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post #61 of 157
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Updated Standings after Dover

Point Standings

Manufacturer Standings

Rookie Of The Year Standings


Owner Standings

Winner: Tony Stewart

Next Race: Party at the Poconos 400, Sunday at 1pm on TNT HD

Let the Gear Shifting Ensue!
post #62 of 157
The presentation of the race from Pocono on TNT is horrible. I would say nearly 25% of the screen is taken up by the leaderboard banner at the top.

Conversely, the F1 race from Montreal on NBC (F1 does its own production) has very minimal graphics, and makes it more enjoyable to watch.
post #63 of 157
TNT's presentation is always crap, from the on screen garbage to the picture and audio quality, TNT is easily the worst of NASCAR's TV partners. TNT is notoriously bad with their broadcasts in general, audio dropouts, scratchy audio, pixelated images, I often wonder if anyone actually watches what they put out on the air.
post #64 of 157
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

TNT's presentation is always crap, from the on screen garbage to the picture and audio quality, TNT is easily the worst of NASCAR's TV partners. TNT is notoriously bad with their broadcasts in general, audio dropouts, scratchy audio, pixelated images, I often wonder if anyone actually watches what they put out on the air.

Could be worse, we could still be seeing the Digger cartoon crap.
post #65 of 157
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Could be worse, we could still be seeing the Digger cartoon crap.
Yes, true, very true! eek.gifbiggrin.gif
post #66 of 157
Thank god they only have 6 races, could they get more hideous with that huge advertising banner at the top? I swear it was bigger than the leaderboard scrolling bar.

TNT absolutely sucks for NASCAR and I hope they give up on it next contract time (or NASCAR fires them) so Fox and ESPN can cover the season. What a joke.

Didn't help that JJ made it a massive bore of a race yesterday either, but at least they did the right thing and whacked 100 miles off of Pocono which is usually nap-inducing anyway.
post #67 of 157
While I hate the TNT banner and the ticker info is hard to read, at least they have better commentators. The Fox commentators spent way too much time brown nosing NASCAR administration and being good-old-boys.
post #68 of 157
True that, both of the Waltrip bros never have anything bad to say about NASCAR. Fox in general knows how their bread is buttered so you rarely see anyone disagree with what NASCAR does. The whitewash of the Daytona fence incident this year was a perfect example.
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post #70 of 157
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I read about all the reports on Twitter and i had a bad feeling after seeing pictures of the wreck, RIP to Jason Leffler the sport has lost a great man and father and he will be greatly missed by all of Motorsports.
post #71 of 157
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I read about all the reports on Twitter and i had a bad feeling after seeing pictures of the wreck, RIP to Jason Leffler the sport has lost a great man and father and he will be greatly missed by all of Motorsports.

I know in NASCAR races its better to have a car flip roll etc over hitting a wall directly, the car is releasing energy that way. I guess different cars means different results.
post #72 of 157
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should nascar add more race tracks to the schedule? i would love to see the sprint cup cars on tracks like laguna seca, road america, and road atlanta.
post #73 of 157
I think they need more fans or fewer seats. wink.gif
post #74 of 157
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Originally Posted by Gt1racer View Post

should nascar add more race tracks to the schedule? i would love to see the sprint cup cars on tracks like laguna seca, road america, and road atlanta.

Sure, as long as they cut in half the number of cookie-cutter 1.5 mile races that they have (which won't happen). That is their biggest problem IMO, too many of the tracks are the same. And as Jim implied, they can't fill the races they have anymore - just look at Daytona's revamp announcement, they're tearing down the backstretch stands. And other tracks are blocking off entire sections to put ads up instead because they can't fill seats.
post #75 of 157
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Originally Posted by Gt1racer View Post

should nascar add more race tracks to the schedule? i would love to see the sprint cup cars on tracks like laguna seca, road america, and road atlanta.

Hell no, the season is already long enough.
post #76 of 157
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

Sure, as long as they cut in half the number of cookie-cutter 1.5 mile races that they have (which won't happen).

