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NASCAR has Lost Its Soul

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The fact that NASCAR was thought of as a Southern sport was the charm to the rest of the country. The roots of NASCAR were Junior Johnson, The Woods Brothers, Richard Petty, The Allisons from Hueytown Cale Yarborough, Darlington and Rockingham.

    The national version of NASCAR is too sanitized and has lost a bit of its Southern roots.

    NASCAR is on its way to making the same mistake the NHL did. They made too many decisions based on dollar signs $$$$.
  2. boots

    boots New Member

    I think NASCAR is a great sport. Unfornately, it still hasn't gotten its point across to the masses. Until that happens, it will be regarded as a good ol boy sport.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    It was a good story, but USA Today beat the Times on this story. From November:

  4. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    A Times-ian explained it once. Since Nascar is pronounced as a word, and not an acronym, it gets the lowercase. Not like you'd say, "So, Charlie, what do you think of that Naa-cp?"
  5. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Great quote to end the story by Kyle Petty...

  6. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Headlines we'd like to see:

  7. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    That's another thing where this writer failed to convince me on the credibility of this article: Fact she interviewed Kyle Petty!!! The guy who has 8 wins in 792 races! :)
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    True, sxy, but you know better than I do that the Petty family and the media are joined at the hip. In this case, that's not a bad thing.
  9. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but Petty could be like the career .240-hitting catcher who goes on to become a great manager -- not great in his playing days, but he knows how the sport and its people work. And then there's the family ties, which Sam Mills just pointed out.
  10. McNuggetsMan

    McNuggetsMan Active Member

    Yeah but Petty is one of the most thoughtful and well-spoken drivers on the circuits. He is not afraid to express an opinion. Do you really see Jimmy Johnson or Kurt Busch saying what they really think about any related to the industry?
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Bob Boone
  12. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    How in the hell did he ever win eight?

    It's a miracle.

    It's a bullshit reason, but I guess it's better than nothing.
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