Here’s six important factoids you may have missed which have transformed the upcoming season before it even begins.
Did You Notice? Regardless of your opinion on how to fix it, NASCAR’s audience and its business model are heading in two very divergent directions.
Did You Notice? All the attention showered on the championship this week?
Did You Notice? The degree to which the mythical “debris” caution has taken over at intermediate tracks?
Did You Notice? There’s a long list of winless wheelmen still looking to snap their victory drought this season?
Did You Notice? That Cale Gale’s getting what’s likely a swansong with Kevin Harvick Incorporated this weekend?
Did You Notice? All the panic when Toyota entered the Sprint Cup ranks? Within five years, Americans feared a foreign automaker would be dominating NASCAR.
Did You Notice? In the most competitive Chase in history, teams and drivers will do whatever it takes to get ahead?
Did You Notice? That for all the talk of just how boring Sunday’s race at Loudon was, NASCAR scored a major TV ratings coup?
Did You Notice? The Chaser pressing the panic button this week should be Jeff Gordon?
Did You Notice? NASCAR gets so focused on the postseason we often forget there’s 31 other cars on the grid each week?
Did You Notice? NASCAR’s first “Race to the Chase” under the new system is turning out rather anticlimactic?