Racing in the rain. .. 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 Racing in the rain Did you notice anything about those series? They all run road and street courses exclusively Outside of two/three a year NASCAR is
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#4 - cookiedude
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(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.
#19 to #4 - zigzagderpaderp
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(03/13/2013) [-]
#8 to #4 - edsabbath
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(03/12/2013) [-]
wat

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

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

Have a thumb, for pointing that out.
#11 to #10 - Snookbone
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(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.
#12 to #11 - edsabbath
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(03/12/2013) [-]
Can't agree more. :D
#14 to #8 - lordbrutaleddie
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(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
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(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
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(03/13/2013) [-]
eht extra 4 turns might confuse the drivers
#39 to #4 - basicargentinian
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(03/13/2013) [-]
World RALLY Championship is road based sure....
#1 - creidhne **User deleted account**
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#2 to #1 - nemphision
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(03/12/2013) [-]
Deutsche Tourenwagen-Meisterschaft **** yeah!
#6 to #2 - parman
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(03/12/2013) [-]
Damn I wish I had one of those as my Tourenwagen
#78 - swiftykidd **User deleted account**
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#45 - secretdestroyers
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(03/13/2013) [-]
What Funnyjunk does 24/7..
#88 to #45 - moevleboevle
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(03/13/2013) [-]
NO I DON'T! WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT? I HATE YOU!!
NO I DON'T! WHY WOULD YOU SAY THAT? I HATE YOU!!
#40 - tealkangaroo
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(03/13/2013) [-]
NASCAR is terrible
NASCAR is terrible
#27 - evilskittle
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#18 - thinkwithportals
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(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
#24 to #18 - whatasickname
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(03/13/2013) [-]
TURNING LEFT
#31 to #24 - admiralamory **User deleted account**
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#51 to #31 - nurucio ONLINE
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(03/13/2013) [-]
Yay Jeff Gordon
#32 to #24 - anon
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(03/13/2013) [-]
Because there aren't 50 other cars going 200+ mph each trying to overtake each other.
#36 to #24 - killerliquid
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(03/13/2013) [-]
Say what you want, it takes an extreme amount of concentration to go 200 laps with out falling behind.
#98 to #18 - saddestofbreads
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(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.
#92 to #18 - fishesthatsmell
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(03/13/2013) [-]
>implying all the tournaments mentioned in the content don't...
#71 - symustafa
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(03/13/2013) [-]
Yeah, have you seen the tracks in NASCAR? They drive at an angle.....
#91 to #71 - mycatislookingatme
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(03/13/2013) [-]
Have you seen rally car racing?

They spend half the ******* race 20 feet in the air.

If they don't need a grippy landing I don't know who does.
#21 - GibbyTheGerbil
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(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.
#41 to #21 - gottobeskippy
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(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
#83 to #21 - fruitsalaad
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(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
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(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
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(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
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(03/13/2013) [-]
either way, the level of safety got high enough to render death statistics per year useless.
#89 to #46 - GibbyTheGerbil
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(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
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(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
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(03/13/2013) [-]
i like a day where i can learn ****!
#17 - whitebuddha
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(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
#80 to #17 - xchewsifferx
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(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