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  •  He's not attractive or a legacy (12+ / 0-)

    I used to be a huge  NASCAR fan, but I've gotten to where I almost never watch. A lot of the rule changes have made it really boring.

    There has also been a kind of beautification of it lately. The up and coming drivers are always young and attractive with zero personality. With the exception of some legacy drivers and guys who have been driving so long they already have a built-in fan base, it seems like the guys getting picked up by the big teams lately are always the boy band types.

    •  Smoke Johnson (5+ / 0-)
      With the exception of some legacy drivers and guys who have been driving so long they already have a built-in fan base, it seems like the guys getting picked up by the big teams lately are always the boy band types.
      The incoming "boy band" types are why I like Tony "Smoke (my) Johnson" Stewart.

      Stewart's a raw former (and sometimes current) dirt track sprint car driver, and he's still fairly outspoken. Also, he's a team owner who also won the Sprint Cup as a driver and owner year before last, and that is quite a feat whether you like the guy or not.

      ...meet them halfway with love, peace and persuasion, and expect them to rise for the occasion ~ Van Morrison

      by paz3 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 03:21:38 PM PDT

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    •  True, I sometimees watch only the last few laps (4+ / 0-)

      to see who wins as most of the time, I am watching golf of baseball as spring and summer approaches. But suddenly these young drivers seem to be boy band or male model types..,..unlike the more veterans drivers who indeed look like they spent most of their life in a garage and on dirt tracks and have that look of many hours spent ripping through dirt and mud.

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      by wishingwell on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 03:43:42 PM PDT

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      •  And Dirt Modified Is 10x More Entertaining (1+ / 0-)
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        Used to go with the guys from work when I lived in NJ (Flemington Fairgrounds, now paved).  Lots of fun and cheap, I prefer heats.  Been to a couple NASCAR races at NH Speedway... yawn.

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