|09/09/22||Different is Good|
|09/02/22||Just the Point|
|08/26/22||Variety: the Spice of NASCAR|
|08/11/22||Fair is Fair|
|08/04/22||The End Justifies the Means|
|07/14/22||The Intimidation Game|
Can't we all just get along?
Can't we all just get along? I'm not talking about what went on on-the-track at Richmond, I'm talking about the fan reaction.
I cannot believe what I've been hearing since Saturday night. Brad Keselowski was out of line; Matt Kenseth was out of line; Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears should be fined and suspended. Really? Isn't this exactly what we're looking for?
Matt Kenseth was completely within his rights to try his best to keep everyone behind him. Haven't we all been praising the new system that has guys talking about winning being the only thing that matters? Isn't that what Kenseth was trying to do?
So, Keselowski was ticked. He's competitive and wasn't going to be happy with a "good points day". And, what happened on the cool down lap was okay in my book. It wasn't on pit road where it would endanger others.
As for Ambrose and Mears, I love the passion. So what if they got a little physical, it was between them. One reason this sport has the stature it does today is because of the '79 Daytona 500 where Cale Yarborough and the Allisons ended up in a fist fight while Richard Petty was winning the race. Doesn't the Mears/Ambrose thing fall under the "boys have at it" we've been praising for years?
Now, a caveat: All the emotion and anger spilling over is fine once in a while. If it happened every week, we'd stop noticing and stop caring. There CAN be too much of a good thing.
One more thing, the first time we see the Ambrose/Mears confrontation in an ad, NASCAR needs to refund the fines.