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View Poll Results: Is NASCAR a cool sport or Redneck event?
One of the very coolest redneck events 2 5.26%
I stroke my Morpheus 1 2.63%
Fonty Flock,whither art thou? 1 2.63%
NASCAR SUCKS 1 2.63%
not a sport 1 2.63%
...:::Morpheus was here:::... 1 2.63%
Low Brow Noise Fest 1 2.63%
Its a sport for those who married their cousin 1 2.63%
~~i like eggs~~ 1 2.63%
very cool 4 10.53%
take it or leave it 8 21.05%
dumb red neck event 14 36.84%
what the hell is nascar? 2 5.26%
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Is NASCAR a cool sport or Redneck event?

I have no interest in it, but have freinds that are into it heavy.
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I realize this is not an all Kentucky poll but I have been watching racing since 68. Indy 500 since then, some nascar, CanAm, Rolex24 at Daytona, Sebring, F1 at Watkins and Indy (even last year) MidOhio, and raced in California from 72-74.

Nascar has its good points in that you can see the whole race from one seat but the fans can be abit rabid--no more than your average college football/basketball fan that goes to EVERY game however. I think redneck is the wrong adjective because you really can't classify folks with million dollar Prevosts in the camping area as Redneck. Same with the tons of Benz and Porsche guys that I see when I go (I get free tickets to about 10 of the events a year from sponsors). The party atmosphere is pretty good and everybit as upscale as IRL and CART/CHAMPCAR.

Only Formula 1 brings a really different group to the races and after watching the protests from last years fiasco at Indy, the Euro/South American crowd was NO DIFFERENT than that of the SouthEastern US crowd in the same situation.

Primary bad point on Nascar seems to be that the national media still likes to put the least articulate speakers in front of the camera and use their comments for their sound bites. Same when there is a flood or tornado.

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It's fun to watch but unlike Mcbear, I prefer to watch on tv. It's too damn loud and I mean LLLLLLOOOOOOOUUUUUUDDDDDDDDD!!! The fans all wear $300 headsets and when the car is on opposite track you can't see anything anyway. Now if you want live action check out WOO (World Of Outlaws). That's some crazy $hit!

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You are right about the headphones. I have bose hooked into the scanner so I can here different things going on at the track. Where that really comes in handy is at F1. You do not want to be at an F1 race without hearing protection. At 18-20000RPM the sound is numbing. Race control at last years F1 was funny as they were trying to hide the 'plan' from everyone.

You cannot see the opposite side of the track at Taladega or Daytona but you can at the smaller tracks. I would recommend Bristol to any race fan of any type of racing to go there. It is a blast. It is almost like running a race in an enclosed dome with 115000 of your closest nutty friends.

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i love watching nascar, i live in the uk and our equivlent is truely poor! it makes me feel sad watching them try to do what you americans do so well!!

lots of action in nascar, lead changes and some feckin huge pile ups, now formula 1 is my favourite motor racing but although i love it, i sometimes find it dull as the chances of someone other than the pole setter or atleast the front row drivers winning a race is very slim.

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I went to one of the Craftsman Truck races and was bored to tears. Now Indy cars are great to watch. The engines are all relatively high pitched and when the pack is on the other side of the track it sounds like 100 violins playing the same note.

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