A six-pack of storylines heading into Richmond's Saturday night NAS...

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We offer a six-pack of storylines heading into Saturday night's NASCAR race down the road at Richmond.

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Tom from Mechanicsville

Mechanicsville, VA

#1 Sep 7, 2010
I will be watching football. Nascar has gotten so boring with all the rule and car changes it not fun to watch anymore. I was a season ticket holder to Richmond for 25
years and I turned my seats in. Until Nascat gets its act together I will be watching football.
glen

Glen Allen, VA

#2 Sep 7, 2010
yeah nascar has seen its best days gone.Got too greedy and big for their own good.Lets run 2 boring pocono races because people there have money,good thinking.
history buff

Richmond, VA

#3 Sep 7, 2010
I'll be watching it,from the comfort of my couch at home.
Glen is right,NASCAR has gotten greedy,and they have priced themselves out of the reach of the very people that made the sport what it is.I can afford the tickets,but I have a hard time justifying the expense because the product is mediocre.The made for TV reality show they call the Chase is just a silly attempt to get TV ratings.It's always eaten up the dictators of NASCAR(the France family)that they can't equal the NFL in ratings once football season begins.
Now viewership and attendance is falling.Maybe the France family will consider the unthinkable.....listening to the fans.
The Fat and the Furious

Canton, MI

#4 Sep 7, 2010
Right! And organizations like the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, etc. are all easy to afford and so worried about what's best for the fans. Good luck with that all you Nascar whiners. Giving your money to all those groups that Nascar learned from. Enjoy!
history buff

Richmond, VA

#5 Sep 7, 2010
The Fat and the Furious wrote:
Right! And organizations like the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, etc. are all easy to afford and so worried about what's best for the fans. Good luck with that all you Nascar whiners. Giving your money to all those groups that Nascar learned from. Enjoy!
WTF is that all about?
The Fat and the Furious

Canton, MI

#6 Sep 7, 2010
history buff wrote:
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WTF is that all about?
I would have thought it pretty evident what it was all about. People complaining about Nascar for reasons that basically apply to every other major sports organization in the country, hell the world. It's one thing for those people who've may have lost interest in the racing, but it's another for those who claim Nascar's greed is a factor than talk about how their going to watch football, basketball, blah blah blah etc. As if all those other sports don't operate in the same way and it doesn't matter whether we're talking college or pro, it's all about the finances. The fans and their wants are secondary to the finances. Anyone who believes differently, than I'd like to sell you some ocean front property in Arizona (credit to George Strait for that one.) Where do these people think Nascar gets their model from.

I'm not saying these aren't legitimate complaints by fans. Not by any means. What I'm saying is trying to single out Nascar and than announce your allegiance for some other big money sport is naive and ignorant. Either boycott them all, in other words, quit watching period; buying merchandise; etc. etc. or quit complaining about one and supporting another doing pretty much the same exact thing. Greed is no reason to start hating Nascar when it's a part of every big organization (not just sports.) To some degree, neither are rule changes, because that's to be expected in the history of any sport. Obviously, if you find a rule or format change not to your liking, that's a different story. To hate simply because it's changed though, well that's a little absurd. Any logical person expects that there will be some changes and it will never be like it was. That's true for every sport and Nascar is no different.

If you don't like the changes than you certainly have the right to move on to other pursuits, but quit all the damn whining and do so already. Give your money and time to whatever other group will eat it up with just as much gusto and greed as Nascar. Pretend like local tracks are cheap and fun to go watch because they love it that way and not because they can't pack stadiums with 150k fans. Whatever floats peoples boat, but in the end, if you make those little groups into the bigger ones, you'll end up with the same result every time. You can either accept that or you can't and it doesn't really matter, because that's the way it is and the way it will remain.

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