Has the Engine Behind NASCAR Sputtered?

Jun 28, 2013 Full story: Value Line 15

NASCAR's track operators, Speedway Motorsports and International Speedway , have suffered from declining revenues over the past five years, with that figure dropping by 1% - 2% on an annualized basis over that period.

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CAPTAIN CHUCK

Loxahatchee, FL

#1 Jun 29, 2013
GET RID OF KYLE PETTY. HE IS NOT GOOD FOR THE SPORT. DANICA IS GOOD FOR THE SPORT. KYLE AND RUSTY ARE TWO GOOD OLE BOYS AND THEY DO NOT BELONG ON TV. GET RID OF KYLE NOW OR YOUR GOIGN TO LOSE MORE PEOPLE OT THE SPORT.
Kelly

Rochester, NY

#2 Jun 30, 2013
I am very happy TNT only shows 6 races. Actually that is 6 races too many.
Alto

Apache Junction, AZ

#3 Jun 30, 2013
Get rid of Darrel WAltrip and I'll be able to watch fox.
take out car 15

Dothan, AL

#5 Sep 13, 2013
put car number 24 in we not coming to see no more nascar till its fixed right. make more rules we hear and saw what all happened put car number 24 in the chase.
T fan

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Sep 13, 2013
Voice of Reality wrote:
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The fact is that Kyle Petty told the truth about Danica, he had the guts to say what most of the people in the garage think. Danica is both good and bad for the sport, she does bring people into the sport, the temp people that will come for a few years and then leave when they get tired of Danica not getting any better, hell, even the people in IRL admitted that the Danica Zoo outweighed the money she brought into their sport.
It would have been great if someone told Kyle he sucked as a driver as well. He rode on Daddy,s name and played the spoiled little rich kid.
not good

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Sep 13, 2013
Troubles . Me
T fan

Milwaukee, WI

#10 Sep 14, 2013
Voice of Reality wrote:
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For your edification Kyle always knew that he did not have the talent it took to be a front line NASCAR driver, he has admitted it many times in many places he was there because he was expected to be there not because he wanted to be there. One of the most self deprecating things he stated was that Adam had more talent in his little finger than he (Kyle) had in his complete body. Hell, Kyle originally wanted to be a country music singer. Kyle, in later years, has had two things going for him.(1) He has transcended racing by his work in building, promoting and continued operation of the Victory Junction Camp. I know that many drivers have their "Foundations" that are run by other people but Kyle and Patty are out there on the front line every day making that difference in the real world.(2) Kyle might be the only racing pendant on TV that is willing to tell the truth much to the chagrin and indignation of NASCAR, what would you want Kyle to do, become the NASCAR "Lap Dog" that Darrel Waltrip has become?
Kyle has done a lot of good with Victory Junction and I don't deny that. And your statement in his later years is the key. But I stand by post for most or all of his racing career. Think about it what else could Kyle say about his track record. Danica is nothing to brag about and either was Kyle period. If spoiled little rich kid bothers you sorry.
WHOYAKIDDING

Raleigh, NC

#11 Sep 14, 2013
take out car 15 wrote:
put car number 24 in we not coming to see no more nascar till its fixed right. make more rules we hear and saw what all happened put car number 24 in the chase.
There is at least three of us happy now, you, me and Jeff.
Rabman

Huntsville, AL

#13 Sep 15, 2013
I am almost sure that Obama is running NASCAR. Because it is going the same way our country is going. Down hill fast.

You Turdknocker get off of Danicia. She is the best thing that NASCAR has left. If you want to knock turds there is Mike Helton Brian French and Robin Pemberton start knocking.
T fan

Muskego, WI

#14 Sep 15, 2013
Voice of Reality wrote:
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WHY would spoiled little Rich Kid bother ME? Look at the starting lineups of any big three NASCAR race, how many poor little kids do you see?
Hey we can go around and around, but bottom line is Kyle is the pot calling the kettle black. It might make him feel good I don't know. You can agree or disagree I really don't care. Have a good day.
T fan

Muskego, WI

#16 Sep 15, 2013
Voice of Reality wrote:
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Actually you are right, it does not matter about anybody's opinion, however, places like Topix has made a living by allowing people to print their non important opinions. As far as Kyle being a spoiled little rich kid, it depends on what context you place on rich. By today's standards Kyle was never a little rich kid. Richard won a good percentage of his races before big time money came into NASCAR and never really got the big money that the Hendricks, Gibbs and the Childress teams get now. Do not believe me? Do you see other big name teams needing to put their names on an organization that they only have token ownership in? Petty, Richard and Kyle will never need food stamps, however, they will never be privy to the Multi Lear Jets and numerous homes that the current owners and top line drivers have. Kyle was never that good of a driver, however, his winning percentage is far greater than that of Danica. At least Kyle started out with a win in ARCA something Danica failed to do.
Well you do make me smile. You seem to love semantics. Kyle was very well off during his time period. Today different, yes whatever.
There is and were a hell of a lot of male drivers who are poor drivers. I would name many but this could go on forever I am afraid.
Danica is a rookie in cup. Is she a good driver? Probably not, but remains to be seen. Is it because she is a woman?
I don't think it hurts the sport. Maybe Kyle is not so happy to see her out on the track . Nor you or I will really know the true answer on that.
She is harmless and doing ok. She brings more fans to the sport and sells quite a lot of Nascar trinkets as far as I can see from going to races. Apparently Tony thinks she is plus to the team also.
So why should one crappy driver beat down another one and so soon I don't know. If Kyle thinks that's good PR and it makes him happy go ahead pat him on the back.
Again have a good one see ya!
T fan

Muskego, WI

#17 Sep 15, 2013
O just to be clear when I said poor drivers, I was not talking about how well off they were financially. I was talking about their driving.
Whew glad I got that in!
flatt

Madison, WI

#19 Sep 15, 2013
Voice of Reality wrote:
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For your edification Kyle always knew that he did not have the talent it took to be a front line NASCAR driver, he has admitted it many times in many places he was there because he was expected to be there not because he wanted to be there. One of the most self deprecating things he stated was that Adam had more talent in his little finger than he (Kyle) had in his complete body. Hell, Kyle originally wanted to be a country music singer. Kyle, in later years, has had two things going for him.(1) He has transcended racing by his work in building, promoting and continued operation of the Victory Junction Camp. I know that many drivers have their "Foundations" that are run by other people but Kyle and Patty are out there on the front line every day making that difference in the real world.(2) Kyle might be the only racing pendant on TV that is willing to tell the truth much to the chagrin and indignation of NASCAR, what would you want Kyle to do, become the NASCAR "Lap Dog" that Darrel Waltrip has become?
Well stated, I would rather listen to Kyle speak the truth than either Waltrip.
T fan

Muskego, WI

#20 Sep 15, 2013
I am not a fan of Michael or Darrel. I don' know who is worse.
Fed up Fan

Katy, TX

#21 Sep 20, 2013
Get rid of JUNIOR so that the real talented drivers can be recognized for their hard-earned accomplishments, then maybe the fans would start watching again. I know a lot of fans who have quit watching because they are sick of the Junior hype for a mediocre driver that gets all of NASCAR's attention even though he does nothing worth mentioning to justify it.

Even the drivers are sick of being ignored because the focus is always on NASCAR's also-ran-but-never-wins Junior. NASCAR is ruining it's own integrity by constantly hyping Junior at the expense of other, much more deserving drivers.

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