May 20, 2006 | 6:09 P.M. EST
Not NASCAR, not our sport. Now, I’m not going to say NASCAR’s All-Star race doesn’t get hyped up because it certainly does. But, I will stack the competition level of our All-Star event against any out there and know it will come out on top.
NASCAR’s All-Star race is a no points, no-holds-barred, ultra-competitive Saturday night race under the lights for all the money and, hands down, the most exciting race for the fans all season. This one, folks, is worth every penny. Anytime there is a million dollars on the line and no possible repercussions in the championship points chase, it’s going to be good.
Sure, every sport touts their All-Star game as pitting the best against the best and that part is true. Individual athletes from various teams come together to make up an all-star lineup for one game. In NASCAR, the drivers may be the headline to the event but they compete in the All-Star race with the team that has gotten him there, so it’s much more of a team event.
It starts at the beginning of the event, at what on any other race weekend are the driver introductions. For our All-Star game, the pit crew is introduced with the driver. I think that is the way to do it since it’s not just about the driver, at the all-star race or any race during the season.