How Can NASCAR Fix Its Attendance Pro...

How Can NASCAR Fix Its Attendance Problems?

There are 17 comments on the BleacherReport story from Nov 24, 2013, titled How Can NASCAR Fix Its Attendance Problems?. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

There are ways for NASCAR to fill empty seats -- it just takes a little creative thinking and effort.

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Robert Schroeder

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Nov 25, 2013
Suggestions= Family rates, pre-entertainment, some times lower prices will boost sales.
Jake from state farm

Eubank, KY

#2 Nov 25, 2013
Make it free and sell lots of hotdogs and beer!
Woodpecker

Ukiah, CA

#3 Dec 1, 2013
making the race ticket cheaper won't help fill those stands. Time to figure out what areas supports racing and run a couple races there - one in spring/summer one is summer/fall. Cluster "F" them in an area and let the south carry it all. Make a couple road trips west, be sure to hit Texas as they think bigger is best and that's that. If going negative in the bank after you get your millions, close the track. Bloodsucking days are gone. Times are hard and people will not travel, pay for hotel/motel, transportation there and back and food/drink. Just to see a bunch of cars going by. Nope.
rpm

United States

#4 Monday Apr 9
Get rid of that jerk France, he has NO idea of what's he's doing. No mentions this on air or the NASCAR forums, NASCAR has its head stuck in the SAND, lower tv viewership and very low track attendance. You would think the track owners would have something to say about this, i guess their afraid of that alcoholic drug addict France. Go back to racing like it was before BF jr took over, get real, a bunch of whimps in my book.
My phartse

Coquitlam, Canada

#5 Monday Apr 9
Book phartse
tang96

Lucasville, OH

#6 Tuesday Apr 10
Woodpecker wrote:
making the race ticket cheaper won't help fill those stands. Time to figure out what areas supports racing and run a couple races there - one in spring/summer one is summer/fall. Cluster "F" them in an area and let the south carry it all. Make a couple road trips west, be sure to hit Texas as they think bigger is best and that's that. If going negative in the bank after you get your millions, close the track. Bloodsucking days are gone. Times are hard and people will not travel, pay for hotel/motel, transportation there and back and food/drink. Just to see a bunch of cars going by. Nope.
I agree about the motel rates being out of sight. Recently I checked into motel rates for the Bristol race this week end. Motels that normally go for $60.00 per night are jacked up to $265.00 per night. We decided not to go.
tang96

Lucasville, OH

#7 Tuesday Apr 10
I myself used to be an avid NASCAR fan. I went to races, but mostly watched them on TV. I don't care anymore if I miss a race on TV. It's just not that interesting anymore. The rules and format has changed so much that it's ruined the sport. The stage racing is a joke in my estimation. Why give points to a driver for being in a certain position at some point in the race? Points should be earned by where you finish the race. Go back to real racing the way it was 15 to 20 years ago. Attendance has dropped the last 10 years dramatically. Nobody wants to go to the races and watch caution flag laps caused by stage racing. Also I don't like the so called playoff system. this is not basketball or football it's racing. Quit trying to make it something it's not. Quit changing things every year. You want people to come to the races? Go back to basics. It's more fun going to Friday night and Saturday dirt track racing than watching or going to NASCAR events.
MyselyPhartse

Richmond Hill, Canada

#8 Tuesday Apr 10
I phartse
billebob

Statesville, NC

#9 Wednesday Apr 11
From the mid 80's to the mid 2000's my family used to average 3-5 races per year. It is now been 7 years since I have been to a nascar race although I still go to Hickory Motor Speedway.As far as T V unless its a rainy day I don t get caught up in the mile and a half boredom.My 30 year old son now has nothing to do with nascar and neither do his friends who used to love racing....Nascar has lost this generation. I started to notice the drop off years ago when watching Jimmy Johnson about to get lapped in Richmond my then teenage son said don t worry they will throw a caution. He was correct and of course no debris was to be found. The current group of Frances are rich enough where the demise of nascar will not hurt them. I doubt they care about the opinion of this fan or the generation lost.
FromPhartse

Stratford, Canada

#10 Wednesday Apr 11
The phartse
Kerry

Glendive, MT

#11 Sunday Apr 15
Think if one looks at the history of the decline, it's clear that the changes to the race rules/format (ie: forced pit stops, etc) was the death blow to the sport.
But if you're rich enough to ignore the fan base, then you get what you deserve.
Think Phartse

North Vancouver, Canada

#12 Sunday Apr 15
If phartse

Since: Dec 15

Cleveland, GA

#13 Friday Apr 20
NASCAR changes the rules all time that it is hard to keep up. Some of these rules are asinine. Another thing that hurts attendance is putting so many of these races on cable TV where millions of us can't see them. I would have to pay over $90 a month just to get NBCSN and since I don't have cable, I don't get FS1 either. I was surprised that they actually put the finish of the Bristol race on Fox instead of sending it to cable TV.

I also noticed the attendance at Bristol was pathetic both days.

I saw my first race in 1976 at Darlington, and have been a fan for a long time, but the rules changes, the restrictor plates, and putting so many races on cable TV have taken the luster away. Instead of being an avid fan like I was for so long, I am now a casual fan. I once went to all the Atlanta races, but have not been to one in the last 5 years and probably won't go back ever again.
nASS_Car

Dahlonega, GA

#14 Friday
elliott104 wrote:
NASCAR changes the rules all time that it is hard to keep up. Some of these rules are asinine. Another thing that hurts attendance is putting so many of these races on cable TV where millions of us can't see them. I would have to pay over $90 a month just to get NBCSN and since I don't have cable, I don't get FS1 either. I was surprised that they actually put the finish of the Bristol race on Fox instead of sending it to cable TV.

I also noticed the attendance at Bristol was pathetic both days.

I saw my first race in 1976 at Darlington, and have been a fan for a long time, but the rules changes, the restrictor plates, and putting so many races on cable TV have taken the luster away. Instead of being an avid fan like I was for so long, I am now a casual fan. I once went to all the Atlanta races, but have not been to one in the last 5 years and probably won't go back ever again.
Actually for 35 bucks a month, you can get it on Youtube TV. I canned the cable which I was paying $95 or so and switched to YouTube. If you are a race fan you can catch NASSCAR, Indy, NHRA, F1 and others.
Actually phartse

Edmonton, Canada

#15 Friday
For phartse
CatRod53

New Haven, IN

#16 18 hrs ago
Fire the idiot who thought up stage racing!

I don't think one or two driver domination helps either. I'm not giving up a w/e and hundreds of dollars to watch Kyle Busch or Kevin Harvick win again and again and again. This brings back bad memories of the Jimmie Johnson years. I won't even give up 4 hrs Sun afternoon. Oh, there's a slim chance I might see Richard Childress' favorite grandson or a real underdog win. yippee!

Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Dale Jr retirements hurt alot, especially with nobody to replace them.
I think there's a good chance Dale Jr could keep winning most popular driver - no other name comes to mind this year.
ThisPhartse

Vancouver, Canada

#17 11 hrs ago
Year phartse

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