Being an Race car driver myself, and a NASCAR fan, i can honestly say i dont like where NASCAR is heading.. something i see as a good idea, some makes wanna go slap mr france around.
A.) These dumb COTs. worst thing is Nascar sence Sam Hornish joined. Lets not make them in to indy car, obviously we have forgotten that the sanctioned body is STOCK CAR, in which a splinter on the nose and a park bench wing on the trunk do not look stock to me, I miss the old cars, now they look like rice cars
B.) Can we Please keep the IRL and NASCAR Separated? Sam Hornish Jr. Has LITERALLY hit the wall everyweek, these guys are coming over here, god knows why, and taking out good drivers, or brining out unnecessiary cautions because you cant hold a straight line, NOW that being said, im going to do it. Dannicamania needs to go away, im not a Dannica hater because she is woman, so i dont want people accusing me of that, BUT why i dislike her, 1. what has she really done? 2. why is it that she has a store on nascar.com that is advertised with Jr, Johnson, but the guy who has won 3 races this year (Hamlin) does not, and oh yea shes in NATIONWIDE! 3. Im so sick of hearing these fly-by-night fans saying who cares if she can drive, shes hot, please go find another sport to watch, because HOT does not make you fast what so ever. Im just saying..
C.) Heres my take on the whole Johnson thing. Either you got it or you dont, Johnson HAS it, now that being said, i dislike Johnson and I dont care to see him win another one, Why you ask? well for starters, have you ever listened to Jimmie and Chad? they are as arrogant as it gets! Go ahead and get the champaign ready?? now come on, Had anyone else said that, it would have been a big deal, Another reason.. It is honestly bad for a sport, now, let me ask you this, these cars are inspected 100% the way through, so there is no margin for cheating, but who has been busted hmmm... Mr. Knaus? so i think its a possibility or hes a good driver with unlimited money, with Gordon and Hendrick owning your car, i think you have the answer. But the reason i think it is bad for the sport, fans hate seeing the same guy win everyweek unless you are a 48 fan, if your fav is one of the other 42 other cars out there, you cant stand this guy! But you have to admire what he has accomplished. that being said GO HAMLIN!! lol
D.)Ok my final one. Nascar has put the power in the hands of the drivers, which in the time period of end of last year- this year has been apparent. Hey if you have watched Madhouse, then this is the best thing thats happend for you, with the Hamlin vs. Keslowski, Edwards vs. Keslowski, Hamlin vs. Bowyer, its like adding a UFC fightcard to each race and putting them in 800hp cars. makes it exciting. BUT there is a point to where you draw the line nascar. The line is what edwards did, now I am a 99 fan, ive meet Carl and set aside from Ernie Irvan he was the coolest nascar driver i have got the chance to talk to. But the out come was wrong, he didnt mean for it to happen the way it did, but it did, ill admit it, i got a cheap giggle when i saw the 12 go in the air, but that is endangering the lives of the drivers,and to take a guy out on the lead lap while your a couple laps down, well thats like a random guy at a football game sacking the QB out of the stands, its just not right. The deal with Hamlin and Brad, all fair in my eyes, he spun him twice, Denny sent him on his way. and it was funny to see, Hamlin and Bowyer this past week, hell guys it was a racing deal, clint spun the tires, denny was trying to go, that outcome happend, Keslowski did it to Lagono last year but lagano did take him out under caution. a dumb showing displeasure would be fine or a simple one finger wave, but they took it too far. So nascar, i agree with giving the drivers the power. but step in when these things get out of control. They are heading back in the right direction to make it fun, like the power thing, putting the good spoilers back on, and the whoe bump drafting thing, But they need to continue to make these things happen.
I went to the TMS race this year and let me tell you from 17 to go when the huge wreck happen till after Denny finished his dounuts, I was on my feet, it was an outstanding race and ive been seeing them alot this season, so my words for NASCAR, keeping going in the direction your headed, just dont start slipping back to what it was 2 years ago, make it what it was in the time of Dale Sr, DW, Petty and all the greats and there will be more fans join on.
thats my $.02