When the toy is no longer shiny

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by ChexOrWrex, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    It's crazy that people were bitching about the final at Phoenix before the weekend of the semi final was even over. My tickets and hotel are already purchased. I cannot wait! I don't know what the hell everybody who was pissed at Phoenix was watching. I didn't see and/or hear anybody who was dissatisfied at the track.....except for the Chase Elliott fan in front of me who left in disgust.....which I respected. He was there. The disappointment was real. Passion. Good stuff.
     
  2. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner Contributor

    I think the exodus of several star drivers over the last few years has maybe fueled some of the decline as well. In the last five seasons we’ve lost Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, and Danica Patrick (scoff at her driving ability if you want, but she was popular). Among the new drivers that have come along since, Chase Elliott is the only one who seems to have resonated with fans on a Gordon/Tony/Jr level.
     
  3. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    You are so correct.
    IMHO, they should,at least, show each car on track that entered the race and tell sponsor name and driver at least once during each and every race. Kind off pisses me off that they don't. Everyone in the event spends big bucks to get in the race.
    I am not talking about the race line up just before the start of the race, even then they tell the first 10 or so and then cut to an in car to BS with somebody.
     
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  4. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    So then what Motorsports are you talking about?
     
  5. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    All....in general.
     
  6. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    I'm happy that you had such a positive experience, and for the sake of the sport, I hope there are a LOT more people like you out there, but you are an anomaly as far as the the people I come into contact with. As for myself, with the exception of the brief stage one battle between Elliott and Hamlin, it took every ounce of strength I had to keep watching that race, and the finale too. I spent the final 2/3rds of Homestead thumbing through a couple of magazines while I watched with one eye.
     
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  7. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    You shouldn’t care what others on the board want though. At the end of day, who cares? Just do you...if you’re happy with the way things are in the sport and you get satisfaction watching the product isn’t that all that matters???
     
  8. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    I don’t and yes.
     
  9. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    It appeared to me that I had about 45k looking pretty happy that Sunday.....Must have been the dry heat.
     
  10. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Full chart for the season in here. Most notable is that there is still no "playoff bump" no matter how much NASCAR wants to try, other than the fact that Homestead might get more eyeballs than it otherwise would as it was the most-watched race since the Coke 600 in May. Other than that, it seems like the "base" of 2-3M people depending upon day and network are the same ones watching each week still, with some more eyeballs tuning in for the marquee events like Talladega and the usual Daytona 500 carryover that lasts a few races.

     
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  11. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    You gotta wonder if NASCAR even cares anymore. It sure doesn’t seem like it.
     
  12. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    That's a pretty generalized example. Not all of them are doing bad.
     
  13. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    But there are those will tell us everything is GREAT
     
  14. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    And those who only read the headlines. ;) from the same article. I know it pains Paulsen to say anything good about Nascar racing, and drama sells, so he hides positive information down at the bottom of his column. Probably most around here either don't have the bandwidth, or didn't have the time or interest to watch Phelps's address, but stick n ball is down 9% but you will never hear Paulsen say anything about that fact or the fact that Nascar finished up for the season while TV watching numbers are in decline.

    It was nonetheless a encouraging year for NASCAR, which saw increases for 14 Cup Series races — the most in a single year since 2013. Only four races increased all of last season.

    Even with the low numbers, Homestead ranks as the highest rated and most-watched Cup Series telecast since Charlotte on FOX in May (2.6, 4.26M).
     
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  15. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Johali Lives

    Everything is perfect with this sport. Everyone loves everything they’ve done.
     
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  16. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    It’s the most popular sport in the history of sports.
     
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  17. Anyway to see a chart comparing this season to the 2014 season or 2003 and 2004 seasons?
     
  18. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    This should be ringing alarm bells over at the International Motorsports Center. The fact was that this format was designed to increase ratings for the final race, when in reality, it seems to have done the opposite.
     
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  19. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Johali Lives

    The report is obviously flawed. Everything nascar has done has done has been received with open arms. Everyone is happy and thrilled with the state it is currently in.
     
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  20. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    So how am I supposed to view this as a positive in NASCAR’s bubble, because at this juncture in the convo stick and ball sports are irrelevant to me.
     
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  21. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    I agree....relative to expectations..... NASCAR's expectations are an era we will never see again....Context.
     
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  22. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    Halie Deegan to the 48.
     
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  23. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Has there been anything substantive to support this other than Steve Phelps said so? Most publicly-available information suggests most major sports are or have been up or flat, other than the NBA - who had a down 2018-2019 season and is also currently down 18% in the young 2019-2020 season.
     
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