Both the drivers and the media appear to be under the impression that fans like pack racing at Daytona and Talladega because it leads to wrecks. That's only a part of it. People like pack racing at those tracks because it seems like the only time of the year where these guys actually race
each other. The rest of the time they just play follow the leader and whoever makes it to the end without running out of gas wins. It's boring. I don't know the solution to the plate tracks, but I'd like to see the cars run smaller engines that wouldn't need to be restricted. Sure it would cost a lot of money, but it already takes 20 million bucks to run the cup schedule. What's another couple hundred thousand?