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  • Ken Ken Mar 1, 2007 22:09 Flag

    Why nascar has a bigger following in US

    They Keep there fans informed of everything going on in the sport. They constantly update websites. I love F1 but they still have the schedule for 2006 posted. The news artical are intermintant. It is hard to follow what is truely going on in the sport. You have to go to each teams site and piece thing together.

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    • you also forgot to mention that there are ALOT of rednecks in the good ol USA HEEEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Because they have one of the best marketing groups I've ever seen. Bought lots and lots of TV coverage and make sure it's in your face all the time.

      The other good thing is the drivers, who have real personalities (both good and bad) and love being in front of the camera! (And Crew chiefs who actually talk).

      yep ... Turn left .... Turn Left .... Turn Left .... it has a lot of people fooled! (I know I'll get slammed for that!) But it is interesting, when they do the road courses (I think it's two a year) you'll see a lot of circuit drivers brought in just for those events.

      BUT in fairness, sitting on top of a rental truck (in field) at turn 1 of Talladage, roasting in the sun, beer in one hand, ciggy in the other (Winston of course) and watching 40 odd cars go past on Lap 2 doing 200 MPH, 3 wide and nose to tail is one "Hell of a Rush".

      (I wish they would use figure of 8 circuits! that would really make it interesting :) ) ... turn left ... turn left ... OH SH*T ... turn right ... turn right ... OH SH*T ... turn left ................

    • yeah and everybody is a redneck HEEEEEEEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWWWW

    • apologies but one of the reasons f1 is what it is is because it isnt showman as the american race car series and come to that all other american sporting events have

      what do you want? a cheer leading squad at the side of the track urging jensen on?

    • apologies but one of the reasons f1 is what it is is because it isnt showman as the american race car series and come to that all other american sporting events have

      what do you want? a cheer leading squad at the side of the track urging jensen on?

    • The build up to an F1 season is what makes it all the more better, knowing that 11 teams are spending millions trying to make their car go another 10th of a second quicker. That chassis then lasts them the season, with most teams, every single driver puts 100% in to each corner of each lap. In between races the cars are worked on constantly with noticable pace difference if you in to f1 you in for the long haul not just the race its a season thing. Nascar on the other hand you get a new car for each race mor or less i think the average is 25 cars for 37 races, there technically inferior how often would you here an f1 driver turn up in the pits and explain, my car was loose, my car was tight. cheap shot i know. Theres no mystery to a nascar its a blunt instrument not the finely tuned machine that F1 is.

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      In NASCAR they do use different chassis's for different tracks. They have up to 4 short track car, 2 plate cars, 4 super speedway cars 2 road course cars and 4 1 1/2 mile cars for a single driver. The reason being that the set ups are so different for the various types of circuits and they need 4 of some cars as the haulers leave for the next race almost before the haulers leave the previous race. This year the teams have to build more cars as they are using two different types of car this season, the current style of car and a new style known as the Car of Tomorrow.

      Also a F1 tub will not last a complete season as it will wear. besides a NASCAR season in many many times longer in both races and racing miles and statiscally far far safer. The cars may not be cutting edge when they are at the race track but the race shops in which they are prepared are at least equal to any F1 race shop if not better.

      As for F1 drivers not saying their cars are loose or tight. You are wrong. They do. Some use the terms tight and loose but other use oversteer (loose) and understeer (tight). Montoya always used Loose and Tight to describe how his car was handling as did Micheal Schumacher

    • That is correct, the minor league series of NASCAR is going Gilles starting this year. The Cup Series looking to take a race there in the near future by taking one from Pocono and/or replacing Watkins Glen on the schedule to possibly accomadate Mexico City's road course or Monterrey's.

    • I believe the Busch Series will be going to the Gilles Villeneuve track in Montreal too

    • The build up to an F1 season is what makes it all the more better, knowing that 11 teams are spending millions trying to make their car go another 10th of a second quicker. That chassis then lasts them the season, with most teams, every single driver puts 100% in to each corner of each lap. In between races the cars are worked on constantly with noticable pace difference if you in to f1 you in for the long haul not just the race its a season thing. Nascar on the other hand you get a new car for each race mor or less i think the average is 25 cars for 37 races, there technically inferior how often would you here an f1 driver turn up in the pits and explain, my car was loose, my car was tight. cheap shot i know. Theres no mystery to a nascar its a blunt instrument not the finely tuned machine that F1 is.

    • Simple answer to the question. In Nascar, the cars actually challenge each other. Aside from the first lap of an F1, there is more passing for the lead in one NASCAR race than the whole season of F1. I love F1 because the cars are amazing, but NASCAR is exciting. It would be a good idea if the powers to be in F1 actually had someone reading these threads to see what the real fans think instead of guessing.

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