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Old 02-15-2010, 02:13 PM   #16
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If you want to watch real racing in a fun atmosphere check out Sprint Car racing. PA probably has some of the best Sprint Car racing in the country, outside of the Carolinas.

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or that Madhouse racing down in north carolina on the history channel.


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Old 02-15-2010, 02:24 PM   #17
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Forgot to mention, and if anyone cares...Jr. is a huge Redskin fan. I was really hoping he would drive for Joe Gibbs when he departed DEI a couple of years ago, just not behind the wheel of a Toyota. Guess those Toyota drivers didn't care last night if their throttles got stuck!!
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:18 PM   #18
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That's a good point, too. I hate NASCAR but I love watching golf and sometimes baseball. I think it's because I understand the strategy involved in both those sports because I play/played them. When it comes to cars, I barely know how to change the oil, let alone understand how all the mechanical adjustments come into play.

To many, watching the Masters or US Open probably looks like a schmuck taking forever to smack a ball around a course, just like to me NASCAR just looks like a bunch of left turns. But if I was interested in car mechanics and understood it a bit better, I might have a greater appreciation.
You " hate " NASCAR .... you don't like fast cars , do you Schneed . I can't sit for hours on end , truth is the only sports I can actually sit and watch are football and Mixed Martial Arts .... sometimes ... womens beach volleyball ... I just love the bikin... err I mean the competion . As far as golf , I appreciate the sport , I just have no patience and get bored easily . Just please do NOT take your daily driver to a NASCAR race and try and " block " them .... they really are moving too fast to stop
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:20 PM   #19
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To further appreciate this sport, and possibly even begin to actually "like" it, try enrolling in one of the driving schools (i.e.- Petty Driving Experience, etc.). Once you strap on a detuned Cup car with approx. 600 hp and drive ALONE around a superspeedway for about a 1/2-dozen laps...well, let me know what you think of NASCAR then. It took me two full laps for my right foot to stop shaking on the gas pedal as I followed a professional driver around Atlanta Motor Speedway at speeds upward of 150 mph +. Thrill of a lifetime and only second to riding shotgun in an F-15 I would imagine.
Man , I would love to go up in an F-15 ... that would be an awesome ride !!!
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:27 PM   #20
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For the record NASCAR runs around 750 hp.

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Old 02-15-2010, 04:35 PM   #21
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True. But for what must be liability concerns, these NASCAR driving schools offer watered-down race cars that have only about 600-650 hp. At least this is what was told to my class before we took the ride of our lives. We were also told that the cars were former "Nationwide" competitors which probably have fewer ponies under the hood among other differences.
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:40 PM   #22
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Couple of folks were throwing around hp numbers. I was not sure myself but felt like they were in 800hp range so I looked it up.
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How about .... 8,000 hp cars ....YouTube - NHRA Las Vegas 2007 Top Fuel Funny Car Night Qualifying. That is some serious HP !!
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How about .... 8,000 hp cars ....YouTube - NHRA Las Vegas 2007 Top Fuel Funny Car Night Qualifying. That is some serious HP !!
I'd love to go for a run in one of those car with some pro driving or fly in a fighter jet.
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I'd love to go for a run in one of those car with some pro driving or fly in a fighter jet.
Kill two birds with one stone................. It's not a fighter jet , but close .
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I'm a fairly casual NASCAR fan, went to Richmond a few years ago for a race. But it's fairly boring to watch a track like Daytona because it's so long. Normally I'll watch the starting 10-20 laps and the last 10-20 laps because anything and everything you need to know will be in those laps.

Nice to see McMurray win a race, nice to see Junior make a charge, and nice to see NASCAR using the three strikes method to end a race under green flag racing. However, I spent most of the afternoon flipping between watching Duval make his charge at Pebble Beach and the Winter Olympics because of the pothole issue(s).
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Kill two birds with one stone.................YouTube - Truck jet Vs Plane It's not a fighter jet , but close .
lol I saw that thing a few years ago at an air show in MA and it was insane
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:13 PM   #28
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lol I saw that thing a few years ago at an air show in MA and it was insane
One of my friends got some tickets to a drag race at MIR , they had a Jet Truck .... as you said INSANE !!!!
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