Best Answer bobbyd , 15 July 2018 - 10:03 AM
I think NASCAR's biggest problem is far more basic. Times change. Technology changes. People's interests change. As I've said before, not many people watch Roman chariot races anymore either. NASCAR seems to be fighting a no win situation. If they try to appeal to a younger audience they risk alienating their traditional fan base. It's no different for any of the other professional sports. IMO, too much emphasis is placed on corporate sponsorships and not enough on true entertainment value. It also doesn't help that your potential future fan base is more interested in virtual reality than watching anything they can see that is real or that they cannot personally participate in like a video game.
I heard the excuse for the continuous decline was Earnhardt Jr was retiring. Now , they have him doing the races, running him in commercials and hosting NASCAR specials, in an effort to promote the sport.
I agree...Times are changing...millenials don't seem interested. However, I am really excited about the Virtual Reality goggles and games that are trending. Just waiting for the prices to drop...and improved graphics. Go to the full post