NASCAR: Do we need both the Lucky Dog and the wave around?
Posted 04 November 2010 - 06:30
Posted 04 November 2010 - 07:20
But NASCAR do.
That way, they can keep a larger number of cars in contention for a good finish, so the average fan can still believe his favorite driver is still in with a chance to win. And that after the race has finished, NASCAR can brag about how after six million miles of racing, the whole pack was still only separated by three seconds.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 15:29
Posted 04 November 2010 - 16:28
One wants all the cars on the lead lap to race each other and the other seems to try hard to remove people from the lead lap and kill competitive racing.
I seriously wish Americans could run F1. Stuff like 3 teams turn up with the DDD at the start of 2009, Americans would have fallen over laughing while telling them to "put them back on the trailer and try again next race".
Posted 04 November 2010 - 16:35
Posted 04 November 2010 - 16:48
Posted 04 November 2010 - 17:15
I hated seeing backmarkers being allowed past the safety car in F1 and the same is true in Nascar (albeit I am not an avid viewer).
Posted 04 November 2010 - 19:19
yes we need lucky dog because getting the wave around still doesnt put you in contention unless theres another caution very soon after.
That was what I was trying to get at. The Lucky Dog is something for nothing, does a driver really deserve to get a whole lap and be fighting for leading positions in the race for free? With the wave around there is a bit of a gamble, if there is another caution soon after then the driver scores. If he then has to make a green flag stop he could possibly end up losing that lap again or possibly two laps at a short track.
Posted 04 November 2010 - 20:57
Posted 04 November 2010 - 21:20
ull be a lap down at the back of the pack at restarts, so you would have to pass the *entire* lead lap cars to get back on the lead lap, and if theres a caution u get sent to the back of the que if you havent managed it.
also if a lead lap car doesnt pit there isnt a wave around? wasnt harvick doing something like that at dega so there wasnt a wave around?
IRL doesnt have lucky dog and waive around, and apart from texas, and another race where the stars align, how goods the racing? mostly pants