- Jan 12, 2014
This is moving the goal posts though. Your arguing that the cars simply can’t race in the rain. That’s a different argument. My argument is that NASCAR should let the professionals decide what to do, especially when they allowed the teams to come equipped with rain equipment just in case. Having a caution for rain and not a single team opted for rain tires and NASCAR made no effort to dry the track just proves that the teams and NASCAR both knew that stopping the race wasn’t necessary.
Entertainment > Sport.
I think I get what you are getting at.....I do believe that these cars can race the rain, but my point is that the sport needs to evolve to enable it to get to the point you are suggesting....which I agree with. It wasn't that long ago that putting these guys on a road course was a joke in and of itself. We are there now, and they understand that if you want to be a player in this series, you had better know how to run a road course....and the series as a whole is so much better than it used to be. Next level, is the rain. There is no practice or any experience in this, so to set them free in the heat of competition is a recipe for disaster....so to your point, yeah, entertainment is more important than sport in this context. Entertainment nor sport wins if they all end up in a ball because of some moisture on the track. NASCAR is now in heavy on the road course thing....I can't imagine worse optics if in the first road course race, the series looks stupid.