Saturday, February 13, 2010

"Thank You NASCAR"

Photo from www.NASCAR.com

While most of the NASCAR media has been all a tingle with the arrival of Danica Patrick. There is one fan who has had enough of this woman and the media crap that surrounds her.

So it was fantastic for me to see the Boys of NASCAR back on the track, even if the Indy female was on the track with them.

The Nationwide series race certainly did entertain from start to finish. Whether you were pulling for Smoke, Harvick, Earnhardt Jr. or any of the other 40 drivers on the track. This was certainly a great way to get the season started.

And no it doesn't hurt my feelings one bit that my driver won it. Now if the Daytona 500 lives up to the excitement of the Dual races, the Shootout and the Nationwide race. The 500 should hail us back to the days of old. When racing was in the drivers hands. Not in whom was pushing whom.

So while I was skeptical about NASCAR keeping their hands off of the bump drafting, I will give credit where it is due. And NASCAR is deserving of the credit. They have let the drivers work the bump drafting out for themselves. And the racing is back in restrictor plate racing.

And thanks to NASCAR the cars are not so dependent on another car pushing them through the line. The owners are able to move up with just a slight bump from the car behind. And the best thing of all, the slingshot is back. All thanks to the larger restrictor plate.

And that was one of the racing moves that I have really missed. And Stewart put on a textbook showing of the slingshot on Thursday, during his Duel race.

So NASCAR, I just want to say "Thank You". You have made decisions that have made this fan, very excited about this season. And I have not been that way in the last four years.

6 comments:

  1. What a great photo!

    I don't like Danica, I just don't like her!

    The NW race was exciting! I wanted to cry and punch out Carl Edwards when Junior flipped!

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  2. So far so good with NASCAR keeping their paws off the bumping. I think the 500 will create some rivalries and some good friends as a result.

    I think Smoke got lucky Carl turned Junior - I think he had something today...woot! finally!!

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  3. Congratulations to Smoke on the win. Carl's bonehead move cost both Junior and Happy a chance to win. But wouldn't it be ironic if Carl pushed Happy to the win at the 500?

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  4. Danica does bring a lot to the table by being in NASCAR. I just haven't figured it out yet. Is it her over exposure or her driving skills? That is the million dollar question.

    Looking back through history, many open wheel drivers make a foray into NASCAR only to go back to the open wheel races in time.

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  5. 若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

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  6. 人類最大的悲劇不是死亡,而是沒有掌握有意義的人生..................................................

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