Originally Posted by wxwax
As we watched the end of the race, I was telling my buddy that these pack races are a complete crapshoot. With the predictable carnage at the end, skill seems like a secondary concern.
It's a stark contrast to the great, great finish at Atlanta last fall, when Gordon and Johnson dueled lap after lap and skill really did make a difference.
I had the race on while I was doing other things. How anyone can find that crap compelling is beyond me. It certainly isn't racing (as opposed to the excellent Atlanta finish you posted). One of the
announcers uttered "Unbelievable!" after the third-straight late lap pile-up. Sure, it was unbelievable if by unbelievable you mean so predictable as to be a virtual certainty.