How many other forms of motorsport do you know of where the last lap contains a lead pack of 12 or 15 cars, all within a second of the lead car with any one of them capable of taking the win, depending on how well they use the draft on that last lap dash to the flag. There are none.
Yes you could argue this Slyboogy and many do, but I would go back to my comment that the more you understand a sport, the more you get out of it, and I would also suggest that most that believe that, simply don't see much appeal in watching cars turning left all the time. Oval track racing like all races run over a significant distance are full of tactical moves that start from lap one and play out through the numerous pit stops as the race develops. There's also the race within a race created by the 'lucky dog' rule. Purists disagree with the implementation of this rule but it does create a second race between the cars that have gone a lap down. In essence it means the lead car of those that are a lap down gains a free pass when a caution comes out enabling them to get back on the lead lap. Sometimes it seems fair, other times not so, but it does create a separate race among those drivers who, sometimes through no fault of there own, find themselves a lap down but are given the opportunity racing to become the 'lucky dog' and get themselves back in contention for a place, maybe even the win. That has happened.But you could argue, what's the point in watching 200 laps worth for only 2-5 laps worth of proper action?