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  1. No amount of stereotypical nascar hate can spin this as a bad thing. Whether you know them or not, all of these people are bigger celebrities on a global level than anyone in NASCAR currently is, or likely ever will be. Having them involved is a great thing for the sport. And since they also happen to be minorities they can hopefully expand NASCAR's (and by association all racing) reach more into those communites as well.
    8 points
  2. Reminds me how much I miss the Wind Tunnel show and SPEED in general .
    7 points
  3. Some people will reach really far to try to be negative about something. Even if it makes them sound silly
    6 points
  4. Although I have a feeling you are being obtuse on purpose, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. And even though Scott did point out that the internet has lots of good information and google is pretty easy for anyone to use, I'll help you out and do the work. Pitbull is a Cuban-American musician with a net worth of somewhere around $100 million. He joins the Trackhouse team owned by Justin Marks (who used to partner with Kyle Larson for the Larson Marks Racing sprint car team that ran in the World of Outlaws) that has Mexican driver Daniel Suarez running their car this year. Floyd Mayw
    6 points
  5. "Klan hoods" is extreme. I think that type of language (nazi, KKK, etc.) is when people turn the conversation into something even more negative. Were talking about 3 minority drivers here. Each of them has had opportunities. Some of them have been successful and others have not. Wallace had 6 wins in 48 truck races but 0 in Xfinity and Cup. Maybe he shows improvement in 2021 and beyond but he isn't lighting the world on fire. Suarez had 1 win in 27 truck races, 3 wins in 84 Xfinity races and 0 in Cup. He also has Xfinity championship. A little more results than Wallace but still
    5 points
  6. Wow. Some of you have your Klan hoods showing, and maybe you don't even know it. I'm beyond mind boggled at how some of ya are trying so hard to twist this into something negative. If you just hate nascar that badly that everything they do is wrong to you, you've got a bad outlook on racing in general. Sorry to burst bubbles, but the old school grassroots "watch the poor kid with talent come up through the ranks" mostly hasn't been a thing for like 20 years or more. A few select guys have managed that, but mostly everyone who makes it to a high level in racing has some degree o
    5 points
  7. There was a discussion in the DTD Tv chat regarding the confirmed drivers, so I figured I'd break it out into it's own thread so people can easily search. Here are the list of confirmed drivers by the STSS as of this morning: Modifieds: Mike Mahaney Nick Petrilak Max McLaughlin Peter Britten Scott Ferrier Mike Gular Kyle Weiss Kenny Hammond Tyler Dippel Danny Creeden Matt Sheppard Danny Hieber Andy Bachetti JR Hurlburt Billy Pauch Jr Rob Pitcher Tim Buckwalter Rusty Smith Chris Ostrowsky Jeremy Smith HJ Bunting Billy Decker Ron Cartwri
    4 points
  8. Bubba specifically, how do ya figure? RPM cars haven't been competitive in a long time. I certainly don't know the extent of their technical alliances, but either they aren't getting the info the big teams have or they don't know what to do with the info once they have it. By all accounts the 23XI team is going to operate as an outward extension of JGR, which should (in theory) be a much more competitive car.
    4 points
  9. So why are you not spending your time complaining about them having rides?
    4 points
  10. If I had a choice of any driver in the cup series? No, of course I'm not picking them. Who would you have put in those cars instead of those two? Ty Dillon hasn't won at any level of NASCAR since 2014 in an Xfinity race. He has finished 24th, 27th, 24th and 26th the last 4 years in cup. Corey LaJoie has never won in the top 3 levels. His last NASCAR win is in a K&N race in 2016. He finished 34th, 29th and 30th the last 3 years in cup. Who else was there? Erik Jones? He finished 19th, 15th, 16th, 17th in a Gibbs car in his 4 years in cup. Explain to me who else is
    4 points
  11. Octoberfest got too rubber down and usually was a one lane snooze fest, but those March SDS shows at night were some of the best races of the year. Hagerstown used to be one of the premier dirt tracks in the east.
    4 points
  12. Was it? That A main was one of the worst I’ve seen there.
    4 points
  13. For pure racing, I think some of the best tracks for modifieds are Brewerton, Albany-Saratoga, and Fonda. Sometimes a “regular show” can be more exciting than a big show with formats being the way they are these days.
    4 points
  14. I think you will see Shark Racing up there soon as far as the WoO goes. In racing there is no way anything is 100% (driver, track, car, etc.) but some race car types and track types lend themselves more to drivers and visa versa. Also, not all driving talent is the same. So the CBell, Larson, Abreu who are awesome when there is no aero and changing grooves doesn't necessarily mean that talent will translate to restrictor plate racing where someone like Dale Jr has a unique talent to perform well. Different talent. Car setup, engine combination, driver talent, weather, track typ
    3 points
  15. As far as a reason Wallace was available, he didn't get fired from his team. Petty's team was begging him to stay and doing whatever they could to get him to stay.
