Originally Posted by thunderbirdlver
toyota in the truck series is kind of stupid. racing was supposed to b an american sport i thought. let the japs make thier own truck series and race over there. pretty soon ull see honda in nascar with nos and huge mufflers.
im getting off track
What on earth gave you the idea racing is an exclusively American sport? Ever heard of F1, Le Mans, World Rally, DTM? Porsche? Ferrari? Cosworth? McLaren? What makes you mad, that Toyota is in the truck series or that they're just as good as the domestic makes? Nice ethnic slur, BTW.
Originally Posted by thunderwoz
I read the same thing. Want to know something intresting about IRL? Your car is only as good as the amount of money you throw at it, moreso than NASCAR. One team, Ferarri I think, had their own SPECIAL FUEL for their cars. In NASCAR, at least some driver skill is involved. Didn't Shawna Robinson race in a few nextel events? yeah, went NOWHERE. Partick only got as far as she did becuase her team had a ****load of money. Give any NASCAR Team that much and they could win races with any driver.
Then again look at those IRL Cars, Pushbutton shifting? come on.
Ferrari has never raced in IRL. You're thinking of F1, and I don't know whether the fuel thing is correct. And give Danica some credit. Yes, she is overexposed, but don't let the media saturation cause you to deny her legitimate talent. She made rookie mistakes, but she led a bunch of laps, and she'll win races in the future. She's a much better driver than Shawna Robinson ever was. If you're going to mock female race drivers, you'd better not forget Shirley Muldowney and Angelle Savoie.
Now, back to the issue. NASCAR needs some work. Make the cars look like cars again and get rid of all the 1.5 mile cookie cutter tracks like Kansas and Chicago, especially when they're added at the expense of tracks like North Wilkesboro and Rockingham. But NASCAR's main problem is that today's crop of drivers just don't have a tenth of the personality of guys like Harry Gant, DW, Dale, Mark Martin, Terry Labonte, Bill Elliott, Alan Kulwicki or a bunch of the others. I just can't care about whether Jimmy Johnson beats Greg Biffle or Kyle Busch.