A friend of mine is about to celebrate his 1000th post. I’m getting there, having put up around 860.
Of those 860 posts, I’ve written about NASCAR 17 times. I take that back. Of those 860 posts, I’ve referred to NASCAR 17 times. After all, why would I write about a sport that I know nothing about and have absolutely no interest in?
Having lived in the South for quite some time, I’m obviously somewhat familiar with the sport. It’s unavoidable. I’ve been to the tracks at both Daytona and Charlotte AND I participate (against my will) in a NASCAR Fantasy League, just to trash talk the people I finish ahead of.
Also, thanks to my old friends over at Fox, I belong to two separate Facebook Groups that revolve primarily around talk of auto racing: the Lug-Nuts and Fan-Addicts Page and View from the Flagstand.
Every time I write a new article for SportsChump, I post the link in both of those groups with the hopes of generating conversation. Many of the members are good friends, have been for some time and are interested in sports other than auto racing. Others get ornery when I mention anything non-NASCAR-related, responding with comments like “What the fuck does that have to do with auto racing?” and “Stay the hell out of our forum!”
Well, here is my chance to make amends… by having them turn me on to auto-racing. Heck, if I’m watching hockey these days, anything is possible.
I am hosting a contest specifically for racing fans but anyone who thinks they can present an argument is welcome to enter. All I’m asking you to do is interest me in the sport.
In the comments section below, and in 250 words or less, I am asking you to explain to me why I should watch NASCAR, or Indy, or anything where cars other than the one I’m driving go fast. Just ‘cause I drive like a maniac on the streets (but I don’t give a fuck ‘cause I got the beats) doesn’t mean I need to watch other cars do the same thing.
Here’s the kicker. I’m going to make it worth your while. The winning entry is going to receive a brand new copy of Riverside International Raceway: A Photographic Tour of the Historic Track, Its Legendary Races, and Unforgettable Drivers. I’d keep it for myself but ahem, I don’t like auto racing.
But that’s all about to change thanks to you guys, right?
Participants, start your engines. And let the convincing begin…. NOW!!!