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Discussion in 'Crystal Ball' started by GreenMachine, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. NYJalltheway

    NYJalltheway Well-Known Member

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    I'm having trouble following this new points system, and chase format. I like most of the changes, but it's so ticky tacky.
     
  2. matt robinson 17

    matt robinson 17 Well-Known Member

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    Very confusing, 2 stages with cautions, stage winners and playoff points earned even if you don't win the race?
     
  3. NYJalltheway

    NYJalltheway Well-Known Member

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    It rewards drivers for performing well during the race. What I like about it is a guy can run 3rd all race, have a mechanical problem, finish 25th, but still have a pretty good points day.

    Nothing is more annoying than crashes at the end of races where top guys finish 35th.
     
  4. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady

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    I think it's interesting. Drivers seem to like it a lot.
     
  5. NYJalltheway

    NYJalltheway Well-Known Member

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    They kind of have to say they like it, or not say anything I guess.
     
  6. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady

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    Not really, there's always dissenters when it comes to NASCAR rules. France got raked over the coals for situation with the lugs.
     
  7. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady

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    New rule: cars that go to the garage are out of the race. No more repairing and going back to the track for a few points for finishing.
     
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  8. NYJalltheway

    NYJalltheway Well-Known Member

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    I'm conflicted on this. On one hand, the cars are just in the way, and often times bring out more cautions. On the other hand, if your car is slightly damaged compared to a car that barrel rolled, you should be able to get more points.

    I think they started to cut down on it too with the points change. 35-40 all get the same result in the points department.
     
  9. matt robinson 17

    matt robinson 17 Well-Known Member

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    I like it
     
  10. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady

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    I like it and don't. I think they went a little extreme on it. I think maybe putting a time limit on garage time would be a better option, to let cars that weren't extremely damaged get patched up.
     
  11. NYJalltheway

    NYJalltheway Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Every now and then a guy goes to the garage, comes out 20 laps down and finishes 28th. This rule takes those hard earned points by the mechanics away.
     
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    The only time it hurts other racers when the damaged cars are on the track is the smaller tracks.

    If they want to apply it then, that's fine, but when their in 1.5 mile tracks, it does not hurt anyone.
     
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  13. NYJalltheway

    NYJalltheway Well-Known Member

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    I'm a big Larson fan.

    Someone kill me.


    1 fucking Lap away... Can't believe it.
     
  14. Red Menace

    Red Menace Well-Known Member

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    Logano and Blaney had the fastest cars, hence the reason no one dropped down with 15 laps to go to help them.
     
  15. NYJalltheway

    NYJalltheway Well-Known Member

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    It was a hectic finish as you can predict. I'm just speechless after getting so excited for that brief moment.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady

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    Interesting finish today.

    Nice to see Truex get an early win.

    That twat on Logano's team that kicked Kyle Busch in the face should be banned from NASCAR for life.
     
  17. NYJalltheway

    NYJalltheway Well-Known Member

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    I think Kyle overreacted, but he did have a right to be mad.

    It's frustrating as a Larson fan to see him get 2nd yet again. That's the 3rd time in the last 4 races.
     
  18. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady

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    I don't think the fight needed to happen, but Logano is a bitch that that wreck was pretty obvious.

    Kyle definitely overreacted but having some roided up pit crew guy stomp his head was unacceptable.
     
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  19. matt robinson 17

    matt robinson 17 Well-Known Member

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    Good for Martin Truex
     

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