If the big 3 go under, do you think toyota will fund all 46 cars? If they do it will turn out to be a larger version of IROC series which draws about 1% of fans of a Sprint cup race. The tracks would close about a year later.
i read today that many teams have laid off several employees since the final race sunday. if some of the smaller teams don,t merge they may not be around next year. sponsorship money is drying up fast.
I agree. Went to a nascar race once and about fell asleep. My idea of an exciting auto race is DRAG RACING. A friend at ESPN told me a year ago that they are looking for new sporting events to televise and that "nascar is getting tired". My prayer is that the new Pro Shooters Tour will soon be one of those new televised sporting events on ESPN!
If you are a true Nascar Fan you will stay a Nascar fan through thick and thin. Nascar to the true race fan is not just the car name make or model. It is the whole deal, driver, team, crew chief, owner and the thousands and thousands of loyal fans. The rivalries emotion and interaction with the overall experiance is what makes Nascar.
I have been to the Coke 600 in Charlotte over 20 times, The Nov 500 race in Charlotte 12 times, Atlanta 15 times, Bristol night race 7 times (absolute best race and event of the season), The twin 125's at daytona 20 times (best races of the year on a Super Speedway) Daytona 500 5 times (yawn) Pepsi 400 in Daytona 12 times, Homestead 10 times, Talladega 2 times, Rockingham 1 time (the final Cup Race there). Had a blast at all of them. I don't drink before or during the race and have the best seats around people who are sobber and fun. I drink a beer or 3 after the race.
Having told that I must tell that in the last year I stopped all race events live ( I TIVO and watch all Truck, Busch and Cup).
The cost to get to and attend an event has become too costly for the amount of entertainment received.
It will be interesting to see what teams show up at Daytona in 09. I personally feel it will be hard for 43 teams to get r done.
Congrats to Toyota on their acheivements this year and may the best manufacturer win, I am a Driver fan not a car make fan.
So it is what it is, either watch it and enjoy or don't worry about it.
You really think, with hussein and the "green team", they will let NASCAR, NHRA, etc. continue with the "carbon footprint" they put out???? Remember that bubba don't vote for hussein, fwank, pelosi, et. al
If the Big Three give up the ghost, NASCAR and racing in general will soon become the least of our worries. If the racing series fall victim, it will just be part of the trickle down effect, a small bump in the road compared to what us common folk will be dealing with.
I think NASCAR will survive if Obama and team pick drivers who want to drive from a big drawing. Then anybody will have a chance to race. That would make for interesting and real change. The cars will all be prepared by Obama supporter, good old boy, Junior Johnson. The halftime show will feature cheerleaders chosen by the TV audience calling in to vote after a new show airs, "Who Wants to Be a Professional Cheerleader?"
One change: All drivers in NASCAR must state their political party affiliation and have that indicated by a specified number and size of stickers on the car.
Personally, I'd rather watch grass grow, or paint dry (Take your pick) than watch NASCAR. I think they could make it interesting if they used actual cars. Now it's just become a game of computers. I do enjoy the classic British Roadster racing, but NASCAR, yeah, I'd take paint drying. Maybe they can make NASCAR exciting somehow, but we'll see what happens.