November 7, 2005
Too Fast, Too Slow, Never Happy Fans(Filed under: Extracurricular)
Everybody has a right to complain, but it really bothers me when some people are just never happy. Take a spin around the blogging world of NASCAR and you'll see a few fans who never seem to be happy. There's always something to complain about, always something to whine about.
The race had too many cautions. Boring. The race had too many green flag runs. Boring. Would you make up your mind already?
Yesterday's race was not boring. Now all my friends who scratch their heads and stare at me blankly when I tell them I'm going to spend my Sunday afternoon watching NASCAR would probably think it is boring, but any fan should know better. Yesterday we had the shifting fun of a track changing as the sun went down. We had the seemingly unstoppable Tony Stewart marching towards his second championship. I loved watching Matt Kenseth try to hold off Stewart to keep him from leading a lap and keep him from getting five bonus points. We had a few guys who haven't been running well suddenly running up front with Casey Mears and Brian Vickers. We had hard charges from the back of the field from Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards, one of whom went on to win the race. We had a round of green flag pitstops, which are always more exciting than pitstops under caution. And finally, a late caution with 10 laps to go shuffled up the field and made it anyone's race. The classic "to pit or not to pit" question came up, teams gambled and we had 10 laps to sort it out. The winner came from sixth place with 10 laps to go, passing those five cars plus a bunch of lap cars to make it out front. The winning pass came with two laps to go.
What's so boring about that? If you were looking for mangled race cars and the spectator "fun" of crashes, yesterday's race was probably pretty dull. Did anybody even hit the wall? A couple of spins, but not much mangled sheet metal.
Sorry, but I had a blast watching yesterday's race.
Posted by kevin at November 7, 2005 8:24 AM
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