Reflections on NASCAR Mid Season
It is now the half way stage in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championships season and there have been some interesting developments. With the new rules this season it means that there will be 16 places up for grabs in the Chase to find the winner and the places will be filled by those drivers that have won the most races. It would seem that this would mean that every driver will only be happy for a win, but actually many are still talking about how satisfied they are with a top ten place. However, this talk may change as the season comes to an end and there is less and less time to keep improving. It may be that teams go for broke and try everything for a win or they take it easy and protect their place with regards to points.
So far there have been some interesting moments as well. The pothole last week at Dover casing complete chaos being one of them as well as the jet dryers damaging cars at Texas, a caution light being accidently put on in Bristol and an official getting stuck on a fence at Fontana. There were also many rain delays which took its toll on drivers and shook things up a bit.
This week drivers will be at Pocono Racetrack and it is the last six races in the summer series which will be shown by TNT, having been handed over coverage rights from Fox. It will then be ESPN that finishes the season broadcasts until Fox and NBC take over a split schedule in 2015. This season there are all-access driver featires with Kyle Larson this week then Austin Dillon in Michigan and AJ Allemendinger in Daytona and in depth discussions about each track. As things build up to the final Chase the racing should certainly still stay pretty exciting and there could be a lot more to look forward to yet!