    3 points
  16. Suarez winning the XFinity Championship in a JGR XFinity car really isn’t that difficult, shit, I could win in one of those cars. And Bubble winning in a KBM Truck, refer to my last sentence. Rides like those amongst the other teams in those series, those drivers better win!
    3 points
  17. Suarez had the ride before pitbull got involved, TMT hasn’t named any driver and Wallace had multiple offers. Jordan was also at least in discussions with joining Hamlin prior to Wallace signing. Wallace was the best driver available.
    3 points
  18. What point are you trying to make here? Do you believe that minority drivers can't win or be competitive? Suarez won an xfinity championship in 2016. Bubba was 1 blown engine away from probably winning a truck championship in 2014 in a season he led the Truck series eligible drivers in wins. Who should these brand new teams have filled the seats with? Ty Dillon? Corey LaJoie? David Ragan? JJ Yeley? What better drivers were available that should have been hired other than Suarez and Bubba?
    3 points
  19. On the Hornets part, you're right that they haven't been very good, since MJ bought them in 2009, they've only made the playoffs 3 times. But with that being said, MJ isn't the GM, Mitch Kupchak is. And you can argue MJ might have a lot of decision making power, but I don't think you or I actually know to what extent that really goes but he isn't the GM, just the owner. As of now, they have the top rookie in the NBA, so things might turn around soon, who knows. I'm not really sure why celebrity Blake Shelton would be looked at different than the other three celebrities. Blake has never
    3 points
  20. I don't get it. Why be negative about this? What's the worst case here? They add funded teams and then decide they are done after a year or two? Isn't that better than them not at all adding funding into NASCAR and racing in general? A handful of people on here love to talk down about NASCAR and how it is dying and how it is boring and won't last much longer. Then they add 3 wealthy, well-known celebrities that can do anything with their money and it's not a good thing because it's a publicity stunt? Would your opinion be the same if Blake Shelton or some other country music star added a team?
    3 points
  21. We questioned the 25% all week. I do know that there were several people who only had pit passes, just as there are every year I've ever been there, getting into the stands. This has been an issue since I've been attending (2004). One issue with the tv broadcast is that they don't show the fans at home what is actually going on during the downtime/break between the B's & A. Is it too long? Absolutely! Has it been this way since I've been going? Yes! During the break, they do award presentations at the stage in the infield, they do driver intro's (obviously this can't be done prior to
    3 points
  22. Jordan attended NASCAR races as akid growing up in NC. He talked about it during the team announcement. He also rode dirt bikes as a kid but had to give it up when his basketball career took off. I think Jordan is about as competitive as you can get and he pushed pretty hard on the motorcycle racing deal. Not sure about the other 2 but I don't really care in one sense. If you wanna spend money...semi-passionately on racing have a ball...
    3 points
  23. Utica Rome is 110 miles from brewerton?
    3 points
  24. I agree.....usually the ones that know so much don’t like the person they supposedly have the knowledge about.
    3 points
  25. Love them so much, some guys don't come home with their cars or haulers.
    3 points
  26. Had a chance to watch some of the B-main and the A-main feature last night for the 410 sprints at the Wild Wing Shootout in Arizona on Flo. Boy am I glad I decided to tune in! Great first 410 sprint feature of 2021 in the US with a stout lineup of cars for a non-sanctioned show. Buddy Kofoid ended up holding off all challengers and ran an impressive race to pick up the win. Hope we get a chance to see him more and more in wing action before he probably moves on to bigger and better things. Some of those challengers included Donny Schatz, who had a great battle with Carson Macedo
    2 points
  27. Great race tonight. That Kyle Larson is just awesome.
    2 points
  28. The only thing they have me say is that I jump restarts?? (btw that was taken out of context, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!)
    2 points
  29. Its free online. Lucas oil late models are free to watch online starting tonight. Lucas oil LMs start tonight for like 13 shows at 3 tracks in florida. https://mavtvplus.com/schedule/
    2 points
  30. You're right, that was a bit excessive. My bad, and I apologize. But, I do see some bias in some of these posts that I'm not at all convinced would be showing if the new owners and their chosen drivers were average white dudes. Where is the hate for perennial back markers like Yeley, LaJoie, anyone who drivers a Rick Ware car, etc....continuing to have Cup rides? It's not quite a level field here.
    2 points
  31. So they did what they were supposed to do in top equipment...they won. Just like bell in xfinity. Maybe he’s got no talent either right? wallace also moved onto subpar xfinity equipment where he was the top Ford in points before the team actually shut down for no funding. Also, wasn’t the great Stewart Friesen in a truck with KBM alliance last year? How’d he do?
    2 points
  32. Because I don’t give a crap. Today’s racing world, especially NASCAR, is more about who has the most money to buy a ride. Majority of the kids in the major team rides don’t have any former credentials that got them to that point. This is why nobody relates to these kids, we didn’t watch them come up through the ranks, they just appear there with a suitcase full of cash.
