Before the madness begins anew under the lights at Daytona this Saturday night, here are, in no particular order, my 11 wishes for NASCAR in 2011.
I’ve been thinking – sensibly – about who would be the best champion for NASCAR this year?
While the big boys fight it out for the giant check and ornate trophy, there are plenty of other drivers already wondering about what next year will bring.
With the field set, you can guarantee that a quick glance at the Jayski article/links page will show 99.9% of stories are all about the hallowed NASCAR playoff format.
I have to feel that NASCAR is considering expanding the remit of the Chase – possibly to as many as 12 or 15 races.
Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner, pointed out, “Somebody’s got to beat Jimmie [Johnson] this year, and it might as well be RCR.”
When NASCAR’s head honcho Brian France announced there would be “impactful” changes to the 2011 Cup schedule, I permitted myself to get excited.
Elliott Sadler had the very definition of a hero-to-zero weekend.
When the invite to a track day at Pocono Raceway came through from the folks at NASCAR, it was entitled, “Danny ‘Fireball’ Peters to strap in at Pocono.
In the next couple of months, we’re going to hear a lot about who’s going to make and who’s not going to make NASCAR’s all-hallowed Chase.