That loud sound like the dog begging to be let inside you’re hearing is this fan scratching his head. NASCAR told drivers Thursday their looking at ridding the circuits of single car qualifying. Uh, excuse me, I have a question…..
What would you think if you went to the doctor with a broken arm and he gave you a suppository? That’s what this proposal looks like. It’s different. It’s kind of interesting in the same way a polka dot house on your street is interesting, but it safe to say this was not the change NASCAR fans were looking for.
At least they are doing one thing right. A December testing session has been scheduled to work on improving the racing on intermediate tracks. It looks as though Captain Obvious snuck one in there. That problem has existed only like….for as long as most of us can remember. Of course, NASCAR will never admit that maybe, just maybe more testing should have been done BEFORE they rolled out the Gen 6 car.
Now Brian France hasn’t called me up looking for ideas, but I’ll tell you what I would suggest before they continue messing with the rule book as it looks more and more like something you would see in the “Handyman’s Corner” on The Red Green Show. How about some non-points paying exhibition races? Get the thing out there in real race conditions? Going in, everyone paying to see this race (and I would offer it at a killer discount) knows these races could be great or they could be a snorefest, but it’s a different way of getting cars out there where you get to see how these cars will perform?
What if the changes actually worked? Suddenly, NASCAR has some buzz, positive buzz going into the following season.
Change the qualifying? OK. It’s not a bad idea. Nobody this observer has heard from has had any gripes about qualifying. It would just be nice to see REAL change once in a while. That’s all we’re asking.