Time to Change the Name from COT to CCCOT

Robert PritchettContributor IMarch 24, 2009

BRISTOL, TN - MARCH 22:  Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the #77 Mobil 1 Dodge, races Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Snickers Toyota, and Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 22, 2009 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR)

With my last article I stirred the pot by claiming that past champions should be recognized as the champion by who was sponsoring the series at the time.

So once again I am going to do some more stirring of the pot.

The COT, car of today, needs a name change.  I suggest CCCOT, the cookie cutter car of today.

NASCAR, with its new car, has made all the body styles practically the same and you can't tell one model from another.

My suggestion is use NASCAR's basic platform and regulations, but the bodies must look like the manufactures intended bodies. This would maybe change the racing by teams having to try to get the most out of their car, aerodynamically, fuel mileage, tires, etc. due to its standard manufacture shape.

The races are boring and I am not the only one saying so.  Why are they so boring?

It is due partly to everyone running the same body style.  This is suppose to be  NASCAR, but actually it's just IROC on a more grand scale.

Let's go back to the body styles that we see on the road.  This would give the fans something to associate it with.

It would cause teams to work harder, maybe better racing.  Thus maybe bring some creativity to NASCAR.  As someone associate with NASCAR said, "if you ain't cheatin, you ain't tryin."