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    Sunday
    Mar112007

    Get a Life!

    Yesterday in the coverage of the Sam's Town 300 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the announcers mentioned that there were 26 Nextel Cup so-called "Busch-whackers" racing in the event. 26??? Are you kidding me??? There are only 43 cars allowed into the race, leaving just 17 slots for the drivers who actually run the Busch circuit. Don't these Busch-whackers have anything better to do? It's not like the purse is phenomenal, and like Rusty Wallace said, if you crack up and injure yourself, now your bread-and-butter Nextel Cup team suffers for it. You could ask Tony Stewart about that, having injured his shoulder in a Busch race at Charlotte last year that forced him to sit out most of the Coca-Cola 600 the next day. Then again, there he was driving in the race yesterday, so evidently the lesson wasn't learned. Tony, you're a two-time Nextel Cup champion--what do you need to run the Busch series for?  Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, you've also won NASCAR's elite crown--what's in it for you? Kevin Harvick, you won the Busch championship by 824 points last year...824???!!! What are you trying to prove now? I could kind of understand if these guys were racing somewhere like Michigan, where there isn't a whole lot to do outside of the track, but this is LAS VEGAS!!! You're telling me you can't find ANYTHING better to do than race against Shane Huffman and Kyle Krisiloff? No wonder NASCAR has such trouble finding new talent to fill in for some of the older Nextel Cup drivers--it would be like George Steinbrenner starting  Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez on the Columbus Clippers and wondering why the farm system isn't producing any new infielding talent. Only difference is, Steinbrenner already knows he has more money than God, while NASCAR's Bill France Jr. is so green with greed from raking in the proceeds from the Busch-whacking to see the long-term damage they're doing to the sport. Busch_logo.gif

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