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Just a quick definition of a NUN: is a woman who has taken vows committing her to live a spiritual life. She may be an ascetic who voluntarily chooses to leave mainstream society and live her life in prayer and contemplation in a monastery or convent. 

After the the multiple spankings NASCAR and the sponsor M&M have administered on Kyle Busch I'm left to wonder, if this trend continuous, who will be filling those already empty seats in the next few years.

I just can't stop saying to myself- when did NASCAR and M&M get religion- NASCAR tells them to go out and play hard "HAVE AT IT BOYS" and Mars (M&M manf.)  most of known that race car drivers ARE NOT THE SISTERS OF THE HOLY.

Most of  drivers are not ALTER BOYS. Can we agree on that.

So why all of the sudden do they get so OUTRAGED and holier-than-thou about retaliation in this sport, specially when fans can give them chapter and verse on a hundreds of situations  that mirror the Busch-Hornaday drama.

It was sad to see a guy who is full of attitude, who is one of the few fun guys to watch in NASCAR look like he had been beaten down, subdued if you will, he looked like his spirit and confidence had been taken away.

It really upset me. Honestly.

Thank you NASCAR for further adding "vanilla" to the sport, I guess they most think all they needs is another Jimmie Johnson or Jeff Gordon and hope that Dale Jr. races until he is 99 year old. 

Just a little help for NASCAR from this humble fan, I know the NUNS do have televisions in their homes so start  target-advertising that market.

You may need it.

Seriously folks, I understand that sponsorship is everything in this sport, but there has to be a happy medium somewhere, in my opinion that was not done here.

The sponsors have to understand that NASCAR fans, who will be spending money on their products, are NOT GOING TO JUDGE their brand for certain situations that are just a part of the sport.

As always this is just a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.

Enough said.

Note: just eat a Kiss, they do melt in your hand but you can always lick your fingers...yummm

 

 

 

 

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November 14, 2011  11:25 AM ET

Beating and banging has its place in the sport, but not head on into the wall at 150+ miles an hour under caution. Vickers wrecked Kensith yesterday in the "proper" way, under green and brushed into the wall.

Wrecking someone under caution is a safety issue not for the drivers, but for the safety crews standing unprotected out on the track. A safety worker picking up debris can't be constantly watching his back to make sure someone's no knocking someone else around for revenge. If anything that was the main message NASCAR was sending to Busch and everyone else.

As for the sponsors, all they want to do is making money. Of course they want the goody goody candy coated (no pun intended) driver who goes out makes laps and wins races. Because of trying to maintain that friendly image a company is not going to go out there and fully support an athlete who is forced to sit out a race, game, event. I bet if you dig deep enough there are probably weekly announcements from Nike, Rebook, Adidas, McDonalds, Burger King, etc. apologizing for, or at least distancing themselves from, their spokesperson's bad behavior. It might not be as public as M&Ms announcement, but I am sure it is out there if you look.

November 14, 2011  02:49 PM ET

Everyone is entitled to an opinion I guess

November 14, 2011  03:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You seem to be making a to-do about nothing.What Kryle did was wrong and dangerous, during caution and ultimately very stupid.This is only the 3rd time NASCAR has used the punishment that was handed down, and in no way does this change anything other then police what they have built.If you watched the race today you saw some "on track" payback btwn. the #17 and Vicker's, no one got hurt besides some feelings and the race goes on.Do you not think that there has to be "line" if you will that when get's crossed should be attended to?Kryle will come back in 2012, with his sponsor, with his team, with his great driving ability, BUT he will have learned a valuable lesson just like Harvick, Smoke I was going to say R. Gordon but who cares did.NASCAR will be fine, and I'm sure the few fans that are upset right here, right now, will have the Daytona weekend events on the calendar with other 'stuff" being shuffled to the wayside.As far as Joooonya, I believe he is deep in the middle of the chase, 7th place out of 43 drivers is not something to be ashamed of, am I right?

enuogh said

November 14, 2011  09:18 PM ET

Everyone has an attitude. Some people have a good one and some people have a bad one.

