NASCAR becoming haven for Indy winners

NASCAR becoming haven for Indy winners

There are 175 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Sep 18, 2007, titled NASCAR becoming haven for Indy winners. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Buddy Lazier will make his NASCAR debut Saturday when he competes in the Craftsman Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Since: Aug 07

AOL

#169 Sep 20, 2007
mindy wrote:
<quoted text>I just don't think you should "Group" all Nascar fans in the same category! That is not fair when if i was there i would be ticked off to all heck and back!(i don't like to swear here) That makes me sick! I have seen some unruly conduct in many racing series from time to time! This does not mean that myself and or anyone here would act that way at a race! That is a Derogatory comment stemming from a "Viewing" of others that i have never met,have nothing to do with and i do not share their values or feeling or actions!I don't think that just anyone from here without knowing that person should group "US" in with what someone else did! Just my two cents! But i am tired of being called "Fat" (im size 2) I am tired of being called "STUPID" (i went to college)I don't think anyone should automatically just think a Nascar fan is uneducated and throws beer cans! People do stupid things at Football games,Baseball games and Parents even fight with one another at Little League! Please,with Millions in the world,don't pick on those here.;-)
Gosh another one wanting to argue? Don't worry about what this person says I go to the Nascar race here in Indy and it wasn't that crazy, no one threw beers or whatever. Sounds like they're a little "uptight" if ya know what I mean. Ive argued enough this week I'm taking tonight off, lol.

Since: Aug 07

AOL

#170 Sep 20, 2007
Racing Fan wrote:
<quoted text>I was at the last 6 Talladega races and
I am an upstanding person (no drunk) I did not see any more crap than I did at the Indy 500 race
or the F1 race I went to. The US Nationals was no picnic. I go to them all. I still say you can find trash at all them,No need to just pick on Nascar fans.
You're right add alcohol to any situation and it's bound to get "ugly" sometimes but it's not just one event or place. Some people just like to argue. Hopefully they'll crawl back under their rock.

“"Racing Rules"”

Since: Dec 06

NHRA

#171 Sep 20, 2007
Lets go racing wrote:
<quoted text>Gosh another one wanting to argue? Don't worry about what this person says I go to the Nascar race here in Indy and it wasn't that crazy, no one threw beers or whatever. Sounds like they're a little "uptight" if ya know what I mean. Ive argued enough this week I'm taking tonight off, lol.
Well dear,just go to my thread for some fun anytime(nascar forum) You can take a night off,but they will still be there to answer your latest post and you will be back to square one! Or you can ignore and tell them to have a nice evening! Obviously their evening is lacking in the release skills! ;-)
purdue power

Greenfield, IN

#172 Sep 20, 2007
The (g)IRL is nothing more than go cart races. Look at the bright side, basketball season is almost here.
purdue power

Greenfield, IN

#173 Sep 20, 2007
Racing Fan wrote:
<quoted text>I was at the last 6 Talladega races and
I am an upstanding person (no drunk) I did not see any more crap than I did at the Indy 500 race
or the F1 race I went to. The US Nationals was no picnic. I go to them all. I still say you can find trash at all them,No need to just pick on Nascar fans.
Dega>>>>Indy 500
Indy Fan in Georgia

Lithia Springs, GA

#174 Sep 20, 2007
NASCAR = purgatory of racing

“Chics rule”

Since: Aug 07

Indianapolis

#175 Sep 20, 2007
purdue power wrote:
The (g)IRL is nothing more than go cart races. Look at the bright side, basketball season is almost here.
Then to just make sure we all know this idiot stops back in for the bitter IRL bashing. Get well soon and move on.

“Chics rule”

Since: Aug 07

Indianapolis

#176 Sep 20, 2007
Indy Fan in Georgia wrote:
NASCAR = purgatory of racing
Ok for us simple minded people like me what does this mean? lol.
Pat Bedard

Erlanger, KY

#177 Sep 21, 2007
Indycarmike57 wrote:
Pat...you sound old school and I respect that. But come on! Winning the Indianapolis 500 doesn't still make a race car driver a household name? Get real. NASCAR is a giant series. But it doesn't have a single race that approaches Indy for your "star-powerability." Yeah, yeah, Daytona...it still ain't Indy.
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You're missing the point. NASCAR has hacks and the IRL has hacks. The IRL would have a lot less hacks if it went back to flat bottom cars.

