Rusty Wallace Says He Stands By All His Men In a Riveting Espn Interview

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IJune 12, 2009

LOUDON, NH - SEPTEMBER 17:  Rusty Wallace, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, looks on during qualifying for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Sylvania 300 on September 17, 2005 at New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Am I being sarcastic with that headline? Maybe the riveting part. Well, I'll just inform, and you decide.

I can tell you this, it was no Chris Matthews Hardball-type of interview.

First thing's first, lets go over a few quotes. I'm big on that you know.

Mr. Gaughan's quote: "Find me that dumb wanna-be college graduate, do not let him leave this race track, at all. He's not leaving the track until he sees me." End quote.

Nothing racial there. I've been called a fat, dumb, old man, but I do take issue with this statement: "He's not leaving the track until he sees me."

Okay, let me just ask, who in the hell is this driver? Who demands that another man stays put until he has his counsel with him?

The only folks I know who can demand that are Kings, the police, NASCAR, or my ex-mother in law. Anyone else is just plain arrogant. Agree?

I have no doubt Mr. Rusty Wallace was being very sincere on the NASCAR NOW interview. You could tell it was heart-felt.

But, I do not understand some of his answers. Let me explain.

Some of Mr. Wallace quotes on the program: ".....(Bryan) he had witnesses said he did not do that.....(racial slurs)."

Another quote: ".....i have a guy suspended on hear-say...."

Okay, thdn why not file a a complaint? They have witnesses that might get Mr. Wallace's crew chief back until a full investigation is done.

I do understand that sometimes it'ss best to not poke the NASCAR bear, especially during racing season, as they are most sensitive then.

While I'm watching this, I'm begging for the young lady doing the interview to ask the obvious follow-up question. 

Who were the witnesses who backed up Bryan's statement? Do they work for RWR?

That was never asked.

If Mr. Marc Davis would have appeared on the program, the same question should be asked. Plus a few more.

Who heard the racial slurs? Do they work for the Marc Davis race team?

Something just doesn't feel right about all this. The punishment was too quick. Was there a thorough investigation? Why has the Davis team clammed up?

Why won't Rusty Wallace file a complaint?

Or, could it be an agreement by both camps to, let's just say, sweep it under the rug.

Lots of question, too many canned answers, like the ones you hear in a public relations class. In my personal opinion, we have not heard the last of it.

I will move on with the racing, but I do love these soap opera-style dramas, NASCAR is just a great provider of material for a script.

Someday, I will write the great American novel, "The Fan Who Loved You, NASCAR".