I like nearly all kinds of racing.  I can usually skip drag racing, but nearly everything else is fair game, from Formula One to Team Demolition Derby.  Included is NASCAR, specifically the NNCS and the NBS.

If you follow the Cup series, you know they’re currently rolling out (hehe) the Car of Tomorrow, or CoT.  This is a chassis that’s been in development for many years, and was primarily developed to enhance driver safety, with a larger cockpit area, a different driver location, stronger frame, and more crushable structure.  But it also has some other advantages.  It standardizes cars from all manufacturers, removing the complaints that ‘they have more downforce’ or ‘their car handles better’.  It has front and rear bumpers that match up, even under braking.  This means no more lifting the guy in front off the ground to spin him out.

So far, the CoT has raced at 3 places: Bristol, Martinsville, and Phoenix.  Two short tracks, and one mile track.  They’re going to be racing it at more locations, including the second Talledega plate race this year.  It’s not planned to be used at ALL races until 2009, tho.  And that’s one question: why keep switching back and forth?  Already, in the three shorter track races, the racing has been good.  And that’s what the only question really was with the car: Would it be entertaining to watch it race?

The answer is yes.  Sure, some teams seem to be farther along on development, but that’s true with the old cars.  But it does noone any good to keep switching back and forth for the next two seasons.  They should just switch to the CoT, and go with it.  If not for the rest of this year, at least for the start of next year and all races next year.