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#1 - creidhne **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#2 to #1 - nemphision (03/12/2013) [-]
Deutsche Tourenwagen-Meisterschaft **** yeah!
#6 to #2 - parman (03/12/2013) [-]
Damn I wish I had one of those as my Tourenwagen
#45 - secretdestroyers (03/13/2013) [-]
What Funnyjunk does 24/7..
#88 to #45 - moevleboevle (03/13/2013) [-]
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#4 - cookiedude (03/12/2013) [-]
Did you notice anything about those series? They all run road and street courses exclusively. Outside of the two/three road courses a year NASCAR is exclusively oval based. And the right side rain tires would fail after 5 laps at speed.

Also the Nationwide Series did it two years in a row at Montreal.
#8 to #4 - edsabbath (03/12/2013) [-]

exclusively.... oval-based....

User avatar #9 to #8 - Snookbone (03/12/2013) [-]
"outside of the two/three road courses..."
User avatar #10 to #9 - edsabbath (03/12/2013) [-]
Oh hey. Alright. I just kind of skimmed over the comment.

Have a thumb, for pointing that out.
User avatar #11 to #10 - Snookbone (03/12/2013) [-]
No problem man. I personally get slightly rustled at content like this, I love all types of motorsport. Every series comes with it's own unique set of challenges.

I guess OP doesn't consider the fact that on Ovals, even with rain tyres it'd be goddamn dangerous to race. The sort of forces involved are huge... decent grip would be impossible, more people would die doing it.

Have a thumb on me too.
User avatar #12 to #11 - edsabbath (03/12/2013) [-]
Can't agree more. :D
User avatar #14 to #8 - lordbrutaleddie (03/12/2013) [-]
My second name is Watkins.

I know nothing about racing I just thought I should let you know.
#13 to #8 - cookiedude (03/12/2013) [-]
That's another thing. Everyone who has ever ran at Watkins Glen, has used the boot except for NASCAR. Why can't they run the ******* boot, Tony wants to run the boot?
#26 to #13 - etofun ONLINE (03/13/2013) [-]
eht extra 4 turns might confuse the drivers
User avatar #39 to #4 - basicargentinian (03/13/2013) [-]
World RALLY Championship is road based sure....
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User avatar #33 to #25 - killerliquid (03/13/2013) [-]
Real Racing Simulator

Later at an interview with Polyphony..."Did you really think that we spent all that time on GT5 and not have an extremely fast car in it?"
#40 - tealkangaroo (03/13/2013) [-]
NASCAR is terrible
NASCAR is terrible
User avatar #18 - thinkwithportals (03/13/2013) [-]
Say what you want about NASCAR, but its still dangerous as **** . A **** load of racers going 200+ mph demands a very high level of driver skill
User avatar #98 to #18 - saddestofbreads (03/13/2013) [-]
Its the same speed as most of the other ones there except the track is a oval. Which they just go around and around in. How it is a challenge to turn the wheel left? also NASCAR has the least amount of fatalities of any of them up there.
User avatar #24 to #18 - whatasickname (03/13/2013) [-]
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User avatar #51 to #31 - nurucio (03/13/2013) [-]
Yay Jeff Gordon
User avatar #36 to #24 - killerliquid (03/13/2013) [-]
Say what you want, it takes an extreme amount of concentration to go 200 laps with out falling behind.
#32 to #24 - anon (03/13/2013) [-]
Because there aren't 50 other cars going 200+ mph each trying to overtake each other.
User avatar #92 to #18 - fishesthatsmell (03/13/2013) [-]
>implying all the tournaments mentioned in the content don't...
#58 - Uranium (03/13/2013) [-]
Ok, this was supposed to start a flame war but the point is that every race follows their own formula. Driving in the rain doesn't mesh with NASCAR's. With pretty much all of the other races here they drive in rain out of necessity but avoid it if they can. But to be perfectly honest I find 24 hour racing and V-8 supercar to be the most enjoyable to watch.
#62 to #58 - getaloadoff (03/13/2013) [-]
Hell yeah, love the v8s (not as much since nissan and mercedes) And Le-Mans will always be legendary. Moto GP WRC, and F1 always seemed like insanity too me.

