My wife is a big NASCAR fan... but I'm not.
The problems with the NASCAR of today are based more on what we've apparently become as a society.
First, I never thought I would ever see NASCAR become PC.
They've banned the General Lee car from "Dukes of Hazard" because they suddenly noticed, apparently, that it has a Confederate Flag on it's roof.
Second, Danica Patrick ("Sorry.... where's Darlington, again?") is driving... not because she's earned it (She hasn't... hasn't come close), but because she is a she.
Third, the cookie-cutter cars. The engines and transmissions and car shells are almost identical. It's bizarre enough that a car labeled "Toyota" is racing in NASCAR; but try going on down to your Toyota dealer and buying the engine parts they used to build their race cars.
And, of course, the same can be said for any of the manufacturers out there... which means the roots of NASCAR are long since dead and rotted.
Back in the day, the stories are legendary: racers going to the show rooms of dealers, buying the cars, and racing them the next day.
The concept of "Win on Sunday, buy on Monday" has disappeared because you can't come close to buying anything like these cookie-cutters.
They need to race the cars that are being built.
If the best Toyota can do is a Corolla, then that's it. If all Ford can run is a focus, etc, then that's what they need t do.
And every car has to be a car. Not a custom, one-off frame. And engines have to be built by the manufacturer.
But, of course, they're not.
And now this: a rain delay at the biggest race of the year?
Switch to rain tires like Formula One, and get out there and race.
The prima donnas behind the wheel are all that... rain shouldn't stop them from driving.
And people get excited over crap like this?