I would almost like to agree, as I am old school. I believe it has more to do with the money available to replace disposable assets. it isn't like the racers or teams are depending on prize money to make house payments and buy groceries next week.The level of driver skill at super speedways has regressed significantly. The fact there's really no repercussions for poor decisions/wrecking only makes it worse.
That would be better than what we've got.
If we have to have four 200mph demolition derbies a year to survive, then maybe this sport is beyond saving.
jealousy is such an unkind mistress. Tell that to the over 11 million that tuned in, I'm sure they will be impressed. Like I said they do get a misshapen pleasure out of it show up every year with the same song over and over, But they watch.
oh man now the hapless victim role, It's called 200 MPH on one of the biggest ovals in the world, not 60 mph on a bull ringAnd ratings would go up if people started dying in these races again. So let's just remove safety features and give the blood-thirsty casual viewer what they want.
I don't remember but one fist fight on a SS track, maybe you will enlighten me. And the other, cars and tracks are safer, cars handle much better, did ya know they race on radial tires now?There has always been the chance for the big one or a nasty wreck at Daytona or Talladega. What has bothered me in recent years is the indifference to wrecking and the acceptance for it. The reality is most of these recent wrecks are caused by idiotic decisions. They could have raced like this 20-30 years ago but they opted not to for fear and respect. When people got out of line speeches were made or punches were thrown. I'm hoping tonight was a wake up call for better decision making which will lead to better racing.
What makes Sr's win at Talladega in 2000 in other rp wins back then is guys did it clean. None of those outcomes would have been the same if you could blatantly just wreck people but foolish blocking and drafting tactics.
I don't remember but one fist fight on a SS track, maybe you will enlighten me. And the other, cars and tracks are safer, cars handle much better, did ya know they race on radial tires now?
I don't believe they should stop racing at Daytona or Talladega; nor will they. I just want a little better skill/discretion shown. Sometimes you need to take your medicine if the only way to advance your position is by wrecking someone. I do believe in the saying "discretion is the better part of valor". Even Earnhardt knew there was a time to rattle cages and sit back and accept being the first loser. I use to like plate/pack racing when it was far less of a lottery. If they clean it up a bit I'll attend the 500 or go to Talladega. I have the desire, I just need the product to give me justification.....
I totally get the danger of open wheel racing at Michigan and Pocono but I still think they should race at both places. It's always been on the drivers to police themselves. There's plenty of room at both places for 20-25 open wheel cars to race safely. It's the rolling restarts that have long been an issue in American open wheel racing.