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BTW, does anyone else think that Jussie Smollett made a visit to Talladega this weekend?

NASCAR garages are Fort Knox on racing weekends so some random racist placing a noose in Bubba Wallace's garage undetected is virtually impossible. :suspicious:
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Baldy wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:30 am BTW, does anyone else think that Jussie Smollett made a visit to Talladega this weekend?

NASCAR garages are Fort Knox on racing weekends so some random racist placing a noose in Bubba Wallace's garage undetected is virtually impossible. :suspicious:
Which is why the most likely asshole that did it is someone with access
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Baldy wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:30 am BTW, does anyone else think that Jussie Smollett made a visit to Talladega this weekend?

NASCAR garages are Fort Knox on racing weekends so some random racist placing a noose in Bubba Wallace's garage undetected is virtually impossible. :suspicious:
Seeing a lot of speculation that the noose was the garage door pull.
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Ibanez wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:36 am
Baldy wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:30 am BTW, does anyone else think that Jussie Smollett made a visit to Talladega this weekend?

NASCAR garages are Fort Knox on racing weekends so some random racist placing a noose in Bubba Wallace's garage undetected is virtually impossible. :suspicious:
Which is why the most likely asshole that did it is someone with access
Which makes it all the more suspicious.
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Statues being pulled down, NASCAR fans defiantly flying their Confederate flags, MAGA hats, BLM shirts, Antifa, Proud Boys...

All of this is just each side intentionally antagonizing the other

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∞∞∞ wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:31 pm
93henfan wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:54 pm

Dover used to draw 135,000 (max capacity) in the stands and another 30K or so in the infield on race weekends. They have since removed over 80,000 seats and still can't sellout. They just gave one of their two race dates up to Nashville Speedway.

NASCAR has been steadily declining for about 15 years. Recent events are simply helping to accelerate the decline.
I think you place too much importance on attendance; attendance for most leagues (except maybe MLS) is on the decline.

NASCAR's focus should be growing the streaming experience, which they're doing successfully. That and data analytics is where future money lies. Additionally the car manufacturers, sponsors, networks, and advertisers have been pressuring NASCAR for years to make the sport more inclusive and they likely had a lot to say regarding the rebel flag. Do you think companies today want their brands tied to stuff like that?

Those guys are worth way more money than ticket sales ever will be.
There's declining attendance, and then there's just cratering attendance. I think NASCAR is certainly well on target to get rid of the Confederate flag (and probably at least a decade too late), but outside of current events/protests discussions, NASCAR has been on life support now for a couple of years. Like '93 said, a place like Dover has seen a drop of much more than 50%, and they used to have two races and now just have one, and people don't show up to that one race either. Some tracks don't even have races anymore. The sport itself is dying, and it was dying long before there were SJW's looking at the sport.
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HI54UNI wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:36 am
Baldy wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:30 am BTW, does anyone else think that Jussie Smollett made a visit to Talladega this weekend?

NASCAR garages are Fort Knox on racing weekends so some random racist placing a noose in Bubba Wallace's garage undetected is virtually impossible. :suspicious:
Seeing a lot of speculation that the noose was the garage door pull.
HI5 was right...It looks like Jussie was in Talladega after all. :ohno:

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GannonFan wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:29 am
∞∞∞ wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:31 pm

I think you place too much importance on attendance; attendance for most leagues (except maybe MLS) is on the decline.

NASCAR's focus should be growing the streaming experience, which they're doing successfully. That and data analytics is where future money lies. Additionally the car manufacturers, sponsors, networks, and advertisers have been pressuring NASCAR for years to make the sport more inclusive and they likely had a lot to say regarding the rebel flag. Do you think companies today want their brands tied to stuff like that?

Those guys are worth way more money than ticket sales ever will be.
There's declining attendance, and then there's just cratering attendance. I think NASCAR is certainly well on target to get rid of the Confederate flag (and probably at least a decade too late), but outside of current events/protests discussions, NASCAR has been on life support now for a couple of years. Like '93 said, a place like Dover has seen a drop of much more than 50%, and they used to have two races and now just have one, and people don't show up to that one race either. Some tracks don't even have races anymore. The sport itself is dying, and it was dying long before there were SJW's looking at the sport.
More like 75% (160k to 40k..)
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Holy fucking shit, it was the garage door pull. :lol:

Wow...NASCAR has finally jumped the shark.



