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I just can't believe what I'm going to do right now, I'm going to cut-up my own blog.

Yep I said, cut it up.

Not me mind you, but my blog - sort of anyway.

After the Indy race Matt, the new guy that has been periodically writing here from time to time, slammed NASCAR and the Sprint Cup race calling it the worse race he had ever seen.  Ouch.

This site isn't called NASCAR Ranting and Raving for nothing because Matt was on a rant about NASCAR for sure.

Well based on what I saw, I'd have to say I disagree with Matt about the race on Sunday.

More after the jump.

It was cool to see Johnson win again at The Brickyard, but it would have been cooler to see Montoya win instead, he would have been the only driver ever to win both the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400 if he had won on Sunday.

You don't think NASCAR would have wanted that?  It would have a media darling, especially after last year's tire fiasco, which would have greatly benefited NASCAR greatly, more-so than Jimmie Johnson's 3rd win at that track.

Do I think NASCAR plays favourites?  Loaded question.  I think at one time in the past they did what was best for the sport like letting Richard Petty keep his 200th win after they found his motor to be illegal after the race and I think they are still doing what is best for NASCAR and that is following the rules as they are laid out, like speeding on pit road.  I've criticized NASCAR for not being consistent with their rules and their enforcement of them, but I've got to say that since the introduction of the CoT NASCAR has been very consistent in their rules and the drivers and teams should know better than to try to intentionally break them let alone unintentionally.  And that is where Montyoa comes in, he broke the rules and was caught.  Period.  No more, no less.

Sorry Matt, not with you on this one.

And for those of you who think Mark Martin let Jimmie Johnson win either because he wanted to or was told to by Hendrick, you've got it all wrong.  Martin was going for the win, but he settled for second becuause he trying to stay in the Chase hunt with just a handful of races left.