NASCAR » Rain delays Watkins Glen race to Monday

The 'Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen' Cup road course race failed to get underway, after rain rolled in just as cars prepared to take to the road course.

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August 15, 2011 12:34 AM

It didn't seem to be raining paticularly heavily to me.Just proves to me what a joke Nascar really is.If they did race in the rain there would be no cars left running at the end because even in the dry this race is just a demolition derby for most of these guys.

Elite - Unregistered

August 15, 2011 1:11 PM

That they only use full racing slicks has nothing to do with such a decision right ?

In F1 they have wet tyres (ie the tread is cut for water evacuation) and they red flag wet races sometimes.

What's wrong with not running on a wet track when you only have full slicks ?

leadhead13 - Unregistered

August 15, 2011 7:50 PM

I wonder how many of you have actually tried to drive an 3400lb, 850hp race car on a sunny day much less in the wet. The cars are simply not conducive to wet conditions. No lights, no wipers, no defoggers on the windscreen, slick tires, no traction control... Basically, no visibility and no control. Sounds like fun! These guys are on the edge of control all the time, and you expect them to run with no traction? Come on. If you are really a fan of the sport you don't want to see your heroes, put in a hazardous stituation like that. If Nascar decided to run anyway, and someone was seriously injured or killed, then they would be critized for that too. I think they'd rather be critized for being cautious, then being negligent. I can wait out the rain, but I wish they'd be a little more clear on when to watch it on Monday. I hate that it's up to the network to televise it (or not) the next day. I live in Canada, and the race is now over, and I missed it.

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