Daniel Jeremiah’s NASCAR reference when discussing the New York Giants was met with some pretty interesting responses from race fans.
NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah is one of the most highly respected football analysts in the business, and for good reason.
The 43-year-old Fort Wayne, Indiana native, who joined NFL Network in May 2012, appears on the network roughly two or three times per week, and he writes a number of columns each week on NFL.com as well.
The former starting quarterback at Northeastern Louisiana and Appalachian State is also a former college scout with the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. On multiple occasions, he was named one of the “Twitter 100”. Those included on this list are considered to be among the 100 most essential and influential individuals to follow on Twitter.
However, when it comes to the NASCAR world, Jeremiah found out that there’s a right way and a wrong way to earn your stripes.
Jeremiah was recently discussing rumors that New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman may look to trade back from the 11th overall pick in next week’s NFL Draft.
Gettleman had three picks in the first round in the 2019 NFL Draft, but his last three top first round picks (2018, 2019 and 2020) have all come inside the top six. With the team outside the top 10 this year and no clear and obvious prospective targets, at least not to the knowledge of most analysts, there have been rumors that they may stockpile more picks instead of taking somebody they’re not completely sold on at #11 overall.
But in discussing the matter, Jeremiah said that we are more likely to see a NASCAR race featuring a right turn than we are to see Gettleman trading back from #11.
Of course, Jeremiah made his point; he was clearly trying to imply that Gettleman isn’t likely to trade back and that when the Giants are on the clock next Thursday night, it will be he who makes the selection.
But of course, the NASCAR world saw the problem here and let him know it.
Because taken literally, he’d be implying the exact opposite.
NASCAR and right turns do go together — and always have. NASCAR first ran a road course race at the Daytona Beach & Road Course in 1949, the inaugural season of what was then known as “Strictly Stock”, and there has been at least one road course race on the schedule ever since, with many seasons featuring multiple road course events.
Additionally, there are a record seven road course races on this year’s schedule. The Daytona International Speedway road course, Circuit of the Americas, Sonoma Raceway, Road America, Watkins Glen International, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval are all on the 2021 schedule.
Take a look at some of the replies — and these are from just one tweet about it.
You get the point. But here are a few more.
With the 2021 NFL season not scheduled to get underway for another four and a half months or so, perhaps Jeremiah will find the opportunity to tune into a stock car race at some point this spring or summer — perhaps even one or more of the several which are set to be contested on road courses.
One of the seven road course races on this year’s schedule is in the books, with that being the race at the Daytona International Speedway road course, which took place back in February. The next road course race on the schedule is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 23 at Circuit of the Americas. It is set to be the first Cup…