by Charlie Turner
Thanks for stopping by OnPitRow.com and the Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie blog. The best NASCAR and IndyCar news and opinion, exclusive pictures and video. I'm Charlie Turner. Follow me on Twitter @onpitrowFebruary 10, 2009 12:32 am UTC No Comments
I know, the beach track is long gone. But wouldn’t that be a gas, watching modern Cup cars race on the sand? I got a chance to help call the two ARCA races that were run on mile dirt tracks at Springfield and Duquoin, Illinois last summer. If that was close to what we could expect in the 21st century on the beach, it would be cool indeed.
Maybe NASCAR needs to think about, outside-the-box ideas like that to help bring the fans back – which is the way to eventually re-attract the sponsor bucks that today’s Cup teams need to survive. NASCAR beat writer, Dustin Long of the Landmark Newspapers has published his NASCAR Fans Bill of Rights, which is much more common sense than my thought. Dustin solicited and surveyed NASCAR fans during the recent off season and came up with a reasonable list of what NASCAR fans should be able to expect. I hope someone in Daytona is listening.
The first Fast Lap dust-up of the 2009 season is next. Make your best pass at these four, highly banked and restrictor plated fast ones. Lets get this season rolling.
1: What was the biggest surprise in qualifying for the Daytona 500?
2: Elliott, Stewart, Terry Labonte and Kvapil are in-which other four have the best chance of making the race?
3: Did the Bud Shootout deliver?
4: Is the new car a perfect match for Daytona?
Simple yet argumentative. Just like Steve. Bring it on NASCAR-o-philes! We haven’t had a good debate since Robby Gordon supposedly wrecked somebody. Wait…….
The Fast Lap is ON PIT ROW’s longest running regular feature. Well, it is if you don’t count the whole “Steve is an idiot” gag. And I look at that as, well, a natural phenomenon.
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