Thursday, September 6, 2007

Will Richmond Be Better Than The Last Few Weeks?

I kid. Kind of. Not really.

After California though, I think it has to be somewhat better. I'm sure Brad Keselowski feels that way. The COT will take front stage for the next three weeks in Nextel Cup, with Richmond, Loudon, and Dover in succession. If ESPN hasn't hammered the fact that Dale Jr. just quite possibly may not make it in the Chase (and ruin their next 3 months of advertising) you'll certainly know about it Saturday night (and probably Friday night). I don't know if Fox or NBC were ever this blatantly pro-Jr. in their broadcasts. Has everyone already forgot he missed the Chase back in 2005? Along with Jeff Gordon? Hello? NASCAR proved then and will prove again the world will continue tuning if a big name is left out of the championship hunt. Tony Stewart last year proved that as well.

The most interesting NASCAR points battle has been waged in the Busch Series owners battle this year, but Ron Hornaday and Mike Skinner are trying to upstage them now. The #29 has overtaken the #60 once again in Busch while Hornaday surpassed Skinner in the Trucks this past weekend in Gateway. Not that you'll hear about it from the television broadcasts with the Chase. The annual "let's update the standings every 2 minutes to show where the current points are" will dominate the broadcasts from now until November. I'm still looking for the old ESPN... but I think it's dead.

1 comment:

vroom said...

It's a shame that more drivers aren't featured on the telly casts!

Kudos to Hornaday...gr8 truck battle!