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to mix metaphors a bit, nascar is to auto racing as walmart is to shopping and both try hard to wipe out any competition so they have the field to themselves. only in america would roundy round racing have such a big following...so boring the crashes are the only thing to liven it up and make it the least bit interesting.

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to mix metaphors a bit, nascar is to auto racing as walmart is to shopping and both try hard to wipe out any competition so they have the field to themselves. only in america would roundy round racing have such a big following...so boring the crashes are the only thing to liven it up and make it the least bit interesting.

Lets look at why alot of the smaller series are not around or do not get a lot coverage on Tv, and there is one simple reason why.

Money, auto racing is dependent on money, and money alone, so when a race series or teams dont not get sponsorship, they dont race, end of story. NASCAR is the biggest race series in America, it gets the most viewer ship , there for its going to get the most money from corparte sponsors, because they know that they have much better chance of getting a return on their investment .

I would love to see all the other smaller series get tv time all time, not just selected few race's, but its not going to happen, because it takes money for that to happen, money the company's are not willing to spend on the lower series.

So if the Tv networks( Speed Tv) does not have the sponsor's to make up for paying for the television rights, they are not going to air the series on Tv.

So you can blame NASCAR all you want, but only a small part of the blame really goes to them.

So lets take a moment and think about something, the merger between series could infact be a good thing, with NASCAR taking over, there is a good chance that we might see more of both series on TV, better coverage, so lets wait and see what happens, but its not going to happen tell 2014 I think.

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i do have to temper my above response a bit in that i do give credit to the form (nascar) for a couple of things: having to run in high speed packs (never an easy thing to do and disasterous consequences if you mess up, and that the cars are all sort of "formula" cars that dont vary that much from one to the other (right? i mean aside from little tricks eaking out very slight advantages?) making the races a total "drivers" race. but for me thats part of the problem too...there isnt much development in the individual cars (again, right?) and thats part of what i enjoy about racing.

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i do have to temper my above response a bit in that i do give credit to the form (nascar) for a couple of things: having to run in high speed packs (never an easy thing to do and disasterous consequences if you mess up, and that the cars are all sort of "formula" cars that dont vary that much from one to the other (right? i mean aside from little tricks eaking out very slight advantages?) making the races a total "drivers" race. but for me thats part of the problem too...there isnt much development in the individual cars (again, right?) and thats part of what i enjoy about racing.

You are correct and both counts, and I agree, the cars/chassis are all the same, there is no room to try things out, be different. Its gotten to uniform, NASCAR is more and more like the old IROC series was, you really can call NASCAR a spec series, sure teams can do things, but nothing that alters the chassis or the body.

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Ooooo, the "Volt Cup" yawning is mandatory. :o Oh wait, its here, courtesy of Toyschmota!

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20111223/CARNEWS/111229953

I've had the misfortune of racing against some Volts and one of the Lexus hybrids on Forza 4 in the city car class races and those hybrids are QUICK! when you have to chase them down in a Chevy Aveo/Sonic type city car! Only only way I could catch and pass those was in the corners where they couldn't run as fast as my cheap little Chevy. Could be interesting to see some on the track and running for lap times instead of MPG's.

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Agree with Drew....I still think by reading these comments, short track and sprint / midget racing has been overlooked as the supply side for NASCAR drivers...I still remember watching Kasey Kahne running TQ's and midgets/ sprints all the same night and track.

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I love ALMS! NAzzzzzzzzzzCAR sucks. round and round and round, then someone intentionally bashes into someone else, then round and round and round, then someone else hits the wall causing a big car-totalling wreck, then round and round and round, then someone intentionally blocks and/or hits someone else...then the helmet throwing, cursing, and sanctions comeout. Next week ----- more of the same. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

God help 'em if they had to turn right.

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