Why Does NASCAR Hate Racing?

Danielle hendersonCorrespondent INovember 1, 2009

TALLADEGA, AL - NOVEMBER 01:  Mark Martin, driver of the #5 Pop-Tarts / CARQUEST Chevrolet, crosses the finish line after being involved in an incident on track during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on November 1, 2009 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Many fans know that NASCAR stands for National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing but some are beginning to wonder if the racing part really fits.

This Talladega fall race proved to be a huge disappointment. Not much side by side racing at all.

Breaking the race up into 4 quarters this is how it went boring, boring, boring, that just sucks!

And its not because drivers weren't doing their jobs. NASCAR told drivers there will no longer be bump drafting in the corners. From the start of turn one to the end of turn two no bump drafting, same with three and four.

In my opinion and obviously Ryan Newmans, NASCAR took the racing out of racing.

Drivers obeyed the no bump drafting rule, surprisingly no one was penalized.

Surprised? I'm not.

Drivers felt the need to show Nascar how wrong they are with the rule change. Without Bump drafting Talladega's not Talladega!

Ryan Newman, who's car flipped with five laps to go, expressed his feelings in the no bump drafting rule. He said exactly what many have been saying as of this morning when the rue was announced, it was horrible decision.

I understand NASCAR's need to keep drivers safe but there comes a point when you have to let them drive.

I don't care what anyone says, if you ain't tradin' paint the guess what you ain't racing!

As for the two wrecks we saw I think the smaller restrictor plate is to blame. Think about it. Its very uncommon for two cars to flip in a single race.... well Nascar, you better start figuring out how to fix it. Maybe listening to drivers and crews would help.

What happened to getting excited about restrictor plate tracks? What about the essence of danger and risk? What about Real racing?