Why do you suppose that it seems the veterans of NASCAR are all in a slump? Do you think it's a conspiracy by NASCAR to attract young viewers, or does it have something to do with some loss of desire and competitiveness that they feel since the death of Dale Earnhardt? Whether you liked him or not, you have to admit that Dale Earnhardt was one of the main drivers that fueled the competitiveness of the sport. If you were in his way, he would move you out of his way. Now without one of their peers driving that way, the veterans no longer seem to have a competitive drive. The young drivers have developed it because they used to watch the veterans, but the veterans have lost it because of the loss of their long time competitive peer. Just some thoughts. Does anyone else have any thoughts as to the difference in the veterans pre and post Earnhardt Sr?