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Old 10-21-2013, 07:21 PM   #391
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I forgot to mention;

Last week they finally let Bad Brad win a race.
I guess his punishment for being outspoken is almost over.
Ha Ha! Is that his excuse this week?

Did anyone happen to watch the truck race? That finish was epic!!!!!!
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:05 AM   #392
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Wow,this thread is dying a slow death,just like NASCAR!

Pretty much the whole forum, all forums really.

Scary empty stands at 'dega.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:44 PM   #393
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Pretty much the whole forum, all forums really.

Scary empty stands at 'dega.
True Dat!
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:47 PM   #394
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True Dat!
Just read in a magazine that they took out 45,000 seats at Daytona since the last race there.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:29 PM   #395
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Just read in a magazine that they took out 45,000 seats at Daytona since the last race there.

Was that part of the Master Upgrade Plan? If I recall correctly, they were replacing those areas with huge open spectator areas.

Here, found it: http://www.daytonainternationalspeed...velopment.aspx

DAYTONA Rising is a $400 million reimagining of an American icon – Daytona International Speedway. Five expanded and redesigned entrances, or “injectors,” will lead fans to a series of escalators and elevators, transporting them to three different concourse levels. Each level features spacious social areas, or “neighborhoods,” along the nearly mile-long frontstretch. At the conclusion of the redevelopment, Daytona International Speedway will have approximately 101,000 permanent, wider and more comfortable seats, twice as many restrooms and three times as many concession stands. In addition, the Speedway will feature over 60 luxury suites with track side views and a completely revamped hospitality experience for corporate guests. The project is expected to be completed in time for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona and DAYTONA 500.
Barton Malow is serving as the general contractor for the project. In addition to DAYTONA Rising, Barton Malow has renovated the University of Michigan “Big House” and the Rose Bowl.
ROSSETTI, an award-winning architectural design and planning firm for the past 40 years, which headed the design for Ford Field NFL Stadium, University of Notre Dame Compton Family Ice Arena and five Major League Soccer Stadiums, is leading the master planning of the DAYTONA Rising site.
Race fans can follow the progress of the DAYTONA Rising project by visiting www.DAYTONARising.com and connecting with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:33 AM   #396
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Yeah, they said there aren't going to be any seats on the back stretch at all. From that article it looks like they're getting rid of over 60,000 seats. Empty grass looks better than empty seats on TV.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:55 PM   #397
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Yeah, they said there aren't going to be any seats on the back stretch at all. From that article it looks like they're getting rid of over 60,000 seats. Empty grass looks better than empty seats on TV.

Many probably know this, but Daytona and other tracks started painting their seats in random colors so it wasn't so obvious that the grandstand was empty.

NASCAR is getting to be like the Tour de France in that the best viewing is from watching the television. I can't testify on the numbers that NASCAR is getting but The Tour barely has half the viewers they had when all the Euros and gringos came out to watch Lance Armstrong.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #398
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In the last 2 years,Toledo Speedway installed two giant grandstands purchased from MIS.They look huge at the half mile.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:39 PM   #399
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Yaaaawwwwnnnn...Jimmie Johnson wins the title again.
Nascar needs to drop this chase crap.
I wonder how many titles Jeff Gordon would have won if Ray Evernham stayed with him?
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:23 PM   #400
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Yaaaawwwwnnnn...Jimmie Johnson wins the title again.
Nascar needs to drop this chase crap.
I wonder how many titles Jeff Gordon would have won if Ray Evernham stayed with him?
Yeah, I'm done with Nascar until the chase is scrapped.. which is unlikely :/. Also, the J.J. winning all the time is getting old.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #401
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Yeah, I'm done with Nascar until the chase is scrapped.. which is unlikely :/. Also, the J.J. winning all the time is getting old.
You mean like Seb Vettel winning all the time, or S. Loeb, or Villopoto, or Carmichael, or Shoemaker, or Rossi, or or ...

Nascar is no different than any other form of motor sport. Sometimes the right combination of car, owner, driver/rider occurs and you get domination. Same is true for probably ever other sport, maybe even more so in some.

I will continue to enjoy most forms of motor sports.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #402
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JJ wins a lot

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You mean like Seb Vettel winning all the time, or S. Loeb, or Villopoto, or Carmichael, or Shoemaker, or Rossi, or or ...

I will continue to enjoy most forms of motor sports.
....Or Earnhart Sr, or the King, or Yarlboro....I'm a San Diego boy and love that JJ is winning with a lot of talent, but mostly the old fashioned way, with hard work and dedication.

The fact that he came out of the off road world of Bikes and Trucks just makes it all the better.

He's likely to win till someone earns it away from him.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #403
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He's likely to win till someone earns it away from him.
Or they do away with the silly"chase"format.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #404
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The fact that he came out of the off road world of Bikes and Trucks just makes it all the better.
Modern day Rick Mears.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:33 PM   #405
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Johnson would be a nobody without Chad Knaus. I wonder how Hendrick has managed to keep these two together.
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