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NASCAR question

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by HC, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Okay, I'm at the bar and all the TVs are on without sound. Speedvision is showing a NASCAR race and every car had the letter "N" after the number. This was both on the car and on the graphics. I've never noticed that before. What is up with the "N"?

    Thanks for helping out a curious Canuck.
  2. jay_christley

    jay_christley Member

    I'm guessing it's the Hooters ProCup race from Indy Raceway Park last Saturday.
    The N would designate the Northern Division drivers.
    It's my understanding that drivers can race both Southern and Northern Division races and accumulate points toward the five-race Championship Series at the end of the year.
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Not a NASCAR race, but similar cars sanctioned by United Speed Alliance Racing. It's called the Hooters Pro Cup Series, which runs north (N) and south (S) divisions.

    It's roughly analogous to ARCA in that it's not NASCAR but looks just like it. ARCA is probably a step above USAR, due mainly to the fact that ARCA runs larger speedways and USAR is all short track.
  4. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    i thought it was for "'neck"
  5. grrlhack

    grrlhack Member

    Wouldn't they have been better served with an "R" for redneck, Hoops? I'm sure it won't take Boom long to pop in and say so!
  6. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I thought it was short for "number" so all the fans would understand what those funny symbols were. :)
  7. Jeff Gluck

    Jeff Gluck Member

    yeah yeah yeah :mad:
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    It was a joke.

    Payback for that Sorenson (sp?) column on the Hurricanes Stanley Cup win.
  9. Jeff Gluck

    Jeff Gluck Member

    OK, deal. That's a fair trade.

    Of course, my problem is with Carolina fans, not hockey fans. 30,000 at the freaking Cup rally? I couldn't believe that. How many do you think they would have had in Edmonton for the celebration?

    When Colorado won its first Cup, first pro sports title in the state (just like NC), they had 450,000 show up. I'm serious, look it up.
  10. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    How many in Edmonton?

    Beef and 500,000 of his closest friends.

    I don't know but 30,000 doesn't sound too bad.

    When Bettman dropped hockey into the south and the Whalers moved down there, the sport was mostly a fish out of water, don't you think?

    I mean, how many adults in Carolina have ever played hockey? I suspect very few, so there's an absolute disconnect.

    There's no point of reference as to what makes the sport exciting--and difficult.
  11. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    My thanks to the SportsJournalists.com brothers for their assistance. I am sending you each a cyber pint of Keiths.
  12. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    The N stands for nowledge.
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