In some ways, it seems like yesterday when the engines first fired at Daytona to start 2011, but here we are, ten races later, and not only is the season flying by, by most standards the sport is doing well. Ratings are stable, if not up, people are talking about the sport, and the racing has been good, with some stellar finishes. It’s been a different season than the last couple of years. But why?
Simple: it’s been _fun_.
The reason for the fun lies in part with the great finishes, but there’s more to it than that, something that speaks to more than close racing, more even than victory margins measured in the thousandths of seconds. It’s been the year that an underdog won.