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Old 08-04-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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I like 'em. Back in the old days drivers USED to RACE for the WIN. Not to make their hollywierd sponsors HAPPY. They weren't pitchmen, rather. THEY WERE MEN. They had cahonays, and werne't afraid to let the pretty gals in victory lane who was the BOSS! Back in the olden days the drivers had a few beers after races too, not some Frenchie wenchy pino gresho! Its really a dadgum shame too see how Na$sham has turned its fat back on the REAL AMERICAN fans, not some "el fans" from the Rio Grand, if ya know what I mean. or anyo f them frogs from MOntreeall.

A friggin shame.
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:54 AM   #2
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Marketing starts to rule whatever thing becoming popular, NASCAR is not exception.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:11 AM   #3
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Well-known Lee Petty - father of Richard "King" Petty 7-time champion - who (Lee) was 3-time champion by himself (1954, -58, -59) - had a crew-chief named ... Lee Petty !

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Joke of the moment: immideately split Jimmi & Chad into 2 different cars - let`s see who is who !
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:34 AM   #4
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History records that on Sept. 14, 1969, (was) the inaugural NASCAR Grand National race at what was then called Alabama International Motor Speedway.

Earlier that summer, many of the prominent drivers of the day had agreed to join a group called the (PDA) Professional Drivers Association, with the idea of having more of a voice in how the sport was operated and controlled.

NASCAR president Bill France, who had already crushed a previous attempt to organize a union in 1961 -- banning Curtis Turner and Tim Flock from the sport -- was not amused.

The situation came to a head immediately following qualifying.
According to longtime sportswriter Tom Higgins, who was in attendance that day, several drivers -- including Richard Petty, president of the new union, David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough and LeeRoy Yarbrough -- confronted France in the garage area on Saturday.
The discussion became more animated and the words harsher as neither side was willing to compromise.

A closed-door drivers meeting went late into the night, and sometime shortly after midnight, Petty and more than 30 teams loaded up their cars and walked out, assuming that France would have to acquiesce to their demands.
But France had Plan B already in place.

A few of the single-car independent drivers hadn't been invited to join the PDA and needed purse money to cover their expenses.

France made two pointed remarks aimed squarely at the PDA.
"Winners never quit and quitters never win," France said.
And he followed that by saying, "The boys who pulled out owe their future to the drivers who ran today, if they have a future."

Petty and Pearson were the first to break ranks within the PDA, deciding to run at Columbia Speedway five days later, and the organization quickly crumbled and disappeared.
And no further successful attempts to unionize NASCAR's drivers have been made to this day.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:10 PM   #5
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The only "Real" drivers that remind me of old-school drivers are Martin, Stewart, and Kahne. Martin because he is one, Stewart because he isn't afraid to get aggressive and he could make a Prius win a NASCAR race, and Kahne because he gives it his 100% and tries his hardest to excel and make the chase in 20th place equipment.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:17 PM   #6
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Just my opinion folks....

I think nascar abounds with "real" drivers. From the start n parkers who run the same motors for weeks at a time to get the money up for one real run, to the stars who dominate. They are all "real" drivers to me.
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