Originally Posted by gfspencer
Which is better? Formula 1!
No processions here please. Thank you.
While NASCAR does have the fan base and the money, I feel the IRL has it all when it comes to REAL racing at REAL speed.
Consider the lap times at such tracks as Chicagoland, Homestead, or Indy when comparing IRL to NASCAR. To me, racing should be about the most competitive way around a given track at the greatest speed.
As some will argue the fact that those such as Montoya, aren't winning every weekend in Cup, as he has other series, indicates the toughness of the series. Agreed, but the reason it is tough to win cup races is because of all the chances that are taken on the track that result in contact, or getting caught up in midpack melee's.
I come from a Formula racing background (crew) and am biased, but I still feel the best racing bang for the buck is the fastest tightest racing available, and that is what the IRL offers.
However, I believe the IRL may be going down the wrong path of too many roadraces. Although, from my standpoint this is the most purest form of closed course racing, and not bad to view on TV, it is a horrible live spectator venue.
Time will tell on that matter.