Wednesday, April 02, 2003

NASCAR Relents
In an astonishing development, NASCAR has admitted that its mid-race reinterpretation of the rules in Texas last week may have been wrong. Mike Helton, NASCAR's president had this to say:
"The biggest reason I'm here today is to tell you that after the fact, if we had to do that call over again, we would do it different," Helton said. "In other words, we made a mistake Sunday making a call in a scenario of something we had never seen before when someone took the lead of the race and then gave it back."
That crackling sound you hear under your feet is hell freezing over.
Actually, this is an amazing step forward. The call itself was very odd, and even the cheerleaders in the Fox broadcast booth couldn't adequately defend it. So congratulations to Helton for having the courage to stand up and admit mistakes were made.