Monday, October 1, 2007

NASCAR Tops Itself in Lucricidity at Kansas

I'm not sure if Lucricidity is a word, but if it is, there ought to be a NASCAR logo next to it in the dictionary.

What the hell was that at Kansas Motorspeedway Sunday??? The race starts, then is delayed by rain. The race restarts. A little after halfway, a downpour halts the race. NASCAR rushes to dry the track (why? Because the 24 and 48 are a lap down because of green flag pitstops?). The race is restarted with NASCAR announcing that lap 225 will be the last lap. A wreck occurs. NASCAR announces that the race will end at lap 210, since it's getting dark. With less than 4 laps to go, another caution flies when the 42 car blows a tire. Since it's getting a bit dark, NASCAR then announces that the race is over. Greg Biffle is in the lead. Biffle does NOT cross the start finish line; he pulls off the track. NASCAR says Biffle won it, anyway, because the scoring loops (which are the PREVIOUS point at which a car is scored, around the track) show Biffle was leading (even though he did not cross the finish line first) are where the field was 'frozen.' Huh???

If you don't cross the finish line, then you really shouldn't get the win. Sorry, Biff -- you blew this one.

NASCAR had to issue YET ANOTHER 'clarification' as to how the end of THIS race was scored.

We need to stop insulting the WWE. At least they don't pretend they're not scripted.