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Old 09-03-2017, 09:16 PM   #41
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I can hear it from my house. Never been though.
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Coach Dawn Staley was at the race tonight. She rode in the pace car with Mark Martian. It sounds like she had a blast.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:39 AM   #43
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Just a little off topic. A lot of team owners are car dealers some very large multi brand dealers. So how is it they didn't go to France a few years and tell him sedans sales are falling off a cliff. Yet they race sedans every week. Conversely trucks are more popular than ever but truck races have low interest. So do they race mini-vans, crossovers, or SUV's? Maybe its just to late period.
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Just a little off topic. A lot of team owners are car dealers some very large multi brand dealers. So how is it they didn't go to France a few years and tell him sedans sales are falling off a cliff. Yet they race sedans every week. Conversely trucks are more popular than ever but truck races have low interest. So do they race mini-vans, crossovers, or SUV's? Maybe its just to late period.
Truck races have low interest due to the fact that no one knew the drivers.
If they had put the trucks in the "Big Race" I think it would have worked.

Also, I think they would do well to change to the Camaro, Mustang, and Challenger type bodies to try and recapture some of the Manufacturer Loyalty crowd.

As a Chevy Man, it's hard to get excited about racing my 4 door Impala, (even though I do own one).
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Just a little off topic. A lot of team owners are car dealers some very large multi brand dealers. So how is it they didn't go to France a few years and tell him sedans sales are falling off a cliff. Yet they race sedans every week. Conversely trucks are more popular than ever but truck races have low interest. So do they race mini-vans, crossovers, or SUV's? Maybe its just to late period.
The bad thing is the truck and Cup races may have close to the same low attendance next year.

My sister and BIL and I started to go this year, but she was sick and I had to be on call at work.

We didn't know how the weather was going to play out, either. I believe you actually have to go to the race to receive a refund if it gets rained out.

There was a time in the 1950s and 60s when people just went to the race for the spectacle and who raced was unimportant for the most part.

Go to Myrtle Beach for the last week of the summer and then see the race on the way back home.

The only bad thing about the night race is I would end up getting home at 3 or 4 in the morning if I didn't have a hotel room.
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I usually have to work, so there's that.
Yep, and that's why there was a spring and fall race at the Southern tracks.

Because it was mostly working folks that went to the races.

Back then you had to buy your tickets almost a year in advance.

You went to the TransSouth 400 in the spring if you couldn't get tickets for the Southern 500 couldn't get off.

Many folks would go to the Daytona 500 in February and the Southern 500 in September. A week of vacation at Daytona Beach and a week at Myrtle Beach.

That worked out with the two weeks of vacation most folks get a year.
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Truck races have low interest due to the fact that no one knew the drivers.
If they had put the trucks in the "Big Race" I think it would have worked.

Also, I think they would do well to change to the Camaro, Mustang, and Challenger type bodies to try and recapture some of the Manufacturer Loyalty crowd.

As a Chevy Man, it's hard to get excited about racing my 4 door Impala, (even though I do own one).


May they should give back to racing 'stock' cars.
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Yep, and that's why there was a spring and fall race at the Southern tracks.

Because it was mostly working folks that went to the races.

Back then you had to buy your tickets almost a year in advance.

You went to the TransSouth 400 in the spring if you couldn't get tickets for the Southern 500 couldn't get off.

Many folks would go to the Daytona 500 in February and the Southern 500 in September. A week of vacation at Daytona Beach and a week at Myrtle Beach.

That worked out with the two weeks of vacation most folks get a year.
I think Darlington used to get two races a year but one was moved for whatever reason. Most drivers prefer the super tracks now so I'm sure they weren't too heartbroken to see it go. They also only recently switched with Dover to get the September race. Good stuff.
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I think Darlington used to get two races a year but one was moved for whatever reason. Most drivers prefer the super tracks now so I'm sure they weren't too heartbroken to see it go. They also only recently switched with Dover to get the September race. Good stuff.

Darlington deserves to have two races. Rockingham and North Wilksboro should still have races.
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Maybe set up some Mustangs and Camaros. That would be interesting. Dodge could come back with the Challenger or Charger.
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