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Post by kensethfan on Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:31 pm

I'd made a thread like this back in January of 2014. Since it's been a little less than two and a half years since then, I figure there's no harm in bringing up this subject again to see if anyone's opinions have changed since then, and to give some of the newer members a chance to express their opinions.

Quite simply, list some of your favorite/least favorite NR tracks to race, either online or offline.

Favorites
Generally, anywhere I feel like I can consistently be competitive, or I just like the dynamics of the track that make it fun to drive. This includes:
-Rockingham
-Iowa
-Michigan
-Daytona (Mostly because I have a win here that Leckliter doesn't. Very Happy)
-Daytona Short Track
-Indianapolis (Still super bummed I missed F5 running here)
-Darlington
-Martinsville
-Homestead
-Watkins Glen
-Road America
-Fire Mountain

Least Favorites
-Bristol (Seriously, screw this racetrack)
-CTMP
-Loudon (Sorry Joe)
-Phoenix
-Fontana
-Sonoma
-1.5 mile D-ovals, such as Chicagoland (Sorry Cooper), Las Vegas, Kansas, and Kentucky.
-Most restrictor-plate superspeedways that aren't Daytona. The pack racing dynamic got old after a while.

Feel free to post your own personal favorite and least favorite tracks!
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by bsoyuz on Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:57 pm

Favorites: (Ovals) Fontana, Rockingham, Iowa, Atlanta, Chicagoland, Richmond, Oxford Plains; (Road Courses) Edenvale, Dubai, Watkins Glen, Bikernieki, St. Petersburg (although I am terrible)

HATED WITH A PASSION: (Ovals) Martinsville, Charlotte, New Hampshire, Milwaukee; (Road Courses) Sonoma, Montréal, Long Beach
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by Ben Atkins on Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:36 pm

Favourites: Fontana, Atlanta, Talladega, Watkins Glen, Brands Hatch

Least Favourites: New Hampshire, Bristol, Bowman Gray

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by BooyakaDragon on Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:10 pm

Favorites: Auto Club, Indianapolis, Kentucky, Dover, Atlanta, Chicagoland

Least Favorites: Daytona, Zen Joltis, Martinsville, Pensacola, Kansas
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by pennst24 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:50 pm

Favorites: Iowa, Darlington, Rockingham, Atlanta, Daytona (better than Talladega IMO), Road America, Lime Rock

Least Favorites: Sonoma, Watkins Glen, Homestead
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by Magus978 on Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:12 pm

Favorites: Hawgenheim (Decatur), Karjala, Streets of NYC, Valkenburg Sprint Course (Vnukuovo Airport)

Least Favorites: The one-milers & cookie cutter 1.5 milers
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by BurningThunder on Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:13 am

Favorites: Indianapolis, Auto Club, Fire Mountain, Hawgenheim, Road America, Nelson Ledges, Talladega, Long Beach, Lime Rock Mountain

Least Favorites: Bristol, New Hampshire, Watkins Glen, Suzuka (I enjoy the track, but have no luck)

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by navycook75 on Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:22 am

Favorites: Road America, Iowa, Mosport, Dubai

Least Favorites: Don't really have any, Superspeedways I guess?


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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by Cynon on Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:21 pm

Favorites:
- Long Beach
- Karjala
- Rio
- USA Intenational (hi Ben )
- Milwaukee
- Road America
- Edenvale
- Bikernieki ()
- Toronto
- Indianapolis
- Grand Detour
- Darlington
- Paris
- Suzuka
- Atlanta 97
- Most versions of Homestead
- Both versions of Valkenberg (the track I called Vnukovo Airport)
- Tula

Prolly a few I forgot.

Least Favorites:
- Daytona
- Daytona Road Course
- Talladega
- Any version of Watkins Glen that has paved runoffs
- Cookie cutter D-ovals
- Superspeedways
- Bowman Gray
- Yas Marina (a lot of the textures have a strobe effect -- big no-no)
- Any "superspeedway road courses"
- Any "speedway road courses"
- The first version of Zone 7 that I had working awhile ago because the straights were too damn short!!
- Martinsville
- The 0.8 version of Duluth which I thankfully never released.

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-1.5 mile D-ovals, such as Chicagoland (Sorry Cooper), Las Vegas, Kansas, and Kentucky.
-Most restrictor-plate superspeedways that aren't Daytona. The pack racing dynamic got old after a while.

Feel free to post your own personal favorite and least favorite tracks!

No argument from me on either of those bullets. I don't like running at Chicagoland in anything but .cts physics. Even then there's other tracks I'd rather run on. Laughing

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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:59 am

All-Time Favorites

1) Indianapolis Raceway Park
2) Nazareth Speedway
3) Darlington Raceway


Other Favorites

I went extremely overboard on this (as I tend to do), but I find enjoyment in ordering and organizing. Razz If anyone really wants to analyze these then I ordered every track that I thought of as a personal favorite (the list happened to be 55 tracks), and also split the list into track types.

Overall:
- Road Courses are in bold.
- Dirt tracks are brown and in bold.

