Watching all the Speedweeks coverage this week, I just get the feeling that this season could be more exciting than those over the last few years. This opinion is coming from someone who has enjoyed the racing for the most part. Here are a few reasons why I think it should be better:
· Drivers policing drivers on the track – which will go a long way to making restrictor plate racing the amazing spectacle it should be. Did you see the two photo finishes at the Gatorade Duals on Thursday? I did. That was great racing!
· Danica – Regardless of personal opinion, yours or mine, she will be great for the sport. Did you know that her ARCA debut saw a ratings increase of over 80 percent?!? You think that wouldn’t benefit every car in the field looking for more butts in the seats and eyes on televisions.
· Waving goodbye to the Wing – the most difficult part of the new Sprint Cup car to get used too, is going to become a thing of the past. Any room for a COT wing display in the NASCAR Hall of Fame? (just kidding)
· The fight to knock off the Champ, Jimmie Johnson – Can it be done? Threat Denny Hamlin tore his ACL playing basketball, said it should not be a distraction. Can Mark Martin improve on a spectacular performance from 2009?
Those are just a few comments I wanted to share as I watch the Daytona 500 pre-race coverage. Enjoy the racing season!