Originally Posted by Mavericks Ace
Teams have bought places in races. Meaning, if a car qualifies and another doesn't, people have paid the qualifying team for their spot in the race.
Teammates during the season, have let their teammates pass them to lead laps to get "bonus" points all the time.
If Penske paid Front Row or made a deal to help with equipment in the future, seeing as they are both Ford, then who cares.
This is so different than spinning out on purpose, and then encouraging it again.
Not disagreeing, I just think each racer should want to beat the other 42 equally. I'm not lost on the concept, or how it help in some ways, but I want hard racing every lap. Teams or no teams, at the super speedways they'll create beneficial alliances for drafting. That's enough brotherly love IMO. After that, race the shit out of the first guy in front of you and drive scared if the guy behind you can touch you.
THAT'S why I want point to be awarded for each lap, the sum of the point being just short of what can be earned for the win. That way you have drivers racing to lead each lap instead of "keeping the fenders on and staying out of trouble until the last 10-15 laps." I don't like that at all.
Other than wearing out hardware, burning fuel, setting up other strategies (that can be foiled on a dime), and giving folks in the crowd time to take long craps, the middle 75% of laps mean little. Not nothing, but little..