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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Don’t let Cup drivers compete for Nationwide crown

I’ve said this a hundred times, and will say it a hundred more: Enough with the Cup drivers winning Nationwide trophies.

We now have had four straight Cup drivers win Nationwide titles (Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Kyle Busch), and it’s getting ridiculous. I don’t care if they race and get paid, but don’t give them full points and allow them to compete for the championship. Let the young up-and-coming stars battle for titles. Brad Keselowski should have been a 2-time champ in 2008 and 2009, like Martin Truex Jr. was in 2004 and 2005, but instead was moved out of the way by Cup drivers both years.

I don’t see how any fan can be excited that a strong Cup driver like Busch won the Nationwide title. It’s completely ridiculous to me and I’m amazed that he thinks it’s a great accomplishment. As one non-NASCAR fan once asked me: “How can they let the major leaguers race for titles in the minors?” To be honest, there is no good answer to that question.

Volkswagen on the way?
It’s been confirmed that Volkswagen officials are meeting with NASCAR to discuss possible entry into the sport. With VW about to start building sedans in Tennessee in 2011, their entry would be allowed by NASCAR. We’ll see what comes of this, and it may not pan out, but in the meantime I have this great image in my head of a vintage VW bus trying to make a 200 mph lap at Texas or Talladega.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed, so sick of seeing the cup guys run full seasons in the busch/nationwide series. It was great to see Jr. & Kenseth battle it out for two years then Truex win it back to back. The cup drivers should have a limited amount of dates they are allowed to run, it could even be set high (10 or 15) but they should not be able to run for the championship.

November 23, 2009 at 4:28 PM 
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January 23, 2010 at 5:34 AM 

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