Not everything with NASCAR sits so well
Well, here it is, my second annual column about things that I'd like to see changed in NASCAR.
My number one change would be get rid of the Lucky Dog rule. That's when the yellow flag comes out and the first car one lap down automatically gets a lap back.
Several weeks ago, Jimmie Johnson was three laps down and got all of them back under the Lucky Dog rule. He finished 13th because of the rule... without it he would have finished 30-something.
If NASCAR's going to keep that rule, change it so a driver can get only one lap back per race.
And I'm tired of Darrell and his "Boogity, Boogity, Boogity" at the start of the race when FOX televises the races. Someone please ban it. I actually hit the mute button so I don't have to listen to it.
I think NASCAR could make more of an effort to get in qualifying, also known as time trials. If it rains out on Friday, NASCAR should make every effort to get qualifying in on Saturday so they don't start the field by points.
If the economy is so bad, how are the advertisers paying for all the commercials aired during races? You see about three minutes of racing for every five minutes of commercials.
Why can't NASCAR take Indy's lead and do picture in picture so you can see the race?
Why do the commentators say throughout the race, "If the race was over now, so and so would be second in points."
Well the race isn't over now, so why do that?
Can someone please tell me if Mark Martin changed his name to 50-year-old Mark Martin? That's how they refer to him now. He is not the only guy 50 or older ever to race, so what's the big deal?
And have I mentioned I don't care for "The Race for the Chase?"
Why do 12 guys make the "Chase" and only the top 10 get on stage at the banquet? It doesn't make sense.
And do we really need a two-hour pre-race show every week?
I know I don't have to watch it, but you have to remember: I'm a NASCAR fanatic and I don't want to miss anything.
Talking about missing something, the Stafford and Whip City speedways were rained out again, and Accord Speedway was rained out for the 11th time this year. Our local drivers must miss being in the race car.
Congratulations to Kyle Armstrong of New Milford for getting his first win this past Saturday night at Lebanon Valley.
The Sprint Cup guys are at Atlanta Sunday night.