I watched the most embarrassing race in my life today. For those that don't what I'm talking about... click here... or here... or here (my favorite article). Everyone that watched the race feels that it was one of the most ridiculous thing ever seen in motor sports in quite awhile.
Apparently, NASCAR and Goodyear warned the racing teams not to "bash" the race either. Every interview looked like a puppet show. All drivers, owners, and crew chiefs had the same scripted response as if NASCAR handed them a statement to read.
Back in March, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr were quite upset at Goodyear after a similar problem in Atlanta. NASCAR and Goodyear were not too happy about their comments. This time, they "pretty much" bit their tongue.
Here are some of my favorite comments about today's race:
Sunday was akin to the Sugar Bowl being delayed because nobody could find a football, the Final Four being held on a too-slippery basketball court -David Caraviello
That's a lack of preparation from NASCAR to Goodyear to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to put on a show like they did for the fans [Sunday]. It's disrespectful to the fans, and I wish that it didn't have to be that way. That's not the way NASCAR racing is supposed to be. -Ryan Newman
It was bad. It was actually embarrassing, it really was... -Matt Kenseth
I'm just shocked they did a tire test here, and this is what they ended up with. -Jamie McMurray
I've never seen anything like this. -Jeff Gordan
As you can see, it was very bad. I'm going to Talladega in October. It's our annual pilgrimage back to Alabama. If something like this happens there. I'm starting a riot. Hear me now, believe me later. They ran the COT there last year, so I think it will go smooth. But, if it doesn't.... riot.
Have a great night,