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  • Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

    http://www.bangshift.com/blog/Chevy-...de-Series.html

  • #2
    Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

    Ah sooooo ....
    Chevrolet is going to participate in the Nationwide Series with the Impala, it just won't run a Camaro.
    If it don't look like a Camaro, why call it one ?

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    • #3
      Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

      You know what I think?

      I say with all of the shit-talking NASCAR has been involved with in terms of the manufacturers(we don't need'em) support, yank the sponsorships and involvement.....sure, Toyota will increase their presence in the near-term, but they'll duck out eventually(see IndyCar for evidence) and what'll the sanctioning body be left with?

      Damn sure won't be bleachers packed with race fans....oh wait, they're not showing up even NOW.

      Oops..... ;D

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      • #4
        Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

        Nice to see an auto maker "grow some b lls" and stand up to SAMECAR. That Nationwide Mustang looks like garbage, kinda like any of the the COTs.

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        • #5
          Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

          Why spoil the excitement of having a new Camaro on the market by associating with what seems to be a racing series on the downslide? I don't want to be around losers, either.
          Act your age, not your shoe size. - Prince

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          • #6
            Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

            It took some guts top make that decision. I wonder if NASCAR will say, "Camaro or nothing?" If so, and that wouldn't surprise me, I hope GM will stick to its guns.

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            • #7
              Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

              That's a laudable show of design integrity for "Government Motors."

              [But does this mean that we'll never see a "Camaro" flopper in NHRA funny car competition?]

              Too bad Ford didn't take the same stance in protecting the design integrity of its Mustang from the aesthetically-bankrupt butchers at NASCAR.

              The hideous common-template "FunnyCar of Tomorrow" idea has destroyed what little was left of "Stock Car" racing.

              Racing RWD "Pony Cars" in the Nationwide Series only really made sense if they were production-based.

              However, sipping the COT Kool-Aid (tm), [GM Racing honcho] Mark Kent parroted the NASCAR talking point about "quest for very close competition" creating "the need to have templated bodies in that series." That's just wrong. It's amazing that production-based cars race competitively in series all over the world (even sometimes in the U.S.A.). And Mark Kent knows that. Perhaps he was just unwilling to acknowledge what millions of racing fans already know: that "the emperor has no clothes" when it comes to the weak justifications for NASCAR's spec-racer COT.

              NASCAR lost the "groove" of what makes a stock car "stock" (and identifiable to the "Walter Mittys" in the stands) so long ago, it seems impossible for them to recover now.

              Yet because of NASCAR's monopoly on racing venues through International Speedway Corporation (ISC), NASCAR's corporate sister, and the tight regulation of racing dates to non-ISC tracks, not to mention NASCAR's 800-lb gorilla dominance of the motorsports television market, it is virtually impossible to develop a viable competitor to NASCAR.

              NASCAR's monopoly needs to be broken up under anti-trust laws and real production car racing returned to America's speedways.

              Sadly, Chevrolet didn't completely tell "[t]he folks in the palace of pure thought down there in Daytona" to "step off." Instead, the GM Racing gang said they'd sticker-up their "NASCAR" with Impala decals.

              They probably figure that few will object to faking up some FWD 'box into a cartoonish "COT."

              However, Chevrolet's acquiescence to the COT concept merely delays the time when real, production-based stock car racing returns to America and the POX of the Common-template is eradicated.

              But at least Chevrolet took an obvious "baby step" that Ford and Chrysler were seemingly too timid to take.

              From: http://speedzzter.blogspot.com/2009/08/no-camaro-funnycar-for-nascar.html

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              • #8
                Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

                Good for GM and the Camaro, Dodge did it when it first added the Charger at least with the nose ,they wanted it to have the idenity of a Charger. NASCAR wouldnt be what it is if it wasnt for the Mfg.
                GM will have good sucess in KONI and other forms of Motorsports.

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                • #9
                  Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

                  OBAMULET is blazing a new trail in FAUXCAR

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                  • #10
                    Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

                    Well - good for GM. Good to see.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

                      This almost makes up for advertising to the alternative lifestyle set.

                      Keep the bloated dead stench of nascar FAR away from anything you want to be succesful. Like anyone who watches nascar even knows there's a new camaro.

                      Nascar is a rolling soap opera, pro-wrestling on wheels. The camaro is a car for real gear heads, totally different demographic. It needs to go compete against the Mustang in road racing and leave a mark there.
                      Cheap, slow, half-assed: Pick three

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                      • #12
                        Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

                        Originally posted by milkovich
                        Like anyone who watches nascar even knows there's a new camaro.

                        Nascar is a rolling soap opera, pro-wrestling on wheels. The camaro is a car for real gear heads, totally different demographic. It needs to go compete against the Mustang in road racing and leave a mark there.
                        You sure about that?
                        The official Bangshift garage door guru. Just about anything can be built using garage door parts, trust me.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Chevy Tells NASCAR it will not run the Camaro in the Nationwide Series

                          Originally posted by milkovich
                          This almost makes up for advertising to the alternative lifestyle set.

                          Keep the bloated dead stench of nascar FAR away from anything you want to be succesful. Like anyone who watches nascar even knows there's a new camaro.

                          Nascar is a rolling soap opera, pro-wrestling on wheels. The camaro is a car for real gear heads, totally different demographic. It needs to go compete against the Mustang in road racing and leave a mark there.
                          nascar fans are not gear heads ?
                          you may confusing nascar fans with road racing wine and cheesers

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                          • #14
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                            [/quote]nascar fans are not gear heads ?
                            you may confusing nascar fans with road racing wine and cheesers
                            [/quote]

                            What? When is the last time you've been to anything involving sports cars. These guys are serious gear heads. In the stands at a road race is just like being in the stands at any other automotive competition. Some are and some aren't.


                            Not all the folks that watch NASCAR are gear heads and you are right some are. But the same is true of those who watch drag racing, LSR, demolition derbies, and road racing.




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