The 2009 fall Talladega race is over and I’m feeling less than satisfied.
The new, smaller restrictor plates were supposed to take away enough horsepower to keep the cars from going airborne like Carl Edwards did in the spring race. Well, the cars slowed down, but Ryan Newman still flipped.
Mike Helton said after the race he thought the race was competitive. Ok, if all the lead lap cars running nose to tail with no passing most of the day is competitive then he’s right.
Some will argue that with so many lead changes the race must have been exciting. I’ll give you that, for about 25% of the race. Again, nose to tail just isn’t fun.
At one point during the race I actually thought the drivers must have gotten together and conspired to run in a single line.
I sure hope they fix this, or there’s going to be more empty seats at the track and less TV’s tuned in next year.