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Was Bristol a interesting race for you this year or a waste of time?

What did you like or dislike about the race?

I know some fans were good with Kyle Busch winning and some were not why either way?

Is this a race NASCAR needs to keep or no?

Was there something you saw that could be changed that would make the race more interesting in you view?

I know here in Canada we have the odd race where the commercial takes up 3 quarters of the screen and the commercial gets the sound but the actual race is in the top corner. You do not actually miss any of the race and do not have to come back from commercial to find out the race is on a yellow because you do see it in the corner of the screen

March 20, 2011  10:51 PM ET

Today's race was interesting to me, I even closed the blinds at work so I wouldn't get distracted by the bikinis going by the job.
I liked the fact that Menard is showing that he can drive if he has decent equipment.
I disliked the number of empty seats that I saw today. I absolutely liked that Kyle won.
KYLE SWEEPS AGAIN.

March 20, 2011  11:25 PM ET

I was also impressed at how Kyle kept the #18 pretty clean. No easy feat at Bristol. I was thinking about Jeff Gordon today, He is doing voice overs for that Cars movie and they are tossing his name around as a replacement for Regis. He also has all the mandatory duties and obligations of a driver and a father. I wonder sometimes if they get too many things on the plate and the driving suffers.

March 21, 2011  01:38 AM ET

I found the race to be a bit boring....when I saw that Kyle was probably going to win it, I changed the channel to something else......sorry Jk....I don't share in your enthusiasm LOL
The empty seats are signs that people are still struggling financially as well as general fan interest declining.
I still think they should keep Bristol on the agenda, as some Bristol races are better than others.

March 21, 2011  02:02 AM ET

Dang ol kyle wins again at Bristol, dadgummit! Oh-well, JR's in the top ten so I guess I should be happy for that. And sure enough there was plenty of empty seats at the race which is surprising cuz Bristol use to be standing room only. And just like LittleE said, that's probably just another hit from the economic spiral. And I love Bristol... but I think I liked it better before they remodeled the track, more bumping and trading paint, doughnuts on every door.... and I liked it better when kb wasn't winning it every time too.

March 21, 2011  06:53 AM ET

What happened to the days where racing at bristol ended with major sheet metal carnage even among the top finishers? It seemed that only a few minor dents were evident, and I dont, for one, credit that to the "toughness" of this new tank, er, car.

the progressively banked track has ruined the bristol we once knew. The races there must now be measured against something other than the races prior to the repace.

I think I will blame DW for lack of anyone else to point the finger at.. didnt he get to bust the first chunk of the old pavement?

March 21, 2011  06:54 AM ET

repace = repave

March 21, 2011  08:30 AM ET

I watched until about half way. Once JJ and Kryle were battling for the lead and DW went all fan-boy I went to take a nap. Once up from said nap I found out the race was over.

I'll agree with Pond the repave killed the track. Yes there are more passes now, but Bristol was about the beating and banging of torn up sheet metal. Now you just change your line and you can pass clean, like every other track. It's just not classic Bristol.

Here is a lesson to you NASCAR/Bruton Smith: Not being able to pass does not equal a boring race! Someone just running away from the field does!

March 21, 2011  08:35 AM ET

The Cup race sounds like it is broadcast in Canada the way the Indy races on network TV are broadcast in the US, side by side. The commercial gets a larger portion of the screen and sound, but you can still view the race. I know people have been wanting that for Cup here in the US too, but it hasn't happened yet unless you account for TNT's abysmal Wide Open coverage that has 15 minute single commercials they don't interrupt for anything.

March 21, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

What happened to the days where racing at bristol ended with major sheet metal carnage even among the top finishers? It seemed that only a few minor dents were evident, and I dont, for one, credit that to the "toughness" of this new tank, er, car.the progressively banked track has ruined the bristol we once knew. The races there must now be measured against something other than the races prior to the repace.I think I will blame DW for lack of anyone else to point the finger at.. didnt he get to bust the first chunk of the old pavement?

