Harold Irvine comments, “On Sunday during the second half of the race, ads were shown on a split screen. While the idea was good, it was wasted.”
Alfred Jackson emails, “OK, as an old (I mean experienced) official, what’s your take on the alleged “deliberate” spin at Atlanta by Paul Menard?”
From Roger Clarkson, “We see the NASCAR officials on pit lane wearing helmets and fire suits. What about those in the flagstand, particularly on short tracks?”
Bob Merriman writes “Are you related to the great Dick Potts of racing fame at this and other area speedways of the time?”
“I haven’t heard anything about Jon Wood since he left the Truck Series. What’s with him and how is he doing?”
In regards to the GWC, I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing. My biggest complaint is with the “Double File Restart, Shootout Style!” philosophy.
Tim McMillan writes, “When will NASCAR put an end to this end of race carnage called Green-White-Checkers?
Q: I always thought that Swede Savage had died from kidney failure (as many burn victims do), about 33 days after the accident in the 1973 Indy 500.
Really can’t attribute a question to anyone specific this week. I’ve gotten a LOT of phone calls, e-mails, etc. from people wanting to know how I feel about NASCAR’s decision to move the Nationwide race from Lucas Oil Raceway to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
I’ve touched lightly on this subject once, but just for a sentence or two, and I think the topic deserves its own column. All of those who contacted me assumed, correctly, that I did not look favorably on this decision. That’s putting it mildly. I have to believe a very good friend of mine who covers motorsports for The Indianapolis Star was correct in his question-and-answer blog this week. He said he believes everyone involved in making this decision will come to regret it.
I noticed in the photo from last week’s column that a car had a number facing the grandstand. In NASCAR, the numbers face to the inside. Why the difference?
Being in the flagstand, what was the strangest win that you’ve ever witnessed?
Have you heard anything about a new NASCAR-sanctioned racetrack being built south of Branson, Mo.?