Kenny Wallace talks NASCAR car counts

For a brief moment, NASCAR had 30 trucks on the entry list for Phoenix

NASCAR initially posted 30 trucks to their entry list. Since then, 2 more have joined. NASCAR generally tries to get 32 trucks to start the race.

Yet, the fans took the brief moment of 30 trucks as an opportunity to troll the sanctioning body.

Indycar starts about 21-22. F1, the premier form of open wheel racing, starts 22. Yet, here in the world of stock car racing, we amazingly start 32-40 between trucks and cup.

“Here we are in a bullshit debate about NASCAR starting 40 cars. No other anything, in the world, does that,” Kenny Wallace states via ‘The Late Shift’ on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

“First of all, how many people go sit in the grandstands and count the cars?,” Kenny Wallace asks via ‘The Late Shift’ on Sirius XM NASCAR Radio.

I might count windows

-Kenny Wallace

“Hell, I’m off-centered and I’m a weirdo. I might count windows and lines down the highway.”

NASCAR Trucks - Phoenix International Raceway
AVONDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 11: William Byron, driver of the #9 Liberty University Toyota, and Daniel Suarez, driver of the #51 ARRIS Toyota, lead the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 11, 2016 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)

“But, in my life, I’ve never counted how many cars are starting a race. Now, I’ve counted how many are still running. I’m like, ‘Oh my god, they’ve wrecked their ass off. I wanna see how many are left.’ ”

“We do that. But, at the start of the race, if you do that, you know you got that disease where you count windows.”

40 cars are on the entry list for both the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series at Phoenix.


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