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    1. 01-13-2017 10:21 PM #76
      Wow! That is going to bring the fireworks.

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      01-13-2017 10:31 PM #77
      Nevermind, apparently it's fake. I wish it wasn't.

    3. 01-13-2017 10:36 PM #78
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      Nevermind, apparently it's fake. I wish it wasn't.
      Damn. Obviously its not because it makes ****ing sense.

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      01-13-2017 10:42 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by Perceptive Bunny View Post
      Damn. Obviously its not because it makes ****ing sense.
      Ditching the whole chase and adopting that format would be awesome. Double points at the crown jewel events would be cool and add to the importance of them even more. I feel like because a win at any track gets you in the title hunt anyway that the big weekends don't feel as special anymore.

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      01-13-2017 10:53 PM #80
      TRASHCAR? I'll pass, unless I need a nap...

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      01-13-2017 10:59 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Hellgate View Post
      TRASHCAR? I'll pass, unless I need a nap...

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      Thanks for the bump.

    7. 01-13-2017 11:05 PM #82
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      TRASHCAR? I'll pass, unless I need a nap...

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      How original be you.

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      01-13-2017 11:19 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Harpoon View Post
      I feel like because a win at any track gets you in the title hunt anyway that the big weekends don't feel as special anymore.
      This. So you are good at Homestead. CHAMPION!

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      01-14-2017 12:44 AM #84
      The more nascar I watch, the more I realize what a ****show f1 is.

      Rubbin's racin!
      shut your mouth. sh sh shut your mouth.

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      01-16-2017 11:33 AM #85
      Just 33 days until The Clash.

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      01-16-2017 12:43 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by Harpoon View Post
      Hooooooo doggy!!

      48 week schedule would have been a nightmare.

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      01-16-2017 12:52 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      48 week schedule would have been a nightmare.
      It's not a 48 week schedule.

      24 full length races over 24 weekends.

      Then twin races would be doubleheader weekends like in Indy, meaning 24 twins = 12 weekends.

      36 weekends in total so no change from the current schedule.

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      01-16-2017 01:24 PM #88
      I'm a dumbass.

      ALSO, SUAREZ BRINGIN THE HEAT.

      https://twitter.com/Daniel_SuarezG/s...56152179974144

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      01-16-2017 02:22 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      I'm a dumbass.

      ALSO, SUAREZ BRINGIN THE HEAT.

      https://twitter.com/Daniel_SuarezG/s...56152179974144
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      Everything checks out.
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      I cannot begin to imagine the amount of gas that has gone through both the engine and those seats.
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      01-16-2017 02:27 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      With the downforce created by the flat-brimmed hat now installed, the cars should all dig pretty good early-on, but push mid-corner-on.
      I just had a serious tear induced LOL
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      01-19-2017 02:02 PM #92
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      Heck yeah. Make it happen!!

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      01-19-2017 04:25 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      Yea, that would be awesome. Hope it materializes.
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      I cannot begin to imagine the amount of gas that has gone through both the engine and those seats.
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      01-19-2017 05:31 PM #94
      There's going to be a "big announcement" Monday where one privy member of Germain already said "it's a good thing one circus went out of business to be replaced by another".

      People are speculating it's going to be a big format change for the races as far as that maybe each race is going to be an All-Star type of format... Nothing for sure has come out yet, but we'll see.

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      01-19-2017 05:45 PM #95
      It's a moving target that almost devalues the championship.

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      01-19-2017 05:52 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by gonzo08452 View Post
      It's a moving target that almost devalues the championship.
      I feel like we're starting to change things so much that how is one to compare the accomplishments of a champion in say 2004 to a future champion in 2024 (who knows what the sport will look like by then) when both are champions yet will maybe have had such different routes to get there. Same goes for pre chase champions and post chase champions. I'd be lying if I said it didn't bother me that Jeff Gordon should have been a six time champ under the old rules in which he had won four. It creates a cutline in the history of the sport and the more we change things the more fractuted the idea of a champion becomes.

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      01-19-2017 06:32 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Harpoon View Post
      I feel like we're starting to change things so much that how is one to compare the accomplishments of a champion in say 2004 to a future champion in 2024 (who knows what the sport will look like by then) when both are champions yet will maybe have had such different routes to get there. Same goes for pre chase champions and post chase champions. I'd be lying if I said it didn't bother me that Jeff Gordon should have been a six time champ under the old rules in which he had won four. It creates a cutline in the history of the sport and the more we change things the more fractuted the idea of a champion becomes.
      Agreed.

      NASCAR is practically unrecognizable today to what it was when I started paying attention to it eons ago. There are now only 4 drivers I'm a fan of (used to be double that) and even they are not enough of a draw for me to tune in to every race.

      Would be great to see Dodge make a return (Pontiac too, but obviously that ain't happening ), and I've always been an advocate for NASCAR to have more flippin' road races!
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      01-19-2017 06:58 PM #98
      I want more road races too. I can't remember the details but earlier today I read that no new tracks can be added to the schedule through 2020 because of some agreement, but that's why the Charlotte roadcourse is a loophole around that. Hopefully we see it at more venues too.

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      01-20-2017 08:18 AM #99
      Here is a Twitter video showing a portion of the testing.

      https://twitter.com/PRSHD/status/822...475648/video/1
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      01-20-2017 09:08 AM #100
      Man, if they run the Charlotte roval, they'll need to move the S/F line. No one is gonna lift on a flyer Q lap or coming to the checkers if it's close, and to navigate T1 you'd need to be braking well before the current S/F location...they're gonna pile into something if they don't move it.

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