posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 08:59 PM
Many race fans, myself included, would argue that restrictor plate racing isn't real racing since it relies on having good drafting help, and less on
driver skill. Daytona is a 2.5 mile track. when you get 43 cars on a half mile track like Bristol it involves less aerodynamics and more driver
now as far as who would i consider short track threats to win, i would go with Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Ricky Rudd, and
i could go on and on. that's the excitement of short track racing, at least half the field has a shot at winning. at least that's how i feel about
it, it's pretty much a 50/50 split with fans on how they feel about restrictor plates. I've been to Daytona and Talladega (the only restrictor plate
tracks) and become less and less impressed with the racing at both of those tracks, this year i'm going to Richmond it's a .75 mile track and have
great expectations at seeing an edge of your seat race.
Even though i can't stand the guy, congrats go out to Dale Jr. fans for his dominance at Daytona today, we'll see ya'll next week.