Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Champion's Rights to #1
But when it comes to NASCAR and IndyCar there's one thing that takes root that I kind of wish didn't. The champion always opts out of using his rightfully gained option for putting #1 on the car. Its done for sponsorship reasons, and I get that... but I'd think a sponsor would love that; make a shirt or sign or campaign that consists of people spray painting an X over the old number and then painting #1 next to it. What sponsor wouldn't want to be called #1?
But lets put that aside for a second... Chip Ganassi's IndyCars and Gran-Am cars have the same sponsor... yet he uses #1 in Grand-Am but not in IndyCar... or can someone clarify for me if his using #01 is technically not the champions number because of the 0 in it?
What are your thoughts on use of the champions #1 on a car?