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NASCAR is about to feel Detroit's chill

Good read. He's been saying this for years and I guess sooner or later he'll be correct.

From this weeks Autoextremist.com

June 25, 2008

NASCAR is about to feel Detroit's chill.

By Peter M. De Lorenzo

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So who will pull out first ( Dodge or Ford) ???????
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This guy has been predicting the downfall of NASCAR for a couple of years now. While times are tight in the Motor City, rest assured....I don't think for a second that Detriot will simply "walk away" from motorsports. Each of the "Big 3" have done that in the past with disasterous results.



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I don't foresee the manufacturers walking away completely. Even in the '60's when racing support was banned at GM, Chevrolet was filtering monies down to the teams.
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I hope you guys are right but cash is really tight right now in Detroit.
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Now that there is a Mustang, a Challenger, and soon a Camaro. Maybe it's time to bring Trans Am back. And maybe run the competition with something resembling real cars.
Nascar has become just a bunch of identical formula chassis with fake bodies.
I'm old enough to remember the the big Chargers and Road Runners, battling for Chrysler.
Actually test drove a used Daytona Charger. Didn't trade my Challenger for it, but it was a interesting car.
I understand that some teams use the same body for several makes, just paint the brand on once a sponsor is signed.
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thats kinda sad, and i full hearteadly support a new trans am series starting up. its disgusting how its even called NASCAR anymore.

STOCK CAR did they forget?
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Its about the driver's, Look at the Iroc races. OH they don't do that any more. Why no buddy gave a shit, about the drivers. It will be the NASCAR/Camry 400 in a year or two any ways. Who watches truck racing any more. Look at the stands they are empty. Nascar is already in a down turn and it will only get worse. They only reason i have only half heartly been watching. Is Kurt Bush is handing Little June bug JR his ass. Every since that race they bumped. And worth less spun himself out. He made the remark the only way Kurt. Could win a race was by crashing other drivers. Shit his old man was the King of wrecking other drivers. June bug has done more than his fair share of wrecking other people. Shit he is with the number one team, with Jeff G and Johnson as team mates. And he still can't win a race. He is the most over rated driver of all time. If you but him with averge team he would not even be in the top 20.

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Ryan Newman announced today that he is leaving Penske. I think he'll go with Tony Stewart.
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