From what I heard, last week's race at Talladega was a boring, single-file affair due to NASCAR not allowing bump drafting. This was apparently the general consensus, with one notable exception: NASCAR itself. In their minds, it was ABC/ESPN's fault for not being enthusiastic enough, and actually pointing out the race wasn't that exciting.
I don't know what's more brazen to me: that NASCAR continues to try and change reality, or that they expect people to believe them when they do.
Props to pressdog
for posting this first and making me aware, BTW.