Cookie Cutter race cars.....TV time outs.....structured caution periods....almost staged racing.
Bring back the STOCK cars....let the manufacturers duke it out at the factory too.....If the track is clear....green flag. Screw the NASCAR truck.....the drivers will handle it!
I slept through half the race......I would have a better chance staying a wake at one of the 100 car enduro's at a local dirt track.....almost the same racing and mentality.
It's sad to know that some of the local NASCAR fans I have encountered have NEVER been to an area dirt track!
Truer words have never been spoken.
The other unfortunate thing is the naming of the series "Sprint Cup". Now when I talk to people at work or other non-racing environments and I explain where I was or where I'm going "to a Sprint Car race", the first thing out of their mouth is "oh, who is your favorite driver, Gordon ? Ernhardt ? " Um, no. I watch real racing not that contrived corporate crap you see on Sundays.
I guess my take on this can best be summed up like this...... Real race announcers at real races don't wear ties and blazers !