And just because the Indy 500 is still THE race doesn't mean it's always going to be THE race. NASCAR as a series has damn sure eclipsed Indy's one race significance. We have the spot light for one day in May (it used to be 30). NASCAR has it for 9 months. You can deny NASCAR all you want but the truth is they are smoking our ass in marketing. We (open wheel) don't have a clue. We have one "event" of national interest whereas they manage to make almost every single one of their races an event of national interest. Until the IRL learns how to market it's drivers (and Gene Simmons' "these gladiators are risking their lives for your entertainment" ain't it) open wheel is going to keep slipping farther and farther into obscurity, no matter how good the racing is.
Pope Penske

Erlanger, KY

#178 Sep 21, 2007
INDY4JPM wrote:
<quoted text>Ok for us simple minded people like me what does this mean? lol.
Read your bible and you'll figure it out.
Chris

Appleton, WI

#179 Sep 21, 2007
mindy wrote:
<quoted text>I am talking about the IndyCar fans that put down other racing dear! The comments certain people made were IndyCar fans directed at Nascar fans! Nobody has to choose,i like all! I am excited that Champ is coming to Laguna Seca Raceway in 2008 where i can attend! You missed my point dear,you know all in well that IndyCar fans strike at Champ car fans! I like it all and i have always stated that Chris! ;-)
Oh no Mindy, I was just commenting on the part of your post that said “The open wheel season is over”. I was thinking we still have CCWS and F1 to watch for a couple of weeks.
On another note, most know I’m a huge supporter of CCWS but that doesn’t mean I’m a schill for the series and excuse their ridiculous decisions. Having Servia and Dalziel fired this week from their respective CCWS teams in order to place two Mexican drivers in their cars is a joke. Both of these quality drivers showed loyalty to the sport in a time that has many drivers leaving or not even coming into the sport. Both of these drivers routinely out preformed their teammates but were not ride buyers so their dedication was rewarded by being fired to put two Mexicans in their cars to try and prop up attendance at the Mexico race. These two owners must think the Mexican race fans are stupid. Do you really think putting these two drivers in a car with two races left will matter at all at the gate? Neither driver is in the championship hunt let alone a place on the podium. Great job CCWS.

Ski

“Is It Friday Yet?????”

Since: May 07

Smalltown New York

#180 Sep 21, 2007
Pope Penske wrote:
<quoted text>
Read your bible and you'll figure it out.
The KJV doesn't mention it at all.

“Waiting to inhale”

Since: Feb 07

Chicago

#181 Sep 21, 2007
I actually very much agree with you. What nascar essentially did is place into a 9-month series a concept that was invented in 1911 at Indianapolis. It's certainly why Indy is not as special to younger people today. Nascar has managed to wear the whole idea out for 3/4's of the year.

I think I read Andy Granatelli talk about the same things you are with flat bottom cars. He says to slow the cars down, make the drivers visible in them again and make the driver have to drive them sideways. Remove all the ground effects.

That would be pretty crazy, actually!
Pat Bedard wrote:
<quoted text>
You're missing the point. NASCAR has hacks and the IRL has hacks. The IRL would have a lot less hacks if it went back to flat bottom cars.
And just because the Indy 500 is still THE race doesn't mean it's always going to be THE race. NASCAR as a series has damn sure eclipsed Indy's one race significance. We have the spot light for one day in May (it used to be 30). NASCAR has it for 9 months. You can deny NASCAR all you want but the truth is they are smoking our ass in marketing. We (open wheel) don't have a clue. We have one "event" of national interest whereas they manage to make almost every single one of their races an event of national interest. Until the IRL learns how to market it's drivers (and Gene Simmons' "these gladiators are risking their lives for your entertainment" ain't it) open wheel is going to keep slipping farther and farther into obscurity, no matter how good the racing is.

“Chics rule”

Since: Aug 07

Indianapolis

#182 Sep 21, 2007
Pope Penske wrote:
<quoted text>
Read your bible and you'll figure it out.
You don't reckon you could just give me the "just" of the comment? Since you'll be reading it anyways, lol.

“Vacation Rocked”

Since: Sep 07

Hazard

#183 Sep 21, 2007
Indycarmike57 wrote:
I actually very much agree with you. What nascar essentially did is place into a 9-month series a concept that was invented in 1911 at Indianapolis. It's certainly why Indy is not as special to younger people today. Nascar has managed to wear the whole idea out for 3/4's of the year.
I think I read Andy Granatelli talk about the same things you are with flat bottom cars. He says to slow the cars down, make the drivers visible in them again and make the driver have to drive them sideways. Remove all the ground effects.
That would be pretty crazy, actually!
<quoted text>
I'm 33 and I love Indy but the reason I really love Indy was because it was something we did. I'm actually taking my kids to all the main Indy events. Opening Day, Community Day, Quals. and even Carb. day(they cleaned it up a bit). It's something we did as a family when I was young and it's something I plan on doing with mine. I don't know where all that got lost, part of it I'm afraid to say is the took the snake pit away. Lord knows they needed to but alot of people went for the "party". One thing that does help here in Indy is they have passes in the paper buy one get one free. They should really do this more and charge less for kids. I don't know anyone who wants to pay 15.00 for a toddler(for quals and such). Is Tony George listening who knows?

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