Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd
NASCAR is no longer "stock car" racing. It's not like it was in the early days when they actually raced basically the same cars you could buy Monday at the dealers. Now they are all NASCAR spec racing machines with shells that look somewhat like whatever brand. But a Ford isn't a Ford, a Chevy isn't a Chevy, etc.
Same way with the Indy racing league. They all have more or less the same machines, it's not like they used to be either.
I'm an old fart (72) so I can relate to the old time racers.
Exactly. So much of it was taken away, little by little once they started to make all of the cars identical. The only thing telling what the car is now is the paint/decal job.
I still watch some just because of watching Matt Kenseth race here every weekend while he was growing up. The track is about 15 minutes away. It was cool. The short track, friday night races are still more fun than Nascar IMO.
I tend to watch more of the IRL( or IZOD Indy series, or whatever ya wanna call it) now, but mostly because of one person. Danica used to race go karts in the town i lived in when I was a kid, which is only about 10 mins away from where I am now.
But yeah, all the cars are the same there also......it just isn't fun anymore.