NASCAR Sonoma Qualifying Will Be Tape-Delayed On SPEED

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying at Sonoma will be shown on a tape delay tonight (at 11 p.m. Eastern, SPEED) because the Barrett-Jackson car auction is taking place during the actual qualifying time (6:40 p.m. Eastern).

This will undoubtedly expose me for not being a "car guy," but I don't get it. People seem to love the Barrett-Jackson shows and go nuts over seeing various old vehicles get fought over by a bunch of rich car collectors.

SPEED preempted its coverage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans to show a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series bonus practice from Michigan, but Cup qualifying gets bumped for an auction?

What am I missing? There must be something I just don't understand about car auctions. Do people like the cool cars or the dramatic aspect of the bidding wars or what? Somebody please let me in on the secret.

Maybe if I was a "car guy," I'd totally get the need to show Barrett-Jackson live instead of Sonoma qualifying. Clearly, though, I'm not.

RELATED: Here's a link to SPEED's TV schedule.

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