"NASCAR: A True American Sport"
What other sport is there where your 'favorite' of the sport is really one man/woman, besides auto racing? Of course there's crew chiefs like Zippy, Evernham, Hammond and Petree and even crew guys like Chocolate Myers. You root for this sport and you root for one person in one machine on one track with one goal in mind. The goals are simple and laid out in front of them each and every race. Go fast, turn left, take the checkers. This sport is one of the very few where you don't hear about felony gun charges, drug posession and other various crimes. Occassional DUI and speeding ticket, sure, but you don't have thugs and posses and 2/3's of a team making the local police blotter. Baseball is promoted as America's Pasttime, but America's baseball is past prime. The Dallas Cowboys are America's Team (God help me for making this statement) but most of us hate Terrell Owens, despise Jerry Jones and think most football players are on 'roids or jail logs. Racing is where it's at and NASCAR is what it is. Who can go to a racetrack, close their eyes, take a deep breath of those fumes and the smell of asphalt and not feel their heart beat faster and the fingers tingle? How bad have you got it?