Before I start, I realize this is better suited for any of the NASCAR blogs (including my own, "Gibbs Racing...") that I write. But I decided that since the topic is about lessons not learned from this weekend, that it belongs here--where I can let loose. With that in mind...
The "lost" weekend @ Fontana just ended with Tony Stewart winning the Nationwide race. True, it was slated for Saturday afternoon, but as we all know, rain interfered with the normal flow of things. So, it's time for me to give NASCAR a few suggestions for what to do in the future the next time we have a situation like this past weekend. Here goes:
1) We live a little differently here on the East Coast. We CAN'T sit up past 2 a.m. for any race, let alone a Cup race. Waiting until that time to postpone that race, knowing there's a curfew to stop ALL racing activity (usually around midnight local time), does not bode well for management skills...or lack of same. Which leads me to...
2) Networks (like Fox) have prime-time schedules. While it's true you can blow off East Coast programming, it still means we have a bedtime here. Take that into consideration.
3) Knowing there was a 70% chance of rain yesterday, what was the purpose of attempting to schedule the Nationwide race for 60 minutes after the Cup race?? If this knuckleheaded move had gone through, I would've been picking up my morning paper just as the checkered flag would drop on the Nationwide race. (Meaning close to 4 A.M. this morning. NOT good.)
I could go on here, but instead I'll share this little tidbit with FanNation. On NASCAR's own website, I read countless blogs (and wrote 1 myself) hammering their decision to drag out postponing the Cup race. Suffice to say, like neutered dogs, NASCAR ain't getting it. And yet they wonder why the fans are deserting like rats off a sinking ship??
I'm tapped out here. I'm too damned disgusted to type on. Any of this make sense to any of you??