Nascar is running the results of a poll they did on NASCAR.com about a month ago. In the poll, fans could look at 50 races that were nominees for the greatest races in NASCAR history and fans could vote for their favorite. The one with the most votes wins and the rankings followed on down through 20-25 races. Now, here is the problem with pure democracy. I do not know which race is going to finish on top, but I know this much, the three races that qualify as great because of the drama of the finish and the pivotal effect they had have already been listed as less than one, two, or three. The problem is that any one and everyone could vote, and they could vote multiple times. So people are voting, not for the greatest race, but for their favorite driver. The poll shows what fans think, but it also shows that fans, at least in this format, do not know. BTW, the greatest three races are the '59, '76, and '79 Daytona 500s. None of these three made the top five as I recall. The winner of the poll has not yet been stated. I predict that the winner will be the '98 Daytona 500. It just simply isn't the greatest race in NASCAR history. OK, I'm through venting.