I’ve been loving Iowa since the day it opened. I am not ordinarily the world’s biggest Rusty Wallace fan, but I love that track that has his finger prints all over it. This track has more of what NASCAR needs.
Today, I want to ask you the question: which CURRENT NASCAR track is your favorite? Not only do I love short tracks, I also love the road courses, including another NASCAR Nationwide exclusive: Road America. I like tracks that are unique, track that have character. The cautions are a real headache at Road America, but I still think it’s a great track.
My favorite Cup track is Richmond. It’s another “short” track (though not as short as Bristol and Martinsville), but there’s just something about that has a unique feel.
I also like the road courses, particularly Watkins Glen. Yeah, I know “stock” cars weren’t really meant for the courses of right and left turns. I think my buddy Patrick Reynolds likens it to a pig doing ballet.
Oh- and I like the plate tracks too, but the reasons everyone hates them. Personally, I love the fact that some lesser known driver like a David Ragan or a Trevor Bayne can win there. Even the Goliath teams like HMS and JGR can’t do it alone. I wouldn’t want a plate race every week, but they occur with enough frequency to get it out of my system.
I suppose then you know I’m not real fond of the so-called “cookie cutter” tracks. I also hate them for the same reasons many of you do. Heck, I’ll even stomach Indy and Pocono, just because of the character and significance (in the case of Indianapolis) of the tracks.
What about you? Is it Bristol? I know, I bet it’s Darlington. Perhaps for some reason only you would understand, you like Talladega, Atlanta or maybe Michigan.
Let’s hear it.