ORIGINAL: Matt Dahl
Moving NASCAR back to the top.......
Qualifying at Martinsville should be very interesting today! We have a number of quality drivers who will need to qualify on time because they are out of the Top 35 after 5 races. Of particular interest to me are Paul Menard and Aric Almirola. These are supposedly big money teams that could be missing a race! If this becomes a trend, I would not be surprised to see NASCAR change the rules to Top 40 being locked in instead of the Top 35. That would be a shame. Personally, I'd like to see it cut down to Top 30 being locked in, but it will never happen. I just think it would make qualifying a whole lot more interesting every weekend. Ideally, money wouldn't talk so much, and everyone would have to qualify on time. Imagine the excitement if Jeff Gordon or Earnhardt hit the wall during qualifying and missed the weekend race? That would certainly throw a wrench into their hopes of making the Chase.
But those two are locked in. Now aren't the two you mentioned at DEI? You already touched on how bad they are running the company.
I like the top 35 and yes it would make it more interesting making it the top 30