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    Took a look at the Bristol ticket page. Only singles are available for this weekend's Cup race; no pairs. How do they expect to fill 160,000 seats one ticket at a time?
    "It was actually fun, because you're back fully driving again in these trucks. Ninety percent of the tracks we go to in the IRL, you're flat-out. I was having to lift off the corners some here." - Buddy Rice

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    Obviously, with the drastic decline in car count, they are too embarassed to sell that many tickets. Less tickets sold means less witnesses of such a shameful showing.

    "The face of a child can say it all. Especially the mouth part of the face" - Jack Handey

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rex
      Obviously, with the drastic decline in car count, they are too embarassed to sell that many tickets. Less tickets sold means less witnesses of such a shameful showing.

      Ratings will subsequently continue to go up due to lack of sales of those singles which in turn will cause Goodyear to produce even worse tires and Tony Stewart to return to IndyCar.

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      • #4
        Tracks are adopting the all you can eat seating, Lowe's now has some knd of value menu. With the single ticket sale I believe Bristol is trying a form of 'Speed dating'. People buying the single seats will be singles looking for love, they will fill out a questionaire at the seat they buy then every caution flag they will relocate to another single seat occupied by a member of the opposite sex. They can read the answers of the person who sat in that seat previously and see if they like them then change seats on every caution and see more answers.

        Then they all meet after the race and share a big laugh that some fools believed that Sarah Fisher was posting on the Indystar boards about announcing Indeck as a new full year sponsor.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Z28
          Tracks are adopting the all you can eat seating, Lowe's now has some knd of value menu. With the single ticket sale I believe Bristol is trying a form of 'Speed dating'. People buying the single seats will be singles looking for love, they will fill out a questionaire at the seat they buy then every caution flag they will relocate to another single seat occupied by a member of the opposite sex. They can read the answers of the person who sat in that seat previously and see if they like them then change seats on every caution and see more answers.
          My luck I'd sit in a seat and read: "Wanted, large, hairy man with "88" shaved into his back"
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          • #6
            Originally posted by brickyard1911
            My luck I'd sit in a seat and read: "Wanted, large, hairy man with "88" shaved into his back"
            After attending the LV event a couple of weeks ago, I believe y'all are gunna hafta narry that down sum, thar's gunna be a longer line than fer the can.

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            • #7
              This is yet another NASCAR fan friendly gesture. You now have the opportunity to purchase a seat for your cooler.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Fueler
                This is yet another NASCAR fan friendly gesture. You now have the opportunity to purchase a seat for your cooler.
                They're letting you buy your cooler a seat now? Bless them. I've been looking for a place to put mine for years. Always had to leave it in the car.

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                • #9
                  In 2004, tickets were sold out the previous October.
                  In 2005, tickets were sold out in January.
                  In 2006, tickets were sold out by at least February.
                  In 2007, they announced a sell out in February.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Racewriter
                    Took a look at the Bristol ticket page. Only singles are available for this weekend's Cup race; no pairs. How do they expect to fill 160,000 seats one ticket at a time?
                    Funny you should mention the Bristol ticket page. I was on there yesterday checking them out as well. I'm gonna be in Charlotte this weekend and was considering taking a drive up there to see them. All I could find were singles. And the prices were very salty.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JSR
                      Funny you should mention the Bristol ticket page. I was on there yesterday checking them out as well. I'm gonna be in Charlotte this weekend and was considering taking a drive up there to see them. All I could find were singles. And the prices were very salty.
                      Sold all of mine to someone in Indianapolis.
                      Man to Man is so unjust... there's no Man you can Trust.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Doctorindy
                        In 2004, tickets were sold out the previous October.
                        In 2005, tickets were sold out in January.
                        In 2006, tickets were sold out by at least February.
                        In 2007, they announced a sell out in February.
                        $3.50 per gallon gas prices and a crappy economy will tend to do that.

                        Funny, how the TV ratings are up though.
                        IRL 2009: "Cars you can't see, driven by drivers you have never heard of, on a network you don't get"

                        "I'd hire your grandmother, if she brought a budget"- Bankrupt Indy Car team owner Tyler Tadevic, to Curt Cavin in December, on the tough standards he looks for when "hiring" driver talent.

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                        • #13
                          ^Hopefully high gas prices and bad weather in the midwest continue, the ICS needs the ratings.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Racewriter
                            Took a look at the Bristol ticket page. Only singles are available for this weekend's Cup race; no pairs. How do they expect to fill 160,000 seats one ticket at a time?
                            There will be hundreds, if not thousands available on 11E leading up to the race.

                            On the respective race days - CTS tix will be $10-$20. Busch tix will be $20-$30. Cup tix will be $40 - $50.

                            Believe me, I've been on the losing side of that more often than not the past five years - and after going to 18 straight races at BMS I finally gave my tix up for good 2 yrs ago.

                            Our "ticket guy" gets 12 for every race - has so since '92... and for the past several years he/we've been left short trying to get rid of pairs for people that backed out of our group.

                            BOTTOM LINE... if you want to go to a race at BMS & don't have a ticket - go on race day & you'll be able to get good seats, very cheap.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 430
                              ^Hopefully high gas prices and bad weather in the midwest continue, the ICS needs the ratings.
                              While ratings bumps for ICS would be nice, racing to metal bleachers and 15 fans won't look great on TV, especially in HD. I'll take increased attendance first, then bring on the ratings.

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