1) IRP
2) Nazareth
3) Darlington

4) Berlin Raceway
5) Grand Detour
6) Michigan
7) ButiBamBa (Circuit Thierry Sicotte)
8) Concord Motorsports Park
9) Oldring (Volgoring)
10) Irwindale

11) Mosport
12) Atlanta Motor Speedway
13) Salem
14) EuroSpeedway Lausitz
15) Thunder Road
16) Nelson Ledges
17) Iowa
18) RiKi (New York Autoring)
19) Road One International (Road Gatineau)
20) LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway

21) Mallory Park
22) DuQuoin
23) Road America
24) Sandusky Speedway
25) Lydden Hill
26) 70/77 Speedway
27) Bridgehampton
28) Gateway
29) Four Corners
30) Autodrome de Paris (edit of pre-1997 Atlanta)

31) Nogaro
32) Mayville
33) Watkins Glen (short layout with bus stop)
34) Peoria (fictitious rectangular oval)
35) Papyrus (Waltham; considering this to be an oval)
36) Toddring
37) Rockingham (USA)
38) Milwaukee
39) Taylor Swift Superdome (not for the Taylor Swift part; the track is awesome to drive)
40) Sebring

41) Valkenburg Speed (Vnukovo Airport 2013)
42) Galesburg Speedway
43) Boston (fictitious quad-oval)
44) Proving Grounds
45) Road Atlanta
46) Verlandring
47) Earsplitter Expo Center (Karl's Superstore of Riverside)
48) Knoxville
49) Queensland
50) ICAR

51) Neva Ring
52) Piqua
53) MNRL Speedway
54) Kalamazoo
55) Sunsky

Existing Ovals:
1) IRP
2) Nazareth (defunct in reality)
3) Darlington
4) Berlin
5) Michigan
6) Concord
7) Irwindale (scheduled to close and undergo demolition Crying or Very sad )
8) Atlanta
9) Salem
10) EuroSpeedway Lausitz

11) Thunder Road
12) Iowa
13) LaCrosse
14) Mallory Park
15) DuQuoin
16) Sandusky
17) Gateway
18) Rockingham (USA)
19) Milwaukee
20) Galesburg

21) Knoxville
22) Kalamazoo

Existing Road Courses:
1) Mosport
2) Nelson Ledges
3) Road America
4) Lydden Hill
5) Bridgehampton (demolished in reality)
6) Nogaro
7) Watkins Glen (short layout with bus stop)
8) Sebring
9) Road Atlanta
10) Queensland

11) ICAR
12) Neva Ring (demolished in reality)

Fictitious Ovals:
1) Grand Detour
2) RiKi (New York Autoring)
3) 70/77
4) Four Corners
5) Autodrome de Paris
6) Peoria
7) Papyrus (Waltham; considering this to be an oval)
8) Taylor Swift Superdome
9) Boston
10) Proving Grounds

11) Verlandring
12) Earsplitter Expo Center (Karl's Superstore of Riverside)
13) Piqua
14) MNRL

Fictitious Road Courses:
1) ButiBamBa (Circuit Thierry Sicotte)
2) Oldring (Volgoring)
3) Road One International (Road Gatineau)
4) Mayville
5) Toddring
6) Valkenburg Speed (Vnukovo Airport 2013)
7) Sunsky

Dirt Tracks:
1) DuQuoin
2) 70/77
3) Knoxville


Least Favorites

These only refer to tracks on which I do not enjoy driving, regardless of whether they're well-made or produce races that are fun to watch.

Overall:
1) Shanghai (I tend not to like tracks with lots of sharp corners and no "flow" to them, and I feel that no two turns anywhere throughout the layout of this circuit meet my personal definition of "flowing")
2) Van Zandt
3) Circuit of the Americas
4) Sonoma (circa 2002 NASCAR layout)
5) Fontana (despite its similar appearance to MIS, its differences are enough to make me a crash-waiting-to-happen)
6) Richmond (cannot enter the turns, cannot exit, I've never been able to figure it out)
7) Dover
8) Texas Motor Speedway (have never been good on corner exit, here)
9) Barbagallo
10) Twin Ring Motegi (despite liking Darlington and Gateway, this track feels different to me, and I don't enjoy driving on it very much)

11) Eldora (one of my favorite tracks on which to watch races, but I don't drive well on it)
12) Lime Rock Park (I know that everyone loves this track but for whatever reason I've never taken a great liking to it and can't seem to drive well on it)


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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by Rovenami on Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:32 am

Favorite: Road America and Lime Rock (Hands down)

Least Favorite: Dubai (I just have no luck there)
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by TPGRacing75 on Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:00 pm

I don't understand why people don't like Bristol. It is one of my favorite tracks, as it is one the few short tracks where you can carry any resemblance of speed through the corners. And it has always been fun to drive on whether on NR2003, Nascar 08, Nascar 14, and pretty much any other game.
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Re: Favorite/Least Favorite NR Tracks to Race On

Post by kensethfan on Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:47 pm

TPGRacing75 wrote:I don't understand why people don't like Bristol. It is one of my favorite tracks, as it is one the few short tracks where you can carry any resemblance of speed through the corners. And it has always been fun to drive on whether on NR2003, Nascar 08, Nascar 14, and pretty much any other game.

Try racing it online. That's all I'm gonna say.
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