Roberto: Nothing wrong with girls, drinking, having a good time, or being young. Except that these guys weren't young .... Racing for a whole week takes dedication and a solid game plan, I'm not sure where I see being falling down drunk 5 hours before your mains a good thing?
Everyone: I'm not knocking the guys who overslept, broke out in 5 seconds (that sucks!), couldn't get the car fixed, or whatever ... I'm knocking guys who think that because they are in the C, and it's not worth the effort, that it's ok to skip it. There are drivers who work their butt's off to make the C, and someone else is sending the message that it's not important enough to show up for. That's lame.
Brian: Well, if that's what all the major on-road races are like, I skip them. That's sad. Heading out to party away form the track is one thing (still stupid to be so drunk you get knocked out by a girl after flopping out you manhood in front of her), but being drunk around the pits, around the people who come watch the races, etc ... Is poor representation of the sponsorships you have.
xray: Well, if everyone was sleepy, why not hit the bed? Instead of the bottle?
tmunno: This year did have a lot of adversity for the drivers. Man, it was COLD! I think everyone did a good job showing up for their mains, I was commenting on the fact that when they don't bother it's not cool, could be at any race .... I'm glad your family was not around to see some of the stuff that went on. I agree that a 21 year has the right to drink, but where's the line? What about other people right to enjoy the race without a bunch of loudmouth drunks stumbling around? Usually drunk in public like that would end you up in jail. Bummer that I missed the two girls in the pool though!
Earl: Well said.
Bobby: Not hating, just pointing out the facts. If they can't handle the pressure of a 5 day race, then take up another hobby. Why would a Team try to pick up one of these guys and take them to the Worlds? I'd hate to see the steam they would have to let off then!
L.Fair: There are some really hard working people at this race, I agree. Over all it's been a great event, the 24 hours a day, combo of oval and road course, the long hours .... It's very unique and quite the challenge. I'd say 98% of the people who show up are there to race, enjoy themselves and represent very well.