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Some diehards lament NASCAR's evolution

Originally Published: February 14, 2005
By Jerry F. Boone | Special to ESPN.com

Old timers say this isn't the NASCAR Big Bill France created.

And that's just fine if you are a sponsor or television producer.

But the new NASCAR upsets many of its hardcore fans. It irritates some of those who have been around racing for a decade or more. Though, of course, it is a non-issue for those who watch the Daytona 500 every year only because the chips and beer are in the same room as the television.

Unlike enthusiasts who first fell in love with racing by sitting in ...

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