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NASCAR fans, where ya'll?
BPS Photo by Burzy, 2010 Brickyard
BPS Photo by Burzy, 2010 Brickyard
November 10th 2010 - By Editor, Jim Gorecki

After observing that there are not as many people wearing NASCAR gear, not as many window NASCAR stickers on car and truck windows, as there was, say 5 or 10 years ago, where has the NASCAR popularity gone? Even when I do watch a race on TV, what catches my attention are the empty seats!

I have discussed this with many people, and I always get a different opinion on why. Here are some of the answers:

I CAN’T FIND THE RACES ON TV.

I HATE THE “CHASE FORMAT”.

THE RACING IS SINGLE FILE.

IT IS A FUEL ECONOMY RACE, NOT A HORSE POWER
RACE.

HAS LONG AS JIMMIE JOHNSON KEEPS WINNING, I WON’T WATCH.

WHEN JR. STARTS WINNING, I’LL START WATCHING AGAIN.

THE RACES COSTS TOO MUCH, I GOT TO FEED THE FAMILY YOU KNOW.

That is just a small sample. I know the economy has a lot to do with it, there is more competition for the entertainment dollar, and even the small local tracks in Wisconsin are down on numbers, lower car counts, sponsorship is down too.

NASCAR's days of heady growth are over. TV ratings are off, and ticket sales have slumped. Many longtime fans say that NASCAR has lost its essence and personality as the sport's top brass have chased more exposure by going mainstream. A few years ago, NASCAR was the second-most-watched sport after the NFL, but at the end of its 62nd season fast approaching, NASCAR's popularity is waning.

WHAT DO THE READER’S OF BPS THINK? LET ME KNOW! – BRONCO
email me at....editor@broncospitstop.com