Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/12
You know, after Sunday's race in Phoenix and all the pushing and shoving and wrasslin' in the garage and drivers retaliating against each other, it was all so reminiscent of a sport that I used to be a part of - a sport that was full of unexpected things happening all the time. Now, don't get me wrong. It wasn't about the fights - I'm not talking about that. I'm just talking about back in the day we had dramatic situations to deal with almost every single week. You can't orchestrate a race. I think you can over-officiate a race, and I think we are a bit guilty of that. I'm not saying that NASCAR isn't better today than it was back in my day, the sport has learned from its mistakes like teams and drivers have done, but there's some things officials have done that have taken away the drama of the sport. Let me give you a few for instances: Freeze the field: Let me ask you something, you're a race fan, I'm a race fan, what's exciting about "freezing the field?" Do you want to see t...
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