The Attendance Thread

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by Hotrod, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Maybe it's the high toll it takes on your mental health to be surrounded by negativity
     
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  2. Switchback

    Switchback Team Owner

    Seriously? That's about the price of a bottle of water at the track!
     
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  3. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Just step away for a couple of days like I did. Ready for more of the same earth-shattering analysis from the experts!
     
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  4. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    You know the off week is officially over when this thread pops back up.
     
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  5. rowdy3

    rowdy3 Team Owner

    Yup and they still have a few left at that price.
     
  6. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    From what I hear that affliction is contagious. One has to take the necessary precautions to insure longevity. But what do I know? Not much.
     
  7. mack

    mack Team Owner

    I'm looking forward to the crowd at Talladega Sunday. Usually a packed house. Us Rednecks here in Bama love Talladega. I'll be watching on the tube, but I'll be tuned in from green to checkers. Hoping for a safe race and no "big one". Harvick is overdue.
     
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  8. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Am I the only one who thought attendance for the Xfinity race was good?
     
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  9. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Nope. I thought the same thing when I was watching it.
     
  10. Towmater

    Towmater Ratings Craterville

    That was a pretty good crowd. It looked like more people were on hand for the race yesterday than were on hand for the Cup race at Bristol.
     
  11. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    Unfortunately Larry Mac seems to have lost touch with reality and is a blood Pollyanna for NASCAR these days. I had to laugh when he said making people sit on the straights at Bristol created a lot of energy. Also comparing NASCAR attendance to the college national championship for football is borderline ridiculous. There were probably more than a 1/4 million people that would have attended that game if they had a chance...come on Larry.
     
  12. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I have to laugh at the comparison of what Larry Mac actually said and what some think he said.
     
  13. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    A really good crowd today. At least 65k it looks like with a capacity of 80k
     
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  14. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

  15. Towmater

    Towmater Ratings Craterville

    The crowd looked much better than most of the races this season. Nice to see.
     
  16. NASCAR Apologist

    NASCAR Apologist Team Owner

    Question - If Talladega and Daytona consistently get the biggest crowds and biggest TV numbers, shouldn't they have more than two races each?
     
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  17. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Both of them aren't going anywhere. ;)
     
  18. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    2 each per year is good. If more, law of diminishing return would take over and cheapen the event imo.
    I hear ya though.
     
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  19. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Looked pretty full to me.
     
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  20. rowdy3

    rowdy3 Team Owner

  21. Jeff Turner

    Jeff Turner Jackman

    Not only was it a nice crowd at Dega yesterday, but the energy level was really high too. Obviously it helped that Chase was doing really well for most of the race - lots of enthusiasm for him - but the overall competitiveness made everyone more excited. I think the weather helped too - it was sunny but not too hot - just a really wonderful day for racing.
     
  22. Jeff Turner

    Jeff Turner Jackman

    Really looking forward to the Fall race. That's when this is opening:

     
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  23. Jeff Turner

    Jeff Turner Jackman

    I was kinda wondering if there were any tracks which would have enough fan support to reasonably host 3 Cup Series races in a year. Has that ever been done in NASCAR history? As long as I can remember every track gets 1 or 2.

    If it were going to be tried today I think they would have to do it at a track with lights and an alternate configuration in order to make each race unique. Perhaps a track like Charlotte could have a traditional Sunday afternoon race in the early Spring before the weather gets hot, then a Saturday night race in the middle of Summer, and then the Roval on a Sunday afternoon in the late Fall when it starts cooling off again.
     
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  24. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Decent attendance for Xfinity from what I saw, looked to be a decent crowd. Trucks looked pretty average.
     
  25. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Crowd looks pretty good for a Monday matinee.
     
  26. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    Crowd looks good on a Monday, tip of the hat for the fans who came back and those that decided to show up today.
     
  27. Towmater

    Towmater Ratings Craterville





    For a Monday, it does look good.
     
  28. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Time for Kansas to lose one of its dates. The attendance tonight is poor. Top sections are barren.
     
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  29. carolinabuff

    carolinabuff Team Owner

    When it comes to the topic of why NASCAR has dropped off so much the Chase/playoffs is one of the top 3 reasons on everyone's list.
     
  30. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    Kansas should be at the top of the list even if the racing is ok.
     
  31. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Can’t see it happening with that casino.
     
  32. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    So far this year...

    Daytona - Sellout (101k)
    Atlanta - Decent, room to grow
    Las Vegas - Decent, room to grow
    Phoenix - Below expectations, should sellout
    Fontana - Well below expectations
    Martinsville - Decent, room to grow at night
    Texas - OK by NASCAR standards, too big
    Bristol - Well below expectations, should get at least 55K or 60K
    Richmond - Decent, room to grow
    Talladega - near sellout or great crowd (80k)
    Dover - Good crowd for Monday
    Kansas - Well below expectations
     
  33. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I think you have a bad case of eastcoastitis myself. Crowd was really good last week at Kansas. Hard to tell at Phoenix and BTW many of the tracks where they have opened up the attendance in the middle of the tracks Phoenix being one so much of this is guesswork.
     
  34. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I didn't think the crowd was good at Kansas, did we see the same thing? Maybe I missed a good view at the start.

    Phoenix was a decent crowd, just didn't look like a sellout
     
  35. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    F2CD18A3-462A-4CF9-A85E-131143BA2194.jpeg the top sections at Kansas were barren and it only holds 48,000
     
  36. rowdy3

    rowdy3 Team Owner

    ISC was disappointed with the crowd at Phoenix. With all the new sitting and suites they had about 5k unsold tickets. Ticket sales at isc tracks through the coke 400 are down about 3-7% at each track.
     
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  37. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I don't think most of ya have been to a mile and a half track and have any idea of the scale. This is a half a mile of people. Yeah there are blank spots, but there is a hell of a lot of people there.


     
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  38. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    No I've been to Sonoma, Fontana, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Kansas. Though the attendance at the start of the race looks pretty good compared to later in the race when it looked 50% full.
     
  39. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    latest figures from all three, ISC, SMI and Dover posted in March was the attendance revenue was down 2.7% since 2016. Not much of a concern IMO. during that time at least 9 tracks have been remodeled and more on the way.
     
  40. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Check out all of the RV's in the infield and around the outside of the track also. They do not give those spots away. A friend of mine stayed in the infield in his RV at Daytona. Dry camping, no hookups, 1800 bucks for 4 days.
     

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