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Clash of the motorsport titans

There's no denying NASCAR's American monopoly. I should know, as one of the key races of the series' 'Chase for the championship' takes place less than an hour from where I live. Such close proximity to the world of NASCAR (and the rather ironic affiliation I have with Formula One) lends itself to some interesting perspectives when the two sports eventually cross paths, as they did last week. Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage called Bernie Ecclestone 'foolish' for organizing a race on the same weekend as the Texas 500 at TMS, when Formula One heads down to Austin for the third year in a row. 'It's a shot fired by Formula One at NASCAR,' says Gossage. 'I can't say I was surprised...
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