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Post by Pyrozooka0 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:32 am

In honor of the NRA 500 and the Party at the Poconos 400, post race naming disasters from NASCAR history

Sprint Unlimited (feels unfinished, needs Shootout at the end)
Hella Good Sour Dips At The Glen
That period where crown royal named their race after some random guy sucked
Irwin Tools Night Race (Sharpie 500 ruled, so did Irwin Tools 500, this is just wierd)
Wonderful Pistachios 400 is ridiculous

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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by BWard on Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:00 pm

I seemed to find the Hershey's Kissables 300 a little bit annoying, as well as the NRA American Warrior 300.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Chives2112 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Wasn't at least one Crown Royal race named after a military veteran?
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by vbooy57 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:45 pm

Chives2112 wrote:Wasn't at least one Crown Royal race named after a military veteran?
Curtiss Shaver is a firefighter that's missing part of his leg, I don't know if one was named after a veteran though.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:51 pm

Widow Wax 125 presented by SealWrap Repair Tape (in the K&N Pro Series East NASCAR series) - What the hell is that, it sounds like a DIY competition.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Chives2112 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:44 pm

vbooy57 wrote:
Chives2112 wrote:Wasn't at least one Crown Royal race named after a military veteran?
Curtiss Shaver is a firefighter that's missing part of his leg, I don't know if one was named after a veteran though.
Ah, that's what I was thinking of. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by f1fan12 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:41 pm

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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:23 pm

Chives2112 wrote:Wasn't at least one Crown Royal race named after a military veteran?

All of them were, IIRC.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Alpineopossum on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:52 pm

- Most of the "at the Glen" names
- Wonderful Pistachios 300
- Irwin Tools Night Race
- Sprint Unlimited
- NRA 500
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by navycook75 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:05 pm

Daytona 500.

I mean seriously.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by LadyKathy on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:22 pm

EA Sports 500 (because EA sucks)

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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by RyanB06 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:35 pm

navycook75 wrote:Daytona 500.

I mean seriously.

Why, because it's not something ridiculous like "Florida Citrus Daytona 500 presented by Publix"? There is something to be said for tradition...
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by bigdc48 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:02 pm

How about the Wonderful Pistachios 400?
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Alta on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:34 pm

RyanB06 wrote:
navycook75 wrote:Daytona 500.

I mean seriously.

Why, because it's not something ridiculous like "Florida Citrus Daytona 500 presented by Publix"? There is something to be said for tradition...
Dude...You missed the most obvious sarcasm ever. :/
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by RyanB06 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:58 pm

Alta wrote:
RyanB06 wrote:
navycook75 wrote:Daytona 500.

I mean seriously.

Why, because it's not something ridiculous like "Florida Citrus Daytona 500 presented by Publix"? There is something to be said for tradition...
Dude...You missed the most obvious sarcasm ever. :/

Dang, I thought I fixed my sarcasm detector... Laughing
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by navycook75 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:08 pm

RyanB06 wrote:
Alta wrote:
RyanB06 wrote:
navycook75 wrote:Daytona 500.

I mean seriously.

Why, because it's not something ridiculous like "Florida Citrus Daytona 500 presented by Publix"? There is something to be said for tradition...
Dude...You missed the most obvious sarcasm ever. :/

Dang, I thought I fixed my sarcasm detector... Laughing
Actually now that you mention it, Florida Citrus Daytona 500 presented by Publix has a good ring to it.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Cynon on Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:26 pm

Any that I can't remember off the top of my head... in other words, quite a few, but especially those that don't have the name of the track in the title. It does make the race more difficult to find if I'm looking it up retroactively for something.

You can ask me; "Remember what happened in the 200whatever EA Sports 500?!" and I won't know what the hell you're talking about, but if you ask; "Remember what happened in the 200whatever fall Talladega race?!" ... then you stand a much better chance of getting a straight answer.

This is why I love F1 race names... "2009 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix" tells me all I need to know -- the race is sponsored by SingTel, it takes place in Singapore in 2009. Done.

