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Old 03-14-2017, 07:38 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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While ordinarily this would be a great idea................NASCAR is desperately trying to figure out what to do with the very large elephant in the room.......dwindling fans.

Making changes to appease or should we say draw the milleinials to the track and to make socializing at the track easier shows just how big a problem they have.

Why start designing exhaust systems along with a rules package that set weight, bends, diameters and other nonsense because of the shrinking fan base.

NASCAR has got millions of dollars at their disposal. They need to start determining the demographics and numbers of people attending races currently "which they should already have this data" and proceed to come up with a legitimate game plan to stop the bleeding.

I work in manufacturing in the south and as I have said before, with every fresh batch of apprentices I have had since the late 90's their interest has gone to about zero with this last class. Even the mid fifties guys like me have all but given up talking about racing. We had quite a few that traveled to several races a year, now they occasionally catch it on TV.

Is it the younger guys could care less and us older guys can't transition to the new rules and much younger racers?

My two cents

Because its BORING! New young no name drivers you care nothing about. The cars all look alike. Reminds me of watching the IROC races of the past. Want to make it interesting to watch. Let them run in the rain like other motor sports. Put on the rain tires and watch them figure out how fast they can run without spinning out. Or maybe add 1 dirt track race.
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Old 03-15-2017, 02:49 PM
 
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Kyle is one of the best wheel men in the business, didn't hit anything.
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:16 PM
 
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Kyle is one of the best wheel men in the business, didn't hit anything.
and props to him for that.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:58 AM
 
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Amazing ! ( or sad)


It's been 3 days since the last post was made about the 2017 NASCAR season.


Despite a race only a day away, it appears interest in NASCAR is waning fast.
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:53 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Not much to say until tomorrow except the advertising here in Phoenix is kind of funny as they're hyping the possible Kyle/Joey fight Part 2.
Billboard ads hint at it, tv commercials do as well.
Going to be interesting conversations with all our tailgating neighbors tomorrow as I'm sure there's going to be some fans/detractors of both in attendance...
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:47 PM
 
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I enjoyed watching Ryan Newman winning. Has been a while.
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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The first three winners of this season are Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Newman...the new stage format has changed things. So far, I like the format.
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:37 PM
 
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I enjoyed watching Ryan Newman winning. Has been a while.


I had a long distance call last week with my son ( 850 miles away) and we even touched on NASCAR.

We talked about Carl Edwards retiring.
We talked about the popular drivers when we used to watch races on TV together and I mentioned Ryan Newman and said you sure don't hear much about him anymore.


Yes, I am very glad he won.
Mark Martin used to say............" you cherish every victory because you never know when it will be your last "


I thought Ryan Newman had experienced his last victory a while back.
Glad he got another !
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:44 AM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Interesting day at the races that's for sure. I think the 96 degree temps played a big part in how things shook out at the end. It didn't seem like they were going as fast or being as aggressive as they usually do. Listening to the scanner the comments across most all of the teams were all about overheating of the brakes, oil and water and a few overheating of drivers. Allmendinger was asked how he was feeling and he said "my head is fine, my body feels fine but my feet are on FIRE". He said it burned every time he touched the pedals.
Somewhere between 120-140 degrees in the cars, we were watching fans dropping over and having to be taken out by medical workers. Maybe they (fans) needed more beer.

One comment stood out and that was by Kurt Busch after he missed the "lucky dog" at the last second as another car got passed, I think for the second time. He said he thinks the "lucky dog" is a f'ing stupid rule and they need to get rid of it.

I wish the could've pushed off the race until dusk, like a rain delay type deal. I really wish they'd change at least one of these two over to a night race.
In the end, I'm sad Chase didn't get the win but glad it was Newman over the other choices that were in the lead at the end...
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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It was good to see Childress back in victory lane as well. Been a long time. Kinda funny Logano screwed Busch again. lol It was good to see Busch talk afterwards and keep it positive, for TV anyway.
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