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#76 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:12 PM

Most of the people that go to a race drive home after the race.


Or drive their home to the next race.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:19 PM

Most of the people that go to a race drive home after the race.


or camp across the street from the track

I once heard this point addressed, and I cant remember the source or details, but basically that the number of people drawn to a city for the Super Bowl dwarfs that of a race and it's not even comparable.

Edited by csx, 19 January 2012 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:21 PM

Pretty convenient, ain't it? :D

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

When celebs start customizing Winnebagos, pitching horseshoes to pass the time, and driving their Gators to the night life "spot" (double lot with outdoor karaoke setup) there will be enough accommodations for a Super Bowl.


Everything you can say about Charlotte can be said about Indianapolis as well, and they are hosting the superbowl this year. It's all about the stadium.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

Gimme a break the Nascar HOF is a joke and hardly anyone goes to it. The speedway is fine but over glorifying a boring sport and making it a center piece of Charlotte is embarrassing.


Hate to break it to you, but NASCAR has played a huge role in the growth of the Charlotte area. NASCAR helped do for Charlotte what country music did for Nashville, TN.

I know the HoF there sucks! But also keep in mind that NASCAR's popularity is fading and whether you want to admit it or not, it's hurting Charlotte. In the mid to late 90's, Charlotte got soooooooooooooooo much free press due to being the center hub of racing! And just so happens that during the height of NASCAR's popularity that Charlotte starting getting overwhelming business and recognized as the fastest growing city in America! And yes, the Panthers played a huge part in it also.


On topic, if Indy can host then I see no reason why Charlotte can't, with the exception of outdoor stadium!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:38 PM

Nascar's popularity is fading from it's FOX inflated status of early 2000's. They tried everything they could to pump it up to be one of the bigtime sports nationwide. I think people gave it a try, like me, and realized it really is just a shameless marketing and advertising ploy and there isn't any substance left of it's original appeal.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:42 PM

Nascar's popularity is fading from it's FOX inflated status of early 2000's. They tried everything they could to pump it up to be one of the bigtime sports nationwide. I think people gave it a try, like me, and realized it really is just a shameless marketing and advertising ploy and there isn't any substance left of it's original appeal.


That's a fancy way of saying that Fox forgot what racing is really about.
Follow the dollars, from the TV deals to chitty racetracks, Brian France is single handedly killing the sport!

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:46 PM

The one thing that is bad about that point, especially since I work near the concord mills area, is that half those people camp out for two weeks before and don't need hotel space. Hell look around the race track almost all of is just open field 95% of the year. Now why Jacksonville got one before we did should be a argument.


If you work near there, then you should know from the traffic on race day, that only about half of half of half of half of half of the people camp at the speedway.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:48 PM

How many have actually been to the Nascar HOF? I went last month for the first time, and was very impressed! I´ve never even been to a race and neither has my wife, nor my father-in-law, but everyone loved the HOF! Check it out before you bash! It may never be a cash cow, but when more word gets out that it´s actually quite nice, especially for children, the future may not be so bleak as everyone thinks. It´s definitely not a ´joke´.

Also, does anyone remember Goodell saying that due to other owner´s respect for JR, it would not surprise him at all if Charlotte hosted a Super Bowl? Even Jerry Jones said on the Charlie Rose special that a Super Bowl in Charlotte would be ´fabulous´, and that he would sign off on it, ´without any hesitation´.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:16 PM

Jacksonville is in Florida and is on the coast. While it's a questionable choice, I understand that one more than Charlotte.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:31 PM

How many have actually been to the Nascar HOF? I went last month for the first time, and was very impressed! I´ve never even been to a race and neither has my wife, nor my father-in-law, but everyone loved the HOF! Check it out before you bash! It may never be a cash cow, but when more word gets out that it´s actually quite nice, especially for children, the future may not be so bleak as everyone thinks. It´s definitely not a ´joke´.


I went in September for the first time. Yeah, it isn't that bad, but when you factor in what you pay to get in... not worth it at all IMO.
The only good thing is that you don't have to make your way through crowds of people. :)

What I don't like is that they call it interactive. From what I saw, instead of playing endless loops of videos, you put your entrance card on the machine and it plays then plays a video. OOOO, some interactivity going on there. /sarcasm

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:37 PM

They have resorted to having movie nights for kids to get people in there. A friend does some work for them and they are hurting bad financially.

I mean anyone cold have taken 10 seconds to tell them it wasn't going to be successful.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:38 PM

Jacksonville is in Florida and is on the coast. While it's a questionable choice, I understand that one more than Charlotte.


Exactly. It is also about extra things to do in the area before and after the game is over. Charlotte doesnt offer much to do besides the game itself.

Jacksonville does suck, but it is an hour from Orlando, and that is where alot of those people went after the game. A lot of people actually booked their hotels in Orlando, and drove up to Jax just for the game.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:46 PM

Exactly. It is also about extra things to do in the area before and after the game is over. Charlotte doesnt offer much to do besides the game itself.

Jacksonville does suck, but it is an hour from Orlando, and that is where alot of those people went after the game. A lot of people actually booked their hotels in Orlando, and drove up to Jax just for the game.


Maybe if you drive 150mph. It's more like 2 1/2 - 3 hours depending on traffic.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 02:08 PM

They have resorted to having movie nights for kids to get people in there. A friend does some work for them and they are hurting bad financially.

I mean anyone cold have taken 10 seconds to tell them it wasn't going to be successful.


It could have been successful but the design itself along with the historical presentation is terrrrrrible

And the whole interactive area feels like an adult chucky cheese