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"Move-over flag" ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
« on: Fri Feb 25, 2011 - 20:19:07 »
Watching the truck race at Phoenix as I type and I am so upset with NASCAR!  MOVE OVER FLAG, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

That ain't racing...............that's wrestling....................shoot, I am sodarnupset..........sigh...............

If you don't know, a move-over flag is waved at certain drivers when the leader approaches them.  This allows the leader to lap them more easily..........WHAT! THAT AIN'T RACING!

NASCAR is sodarndumb!  I really am begining to wonder if the rules are in place to favor a certain few..........

 ::shrug:: ::frustrated::

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« Reply #1 on: Fri Mar 11, 2011 - 12:27:59 »
I have to agree with you.  They lost me when they started the "Lucky Dog", the "Race for the Chase" & no more racing back to the yellow!

My husband says that they should all be out there on tricycles.  I have to agree.

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Re: "Move-over flag" ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
« Reply #2 on: Wed Mar 16, 2011 - 21:34:34 »
The main problem I have with NASCAR is when they build one of their ginormous stadiums in an urban area like Texas Motor Speedway. What's wrong with next door to Area 51 in the Nevada desert. The remote location wouldn't deter anyone, but would keep from blocking off a couple of hundred square miles of a megapolis. I have a friend that lives on the north side of greater Ft Worth and when they have a race a few miles north of there, they block off and reroute traffic for 15 mile radius. Totally ridiculous.

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Re: "Move-over flag" ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
« Reply #3 on: Wed Mar 16, 2011 - 21:40:41 »
I'd like them to race from one end of I-40 to the other every year. 

As for the move-over flag, it seems to me they ought to get what I have in my car that I use to get around folks - a steering wheel.

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« Reply #4 on: Wed Mar 16, 2011 - 21:46:18 »
I'd like them to race from one end of I-40 to the other every year. 


Sounds good, if they just stay away from I-35.

Putting that kind of congestion in the DFW metroplex is like Pharoah ordering a box car full of locusts, while Moses and Aaron were visiting.

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« Reply #5 on: Fri Mar 18, 2011 - 06:21:35 »
I'd like them to race from one end of I-40 to the other every year. 


Sounds good, if they just stay away from I-35.

Putting that kind of congestion in the DFW metroplex is like Pharoah ordering a box car full of locusts, while Moses and Aaron were visiting.

I-35?  I-45?
 

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shoot, I'm lost!   (turn left, I told ya to turn left.............aaarrrggghhhhh)

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« Reply #6 on: Mon Mar 21, 2011 - 06:39:48 »
shoot, this came up again in the Sprint Cup race yesterday.  Did anyone catch that the guys were talking about the move over flag?  It was when Kyle Bush was racing so hard with Amborse, trying to pass him and put him a lap down.  Just before a caution flag flew.  Jimmy Johnson was right behind Bush.............fortunantly for Amborse, a caution was thrown and he stayed on the lead lap at that time.  The announcers were discussing if he had "ignored" the move over flag, and if he had/had not done anything wrong in racing Bush so hard to keep from going a lap down.........

WHAT THE HECK????????

THIS AIN'T RACING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT JUST AIN'T !!!!!!!!!!!!!

you wanna pass someone?  then be fast enough and a good enough driver to PASS 'EM without expecting NASCAR to wave a "move over" flag in their faces!

GET A CLUE NASCAR!  I hope that the more publicity this move over flag thingy gets, the more "heat" NASCAR catches from the fans.............

Can anyone REALLY imagine Earndhart flying around "Dega" and looking in his rearview to see Richard Petty on his bumper trying to put him a lap down, and as they cross the start/finish line NASCAR is waving the move over flag at him, THAT HE WOULD ACTUALLY MOVE OVER?  Really?  No, seriously, really?

GET RID OF THE MOVE OVER FLAG NASCAR!  And go back to racing!!!!!!!!!!!

Political correctness has reared it's ugly head in NASCAR!  What's next?
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Re: "Move-over flag" ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
« Reply #7 on: Mon Mar 21, 2011 - 07:32:00 »
I think Earnhardt rolls in his grave every time something new, like this, is introduced into NASCAR.  If they had these rules back in #3's day, I think he would have won his Daytona long before he actually did.

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« Reply #8 on: Tue Mar 22, 2011 - 05:51:37 »
I think Earnhardt rolls in his grave every time something new, like this, is introduced into NASCAR.  If they had these rules back in #3's day, I think he would have won his Daytona long before he actually did.

I have been doing some digging here, and have discovered that this isn't actually a new rule.  Apparently it's been around for awhile.  It seems that the "devils in the details", or, it's how and when the Official chooses to enforce it.  It is one of those "SUBJECTIVE" rules, meaning that it is the decision of the NASCAR Official as to when the move over flag is waved and as to whom it is directed at.  As I understand it, if a driver who is normally a "back of the pack" racer and is never really competetive as to having a real chance at winning the race, it will be waved and they are to move over.  Now, say that Gordon, Bush (either) or Johnson or Stewart or some of those big names were having a bad day and not running up front, then the flag is not usually waved at them.............. ??

Concerning last week's race, IF I remember correctly, Ambrose was running about 12th to 15th and was racing hard to stay on the lead lap and have a shot at getting to the front.  They waved the flag at him simple because his name was Ambrose and not Harvick?  Really?

I truly do not like this rule and it galls me that NASCAR has chosen to keep it around......sigh........but, there is absolutely no hope that they have the slightest concern for my thoughts............


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« Reply #9 on: Tue Mar 22, 2011 - 13:19:47 »
Nor the thoughts of any of the other long-time fans. . .

 

     
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