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2012 Brickyard 400: The Unfixable Problem at the Ole Brickyard

While Indy is one of the top television markets for NASCAR, the attendance has been decreasing steadily at the Brickyard and most NASCAR tracks.On Sunday July 29, NASCAR's second biggest race was held on the storied grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.It was my 14th Brickyard 400—or, as it was known this year, the Crown Royal Presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard—and in those 14 years I have sat all over the track.Turn 1 and 2, the short chutes at both the north and south ends of the track and the main straightaway have all given me a place to rest my legs.But on Sunday, much of those seats were vacant.On the video monitors, the stock cars zipped along, with a checkerboard of bodies and silver benches as their ...

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