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Please don't limit yourself to the haughty world of F1.
I'll happily limit myself to the haughty world of anything (quilting-for-dollars, maybe?) that doesn't drop my IQ a life-threatening 30 points everytime I reach for an ice-cold Bud Light, while watching the roundy-round exploits of #8, #13 or #27. There's a whole great big world of sensual delights out there, folks.
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I'm sure that I don't have to tell you that NASCAR evolved from boisterous moonshiners who bragged about their cars speed and not some needle-nosed Frenchman trying to sell automobiles via the racing circuit. We're talking bologna and Schlitz here:

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M'kay, but I'm trying to protect my diminishing supply of brain cells, so NASCAR is to be viewed as satan's splooj, dribbling off the chins of a meth-ho and her dog spot.
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M'kay, but I'm trying to protect my diminishing supply of brain cells, so NASCAR is to be viewed as satan's splooj, dribbling off the chins of a meth-ho and her dog spot.
Don't anger me. I'm in Portland. Only a hop, skip and a jump.

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Baaaaa haaaaa haaawwww haaaa haaaa, even the Jeezus thumping bible-worshipers can't muster the votes to get a NASCAR gymnasium built around these parts. Good luck, chumpy...
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i dont see how driving around a circle for 4 hours takes skill.
I have had a license for one form of driving or another for over 30 years. Mainly I have driven my E Production 240Z or B Production Corvette in SCCA Pro and Amateur events at road tracks from Sears Point, Laguna Seca and the old Riverside to Mid Ohio and Summit Point in the East. I have also driven "round in a circle for a couple of hours" in the past.

If you don't think it takes skill, go out, try it, put a rack on the back to hold all your expected trophies and make sure to tell everyone why the rack is there. Let us know how that turns out. The money should pour in.

If it were so easy, Juan Pablo Montoya would be in that top 12 right now instead of 1600+ points behind. He only made the top 10 in 5 of 29 races. I think he has skills. Christian Fittipaldi who competed in CART, F1 and was the F3000 Champion...round in circles...not so good.

NASCAR is alot like Professional Boxing. Alot of guys think it looks pretty simple and they can stay in the ring, Most are really surprised, really quickly.

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I have had a license for one form of driving or another for over 30 years. Mainly I have driven my E Production 240Z or B Production Corvette in SCCA Pro and Amateur events at road tracks from Sears Point, Laguna Seca and the old Riverside to Mid Ohio and Summit Point in the East. I have also driven "round in a circle for a couple of hours" in the past.

If you don't think it takes skill, go out, try it, put a rack on the back to hold all your expected trophies and make sure to tell everyone why the rack is there. Let us know how that turns out. The money should pour in.

If it were so easy, Juan Pablo Montoya would be in that top 12 right now instead of 1600+ points behind. He only made the top 10 in 5 of 29 races. I think he has skills. Christian Fittipaldi who competed in CART, F1 and was the F3000 Champion...round in circles...not so good.

NASCAR is alot like Professional Boxing. Alot of guys think it looks pretty simple and they can stay in the ring, Most are really surprised, really quickly.
Yeah, but ultimately you still have to watch the shit...if that's your thang. Plumbing, animal husbandry and roto-rooting take skill, too.

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I'll happily limit myself to the haughty world of anything (quilting-for-dollars, maybe?) that doesn't drop my IQ a life-threatening 30 points everytime I reach for an ice-cold Bud Light, while watching the roundy-round exploits of #8, #13 or #27. There's a whole great big world of sensual delights out there, folks.
You would really be surprised at the folks that drop the $100 per ticket [the cheap seats] for races. Those $1M Prevost motorhomes that line the areas around the track were not bought by guys that would edge down the IQ average when they were in the room with you.

And its funny but I see the same group of folks at the USGP and Indy500 and ChampCar races and Meadow Brook Concours and the Rolex 24 and Talladega.

Wonder how they adjust their IQ like that?

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Yeah, but ultimately you still have to watch the shit...if that's your thang.
I have only seen on race fan that has been to a NASCAR race that did not like it. That is not a bad record in over 40 years of watching different types of racing. As you say:

There's a whole great big world of sensual delights out there, folks.

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