indycar snoozefest at nashville

I caught the end of the IndyCar race at Nashville this past weekend and I have to say that it was pretty boring. I think that’s saying something coming from a racing fan. I mean, I don’t know what it is about those cars but it’s so not that interesting. They’re so far apart from each other, there isn’t that much side-by-side racing, plus there’s only like 18 cars on the track. That’s no where near as intriguing as if it were 43.

But anyway that being said I still watched the race, half-hoping that another post-race fight would break out to spice things up. Unfortunately no dice. The only thing that managed to get me worked up was the lap traffic that kept Danica Patrick from having a real chance at winning her first race. The IndyCar powers that be really need to take a look at this thing. It’s utterly insane to me have to a person that’s 3rd re-starting in the 13th position behind cars that are 1, 2 or 3 laps down. I know the lap cars are still racing for position but let’s be realistic, the person with an actual shot of winning and making the race fun to watch is more important. Not some dope trying to move from 17th to 16th.

2 Comments

  1. July 18, 2007 at 5:46 AM ·

    Nascar is boring at times also…If you get to know the players, controversies, etc. in IndyCar, it becomes more compelling to watch!

  2. July 18, 2007 at 10:10 AM ·

    true, NASCAR can be boring at times too (I have fallen asleep during races and then woken up just in time to see the finish), and IndyCar can be interesting and compelling, but for this particular race it was soozeville. I think it was because of that lap traffic issue.