Post by Dr. Chaotic Lord, PhD™ on Apr 2, 2015 7:51:59 GMT
It's a new season! We've got us a new title sponsor, and a new race format, too!
Stolen from Wikipedia:
The 2017 season will introduce major changes to the format of races and the points system in all three of NASCAR's national series, announced during a press conference on January 23, 2017. All races will be divided into three stages, comprising a quarter distance for the first two segments, with the third stage being half distance, thereby in case of inclement weather, curfew, or darkness, the third segment may be cancelled and the race be complete after two segments. A competition caution will be held at the end of each stage, during which drivers may optionally take a pit stop before the restart for the next stage. The top 10 drivers at the end of the first and second stages will receive championship points, awarded on a descending scale from 10 to 1. The overall winner of each race following the final stage will receive 40 points, and the remaining drivers will be awarded points on a descending scale from 35 for a 2nd-place finish, to 2 for 35th, and 1 for 36th through 40th. The winner of each stage will also receive a "playoff point", and the overall winner will receive five.
For the first time since 1971, the Can-Am Duel qualifying races for the Daytona 500 will also become points-paying races; the top-ten finishers in each race will receive points.
Is Kyle Busch not racing this season? He's probably ma favorite. Seems like a real baller, though my knowledge of NASCAR is limited to watching replays on Youtube.
Also what's up with the replay you posted? There seem to be no people in the stands. Do so few people actually watch the pickup trucks?
Yeah, I don't really know jack shit about NASCAR, as it is an alien sport in the Czech Republic, but if you plan to get Project Cars for PC, I'd be up for some NASCAR racing there.
Kyle Busch is out because of this (#54, goes way off on the left side of the screen):
That gave him a right leg compound fracture and fractured left ankle.
And yeah, Of the 3 main series, the trucks get the worst attendance, which is a shame, since the racing is sometimes way better than in the other two and it's a great place to see some up-and-coming drivers.
I haven't been following Project CARS, so I didn't know they have NASCAR stuff. Maybe I'll check it out.
So, after Kyle Busch was injured for over 4 monthes he just won at Sonoma, amazing Kid and also nice race
As much as I may not like him, he certainly earned that win. To be Chase eligible, he needs to finish with an average of 14th or best over the course of the next 10 races. I still don't think he should even have that chance, since he was injured during a non-cup race and missed 1/3rd of the season, but obviously NASCAR thinks otherwise.
Also, FFS Jeff, win a race already. Come out of your final season with at least one win.