Re: 12 Days...
The NASCAR Nextel Cup is one of the most uncompetitve competitions there is in sports history. Gee, let me see, the Cup will be won by one of 5 drivers. The same 5 that had any chance of winning it last year and probably the year before that. Most money (best sponsors) = championships.
Before sponsors and money got so heavily involved there used to be numerous drivers with a chance to win the title or even each and every race. There were still some known names back then, but mainly b/c they were better drivers... not b/c they drove for the right team.
Hate to be dour, but I invite anyone to tell me I am wrong and explain.
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.