It is not lost on me that not every race can be the Daytona 500. I get that. There are more races on the whole that are like what we sat through on Saturday night, than are like that epic saga.
But it was also not lost on me that this weekend NASCAR made its way back to Rockingham for the first time since 2004 and the old track was racey. Infact the truck race seemed to have more passing then we've seen in a along time.
The Rock is unique, it has character, it has that special something that no amount of repaving can give the what seems like a never ending list of mile and a half tracks that NASCAR goes to every week.
It's not that I don't like the mile and half tracks, infact for the most part, I really enjoy them. Especially in person. It's hard to beat the feel of a car flying by you at close to 200mph. But whether its the car or the track or whatever, it seems they continue to get less and less racy. It's lost some of its luster for me.