> > > > > > > Yep, all those guys did a respectable job. Except Bushy,
> > > > have
> > > > > > been
> > > > > > > a bummer to see the race decided by a lapped car?
> > > > > > Bush attempted to do exactly what he should have done, help even
> > > the
> > > > > > field and make it a race instead of the borefest it still
> > degenerated
> > > > > into.
> > > > > I don't see what would have been so wrong with letting two cars
> > > for
> > > > > themselves. No sense in beating a guy simply because you got
> > > guy
> > > > > pushing ya. I just don't like the tactics of place racing.
> > > > You just don't understand them lately. Jr. has the legal but
> > > > advantage every time of having a markedly faster car. It's so strong
> > > > can't even catch him in his draft, so trying to form a "pack" is the
> > only
> > > > way of making it remotely resemble a race. Did you think watching
> > not
> > > > having a chance in hell of catching him was better? It's not the
> > > of
> > > > plate racing that are the problem, it's the plates. Having a race
> > > you
> > > > put your foot on the floor without ever lifting is not racing, it's
> > > > HP/Aero competition where racing skill has little to no effect.
> > > Ok, I understand what you are saying. But I got a question. How can
> > be
> > > legal and "unfair" at the same time? BTW, I wish they would take off
> > > plates, but then they wouldn't race there because they would be
> > the
> > > safety of the fans. Also, why don't they just go to engines with less
> > > for superspeedways?
> > I don't like to whine about "unfairness" (which is why I put it in
> > esp. since I miss the days when teams and manufacturers could use their
> > ingenuity to make stronger cars than their competition. I've just lost
> > patience with DEI somehow getting around these stupid ***ing restrictor
> > plates which are suppose hamper everyone equally, but somehow don't. I
> > applaud DEI while at the same time curse NASCAR. Besides, just because
> > something is legal doesn't make it fair.
> I see your point, but I disagree. If something is legal then it is fair.
> If it was unfair it would be illegal. IMHO.
Hold onto that idealism as long as you can.
> Still, I'd like to see them
> running a high-powered unrestricted V6 on the plate tracks that way
> everybody (and myself) could quit complaining about restrictor plates.
I'd like to see them lose the plates and reduce aero importance/touchiness
by shortening the front air dams and adjusting the rear spoilers & roof
rails. That way you'd have power, more consistent handling (less aero push
in traffic) and drivers who couldn't just floor it all the way around the
Problem is, that would resemble racing too much, and NASCAR has decided the
increased speeds are too risky. Pussies! Racing is supposed to push the
limits and have a certain amount of danger to reinforce its e***ment.
NASCAR seems to think all drivers should be able to race for decades without
a single significant injury.
What we're left with is the pitiful product we witnessed today. NASCAR isn't
alone, though, look how the NFL has ***ed up their sport with equal
competition/parity. Both sports have decided that most fans are too stupid
to tell the difference between true balls-to-the-wall competition and
watered-down "show" sports.