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Got a New Slogan for NASCAR

Remember the :  WIN on Sunday ... SELL on Monday ...

Should be Changed to :  Season Ends on Sunday ... PINK SLIPS on Monday ... 

 

Multiple sources have confirmed significant layoffs this week at Roush Fenway Racing. According to sources, more than 100 workers were released by the team Monday and Tuesday. One source put the number at 125. Prior to today, the team employed about 440 people.  

And Crew Chiefs to many changes to LIST.

and even  NASCAR has CUT three races from the Truck Series.

The series will run 22 races next year, down from 25 this year. 

Added  Rockingham Speedway and a second race at Iowa Speedway. But the series lost two events when Nashville closed. The series also won't return to Lucas Oil Raceway /  IRP,  New Hampshire and Darlington.

Even Rookie of the Year  #71 Andy Lally is leaving. Lally will drive for Magnus Racing in the Rolex Sports Car Series GT division next year. Could be some of the Fall out at TRG which also run  Sports Cars.

 

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November 23, 2011  08:47 AM ET

And yet some people insist that Nascar is in good shape. It is slowly dying on the vine.

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November 23, 2011  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And yet some people insist that Nascar is in good shape. It is slowly dying on the vine.

I posted the following on another user's blog, and I think it fits perfectly. The initial comment was about how the person posting the blog thought the NASCAR decision making policy was like a group of village elders. I had a different opinion:

Some truth yes, but I think less tribal elders and more an Emperor and his Court (advisers)

The Emperor, Brian France, thinks things should run the way HE wants them to be run. In France's case every race needs a dramatic last lap pass coming out of the last turn and a drag race to the finish line.

It is the Court's job to make that happen. That is why we tend to see extra long cautions toward the end of the race (to get to a green-white-checker finish), inconstancy with penalties, "lucky breaks" for certain drivers, etc. And to do this you have to hide or at the very least gray out the rulebook because if you have specific rules/penalties in black and white then someone can use that same rulebook against you as a governing organization.

The Emperor is parading around in his "new clothes" the problem is the Court is telling him he looks great, while the people (the fans) are getting fed up and leaving.

Read more: http://www.fannation.com/blogs/post/1184408-j-johnson-and-c-knaus-plan-a-w reck-and-k-busch-executes-one#ixzz1eXLxMBNG

November 23, 2011  09:48 AM ET

Raist, I noticed that at the end of Homestead. They could have red flagged the thing and held the lap count where it was. Instead they let them run through the rain so they were sure that all the leaders had enough gas to make it to the end. It was pretty obvious they didn't want the race decided by fuel.

November 23, 2011  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Raist, I noticed that at the end of Homestead. They could have red flagged the thing and held the lap count where it was. Instead they let them run through the rain so they were sure that all the leaders had enough gas to make it to the end. It was pretty obvious they didn't want the race decided by fuel.

Actually my post comparing Brian France to The Emperor's New Clothes was made after the Texas race. The initial discussion was about how Kyle Busch wrecked Hornaday and got suspended a race, yet JJ and Chad were "planning" to mess up the back end of the #48 if they won the race at Talladega and nothing happened to them.

But running the lap count down arbitrarily has happened several times this season. How many extra long cautions did we have with under 10 laps to go in order to get a GWC finish? Not to mention the number of "debris" cautions.

If anything the new slogan should be NASCAR: We Do Whatever the Heck We Want, And Forget About Being Consistent About It!

November 23, 2011  10:05 AM ET

I see addington has had enough of "elder, mature Busch brother". Speculation he will end up at SHR.

November 23, 2011  10:05 AM ET

I couldn't believe he had both of these clowns to handle, back to back.

November 23, 2011  10:29 AM ET
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I couldn't believe he had both of these clowns to handle, back to back.

But can you blame him for leaving Penske?

I think he kinda got a raw deal being the boot from JGR after a bad half season that was probably more a driver issue then the CC, but these things happen.

November 23, 2011  10:29 AM ET

What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. LOL

November 23, 2011  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. LOL

I will beleive because I know that you have walked a mighty rough road at times and you still seam to be pretty person

November 23, 2011  11:18 AM ET

Pretty good person even.
surprising the differance a word makes lol

November 23, 2011  11:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Pretty good person even.surprising the differance a word makes lol

LOL.. I coulndt tell from his avatar he was pretty

November 23, 2011  12:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

LOL.. I coulndt tell from his avatar he was pretty

Nah that was just some of Kodiak's Canadian Kindness slipping through. ;)

November 23, 2011  01:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Nah that was just some of Kodiak's Canadian Kindness slipping through. ;)

and he has to work all week!

November 23, 2011  02:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Roush Fenway is dropping a team, and could be 2 if new sponsorship doesn't arrive for the season.

Actually they will potentially be dropping up to 3 teams. (2 Cup, 1 Nationwide)

November 23, 2011  02:36 PM ET

And here are some of the things I am looking forward to when NASCAR hits Vegas for the Awards Banquet (yes I ripped them off of another website):

NASCAR, at the last minute, moves the whole shindig to Omaha because Vegas is the hometown of the Busch brothers and they don???t need that kind of publicity.

Dr. Jerry Punch interviews a homeless person who demonstrates remarkably more class than Kurt Busch.

Ironically, Jeremy Mayfield shows up at a filming of Pawn Stars, trying to sell Chum Lee some construction equipment.

November 23, 2011  03:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

And here are some of the things I am looking forward to when NASCAR hits Vegas for the Awards Banquet (yes I ripped them off of another website):NASCAR, at the last minute, moves the whole shindig to Omaha because Vegas is the hometown of the Busch brothers and they don???t need that kind of publicity.Dr. Jerry Punch interviews a homeless person who demonstrates remarkably more class than Kurt Busch.Ironically, Jeremy Mayfield shows up at a filming of Pawn Stars, trying to sell Chum Lee some construction equipment.

thats funny

November 23, 2011  03:38 PM ET

What will mikey do, though, he was doubling up on the weekend by booking that Jerry Lee Lewis "tribute" concert ..........

 
November 23, 2011  03:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If anything the new slogan should be NASCAR: We Do Whatever the Heck We Want, And Forget About Being Consistent About It!

Aint that the truth!

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