That's comparing Homestead to Week 3 races at Fontana last year and at Las Vegas in 2019 and 2018.Dale Jr ran the homestead race last season, and this season’s race received higher ratings? That’s impressive.
I've been wanting that for years. Trucks are by far the most popular category of vehicle purchased in the US. Switching would also take a whole lot of aero out of the discussion.Trucks are by far the most exciting racing in NASCAR and the only reason cup cars get the main attention is because of the big name drivers. Just think how exciting it would be if trucks replaced cup cars with all big name drivers.
I've been wanting that for years. Trucks are by far the most popular category of vehicle purchased in the US.
I don't think that is the relevant criteria. For the past several years, Ford sold more Fusions than Mustangs, and 3-4X as many Escapes. That doesn't mean that slapping an Escape badge on a NASCAR entrant would be advantageous for them or NASCAR.
While I don't have much interest in what "street model" the manufacturers pretend to be using in the Cup series, there is more of a renewed interest in the cars' cosmetics and a greater sense of relevance since the switch back toward performance models and sports cars.
Bring back the hauler rodeo, and the pit crew competition while we're at it.Maybe they could race the haulers that would be super cool. But SHR would half to do some work in the weight dept. If fans think they are slow now see how they would perform with those heavy custom sleepers with generators on the trucks.
Actually both the Truck and the Xfinity Series have way more hp than the Cup cars. Fox doesn't show a lot of on-boards during truck races but they are way out of the throttle at intermediate tracks.Cup cars *already are* the trucks, at least they are on the intermediate tracks. That is the purpose of the "racertainment package," to make the cars drive and race like the trucks... low power, high drag, high downforce.
One can argue this formula is appropriate for a lower level development series such as Camping World Truck Series. Something relatively easy to drive for the teenagers at the wide end of the funnel makes sense. But for the top level stock car racing series, such a prescription makes no sense to me.