Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Bob Mac, Jun 11, 2017.
That's kind of the feeling that many people have about 3+ hours of a NASCAR race.
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AdvoCare is unlikely at this stage to return to @RoushFenway next year, which could turn into a full exit from NASCAR, per sources.
Maybe No Neck can bring some sponsorship and drive the 6.
About 45k attended today and about 10k yesterday.
Let's be fair, how much of that was heat related vs NASCAR dying, common sense would say a lot of people didnt want be in the heat.
The temp was about the same during the Pats vs the Jaguar game. That stadium was sold out.
Ok, fair enough.
Not sure what they expected. The Truck crowd didn't look completely awful and it was at night.
Too many tracks with 2 dates.
Pretty much par for the course this year. Not that SMI has much reason to care right now, as part of the agreement for the second race was that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority would give the track an extra $1M per year, but eventually there will be a point where it matters. Races at Las Vegas have been pretty good recently, but obviously NASCAR's formula as a whole hasn't worked out as planned.
At least there were a little more there than at the Indy race:
Still bad though
It wasn’t that hot. Especially during the Friday night race.
The stands were empty all weekend.
What irony that the only Night race of the weekend seemed to have better attendance than NXS.
And also remember some in the stands are given free tickets. These fans either have a sponsorship connection or are family members of the drivers
2007 article that Jeff Gluck wrote. Intersting read.
Can still happen. Roush is the only one going in the opposite direction.
This was probably the smallest crowd I’ve seen at LVMS in over a decade.
Made getting out of the stands more enjoyable.
Huge difference between the crowds. Top being March, bottom being last Sunday. Looks 80% full in March.
I do think weather was the issue though. Looked like the Truck crowd was about normal, yet Cup and NXS was way below average.
Hotel and ticket prices were way overpriced too or I would have endured the heat.
These tracks spending millions ripping out sections and buying multi-colored seats to make the stands look full from afar was a great investment.
So, does that place not have many seats? I ask as the Las Vegas Review-Journal stated in their article about the bad attendance that it was 10,000 less than in the spring.
"That number would make it the lowest-attended Cup Series race in track history, down an estimated 10,000 from spring’s Pennzoil 400. NASCAR’s policy is to not announce turnstile counts."
I think that ace reporter hired guys to go around and count people. Professional seat counters. The rest of the article's statistics he copy/pasted from other sources.
Hey, at least NASCAR got some press. Course, per the usual, it was bad press. LMAO!
RICHARD PETTY MOTORSPORTS AND WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY ADD RICHMOND TO SCHEDULE
WWT will pick up the additional race to support the team, now sponsoring three of the final nine races of the season.
Nascar has a shot at winning fans back. What might be happening in Nashville is a first step in that.
Bring back short track racing, get rid of this playoff system and lets go racing.
Fan will come back.
Maybe they should have a proof reader.
I THINK it should be "excited" --- unless of course they mean "exited" as in left the building.
You caught that too huh? LOL
My Dad was co-owner of a printing company. As a kid I did a lot of proof reading. Hundreds, if not hundreds of thousands. of pages.
Not knowing doodilly was an asset he said as errors would jump off the page because it didn't look right. Whereas the brain in an adult would skip over. Guess he meant autocorrect!
what Nascar needs is more short tracks and road courses and less mile and half tracks that would get the fans back.
oh and get rid of the chase and go back to the best drivers being champion after the full season.
I feel like the fact that over the past 3 year the 3 most popular drivers in NASCAR retired. It has caused myself and 3-4 others that I know to stop attending races and making less effort to watch the races on TV. I am reasonably certain that there are thousands of fans for whom this is also true. I realize that NASCAR was already trending downward but the cumulative effect of Jeff, Tony and Jr retiring has finally landed us where we are today.
That's the same thing they were saying when Petty, Pearson, Elliot, and others retired. If fans stopped going, or watching, because somebody retired, then they weren't really race fans to begin with. I've been watching for many years, and recognize drivers have their following, but the race is the thing, it's why we watch. In any top level racing, drivers come, and go, but the racing survives. Now that NASCAR is getting rid of the bean counters, things are going to improve.
I keep hearing this about short tracks. But they don't sell out either, and I've not noticed that viewership is higher for those races. The days when Bristol was always sold out (and there were more seats back then) are gone.
I agree about the Chase/playoffs. Adding the stage/playoff points was a way to award consistency throughout the season. And at least partly brought back points racing (oh, did I utter a profanity there?).
There is some truth to that. But NASCAR doesn't help themselves with playoffs, points changes, overabundance of cookie cutters.
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