Sports and I parted ways many years ago. I still find interest in some technical aspects and especially the cultural/sociological areas of competition. Take NASCAR. Not that anyone pays attention but the “S” in that acronym stands for “stock”. If anyone still believes that, please go to your local Dodge dealership and ask to test drive the V8, rear-wheel drive version of the Intrepid.
NASCAR should require teams to take the vehicles exactly as they come off the assembly line, and with the addition of safety equipment, and uniform performance aids (spoilers etc) run them as they were made. Put the responsibility on the manufacturer to build a better/faster car instead of whining about which make/model is given the edge by the continuous rule changes in body styles, etc. And let teams choose which tire manufacturer they use. I heard somewhere that all cars run the same brand transmission or rear end. If it says Ford for example on the cover, every piece inside should also say Ford or FoMoCo.
I really don’t think there is much to worry about. With the major sponsor change the sport (ha!) is ready to implode. Not much longer and what you see will be on the same level as “pro wrestling” with scripted storylines and fake, overblown “drama”.
Time to hit the gas and smoke my tires outta here.