Long green-flag runs plus old model car adds up to snoozer
After another boring race at one of NASCAR's so-called cookie-cutter tracks, the Car of Tomorrow can't arrive at those intermediate ovals soon enough, writes Terry Blount.
JOLIET, Ill. -- Surely the Car of Tomorrow will be better than this.That might have changed Sunday if Jimmie Johnson had made it to the end. Johnson was running second behind Stewart when he blew a tire and hit the wall with 44 laps to go.John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCARThere wasn't a whole lot left of Jimmie Johnson's car after a tire failure put him in the wall.
Changing that problem is one of the goals for the COT. The hope is the bigger, boxier car will make passing easier on intermediate ovals. Whether it works out that way is anybody's guess.
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