NASCAR might be becoming a real sport again as this rookie refuses to back off

Apr 11, 2024

Back in the day, NASCAR was all about testosterone and going all out to win.

But now it all seems to be about playing it safe and getting points.

But the old NASCAR may be making a comeback as this rookie refuses to back off.

NASCAR used to be rough and rowdy

Nothing brings on the good old day’s nostalgia like NASCAR.

In its heyday, the only other professional sports league to rival NASCAR in with fan base enthusiasm was the NFL.

Middle America just couldn’t get enough of NASCAR.

NASCAR was authentic.

You saw more emotions during races then you would see during any other sporting event.

NASCAR was rough and rowdy.

The rivalries in the racing League were legendary from the 1970s all the way through the early 2000s.

And when you combined the raw authentic emotions with the rough and rowdy racers, you would get some of the best all out brawls in sports history.

When the rubber wasn’t burning on the track, the racers and their pit crews were oftentimes throwing haymakers in the grass.

Who can forget the infamous pit crew fight during the 1989 Winston All-Star race between Rusty Wallace’s and Darrell Waltrip’s pit crews?

And NASCAR would be nothing if it wasn’t for the brawl during the 1979 Daytona 500 between Cale Yarborough and the Allison brothers.

That 1979 Daytona 500 was the first fully televised Daytona race which captivated America and made it a staple in American sports history.

But once the race was done, the televised brawl between Yarborough and the Allison brothers was all that fans were talking about and they wanted to see more of that rough and rowdy emotion of NASCAR.

Well as we have seen over the past several years, NASCAR is just a shell of what it used to be.

For one reason, NASCAR executives decided to turn on their fanbase whenever they got the chance.

And, more importantly, you don’t see the emotion during the races anymore that used to bring race fans to the television screen to watch the races.

But it looks like that emotion lost may finally be coming back into NASCAR.

Daniel Dye got put in his place

This past weekend as Truck Series racer Daniel Dye got into it with his spotter in a back and forth over the radio that had NASCAR fans wanting more.

Daniel Dye is a 20-year-old newcomer to the full time Truck Series circuit whose dad sits on the NASCAR Foundation Board of Directors.

But Daniel’s dad can’t buy his son a win as he is struggling miserably this year while driving the number 43.

And his struggles boiled over onto the radio when he got into it with his spotter, Kevin Hamlin.

Kevin went on the radio trying to tell the kid that he was racing his own teammate with new tires and told him, “Teammate with tires, you can’t drive him to the f*cking apron dude.”

Daniel Dye snapped back, “ was lifted up, he can kiss my ass.”

Kevin snapped back and told the kid, “You and I are gonna have a chat when this is over, because there’s a reason you’re six spots behind where we started.”

Then Kevin told Daniel’s crew chief, Blake Bainbridge, “This motherf***er tells me to kiss his ass one more time Blake, and you guys are going to be on the box because I’m going to be headed to the house. 10-4?”

NASCAR needs a lot more of this energy and passion to bring back its old fan base.

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