Assorted thoughts on a Monday:
BORING: Matt Kenseth wins a race that was declared to be "boring" by NASCAR fans. Personally, I thought the race was great. Clean passes, only one or two debris caution, drivers fighting loose cars, and a few engines blowing up made it a great "old school" race. Of course, most NASCAR fans aren't old school, so since there wasn't lots of wrecks, or drivers fighting, or wrecks, or jet dryers exploding, or wrecks, the new NASCAR fanbase is bored to tears.
Maybe it's time for NASCAR to re-educate it's audience as to what racing is?
REMEMBER US, NBC?
I've been watching NBC Sport's Crossover since it's debut and I've noticed something, they love the NASCAR. They talked about Danicky, Danica winning the pole, interviewed Brad Keselowski, discussed the NRA 500, and even talked about Denny's fine. Mentions of F1 and IndyCar on the show, zero.
Maybe it might be good to promote your own properties first?
|Clint Eastwood talks with the current IndyCar CEO|
Maybe the IndyCar fanbase has calmed down, or just become disinterested?
|"The best part about driving for Roger? He doesn't poke you with that finger!"|
DINGER'S BACK, NOW CALM DOWN: It's a great story of redemption and second chances, it's also great PR for IndyCar, but it's not the second coming. I get the feeling that the bar will be set incredibly high for Dinger, and there's no way he could live up to those expectations. I hope I'm wrong and I end up eating crow, but I also hope the fans take it easy on him.
Maybe cursing a beloved member of the media is worse than taking a drug?