Smack: Which is worse, Top 35 rule or empty seats in Cali?

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Since: Aug 07

Worthville, KY

#1 Feb 21, 2008
Top 35 again. Even though it benefits the drivers I like not everyone likes it.

Since: May 07

Spokane, WA

#2 Feb 21, 2008
I dunno, maybe they should pull a race from California and give it to a more deserving track, one that sells out!

Since: Feb 08

Fairfax, VA

#3 Feb 22, 2008
When NASQUEER gives a free pass to their corporate bed partners(the top 35 in points)week after week it's all about protecting the NASCAR brand. It's not about the racing. It's about the almighty dollar. The fair thing to do is give everyone who shows up at the track an opportunity to make the show by actually qualifying. How refreshing that would be. As for the empty seats, face it folks the fads over. It's all down hill from here. Enjoy the ride....
Whoyakidding

Cary, NC

#4 Feb 22, 2008
NASCAR is second only to pro-football in t.v. viewing. Nothing matches it in per event attendance. In sports fans come and go, attendance fluctuates up and down. NASCAR saw a huge boom in popularity in the nineties and early 2000's. With the inclusion of Toyota that popularity is about to boom again. Dale jr's. move to HMS was a major shot in the arm for NASCAR and the first Sprint Cup win by Toyota is going to bring a flood of new fans that are Toyota owners. The COT is bringing revied interest to NASCAR also. 2008 is going to be a monumentous year in NASCAR racing. No, don't be running out and buying a grave plot for NASCAR!

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#5 Feb 22, 2008
CART through the 60's 70's and early 80's was as popular as Nascar is today. Look what happened to them. With a unified open wheel series, I can see them stealing back alot of the fans and possible drivers.

Tell you what AJ Allemdinger is not going to be satisfied going home every week when he was a winner and championship contender in cart.
Whoyakidding

Cary, NC

#6 Feb 22, 2008
menards wrote:
CART through the 60's 70's and early 80's was as popular as Nascar is today. Look what happened to them. With a unified open wheel series, I can see them stealing back alot of the fans and possible drivers.
Tell you what AJ Allemdinger is not going to be satisfied going home every week when he was a winner and championship contender in cart.
Maybe it's time for AJ to show a little of that talent that got him to the front in CART over in NASCAR. AJ is a sophomore in NASCAR. He doesn't have that yellow stripe on his bumper anymore. Maybe it's time for AJ to poop or get off the pot. Good drivers take a crappy car and finish with it, great drivers take a crappy car and win with it. In order for AJ to make the field every week all he has to do is out run the other 7 or 8 go or go homers. He doesn't even have to race against the top 35. Remember the old saying "Everyone gets promoted to at least their first level of incompetence".

“Veni Vidi Vici”

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#7 Feb 22, 2008
Ex Fan wrote:
When NASQUEER gives a free pass to their corporate bed partners(the top 35 in points)week after week it's all about protecting the NASCAR brand. It's not about the racing. It's about the almighty dollar. The fair thing to do is give everyone who shows up at the track an opportunity to make the show by actually qualifying. How refreshing that would be. As for the empty seats, face it folks the fads over. It's all down hill from here. Enjoy the ride....
Are you always this positive or are you just having a good day?

Oh BTW, no dollars no racing......

Since: Feb 08

Fairfax, VA

#8 Feb 22, 2008
Whoyakidding wrote:
NASCAR is second only to pro-football in t.v. viewing. Nothing matches it in per event attendance. In sports fans come and go, attendance fluctuates up and down. NASCAR saw a huge boom in popularity in the nineties and early 2000's. With the inclusion of Toyota that popularity is about to boom again. Dale jr's. move to HMS was a major shot in the arm for NASCAR and the first Sprint Cup win by Toyota is going to bring a flood of new fans that are Toyota owners. The COT is bringing revied interest to NASCAR also. 2008 is going to be a monumentous year in NASCAR racing. No, don't be running out and buying a grave plot for NASCAR!
What we do know is that for the last 3 years the tv ratings have gone down each year. That alone has King Brian shaking in his penny loafers.

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