by Charlie Turner
Thanks for stopping by OnPitRow.com and the Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie blog. The best NASCAR and IndyCar news and opinion, exclusive pictures and video. I'm Charlie Turner. Follow me on Twitter @onpitrowMarch 19, 2009 10:16 am UTC 39 Comments
NASCAR’s version of March Madness probably happens this Sunday on the half mile high-banks of Bristol Motor Speedway. But at Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie, we couldn’t wait. I mean, why should round ball fans have all the bracket bragging rights?
We started with the list of the 50 Greatest NASCAR Drivers that NASCAR came up with during NASCAR’s 50th Anniversary season in 1998. Then we added 14 more of our own choosing. That gave us our own list of the top 64 NASCAR drivers of all time.
Steve and I thought about trying to seed the drivers. For about two minutes. Instead, we went for randomness.
From there, we had a computer mix the list a couple times and slotted everyone into the familiar 64 player, single elimination, tournament bracket. You can see – and download - NASCAR’s 64 Greatest Drivers Tourney Brackets in PDF right here.
Our plan for round one – the round of 64 – is to post the individual match ups at the rate of four per day here at the Bench Racing Blog. Each post will give a short synopsis of the driver match up. The winning driver will be determined by your feedback.
You can leave that feedback two different ways. Either leave a your thoughts in the comment section of the individual post or send a direct message via twitter to us – we are @onpitrow on twitter.
For twitter followers we will send a message in twitter that reads something like….
NASCAR’s 64 Greatest Drivers Match Up: Dale Earnhardt vs Jeff Gordon
You can then send a message back that says….
@onpitrow Jeff Gordon
We’ll tally up the votes and the winner will move on. The first round match ups will stay active for 48 hours. We have enough swag to give the ten people who respond the most a nice prize. So sign up on twitter and follow us. Down load your bracket and play NASCAR’s 64 Greatest Drivers Tournament at Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie . Four first round match ups will be posted later today.
Update: We decided to leave the comments open until 48 hours after the last post goes live for the first round. Keep the votes coming.