is an attempt to highlight some racing
events and topics from One Canadian fans perspective
. I will try to have more content
available here than just a list of links. As a matter of fact, I invite anyone that has
something interesting to share to send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will
post it here along with my ramblings.
Is NASCAR just another spectator sport, or is it racing?
I try to not let my age and the fact that I am set in my way influence me regarding changes. I try to see the bigger picture.
I realise many sports fans are also racing fans, but notice that I make the distinction between racing and other sports. I am not a fan of sports...
Only racing. I often explain my interest in racing as such:
- One "plays" a sport, one does not "play" racing.
- This is speculation on my part, but racers must win to earn the big bucks. Sitting out a race nets very little for racers
- Although racing (particularly NASCAR) is extremely safe now, I don't know of any "games" when your life in on the line
- There is no ambiguity about outcome.
This last point is the important one for racing. There is absolutely no doubt at the end of any form of racing. At the end of the race, there is a winner.
The winner is dominant for that day. There is no speculation regarding conditions, wind direction or other variants other competitors were facing.
The full field of competitors were in competition and there was a winner. How it is determined who is ultimately the best at the end of the season must
be determined by some measuring mechanism which I would prefer to be simple math. Highest average weekly position = champion.
This new NASCAR format is an attempt at reducing racing to a game forcing spectators to speculate and calculate who is the best.
The "winner" is no longer the competitor who crossed the Finnish line first. OK, perhaps that is still intact, but if you look at the race results for the 2017 Daytona 500,
Kyle Busch received 11 points for finishing 38th and Jimmie Johnson was 34th receiving only 5 points. I know what everyone is thinking.
Jimmie must have had penalties, but that is not the case. It's just a result of changing the rules of racing.
Let me know YOUR Canadian race fan perspective...
Let me know if you have interesting news or thoughts about Canadian Stock car racing and I'll post
it here. Open wheel stuff is OK too, but we here at this website are really
"Canadian fans of NASCAR", so I would like to offer the ability to share event info, stories, Canadian driver info, photos, and
other stock car info with others. Also any links to Pools of Canadian interest will be listed as they are recommended.