Is Nascar A Sport

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  1. taylor2007

    taylor2007 New Member

    I Dont Think So
     
  2. Azure Kite

    Azure Kite New Member

    You have to get up pretty early in the morning to get me with this one. Even saturday morning. And stupid (IMO) as the sport is, Nascar is a big sport with alot of people.
     
  3. Lucario4ever

    Lucario4ever New Member

    I don't particularlly like it but, I do respect as a sport because those drivers has the equivalent of
    30 pounds on there arms when there going very fast and holding that four hours its extremely physical
    But I think its boring .
     
  4. Poliwag92

    Poliwag92 New Member

    It is techincally a sport. It's a motor sport. A form of sport.

    Many people dismiss it as not a sport and many others think its boring. It's just people's opinions. But it's sad that it has been stereotyped as a sport that is boring and going around in circles.

    To me, it's one of my favorite sports. The chase for the championship begins sunday and will be 10 races to see who is the new champion.

    NASCAR has the largest fanbase in the United States. More than football or baseball or basketball. It has the largest seating capacity to. Races can hold 160,000 people in one race. NASCAR is the most fan friendly sport out there too. You can by a pitpass and have a high chance of meeting your favorite driver and getting an autograph. You haven't seen anything until you've actually attended a race.
     
  5. GinoLombardi21

    GinoLombardi21 New Member

    They drive from 150-200 mph. Well usually sports have to be something pysical. So meaning like you have to work and like you have to sweat. When your going over 180 mph the temperture in the car is wicked hot. Thats why they drink tons of gatorade/powerade/etc in the car. Also its over usually 250 laps. So your gonna be driving for at least 2+ hours.
     
  6. Arcanine 274

    Arcanine 274 New Member

    It's a sport, but it bores me.

    It's pretty physical, I'm sure, but making 500 left-turns gets old.
     
  7. doctormcdreamy

    doctormcdreamy New Member

    nascar is a sport. it's one of the fastest growing sports there is. you have to be somewhat athletic to drive a race car. you dont see overweight out of shape race car drivers, do you.
     
  8. Poliwag92

    Poliwag92 New Member

    Yeah that car is a burning furnace and the pit crew has tp be really athletic and have high agility to go from the wall to the car, change two tires and come back within 15 seconds.
     
  9. Chromecatz

    Chromecatz New Member

    doesnt matter how much work it takes and stuff.
    its so BORING
    ugh.
    "OMG OMG OMG HES TURNING LEFT!"
    "HES DOING IT AGAIN OMBBBQLAWLZ0RZ!!!!@&$#^@~"
     
  10. taylor2007

    taylor2007 New Member

    but it still doesnt require athletic ability that is the definition of sports
     
  11. KazamBolt

    KazamBolt Active Member

    I don't think that it is a very good sport. But if water polo is a sport, so is racing/nascar.

    EDIT: Here from dictionary.com

    sport
    –noun 1. an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.

    I guess that it is.
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2007
  12. Azure Kite

    Azure Kite New Member

    Forget the dictionary! What does it know!! Nascar really defeats the true non dictionary definition of sports which getting physical and competitive even if it gets you a penalty! Sides' you wanna realy dictionary/encyclopedia use wikipedia it has the answer to everything.
     
  13. ZAKtheGeek

    ZAKtheGeek New Member

    Well, it's certainly a massive waste of resources.
     
  14. moza

    moza New Member

    You try driving that fast ;D
     
  15. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    Not a chance. *gets mauled by entire southeast region*
     
  16. Poliwag92

    Poliwag92 New Member

    Guess what!?

    Half the chase is from CALIFORNIA! Not NC!
     
  17. charmander162

    charmander162 New Member

    the real sport behind nascar...pit crew
    left turns don't take skill, changing a tire does
     
  18. Poliwag92

    Poliwag92 New Member

    Let's see if any old schmuck can hold a car in a turn at 180 MPH. Probably not. Your car is an athlete itself. You need to configure your car so it can make those left turns not too sharp or not too wide. Those guys are getting paid millions every race. Isn't that better than your job right now? If any of you can do it then go race.
     
  19. Its twice a sport when the pit crews get in a major fight.
     
  20. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    As much as I don't care about Nascar, I still consider it a sport.
     

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