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Cloud Dancer

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Posted: 11/22/19 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, to a considerable extent, the amount of money, that a team is able to attract, will influence the performance of the car and driver (sooner or later).


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Posted: 11/23/19 06:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bobsallyh wrote:

But Cloud, has JJ been getting the best that Hendrick MS has to offer?? Or has it been scaled back and given to one of the younger drivers? We all know no matter what team, equipment and horsepower is not always equal across the team.

If that was the case why is Martin Truax, first year JGR driver, the fastest of all the JGR cars?

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There's no way that we are going to know exactly what makes the difference in performance between the Truex #19 and the Busch #18. Obviously, the differences are subtle. IMO it's not just one thing. The combination of ingredients, if working towards the positive, can make the difference. It's a science. Anymore, if the best driver does not have the best-performing racecar, you'll have a very difficult time trying to determine which one is the best driver. And, the big racetracks, where they don't let up on the throttle in order to make the turns, make it much harder for the fans. Of course, most of the fans don't know the difference IMO.

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Dunno, but between MTJ and KB, I give the edge to Kyle. They're both good drivers, but Kyle seems to be able to get all he can out of his car, especially when the car may be short on performance. He could race with a shopping cart and be competitive.

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Posted: 11/23/19 12:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And then this report: championship viewing down 50%
https://sports.yahoo.com/tv-ratings-for-the-2019-nascar-season-finale-down-over-50-percent-from-2015-144048325.html?src=rss

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I will continue watching till the last checkered flag,the only variable is whether that flag is for a racecar or for me.

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^This.
What Nascar needs is a new hero. They haven't had one for a while.


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That's right, we are a country of heroes,...human heroes. In the motorsports, there's a human hero, AND a more-important mechanical hero. In NASCAR, the mechanical hero has a name, Chevrolet and Ford and Toyota.
The "human hero sports" will always get 100 times more free advertising than the motorsports. Most sports reporters don't even think of motorsports as a sport.
Is NASCAR in the Olympics? Is IndyCars? How about in Elementary public schools, which sports are present there?
How many parents push their kids into the motorsports? I didn't.

* This post was edited 11/25/19 06:23am by Cloud Dancer *

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Cloud, quite a finish Friday night at Vado!

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The NASCAR awards ceremony is on NBCSN Thursday night. While the newer shows are nothing compared to the glory days of drivers coming up with some hilarious speeches it may be worth watching. I'll DVR it so I can make up my own mind.
Dale Jarrett had one of the best speeches ever.

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