That shit needs to go away before a bunch of people get killed.
I didn’t get to watch the race because I was at work but I saw the replays and it was insanity at two hundred miles an hour.
Four cars wide and four cars deep ,door to door and bumper to bumper going into a corner at a hundred and ninety miles an hour at the end, and that was just the front of the pack.
Take a wild assed guess at what happened.
25 cars piled up all at once with the leader Tony Stewart going upside down and riding on top of other cars after he turned in too far trying to block Micheal Waltrip from passing.
25 cars, that is over half the starting field, taken out at the very end of the race, all at one time.
All because of those fucking restrictor plates.
For those who don’t know what they are, it is a flat plate with four holes in it drilled to exact specifications dictated by NASCAR underneath the carburator to reduce the amount of fuel/air mixture going into the engine to reduce horse power and slow the cars down.
Without them these cars would be able to go over two hundred and thirty miles an hour down the straightaway.
So by NASCAR’s thinking, slowing the cars down makes it safer, except it doesn’t as we saw again today.
With restrictor plates, no one can make full power and no one can go any faster than anyone else basically.
That’s why you see them all bunched up and playing bumper cars at full throttle.
Crashing is actually the opposite of racing.
Sprint Cup racing is supposed to be the pinnacle of “Stock Car” racing and when you deliberately choke the horsepower of the engines you are turning it into parody of itsself.
That is why they have other divisions to give drivers more experience with slower cars.
Believe me, none of the drivers have a death wish and if you take the restrictor plates back the fuck off there will be a learning curve but the drivers and their crews will let you know when too fast is too fast.
Going to a race where you can guarantee a multi million dollar pile of scrap metal every time is counter productive at the very least and potentially deadly at most.
Nobody wants to see our most talented drivers get maimed or killed but for fucks sake, let them race like they are supposed to , quit being the Nanny bitches and get the hell out of their way before one or more of them does get killed because they can’t get the fuck out of the way of each other.
I grew up around racing, cars and motorcycles so I am not just spouting bullshit here.
I know that rules are needed but you are basically trapping these guys in their cars with no where to go when the shit hits the fan and that turns an already dangerous sport into a potential killing field.
The tracks were never designed for racing four cars wide to begin with and now you have just mandated it.
There needs to be a way found to spread the cars out again somehow and for all the good intentions behind it ,the restrictor plate might as well be a validated parking stub.
It was, for twenty five drivers at this race.