I quite like this Nascar after all!
I have just started racing Nascar sims, it is something I have avoided for many many years. I like watching Nascars on road courses and have always appreciated the noise and the atmosphere they generate. I quite often wake up for the last two laps of an oval race as if by magic!
Today I became a little bit bored, it was lap 18 or something of perhaps my 3rd Nascar race ever and I was leading and I was happy. But as I say I think I got bored and I touched a wheel on the apron and there wasn't any grip there and I span and now I was sad and I was embarrassed and I was in last place. But there was a full course caution, apparently some idiot had . . . oh that was me! I caught up with the pack and when pit road opened all the cars went down it. It was like the parting of the Red Sea This made me very happy again I was now in P1 and only had the pace car ahead of me and two green flag laps left! I could see myself winning this race after all I dreamt of the adulation of the crowd and the disbelief and constanation of my opponents It made me even happier.
When the green flag dropped I made what can only be called a text book restart and was about to cross the line with acres between me and my pursuers. It was then that my lack of experience bit me on the tail. Somebody came on the radio and warned me of something - I don't no what - I made the assumption that I had taken off too quickly and was being warned, I began to take my foot off the gas for a mere milli second whilst realizing simultaneously how stupid that would be . Too late I was engulfed! My hopes, my dreams everything I had yearned for these past twenty minutes were dashed.
I fought back bravely but hopelessly . . . that was until a chink of light appeared the cars in front had tripped momentarily over themselves, I, me the driver of this car, in this moment had the momentum, there were two turns left, one small shaft of ashfelt at the lowest point of the banking. If I fell down into it I would have even more momentum, even more gravity, more desire! I thrust into this gap and gouged a hole and flew around the next turn too only yards behind a startled foe and low, really low and as I crossed the line I saw I was second and as I looked again I saw I was first! I had won, I was the winner, I had tamed Talladega, I had triumphed and everyone else had failed and I was happy, and I rested.
And after I rested I looked at the times and I looked at the replay and I looked deep inside the soul of the racing driver I had become.