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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by LadyKathy on Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:32 pm

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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by TheRealNathNath on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:37 pm

NRA 500
NRA 500
NRA 500



NRA 500
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Dan Mackay on Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:52 pm

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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Lucstar88 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:12 pm

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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Alpineopossum on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:18 pm

This isn't NASCAR but IndyCar had a Cafés do Brasil 300...at Homestead.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by JMac525 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:23 pm

Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

Out of all the bad Watkins Glen names, this one is the worst.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by navycook75 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:27 pm

JMac525 wrote:Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

Out of all the bad Watkins Glen names, this one is the worst.
I think it was Heluva Good.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by flyingturns89 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:33 pm

The 2008 All Star Race, which was officially titled All Star Race XXIV.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by kensethfan on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:33 pm

navycook75 wrote:
JMac525 wrote:Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

Out of all the bad Watkins Glen names, this one is the worst.
I think it was Heluva Good.

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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by LadyKathy on Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:38 pm

flyingturns89 wrote:The 2008 All Star Race, which was officially titled All Star Race XXIV.
Why are Roman numbers bad

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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by flyingturns89 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:44 am

SweetErin wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:The 2008 All Star Race, which was officially titled All Star Race XXIV.
Why are Roman numbers bad

It was just so plain of a title. Nothing wrong with the roman numerals.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by navycook75 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:52 am

kensethfan wrote:
navycook75 wrote:
JMac525 wrote:Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen

Out of all the bad Watkins Glen names, this one is the worst.
I think it was Heluva Good.

I am heluva funny person.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by f1fan12 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:34 am

The Finger Lakes 355- I wished they would have used something like "The Finger Lakes Grand Prix" or something like that.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:33 pm

The Good Sam Roadside Assistance 200 presented by some local company at Rockingham, it doesn't seem that bad, but on jayski it got shorted to The Good Sam Roadside Ass. 200.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by RACECAR on Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:40 pm

Cynon wrote:Any that I can't remember off the top of my head... in other words, quite a few, but especially those that don't have the name of the track in the title. It does make the race more difficult to find if I'm looking it up retroactively for something.

You can ask me; "Remember what happened in the 200whatever EA Sports 500?!" and I won't know what the hell you're talking about, but if you ask; "Remember what happened in the 200whatever fall Talladega race?!" ... then you stand a much better chance of getting a straight answer.

This is why I love F1 race names... "2009 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix" tells me all I need to know -- the race is sponsored by SingTel, it takes place in Singapore in 2009. Done.

For me, any name that has at least 5 words in it and ends with "500" or "400". Just seems like way too much to take in. Simple names like Samsung 500 or Lifelock 400 work just fine.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by BWard on Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:01 pm

I wonder if Dura Lube 400 seems legit?
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:10 pm

flyingturns89 wrote:The 2008 All Star Race, which was officially titled All Star Race XXIV.

I find the whole Roman-numeral All-Star Race thing to be NASCAR trying to emulate the Super Bowl or something.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Mother of Invention on Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:58 pm

Icebreaker

Couldn't they have at least bothered to put "The" in front of it or the race distance on the name?
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Chives2112 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:52 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:I wonder if Dura Lube 400 seems legit?
Yes, it's legit...
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by SpiderTre on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:08 am

Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard Powered By BigMachineRecords.com


good god.
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Re: Worst NASCAR race names ever

Post by Pyrozooka0 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:03 pm

SpiderTre wrote:Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard Powered By BigMachineRecords.com


good god.

I thought it was just the Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard. (which is a decent name, but Crown Royal Brickyard 400 is better, IMO. Tells you all you need to know)

Shelby American @ Las Vegas (points races that arent at Watkins Glen should have race distances in the name.

Cheez-It 355 at the Glen (just ditch the "at the Glen" or ditch the 355)

Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola (redundancy. Just Coke Zero 400 is good, but my name from the schedule suggestions, Coke Zero Firecracker 400 is my favorite)

The American Ethanol 200 and 225 is confusing, not a bad name though

Midsummer Classic (Eldora. Personally, I would add the race distance to the end)

As already mentioned, Icebreaker is crap.

Pepsi Full Fender Frenzy (K&N East)

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