I fast forwarded through everything except for Carl's and Tony's speeches. i tried to watch it all, I really did. But honestly, it sucked.
In this day and age of monetary woes, lost sponsorships, commercials revue down, they need to pare this back to a simple Dinner & Ceremony and the Hall of Fame.
They probably spend more money on all the BS glistz, glamour, and garbage then some of the tail-end teams had available to them just to race this past year.
Take the monies wasted on the full week of nothingness and find a way to channel it back to those that need.
Personally, just watching Smoke hoist the trophy at Homestead was enough for me, and the only speech that was really worth listening to was Darian Grubb's.
Let's go to Plan "B" NA$CA$H and rethink this whole Champions Week in Lost Wages.
"Where there's Smoke, There's Racin'!"