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Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Kurt has had a poor year.

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rare Magic card l00k
Jan 3, 2011

Me uni a la Revolucion #RXT


el sabe ...


The best case scenario is that all four of the drivers in the GAME SEVEN or whatever they want to call the stupid championship race crash in the first lap.

elmono311
Apr 30, 2007

Every kiss begins with Kahne


I can't wait to see a driver win a race and then DNF in the other two races that round but still advance because of the win, knocking out a driver who actually deserves to advance. loving hell, NASCAR. You stupid fucks.

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





Oh my god if you win the first you can just s/p the other two.

dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

There's a haint in the foothills of NC; the haint of the #3 chevy. The rich have formed a holy alliance to exorcise it but they'll never fucking catch him.




elmono311 posted:

I can't wait to see a driver win a race and then DNF in the other two races that round but still advance because of the win, knocking out a driver who actually deserves to advance. loving hell, NASCAR. You stupid fucks.

But WINNING MEANS EVERYTHING

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



You know that it's going to play out perfectly for NASCAR, they're gonna get all the manufactured drama they want and have that wonderful Game 7. This will justify the Chase further and keep it alive for another ten years while it continues to be hot trash.

Slickdrac
Oct 5, 2007

Keeper of the Secret


kidcoelacanth posted:

You know that it's going to play out perfectly for NASCAR, they're gonna get all the manufactured drama they want and have that wonderful Game 7. This will justify the Chase further and keep it alive for another ten years while it continues to be hot trash.

I'll give that it's going to make things more interesting, but that doesn't mean good, and all the extra unnecessary complexity and opportunity for someone like Gordon or Earnhardt to be eliminated well before the last race (1 bad race could very well screw you completely in a round) is just going to run more fans out.

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



I'm not saying it's going to be actually good, because it won't, because the system is inherently terrible. But I get the feeling it's going to play out exactly how NASCAR wants it to for at least this year.

Harveygod
Jan 4, 2014
Lardroom


sportsgenius86 posted:

I don't think anything would bring me more joy than Jimmie winning nine straight races and then losing at Homestead.
I can think of one: Dale Jr. gets eliminated in the first round and then wins every race afterwards including Homestead. Greg Biffle wins no races and takes the championship.

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



Newman is winning the championship btw

tater_salad
Sep 15, 2007


Harveygod posted:

I can think of one: Dale Jr. gets eliminated in the first round and then wins every race afterwards including Homestead. Greg Biffle wins no races and takes the championship.

I would like to see this as well..

Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

The #RXT REVOLUTION has two words for ya..
SCOOP IT!



he knows...


I'm unironically looking forward to the Chase.

L_Harrison
May 21, 2007


I really want Biffle, Newman, or Kenseth to win the title, because it would poo poo all over the "wins mean everything" Chase, and I'd laugh really hard.

edit: Also, I love how NASCAR technology is not advanced enough yet to designate the Chase drivers into a separate points bracket than the non-Chase drivers. Instead, they're all given 2000 base points plus 3 for each win and kept in the same championship standings.

L_Harrison fucked around with this message at Sep 8, 2014 around 17:56

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



As dumb as the Chase is, at least I could accept it if we knew who the champ was going to be going into Homestead because that's how 10 races played out.

Now, we have a four way tie BECAUSE WE HAVE TO HAVE AN ALL OUT RACE TO THE DEATH (Junior liked that phrase on Twitter) TO DETERMINE OUR CHAMPION AND RAM THE HELL OUT OF THIS SQUARE PEG INTO A ROUND HOLE.


I hope Jeff Gordon doesn't show up to my house this week hoping to explain this to me, because I'm out of town and it'd be cool to meet him.

On that note, does "trips to fans' houses to explain an awful point system" count under NASCAR's Community Service program for rulebreakers?

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



I do like the idea that the new system is dumb and complicated enough that they need people to sit down and explain it, and that they are advertising this.