And NASCAR was just flat out boring as **** ...
#67 to #62 - Uranium (03/13/2013) [-]
NASCAR is watchable the more you drink. The best part about it is NASCAR is the only place you can watch a 30 car pile up and not be in the ************ .
#63 to #58 - isoceles (03/13/2013) [-]
being a motorcyclist myself, i'm partial to MotoGP but i love the sound of the V-8 Super cars, getting them to race is just icing.
#69 to #63 - Uranium (03/13/2013) [-]
Side car racing is hilarious to me sometimes.
#73 to #69 - isoceles (03/13/2013) [-]
F1 Powerboat and Hydroplaning races seem to hold the most amusement per race. of any discipline in my opinion. I love the oh **** moment when the boats decide to become planes instead.
#76 to #73 - Uranium (03/13/2013) [-]
**** you wanna talk about dangerous racing boat racing takes the ******* cake.
#21 - GibbyTheGerbil (03/13/2013) [-]
i feel like i should mention that nascar also has the least amount of fatalities every year. not saying it's related just relevent.
User avatar #41 to #21 - gottobeskippy (03/13/2013) [-]
Thats what I love about Formula 1 they couldn't give a **** how many people die in F1 races as long as you don't weigh down there cars down with saftey equipment
User avatar #83 to #21 - fruitsalaad (03/13/2013) [-]
Actually there hasn't been a death in F1 since 1994 and I think last death in nascar was 2001?
#46 to #21 - beerholder ONLINE (03/13/2013) [-]
Sorry, I did a quick wikipedia search, it seems that there were more fatalities in Nascar in the last decade than in Formula 1. Also, the last fatality in a race was of Ayrton Sena in 1994.

A lot of Formula 1 pilots died in the early years, when "safety fast" came before "safety first".

Search fatalities in formula 1 and then fatalities in nascar, look it up yourself.
#57 to #46 - Uranium (03/13/2013) [-]
Your numbers are probably around all NASCAR circuits (I think there's like eight of the damn things) Not Sprint Cup or the Winston cup before it. The last fatality in that series was in 2001.
#77 to #57 - beerholder ONLINE (03/13/2013) [-]
either way, the level of safety got high enough to render death statistics per year useless.
#89 to #46 - GibbyTheGerbil (03/13/2013) [-]
you do make a fair point i didn't do any research and kudos to you for caring enough to bother a thumb for puting me in my place when i really shouldn't have said anything if i wasn't gunna research it i'm not even a fan of Sports car racing or open wheel or any kind of racing i just feel a familial loyalty to Nascar. to be fair though look at that last big crash. if any other kind of racer save maybe a truck racr had been in it they wouldn't have been able to get out and walk away without so much as a limp.
#94 to #89 - beerholder ONLINE (03/13/2013) [-]
it's ok, just that it made me raise an eyebrow and then curiosity set in and so I scooped up the results. So I guess we both learned something today... :)
#102 to #94 - GibbyTheGerbil (03/13/2013) [-]
i like a day where i can learn **** !
User avatar #17 - whitebuddha (03/13/2013) [-]
not that i know anything about racing but doesn't NASCAR have like a hundred cars per race? also, they don't slow down
User avatar #80 to #17 - xchewsifferx (03/13/2013) [-]
they usually have around 43 cars and no, they typically won't go slower than 120 unless they're going to the pit
User avatar #3 - exitus (03/12/2013) [-]
so nascar is basically like the pilots in the army ?
User avatar #16 to #3 - thepyras (03/13/2013) [-]
Yeah, except Nascar has a better chance of killing people.
User avatar #37 to #16 - killerliquid (03/13/2013) [-]
"i feel like i should mention that nascar also has the least amount of fatalities every year." - GibbyTheGerbil
#15 - kapane (03/13/2013) [-]
NASCAR is ******* dangerous as it is, keeping those cars going at that speed in a tight pack is pretty damn hard. Add rain into the equation and you have a recipe for death. Not just for the drivers either...
#95 - craazhy (03/13/2013) [-]
what bus does
what bus does
#47 - beerholder ONLINE (03/13/2013) [-]
I'm not stupid or poor enough to understand this post
#20 - bosaight **User deleted account** (03/13/2013) [-]
How about we make a race where we only make left turns. That would be brilliant to watch.
#29 - moofinbanana (03/13/2013) [-]
It might be because the NASCAR Stock cars don't have brakes...
User avatar #34 to #29 - killerliquid (03/13/2013) [-]
Why the hell would they not?
#43 to #34 - autoxx (03/13/2013) [-]
They have them but the are so ******* heavy that the brakes don't do much.
#42 to #34 - getaloadoff (03/13/2013) [-]
Same reason they don't turn right?
#48 to #42 - beerholder ONLINE (03/13/2013) [-]
I always thought turning left was to protect the drivers' side in case they smashed into the wall.
#49 to #48 - getaloadoff (03/13/2013) [-]
pfft, what is it with U.S.A and protection? can't they for once just go in raw?
User avatar #93 to #49 - kevinenter (03/13/2013) [-]
That's what we did in Afghanistan, and people still haven't shut up about it.
#55 to #49 - Uranium (03/13/2013) [-]
NASCAR doesn't like killing drivers. F-1 doesn't seem to mind too much though.
#90 to #55 - turdofdoom (03/13/2013) [-]
i remember your name from that war discussion
u remember me ?
User avatar #59 to #55 - tachikay (03/13/2013) [-]
F1 do their best to prevent this by building tracks with enough corners to not allow too many 200+ mph-sections on tracks. One of the most known tracks in the past to be like that was the race-track in San Marino (which cost two drivers, one of them being racing-legend Ayerton Senna) and the old Hockenheimring in Germany, which had lots of long straights.

