What Has NASCAR Been Thinking?

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 26:  Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Claritin Ford, goes airborne as Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Steweart-Haas Racing Chevrolet suffers damage and Brad Keselowski, driver of the #09 Miccosukee Indian Gaming Chevrolet drives at the conclusion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 26, 2009 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Danielle hendersonCorrespondent IOctober 30, 2009

As of late Nascar has made some, whats the word... strange decisions.

Decisions that make fans wonder what the heck they are thinking.

Last week for example, on the final lap John Andretti spun at the start/finish line and Nascar never threw a caution.

I know it was Martinsville and speeds aren't as high as say Atlanta but still you have a driver spun, with 42 others coming at him full speed. If I was Andretti I would have said something to Nascar.

Was this just a move to make racing more interesting? If so it was too risky. Putting a driver in danger like that is never an option no matter how good it makes racing.

Nascar has announced that from now on at Daytona and Talladega the restrictor plates are going to be smaller.

I thought a small restrictor plate was the problem in the first place?

As many drivers have said over the past week smaller restrictor plate means more wrecks. That means we could see a repeat of what happened in the spring at Talladega.

Remember? Eight fans were injured. One even suffered a broken jaw.

I know Nascar has smart people working on the issues with the COT but this really isn't best way of showing it.

I'm both excited and nervous about Talladega this week.

More nervous than excited. I'm really just praying no one is injured as a result of nascar's poor decision... Man I hope I regret saying that!


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