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So exactly what professions are everyone else in that is less sissy than mixing it up with 40 other guys driving multi-thousand pound vehicles at triple digit speeds often within inches of each other?
I make no claims on it's entertainment value (I'm not really into spectating any kind of sport myself). And it's redneck qualities are admittedly fairly self evident. But to claim these guys are sissies? That's just idiotic.
I do respect Nascar drivers but I also believe that they could run in the rain if they chose to. It would slow them down, no question about that but it could certainly make for some entertaining racing.
Of course trying to convince Nascar fans to sit in the rain and watch a race would be something else entirely.
Sorry in advance for being so late to this thread, I just found it though lol.
As much as i love Formula 1, and dislike NASCAR they're completely different sports. You cannot honestly believe it's safe on any level for those guys to race in the rain.
First of all a huge amount of oval tracks have very steep slopes, in rain I'm sure that would be insanely scary. Add in the fact that you're often racing with 2 other cars on the side of you and 30+ cars behind you with small gaps that take no time to close when things go wrong. You'll be playing frogger with 40 cars in the wet where knee jerk steering input trying to avoid a car will only cause additional accidents.
You have to remember traditional road courses have big gaps between races after a couple laps, and generally have a "single file line" that allows you to get a little bit out of control without wrecking into another car. Also when things go wrong that's what yellow and red flags are for, they just don't work the same in NASCAR versus F1. Believe me i love F1 and would be the last one to defend nascar... but i think what NASCAR does makes sense as long as they're racing on ovals
Vehicle: 2001 grand prix gtp - had to sell the slow stang
Location: alberta, canada
yeah I agree, lets make them race around a track where they normally race at 200 mph and they will do 60 mph because the car will barely hold that speed because of a 40 degree banking. That would be magical.
BTW. one of the most boring things to watch is F1 let alone F1 in the rain
um, it's red.....hey I just got it, gimme a chance
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