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#1 OvDrone

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 13:32

Finally a NASCAR 2023 thread!

You know what I am talking about. We are in the post-Hail Melon world, the move Ross Chastain pulled at Martinsville to stun not only the Nascar world, but the whole world as the move become the most viral thing Nascar ever did since I can't recall when.



We are embarking on a new journey of playoff delusion and outrage, great stock car racing and more silly season entertaining nonsense. And hopefully, much MUCH safer standards for this new breed of cars.

So with that, here's the Schedule for this year of our Lord, 2023:

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And here is some Youtube content to get you in the zone:





Kyle Busch in the RCR #8, Ty Gibbs in the JGR #54, no #18, Custer out - Preece in for the SHR #41, Kurt out - Reddick in for the 23XI #45, Ty out - Gragson in for the Petty GMS #42 were the biggest shakeups of the silly season and that's quite a lot.

Now over to you, what are your hopes, dreams and aspirations for this new season ?

Mine is obviously a season where Truex wins races and is at the final 4 to go for that second Championship  :kiss: 

Please man, 2022 Cup sucked yo.

But hey at least I made peace with Joey Logano, so that's great.

Cheers y'all



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#2 jonpollak

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 16:21

Have you read your PM's or have I pissed you off?

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#3 GlenWatkins

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 17:40

Hey Ov, what does hail melon mean?

#4 OvDrone

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 19:33

Have you read your PM's or have I pissed you off?
Jp


Oh sh** I forgot to respond. The notifications on my phone are like badly timed yellows.

I shall respond later today Jp, thank you for the reminder 😎

#5 OvDrone

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 19:35

Hey Ov, what does hail melon mean?


It’s what some called Chastain’s move from Martinsville after the fact.

From an unholy combo of ‘Hail Mary’ and ‘Melon’ because well, he’s the melon guy.

#6 jonpollak

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 21:45

Oh sh** I forgot to respond. The notifications on my phone are like badly timed yellows.

I shall respond later today Jp, thank you for the reminder

No worries mate.

I just wanted to get your space and passes reserved for all the races we're going to next season.

Jp



#7 OvDrone

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Posted 21 December 2022 - 23:34

No worries mate.

I just wanted to get your space and passes reserved for all the races we're going to next season.

Jp


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#8 Myrvold

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Posted 22 December 2022 - 00:12

 

 

And to that picture, I'll answer with the letter a former Autosport forum member wrote to me years and years ago, when he fixed me a Dylan Kwansiewski t-shirt.

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Spoiler. They didn't work as a hex. Worked better to eat them...

And I still have the t-shirt. :)

 

EDIT: Holy banana-split, that picture was laaarge. Any nice little BBCode to make it smaller? :eek:


Edited by Myrvold, 22 December 2022 - 00:13.


#9 Silverstone96

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 10:51

Nascar gaming looks to be in the garbage bin! https://twitter.com/...helIfDUTnORv5lQ

#10 Myrvold

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 13:43

It's all so very weird. Not that NASCAR-games have been good for the last 15 years, but the whole MSG-thing is weird.

Especially as they have used S397 to make quite a few bits and pieces for all their announced games, and then ended up releasing it for rFactor 2 instead. IndyCar, BTCC, WEC-tracks. The Stock Cars were just updated in rF2 as well. It's like they actually use rF2 as a test-place like planned, but not doing the rest.



#11 messy

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 16:27

I thought Heat 4 was quite good. Not amazing, but a solid and faithful recreation of the sport, it did the job well. But that was developed by a different team, one that was ditched and has gone on to release (the excellent) SRX and World of Outlaws games. MSG games took over and basically just rereleased NH4 as NH5 but screwed up all the little things they did try to update and made it a buggy mess. Since then the games have been beyond terrible. Ignition is just unplayably awful. The company is just incompetent beyond belief.

Edited by messy, 23 December 2022 - 16:58.


#12 Risil

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 16:33

And to that picture, I'll answer with the letter a former Autosport forum member wrote to me years and years ago, when he fixed me a Dylan Kwansiewski t-shirt.

 

I miss gm914, hope he's doing alright



#13 Silverstone96

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 18:03

Agree heat 4 was fun and more than adequate, the funniest thing is the planned 2022 content dlc for heat 5 which is a 2 year old game, a startling admission really that ignition is garbage.

But it seems this 2022 doc for heat 5 will never see the light of day!

#14 jonpollak

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 19:39

I miss gm914, hope he's doing alright


Building luxury flats in NYC.
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#15 Myrvold

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Posted 23 December 2022 - 19:51

I thought Heat 4 was quite good. Not amazing, but a solid and faithful recreation of the sport, it did the job well. But that was developed by a different team, one that was ditched and has gone on to release (the excellent) SRX and World of Outlaws games. MSG games took over and basically just rereleased NH4 as NH5 but screwed up all the little things they did try to update and made it a buggy mess. Since then the games have been beyond terrible. Ignition is just unplayably awful. The company is just incompetent beyond belief.

