Tracks you like and don't.

mghtx

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List the tracks you like and don't like.

Favorites:

1) Richmond
2) Bristol
3) Martinsville
4) Darlington
5) Dover
6) Charlotte
7) Daytona

Don't care for:

1) California
2) Pocono
3) Indy
4) Kansas
5) Michigan
6) Homestead

All others I can take or leave. If I don't have plans I'll watch a little but otherwise it's no big loss.
 

dpkimmel2001

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Favorites....

Richmond
Martinsville
Bristol
Dover
Darlington

Least Favorites....

All of the 1.5's. They're all the same to me. Leave one though. Keep Charlotte because it's the closest 1.5 to me!

Also, California or Michigan.
 

mghtx

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Yeah, I agree with the 1.5's. I think it has really hurt the sport.
 

dpkimmel2001

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Yeah, I agree with the 1.5's. I think it has really hurt the sport.
I've never been to any other 1.5 other than Charlotte. While it's a great place to watch a race, I just get tired of seeing the same type of track over and over again. I know the drivers say they drive different. They say the same thing about California & Michigan. I just don't care for them. I love the short tracks though! Most all that are a mile and under are great. I like that racing much more than the larger tracks. :yesshake:
 

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My favorites are Talladega, Bristol, and Richmond.

I guess if I have a least favorite, it would be either road course. I can appreciate what they add, I just dont care them much.
 

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I know its the off season and there is not much going on right now, but, wasn't this type of thread posted just last week?
 

mghtx

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Most drivers say they LOVE tracks like california. Well, duh. For them it must be like a nice country drive on the weekend. But it's like watching paint dry for the fan.

Plus it's not what I call a "nascar track". It's an open-wheel track that nascar races on. Not to mention the arrogant people who run that track and the Indy track who don't give a flip about nascar.
 

mghtx

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I know its the off season and there is not much going on right now, but, wasn't this type of thread posted just last week?
If there was one then I missed it and apologize. I try to start NEW and interesting threads since it seems like we're all just posting to the same 5 or 6 threads. LOL.

So what's your favorite tracks?
 

gilpdawg

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The Indy track don't give a flip about NASCAR? Wrong there. As a long time Indycar fan as well, (it's in my blood, I'm from Indiana after all) I can tell you that they've made a lot of accomodations for NASCAR since the Brickyard started. Hell, they redid the pit road exit just for NASCAR. They never had that "blend-in" lane until NASCAR came.
 

mghtx

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Judging by the comments made after this last debacle I took them to be very arrogant.

Personally if it were me in charge and Indy didn't improve that surface I wouldn't race there. I don't put 100% of the blame on Goodyear. Although I do suspect that there was a major production problem with those tires.

I didn't know of those things you mentioned but that surface needs to be redone.
 

gilpdawg

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Judging by the comments made after this last debacle I took them to be very arrogant.

Personally if it were me in charge and Indy didn't improve that surface I wouldn't race there. I don't put 100% of the blame on Goodyear. Although I do suspect that there was a major production problem with those tires.

I didn't know of those things you mentioned but that surface needs to be redone.
That was a debacle, but hell, Indy doesn't owe NASCAR anything. It's the mecca. It pre-dates Nascar by nearly 40 years, and besides, it's not like they haven't been racing there for going on 15 years now, they should know what it's like by now.

But like I said, I'm biased because I grew up a fan of the whole "Indy" thing. In that state, there's two religions, the Indy 500 and basketball.:D
 

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That was a debacle, but hell, Indy doesn't owe NASCAR anything. It's the mecca. It pre-dates Nascar by nearly 40 years, and besides, it's not like they haven't been racing there for going on 15 years now, they should know what it's like by now.

But like I said, I'm biased because I grew up a fan of the whole "Indy" thing. In that state, there's two religions, the Indy 500 and basketball.:D
It was the second tire debacle at Indy in 3 years (F1 in 2005). The sad thing is it's not the surface as was implied by a previous poster. The speedway has always made a huge effort to have the smoothest surface to race on.

As for the topic

Top 5 I like(d)
1. Richmond
2. Rockingham (I know, I know)
3. Homestead
4. Dover and Bristol PC (pre-concrete)
5. Atlanta

Bottom 5
1. Pocono
2. Louden
3. Daytona, Talladega (plate racing, need I say more)
4. Bristol AC (after concrete)
5. Indy (great event, but a lousy race. The track just isn't conducive to stock cars)
 

mghtx

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Indy doesn't owe NASCAR anything. It's the mecca. It pre-dates Nascar by nearly 40 years
With all due respect, that doesn't mean a thing to me. Nascar needs to take care of Nascar. Which, to ME, means having the best racing possible for the fans.

For Nascar, the mecca has to be Daytona.
 

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I'm not sor sure that a general statement that ALL of the 1.5ers are wrecking the sport. THe high(er) banking at Vegas made that track awesome. The reconfig at Homestead (is that a 1.5er or a 1 miler?) was kick-ass when they did it. Those were some boring races before when they were flat 1.5ers. So - I'd agree if you said the flat 1.5ers are boring. But not so much on the higher banked ones.

Cheers!
 

dpkimmel2001

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I maybe needed to be more specific when I was posting about the 1.5's. I should have said the 1.5 cookie-cutter tracks. The tri-ovals. Homestead is 1.5 but it is an oval track. I don't believe that there are any others like it on the circuit. IMO they should be racing on many different types of tracks. There trend seems to be going to these types of tracks and moving away from the unique ones. I don't know why that is. Perhaps it's the sight lines? I like many of the tracks that we've lost. They were pretty unique. :yesshake:
 

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With all due respect, that doesn't mean a thing to me. Nascar needs to take care of Nascar. Which, to ME, means having the best racing possible for the fans.

For Nascar, the mecca has to be Daytona.
Of course. That's why I admitted I was biased on this.