View single post by javal1
 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2007 10:38 pm
 PM  Quote  Reply  Full Topic 
javal1
Grumpy Geezer


Joined: Thu Sep 1st, 2005
Location: Tennessee USA
Posts: 1503
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 

  back to top

Venturing out of sick bed here because i think ijontichy is spot-on. The idea that NASCAR should stay an "American" sport seems not only ethnocentric, but also an argument designed to discourage competition. Look at baseball - the "All-American" sport". Until we found out that many players from other countries play the game better than Americans.

If NASCAR drivers get lackadaisical and are satisfied with their talent as it stands today, then they deserve to be over-taken by International drivers. NASCAR may have an American orgin, but that guarantees nothing except a head-start. If a South American driver, a Chinese driver, a Korean driver or any other driver can beat them - that's good for the sport. You may root against them, but it's good for the sport. Work harder, keep the technological edge, spend more, and you'll stay on top. Not willing to do that? Then you don't deserve to be on top. Just my two-cents.

 Close Window