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The Legends Race: Awesome, But New Approach For Next Year!

FORT WORTH, TX - APRIL 07:  Tony Stewart driver of the #20 car crosses the finish line to win the Crown Royal IROC Series at the Texas Motor Speedway on April 7, 2006 in Fort Worth, Texas.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Brandon CaldwellCorrespondent IMarch 21, 2009

This legends race was an awesome event. For about 35 minutes, I felt like I was 5-years-old again!

But with Sterling Marlin using Phoenix Racing to work on the car, and Rusty Wallace putting his car through the wind tunnel, makes me think, why can't we do an IROC style event?

IROC (International Race of Champions) was an event held every year, for four races, and drivers from every motorsports series around the world.

Twelve "champions" would come and race in equally prepared racecars that the IROC committee would put together.

So why not NASCAR take about 20 old stock cars from the before the C.O.T. days, and prepare them equally for the 20 legends and put them in equally prepared cars?

Maybe get a sponsor that pays NASCAR people to prepare the cars, and then pays the small purse for the driver's charity of choice.

It would make it better for guys like Junior Johnson, and Cale Yarborough, who didn't really compete, and in these cars, which are easy to handle race.

Maybe not even the old Cup cars, but the cars that they raced today, just equally prepared.

I think it would make for an even better event!

I don't want people to think that I'm a nay say-er and I'm happy with nothing, but I really feel, with more time, this could be an awesome event, and I really enjoyed it today! 

Hopefully next year we can get guys like Ken Schrader, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett, and the great Ricky Rudd to come run and be a part of the show, that would be a lot of fun.

But a good job by the Bristol Motor Speedway today, I had a blast.

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