Let's not forget the 'little guys' of NASCAR
Published 7:32 pm, Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Now the NASCAR racing season is winding down, all we hear about are the drivers in the Chase.
Even worse, everyone is focusing on the top three in points.
Some might argue those drivers earned the right to be in the spotlight.
What about the rest of the field out there racing? Some teams are struggling to hang on to their sponsors, while others can't get sponsorships at all.
If the guys in the booth who call the race don't give the drivers in the back of the field some air time, why would someone want to sponsor them?
Focusing on the front runners, just the guys in the Chase, needs to change.
There are some good drivers in NASCAR who are not getting recognition they deserve.
A.J. Almendinger is one of them.
If all the problems at Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) weren't going on right now, you wouldn't hear about him.
What happens to Marcos Ambrose, who recently signed a contract to race for RPM next year, if RPM goes to a one-car team with Almendinger?
Kasey Kahne has already made the move from RPM to Red Bull Racing, driving the number 83 he will race in the 2011 season.
Currently, Scott Speed is Kahne's teammate, driving the number 82, also sponsored by Red Bull.
Brian Vickers is coming back next season to drive the 82, so where does that leave Speed?
These are issues we should be talking about.
What about some of the Nationwide drivers?
Justin Allgaier (Little Gator) drives for Penske Racing. That team lost its sponsor for next year, so Mr. Penske told Justin to look for another ride.
I'm happy to say Justin signed to race for Turner Motorsports next year.
These guys are good, but Sprint Cup drivers keep invading the Nationwide Series every week and they get all the attention.
It's time NASCAR makes some changes to help benefit the little guy.
The Sprint Cup guys are in Phoenix on Sunday.