No other sport has as finicky of a fanbase as NASCAR does. What happened with the overtime rule happened the way it should. Call me bias for wanting Johnson to win, but Larson didn't lose on what some called a conspiracy theory concocted by the sanctioning body of NASCAR. What I see in a race is a fully functioning sport where things happen at random on the track without coincidence. As people who I follow on twitter read this who might or might not agree with me will call me things such as sheep who is drinking the Kool-aid. Well I'm not, I'm defending myself for what I believe in when I see it. If you've seen the show House Of Cards you know that show is full of conspiracy and manipulation. NASCAR isn't that show nor is it being manipulated. Wrecks throughout all three series happened at random at a track filled with history that has earned it the title "Monster Mile" I saw the Truck series drivers have a thought time handling themselves staying consistent with handling the vehicles. More or less driving experience. I didn't see most of the Xfinity series race, but did catch the remaining laps where Kyle Larson did that one. A race where it's common to see a cup regular win in that series. A driver with that without question was on a team with top of the line equipment where the Xfinity regulars struggle each week to get out run by the cup regulars. This isn't something new or a form of manipulation, it boils down to money and science which determines who has the faster car. On Sunday with 4 laps to go. With a bit of driver error by Ty Dillon and Kyle Larson who spun his tires giving Johnson the advantage making it to the overtime line. That's how it happened. Johnson took advantage just as he damn well should have. I hail as a Joey Logano fan and when Joey hits the wall, slides and is out for the day you don't hear me screaming on twitter that NASCAR purposely made it impossible for Joey to take the win. No, that is not manipulation, that is called Joey isn't entitled to the win to make me feel better when Monday rolls around. Now call me out as you will. You have 140 characters to give your opinion on how wrong I am if you so choose.
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