Rear View Mirror: NASCAR dropped the ball
Motorsport needs personalities. It needs rivalries. It needs drama and excitement.
Motorsports also needs officials that know where the line is when enough is enough, and it needs sanctioning bodies that have the courage to levy a hefty penalty.
Take the case of Bubba Pollard, for example. The Georgia racer is unquestionably one of the most successful, most talented and most watched short track stock car drivers of this generation. The bullet points on his resumé already rival some of the all-time great pavement drivers like Butch Lindley, Dick Trickle or Junior Hanley. He’ll be coming to Barre’s Thunder Road this fall to try his hand at the Vermont Milk Bowl, and already has last year’s Oxford 250 trophy on his mantel….