    2 points
  33. I started saying this years ago and it was unpopular then. I’m sure that hasn’t changed...but the Sportsman class should be the headliner at weekly tracks. Not a lot of tracks can afford to pay a Modified purse 18-22 times a year, and even fewer Modified teams can afford to run for $200 to start money weekly. Places are struggling already to get 20 Mods for a regular show. In an ideal world, WRG and STSS would merge and use their assets and promotional savvy to come up with a 30-35 race big dollar series, complete with B Mains and paid non-qualifier money; and let the Crate Sportsman give
    2 points
  34. Every single article written in every single magazine or online news outlet relating to short track racing continue to talk about the demise of short track pavement racing. Now tack on the fact that Utica is right in the middle of dirt modified country And paving it should be a home run.
    2 points
  35. I’d wait till the racing gets started this week down in Florida.....pick a night.....walk into the pits at one of the big touring series races blindfolded and point.....When you remove your blindfold, chances are your looking at more talent than anyone we are talking about.
    2 points
  36. Not quite so fast. Talented drivers and talented crew chiefs need to gel and sometimes they don't. DW did well with Jeff Hammond, but not others. And in my opinion, Earnhardt did better with Shelmerdine than he did with McReynolds.
    2 points
  37. Boxing is nothing like wrestling. That's like saying the Chili Bowl is like the local go kart track. I'll bet I'm not the only one who misses when the WBC and IBF cards of the 70's and into the 90's were jam packed with talent.
    2 points
  38. At the very least they should show the driver intros. Cut to the house sound and use that or something. I would have loved to have heard that part and got a feel for what the people there in the expo center experience. Not sure on the rights aspect as you're alluding to, but definitely showing some highlights of the previous qualifying nights would be tremendous too, or some of the alphabet soup competition on Saturday. I didn't watch the whole broadcast with sound on, but did the Mav broadcast even mention the McDougal story line? Do a feature story or interview Brian Walker,
    2 points
  39. I understand what you are saying but take a business look at the Charlotte Hornets. I lived outside of Charlotte for a summer and I can tell you it is difficult to talk sports outside of College Basketball and NASCAR. So for a NBA franchise to be profitable is pretty impressive. Here is an article on the profits: https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2020/02/12/hornets-score-slam-dunk-posting-record-profit.html Here is a link to a team valuation. Bottom line is they paid 175M for franchise and they clear about 40M a year. That's pretty good if you ask me. https://www.f
    2 points
  40. I was wondering the same thing. Does it have to do with the rights to the broadcasts of the races? I was hoping they could review some of the alphabet soup. Maybe highlight some of the top movers throughout the day or the week. Show off the best passes or races to the finish line for either the wins or transfer spots. Can they not show those because Flo had the rights to them? And if not, like you said, show the pageantry like the driver intros. Give a bio for each driver in the field as they get introduced. Put up graphics with their names, hometowns, owners, what series they typically r
    2 points
  41. Was it really only 25 percent capacity? On Flo and on MAV, especially as the week went on (Friday and Saturday) those grandstands looked like they had a good number of people in them. Did people who would normally be in the pits and left to watch from there go and find seats for the A main? Just don't see how those grandstands were at 25 percent capacity from the pictures and video I saw. Also, that two-hour track prep session between the Bs and the A main was BRUTAL for those of us watching from home. I really hope they try and address that part of the show for the TV audience or a
    2 points
  42. Made it home yesterday afternoon, had another fantastic CB Nats. Was a little different of course, due to the restrictions, but overall a great week of racing. We did get spoiled with the ample room around our seating area all week, which was sweet! Now I’m looking forward to Yung Money’s debut in the HMS 5. I believe he’s finally ready & in a position to take that series over.
    2 points
  43. The amount of money behind these field fillers is staggering. The question is, how much of it are they willing to spend to get the teams to the next level. If they go all in then it will be newsworthy but a lot of these types have come and gone before with a ton of hype at the start and not much substance after that.
    2 points
  44. does anyone miss octoberfest 350 at hagerstown? I dont miss the 6hr ride up 81 and 88
    2 points
  45. But on topic, depending on where you live. If you get a chance to get to the new designed Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. You will not be disappointed. To me it was probably the biggest thing to happen in 2020 in modified racing. Besides the Port Royal 200 that is.
    2 points
  46. There are many places that can survive running against tracks. I’m guessing the smaller cars don’t require much of a purse and smaller facilities do not require the staff/prep costs that a large facility does. The problem I see with Utica is in the NY/CNY area it has seemed quite apparent over the years that fans and teams alike prefer to go racing on fridays and saturdays. Sundays just struggle for both. So in order to compete directly against an established racetrack, many of which put on a better show as far as the racing(Brew/Fulton/Malta etc) , you need to provide something different to
    1 point
  47. The mayweather spire partnership is unique in the sense that mayweather is just providing some funding to spire in exchange for one of their charters in 2022. Therefore I don’t think the money team will care how spire does and will be committed to running 2022
    1 point
  48. Boxing and wrestling are two very different things..No hugging and rolling on the mat in Boxing !!!!!
    1 point
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