Just recently, as does happen every couple of months or so,
a comment comes up about how racing should be like it used to be.
Obviously when "it used to be" is a pretty vague timeline...
Of course everyone's opininon may vary,
that is what makes discussions possible.
But last evening on Classic, there was a replay of the 1983 N.
But I saw nothing there, other than perhaps another short track,
that I considered 'better' than today.
There were 26,500 people in the stands, a new record.
5 cars finished on the lead lap, with Waltrip winning by a half a
Only ten cars were within 2 laps.
22 running at the end.
Ricky Rudd was driving #3, but crashed
Dale Earnhardt was driving #15, but blew a motor.
Pit stops that took longer than getting your plates at DMV.
And the cars looked like bread boxes.
One consistent was guys were still obsessed with points.
After only 5 races, Waltrip said he wasn't that far out of it and
still catch up, even though he was "ONLY" some 200 points out.
After 5 races!
Funny how when you don't see something for a while,
things 'can' seem to be different from a
"what I think happened" as to "what did happen" perspective.
I'm not saying it was worse, I'm not saying today is better.
Just sayin'. -Pauly Walnuts