Sunday, May 24, 2009
I finally feel like I watched a real Nationwide race! For the longest time, this race looked like a paid Sprint Cup practice. I like to look at these Nationwide races as JV, College, AA...what have you but its gets frustrating when you really have to stop and double check that this isn't a Sprint Cup race based on who is running. It would be nice if we could go back to giving some up and comers a chance to really excel and gain some notoriety for future sponsorship opportunities. I know that I have ranted on this before, and most of you agreed with me....but even the old timers in the Sprint series have limits to how much they can run. How about giving the same courtesy to the Nationwide series to let the future of the sport shine without sharing the spotlight with the big names? Getting off my soap box the race results can be found here, thanks to NASCAR.com.
Congratulations to Mike Bliss who wins his second Nationwide race (both wins were in Charlotte) after the race was called due to rain.