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 @onpitrowJanuary 7, 2009 11:49 am UTC 5 Comments
I was reading an article in MotorSport, one of my favorite mags. The piece was about the 1958 Formula One World Championship…….That gap is to let all of you get in your “old guy” jokes.
The author, Nigel Roebuck, starts off the story with a quote from F1 csar, Bernie Eccelstone…
For him” the World Champion each year should be the driver who had won the most races, and only in the event of a tie on victories, should places (points) come into reckoning”
Now that would be radical, huh? Even for you Chase haters. But I think that I could live with it.
The most talked about on-track event of the 2008 Sprint Cup season was Carl Edwards’ banzai, video game inspired, off-the-wall pass attempt on Jimmie Johnson at Kansas. If wins were all the championship was about, how many more such moves would we see by drivers trying to win it all?
One of our favorite guests, NASCAR beat writer Dustin Long joined us ON PIT ROW last night. Dustin has an interesting project that he’s working on and he wants your help. He is compiling a NASCAR Fans Bill of Rights, that will be published some time in February – around Speedweeks. Go to Dustin’s blog here, read the post, and then submit your suggestions for the Bill.