This is the Statt Mann Baby. Time to Scatt a little bit.
It’s so sad to read reports of the NASCAR plans to resume racing May 17th at Darlington.
There was some thought that the races would run pitstop free. But, apparently, not only will there pitstops but the races could be run at full distances. There’s even talk that the Coca-Cola 600 will run to term. Some of those races drone on for five hours or more.
According to Racer.com the one concession to cutting back on the race weekend is to drop practice and qualifying for the first few races. That would make the early events one day shows with no fans.
Of course these early leaks may be trial balloons designed to test reactions from government officials, broadcasters and fans.
Few care what I think but these early reports are, in a word, disappointing.
May 3, 2020