There was a time when poor sportsmanship that led to physical altercations was commonplace in stock car racing. That was before large scale corporate sponsorship, before the sport supposedly became professional. Some of the drivers in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series don’t seem to grasp the concept of professionalism, let alone sportsmanship.
Leading up to the green flag at last night’s Wild Wing 300 at Barrie Speedway, there was a lot of buzz in the paddock as teams wondered just how rough the race was going to be. Most of the drivers I spoke with agreed that the key to success was going to be avoiding the inevitable contact that traditionally happens on the tight 1/3 mile tri-oval.