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2020 NASCAR Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    Also: Why isn't the Hulk naked?
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  2. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Or better yet, why isn't Wonder Woman? ;)
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  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    If I'm walking out of the hospital after that crash and I don't feel like wearing shoes, I ain't wearing shoes.

    Stunned and happy to see those pictures.
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  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Now that everyone can breathe again, I'll be very curious to hear how everything went down with getting him out of the car and his condition at that moment. When the black screens went up, I'd have bet the mortgage that Newman wouldn't have ended up walking out of a hospital.
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  5. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

  6. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Looks like Hampton - I mean Atlanta - is now postponed, too.
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  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    NASCAR has postponed all races through May 3. The next race, it hopes, will be Martinsville on May 9.
    So that brings the total to seven canceled races — Atlanta, Homestead, Texas, Bristol, Richmond, Talladega and Dover. There is one open date mixed in there.
    Statement says they still plan to run all 36 races, though, which means they'll have to include either some midweek races or Pocono-style doubleheader weekends. I'd guess they'll also race on what had been two back-to-back open dates in July and August.
  8. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    If you look up "delusional" in the dictionary, I'm certain there's a NASCAR logo as an illustration.
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  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I looked a little closer at the schedule. Only one of those seven races (Dover) are at a track they visit before the playoffs. They don't go back to Atlanta and Homestead. The second races at Texas, Bristol, Richmond and Talladega are all playoff races.
    So conceivably they could double-dip at Dover and Michigan, and run two races on the open dates. Maybe bag the All-Star race and put a regular-season race there instead, and push the season finale back two weeks to Nov. 22, which is right on the edge of where you'd want the season to end.
    Most of these are also southern races, and they'll have to make them up on the summer swing through the northern states, which is going to be hell on logistics. I can't imagine how they do it.
  10. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    Naaaaa, let's truly old school with the midweek races and hit Bowman Gray, Hickory, Kingsport.
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  11. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    In a compromised season, why not try a bunch of different things? Do as many doubleheaders as possible and play around with different distances. Scrap the stages sometimes. Run one race and then invert that finishing order for the start of the next race. Hell, put one weekend's format up for a fan vote. Treat every weekend as an opportunity to try out something different.
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  12. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    North Wilkesboro should head up the "old school" list ...
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