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7/17/11 9:15 P

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I would rather see them race it out and when they do that the guys that where in the front sometimes get it taken away from them and that is not fair. I also hate gas races if they are going to make it like today the leaders ran out of gas. Then Jr had a tire get loose and that cost him the top 10 finish. I like to see good old racing so in the end you are not sure who is going too get it.

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7/4/11 8:47 P

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I figured there would be some difference of opinion on this one, and of course there is. And that's okay, it's actually why I asked the question.

Personally, I just really hate to see drivers hiding out in the back trying to avoid the wrecks rather than racing with the other drivers. To me, driving around in the back isn't racing. I guess it's surviving in the hope that you can race toward the front at the end, but to me it's just not racing.

In my mind what it does is create a really boring race that will hopefully have a very exciting run toward the front at the end, but it doesn't always turn out that way. Sometimes the guy you thought was going to "race" around in the back all day ends up crashing on his way up to the front, the way Gordon and Martin did. I guess I'd just rather see my favorite drives actually racing each other all day instead of just in the last 15 or 20 laps of the race.



Edited by: VALI_T at: 7/18/2011 (20:47)
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7/4/11 7:50 P

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I think racing is racing... everyone has different strategies, and sometimes they work & others they don't. No 2 crew chiefs make the same call, and no 2 drivers drive the same. I love to see how the different teams strategize and what works best...

And at superspeedways, it's all about luck anyway... making sure you're not in the wrong place at the wrong time!

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7/4/11 10:44 A

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Racing at the super speedways has various strategies. Some like running up front and others choose to stay back out of trouble to avoid the wrecks. Personally I'm not a fan of running in the back. I think any of the Hendrick cars could have won the race if they stayed closer to the front pack. In the last 40 laps the leaders had a lead which put more pressure on the cars in the back of the pack. You saw a number of wrecks as a result in drivers taking chances in moving to the front. Either way I prefer plate racing due to the speed and the excitement in the finishes.

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7/3/11 10:08 P

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I think it's fine. Part of a good strategy actually. It's better than when my driver drives at the front all day and either uses up his car or ends up getting wrecked by some other knucklehead and then doesn't win. That is truly frustrating. It's no different than a crew chief calling for 2 tires instead of 4 or gas & go on a pit stop. It's all strategy. And if that gets the driver the win it's great.

You know I've seen Jimmy Johnson (and he's not my favorite driver) come from 2 laps down and work his way up to the front and win. Of course that was a race I got to see live which was exciting, but I still think it's great! Whatever it takes to win!

I think also that the new cars with their aerodynamic shape are not to be taken for granted. They get each other loose so easy that I can't imagine running in the middle or near the front where they will get wrecked. I do think it's all strategy!

BTW I did love seeing Jeff win finally!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: QUILTINGBUDDY at: 7/3/2011 (22:11)
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7/3/11 1:52 P

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I'm interested in knowing other people's opinions about what has been passing for "racing" on the super speedway tracks in recent years. Personally, I don't feel that running in the back of the pack for most of the race and then making your way back up to the front at the end should be dignified by referring to it as "racing." Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson do this a LOT...and I HATE it! Sure, the run up to the front can be exciting, but is playing that kind of game really racing?

It was kind of fitting that Gordon and Martin both got caught up in wrecks on their way back up to the front. In my mind, they both got what they deserved. Well, sort of. I still have no idea how Gordon managed to finish as well he did. One way or the other, I just don't consider this kind of "racing" to be a valid form of the sport. Even though my favorite driver(Gordon) is so good at it, I still really hate it.

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