Saturday, January 12, 2013

How bad do NASCAR drivers want to win the Daytona 500?

   NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton offered up an entertaining answer on Saturday when asked if teams might still employ "bump drafting" in the final lap of the Daytona 500 in an attempt to win.

   “When it comes down to the trophy, the check and the trophy queen, all bets are off,” he said.

   “I expect them to run hard at the end (of the race) and make sure they are around for the end of the race and make sure they are positioned where they can get (to the checkered flag). There is no telling what you’ll see.”

   That may end up ranking up there with "Boys, have at it" as one of NASCAR's most quotable statements. 


  1. Wow Mr. Utter. Another pointless use of bandwidth.

  2. Pemberton just admitted how myopic NASCAR has been in trying to suppress tandem drafting. I'll never understand why NASCAR insists on being myopic instead of figuring out that the right rules package is the one that breeds the most lead changes.