But 1998 was better. 1999 Bump Day was better then 98'. 2000 Bump Day was terrific. 2001 Bump Day was unbelievable. 2002 Bump Day would have been great, had it not rained. 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 sucked, because the engine manufacturers decided to it would suck. It started to get better in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. But its right back to where it was in 2003 again now. And likely worse now, because its a unified series again and teams and drivers were literally TOLD not to show up and bother because we were limiting the field to 33.
2 steps forward and 3 steps backward. Been going on for a couple of decades now.