i go to the texas race every year. i'm not a close follower but being there, in person, is really something to see. no, it's not a night at the dirt oval, mud falling from the catch nets above ya, but it's damned entertaining. don't really have a favorite driver but i do root for the chevys. i still maintain that anyone who disrespects it should take a lap or two at 190mph. i bet they piss themselves. i'm as much of a thrill junky as the next guy and can judge a dangerous situation as well. i'm telling you now, it's a goddamned dangerous form of racing. if you go, the first ten laps will convince you. you'll fear for every single driver's life out there. i'd much rather watch damned near any other form of racing, but nascar is great fun in person. i suggest you give it a try.