Just another nail in the coffin
As the big-league Cup drivers with their Cup level-prepared Nationwide cars continue their rape of the 'training' series it leaves little left for regular competitors. At Texas the Cup drivers stole over $251,000.00 in purse money that rightly belongs to the series regular drivers. Which, by the way was the lion's share of the total purse money.
The fact that Kyle Bush can drop down to the minor league and whip the up-and-coming drivers with top Cup level equipment and mega dollar funding proves nothing. In my mind there is absolutely nothing impressive abut it. It's rape, pure and simple.
Being KyB couldn't win with his own Nationwide car he goes to "Daddy" Joe Gibbs to run a car for him, a Cup car in Nationwide disguise. It's really quite disgusting. I can hear it now, "Please Daddy Joe, I can't win with my own toy." ByB is a top level Cup competitor, supposedly a grown man that is merely stroking his pee-pee. When it gets right down to it all KyB is proving is just how little a man he really is.
Some of my ideas and solutions to stop the rape: Dictate the number of races and at what tracks full-time Cup drivers can compete - like six total; No purse money pay-out; Not eligible for qualifying - they start at the back. I have a long list but will leave it at that.
I'll consider Cup drivers in the Nationwide series as soon as Will Power, Scott Dixon and the rest of the IndyCar drivers start running IndyLights events and when we see Vettel, Webber, Hamilton, Alonso and the others from F1 dropping down in league to run GP2 races.
It isn't going to happen, real race drivers don't compete in training series.