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.
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.
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?
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...
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.
Does NASCAR even remember what “stock car” actually means?
At least some good has come from all this, then.
Bump drafting HAS ruined NASCAR.
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.
Used to be a huge fan. When they allowed Toyota in, that was it for me.
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.
Who are Obama's #1 target? White working class.
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.
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.