10 Ways To Fix NASCAR

10 Ways To Fix NASCAR

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Since: Sep 13

Lewisville, TX

#1 Dec 2, 2013
The "SC" in NASCAR stands for Stock Car.

1) Use only production model cars and only those models that have sold 500 units to the public.(Everybody hated IROC races with their cookie-cutter cars. That's what NASCAR is now.)

2) Throw out all the rules regarding engine design, except use a small block, normally aspirated V8 motor. Everything else is open to innovation.

3) Throw out all the rules on aerodynamics. Let the teams go wild and add Super Bee wings if they want, as long as they adhere to rule #1.

4) Throw out MOST of the rules on safety. If a driver wants to wear an open-face helmet with Richard Petty sunglasses, that's up to them. Having all these guys strapped into a cage wrapped in bubble wrap is taking away some of the excitement.(Seeing drivers today reminds me of the OSHA Cowboy (look it up).).

5) Bring back the trophy girl. I remember races out at Ascot Park and watching some greasy driver laying a lip lock on Miss Champion Spark Plug was half the fun.

6) Let the drivers say whatever they want. Let `em cuss and argue and fight and tell NASCAR they suck when they do. The gentrification of NASCAR sucks! This ain't F1. This is supposed to be a bunch of weekend warrior grease monkeys racing what they brought.

7) Let the fans have fun. Open the pits to everybody, even if they didn't buy a ticket. That will generate interest and then people will WANT to buy a seat. And have some $10 general admission seating, because the trailer park crowd wants to have fun, too.

8) Fix the yellow flag B.S.:
a) If it's safe, let the drivers race back to the line.
b) As soon as the track is cleaned-up, drop the green. Waiting for everybody to complete a pit stop and then line-up nice and pretty is B.S.
c) Let the flagman start/restart the race. When the light turns green, everybody GO!
d) If you caused the yellow, you go to the back of the pack.

9) Stop isolating the fans. When the race is over, open the fences and let the fans go to the infield. Let them mingle with the drivers and crews and see the cars after the race.

10)(Add your own #10 below:)
guest

United States

#2 Dec 3, 2013
It's supposed to be stock car racing, right? That means at least two heat races, a trophy dash, a semi-feature and a feature. Does not mean five or six hour snorefest. And cut out all of the start and park crap.

Since: Sep 13

Lewisville, TX

#3 Dec 3, 2013
guest wrote:
It's supposed to be stock car racing, right? That means at least two heat races, a trophy dash, a semi-feature and a feature. Does not mean five or six hour snorefest. And cut out all of the start and park crap.
That's the best response I think I've read yet!

Since: May 12

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#4 Dec 3, 2013
guest wrote:
It's supposed to be stock car racing, right? That means at least two heat races, a trophy dash, a semi-feature and a feature. Does not mean five or six hour snorefest. And cut out all of the start and park crap.
Agree with guest

Since: May 12

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#5 Dec 3, 2013
Cale 11 wrote:
The "SC" in NASCAR stands for Stock Car.

1) Use only production model cars and only those models that have sold 500 units to the public.(Everybody hated IROC races with their cookie-cutter cars. That's what NASCAR is now.)

2) Throw out all the rules regarding engine design, except use a small block, normally aspirated V8 motor. Everything else is open to innovation.

3) Throw out all the rules on aerodynamics. Let the teams go wild and add Super Bee wings if they want, as long as they adhere to rule #1.

4) Throw out MOST of the rules on safety. If a driver wants to wear an open-face helmet with Richard Petty sunglasses, that's up to them. Having all these guys strapped into a cage wrapped in bubble wrap is taking away some of the excitement.(Seeing drivers today reminds me of the OSHA Cowboy (look it up).).

5) Bring back the trophy girl. I remember races out at Ascot Park and watching some greasy driver laying a lip lock on Miss Champion Spark Plug was half the fun.

6) Let the drivers say whatever they want. Let `em cuss and argue and fight and tell NASCAR they suck when they do. The gentrification of NASCAR sucks! This ain't F1. This is supposed to be a bunch of weekend warrior grease monkeys racing what they brought.

7) Let the fans have fun. Open the pits to everybody, even if they didn't buy a ticket. That will generate interest and then people will WANT to buy a seat. And have some $10 general admission seating, because the trailer park crowd wants to have fun, too.

8) Fix the yellow flag B.S.:
a) If it's safe, let the drivers race back to the line.
b) As soon as the track is cleaned-up, drop the green. Waiting for everybody to complete a pit stop and then line-up nice and pretty is B.S.
c) Let the flagman start/restart the race. When the light turns green, everybody GO!
d) If you caused the yellow, you go to the back of the pack.

9) Stop isolating the fans. When the race is over, open the fences and let the fans go to the infield. Let them mingle with the drivers and crews and see the cars after the race.

10)(Add your own #10 below:)
Don't agree with Cale... Times have changed too much for many of these

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