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NASCAR Dinosaurs

KRYSTEN OLIPHANT: I have to admit I’m surprised NASCAR has hung on like it hashas, but it’s definitely going the way of the gas-guzzling dinosaur. There just isn’t the interest anymore. I’m not sure the reasoning — cost of tickets, cost of travel, lack of interesting characters? But as someone who grew up with a dad obsessed with NASCAR, even I have to admit it’s not what it used to be, as he rarely turns on a race until the last few laps these days.

CHRIS PUMMER: NASCAR will probably continue to occupy the biggest motorsports niche in this country. Just don’t look for it to find actual parity with football, baseball or basketball for the affections of a much greater audience. Continue reading

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