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Hi all. I usually don't rant but this just rubbed me wrong. My wife and I made sure to watch Windtunneel with Dave Despain last night to find out more details about the Eric Medlin crash. We were both surprised when it was not mentioned in the opening of the show. They never even mentioned it in his hot topics segment which to me would have been a slap in the face. Is this just not that big of a deal? Kids like him are exactly what Force has named them. Generation X which truly is the next generation. To me atleast Funny Car lost a person that helps promote the growth of the sport not even putting into account that this was a good kid with all the tools in place to contribute to society as much as anyone can. And Nascar is fine to talk about as I am slowly learning most people would rather sit and watch a race on a Sunday afternoon rather than actually putting their mind and hands to work on a car. But if someone winning a race in a big bowl is more important than the loss of a person like an Eric Medlin, I must have my heart in the wrong place. I like Dave and he is truly a great interviewer, but I guess the balance in his check book means more to him than the big picture as racing in general has suffered a major loss. And I don't know if they talked about it. I didn' care and I just changed channels after that opening as the showed failed in my eyes. So as fellow Gearheads and members of this board, am I looking at this wrong or is Drag Racing just that low on the totem pole?