Friday, August 17, 2007

Is 12 Enough

With only 4 races left to lock in the Dozen will we see those few on the bubble taking risks? We've got Truex Jr. , Busch, Newman and Earnhardt Jr. all vying for those 11th and 12th spots. Personally, I like the change from 10 to 12 spots in the Chase and I think 15 would bring even more challengers at the end. It seems there are always those top 8 or so who will make the Chase, but by opening up another 7 we'd see a lot of different or unlikely drivers enter the equation.

I've been wondering if from a marketing standpoint will the #8 merchandise fly off the racks now or become stagnant? My buddy Ted who owns a NASCAR retail store feels the items will collect dust. The items have been the biggest sellers and are now in question. I personally will add an '07 #8 diecast to my collection... I just don't know which one. In memory of the #8 and it's final year with Dale Jr. I will probably choose the traditional red Bud car. RIP #8 !!

4 comments:

AT&T Vroom said...

You gotta get the regular scheme...and if you are truly a '57 version, the '57 Chevy would have special meaning I would think.

I'm happy with having a dozen chasers...would hate to see the 15th placer end up winning it all.

Nascar and the Canadian Curmudgeon said...

I like the 12..not sure about 15...

threr will be a little surge on #8 stuff then it will die off..in time it will be worth something

Cheyenne said...

I made up my mind to get all his special schemes this year and also the CoT Bud car. I wasn't going to at first but I am not going to cut off my nose to spite my face just because the broomstick rider will make money off of my purchases. I have almost every diecast car that Dale Jr. has put out from day one.

MIKE said...

I like 12 positions better than 10. I also am not sure about 15 (where will it stop?).