How could you not like the new NASCAR?  I mean, getting away from going to the same tracks at the same time year after year is such a breath of fresh air.

Think about it.  We’re 25 races into the year, and we’ve only had two return visits to tracks: Atlanta and Richmond.

We’ve maintained for years that no racing series demands as much variety of skills as NASCAR.  That statement has become even truer in the last couple of years with the increase of road course races and the addition of the dirt race at Bristol.

Just think about the variety we’ve seen this summer.  The Glen was the fourth road course race since the beginning of June.  There’s also been a short-track, one-mile, 1 ¼, 1 1/3,

1 ½ (speedway package), a 2-mile oval and a 2 ½ mile triangle.  Nothing boring about that schedule.

It was a boost that the sport desperately needed.  And, another piece added to the puzzle as the sport looks to move forward.