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Harmonica Bear

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So what do you guys think of the road course races? To tell you the truth, I used to absolutely, postively hate despise them. In the last 3-4-5 years (somewhere in there) I've actually grown to like them. I'm note sure why, they can only pass at like two spots on the course, but there is some pretty good bumpin and grindin... I know in the past everyone hated them, just wondering if thats still the case. Maybe its the fact the cookie-cutter tracks have become relatively stale (except for a select few) and there are not enough short tracks. Comments, thoughts, opinions?

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I know in the past everyone hated them, just wondering if thats still the case.

Yup.

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I agree there is not enough short tracks an I also have grown to like the road courses.

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Yep. Not a big fan of the road courses either. Good weekend to use the old DVR and fast forward through the race Sunday night.

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I call the road courses my BY-WEEK smile

..in other words, I hate 'em

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I will watch the last 20 laps, like Daytona or Taladega that seams to be when the sht hits the fan and they start racing hard.

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Yeah, it's racing, but do the drivers really know what they are doing.

I equate it to us MN walleye/northern/catfish/bass or whatever fishermen and sending us down to Mexico to guide for fishing down there. Yeah, it's fishing, but would we really know what we are doing.

I'll watch, but passing is very limited in these races.

DD

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I think Id do alright Bass fishing in Mexico. Put me on lake El Salto and Ill produce.

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They only thing I hope for is a rain free qualifying so Mr. Said can make the field. He gets screwed by rain every time he tries to enter a race and I like Boris. I am not a big fan of road courses, but it is something that has been a part of the series for a long time. I will be fishing so I wont watch it.

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dont you guys DVR the races? I fish every sunday and when I get home I FF all the boring stuff and commercials.

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I would need a DVR to record the races dude. That and I am not at all impressed with the TNT race announcers. In my opinion, they just suck. Not nearly as exciting as the Fox announcers. No passing, plus boring announcers = something I can live without seeing.

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No passing, plus boring announcers = something I can live without seeing.

It sure does make good afternoon napping time though. I guess that's why it's called napcar by some.

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Hubby is getting Sirius for his birthday on Monday. Maybe I should give it to him early. grin

We can't stand TNT announcers, either.

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I dont like them either, but if I had to pick, Id be looking at juan pablo. The only time he does well is if he can turn right.

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I used to like to listen to some of these rather boring summer races on MRN while I'm out fishing, too bad there is no MRN in the cities anymore frown Oh, well I'll just have the Twins game on instead.

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man, looks like i took a beating this week... i hate road

courses!

randy

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I was just thinking the same thing. Big hit in points.

When I checked the NASCAR web site to see the finish order, it differed from the fantasy finish order. I am hoping the NASCAR page is the correct one! Then my hit in points won't be quite as painful.

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looks like i scored 168 this week... never been that low.

oh well maybe next week :]

randy

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Tough week for everyone I think unless you got real lucky. I know I didn't!

In my work league I had the 3rd, 5th, and 7th place drivers until six to go when Harvick pretty much took them all out. I still had Sadler running well.....until he had a flat tire. Unbelievable. A few weeks ago all three of my drivers were in the same wreck just a dozen laps into the race at Dover. So, if anyone wants me to put a hex on a driver or three, let me know and I'll pick them in my work league. I'll probably be picking first in the draft in a couple of weeks so I'll have the pick of the litter!!

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Definately a different type of racing on this course. Those bumps on the turns are crazy. Pretty good race, though IMO

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