 

Thing is, if you compare it to the mid 00's games, there's a lack of features. It's dissapointing when games are losing features and content as we move along. It should've been the other way around. I mean, you can see the same in the F1 Manager game as well. It lacks so many features that we got 25-30 years ago. I never got into any of the modern NASCAR games due to this.

 

I miss gm914, hope he's doing alright

Building luxury flats in NYC.
Jp

 

Was about to say that JP told me he was doing fine and better than fine. That makes me happy :) 

 

The reason why he bought the t-shirt and sent it, was that at the time Kwansiewski was still racing in K&N West (Or East), and logically they didn't ship merch outside of the US. I asked here on the forum for help, and he jumped on it, figured what it would cost to send it to Norway, bought the shirt and I transferred money to cover the shirt and postage.

The M&M was a fun, welcome surprise :)



#16 jonpollak

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Posted 24 December 2022 - 12:06

I’m still wondering what the hell happened to OLB.
The Office Line Backer.

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#17 OvDrone

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 12:20

Two big headlines appeared concurently:

Last full year of 'Happy' Harvick. 

Gonna enjoy his farewell tour.

And Petty GMS completely rebranded themselves, with JJ driving his reverse digit legacy number:





 



#18 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 12:42

The unPetty-ing of Petty is weird, "Legacy Motor Club" has zero brand value. If they were at least naming it after a new wealthy owner that'd make sense, but so much of the value of that team is the name and number?

 

Not to be old but I'll miss Harvick. It feels like we're in the end stages of turning over a generation. And because I don't follow the series closely, and certainly not Nationbusch and Trucks, I have no idea who anyone is anymore.



#19 jonpollak

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 13:01

Here’s someone you can follow Ross !

Malcolm !

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https://uproxx.com/t...-nascar-driver/

Jp

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#20 paulb

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 13:10

The unPetty-ing of Petty is weird, "Legacy Motor Club" has zero brand value. If they were at least naming it after a new wealthy owner that'd make sense, but so much of the value of that team is the name and number?

 

Not to be old but I'll miss Harvick. It feels like we're in the end stages of turning over a generation. And because I don't follow the series closely, and certainly not Nationbusch and Trucks, I have no idea who anyone is anymore.

The first question one would ask is "legacy of what?". Answer Petty family. Response: then why didn't you put Petty in the name?

 

They probably burned a lot of hours and bourbon and money coming up with that weak name.



#21 messy

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 14:41

Harvick might be a tough character to love but I feel sad he's going because he's still absolutely got it - 15th last year was a bit deceptive wasn't it, he just had a bad run early in the play offs. Every single year he's up there and it was only a couple of years ago that he won seemingly every other race but missed the title. To be at that level at his age, I thought he'd never go.

Edited by messy, 12 January 2023 - 14:56.


#22 OvDrone

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 21:22

Meanwhile, McLaren just announced that they will offer 2021 Nascar Cup Champion, Kyle Larson, a ride in the 2024 Indy 500!

https://the-race.com...to-nascar-star/ 



REJOICE MOTORSPORT LOVERS REJOICE



#23 jonpollak

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 12:06

Land is like totally OTT as if a teenage girl getting a house call from Trailor Swift.

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#24 Jim Thurman

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 17:04

The first question one would ask is "legacy of what?". Answer Petty family. Response: then why didn't you put Petty in the name?

 

They probably burned a lot of hours and bourbon and money coming up with that weak name.

Boston Consulting Group?



#25 John B

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 18:48

 

 

Not to be old but I'll miss Harvick. It feels like we're in the end stages of turning over a generation. And because I don't follow the series closely, and certainly not Nationbusch and Trucks, I have no idea who anyone is anymore.

 

Depending on what transpires with Kurt Busch he's the last holdout from the pre gimmick/Chase/playoff era. Based on his performance with the #4 he should probably have a couple more titles but for the present system, which makes a big difference in how he gets viewed historically.



#26 LucaP

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 19:54

Sorry, I usually don't follow Nascar

I was surprised to read North Wilkesboro in the schedule, isn't that the much missed track all Nascar fans were pining for?

Edited by LucaP, 13 January 2023 - 19:55.


#27 loki

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Posted 13 January 2023 - 23:34

Sorry, I usually don't follow Nascar

I was surprised to read North Wilkesboro in the schedule, isn't that the much missed track all Nascar fans were pining for?

That and Rockingham. 



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Posted 14 January 2023 - 01:43

Here’s someone you can follow Ross !

Malcolm !

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https://uproxx.com/t...-nascar-driver/

Jp

Pretty sure I saw him in Atlantics at Long Beach. 



