend after most of the College Football stuff has wrapped up with the exception of 1 or 2 games by this point and also the Southern 500 green flagging the Chase. Richmond, Martinsville, and Bristol get good spots while the weather should be decent, or at least not cold.

    October
    C5 Kansas
    C6 Las Vegas
    C7 Phoenix
    C8 Texas

    Back to the warmer climates and Western tracks as the season starts winding down.

    November
    C9 Talladega
    C10 Charlotte

    Talladega to determine who completes the Final 4 which makes for high drama and the home of NASCAR finishing up the season. I think Charlotte was also where the season finale was in Stroker Ace, so there's that. Plus, it would be the Roval setup and that's already proven dramatic.
     
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    This bracket/chase points system bullshit is what is killing or has killed NASCAR. It doesn't reward consistency like the old system and everyone knows it was Brian France's attempt to mirror stick and ball sports primarily the NFL which NASCAR still can touch when it comes to ratings.

    Here is what should be done: Get rid of cookie cutter mentality. From tracks to cars. Let the manufactures bring in their unique stuff so fans know the difference between the manufactured products on the racetrack besides have different noses and asses; Go back to foundation tracks like North Wilksboro and other such venues.

    Next, go back to the original points system which rewards consistency. Stop all this attempt to be a mirror of college bracket system bullshit or of being like the NFL with their play-off system. Just stop all of that shit!

    Lastly, support your fans. Stop treating fans like they are a bunch of flippin idiots who are not sophisticated enough to be corporate. In fact, I like to beat the crap out of those coroporate assholes that show-up from time-to-time at teh tracks and look down their noses at all of us fan peons that they are taking money from on race day.
     
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    Alan Gustafson is just a fucking terrible Crew Chief
     
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    I hope he takes his clown brother with him.
     
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    The empty seats at bristol right now...
     
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    trying to count how many times chase has been fucked over today. so far 3

    1st while leading with a great car. then the 47 decides to cut a tire and spin right in front of leader. chase slows to avoid only for dumb fuck lapper to not know how to break and plows right into chase

    then 2nd losing power steering

    and just now, the 6 and 12 trying to wreck each other blaney cuts Newman off and chase is the one that gets fucked by it
     
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    Stupid stuff some of these drivers are doing out on the track.
     
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    I remember when I first started getting into NASCAR back around 2005, you'd have to pay 2-3 times the ticket value per seat. The past 5-10 years or so, it's looked like you could sit anywhere you want and have a good seat. Shows how far the product has fallen IMO.
     
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    Usual snoozer. Didn't watch a minute of this joke.
     
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    From the lack of responses, I don’t think anyone else did either.
     
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    Schmoopy1000 When all else fails, Smack em' in the Mouth!

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    with all the massive blocking Logano has been doing. I hope someone doesnt give him a break & turns his ass. (instead of getting out of gas) he is so reckless.
     
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    In case you're wondering about the highlight of the All-Star thingy.
     
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