November 16, 2011  07:22 PM ET

I am in TOTAL agreement.

maybe they can paint faces on those empty seats, if they further dumb down this sport what is the point of even watching?

they need Kyle and more like him, careful what you wish for folks, sometimes once you get what you want it ain't what you wanted at all.

Nascar without Kyle will be that much more boring, and frankly with ticket prices the way they are, I can be bored in front of my TV for less money and hassle.


And when these tracks can no longer afford to hold races because all the seats are empty and they cannot sell a 16 oz. bottle of water for $4.00 the sport is finished folks.

November 16, 2011  07:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Everyone is entitled to an opinion I guess

That is all I'm saying...lol

November 16, 2011  07:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I am in TOTAL agreement.maybe they can paint faces on those empty seats, if they further dumb down this sport what is the point of even watching? they need Kyle and more like him, careful what you wish for folks, sometimes once you get what you want it ain't what you wanted at all.Nascar without Kyle will be that much more boring, and frankly with ticket prices the way they are, I can be bored in front of my TV for less money and hassle. And when these tracks can no longer afford to hold races because all the seats are empty and they cannot sell a 16 oz. bottle of water for $4.00 the sport is finished folks.

Great comment...some folks don't understanb how the gelding of drivers will make this series borring....is if are a horse person you will get that joke,,,lol

November 16, 2011  07:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Everyone has an attitude. Some people have a good one and some people have a bad one.

Kyle is just a chatrecter..there is room for a superstar like him in NASCAR...they should just leave him alone..

November 16, 2011  07:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

enuogh said

Give the same awnser I gave another poster:
...some folks don't understand how the gelding of drivers will make this series boring....is if you are a horse person you will get that joke,,,lol

November 16, 2011  07:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You seem to be making a to-do about nothing.What Kryle did was wrong and dangerous, during caution and ultimately very stupid.This is only the 3rd time NASCAR has used the punishment that was handed down, and in no way does this change anything other then police what they have built.If you watched the race today you saw some "on track" payback btwn. the #17 and Vicker's, no one got hurt besides some feelings and the race goes on.Do you not think that there has to be "line" if you will that when get's crossed should be attended to?Kryle will come back in 2012, with his sponsor, with his team, with his great driving ability, BUT he will have learned a valuable lesson just like Harvick, Smoke I was going to say R. Gordon but who cares did.NASCAR will be fine, and I'm sure the few fans that are upset right here, right now, will have the Daytona weekend events on the calendar with other 'stuff" being shuffled to the wayside.As far as Joooonya, I believe he is deep in the middle of the chase, 7th place out of 43 drivers is not something to be ashamed of, am I right?

Great comment...some folks don't understand how the gelding of drivers will make this series boring....is if are a horse person you will get that joke,,,lol

December 4, 2011  07:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Beating and banging has its place in the sport, but not head on into the wall at 150+ miles an hour under caution. Vickers wrecked Kensith yesterday in the "proper" way, under green and brushed into the wall.Wrecking someone under caution is a safety issue not for the drivers, but for the safety crews standing unprotected out on the track. A safety worker picking up debris can't be constantly watching his back to make sure someone's no knocking someone else around for revenge. If anything that was the main message NASCAR was sending to Busch and everyone else.As for the sponsors, all they want to do is making money. Of course they want the goody goody candy coated (no pun intended) driver who goes out makes laps and wins races. Because of trying to maintain that friendly image a company is not going to go out there and fully support an athlete who is forced to sit out a race, game, event. I bet if you dig deep enough there are probably weekly announcements from Nike, Rebook, Adidas, McDonalds, Burger King, etc. apologizing for, or at least distancing themselves from, their spokesperson's bad behavior. It might not be as public as M&Ms announcement, but I am sure it is out there if you look.

See you next year..

 
July 2, 2012  03:07 PM ET

Congrats to Brad, a most powerful run but somewhat boring. Ironically, my wife blew my mind this weekend while I was watching the race as she pranced around the house in a spoof of the NASCAR logo tee shirt with the word "BORING" on the front! She picked it up at http://www.nascarwidows.com and it was quite funny and too close to the truth.

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