I Agree, if nascar did add those 3 tracks i posted instead of going to some of the same tracks twice a year then it would be fun. should road courses be in the chase?
post #77 of 157
Aren't Sonoma and Watkins Glen in the Chase? I'd love to see more road courses. Maybe they could run the Brickyard 400 in stages, 200 on the oval and 200 on the Indy road course. OK, yes I know they use different cars and setups for ovals & road courses, but it sure would be interesting.
post #78 of 157
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Originally Posted by Gt1racer View Post

I Agree, if nascar did add those 3 tracks i posted instead of going to some of the same tracks twice a year then it would be fun. should road courses be in the chase?

Sure, that's been one of the beefs about the chase mix. But they need more than 2 road course races if they go that route.
post #79 of 157
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Originally Posted by BoilerJim View Post

Aren't Sonoma and Watkins Glen in the Chase?

No.
post #80 of 157
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

No.
Sorry, you are of course correct. I was confusing the full Sprint Cup schedule with the Chase.
post #81 of 157
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Originally Posted by BoilerJim View Post

I think they need more fans or fewer seats. wink.gif
You seem to be on this. Yes, Nascar is down from the heyday and I really don't think it will get back to the numbers during its peak. Honestly, they have probably lost just the really casual fan. No big deal IMO except for the advertisers. As long as Nascar doesn't let costs get out of control everything should be fine.
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

Sure, as long as they cut in half the number of cookie-cutter 1.5 mile races that they have (which won't happen). That is their biggest problem IMO, too many of the tracks are the same. And as Jim implied, they can't fill the races they have anymore - just look at Daytona's revamp announcement, they're tearing down the backstretch stands. And other tracks are blocking off entire sections to put ads up instead because they can't fill seats.

I would love to see a couple of road courses added to the schedule and some of the 1.5 mile tracks dumped. To me, Nascar on the road courses is some of the best racing of the year.
post #82 of 157
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which road courses would you like to see the Sprint Cup cars on?
post #83 of 157
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Originally Posted by Gt1racer View Post

which road courses would you like to see the Sprint Cup cars on?

The new one in Texas, also how about running a few in Europe like at Spa or Monza. Now that would be fun and bet they sell out the house.
post #84 of 157
Looking forward to this weekend, I love NASCAR on road courses. Big, heavy, ill handling tire munching beasts. Really brings out the driver. Plus they have an honest to goodness shifter sticking up thru the floor.
post #85 of 157
They closed Rockingham and N. Wilksboro because they said revenue was down. Gee. How ironic. rolleyes.gif
post #86 of 157
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Originally Posted by Gt1racer View Post

which road courses would you like to see the Sprint Cup cars on?

Road Atlanta, Sebring, Road America, Austin. Any of these would work, but I don't think the casual fan cares for them. Really the problem is way more about a lack of variety and not so much a need for road courses, IMO. But the Watkins Glen race last year was one of the all-time greats no matter what track it was.
post #87 of 157
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

Road Atlanta, Sebring, Road America, Austin. Any of these would work, but I don't think the casual fan cares for them. Really the problem is way more about a lack of variety and not so much a need for road courses, IMO. But the Watkins Glen race last year was one of the all-time greats no matter what track it was.
I've been to Road Atlanta and I think the viewing for spectators is much better at Watkins Glen and Road America (I've been to those tracks as well). Mid-Ohio has great viewing also, especially for a road course but may be a bit narrow for the taxis.
post #88 of 157
Road America would probably be first on the list, as it is a great track, in a market not served already and it has hosted Nationwide races. Mid Ohio might be next as that is also a great track and in an unserved market, but Jim says it might be to narrow. Tracks that would be good, but are in already or close to served markets would be Austin, Barber and Road Atlanta. The ultimate would be Cleveland's Burke Lakefront, but that would probably never happen.


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Originally Posted by rich3fan View Post

They closed Rockingham and N. Wilksboro because they said revenue was down. Gee. How ironic. rolleyes.gif

They closed those two tracks, because they wanted to move the race dates to larger markets.
post #89 of 157
"Larger markets" means more revenue right? Those two tracks have a very rich history in NASCAR and I'm sure there are a great many race fans who still haven't forgiven them for abandoning those tracks. NASCAR is becoming less and less about the fans and more about making sure the TV contracts get paid IMO. Still, I'm sure the passion I once had for stock car racing would be boosted if I started attending more races. Heck, I wouldn't have any trouble getting good seats ya know?
post #90 of 157
Man, I hate rain during NASCAR races. mad.gif
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