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


The best thing that can happen is that it rains in Homestead right after the race is official.

Uncle Jam
Aug 20, 2005

Perfect


I still don't understand why NASCAR didn't go with a premiership type system where you have the big year long prize and a few different sub cups (Maybe break the season into 4 parts while keeping the last race out of any sub cup.)

You'd get 5 points races a year, 5 trophies to apply a sponsor to, make weeks off mean something and so on. None of this hyper points reset every 4 races...

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



I think a really good points system would be if you get an amount of points in a race for finishing well and then the guy with the most points is the champion

Slickdrac
Oct 5, 2007

Keeper of the Secret


kidcoelacanth posted:

I think a really good points system would be if you get an amount of points in a race for finishing well and then the guy with the most points is the champion

But what about an emphasis on winning? It's not like we can just add on 10 extra points for the winner for what we have now.

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



Slickdrac posted:

But what about an emphasis on winning? It's not like we can just add on 10 extra points for the winner for what we have now.

I Don't Give A gently caress, just make it how it was before

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





kidcoelacanth posted:

I think a really good points system would be if you get an amount of points in a race for finishing well and then the guy with the most points is the champion

LOL I bet you think they should use fuel injection too. loving hippies itt.

kidcoelacanth
Sep 23, 2009



whole grain nas cars

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006


What if at Homestead the final 4 are unable to start the race

LASTCAR
Mar 25, 2010

I like the drivers
you never hear about
in the cars
you never see
who finish in the position
you never want




go3 posted:

What if at Homestead the final 4 are unable to start the race

I was wondering about that too. Championship leaders Bobby Allison (1983), Dale Earnhardt (1993), and Jeff Gordon (1995) prepared for that by having their backup cars entered into the season finale with Jimmy Insolo, Neil Bonnett, and Jeff Purvis driving, respectively. This way, if the title contender's car didn't start, they could jump into the backup.

I wrote an opinion piece predicting the Final Four would do this at Homestead - and maybe other Chase drivers would use them to manipulate the points system in the other nine races. With so many technical alliances with small teams today, I wouldn't rule it out.

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006


LASTCAR posted:

I was wondering about that too. Championship leaders Bobby Allison (1983), Dale Earnhardt (1993), and Jeff Gordon (1995) prepared for that by having their backup cars entered into the season finale with Jimmy Insolo, Neil Bonnett, and Jeff Purvis driving, respectively. This way, if the title contender's car didn't start, they could jump into the backup.

I wrote an opinion piece predicting the Final Four would do this at Homestead - and maybe other Chase drivers would use them to manipulate the points system in the other nine races. With so many technical alliances with small teams today, I wouldn't rule it out.

I'm less wondering about the cars and more of a 'oh don't worry they're be a little bit late, Jack Roush is flying them in' scenario

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



LASTCAR posted:

I was wondering about that too. Championship leaders Bobby Allison (1983), Dale Earnhardt (1993), and Jeff Gordon (1995) prepared for that by having their backup cars entered into the season finale with Jimmy Insolo, Neil Bonnett, and Jeff Purvis driving, respectively. This way, if the title contender's car didn't start, they could jump into the backup.

I wrote an opinion piece predicting the Final Four would do this at Homestead - and maybe other Chase drivers would use them to manipulate the points system in the other nine races. With so many technical alliances with small teams today, I wouldn't rule it out.

Making his Sprint Cup debut here at Homestead, in the #25 NAPA Chevy, Chase Elliott!

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



LASTCAR posted:

I was wondering about that too. Championship leaders Bobby Allison (1983), Dale Earnhardt (1993), and Jeff Gordon (1995) prepared for that by having their backup cars entered into the season finale with Jimmy Insolo, Neil Bonnett, and Jeff Purvis driving, respectively. This way, if the title contender's car didn't start, they could jump into the backup.