F1-cars are too light to withstand such crashes with ease, while NASCARs are built like driving high-speed tanks, or so it seems...
#60 to #59 - Uranium (03/13/2013) [-]
NASCAR machine's are pretty damn safe and pretty much every innovation in helmet design since 2001 has come out of NASCAR they had a huge branding and safety problem after Dale Earnhardt died in prime time on their most watched race of the season. I think F-1's biggest problem is having the driver exposed, some pretty horrible injuries and death's have been cause by them being hit with debris.
User avatar #64 to #60 - tachikay (03/13/2013) [-]
Indeed. Just recently (like the past 2 years), Felipe Massa (I think) was hit by parts of the suspension. The parts pierced his helmet and injured him on the head. He was critical for a while, from what I recall, and he's not been driving as good as before ever since.

There's also cases where others (stewards on the track, responsible for flags as well as debris-removal in case of an accident) were hit by debris such as tyres and died from it. Since that happened the F1-cars usually have those parts of the suspension attached to a very strong piece of rope, but that's not always preventing the tyre from coming off...

I do wonder if F1 will ever end up having a closed-cockpit-design, something like the X2010 from GT5 has.
User avatar #79 to #64 - thespecialone (03/13/2013) [-]
no they won't be closed. i mean the rgulations of how a formula 1 car should look like are nowadays pretty strict. not like in the 70-80 where f1 car's even had 6 wheels

And the X2010 from gt5 (now the X2011) is an embodyment of no regulations
User avatar #101 to #79 - tachikay (03/13/2013) [-]
Changes might still happen at some point. Maybe not anytime soon, but maybe at some point in the future.
#70 to #64 - Uranium (03/13/2013) [-]
I'm not sure why the just don't do it other than branding seeing the drivers head in an F-1 car is as iconic and traditional as anything else about the race's
User avatar #66 to #29 - itsdonealredy (03/13/2013) [-]
nascars have brakes, they are just so small that they don't do a whole lot.
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User avatar #100 - effzero (03/13/2013) [-]
The wet racing brings out the best in some racers
#105 to #100 - etofun ONLINE (03/15/2013) [-]
Ayrton Senna. nuff said.
User avatar #96 - thatscrewedupkid (03/13/2013) [-]
NASCAR is about the fans, the fans dont wanna sit in the rain, its not safe for the drivers either. take bald tires put them on your car and fly down the freeway in a downpour
User avatar #99 to #96 - effzero (03/13/2013) [-]
Take bald tyres and knee down on a superbike..
#104 to #96 - etofun ONLINE (03/15/2013) [-]
they don't use slicks in the rain, they use grooved rain tires. bit you do make a point with the fan thing, NASCAR is a cheap excuse of Motorsports aimed solely at making capitol.
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User avatar #106 to #104 - thatscrewedupkid (03/15/2013) [-]
i wasnt saying F1 uses slicks in rain, NASCAR only has one tire, and lets see an F1 pit crew use only 6 men
#108 to #106 - etofun ONLINE (03/15/2013) [-]
a F1 pit crew uses that many people, because that the fastest way to get the car out of the pits. if a new rule was introduced to F1 saying only 6 guys on a pit crew, they would adapt, change, and find the fastest way using only six guys. you know innovation? improving? unlike say canceling a race cause the tracks a little wet.
User avatar #109 to #108 - thatscrewedupkid (03/15/2013) [-]
the standard for changing four tires and filling a fuel cell is about 13 seconds
#110 to #109 - etofun ONLINE (03/15/2013) [-]
sooooo? in NASCAR the average pit stop takes 13 to 15 seconds, in F1 after the 2010 regulation banning in race refueling a sub 3 second pit stop is normal, before 2010 the length of the stop was mainly determined by how long fueling the car would take. like i said before they use that many people because its the fastest way to get the car out of the pits. and they do it rain or shine.
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