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    NASCAR Tries To Explain Low Attendance

    They blame it on almost everything except the fact they have an Idiot and group of Morons running things and they have ruined it. They did admit that the constant rule changes MIGHT have something to do with this. RIP NASCAR

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...edia/86573130/

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    Kind of like Hillary still going on about the election. They just don't get it.

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    When we came back to the US in May of 2000 we could not believe how many people (that had never been interested In auto racing) were suddenly interested in NASCAR. With the exception of Daytona I just don't care. With the new rules I don't care about Daytona.
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    From the article: "reflect changes in how fans across all sports consume events?"

    That would be an interesting survey. From youngsters who can't be bothered to former fans who find it more important to play baseball with junior.

    F1 take note.
    I asked Walter Roehrl: How can this be 700 hp on dirt road, I can't even keep my Fiat Uno with 45 hp going straight? W: It's all about the tires. - (right...).

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    The simple answer is that they do not have a product that true race fans want to watch.

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    Although I grew up in the South near some of NASCARs venues I never had interest in the sport ... I could not see the sport in going around a track in a left handed circle.

    I only gained an interest after attending a race at Bristol around 2005 or so ... but only because attending a race was such a totally different experience ... good race, listening to the communications between the drivers, the spectacle of the multiple vendors/shows outside and inside the venue, 160,000 fans (seats were full all three days).

    I guess my point is they can have all the digital and social media they want but if they don't get fans in seats at least once or twice a year to experience the real thing ... they will continue to lose fans.

    I personally would like to see more road race vice round track races ... like Silverback said "they don't have a product that true race fans want to watch".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback View Post
    The simple answer is that they do not have a product that true race fans want to watch.

    Yes, it was too easy in the 90s and 2000s to pull the beer drinking soccer fans in Europe away from their playgrounds to the sports bars, now risen to full fleged "Ferrari Fans".
    I asked Walter Roehrl: How can this be 700 hp on dirt road, I can't even keep my Fiat Uno with 45 hp going straight? W: It's all about the tires. - (right...).

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