I agree. While I was struggling to watch the stuff, my friend who works at the track had her golf cart stolen while she was delivering lunch to one of the other employees who was working the race 10 feet from the cart. Many of the people were drunk, and the crowd was just bad. When IRL was running, the crowd was much better, no golf carts were stolen, and the number of drunk morons was reduced by a large amount. I don't think I will go back. I didn't like the crowd, the atmosphere or the cars.I don't believe I'm being either condescending or snobbish about 'American Racing'. I just don't like NASCAR! I don't like any version of 'oval racing'! I like SCCA racing, ALMS, IMSA(when it was around), etc. I'm a fan of American Motorcycle (Road Racing) events, too. Oval racing(4 left hand turns) has nothing in common w/racing, except Horse Racing! That's where it originated...about 200 years ago!
As long as NASCAR 'fans' attend races too drunk to remember their own names & throw beer bottles at the race cars, critics are going to keep referring to the 'red-necks', 'tobacco-chewers', & 'beer swillers'...
I didn't know anyone else but me called Nascrap that. Why the heck does anyone like watching cookie cutter cars go around and around an oval with little downforce, and V8 pushrod engines. I mean with the size of the grid, someone is bound to take half the field out, but thats about it. It really makes you wonder why WRC isn't the most popular autosport in the US? There at least you can be trackside when the Subi blows a corner and tumbles down the trail.
I feel the same way too, and it has nothing to do with being a snob or feeling that I know more than anybody else. Then, even with all this "excitement", I find it very boring to watch on TV. In fact, I have tried but never succeeded in sitting through more than a few minutes of any one of the NASCAR races... So, sorry, but it just isn't for me, and if someone else likes this type of event, then enjoy it..... I didn't like the crowd, the atmosphere or the cars.
...cookie cutter cars crash on tight turns. ..., rubbing is not racing, and intentionally putting someone else in the wall or dirt is not good racing. Its crap. ....
Perhaps if they combine nASScrap with another great American spectacle.Well. isn't this the superior, well mannered world of snobbery.
Open your eyes, minds and you may just learn something and enjoy it. But we all know that "European/International" minds are just so superior that they do not need to learn anything as common as American racing.
So, I have my Nomex on now just in case.