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Personally, I think NASCAR has been wrecking itself for years. The last race I went to was in 2006 in Fontana, CA.

For 55 dollars we got seats we had to be shoe-horned into. 10 dollar hamburgers. 7 dollar hotdogs. 4 dollar bottles of water.

And don't even get me started with NASCAR's increasing associations with green technology, ethanol, etc.

And then there's the sucky announcers who apparently don't even watch the race. There can be white-knuckle 4-wide racing for the lead and those idiots are talking about something that happened ten laps ago or some other worthless piece of information.

Whew! It feels good to get that off my chest.

Oh, and for you search Nazis, I did a search so keep it to yourself if somebody else already posted this story.

1 posted on 05/16/2012 6:44:21 AM PDT by Texas Eagle
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They went overboard trying to “mainstream” NASCAR.

On the other hand, most entertainment is hurting in the Obama “recovery”; the NY Giants went through a 30 year waiting list for season tickets in 6 months.


2 posted on 05/16/2012 6:53:06 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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You forgot about the stupid “Car of Tomorrow”. Who wants to watch a race where all of the cars are identical except for the paint and decals. They don’t resemble any production car, they’re boxy and ugly. Why would a win by any manufacturer make me want to got out and buy one of their cars?


3 posted on 05/16/2012 6:53:27 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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Personally, I think NASCAR lost its charm when they abandoned highly modified, production cars for hand built super-cars that only superficially resemble what you can buy on the showroom floor.

No more Walter Mitty.
4 posted on 05/16/2012 6:56:25 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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Ticket prices are the main problem, IMO, but there are other factors.

Individuality: you used to be able to tell at a glance what make of automobile was on the track. For instance, a Ford looked like a Ford, and resembled the street version of the same make. You could look at the cars and say "that's an Impala" or "That's a Thunderbird".

Now, I suppose in the interest of fairness, the cars on the track are all the same shape, with distinctions between makes painted on. Without the logo on the hood, you can't tell a Chevy from a Ford from a Toyota...

6 posted on 05/16/2012 6:57:02 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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I got news... It ain't just the economy. NASCAR has been in a headlong rush to kiss up to the PC crowd. Their push for diversity and the gushing over Danica, Juan Pablum and others could make you toss your lunch. They have all but turned their backs on the true fans who made the sport. I still watch, sometimes... But my caring meter registers pretty low...

Mike

7 posted on 05/16/2012 6:57:13 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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One of the few parts of the mainstream economy 0bama hasn’t destroyed are gun, ammo and 2nd amendment related. The prepper industry has flourished as well.


8 posted on 05/16/2012 7:00:59 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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Does NASCAR even remember what “stock car” actually means?


9 posted on 05/16/2012 7:01:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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At least some good has come from all this, then.


14 posted on 05/16/2012 7:18:04 AM PDT by babble-on
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Bump drafting HAS ruined NASCAR.


17 posted on 05/16/2012 7:37:18 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Liberals vote the way they feel, conservatives vote the way they think. NRA <BCC><)
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NASCAR has been trying too hard to appeal to people who look down their noses at the sport. In doing so, they are alienating many of the true fans of the sport. The cars are boring, the races are vanilla, and there are only a handful of drivers with equipment that can actually win. I too have gone from traveling a couple times per year to see races to only watching them on TV if I have nothing better to do.

But if you take a look over at IRL, it looks like it is being run by the same jokers that have Little League kids going to bat dressed like hockey players.


19 posted on 05/16/2012 7:56:39 AM PDT by Yogafist
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Used to be a huge fan. When they allowed Toyota in, that was it for me.


22 posted on 05/16/2012 8:08:57 AM PDT by SMM48
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. . . 10 dollar hamburgers. 7 dollar hotdogs. 4 dollar bottles of water.

I'm always amazed at that kind of stupid greed. I'll bet that if the prices were dropped 50% they more than double their sales. When I screw up and get into one of those gouging situations, I just go thirsty and hungry - it's only for a few hours - Big Deal. Maybe it's a cut-nose-spite-face thingy but I feel better about not being used like that.

25 posted on 05/16/2012 8:18:51 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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Who are NASCAR fans? White working class.

Who are Obama's #1 target? White working class.

Coinking Dink?

27 posted on 05/16/2012 8:38:05 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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I gave up on NASCAR when I couldn’t see Rebel flags in the infield. If they want to make the races watchable again, take the radios out of the cars, and make the drivers change their own tires.

I also got tired of hearing “sunoco race fuel” replace gas. ALL sports inject way too many advertisements into their broadcasts.


28 posted on 05/16/2012 9:13:32 AM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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I buy no name detergent $7 for a gallon at the dollar store. I get a chuckle watching people load up on smaller bottles of tide for $22. Gotta pay for that race car somehow.


32 posted on 05/16/2012 12:33:31 PM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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