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NASCAR At Texas Today And....................

Post by Ken0069 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:15 pm

They just showed a panoramic view of the track at the start finish line and I'd bet that over HALF the visible seats in the grandstands were EMPTY!! I knew it was bad, but just didn't know it was THAT bad! :roll:

Is there a way to recover from this? :-k
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Post by DanE1 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:49 pm

If NASCAR continues down the "spec" path there will be many more empty seats.

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Post by Joe-71 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:15 pm

Well, the cold front might have had something to do with it, also. Drop from 83* to 43* last night. 40* tonight. :D

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Post by Ken0069 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:54 am

Joe-71 wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:15 pm
Well, the cold front might have had something to do with it, also. Drop from 83* to 43* last night. 40* tonight. :D
So are you saying that ppl who paid an average of around $65 for a ticket didn't go because it was too cold at 2pm central time when the race actually started? :-k
Dan wrote:If NASCAR continues down the "spec" path there will be many more empty seats.
So what do you mean by "spec" path?
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Post by JoePorting » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:24 am

I think a better business plan for NASCAR is to advertise $20 seats and then make the money with $10 beers and burgers.
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Post by tjs44 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:21 pm

NASCAR does not set the prices!The track owners set them.Tom

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Post by DanE1 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:58 pm

"Spec" path--------
Regardless of make/brand----All specs are mandated by NASCAR.

All bodies are the same except for the decals to identify the brand.
All chassis are the same.
All engines are the same. As an example-In ARCA all cars are full spec. In NASCAR Truck, full spec is as good as done. And NASCAR is considering making Infinity full spec. A form of the Chevy LS is the spec engine here. And I will not watch a Chevy race a Ford when both vehicles are Chevy powered.

NASCAR is thinking/not thinking that the driver is the main draw. Not so. With most fans, it is brand first. Then you choose your driver,drivers from your favorite brand.

I have been involved in one way or another with NASCAR since 1958, and there have been some periods of great factory racing in NASCAR.
It is my opinion that those calling the shots now don't have the "feeling" for the sport anymore and are mainly concerned with making money. How are they doing? Bottom line is that they are killing the sport.

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Post by Ken0069 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:16 pm

Thanks for the info. That's basically what NHRA Pro Stock, Top Fuel and Funny Car have done and it sucks also.
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