As you well know, there has been a lot of positive feedback from the new aero package NASCAR tried at the All-Star race.  The one negative that has seeped through, that has me shaking my head, are the folks who've complained about how they hated seeing the cars slowed down.  Some of the folks I communicated with told them it drove them crazy seeing slower cars.

"Are you at the track?" I asked.

"No, I'm watching on TV."

Excuse me?  If they hadn't told you the cars were slower, (I'll throw a couple of folks a bone) more than 99% of the people watching on TV would have no idea.  You can't tell.  Period.

I maintain that most of the folks attending in person couldn't tell.  The folks who will notice either go to a lot of races or sit in the same seat every time and have a historical frame of reference.

If you'd still like to argue that you can tell how much slower the cars are, let me point this out: the cars usually slow down over the course of a fuel run; at some tracks significantly.  Do you often remark how much slower they're going at the end of the run than at the beginning?

We are talking about the entertainment industry.  If slowing the cars down a little means they put on a better show; I'm all for it.