The Frontstretch: Top Ten Things People Who Think the Racing At Bristol Now Sucks Also Believe by Jeff Meyer -- Wednesday March 25, 2009

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10. Digital watches are still a pretty neat idea.

The fan(s)? of Auto Club Speedway are likely peeved now that even Bristol has left the realm of single groove race tracks. .

9. O.J. didn’t do it.

8. The racing at California is pretty good.

7. ExtenZe will make you longer.

6. Any infomercial.

5. Kyle Busch’s personality is as good as his talent.

4. “New Coke” was the way to go.

3. Darrell Waltrip should speak up more in the booth.

2. The economy is just fine.

1. Sitting through 20-plus cautions and seeing 125 of 500 laps under yellow is what racing is all about!

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Kevin in SoCal
03/25/2009 03:31 AM

8. Just for the record, I like the racing much more at Bristol now with the newer configuration. Now if only Martinsville had progressive banking!

03/25/2009 08:55 AM

At least the old track had close racing at the front. I’m not for wrecks but I am for close competition. Bristol is now a minerature version of the long cookie cutter tracks. BORING

03/25/2009 10:32 AM

If it doesn’t fit you must acquit!

03/25/2009 12:48 PM

So now those of us who prefer the old surface are dumb uneducated hicks that don’t know anything about “Racing the way it ought to be” which was the slogan for the track. Well, we helped make Brisdull the most popular track on the circuit. Even the track brass promoted the wrecks and the track grew at a rate no one could have predicted. Now it’s Monster Half Mile and is just like all the other tracks, lots of lapping, snoozing fans with cars that are as clean at the end of a race as a car on the showroom floor.
That’s OK, we will stick to our guns and remember the golden years of the track, and sport, as they both wither on the vine. Those California fans are already figuring out that NASCAR action is over-hyped and not worth the time and money, just like the Charlotte and Atlanta ticketholders have already found out.

03/25/2009 01:35 PM

Note to the editers: Please find somebody else to write these lists. It is definitely not this guys calling.

03/25/2009 01:52 PM

Finally some sanity, it’s about racin’, not wreckin’.

03/25/2009 07:22 PM

I don’t know how it looked on TV, but I was there and I loved it!

Of course, I didn’t have to just look at Kyle run away with it at the front. I could see the racing going on elsewhere.

03/25/2009 10:12 PM


Master Braytak
03/25/2009 11:03 PM

Ratings at Bristol down 18% this year. ‘Nuff said.

03/26/2009 08:10 PM

Perhaps if there were 43 “race cars” on the track, the changes would work. There isn’t a track on the circuit that provides racing anymore and as long as the Slug of Tomorrow is around there never will be.
I do get pretty good naps on Sunday though.


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