WTFISUP with NASCAR...
Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:06 PM
Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:29 PM
Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:48 PM
Posted 17 July 2011 - 12:32 AM
Watched a bit of the race in New Hampshire today and there were a lot of empty seats. I haven't watched a lot of races this year but this is a bit surprising. What is the future for NASCAR? My job is distantly related to it and the dwindling crowds are a bit concerning.
Alienating the die-hard fanbases that watched and lived the sport while it was in its infancy and moving those races to tracks where people just don't care (see NHL.)
IMO, that's the core issue, but blame can also be placed on the economy and so much coverage of the sport now that there's no need to go to a race (see NFL) when you could be in the comfort of your own home and able to take that glorious 3-hour mid-race nap.
Edited by cbarrier90, 17 July 2011 - 12:35 AM.
Posted 17 July 2011 - 10:31 AM
Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:00 PM
And jim, basic cable doesnt cost $75, and tickets are cheaper than any time i can remember.
People bitched about the cup guys running all the nationwide races, but guess what? The ratings have fallen off since a lot of the cup guys started staying in the top series.
Edited by cptx, 17 July 2011 - 02:05 PM.
Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:08 PM
I was big into NASCAR in the late 90s, but it's gotten so bad that I can't even watch... they have completely lost me as a fan.
Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:13 PM
Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:19 PM
They dont race to win? Youtube the last laps of michigan this year. If you cant bear to watch what are you basing your opinion on?
I watch enough every now and then to have an opinion, but I watch less and less and lately, really not at all.
Compared to NASCAR 10 years ago, today's racing sucks... you don't have to agree with me.
Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:25 PM
Theres been some good racing this year, with a few exceptions. Hell im even enjoying louden, which is pretty rare.