1. Other than the stage racing, the racing itself is no different than it was back before "Earnhardt died". 2. Earnhardt has been gone for 18 years, let him die already. 2. There's probably a few more drivers that can potentially win from week to week than there were back then. 3. Stock cars haven't been stock cars for decades, today's cars are safer, faster, and they do the job just fine. 4. I don't tune in to count the people in the stands, I watch the race. 5. Yes, we need more road courses. 6. Yes, we need more short tracks. 7. People complain about these young drivers having no personality, but when they show some personality, people gripe about them being spoiled, immature, or having anger issues. Watch the race or turn the channel, don't gripe and count the people in the stands. (This is not targeted at anyone specifically, just a general statement.) That's my two cents, it may not be worth a plug nickel, but there it is.