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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Instead of saying next time, NASCAR should have set an example after the race of sitting down drivers who deliberately act in this manner. There was no question in either case. NASCAR can have high television ratings without giving up its integrity. They must have changed the water in Glendora. For the second time in three weeks, the NHRA has made a good call. The drag racing sanctioning body postponed its Powerade Drag Racing Series event this weekend in Ennis, Texas, moving it to Oct. 6-8 because of the threat of Hurricane Rita. With Texans being urged to move inland as the storm approaches, the last thing anybody wanted was bunch of out-of-towners flying in for drag racing. Rumors that California Speedway officials want to throw drag racers out is simply untrue and unfounded. It’s a matter of doing business. The top priority for the speedway is its NASCAR events, which draw nearly 250,000 fans in six days. As such, the track has made a proposal to the International Speedway Corporation board of directors seeking enhancements of the grandstands. What NASCAR needs is the D word (discipline). Last Sunday’s race at New Hampshire featured two drivers using their wrecked cars as battering rams. One was successful, another missed but did connect with his helmet. NASCAR’s reaction was to issue fines for money and points. If this had been any of the stick and ball sports, Kasey Kahne and Robby Gordon would have been suspended if not hauled off to jail. NASCAR doesn’t have a drug problem, just anger management. Getting out some strong opinions on current situations: NASCAR doesn’t like the R word (redneck), and with good reason. It’s not flattering and conjures images of the early days of stock car racing. These days, it’s a billion dollar business with Fortune 500 companies willing to spend money for a company logo on the rear quarter panel, A post, hood or trunk. NASCAR has become part of the mainstream sports world. The plan is an internal ISC matter, but if track management is concerned that it might impact the drag strip, you can assume the project is substantial. Track manager Dave Danish and facilities director Andrew Lund did a tremendous job of turning the main parking lot into a quarter-mile strip capable of handling a 261 mph pass in two weeks’ time. Tearing down the track strip eased the parking situation during the Labor Day Sunday race, making for a smooth entry into the track. Track president Gillian Zucker has taken a cautious approach. Until she is informed of the board decision, she has opted not to schedule events for 2006. It’s much better to add than to subtract. Louis Brewster covers motor sports for. His notebook appears on Thursday. He can be reached at (909) 386-3935 or [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!