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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 06:05 PM

17. You're absolutely right

There are some NASCAR fans who are outright vocal about why they watch it: "I wanna see some wrecks!" Those are the ones this accident probably don't even phase. A lot of fans have complained over the past few years because the car model they were using produced races that featured skill and strategy, but few crashes. I've heard a lot of fans, not just of NASCAR but sports in general, whine about efforts to increase safety in sports because "the athletes know the risks they are getting into."

Then of course, you have a lot of fans who enjoy the crashes, but probably wouldn't admit so much publicly. Nevertheless, most know there are limits to how bad a crash should have to be and realize the sport is dangerous and they need to take precautions to care for the safety of the drivers and the fans.

And then the rest, a much smaller percentage, actually watch it for the racing. I'm OK with NASCAR sometimes, but I find Formula 1 and Indycar to feature much better actual racing in general (even though Indycar is probably the most dangerous form of auto racing in the country).

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