Thread: NASCAR 2018

nebish - 1/3/2018 at 12:49 AM

Daytona activities are just over a month out.

The Clash Feb 11th, Duel Feb 15th, the 500 Feb 18th

Stories-

New Chevy Camaro will make debut, they will run a road course as part of Charlotte, William Byron makes debut with Hendrick, Bubba Wallace will drive the 43, Danica and Ricky Stenhouse broke up...


jszfunk - 1/3/2018 at 11:21 PM



[Edited on 1/3/2018 by jszfunk]


nebish - 1/14/2018 at 07:15 PM

Too early for our NASCAR fans?

Daytona 500 5 weeks from today!


nebish - 1/14/2018 at 07:25 PM

Chase Elliot testing the new Chevy Camaro (also with his new #9 on the car)


shep66 - 1/23/2018 at 01:38 AM

Now here's a sport going into the toilet. No Junior, No Danica, No leadership, No fans. This sport needs a clue. The races are boring and there are no stars worth watching.


Interesting motorsports include Indycar and NHRA. Besides the fact that the racing is awesome, you can actually meet these drivers.


nebish - 1/23/2018 at 04:23 AM

Popularity and attendance is taking hits.

The talent in the sport and the close competition is as good as it has ever been. But there lacks the star power that pulls people in. I think in whole the product on the track is actually very good. Some races aren't good, others are fantastic. It is just like any other sport in that regard, not everyone is going to be something to write home about.

I think access fans have is pretty amazing as well. We were on the track at Daytona an hour before the race! Imagine walking on the football field an hour before kickoff. While difficult to obtain, there are passes available to be in the pits and garages when the drivers and teams are working, or even during the race. And you can take yer coolr full of beer into the race!

But they aren't financially sustainable. I think we are seeing that take shape. Drivers getting 1 year contracts. Title sponsor Monster only committed for 2 years for much less than NASCAR had hoped to get. Even one of the sports most popular drivers, Danica, can't get anyone to sponsor her for Daytona or Indy. Costs for the teams are only getting more expensive, but it's getting harder for everyone in the sport to raise revenue.

I like it, but they are having a rough time. I've taken a car to the drag strip and had a Jeep on sand drags...it's cool, but I think that is really boring to watch on TV. I'd rather watch the guys tear down the engines in between runs then actually watch the runs. Dirt track sprint car racing is pretty cool, Indy car or Formula 1 never really interested me. My buddy is into Motocross, that is pretty cool for a bit. Something about NASCAR I like better. In fact, other than football it is the only sport I care to watch or follow.


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