Will NASCAR Have Better Racing with the Spoiler than the Wing?

Travis SmithAnalyst IIMarch 17, 2010

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 06:  Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet leads the field alongside Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet during the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway on February 6, 2010 in Daytona Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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NASCAR has been using the C.O.T for three seasons now but NASCAR has decided it is time to go back to the spoiler next weekend at Martinsville.

Fans and drivers are eagerly awaiting for this change to happen because a lot of folks believe that the racing will change for the better with the spoiler than the wing. Twenty-four drivers went and tested the spoiler at Talladega this week and found the spoiler made it easier to see the other cars when in packs but there wasn't a lot of speculation on how it would change the racing.

Fans have been complaining about the wing since it debuted in 2007 but I think  adding the spoiler really won't change the racing that much except making the cars go a little bit faster.

I know fans have high hopes for the spoiler but it won't change the racing dramatically because the rest of the car is staying the same. The only change will be more downforce at some tracks which will make the cars easier to drive.

So I know people really support NASCAR on bringing back the spoiler and have complained about it for years but you know, the fans are not always right on certain things that need to be changed.

I have a prime example of a change that people wanted but yet have really been unsatisfied since its inception to the sport—it is known as the Chase for the Cup.

Matt Kenseth dominated the points in 2003 by only winning one race that season but yet fans complained saying the sport needed a point style that benefited drivers for winning so the Chase was formed. Ever since 2004, people have complained about it, saying it's against tradition and how it has ruined the sport.

Ok maybe the Chase wasn't a great idea but you, the fans, wanted the change and now you guys have to live with that so that also means if the racing is no better or even worse with the spoiler, then you, the fans, cannot complain about that either.