Reflections On California II

Another good race is in the can.

It was a good race to watch – if you’re a die-hard race fan. Such a lack of drama, at least for the first 80% of a race, will chase away viewers faster than a Baby Ruth at a pool party – especially during football season.

However, we die-hards know it ain’t over ’til it’s over, even if the eventual winner is a usual suspect.

It’s acceptable when it’s unavoidable, but it would be a Twilight Zone experience if you dozed off, and when you awoke you saw David Gilliland’s name scroll by listed as the driver of two cars. Now that I think about it, I don’t think this was an unavoidable situation. In this case, it doesn’t seem kosher for someone to park in order to drive another car. That strategy could open a whole can of worms, say, in the final race of the chase.

If  Ned were in the booth, we’d know what’s up with Brad Noffsinger.

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