#29 Dmitriy_Guller

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Posted 14 January 2023 - 02:36

On its own, "legacy" is generally not a term of endearment, so it's even more puzzling why someone would choose that as the name of their team.  It's usually used to describe something that is old and hopelessly outdated, but you're stuck with maintaining, or an act of admitting someone to college on the basis of them having a successful alumni as a parent.



#30 Frood

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Posted 14 January 2023 - 16:17

Pretty sure I saw him in Atlantics at Long Beach.


And Formula BMW. Muniz is definitely not a stranger to Motorsport, despite what that article seems to want to claim.

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Posted 14 January 2023 - 23:21

Bob Pockrass sur Twitter : "23XI says they will have an announcement Tuesday (they teased a third Daytona 500 car on their social today). The Athletic reported it is Travis Pastrana." / Twitter



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Posted 14 January 2023 - 23:50

And Formula BMW. Muniz is definitely not a stranger to Motorsport, despite what that article seems to want to claim.

Sorry Frood it was the picture that grabbed me and the first article that didn’t TELL me to accept all cookies. But we all knew about Frankie’s love for racing.
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#33 FLB

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Posted 17 January 2023 - 19:32

The Daytona 500 is sold out: https://www.nascar.c...nsecutive-year/



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Posted 18 January 2023 - 15:08

Brock Beard has put together an excellent four-part documentary about the non-Dale Earnhardt storylines leading up to and following the 2001 Daytona 500. If you're into NASCAR history, it's a pretty good watch (Brock makes good docs!). Part 1 is here: 



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Posted 19 January 2023 - 01:21

The Daytona 500 is sold out: https://www.nascar.c...nsecutive-year/

It has to be due to the motocross fans, https://racer.com/20...p-for-pastrana/



#36 Myrvold

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 03:23

Brock Beard has put together an excellent four-part documentary about the non-Dale Earnhardt storylines leading up to and following the 2001 Daytona 500. If you're into NASCAR history, it's a pretty good watch (Brock makes good docs!). 

 

Man, I still haven't finished his Rise of The Field Fillers.



#37 bargeboard

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 15:04

Man, I still haven't finished his Rise of The Field Fillers.

 

:lol:

I *think* I made it through that series, lol. It was interesting, but it definitely required a fair investment of time!



#38 PayasYouRace

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 15:12

Not heard of Brock but I’m tempted to check his stuff out from what you guys are talking about.

#39 Myrvold

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Posted 19 January 2023 - 17:33

:lol:

I *think* I made it through that series, lol. It was interesting, but it definitely required a fair investment of time!

 

But oh so worth it! :)



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Posted 20 January 2023 - 02:20

But oh so worth it! :)


Absolutely. I've watched his "Three Before February" a few times. Tough subject matter, but the doc is so well done.

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 15:17

Not heard of Brock but I’m tempted to check his stuff out from what you guys are talking about.

 

If you're a nerd for NASCAR history, Brock has you covered!



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Posted 20 January 2023 - 15:20

Speaking of great Nascar content, this half an hour gem from Elly49 is a grand homage to my favorite Nascar season - legendary 2011.

Check it out, you won't regret it.



#43 FLB

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 17:13

Rumours are emerging in Montreal of a possible Cup race for the 2024 season: https://www.journald...n-2024#cxrecs_s (en francais)



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Posted 20 January 2023 - 17:41

Rumours are emerging in Montreal of a possible Cup race for the 2024 season: https://www.journald...n-2024#cxrecs_s (en francais)

 

Fine, if they remove the chicanes. :-)



#45 loki

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Posted 20 January 2023 - 23:10

Rumours are emerging in Montreal of a possible Cup race for the 2024 season: https://www.journald...n-2024#cxrecs_s (en francais)

That comes up every few years or so.  If someone will pay for it they should do it.



#46 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 21 January 2023 - 13:30

Villeneuve Trackhouse Fever Dream is go.

 

Other end of spectrum I'm assuming some sort of Tagliani(or Andrew Ranger)/Rick Ware Racing adventure.


Edited by Ross Stonefeld, 21 January 2023 - 13:31.


#47 jonpollak

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Posted 21 January 2023 - 20:16

I thought they were after Kimi ?
I mean yeah, JV would be more competitive but the Lulz and Bwoaaa right?

Jp

#48 Silverstone96

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Posted 30 January 2023 - 14:20

So looks like nascar will not be on tv in the uk in 2023, first time there is no deal in over 20 years which is quite annoying to say the least!

Full replays on YouTube Tuesdays after the race but that’ll be it.

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Posted 30 January 2023 - 16:04

So looks like nascar will not be on tv in the uk in 2023, first time there is no deal in over 20 years which is quite annoying to say the least!

Full replays on YouTube Tuesdays after the race but that’ll be it.

 

 

Have Viaplay not taken it up?



#50 FLB

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Posted 30 January 2023 - 23:39

So.... A future in Europe? 

 

 

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