I managed to watch the final race of the 2011 Nascar season held at Homestead over the weekend. What a race! For some reason I have really got into Nascar this season. A championship battle down to the last lap certainly doesn't hurt keeping the interest. Tony Stewart had to fight back from a broken front grill that dropped him to the back and early pit stops for damage. Carl Edwards had to watch two other Ford powered cars pull into garages with blown engines. And the two of them still managed to fight it out at the front, pull away from the field and finish the championship tied on points. Nascar even had the decency to throw in a couple of red flags for rain so that I could get some stuff done around the house.
On the other side of the motorracing ocean the Formula 1 season will be wrapping up in Brazil this weekend. Unlike Nascar there doesn't seem to be much of a chance of a season ending tie. I don't know why but this doesn't bother me in the slightest. I think it just goes to show that Formula 1 is really made up of a whole heap of indiviual races and not that a whole heap of races make up the Formula 1 season. The championship is just a bit of icing to go on top of a collection of trophies.