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haha Irwindale, that track was a favorite spot for shooting tv shows like Fastlane or Mythbusters

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I hate top lane-dominant tracks like Irwindale and post-2006 Bristol. You're nearly half a second faster up top and you can't even bump anyone out of the way if you're faster since you'll both end up scraping the wall. I like short tracks where the low line is dominant.


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Farty 'ol group there


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Awesome. Can't remember a boring race at that track, ever.


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I am thrilled by this. Gateway is my home track. I might have to get tickets for this one.


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I can dig that.


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This schedule is stupid

* - 1 off week from Daytona 1 to Phoenix 2
* - night race on Easter Sunday (which mind you, the bulk of NASCAR industry folk is extremely religious)
* - every race but 2 on a Sunday afternoon, including day races in the summer time where it will be the conditions of ultra swamp ass for those at the track

Fucking yikes

oh they racing at Vegas on the anniversary of Dan Wheldon's death too?


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season opener at LA Coliseum is officially official. The race will be the debut for the NextGen car & live pit stops are not planned.


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this is gonna be a logistical nightmare, but I do applaud them for trying something different - as much as I hate their current ideas and formats.


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Gateway is June 5.


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So given that I've never heard of it before, I'm guessing the LA Colluseum is a baseball stadium or some other multi-use facility they're gonna put tarmac down for one night only for a race??

So it's gonna be old bristol levels of wrecking considering they won't be able to make any kind of track bigger than a quarter mile and it's doubful they can get any banking in there right?

Not sure if I've not been paying attention but this has come massively out of left field (lol)
Is this a direction NASCAR said they were heading in? To hell with making their own venues, they'll just take them off existing sports for a weekend?

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Next new race: Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows


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Not sure if I've not been paying attention but this has come massively out of left field (lol)
Is this a direction NASCAR said they were heading in? To hell with making their own venues, they'll just take them off existing sports for a weekend?

With some exceptions, NASCAR feels the big money is in gimmick tracks as opposed to proper facilities that fans have begged for decades to get.

It'd be like F1 dumping Silverstone and having a race inside Old Trafford.

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iRacing already has a mockup of the track:



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codename_47 wrote:
So given that I've never heard of it before, I'm guessing the LA Colluseum is a baseball stadium or some other multi-use facility they're gonna put tarmac down for one night only for a race??

So it's gonna be old bristol levels of wrecking considering they won't be able to make any kind of track bigger than a quarter mile and it's doubful they can get any banking in there right?

Not sure if I've not been paying attention but this has come massively out of left field (lol)
Is this a direction NASCAR said they were heading in? To hell with making their own venues, they'll just take them off existing sports for a weekend?



I believe the L.A Colosseum is predominantly used for college football ( USC Trojans)

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Saying that, we've just got back a shared use venue that's half stock car track, half rugby track in Bradford in the UK, so maybe it's not a completely wildcard idea


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Watch the ASA race from inside the Pontiac Silverdome and you’ll see how dumb this could be. This is going to look like one of those carnival rides where all the cars are on a stick and they rotate around a center post and you can beep the horn.


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Also, there's absolutely no chance this race will be decided fairly if the leader doesn't have at least a one second lead at the end. Whoever's running second is just gonna dropkick the leader, the fans will wet themselves with joy, and whatever dickheads in the booth are all gonna praise it as good racing because "dO wHaTcHa goTTa dO!"


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Also, there's absolutely no chance this race will be decided fairly if the leader doesn't have at least a one second lead at the end. Whoever's running second is just gonna dropkick the leader, the fans will wet themselves with joy, and whatever dickheads in the booth are all gonna praise it as good racing because "dO wHaTcHa goTTa dO!"

exactly this

it's the reason why every post-2007 Bristol race is "boring" to the common folk because it either had a non-fan favorite winner or didn't have a dale/labonte or rusty/gordon DUMP N' RUN

it's the same idiots that want what Bowman Gray is on it's worst of nights (which is the perceived exposure of the track as a whole over social media), without realizing that generally - most Bowman Gray races can get pretty stagnant & spreadout otherwise

so unless you have chase dumping dennis or kyle busch on the final lap, the race will automatically be bad for 90% of fans watching on TV


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*whistles innocently and quietly removes the BRISCA F1 video from the thread*

Cos yeah, that's exactly what happens on the final corner of every race. :whistling:

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Curious have the announced what king of surface the clash will be? will they lay pavement down lke the ROC in the Miami Marlins Stadium or bring in dirt like they do for motocross and Monster jam at the coliseum

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