Here’s a question for all you big NASCAR fans out there. I have noticed in the occasional race that I watch that although somebody might be a big name in Winston Cup racing (like Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Michael Waltrip), they still occasionally run in the Busch series. In fact, most of the racers who did well in yesterday’s Busch race were Winston Cup racers!
Why do they run in such races? I mean, you don’t see major league baseball players occasionally playing in minor league games just for the hell of it. And it doesn’t seem fair to those who are trying to prove themsevles in racing to have these other guys come in. Plus there is the danger involved, as it seems to me that there is more chance of a lower-level racer making an error (especially a new one) than somebody in Winston Cup. Indeed, yesterday saw Michael Waltrip take a hard trip into the wall because of somebody else’s mistake – a trip that would have been a lot nastier if he had hit just a few feet from where he did.
So I’m just curious as to whether there is a good explanation for this or if the answer is simply, “More money.”