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Cheryl
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« on: May 05, 2005, 02:27:41 PM »

Just saw two interesting things in this article from thatsracin.  First they are changing the rules so that no former winnner of the Winston beyond 10 years is eligible for the race.  That leaves Geoffrey Bodine out of the field.  Obviously the emphasis is on young guns and popularity votes.  Then we have the continuance of last year's "pity vote" which is SO stupid IMHO.  

Lastly, the article talks about new language on each week's race entry blanks stating that it is the car owner's responsbility to present a legal car to inspection.  So basically, NA$CAR came up with this so they can penalize someone who gets an illegal car through their [not so highly-trained] inspectors.  Talk about weasel-words.  Jeesh...  Link to article below.

http://www.thatsracin.com/mld/thatsracin/11564451.htm

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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 04:24:24 PM »

Cheryl, I also feel bad for Geoffrey Bodine, more than you can imagine.  Although he had no realistic shot to win the race, he should have been entitled to drive in it.

There is one good thing about the vote: one voter will be chosen to go to the all-star race.  He/she will be given $25,000 cash, sit in a luxury box, and even wave the flag to start the race.

Also, an explanation for the March 14 cutoff date for eligibility, based on the 2005 standings: it was the date that the names of potential Open drivers had to be submitted to a printing office for the preparation of the paper ballots that are now in Nextel stores.  Those ballots still have Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick on them, despite their race wins since March 14.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2005, 05:52:32 PM »

Weaselly is a great description, Cheryl!  Interesting that Nascar can charge teams $900 to inspect their cars, then basically admit that the inspection doesn't mean squat!  What, then, is the point of the pre race inspection?  If it's up to the teams to have a legal car, why should Nascar get any money?  Seems to me, if you pass inspection, that is their guarantee that your car is approved to run the race.  I don't blame James Finch for being hot.  

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2005, 03:51:23 PM »

Of course, NASCAR will still get its money for what is now a meaningless inspection.  To them, there is no such thing as enough revenue... :evil:
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