Poll: Is NASCAR a sport?
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View poll results: Is NASCAR a sport?
Yes
42 34%
No
78 62%
Wtf is NASCAR?
5 4%
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#1
Just wondering, is there anybody out there that actually thinks NASCAR is a sport? All the coverage of the Daytona 500 got me wondering, and pretty much nobody I know says it is. Are there qualifications that make something a "sport"? What are they?
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#2
2EDIT:i wiki Sport and nascar would be classified as a motor sport. which i guess is still a sport
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#3
If it is, it's a pretty lame excuse for one.

Those nascar fans must have some insane patience though. I'll give them that.
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#9
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More of a sport than golf, but that's not saying much.


You fail, and have also apparently never played golf before.

Professional golfers are the real athletes, they, like the rest of us, are paid ONLY when they win and do their job, unlike almost every other sport.
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#12
not even close... only fair way to describe it goes something like...

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#13
golf is a sport, i used to play for my county, golfers get payed in sponsership only if they are the big stars, like tiger woods sergio garcia etc, they have to earn there tour card if they dont get enough points.

nascar is not a sportm if its classed as anything a motorsport
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it doesnt involve a ball, its not a sport
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it doesnt involve a ball, its not a sport

So boxing isn't a sport then?

Oh and NASCAR is a sport. A crap sport, but it still counts.
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#17
I'd rather watch nascar than baseball
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it doesnt involve a ball, its not a sport


weird, I guess hockey, which is like the most pure sport ever (:P) isn't really a sport
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#20
that just depends on your definition of sport

*actually, i'm leaning towards a yes, because it's competition
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#21
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who the **** cares...this is ultimate-guitar not ultimate-nascar


and this is the pit, so it doesn't have to be about music
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who the **** cares...this is ultimate-guitar not ultimate-nascar



This is also the pit which is for, you know, anything.
#23
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who the **** cares...this is ultimate-guitar not ultimate-nascar


It's also the Pit, i.e. where we discuss non-guitar related topics.

On the other hand, no, it bloody well isn't.
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#24
Yes.

It's called motorsport for a reason.
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#25
*sigh*

Yes, it's a sport. Just like F1, touring cars, rally, etc.

The tracks are just prodominately ovals, exclusid Watkins Glen and Infineon Raceway. It still takes loads of technical know-how to make a good car in NASCAR, just like any other racing.

I'm not a fan, really, anymore, I haven't kept up in years, but I've been watching NASCAR almost all of my life, and I have an uncle who is an avid fan.

I prefer circuit tracks, and touring cars and all of that, but that doesn't mean I don't consider NASCAR a sport.
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#26
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Yes.

It's called motorsport for a reason.


because it's easier to advertise as a sport than a massive waste of time
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#28
Nascar is really really really really shit...and I'm a motor racing fan
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#29
uses no athletic ability, not a sport
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What does salary have to do whether it's a sport..

I think athletics, I think exertion. And it takes a lot more exertion to be NASCAR driver than to breeze around a fairway, hitting balls with a stick.


So you think of golf as simply 'hitting balls with a stick'?
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uses no athletic ability, not a sport

Aye, but Darts is officially recognised as a sport, and they don't come more un-athletic than this guy
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Just wondering, is there anybody out there that actually thinks NASCAR is a sport? All the coverage of the Daytona 500 got me wondering, and pretty much nobody I know says it is. Are there qualifications that make something a "sport"? What are they?

A sport involves a ball or a hockey puck. Wrestling, NASCAR is considered an "event."
#33
Quote by sacamano79
uses no athletic ability, not a sport


It's mind over matter. ALL racing is mind over matter. Not just anyone can jump in a car and win the Euro Rally Championship, or the 24 Hour at Le Mans, or the Daytona 500.

It takes loads of know how and nerves of steel.

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Sport- a source of diversion


There.


On another note, just because you don't like a certain sport doesn't mean it's not a sport.
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#34
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who the **** cares...this is ultimate-guitar not ultimate-nascar


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#35
For the record, driving in NASCAR takes an immense amount of strength and endurance. No power steering, and the inside of those cars get very hot (in addition to the layers of fireproof clothing you have to wear). So it does require you to be strong and physically fit, but it's not really a sport in the traditional sense.

It doesn't really matter to me. Golf is a sport to me, despite what others might say. Using John Daly as an example means nothing; Tiger Woods is one of the best conditioned athletes in the world, along with others like Vijay Singh who has a very intense workout routine.
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#36
you idiots...pointing a gun and shooting is a sport...Golf is a sport. PLAYING POOL is a sport.

Damn, in russia, even poker is now sport.
#37
Non
Athletic
Sport
Centered
Around
Rednecks

So my answer is yes. A pathetic sport, but a sport none the less.
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Aye, but Darts is officially recognised as a sport, and they don't come more un-athletic than this guy

Lol @ this guy....

Look at the watch on his arm!
#40
No. It's a game like baseball and golf.

Yes, I called baseball a game. It isn't an athletic event. Yes, it is difficut to hit a ball, I know. But it's also difficult to win a game of chess, and that's not a sport. Technical skill=/=athleticism.
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