5 Reasons Why NASCAR Sucks.
Do you remember when NASCAR was fun. It really wasn’t all that long ago you were drinking beer, the sport was competitive, there were 36 races that mattered, not just 10. I enjoyed going to races and watching them on TV, but that time has long since come and gone and NASCAR has left us with a bunch of reasons not to watch and here they are.
1. The Car Of The Future
I am all about making your sport safer, especially when people are driving at 200 mph, but in no sport does equipment matter as much, if not more, than the athletes in the sport. I mean the car is what wins the race, if you are tight, loose, slow, getting bad gas mileage, lacking aerodynamics you will lose a race, but shouldn’t you be allowed to control some of those factors? But thanks to the car of the future teams have lost all competitive advantages that come with driving a specific brand. Seriously you can’t tell a Toyota from a Chevy. What is the point of even having makes/models anymore? Require your teams to have specific safety regulations, but don’t force everyone to drive the exact same car.
2. The Chase
Year after year the chase ruins the regular season. You have 26 races that ultimately lead you to a 10 race playoff system. You get some bonus points for winning extra races and leading most laps, but not enough to give you a real competitive edge in the chase. And what playoff system lets everybody compete? Seriously could you imaging an NFL playoff where you had to compete with teams that had nothing to shoot for? How can 10 drivers compete when there are 33 other drivers on the track with no purpose but to be in your way. If you want a playoff system make a real one. But stop pushing this bullshit one on us and telling us it makes it more competitive.
3. The Schedule
Come on now, can we change this up a bit? How many times does Jimmy Johnson have to win a championship before you realize that the schedule needs to be changed? I know he is a good driver, but his strengths lie in the last 10 races of the season. He had 4 wins in the chase compared to 3 in other 26 races of the season. I bet if you put 7 of Tony Stewarts best tracks in the Chase he would win 4 years straight too.
4. The Lucky Dog
If you are a lap down you are a lap down. Be a professional and get your own lap back dammit.
5. Danica Patrick
Anyway, those are just some of my frustrations with NASCAR I really used to be into this sport, but have pretty much lost all interest in it. What is your take on it? Let me know in the comments below.