- Aug 15, 2017
There isn't a whole lot of people in this whole world I take at face value, and people trying to "sell" me something certainly don't qualify. There is no IF here, the numbers speak for themselves. I don't blame NASCAR for trying something, especially when a LOT of people were clamoring for it, but the flat out truth is it's been a real disappointment. The current situation is as favorable for weeknight races as it will EVER be, and the response from the public has been a collective yawn. That doesn't even take into account what weeknight races would likely do to the live attendance at the track. If NASCAR wants to persist with this, that's their right, but they will be throwing away about 50% (maybe a lot more) of the TV audience they would have on Sunday. How long will the networks and the sponsors stand for that?not seeing a profit and loss statement I can't tell ya. So a person can "if" it to death if they want. That should make some people happy. I just tend to take what high ranking people in Nascar say at face value. Works for me anyway.
And some people would rather ignore a problem or pretend it doesn't exist than be honest about it.and there are some people in this world that if they can't find a problem they will make one.
If you can show where catering to the west coast market has paid any dividends for NASCAR, I'd be interested in seeing it. NASCAR has always been WAY more enamored with the west coast than the west coast was enamored with NASCAR. The same goes for New York City. NASCAR was like a love sick school boy trying to get the Big Apple to love it for decades, and at the end of it, New York couldn't tell NASCAR to get lost fast enough......There’s a lot of NASCAR dollars west of the Mississippi, that’s why they race out here.