Keep hearing some our "fans" and a few of our well-paid "journalists" talk about "pack racing" at Texas.
I wonder if some of those same astute folks could tell us exactly what their definition of "pack racing" is? Or do we now lump every 1.5 mile oval in with Las Vegas, and call them all the same. Is "close racing" or "hard racing" now also considered pack racing?
Here is a little tidbit for y'all....Vegas was and is unique to any other 1.5 oval that the ICS has ever run at. So just because a driver got killed at Vegas, doesn't mean all 1.5 mile ovals should be abandoned. They aren't the same, no matter how many uninformed folks try and say they are.
Here is another little tidbit...Texas hasn't really had true "pack racing" (which by my definition, looks an awful lot like what you see at Daytona or Talladega in a stock car) since about 2002. The past few races at Texas, quite frankly, have been boring one-lane parades. The only time cars have run together (after starts and restarts) have been in short bursts and in 3-4 car "packs". Cars have generally spread out and raced like most Indy Car races on ovals have raced for 30 years.
And one last one...why not angst and concern for our drivers and fans about Fontana? They are probably more likely to be running close together and side-by-side there, then they are at Texas. The IRL races there were pretty intense. And I think that track also had a pretty tragic death to a CART driver, when the cars were running pretty close to each other.
Gee, I wonder why its Texas that is getting the negative press and "concern" and not Fontana? Couldn't be political, could it?