@nascarcasm: Choosing a new V for each track
By @nascarcasm | Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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NASCAR's new choose rule was a welcome change. But the choose mark itself? You might say it could use a little pop and a little local flair. Therefore, we propose the following visual changes to the mark on each track where it is used.
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Here, we incorporate that for which the city of Atlanta is most well known. It will provide motiviation for each driver not to give up massive leads.
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This is a great opportunity to include the Los Angeles area's most legendary landmark. And the mark can be like a vowel -- sometimes, it can be a Y.
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Two of the legendary Bristol daggers would suffice. Leaving a simple V on a track known as "The Last Great Colosseum" could confuse those who still use Roman numerals. "Why is the number five on the track?" It's important to accommodate everyone.
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The rule isn't being used on road courses. However, that doesn't mean we can't invoke the Roval on the choose mark.
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This is a good track to add helpful data for the drivers that may go into their decision.
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Placing a "DO" to the left of the mark and an "ER" on the other side would work, but that would be too easy. Graphic design is about creativity. That's why Miles forms a V with his muscular concrete arms. I know what you're thinking -- "Is he doing the 'YMCA' dance?" Maybe. Everyone interprets art differently.
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A wonderful opportunity to pay homage to one of the greatest songs ever composed.
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Who is that? Why it's Kansas' favorite export, letting you know where the choose mark is.
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Again, putting "Las" on one side and "egas" on the other would be a cop-out. The city is known for so many other things. So we chose one. I know we have Richard Petty, but that doesn't mean there can't be two kings in attendance.
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When you think Loudon, you think lobster. Luckily, its shape makes it the perfect substitution for the choose mark. Go to the left of the lobster or to the right. The only drawback to this design is Denny Hamlin freaking out and sending his car into reverse.
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I mean, duh.
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Sometimes, it's imagery. Other times, it's advice based on the previous time we raced there.
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Incorporating country music into the choose mark is easy. On one side? Brooks. On the other? Dunn. Every restart, choose Brooks or Dunn. In a few years, we can replace them with Dan and Shay. This design has staying power.
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Two thoughts here. The first -- a cactus can work. Two arms branching off to either side act as the mark. But what's better is that the start/finish line is located right in front of Phoenix Raceway's massive dogleg. There is SO MUCH ROOM THERE. This cactus can be HUGE. So to sum it all up, a cactus the size of an IKEA, right there in the middle of the track.
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"Wait, why aren't you just throwing a map of Pocono on the track? It's triangular," you're asking. Again, that would be too simple. Instead, let's take advantage of Pocono's wide front stretch and put TWO choose marks on it. I mean, they're gonna fan out four wide anyways, so let's maybe help structure that madness a little bit.
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Hello, Virginia tourism department? Allow me to place this wonderful advertising opportunity on your doorstep.
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Because everything is bigger in Texas.