Yes, but Jeffy not landing a pole has nothing to do with the availability
of provisionals. He's just stroking now. He knows he can get a top-10
starting bid every week with that #24 car- who couldn't?
As I recall, provisionals are there to help owners run all season. It's a
reward/motivation to run all the races- you don't want to haul 2000 miles
only to have to come home with nothing to show for it.
From a pure competition view, the past champion's is ridiculous. But, the
fans pay money to see certain drivers, and you can be fairly certain that
any past champion will have a large following who may be less inclined to
buya ticket if their man isn't in the race.
It was the Petty clause- now it's the DW clause. Before too many years,
it'll be the Bill-Rusty-Dale clause.
> >> Maybe NASCAR should look at a new rule to avoid this in the future.
> >> Rudd10
> I think NASCAR should do away with the provisionals period.... It was
> bad enough when they increased from 2 to 4 provisionals. Then when the
> Petty clause ( former WC Champion ) was added, it was the beginning of
> the end.
> If my favorite driver can't make the show, then so be it. you even
> hear the alot drivers state they really don't go after qualifing
> aggressively any more... Even Golden Boy has not had a pole lately
> when it seemed he to get one even few weeks.
> Go Roush Racing, #6 #16 #99
> (Anyone but, #3 the Snoozanator)
> WARNING, the Surgeon General has determined that
> being an Earnhardt fan can be hazardous to your
> sense of humor. :)
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