Friday, September 22, 2006

Has NASCAR jumped the shark?

That's Racin' reports that for all but two races this year, ratings are the same or down compared to last year.

I said in an earlier post that I'm not watching any more. Apparently I'm not the only one. Coverage is terrible, the points system makes most of the first 26 races irrelevant to the championship, and it's mostly now just a soap opera of drivers.

It's pretty clear when there are questions that pretty major operations are having trouble securing sponsors that the sport may be in a little trouble.

Wanna fix it? Go back to the old championship format, change the points so that you get more points for winning and eliminate points for low finishers (finish worse than 30th, get no points), and publish the rules.

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