Another race is in the can.
I bet Nascar is sure glad to be headed back to its home territory for the next month and a half or so.
On the surface, the last 2 races didn’t look much different, but Kansas seemed to have more intrigue. Obviously, as the race unfolded, the result was more unexpected than at Texas. There seemed to be much more battling for positions throughout the pack. In addition to the slower than Texas speeds, changing track temps became a factor. This just adds more credence to my belief that Goodyear holds most of the cards in determining the quality of the racing.
Let me reiterate: every race doesn’t have to be a (viewer’s) gem. If they were, there would be no gems. I can wait patiently for the next memorable moment/race and still appreciate the interim racing however it unwinds. However, not all of us agree. Jeff Owens of the Sporting News has a different take. To me it’s the “channel surfing” take. Of course, his take is what builds the luxury suites. You can read it here.
4.28.67: At Savannah, John Sears – 6’2 and 270lb – raced to his first pole and led 3 laps. He “went out on lap 107 with rear end problems”. The narrative doesn’t elaborate.
If Ned was in the booth we’d know what’s up with Bob Brevak.
By Gary Erdakos
Ref: racing-reference.info, Greg Fielden’s “Forty Years of Stock Car Racing”, Richard Sowers’ “The Complete Statistical History of Stock-Car Racing”.