by Charlie Turner
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“Brick House” the Commodores
The Brickyard. Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The yard of bricks.
Indy is a temple to racers like A J Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Roger Penske and Tony Stewart.
The Brickyard 400 should be the biggest race in NASCAR, next to the Daytona 500. It was when it all started in 1994. Do you remember the anticipation back then? Maybe it still is that big. But I’m not feelin’ it.
It feels like just another race to me. Maybe that’s the malaise of NASCAR 2010 bleeding through. I don’t know.
It would be a better weekend if:
- Jimmie Johnson didn’t win and Dale Junior did
- There are a slew of real cautions, not caused by tires
- Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski said “to hell with probation” and banged on each other for 399 miles on their way to a photo finish
- The spoiler made “3-wide” at Indy a regular occurence.
Here’s to a compelling, exciting, story filled race. We’ll have pictures.