NASCAR conspiracy theorists way off base on Johnson, Stewart
I wrote last week that
1. "NASCAR's 'warning' that [Johnson] was too close to the limits a few weeks ago was ** (expletive deleted). He and [
2. "If you spend any time in the garage area during the weekend, you hear teams talking about the 48's ability to magically turn on the speed at the end of the race. You can read whatever you want into this, but the bottom line is that most teams feel the 48 is using some sort of external assistance that provides them the boost they need when it's needed most. [
Look, I'm not going to spend time knocking these down specifically. I would just ask folks out there to consider who they are talking about when they refer to "other teams." Do you honestly think that
And that goes for just about everybody else in the series, especially the 10 or 12 drivers who are in contention for a championship every year. No way.
From the youtubes comes this clip of
What struck me about this video (besides the fact that it makes Busch and Logano seem extra pencil-necky) were the similarities between pro wrestling and NASCAR -- and no, I'm not talking about alleged phantom cautions and alleged race-fixing. It's the life. RAW was in Buffalo last Monday for this bit. Over the next month, the show will visit Worcester, Mass., Hershey, Pa., and New York City. There isn't a home field. Every week, everyone involved in the enterprise packs every thing up and moves to another town.
That's exactly what life is like for those who live and work in the world of NASCAR. Think of it as one gigantic traveling circus...without the animals.