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Old 01-22-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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It seems to me the only sports the younger generation are interested in are those than can be played on a computer.

I have been a racing fan since I was a 10YO and now I am 73. Neither of my adult children are interested in auto racing even though they have been to races at Daytona and other tracks.

You can't force your kids to be fans, they have their own lives to live.
Agreed.. i have taken all my kids to a NASCAR race but only my middle son loves it. so now i just take him.. I did do some gocart racing research some time ago and you would NOT BELIEVE the initial investment cost.. or maybe you would. I would LOVE to be able to finance my son in gocart racing but i just can't.. not that and feed the other two as well!
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Old 01-22-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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We have a much older Jeep that is pretty easy to wrench on and I let the twins take things apart and put things together. They love it.

With the other cars though it is all I can do to keep from from breaking something delicate and expensive while working on it so they stay away.

This kind of disconnect today's kids have with cars surely doesn't help fuel the sport.

The Ringling Brothers Circus mentioned the difficulty keeping this generation of technology addicted kids occupied for any length of time...................don't think these kids can watch a race like Daytona for hours waiting for the big one.

My two cents.
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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My kid can watch Daytona, but only if he is there.. he can't make it through an entire race at home.. he just can't
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Old 01-22-2017, 01:07 PM
 
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Brian France: Hey Mike, grab that last box of nails and another hammer. We'll seal this coffin up in no time.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Yeah it's a different world and racing just isn't going to make it. Kids don't even want to get their licenses at 16. Kid next door is turning 15. Asked if he's going to get his learners permit, 'meh, nah'. Crazy! I was already driving by then. haha I know I got into racing dirt bike racing in the desert. That was amazing, such great times. From there it's natural to pick up auto-racing. Though I've still never been to a nascar race.
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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Yeah it's a different world and racing just isn't going to make it. Kids don't even want to get their licenses at 16. Kid next door is turning 15. Asked if he's going to get his learners permit, 'meh, nah'. Crazy!
Agreed for two years before I could get my license I was chomping at the bit.
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Old 01-23-2017, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Agreed for two years before I could get my license I was chomping at the bit.
Yea, what is up with that.
My 16 year old is not JUMPING up and down for his license.. seems disinterested really.
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:33 PM
 
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Yea, what is up with that.
My 16 year old is not JUMPING up and down for his license.. seems disinterested really.
Bet he has a smart phone.
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Old 01-23-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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My kid can watch Daytona, but only if he is there.. he can't make it through an entire race at home.. he just can't
dont feel bad, i have been watching. and participating, in racing since the late 60s, and these days i have trouble watching an entire race. often times i switch back and forth from other programs.
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Old 01-23-2017, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Gray Court, SC
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dont feel bad, i have been watching. and participating, in racing since the late 60s, and these days i have trouble watching an entire race. often times i switch back and forth from other programs.
Most of the races I watch now I see the first 15 laps, and the last 15 laps. I take a nap.
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