I've got an idea. Why not just drop the pretext, the next time NASCAR lands at Talladega, and stage the first-ever Sprint Cup demolition derby?
It's not like it doesn't always end up in one, anyway.
The instigator in the latest end-of-race wreck-a-palooza was Tony Stewart, who at least had the good manners to apologize to everyone for driving like a knucklehead and causing a 25-car pileup as the race came to its finish yesterday. Matt Kenseth was the lucky dog this time, going on to win as the field turned into a junkyard behind him. But of course, as always, it's the Big One everyone will remember.
And apparently it's wearing thin with more than just a few people.
"If this was what we did every week, I wouldn't be doing it," Dale Earnhardt Jr. said. "I'll just put it to you that way. If this was how we raced every week, I'd find another job. That's what the package is doing. It's really not racing. It's a little disappointing. It cost a lot of money right there.
"If this is how we're going to continue to race and nothing is going to change, how about NASCAR build the cars? It'll save us a lot of money."
Or .... just go ahead and make it a demolition derby. Last car running wins, and NASCAR foots the bill for everyone else.
Works for me.