Rick
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Rick asked in SportsAuto RacingNASCAR · 7 years ago

What if there was an all female NASCAR series?

What do you think it would be like? Wouldn't that be a good way for NASCAR to fill the stands again? I would pay to see that race. I know they would have to build a new car for each race but wouldn't it be wild to watch? There might not be many cars still running at the finish but there would be no shortage of "action".

Update:

@Robin...I agree that, traditionally, women's sports are somewhat anticlimactic. However, putting women in 200 mph race cars and turning 43 of them loose all at once would be almost guaranteed to produce "excitement" and "mayhem".

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  • ?
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    7 years ago
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    I think it would be great.

    Then, you would not have to listen to hype about how great

    the female drivers were in the men's series.

    Hopefully they would drag the fluff women commentators with them.

    I see no harm in having separate divisions in sports for men and women.

    I don't want to see women play football against men.

    Or baseball.

    Or basketball.

    Or racing.

  • "I know they would have to build a new car for each race "

    The 1930's called--they'd like their attitude back.

    One thing that everybody ignores in this is the sheer numbers.

    Imagine there are 10,000 racers going around local tracks each week, and that 10% of them are women (the actual number is lower, but it makes the math easier). Also, assume that 20% of the drivers are able to move up to the next step at some point in their career.

    Series Drivers Women

    Local 10,000 1000

    Minor touring series 2000 200

    Arca 400 40

    CTS/Nationwide 80 8

    Cup 16 1.6

    Simply getting to one of the top series is a BFD.

    For the answer that said "name one woman who is competitive"--it depends on how you define "competitive". Is a driver in the Top 25 competitive? Then you'd have to say that Johanna Long is competitive in Nationwide--and she's only run 10 of the 17 races. BTW, in the Nationwide series, she's ahead of Kyle Busch by a number of spots, and he's started two more races. Sadly, I half expect you to define "competitive" however you need to so that you can exclude woment from the list.

    One driver that I think _would_ have fit just about everyone's definition was Kara Hendrick. She had several USAC feature wins before she was killed.

  • Nobody cares about women only sports.

    When was the last time you watched WNBA? When was the last time you watched female NCAA sports with the exception of unisex events such as Track & Field? Do you even know that the women's major softball league is called National Pro Fastpitch?

    Source(s): Let's just face it: Nobody cares about Women's sports.
  • 7 years ago

    That would be fine but someone would say it sexist for whatever reason because people think its a mans sport and women don't belong there. As everyone has done with one or two women driving in the series. But to me if they can drive the car and stay competitive then let em do it....

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  • 7 years ago

    The great thing about Auto racing is woman and men can compete at the same level on equal grounds. No need for a "Powder Puff" class IMO.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    That makes me kinda sad, because racing is like an honorable way for men to "settle their differences", and women would be like a mockery, because if they even want to think about invading that territory, they should have to conquer along with the warrior men and so therefore it would be kinda like doing that with football, baseball, or hockey. Kind of a joke huh?

  • 7 years ago

    Danica Patrick would still wreck half the field every race and then blame everyone else.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    "The great thing about Auto racing is woman and men can compete at the same level on equal grounds".

    Really?

    Where this is a NASCAR section/question,

    name one female driver, competing in a top level oval series

    that is competing with the men on a regular basis.

  • 7 years ago

    I'd watch it if the cars were convertibles and the girls raced in bikinis.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    Danica Patrick would still lose. There are plenty of better female stock car drivers out there.

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