Nascar Today

Total Red

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Nascar race today. I know almost nothing about Nascar. My favorite driver is Billy Bob. Or is it Jimmy Dean? Not sure, but I'm tuning in for the entire race. I want new live sports to watch so I'm IN. It will be different without fans but sports without live fans is better than no sports at all. I hope the ratings are through the roof. We want our sports back - NOW.
 

MadBird

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I was a pretty big NASCAR fan a few years ago, had "season" tickets at Michigan International Speedway for the June race, also went to Indy for the Brickyard every year. They've pretty much lost me, for one thing crash city with a lot of young unproven drivers, and all the money, and the gimmicks for the "playoffs" and all. Get off my lawn. But I did tune in for quite a while yesterday, pulling for "old man" from Wisconsin Matt Kenseth.
 

MadBird

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Is Dick Trickle still driving, and smoking?
No, my friend, sadly Dick took his own life in 2013. He was one of a kind, saw him race many times in Wisconsin and Illinois and Minnesota before he moved on to NASCAR. He had some early success in NASCAR, was rookie of the year in 1989 at age 48, an age when many drivers are retiring now. Was quite a character, the smoking was legend.
 

SgtHulka

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Sad. When I worked at Mitsubishi, everyone there was a NASCAR fan so that dominated conversation on Mondays. So I became a DT fan because nobody there followed him and loved the name and him lighting and wheezing down Winston lung darts while he drove 180. Had a rig to light them for him so he wouldn't be distracted driving :)
 

MadBird

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Sad. When I worked at Mitsubishi, everyone there was a NASCAR fan so that dominated conversation on Mondays. So I became a DT fan because nobody there followed him and loved the name and him lighting and wheezing down Winston lung darts while he drove 180. Had a rig to light them for him so he wouldn't be distracted driving :)

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