Originally Posted by Mac The Knife
That Reutimann issue sure was strange. I'm not sure I buy the line that the engine quit after NASCAR finally black flagged him. But I put most of the blame on NASCAR for being way too slow to black flag uncompetitive cars and for giving way too many incentives to the teams to keep crappy, uncompetitive cars out on the track.
Have you heard the expression: "Start & Park"? Apparently NASCAR lets owners with low low budget cars get on the track just to get owners points or something like that. I agree though, too many junkers are allowed on the track, but I'm betting it's got more to do with pressure from sponsors.
At the very least, it seems to me that green-white-checker restarts should only include the cars that are on the lead lap. Everyone a lap or more down should have their finishing position locked and giving an "official" finish and taken off the track.
Sure, why not? I agree again, and besides, NASCAR changes the rules almost quarterly anyway so...
BTW, does anyone know for certain why Jr was so pissed off at Newman that he rammed him after the finish?
I can understand Bowyer being mad him for being bumped as he went into the corner, but I didn't see Newman do anything that involved Jr in any way whatsoever.
There was very little camera coverage of that, but I saw Dale with a thumbs up out the window, so I don't know that he was pissed off at Newman.