Tuesday, March 04, 2008

It isn't going to catch on

The nomenclature being used on this blog for the Car Formerly Known as CoT, "Formula N" is not catching on as I hoped it would. Furthermore, it seems to be causing confusion. It seemed like a good idea at the time, because we didn't want to call it a "Sprint" car because that is what the cars in USAC and WoO are called. We couldn't call it the "new" car because it isn't really new anymore, and I just did not like "Car Of Right Now" because that just sounded CORNy.
But, to avoid further confusion, from now on, as long as the crews are still working to get a handle on it, it will be referred to here as the "Sprint Cup Car," where it is needed to differentiate from the "conventional" car being used in the Nationwide series, or just "the car," otherwise.
I gave it a try, to test my influence on other bloggers and discovered that there is none. That's okay, we enjoy writing about our passion for the sport here and will continue to do so, no matter who reads or doesn't read this blog. Thank-you.


MArc said...

But we love you regardless of what you call the CoT/CORN/That Thing!

As a point of reference, Kurt Busch coined the term CORN at some point last year and is when I started to use it.

RevJim said...

Why thank you, Marc. For those readers who don't know, Marc has one of the best, if not the best, racing blogs on the web.
That figures Kurt Busch would come up with CORN. His snow angel celebration is one of the corniest of all time.

Mike said...

I'm not sure anyone knows what to call the CoT.

Don't worry Jim, people are reading.

Cheyenne said...

I just call it a car, or the Cup car. Good enough for me.