Why NASCAR is changing the Daytona 500

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NASCAR’s ratings and attendance numbers have been plummeting for years. In order to fix that, the series went and changed how the races work. The question is, is that going to be enough to make you watch? Subscribe: https://goo.gl/G5RXGs

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46 thoughts on “Why NASCAR is changing the Daytona 500

  • March 6, 2018 at 9:13 pm
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    America is no longer an industrialized car country that makes cars,Mexico is.
    I’m sure they would have better luck selling NASCAR down there.

  • March 8, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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    Nascar needs enforcers like hockey had. That will bring back the fans.

  • March 9, 2018 at 10:17 pm
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    Why not add one " Chinese Fire Drill " per race. That would be a little exiting

  • March 14, 2018 at 5:57 am
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    Well the ratings tell the story: The LOWEST TV ratings EVER since 1979!! Just pathetic!!

  • March 14, 2018 at 6:31 pm
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    I agree they lost me when they went to the segment racing,
    You know if I walk into a sports bar when the race is on I just want them complete laps like they did in the past and not have to google the new rules on how the segment works

  • March 15, 2018 at 1:50 pm
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    Why not to put Ferrari Aston Martin some Aussie mixed up the most fun it road circuit Also it says the Economy is in the tank even F1 lost some major sponsors big battle with electric movement that were all big manufacturers put their money Robo Race not driver that were they spending the money the future Anyway

  • March 16, 2018 at 1:35 am
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    do you even watch nascar bro? have you ever been to a race?

  • March 18, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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    Tradition was what NASCAR had going for it. My first races
    were 1974 at Daytona, Michigan and Nashville. If you asked why NASCAR did anything you were told TRADITION. This was accepted by all. If reluctantly .Now any thing goes wrong ..change a rule…attendance down change a rule. NASCAR needs to get out of the corporate think tank and back to tradition. If NASCAR would really like a more diverse fan base the better look at broadcast TV.

  • March 22, 2018 at 3:35 am
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    Nascar was a lot more interesting when all the cars looked like real road cars and you could actually cheer for the different brands !! Now it is hard to tell what is what !

  • March 23, 2018 at 1:29 am
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    Let the drivers race thru city streets and give them points for running over old people, cripples and so on……

  • March 24, 2018 at 5:57 am
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    NASCAR just meeds to come off the rules and let the teams bring what ever they can build, auit worrying about 1/32 of an imch here or there. Run what you brung is how the need to go back to. You can only go so fast around a circle track

  • March 25, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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    NASCAR needs to get rid of the Chase and the 3 segments and loosen up the rules.
    Let the team's go and run and race like they should.

  • March 26, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    Over regulation and parity has killed this sport. Brian France, as a benevolent dictator over NASCAR, has forgotten how to market towards the fan base and can go hump a tailpipe.

  • March 27, 2018 at 2:30 pm
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    I guess stage racing is better than the phantom cautions for debris they were throwing, so they could bunch up the field. That's why I lost interest, was the bullshit caution flags. It was like NASCAR was controlling the outcomes.

  • March 27, 2018 at 5:42 pm
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    Toyota and Brian France ruined NASCAR.

  • March 28, 2018 at 1:43 am
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    yup you want to make nascar relevent agian you need to make it so stock cars are just that cars you buy from automakers and make into race cars if the fender flare on a toyota is more faster buy a toyota dont make changes to all cars its no longer a stock car need to bring back cars that win on sunday sell on monday

  • March 28, 2018 at 9:58 pm
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    It’s going to be like moto cross. NASCAR should go back to their roots. Maybe not all of it , the points system?

  • April 6, 2018 at 1:04 pm
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    ahhh when the one fix they were hoping would draw more people, only pushed more people away lmfao. Really though the death of Dale is what killed the sport. No way getting around that event at all. RIP NASCAR.

  • April 24, 2018 at 4:27 am
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    Nascar is is not listing to it true fans; the ones in the south. They need to stop trying to pander northern and Californians.

  • June 2, 2018 at 2:25 pm
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    I think people started losing interest when you had to look for the decals on the car to know the manufacturer. The death of Dale Sr. took a lot out of many fans. Dropping old school tracks for more glamourous locations, and pricing everything so high that it costs a small fortune to take a family to a race. Also… I can't follow the new technology like I did the old stuff. Cars are computers with motors and wheels. Maybe it will hit it's stride again if we can see success amongst the younger drivers. The sport needs a new Phenom. Harvick/Busch battle;es this year may make for some good racing rivalry, but nobody wants to see the same people in the winners circle every weekend.

  • June 3, 2018 at 3:45 am
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    I’m going into nascar when I’m older since I watch the race from start and end

  • June 3, 2018 at 4:29 pm
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    anyone else think these segments are BULLSHIT and would LOVE to go back to winston cup format?

  • June 5, 2018 at 1:10 am
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    Changing the format is the main reason I quit watching NASCAR. First was adding the chase instead of simply continuing with the current points setup. Now they have this three part format. The fact that they are making all of the cars the same just gives me yet another reason not to watch. It has made a mess of what made nascar great, the competition, which is now just a commodity to be bought and sold for cash.

  • June 5, 2018 at 7:02 am
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    Until NASCAR goes back to its roots it will continue to decline. Kill Saturday night racing, Las Vegas and California events, all road courses, the current points system, the car of tomorrow and who ever thought it was a good idea.

  • June 5, 2018 at 11:55 am
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    Cars have been boring since the '90s, no style and no class, just areo wars! I liked when i could distinguish between cars makes! They all have the same look and the same engine! Give me NASCAR from the '60s to the '90s, after that it lost a lot of its flavor! ✌☮

  • June 5, 2018 at 3:51 pm
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    The new rule of the segment races has pretty much did for me.No more can you average 160.00mph for the Daytona 500.I think Nascar is its in worse enemy.Also put a timer on Darrel Waltrips microphone!!

  • June 5, 2018 at 11:30 pm
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    That last tidbit about buying time until it once again, becomes a novelty…..that is a very interesting theory.

  • June 6, 2018 at 5:13 pm
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    Let's face it, alot of the good drivers are gone from racing, and Nascar has the cars to evenly matched, let these crews build there cars the way they went to, but with all the safety factors!
    Get rid of the restrictor plates for the big tracks,let these cars run.

  • June 6, 2018 at 9:31 pm
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    Lol, wow people are to stupid to watch NASCAR, etc, we really have been totally brainwashed and controlled to the extreme

  • June 7, 2018 at 2:29 am
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    We need those insanely high speeds from the 90's again. I went to the Michigan 400 4 times back then and it was PACKED.

  • June 7, 2018 at 8:19 pm
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    Stock car racing in uk = driving around a smashed up Ford escort or metro around a dirt track. Stock car racing in USA = driving massively expensive machines that bear no resemblance to a real car around a smooth track.

  • June 9, 2018 at 8:59 pm
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    NASCAR, Took it's fans for granted and marketed the sport to corporate America. They tried to rid it's self of the southern image to appeal to the rest of the country.

  • June 10, 2018 at 10:52 pm
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    I quit watching when they let Toyota in. I also hate the whole chase thing. I have been done with them for a while

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