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  1. 8 points
    You guys are a cute couple.
  2. 7 points
    They noticed the crash what they didn't notice was that Ryan newman was stll in the car and how bad the accident was. Joe Gibbs is a Highly Class Act, one of the BEST people I know with as much fame as he has he has stayed humble and kind throughout his life. He would never celebrate the unfortunate accident of someone seriously hurt or killed. He is not that type of person
  3. 6 points
    The money and funding at the top of this division has really gone to the next level. The idea of a championship caliber car pulling into the pits on the back of a ramp truck seems like a lifetime ago. In a way I guess it was. I’m 41 but man do I pine for the days of yesteryear. And not just racing either. I remember going to hockey games and watching 7-5 finals with 2-3 heavyweight fights mixed in. The older I get the more nostalgic I become.
  4. 5 points
    Sure my opinion will be unpopular but I think it’s a good thing the same guy isn’t winning every race. And your seeing more different guys winning already. And no I don’t want to hear Matt sets the bar high for others to catch up, that’s the dumbest argument in auto racing. So far I’m excited others are winning and doing well. Maybe spectators will come back to the races. It’s no secret many have left due to the same people winning. At least at my end it’s that way.
  5. 4 points
    Good to see some positive thoughts on big blocks. To me that's what makes them what they are. Its like drag racing and Hemi's. I'm sure they could go faster with more modern engines but that big lump of an blown engine just does something to a lot of fans. People pay money just to go to cacklefest! I can't get over some guys complaining about a fast multigroove track!? As a fan that's what draws people in imo. My dad isn't a modified fan. He watches and enjoys the winter series with me because of that fact and he can see the driver's flexing their muscles so to speak instead of tip toeing around a dry slick skating rink.
  6. 4 points
    He is never going to win another race at all....Lucky if he ever sees a top 5, just A field filler now
  7. 3 points
    He has not come back out of his hole yet. It will most likely take a win by the 9s for that to happen
  8. 3 points
    Yes And it was the late models turn to help pack the track in on Friday night when it rained. I'm thinking that had A LOT to do with guys deciding not to run. They didn't want to mud up their race cars, and its a shame because my personal opinion is that both races on Friday were the best races of the entire week.
  9. 3 points
    It wasn't always like it is now. These days, there's slick and then there's New York slick which in many cases is an abomination of dirt track racing. There are some tracks in the northeast (I include Canada) that still have decent tacky surfaces, they are just in the minority and in many cases run 358's. There are many who enjoy NY slick. Personally, watching 850 HP cars tip toe around a race track doesn't appeal to me.
  10. 3 points
    The idea is two fold. First priority is trying to limit rear downforce some. Modern late models have manipulated the attitude of the car to the point of they are now almost a modernized version of the wedges from the early 80’s. Second priority is lowering the center of gravity of the cars, which ends up being pretty high at full droop. There have been quite a lot of flips in the last few years and they’re hoping lowering the CoG should keep them right side up a little better.
  11. 3 points
    Early returns show this season is gonna be wide open. Williamson Rudolph Super Matt Wight Friesen ( when available) can't wait this is gonna be fun.
  12. 3 points
    You guys are so right. Thank you for straightening me out.... Tonight if someone talks with me about the Big Blocks I'll change the subject and maybe talk about the weather.
  13. 2 points
    And now Brian France is loving every time Ryan's crash is shown on social media, ESPN and Fox 1, and local and national news feeds. And for the next 20 years they'll be play that wreck in every advertisement for the Daytona 500. Its so sad what he has done to what people think is racing.
