Following a trend that has only increased in the past few years, nothing of note has happened in the Nascar world for the past few weeks. As a result, news organizations such as ESPN, Nascar.com, and Jayski Amalgomated Enterprises have gone stale and untouched.
"I wish I had something to talk about, but I've pretty much been chilling out the past few weeks", explained Dale Earnhardt Jr., usually the most newsworthy of Nascar drivers. "I had that surgery on my wrist, so I've had to take it slow. On the plus side, I got a bunch of new stuff for my basement--I'm thinking of turning a room into a home theater."
Earnhardt is not alone in his docileness since the Nascar awards banquet--other superstar drivers have had little or no major announcements to make.
"Since I got back to the US, I've been taking care of some projects around the house I've been meaning to get to", said driver Jeff Gordon. "For instance, I found out that I was spending WAY too much money on my heating bills, so Rick (Hendrick) suggested I put in some weather stripping. I got the top floor taken care of--I'm tackling the bottom floor this weekend."
As a result of the lack of action, rather mundane stories have taken on major importance. For instance, Travis Kvapil's move to the 32 Tide car received international media exposure, and Scott Wimmer was nearly overrun by papparazzi after announcing his move to Morgan-McClure.