Like a race victory burnout, what goes around, comes around.
Since NASCAR banned testing in this past off season, it appears that fans, sports writers, commentators and such are frothing at the mouth to microanalyze every little thing that happened during Speed Weeks within all of three major racing series.
Every driver has been subject to this microanalyzation and I, for one, cannot wait to move onto California.
From Vickers to Dale Junior to the 48 team not being “on their game”… Each and every one of us is so excited to have our series back in action that maybe we forget that all of the drivers, crew chiefs, teams, sponsors and all involved were just as anxious as we were to get this season started.
Electricity filled the air 24 hours a day in Daytona. A sense of “urgency” filled every square inch of that track, like never before. The good news is that our sport is alive and well in spite of the economic blunder, we Americans, have been faced with. I guess we can lay those rumors to rest that the fans will not show up to the races huh?..Daytona was packed!
Yes, Junior made mistakes and so did a lot of other drivers… However, more drivers made great accomplishments as opposed to mistakes.
Leffler was held for 5 laps during the Nationwide race and was cast into the media being compared to Junior’s mistake….
Scott Lagasse Jr, an up-and-coming Nationwide driver had a great run going until fate caught him up in a wreck. Since Lagasse is virtually unknown to the media, no attention was given to him…
Harvick, team owner and driver has got a program that is on the track to becoming a huge mainstay within NASCAR for many years to come. Kevin and Delana are building an empire behind the scenes and have grown so much in the past few years.
As media personnel, we should all take two steps back and relax. With little racing news for almost three months, everybody is banging their keyboard to produce a story, any story, even if that story has been beat into the ground.
There are so many “feel good” stories within NASCAR that there is so much to write about other than the common headlines.
Elliott Sadler and Jeremy Mayfield accomplished extraordinary feats during the off season. I sure haven’t seen many articles about Jeremy Mayfield starting his own team and making the Daytona 500 in 23 days! This is an accomplishment extraordinaire! Jeremy has been cast such diverse situations but with each and every occurrence he emerges stronger. Personally I am pulling for Jeremy to have the best season of his career in 2009!
Remember that once a word is written it can never be recalled. Sportscasters can “talk” their way into and out of just about any conversation they choose. It is our reputation that we are putting into print for the world to see, so beware when the words you say turn around and land right back in your face with a differing opinion.
If I was Dale Earnhardt Jr., I would be so mad at the media, print, radio and TV, that I wouldn’t do interviews for a awhile and just settle these beefs with on track “stellar” performance.
Me, I will just hang back and watch “what goes around, comes around” do its job this season…as there are individuals who will need a shovel to dig themselves out after they get their load dumped back upon them…
Until next time,
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