Cutting down the field?

Discussion in 'NASCAR' started by rdhdtrue, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. rdhdtrue

    rdhdtrue Member

    I was on lunch break .. heading to Target :p and heard Postman and Chocolate talking about cutting each series' field down. Was this just a rumor around the garage? Or was there something published? I can NOT imagine only having twenty something spots in the Cup field.
  2. semipenguin

    semipenguin Cheeseburger Connoisseur

    I haven't gotten to listen to Sirius for a few weeks because I'm training a student. That would not be a good idea IMHO.

    They should just do what Jeff Burton said and lock in the top 42 and leave only one spot open for qualification. These teams need sponsorship, and being guaranteed a spot in the race might help them...:)
  3. riskybzns

    riskybzns Well-Known Member

    there were talks about possibly cutting the truck and nationwide series down to 28 and the cup series down to 36.
  4. rdhdtrue

    rdhdtrue Member

    Thanks ... I can not imagine cutting down the cup field at all.
  5. riskybzns

    riskybzns Well-Known Member

    if the economy keeps on taking a turn for the worst we aren't going to have to worry about them cutting the fields, the economy will do it for them.
  6. Snoozer

    Snoozer Well-Known Member

    I read that on Jayski this week as well. Your right about the economy riskybzns and with sponsors drying up maybe its a pre-preemptive move they're floating around so it doesn't look like they can't actually get a full field??
  7. TVsMike

    TVsMike New Member

    I think both of those numbers sound like a good compromise. I can't stand seeing all the "field fillers" that are in the pits 5 laps into the race. It makes me almost feel sad for the guys on those pit crews. Seems like all they are doing is just going through the motions.
  8. Easy Money

    Easy Money Active Member

    I guess Im missing something, what would it change? If there are only 37 cars show up, you only race 37. If you have to send some home above 43, send them home. Im not understanding the point.
  9. mghtx

    mghtx 2000 Man

    Bingo. Not to mention the cost of just GETTING to the track and having to deal with being out of the top 35. And then it rains.......

    It's a wonder some of these teams even show up in the chase races when they're not IN the chase.
  10. Dave Moody

    Dave Moody Member

    NASCAR has said they have no plans to trim the size of the fields in any division. This all stems from one unconfirmed "rumor" in a single newspaper; much ado about nothing.

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