I am pretty sure the teams with shoe string budgets were not happy about making it to the last lap of the race only to get crashed out by a feud that has nothing to do with them.
What do you tell a team that just lost their main car and has to pull out their backup and only have money to put put around the track and put time in till they get enough money to make a competitive car to put out there?
I know I am one of the first to bash the Start and Parkers but allowing 2 overgrown babies to wreck the Parkers gear and then bash them for not being competitive.
I understand if it was a racing wreck and unfortunate things happen but to see Carl Edwards interview afterwards there was no doubt he did it on purpose and he had no regrets doing it.
So what do you tell the teams who lost their cars that had nothing to do with the feud?
Sorry about luck?
I know if one of the lesser teams took a crack at Carl next race and said hey that was for last week there would be hell to pay. A lesser team taking out a driver who is contending for the Championship? NASCAR would have that driver in the trailer in a heart beat.
Are we treating the two sides fairly?
As long as you are a top billing driver have at it.
If you are not you are just cannon fodder and be prepared to lose your racing gear for no good reason.
The flip side could even be worse. A lesser team gets away with crashing out a lead team? You take out Carl next race I have 2 older but pretty decent race cars and a few bucks so you can race the following week, how about it?
Hired guns taking out top teams. Might not as far fetched as you may think.