WHO IS TO BLAME FOR NASCAR’S DECLINE?

CONCORD, N.C. _ These days it seems everyone in NASCAR is trying to figure out the reasoning for a decline in attendance and major drop television ratings. Empty seats and poor ratings have dominated the conversation as of late, instead of one of the most competitive Chases. Most agree the economy has played a major role, some blame the Chase for the Sprint Cup, many argue it is ESPN and others point to the dominance of Jimmie Johnson.  In the last week alone, television ratings dropped 30% ...

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THESE NASCAR TV PHRASES MUST BE RETIRED

It turns out NASCAR has been encouraging TV commentators to use the term "Double File Restart: Shootout-style."  The overuse of "shootout style" is the latest in a long line of phrases that TV commentators need to retire.  This message is addressed to all of the NASCAR TV commentators out there. "Do not pass go, don't collect 200 bucks ... just stop repeating these oft-used phrases." 1. "Things are really crazy in (insert driver's) pit box." ...

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