The media that NASCAR has is like most media. They give their thoughts, conduct interviews, and commentate. Like any other media form they are biased. Jeff Gluck once said that Tony Stewart is one #### of a driver, but he thinks he is jerk. You see that shows up in your writing. All networks are biased. Fox, ESPN, TNT, Speed, etc. All publications and sites are biased too. When Jimmie Johnson was dominating, it was like you couldn't stop reading nice articles about him. That is because the media loves him. JJ is a drone in a way. He says the right thing and doesn't offer his opinions in a polarizing way. So the media is happy when he wins. You can tell that. They want him to do well. VS someone like Tony Stewart. Most media members don't like him. They feel that he is rude and look for anyway to throw him under the bus. If Tony wasn't so good and popular, then he wouldn't even be talked about I believe because the media doesn't like covering him. The media aslo will take a story and exploit the #### out of it. The Tiger Woods thing is a great example. Adultery is wrong and he may be a pig. But in reality he is a guy who wanted to get some. But they made him into Hitler. Another example is with what happened to Kyle Busch last year. What he did at Texas was the worst thing I've seen a driver do to another driver, and he deserved to be parked hands down. But they must have replayed that wreck like 200 times over the weekend. They did that because they tried to make it into some big #### controversy. And it was replayed a ton over the last two races of the season. The media takes a story and runs with it because there aren't enough headlines to talk about. That's what it's called News Media because it is for the entertainment value. One thing I don't like and this for fans too are when people dismiss a driver. Saying they suck, aren't talented enough, they are rude, or crazy. I hate it when someone says someone sucks or are crazy. That is dismissive. I think people take for granted how hard it is to win a Cup race. Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch just make it look easy. These are people's lively hoods. They've worked all their lives to get to this level. Brad Keselowski is a perfect example of how much depth is really in Cup. This guy finished 25th in points in his first season. He had only two top tens, and they both finishes of 10th. After 12 races in 2011, he was 26th in points. Every had written him off saying that he was never going to do anything in Cup. Then he goes on a tear, wins three races, and finishes fifth in points. Now the guy has two wins right now. Anyone of these drivers in the top 25, maybe top 27 could do that easily. Their teams have to provide them with the cars though. Brad didn't all of a sudden just learn how to drive. His cars just got better. People underestimate the value of a good team. I don't care how good you are, if you are not on a good team, your not going to do well (see Kurt Busch). Fast cars go fast, and all these drivers are champions and know how to do so. And the learning curve to drive one of these cars is hard. People criticize Danica Patrick. Saying she lacks talent, that she is popular for nothing. She is popular because she is making it a man's world. In all seriousness she is somewhat of a pioneer. But instead of admiring her, people choose to hate. We have become a society that prefers to hate. The thing about calling someone crazy is annoying. We saw Kurt Busch just lash out at Jerry Punch. Kurt Busch was the radio sweetheart last year. We heard him lash out on the radio people just felt he was crazy. People are not crazy. People do think differently, do have struggles as well. Instead of people being crazy, maybe it is the environment that they are in that is sick.
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Cup: 14, 1, 29, 88, 99, 11, 17, 39, 15, 5, 2, 16
NW: 7, 31, 3, 11, 60, 88, 12
Trucks: 9, 88, 3, 7, 17, 31
IRL: 10, 11, 12, 26, 3, 38, 27
RIP Dan Wheldon
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