NASCAR leadership at the time thought it had to fit in with American stick and ball sports- Fact is, since they started messing with all this ridiculous nonsense their ratings have tanked. Racing fans want good racing, not stupid gimmicks.NASCAR's problem is that it has to fit in with other North American-style sports leagues, hence this ridiculous insistance on the play-off system.
Considering what NASCAR's fan demographic is perceived as, i'd have thought that any kind of 'change' is the last thing they'd be aiming for. Unless it was a regressive change back to production car-based chassis and lackadaisical safety regs.NASCAR leadership at the time thought it had to fit in with American stick and ball sports- Fact is, since they started messing with all this ridiculous nonsense their ratings have tanked. Racing fans want good racing, not stupid gimmicks.
As mentioned above, it nearly happened with Newman in 2014. Its already happened with both The Truck Series and Xfinity series Though after they adopted the system (Ironically, both driving yellow vehicles and even one of the drivers is named Matt just for added irony)We call this a Kenseth Reversal.
Has it actually happened in the play-off era?
If you can count to the number of points for a race win, your own points tally is divided by 40.I'm sure NASCAR can capitalize on this by introducing exciting new rules for the championship standings. Perhaps if someone born in Mexico wins the race and the day the race took place on is divisible by 3, the entire points table is reset.
If I'm not mistaken, there's actually a chicane within the variante chicane (if it can even be called that) which is not as sharp. F1 and so many series just don't use it.Unpopular Opinion? OK, no idea if thisll end up as unpopular, but we'll see.
Monza would be so much better if the entire track was about 2m wider. For the high-speeds, it's so easy for a car to park itself in a defensive position in series' like F1 and GTs. The first two chicanes are so narrow that going side-by-side through them is difficult and just leads to stupid pushing off of the other car and cutting the corners or collisions. Battles only continue after the corners of one car makes a mistake.
The first straight and corner is notorious in Sim racing for just being a crash every lap 1, and it's not much better in real life as you just need to watch the Blancpain crash from many years ago to see silliness at high speed. It's just a section where you are boxed into a position for a slow corner where if you've survived getting slowed down, any crash will be a silly clunk.
Widening that gives space for avoiding action and some different lines working. I'd never think I'd say this, but the Monza first chicane should be the same kind of radius and width as Jeddah's first chicane.
Curva Grande is too easy to push another car off track at 200mph while still being on the inside and not too far from the white line on the right. I'm not saying that drivers if given the width would suddenly stop pushing cars off, but it just seems that you don't even have to try hard to force someone off around the track, and it can make it almost too easy to defend if the cars have too much downforce/drag to make it a slipstream-fest kind of race.