By admin | May 27, 2008
By Jayson D. Henry
I’d like to start off by thanking Rich for allowing me to blog in this spot.
You know, bears and other animals hibernate in the winter. Well, if they were NASCAR fans they would probably want to change their plans and sleep through the summer instead. Just a quick look through the schedule shows why.
After the race in Charlotte the season turns into a real grind until the August Bristol race. Maybe, the bears and NASCAR fans could find a reason to wake up for the race in Daytona, which is usually good, but then fall right back to sleep.
Here’s what the next few weeks have in store. First, there’s Dover. That track can provide some interesting racing but it’s 400 laps on a one mile track. Wow! I’m not really old enough to remember but this race used to be 500 laps! Talk about a marathon.
And speaking of long, there’s the always grueling races at Pocono coming soon. Man, these races are about 200 miles too long and about one race too many. Why is this track never mentioned when the subject of dates being lost is brought up?
New Hampshire often looks like a skating contest instead of a race. Cars just slip and slide all over the place and not much else.
The cookie cutters at Michigan and Chicago do not provide much to get excited about. As a matter of fact these two places rank near the bottom of my favorites list.
But of my least favorites has to be the two road courses at Sonoma and Watkins Glen. Those races are just a contest to see who can make their last pit stop first and who can do the least spinning around in the kitty litter.
I know some of you might be wondering about Indianapolis. Well, if you think about it that race is a bit overrated. Sure, the track is steeped in tradition but that’s for another race. The Brickyard 400 itself is usually pretty much of a follow the leader affair. I can only imagine what the CoT is going to do for the Brickyard.
So there you have it. For what it’s worth that’s my assessment of NASCAR’s summer of fun. You may have a different opinion, but as for me, wake me up when Bristol rolls around. Zzzzzzzzzzzz
Jayson D. Henry is a guest blogger for RacingWithRich.com.
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