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So many questions, so few answers
Just Wondering … Not that I care, but why don't the NHRA or ESPN brass address the never-ending fan and viewer dissatisfaction with Paul Page?
Just Wondering … If a NASCAR lead announcer were subject to the kind of complaints that Mr. Page continues to receive from hard-core fans, would that sanctioning body just ignore their audience’s concern like the NHRA and ESPN apparently do?
Just Wondering … If the only conclusion that one can come to is that the announcers and reporters working the ESPN broadcast of NHRA events have zero or almost zero impact on the Nielsen ratings of the show?
Just Wondering … Why the attendance by fans to professional drag racing events apparently isn't down nearly as much as it is in NASCAR? A recent press release from the Bruton Smith organization indicates about a 30% decrease in attendance at their NASCAR events. Unofficial numbers indicate that NHRA drag racing has lost a smaller percentage of fans.
Just Wondering … Why, when I was a young Stock Eliminator racer, if you could make your car lap close to or under the national record or class index you had a bad hot rod, but now if you can't run better than three-quarters of a second under the index you are in deep trouble?
Still Just Wondering … Has it just been the whining by racers who demand soft indexes so they can brag that their cars run under the index that has made a farce out of qualifying in Stock and Super Stock? Aside from the racer, who cares how much under the index a car will run?
Just Wondering … About Stock Eliminator one last time. Did you know that out of 105 Stock Eliminator cars that qualified at the Las Vegas Summit.com Nationals all 105 QUALIFIED UNDER THE INDEX!? And the 102nd qualifier, Jody Lang, won the Eliminator? C'mon, NHRA, isn't it time to restore a little sanity and dignity to the Stock and Super Stock indexes?
Just Wondering … Has Arly Langlo permanently lost his privileges to compete in the NHRA Top Fuel division? Despite a reprieve after being banned once before by the NHRA from competing at national events, he continued to struggle keeping the parts inside the block, resulting in many oil downs. The rumor is that after the NHRA's Las Vegas race he was asked not to return.
Just Wondering … What happened to the NHRA Pro Mod competitors? Only 14 teams showed for the Houston race. Did the $1,000 entry fee mandated by the new backers keep some racers from showing up? Will series backer Roger Burgess decide to waive the $1,000 entry fee to get more racers? The agent hears that all will be resolved by the Atlanta race.