Posted in NASCAR 2010

Bumper Cars

NASCAR announced on Thursday the bump drafting rules at Talladega and Daytona have been eliminated.  Watching the fall Talladega wasn’t much fun for me.  I like a little bump drafting with my racing. 

I am not advocating going out there and playing bumper cars and using your car as a weapon, but you need to allow the drivers to have the freedom to take care of things themselves.  There are a couple of drivers that need to be taken out back to the woodshed.  I am a little tired of the drivers not saying what they feel for fear they would get called on the carpet for it or have to retract their words days later.  I guess that’s why I like Tony Stewart.  He has never been afraid to say how he feels about things.  He is that passionate about his sport and his racing.  That’s part the appeal of Kyle Busch to me as well.  Some drivers are a little  too vanilla for me. They say all the right things to everyone.  I know some people like that, but it’s boring to me.  Drivers shouldn’t be afraid to step out of their cars right after an incident and so how they feel.  Isn’t that the reason the pit reporters are RIGHT there with the microphone?

 I am looking forward to seeing Denny H. and Brad K. mix it up on the track in 2010.  There needs to be some rivalries in the sport.  I am a Red Raider to the core.  I bleed red and black, and I detest those Longhorns from the University of Texas.  Every time Postman or I see a little kid with a Longhorn shirt we want to cry child abuse.  Seriously though is there a true rivalry in NASCAR?  Perhaps with the drivers being given a little bit more freedom to race we might see a new rivalry emerge in 2010.

Just one final note and to quote a line from “Days of Thunder”…No, no, he didn’t slam you, he didn’t bump you, he didn’t nudge you… he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin’.

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