- 05/24/2011, 07:08PM ET
CuntryBlumpkin said 05/24, 07:08 PM
This topic has been done several times, but who cares.
You said NASCAR doesn't require any physical activity other than using the gas brakes and the steering wheel(sounds like somebody can't drive a stick), and that NASCAR has no referees, so that makes it not a sport.
I say that's some of the most idiotic reasoning I have ever heard to say NASCAR isn't a sport.
This isn't like getting into your car and going to work every day. The heat inside a race car can get over 150 degrees with g-forces on your side.
You know why you rarely see an out of shape NASCAR driver?
Because it takes a lot of endurance, stamina and strength to handle these cars for 500 miles.
As for the referee deal, there are NASCAR officials in every pit stall making sure that the teams are not breaking any rules, and if they do break the rules, then they get a black flag, if it's more severe than that the driver can either be fined, put on probation or in extreme cases, suspended.
You sound like a guy that truly knows nothing about NASCAR.
It's a lot more than just drivers turning left.
Kyukfan said 05/24, 07:22 PM
OK let me tell you the difference between competiton and sport. In a competiton you get paid by performance for every event (ex. You finish third in a race you get x amount of money) where as you get paid a salary as an athlete. I actually watch NASCAR from time to time so this isn't a biased opinion (my mother is obsessed with Tony Stewart and fille my old room at her house with Tony Stewart stuff.) You on the otherhand seemed to have a bias for NASCAR, as you are in a NASCAR that I seen earlier.
I didn't say there wasn't rules in racing because there clearly is. Yet the officials only stop the race when they have to, in most cases because of a wreck. Refs however, have to judge a situation in a game to see if they need to stop the game, like in the area of charging in basketball where it's the refs decision whether it is a charge or blocking foul. Most penalties in racing are handed down after the race. (Ex. having the car being in the wrong dimensions, weight, or wrong specification of the car.)
It is hard to be a NASCAR driver but it doesn't require there actual body to complete it. If they had to run the track it would be a sport. They use a car. More later...
CuntryBlumpkin said 05/25, 11:18 AM
Your competition deal doesn't make much since. You're telling me that getting payed based on your performance for every event makes something not a sport?
That's ridiculous, and personally, that's one of NASCAR's best attributes. Winning a race should pay more than finishing second, and finishing last should pay the least. This makes it so there is more incentive to go all out for the win.
And what does the oficials not stopping the race if they don't have to have anything to do with it? This isn't basketball where if you barely touch somebody it's a foul. And the officials do make judgement calls on pit road, and ultimately decide when a driver should be black flagged, and when it's raining to har to continue.
It doesn't take your actual body to compete in NASCAR?
Hate to tell you, but if you're not in top physical condition these days, you're not gonna get to ar.
The cars are essentially the same. Jimmie Johnson would still win in Robby Gordon's car, and Robby Gordon would still hang around the back in Jimmie Johnson's car.
And racing is in the definition o sport, and NASCAR is a orm of racing.
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