NASCAR IS A BETTER LIVE VIEWING EXPERIENCE THAN THE NFL

CHARLOTTE _ Throughout much of the 2010 season, one of the biggest topics discussed by the media, NASCAR officials and track representatives was lackluster attendance. There were empty seats at Daytona, Talladega, Martinsville and even Bristol – regardless of the quality of racing on the track. The NFL’s ratings have at times embarrassed NASCAR’s and its attendance numbers are rarely mentioned. The leader in most categories when it comes to American sports, the NFL is often the ...

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The Cup is Half Full: Attendance at California Wasn’t a Complete Disaster

It would seem to be a measure of just how depressed expectations are for the 2009 season that a reporter for a reputable joint like SceneDaily.com writes the following, with no apparent trace of irony:But track President Gillian Zucker was happy with the turnout, and rightfully so. She couldn't stop smiling, actually. As much as she and her track get ripped for the poor attendance, seeing the grandstand two-thirds full with a decent crowd in the infield should not go unnoticed.In what NAS ...

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Let The Fun Begin: How Many Show Up in California?

Given the endless drumbeat of bad news coming out of NASCAR the last six-or-so months, it was something of a relief to see full grandstands at Daytona last weekend. Whether that crowd was the result of lowered ticket prices or the fact that this was the Daytona 500 -- the crown jewel damn well better sell out -- is almost beside the point. It was a welcome change. However, the brief honeymoon is over, and the sport dives headlong into the teeth of the potential storm this weeken ...

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