I am loving the new car. I have seen side by side racing which I wasn't sure could be done. I can't wait for the road races.
I just have to add, Scott, that we always see the mid-race lulls. I didn't think the new car could "fix" that.
If you watched the Sprint cup race: What are your thoughts on Joey and his block?
Eric: Funny thing is, to me it looked like it was Hamlin that wrecked Logano, as kind of an "oh, *bleep* it" move after their banging opened the door for Kyle to pass them. I missed the block Logano threw on Stewart that pissed him off so, which is funny because Stewart isn't exactly innocent when it comes to that. Whatever, it's just more Bread and Circuses for the racing series that specializes in it.
Debi: I didn't see the Sprint Cup race, but I did see numerous replays. Ya gotta do what you gotta do. Block? Looked pretty tame compared to some I have seen. Tony has thrown some pretty definitive blocks in his time
Scott: Even though I am a Tony Stewart fan, I don't see anything wrong with the move. Logano was protecting his spot and trying to hold on to a chance to possibly win the race late and I'm sure if the roles were reversed, Stewart would've done the same thing. I think Stewart was just unhappy because he's struggled so far this season and he had a car that was good enough to possible win the race. As a team owner were winning is the most important thing, I can see why he would be upset.
Jen: Joey did what any driver protecting his line would of done. Stewart has done it numerous times. I understand his frustration, he's had a blah year so far.
Should Nascar get involved considering their "go attem boys", they have been spouting for the past couple of years?
Eric: This time someone got seriously hurt for the first time because of it (Hamlin has a compression fracture in the L1 vertebra in his back). It's going to get someone killed someday if they don't put a stop to it. I, and others, have been saying it ever since the "have it boys" decree came down. Rubbin' may be racing in this format, but wreckin' isn't. We can't forget that these drivers put their lives on the line every time they get in a race car, and that can't be put at risk for needless and stupid things.
Debi: I'm loving the drivers being able to express themselves without being punished. If a driver is pissed at another driver, he should be able to let him know, not have to make some milk toast speech to the media about how they "talk" about it. This is good for the sport, and what the fans want to see, I'm sure.
Scott: Given the seriousness of Hamlin's injury, I'd say Nascar is probably going to have to reel these guys in a bit. Like Eric said, you can't be having these guys intentionally wrecking one another to the point where their lively hood is in danger.
Jen: I have voiced my opinion of this many times. I am very happy to see that Nascar kept it's word this time. friction translates into great racing. I know someone who doesn't agree with me, but I have watched this race series for many years and the rivalries are great, as long as no one gets hurt.
Eric: Trash talk is well and good, but do they want to see wrecks? The cheers during wrecks indicate that, and well, that's not something I'm ever going to see eye to eye on that one.
Debi: I don't think I said anything about wrecks, did I? I'm talking about Clint rushing over to "talk" to Jeff Gordon, Smoke rushing over to "talk" to Joey Logano. You can't say "boys have at it" then tell them they can't "talk" to another driver regarding their issues. Do I think they should "talk" using their cars? Of course not. To think that is moronic.