NASCAR’s big driver action finally arrived in 2022

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NASCAR drivers have not been openly known but that has changed over previous years and especially the 2022 season as concerns were raised about race control, the NextGen car, and other issues.

Let’s delve into the dynamic and what this means for NASCAR’s transition into the coming years.

NASCAR drivers are starting to talk about the sport

NASCAR: Cup Series Match Announcement Day
Jim Deadmon USA Today Sports

It appears the days of NASCAR drivers are quiet and limited about the sport. This is definitely an amazing thing as drivers start to use their voices and invoke inconsistencies and issues.

Kyle Busch was one of the former drivers who used his voice consistently but others started it too. Most notably Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Joey Logano, and Kyle Larson have all tuned in.

These bikers became more and more vocal. Other sports, like the NBA, have already tested this because some players don’t have a filter and will lash out when needed to make the sport a better place.

However, this also gives players more power, which has led to a lot of star players moving on while taking on teams in the NBA, like Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the Brooklyn Nets.

NASCAR saw this happen during the 2022 season, but not to this extent. Whether it’s calling out inconsistent calls, hitting the NextGen and Goodyear car, or calling out other drivers’ dangerous moves, there has never been a stronger collective voice.

What did the drivers say and what does this mean for the future of the sport?

Related: NASCAR needs to sanction William Byron and Ty Gibbs in 2022

Comments from NASCAR drivers have a brighter future for the sport

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September 1, 2022; Charlotte, NC, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) speaks with the media during NASCAR Cup Series Media Day at the Charlotte Convention Center. Mandatory credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

It’s clear that NASCAR drivers have become more transparent as they have released their true thoughts and concerns about the sport. Let’s name some of the drivers and explain what they’ve been talking about lately.

Hamlin has NASCAR RACE CONTROL Because it basically got him off the good finish at Texas Motor Speedway while allowing William Byron to hold his place. why? That’s because the race control didn’t see the accident.

This does not even include a file Huge tweet ABOUT NASCAR Goodyear isn’t likely to give up because they’re getting a “fat check” from the tire company to be with the sport. That’s because the tires didn’t last long on Sunday afternoon.

It was very Harvick My vote for the NextGen NASCAR And how they don’t care about safety, which may or may not be true. This is all within the public domain with no idea what’s really going on behind the scenes.

Truex called outbad partsLike Harvick and while his comments on the Goodyear tires from Texas Motor Speedway weren’t strong, it was easy to tell the outrage was there.

Elliott has spoken publicly about The perfect NASCAR schedule And how the sport is fighting a battle they will never win with the NFL. In addition, Elliot owns NASCAR called Take steps back with NextGen car design.

It was Lugano and Larson too Vocal around Texas Motor Speedway. Lugano said the idea of ​​converting it to a high-speed track is not smart because it rewards drivers who don’t work as hard while Larson said the track itself needs to be demolished.

Nothing said above is wrong, outside of unprovable safety concerns and it should be clear that safety is NASCAR’s number one priority going forward.

However, the above statement needs proof. If safety is important, the video is Brad Keselowski Shared on social media Ty Gibbs Ty Dillon is almost bumping into his teammates and NASCAR officials need to take action.

If NASCAR is going to say that safety is a priority, Gibbs needs a big penalty for showing that using your car as a weapon will not be tolerated on pothole road in all places. That’s what needs to happen, consistency should happen in general.

NASCAR has done a great job but it’s the drivers who put their lives on the line every weekend and drive around the track. It’s time for people to start talking about themselves.

The driver movement has finally started and it is something everyone has been waiting for. There is no going back, forward is the only place to go. It’s time for drivers to speak up, and eventually, it will turn into action.

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