After watching the race at California, it came to my mind that NASCAR and it’s broadcast partners should have a list of promises, or code of broadcast, that should be adhered to. I tweeted during the race my displeasure with a replay not being shown and how the race was officiated. So here is my list that I believe should be considered:
The racing was good today, but we had the appearance that there may have been tire problems. A number of cars had tire issues throughout the race. It was apparent during the last run of the race that tires blew left and right. Jimmie Johnson was leading the race and lost a tire.
This week at Las Vegas, it looked like Dale Earnhardt Jr. had the win. Steve Letarte made a call to fuel early and try to make it to the end of the race on a thin margin of fuel. Unfortunately for Jr. there was just not enough fuel in the tank to take the win. Maybe a quarter of a cup more fuel in the tank, and Twitter’s servers would be burning up with tweets about Jr. winning his second race of the season. Instead Jr. gets his second second place finish of the season. Not a bad average though for the 88 crew, they are showing they are a true contender each week.
So the Daytona 500 has come to pass for another year. The excitement of the Great American Race has come and gone. What an interesting day it was for sure on Sunday. We had all the pageantry of opening day for NASCAR’s biggest series, as well as seeing all of our favorite drivers finally hitting the track.
This week we get begin in indulging in another great sporting spectacular, the Winter Olympics. I guess I am junky for the Olympics because I enjoy the competitions in all forms. I will admit that ever four years I am intrigued to watch Curling. I like the game because it is probably the only winter game left that I could ever remotely possibly qualify to be an Olympic athlete. I also like the fact that the game has a lot of strategy.
It has been a long time since I have written anything for the website. There have been a lot of ups and downs that I have encountered since about the mid season of last year’s racing season. I have come to the conclusion that it is time for me to go ahead and get back in front of the computer and start writing some articles as we begin getting closer to racing season.
Statistical Advance: Analyzing Richmond International Raceway
Nascar 2013 – Statistical Advance: Analyzing the STP 400