NASCAR’s Failure to Respect July 4 Tradition at Daytona Highlights a Troubling Trend

Raise your hand if you enjoyed that snoozefest of a NASCAR Cup Collection race that took position Sunday at Road The united states, the 4.048-mile highway study course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Now believe back to Richard Petty edging Cale Yarborough at the end line to earn his landmark 200th Cup occupation victory on July 4, 1984 at Daytona Intercontinental Speedway – with U.S. President Ronald Reagan in attendance and supplying heartfelt postrace congratulations, no a lot less. 

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