This is a good question for NASCAR. Should it be looked at or is this just a silly question?
Should NASCAR limit part-timers in NNS races?
August 20, 2012 4:08 PM, EDT
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve lived up to its short-lived NASCAR reputation this past weekend — it was wild. Twelve lead changes, eight cautions — three of which came in the final 10 laps, and another dramatic green-white-checkered finish that saw Justin Allgaier bump Jacques Villeneuve from the lead for the victory. (Race Highlights)
There’s no doubt the race was entertaining and exciting, but is there a downside to the wildness that is Montreal? More than a dozen drivers were making their one and only Nationwide start this season and these guys aren’t interested in points or championships — they just want the trophy. For championship contenders like Elliott Sadler — it creates a lot of tension and uneasiness.
“It’s just different racing,” Sadler said. “Everybody’s on different agendas and you’ve got to understand some of these road course guys aren’t racing for points, they’re racing for wins. And when you’re racing them, you can’t put yourself in a tough position.”
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WUPN: In our opinion, the owners need to make money to survive. The owners perspective was not mentioned in the article. If they have to replace drivers to win, they need to do what they can to survive. Without purse money that all owners need, there will be no NASCAR. How about drivers parking their cars after one lap just to take a small part of the purse money? Should NASCAR cut the line up to 30 or 36 cars to stop the one, two lap drivers?
As far for Elliott Sadler, it sounds to us that he wants the championship handed to him. Sadler was a full time Sprint Cup driver in the past. Should he not compete in Nationwide because you have to consider him a ringer against younger drivers in the Nationwide series?