I wrote an opinion piece predicting the Final Four would do this at Homestead - and maybe other Chase drivers would use them to manipulate the points system in the other nine races. With so many technical alliances with small teams today, I wouldn't rule it out.

Let me really make this interesting and a little bit of a stretch to get these drivers but what would happen if say the final 4 were Gordon, Johnson, Earnhardt, and Kahne and all of their cars poo poo the bed. Is it a foot race into the SHR cars and last one gets Danica's car?

maffew buildings
Apr 29, 2009

I'm too dumb to get probated


NASCAR please send Kurt Busch to explain the Chase so I can ask him where he thinks his parents went wrong with him and his brother

FuzzySkinner
May 23, 2012



maffew buildings posted:

NASCAR please send Kurt Busch to explain the Chase so I can ask him where he thinks his parents went wrong with him and his brother

Kurt's cool though.



And yes before anyone says it. Yes, the reason you're thinking of is the reason why I think he's cool.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Because he has like five top-10s this year?

tater_salad
Sep 15, 2007


You are both named Kurt?

Fauxhawk Express
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake

It's because he ran pro stock at an NHRA event one time like 3 years ago. Get your heads out the gutter.

Uncle Jam
Aug 20, 2005

Perfect


He touched Jamie Little's boob?

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


"I'm glad that Ray Rice did that thing. I saw the video and I thought it was cool." - Kurt Busch, today.

Shadow Puppet Of
Feb 13, 2014

If I worked there I'd have freaked out long ago and smeared toner all over my naked body, flopping around to spell out "I TOLD YOU SO!" on the carpet until campus security could drag me away.


This is only like 4-5 small photoshop touches from being a gay porn cover.



You'd just healbrush out the 'GAN' & 'I', change the 'S' to a 'P', open up the firesuits to the navel on twink #1 and #2, change Comfort Revolution to RUSH Poppers or Gun Oil, stick a "2 Full-Throttle Hours" stripe on the corner and get that up onto the nations truckstop porn shelves.

Larson is a natural top though, so no changes there.

Just who is NASCAR.com subcontracting their web-work out to these days?

Shadow Puppet Of fucked around with this message at Sep 9, 2014 around 00:26

Some Random Asshole
Apr 30, 2006

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Dumb Username posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-7exGzbY4k

I seriously need to find 5 trillion dollars to buy out NASCAR and end this poo poo.

If there's a more crystalline image of the disconnect in reality between how NASCAR sees its own image VS what it actually is than that token hispanic family I have yet to see it

FuzzySkinner
May 23, 2012



Dumb Username posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-7exGzbY4k

I seriously need to find 5 trillion dollars to buy out NASCAR and end this poo poo.

See remove the bullshit about "The Chase" and you could....could have a funny marketing campaign.

The idea of Jimmie Johnson driving the stockcar around with a megaphone is a good set up.

Now hand that to a group of comedians and let them have fun with it.

Peanut President
Nov 5, 2008





FuzzySkinner posted:

See remove the bullshit about "The Chase" and you could....could have a funny marketing campaign.

The idea of Jimmie Johnson driving the stockcar around with a megaphone is a good set up.

Now hand that to a group of comedians and let them have fun with it.

Just do the blues brothers routine with the speaker but make it the busch brothers.

bigbillystyle
Nov 11, 2003

Steering wheels? Where we're going we don't need steering wheels.

Fag Boy Jim posted:

I really hope some dumb poo poo happens to the good drivers and NASCAR ends up with a thrilling battle between Biffle, Newman, Hamlin, and Kurt for all the marbles.

Finally there actually would be an epic battle for 22nd and the NASCAR world, this thread, and our fantasy NASCAR league would come full circle and a black hole would form and we wouldn't have to watch next season but don't worry I'll DVR it.

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LASTCAR
Mar 25, 2010

I like the drivers
you never hear about
in the cars
you never see
who finish in the position
you never want




I'd love it if Jeff wore this shirt.

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