NASCAR Fan Wishes for the 2013 Season
NASCAR Generation 6 Car Perform Well at Restrictor Plate Tracks
For the first time in way too many years NASCAR fans can see a car race at the track that they can have in their driveway. OK so they can’t have the actual car but it will look like the car. This will continue to excite race fans throughout the season. The icing on the cake would be for these cars to race at Daytona and Talladega in close packs like the cars did three years ago.
Juan Pablo Montoya Win a Sprint Cup Race
Juan Pablo Montoya has only two wins in his NASCAR career, both at road courses. He needs to win at another type of race track to prove he should continue racing in NASCAR. Ok I admit that not many NASCAR fans want him to win but like it or not Juan Pablo Montoya is very popular with some of NASCAR’s international race fans. It would be very good for NASCAR if he won a race. Perhaps he can win the Brickyard 400 that has eluded him on several occasions.
Jeff Burton Win a Sprint Cup Race and get into the Chase
Jeff Burton, The Mayor of the NASCAR Garage, hasn't won a race since 2008. Jeff is the most respected driver in NASCAR. It is widely rumored that he is in a must perform season or he might just be done. NASCAR fans everywhere would love to see Jeff win a race or two this year and make the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Mark Martin Win a Sprint Cup Race or Two
Mark Martin has been racing a partial season for Michael Waltrip Racing. Last year he ran up front in most of the races he was entered in. He was very close to winning a few of them. Like Jeff Burton, Mark is the other most respected driver in NASCAR. Every race fan would be ecstatic to see him win a few more races before he officially retires. Right now he is 15th all time at 40 wins and with four more wins he can tie Bill Elliott.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Win Multiple Sprint Cup Races
Last year Dale Earnhardt Jr. had one of his best seasons to date showing that he can still compete. NASCAR fans would love to see a healthy run up front every week and win multiple races. We all would love to see him win a Championship.
This time of the year the media covering NASCAR goes on a tour of many of the Teams. Each team shows off their new equipment and this year they have even more to show. The new Generation 6 NASCAR car will figure prominently in the displays and discussions. For the first time in many years the NASCAR cars will look more like actual cars that can be purchased.
This time of the season is also when those teams that have had driver, crew or crew chief changes can have those new team members together to answer media questions. This is a time for them to explain how they will go about building a championship team.
A much bigger focus will be teams showing off their Sponsor or Sponsors. Since NASCAR is built around sponsors this is especially important. Pretty cars with pretty sponsor logos are one thing but in order to get value for their sponsorship, there must also be some promotion of the alliance both at the track and off the track. The NASCAR teams will give a preview of some of the promotion that will occur.
NASCAR itself gets into the preseason Media tour. There is an annual state of NASCAR address by Brian France the CEO of NASCAR. This is where all of the changes that NASCAR has implemented for the current season is highlighted.
All of the information for the coming season from either the race teams or NASCAR itself is great. It is certain that some if not all changes will elicit excitement from the fans but what do fans really want. Here are five that I am sure every fan will agree they would love to see.