Races Trash Oir Town
Vapor

Kingsport, TN

#1 Aug 25, 2013
Got caught in early traffic Saturday morning. The fans are coming down and crossing the street. One, obviously drunk, bangs the hood of my company vehicle and lets out a 10am "YEEHAW!".....

There's trash everywhere. I even heard screaming and tires squealing at 2 am last night.

Talked to friends that own a club. Said they were the rudest bunch of all.

Don't much care for the NASCAR FANS or the whole (what they do to our town sort of thing)

Now look in the newspaper and you won't see some 60 arrests and some 30 ambulance rides. Everything from drunk to drunk and falling..

I wish we would drop it..... It's fading anyway
speed

Spartanburg, SC

#2 Aug 25, 2013
you should like the fact that nascar comes to our little town. bristol is a poor town when everyone comes here they spend a lot of money. a lot of people from bristol like the race. nascar is and will be the biggest money maker here. so now we have more money to support our meth and pill heads we have living here.

Since: Apr 13

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#3 Aug 26, 2013
The races also bring in about 100 million dollars in commerce
R U KIDDING

Abingdon, VA

#4 Aug 26, 2013
90% of the fans are a lot better people than probably 50% of what we drive by and see everyday. There are paid contractors and non-profits to handle the trash and recycle.

VAPOR you need to pull your head away from whatever is creating that VAPOR an get some oxygen. To get the revenue generated by basically 6 days of traffic (3 for each race)is amazing. That doesn't count the drags and Speedway in Lights funds generated. All of the temp jobs and parking and camping money made by individuals. I don't make money from it but more power to those who do.

Squealing tires at 2 a.m were probably from the bar your "friends" own. How many drunks do they create everyday and how many DUI's have they created. Hypocrite their bar is a year round drunk factory and generates nothing for the community. Like I said the race does more in less than a week then your "FRIENDS" will do in 5 life times.
Really

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Aug 26, 2013
If your friends hate race fans so much, why take their $$$? Close on race weekends. Show them.(How stupid you are)
William Joyce KVK1

Weaverville, NC

#6 Aug 28, 2013
It's better you people have NASCAR fans who are mostly White than hordes of Negroes or Mexicans. They really pollute an area with drugs and crime. Count your blessings, you could have Africans shooting 13 month old babies or beating 88 yr old ww2 vets to death.
Borg Blat

Johnson City, TN

#7 Sep 4, 2013
I don't like NASCAR in town either, traffic and trash and hell no, they don't spend $100 million...that's stupid... Shoplifting and drinking everywhere....stop the NASCAR
PROs and CONs

Abingdon, VA

#8 Sep 5, 2013
Borg,
Your correct in the fact that $100 million is way out. However shoplifting and drinking?? I will give you the drinking part but there are no more DUI's issued on those race event weekends than the average throughout the year. As for the shoplifting I doubt seriously that is the race traffic. I would say more of the locals taking advantage of the crowds. Get a busted paper and you'll see what I mean. The papers are dated by weeks of arrest. No difference in crime rates or influx of a particular crime either may. Of course those are the ones getting caught. If this is still considered part of the Bible Belt then looks like we are one of the holes for the buckle.

I believe the funds generated by the race help locally but are so far apart it isn't a constant means to support our economy. It is nice but what would be nicer is more year round sources or summer long revenue that generated a more steady income without the huge traffic issues.

Until we get more business minded leaders that are proactive instead or reactive we will just have to be happy with what we have. Personally I always go to the Fall Race because I have the Sunday buffer before returning to work on Monday.
Youhavenoidea

Bristol, VA

#9 Sep 8, 2013
The Bristol races and other events at BMS and Thunder Valley generate more than $100 million in economic impact on this area. On top of that, the track pays more than $2.5 million a year in property tax, or almost 10% of the City's total budget.

The two major races allow for numerous colleges to raise monies to support their sports teams, and several rely on money from working the races to keep their programs afloat. Same for some of the local high schools. There are also several community organizations that benefit from working the races. If all that money dries up, it will be impossible to replace.

The majority of the folks who get arrested during the races are locals. Just look at the aforementioned "Busted" paper to confirm.

And finally, if you live here, and you aren't smart enough to find a way to go around the race traffic, then you deserve to be stuck in traffic.

Since: Apr 13

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#10 Sep 25, 2013
Youhavenoidea wrote:
The Bristol races and other events at BMS and Thunder Valley generate more than $100 million in economic impact on this area. On top of that, the track pays more than $2.5 million a year in property tax, or almost 10% of the City's total budget.
The two major races allow for numerous colleges to raise monies to support their sports teams, and several rely on money from working the races to keep their programs afloat. Same for some of the local high schools. There are also several community organizations that benefit from working the races. If all that money dries up, it will be impossible to replace.
The majority of the folks who get arrested during the races are locals. Just look at the aforementioned "Busted" paper to confirm.
And finally, if you live here, and you aren't smart enough to find a way to go around the race traffic, then you deserve to be stuck in traffic.
Don't try to use logic here!

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