Brian France and his corporate NASCAR henchmen are back at it again. Along with the addition of the rather confusing rules this season, including stage vs. heat racing, France has decided to take the sport’s NASCAR Green initiative to a new measure that is sure to have true motorsports fans officially tuning out for good.
That’s right, if France has his way those days where we experienced the joy of watching those powerful stock cars blowing by us at top speeds will be over. According to the latest reports, NASCAR is considering making its stock cars quieter.
As NASCAR continues to turn away from the fans that made this sport iconic, France continues to treat this sport like a business by pursuing the latest target focus group – millennials. With a goal to improve its race-day experience by providing millennials with a chance to socialize outside of focusing on the sport that is actually taking place, this initiative would involve incorporating a new muffler into the existing exhaust systems of each participating car.
Does he really think that these 18-34-year-olds want to spend any money that they may have already made in the work force standing around a race track chatting? Don’t we already have tailgating for that?
Is this really the saving grace for NASCAR’s declining event attendance and television ratings? Why does it have to be so hard to save a sport that many of used to love? Maybe it is time to take a step back from looking at a sport as a corporate entity. Instead of throwing more money into turning a stock car event into a golf cart race, maybe it is time to refocus efforts back to what made NASCAR a fan friendly sport in its early days.
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Here’s to a brighter future of NASCAR!!!