The Attendance Thread

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

  1. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    :XXROFL:That was pretty funny and led to a few good jokes, some of em had "well that sure isn't cheese money" in them. That ol boy has had egg on his face so much he should be going around in circles clucking like a chicken. Now they give him his own thread and he trolls himself :D:D I'd change my name too if it was that bad haaa.
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  2. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Not a cloud in the sky last year and it was a similar crowd. But just 7 years ago the event drew 80,000+
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  3. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    It was raining at Daytona yesterday, attendance is always down on rain days, especially on non point events. DUH!
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  4. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    So you think 80,000 would've showed up if it was sunny and 75?
  5. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    I have no idea. :idunno:
  6. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    "How to Win Friends & Influence People" is the title of a Dale Carnegie book that became a ubiquitous figure of speech, as everyone knows. Only a fool would try to parse the words literally. Much more interesting is the question of which social media sites are indeed a community, and which are merely a conglomeration of anonymous drive-by posts.

    By any standard, R-F is a community. Comprised of diverse individuals who visit the forum often and generally spend a while here, interacting with other members. Most members share a common interest in motor racing. Folks have a consistent name, profile, and avatar so they become known to the crowd over time. When you address them, you have the context of who they are, and what they have said previously about any given topic. You are chatting and debating with friends and acquaintances. Most members care about their on-line relationships... which is not to say they agree about everything. There are always a few who view the membership as just so many targets... for on-line drive-by shootings. There is probably someone in the neighborhood where you live who harbors deeply anti-social tendencies as well.
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  7. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I’m not sure I’d care enough to speculate attendance for an exhibition race....your response made me LOL
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  8. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    I'll watch NASCAR if there are 100K there or 10. I've been at the Rolex 24 at 11pm in the stands while raining and I couldnt see anyone else in the stands. I love racing either way, dont care about fans that dont show up or those that do.
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  9. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Daytona - 23,846 at the xfinity race , Cup - 500 , SOLD OUT! See you in Atlanta.
  10. As someone who attends both Dovers yearly. I’ll take the attendance at what it is now compared to jamming 145,000 people in there
  11. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    I went to every race there from 1990-2010. To watch that place rise up from about 50k seats to 145k in a few years was crazy. Thankfully, the state of Delaware building route 1 in the early 1990s let us learn about a little secret called route 9. We never really faced the traffic issue from about 1992 onward.

    Being going to Pocono since 1988 with stops at Daytona, Michigan, Kentucky and Martinsville along the way.

    The energy and intensity back in the day was awesome! I'm so glad I was part it!
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  12. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    The traffic when I went in 01 and 04 was nuts. It's still pretty bad now but at least I can make it home by midnight instead of needing a room because it's midnight before you hit the PA line...
  13. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    Damn! I live in the Scranton area and we would always be home by 10-11 pm even back in the day!That route 9 was awesome! Pick it up outside of new castle by the refinery and ride it all the way to east site of route 1 near the track. Park on the east of route 1 and walk across the overpass to the track. Getting out was a relative breeze. Be back moving on route 9 within an hour of the checkered flag.
  14. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Dad always headed for route 1, which is a mistake. I don't do that when I drive down myself now. I live between Oneonta and Bingahmton, NY
  15. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    The first year we went in 1990 we took 13 all the way down. There was no route 1 and we didn't know about route 9. Then during the construction of route 1 (I think in 1991) we were re-directed to route 9 following the race. It was amazing! The next year my dad did some old school Rand McNally research and we took it all the way down to the track. The rest is history.

    Pocono back in the day was epic when 115 was a single lane in. The state really screwed the pooch on that one. 80 would get backed up for miles. There were times we got home from Dover about the same time we did from Pocono and we live 45 minutes from Pocono.
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  16. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    Yeah I got home from Pocono at about midnight from the 07 August race, since then been home at around sunset
  17. Bob

    Bob Team Owner

    Sat through that once, coming from the west. Coming from east had to be worse, I imagine. Coming up from Jim Thorpe was always easier back in the day when they were bangin the place out.

    Funny you guys mentioned this, the guy who took my bets today at the casino was flabbergasted when I gave him the numbers for the bets. Nobody was betting Daytona. Then when he gave me my tickets he asked me what time the race was tomorrow. I told him and he shook his head and asked why all these tracks are taking seats out. I said it's been going on for many years. Again he shook his head and said how it used to be such a big deal. I said yeah, it was. Just for nothing but it's an example of a guy who pays no attention but enough to realize it's dying and knows it used to be huge. I agree from a selfish standpoint with the poster who said it's easier to get in and out. Nothing I can do about it either way, I go to my local track. I can't make other people.
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  18. rowdy3

    rowdy3 Tire changer

    Great crowd at the 500. Stands looked packed, about 75% of the suites sold, infield packed and the suites and patio about 50% full.
  19. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    What? You could see in the suites and give a number lmao. Just stop! smh
  20. rowdy3

    rowdy3 Tire changer

    I was in the Rolex lounge boom. I had empty seats by me and saw a suite wasn’t being used. 2 suites didn’t have a sponsor but Daytona sold them to fans and they looked about 70% full. $2300 just for Sunday per person. The food lines weren’t as long like last year. A lot of more international people than the 500.
  21. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

  22. Spotter22

    Spotter22 Team Owner

    Then I apologise, but the grandstands being full is my major concern, the suites are bascially over priced for everyday race fans.
  23. mack

    mack Team Owner

    I was very encouraged with the crowd i saw, Good job NASCAR.
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  24. rowdy3

    rowdy3 Tire changer

    Newspaper said 125k attended the 500.
  25. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    That's how many were there in 92, my last race in person.
  26. Ventisca

    Ventisca Crew Chief Contributor

    Don't know how many left early --

    BUT when they showed "The Wave" (that was a funny touch), and the seemingly large crowd standing for Restarts towards the end, that was pretty awesome to me.
  27. 34R7H130UND

    34R7H130UND Team Owner

    I was there, stands were slam packed all day, not a single seat in our entire section was empty. Probably a good 15-20 percent left after the big one. Really great attendance
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