I miissed 95% of thr race but what little I did see I couldn't agree more on your point.

March 21, 2011  09:29 AM ET

Having watched Nascar since they dropped the very first green flag and getting interested on a real fan basis in 1955, I will say we will never see the type of drivers and racing like the old days. That's gone, it's history but the racing we get today is awesome. The speeds and safety are proof of that. It's human nature to resist change and complain when changes are made. I am guilty of that also but it usually is for a reason and for the betterment of the sport. The first races this year have all been exciting as indicated by the chatter on all the sites. Now, I can't speak for next weeks race. Racing has become a real science that we never saw in the past, it has truly become more pit crew and crew chief oriented and little decisions can make or break a drivers day at the track. I think that adds to the mystique of our sport. Oooops, I think the coffee is getting to my head, a little rambling there.

March 21, 2011  09:41 AM ET

I thought the race turned out better than I thought it would. The only thing I would change is the winner...

March 21, 2011  09:41 AM ET

But having said that, is Kyle starting to grow on me? I think I need help!! LOL

March 21, 2011  09:58 AM ET

Jayski reports Attendance 120,000, .... I know the place hold 160,000 but sure did not look 3/4 full to me, more like 100,000 +/- maybe .....

March 21, 2011  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

But having said that, is Kyle starting to grow on me? I think I need help!! LOL

Like a fungus.
I think I have my driver I love to hate but with Jeff slowly fading I do not really have a driver I love to love

March 21, 2011  10:44 AM ET

On the NW Start n Park FLAP ;) Jennifer Jo Cobb, who walked away from her car about five minutes before the start of Saturday's Nationwide in protest of having to start and park, will drive the #41 for Rick Ware Racing next weekend at California.....

But, man some people get NO Breaks ..... Driver of the #41 at Bristol ... Carl Long !

March 21, 2011  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

But having said that, is Kyle starting to grow on me? I think I need help!! LOL

I have heard that a number of times and this year if he stays calm like he has been lately, the fan base will grow. I always liked the aggressive drivers and he was my favorite way back when he was in the Hendrick stable. I like Montoya and Brad Keselowski also. Brad seems to have fizzled since he started in Cup but I still like to watch him on the track, and as for Montoya, he knows how to win but it seems he has a lot of bad luck.

Unbiased and Kodiak, the Kyle Busch Fan Club is accepting new members every day. LOL

March 21, 2011  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

On the NW Start n Park FLAP ;) Jennifer Jo Cobb, who walked away from her car about five minutes before the start of Saturday's Nationwide in protest of having to start and park, will drive the #41 for Rick Ware Racing next weekend at California.....

But, man some people get NO Breaks ..... Driver of the #41 at Bristol ... Carl Long !

Well Nova, who would you want driving your car someone who has stated she's here to race or someone who's only S&Ped their entire career?

My question becomes will she get her money back for the tires she bought for the #41 at Bristol?

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March 21, 2011  11:30 AM ET
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Well Nova, who would you want driving your car someone who has stated she's here to race or someone who's only S&P their entire career?

My question becomes will she get her money back for the tires she bought for the #41 at Bristol?

at Bristol Carl Long did run the whole race, finished 28, 294 laps ...

As for Cobb vs 2ND Chance ..... it sounds like a Soap Opera .... he said / she said ... he the team owner / she supplies the engine money?? tires ?? CC ?? pays for the Wreck in Vegas .... do not have effort INFO .... I read one story it sound like a rental of the team .... other he signed her to drive ... somewhere in the Middle, I guess ....

 
March 21, 2011  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

at Bristol Carl Long did run the whole race, finished 28, 294 laps ...As for Cobb vs 2ND Chance ..... it sounds like a Soap Opera .... he said / she said ... he the team owner / she supplies the engine money?? tires ?? CC ?? pays for the Wreck in Vegas .... do not have effort INFO .... I read one story it sound like a rental of the team .... other he signed her to drive ... somewhere in the Middle, I guess ....

Pretty much the same thing happens around here when the wife drives my truck........

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