  14. 2 points
    The wrecks are caused because of the restricted engines. This pack racing and depending on the draft is dangerous. These drivers have very little to no extra power to pass let alone drive out of the draft especially in an accident, they are basically getting sucked into the accident with no power to throttle out of it. Stop restricting the engines and let the drivers decide how fast or slow the car is capable of going. This idea of being "PUSHED" to victory is not only stupid but as was witnessed last night VERY DANGEROUS. There are other ways to slow the cars down without taking Power out of the engine. They could put tire rules in Aero rules in but for safety sake let the ENGINE be able to power out of an accident and not let the Aerodynamics package suck the car into a wreck. Thank The Good Lord above Ryan is still alive, I am praying that he has a full recovery
  15. 2 points
    I'm not the first to say this.....they just need to bulldoze Daytona and Talladega. Not only are they dangerous, but the racing is horrible. The huge wrecks are ridiculous.
  16. 2 points
    Matt Williamson has officially signed on for the 2020 SDS
  17. 2 points
    Been to OCFS lately? Guys run on every inch of the track.
  18. 2 points
    Matt Williamson could have a shot if 358 wins count....Larry could as well.....but realistically nobody is winning more than sheppard....volusia doesn’t mean anything pertaining to racing back in the northeast
  19. 2 points
    So stupid....this shouldn't even be possible. With a RaceCeiver and all of the people they have around there is no reason a guy gets back to the trailer in this case, and if he does there should be an official on a 4 wheeler or golf cart right behind him turning him around to go back to tech.
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    Every time we go to race at either Eldora or Charlotte I always end up having a conversation with someone about our big blocks. Last year was a guy from Alabama who just couldn't believe that we run big blocks in circles. Being a engine builder myself I always try to give them a bunch of info on the engine and pop the hood off so they can look at it. We take these torque monsters for granted because we get to see them run weekly. Rob Hile
  22. 2 points
    Always nice to have new fans but please don't tell him to go from a racy fast track like Volusia to the ultimate ice rink in Weedsport. I have been a dirt modified fan for almost 50 years and if Weedsport was one of the first i saw I probably wouldn't be a fan today.
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    Shane Andrews does a great job (when the batteries in his microphone aren't dead )☺️ Rick Eshelman is the voice of the late models. He knows more about that class than anyone ! I'm loving it being able to watch 5 nights of Big Blocks for $40 . It might not be 80 degrees here in upstate ny, but it is a balmy 70 in my living room ! Bring on night #3. 2 great classes of cars, 2 great announcers and they get the show in by 10:00 . That's a beautiful thing !!!
  25. 1 point
    Nobody asked but what would I change?..... 1. Get rid of Stage racing. Have 1 Stage - the green flag to the checkered. 2. Get rid of the Chase. Most asinine idea ever. Kevin Harvick could mail it in every week from now until mid September if he wanted to. 3. Get rid of the Lucky Dog. No wave arounds. Charity. Welfare. Artificial lead lap cars every time the yellow flies. Want your lap back? Pass the leader under green and earn it. 4. Get rid of knockout qualifying. Want to make it more exciting? Run time trials but count 2 or 4 consecutive laps (like Indy 500). Record the total time and line them up that way. One round. 5. Shorten most races by 100 laps or 100 miles. People don't want to sit in front of the TV watching a 4 hour race. 6. Shorten the schedule. Do they really need to go to California twice? And Phoenix twice? And Vegas twice? And New Hampshire twice? Maybe these tracks having one date would help with their attendance; and a 28 race season has to be easier to fund than a 36 race season. 7. Take the Bud Shootout back to 20 laps (like it used to be), and limit it to the previous year's pole winners (like it used to be). 8. Move the All Star race to Richmond where guys can rub and bang a little without the consequences of a 180 mph wall banging wreck like you would have at Charlotte. 9. Want to make winning more important? Give 50 points for a win, then 39, 38, 37.... 3, 2, 1 for last. No points to lead any laps or most laps. It's a race, and all that matters is the finishing order. You don't get a medal for leading halfway in the Olympic marathon... 10. For the love of all that is holy....dump the Waltrip brothers and half of the other clowns they have in the broadcast booth and utilize intelligent, entertaining commentators. Half the perception of the sport as being backwards and 'hick' is because of the people they have calling the races. I've never tuned in to an F1 broadcast and heard Bob Varsha blabbering 'Boogity Boogity...'. JMO.....