It looks like we may have seen the last of tandem-racing (pictured above). Photo Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

After Daytona Preseason Thunder, Fans/Teams Have Every Reason to Be Excited


When we lasted visited the Superspeedways in 2011, we saw 2-car tandem racing that (as Dale Jr said) meant you were married to someone.   The 2-car tandem racing brought us 2 first-time winners in 2011, and gave us one of the closest finishes in NASCAR History (Jimmie Johnson’s win in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega). Over the course of the 2011 season, fans have voiced their displeasure with the 2-car tandem racing at Talladega and Daytona.

Since the Good Sams Club 500, NASCAR has made it their mission to do everything they can to ensure the 2012 restrictor plate package will bring back the old school style pack racing, and make the 54th running of the Daytona 500 a very exciting race for the fans.  NASCAR has definitely listened to the fans, and now that the preseason test is over, many fans and teams have ever reason to be thrilled, happy, excited, etc.  I can literally go on with all of the positive thoughts on the test.

See for yourself.

As you can see from the video above, it looks like happy days are here again NASCAR fans. NASCAR has come up with a restrictor plate package that ultimately brought back the old school style of pack racing we’ve come to know, love, and enjoy. Teams and race fans alike are very excited for Speedweeks next month. I’ve been getting tweets from many people who have nothing but great things to say about the Preseason Thunder testing. I tweeted Steve Letarte and asked him for his thoughts on the “pack being back”, and this was what he replied back with.

https://twitter.com/#!/SteveLetarte/status/158398198984081409

His tweet says it all. NASCAR has done a great job of getting together a restrictor plate package that literally brought back the pack, so to speak. As NASCAR says “without the fans, there would be no NASCAR”, that saying is true and accurate now more than ever. This guy is now looking forward to Speedweeks, and the beginning of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.