I guess you can stick a fork in NECKCAR. :ohno:
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Someone ought to get fired over making a fraudulent report which got everyone up in arms.
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GannonFan wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:29 am
∞∞∞ wrote: Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:31 pm

I think you place too much importance on attendance; attendance for most leagues (except maybe MLS) is on the decline.

NASCAR's focus should be growing the streaming experience, which they're doing successfully. That and data analytics is where future money lies. Additionally the car manufacturers, sponsors, networks, and advertisers have been pressuring NASCAR for years to make the sport more inclusive and they likely had a lot to say regarding the rebel flag. Do you think companies today want their brands tied to stuff like that?

Those guys are worth way more money than ticket sales ever will be.
There's declining attendance, and then there's just cratering attendance. I think NASCAR is certainly well on target to get rid of the Confederate flag (and probably at least a decade too late), but outside of current events/protests discussions, NASCAR has been on life support now for a couple of years. Like '93 said, a place like Dover has seen a drop of much more than 50%, and they used to have two races and now just have one, and people don't show up to that one race either. Some tracks don't even have races anymore. The sport itself is dying, and it was dying long before there were SJW's looking at the sport.
I don't know if dying is the word. In the end, any sport will be as big or small as the amount of fans it has and NASCAR will always have its fans, even if it means a shrunk down version of itself. If the PBA is sill alive, NASCAR will certainly survive too.

I'm ok with a smaller series; hopefully it'd mean a return to more variety. NASCAR needs to become like Supercars (again).
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Thankfully we're only a week and a half away from the F1 season opener. FInally, some real racing to watch. :notworthy:

And for the record, I root for the negro in F1, because I'm progressive. :coffee:
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93henfan wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:06 pm Thankfully we're only a week and a half away from the F1 season opener. FInally, some real racing to watch. :notworthy:

And for the record, I root for the negro in F1, because I'm progressive. :coffee:
Best racecar driver in the world. :coffee:

And lol at the fake nascar noose. :lol:
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SDHornet wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:38 pm
93henfan wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:06 pm Thankfully we're only a week and a half away from the F1 season opener. FInally, some real racing to watch. :notworthy:

And for the record, I root for the negro in F1, because I'm progressive. :coffee:
Best racecar driver in the world. :coffee:
:nod:

This short season will be interesting. Any damage during a hairy start or mechanical failure will be amplified in the standings. Plus, Leclerc looks like worthy competition and those Honda power units at Red Bull are getting better every year.
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Baldy wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:49 am
HI54UNI wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:36 am

Seeing a lot of speculation that the noose was the garage door pull.
HI5 was right...It looks like Jussie was in Talladega after all. :ohno:

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Baldy wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:37 pm Holy fucking shit, it was the garage door pull. :lol:

Wow...NASCAR has finally jumped the shark.



I guess you can stick a fork in NECKCAR. :ohno:
The View’: NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace Calls Noose-Doubters “Simpleminded People Afraid Of Change”
https://deadline.com/2020/06/bubba-wall ... 202967453/

Well turns out the simpletons were right. :lol:
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Now seeing reports that Wallace was briefed about the FBI conclusion yet still went on the View and criticized people for doubting. :ohno:
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Ok I LAWLed

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Talladega Noose: The Ballad of Jussie Bobby
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BDKJMU wrote: Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:30 pm Someone ought to get fired over making a fraudulent report which got everyone up in arms.
It's more embarrassing than fraudulent. :lol:
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CID1990 wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:50 am Ok I LAWLed

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Has Wallace won more races than Danica Patrick? :?
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Ivytalk wrote: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:23 am Has Wallace won more races than Danica Patrick? :?
Danica was 0'fer 191.

Bubba is 0'fer 89 so far.
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Well, it was a noose...

Just not targeted at Bubba Wallace

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