Insider Unearths NASCAR’s “Garbage” Aspect That Soured North Wilkesboro’s “Disneyland” Like Experience During All-Star Race

Published 05/23/2023, 12:03 PM EDT

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Fortunately, the past race at the returning North Wilkesboro track has the community talking. Unfortunately, the highly anticipated All-Star race at the iconic track did not live up to the hype. And now, disappointed fans have publically expressed their thoughts about the race being bland and passive.

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Recently, vocal NASCAR enthusiast and Kaulig Racing spotter, Brett Griffin has come out to reveal his thoughts about the Cup Series and Truck Series events last week.

Following the race, Dale Earnhardt Jr‘s popular Dirty Mo Media production had the NASCAR insider join the studio with his co-hosts as they actively discussed the recent happenings in the NASCAR nation.

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Despite the persistent warnings from his co-host, NASCAR Insider reveals his honest thoughts

After the much-awaited race weekend at NWB, the popular Dirty Mo Media production’s, Door Bumper Clear podcast dished out yet another interesting episode where the group dived into the race weekend and its surrounding bits. While TJ Majors was absent, NASCAR on FOX’s coordinating director, Artie Kempner joined the studio.

Amid the massive uproar from fans regarding the race being dull and gloomy, Brett Griffin, along with his co-host, Casey Boat, discussed the uneventful Cup Series race on Sunday.

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While she compared 2 of the organization’s recent races at the coveted track, Griffin offered a more blunt opinion as he drew out a rather saddening conclusion. As she asked Griffin about his take on the matter, mentioning there were 12-caution scenarios in the Truck Series race on Saturday against the snooze fest Cup Series race on Sunday, Griffin explained the sharp contrast between the two races.

He said, “I’m spot on for how amazing the truck race was and listen I’m spot on for how great, I’m telling you yesterday and all weekend for that matter, I was there Friday, Sunday, it was like we were in Disneyland, this was the happiest place on the earth on this particular weekend of the year for people who love race car and racing and the legacy where it came from.”

Even as he lauded the exciting Truck Series race that had Kyle Larson as the winner, the spotter did not hold back when he put forth his thoughts, despite Boat constantly warning about his tone. Griffin felt the Cup Series package at the short track needed some more work.

He said, “The short track package is garbage and it’s not the racetracks fault, it’s not drivers fault, they got to fix the package.”

The enthusiast also revealed the numerous tweets he got in response to his update from the fans, bashing the race. Griffin, as he admits the rather bleak look the Cup Series race gave its community, also shared his confusion about not finding a solution to the problem.

Brett Griffin recalls the fan tweets as fans dub Sunday’s race a “snooze fest”

Despite a warm welcome from the community after it was official that the iconic track is hosting its first Cup Series event since 1996, fans were quickly let down by the race as it had little to zero drama or action. The 200-lap race at the short track was just too uneventful except Chase Elliott’s sole bump with SHR driver, Chase Briscoe.

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Being a social media geek and a popular enthusiast in NASCAR circles, Griffin revealed the fan responses he received after the race, “I sent out a tweet, it was one of the greatest weekends I’ve been a part of, and man the tweets were this was a snooze fest, racing sucked and I don’t know how we fix that.” 

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Even as he shared his skeptical comment on how to fix the issue, the spotter also had to fix it with the fans. He further added an apology as he concluded, “I’m spot on for everything that has happened at North Wilkesboro all weekend and I’m apologetic to some degree for what ended up being what a lot of people perceived as bad racing.” 

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Kishore is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in engineering, Kishore's love for automobiles, particularly the roaring naturally-aspirated V8s, naturally led him to NASCAR. Kishore's writing is characterized by his intense passion for the sport, as well as his ability to conduct in-depth research and analysis.
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